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Flood Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a flood watch for Westport and area from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

A period of moderate to heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms is expected Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night ahead of an approaching cold front.

One to two inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts is expected during this time period.

The combination of rainfall and runoff will result in urban flooding, especially along low lying areas. Additionally, significant rises on small streams and rivers are expected which could result in flooding as well.

Nancy K. Kienzle, 73

Nancy K. Kienzle, 73, of Westport, wife of the late Thomas C. Kienzle, Jr., passed away Saturday, Feb. 2 at home.

Mrs. Kienzle was born Aug. 1, 1934 in Brushton, N.Y., daughter of the late Harry R. and Christabell (Spaulding) Kerry and has been a resident of Westport for the past 42 years.

Prior to retiring in 2002, Mrs. Kienzle was a teacher for the Town of Westport for 29 years, teaching first in Coleytown Middle and then Staples High School.

She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her Master’s degree from Fairfield University.

Heavy Voter Turnout Expected for Presidential Primary

Westport party voters are expected to turn out in big numbers today as the state votes in the Super Tuesday presidential primary.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the five schools hosting six voting places—Green’s Farms Elementary will have voting for two districts in its auditorium and gymnasium.

As of Monday, there were 6.032 registered Democrats and 4,957 registered Republicans. Unaffiliated voters, who may not vote in the primaries, number 5,836.

The registrars of voters reported a steady stream of unaffiliated residents going to Town Hall Monday before the noon deadline to register with a party.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


6 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Various locations – Polls open for Connecticut presidential primary
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”
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Shellfish Commission
7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Authors@the Library: Eric Burns, “Virtue, Valor, and Vanity”

I’m Shana and I Have a New Family!

Shepherd mix Shana needs a home
Hi, I’m Shana! Connecticut Humane Society

Shana is a senior (10 year) shepherd mix. She arrived at our shelter with her buddy, Louie, who has since been adopted. The two were surrendered when, as the result of a divorce, the husband left them abandoned in the house. The wife returned to find them alone and uncared for. Shana’s a sweet girl who’s terribly sad here. She seems to get along just fine with other dogs, but we are unaware of her cat experience. Shana is fairly gentle, but a home with older children who can respect that fact that’s she’s a senior dog would be best. She’s active and playful and would make a great companion for anyone looking! Give Shana a second chance and come meet her at the Westport branch of the CT Humane Society!

Cutting the Cake

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Three generations of the Nevas family, longtime Westport residents, were on hand for today’s cutting of the 100th birthday cake of the Westport Public Library. Cutting the cake are Zachary and Chloe Nevas with their father, Andrew Nevas, president of the library board of trustees. Behind them are Jodie, Janet, and Alan Nevas. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com