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Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Students from the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull participated today in the 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Westport Country Playhouse. They performed a spoken-word piece,“A World That Listens,” written by the performers, based on King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and directed by Wilheimine Hartog and Katier Sparer. Performers included Jahmelia Jarrett, Kaitlyn Oliva, Christina Boyle and Sarah Williams. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Westport Marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day Image
Tricia Rose, a Brown University professor, was keynote speaker today at the 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Westport Country Playhouse. She spoke on “What Would Martin Do in the Era of Post-Race Racism.” The event was organized by TEAM Westport (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism), the Playhouse, and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council. Rose is the Brown University Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, associate dean of the faculty, and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Large Turnout for MLK Day Celebration Image
There was a large turnout today at the Westport Country Playhouse for the 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for


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A Welcome from TEAM Westport Chair Image
Westporter Harold Bailey, chair of TEAM Westport, welcomes guests today to the 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Westport Country Playhouse. A former IBM executive, Bailey is a trustee emeritus of Brown University, his alma mater, from which he also received an honorary Ph.D. He is also a board member of the Playhouse, and a founding member of the Stamford chapter of 100 Black Men. Bailey received the Anti-Defamation League’s Distinguished Community Leadership award in 2005. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Gallery: Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Scenes from today’s 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Westport Country Playhouse.  Dave Matlow and J.C. Martin for



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New Haven Delays

UPDATE Metro-North said the New Haven Line is operating on or close to schedule following earlier delays caused by a transformer fire above the tracks in South Norwalk.


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Enjoying Longshore Skating Image
A large crowd today enjoys the Longshore Park Ice Rink on a sunny Sunday with temperatures in the mid-30s on the long Martin Luther King , Jr holiday weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Under Dad’s Careful Watch Image
Rob Hyland of Wilton today watches over daughter Chloe, 5, on her second time on skates at the Longshore Club Park PAL Ice Rink in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Bird’s Eye View Image
A seagull checks out the view today near the Westport Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Irene Penny for


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Sunday on the River Image
The overight snow turned to bright sunshine today along the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center. Morning sub-freezing temperatures gave way to temperatures later in the upper 30s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Irene Penny for


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

2 p.m. - Westport Library - WestportREADS: Looking Through the Window—Voices of the Excluded
3 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church - Westport Arts Center: Horszowski Trio
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - 11th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Comings & Goings M-EAT to Bedford Square Image
M-EAT, an upscale butcher shop, will open in the new Bedford Square development in the spring, according to those involved. “It will be impressive aesthetically and offer non-antibiotic, non-chemical, organic meats with highly affordable prices,” said Tom Febbraio, Staples ’71, restaurateur, real estate broker, and co-owner of Spotted Horse Tavern across the street. Kellie Lehn, vice president, North American operations for M-EAT, a business entity of Southport-based Fair Trade International, said the Westport location is the first of five planned on the East Coast. She said its parent company distributes fine meats imported from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Light Snow, Sub-Freezing Temps Lead to Accidents Image
Light snow late today, combined with sub-freezing temperatures, contributed to multiple accidents in Westport, including on I-95 (above, looking southbound from the Hales Road overpass) and the Merritt Parkway. The accidents sent many vehicles on to Westport streets looking for ways around the tie-ups. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Greens Farms Road Backup Image
Westport’s Greens Farms Road between Hillsppint Road and Compo Road South was bumper-to-bumper southbound late today as drivers sought to avoid backups on I-95 following an accident on the highway in light snow and slippery conditions. The National Weather Service said snow will continue to fall across the region into early evening with accumulations of up to 1 inch and between 1 and 2 inches in some spots. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Homecoming Explored in WestportREADS Talk Image
It was a full house at the Westport Library today as Mark Schenker, dean of academic affairs in Yale College, addressed the theme of homecoming in “Bettyville,” the 2017 WestportREADS selection by George Hodgman. The book tackles questions about the author’s identity as a gay man, as a writer and as a son as he travels home to care for his irascible mother. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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