Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Preparing for Ice and Snow
Senior Center Cancels Activities
The Westport Center for Senior Activities has canceled all classes including the congregate luncheon program and the home delivered meals program today.
The staff will be in at 8:30 a.m. should there be any questions. Call (203)341-5099.
Winter Weather Advisory
The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Westport and area for snow until 5 p.m. today.
Accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible, it said,
Visibility occasionally will be at or below half a mile in brief bands of moderate to heavy snow, the advisory said.
It said the snow should taper off during the first part of the afternoon rush hour.
The Westport public schools are closed today due to the weather.
Chilly Dawn Walk
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
8 a.m. - Westport Library - Business Book Club
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – Human Services Commission
9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Village District Steering Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Framing the Past, Present, and Future” and “Walt Reed’s Illustrator in America”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Chuck Close: About Face” Closed due to weather
Noon - Westport Library - Women’s Entrepreneur Group
6 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Film: “Chuck Close: Note to Self” Canceled
6 p.m. - Westport Library - Business Special: Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents
6:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Historic District Commission work session
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Historic District Commission
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
Monday, December 09, 2013
Curtain Call for ‘Crossing Delancey’
The cast of the Westport Country Playhouse script-in-hand performance of “Crossing Delancey” takes their bows tonight before a near sold-out audience. They are (l-r) Kieran Campion, Dana Steingold, Lynn Cohen, Ari Brand, Cheryl Stern, and Ronald Cohen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The husband and wife acting team of Ronald and Lynn Cohen relax after their performance tonight in the Westport Country Playhouse script-in-hand reading of “Crossing Delancey.” Stage directions were read by Ronald while Lynn played Bubbie. They said they have been together for almost 50 years, married most of that time. Lynn currently plays Mags in the blockbuster film “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” She also starred in the iconic HBO series, “Sex and the City” in which she played the role of Magda. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
CT, 7 Other States Seek Midwest Pollution Crackdown
By Mark Pazniokas and Jan Ellen Spiegelwww.ctmirror.org
Connecticut and seven other eastern states, all with Democratic governors and all under longstanding orders to reduce air pollution, said today they are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to force stricter air standards on nine upwind states from the Rust Belt and Appalachia that rely on coal-fired power plants.
This CT DEEP map shows pollution flows from the south (yellow) and west (red) that travels hundreds of miles at high altitudes. Green shows local, lower-level flows. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) DEEP illustration
The governors said their states have largely exhausted ways to mitigate local ozone pollution and now must act decisively to force upwind states to reduce pollution at the source. Efforts at negotiation have failed, leaving the eastern governors with no choice but to seek federal intervention.
“They have been warned. They know this action is coming,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, one of four governors who addressed the media today, either by conference call or in a press conference in Washington, D.C.
Malloy said the eight states are seeking federal action to lower unhealthful ozone levels that plague places like Connecticut’s Fairfield County on many summer days and produce acid rain across Vermont and New Hampshire, degrading lakes and forests that are key to tourism.
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Orphenians Entertain at Woman’s Club
Today’s Westport Woman’s Club Festive Holiday Luncheon welcomed the Staples High School Orphenians directed by Luke Rosenberg. They performed a cappella music entertaining club members with holiday songs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lorraine Feliciano for WestportNow.com
Unattended Child in Car Leads to Woman’s Arrest
A child in an unattended car outside a Westport store led to the arrest of a 48-year-old Bridgeport woman who admitted she was the driver and also had a “crack pipe” in the car, police said.
Eleanor Cobb: admitted drinking. Westport police photo
Eleanor Cob was arrested Wednesday after police found a 4- year-old alone in the car and traced the vehicle to Cobb, police said.
It was then that she admitted to officers that she had been drinking, had a “crack pipe” in the car, and had shoplifted items from Walgreen’s, police said.
Cobb was charged with risk of injury to a minor, sixth-degree larceny, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. She was released after posting $5,000 bond and is scheduled for a court appearance Friday, police said.
Westport Man Accused of Stealing Relative’s Wall Safe
Westporter Jonathan Loeser, 20, of Bonnie Brook Road appeared in Norwalk Superior Court Friday on fifth-degree larceny charges following his arrest for stealing a wall safe and money from a relative two days earlier, police said.
He also faced charges for the possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Loeser was arrested after officers located him sleeping in his vehicle, which had broken down on Bayberry Lane, police said.
Loeser was held on $35,000 court set bond.
Police Arrest Man on Disorderly Conduct, Threatening
Westport police Sunday night arrested a 51-year-old Westport man on charges of disorderly conduct and threatening, police said.
John Raho was taken into custody after officers responded to a domestic disturbance at his West Parrish Road home, police said.
Raho was charged with disorderly conduct-threatening, and threatening, police said.
He was held in lieu of $2,500 bond and was scheduled to appear today in Norwalk Superior Court, police said.
Bringing in the Sweets
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport