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Gerald M. Cacchio, 81

Gerald “Jerry” M. Cacchio, 81, of Westport died Jan. 29 at Westport Rehabilitation Complex. He was 81.

He was born in Norwalk on April 16, 1936 and was the son of the late Philip and Sabata (DeMarco) Cacchio. He was a lifelong resident of Saugatuck and member of Assumption Church.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran stationed in Germany. He was an avid golfer and was a frequent patron of the Arrow Restaurant and Mario’s Place where he would meet with his lifelong friends.

Survivors include two nieces Marleen Austin, Patricia Roberts; three nephews Nicholas Guarente, Vincent Guarente, Gary Guarente and their families. He is also survived by his brother-in- law Joseph Sargent. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Teresa Sargent and Grace Guarente.

Silverware Shoplifting Arrest

Officers arrested a Norwalk man for stealing silverware from a local shop, police said today. Image
Darryl Hall: Free on $500 bond. Westport Police photo

Darryl Hall, 53, was charged with sixth-degree larceny upon his arrest Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. after he had been detained by the store’s loss prevention personnel.

“Store loss prevention observed the suspect, later identified as Darryl Hall, 53, of Norwalk, Conn. conceal sets of silverware inside his jacket and then exit the store without paying for the items,” Lt. Jillian Cabana said.

“Hall was stopped outside by loss prevention and asked to return inside while the Police Department was contacted,” she added.

Friday, February 2, 2018

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Curious Case of Ed Vebell”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “What Keeps Mankind Alive/The Last Library”
11 a.m. – Westport Library – Anyone Can Use … Microsoft Word
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. – Earthplace – Movie Night at Earthplace: “Brother Bear”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Poetry Time at Arts Center

Selected poets tonight read their poems at a special event held at the Westport Arts Center in conjunction with the Westport Library and the Westport Arts Advisory Committee. “Poetic Inspirations – Readings & Reflections” was part of the townwide WestportREADS celebration of “Regeneration” by Pat Barker. More than 50 submissions were received from high school and adult poets, with 11 selected for the program. They ranged in age from Staples High school student Nicole Arellano to 86-year-old Mary Dembeck. Contributed photos

Flood Insurance Rate Relief Available

Westporters who live in flood prone areas now have an opportunity for insurance rate relief.

An annual report enabling residents to get a 10 percent reduction in flood insurance is complete and available online at, Planning and Zoning Director Mary Young announced today.

Young said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) insurance is provided to communities participating in the community rating system (CRS) with classifications from 1-10. The classifications warrant what flood insurance rate reductions are offered, with ranking of one offering the highest rate reduction.

“Efforts to date implemented by the Planning and Zoning Commission have elevated Westport’s ranking from 10 to eight,” Young said. “More efforts are planned.”

Himes Warns Colleagues, ‘If the Memo is Wrong, There Will be Hell to Pay’

By Ana Radelat

Washington — Connecticut lawmakers are playing key roles in the turmoil over “the memo,” a document drafted by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, and in efforts to protect special counsel Robert Mueller as he continues his investigation into Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted on Monday to release the controversial memo, which alleges the FBI and Justice Department misused their authority to obtain a surveillance warrant for Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the 2016 presidential election.

A transcript of the closed-door debate over release of the memo, shows that Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, the panel’s second highest-ranking Democrat, laid out the dangers of releasing the document.

Himes said, “An immense amount of classified information will be available to the public.” He reminded his colleagues that the FBI and Justice Department considered the release of information “extraordinarily reckless.”

Compo Pavilion Roof, Restroom Work Underway

Work was underway today at Compo Beach preparing for a new roof for the pavilion and upgrades to the nearby restroom. The Board of Finance and Representative Town Meeting (RTM) approved a $400,000 expenditure for the work. Parks and Recreation Director Jen Fava said that the restroom upgrades would include new fixtures, floors with new plumbing underneath and tiled walls. Dave Matlow for

Thursday, February 1, 2018

9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Downtown Plan Implementation Committee
9 a.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Curious Case of Ed Vebell”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “What Keeps Mankind Alive/The Last Library”
1 p.m. – Westport Library – WestportWRITES: Advanced Writing Class
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Green Task Force
7 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – WestportREADS 2018: Poetic Inspiration—Readings and Reflections

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar