Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Arriving at the New Metro-North Yankee Stadium Station

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The Nevas family of Westport—Andy, Jodie, Zach, 8, and Chloe, 5 1/4—arrives at the new Metro-North Yankee Stadium Station today as the the railroad inaugurated direct service from Westport and other stations. Westporters had their choice of three trains to the game and three trains after the game. The Nevas family also cited WestportNow as their source for news of the new service. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Fire Alarm Interrupts Saturday at the Movies

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Westporters and others watching a movie at the Royale Bow Tie Cinema just over the Westport line in Norwalk today had to evacuate as alarms sounded warning of an emergency. But after Norwalk firefighters arrived on the scene, it was quickly determined that it was a false alarm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Handcraft Show Opens Two-Day Run at Staples

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The annual Handcraft Show opened at Staples High School today sponsored by The Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School. Among the visitors was Dan Marcus of Weston, his mother, Judy Marcus of Greenwich, and Dan’s 2 1/2 year old twin daughters Nora and Sebastian. The twins attend the school. The show continues on Sunday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Close Call En Route to a Softball Game

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Two adults and young girl on their way to softball game had a close call today as a tree fell on their van as they approached a stop sign on Westport’s Center Street at Morningside Drive South. The three were uninjured and managed to get out of their vehicle on their own. The Dodge Caravan sustained minimal damage and was able to be driven from the scene. Westrport police, fire, and public work crews assisted at the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Former Met and Westport Visitor Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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Jerry Koosman, the former New York Mets pitcher who has made two Westport autograph signing appearances, pleaded guilty Friday before a federal judge in Madison, Wisc. to tax evasion charges. Koosman, who could face up to a year in prison and a $25,000 fine, neglected to pay federal income taxes for 2002, ‘03 and ‘04, defrauding the government out of as much as $90,000, prosecutors said. Koosman, who helped lead the 1969 Mets to a World Series title, maintained that he thought federal taxes applied only to federal workers, corporate employees and District of Columbia residents, court documents said. Koosman, shown during an April 2008 appearance at Legends of the Game on Post Road East, also did a similar session here in 2007. He will be sentenced on July 21. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Celebrating Staples Players’ 50th Anniversary

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The Staples Players marked their 50th anniversary Friday night with “Revue,” featuring past and present members of the theater group at Westport’s Staples High School. Performing a musical number were brothers Adam Marcus ‘86 and Kipp Marcus ‘87. The alumni reunion performance will be presented again on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com