Thursday, July 18, 2024

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Mioli Thanks Supporters

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Newly-elected Westport state Rep. Joe Mioli (l) thanks supporters today outside of Westport Pizzeria on Main Street where he held a thank you gathering. He is the first Democrat to be elected to the 136th District seat in 34 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Many Westport Homes Still WIthout Power

The windstorm that hit that area Friday bringing down trees and power lines is still a reality today for many Westporters.

Connecticut Light & Power said 83 Westport customers were without power as of mid-morning.  By 5 p.m., the number was at 22 and by midnight all customers had their power restored.

At the height of Friday’s storm, which saw wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour along the shoreline, almost 1,500 Westport customers were without power.

The fire department responded to more than a dozen calls involving trees and wires down, according to fire dispatchers.

One of the biggest trees to fall was in front of 62 Cross Highway which shut down the busy roadway near Roseville Road for more than three hours. There were no injuries.

Staples Boys Soccer Hosts Danbury in State Tournament Opener Monday

The 12-1-2 (regular season) Staples boys scoccer team earned the seventh seed in the state class LL tournament—the highest of the 10 FCIAC teams qualifying for the 30-team event.

Staples’ first round opponent is the Danbury Hatters—a team they did not face in the regular season—with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Albie Loeffler Field.

“It’s now a five-game season, but we can only play it one game at a time,” said Staples head coach Dan Woog. “We’ll give it our best shot.”

The Wreckers have won 11 state championships in their 46-year history. The most recent was 11 years ago in 1993.

Conga Line Down Main Street Promotes First Night

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A conga line dance down Westport’s Main Street today promoted Westport/Weston First Night. Leading the line was Rozanne Gates, executive director of First Night, followed by Westport Schools Supt. Elliott Landon, Weston First Selectman Woody Bliss, and Westport Selectman Carl Leaman. Gates said she would submit the event to the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World Longest Conga Line.” Since there is no such record now, she said she was confident the scores who showed up today would make history. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo