Saturday, February 24, 2024
Kittens. Westport Animal Control
Westport police said a sewer line break near Longshore Club Park at 260 Compo Road South has reduced traffic in the area to one lane.
A Westport police officer was involved in a pursuit of a reported stolen vehicle early today on I-95 that resulted in two arrests in Bridgeport, police said.
A Westport cruiser was struck as a suspect tried to elude arrest, police said. Two suspects were subsequently taken into custody. No injuries were reported.
Police said the Westport involvement began at about 1:30 a.m. when Norwalk police sent a radio alert that an assault has occurred in their city and they were looking for the driver of a green Toyota Rav4 with a passenger headed towards Bridgeport.
A Westport officer spotted a vehicle matching that description passing Exit 18, ran a computer check of its license plate and found it to be reported stolen, and attempted to stop it, police said. But it continued on, getting off at Exit 27 in Bridgeport.
The driver of a white Cadillac was injured late Wednesday night when he lost control of his vehicle after colliding with another vehicle near the Exit 17 southbound off-ramp of I-95 shortly before 11:30 p.m. The incident, one of two accidents near the off-ramp, are thought to be related according to fire department officials on site. Two vehicles, including the one in the photo, were towed from the scene. The off ramp was closed to traffic by state police during the accident investigation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
8:45 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Non-Union Supervisory Pension Board
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Imperial Avenue Commuter Lot – Westport Farmers Market
Noon – Westport Public Library – Sara Hacala, “Saving Civility”
7 p.m. – Westport Public Library – The Eight Myths vs Realities of the College Essay
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Planning & Zoning Commission (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7:15 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Youth Commission
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
By James Lomuscio
Vowing never to forget, more than 100 Connecticut first responders who had volunteered at Ground Zero following the Sept. 11 attacks were honored tonight at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park three days after the 10th anniversary.
Westport first responders at the ceremony included (l-r) EMS Coordinator Marc Hartog, Police Captains Sam Arciola and Foti Koskinas, and Acting Chief Dale Call. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
From as far away as Norwich and West Hartford to as close as Westport, the “Ceremony Honoring Connecticut’s 9/11 First Responders and Volunteers” celebrated selfless service in the face of surreal horror and evil that murdered more than 2,700 at the World Trade Center.
The one-hour ceremony which followed by six days a ceremony at the park for 9/11 families was organized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Connecticut, the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, and Voices of September 11th.
“New York City was stretched to the limit that day,” Andrew Savino, deputy inspector the New York Police Department’s Counter Terrorism Bureau, told the crowd. “Just as immediate was the response from first responders from far and wide, especially Connecticut.