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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tree Down Closes Road, Causes Power Outages

UPDATE A tree that came down today on Hillspoint Road forced closure of the roadway and caused power outages, police said.

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A branch was ignited as the tree came in contact with a power line. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Darcy Hicks for WestportNow.com

The tree fell across the road at 30 Hillspoint Road at the entrance to the Conservative Synagogue.

Eversource said 54 Westport customers were without power.

Police closed off Hillspoint Road between Prospect Road and Harding Lane. It was reopened just before midnight.

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Police: Woman’s Arrest Follows Accident, DUI and Fake License

Officers arrested a Norwalk woman for driving under the influence and having a fake driver’s license after she was involved in a three-vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital, police said today.

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Julia Patnaude: free on $5,000 bond. Westport Police photo
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The accident scene on April 28. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jarrett Liotta for WestportNow.com

Julia Patnaude, 20, was charged with DUI, traveling unreasonably fast, failure to obey a control signal and second-degree forgery upon her arrest Tuesday, July 18.

The charges date back to an incident that took place on April 28 when officers responded to a three-car accident that took place at the intersection of Post Road East and Morningside Drive.

“There was severe damage to all involved vehicles, and four people were transported to the hospital,” Lt. David Farrell said.

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Arrest for Dog in Hot Car

Officers arrested a New Mexico woman on a cruelty to animals charge for leaving her dog inside her car where the temperature was 113 degrees in the Westport-Weston YMCA parking lot, police said today.

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Lakesha Williams: unable to post $500 bond. Westport Police photo

Lakesha Williams, 39 of Albuquerque, was arrested Wednesday, July 19, after the Animal Control Officer (ACO) and police officers had been dispatched following a call of a dog inside a vehicle.

“When the ACO arrived, she immediately took temperature readings and found that the outside surface temperature of the vehicle was 136 degrees Fahrenheit and temperature inside the car was 113 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Lt. David Farrell.

“Worried that the animal was in imminent danger, the ACO entered the vehicle and removed the dog,” he added. “Upon removal, the animal was panting heavily.”

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Westport Man Arrested for Stealing from Employer

Officers arrested a Westport man for stealing watches and jewelry from his employer, police said today.

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Michael Devoe: admitted thefts. Westport Police photo

Michael Devoe, 38, was arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on a charge of first-degree larceny the day after his arrest Monday, July 16.

According to Lt. David Farrell, Devoe had been employed by the victim since September “and had direct access to his personal property.”

“The victim went on to say that an incident that occurred earlier in the day made him suspicious that Mr. Devoe may be stealing from him,” Lt. David Farrell said.

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Arrest After Trying to Cash Fraudulent Check

Officers arrested a North Babylon, New York man on credit card and identity theft charges after he had allegedly attempted to cash a fraudulent check, police said today.

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Stephen Digsby: free on $10,000 bond.   Westport Police photo

Steven Digsby, 55, was charged with third-degree identity theft, criminal impersonation, criminal attempt at fourth-degree larceny, credit card theft and unlawful reproduction of a credit card upon his arrest Wednesday, July 19.

According to Lt. David Farrell, officers responded to the bank of America at 1815 Post Road East on a report of a man who had attempted to cash a fraudulent check.

“Prior to police arrival, the suspect had left the bank, but we were advised that the suspect was last seen heading westbound on Post Road East driving a Volvo with New York plates,” Farrell said.

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Staples Delegation in Singapore for Young Leaders Summit

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The Staples High School delegation is in Singapore for the Hwa Chong Asia-Pacific Young Leaders Summit. For the past five years, Westport has been invited to send three juniors who are both high performing students and interested in world affairs with a special interest in Asia. This year’s delegation includes (l-r) English teacher Sammy Ginzberg, students Jessica Xu, Marshall Heiser, and Jackson Delgado, and Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer. They will spend the next week meeting educators and student leaders from all over the world.  Contributed photo

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Monday, July 24, 2017


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
5 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen Photo Contest Awards Ceremony & Reception
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Hall Family Special
7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Hebrew Conversation

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Latin Jazz Heats Up Night at Levitt

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Westporter Dave Giardina and his Latin jazz band GOZA heated up the night tonight at the Levitt Pavilion.  GOZA (Spanish for joy) performs music and dance rhythms from Latin America, Brazil and Spain with guitar, violin, horns, latin percussion and romantic vocals. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Water, Water Everywhere

