Sunday, March 03, 2024


Large Crowd Watches Staples Advance to Finals Image
Staples had a large crowd cheering them on tonight as the Wreckers rolled over West Haven 24-7 at Fairfield Warde. The game was moved to Fairfield because Staples, which had home field advantage in the game, does not have lights. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Westport Detective’s Case Continued Until Jan. 9 Image
Walter Broadhurst: charges detailed. WN file photo
Westport Detective Walter Broadhurst appeared in Norwalk Superior Court today on charges that included petty theft and evidence tampering. His case was continued until Jan. 9.

An arrest warrant for Broadhurst, 37, of Shelton presented to the court detailed how he was caught by a video camera taking $20 from the purse of fellow detective Jill Ruggerio.

The camera had been set after Ruggerio reported a theft from her purse earlier, court documents said. The camera caught Broadhurst walking over to Ruggerio’s desk, bending down, straightening up and putting something in his pocket.

Later, the bill was discovered in the trash in a police department men’s room where Broadhurst had gone while being questioned by superiors, the warrant said.

I’m Oliver, and I Have a Forever Family

Oliver Cat needs a home
Hi, I’m Oliver! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stanley H. Thompson for Connecticut Humane Society

Hi. I’m Oliver, a handsome (everyone says so), 5-year-old, neutered male tabby cat. You can find me at the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road East, (203) 227-4137). I love humans and I’m very affectionate and gentle even though I’m a very big boy. I thought I’d found my forever home, but I just couldn’t get along with the other cat (or the dog!)—I would do best as your only pet. I’ll give you lots of love and cuddle with you and keep you nice and warm. I’m a great watch cat, and I’ll greet you at the door when you come home. Please stop by to meet me!

Human Services Accepting Donations for Giving Program

The Westport Department of Human Services is again taking donations for its annual Holiday Giving Program, which assists the town’s needier families.

“Over the years, the generosity of volunteer donors has made the holidays brighter for hundreds of children, families and seniors in our town,” said Human Services Director Barbara Butler.

The program follows financial guidelines set forth by Westport Warm-Up Fund eligibility, and residents can donate items while the confidentiality of the donor and receiver is protected.

“Voluntary donations at any level will be greatly appreciated and could range from helping to fill the gift choices of a child to sponsorship of an entire family,” Butler said. “Some of the most appreciated gifts are ‘grocery gift cards’ of any amount, purchased from one of our local supermarkets and new children’s books.”

Those who wish to donate can call (203) 341-1050 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

IHA Plans Holiday Food Drive and Celebration

The Interfaith Housing Association will hold a food drive for its food pantry in conjunction with a holiday celebration.

The celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Gillespie Center/Hoskins’ Place at 45 Jesup Road in Westport.

The event, which is open to the community, will feature food, a tree lighting, Menorah lighting and a visit from Santa Claus, who will arrive with the Westport Fire Department.

Those attending should bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry.

For more information, contact Heather Cavanagh at (203) 226-3426 ext. 11 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Westport Police Sponsor Toy Drive

Westport police will collect toys for the WICC Holiday Fund for Children, which provides toys to underprivileged children during the holiday season, again this year.

New, unwrapped, unopened toys can be donated each day during all hours at Westport Police Headquarters at 50 Jesup Road.

Police will also be at Toys ‘R Us on Post Road East filling a police cruiser with toys on Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monetary donations are also accepted.