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10 Westporters Finish Boston Marathon

Ten runners from Westport finished today’s 2017 Boston Marathon.

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Barbara Lincoln: top Westport female finisher. Coremotionstudios. com photo

Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon, pulling away from three-time U.S. Olympian Galen Rupp with two miles to go to give Kenya its first men’s victory in five years. Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race to complete the Kenyan sweep.

According to official results, Niels Lyng-Olsen, 51, was the top Westport finisher, running the 26.2 miles in 3 hours, 11 minutes, 33 seconds, good for a 3086 overall place. He works in the finance industry.

Second best Westporter’s time was by Kenneth C. Klegar, 47, also a finance industry executive, who finished in 3 hours, 23 minutes, 23 seconds. Third was Barbara B. Lincoln, 40, in 3 hours, 41 minutes, 7 seconds, also the top female Westport finisher. A registered dietitian with private practices in New York City and Westport, she began her running career in high school where she ran cross-country and winter and spring track..

Comings & Goings: Fred Boutique to Post Road East

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Fred Sip & Shop women’s apparel shop has opened at 30 Post Road East at the corner of Taylor Place. It is co-owned by Kelley Frey of Stamford and Shereen Koshnoodi of Old Greenwich. The business also has a location at 236 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. Koshnoodi said the Westport location is much expanded from the concept in Old Greenwich and features a coffee bar cafe to enhance the shopping experience. She describes the apparel and accessories offerings as “contemporary, mid-price range with brand name new designer fashions.” The Westport space was previously occupied by Soleil Toile, which relocated to 24 Post Road East, then by Walin & Wolff women’s accessories, followed by a pop-up shop for cashmere apparel during the past two Christmas shopping seasons (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 17 Stony Brook Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 17 Stony Brook Road, in the Old Hill section, is in process. Built in 1949, the one-story ranch has 1,583-square feet and is situated on a .5-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

Three-Car Crash Sends Four to Hospital

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A three-car crash today on Westport’s Sherwood Island Connector sent four persons to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to emergency workers on the scene. A witness said one car crossed over the center divider, causing the accident. All cars had to be towed from the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Fifth Annual Electric Car Rally Set

The new, fully electric Chevy Bolt is one of the latest entries in the fifth annual Electric Car Rally set for Sunday, May 7, starting at the Metro-North Westport train station in Saugatuck northbound lot, organizers said.

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt will be highlighted at the rally. Contributed photo

The rally, a 35 to 40 mile trek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is sponsored by the Westport Electric Car Club (WECC), which in the past has showcased innovating electric vehicles (EVs) including the Tesla Model X and the second generation Chevrolet Volt.

The new, long-range, mid-priced Bolt, courtesy of Karl Chevrolet of New Canaan, is the first of its kind to be shown in Connecticut, according to organizers.

“EV sales have continued to increase despite a prolonged period of low gasoline prices,” said Leo Cirino, WECC president, who noted that Westport has 19 public charging stations.

Comings & Goings: Main St. Tea Store to Close

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After almost four and a half years, DavidsTea, 135 Main St., will close on April 29, according to store manager Stephanie Armas. Said employee Leah Price, “The store is doing well, but the company wants to invest its resources in other areas.” She denied a local blog report that the closing was due to “high rent.” There are two other locations in the state — West Hartford and South Windsor as well as stores in other states, including three in Manhattan. The Westport store opened in 2012 (see WestportNow Sept. 26, 2012) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com