The Loading Dock brings the vibe and style of a New York City SoHo loft to the heart of Stamford, Connecticut.  (203) 357-7400
Leslie Clarke Homes, your real estate solution, Westport, CT 203-984-1856Call for entries application deadlines: Art About Town and Westport Fine Arts Fest
Molly Lane, Exceptional Properties Specialist: Fairfield County Homes, 917-670-4842
 
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

CL&P Plans Emergency Repairs

Connecticut Light and Power crews are planning emergency repairs to strengthen high-voltage transmission lines near the intersection of Maple Lane and Clayton Street on Thursday at about 1 p.m.

The repairs require 40-year-old connectors to be replaced using a new splicing technique.

The repairs will produce a sound similar to the final aerial burst of a commercial firework display, and the Westport firefighters will be on site.

For more information, call the Westport Fire Department at (203) 341-5010 or Connecticut Light & Power at (860) 665-3409.

03/21/07 08:26 PM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Penguin Plunge Raises $115,000

The Penguin Plunge at Westport’s Compo Beach raised more than $115,000 with a record 376 people participating, Special Olympics Connecticut officials announced today.

The money will benefit more than 4,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state who participate in the organization’s year-round sports training and competition programs.

The annual event was held on March 10, and Elizabeth Keuchenmeister of Westport and Gail Feinstein of Stratford were co-chairs.

Participating teams were comprised of middle-school and high-school students, professionals from area businesses, Special Olympics athletes and groups of family members and friends.

03/21/07 08:16 PM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Recounting the History of Staples

WestportNow.com Image
Westport author and columnist Dan Woog was guest speaker Tuesday at the Westport Rotary Club and talked about his research into the history of Staples High School that resulted in a book published in 2005. While there have been a number of missteps by educators over the years at Staples, Woog said the latest renovation and expansion of the high school is efficient and a great additon to the community. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

03/21/07 11:10 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Spring Has Sprung

WestportNow.com Image
There may be snow on the ground, but spring officially started just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Temperatures were in the 40s on Tuesday, which helped melt some of the snow, but temperatures are expected to dip into the teens in Westport over night before heading towards 40 degrees today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

03/21/07 04:30 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


8 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201A – Historic District Commission/Planning & Zoning Commission Preservation of Historic Structures Subcommittee
10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
Noon – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Citizens Brown Bag Luncheon (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Assessor’s Office – Board of Assessment Appeals
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Conservation Commission
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Historic District Commission
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201A – RTM Parks & Recreation Committee
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Westport Reads: Cello & Flute in Concert
7:30 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Curator’s Talk: States of Connecticut

03/21/07 04:05 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Learning About Internet Safety

WestportNow.com Image
Youngsters learned about Internet safety tonight at Westport’s Toquet Hall teen center. Certified iMentors Kristen Bollert, Jessie Boas, Zach Cohen, Dana Russ and Samantha Jinishian shared Internet safety information with fifth and sixth graders during the workshop. The sessiions are part of the iSafe America program which focuses on peer-to-peer education on safe Internet practices. This was the first of two sessions scheduled by student members of the Westport Youth Commission. The second session will be held Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at Toquet Hall for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. To register or for more information, contact Elaine Daignault at (203) 341-1155 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

03/21/07 03:29 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Speaking on “Sitting for Klimt”

WestportNow.com Image
Carol Bergman, journalist and essayist, read excerpts and talked about her latest book, “Sitting for Klimt,” at Westport’s Barnes and Noble tonight.  The book is a collection of five novellas, and each story evokes the work of a famous artist – Gustav Klimt, Marc Chagall, John Singer Sargent, Maria Izquierdo and a Sumerian woman working in Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten and Nefertiti more than 3,000 years ago. Bergman explores the artists’ models, families, and the times they lived. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

03/21/07 02:15 AM Comments (1) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring Flowers

WestportNow.com Image
Crocuses blossomed in time for spring today in Westport. Temperatures reached 44 degrees and helped melt some of the snow from last weekend’s storm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

03/20/07 11:33 PM Comments (1) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

State, Local Officials Briefed on Highway Toll Plan

WestportNow.com Image
A representative from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Patrick DeCorla-Souza, addressed today’s meeting at Westport police headquarters on the advantages of implementing congestion pricing on Connecticut highways. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
By Jennifer Connic

State and federal officials are considering a plan that would charge highway drivers a toll during peak traffic hours, but some local officials are not sold on the proposal.

The South West Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) sponsored a session on congestion pricing at Westport police headquarters today, and the session was attended by a large number of state legislators, mayors, first selectmen and other elected officials from throughout lower Fairfield County.

Patrick DeCorla-Souza, U.S. Department of Transportation program manager for congestion pricing, said the proposal is not a flat toll like those existing on many U.S. limited access highways, but rather a varying charge imposed depending on when people use the highways.

