Friday, March 19, 2010
Connecticut Light & Power Co. said 44 Westport customers were without power as of 1 a.m. or less than 1 percent of all customers.
9:30 a.m. - Westport Arts Center - ArtCafé
9:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Commission for Senior Services
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport Modern: When Cool Was Hot!”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Found: Making Art from the Material World”
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Soundings Awards Ceremony
6 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Staples Players Production: “Telemachus Clay”
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Rolling Hill Country Club (Wilton) - 15th Annual Birdhouse Auction to benefit Project Return
7:30 p.m. - Staples High School - Staples Players, “Little Shop of Horrors”
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Richard Blumenthal: “I don’t happen to be a drinker” but socialized with political opponents. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, addressing the same group where Gov. M. Jodi Rell complained last week about “so much partisanship in government,” said today he agrees with her, believes it’s led to Washington being “broken,” and hopes to go there to fix it.
“What Governor Rell perhaps meant, and I agree with her, is that there is too much partisanship, too much acrimony, division, name-calling, fighting—that’s what I hope to fix in Washington,” Blumenthal told a meeting of the Y’s Men of Westport Weston, a retirees group.
The attorney general, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to replace retiring Senator Christopher Dodd, spoke a week after Rell told the Y’s Men she is leaving office because Connecticut needs a new face at a time when there is “so much partisanship and so much nastiness” in government. (See WestportNow March 11, 2010)
Responding as Rell did to a question, Blumenthal said: “The revulsion of people to what’s happening right now in Washington—and it’s justified, Washington is broken—is something I’ve seen at the state level.”
Despite curtailed rehearsal time because of power outages, the Staples Players production of “Little Shop of Horrors” opens as scheduled with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Westport’s Staples High School. It will also play on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. Power outages to all of Westport have dramatically impacted ticket sales and many seats remain available for all performances. Purchase tickets at staplesplayers.com or at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Cash or check only, please. Parental guidance suggested for some language and violence. Pictured is Peter Molesworth playing Seymour and the plant Audrey II. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kerry Long for WestportNow.com
Connecticut Light & Power Co. said 47 Westport customers were without power as of 9 p.m. or less than 1 percent of all customers.
Connecticut Light & Power Co. said 245 Westport customers were without power as of 8 p.m. or 2 percent of all customers.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Connecticut Light & Power Co. said 215 Westport customers were without power as of 7 p.m. or 2 percent of all customers.
By James Lomuscio
Dani Schwartz, 2, celebrates the return of power to North Pasture Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Paige Schwartz for WestportNow.com
First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff said today while many Westport homes regained power today, there may be “scores still without power by midnight"and that he had told the utility company that was unacceptable.
Those last to receive power are individual properties with downed lines due to falling trees or branches, he said he was told by officials of Connecticut Light & Power Company.
“There may be scores still without power by midnight, I am told,” he said. “They tell me these are people with individual lines down and they have to concentrate their resources for the main lines. Then they can get to individual homes.
“I told them this was unacceptable and every effort should be made to get all Westport customers back on line.”
Connecticut Light & Power Co. said 373 Westport customers were without power as of 6 p.m. or 3 percent of all customers.
Governor M. Jodi Rell today called top managers of the Connecticut Light & Power Co. (CL&P) to express her continued frustration with the pace of the recovery from last weekend’s severe storm, which caused nearly 100,000 customers to lose power, the governor’s office said.
By early evening today – five days after the storm – more than 7,700 CL&P customers remained without power.
To speed the recovery, Rell is once again sending Department of Transportation crews to the area to help with debris clearance, her office said.
At the governor’s request, the state Department of Public Utility Control has also asked United Illuminating Co. (UI) to loan some of its crews to CL&P to assist in restoring power to the remaining customers, according to Rell’s office.
Connecticut Light & Power Co. said 389 Westport customers were without power as of 5 p.m. or 3 percent of all customers.
UPDATE Connecticut Light & Power Co. said today Westport areas still without power at 5 p.m. included the following:
—Morningside Drive North, Chapel Hill, Center Street, Hillandale Road, Iris Lane, Brightfield, Hilltop, Summer Hill, Tierney (approximately 121 customers)
—Cross Highway, Vineyard Lane, James Lane (25)
—Wright Street, Orchard Lane (24)
—Roseville Road, Timber Lane, Black Birch (20)
—Old Hill Road, Broadview Road (20)
—Woody Lane (19)
—River Lane, Rices Lane (18)
—Newtown Turnpike, Oakwood Lane (10)
—Jenny Lane (9)
—West Parish Road, Bedford Drive, Gordon Lane (7)
—Pine Drive (6)
—April Drive (6)
—Madeline Avenue, Harbor Road, Swallow Lane (6)
—Cross Brook Lane (5)
—River Oaks Road (4)
—Round Pond Road (4)
—Canterbury Close (4)
—Wakeman Acres (3)
—Dogwood Lane (3)
The spokesman said this list is not all inclusive and there are numerous other areas with smaller outages. CL&P advises those residents who are still without power to call the company at 1-800-286-2000 to make sure that their outage is reported.
Connecticut Light & Power Co. said 550 Westport customers were without power as of 4 p.m. or 4 percent of all customers.
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