Westport Town Clerk Patricia Strauss announced today that absentee ballots for the Democratic primary, to be held Aug. 12 are available at the Town Clerk’s office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registered electors may qualify for an absentee ballot if they are on active service in the U.S. armed forces, are ill or have a physical disability, have religious tenets which forbid secular activity on election day, are serving as an election official at the polling place other than their own during all of the hours of voting, or will be absent from the town during all of the hours of voting.
Application for the ballot can be requested in person at the Town Clerk’s office located in Room 105 at the Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave., or by calling (203)341-1110.
Louis Bovino: “suffers from bipolar disorder.” WestportNow photo from Cablevision News-12UPDATE A Westport man accused of attempted murder in the shooting of two Westport police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call was arraigned in Superior Court in Norwalk today.
Louis J. Bovino Jr., 42, was ordered held on a reduced bond of $1.5 million and told to appear in Superior Court in Stamford Aug. 5 where more serious cases are heard. He had been held on $3 million bond following the Friday night shooting. (See WestportNow July 19, 2008)
Bovino allegedly opened fire on Westport officers David Librandi and Craig Bergamo from the bed of a pickup truck as they walked up his driveway. They were not hit, but Bovino was slightly injured by the officers’ return fire.
Bovino, who appeared in court wearing a neck brace, has had a bipolar disorder for seven years, and is seeing a psychiatrist, his attorney, Joseph Porto, told the court.
Once a month the Wilton fire and police departments conduct dive and rescue training exercise at different locations, ponds, lakes, rivers, pools and today, on Long Island Sound in Westport. According to Wilton Fire Capt. Kevin Czarnecki, these mock training dives and rescues continue year around so that personnel from both departments can hone their skills and maintain both old and new dive equipment. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Bargain hunters were out early today to take advantage of the 50 percent off discount at the Westport Public Library annual summer book sale. On Tuesday, all books are free but donations will be accepted. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
The sky over Westport’s Compo Beach was full of patterns Sunday night after another hot day. Today’s forecast calls for more warm temperatures in the 80s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com