Monday, February 08, 2016
Water from the Saugatuck River today spilled over into a parking garage of a building on Westport’s Riverside Avenue at hgh tide. The National Weather Service had issued a Coastal Flood Advisory. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 376 Post Road East, has a delayed opening today, not because of the weather but for a food safety meeting. A sign on the front doot says it will open at 3 p.m. Chipotle restaurants across the country are closing for several hours today for a company-wide safety briefing after outbreaks of norovirus and E.coli sickened customers. The company says customers can tap into the briefing through Twitter and Periscope starting at noon. The front door signs says: “If we messed up you lunch plans, let us make it up to you: visit chipolte.com/raincheck.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
As snow fell, today Westport Public Works Department employees were out putting down salt on roadways. According to Mike Frawley, facilities supervisor for the Town of Westport, “At this point we expect about 1.5 inches.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Police arrested a 52-year-old Westport man for allegedly driving his car into the front of the Senor Salsa restaurant and then fleeing, police said today.
William M. Boland was arrested Friday for the incident that occurred at 221 Post Road West, on Jan. 23. (See WestportNow Jan. 23, 2016)
Initial reports said the front license plate was found in the wreckage, but a police report said Boland was traced through a witness who wrote down Boland’s license plate as he left the scene.
It said the witness later positively identified Boland in a photograph line up. However, when initially confronted, Boland wrote and signed a sworn statement denying he was the driver, police said.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Enid Munroe: Artist & Alchemist”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Window to Westport’s Past & Present”
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - 44 Imperial Ave. - Westport Woman’s Club Curio Cottage Half-price Sale
6:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Board of Finance Special Budget Meeting
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Script in Hand Playreading: “Scotland Road”
7:30 p.m. - 180 Bayberry Lane - Westport/Weston Health District Board Canceled
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education Canceled
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
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Sunday, February 07, 2016
Organizers announced the winners in today’s MacChilifest competition held at Westport’s Bedford Middle School.
Classic Beef Chili Category: 1. Chilibomb, Fairfield for “Texas Peacemaker” Chili; 2. The Weston Fire Department for “SmokeEater” Chil, 3. Southport Brewing Co. for “Maple Stout” Chili
Creative Chili Category: 1. Little Pub of Wilton for“Moroccan Picadillo” Chili; 2. (tie) Liquid Lunch of Shelton for “Pumpkin Brisket” Chili, and Old Post Tavern of Fairfield for “Pat’s Smokehouse” Chili.
Mac ‘n Cheese Category: 1. Simply Delicious of Norwalk for“Jack Mac;” 2. Chilibomb of Fairfield for “Pulled Pork Mac,” and 3. DrewbaQ Food Truck for “Q Bowl” Mac.
The Westport Arts Center today hosted a jazz jam, part of its season jazz series. Today’s performance was dedicated to musician Don Mulvaney, a frequent contributor to the series, who died Sept. 14 at age 63 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The next event is March 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
The Westport P.A.L cheerleaders entertain today at the Westport Center for Senior Activities at its 10th Super Bowl tailgate party. The Staples High School cheerleaders also performed and the Staples Girls and Boys Cross-Country Teams were introduced and took their bows. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Jack Klinge (l), head of the Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities, helps himself to a hot dog today at the Center’s 10th annual Super Bow tailgate party. Serving uo the dogs is Lee Papageorge, owner of Oscar’s on Main Street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Scenes from today’s 10th annual Super Bowl tailgate party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Westport area, which is in effect from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.
It said to expect departures 2 to 2.5 feet above astronomical tides.
There will be minor coastal flooding for the Monday morning high tide cycle and possible for Monday night high tide cycles, the Weather Service said.
There will be flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splash over, it said.
Hundreds turned out at Westport’s Bedford Middle School today for MacChili Fest, a pre-Super Bowl event. Guests enjoyed unlimited sampling of more than 20 different chilis and mac ‘n cheese entries from 17 local restaurants and two local firehouses. Voting was in three categories—beef chili, creative chili and mac ‘n cheese. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe poses with Westport firefighters as he serves up some chili prepared by the Westport Fire Department at today’s MacChili Fest at Bedford Middle School. Pictured (l-r) are Chief Andrew Kingsbury, Marpe, Tobias Ostapchuk,, Ron Burgess, Paul Spennato, Scott Del Vecchio and Chris Carroll. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Scenes from today’s MacChilli Fest at Westport’s Bedford Middle School. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westporter Pietro Scott (r )of DiPietro Restaurant, 36 Riverside Ave., today greets Ray Cooney. host of TV show “Firehouse Kitchen” at the MacChili Fest at Bedford Middle School, Cooney, a retired New York City firefighter and now a volunteer firefighter in Bayport, N.Y., recorded the event for future viewing. Cooney said he compared the chili made by the Weston Fire Department to the Westport Fire Department and will present the results on a forthcoming show. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The National Weather Service in has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Westport for snow, which is in effect from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
It said there will be snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches with winds northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Snow will develop by Monday morning and will continue through Monday afternoon, the Weather Service said.
Rich Falcone, owner of Art’s Deli, 13 Post Road West, shows off one of his 6-footer subs , which he said are a popular party treat on Super Bowl Sunday. “It’s one of the busiest days of the year for us,” he said. Falcone said so far he has orders for 10 6-footers and 20 1-footers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Bedford Middle School - MacChiliFest
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Center for Senior Activities - Super Bowl Tailgate Party
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Light Up the Sky”
3 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Jazz Jam
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Usual Suspects: “The Blackhouse” by Peter May
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
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Saturday, February 06, 2016
New York Times Puzzle Editor Will Shortz (2nd l) is joined by the winners of today’s 17th annual crossword puzzle contest at the Westport Library. Glen Ryan (2nd r) of Norwich, finished in first place, Peter Rimkus (r) of Ashford earned second place and Andy Kravis (l) of Brooklyn, earned third place. All are familiar faces. Kravis earned first place in each of the past three years, Rimkus came in second in 2013, and Ryan placed third in each of the past three years but was the winner in 2012. According to Kelle Ruden, event organizer, 30 of today’s participants earned perfect scores in all four crossword puzzles presented. The finalists are determined by three who completed the four puzzles perfectly in the shortest time. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matow for WestportNow.com
There was a packed house today for the Westport Library’s 17th annual crossword competition with New York TImes Puzzle Editor Will Shortz stumping the crowd. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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