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
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 WestportNow.com
UPDATE Police investigate today following a collision between a pickup truck and a bicyclist at the Roseville Road entrance to McDonald’s, 701 Post Road East. The bicyclist was taken by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital in serious condition. The driver of the pickup, who was not injured, remained on the scene and was cooperating with police, according to Sgt. Dave Wolf. Roseville Road between Colony Road and Post Road East was closed while the accident investigation unit worked the scene, he said. It was reopened at 1:38 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
UPDATE A collision between a pickup truck and a bicyclist today at the Roseville Road entrance to McDonald’s, 701 Post Road, East seriously injured the bicyclist. He was reportedly unconscious at the scene and was transported by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital. The accident occurred at about 10:35 a.m., and police closed Roseville Road between Colony Road and Post Road while the accident investigation unit did its work. The road was reopened at 1:38 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Compo Beach visitors were out early today, several with pop up beach tents, for a hot day in the sun. Temperatures were in the upper 80s with highs expected in the 90s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Noon - 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”
10 a.m. - Westport Senior Center - Book Talk: Janet Barrett, “They Called her Reckless”
1 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Multigenerational Mind & Muscle Hour
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Staples Auditorium - Staples Players: “Working”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes & Friends
8 p.m. - July 23 7 a.m. - Westport Library - Maker Madness 2017: “The Escape”
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Friday, July 21, 2017
The high-energy Philadelphia-based rock band Low Cut Connie entertained at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion tonight. The band’s name refers to a waitress who often wore low-cut tops at a restaurant near where frontman Adam Weiner grew up. Contributed photo
By Keith M. Phaneufwww.ctmirror.org
While legislative voting on the proposed union concessions deal could begin Monday, the top Republican in the Senate said the House Democratic leadership was irresponsibly rushing action on a crucial agreement.
Legislators must be at the Capitol on Monday for a constitutionally mandated, one-day session to consider overriding measures vetoed this year by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
“We will finalize decisions on any potential veto override votes at our caucus meeting Monday, as well as discuss the labor concession agreement, which we expect to vote on later that day,” House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, wrote in a statement.
But while Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, also scheduled a vote, he’s waiting until July 31 to accommodate lawmakers awaiting more information on the deal.
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 3 - 7, 2017:
Lynn Wisch Trust to Moon Methta, 5 Ivy Knoll, $880,000
Richard A. and Judith L. Small to Timothy C. Roof, 117 Weston Road, $1,325,000
Craig R. and Stephanie D. Willis to Erik H. and Stacie Waldman, 33 Washington Ave., $1,599,000
Gregory M. and Dawn M. Lester to Craig R. and Stephanie D. Willis, 334 Compo Road South, $1,675,000
A state police officer photographs the scene at the I-95 bridge over the commuter parking lot at Riverside Avenue late today after a 24-year-old man jumped from the highway and landed in the commuter lot. He survived the fall and was being treated for his injuries at Norwalk Hospital, where he was taken by Westport EMS, said Trooper First Class Kelly Grant. A person familiar with the investigation said the victim was a Westport man with a history of mental health issues. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE A 24-year-old man jumped off the I-95 bridge over Westport’s Riverside Avenue late today, state police said.
He survived the fall into a commuter parking lot and was being treated for his injuries at Norwalk Hospital, where he was taken by Westport EMS, said Trooper First Class Kelly Grant.
Westport police closed off roads in the immediate area for a period but reopened them a short time later.
State and Westport police were checking the northbound vehicle the man was driving. One report said the car was at a Westport home where a domestic dispute occurred earlier in the day.
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 101 Valley Road, between Green Farms Road and Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1924, the 1-3/4 story conventional has 1,355-square feet, is situated on a .35-acre property and, according to Town Assessor records, most recently changed ownership in April 2007 for $525,000. 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
UPDATE Workers at 320 Post Road West today destroy expensive office furniture removed from the offices of Morgan Stanley in connection with the company’s move to 500 Post Road East. Westport attorney Ken Bernhard, who snapped this photo, said he was told by the workers they needed to have the offices “broom clean” by day’s end. Bernhard sent an email to Morgan Stanley saying he understood a similar furniture disposal operation would take place at its Nyala Farms office complex next week and urging the company instead to donate to nonprofits. He also made available a copy of an email from a consultant to Morgan Stanley Administration which said: “We already have all furniture scheduled to be liquidated/sold. We cannot stop what’s scheduled and being performed now. Movers will continue with their work as planned.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ken Bernhard for WestportNow.com
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