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Westport Fireworks Tickets a Sell Out

Westport’s Parks and Recreation Department said today that all 2,000 vehicle tickets have been sold for tonight’s fireworks at Compo Beach.WestportNow.com Image
Guests enjoy an earlier 4th of July fireworks display at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Hamilton Laux for WestportNow.com

Those who wish to attend the event but did not buy a $25 ticket for their vehicle can go to Longshore Club Park and board a shuttle bus to Compo, a spokesman said.

There will be a $25 charge per carload to use the bus. The first bus will leave Longshore at 6 p.m. and run continuously until 9 p.m.

Returning buses to Longshore will begin immediately after the fireworks and continue until 10:30 p.m., the spokesman said. Shuttle bus tickets may be purchased at police headquarters or at Longshore.

Westport Property Transfers June 16 – 20, 2008

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period June 16 - 20, 2008:

Phoenix Land Management Inc. to Andrew J. and Wendy M. Melnick, 144 Roseville Road, $1,725,000 WN property.jpg

Andrew V. Castin and Kimberly A. Armor to Sirva Relocation Credit LLC, 32 Park Lane, $1,150,000

Sirva Relocation Credit LLC to Patrick and Jodi Harris, 32 Park Lane, $1,150,000

Claudette Fenton to Connecticut Light and Power Co., 6 New Creek Road, $1,460,000

Teen Parents Arrested for Child Abuse

UPDATE Westport police said today they have arrested the teenage parents of a 5-week-old infant on child abuse charges and that the father admitted he shook the baby girl when she would not stop crying.

“I couldn’t get her to stop crying, so I felt worthless like I couldn’t do it, so I may have shook her a little bit,” James Lane , 19, of Lyndonville, Vt., told police, according to an arrest affidavit. “I didn’t mean to hurt her. I was just trying to get her to stop crying. I didn’t mean to hurt her.”

Lane, of 68 Harbor Road, and a 17-year-old female, who was not identified because of her age, were taken into custody Wednesday and arraigned today in Norwalk Superior Court, said Lt. David Kassay, detective bureau commander.

He said police received information Saturday from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) that an infant, who was not breathing, had been brought to Norwalk Hospital by the parents.

Metro-North Running Extra Trains on New Haven Line

Metro-North has announced that it is running extra trains today on its New Haven Line departing Grand Central Terminal.

The extra trains that make Westport stops include: 1:04 p.m. New Haven Express; 2 p.m. New Haven Express; 3:26 p.m. New Haven Express, and 4:06 p.m. New Haven Express.

To accommodate these extra trains, the 6:29 p.m. train to New Haven and the 8:04 p.m. train to New Haven will not operate.

On Friday, Metro-North will operate a holiday schedule, featuring additional service to and from Grand Central Terminal for those going to the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Wash & Wax (791 Post Road East) – 8th Annual Charity Car Wash to benefit Interfaith Housing Assn.
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
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Solos Show”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Cover Story”
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Westport Farmers Market
5 p.m. – Westport Compo Beach – Beach opens for fireworks ticket holders
9:15 p.m. – Westport Compo Beach – Westport Fireworks (rain date July 7)

Imperial Avenue Reopened After Paving

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Westport’s Imperial Avenue from Thomas Road to Post Road East was open to traffic today following repaving work that tied up traffic in the area this week. The section of the busy roadway had been subject to closures in recent months because of Connecticut Light & Power Co. work related to the Middletown to Norwalk high voltage power line project. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Tonight’s Levitt Pavilion Performance Moved Indoors

Due to “technical difficulties,” tonight’s Levitt Pavilion performance of the Magic of Lyn will be moved into Saugatuck School, 170 Riverside Ave., the Pavilion announced.

The show, which is sponsored by the Westport Young Woman’s League, is free to the public.  Show time is 7 p.m. and early arrival is suggested since seating is limited to 650. 

The Pavilion reminded guests that food and beverages are not allowed in the auditorium.