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UPDATE Residents along Hillandale Road just before Morningside Drive South today spotted water coming out of the ground and flowing down the street. Aquarion Water Company workers responded to repair a water line break. Police closed off Hillandale Road from Center Street to Morningside Drive South while repairs were underway.  It was reopened at 2:48 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Weingarten for WestportNow.com

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Rare Sight on Greens Farms Road

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A rare sight was spotted Saturday on Westport’s Greens Famrs Road at Compo Road South—a farm tractor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, July 23, 2017


11:15 a.m. - Captain’s Cove (1 Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport) -Westport Historical Society: Captain’s Cove Harbor Cruise
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Goza Latin Jazz Band

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Alternate Routes & Friends at Levitt

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Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes & Friends performed at the Levitt Pavilion tonight before an enthusiastic crowd not bothered by a few raindrops.  They included Ted Morcaldi, Kurt Leon of The Alternate Routes; Colman Connolly, 13; Ian Tait of The Alternate Routes, and Chris Ruggiero. The Alternate Routes was originally formed by Warren and Eric Donnelly in 2002 while studying at Fairfield University. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Not Bothered by a Few Raindrops

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A few raindrops tonight did not seem to bother an enthusiastic Levitt Pavilion crowd that turned out to hear Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes & Friends. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 14 Westport Ave.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 14 Westport Ave., in the Compo Beach section, is in process. Built in 1932, the two-story conventional has 1,400-square feet, is situated on a .11-acre property and changed ownership in July 2016 for $1,250,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Investigating Bicycle Accident That Seriously Injures One

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UPDATE Police investigate today following a collision between a pickup truck and a bicyclist at the Roseville Road entrance to McDonald’s, 701 Post Road East. The bicyclist was taken by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital in serious condition. The driver of the pickup, who was not injured, remained on the scene and was cooperating with police, according to Sgt. Dave Wolf. Roseville Road between Colony Road and Post Road East was closed while the accident investigation unit worked the scene, he said. It was reopened at 1:38 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Roseville Road Collision

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UPDATE A collision between a pickup truck and a bicyclist today at the Roseville Road entrance to McDonald’s, 701 Post Road, East seriously injured the bicyclist. He was reportedly unconscious at the scene and was transported by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital. The accident occurred at about 10:35 a.m., and police closed Roseville Road between Colony Road and Post Road while the accident investigation unit did its work. The road was reopened at 1:38 p.m.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Early Compo Arrivals; Pop Up Beach Tents Are In

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Compo Beach visitors were out early today, several with pop up beach tents, for a hot day in the sun. Temperatures were in the upper 80s with highs expected in the 90s.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Compo Scene

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A scene at Compo Beach on Friday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Saturday, July 22, 2017


Noon - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - Westport Senior Center - Book Talk: Janet Barrett, “They Called her Reckless”
1 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Multigenerational Mind & Muscle Hour
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Staples Auditorium - Staples Players: “Working”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes & Friends
8 p.m. - July 23 7 a.m. - Westport Library - Maker Madness 2017: “The Escape”

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Low Cut Connie Rocks the Levitt

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The high-energy Philadelphia-based rock band Low Cut Connie entertained at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion tonight. The band’s name refers to a waitress who often wore low-cut tops at a restaurant near where frontman Adam Weiner grew up. Contributed photo

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GOP Leader Decries House Push for a Monday Vote on Union Deal

By Keith M. Phaneuf

www.ctmirror.org

While legislative voting on the proposed union concessions deal could begin Monday, the top Republican in the Senate said the House Democratic leadership was irresponsibly rushing action on a crucial agreement.

Legislators must be at the Capitol on Monday for a constitutionally mandated, one-day session to consider overriding measures vetoed this year by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

“We will finalize decisions on any potential veto override votes at our caucus meeting Monday, as well as discuss the labor concession agreement, which we expect to vote on later that day,” House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, wrote in a statement.

But while Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, also scheduled a vote, he’s waiting until July 31 to accommodate lawmakers awaiting more information on the deal.

