Friday, July 12, 2024


Showing Her Works Image
Artist Julia Gilmore shows off some of her work today at the Westport Fine Arts Festival. Raised in a small New Hampshire town, she migrated north to Montreal where she earned a fine arts degree at Concordia University and flourished in the Montreal art scene; She has staged several successful solo art shows and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for

Children’s Art Image
As part of the Westport Fine Arts Festival today, the Westport Arts Center is in the children’s area on Gorham Island leading a “Crazy Creature Menagerie” project. Children and their families are creating crazy creatures inspired by real and fantastic animals. The Westport Arts Center focuses on teaching art technique and encourages creativity and experimentation in its classes and programs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Police: Woman Used Company Funds for Personal Computer Image
Rachael Keyes posted $2,500 bond. Westport Police photo

Westport Police arrested a Danbury woman Wednesday for taking money last month from the Westport business where she worked and using it to buy a personal computer

She is also charged with cashing a check made out to another employee where she worked.

According to Capt. Samuel Arciola, officers responded on a warrant to the Danbury Police Department to take custody of Rachael Keyes, 32.

Arciola said the warrant stemmed form an investigation into the larceny reported on June 23.

Alleged Burglar, Coin Thief Caught Image
Jose Alicea: some coins recovered. Westport Police photo

Westport Police arrested a Bridgeport man Thursday for the June 24 burglary of a Saugatuck Avenue home.

According to Capt. Samuel Arciola, detectives arrested Jose Alicea, 48, at his home following an investigation into the burglary in which silver coins and assorted change were stolen.

“During the course of the investigation, information was developed, which linked Alicea to the crime,” Arciola said.

He said that detectives were able to recover some of the stolen coins. 

Heat Advisory Issued for Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Westport and area which is in effect from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

It said to expect high heat and humidity with heat index values around 100. It warned prolonged exposure to high heat and humidity will result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours.