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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sitting Ducks Image
A dock in the Saugatuck River near Bridge Street today was a good spot for resting. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for


01/24/16 09:32 PM Comments () • Permalink

Silvio wants to be your One and Only.

Silvio is a wonderful overly affectionate lovebug of a cat, gray/white with some brown, male neutered, short haired, approx. 4 years young. He loves attention,  he sometimes gives kisses, he is such a sweetheart, healthy and he will be your best friend for life.  He may be best as the only pet, it depends.  He also would be great company for someone alone. Silvio is in need of a reliable foster home until placed, everything provided. Call Pet Protectors at 203-330-0255 or email for an application. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Visit their website www.petprotectorsrescue.orgPet Protectors.


01/24/16 08:44 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Baseball & Softball Sets Info Meeting

Westport Baseball & Softball has announced that it will hold a parent informational meeting on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria at Bedford Middle School.

At the meeting there will be an opportunity to meet the board of directors, officers, commissioners and program directors, to learn about Westport’s baseball and softball programs and to ask questions, an announcement said.

It said parents interested in registering their child for a spring baseball or softball program are encouraged to attend. 

Westport Baseball & Softball also announced that registration for spring little league baseball and softball is now open. 

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01/24/16 08:30 PM Comments () • Permalink

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Westport’s Winslow Park attracted scores of sledders today after Saturday’s snowstorm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


01/24/16 05:11 PM Comments () • Permalink

Whoa! Image
It wasn’t just little kids enjoying the snow today at Westport’s Winslow Park.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


01/24/16 05:06 PM Comments () • Permalink

Easy Rider Image
There were sleds, tubes, boards, and other snow gear in use today on the hills of Westport’s Winslow Park following Saturday’s snow. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


01/24/16 05:01 PM Comments () • Permalink

Bobby Q’s Tables Image
The rooftop tables at Bobby Q’s restaurant were snow covered today. The Main Street ribs favorite since 2004 announced earlier this month it is closing March 31. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for


01/24/16 04:15 PM Comments () • Permalink

Busy Sunday Shopping Image
After being snowbound on Saturday, shoppers were out in force today on Westport’s Main Street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for


01/24/16 03:42 PM Comments () • Permalink

Final NWS Snowfall Map Image
The National Weather Service today issued this map of snowfall amounts from the weekend storm.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) National Weather Service graphic


01/24/16 03:06 PM Comments () • Permalink

Hot Chocolate Break Image
Kids in Westport’s Long Lots Road neighborhood near Keenes Road take a backyard hot chocolate break today from playing in the snow. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Johanna Rossi for


01/24/16 02:46 PM Comments () • Permalink

Ready for Monday Commute Image
A commuter parking lot at the Metro-North Westport station in Saugatuck was mostly clear today in preaparation for Monday’s commute. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/24/16 12:17 PM Comments () • Permalink

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Matt Bollo of Westport was one of several cross-country skiers on the snow-covered golf course at Longhsore Club Park today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/24/16 12:05 PM Comments () • Permalink

The Official Totals

UPDATE The National Weather Service issued its offiical measurement of snow inch totals in Fairfield County as of mid-day today::

Norwalk             16.0  
Darien               16.0
Greenwich           15.0  
Wilton               14.0                              
Bridgeport Airport   12.0                  
Easton               11.5              
Ridgefield           10.0  

(Unofficial readings showed Westport with 13.0)

The NWS said Central Park New York storm total snow accumulation was 26.8 inches, making it the second largest snowstorm since 1869 in New York City..

The record setter was 26.9 inches in February 2006.


01/24/16 11:45 AM Comments () • Permalink

Soundview Gets a Break From Flooding Image
Lifetime Westporter Sal Mucci and his wife Martha, residents of 39 Soundview Drive since 1997, take a break from shoveling out their walkway today. “We were more concerned with flooding yesterday than with the snow,” said Sal. “Before the storm we lifted everything off the floor in our garage.” Martha added, “We kept watching the 11 o’clock tide come in yesterday morning. It only got to the seawall .We were relieved. We had 5-feet of water during Sandy.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/24/16 11:40 AM Comments () • Permalink

King and Queen of Mountain Image
A snow mound at Westport’s Compo Beach was just right for playing today for Westporters Olly Carrington, 9, a fourth grader at Long Lots Elementary School, and his sister Ella, 8, a third grader there. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/24/16 11:18 AM Comments () • Permalink

Snowy Football Image
Despite the snow, a Compo Beach touch football game went on as scheduled today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/24/16 10:55 AM Comments () • Permalink

