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Saturday, June 30, 2012

One Sent to Hospital After Two-Car Crash Image
A two-car crash Post Road East at Cedar Road today sent a Westport woman to the hospital. Witnesses said the Ford Explorer had just exited the Subway sandwich lot when it collided with a BMW driven by a woman who had just left Starbucks heading west and crossed into the eastbound lane. She suffered burns from spilled coffee but declined transport to the hospital. Both cars had to be towed from the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Crunch Image
Two drivers escaped serious injury today in a head-on crash on Westport’s Post Road East at Cedar Road. Witnesses said one driver, a Westport woman, was pulling out of the Subway sandwich lot heading east when she collided with a car driven by a woman who had just left Starbucks heading west and crossed into the eastbound lane. The Starbucks customer suffered burns from spilled hot coffee but declined transport to the hospital. The other woman had slight injuries and opted to go to the hospital to be checked out. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Car Shatters Window at Boat Locker Image
A Westport woman escaped injury today when she lost control of her Lexus and smashed into the front of the Boat Locker, 1543 Post Road East, shattering the store’s front window and brick storefront. No other passengers were in the vehicle. According to witnesses, the driver said that she was planning to shop at the next door Top Drawer apparel shop when the parking accident occurred. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick said there did not appear to be structural damage to the building. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Winning Duck Image
Nick Mathias, 7, of Westport shows off his prize winning entry in the Westport Sunrise Club’s duck decorating contest held at its Great Duck Race today. The Mini Maker Faire Duck, which is remotely controlled, thanks sponsors of the Mini Maker Faire held in April at the Westport Public Library. Nick’s father Mark was a principal in launching the event.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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Pleased With Trophy Image
Nick Mathias, 7, of Westport, is pleased with his winning trophy after taking first place in the duck decorating contest at the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club’s Great Duck Race. With him is his Dad, Mark, who organized the Mini Maker Faire held at the Westport Public Library in April. The winning remote control duck thanked sponsors of the event.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


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A Ducky Time for All

Scenes from today’s fourth annual Great Duck Race on the Saugatuck River in Westport sponsored by Westport Sunrise Rotary. Larry Untermeyer for


06/30/12 05:02 PM Comments () • Permalink

We Have a Winner Image
The winner of the Great Duck Race today on the Saugatuck River is held aloft by a member of the Westport Sunrise Roatary Club, sponsor of the event.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


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Getting Their Ducks in a Row Image
Members of the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club maneuver rubber ducks into position for today’s Great Duck Race on the Saugatuck River. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


06/30/12 04:45 PM Comments () • Permalink

Ducks Taking to Water Image
Rubber ducks are dumped into the Saugatuck River today at Parker Harding Plaza by a machine donated by Westport construction firm A. J. Penna in preparation for today’s Great Duck Race sponsored by the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


06/30/12 04:40 PM Comments () • Permalink

Duck Race on Saugatuck Draws Large Crowd Image
A large crowd attended today’s fourth annual duck race on the Saugatuck River sponsored by Westport Sunrise Rotary. It took place under sunny skies with temperatures around 90. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Picnic With a View Image
Friday’s night’s Compo Beach sunset provided ani ideal background for a summer picnic on South Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for


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Saturday, June 30, 2012

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Parker Harding Plaza - Westport Sunrise Rotary 4th Annual Great Duck Race
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Landscape: Scene/Re-seen”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The Sound & the Saugatuck” & “Watershed Moments”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Year of Magical Thinking” (last day)
7:15 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - RiverSwing Series: DJ Rekha
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Company”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


06/30/12 04:05 AM Comments Closed • Permalink

Power Outages Affect Westporters

UPDATE Connecticut Light & Power Co. reported scattered outages in Westport tonight.

At 10:10 p.m., CL&P said 14 Westport customers were in the dark.

All customers were restored by late evening.


06/30/12 03:51 AM Comments () • Permalink

Ned Dimes in the Pink Image
Tonight’s sunset as seen from the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jane Sherman for


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Picture Perfect Sunset Image
Cameras were snapping away tonight at another spectacular Compo Beach summer sunset. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for


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