Saturday, September 21, 2013
Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed
The Connecticut Humane Society in Westport (455 Post Road East, 203-227-4137) is in need of help from the Westport community. Volunteer Dog Walkers are needed at the shelter for regular once-a-week / 2 hour block schedules to make sure the dogs get out for play time. If interested, please stop by or call the Connecticut Humane Society. Thank-You.
Friday, January 01, 2010
2009 In Pictures
Once again, WestportNow presents as a New Year’s gift to our readers a review of the past year through the eyes of Westporters who contributed photos, video and illustrations to WestportNow in 2009.
The year 2009 was unusually busy, and we are pleased to have been your No. 1 source for breaking and ongoing news coverage of Westport for the seventh successive year.
Dozens of persons contributed news stories, photos, and illustrations to WestportNow over the past year. The 2009 review, with video and drawings for the first time, includes almost 350 entries and represents the work of 30 photographers by name and one illustrator.
In 2009, WestportNow continued to record remarkable growth. This last week alone, while unusually busy, WestportNow had more than 90,000 page views and more than 15,000 unique visitors. No other Westport news source, print or online, delivers as many daily or weekly readers to its advertisers.
We urge you to patronize our advertisers and spread the word about WestportNow. We continue to be grateful for the public trust shown in us and look forward to continuing to serve Westport in 2010. Best New Year wishes to all WestportNow readers.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Black Friday Shoppers Crowd Westport’s Main Street
Black Friday shoppers crowded Westport’s Main Street today in search of bargains. Unseasonably warm temperatures in the 60s made it seem more like September than the day after Thanksgiving. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Hunting for Bargains
Jeanne Franklin, 78
Jeanne Franklin of Stamford, a former longtime Westport resident who worked for decades aiding seniors, died Nov. 22 at home. The wife of the late John Franklin was 78.
Jeanne Franklin: advocate for seniors. Contributed photo
She was an energetic and much-loved advocate for seniors with a lifelong mission to bring people together across borders of age, culture and religion.
She was best known as the founding director of the Stamford Senior Center, as well as serving a four-year term on the state Commission on Aging.
In a letter supporting that appointment, a bipartisan group of eight state legislators from Stamford called her “a visionary and a tireless force for seniors.”
Merritt Crash Sends One to Hospital
A one-car crash on the Merritt Parkway in Westport just north of Exit 42 today sent one person to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. The car spun around and crashed through the central median and ended up partially in a southbound lane. Traffic was backed up in both directions while the wreck was cleared. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) News12 Connecticut photo
Installing Main Street Christmas Decorations
Just in time for post-Thanksgiving Black Friday shopping, Westport’s Main Street today was getting Christmas decorations. The decorations were being mounted on new street lamps installed as part of a makeover of Westport’s downtown streetscape. The Westport Downtown Merchants Association and Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday kickoff celebration on the street on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. following a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in front of Westport Town Hall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Burglary Suspect Busted for Bicycle, Handgun Theft
Devon Groomes: held on $200,000 bond. Westport Police photo
Following a lengthy Detective Bureau investigation,Westport officers arrested a New Haven man Tuesday in connection with separate home and motor vehicle burglaries in which a bicycle and a handgun were stolen, police said today.
He is being held in lieu of bonds totaling $200,000.
According to Capt. Samuel Arciola, Devon Groomes, 34, was arrested on a warrants in Norwalk Superior Court where he was being held on other charges.
Arciola said the arrest stems in part from an investigation into a residential burglary on Woodside Avenue July 21.
Installing Christmas Tree Lights
Workers today install Christmas lights on a tree in front of Westport Town Hall. First Selectman Jim Marpe will turn the lights on in an annual ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3. Public Works employee Paul Byron is in the cherry picker hanging the lights. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Dense Fog Advisory
The National Weather Service said a Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect for the Westport area until 9 a.m. today.
Visibility will be one-quarter mile or less at times, it said.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Westport Town Hall and Public Schools are closed.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Window to Westport’s Past & Present”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Dreamscapes”
11 a.m. - 10 p.m. - PAL Ice Rink, Longshore Club Park - Opening day, public skating hours
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “The Miracle Worker”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Staples Defeats Greenwich 28-26, Earning Playoff Spot
Wreckers Elliott Poulley and Mac Barreca celebrate in the end zone today after a Poulley touchdown that helped Staples edge Greenwich 28-26 in a thrilling Thanksgiving Day game that saw Greenwich pull within two with 12 seconds left in the game. The win for Staples (7-2) gives the Wreckers al spot in the state playoffs, playing Tuesdy against Darien. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
Gallery: Staples Edges Greenwich 28-26
Scenes from today’s Thanksgiving Day Staples 28-26 victory over Greenwich at home. Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com