Tonight’s sunset as seen from Westport’s Saugatuck Island. Sunset was at 4:24 p.m., and the sun will continue to set earlier until the winter solstice on Dec. 21 when winter begins. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Penny Sousa for WestportNow.com
Thursday, June 08, 2023
WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 18 Mayflower Parkway
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 18 Mayflower Parkway, near Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1965, the one-story split level has 2,280-square feet and is situated on a .91-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Gallery: WHS Holiday House Tour
Scenes from today’s Westport Historical Society 30th annual holiday house tour. J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
Touring Westport History
A visitor today checks out the history of the house at 46 Kings Highway South, one of the houses on the annual Westport Historical Society holiday house tour. The WHS said the c. 1700 John Platt House is one of Westport’s oldest and is listed on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
The dining room table at 56 Sylvan Road North was Christmas meal ready today for guests on the Westport Historical Society holiday house tour. Known as the Clark Nash House c. 1750, it was the one-time home of H. Daniel Webster, who designed the Minute Man monument at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
Guests today tour a house a 96 Kings Highway North, one of the houses on the Westport Historical Society’s 30th annual holiday house tour. The WHS described the home as the David Judah house, c. 1760. “One of the first merchants and the first Jewish homeowner in Westport, David Judah, shared this home with his Christian wife, Esther Taylor of Taylor Town’s founding family,” the tour pamphlet said. It said Taylor Town is now commonly known as Westport’s Old Hill. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) j.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
Worker Killed, Another Injured in Roof Fall
One worker was killed and a second seriously injured today when they fell from a roof of a home under construction steps away from Westport’s Compo Beach, police said. The victim was later identified as Juan B. Rodriguez, 29, of Stamford. The men were working at 9 Norwalk Ave. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Compo Area Roof Falls Kill One Worker, Injure Second
UPDATE One worker was killed and a second seriously injured today when they fell from a roof of a home under construction steps away from Westport’s Compo Beach, police said.
The scene of the incident at 9 Norwalk Ave., near Compo Beach.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The accident occurred about 12:45 p.m. at 9 Norwalk Ave. On arrival, emergency responders found one man had died of his injuries and the second man was unresponsive, said Police Chief Foti Koskinas, who was at the scene.
The injured man, described as having life-threatening injuries, was taken by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital. Names of those involved were being withheld until families could be notified, said Lt. David Farrell.
A woman at the scene who was in tears said she heard someone calling for help and ran behind the three-story house to find the two men. The accident occurred in sunny, 43-degree weather.