Five Staples High School students were among invited Connecticut mathematics students joining in today’s NASDAQ stock market opening in New York. The students—Nathaniel Fox, Geoffrey Jordan, Antonella Lisanti, Michael Lubin and Zach Weiner—were invited by the new Connecticut Science Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing science education, now under construction in Hartford. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Earthplace – “Recycled Into Art,” works by Harrat Sommerhoff 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive” 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Color in 3D” 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Found” 10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Arts Advisory Committee 7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Parks & Recreation Committee 7:30 p.m. – Bedford Middle School – Malloy Lecture in the Arts: Vartan Gregorian on the importance of libraries in society
Today’s rain was welcome after days of uninterrupted sunshine. The Westport area received more than 1 inch. This resident walked in the rain along Morningside Drive North. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
The Westport Veterans Council announced today it has named Westport artist Howard Munce as grand marshal for this year’s Memorial Day parade on May 26. Howard Munce: saw WWII action in Pacific. WN file photo/Phyllis Groner
Munce, 92, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and rose to the rank of platoon sergeant, according to a biography supplied by the Council.
He was part of the assault landing on Bougainville, one of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific that was occupied by the Japanese and used as a base to attack Guadalcanal and other Allied territory.
While there, Munce won a field commission to second lieutenant. When he was part of the assault landing on Guam, he was promoted to first lieutenant.
Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) said today it is undertaking a $1.4 million upgrade project in Westport as part of its ongoing efforts to improve its electrical distribution system throughout Connecticut.
The project, which is already under way and scheduled to be completed in October, is taking place along Riverside Avenue (Route 33), Indian Hill Road, Hogan Trail, Cricket Lane and Robert Lane, a news release said.
The work, including replacement of poles, new wire, new routes in event of an interruption, and new lightning arresters, will improve reliability for customers throughout the area, the company said.
“With the successful completion of this work, our customers throughout this area will have a stronger, more reliable system to meet their current and future needs,” said Bruce Bernier, director of Southern Division Operations for CL&P.
Heavy rains may have caused a tree to fall and block passage in front of 15 Sturges Highway near Long Lots Road this morning. The road was closed for about one hour. Westport police blocked off the roadway until it could be cleared. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport artist Nina Bentley is one of 20 artists whose works are on display at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Among those attending the opening reception Sunday of a new exhibit, “Contemporary Fiber,” was Norwalk artist and sculptor Karen Heffner who studied Bentley’s mixed media assemblage “The Sacrifice (Homage to Katrina).” The exhibit runs through May 29. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com