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Saturday, September 20, 2003

A Work Completed: Snapping Turtles

A Work Completed: Snapping Turtles in the Sand
These snapping turtle sand sculptures won the “most creative” prize in today’s second annual Interfaith Housing Association “Castles in the Sand” fundraiser at Compo Beach. The eight-member creative team was led by Dona McKenzie of Westport and Barbara Gross of Weston. photo


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A Work in Progress: Bumblebee

A Work in Progress: Bumblebee in the Sand
Twenty teams competed today in the Interfaith Housing Association’s “Castles in the Sand” fundraiser at Compo Beach. Beginning work on their bumblebee are (l-r) Sophie Epstein, 4, Lila Epstein, 12, and Sarah Wiles, 9, all of Westport. photo


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Westporters Yellow Submarine Featured in Stamford Event

Westporters Yellow Submarine Featured in Stamford Event
TodayҒs The Advocate of Stamford/Norwalk spotlights Westporter Alan Winick and his one-man yellow submarine.

Winick’s dream machine is on display today at Cove Island Park in Stamford for SoundWaters’ Conservation & Family Day.

Winick. 47.  is science education director at Bridgeports Discovery Museum.


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James Brown Stars in Mitchells Reopening Gala

James Brown, known as The Godfather of Soul, starred at reopening gala Friday night for Mitchells of Westport.

Partygoers paid between $100 and $300 to see Brown in a fundraiser for the Connecticut Center for Child Development in Milford and the Greenwich-based National Alliance for Autism Research.

The party, held inside a large white tent alongside the store on Post Road East, celebrated the remodeling of the 27,000-square-foot retailer.

Online coverage: The Hour of Norwalk and The Advocate of Stamford/Norwalk.


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Famed Photographer George Silk Featured in Westport Arts Center Exhibit

Famed Life magazine photographer George Silk stands before his photos at tonight’s opening reception of the Westport Arts Center’s “A Community of Artists” exhibit. Silk, 86, worked as a staff photographer for Life from 1943 until the close of the magazine as a weekly in 1972. photo


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Friday, September 19, 2003

Power Restored to All Westport Customers

Power Restored to All Westport Customers
Power was restored to all Westport customers today in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isabel.

As of 4 p.m., Connecticut Light and Power reported all Westport customers had power. One hour earlier, it said 13 customers were still out.

For about an hour this morning, the figure was over 1,000. Fire officials speculated a wider area had to be shut down briefly in order to repair downed wires.

Winds that gusted up to 38 miles per hour kept Westport police and firefighters busy overnight and earlier today responding to fallen trees and power lines.

While the high winds were accompanied by occasional heavy rain, there were no reports of flooding.

Greens Farms Academy closed for the day but Westport public schools were operating normally.

The National Weather Service at mid-day ended its wind advisory for the region.


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Watching at Compo Automobile headlights

Watching at Compo
Automobile headlights illuminate Compo Beach Thursday night as Westporters headed to Compo to view the high surf created by Hurricane Isabell. photo


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Jailed Westport Man at Center of Indictment of State Superior Court Judge

A jailed Westport man is at the center of an indictment of a state Superior Court judge on charges that the judge obstructed and lied to FBI agents who were investigating an allegation that he was willing to take a bribe.

The indictment of Daniel E. Brennan Jr., 60, of Trumbull, by a federal grand jury in New Haven was announced Thursday by the U.S. Attorneys office. He is believed to be the first state judge in Connecticut history to be criminally prosecuted, according to the Hartford Courant.

The case against Brennan includes information that FBI agents videotaped a May 2001 meeting between him and William A. Trudeau Jr. at Trudeau’s Pritchard Lane home in Westport.

At the meeting, Trudeau tried to give the judge $52,500 in cash, but the judge declined, the indictment said.  It said the judge instead accepted checks from Trudeau at other times.

