Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Rain Messes Road Crack Filling Process
Westport officials are working with residents in the area of High Point Road and Meadow Brook Lane after rain made an oily mess on the roads last week.
Public Works Director Stephen Edwards said workers laid down a “crack seal”—which is a mixture of asphalt and oils—on the road Friday and then placed a stone dust and compost mix on top of it.
“Unfortunately, it doesn’t mix well with water,” he said. “When it rained, it washed away.”
The mixture is supposed to sit on the road for about two days to cure, he said, but an unexpected deluge of rain on Friday morning made the roads an oily mess.
Commuters crowd on the train platform at Westport’s Saugatuck Train station this morning. Commuters said summertime has not meant a shift down in the numbers of people traveling via MetroNorth trains. They said seats are hard to find, especially if trains are short. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matthew Mandell for WestportNow.com
Terex Corp. to Double Space in Westport Move
Westport-based Terex Corp., the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, will be shifting its corporate operations from 500 Post Road East to the Nyala Farms Corporate Center, according to GlobeSt.com
The firm, a major construction and mining equipment manufacturer, will relocate by year’s end from its current office opposite Westport fire headquarters to the office complex just off I-95 on Greens Farms Road, the Web site reported.
Terex currently occupies 35,000 square feet at 500 Post Road East and will move to 79,598 square feet of space at the 372,207-square-foot, five-building complex at Nyala Farms.
The long-term lease is the largest lease transaction so far this year in Fairfield County and brings the Nyala property to 100 percent occupancy, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.
A couple engages in conversation in the shade at Westport’s Compo Beach on Monday. People flocked back to the beach after the last few days filled with rain. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals
8 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201A – RTM Transit Committee
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Constant Star”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Peter Spink
Back to the Beach
Monday, July 24, 2006
Getting Some Air
Westport children ages 5 through 15 are spending their days this week learning about skateboarding and inline skating at Compo Beach’s skate park. By the end of the week the skaters will have mastered new skills including high jumps and will go on to an advance one-week course in August. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
“Bubble Pop Hop” is Wednesday
Westport’s “Bubble Pop Hop” had to be canceled because of snow during First Night last December, but it is coming this week to Jesup Green.
The event—sponsored by First Night Westport/Weston—will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. prior to the “Lyle Sings Broadway for Kids” performance at the Levitt Pavilion.
Bubble wrap was originally going to line Taylor Place—the side street by Tiffany’s.
But 2,500 feet of bubble wrap—donated by Sealed Air Corporation in New Jersey—will be ready for Wednesday.
For more information about the “Bubble Pop Hop,” call (203) 341-1041. For concert information, call (203) 226-7600 of visit levittpavilion.com.
Historical Society to Lead Mill Pond Tour
The Westport Historical Society is leading a canoe tour of the Sherwood Mill Pond. Contributed photoThe Westport Historical Society will hold the next edition of its Destination Westport series on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2:30 p.m. with a tour of the Sherwood Mill Pond.
Those attending will need to bring their own canoe or kayak for the tour, which will be done on the pond itself.
Those attending will meet at the former Allen’s Clam House, and the tour will start promptly at 2:45 p.m.
The narrated “Sherwood Mill Pond Wilderness Salt Marsh Water Tour” takes about two hours, and concludes at Burying Hill Beach, where refreshments will be served. The society will provide transportation back to Allen’s Clam House.
Finally, Some Sun
Monday, July 24, 2006
5:30 p.m. – Town Hal Room 201A – Historic District Commission Subcommittee
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Finance and Employee Compensation Committees
Sunday, July 23, 2006
CLASP Homes and PBA to Benefit from Aug. 7 Golf Event
Westport’s Bogey’s Grille and Tap Room will sponsor its 11th annual golf tournament Aug. 7 to benefit CLASP Homes and the Westport Police Benevolent Association.
The tournament will be held at the Aspetuck Valley Country Club in Weston.
CLASP Homes has provided support and services to people with mental retardation and related disabilities for 24 years.
Headquartered in Westport, CLASP operates 10 group homes, seven apartments and a Career and Community Options Program in Westport, Fairfield, Wilton, Easton, Stratford, Shelton and Norwalk.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Constant Star”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Eight to the Bar, swing band
Saturday, July 22, 2006
More than 50 members and guests of the Westport Historical Society took a walking tour of the Saugatuck area today. At the Saugatuck train station, guide Barbara Raymond recounted some railroad history. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Hamilton Laux for WestportNow.com
Making A Dash for Home
After waiting under the railroad bridge near Westport’s Sasco Creek, two youngsters make a dash for home during a lull in this morning’s storm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Hamilton Laux for WestportNow.com
Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Watch Issued
The National Weather Service today issued a severe thunderstorm and flash flood watch for Westport and the tri-state area.
