Monday, April 15, 2024


Promoting First Night Image
Rozanne Gates, executive director of First Night Westport Weston, was among participants in today’s Main Street “Post and Pans Parade.” She wore a poster on her head promoting tonight’s “Houewives on Prozac” fund-raiser at Saugatuck Elementary School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for

Police: Most Comply With Cell Phone Ban

By Jennifer Connic

After a two week grace period, Westport police handed out 27 tickets in the final two weeks of October for those who were using their cellular phones while driving, according to police officials.

A new state law went into effect on Oct. 1 that required those using a cell phone while they drive to use a hand-free device, like a headset, otherwise face a ticket and fine.

First-time offenders, however, could avoid the fine if they showed a judge they had bought a hands-free device.

Sgt. Jerry Shannon, police public information officer, said in addition to the 27 tickets, police handed out a number of written warnings, but records are not kept on the number of warnings.

Staples Edges New Canaan 28-24 in Thrilling Win Image
Staples senior quarterback D. J. Stefkovich gets set to launch a pass during tonight’s come-from-behind 28-24 Wrecker win over New Canaan at New Canaan. With two minutes to go, Staples was down by 10 points. But a 32-yard Stefkovich pass to Ryan Bohling with one-tenth of a second on the clock remaining sealed the Wrecker victory. Staples improved to 8-0 on the season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Daniel Gelman for