Category Archives: Weather

Pic Of The Day #411

Dark skies over the Levitt Pavilion, late this afternoon. (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Strange Object Spotted In Sky

Westporters were stunned a few minutes ago, when they looked up and saw this:

Apparently, it is something called “the sun.”

Not to worry. A few minutes later, the sky was back to normal.

Pic Of The Day #393

5-year-old Brayden Levy sees his first rainbow, after tonight’s strong thunderstorm (Photo/Melissa Levy)

It Was A Dark And Stormy Evening …

… and it will continue. A severe thunderstorm watch — with possible winds up to 70 mph, and maybe even a tornado — is in effect until 11 p.m.

Meanwhile, this was the scene as the first storm rolled in, just an hour ago.

The day-old palm tree at Compo Beach. (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

The Compo Beach neighborhood… (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

… and another view. (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Jesup Green (Photo/Catherine Calise)

Pic Of The Day #389

Last night’s thunderstorm, looking south down the Saugatuck River from the Kings Highway North bridge. (Photo/Jose Villaluz)

Victoria Gouletas Update: She’s Strong, But Recovery Is Long

In March, “06880” told the heart-pounding tale of Victoria Gouletas.

The real estate attorney and Zoning Board of Appeals member was crushed by a large tree branch, during a howling nor’easter. It hit her head and back, fracturing several bones in her neck, scapula and sternum.

The tree limb also broke her back, paralyzing her from the chest down. She was told she will never walk again.

Help poured in for Victoria, her husband Troy Burk and their 3 young children. Westporters brought food, drove the kids, helped around the house and yard — and donated over $190,000 through a GoFundMe account.

Doctors assured Victoria that with intense physical therapy she can regain her daily independence, care for herself and her family, drive her children to school and return to work full time.

This week, she returned home for a brief visit. But another surgery — and more rehab — await. The road ahead remains long and difficult.

Victoria Gouletas (bottom row, 2nd from right) with friends (clockwise from left) Coleytown Elementary School PTA co-president Youn So Chao, Westport Human Services Department director Elaine Daignault, 3rd Selectman Melissa Kane, community organizer Marcy Sansolo and Victoria’s sister-in-law Suzanne Karpick.

Her spirit is strong. She and her family have been moved by the many friends — and strangers — who have contributed time and money to help.

Her husband will take another month off work to care for her and the kids. Meanwhile, the bills continue to mount.

Her friends hope Westporters will not forget Victoria.

We won’t. In fact, we’ll continue to be inspired by her.

(Click here to contribute through Victoria’s GoFundMe page.)

Pic Of The Day #368

Spring comes — slowly but surely — to Town Hall (Photo/Dan Woog)

Pic Of The Day #366

It rained the other day. Predictably, shoppers left their carts everywhere — including in the middle of 2 parking spots. Hey, it’s wet out — let these carts be someone else’s problem! (Photo/Marcy Sansolo)

Pics Of The Day #350

Yes, it really is April 2.

Compo Beach (Photo/Michelle Cardello)

Minute Man monument (Photo/Nicola Sharian)

Ned Dimes Marina (Photo/Michelle Cardello)

One lonely hummingbird (Photo/Chuck Greenlee)

A Compo Beach backyard (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Fore?!

The Longshore golf course was supposed to open today.

Not gonna happen.

This photo of the Longshore golf course was actually taken on February 18. The scene today does not look much different. Except that the sun is not out. And it’s still snowing. (Photo/Larry Untermeyer)

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Westport, this was the scene the day after April Fool’s Day:

Evergreen Avenue, looking toward town. (Photo/JP Vellotti)