Bross Chingas Bross Real Estate, Riverside Realty, #1 Team in Westport 2013-2015 Per CMLS; Over One BILLION Dollars in Career Sales
Schedule your CoolSculpting consultation now and say Goodbye to Fat! Westport MediSpa, 203.227.5437,  32 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT
Westport Country Playhouse presents LETTICE & LOVAGE, May 30-June 17, 2017
Your 24/7 News Source

Monday, May 29, 2017

Marpe: ‘We Celebrate the Ability to Disagree’

Here is the text of First Selectman Jim Marpe’s address today at the Town Hall Memorial Day ceremony.

Good morning. It is an honor and privilege to be here today. First, I must salute the great gentleman we all love to call Mr. Parade, Bill Vornkahl, president of the Westport Veterans Council. Image
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today addresses a packed Town Hall Memorial Day ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Bill has orchestrated this special event for the last 47 years, in a true demonstration of love and commitment to his town and country. And thank you to everyone who has a role in making this great parade and these ceremonies happen.

In just a few moments, we will hear from this year’s Grand Marshal, Edward Vebell. Ed is a World War II Veteran who joined the Air Force in 1942. 

He was a member of the 904th Camouflage Unit and was dropped behind enemy lines to sketch enemy equipment and positions. 

More "Marpe: ‘We Celebrate the Ability to Disagree’"


05/29/17 01:08 PM Comments () • Permalink

Special Day Image
Westporter Ann Beers was among veterans taking part in today’s Westport Town Hall Memorial Day ceremony. Not only did she mark Memorial Day, but she also celebrated her 93rd birthday. Beers served in the Navy as a pharmacist’s mate during World War II,  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/29/17 11:40 AM Comments () • Permalink

A Town Hall Tribute to Grand Marshal Image
Ed Vebell, 96, grand marshal of this year’s Memorial Day parade, received a standing ovation from attendees at the Town Hall Memorial Day ceremony after the parade was canceled because of inclement weather. Vebell recounted his experiences during World War II and his work as the only artist allowed to cover the 1945, post-war Nuremberg, Germany war trials, which prosecuted members of the Nazi leadership. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


05/29/17 11:17 AM Comments () • Permalink

SRO for Memorial Day Ceremony Image
It was standing room only today for the Westport Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall. The one-hour event was substituted for the annual Memorial Day parade, which was canceled because of rain. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


05/29/17 11:15 AM Comments () • Permalink

Paying Close Attention Image
A young guest at today’s Westport Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall pays close attention to the speeches. The standing room only crowd included many young people as well as veterans and others. It was the second successive year the parade was canceled because of inclement weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


05/29/17 11:10 AM Comments () • Permalink

Vet Get-Together Image
Among veterans getting together at today’s Westport Town Hall Memorial Day ceremony were (l-r) Bob Satter, Leonard Everett Fisher, and Larry Aasen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/29/17 11:05 AM Comments () • Permalink

Flag Wavers Image
Among youngsters attending today’s Westport Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall were Girl Scouts and Long Lots Elementary School fifth grade students (l-r)  Alyssa Lee, 10, Nina Lauterbach, 11, Lindsey Price, 10, and Paige Miller, 11. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/29/17 11:00 AM Comments () • Permalink

Fire Department Honors ‘Ultimate Sacrifice’

By James Lomuscio

Unlike last Memorial Day when he spoke via satellite from Afghanistan to his fellow firefighters, Westport Firefighter James Branson, a medic in the Naval Reserve, gave today’s address back home. Image
Firefighter James Branson addressed today’s Westport Fire Department Memorial Day ceremony in person this year.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

His words at the Fire Department’s memorial service at Fire Headquarters were sobering, fitting for a rainy day in which the parade had been canceled, the unofficial start of summer postponed.

Branson spoke about the 400,000 graves in Arlington National Cemetery, the 1.8 million service members killed since 1775, and the 52,000 wounded since Sept. 11, 2001, “physical and emotional wounds.”

“Today is for those who never came home and for those who brought the war home with them,” he said referencing those who “lost the final battle to suicide.”

More "Fire Department Honors ‘Ultimate Sacrifice’"


05/29/17 10:45 AM Comments () • Permalink

Gallery: Westport FD Memorial Day Ceremony

Scenes from today’s Westport Fire Department Memorial Day ceremony. Dave Matlow for and photos


05/29/17 10:20 AM Comments () • Permalink

50th Memorial Day Ceremony for Denis Duffy Image
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today honored retired firefighter Denis Duffy with a commendation on his appearance at his 50th Fire Department Memorial Day ceremony. He was among a number of firefighters recognized for their service at the annual ceremony.  “I miss hanging out with the guys and hope to see you next year,” said Duffy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/29/17 09:12 AM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Fire Department Pays Tribute Image
Despite cancellation of the Memorial Day parade, the Westport Fire Department Memorial Day observance went ahead as scheduled today. Town and fire leaders paid tribute to those who have given their lives in service to Westport and their country and thanked the 11 firefighters who are retiring from the department this year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


05/29/17 08:55 AM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Memorial Day Parade Canceled

Due to inclement weather, the annual Westport Memorial Day parade has been canceled.

