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Sunday, May 31, 2009


8 a.m. – Sherwood Island – 28th annual Bike MS: bkm/Steelcase Ride
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. – Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) – Sunday Farmers Market
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Home”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Raw Edge: Lori Lohstoeter Drawings”
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – WACky Family Festival
2 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre, “Don’t Drink the Water”
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – opening reception, “Years in the Making” and “Heads & Hands”
3 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Children” + symposium with playwright A.R. Gurney
7:30 p.m. – Beit Chaverim Synagogue (85 Post Road West) – Movie Night “Green Fields (Grine Felder)” 1938 subtitles

Independence Day Fireworks Tickets on Sale

Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff has announced that Independence Day fireworks, hosted by Westport P.A.L., will be held on Friday, July 3, with a rain date of Monday, July 6, at Compo Beach at sundown.WestportNow.com Image
Last year’s fireworks attracted a large crowd to Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Tickets are available at the Westport Parks and Recreation offices at Longshore Club Park during business hours and also at Westport Police Headquarters anytime. 

Tickets are $30 per car and must be purchased in advance. The tickets are sold on a first-come basis and are limited.

The fireworks are expected to conclude before 10 p.m.

Video Leads to Arrest of Longtime Friends for Larceny

A Westport family suspected some longtime friends—including an 83-year-old woman—of taking silverware from their home and caught them in the act today with a video camera, police said.

Shortly before 10 a.m., police received a call that a larceny was taking place at a private home, a news release said.

Police later learned that a Westport family had suspected longtime friends of the family they allowed to stay at the home of taking rare silverware and installed hidden cameras linked to a remote monitor.

The family, who were elsewhere in Connecticut, called the police when they observed the larceny taking place in real time, police said.

Westport Police Make Prostitution Arrests

Westport police today arrested an 18-year-old Bridgeport woman and a 46-year-old Wolcott man on prostitution charges after they were spotted engaging in a sexual act at Green’s Farms station.

Police said an officer was checking the area when he noticed suspicious activity in the back of a parked car.

“When he stopped to investigate he observed a male and a female engaged in a sexual act, and it was later discovered that the female was a prostitute and the male was her customer,” a police news release said.

Arrested were John Mikletonas who was charged with public indecency and patronizing a prostitute and held on $2,500 bond, and Angela Richardson, who was charged with public indecency and prostitution and held on $5,000 bond, police said.

Staples Advances to FCIAC Finals With 3-0 Win Over Trumbull

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The Staples Wreckers are in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) baseball finals again. A 3-0 victory today over Trumbull at Trumbull set up the 1 p.m. Sunday championship game against Stamford Westhill at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. Last year, Staples gained its first baseball FCIAC title since 1985 with a 3-1 win over Westhill. David Speer pitched a complete game six-hitter with 10 strikeouts today with offensive help from Jack Hennessy (above), who had a homer, double and single. The baseball win followed Friday night’s clinching of the FCIAC volleyball title by the Wreckers. They edged Fairfield Co-Op 3-2 for their seventh straight FCIAC title and 10th overall. Pam Moss for WestportNow.com