Westport’s Parks and Recreation Department said today that all 2,000 vehicle tickets have been sold for tonight’s fireworks at Compo Beach. 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.
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.
Kayaking down the Saugatuck River approaching the Kings Highway Bridge on a weather perfect day Wednesday, a mother, her son and their dog enjoy one of the many delightful summer activities that living in Westport has to offer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
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