Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Two Cars Collide During Heavy Rain

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Two cars collided during a heavy rain tonight at the intersection of Westport’s Prospect Road and Greens Farms Road. No injuries were reported. The second car was towed from the scene before this photo was taken. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

I’m Annie, and I’ve Been Adopted

Senior Pomeranian mix Annie needs a home
Hi, I’m Annie! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Animal Control

Annie is a small white Pomeranian mix who actually looks like a white bear cub. She was abandoned in a local park. This dainty senior gal has an adorable face and the kind of disposition that will tug at your heart. Little Annie’s vision is somewhat impaired but she loves people and going for walks. For more information about Annie call Westport Animal Control at (203) 341-5076.

We’re Kate, Keaton, & Kirby, and We Were All Adopted

Hound mix puppies need a home
Hello, we’re Kate, Keaton, and Kirby! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Connecticut Humane Society

These are three sweet babies that need loving and FOREVER homes. The triplets can be found at the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203) 227-4137). They are 4-month-old hound mixes (2 spayed females and 1 altered male) that will win your heart the moment you hold them. As much as they love to play and romp, they are absolutely in heaven when you hold them and give them lots of attention. So, if you’re ready for a new bundle of joy in your life and are willing to make that lifetime commitment as a responsible pet parent to one of these wonderful pups, then stop by soon to the CT Humane Society.

I’m B.J. and I Have a Home Now

lab-spitz mix B.J. needs a home
Hi, I’m B.J.! Connecticut Humane Society

B.J. is one awesome dog. He is a 2-year-old altered male lab-spitz mix that can be found at the CT Humane Society (455 Post Road E., (203) 227-4137). Isn’t he handsome? Don’t you just love his cute little flap-over ears? He’s very friendly and playful and gets along well with other dogs. We (volunteers and staff) just love B.J. and know you will feel the same way about him once you meet this special dog. Stop by soon to meet B.J. the wonder dog!

Delays on Metro-North New Haven Line

Metro-North said its New Haven Line division was experiencing delays this afternoon following power problems in Manhattan and the Bronx.

Portions of the Upper East Side and the Bronx lost power from 3:42 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., possibly the result of a lightening strike, a Con-Ed spokesman said.

Metro-North was attempting to restore normal service out of Grand Central Terminal, a spokesman said.

The power problems were compounded by a line of heavy thunderstorms which moved through the Westchester County and southern Fairfield County area. The storms veered into Long Island Sound before approaching the Westport area.

Selectmen Okay RTM Consultants for Y Review

The Westport Board of Selectmen today approved the hiring of an attorney and an environmental consultant requested by the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) for its review of applications to construct a new Westport Weston Family Y at the Y’s Mahackeno property.

RTM Moderator Alice Shelton told the board that attorney Peter Gelderman of Trumbull-based Quatrella & Rizio LLC and S E A Consultants Inc. of Rocky Hill would begin work as soon as possible. The board approved their hiring by a 3-0 vote.

The 36-member RTM, acting upon petition by residents, has until late August to decide whether to overturn the controversial approvals granted to the Y by the Flood and Erosion Control Board and the Conservation Commission. It will take up the issue at its July 10 meeting.

RTM committees have already begun their review of portions of the applications dealing with protection of waterways in the Mahackeno area. The Y had sought approval from the boards to install a community septic system to serve its planned new headquarters on the Saugatuck River.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Westport and portions of the tri-state area until 5 p.m.

The National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing nickel-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

These storms were located along a line extending from White Plains to Scarsdale, or over White Plains, and moving northeast at 15 mph.

In addition to large hail and damaging winds, continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm, an advisory said.