Monday, December 11, 2023
The Westport Center for Senior Activities will be open today and will operate on a regular 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. schedule, officials announced.
The Center usually closes when public schools are closed, which occurred today due to roads blocked by trees or power lines.
“However, we encourage you to be safe first and not to take any chances while traveling or coming to the Center,” an announcement said.
“We will allow you to make up any classes that you miss today due to the circumstances. Safety first!
Westport public schools were closed today due to roads blocked by downed trees or power lines.
All after school activities werw also canceled or rescheduled for a later date.
All offices were closed.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Enid Munroe: Artist & Alchemist”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Window to Westport’s Past & Present”
4 p.m. – Westport Library – STEAMing Ahead – Printing (grades K-2)
6:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Chess Club for Adults
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Finance, Employee Compensation, Public Works, & Health & Human Services Committees
7 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – New Works Initiative: “Out of the Mouth of Babes”
7 p.m. – Westport Library – Eric Burns, “The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin & Theodore Roosevelt”
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Finance Committe
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
UPDATE Westport emergency workers responded to numerous reports of trees and wires down tonight as winds gusted to more than 35 mph. Pictured are wires down on Northfield Drive in the Coleytown area. Eversource reported 45 Westport customers were without power late in the evening. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Paul McClanahan for WestportNow.com
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Westport and area until 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday.
A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 a.m. Thursday.
Westporter Gordon Joseloff (l), a former Moscow correspondent for United Press International and CBS News, gets together tonight with Peter Osnos, a former Moscow correspondent for the Washington Post, at a Columbia University meeting of former Moscow correspondents sponsored by the Overseas Press Club of America and the Harriman Institute at Columbia. Osnos is the founder and editor-at-large of PublicAffairs books and a contributing correspondent to The Atlantic.com. Joseloff is a former Westport first selectman and founding editor and publisher of WestportNow. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
UPDATE Heavy rains fell across Westport today, causing minor flooding on roadways such as at Main Street and Canal Street (above). Local weather stations measured just over half an inch by shortly after 11 p.m. Eversource said 33 Westport customers were without power due to downed power lines. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com