Friday, October 20, 2017
Officers arrested a Brooklyn, N.Y. man on drug charges today after he was stopped for speeding at Exit 17 off I-95, police said.
Ken Alexander, 22, was charged with possession and sale of a controlled substance after a K-9 search of the vehicle initiated by the odor of marijuana uncovered a vacuum sealed bag with more than a pound of marijuana and packaging materials.
Unable to post a $10,000 bond, Alexander was transported to Norwalk Superior Court today for arraignment
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 2 - 6, 2017:
Mary Younglove to Edward Christian and Nataliya Lalor, 5 Evergreen Parkway, $915,000
SIR-2 North Sylvan LLC to ELMR LLC, 4 Sylvan Farms Lane, $2,650,000
Ira Saferstein to Jessica and Christopher Ross, 5 Blackberry Lane, $2,764,000
David R. and Andrea R. Reiser Trusts to Peter M. Halloran, 3 Sprucewood Lane, $2,836,500
9:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Commission for Senior Servies
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
1:30 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Oysters in Our Own Backyard
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6:30 p.m. - Fairfield Theatre (70 Sanford St., Fairfield) - Band Together to benefit CLASP
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - 7th & 8th Grade Movie Night: “Ghostbusters”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Actress Lupita Nyong’o detailed her encounters with Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed published tonight, including advances he made at his Westport home.
Nyong’o, 34, was a Yale Drama School student at the time and said Weinstein sent a car to New Haven to bring her to Westport.
“The driver and I met Harvey in the little town of Westport, where he informed me that we would be having lunch at a restaurant before getting to his home,” she wrote.
The actress added that not only did Weinstein attempt to ply her with alcohol when she met with him at the restaurant, but after they moved the meeting to his Beachside Avenue home to watch a film screening, tried to give her a massage.
A large crowd was present at the Westport Library tonight to hear from experts on opioid addiction. Those participating in a panel discussion included (l-r) Marc Hartog, deputy director, Westport EMS; Police Lt. Eric Woods, Denique Weidema-Lewis, director of prevention at Positive Directions, and Elaine Daignault, Westport’s director of human services. The program was introduced by Gary Mendell, Shatterproof CEO, who lost his son to addiction in 2011. He then founded Shatterproof to spare other families the tragedy his family had suffered. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
By Keith M. Phaneufwww.ctmirror.org
State legislative leaders say they are strongly considering eliminating local property taxes on motor vehicles in the state budget they hope to adopt next week.
But while they have proposals to help cities and towns cut costs, leaders conceded communities might have to offset most of the lost revenue simply by boosting taxes elsewhere — on homeowners and businesses.
“You’re being taxed one way or another,” said House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, who called the motor vehicle levy a “nuisance tax” that is difficult for towns to administer. “We believe that not taxing a motor vehicle is a good policy.”
“Towns and cities manage their budgets way better than state government ever could,” House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, said.
Staples players celebrate today after defeating Dareien 2-1 in a much-anticipated match at home. The win secures Staples home field advantage for FCIAC playoffs. Staples and Darien had played to a scoreless tie to share of the Class L state championship last season. Over the past two seasons the Wreckers are 20-0-1 at home — with the last home loss coming on Oct. 9, 2015 — against Darien. Meghan Johnson scored today’s two goals with assists from Abby Najarian and Laine Ambrose. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Westport firefighters this week have been engaged in specialized “Man vs. Machine” training, the process of rescuing victims stuck in a potentially dangerous machine that could cause serious injury. Pictured are Neil Perrotti (l) applying an angle grinder to cut though a meat grinder as firefighter Joe Arnson assists. The process involves dismantling and cutting the grinder and housing to free the trapped hand. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Town officials today visited 1 Wilton Road, at the intersection with Post Road East, to determine whether work being done on the 1830-built structure exceeded previously granted approvals. Among them were Randy Henkels, chair of the Historic District Commission (HDC), Carol Leahy, administrator of the HDC, and Steve Smith, building official. After surveying the site, Henkels determined that indeed more than 500 square feet of the building had been removed and surpassed the demolition threshold. Lucian Vita, principal of the group that owns the house, will now have to appear before the HDC to seek a partial demolition approval to be able to continue the renovation of the house. Smith said at this point, the house is unstable and “a good wind could bring it down.” He asked that sheathing be place around the exterior. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
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