Sunday, April 21, 2024

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Westpot Police Athletic League Aids Staples Lacrosse Team

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The Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) recently made a donation to the Staples High School lacrosse team. Over the last three years, the team has grown from just over 20 players to 60 players this year.The team did not have money in its budget to deal with the increase and Westport PAL stepped into to assist in funding the program. Shown turning over a Westport PAL check are (l-r): Officer Jill Ruggiero, Head Coach Jonathan Lake, Chief Al Fiore, president of Westport PAL, and Officer David Wolf. John Calka/Westport Police Department photo

Library Friends Launch Annual Membership Drive

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The Friends of the Westport Public Library have kicked off their annual membership drive. Signing up recently for a family membership were Ellen Spear (c) and her daughter Hallie (r). Lynn Goldberg (l), president of the Friends, looks on. This week, the Friends have mailed out letters listing categories of membership. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Cleaning Up

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Workers clean up at the scene of a fatal accident early today on I-95 on the Westport-Norwalk border involving a van and tractor-trailer. The truck driver, Donald Bulk, 52, of Islip, N.Y., died in the accident. It tied up traffic through early morning and sent many drivers on to Westport streets trying to avoid the backup. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chip Stephens for WestportNow.com

I-95 Accident Leaves One Dead

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The overnight spring snowstorm may have contributed to a fatal accident early today on I-95 just south of Westport’s exit 17 on the Westport-Norwalk border. State police said a van and tractor-trailer were involved in the accident iin the southbound lanes, leaving the tractortrailer driver dead. Westport as well as Norwalk firefighters were on the scene from shortly after 1 a..m. until just after 6 a.m. Crews worked to stabilize the incident, including offloading the diesel tanks on the truck prior to uprighting the vehicle. View is from a Department of Transportation traffic camera. DOT photo