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Westport Property Transfers July 3 - 7, 2017

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 3 - 7, 2017:

Lynn Wisch Trust to Moon Methta, 5 Ivy Knoll, $880,000WNproperty.jpg

Richard A. and Judith L. Small to Timothy C. Roof, 117 Weston Road, $1,325,000

Craig R. and Stephanie D. Willis to Erik H. and Stacie Waldman, 33 Washington Ave., $1,599,000

Gregory M. and Dawn M. Lester to Craig R. and Stephanie D. Willis, 334 Compo Road South, $1,675,000

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Conducting the Investigation

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A state police officer photographs the scene at the I-95 bridge over the commuter parking lot at Riverside Avenue late today after a 24-year-old man jumped from the highway and landed in the commuter lot. He survived the fall and was being treated for his injuries at Norwalk Hospital, where he was taken by Westport EMS, said Trooper First Class Kelly Grant. A person familiar with the investigation said the victim was a Westport man with a history of mental health issues. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Man Jumps Off I-95 Bridge in Saugatuck

UPDATE A 24-year-old man jumped off the I-95 bridge over Westport’s Riverside Avenue late today, state police said. 

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The scene late today at Riverside Avenue and the I-95 bridge. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

He survived the fall into a commuter parking lot and was being treated for his injuries at Norwalk Hospital, where he was taken by Westport EMS, said Trooper First Class Kelly Grant.

Westport police closed off roads in the immediate area for a period but reopened them a short time later.

State and Westport police were checking the northbound vehicle the man was driving. One report said the car was at a Westport home where a domestic dispute occurred earlier in the day.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 101 Valley Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 101 Valley Road, between Green Farms Road and Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1924, the 1-3/4 story conventional has 1,355-square feet, is situated on a .35-acre property and, according to Town Assessor records, most recently changed ownership in April 2007 for $525,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Expensive Office Furniture Gets Crushed

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UPDATE Workers at 320 Post Road West today destroy expensive office furniture removed from the offices of Morgan Stanley in connection with the company’s move to 500 Post Road East. Westport attorney Ken Bernhard, who snapped this photo, said he was told by the workers they needed to have the offices “broom clean” by day’s end. Bernhard sent an email to Morgan Stanley saying he understood a similar furniture disposal operation would take place at its Nyala Farms office complex next week and urging the company instead to donate to nonprofits. He also made available a copy of an email from a consultant to Morgan Stanley Administration which said: “We already have all furniture scheduled to be liquidated/sold. We cannot stop what’s scheduled and being performed now. Movers will continue with their work as planned.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ken Bernhard for WestportNow.com

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Senior Center Friends Honored

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Members of the Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities (WCSA) today were presented with the Service to Older Adults Award during the Commission for Senior Services (CSS) annual meeting. First Selectman Jim Marpe did the honors along with Bob Fatherly, CSS chair. Pictured (l-r, seated) Judy Hardy, Sue Kane, Stu Rogan, Jo Fuchs Luscombe, Gloria Stashower, Carol Gluckman;(standing) Neil Hardy, Sue Pfister, Virginia Ferrari, Betty Lou Cummings, Lois Schine, Leslie Wolf, Jim Marpe, Stan Nayer, Molly Alger, Fran Reynolds, Jack Klinge, Janet Filling, Bob Fox and Wilma Bieler. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Summer

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Boats lined up at the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Friday, July 21, 2017


10 a.m. - Westport Senior Center - Senior Services Commission Annual Meeting
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10:30 a.m. - Westport Senior Center - Choosing Senior Living Options in Fairfield County
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6:30 p.m. - Earthplace - Family Campfire
7:30 p.m. - Staples Auditorium - Staples Players: “Working”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Low Cut Connie
8:30 p.m. - Earthplace - Movie Under the Stars: “Hometown Habitats: Stories of Bringing Nature Home”

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Awash in Concerns, Water Tanks Decision Moved to September

By James Lomuscio

The Aquarion Water Company’s plan to replace a failing 1.5 million gallon North Avenue water tank with two 2.5 million gallon ones drew concerns from neighbors and commissioners at tonight’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) hearing.

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Work was recently completed on a new pump station at the North Avenue Aquarion site. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Neighbors argued that Aquarion had not given them adequate notice, just three weeks, about a project that could negatively affect their home values and quality of life.

“I do want you to know that we feel as though we’ve been hit in the gut a little bit, and I want you to be aware,” Jodi Hardin of 58 North Ave. told Aquarion officials.

She and others said North Avenue already is busy because of Staples High School, which sits across from the current, 1956-built tank, and nearby Bedford Middle School.

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