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Taking the Bus to the Train

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There was a scramble to board shuttle buses at the East Norwalk station today en route to South Norwalk as a stuck bridge at South Norwalk disrupted the morning New Haven Line commute. State police reported heavy traffic on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway as commuters sought alternate transportation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Allan Siegert for WestportNow.com

Stuck Bridge Disrupts New Haven Line Service

UPDATE A stuck bridge near South Norwalk disrupted New Haven Line service today for more than five hours..

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Commuters wait at East Norwalk station today for a shuttle bus to South Norwalk due to bridge problems at South Norwalk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Johanna Rossi for WestportNow.com

Metro-North said the Walk Bridge near South Norwalk failed to close in the early morning hours and crews did not repair it until about 9 a.m.

“We are currently unable to provide eastbound train service from Stamford,” Metro-North said in a statement. “Limited westbound train service is being provided from South Norwalk.  Limited Shuttle Bus Service is currently being provided between East Norwalk and South Norwalk.

“Customers should anticipate delays and crowded conditions.”

Thursday,  May 29, 2014


10 a.m. – Earthplace – Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 50 Imperial Ave. – Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Abstract Notes” & “Solos 2014”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover … “
4 p.m. – Westport Library – How to Produce and Air Your Program on Public Access TV
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Downtown Main Street – Art About Town Opening Night Street Party
6 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – P&Z Commission Historic Structures Subcommittee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 307/309 – Westport Youth Commission
7:30 p.m. – Christ & Holy Trinity (79 Church Lane) – Westport Cinema Initiative: “Hey Bartender” by Westporter Doug Tirola
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School – Staples Players: “Infinite Black Suitcase”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

LWV Awards Scholarship at Annual Meeting

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The League of Women Voters of Westport today held its annual meeting and presented a $2,000 scholarship to Staples High School senior Christopher McKinney. Liz-Ann Koos (2nd r), LWV president, noted that this was the first time the group’s award had been presented to a male. McKinney will intern for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes this summer before attending the University of Vermont.  With them are Christopher’s mom, Marina Gharabegian (l), and grandmother, Kenar Gharabegian. The annual meeting was held at Cobb’s Mill Inn in Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Public Survey Boxes on Downtown Set Out Today

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Dewey Loselle, chair of the Westport Downtown Steering Committee, today told the Board of Selectman that, starting today, public survey boxes will be available at three locations -– the Westport Library, the Center for Senior Activities, and Town Hall. “To date, 550 residents have completed the survey online,” he said. “Theses boxes give those residents, who do not wish to access the online site, an opportunity to complete the survey on paper.” He said the survey is available at www.downtownwestportct.com. He also reminded residents that a Downtown Visioning Workshop will be held Saturday, June 7 at 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Bedford Middle School. That event will be followed on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 with a Downtown charrette-style workshop at a location and time to be determined. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com