Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Human Services Commission
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Arts Advisory Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Historic District Commission
7:30 – Town Hall Room 201 – Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals
Monday, February 13, 2006
Earthplace Hosts Vacation Days
Children have the opportunity to visit the animals at Earthplace during school vacation week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Children can spend their upcoming winter vacation with the animals at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center.
Registration is ongoing for “Vacation Days,” a drop-off nature program for pre-kindergarten through third-grade children.
Each day includes a live animal program, trail treks, art projects, science exploration and activities with new friends, according to an annoucement.
Programs are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 24.
For a registration form or more information, visit www.earthplace.org or call (203) 227-7253. Registration and advance payment are required.
Historical Society Makes Cuts Due to Financial Problems
The Westport Historical Society has had to cut its staff because of a $650,000 construction debt. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport Historical Society officials said today they have eliminated two top staff positions because of financial problems growing out of a now-competed building expansion program.
At a press conference, Allen Raymond, society co-president, said the society has been carrying a $650,000 construction debt since the 2003 completion of the project to expand the building on the corner of Avery Place and Myrtle Avenue. In addition, the society has a $375,000 annual operating budget, he said.
As a result, the society’s leadership decided to cut the director and associate director positions, he said, which saves approximately $90,000 annually in the operating budget.
Denise Torv, director, and Katie Otey, associate director, both will end their tenures this month, according to a release, but both will continue to be involved with operations.
What a Difference a Day Makes
The Morning After
Early morning drivers on I-95 at the Saugatuck River in Westport today had a roadway clear of snow. But police urged caution on local sidestreets, many of which remained covered by snow and ice. Westport schools today were on a two-hour delay and Metro-North warned of delays on the New Haven Line. DOT photo
Monday, Feb. 13, 2006
8 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Westport Transit District
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201- RTM Finance/Health and Human Services Committees
7:30 p.m. – Bedford Middle School Cafeteria- Board of Education
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Westport Schools Delayed Two Hours Monday
Westport school opening will be delayed two hours Monday, School Superintendent Elliott Landon announced tonight.
He also said the Stepping Stones preschool has canceled morning classes.
Updates can be heard by calling (203) 341-1SNO (341-1766), the school system’s emergency closing line.
Visibility was low and the sky gray as winds whipped the snow around Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge across the Saugatuck River early today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chip Stephens for WestportNow.com
Westport Winter Scene
Snowy Beach Romp
The cannons at Westport’s Compo Beach were almost obscured by today’s heavy snowfall but that did not stop a beach romp for this dog and master. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Spring is Only Five Weeks Away
A Day for the Dogs
Snowstorm Blankets Westport, Causes Some Flooding
Westport missed the heaviest snowfall amounts as an intense winter storm blanketed the Northeast today. Some shoreline roads were flooded as the area saw periods of near blizzard conditions.
Unofficial measurement of Westport snowfall amounts ranged from 16 to 19 inches. New York City measured a record snowfall of 26.9 inches in Central Park, the highest tally since records started being kept in 1869.
Westport’s Public Works Department deployed all its 17 vehicles and called in private contractors to help clear its 123 miles of roadways as well as parking lots at schools and train stations.
“We came through it relatively unscathed,” said Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, who toured the town in the fire command vehicle and later spent several hours on a Westport snowplow.
An Amtrak train made its way slowly through Westport’s deserted Saugatuck Station today. Metro-North reduced service on the New Haven Line to one train every two hours, using only diesel locomotives. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Great Day for Sledding
Snowmobiling on Newtown Turnpike
Main Street Virtually Deserted
Saugatuck Shores Flooding
Over a Foot
Quiet Snowy Streets
Westport streets were quiet except for plows during today’s snowstorm. Forecasters predicted one to two feet of snow before the snow was to end tonight. Pictured is Post Road East near Compo Road North. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chip Stephens for WestportNow.com
Playhouse Performance Canceled
The Westport Country Playhouse has canceled today’s performances of “Arabian Nights” due to inclement weather.
For information, call the Westport Country Playhouse at (203) 227-4177.
Democratic Forum Canceled
A Westport Democratic Party event featuring Mayors John Destefano of New Haven and Dan Malloy of Stamford at 4 p.m. today at the Westport Woman’s Club has been canceled due to the weather, according to Martha Aasen, Democratic Party town chair.
Snow Doesn’t Halt Habitat Benefit at Longshore
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The bad weather did not dissuade guests from attending Saturday night’s seventh annual Hearts and Hammers Gala benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County held at Westport’s Inn at Longshore. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
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