Monday, May 27, 2024


Trunk and Treat Halloween Image
Neighbors in Westport’s Partrick-Crawford section gathered late today on the green at the intersection of the two streets for the eighth annual neighborhood Halloween Trunk and Treat celebration. According to Crawford Road resident Laura Boehmer, the event organizer, each family brings a treat and places it in the trunk of their vehicle and the kids go from trunk to trunk to collect their treats. “I’s a safer way for families to celebrate a Halloween get together and it’s the one chance we have all year for the neighborhood families to get together,” she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Merritt Northbound Exit 41 Ramps to be Closed Nov. 8

There will be another Friday overnight closure of the Merritt Parkway northbound Exit 41 entrance and exit ramps on Nov. 8, First Selectman Gordon Joseloff announced today.

He said he has been notified by the Connecticut Department of Transportation that the ramps will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving as part of the Westport Family Y building construction project at nearby Camp Mahackeno.

Motorists can expect lane closures to occur which will require a detour while the paving project is performed.  Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone, an announcement said.

The ramps were also closed on Oct. 25 for construction work.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: Geiger’s Garden Center Image
An application for a permit to demolish two buildings at the Geiger Garden Center, 1135 Post Road East, is in process. Built in 1900, the two-story residential-type commercial structure has 2,221 square feet and is situated on a 2.07-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. Geiger’s submitted a preliminary plan in January to turn the property into a commercial and residential complex. (See WestportNow Jan. 17, 2013) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for