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Officials Expecting Flooding, May Evacuate Beach Areas

Westport emergency officials are expecting significant flooding along the town’s coastline and along the Saugatuck River during high tide tonight.

First Selectman Gordon Joseloff ordered the Westport Emergency Management Center to open at noon today in anticipation of the flooding expected with the high tide at 10:20 p.m.

Emergency officials said the tide is expected to crest at four to five feet above normal and compared it to the major flooding event on Dec. 11, 1992.

Joseloff said the surge will be about one foot lower than the flood in 1992.

Heavy Rains Pelt Westport Area

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Traffic was light today along I-95 at exit 17 near the Saugatuck River Bridge in Westport as heavy rains pelted the Westport area. View is from a Department of Transportation traffic camera. Westport officials were set to open the town’s Emergency Operations Center at fire headquarters to deal with the effects of the nor’easter. Department of Transportation photo

I’m Chase, and I Have a New Family

Chase the black cat needs a new home
Hi, I’m Chase! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Connecticut Humane Society

What’s a nice cat like Chase doing in a cage like this? Well, he’s just waiting for you to come in and adopt him from the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203) 227-4137). Chase is a gorgeous 4-year-old altered male domestic short hair. He is a very calm cat that is fine with other cats and dogs. He loves to lounge and soak up attention. If you are looking for that special cat to complete your family or just want some added happiness in your life, then Chase is the cat for you.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – music@the library: Professor “Louie” & The Cromatix
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – The Usual Suspects: “The Daughter of Time”
2 pm. – Westport Historical Society – Teddy Bear Tea
2 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Born Yesterday”
3 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “All About Us”
7 p.m. – Temple Israel – Holocaust Memorial Day service

Police Arrest Two Suspects in Home Invasion Robbery

Westport police tonight announced the arrest of two persons in connection with an early morning home invasion robbery in which a 29-year-old man was attacked with a hammer and knife.

Additional arrests are anticipated in the 2:56 a.m. incident on Butternut Lane off of Bayberry Lane, a press release said. (See WestportNow story earlier today).

Michael Bedol, 24, of 10 Heathwood Lane, Westport, was arrested without incident at his home at about 12:30 p.m. by Westport detectives, the statement said.

Gregory J. Pastorelli, 28, of 28 Princeton St., Bridgeport, was arrested without incident at his home at about 5:30 p.m. by Westport detectives with the assistance of the Bridgeport Police Department, detectives said.

Coastal Flood Warning, Flood Watch, Wind Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service at Upton, N.Y. today issued a coastal flood warning, flood watch, and wind advisory for Westport and portions of the tri-state area as a nor’easter heads this way.

The coastal flood warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday. The flood watch is in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday night with 2 to 4 inches or more of rain expected.

The wind advisory is in effect from noon Sunday to midnight Sunday with 25 to 35 mile per hour winds anticipated with gusts to 50 miles per hour.

An afternoon advisory said minor coastal flooding will be possible during the high tide cycle on Sunday morning while the high tide cycle of Sunday evening is expected to bring serious coastal flooding.

Making Music

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Classical guitarist David Giardina, who grew up in Westport, performed at the Center for Senior Activities today for a large audience. His parents, who still live in Westport, were there enjoying his performance. For the first part of his program, he played classical guitar music while the latter part included music of the Beatles, Irving Berlin and his mother’s favorite song, “Fly Me to the Moon.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com