Monday, May 27, 2024


Not Just Music at Festival Image
Bounce houses are ready to be inflated today for this weekend’s Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. In addition to children’s activities, the event also includes artisan vendors, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, and beer and wine gardens. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Westport Property Transfers Aug. 13-17, 2018

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period August 13-17, 2018:

Alan Schanzer to James and Mia McLouglin, 23 Maplewood Ave., $700,000Westport Property Transfers

Lynn E. Albuck to Anthony F. Porto and John C. Balzano, 22E Cross Highway, $970,000

Timothy and Betty Ann Walker to Robley D. III and Ruth Ellen Ayles, 19 Woodside Ave., $883,300

U.S. Mailbox on Riverside Avenue Sealed Off Image
A U.S. mailbox at 31 Riverside Ave. was sealed off today after it was vandalized overnight. Westport police urged the public depositing mail into this and two other vandalized boxes in Playhouse Square in the last 24 hours to remain vigilant and check the status of sent packages and checks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Police: Thefts From Three U.S. Mailboxes Image
One of two Playhouse Square U.S. mailboxes broken into. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Westport police today asked the public’s help following the overnight thefts from three U.S. Postal mailboxes.

Lt. Jillian Cabana said two mailboxes at 275 Post Road East, Playhouse Square, site of the main U.S. Post Office, were pried open and the contents stolen. 

A third U.S. Post Office mailbox at 31 Riverside Ave. was also pried open and the contents stolen. 

“The Office of the Postal Inspector and the Westport Police Department Detective Bureau are investigating these incidents.,” Cabana said.

Arrests for Stolen, Forged Checks

Officers arrested a Bridgeport man and a Stratford man in connection with cashing checks that had been stolen from a Toyota of Westport customer, police said today. Image
Deshaun Sawyer (l) and Daishaun Murphy: customer wallet touched off investigation. Westport Police photos

Daishaun Murphy, 23, of Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree forgery and third-degree identity theft upon his arrest at the Bridgeport Office of Probation on a warrant Tuesday, police said.

Deshaun Sawyer, 20, of Stratford, turned himself in on a warrant at Westport Police Headquarters the same day and was charged with third-degree identity theft.

According to the arrest report, investigators were contacted by an employee of Toyota of Westport in June.

Police Ask Help in Whole Foods Larceny Image
Westport police today asked for the public’s help in identifying two men in connection with a larceny investigation at Whole Foods Market, 399 Post Road West, on Aug. 16. A news release said at approximately 1:30 p.m., a victim reported her wallet was stolen from her purse while shopping. A short time later, several of her credit cards were fraudulently used in an attempt to make purchases in neighboring towns. Anyone with information to assist in identifying these men is asked to call the Westport Detective Bureau at (203) 341-6080.  Westport Police photos

Patricia Fleischmann, 69

Patricia (“Pat”) Fleischmann (nee Jung), of Westport and New Fairfield (Candlewood Knolls) died Aug. 21 of cancer, which she fought over the past year with her characteristic determination, courage and grace. She was 69. Image
Pat Fleischmann: loved to sing and dance.  Contributed photo

Born in Queens, New York on May 7, 1949 to William and Rita Jung, she and her two sisters, Maive and Mary, grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. She was an active member of the Forest Hills Community House where she excelled in swimming and formed many lasting friendships.

In 1972, after a friendship that began in grammar school, Pat married her high school sweetheart, Dennis Fleischmann. Pat and Dennis were married for 46 years. They enjoyed a true lifelong relationship and together raised four children — all of whom were devoted to her as she was to them.

She was a beautiful person who made all around her feel special. She was an extraordinary cook, gracious host, and the consummate planner of fun for her family — whether it was a simple dinner or the perfect family vacation.

Good Neighbor Day Image
Jeff Wieser (2nd r), president of Homes With Hope, and Scott Tiefenthaler, owner of Westport Wash & Wax, 701 Post Road East, today greet Southport resident Kristin Hathaway and her son, Griffin, 3, in appreciation for their patronage of the car wash which donates all today’s proceeds to Homes with Hope. It is the 18th consecutive year that the car wash sponsored Good Neighbor Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for