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Monday, January 16, 2017

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A female pedestrian was struck by a car late today on Post Road West near the Whole Foods Market at the Westport-Norwalk line. Emergency workers from both communities responded. She was transported to Norwalk Hospital with what one police officer said was non life-threatening injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for


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Glenn Hightower Memorial Set for Saturday

A memorial service for Glenn Hightower, longtime Westport educator who died Jan. 1 at age 76, will be held Saturday, his family said today. Image
Glenn Hightower: Westport educator Contributed photo

The service will take place at United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, 49 Weston Road, at 2 p.m. (See family-supplied obituary appended to the WestportNow obituary, WestportNow, Jan. 4, 2017)

The family requests that any memories people would like to share with them be sent by mail (250 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880) or email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) “as we are trying to collect such wonderful thoughts and remembrances for us and our children.”

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to consider a donation to the following organizations that will make an impact on people’s lives in a local community:

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Workers today install “smart” traffic lights at the intersection of Main Street and Avery Place. They will soon replace the current traffic lights, which will remain active until the electronic installation is completed and the power supply is connected. A similar traffic light replacement will be done at the intersection of Main Street and Myrtle Avenue, one block away. The traffic lights at these two intersections are the only town-owned traffic lights. (See WestportNow, Jan. 4, 2017) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Compo Sunday Image
Some people walked and at least one man read in Sunday’s sunny but cool—mid-40s—weather at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for


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Monday, January 16, 2017 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Westport Town Hall, Library, and Public Schools are closed.
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Staples Fieldhouse - Basketball clinics for grades 2 -8
9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Special Martin Luther King Jr. Day Children’s Program Canceled

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Celebrating Martin Luther King Image
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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