Roundup: Portable Classrooms, Police Reports, New Stores …

The 2 portable classrooms for Long Lots Elementary School approved Tuesday by the Board of Education hit a roadblock yesterday.

The Board of Finance declined to vote on the $600,000 request. They want to make sure that other options — including moving some students to other schools with more space — are considered.

Long Lots Elementary School.


It was another quiet week — mostly — for the Westport Police Department.

There were 3 custodial arrests.

One man was charged with enticing/inducing/coercing a minor with computer service for sex. Another was arrested for criminal trespass.

A third was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, evading responsibility, and failure to drive in the proper lane.

Citations were issued for:

  • Traveling unreasonably fast: 3
  • Failure to obey control signal: 2
  • Public disturbance: 1.
  • Operating an unregistered motor vehicle: 1
  • Improper turn: 1
  • Failure to obey traffic signal: 1.

“Don’t you even know how to make a proper turn?!”


Main Street continues to add new stores.

Gorjana will open this summer, at #74 — the current location of Sunglass Hut.

Gorjana — a high-end jewelry boutique based in California — opened its first Connecticut location on Greenwich Avenue early last year. They operate 40 boutiques in “lifestyle centers and high street locations in affluent markets nationwide.”

Meanwhile, Courtgirl  will lease their first bricks and mortar location: 2,350 square feet on the upper level of 125 Main Street (the Gap building).

The line of gift and related products for tennis and golf launched in 2019. Courtgirl products are now sold in over 500 private clubs, pro shops and sports stores.


Nice weather for … a “Westport … Naturally” photo.

It’s on Berkeley Road.

(Photo/Jill Grayson)


And finally … Phil Ramone was born today, in 1934. He died in 2013.

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6 responses to “Roundup: Portable Classrooms, Police Reports, New Stores …

  1. Mel Liebergall

    Hey Dan, perhaps it was intentional, but that’s a pic of Joey Ramone, not Phil Ramone. Just sayin!

  2. Wrong pic of Phil Ramone. That is of the band. The Phil born today was an engineer and producer extraordinaire.

  3. Anyone know if Sunglass Hut moving or closing?

  4. When I saw the Ramone photo and the birth date of 1934 I started to feel VERY old to think a “Ramone” would be almost 90 today…until I realized the mistake previously noted. Phew….

  5. Good post guys!