A one-car accident Friday on Post Road West knocked out power to about 400 Westport customers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
A mid-day advisory said hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter, wind gusts to 70 miles per hour, and dangerous lightning are possible in the area.
The advisory of possible severe storms follows Tuesday’s torrential downpour that downed trees and power lines and left more than 300 Westport customers without power.
A brief downpour Friday may have contributed to a one-car accident on Post Road West that damaged a utility pole and knocked out power to about 400 customers.
Kids of all ages had fun at the Westport Public Library’s “Big Wheels to the Rescue” event Thursday. Police, fire, EMS, and CERT personnel were present, and kids got a chance to meet Lola, the police dog, go inside an ambulance, squirt a fire hose, and see a 100-foot ladder go up. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Walking and Wine Tasting in Historic Saugatuck Today
The Westport Historical Society, as part of its “Destination Westport” series, is sponsoring a walking and wine tasting event in the historic Saugatuck area today.
Participants will meet at 4:30 p.m. on the New York-bound side of the Saugatuck train station.
The tour will view several historical sights, including former mattress and button factories, a one-room school building, the old firehouse bell tower, and the ancient swing bridge. It will wrap up with a wine tasting co-hosted by Depot Liquor (founded in 1935) and Tutti’s, a new addition to Saugatuck’s restaurant scene.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
2 p.m. - Coleytown Middle School - Connecticut Music Theatre presents “The Wiz”
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Constant Star”
4:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Train Station - Westport Historical Society Walking Tour
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Mill River Band
Friday, July 21, 2006
Harris to Leave Playhouse Early
Alison Harris:resignation takes effect. Contributed photoAlison Harris, who announced last December that she would resign late this year as executive director of the Westport Country Playhouse, is leaving earlier than planned, the Playhouse said today.
Harris and the board agreed on an earlier date so that the board could reassign her responsibilities while searching for her successor, playhouse officials said.
Harris, who joined the playhouse in 2000, helped raise more than $31 million for a renovation and expansion project. In 2002, the playhouse transferred its first production to Broadway in over 35 years.
The playhouse reopened last year after an extensive renovation that enabled it to be open year-round.
Westport Property Transfers July 10-14, 2006
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 10-14, 2006:
Peter and Ariel Englander to Andrew Giangrave and Erin McAndrew, 14 Meeker Road, $1,725,000
Michael J. Galvin to Ninette Silver, 4 Lone Pine Lane, $1,112,500
Kenneth C. and Deborah O. Slazyk to Adam J. Zeiberg, 43 Treadwell Ave., $1,339,000
Rosalie J. Massimino to Joseph Oppedisano, 31 Valley Road, $565,000
Ines Anna Maria Tait to Leon R. Schweir, 10 Highwood Lane, $1,025,000
Westporter Receives 27 Months for Gun Possession
A Westport resident received 27 months of jail time today for federal gun possession charges.
Werner William Janer, 44, formerly of Sturges Highway, will have three years of supervised release after his term in a federal jail. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven.
He pled guilty to one count of gun possession by a convicted felon in May. (See WestportNow May 1, 2006)
According to U.S. Justice Department officials, the owner of Richards of Greenwich contacted police in September 2005 when Janer allegedly purchased three wrist watches using a fraudulent credit card and a false name.
Camp Mahackeno Battles Virus Outbreak
Westport-Weston Family Y Camp Mahackeno counselors are on the look out for a common virus after one camper was diagnosed with it this week.
Camp personnel were alerted by a camper’s family on Tuesday that he was diagnosed with Coxsackie Virus, according to a written statement from the Y.
Camp personnel tentatively identified 100 campers who may have the virus, and 26 cases were confirmed by private physicians, according to the statement.
“While we trust that additional confirmed diagnoses will be limited we cannot assume this will be the case,” officials said in the statement. “Therefore, we will make every effort to minimize the potential for additional diagnoses among our campers.”
Scattered Power Problems Continue
Scattered power problems continued to plague areas of Westport today.
A torrential morning rain brought down more tree limbs and power lines, but most of the latest outages were due to a one-car accident on Post Road West.
A woman driver was transported to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS after she crashed her car into a utility pole in front of 212 Post Road West shortly after 9 a.m.
The impact of the crash split the pole, causing it and its wires to hang precariously over the roadway.
One Injured in Post Road West Accident
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A 21-year-old Bridgeport woman was injured shortly after 9 a.m. today when her car ran off Westport’s Post Road West and struck a utility pole. She was transported to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. The force of the collision caused the pole to split and wires hung precariously over the roadway between Kings Highway South and Sylvan Road. Police closed off Post Road West at the intersection with Wilton Road and Riverside Avenue, causing traffic backups. Power was knocked out to about 400 customers in the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
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