Tuesday, March 05, 2024

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Al’s Angels Distribute Easter/Passover Baskets

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Westport ’s Al’s Angels charity group distributed Easter/Passover baskets this weekend. More than 1,000 baskets were given to the area needy and those hospitalized at Bridgeport Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. Distribution also included families in Westport, Bridgeport and Norwalk areas. Westporter Al DiGuido (l), founder and head of the charity, was among those handing out the goodies. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com

Warm Reception for Community Theatre’s “Born Yesterday”

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Three Westporters play roles in the Westport Community Theatre’s current production, the classic Garson Kanin comedy “Born Yesterday,” which met with considerable laughter from its afternoon audience today. The Westport cast members include Merri Yacenda (2nd l.), Amy Louise Carter (2nd from r.) and PJ Letersky (far r.). The remaining performances are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon as well as the same days the following week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

New Train Schedules in Effect

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Passenger await a train today at Westport’s Saugatuck station as Metro-North introduced new timetables. Weekday peak changes include two new morning trains into Grand Central Terminal, one making stops at Greens Farms at 7:48 a.m. and Westport at 7:52 a.m. and a second making stops at Greens Farms at 8:21 a.m. and Westport at 8:25 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dorrie Harris for WestportNow.com

Historical Society Holds Session on Historic Plaques

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The Westport Historical Society today held a workshop on how to acquire an historic designation plaque for qualifying houses in Westport.  Bob Weingarten, who represents the society’s service of providing historical plaques, said plaques for qualifying houses are available through the society for $250.  He said there are currently 1,187 residences on the Westport historic inventory, 550 of which are more than 100 years old. In order to qualify as an historic house, he said a property must meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) the house is more 100 years old; 2) a significantly recognized person lived in the house, or 3) it is located within a designated historic district no matter when the house was built. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com