Saturday, February 24, 2024
Scenes from tonight’s Art About Town Opening Night Street Party and unveiling of the Tunnel Vision art installation sponsored by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. WestportNow.com photos
Scenes from tonight’s Art About Town Opening Night Street Party. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Scenes from tonight’s Art About Town Opening Night Street Party. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
An application for a permit to demolish the building at Westport’s 500 Main St. is in process. Built in 1900, the one-story commercial structure, formerly occupied by Daybreak Nurseries (see WestportNow April 30, 2104), has 3,211 square feet, is situated on a 1.56-acre property and changed ownership this month for $1,350,000, which includes the property recorded as 498 Main St. Because the structure was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. The purchaser has said four homes will be built on the combined 2.2-acre site. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Main Street from the Post Road East to Elm Street will be closed today from 2 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. for the Westport Downtown Merchant Association’s Art About Town Opening Night Street Party that will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The pedestrian tunnel between Main Street and Parker Harding Plaza will be closed from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe says that he will press AT&T and North Atlantic Towers to find “other locations and technologies” better suited for the town than the proposed cell tower at 92 Greens Farms Road.
Site of the proposed cell tower at 92 Greens Farms Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Marpe made his comment in a statement Wednesday following his office receiving notice that North Atlantic will be floating two balloons, one at 150 feet, the other at 110, to evaluate the top of the tower height, as well as obstructions.
Marpe said that the test is scheduled for June 3 weather permitting, or June 4 and 5 if necessary.
“While the formal application to the Connecticut Siting Council has not been filed, nor has the required technical report been submitted to the town, North Atlantic Towers apparently intends to do this preliminary balloon test,” Marpe said. “I was surprised and disappointed to receive this announcement.”
The first train makes its way across the Metro-North bridge at South Norwalk today after the bridge was repaired. According to a Metro North spokesman, the bridge is 117 years old and needs major work. Failure to close the bridge in the early morning hours disrupted the morning commute, forcing travelers to take shuttle buses between East Norwalk and South Norwalk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lauren Siegert for WestportNow.com
Metro-North said at 9 a.m. that repairs have been made to the Walk Bridge in South Norwalk and that train service has been restored between South Norwalk and East Norwalk.
It said customers should anticipate delays and crowded conditions due to significant congestion in the vicinity of South Norwalk.