A collision between a car and a pickup truck sent two persons to the hospital late today and tied up traffic northbound on I-95 between Exits 17 and 18 in Westport. View is from a traffic camera. DOT photo
Westporters who could not make it to London for today’s royal nuptials went to the Westport Public Library where tea and scones were aplenty as guests watched a delayed broadcast of the event in the McManus Room. Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club today honored Louis K. Weinstein, a longtime Westporter and a founding member of the club, who died April 19 at the age of 92. Guests at the weekly breakfast at Bobby Q’s on Main Street included Weinstein’s two daughters, Shelly Forester and Diana Press, both of Norwalk. They heard from members who recounted memories of their father. Among those speaking was Bill Meyer (l) who said that Weinstein’s co-founding of the club made him as “a hero like George Washington.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Janice Lee Lalich of Norwalk died April 28 at Norwalk Hospital after a brief illness. She was 59.
The wife of David M. Lalich for 38 years, she was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on July 25, 1951, the daughter of Jeanne Gibbons Worrall Gregg of Mount Lebanon, Pa. and the late William Worrall. She has lived in Norwalk since 1981.
Janice was a graduate of Rollins College, Class of 1973 and has been working as the weekend receptionist at the Stamford Hospital, was a member of the Stamford Hospital “HAHA’s” (Health and Humor Associates), doing her best to bring cheer and comfort to her patients and their families.
She was also an Integrative Medicine Practitioner and Hospice Caregive for Greenwich Hospice; previously volunteered at the Norwalk Women’s Crisis Center; and a Level 3 Healing Touch Therapist.
Westport native Lynsey Addario was honored Thursday night by the Overseas Press Club of America for her photographs of women in Afghanistan which appeared in National Geographic. Lynsey Addario: wins Overseas Press Club award. NY Times photo
At a dinner in New York City, she was awarded The Oliver Rebbot Award for best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books for her series “Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women.” (Click here for photos.)
A citation said: “Lynsey Addario’s photographs give us a comprehensive and intimate look at a largely unseen aspect of Afghan society — its women. Her images are unvarnished, intimate and far-reaching. Addario worked hard to gain access and in doing so produced a very important body of work.”
In March, Addario was among four New York Times journalists—including fellow Westport native Tyler Hicks—held captive in Libya for six days while covering the fighting there. They were released to the custody of Turkish diplomats.