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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Beware of Eggs

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Cones and yellow tape appeared today around some oystercatcher eggs on South Beach at Westport’s Compo Beach to warn beach goers of the presence of the eggs of the endangered species. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Threat of Rain for Memorial Day Parade

UPDATE Westport town officials announced early Monday that this year’s traditional Memorial Day parade has been canceled due to rain. WestportNow.com Image
A fife and drum corps marches into the Westport Town Hall auditorium in 2011, the last time bad weather forced cancellation of the Memorial Day parade, as Bill Vornkahl, president of the Veterans Council, watches. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Instead, there will be a 10 a.m. ceremony in the Town Hall auditorium—just as there was in 2011, the last time the parade was canceled due to weather.

Meanwhile, the Westport Fire Department will hold its own memorial service at 8 a.m. at Fire Headquarters, 515 Post Road East.

This is only the fifth time in the now 46-year tenure of parade organizer Bill Vornkhal that the Memorial Day parade has been canceled.

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Staples Players Ready for ‘Harvey’

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The Staples Players cast and crew of the upcoming production of “Harvey,” a student-directed effort, posed for a group shot by the Saugatuck River. The 1945 Pulitzer-winning comedy by Mary Chase will be presented Thursday, June 2, Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East. Pictured (l-r) Georgia Wright, 14, freshman; Jordan Goodness,18, senior; Zoe Fox, 18, senior, assistant director; Aaron Samuels, 18, senior, and Michael Dodd, 16, sophomore, stage manager. For tickets, click here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Float Preparations

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Staples High School students and helpers prepare the Builders Beyond Borders float for Monday’s Memorial Day parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Judy Renacia for WestportNow.com

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Showing Its Colors

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The Longshore Sailing School opened its summer rental program Saturday, providing a show of colors on Long Island Sound. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Sunday, May 29, 2016


1 p.m. - Earthplace - Introduction to Nature Journaling
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Red” (last day for “Red”)

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Norwalk Bridge Failure Disrupts New Haven Line Service

UPDATE The 120-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk failed to close properly today, disrupting Metro-North service on the New Haven Line.

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The Norwalk Walk Bridge in open position. NEC Commission photo

Metro-North said tonight that New Haven Line train service has resumed on three of the four tracks over the draw bridge.

“Customers should expect delays up to 20 minutes for the remainder of tonight,” an advisory said.

It said the remaining track is out of service for the catenary replacement project.

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Sunny Side Up

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Sunny, the 23-foot tall mascot promoting the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club’s Great Duck Race, was on its side tonight in the Saugatuck River near the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge in Westport’s center. It was not known how the malfunction occurred. The China-made duck will be on station for the race on Saturday, June 4 at 3:30 p.m.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Attention Getter

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Sunny, the Great Duck Race mascot, received plenty of attention today after she capsized in the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center. It was not known why the 23-foot duck put there by the sponsoring Westport Sunrise Rotary Club turned side stroke. The race will take place Saturday, June 4 at 3:30 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Four Arrested for Phony Credit Cards

Officers arrested a Queens, N.Y. man and three women Friday night for larceny, identify theft and related charges following a report they were trying buy merchandise at Castle Wine & Spirits on Post Road East via fraudulent credit cards, police said today.

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Arrested: (top, l-r) Ariana Burton, Tamara Magee (bottom) Monty Payne, Kathyling Pena. Westport Police photos

“When confronted by store personnel, these individuals fled in a red Mazda bearing Maryland license plates,” said Sgt. David Wolf. “The car was last seen heading westbound on Post Road East. This information was broadcast to responding officers.”

He said that shortly after the broadcast, the vehicle was spotted traveling westbound on Post Road East in the area of the Sherwood Island Connector where it was pulled over by patrol units.

“All four suspects were in the vehicle and were positively identified as the ones who were at Castle Wine & Spirits a short time earlier,” said Wolf.  “They were found to be in possession of a number of fraudulent credit cards as wells as several bottles of liquor.”

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Longshore Pools Open

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The pools at Westport’s Longshore Club Park opened for the season today. For the Memorial Day weekend, hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. From Tuesday through Sunday, June 26 weekday hours for open swim will be 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and weekends open swim will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with adult lap 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Taking the Plunge

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A swimmer takes the plunge today as the pools opened for the season at Westport’s Longshore Club Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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All Decked Out for Memorial Day

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A house on Westport’s Myrtle Avenue is alll decked out for the Memorial Day celebrations. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Enjoying the Westport Night Scene

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Sunny, the Westport Rotary Club’s Great Duck Race mascot, enjoys the Friday night lights on the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center. The 23-foot tall duckie is promoting the club’s Great Duck Race on Saturday, June 4 at 3:30 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Doris Ghitelman for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, May 28, 2016


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art”
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club - Curio Cottage Half-price Sale
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Art” (last day for “Art”)

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