Westport Public Schools are closed Westport Public Library is open, has Wi-Fi; Westport Town Hall lobby and auditorium open with Wi-Fi Westport Family Y, Westport Arts Center are both closed 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – lobby open for recharding and coffee 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Imperial Avenue Commuter Lot – Westport Farmers Market 10 a.m. – Westport Public Library – TalkingTED: How Great Leaders Inspire Action Noon – 4:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – open for recharging, television, relaxing (no classes) 7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Deer Management Subcommittees C and D Public Meeting 7 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Teen Zombie Club 7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Solarize Westport 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “A Raisin in the Sun”
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today that commuter rail service between Stamford and New York’s Grand Central Terminal will resume Thursday morning with no fares charged for the next two days.
New York has also initiated a similar waiver of rail fares for Metro-North customers bound for the Stamford Transportation Center.
Metro-North and the Connecticut Department of Transportation are also evaluating some interim express bus options for the east end of the line and the return of the entire system -– from New Haven to Grand Central –- to full service as quickly as possible, Malloy’s office said.
The governor cautioned commuters, however, that this limited service represents roughly half of normal weekday service and to plan accordingly and to work from home if at all possible.
Some Westport children managed to enjoy Hallloween tonight despite the lingering after effects of the storm. Marley Gipson, 17 months, of Westport was a first time trick or treater in the Gault Avenue area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Residents of Westport’s Blue Ribbon Drive neighborhood today invited friends to “Trunk-or-Treat.” While designed to meet the safety needs of this year’s holiday, organizers said it would become a tradition. One costumed child even exclaimed it was the “best Halloween ever.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jenna Jacobs-Dick for WestportNow.com
Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff tonight issued this CodeRed emergency telephone notification:
“This is Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff with a CodeRed update at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 from the Emergency Operations Center.
“This has been a frustrating day. Opening of blocked roads and restoration of power has been slow. But there was some good news late today –- about 900 homes got their power back at about 7 p.m., bringing our outage total to about 80 percent from 86 percent.
“CL&P says 11 line and two tree crews were working in Westport today and more are expected on Thursday. I have told CL&P these numbers are insufficient. Often it takes two or three crews to clear one location, which means progress is unacceptably slow.