Thursday, May 30, 2024

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 535 Post Road East

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A site application proposal includes discussion of a demolition of the house at Westport’s 535 Post Road East, near the Westport Fire Department. Built in 1900, the one-and-a-half-story house previously converted to a store front. It is situated on a 1.61-acre property leased by Terrain, which opened in 2011. The company, which earlier said it would preserve the house, now is proposing to demolish it to provide additional parking. The application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission at its Tuesday meeting. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Flood Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Flood Watch for Westport and area from noon today through Tuesday morning.

With the approach of a warm front today, widespread moderate to heavy rainfall is expected at times from this afternoon through tonight, an advisory said.

With the area just having experienced heavy rainfall and flooding Friday into Saturday, rainfall of 1.5 to 2 inches today and tonight cloud result in flooding of small streams and rivers along with urban and poor drainage flooding.

Main stem rivers should remain within their banks, although a few may approach bank full, the advisory said.

Anna Has Been Adopted

Anna
Anna. Connecticut Humane Society

Meet Anna! Anna may be a senior gal but she is young at heart. She enjoys playing and going for walks and runs. Anna is suitable to live in single family homes and/or condos.

She would love to live with children of all ages and may be willing to live with other pets of other kinds. Anna currently knows the command ‘sit’ and would love to learn more commands and skills.

If you would like to meet Anna, please visit her at the Westport Branch of the Connecticut Humane Society!

Kitty Is Looking For A Home

Kitty
Kitty. Connecticut Humane Society

Meet Kitty! Kitty may be a senior gal but she is very young at heart. She is a loving and affectionate lap cat who occasionally enjoys chasing and pouncing on toys. Kitty may not have had much experience living with children but may be willing to live with children who are respectful and gentle with pets. She may also be willing to share her home with other pets and is litter box trained. If you would like to meet this beautiful gal, please come down to the Westport Branch of the Connecticut Humane Society to meet her!

Prince Michael Is An Indoor Cat

Prince Michael
Prince Michael. Connecticut Humane Society

Meet Prince Michael! This young man is possibly one of the most affectionate and loving cats you’ll ever meet! He absolutely enjoys being petted and will not only tell you he wants you to pet him, but will head butt your hands and legs so that you will cater to him. His experience with children is unknown but it is possible that he would enjoy the company of children who will shower him with tons of love and play time. Prince Michael is FIV positive and MUST—for his safety and the safety of other cats—remain an indoor cat. He can ONLY live with cats who are also FIV positive and would prefer a home without dogs. Lastly, Prince Michael is litter box trained. If you would like to meet this fearless and extremely friendly young man, please come down to the Westport Branch of the Connecticut Humane Society to do so!

Ace Has A New Home

Ace
Meet Ace. Connecticut Humane Society

C’mon, how could you say no to that face?! Ace is an active pooch who is looking for a home where he can get lots of love, attention, and exercise. He can live in single family homes and condos with a fenced yard. Ace’s experience living with other animals is unknown but he may be willing to share his home with other pets. He would be most comfortable living with children over the age of 8 years. Ace presently knows the command ‘sit’, is eager to learn more commands and skills, and is housebroken. If you would like to meet this handsome fellow, please come down to the Westport Branch of the Connecticut Humane Society to meet him! You won’t regret it!

Three Make Eagle Scout in Troop 36

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Westport’s Boy Scout Troop 36 inducted three Eagle Scouts today at a Court of Honor ceremony at the Church of the Assumption in Westport. They are (l-r, on stage) Greg Carl (partially hiden), 18, a Staples High School senior, Weston resident Michael Feliciano, 16, a senior being home schooled, and Oliver Hickson, 16, a Staples High School sophomore. Feliciano’s father, Jose, the award-winning singer, sang “God Bless America” at the start of the ceremony. The three scouts are the last to achieve Eagle Scout status under the leadership of Jack Berry, who retired recently due to ill health after almost 30 years in Scouting. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Celebrating Italian Cars, Food, and Wine

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Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar on Westport’s Riverside Avenue teamed up today with the New England Ferrari Club and FIAT of Larchmont for its fourth annual Mille Ferrari, a day-long event filled with Italian food, wine, and cars. The event took place during the Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada race, which was shown on two large screen televisions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com