Category Archives: Westport

Westport Voted Least Favorite Stop by Metro-North Conductors

You’ve heard of flyover states–that casually arrogant name we coastal types have given those heartland states starting with I’s and O’s. Apparently there’s a flyover town in our region as well, as Westport–once again–was bypassed by a Metro-North train full … Continue reading

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Train Skips Stop, Riders Irate

It’s really the last thing you want to deal with when you board a train at 8 p.m., have a long ride ahead of you, and just want to get home. Yet some Westporters were displeased, to say the least, … Continue reading

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Yes, Posh Westport Has a Wrong Side of the Tracks

A handful of early a.m. Westport commuters were left huffing, and puffing, and grumbling, when a Metro-North train pulled up on the opposite track that it was supposed to, opened its doors for about a half second, then slammed them as the … Continue reading

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Will Someone Please Buy This Guy a Sony Watchman?

Westport’s leafy Currier & Ives motif took a hit late last week when a man nicked a television from the Westport train station. Police got a call around 4 a.m. Friday that a “bald black male” wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt was … Continue reading

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‘Well-Educated’ Westport Witch is ID’d

Call her Hermon Monster–the awful snob who was caught on camera hammering a Metro-North conductor with reports of her stunning education has been identified by the nameless, faceless blogosphere: Hermon Raju. [See the classic video here.] Of course, this is … Continue reading

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Special Saturday Edition: Overly Educated Woman Put in Place on Train

We interrupt the usual Saturday AYSO-nap-barbecue routine to share a viral link of a woman asked to keep her cell phone convo down on Metro-North, who ends up snapping at the conductor, and informing the woman in blue that she’s … Continue reading

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Flat Feet Plague M8 Fleet?

Sounds as though Metro-North’s new M8 cars are having almost as much trouble as the Trainjotting blog (my most recent shutdown late last week appears to be the work of an automated web hacker that zaps sites which have not … Continue reading

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Westport Bridge Eases Conn Commute

Our Nutmeg State correspondent Saugatucker is walking with a little extra spring in his step this morning, as a new bridge out in Westport has been completed–thus shaving .7 miles off Saugatucker’s daily bike ride to the station. Saugatucker is … Continue reading

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I Thought My Commute Sucked Vol. XI

“Talking Transportation” columnist Jim Cameron details two truly dreadful Metro-North rides in the recent past in Westport Now. (Lead story in Westport Now today: “Person of Color Seen at Pier One.”) Both trips from hell appear to have happened on one … Continue reading

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