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Metro-North Ridership Down

New figures from Metro-North rail show the commuter line is experiencing a rare decline in ridership after years of rapid growth.WestportNow.com Image
The light blue lines indicate 2008 monthly traffic while dark blue are 2009. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Metro-North graphic

The culprit is a combination of rising unemployment and cheaper gas, according to rail officials and economists.

Passengers on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line took 14.5 million rides from January through May, 400,000 fewer than in the same period last year, the railroad said.

It was the first decline for that period in more than a decade.

Westport Property Transfers July 13 – 17, 2009

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 13 - 17, 2009:

Toth Investments LLC to W. Glen Major Tr., 36 Prospect Road, $3,500,000WN property.jpg

Boris and Luba Libman to Sachin and Anuja Lawande, 157 Compo Road South, $2,010,000

Ann Covalt to Jabez Disbrow LLC, 36 Narrow Rocks Road, $1,350,000

Elliot Associates LP to Ann Covalt, 117 Harvest Commons, $835,000

Dark Clouds Precede Heavy Afternoon Rains

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Dark clouds moved over Westport in late afternoon today just before torrential rains drenched the area. The rains knocked down trees and sent a large limb through the roof of a home on Greenwood Lane, off Sturges Highway. An occupant suffered minor injuries. View is of the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Heavy Rains Down Trees, Power Lines

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A series of heavy rain storms have weighted down trees and branches such as this one at 22 Hiawatha Lane in Westport’s Saugatuck area where a falling branch today pulled down utility cables causing a power outage. Firefighters cordoned off the area until CL&P workers reached the scene shortly after 9 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Tonight’s Levitt Performance Moved Indoors

Due to the severe weather statements, tonight’s Westport Levitt Pavilion performance featuring E.T.A. will move indoors to Saugatuck School, 170 Riverside Ave.

The dynamic and versatile E.T.A. plays a high-energy mix of R&B, reggae, funk and rock.

Show time is 8 p.m and admission is free.  For more details, visit www.levittpavilion.com.