Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sunday scenes from Westport’s Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park on this Memorial Day weekend. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Flags and patriotic colors were abundant throughout Westport today as residents celebrated the Memorial Day weekend. This flag was spotted on Hillspoint Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
A truck transporting cars knocked down wires today in a commuter parking lot at the Westport train station. A witness said the truck apparently missed the Exit 17 northbound on ramp and entered the lot to turn around. While in the lot, the truck struck overhead power lines, causing some of them to fall on vehicles. The trucker then left the scene but a short time later was pulled over on I-95 in Fairfield by state police. Utility company workers responded to repair the downed lines. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Mother Nature served up another sunset stunner for Saturday’s start of the Memorial Day weekend. View is from South Beach at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Westport Public Library is closed for Memorial Day
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Sunday Farmer’s Market
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - 2011 Solos Exhibition
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Saturday, May 28, 2011
A two-car accident in which one vehicle rear-ended another sent one person to the hospital today and shut down three lanes of busy Post Road East for almost an hour. Westport emergency workers were on the scene near Barnes & Noble for almost an hour, causing a traffic backup with only one lane eastbound open. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport fire and EMS personnel tend to the driver of a car which rear-ended another car on Post Road East today near Barnes & Noble. Both vehicles were westbound at the time and there was some speculation the late afternoon blinding sun may have contributed to the cause of the accident. Traffic on Post Road East was slowed as both westbound lanes were closed and only one eastbound lane was open for about one hour. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
An AT&T technician called for Westport Fire Department help today when the bucket he was working in became stuck while on a call at 28 Prospect Road. The Fire Department brought him down safely with a ladder. He was unhurt. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
A rider makes his way today along the entry road to Westport’s Longshore Club Park. The Memorial Day weekend brought crowds to Longshore as well as Westport’s other recreation spots. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Coach Jack McFarland of the Staples High School varsity baseball team shows off the FCIAC championship plaque to his team following today’s 5-3 victory over Danbury at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. It was the Westport team’s third FCIAC crown in four years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staples catcher Mike McGowan jumps into the arms of pitcher Rob Gau today as the Wreckers defeated Danbury 5-3 to win the FCIAC championship in a game played at Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard. It’s the third FCIAC crown in four years for Staples, having won back-to-back crowns in 2008 and 2009. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Members of Westport’s Staples High School varsity baseball team celebrate after a double play brought them a 5-3 victory over Danbury today and the FCIAC championship in a game played at Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staples Coach Jack McFarland, who was coaching in third base box, argues that an inside pitch hit Colin McCarthy on the elbow during today’s FCIAC championship game against Danbury. But the plate umpire ruled the ball hit the bat for a foul ball. Eventually McCarthy flied out. McFarland said the call may have fired up the team which went on to win 5-3. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Scenes from today’s Staples 5-3 FCIAC victory over Danbury at Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard. WestportNow.com photos
The Longshore Sailing School at Westport’s Longshore Club Park opened today for the summer season. The Memorial Day weekend start brought plenty of business. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Gordon J. Fow of Fairfield, a former Westport business operator, died May 28. He was 85.
Born in Waterbury to the late Joseph and Kathleen Fow, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served in World War II.
He had a successful career in electronics and was a sales representative for many years with Panasonic and Motorola. He eventually started his own business, Alpha Audio-Electronics Distributor, Inc. in Westport.
The most important aspect of his life was his family. Since childhood, he enjoyed going on family trips to Cape Cod, especially North Truro and Provincetown.
Police and a fire unit blocked off the entrance to Canal Park following the shooting today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE An 82-year-old man shot himself in the head today at his Westport Housing Authority home at 5 Canal St., according to police.
The man, who was not identified, was taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. His condition was not known.
Police and a fire unit closed down part of Kings Highway North outside the Canal Park complex while detectives investigated the incident which occurred shortly before 10 a.m. The roadway was reopened shortly after 11 a.m.
Several notes were found at the scene, according to investigators.
Westport’s Compo Acres shopping center will soon see some changes. Trader Joe’s is expanding into space now occupied by Silver of Westport Luggage and Gifts, which, after 19 years, is moving several doors away to space it previously occupied for 31 years. Stephen Silver said the move – planned to be done by Oct. 31 – came about when the landlord said Trade Joe’s was interested in expanding. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A couple of youngsters have some fun on the cannons at Westport’s Compo Beach Friday night as dozens of visitors stayed late to enjoy the summer-like weather as the Memorial Day weekend got under way. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - 2011 Solos Exhibition
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit, “Westport Farming: Then & Now”
Noon p.m. - 8 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - 8th Annual Student Art/Photo Show
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Staples Black Box Theatre - Staples Players, “Ages and Stages: A Musical Revue”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar