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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Opening Night Bow for a Broadway Veteran

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Broadway veteran Jack Wetherall takes a bow after tonight’s opening night performance of “Happy Days” at the Westport Country Playhouse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Metro-North New Haven Service Resumes

UPDATE Metro-North tonight resumed service on the New Haven Line after being suspended for almost seven hours due to wire damage in the vicinity of Greenwich. WestportNow.com Image
Metro-North workers at the scene of the wire entanglement in Greenwich today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow photo from Cablevision News12

Problems began shortly after 3 p.m. and service was out until just before 11 p.m. Shuttle service operated between Grand Central and Stamford for a portion of the outage.

Spokesman Dan Brucker said damaged pantographs on two trains traveling on separate tracks just west of Greenwich caused the service suspension. The pantographs carry electricity from the overhead wires.

To make matters worse, Metro-North said because of technical problems, the Customer Information Center phone number is temporarily out of service

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Happy 100th Birthday!

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Antonette Gilbertie Doddo (l) celebrated her 100th birthday tonight at Mario’s Restaurant in Westport’s Saugatuck section. About 35 family members, including sister Theresa Falasco, 97, were there to help her celebrate. Doddo was born on Sunrise Road and still resides on the same street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Police Arrest Shelter Resident in Bank Robbery

Westport police today arrested a resident of the men’s shelter in Westport in connection with a Norwalk bank robbery on Tuesday.WestportNow.com Image
Timothy Nikolis: nabbed near Levitt. Contributed photo

The arrest of Timothy Nikolis, 24, came a short time after Norwalk police announced the arrest of another Westport man Friday night in the robbery of another Norwalk bank on Friday. Christopher Wallace of Maple Avenue North was arrested on Main Avenue in Norwalk.

Neither Westport nor Norwalk police indicated that the two men were connected other than they robbed different branches of the same bank.

Westport police said that at about 11 a.m. they received information that Nikolis, who was staying at the Gillespie Center shelter at 45 Jesup Road, was wanted in the Tuesday robbery of the Fairfield County Savings Bank on Chestnut Hill Avenue.

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Norwalk Police Arrest Westport Man in Bank Robbery

UPDATE Norwalk police said today they have arrested a 24-year-old Westport man in connection with a Norwalk bank robbery on Friday.
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Christopher Wallace: named as bank suspect. Contributed photo

Christopher Wallace, 24, of Maple Avenue North, was picked up late Friday night in parking lot of a store on Main Avenue following the robbery earlier in the day of the Fairfield County Savings Bank on New Canaan Avenue, said Lt. Paul Resnick.

Announcement of his arrest came shortly before Westport police said they had arrested Timothy Nikolis, 24, a resident of the Westport Gillespie Center men’s shelter, 45 Jesup Road, in connection with a Tuesday robbery of a Fairfield County Bank branch on Chestnut Hill Avenue.

Neither Westport nor Norwalk police said whether there was any connection between the men and their arrests.

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Getting Ready for Next Weekend’s Book Sale

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Workers began erecting tents on Jesup Green this afternoon, preparing for one of next weekend’s big events, the Westport Library’s annual book sale which runs from Saturday, July 17 through Tuesday, July 20. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Summer Chapeau

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Among the crowd of shoppers anxious to secure bargains on Westport’s Main Street today before the predicted rains was hat lover Elivira Lalic, trying on a becoming chapeau assisted by Suzanne Dache of Westport. The sidewalk sales continue on Sunday with pleasant weather expected. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Point to Point Winners Circle

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Kelly McPherson, 32, of New York City was the first place female finisher in today’s Point to Point Compo Beach Swim. She posed with overall winner Gregory Sargent, 43, of Fairfield. McPherson, who swims with the Red Tide Club, is a medical education instructor for pharmaceutical companies. She said this was the third year in a row that she has competed in this race and finished in the top three among women each time. “This was a fast one today, good competition…it’s good to swim against high schoolers,” she said. “I’m a little tired but it was beautiful.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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The Winner

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Point to Point Swim overall winner Gregory Sargent, 43, of Fairfield crosses the finish line today at Westport’s Compo Beach. Sargent who is married and the father of 17-month-old daughter, said he’s been competing in this race for 27 years—since 1983—when he was the winner. He said his first place finish today is his first since then. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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In the Swim

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Only blue caps were apparent as competitors in the first wave of swimmers made their way along the race course of today’s Point to Point Swim at Westport’s Compo Beach.  There were three waves of swimmers in the competition. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Wading for Race Start

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More than 200 swimmers waded into Compo Beach waters today for the 32nd annual Point to Point Swim. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Mini-Mile Inaugurated This Year

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A first-time event this year at today’s Family Y Point to Point Swim was the 500-yard “mini-mile” for 9-12 year olds. Race Director Jacquie Tumminia said, “We’re definitely going to keep this event in the Point to Point next year.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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