Sunday, January 11, 2009
UPDATE A 23-year-old Westport woman was critically injured early Saturday in a one-car crash in Westchester County that also left the male driver seriously injured and facing felony vehicular assault and drunken driving charges, police said.
Rachel Fraulo: suffered severe head trauma.
Rachel Fraulo, 23, of 38 Silent Grove North, suffered a traumatic head injury in the crash and was listed in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, said Bedford police Sgt. Matt Dunn, according to LoHud.com. Her condition was later upgraded to fair.
Brian Vittorini, 31, of Bedford Hills was charged with second-degree vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, Bedford police said.
Vittorini was arraigned on the charges at Westchester Medical Center, where he was being treated for severe leg and hip injuries, police said.
The winter weather advisory for Westport and area is now in effect until 10 a.m. today.
Occasional light freezing rain and sleet is expected overnight and into the morning. Brief light snow is possible with little additional snow accumulation, an advisory said.
However, additional freezing rain, sleet and snow will result in hazardous conditions overnight with ice accumulations.
Total snow accumulations from this system will range from 2 to 4 inches with up to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation.
A fast moving storm dumped about 3-4 inches of new snow on Westport on Saturday. The National Weather Service in early afternoon canceled a winter storm warning. The weather caused numerous minor accidents, including six separate ones in the southbound lanes of the Merritt Parkway between Exits 40 and 41. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “C2=(CP + LP)” (Last day)
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Abandoned Warehouse” (Last day)
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Family Festivities: Rebecca Frezza and Big Truck
1:30 - 3 p.m. - Earthplace - “Is that a Bear? Where?” (High school and older)
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - “Poe at 200 - A Celebration of an American Master: Poe Impersonator David Keltz”
2 p.m. - Westport Center for Senior Activities - Galvanized Jazz Band; doors open at 1 p.m., refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
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Saturday, January 10, 2009
The sign on the door said it all—Shaw’s Supermarket, the anchor tenant in the shopping center at 605 Post Road East since taking over from Grand Union in 2001, closed its doors for the last time today. Frustration with the repeated failure by the supermarket tenant to upgrade its Westport store led to a decision not to renew its lease, according to the Kowalsky family, owner of the site. (See WestportNow Nov. 11, 2008) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE About 90 persons were put out of work today by the closing of Shaw’s Supermarket on Westport’s Post Road East. The shopping center owners said they had signed a contract with The Fresh Market to move in in November after renovation of the site. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has canceled a winter storm warning for Westport and area and issued a winter weather advisory for snow and freezing rain which is in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday.
Light to occasionally moderate snow will continue into this evening, mixing with sleet and freezing after midnight, a mid-afternoon advisory update said. The precipitation will come to an end Sunday morning.
Total snow accumulations from this system will range from 3 to 5 inches with up to a quarter of an inch of ice accumulation.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.
The acclaimed film “Defiance” starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber, based on the 1993 book of the same title by Westporter Nechama Tec, has its widespread release Jan. 16. Tec was an award recipient at the 14th annual Westport Arts Awards ceremony in October 2007 (above). A New Yorker critic this week said “Defiance” “makes insistent emotional demands, and those who respond to it as I did, are likely to go all the way and even come out of it feeling slightly stunned.” Based on a true story, “Defiance” takes place in 1941 when three Jewish brothers escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the dense Belorussian forest. There they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
10:30 a.m. - noon - Westport Arts Center - Super Saturday Workshop: “Think Abstract”
11 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Trends in Technology: “Craigslist for You” with Rob Rogers
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “C2=(CP + LP)”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Abandoned Warehouse”
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Long Lots School - Music Theatre of Connecticut presents “Annie”
2:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Family Program: Children’s Opera Theater presents “Little Red Riding Hood”
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Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Dec. 22 - 26, 2008:
Westgate LLC to Caroline Apts. Co., 130 Post Road West, $4,700,000
Beverly M. Rand to Benjamin P. and Ivy D. Gosseen, 52 Regents Park, $675,000
Martin R. Malinow and Susan E. Goldman to Daniel H. Bley, 11 Sturges Commons, $1,570,000
George K. C. Lee to Susan Goldman, 5 Bauer Place, $710,000
UPDATE There were extended delays on Metro-North’s New Haven Line tonight after a railroad worker was struck and killed in Westchester County, railroad officials said.
Service was suspended at about 7 p.m. because of the accident west of the Rye station.
Shortly after 8:30 p.m., Metro-North said outbound service from Grand Central had been resumed with delays of about an hour.
At 10 p.m., Metro-North said service had been resumed in both directions with up to one-hour delays. And at 11:30 p.m. it said normal service had resumed.
Friday, January 09, 2009
As Westporters flocked to food stores today before a heavy snow predicted for Saturday, clerks at Shaw’s Supermarket on Post Road East were clearing shelves in advance of Saturday’s closing. The supermarket lost its lease, and the Kowalsky family, the shopping center owners, were seeking a new food purveyor tenant. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The National Weather Service in Upton. N.Y. has issued a winter storm warning for Westport and area for heavy snow which is in effect from 11 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.
Snow is expected to develop over northeast New Jersey and western portions of the lower Hudson Valley around midday before spreading from west to east throughout the day, an advisory said.
Snow will then continue to fall through Saturday night and become heavy at times. The snow will taper off shortly after sunrise on Sunday.
The low will pass close enough to Long Island that the snow will mix with sleet and possibly freezing rain late Saturday night across New York City and Long Island locations, helping to limit snow accumulations in these areas.
Alexander Piper, 5, pins a lieutenant’s badge on his father, Jonathan Piper, during today’s promotion ceremony at Westport fire headquarters. Promoted along with Piper were Richard Stone, Michael Kronick, and Matthew Cohen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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