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Monday, May 29, 2017

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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.


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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


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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


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

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


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Guests at a party on South Beach at Westport’s Compo Beach tonight celebrated the Memorial Day weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for


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Westporter Augie Wilkinson and daughters Emma and Melody visited Assumption Cemetery on Greens Farms Road today to pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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Lacrosse Memorial Day Weekend Game Image
Members of the Staples High School varsity team posed for a picture today as they met the Staples alumni team in a Memorial Day weekend game. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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