Monday, June 17, 2024


Storm Brings Power Outages

Rain and high winds tonight brought scattered power outages to Westport.

In late evening, Eversource reported 724 Westport customers were without power.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Statement from midnight tonight to 4 a.m. Friday.

And a Wind Advisory was in effect from 8 p.m. today to 6 p.m. Friday with wind gusts of 57 mph possible.

Comings & Goings: Car Club to Former Steinway Building Image
A private car club will open at 499-501 Post Road East, the former Steinway showroom adjacent to Westport Fire Headquarters, according to Westport resident Gioel Molinari. Molinari said he is in the process of buying the building, which Steinway closed in December 2017. Over the years, the town has considered purchasing the property to expand Fire Headquarters but ultimately found the price too steep. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Staples Boys Soccer Surges Into FCIAC Semifinals Image
Evan Birns’ spectacular goal, off Brendan Lynch’s flick and Surya Balaji’s free kick, lifted the Staples boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Danbury today in an exciting FCIAC tournament quarterfinal match. The Wreckers pressed the Hatters throughout the match. Excellent midfield play, team defense and strong goalkeeping by Reed Caney all contributed to the win. The victory gives Staples a rematch of last year’s semifinal. They’ll play Trumbull on Tuesday (Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 7 p.m.). Pictured (from l) Patricio Perez Elorza, Benny Feuer, Alan Fiore and Brendan Lynch get ready to defend a Danbury corner kick. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Lady Wreckers soccer team finished its second undefeated (14-0-2) regular season in a row. With a 3-0 win over Wilton, the team secured the No. 1 seed in the FCIAC playoffs, which begin Friday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Christina Bassler for