WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — It’s an extra grand day for the grand marshal of Westport’s Memorial Day parade: It's her 105th birthday.
Jean Wells, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve in World War II, said she’s “deeply grateful” to be selected to lead Monday’s parade in the Connecticut community she’s called home since grade school.
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued 50 dogs and cats from a fire at a pet boarding facility in Westport after three people had escaped the flames by jumping from a second-floor window, authorities said Thursday.
NORTH ELBA, N.Y. (AP) — A Connecticut hiker was found dead Friday in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, days after he was reported missing, officials said.
Thomas Howard, of Westport, Connecticut, went hiking on Mount Colden via the treacherous Trap Dike route on March 11 and expected to return two days later.
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Four workers at a Connecticut day care center have been arrested after a teacher was accused of kicking a ball at babies, moving children around in an “aggressive manner” and leaving them crying for extended periods of time, police said Monday.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — More than 80 animals have been rescued from a home in Fairfield.
Police said they received a call from fire department personnel Saturday morning who were assisting the home’s resident who was suffering a medical emergency.
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Margaret Eckert lost her brother-in-law, Sean Rooney, on Sept. 11, 2001.
She lost her sister, Beverly, eight years later in a plane crash as she flew to Buffalo, New York, to present a memorial scholarship in her husband's honor.
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — The deaths of a woman and her 7-year-old daughter, whose bodies were found Thursday in a Westport, Connecticut, home, are being treated as a murder-suicide, police said.
Tracy Do, 46, died from self-inflicted stab wounds and her daughter, Layla Malon, was drowned, police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced late Friday afternoon.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Republican candidate for governor has agreed to pay a $90,000 civil penalty to settle an elections complaint, marking the largest amount collected from an individual Connecticut candidate...
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco Rocha...
WESTPORT — A bill that will raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour was signed into law by Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday morning, meaning employers will soon have to shoulder additional costs to pay their workers.
WESTPORT — The Board of Finance unanimously approved a flat mill rate for next fiscal year, amounting to no tax increases for most Westport residents.
“This would be the fifth year in a row our tax would be flat,” said finance board Chairman Brian Stern, with the rate set at 16.86 mills and a 10-percent reserve, per policy guideline.
WESTPORT - Beachside Avenue is closed to through traffic due to a “police incident.”
Because of high ticket demand, Westport Country Playhouse is extending the run of its current production of the Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights,” with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
WESTPORT - Police are warning residents of a scam from someone purporting to work for the Social Security Administration.
“On Monday, a Westport resident received a phone call from someone purporting to work for the Social Security Administration using what appeared on the caller identification as a legitimate phone number for the Social Security Administration.,” police said in a release.
WESTPORT-A Shelton woman hired to sit for a dog while a Westport family vacationed is now accused of stealing at least $17,000 in jewelry and cutlery and then selling it for cash.
Police charged Jill Campoli, 45, of River Road, Shelton with second-degree larceny this week.
Maplewood Gorham Island’s $22 million purchase of a Westport office on the Saugatuck River included $17.4 million in financing from Washington Trust, the latter firm disclosed Friday.
WESTPORT — Damaging winds ripped across the state earlier this week, pulling down power lines and trees and causing extensive road closures as crews worked hard to get things back to normal.
But Wednesday, Westport police said an area of Beachside Avenue would be closed as repairs were underway, caused by the winds earlier days earlier.
WESTPORT — In a virtual toast to the father of the country, the Westport Historical Society hosted its “Ale to the Chief” party Friday night in celebration of George Washington’s birthday.
“What we decided to do was have a little birthday party for him,” said Executive Director Ramin Ganeshram.
WESTPORT - Two people were injured in a rollover crash on southbound I-95 Tuesday night.
The accident, reported at 6:51 p.m., closed the right southbound lane between Exits 19 and 18.
First arriving units from the Westport Fire Department found both occupants out of the vehicle.
WESTPORT — Westport firefighters are reporting that one person was taken to a local hospital following an accident Sunday evening.
According to the Westport firefighters Twitter page, firefighters responded to a single car accident on Interstate 95 southbound near exit 17.
WESTPORT — An early decision for a snow day brought out some happy sledders Tuesday to the popular hill in the Baron’s Land, just west of Compo Road North by the Post Road.
Roads were not great as snow continued to fall in the afternoon, but there were plenty of cars barreling along sometimes sludgy streets.
This is maybe the best snow day announcement. Ever.
Kids across Connecticut slept in Tuesday, and most school districts decided to play it safe and announced the snow day Monday night.
But the decision was not an easy one for Westport’s Greens Farms Academy.
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — When the 1958 film adaptation of "The Old Man and the Sea" hit theaters, Ernest Hemingway happened to be in New York City to watch the World Series and invited his close friend A...
After its founder warned of slower economic growth in the near future, Bridgewater Associates cashed in on that prediction as markets slumped in December, with the Westport firm’s flagship investment fund posting a 15 percent gain in the aggregate according to CNBC.