Heavy rains pelted the Westport area in early afternoon today, including the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com
Thursday, June 08, 2023
Storm Clouds Over Westport
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued
The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Westport and area until 2:30 p.m.
At 1:37 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near Mount Kisco, N.Y, and moving east at 25 mph.
It was predicted to reach Westport by 2:25 p.m.
An advisory said, “This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path, prepare immediately for damaging winds and deadly cloud to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter—preferably inside a strong building but away from windows.”
Emmy for Westport-Based TV Show
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded Westport-produced “Born to Explore with Richard Wiese” an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. “Born to Explore” was also nominated for Outstanding Travel Program. The program, which airs weekly on Saturday mornings on ABC, is produced by Explorer Films in offices on Main Street in Westport. Pictured (l-r) are: Andy Ames, senior producer; Mercedes Velgot. executive producer; Richard Wiese, host and executive producer; John Barnhardt, cinematographer; Greg Harriott, cinematographer; Laura Cunningham, sound, and Jason Katz, editor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Mary St. Cyr
Mary St. Cyr, an employee of the Westport school system for more than 25 years, died June 16.
She had been diagnosed with cancer four years ago but managed comfortably until just recently when her health took a serious decline, her family said.
She began her professional career with the state Welfare Department, then the Bridgeport school system, and ultimately more than 25 years with the Westport schools, as a counselor, school psychologist and mid-level administrator.
She was also very active in professional organizations, first with the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists, where she served in a variety of offices, including president. She then was active in the formation of NASP, the National Association of School Psychologists and served as its first secretary.
The Westport Little League AA Twins are celebrating an undefeated season. The team won the championship on Saturday, beating the Devil Rays 10-5. Head coach was David Kass and assistant coaches were Mark Shapiro and Ron Tarsy. Pictured (bottom row l-r) Max Goldenberg, Chase Hynes, Jason Kass, Joseph Kane, George Kocadag; (top row l-r) Alex Laskin, Scott Kosakowski, Rory Tarsy, Jeffrey Shapiro, Troy Askinos; coaches (l-r) Mark Shapiro, David Kass, and Ron Tarsy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Paving of Ketchum Street
Busy Long Island Sound
Monday, June 17, 2013
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – P&Z Traffic and Parking Subcommittees Joint Meeting
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “5 Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: The Gault Family” & “Tracy Sugarman, Citizen-Artist”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Bird’s-Eye View”
6:30 p.m. – Wakeman Town Farm – Moderated discussion on local food sourcing
6:30 p.m. – Staples Room 1025C – Board of Education Executive Session
7 p.m. – Staples Cafeteria B – Board of Education Public Meeting (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – Boating Advisory Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Parks & Recreation Commission
7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Vincent Curcio, “Henry Ford”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar