A young female driver was injured today when her SUV went out of control and struck a tree on Long Lots Road near Meadow Brook Lane in Westport. She was transported by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Firefighters inspect a Nissan Pathfinder that went out of control and struck a tree today on Long Lots Road near Meadow Brook Lane in Westport, sending one person to the hospital. WestportNow.com photo
Westport resident Barbara Paul (l) tells the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Parks and Recreation Committee Monday night why she is opposed to efforts to relax rules regarding dogs off-leash at Compo Beach before 9 a.m. during the winter months. The committee, during a three and a half hour meeting, voted 4-3 to recommend the full RTM reject the proposal at its Sept. 7 meeting. However, it voted 4-3 to recommend approval of another proposal allowing dogs in cars in the Soundview Drive parking lot at all times except between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays during the summer season. WestportNow.com photo
Mark Smith, chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission (3rd l.), shows photos of Westport’s Compo Beach Monday night to members of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Parks and Recreation Committee. The group was considering a Sense of the Meeting resolution for the Sept. 7 RTM meeting calling for improved cleanup procedures for the beach’s boardwalk area. The committee deferred action on the item pending assessment of beach cleanup efforts during the busy Labor Day weekend. WestportNow.com photo
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Administrative Review Committee 11:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Planning and Zoning Committee to Develop Zoning Regulations for Affordable and Work Force Rental Housing on Town-Owned Property
The Westport Board of Education tonight honored retiring Westport Police Detective Arnie DeCarolis for his many years of service to the schools and community as youth officer. He is shown addressing the board flanked by Sandra Urist, chair, and Supt. of Schools Elliott Landon. Picture is from cable coverage of the meeting which tonight marked resumption of regular telecasts of board sessions. WestportNow.com photo
Peter Bacanovic, the former stockbroker convicted of helping Westport’s Martha Stewart lie about a 2001 stock sale, has been barred by securities regulators from working for a broker or investment adviser.
The ban was agreed to Friday by Bacanovic and the Securities and Exchange Commission and became known today.
Bacanovic and Stewart were each sentenced to five months in prison and five months of house arrest after they were convicted in March of lying about why Stewart sold 3,928 shares of ImClone Systems Inc. on Dec. 27, 2001.
The federal judge overseeing the case allowed both to stay out of prison while they appeal their convictions.