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All Gone: 3 Canning Lane

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Demolition of the house at 3 Canning Lane off Turkey Hill Road South was completed this morning. The split-level built in 1963 had 1,186 square feet, is on a .51-acre property and changed hands in October for $750,000.  It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Oct. 17. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – Quirky
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Studio Gallery – Adam and Eve
10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
Noon – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Citizens Green Bag Luncheon (a/k/a Brown Bag Luncheon) (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. – Saugatuck Elementary School – Westport Weston Health District and PTA Council Town Meeting on Emergency Preparedness
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – TEAM Westport Committee
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Representative Town Meeting new member meeting

Police:  Latest “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Effective

Their latest “Click It or Ticket” campaign to promote seat belt use appeared to be a success, according to Westport police.

The department issued 55 infractions for seat belt violations during the Nov. 12-Nov. 25 campaign, it said. “More importantly, an increased usage of seat belts was observed,” said Lt. Thomas P. Casimiro II in a statement.

On Nov. 5, a survey of 200 drivers on Weston Road showed 80 percent were belted, he said. On Nov. 26 at the same time and location, the number had improved to 95 percent.

“Hopefully, the motoring public is getting the message that seat belts save lives,” Casimiro said.

Thanks for a Great Season

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Staples coach Marce Petroccio has some season-ending words of thanks to his Wreckers following their 28-14 loss to Bunnell tonight at Trumbull. Staples ended with an 8-2 record. It was the seventh successive state playoff appearance for the Wreckers. Said Petroccio: “I feel awful for my seniors who worked so hard all year. It’s hard to fall short like this. It’s a new feeling for me. It doesn’t quite feel right that there’s a state championship game going on and we’re not going to be there.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo