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Friday, August 26, 2016

George H. Marks Sr., 96, WWII and Police Veteran

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George H. Marks Sr. (r) a World War II veteran and 26-year Westport Police Department veteran, died Thursday at Norwalk Hospital at age 96. He was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal in 2010, sharing the honor with his son, George H. Marks Jr., an almost 35-year veteran of the Westport Police Department and U.S. Navy veteran. See full obituary here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Woman Arrested on DUI Charge in May Incident

A 31-year-old Westport woman turned herself in to police following results of a blood test that showed she had been driving under the influence, police said.

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Joyce Yard: free on $2,500 bond. Westport Police photo

Her arrest stemmed from an investigation into a May 1 incident in which officers located a vehicle that had broken down on Hales Road in the area of Hales Court, police said.

An investigation revealed that the driver was Joyce Yard and evidence at the scene showed that alcohol and/or drugs impaired her, police said.

She was taken to police headquarters where she complained of medical issues and was transported to Norwalk Hospital, said Lt. Eric Woods.

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Dropped License Plate Leads to Arrest of Norwalk Man

A license plate that fell off a vehicle involved in a hit and run early Thursday resulted in the arrest of a Norwalk man, police said today.

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Chris Troy: free on $1,500 bond. Westport Police photo

Chris Troy, 25, was arrested at his residence following the incident at about 12:50 a.m. in the area of Post Road West and Wilton Road.

Responding officers quickly determined that there were no injuries and the suspect vehicle fled the scene, leaving the license plate behind, said Lt. Eric Woods.

It was traced to Troy who was transported to Westport police headquarters where he was charged with evading responsibility and failure to obey a control signal, Woods said.

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Final Friday Night Levitt Concert

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Tonight was the final Friday night Levitt Pavilion performance of the season and Terrapin, a Grateful Dead tribute band, drew hundreds to their performance. The Levitt closes out the season on Sunday night with Chris Berardo & the DesBerarados. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Grateful Dead Tribute Band Draws Crowd

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Terrapin, a Grateful Dead tribute band, drew a large crowd tonight to the Westport Levitt Pavlion for the Peerforming Arts. Contributed photo

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Musical Exercise

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Some danced, some used Hula Hoops as the Terrapin band performed tonight at the Levitt Pavilion. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Friday Night Fun

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The Grateful Dead sounds from the Terrapin tribute band tonight whipped up the Levitt Pavilion crowd. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Feds: Employee Stole $700K from Playhouse Square Owner

A former assistant to the chairman of the real estate company that owns Westport’s Playhouse Square pleaded guilty today to a charge related to stealing more than $700,000 from the company, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said.

Debra Biagi, 50, of Fogelsville, Pa., formerly of Greenwich, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to one count of wire fraud, prosecutors said.

The plea stemmed from her theft from her employer, HB Niktin Group of Greenwich, and related companies and individuals, they said.

Privately owned HB Nitkin Group owns Westport’s Playhouse Square on Post Road East as well as a portfolio of properties that includes the former home of Southport Brewing Company, and retail space in Greenwich, Hartford, Glastonbury, Branford, Cromwell, Orange, Danbury, and White Plains, N.Y.

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Westport Property Transfers Aug. 8 - 12, 2016

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Aug. 8 - 12, 2016:

Alan Alanis and Patricia A. Minarro DeAlanis to Amanda Foster and Marina Hudonogov, 18 Country Road, $1,350,000WNproperty.jpg

612 Penfield LLC to Lawrence and Fran S. Danter, Bayberry Lane, 4% Westport, $1,742,365

109 Compo Road South LLC to Adelka Radman, 109 Compo Road South, $700,000

William D. Yaffa and Lynn Lieblich Jeffery to Manoucher Graham and Sean Howard Taraz, 9 James Lane, $1,007,500

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Waiting for the All Clear

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Stop & Shop customers and employees wait for the all clear today after the store at 1790 Post Road East was evacuated because of a second floor smoke condition. The problem was traced to a faulty rooftop HVAC system, and the store reopened at 10:35 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Roof Check

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Westport Fire Marshal Ed Zygmant (c) and other firefighters check out the Stop & Shop roof today where a malfunctioning HVAC unit caused smoke on the second floor, touching off a store evacuation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Stop & Shop Command Post

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Westport firefighters set up a command post today in the Stop & Shop parking lot while they investigated the source of smoke in a second floor office. Assistant Chief Kenneth Lombardi requested additional units from Fairfield to report to the scene and a Norwalk engine company to cover headquarters before the trouble was pinpointed to a faulty rooftop HVAC unit. The additional help was then told to return to their quarters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Smoke Condition Forces Stop & Shop Evacuation

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A smoke condition on the second floor forced evacuation of Westport’s Stop & Shop today at about 10 a.m. The problem was traced to a rooftop HVAC system, according to Assstant Chief Kenneth Lombardi. The store was reopened at 10:35 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Waiting for Firefighters

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Stop & Shop employees and customers await arrival of firefighters today after the store was evacuated because of a smoke condition in a second floor office. The problem was traced to a malfunctioning rooftop HVAC unit. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Compo Wall Walker

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A youngster makes his way along the sea wall at Compo Beach Thursday night as a light drizzle began to fall and visitors began to pack up to leave. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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