Friday, April 12, 2024


The View From Room 309

This was the snowy view from Town Hall’s Room 309 during today’s Citizens Brown Bag lunch. Selectman Carl Leaman substituted for First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell who was off marching in Bridgeport’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. The bad weather also kept many regular attendees away from the weekly lunch. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) photo

Martha Stewarts Daughter: ғShe Feels Like Her Life Was Wasted

Westports Martha Stewart is “disappointed over feeling like her life was wasted” after being convicted for lying about a stock sale, her only child says.

“Everything she did is ignored over something that trivial, that maybe didn’t happen,” Alexis Stewart says in an interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live” to be broadcast today.

She said, in excerpts released by the network, that her mother is “incredibly saddened” by the verdict, delivered by a federal jury March 5.

She said a prison sentence would be “incredibly wrong,” but she predicted her mother would handle it well.

Gotta Getta Guinness


By Fran

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Still on the subject of draft beer on tap: On St. Patricks Day, itҒs got to be Irish. So if youre hankering for a tall frothy Guinness, hereҒs where to find it. Accept no substitutes unless it֒s Harp or otherwise Irish, of course.

Guinness on Tap (Pint):

Marios Place $2.25 (Harp Only)
Black Duck $3.30
Matsu Sushi $3.35
DunvilleҒs $4
Bogeys $4.50
Viva Zapata $5
The Little Kitchen $5
Mansion Clam House $5
The Peppermill $5
Tavern On Main $5
V Restaurant &Wine Bar $5
Vine Mediterranean Grill & Pizza $5
Splash $6

And Now for a Real Irish Deal
Three Bears goes Irish. File photo

If you are Irish or otherwise inclined to celebrate St. PatrickҒs Day, heres a real deal. 

The Three Bears is having a special buffet of Irish specialties including corned beef and cabbage, Irish fish and chips, Irish stew, corn bread, Irish soda bread, and vegetable salad. 

Three bottled Irish beers (KillianҒs Red, Harp and Guinness) are included in the price of $25 per person. 

Kids 12 and under pay $13, and get unlimited non-alcoholic Shamrock ShakesӔ. (Your guess is as good as mine.) 

Go, enjoy. You may want to let the office know youll be getting in late Thursday morning.

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 74th Summer Season in Ridgefield

With its home undergoing renovation and modernizing, the Westport Country Playhouse is on the road this summer in Ridgefield and today announced its reduced two-play season as well as a special six-evening performance by Paul Newman in a play about a blacklisted writer.

Running from June 24 to July 11 at the Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and
the Performing Arts will be “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” written by Frank McGuinness and directed by Ethan McSweeny.

The second play, which runs from July 29 to Aug. 15, is Moliere’s classic comedy “The School for Husbands.”

Details of the season were announced at a news conference in Ridgefield. (See photo on Arts & Leisure page.)

Set in 1980’s Beirut, Lebanon and inspired by a true story, “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” depicts the imprisonment of three Westerners in the Middle East and the bonds formed between them.

Westport Schools Dismiss Early

Today’s late winter snow storm prompted the Westport public school system to dismiss students early.

The schools and dismissal times:

Staples High School and Coleytown Middle School 11:45 a.m.

Bedford Middle School, Coleytown Elementary School, and Saugatuck Elementary School 12:15 p.m.

Green’s Farms Elementary School, Kings Highway Elementary School, and Long Lots Elementary School 1 p.m.