Matt Marriott, co-captain of Westport’s Staples High School track team, captured first place in the 600-meter event with a time of 1 minute 26.72 seconds in today’s six-school FCIAC Central Divisional track and field meet at Staples. The event qualifies participants in the progressive process toward state level competition. The other high schools competing today in both boys and girls track and field events include Ridgefield, McMahon (Norwalk), Norwalk, Ludlowe (Fairfield) and Harding (Bridgeport). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
In a trial heat for the 600-meter event at today’s six-school FCIAC Central Divisional track and field meet at Staples, Staples sophomore Jeff Caffrey overcame strong competition from Fairfield Ludlowe to score a first place finish with a time of 1 minute 38.93 seconds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The one-act Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Driving Miss Daisy” performed by three seasoned Connecticut actors met with an enthusiastic audience reception Friday night at the show opener. Taking their bows at the end were (l-R) Tim Cronin of Stamford, Cynthia Sepe of Darien, and Gregoire Mouning of North Haven. It was the first Westport Community Theatre appearance at Town Hall for all three. Sepe, 78, last played the lead role of Daisy Werthen 16 years ago. Performances are on weekends only and run through Feb. 15. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Preemptive Resistances” Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Lost Paradise” Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Presidents, Politicians & Popular Heroes” Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Paintings by Gay Dearborn” 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Family Program: The Science Genie 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – MTC MainStage Studio Theatre – “Mothers and Sons” 7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Recreational Games Night: Pool, Football, Videogames 8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Driving Miss Daisy”
The iceman cometh and stayeth by the PAL Ice Skating Rink at Westport’s Longshore Club Park. Jamie Lamb, 9 and Conner Murray, 7 enjoyed the company today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
After 23 years on the bench, Westporter Alan H. Nevas retired today as a Senior U.S. District Judge in Bridgeport. Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas (pictured at a Y’s Men meeting last October): “I feel a surge of generosity.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
His last act in his second floor courtroom where a large oil portrait of him overhangs the jury box was to commute the sentence of a drug dealer who had been beaten in prison because he had cooperated with authorities.
“This is the last official act I will perform as a federal judge,” Nevas told Jose Rodriguez, 30, of Bridgeport. “I feel a surge of generosity.”
He said after processing Rodriguez was free to leave the building. The judge’s words brought sobs from the prisoner and a standing ovation from people in the courtroom, many of them federal employees.
The cleanup from the latest storm continued today on Westport’s streets. A machine dug into the ice and snow on Myrtle Avenue next to Veterans Greem and opposite Town Hall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
The children at Landmark of Ridgefield Academy in Westport collected hundreds of cans of soup for the Connecticut Food Bank for a special “Souper Bowl” party to go along with all the excitement about the Super Bowl. Students showed off their soup before adding it to the collection box. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Members of the Westport Police Department and Westport Fire Department salute today as the casket bearing Lawrence D. Tedesco, Sr. is carried from Assumption Church. Tedesco, a 32-year member of the Westport Fire Department before retiring in 1998 as an acting assistant chief, died Monday at the age of 65. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Assumption Church was crowded with mourners today for a Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence D. Tedesco, Sr., a 32-year veteran of the Westport Fire Department who died Monday at the age of 65. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com