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Staples Field Hockey Edges Trumbull 2-0

After a second loss to Wilton, the Staples field hockey team today won 2-0 in a home game against Trumbull. WestportNow.com Image
Junior Lauren Mlynski (14) carries the ball down the field along with junior Libby Meyers (6) in today’s 2-0 home win over Trumhull. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Susan Wynkoop for WestportNow.com

The first Wrecker score occurred within the first three minutes—an assisted goal by junior Blake Orban to senior tri-captain Katie Baxter. For the remainder of the first half, Staples was very active offensively and defensively.

Staples scored in the second half with an assist by freshman Brooke Donovan to junior Libby Meyers.

Staples is now 5-2 on the season, including an undefeated home record with opponents failing to score or to tie. The next home game is Monday at 3 p.m. against Fairfield Ludlowe at Ginny Parker field.

Traffic Tieup on Post Road East

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The normally heavy Friday afternoon traffic was made more difficult today as work resumed on the installation of a right hand turn lane from Compo Road North onto Post Road East. The state project had been stalled for several months before today’s resumption. According to a worker at the site, the new lane will not be ready for several weeks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jonathan Thrope for WestportNow.com

Westport Arts Awards Sunday to Honor Area Residents

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Shirley Mellor: Honored as a “Patron of the Arts.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com
The 12th annual Westport Arts Awards Celebration Sunday at Westport Town Hall will honor area residents for their contributions to the arts.

The 2 p.m. ceremony is sponsored by the Town of Westport and its Arts Advisory Committee.

Since 1994, the committee has presented awards to area residents who have contributed significantly to the arts in four disciplines - music, theater, visual arts and literature.

Four members of the Westport-Weston communities—Gerald Levinson, David Wiltse, Stanley Bleifeld and James Naughton—will be presented Arts Achievement Awards in music, literature, the visual arts and theater, respectively.

His World’s a Stage

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Tazewell Thompson, the incoming artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse, invited Playhouse subscribers to join him at the theater Thursday night. Thompson spoke to more than 200 audience members about his plans for the future and direction of the Playhouse. Attendees were given an opportunity to ask him questions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo