Saturday, December 02, 2023


Westport’s COVID-19 Cases Up 6, Deaths Unchanged

UPDATE  Westport’s 273 COVID-19 cases increased by six to 279 while the 21 death count was unchanged in the last 24 hours, state officials said today.

There were 55 new fatalities statewide as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to 3,637, Gov. Ned Lamont said. The Fairfield County number was 1,195, up 15.

Statewide hospitalizations dropped again to 740, down 76 while In Fairfield County, there was a drop of 15 to 226. Statewide cases were 39,640 up 432 while Fairfield County cases were at 14,489 up 138.

Statewide tests administered were 202,328 up 5,881 in the last 24 hours, Lamont said.

Westport Property Transfers May 4-8, 2020

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period May 4-8, 2020:

Ronald H. & Mary Ellen Harding to 5 Janson Drive LLC, 5 Janson Drive, $631,000Westport Property Transfers

Thomas E. & Marilyn J. Pinkham, Sr. to 134 Cooper Street LLC, 27 Turkey Hill Road North, $500,000

Simon A. Hallgarten & Robbyn Footlick to Scott & Kristin Fine, 36 Narrow Rocks Road, $3,750,000

WestportNow Wins 14 Citations in Statewide Journalism Competition

WestportNow has won 14 citations, including three first place awards, in the Society of Professional Journalists Connecticut chapter annual Excellence in Journalism competition. Image
This photo of a deer eating flowers outside of Westport Police Headquarters won first place in the feature photo category for Helen Klisser During.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for

In place of its annual dinner, the 2019 awards were announced during a CTSPJ virtual ceremony. See the complete list HERE.

WestportNow competed against both online and print organizations in the “hyperlocal” category, which included news organizations covering one or several communities or having a limited coverage area.

The three first place awards were all in photo categories, including news photo (Gordon Joseloff) feature photo (Helen Klisser During), and sports photo (Chris Greer.)

Lawrence W. Delaney, 88

Lawrence Walter Delaney of Westport died on May 2 in Bridgeport. He was 88. Image
Lawrence Delaney:  Korean vet. Contributed photo

He was born on June 6, 1931, to Leo Thomas Delaney and Florence Margaret Collins Delaney, in Greenwich and grew up in Harrison, New York.

Following his studies at Pace University in business management, he worked for many years in the wholesale food merchandising industry for large, chain supermarkets, both in promotional and procurement capacities.

Lawrence served as a radar man in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict, from 1951 - 1955, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, where he was awarded five service medals.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 9 Webb Road Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 9 Webb Road, off Whitney Street, is in process. Built in 1950, the one-story ranch has 1,567-square feet, is situated on a .43-acre property and changed ownership last month for $535,000. 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

Goodwill Reopens Image
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe (2nd l) visited the Westport Goodwill store, 1700 Post Road East, today, as the nonprofit retailer reopened following state protocols. Store Manager Talisa Henry showed off some of the store’s discounted merchandise while Retail Vice President Ken Bennett (2nd r) and Interim President Jeff Wieser looked on. Among its many human services activities, Goodwill provides care for disabled residents and counsels thousands of individuals in finding employment every year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Westport Outlines Reopening Enforcement Procedures

Westport today outlined how it will enforce rules regarding the reopening of restaurants, retail stores, and other outlets during the pandemic.

In a statement, First Selectman Jim Marpe said it will be a three-pronged effort involving the Westport Weston Health District, the Police Department, and Fire Marshal Nathaniel Gibbons.

“The three entities have agreed to coordinate on education, complaints monitoring, and enforcement efforts,” he said.

The efforts will be based on the state’s protocol for enforcing reopen CT sector guidelines as issued by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.