Monday, December 11, 2023


A Doggie Bag Image
Sammie, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier attracted quite a bit of attention Sunday afternoon as she sat on a River Walk table next to a bag with her likeness printed on the front. Sammie is owned by Norwalk couple Walter Amador and Mary Ann Pellegrino. They say they use the Westport Public Library frequently because of its extensive collection and its proximity to the river. They alway bring Sammie along so she can enjoy a walk by the river and take turns going into the library and staying outside with her. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for

What a Difference Six Weeks Makes Image
Premium gas prices climbed from $3.65 to $4.32 during the six weeks since the Cumberland Farms gas station at Post Road East and Hillspoint Road closed its pumps for its periodic replacement of underground fuel tanks. The pumps reopened for gasoline sales on Friday evening. At least one nearby station was charging $4.59 for premium. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

A Salute to the Grand Marshal Image
The Westport Historical Society today erected a banner outside its headquarters saluting Memorial Day parade grand marshal Howard Munce, noted artist and long-time advisor to WHS’s exhibit development. Doing the honors were Mollie Donovan (l) and Olivia Yule. Following the parade, the public is invited to the opening reception of the WHS’ new exhibit celebrating the Westport Public Library’s 100th birthday as well as an exhibit in its Little Gallery featuring “A Town’s Treasures” comprised of Tom Kretch photographs that runs to Labor Day. The Historical Society is adjacent to Veterans Green where the Parade ends.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Y’s Men Honor Barry McCabe Image
Members of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston paused in their Memorial Day float preparations today to honor the late Barry McCabe. McCabe, a long-time group member and World War II Navy veteran, worked on the parade float for many years before his death last November. He was the Memorial Day parade grand marshal in 2005. Pictured (l-r) are: Austen Doolittle; Len Fisher; Marjorie Wroblewski, McCabe’s daughter; Robert Fatherley; Kathy McCabe, his wife; Lauren Wroblewski, McCabe’s grand-daughter, and Bill Balch, president of the Y’s Men. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for