POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, SEPT 13: Hurricane Harvey Relief Concert in Norwalk; Duff Warns Gas Price Gougers

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A concert in Norwalk to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey, originally scheduled for Sept. 6, has been postponed to the following Wednesday, Sept. 13 because of expected rain.

The concert will take place at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, and state Sen. Bob Duff, who represents Norwalk and much of Darien, has warned gas retailers not to jack up prices too high.

Concert

The “Waterfront Love” concert is hosted by Tim Currie’s Motown Review Band and Norwalk city government at the public beach.

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Logo designed by Greg Kevin Smith from Sparks event planners in Philadelphia

Waterfront Love concert logo

Attendees are asked to bring donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, and T-shirts will also be sold to benefit the victims. All proceeds will go specifically to the Houston Food Bank, the Norwalk Hour reported, citing Jacqueline Novotny. The newspaper also reported that a donation table for the Texas Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals will also be at the event, for people who want to direct donations there.

“From one waterfront community to another let’s show Houston some love!” a Facebook announcement about the event said.

As of midnight, Saturday to Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, there was a 70 percent chance of rain showers both on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Organizers did not say on the event’s Facebook page whether there was a rain date.

You can contact waterfrontloveconcert@gmail.com if you need more information.

Duff’s Warning

Duff, the state Senate Majority Leader, on Friday issued a warning to Connecticut drivers about the dangers of scammers attempting to take advantage of the emergency in Texas and the disruptions in gasoline production to jack up prices higher than necessary.

Here’s part of the statement Duff, a Democrat, issued:

“With many drivers filling up their gas tanks before hitting the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend, consumers should be vigilant,” said Senator Duff. “Be wary if you see any dramatic increases in the price of gas.”

AAA estimated that 35 million drivers will travel this weekend. As of Friday morning, the current average price in Connecticut is $2.60.

“This is a warning to retailers, distributors and suppliers, we’re watching. Don’t take advantage of the situation,” Senator Duff continued. “I am calling on the Department of Consumer Protection to keep a close eye out for unscrupulous behavior. We’re all in this together and no one should be gouged at the pump.”

Editor’s note: This article originally was published Sept. 3. After the event was postponed, the article was republished with a new time stamp for layout purposes on the Darienite.com home page and placement in the Darienite newsletter.