“We’d like people to hear sirens or see traffic jams and go to WestportNow to see what happened,” Mr. Joseloff said. “Before this, there was a lot that happened in Westport that didn’t see the light of day.”
The site is a more of a news organization than most town-specific sites in that it employs a full-time professional journalist, Jennifer Connic, who used to cover Westport as a newspaper reporter for The Hour of Norwalk. In addition to writing for the Web site and taking photographs, she edits articles and photos contributed by readers.
Alongside features about the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods, the site offers breaking news about accidents, power failures and police reports shortly after they happen, and items about home and building teardowns before they happen.