Monday, April 15, 2024


Staples Players Gift to Save the Children Image
Staples Players Summer Theatre performers in “Jesus Christ Superstar” presented Save the Children with a check for $3,000 to go toward tornado relief. The money was raised during Staples Players’ spring production of an original musical revue, “Ages & Stages.” “Jesus Christ Superstar” runs at Staples today at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the door. Pictured are incoming senior Gregg Bonti and outgoing senior Max Samuels presenting the check to representatives of Save the Children. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kerry Long for

Remembering John Lennon Image
The Nu-Utopians, formed last September by band members Rex Fowler and Tom Dean, celebrated the 70th birthday (Oct. 9, 2010) of the late John Lennon Friday night at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion. They played their interpretations of his famed works including “Across the Universe,” “Dear Prudence,” “Revolution,” “Beautiful Boy,” “Come Together,” and others.  The eight-member band includes the father-daughter duo of Robby and Maggie, 15, Coffin. The performance was moved indoors to the Saugatuck Elementary School auditorium because of the wet weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Saturday, July 30, 2011

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Christo and Jeanne-Claude Exhibition
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Exhibit, “Back to Our Roots”
2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Staples High School – Staples Players present “Jesus Christ Superstar”
4 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Lips Together Teeth Apart” (last day)
7:15 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Gas House Gorillas (RiverSwing Series)
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School Theatre – Staples Players Summer Theatre/Westport Continuing Education: “Jesus Christ Superstar”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Tornado Warning Issued for Lower Fairfield County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for southern Fairfield County until 7 p.m.

When a Tornado Warning is issued it means that strong rotation has been detected in the storm. A tornado may already be on the ground or expected to develop shortly. If you are in the path of this dangerous storm, move indoors and to the lowest level of the building. Stay away from windows. If driving, do not seek shelter under a Highway overpass.

The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available, seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.

Diesel Has A New Home

Diesel. Westport Animal Control
Diesel is a sweet 6-year lab-pit mix that is currently residing at Westport Animal Control (203-341-5076).  He is such a good boy and greets everyone he meets with a welcoming tail wag and smile.  He would be a great buddy dog for anyone.  He has a charming calm nature and loves hanging out with the staff, volunteers and visitors of Westport Animal Control.  While Diesel does appear to get along well with other dogs, he should be placed in a cat-free home.  Please call Westport Animal Control to schedule a time to meet this fine fellow.

Sweet Lana Has a New Home

Lana. Westport Animal Control
Lana is a purring machine!  She is a 2 to 3-year-old Abyssinian-mix that is being fostered by a friend of WASA.  She was rescued after being forced to fend for herself outdoors and subsequently attacked by another animal.  She is on the mend, and the vet and techs report that she is one easy patient – no hiss or scratch from this sweet girl.  She wants to be in your lap, in your house and in your life.  She is beautiful and so affectionate and will certainly provide you with years of wonderful companionship.  For additional information about Lana, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Westport Officials Meet With Metro-North

UPDATE Westport officials today met for an hour with representatives of Metro-North about the July 22 stalled train incident that left several hundred persons in a New Haven-bound train for up to an hour in 100-degree heat near the Greens Farms station.

“Today’s meeting was highly productive,” First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said in a statement about the meeting at Westport Police Headquarters.

“We identified a number of areas where we believe we can improve communication with Metro-North on such emergencies.” He did not go into details.

Following the incident, the Westport Fire Department said there were communication issues with Metro-North about the location of the train and delayed notifications. Metro-North has said prompt notifications were made to the Westport Police Department about the train.

A Metro-North statement echoed Joseloff’s remarks that the review was useful.

Levitt Show Moves Indoors

Due to the forecast for thunderstorms tonight, the Levitt Pavilion will move “The Nu-Utopians: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon” to the air-conditioned auditorium at Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Ave. 

Showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is free.  With the exception of water, food and drinks are not allowed in the school.  Visit the Pavilion’s website for more information: