Reconnecting the Riverfront

Master Plan for Downtown Parking and Pedestrian Areas:  Open House Charrette on September 29 & Online Survey Now Available on Website Westport, CT – First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker has announced that the recently awarded project to develop and design a master plan for key Downtown parking and pedestrian areas, called Reconnecting the Riverfront, is moving into its initial public engagement phase. Design and engineering firm, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.(Langan), has partnered with Connect the Dots to develop and manage the public engagement scope of this project. This will include both virtual and physical opportunities to engage, including public meetings, a visioning charrette, location-specific pop-up displays, and a survey.  The Downtown Plan Implementation Committee (DPIC) is coordinating the project along with Langan. Chaired by Randy…

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Westport, CT – Westport Officials have been notified that Aquarion Water Company recently-filed a rate case before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).  The proceeding, PURA Docket No. 22-07-01, Application of Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut to Amend its Rate Schedule, was initiated on July 1, 2022 when Aquarion Water filed a Notice of Intent, and continues with the receipt of the company’s formal application, which was filed on August 29, 2022.  A regulated utility may recover costs incurred to provide safe, reliable service plus a reasonable rate of return. Such utilities may file an application with PURA with proposed amended distribution rates, which initiates a rate case.  PURA has 200 days to complete a water utility rate case, whereby the final step includes a decision that will be…

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2022-09-07@9:40am-- #Westport, CT-- 9/7/2022) An officer conducting traffic enforcement on the Sherwood Island Connector pulled a car over for a motor vehicle violation. Upon approaching the car, the officer saw that there were four men inside. As the driver was retrieving paperwork from the glove compartment, the officer observed a plastic bag that contained several red capsules. He knew that capsules of that type are typically used to package crack cocaine. At this point, the officer called for additional units to assist him with this investigation. Seconds later, the person sitting in the front passenger seat ran from the vehicle and fled into the woods adjacent to the commuter parking lot. The officer chased the individual and saw him discarding…

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(Westport, CT 8/24/2022) - With the start of Westport’s schools on Tuesday, August 30, the policedepartment will be increasing its traffic enforcement in school zones with a “Back to School”enforcement and education campaign. Officers will be looking out for drivers who are using cellphones, speeding, and disregarding school bus signals.The Westport Police Department is committed to protecting children from motorists who disregardConnecticut’s traffic safety laws, especially around school zones and bus stops where studentscongregate. We urge commuters to allow for extra time, as they will be sharing the roads with schoolbuses making frequent stops, as well as children who will be walking and/or biking to school. Pleaseremain vigilant around school zones, bus stops, and school buses. Obey the school bus…

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Westport Cooling Centers

Governor Ned Lamont is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol tobe activated beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and remaining ineffect through 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022. The purpose of the protocol is toensure that the most vulnerable populations receive protection from the hotconditions. While enacted, a system is set up for state agencies, municipalities, andother partners to coordinate with United Way 2-1-1 to make sure that informationregarding cooling centers is available statewide, providing a location to get somerelief from the hot conditions. The following Westport locations have been designated as cooling centers,please note the hours of operation below:  Center for Senior Activities : 21 Imperial Ave  Mon- Fri 8:30am-4:30pm   Westport Museum for History and Culture:…

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Westport News: Structure Fire

Westport firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on Island Way. Theinitial dispatch was four Engines, one Rescue company, and the Shift Commander. Amutual aid Truck company from Norwalk also responded.Companies arrived and reported an exterior deck fire on the 2nd floor with an extension intothe wall and mechanical room of the house. A hose line was deployed from Engine 4 andthe fire was quickly extinguished. Arriving companies provided salvage, overhaul, andventilation. The fire was contained to the area of origin and is being investigated by the Westport FireMarshal’s office. Westport PD and EMS assisted on the scene along with Norwalk FD.Fairfield FD provided station coverage during the incident. The last fire department unitcleared the scene at…

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