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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Afterglow

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The afterglow of Monday’s sunset as seen from Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Meredith Holod for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016


8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - HDC Golden Shadows/Nike Missile Radar Site Study Subcommittee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
10:30 a.m. - Longshore Club Park - Westport Library Storytime at Longshore
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Treehouse Comedy Club II
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Invisible Hand”
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Westporters Bit Players in DNC WikiLeaks

Westporters were bit players in the 19,000 internal Democratic Party emails released by WikiLeaks.

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Westporter Marc Lasry (l), mentioned in the WIkiLeaks DNC emails, hosted a Hillary Clinton fundraiser in April at his Westport home with Bill Clinton as featured guest. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The release set off a frenzy on the eve of the party’s Philadelphia nominating convention and forced the resignation of the party chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

A search for “Westport” on the WikiLeaks DNC emails website brought 17 results.

Among them was an exchange of emails seeking advice about a “commuter bicycle” purchase from Jordan Kaplan, finance chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

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Leaving Troubles at Home, Malloy Takes the DNC Stage

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Philadelphia — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy condemned the Republican ticket of Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence as bullies in a speech tonight to the Democratic National Convention, winning cheers by noting Connecticut welcomed the Syrian refugee family Pence turned away from Indiana.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses the Democratic National Convention tonight in Philadelphia. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Pazniokas for Ctmirror.org

Trump “has insulted anyone who doesn’t agree with him or doesn’t look like him. Women. Mexican-Americans. Veterans. Muslim-Americans. The LGBT community and people with disabilities. You name ‘em, Donald Trump has bullied them,” Malloy said. “I know something about bullies. And I know why we must stand up to them.”

Malloy, 61, a second-term governor struggling at home with a 24-percent approval rating and fresh off the disclosure that a federal grand jury is investigating how Democrats financed his re-election, is playing a welcome role this week as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton.

He shrugged off a question about whether he arrived here under a cloud.

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Thunderstorm Then Rainbow

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Tonight’s thunderstorm over Westport, the second of the day, left a rainbow in its wake. View is over the Post Plaza shopping complex anchored by Barnes & Noble on Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Joel Treisman for WestportNow.com

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Double Rainbow

WestportNow.com ImageA double rainbow was seen over Westport’s Cedar Point Yacht Club on Saugatuck Shores tonight after the early evening thunderstorm.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Cindy Zuckerbrod for WestportNow.com

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Another View

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Tonight’s rainbow over Westport brought out many cameras and resulting photos posted on Instagram, including this one by Westporter Stacy Bass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stacy Bass/Instagram photo

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New Haven Delays

UPDATE Metro-North said New Haven Line service is now operating on or close to schedule after earlier delays caused by signal power issues between New Haven and Cos Cob.

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Storm Clouds Over Compo

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Storm clouds over Compo Beach late today as the second thunderstorm of the day moved through the Westport area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Meredith Holod for WestportNow.com

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Learning about Life on the Other Side of the Badge

Westporters will be able to see what life is like on the other side of the badge as the Westport Police Department launches its next edition of the Citizens Police Academy beginning Thursday, Sept. 8.

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The members of the 2009 Westport Citizens Police Academy posed for a graduation picture. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

“Participants will establish a better understanding of the role of the police department in the community,” said Lt. Jillian Cabana, detective commander.

She said the academy can accommodate 24 community members who will participate in classes run by officers and are designed to take them through the various aspects of law enforcement.

In addition to the classes, Cabana said, participants will have the opportunity to ride with an officer from the patrol division and to receive CPR/AED certification.

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Caught in the Rain

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Two Westport Main Street visitors today were caught in an afternoon downpour accompanying a severe thnderstorm that moved through the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Unscheduled Stop

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A Metro-North New Haven Line train is stopped above Westport’s Compo Road South ust before 4 p.m. today as a thunderstorm moved through the area. Metro-North said trains were experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes due to earlier signal power issues between New Haven and Cos Cob. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Stop & Shop Parking Lot Surprise

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A forced main sewer line break today at 1790 Post Road East sent some of the overflow into the Stop & Shop parking lot. Town crews were on scene to repair the break. Sewer force mains are necessary when gravity flow is not sufficient to move water runoff and sewage through a gravity line. Force mains move wastewater under pressure by using pumps or compressors.. CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Checking Out Sewer Line Break

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Westport Public Works Department employees today check out a forced sewer line break in front of Stop & Shop, 1790 Post Road East. The rupture caused effluent to flow into the supermarket parking lot. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Saugatuck River Sunset

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Sunday’s sunset as seen over the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Monday, July 25, 2016


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Hebrew Conversation Group
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Westport Library - WestportMAKES Program: Celestial Viewing

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cracked Ice at Levitt

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Crispin Cioe on sax led his Cracked Ice band at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Levitt Fun

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The Cracked Ice band at the Levitt Pavilion tonight provided some dancing music. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Levitt Dining

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Visitiors to Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight enjoy a pre-concert supper before the perfomance by Cracked Ice. The New York City-based retro-nouveau soul/R&B band is led by saxophonist Crispin Cioe (Uptown Horns, J. Geils Band, Rolling Stones “Steel Wheels” tour.) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Well Done at Shake Shack

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A small fire behind a grill at Shake Shack, 1849 Post Road East, brought a full response late today from the Westport Fire Department. The fire was quickly put out and it was quickly back to business as usual.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Packing Up

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Westport firefighters pack up their gear after responding late today to a fire behind a gas grill at Shake Shack, 1849 Post Road East. The fire was quickly extinguished. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Comings & Goings: Pet Supplies Plus Closes

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Pet Supplies Plus, 1870 Post Road East near the Fairfield town line, has closed. A sign in the window says: “Hey Neigbors: We would like to inform you that our time is up. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the last 20 years of your loyalty and support.” It said to watch for a new location “coming soon.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Compo’s Coney Island Look

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Westport’s Compo Beach took on a Coney Island look today as temperatures soared into the mid-90s.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Riding the Cannons

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Youngsters play on the Compo Beach cannons today as people headed to the beach in 90-plus degree weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Seeking Heat Relief

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Westport’s Compo Beach was crowded with those seeking relief from the 90-plus degree heat.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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