With a forecast of flooding of low lying areas, Westport downtown retailers rushed preparations today to protect from overflowing waters of the Saugatuck River. Pictured are workers at The Shade Store getting barriers in place in Parker Harding Plaza. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Greta Ackerman, a former Westport resident and wife of Richard Ackerman, died Nov. 20. She was 87.
Greta Ackerman: former Westporter. Contributed photo
Born July 24, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Murray R. and Marcella Goldsmith Schwerens. She grew up in Cedarhurst, and Hewlett, Long Island, attending Woodmere High School where she was a varsity cheerleader.
After high school, she attended Albright College.
Greta and Richard, formerly of Westport for over 40 years, enjoyed many years of music, theater, dance, exercising, and spending time on Compo Beach.
Robert C. Call of Fairfield, a former Westport resident, and husband of the late Gladys A. Call, died Nov. 21 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 79.
Robert Call: Staples graduate. Contributed photo
Born in Norwalk and raised in Westport, the son of the late Lloyd and Laura Call, he had been a Fairfield resident for the last 50 years.
A graduate of Staples High School, he owned Western Auto in Westport for nearly 20 years. He also worked for many years for Home Depot in Fairfield as well as handyman and custodian at Fairfield Prep.
He loved to work on various projects such as building cars and boats. He also enjoyed the challenge of repairing anything in need. He was also a NASCAR enthusiast.
The National Weather Service has issued Coastal Flood Warnings for Westport and area, which are in effect from noon to 3 p.m. today and midnight to 4 a.m. Tuesday.
It said to expect 2 to 2.5 feet above astronomical tides today, and 2.5 to 3.5 feet tonight.
There is an elevated threat of property damage, the Weather Service said.
Widespread flooding of vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline is expected.
9 a.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Exhibition: “Paradise”
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – RTM Planning & Zoning Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – WestCOG Long Range Transportation
7 p.m. – Westport Library – Cookies … Cookies … Coookies!
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Westport and Norwalk firefighters extinguished a car fire tonight on the Merritt Parkway northbound just south of Exit 41 in Westport. There were no injuries, but the car was a total loss. Westport Fire Department photo
Westport and Norwalk firefighters tonight extinguished a car fire on the Merritt Parkway just south of Exit 41 in Westport. A resident of a nearby roadway took this photo as firefighters battled the flames. It was not known if there were any injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Susan Herrmann for WestportNow.com