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Four New Police Officers Sworn In

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Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff today swore in four new Westport police officers in a ceremony at police headquarters. The new officers are (l-r) Matthew Gouveia, 27, of East Haven; Casey Mezerewski, 27, of Shelton; Aldo Biagiotti Jr., 48, of Ridgefield, and Erin Shaw, 29, of Stamford. Police Chief Al Fiore looks on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Gold’s Drive-Thru

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No one was injured today when a car jumped the curb and slammed into the front of Gold’s Delicatessen in the Compo Shopping Center on Westport’s Post Road East. The car, with a male driver and female passenger, damaged the front entryway but building officials said there was no structural damage. The car sustained minor damage to the front bumper. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Town Clerk Sets Saturday Hours for Absentee Ballots

Westport Town Clerk Patricia Strauss announced today that her office will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to accommodate voters applying for an absentee ballot to vote in the presidential preference primaries to be held on Tuesday. 

“Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s office daily, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,” said Strauss. “Ballots will be available through Monday, Feb. 4, until 4:30 p.m., and must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, when the polls officially close.”

The Town Clerk’s office is located in the Town Hall at 110 Myrtle Ave. in Room 105. 

Applications for absentee ballots can be downloaded from the town Web site.

Thursday, January 31, 2008


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – “Repositioning the Landscape” Exhibition
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Alternative Gallery – “Car Parts” by Ken Scaglia
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
10 a.m. – Earthplace – Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Overcoat Film Series: “Central Station” (1998)
7 p.m. – Westport Public Library – MovieLine: “Wordplay” (2006)
7 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Westport Community Garden Annual Meeting
7:30 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “From Being to Becoming: the path of personal evolution” by Mel Schwartz

Towed Boat Lands on Car on I-95

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Three persons escaped serious injury tonight when a box truck towing a boat lost control and hit a car in the northbound lane of I-95 between Exits 17 and 18 in Westport. Both vehicles and the boat went through a guardrail and down an embankment, the boat landing on top of the car driven by a New Canaan woman. The truck driver, a man from Worecester, Mass., and his male passenger were taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS for evaluation, according to Assistant Fire Chief Robert Kepchar. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Miraculously No Serious Injuries

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State police and Westport firefighters work at the scene of tonight’s I-95 accident near Exit 17 in Westport in which a box truck towing a boat collided with a car and both vehicles and the boat went down an embankment. Two men in the truck and the woman driver of the Volvo station wagon escaped serious inujury. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

It Happened in a Flash

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A New Canaan woman driving a Volvo station wagon told state police tonight’s accident on I-95 in Westport occurred so fast she could not recall what happened. She escaped serious injury in the crash in which a box truck towing a 21-foot boat collided with her car, sending the vehicles and the boat down an embankment in the northbound lane near the bridge over the Saugatuck River. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport’s Newman’s Own Unveils Wines

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Newman’s Own Wines: on sale now. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Westport’s Newman’s Own, Inc. today unveiled its premium wines—Newman’s Own 2006 California Chardonnay and Newman’s Own 2006 California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Like all other Newman’s Own products, Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation will donate all profits and royalties after taxes to educational and charitable purposes.

The high-end Newman’s Own wines are crafted from select grapes from California’s premier coastal vineyards, including Napa, Sonoma and San Luis Obispo counties.

In classic Newman’s Own style, the labels feature Newman’s signature face with a play on his most famous role as Butch in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”