He said where implemented and successful, congestion pricing initiatives have not meant installation of toll booths. Tariffs are collected electronically through the use of devices in vehicles or through photographing of license plates, he said.

More "State, Local Officials Briefed on Highway Toll Plan"

03/20/07 03:11 PM Comments (8) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Divers Rescue Man Who Fell from I-95 Bridge

By Jennifer Connic

Westport police and fire department divers assisted state police today in rescuing a man who may have fallen from the I-95 Saugatuck River Bridge.WestportNow.com Image
Westport police and fire dive team members set out to rescue a man on the Saugatuck River today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The man, described as a Bridgeport resident in his mid-50s, was taken to Norwalk Hospital with serious injuries, said Police Sgt. Jerry Shannon, the department’s public information officer. The nature of his injuries could not be released, he said.

It remains unclear if the man had fallen or jumped from the bridge, he said.

Local police received a call at 6:30 a.m. from state troopers requesting assistance locating a man who had been sitting on the edge of the Saugatuck River Bridge, he said.

More "Divers Rescue Man Who Fell from I-95 Bridge"

03/20/07 02:54 PM Comments (1) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Spring Starts Today

WestportNow.com Image
Snow is on the ground, including at Westport’s Nyala Farms, but spring starts today. Temperatures are expected to warm into the 50s by the end of the week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

03/20/07 04:30 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


8 a.m. - Westport Police Headquarters - South West Regional Planning Agency congestion pricing meeting
9 a.m. - Noon - Westport Public Library - Winter book sale
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Arts Advisory Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Administrative Review Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Assessor’s Office – Board of Assessment Appeals

03/20/07 04:05 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

School Budget Could Reach $114 Million in Five Years

By Jennifer Connic

School officials are projecting budget increases around 5 percent for the five years beyond the 2007-08 school year.

The Westport Board of Education discussed a five-year budget projection model during its meeting tonight. The school board has a $88.9 million 2007-08 school budget proposal, which is a 8.4 percent increase, that will be reviewed by the Board of Finance next week.

The budget model shows that the school budget will reach $114.2 million in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, and the budget is projected to increase 5.3 percent, 5.2 percent, 5.1 percent, 5.1 percent and 5 percent.

Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon said the model was created as a discussion tool during the budget approval process with the finance board and eventually the Representative Town Meeting.

More "School Budget Could Reach $114 Million in Five Years"

03/20/07 03:13 AM Comments (2) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Roaring ‘20s at Westport Arts Center

WestportNow.com Image
The Westport Arts Center tonight presented the latest in its “Broadway Songbook Series” “Roaring ‘20s, Brown, DeSylva & Henderson. ” Performers included (l-r) Susan Terry, George Dvorsky, and Marianne Challis, and Chilton Ryan as narrator. Terry and Max Wilk, both longtime Westporters, co-produced. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

03/20/07 03:13 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Monday, March 19, 2007

Power Line Construction Restarts

Construction crews will be back working on Route 1 tonight as part of Connecticut Light and Power’s high-voltage power line project.

A moratorium had been in place over the last two months on construction on state roads for the project to construct a 340-kilovolt power line from Middletown to Norwalk, including along Route 1 in Westport.

Construction will take place near Compo Shopping Center, Goodwill, Westport Inn, Lincoln Street and Sylvan Road. Crews will also be in the vicinity of Sherwood Island Connector to Hillspoint Road.

Daytime construction will also continue on Imperial Avenue by crews moving a sewer line in part of the same project.

03/19/07 11:26 PM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Youth Commission Seeks New Members

The Westport Youth Commission is seeking Westport high school students and adults from the community who want to serve on the commission.

“The Youth Commission serves as a public forum for youth issues, and advocates for youth needs and concerns in the community,” said said Human Services Director Barbara Butler.  “Its 30 members, 15 students and 15 adults, are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the First Selectman.”

The Youth Commission in the past created Toquet Hall, started the Compo Beach skate park and developed Speedial, a pocket-sized informational and help guide for teens. The commission also developed a comprehensive community plan to address underage drinking, sponsored outdoor summer movies for teens at the Levitt Pavilion and started the iMentor program, a student-run Internet safety program.

In addition, the commission continues its campaign to develop community support for its plans for a mini-golf course in the downtown area.

More "Youth Commission Seeks New Members"

03/19/07 09:38 PM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Chamber Director Leaving

By Jennifer Connic

Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Barbara Sweet will be leaving her post at the end of the month to pursue a new position in her hometown.WestportNow.com Image
Barbara Sweet: going home. File photo

Sweet’s last day with the chamber will be March 30, and she has taken the position as executive director at the Tri-County United Way in Queensbury, N.Y.

“It’s an opportunity in my hometown,” Sweet said today. “It’s a chance for me to professionally and personally go home again. I love it here, but it will be nice to be closer to my friends and family.”

No one has been hired yet to replace her, she said, and the chamber’s executive board is examining what to do.

More "Chamber Director Leaving"

03/19/07 09:26 PM Comments (1) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 20 Ketchum St.

WestportNow.com Image
Westport officials are reviewing an application to demolish the 20,000-square-foot office building at 20 Ketchum St. The 1974 building was sold in May for $5 million in a deal that included 23 Franklin St. The property on Ketchum Street is a part of a second planning and zoning application, which was filed last week, to revitalize Saugatuck. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the first application in February (See WestportNow Feb. 8). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

03/19/07 02:16 PM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Monday, March 19, 2007


9 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Winter Book Sale
5:30 p.m. – Westport Fire Headquarters – Public Site & Building Commission Levitt Pavilion Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Planning & Zoning Commission Work Session
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Conservation Commission (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7 p.m. – Staples High School, Room 321 – Board of Education anticipated executive session
7 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Broadway Songbook: Roaring ‘20s
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201A – RTM Transit Committee
8 p.m. – Staples High School, Cafeteria B – Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78)

03/19/07 04:05 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Book Hunting

WestportNow.com Image
The Westport Public Library’s annual Winter Book Sale continued today, and it features many types of books, including a children’s selection. The sale continues on Monday at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m. to noon. Items are half price on Monday and for a donation on Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

03/19/07 01:26 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Spring’s Around the Corner

WestportNow.com Image
There’s snow on the ground, but winter changes into spring this week. Temperatures were only in the 20s on Saturday, but they’re expected to reach close to 40 today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

03/18/07 05:30 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Sunday, March 18, 2007


1-5 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Winter Book Sale
1 & 4:30 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”
5 p.m. - Staples High School - “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (postponed from Friday)
6 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Exhibit Opening: “States of Connecticut” - (postponed from Friday)

03/18/07 05:05 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Ready to Sled

WestportNow.com Image
Many families headed out to Westport’s Green’s Farms Elementary School today to sled following Friday’s snow storm. Westporters were busy digging out from the several inches of snow and ice that fell on the region. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

03/18/07 03:42 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Waiting to Ride

WestportNow.com Image
While many Westporters were digging out their driveways today after the snow storm, many children were gathered at Green’s Farms Elementary sledding. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

03/18/07 03:35 AM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Digging Out

WestportNow.com Image
This was a typical scene throughout Westport today as the town recovered from Friday’s late winter snow and ice storm. This driveway is on Hillspoint Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

03/17/07 08:52 PM Comments (0) • Permalink Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon
« First  <  1309 1310 1311 1312 1313 >  Last »
Page 1311 of 1682 pages
SB Exit 18 S/O Hales Rd.

(Click image to resume)
Click for ConnDOT View

Realtime NY Metro-area traffic reports from Traffic.com

SPONSORS
WHAT'S INSIDE
RECENT COMMENTS
WESTPORT YOUTUBE

‘Hang on Sloopy’ at BBQ Fest

View from Above: Point to Point Swim

Robotic Dancing at the Westport Library

Reader nominations welcome:

Westport Info
WestportNow.com Stuff
SOCIAL MEDIA



SUBSCRIBE
Enter your email address to get WestportNow.com delivered to your inbox

Powered by FeedBlitz

Contact the Editor

Obituaries
How to Submit
ADVERTISE!
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 
Newsfeeds / Syndicate
RSS 1.0
RSS 2.0
Atom
Add to My Yahoo!

 

 
Find more about Weather in Westport, CT
Register / Log in
Registration is required to post comments.
Sign Up  •  Login
Comment Policy
SPONSORS
Westport-Area Blogs
 06880
 The Better Crumb
 BookTrib
 Chicken Spaghetti
 Crisis Management for Business
 CT Bites
 CT News Junkie
 Dayle Brownstein Poetry
 Deirdre’s Sloppy Studio
 Dr. Annie Abram: Relationships
 Fairfield Co. Real Estate
 Farewell Travels
 Fishing-Foto-Fun (Dick Alley)
 Friends of Westport Parks/Rec
 French Food & Me
 Hostile Entry
 Illuminara
 Jane Green
 Kosher Like Me
 Living with Technology
 MacaroniKid
 Major Knitter
 Make & Mingle
 Much Ado About Stuffing
 Neurotwitch
 Nina Pomeroy Photography
 OmNomCT
 Open the Door
 Our Town Crier
 Prill Boyle's Defying Gravity
 RE Gem of the Week
 Robert Steven Williams
 Robin's Resources
 Sherwood Island Friends
 Sphere
 Taking the Kids
 Videler Photography
 Westport Weather Website
 Westport's Knitting Librarian
 Who, What, When–and Y
 Wild Side of Westport
 Y's Women

Suggest a Westport-area blog by sending email to