Saturday, February 24, 2024


Westport Transit Holding Off on Shuttle Service

The Westport Transit District said today it is holding off on plans to provide bus shuttle service to Harlem Line trains while disruptions to New Haven Line service continue.

In a news release, Transit District Commissioner Jennifer Johnson said Westport is in active conversation with Norwalk Transit District, Westport’s shuttle service provider, “to assess the feasibility and demand for providing temporary shuttle service from Westport to alternative Metro North stations on the Harlem Line.”

But given recent updates on projections for restoring power to the New Haven line, “it is anticipated that Westport Transit District will not provide shuttle service to Harlem Line stations,” she said.

Any changes to this information will be announced through local media, Johnson said. Meanwhile, the regular service on all Westport Transit District routes remains in full effect.

D2020 Elects Acting Chair Image
Westport Downtown 2020 Committee member G. Kenneth Bernhard (l) was elected acting chairman today, replacing Louis Gagliano (r) who resigned from the committee this week.  Asked by committee member Dan Kail when he would consider returning to the committee, Gagliano said, “When it (the project) is fully funded and the politics are right.” Gagliano resigned after the Planning & Zoning Commission voted publicly last week to fully fund the project only to have P&Z Chair Catherine Walsh subsequenty tell the Board of Finance (BOF) Monday that a majority only wanted partial funding, resulting in the BOF agreeing only to partially fund the project. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Westport Property Transfers Sept. 9 – 13, 2013

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Sept. 9 - 13, 2013:

Julie H. and Douglas H. Carr to Sabin Builders LLC, 36 Hyde Lane, $962,500WNproperty.jpg

Marina E. Abudei to John J. Moranski Trust, 28 Maple Ave. North, $1,070,000

Able Construction Inc. to Rohan and Lillian Kohli, 16 Bulkley Ave. North, $2,590,000

Hudson City Savings Bank to Taiyo LLC, 98 Hillspoint Road, $670,000

Charlotte Forst, 84

Charlotte Forst of Weston, wife of Karl H. Forst, died Sept. 25 at home. She was 84.

Born in Mohacs, Hungary, she fled Hungary in 1956 and immigrated to Canada with her sister, Clara Nadas.  She was introduced to Karl and moved to the United States, finally settling in Weston. 

She had three loves:  her family, her career as a Realtor, and her outside interests. There was nothing that she would not do for her “boys”; her husband, her son and her two grandsons, her family said.  They were the joy of her life. 

As a highly respected Realtor of 35 years with a very loyal following, she was the epitome of integrity, caring and being totally knowledgeable.  She served on several Board of Realtors committees. 

New Haven Line Providing Limited Bus/Train Service

Metro-North said limited Bus/Train Service will be provided for the New Haven Line until further notice due to the loss of Con Edison feeders that supply traction power to the line’s electric fleet. 

The service plan can accommodate approximately 33 percent of the regular ridership on the New Haven Line, the railroad said;

See service details here.

Friday, September 27, 2013

8:15 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Downtown 2020
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – 2013 Group Members Exhibition: “Home Sweet Home”
Noon – Westport Library – Conversation with 1st Selectman Candidates: Jim Marpe & Helen Garten
1:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Orin Grossman: “George and Ira Gershwin’s Broadway”
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – opening receptions: “Framing the Past, Present, and Future” and “Walt Reed’s Illustrator in America”
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Savoir Adore w/ Chillingsworth, MiniBoone & The Foresters
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Prisoner of Second Avenue”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Preparing for Historical Society Exhibit Image
Kathie Bennewitz, Town Curator, works on the installation of a new exhibit to open Friday at the Westport Historical Society. “Framing the Past, Present and Future: 20 Years of the Westport Arts Awards” kicks off a month-long celebration of the Arts in Westport. The show features original works of art by more than 40 visual artists awardees. The opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the exhibit runs through Jan. 4. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for

Metro-North Announces PM Peak NH Line Schedule

Metro-North today announced the following schedule for today’s PM peak New Haven Line service:

For Stations Stamford through New Haven

Starting at 4 p.m. – Express diesel train service from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street to Stamford (30-minute frequency 4-5 p.m., 15-minute frequency 5-6:30 p.m. and 30-minute frequency 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.) connecting to electric train service making all local stops to New Haven.

Getting Ready for Woman’s Club Tag Sale Image
Westport Woman’s Club members and volunteers worked today to get ready for the club’s annual clothing tag sale fundraiser on Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at its home, 44 Imperial Ave. The proceeds help fulfill the many philanthropic commitments of the club, which was founded in 1907. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for