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Sunday, February 24, 2008


11:30 am. – 5 p.m. – Longshore Club Park – Open skating at Westport Police Athletic League Ice Rink
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – “Repositioning the Landscape” Exhibition
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Alternative Gallery – “Car Parts” by Ken Scaglia
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Authors@the Library: Debby Applegate, “Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher”

Two Merritt Crashes Injure Nine

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Two crashes tonight within a short time and distance of each other on the Merritt Parkway between Exits 42 and 44 sent nine persons to area hospitals. A three-car accident in the northbound lane shortly after 8 p.m. injured six persons. A short time later, a car rolled over in the southbound lane nearby. Westport and Fairfield firefighters cut the doors off the extricate the three victims. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

I-95 and Merritt Accidents Keep Emergency Workers Busy

UPDATE A series of afternoon and evening accidents today on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway kept Westport emergency workers busy and sent 10 persons to area hospitals.WestportNow.com Image
Firefighters work at the scene of one of two Merritt Parkway accidents tonight between Exits 42 and 44. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The Westport Fire Department responded at 2:55 p.m. to a report of a multi-vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of I-95 between Exits 18 and 19, said Assistant Chief Robert Kepchar.

On arrival, firefighters found a two-vehicle accident that took out about 30 feet of guard rail which prevented the cars from plunging down a steep embankment, he said.

One patient was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital by an American Medical Response ambulance.