Tuesday, August 22, 2017
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
Noon - Westport Library - Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
2 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - DEEP/UCONN Long Island Sound Nitrogen Strategy
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - 323 Main Street Bar - Let’s Get Quizzical: Pub Trivia Night
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Treehouse Comedy Club III
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Appropriate”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Monday, August 21, 2017
A week after President Trump touched off a firestorm with his amended remarks on the Charlottesville violence, Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today expressed “disappointment” with the president’s response.
In an email to Westport voters linking to a YouTube video of him making a statement along the Saugatuck River, Marpe said: “I want to express my personal disappointment with the president and his response to the white nationalist march in Charlottesville.”
He added: “There can be no ambiguity on this issue. It is incumbent on all of us to forcefully disavow those who stand for hate and intolerance.”
Marpe, a Republican who is seeking a second term as Westport’s leader in November, said, “Westport has always been a place where we live by and teach our children the values that we cherish, values that embrace equality, inclusiveness, open-mindedness and respect for each other.”
The Westport Library tonight honored Westport artist Miggs Burroughs at a reception in its Great Hall. The event titled “Bravo & Thank You, Miggs!” caps Burroughs’ yearlong artist-in-residence role at the library. Bill Harmer (r), executive director, praised Burroughs as the library’s ambassador to the town. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Westport artist Miggs Burroughs tonight shows off a t-shirt gift from the Westport Library as it honored him at the end of his yearlong artist-in-residence role at the library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Officers today arrested a Bronx, New York man for the July 2 robbery of the TD Bank at 1111 Post Road East, police said.
Alpha Jalloh, 24, was arrested in Norwalk Superior Court on robbery, conspiracy and larceny charges, held in lieu of a $100,000 bond and arraigned at the time of his arrest.
According to Lt. Jillian Cabana, Jalloh had also robbed the Chase Bank at 454 Post Road on June 13 in Darien, as well as having robbed banks in Waterbury and Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
“The suspect had passed a note to the bank employee telling him a robbery was occurring and he had a gun,” Cabana said about the Westport robbery.
By James Lomuscio
From 11 a.m. to about 3 p.m. today an estimated 1,000 persons came to the Westport Astronomical Society (WAS) and its Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane to watch the eclipse.
Many expected to see their world go dark, or at least 70 percent of it, as the 2017 solar eclipse was set to make history. The next one is not until April 2024.
Sections of the country in the eclipse’s “totality” zone, such as Oregon and Kansas City, saw darkness fall. But not this region.
“It’s possible it might get a little bit dark,” Alex Kukn, WAS treasurer, said diplomatically.
Scenes in Westport today as hundreds gathered at the Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane and elsewhere to view the partial eclipse. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos
There were long lines today at the Westport Astronomical Society’s Rolnick Observatory for a chance to view the eclipse through telescopes set up by the group’s members. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
There was a party atmosphere today at Westport’s Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane as hundreds of persons turned out for eclipse viewing. Bayberry Lane and adjoining streets were jammed with parked cars as people made their way to the observatory behind the Westport-Weston Health District office. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Hundreds of persons descended on Westport’s Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane today for a glimpse of the eclipse. Among them were Aiden Schachter (back), 11, Logan Penske (l), 8, and Rebecca Schachter, 8. Though Westporters were not able to view the total solar eclipse, they were able to to see about a 70 percent one. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
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