Consumers Petroleum has acquired the convenience store, Citgo gas and service station at Westport’s 786-788 Post Road East for $1.6 million, according to the Trumbull-based company. The Town Hall transaction record shows the land sale was valued at $900,000. After 80 years in one family, the service station was put up for sale last October. (See WestportNow, Oct.10, 2012) It was founded in the early 1930s by Joe DeMattia. According to Ken Paolini, a 22-year staff member, the new owners will take over in “three to six months or maybe even a year from now” and plan to eliminate the service bay, offering self-service gas plus a large convenience shop. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, March 05, 2024
Westport police today asked for help from Westport residents in trying to solve a burglary Monday on White Woods Road near the Norwalk line.
Police want to locate this vehicle: a bright colored blue, newer Audi, possibly an A4 model, tinted windows and loud muffler. Contributed photo
They are trying to track down a bright colored blue, newer Audi, possibly an A4 model, tinted windows and loud muffler. The possible first three numbers on the registration plate are 177. Pictured at right is a similar make and model.
Police said a resident whose home was burglarized spotted the car occupied by two males leaving the private road as she was returning home.
Evidence from the residence was recovered in another jurisdiction that links the vehicle to the burglary in Westport, police said.
Artist Eduardo Agelvis (l) of Venezuela, whose work (l) is on display at the Westport Arts Center’s “SOLOS 2013” exhibit, shows off a painting he is donating for auction at the Center’s Art Noir Ball 2013 on May 18 at the Steel Shed in South Norwalk. He is aided by gala co-chair Deb Murtaugh. Agelvis created the work with the help of students at a workshop in Stamford and Greenwich with the participation of underprivileged immigrant children from the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 6 Rebel Road, off Cavalry Road, is in process. Built in 1933, the one-story ranch has 1,491 square feet and is situated on a .45-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
There was no business at a Westport car wash business on Post Road East as high winds and rain hit the area and temperatures—in the 70s at the start of the week—dropped into the 40s. Minor flooding was reported on Canal Road at Saugatuck Shores at the afternoon high tide. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE Metro-North said at 12:07 p.m. that New Haven Line service is now operating on or close to schedule after customers traveling through the vicinity of East Norwalk earlier experienced delays of up to 15 minutes due to overhead wire damage in the area.
Radio host Don Imus and his wife, Deirdre, have sold their waterfront estate in Westport’s Greens Farms area for $14.4 million, according to a filing in the Westport Town Clerk’s office.
The Beachside Avenue home has 10,000 square feet and six bedrooms. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) File photo
The four-acre property at 106 Beachside Ave. was listed in 2005 and 2009 for $30 million, in 2011 for $24.95 million, and the most recent price was set at $19.9 million. The town’s tax assessor appraised it at $13.5 million.
Town Clerk Patricia Strauss said the sale was recorded Thursday with the buyer listed as Flying Dutchman Investeringen Limited with a post office box address in St. Peter Port on the Isle of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.
The estate has a 10,000-square-foot Georgian Revival-style main house with six bedrooms, a guest house and a gatehouse. It also has 215 feet of sandy beach frontage.
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period March 25 - 29, 2013:
Kathleen M. Flynn / Robert J. Parisi to Lauren and Jordan Barnett, 6 Hitchcock Road, $834,000
Rachel Meltzer-Wallach to Louis E. Donofrio Jr. and Tammy W. Lo, 25 Hickory Drive, $562,500
Guiseppe Augastino Boccanfuso III to H Greg Investments Inc., 2 Swallow Lane, $250,000
Guiseppe Augastino Boccanfuso III to H Greg Investments Inc., 3 Madeline Ave., $200,000
UPDATE It was a team effort today by Westport police to help a mother successfully deliver her baby boy after going into labor in a car on the Sherwood Island Connector.
Desk Office Don Rice gave a male caller medical instructions on the phone as police officers, firefighters, and ambulance personnel responded to the commuter parking lot on the Connector at 8:39 a.m., police said.
Officer Robert Myer was first on the scene and within one minute advised headquarters that the mother gave birth, police said.
He said he gave medical treatment to the mother and baby, including unwrapping the umbilical cord around his neck, until ambulance personnel arrived for transport to the hospital.