Shoveling on Main Street Image
Old-fashioned shoveling muscle was used on Westport’s Main Street today to clear sidewalks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/24/16 10:50 AM Comments () • Permalink

Cleaning Up Image
A worker uses a snowblower today to clear sidewalks in Westport’s Sconset Square. Unofficial measurements showed Westport received about 13 inches from the storm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/24/16 10:45 AM Comments () • Permalink

Main Street Clear Image
Westport’s Main Street was clear today in time for normal Sunday store openings.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/24/16 10:10 AM Comments () • Permalink

Metro-North Resuming Service

UPDATE Metro-North said service on the New Haven Line will resume at mid-day.

It was halted as of 4 p.m. Saturday due to the weather.

Metro-North said will begin restoring service at the outlying terminal stations after noon and be fully operationally in and out of Grand Central Terminal by 3 p.m. operating on a Sunday schedule. 

Grand Central Terminal will open for retail customers at 8 a.m., it said.


01/24/16 07:41 AM Comments () • Permalink

Sunday, January 24, 2016

1:30 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Sunday Indoor Concert Series: Steve D’Agostino Canceled
3 p.m. - Pequot Library, Southport - Westport Arts Center: New Duke Jazz Ensemble Postponed
3 p.m. - Westport Library - WestportREADS: Partisans During World War II Postponed

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Emergency Bridge Work Image
Despite the snow, state highway workers tonight tackled an unnown issue on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westtport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for


01/23/16 06:54 PM Comments () • Permalink

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A vehicle, described by a witness as a black Mercedes, left the scene of an accident today after crashing into the front window of Senor Salsa, Mexican eatery, 221 Post Road West. Police searched the area for the vehicle, whose front license plate was found in the rubble. Building Department officials were contacted to determine extent of structural damage. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/23/16 02:28 PM Comments () • Permalink

Heavy Damage Image
There was heavy damage to the front of the Senor Salsa Mexican restaurant today at 221 Post Road West. Westport police were seekng a black Mercedes a witness saw leaving the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/23/16 02:23 PM Comments () • Permalink

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced it will shut down the Metro-North Railroad as of 4 p.m. due to the storm. It will also halt service on the Long Island Railroad and New York City subways and buses. Westport’s Metro-North station at Saugatuck was doing little business ahead of the announcement.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/23/16 02:04 PM Comments () • Permalink

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Waters off of Westport’s Compo Beach were foamy today amid high winds and snow . (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for


01/23/16 01:56 PM Comments () • Permalink

Seda Kochian

Seda Kochian of Fairfield, wife of 60 years of Varujan Kochian, died Jan. 21. Image
Seda Kochian: seamstress at Plumed Serpent. Contributed photo

Born in Sivas, Turkey, she had been a Fairfield resident since 1981 A talented and gifted seamstress, she worked for many years at the Plumed Serpent Bridal Shop in Westport where she was delighted to meet and become friends with many future brides.

She also loved creating clothes for her family and friends.

Survivors in addition to her husband include two children, Markirit Edwards and her husband Simon of Trumbull and Mirijan M. Kochian and his wife Yeva of Southport; four grandchildren, Tigran and Hamlet, Maria Seda Kochian, and Varujan Edwards and; a brother, Manuk Bozoklu: a sister, Satenig Seheryildizi.

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01/23/16 01:49 PM Comments () • Permalink

Town Officials: ‘Stay Home and Off the Roads’

Officials in Westport’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Fire Headquarters today urged residents to stay off the roads as the snowfall is expected to get heavier throughout the day. Image
Canal Road in Westport’s Saugatuck Shores area flooded during the late morning high tide. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

“There are too many cars on the road,” said Deputy Police Chief Foti Koskinas. “We’ve had five or six accidents so far, no significant injuries.

“We would appreciate for safety reasons if people stayed home today,” he added. “This storm is going to get heavier.”

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), blowing snow will be heavy throughout the afternoon with an accumulation of 8 to 12 inches, a total of 18 to 24 inches throughout the night.

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01/23/16 01:40 PM Comments () • Permalink

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Lee Papageorge, owner of Oscar’s, 159 Main St., said his business was open as usual today and “we’ve had a few customers, too.”  He said the GAP, 125 Main St. opened for a while in the morning then closed and all other Main Street stores are closed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/23/16 01:22 PM Comments () • Permalink

Snow Football Image
The Caney, Lessing and Schwartz boys of Westport take a break from their snow football game today at Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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