Friday, April 19, 2024


Serious Sand Play

Among the weekend activites at Compo Beach was creation of a giant sand octopus by a group of children. They were preparing for the third annual “Castles in the Sand” sand sculpture build-a-thon fundraiser for the Interfaith Housing Association to be held Saturday at Compo from noon to 4 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for

Monday, Sept. 13, 2004

6 p.m. – 180 Bayberry Lane – Westport/Weston Health Districts anticipated executive session
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Conservation Commission
7:30 p.m. – 180 Bayberry Lane – Westport/Weston Health District public hearing
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Finance, Employee Compensation and Public Protection Committees
8 p.m. – Staples High School Library – Board of Education meeting

Westport Historical Society Debuts “Giants of the Blues” Exhibit

The Westport Historical Society debuted its “Giants of the Blues 1920-1950” exhibit today featuring works by Westport artist Eric von Schmidt, seen here (r) touring the show with longtime friend and collaborator Jim Rooney. His series of paintings chronicling the roots of black American folk and blues music runs until Jan. 15. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for

Police Arrest Former Westporter in Stabbing Incident

A 22-year-old man whose last known address was in Westport has been charged with stabbing a 24-year-old Western Connecticut State University female student, according to today’s Danbury News-Times.

The newspaper said Zachary Jay Elson, whose last address was Pumpkin Hill Road in Westport, was arrested Friday evening by state police with the help of Westport police and later admitted involvement in the attack at the Danbury campus.

The female student, who has not been identified, was in a third floor classroom at WestConn on Friday, Sept. 3, at about 7 p.m. when a man entered the room, stabbed her with a steak-type knife and fled, the newspaper said.

The woman was able to leave the building and some students helped her get to the WestConn campus police station.