Water lapped at Westport’s Canal Road today during the afternoon high tide. A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for Westport from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday while a Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, March 05, 2024
There was a full house today at Mitchells of Westport for the fifth annual Pink Aid luncheon and the Donna Karan New York fashion show. Pink Aid’s mission is to help underserved local women survive breast cancer treatment with support and dignity, to provide screening to women in financial need, and to empower breast cancer survivors to heal by helping and inspiring others. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Among guests at today’s fifth annual Pink Aid luncheon and fashion show at Mitchells of Westport were rival candidates for the Westport Board of Finance Sheri Gordon, Democrat (l), and Clarissa Moore, Republican. Proceeds go to help underserved women get screened for breast cancer and battle the disease with support and dignity. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Westporter Eric Seidman with Nellie, 6, a yellow lab retriever at Compo Beach today as dogs were once again allowed on the beach. “It’s her favorite thing in the whole world – chasing a ball in the Sound on Compo Beach,” said Seidman. “it’s been a long summer for her.” Eric and Leslie Seidman have owned Nellie since she was 10 weeks old. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westporter Terry Purcell has fun on Compo Beach today with CoCo, a 3 ½-year-old shepherd mix. “I’ve been coming to Compo Beach on October 1 for about 13 years with two dogs, one since deceased,” he said. Kristin and Terry Purcell have owned CoCo since she was a pup. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE: Lulu, a hound and lab mix, white with tan spots, was last seen on Sept. 30 running up Roseville Road towards the Post Road in Westport. Courtney reports that she was found. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
Westport’s Bridge Street Bridge spanning the Saugatuck River came a step closer Wednesday night to designation as a local historic property.
The William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge during a recent opening. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
The Representative Town Meeting’s (RTM) Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee voted unanimously on a request from the Historic District Commission (HDC) to act as the study committee for the bridge’s possible designation. The matter will now go to the full RTM on Tuesday.
The request had the full support of First Selectman Jim Marpe.
The 1884-built structure officially named the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge is Connecticut’s oldest, surviving moveable, hand-cranked swing bridge and is already on the National Register of Historic Places.
8:30 a.m. – Westport Senior Center – CSA Enhancement Committee
9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Downtown Plan Implementation Committee
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “The Print Show: 45 years of Printmaking with Pace Prints”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Talk of the Town”
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 50 Imperial Ave. – Westport Farmers Market
6 p.m. – Westport Library – Personal Review of Your College Essay
6:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Chess Club for Adults
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – Historic District Commission
7 p.m. – Westport Library – Jobseeker Special: The Power of Storytelling in Business
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Finance & RTM Public Works Committees
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar