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Monday, July 24, 2017

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Canal Road at Westport’s Saugatuck Shores was flooded at today’s high tide at 12:38 p.m. The water quickly receded after the peak of the high tide. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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These youngsters walk through floodwaters on Marsh Road at Saugatuck Shores at high tide shortly after noon today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Irene Penny for


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Tree Down Closes Road, Causes Power Outages

A tree that came down today on Hillspoint Road forced closure of the roadway and caused power outages, police said.

The tree fell across the road at 30 Hillspoint Road at the entrance to the Conservative Synagogue.

Eversource said 54 Westport customers were without power.

Police closed off Hillspoint Road between Prospect Road and Harding Lane.


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Police: Woman’s Arrest Follows Accident, DUI and Fake License

Officers arrested a Norwalk woman for driving under the influence and having a fake driver’s license after she was involved in a three-vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital, police said today. Image
Julia Patnaude: free on $5,000 bond. Westport Police photo Image
The accident scene on April 28. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jarrett Liotta for

Julia Patnaude, 20, was charged with DUI, traveling unreasonably fast, failure to obey a control signal and second-degree forgery upon her arrest Tuesday, July 18.

The charges date back to an incident that took place on April 28 when officers responded to a three-car accident that took place at the intersection of Post Road East and Morningside Drive.

“There was severe damage to all involved vehicles, and four people were transported to the hospital,” Lt. David Farrell said.

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Arrest for Dog in Hot Car

Officers arrested a New Mexico woman on a cruelty to animals charge for leaving her dog inside her car where the temperature was 113 degrees in the Westport-Weston YMCA parking lot, police said today. Image
Lakesha Williams: unable to post $500 bond. Westport Police photo

Lakesha Williams, 39 of Albuquerque, was arrested Wednesday, July 19, after the Animal Control Officer (ACO) and police officers had been dispatched following a call of a dog inside a vehicle.

“When the ACO arrived, she immediately took temperature readings and found that the outside surface temperature of the vehicle was 136 degrees Fahrenheit and temperature inside the car was 113 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Lt. David Farrell.

“Worried that the animal was in imminent danger, the ACO entered the vehicle and removed the dog,” he added. “Upon removal, the animal was panting heavily.”

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Westport Man Arrested for Stealing from Employer

Officers arrested a Westport man for stealing watches and jewelry from his employer, police said today. Image
Michael Devoe: admitted thefts. Westport Police photo

Michael Devoe, 38, was arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on a charge of first-degree larceny the day after his arrest Monday, July 16.

According to Lt. David Farrell, Devoe had been employed by the victim since September “and had direct access to his personal property.”

“The victim went on to say that an incident that occurred earlier in the day made him suspicious that Mr. Devoe may be stealing from him,” Lt. David Farrell said.

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Arrest After Trying to Cash Fraudulent Check

Officers arrested a North Babylon, N.Y. man for on credit card and identity theft charges after he had allegedly attempted to cash a fraudulent check, police said today. Image
Stephen Digsby: free on $10,000 bond.   Westport Police photo

Steven Digsby, 55, was charged with third-degree identity theft, criminal impersonation, criminal attempt at fourth-degree larceny, credit card theft and unlawful reproduction of a credit card upon his arrest Wednesday, July 19.

According to Lt. David Farrell, officers responded to the bank of America at 1815 Post Road East on a report of a man who had attempted to cash a fraudulent check.

“Prior to police arrival, the suspect had left the bank, but we were advised that the suspect was last seen heading westbound on Post Road East driving a Volvo with New York plates,” Farrell said.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
5 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen Photo Contest Awards Ceremony & Reception
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Hall Family Special
7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Hebrew Conversation

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Westporter Dave Giardina and his Latin jazz band GOZA heated up the night tonight at the Levitt Pavilion.  GOZA (Spanish for joy) performs music and dance rhythms from Latin America, Brazil and Spain with guitar, violin, horns, latin percussion and romantic vocals. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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UPDATE Residents along Hillandale Road just before Morningside Drive South today spotted water coming out of the ground and flowing down the street. Aquarion Water Company workers responded to repair a water line break. Police closed off Hillandale Road from Center Street to Morningside Drive South while repairs were underway.  It was reopened at 2:48 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Weingarten for


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A rare sight was spotted Saturday on Westport’s Greens Famrs Road at Compo Road South—a farm tractor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

11:15 a.m. - Captain’s Cove (1 Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport) -Westport Historical Society: Captain’s Cove Harbor Cruise
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Goza Latin Jazz Band

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Alternate Routes & Friends at Levitt Image
Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes & Friends performed at the Levitt Pavilion tonight before an enthusiastic crowd not bothered by a few raindrops.  They included Ted Morcaldi, Kurt Leon of The Alternate Routes; Colman Connolly, 13; Ian Tait of The Alternate Routes, and Chris Ruggiero. The Alternate Routes was originally formed by Warren and Eric Donnelly in 2002 while studying at Fairfield University. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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A few raindrops tonight did not seem to bother an enthusiastic Levitt Pavilion crowd that turned out to hear Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes & Friends. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 14 Westport Ave. Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 14 Westport Ave., in the Compo Beach section, is in process. Built in 1932, the two-story conventional has 1,400-square feet, is situated on a .11-acre property and changed ownership in July 2016 for $1,250,000. 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


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