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Monday, September 1, 2014 - Labor Day

Westport Town Hall and Library are closed for Labor Day

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tree Branch Down Closes Newtown Turnpike Image
A tree branch fell on Newtown Turnpike tonight in the area of No. 135, pulling away power lines,. It caused closure of the busy road, but there were no reports of power outages in the area.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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BBQ Fest Second Day—Rains Did Not Stop the Music

Scenes from the second day of the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival in Westport. The rains came but the show went on. Dave Matlow, Tony Riggio, J.C. Martin and WestportNow photos

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Closing Out the BBQ Fest Image
Young guitar great, vocalist and entertainer Rick Derringer closed out the seventh annual Westport Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival tonight. He was just 17 when his band The McCoys recorded the No.1 hit “Hang On Sloopy” in the summer of 1965, knocking “Yesterday” by The Beatles out of the top spot. His performance of the hit song brought cheers from the audience, many of whom danced below the stage. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Young Fan Up Late Image
A young fan enjoys the music of Rick Derringer, guitarist, vocalist, Grammy Award winning producer and entertainer, as the last act tonight at the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival in Westport. Derringer came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of The McCoys, who had a No. 1 hit single with “Hang on Sloopy.” Derringer then turned to blues rock, scoring a 1974 hit with “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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They Came Prepared Image
UPDATE Many attendees at the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival in Westport came prepared for showers and stuck out an afternoon thunderstorm. Just before 6 p.m., the rain had stopped and the sun broke through the clouds. However. the rain returned briefly at about 8:15 p.m., just before the 8:30 p.m. closing. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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The Show Goes On Image
The show went on at the Levitt Pavilion in late afternoon today as a thunderstorm moved through. Some left but many remained. The sun broke through again just before 6 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Dancing in the Rain Image
An afternoon thunderstorm did not stop some fans from dancing to the music at the closing day today of the Westport Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Westport and area until 5:45 p.m.

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Gimme Shelter Image
Many at the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival took shelter under the Levitt Pavilion canopy at the rear of the facility today as an afternoon rain moved through the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Chased Away by the Rain Image
Mid-afternoon rain chased many away today from the second day of the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival in Westport, but many others stayed as the show went on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Rockabilly Veteran Image
Bill Kirchen, Grammy-nominated rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter, delighted crowds at the Westport Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for

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Bird’s Eye View of Festival Image
A mid-afternoon aerial view of today’s Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Last Goodbye Image
Dozens of persons, many of them artists, stopped by to say goodbye today to Max’s Art Supplies as it shut its doors for good at 68 Post Road East after 59 years in the same location. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for

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Party to Say Goodbye Image
Shirley Mellor, owner of Max’s Art Supplies, shows off one of her gifts today as the store held a closing down party to make the end of its run at 68 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for

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