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AG Cites Westport CVS Store as Selling Outdated Products

The CVS store on Westport’s Post Road East was among 20 CVS Connecticut stores cited today in allegations by Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as stocking and selling expired food and nonprescription drugs.WestportNow.com Image
Westport’s CVS store on Post Road East was among those cited by Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

“CVS’ failure to properly police and supervise its shelves—allowing out- of-date medicine and potentially rotten food to remain—is unconscionable and unacceptable,” Blumenthal said in a news release announcing a lawsuit against Rhode Island-based CVS Caremark Corp.

“Especially appalling is the sale of expired baby formula—which loses nutrients over time—robbing infants of vital nourishment.”

CVS became aware of the specific allegations only today, according to a statement issued by the company.

Madeline A. DeMace. 91

Madeline Agnes DeMace, 91, of Stratford, formerly of Westport, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport.

A native of Westport, Madeline was born in Bridgeport daughter of the late Dominick and Isabel (Lanzo) DeMace.

She was a 1936 graduate of Staples High School, a former employee of the Dorr Company, and a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

Following her discharge from the Army, she went to work for the U.S. State Department where she traveled extensively for business. Her love for travel continued in retirement traveling both domestic and foreign.

Slimmed Down First Night Set for New Year’s Eve

Now that Thanksgiving is over, thoughts turn to the end-of-year holidays and New Year’s Eve—and yes, there will be a First Night Westport. But it will be a slimmed down version.WestportNow.com Image

“This year we were faced with economic challenges that had threatened the event,” wrote Barbara Pearson-Rac, First Night president, on the First Night Web site.

“But, the good news is, we have met the challenge and we are planning a New Year’s Eve party that everyone should enjoy.”

This year’s First Night, with one exception, will end at 9 p.m. with a gala fireworks display over the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center. The exception is a teen “Battle of the Bands” at Toquet Hall, the teen center, which will go to 11:30 p.m.

For Sale: 1710-Built Home, Westport’s Third Oldest

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The third oldest house in Westport, built in 1710, is for sale, and today brokers held an open house at the property at 38 Compo Road North. The 1-1/4 story antique house has 1,427 square feet and is situated on a one-acre property. According to Sotheby’s brokers Jean Studwell and James Love Lee, about 40 people toured the house and property—most just looking not buying and many of them owners of houses built in the 19th and 18th century. “The goal today was achieved—to get visibility for this historic property with the hope that it will not be demolished,” said Lee. Asking price is $749,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Sketchbook: Compo Picture Taking

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WestportNow today launches a new feature, “Westport Sketchbook,” by Westport artist, author and illustrator Elaine Clayton. She will contribute Westport scenes that catch her eye. She was at Compo Beach today and noticed, as did WestportNow contributing photographer Phyllis Groner, many people taking pictures, some obviously for their holiday cards. Check out Elaine’s blog at www.illuminara.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Elaine Clayton for WestportNow.com