Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Early Morning Visitors

FBI agents, assisted by State Police as well as Westport and Norwalk detectives, raided a house at 132 Greens Farms Road early today and arrested two men in connection with a federal drug investigation, a Westport police spokesman said. The house had been under surveillance for several months. Federal officials later identified them as Ronnie Navarro, 46, a convicted murderer, and Lawrence Gaynor, 45, and said they were linked to a large southwest Connecticut drug investigation that has already resulted in a number of arrests. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Westport RTM Postpones Action on Underage Drinking Ordinance

The Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Tuesday night voted to postpone indefinitely action on a controversial underage drinking ordinance that would have allowed police to ticket underage drinkers on private property.

The 18-14 vote came after more than three hours of debate. The vote means the ordinance in its present form ֖ cannot be considered by the RTM this session, which ends in November. However, proponents may introduce an amended motion at any time.

The RTM acted after voting down earlier motions to postpone action until June or July. Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell before the vote told the RTM that she would view a vote to postpone indefinitely as “unacceptable” because the body would not have had an opportunity for “full debate.”

(Editor’s note: the editor of WestportNow is also Moderator of the RTM.)

Staples Lady Wreckers Advance to “Sweet 16”

With their 68-57 victory Tuesday night over Bunnell High School, the Staples Lady Wreckers basketball team advanced into the “Sweet 16” of the Division LL of the Connecticut State Girls Basketball Tournament.

The teams moves on to play Simsbury High School, which upset Farmington on a last second basket 44-43. Staples is the ninth seed in the tournament and Simsbury is the 25th.

Because the Wreckers are the higher seeded team, the game will take place Thursday night in the Staples gym at 7 p.m.

The game will be broadcast on the Staples student station, WWPT, 90.3 FM at 6:50 p.m. with Staples students Greg Kaplan and Patrick Toole calling the action.

Neighboring Youngsters Enjoy Westport Ice Rink

Some Bridgeport kids got to enjoy Westport’s Longshore Club Park PAL ice skating rink recently thanks to Westport’s Lydian Asset Management and its founder and managing member, David C. Frezio. Shown are children from The Cardinal Sheenan and the McGivney Community Center. They and other youngsters from neighboring communities were provided with transportation, ice time, skates and refreshments. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed Photo

Compo Playground Committee Meets Sunday

Volunteers seeking to rebuild Westport’s Compo Beach playground will meet Sunday to fill remaining slots on the Compo Beach Playground Committee and update members on the design firm selected for the project.

The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westport Police Department, 50 Jesup Road.

The Compo Beach Playground Committee hopes to rebuild the playground next spring in a community-driven makeover that replicates the community rebuilding of the playground in 1989. (See WestportNow Jan. 26, 2005)

The effort is being undertaken by the Westport Young Womens League, Parks and Recreation Department and the Westport Police Athletic League.