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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Jesup Green - Annual Summer Book Sale (contribution day)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS 2018”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport”
11 a.m. - Westport Library - PageTurners Book Discussion: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Craft Your Million Dollar Book: 7 Steps to 7 Figures
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Historic District Commission & Architectural Review Board
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “A Flea in Her Ear”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Phil Rosenthal, The Songs of Woodie Guthrie & Pete Seeger
8 p.m. - Westport Astronomical Society (182 Bayberry Lane) - Charles Liu: “The End of Star Formation”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Police: Stuck Truck Forces Detour

UPDATE Westport Police advise that Saugatuck Avenue is fully open to traffic after a truck hit the railroad overpass during the evening rush hour.

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Tires Deflated to Remove Truck

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Tires on a pool chemical truck were deflated late today to remove it after it got stuck under the railroad overpass on Saugatuck Avenue. Earlier in the day, another truck got stuck under the same overpass.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Truck Hits Overpass; Second in Same Day

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A truck carrying pool chemicals hit the railroad overpass on Saugatuck Avenue late today – the second truck to hit the overpass today. Police closed one lane to traffic as tires were deflated to lower the truck so it could be removed. During the morning rush hour, a truck also hit the overpass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Staples Student Attends Law Enforcement Academy

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Staples High School student Olivia Utter (3rd r) was selected to attend the Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA) from July 15 to July 21 at Yale University. The summer academy for Connecticut youths was created and hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Haven Field Office and the Yale University Police Department. Lt. Jillian Cabana and Police Chief Foti Koskinas attended the FLEYA opening ceremony Sunday at Yale University. Pictured (l-r) Lt. Jillian Cabana, David Utter, Olivia Utter, Christine Utter and Chief Foti Koskinas. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Tuesdays @ the Train Event Canceled

A forecast of thunderstorms has forced cancellation of the Tuesdays @ the Train event scheduled for Tuesday, the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce said today.

The next one will be held on its scheduled day of Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Luciano Park by the Saugatuck Metro-North train station, an announcement said.

Tuedays @ the Train is an opportunity for commuters, their families and essentially anyone in town to enjoy an evening in the park with a band, local restaurants, a beer/wine garden, and games for all ages, according to the Chamber.

For more information about Tuesdays @ the Train go to http://www.westportwestonchamber.com/tuesdays.

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Granger at the Movies: ‘Whitney,’ ‘The Seagull,’ ‘The First Purge’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

“Whitney” Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With more than 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles.

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But who was Whitney Houston, the woman? Where did she come from? And what torpedoed her career and, eventually, her life at age 48 in 2012?

Utilizing never-before-seen home movies, archival footage, and revelatory interviews with those who knew her best, filmmaker Kevin Macdonald strives to unravel the mystery behind “The Voice.”

From the time she sang at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney was a shy tomboy whom her friends and family called Nippy.

More "Granger at the Movies: ‘Whitney,’ ‘The Seagull,’ ‘The First Purge’"

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Another Truck Into Railroad Overpass

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Another truck crashed into the Metro-North overpass on Saugatuck Avenue today during the morning rush hour. The most recent accident at the same overpass, whose height limit is clearly marked, one of many in recent years, was on June 28. (See WestportNow June 28, 2018) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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A Little Birdie Told Me…

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A lifeguard at Westport’s Compo Beach made friends with a little birdie. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lucy Berry for WestportNow.com

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Monday, July 16, 2018


9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Jesup Green - Annual Summer Book Sale (half-price day)
9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
9:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Westport Public Arts Collection Committee
10 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Commission on People with Disabilities
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS 2018”
10:30 a.m. - Westport Library - Dental Health is Fun!
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Parks Advisory Committee
8 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Board of Finance Executive Session

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Retro Music and Exercise

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The music tonight of Danny Lipsitz and The Brass Tacks at the Levitt Pavilion was just right for engaging in a little exercise while listening. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Reviewing the Saxophone’s Influence on Rock ‘n’ Roll

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The Levitt Pavilion tonight presented Danny Lipsitz and The Brass Tacks: A Not Impartial Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll Featuring the Saxophone. The band reviewed the history of the saxophone’s influence on rock ‘n’ roll music. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Truck Gets Hung Up on Saugatuck Stone Wall

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A tractor-trailer carrying 42,000 pounds of frozen meat bound for West Haven got hung up on a stone wall tonight as it tried to make a right turn from Sunrise Road on to Saugatuck Avenue in Westport’s Saugatuck section. The cargo was offloaded to free the truck. Saugatuck Avenue was reopened at about 9:40 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sunday Night Spectacle

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Patrons at Dunville’s Restaurant, 41 Saugatuck Ave., had a front row seat tonight as a tractor-trailer carrying 42,000 pounds of frozen meat bound for West Haven got hung up on a stone wall as it turned on to Saugatuck Avenue from Sunrise Road. The meat was offloaded to allow the truck to be freed from the wall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Compo Cloud

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There was an unusual cloud formation over Westport’s Compo Beach today as beach goers enjoyed mostly clear skies with temperatures in the 80s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Anna-Liisa Nixon for WestportNow.com

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Art Talk

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Kathie Bennewitz (r), town curator and co-chair of the Westport Schools Public Art Collection, chats with Westport artist Amy Kaplan today on the second and final day of the 45th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Books Going Fast

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Books were going fast today on the second day of the Westport Library’s annual summer book sale with many tables with bare spots. The sale continues through Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Happy 90th Larry Untermeyer

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Larry Untermeyer, WestportNow contributing photographer, today marked his 90th birthday (it was actually Wednesday) with a celebration with family and friends at the Westport Woman’s Club. He blew out candles on a giant cake as daughter Lynn U. Miller, also a WestportNow contributing photographer, looked on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ted Horowitz for WestportNow.com

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Pizza Lesson

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Bedford Middle Schoolers Maggie Weile, 11, and and brother Charlie, 13, with mom Ali today display their pizza masterpieces at Westport Pizzeria. With them is pizza chef Jacques Voris, who will be teaching the weekly Pizza Principles class at the longtime pizzeria every Sunday morning. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Nicole Arellano for WestportNow.com

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Compo Sunset

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Saturday’s sunset as seen from Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, July 15, 2018


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Jesup Green - Annual Summer Book Sale
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Taylor Place - Westport Library Outdoor Salon
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Main Street - Westport 45th Annual Fine Arts Festival
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Taylor Place - WestportWRITES Mini-Conference: Book Sale Write-In
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “A Flea in Her Ear”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Danny Lipsitz & The Brass Tacks

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Celebrating Opening

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The large cast of “A Flea in Her Ear” gathered around Westport Country Playhouse artist director, Mark Lamos (white jacket, c) who also directed the play, following the opening night performance tonight. The play, newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, runs through July 28.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Gold Winner

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Parker Cuthbertson (r) of Westport today raced to gold with the U.S. women’s 8+ crew at the CanAmEx Regatta in Mexico City. Cuthbertson also took silver in Friday’s women’s 4- event. With her is Bonnie Pushner of Fairfield. They both row for the Saugatuck Rosing Club. The United States claimed the overall point total in the collaborative regatta between under-19 junior national team members from the United States, Canada and Mexico. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Rocking Saturday Night

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The Straighjackets, an award winning premier four piece “power-pop” rock n’ roll cover band entertained at the Levitt Pavilion tonight. They have been voted the “best classic rock cover band” in Fairfield County CT by 95.9 The Fox Radio. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Party Time

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The Westport Downtown Merchants Association held an artist awards reception tonight at Design Within Reach, 154 Post Road East, for those participating in the annnual Westport Fine Arts Fesival, which continues Sunday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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