Thursday, June 20, 2024


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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


Bows for “Driving Miss Daisy” Image
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

Saturday, January 31, 2009

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”

Westporter’s Final Act as Federal Judge: Freedom for Prisoner

After 23 years on the bench, Westporter Alan H. Nevas retired today as a Senior U.S. District Judge in Image
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

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.