Trudeau, 40, was sentenced to 22 months in prison on July 15 and ordered to pay $458,000 in restitution in connection with federal charges involving failure to pay taxes and other acts of financial fraud.

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High Winds Down Trees High

High Winds Down Trees
High winds from Hurricane Isabel’s aftermath downed several trees in Westport late Thursday and early today. This one on Church Street South off of Post Road East also brought down some power lines. photo


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Hurricane Watch: Watch and Wait

Hurricane Watch: Extra Personnel on Hand for Overnight Duty
Westports emergency management team met today to review the progress of Hurricane Isabel and ordered extra personnel on duty during the overnight hours tonight and early Friday just in case.

ғWell have extra manpower on hand to be sure we can respond rapidly to any emergency,Ҕ said Fire Chief Denis McCarthy. We think itӒs going to be more like an ordinary storm, but were taking no chances.Ҕ

McCarthy told WestportNow he has been in touch with National Weather Service representatives in Upton, N.Y. and they told him to generally expect winds in the 35 mile per hour range although there may be higher isolated gusts.

Local forecasters also warned of the increased danger of tornadoes during the day Friday.

The fire official said Connecticut Light and Power representative Chris Swan told him CL&Ps ғwar room would be open as of 5 a.m. Friday.  He said the utility has assured local officials they will be able to respond promptly to any outages.

Weather stations at the Longshore Sailing School and Bedford Middle School reported wind gusts up to 34 miles per hour during the day and this evening.

Just before 11 p.m., police and fire units responded to a call of a tree and wires down on Church Street South off Post Road East. The winds gained strength throughout the evening.

Dozens of Westporters visited Compo Beach tonight to watch the waves and experience the winds. Several young girls jumped into the waves as other beachgoers watched in almost a party-like atmosphere.

Earlier, the increased winds made for good surfing weather at Compo where several people were out on surf boards and windsurfers.

The National Weather Service issued an updated wind advisory issued shortly after 11 p.m.

“Tropical Storm Isabel will continue to move toward the northwest, passing over Virginia overnight and across western Pennsylvania and the eastern Great Lakes during Friday as it turns a bit more toward the north,” the advisory said.

“Elsewhere a strong high pressure system over northern New England will drift eastward. The pressure difference between these two systems has generated some very strong winds across our region.

“Although the east winds have slackened off a bit during the past couple of hours, sustained winds are expected to increase again to between 30 and 35 mph. Gusts between 40 and nearly 50 mph remain possible overnight into Friday morning.

“The winds will become southeast later tonight and south on Friday as they gradually diminish.

“These persistent and strong winds may down tree limbs and cause scattered power outages. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution, especially on bridges and overpasses, until the winds subside.”


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Just Call Her Officer Angela

Just Call Her Officer Angela
Angela Hinchcliff of Westport tries out a Westport police car as the latest Citizens Police Academy got underway tonight. Thirty Westporters are enrolled in the 10-week course to learn all about Westport police work. photo


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Compo Beach Twilight Entertainment Dozens

Compo Beach Twilight Entertainment
Dozens of Westporters visited Compo Beach tonight to watch the waves whipped up by the effects of Hurricane Isabel. photo


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Thursday, September 18, 2003

Keeping Watch on the Tides

Keeping Watch on the Tides
Westport Fire Chief Denis McCarthy checks the Long Island Sound tide level in the fire dispatch center today. The automated system monitors not only the water’s height but also gauges the rate of rise and sets off alarms when it reaches a pre-set level. photo


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Surf’s Up at Compo Windsurfer

Surf’s Up at Compo
Windsurfer takes advantage of increased winds and waves off Compo Beach shortly after 1 p.m. today. Photo by David Press for


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Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Calm Before the Storm The

Calm Before the Storm
The porch of the Compo Basin clubhouse frames the calm waters of the basin today. Workers said about half a dozen people had removed boats by mid-afternoon in advance of the effects of Hurricane Isabel. photo


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