The Westport Downtown Association reminds shoppers that Connecticut’s Sales Tax-Free week began yesterday. It runs through this Saturday (August 26).
Retail purchases of most clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from Connecticut sales and use tax. The exemption applies to each eligible item under $100.f
Many retailers add their own discounts.
For more details on Sales Tax-Free Week, including a list of items that are exempt or taxable, click here.
Footwear (and clothing) is exempt from sales taxes this week — for items under $100. (Photo/Alison Lee)
Westport firefighters responded to a structure fire on Compo Road South just before midnight yesterday.
All occupants were safely out of the house. Damage was limited to the exterior.
Mutual aid from Norwalk and Fairfield provided station coverage. Westport Police and Emergency Medical Service assisted.
The last unit cleared at 1:36 a.m. As fire companies were leaving, they were dispatched to I-95 northbound between Exits 17 and 18 for a motor vehicle crash involving a car and tractor-trailer, with injuries.
Less than 10 minutes after that call, additional companies responded to a second motor vehicle crash with injuries in the same vicinity. Westport EMS assisted at both incidents.
Compo Road South fire. (Photo/Westport Fire Department)
Pastificio has been closed for a couple of weeks.
A sign in its window on the Post Road store says: “We inform our kind customers that Il Pastificio will reopen on Sunday 20 [yesterday], temporarily as a pasta shop and not as a restaurant, until a date to be determined.”
We’re not sure if that means they’ll go back at some point to also serving as a restaurant — or if they’ll close at some point permanently.
“06880” will pass along details when we have them. (Hat tip: Amy Schneider)
Tommy Greenwald is a man of many talents. The 1979 Staples High School graduate is a noted advertising executive, playwright and young adult author.
He’s also known as the father of Charlie Greenwald — no slouch in the acting/comedy/writing departments either. (And himself a Staples grad, class of 2012.)
Father and son have now collaborated on a new book. They co-wrote “The Rescues: Finding Home,” a children’s book about rescue animals.
(“It’s appropriate for everyone who’s alive,” notes Tommy, in true marketing mode.)
They’ll be appearing at the Westport Library’s StoryFest in October. If you can’t wait that long, check them out at Brooklyn’s Books are Magic (September 9, noon to 1 p.m.), the Rye Book Festival (September 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or the Chappaqua Book Festival (September 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Or click here to pre-order. The publication date is September 5.
Charlie and Tommy Greenwald, and their book.
Frank Mastrone brought his very popular American Songbook show to the Levitt Pavilion last night.
Joining him were 2 other Broadway stars, both of whom performed — as he did — in “Phantom of the Opera.”
And both are Westporters: Staples High School graduate and classically trained opera singer Terry Eldh, and Dodie Pettit, aka one-half of Aztec Two-Step 2.0.
The evening was sponsored by Roger Leifer, as part of his “Sunday Series.” He threw a pre- and post-concert party for his tenants — a rare but welcome gesture by a commercial real estate landlord.
Frank Mastrone (center), with (from left) Dodie Pettit and Terry Eldh. (Photo/Dan Woog)
This has been the “summer of sewers” in Westport.
Work continues in various spots around town — or at least, equipment is ready.
This was the scene yesterday, off Whitney Street:
A “rainbow” at the Westport Community Gardens frames today’s “Westport … Naturally” feature:
And finally … in honor of Tommy and Charlie Greenwald’s new book (story above):
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