Sunday, March 03, 2024

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Learning Westport’s History

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Historian Margaret LeBedis talked about Westport’s history today at Westport’s authentic one-room schoolhouse, Adams Academy, on Morningside Drive North. The two-day event by the Westport Historical Society was part of the town’s 175th birthday celebration. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Police Rescue Sailor from Overturned Boat

UPDATE A Westport police Marine Unit today rescued a man whose sailfish overturned in the waters off Compo Beach.

The sailor, who was clinging to the boat, was taken to the Ned Dimes Marina, according to reports from the scene.

The incident occurred near the cannons as the beach was crowded with Memorial Day weekend visitors.

The man was uninjured, police said.

Rell: State Receives $5.2 Million for Transit Security Projects

Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state is receiving $5.2 million in federal Homeland Security funds to further strengthen security along the state rail system.

“The attempted Times Square bombing continues to remind all of us that vigilance against terrorism is paramount on all fronts – from the public to law enforcement.” the governor said.

“The federal grants will allow us to enhance and expand surveillance and other security measures in our public transit system.”

Rell said the funds will be used by state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS).

Ready for Longshore Swimmers

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Andrew Gau (r), assistant director of Westpor’s Longshore pool, and Dean Hafenway, 15, a sophomore at Staples High School, today check a list in preparation for the the second day of the Longshore pool season. Gau said that there were 80 swimmers at the pool on Saturday’s opening day, “but we’re expecting a lot more today – it’s going to be a beautiful day.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com