Saturday, March 02, 2024

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Getting Together at League of Women Voters Brunch

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The annual League of Women Voters of Westport brunch today attracted numerous candidates, politicians, and members. Pictured are (first row, l-r)  Celestine LeCroix, president of the Westport LWV,and state Rep. Kim Fawcett (D-133), candidate for a state Senate seat ; (second row) state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143), state Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26); and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-136), all seeking re-election; (top row) Brandi Brigg, state representative candidate; Selectwoman Helen Garten; First Selectman Jim Marpe, and Phil Sharlach, candidate for state Senate. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Gearing Up for November Election


Scenes from today’s League of Women Voters of Westport annual fall brunch. At the brunch, the LWV officially launched its awareness initiative, “Pass the Amendment/Start the Conversation,”  focusing on the election’s ballot question to amend Connecticut’s constitution to allow legislators to begin to consider broader access to voting methods. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Car Wash Supports Staples Team

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Members of the Staples High School girls swim and dive team and the boys water polo team joined forces today for a car wash fundraiser in the lot at 2 Myrtle Ave. at the corner of Post Road East. According to a female student on site, the funds help to offset team expenses. The car wash runs until 3 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Suspected Credit Card Thief Caught

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Dean Henton: allegedly stole cards from a purse. Westport Police photo

Westport Police today arrested a Waterbury man who they said stole four credit cards from the Connecticut Humane Society, ringing up $750 in purchases.

According to Lt. David Farrell, shift commander, the suspect was identified Dean Henton, 47.

Farrell said Henton entered the building today at 455 Post Road East and stole four credit cards out of the victim’s purse. Henton then used the credit cards at Cumberland Farms, Walgreens and Subway in Westport, making $750 in purchases, Farrell said.

“Officers worked with the credit card company to track the fraudulent activity,” Farrell said, adding that they got a description of the suspect by interviewing the store employees.

‘One of Westport’s Unsung Heroes’

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Roberta Troy (r), a Westport PAL volunteer, and youngsters in the PAL football program were among mourners today at a Compo Beach memorial service for longtime PAL coach and volunteer Greg LaValla. He died Tuesday of cancer at age 51. Said one PAL associate: “Hundreds of kids learned sports through Greg as well as the lessons of life and even a little Italian. Greg was one of Westport’s unsung heroes.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com