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Absentee Ballots Available for Aug. 12 Democratic Primary

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. 

A link to download an application for an absentee ballot is located on the Town of Westport Web site

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Domestic Violence Task Force
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Jesup Green – Friends of the Library Annual Gigantic Summer Book Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Library Looks Back at 100 Years” exhibit
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “A Town’s Treasures” photo exhibit by Tom Krestch
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Westport Library 100th Birthday Bash
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Architectural Review Board
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Scramble”
8 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Atwater-Donnelly Band

Suspect in Westport Police Shooting Arraigned

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Louis Bovino: “suffers from bipolar disorder.” WestportNow photo from Cablevision News-12
UPDATE 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.

Wilton Dive Team Trains in Westport

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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

Westport Property Transfers June 30 – July 3, 2008

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period June 30 - July 3, 2008:

Frances Vye Wilson to Daniel V. and Jennifer B. Dowd, 53 Sylvan Road North, $2,000,000 WN property.jpg

Anthony J. and Allison A. Allott to James AJ. and Colleen A. Williams, 2 Mark Lane, $1,470,000

Robert R. and Catherine K. Zappi to Donald Erenberg, 14 Hermit Lane, $4,700,000

Catherine S. Austin to Emmanuel M. Gradoux-Matt, 12 Murvon Court, $1,310,000