Instead, a ceremony will be held in the Town Hall auditorium at 10 a.m.

It is the second consecutive year the parade has been canceled because of weather.

Before that, the last cancellation was in 2011.


05/29/17 06:33 AM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Salutes Memorial Day Image
Flags flew in a stiff breeze Sunday on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/29/17 12:15 AM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day

Westport Town Hall, Public Schools, and Library are closed.
8 a.m. - Westport Fire Headquarters - annual Memorial Day ceremony
9 a.m. - Saugatuck Elementary School to Veterans Green - Westport Memorial Day Parade CANCELED
10 a.m. - Westport Town Hall—Memorial Day ceremony
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid” (last day)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


05/29/17 12:05 AM Comments Closed • Permalink

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Compo Scene Image
The Compo Beach lifeguard shack late today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


05/28/17 08:37 PM Comments () • Permalink

 1 2 3 >  Last »
Page 1 of 3471 pages

Enter your email address to get delivered to your inbox:

Powered by FeedBlitz

Earthplace, Westport CT - Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action. Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County, Connecticut

Having a Party
This Summer?

Phil and Tom Ice Cream, 203-222-1244

The Good Humor men are in town!

Vintage Good
Humor Truck

Phil & Tom Ice Cream


Nevas Law Group, 237 Post Road West Westport, 203.557.8600 WestportNow Year in Pictures 2015 Give to Public Schools in Need! - Go to

Support a classroom.
Build a future.

what's inside
Property Transfers
property transfers

Westport Property Transfers May 8 - 12, 2017



Susan Ross, 71

Ruth S. Shaw, 75

Arts & Leisure

‘Signs of Compassion’ Opens at Library

Friends of Westport Public Art Collections Fundraiser Set for June 8


Judge: P&Z Acted Properly Denying 8-30g Project

Westport Company to Build Southport Senior Living Facility


Tribes Win Casino Fight in Senate, Face Battle in House

Group Think

Health & Fitness

Comings & Goings: Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness Relocates

Changes at One of Westport’s Oldest Medical Practices


Woman’s Club Awards Scholarships

PBA Awards Scholarships


Republicans Seek Municipal Candidates

House Dems Say ‘Budgetary Relief’ is the Price of a New Casino

Real Estate

Judge: P&Z Acted Properly Denying 8-30g Project

Westport Property Transfers May 8 - 12, 2017


Lacrosse Memorial Day Weekend Game

Five Saugatuck Rowing Boats Qualify for Youth Nationals

Special Reports
Special Reports

WN Wins 16 Citations in State Competition

Special Report: Housing Shift — More Apartments, Fewer McMansions


Westport Info
westport weather

Westport Weather - Current Conditions
Get more Westport weather

SB Exit 17 Saugatuck Ave.

More Westport Traffic Cams

Realtime NY Metro-area traffic reports from

August West Chimney Sweeps

Francois du Pont

Francois du Pont, 6 Sconset Square

6 Sconset Square
Westport, CT

For Women 40+
Are you ready to
get fit & healthy?

How to NOT look fat
in a bathing suit

Linda T. Gottlieb

Certified Fitness Pro
30+ Years Experience

Advertise on

WestportNow wins 16 citations in the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Connecticut Chapter Awards

InfoPulse LLC
westport youtube

JazzFC Celebrates Debut as Nonprofit

Video: TEAM Westport Teen Reads Winning Diversity Essay

Video: Westport’s March for Democracy

Video: First Night Westport Weston 2016 Fireworks

Reader nominations welcome:

social media

Westport-area Blogs

 Burb Man: Brian Rutter
 CT Bites
 CT News Junkie
 Fairfield Co. Real Estate
 Farewell Travels
 Friends of Westport Parks/Rec
 Geek the Library
 Hostile Entry
 Jane Green
 Kosher Like Me
 Major Knitter
 Much Ado About Stuffing
 Nancy on Norwalk
 Nina Pomeroy Photography
 Our Town Crier
 Preserve Westport
 Prill Boyle's Defying Gravity
 Ruden Report
 Ruzow Graphics
 Sherwood Island Friends
 Susan Granger
 Taking the Kids
 Videler Photography
 Volunteer Square
 Westport Weather Website
 Y's Women

Suggest a Westport-area blog by sending email to: