Saturday, July 30, 2016
A car and a bicyclist collided today in front of 62 Cross Highway. The bicyclist was transported to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A police officer checks a bicycle involved. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Members of the Westport U10 softball team today celebrate their state title win over Seymour with some ice cream at Saugatuck Sweets in Westport. It was the second consecutive state title for the U10 team. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The Westport U10 Little League softball team today clinched its second consecutive state title with a 4-0 win over Seymourl at Unity Park in Trumbull. Morgan Carnahan went the distance, helped by a spectacular catch by outfielder Olivia Stubbs and third inning hits from Grace Alfero – a triple – as well as Stubbs, Kate McDonald, and herself. The U10 team joined the U11 club as state champions this summer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
There was a packed luncheon crowd at Oscar’s Deli, 159 Main St., today hours after the family announced that Sunday will be its last day. A Facebook announcement said the iconic Westport eatery will close Monday after 42 years as owner Lee Papageorge battles lung cancer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE Crews work to clear I-95 northbound after a heavy duty bucket truck pulling a wood chipper (orange) collided with a pickup truck and flipped over today between exits 17 and 18 in Westport. One person was taken to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) DOT traffic camera photo
Tow truck operators get set to upright a heavy duty bucket truck towing a wood chipper after it collided today with a pickup truck on I-95 northbound between exits 17 and 18 in Westport. One person was sent to Norwalk Hospital. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
UPDATE A heavy duty bucket truck towing a wood chipper (orange) collided with a pickup truck (r., red) and flipped over on its side today on I-95 northbound between exits 17 and 18 in Westport. One person was transported to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, said Assistant Chef Kenneth Lombardi. He said firefighters dealt with leaking gasoline, diesel fuel, and hydraulic fluid and their quick action minimized environmental concerns. Traffic was tied up in both directions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Library - Gaming Saturdays in the Great Hall
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Themed Crafts for All Ages
2 p.m. - Westport Library - A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss “Persuasion”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Invisible Hand”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - The Alpaca Gnomes
9 p.m. - Westport Library - Harry Potter Party (grades 2+)
9 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Westport Library - Geek the Library photo session
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
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Friday, July 29, 2016
Oscar’s Deli, a Westport Main Street mainstay for 42 years, will close Monday, according to an announcement tonight on its Facebook page.
It said on Sunday morning customers will share memories and stories about the deli and its owner, Lee Papageorge, who is battling lung cancer.
The closing follows by two years the closing of another Main Street mom and pop eatery, Westport Pizzeria, after 45 years. But it moved to a new location on Post Road East.
Rumors of Oscar’s closing had circulated for months when word spread of the illness of its owner.
Tonight’s announced closing on Monday of Oscar’s Deli marks the end of a 42-year run for the Main Street icon and the last mom and pop store on the street. Owner Lee Papageorge, a nonsmoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer several months ago and is undergoing treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
To celebrate his 65th birthday in February, Lee Papageorge’s family presented him with a life-size replica Oscar as his Oscar’s Deli hosted the fifth annual n’Oscars event presented by the Westport Cinema Initiative. It was announced tonight that after 42 years, the Main Street landmark will close on Monday as its owner battles lung cancer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Oscar’s Deli, whose Monday closing was announced tonight, attacted numerous celebrities over the years. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stopped by duriing his 2010 gubernatorial campaign and greeted owner Lee Papageorge. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Despite a heavy downpour during their performance, Otis & the Hurricanes served up a mix of Delta blues, New Orleans funk, and some rock tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
A mid-performance downpour did not stop the music tonight at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts at Otis & the Hurricanes played their New Orleans sound. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Rain did not stop dancing to Otis & the Hurricanes tonight at Westport’s Levitt Paviilion for the Performing Arts. The rain stopped in time for some closing numbers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Without an umbrella, Jack Klinge of Westport used his chair tonight to shield himself from the rain as he watched Otis & the Hurricanes at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The New York Times has high praise for the current Westport Playhouse production of ‘Invisible Hand,’ calling it a “powerful and transfixing piece of theater.”
In a review to appear in its Sunday edition and posted online tonight, the newspaper’s reviewer, Sylviane Gold, said of the play by Puliter Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar: “It’s as intense and visceral a stretch of theater as I’ve ever seen.”
The reviewer praised the actors, director David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, set designer Adam Rigg, as well as lighting director Matthew Richards and sound director Fitz Patton.
The play continues through Aug. 6.
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 11 - 15, 2016:
Debra A. Shaughnessy to Megan and Chris Bolan, 1 Spruce St., $987,000
Earthplace Inc. to Jeffrey D. Warshaw, Map 10276 Parcel X., $5,000
Michael and Pamela Dedona to Dinesh and Shilpa Kumar, 8 Clayton St., $1,420,000
SIR-10 Round Pond LLC to Matthew L. Messinger and Mary St. Martin, 10 Round Pond Road, $4,143,500
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 10 Westport Ave., in the Compo Beach area, is in process. Built in 1930, the two-story conventional has 1,626-square feet, is situated on a .11-acre property and, according to town assessor records, last changed ownership in 1999 for $615,000. 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
Officers arrested a New York City man after he tried to withdraw $4,800 from another customer’s account, police said today.
Upon his arrest Tuesday at Chase Bank, 1090 Post Road East, Roger Harris, 62, was charged with criminal impersonaltion, unlawful reproduction of a credit card, third-degree forgery, third-degree identity theft and attempt to commit larceny in the third degree.
According to Lt. David Farrell, officers were dispatched around 1 p.m. to Chase on a report of a man attempting to fraudulently withdraw $4,800.
“Bank employees noticed the signature Harris gave did not match that of the victim, and he could not answer their security questions,” Farrell said. “Harris also had a fraudulent credit card and fraudulent driver’s license with the victim’s information.”
Westport officers arrested a North Branford man on a larceny charge for depositing a $10,000 check that belonged to his daughter into his account, police said today.
Robert Tricarico, 60, was arrested on a warrant and charged with second-degree larceny, according to Lt. David Farrell.
Tricarico was unable to explain why he deposited the check into his account and was unable to repay the amount, Farrell said.
Held in lieu of a $5,000 bond , Tricarico is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Thursday, Aug. 4.
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