In a Staples High School field house ceremony today, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy formalized at the Staples the signing of a concussion law that had been unanimously approved by the state legislature in the spring. The act, concerning youth athletics and concussions, was initiated by three Westport women whose sons were victims of sports-related concussions. Westport parents Diana Coyne, Pippa Bell Ader and Ann Sherwood, founders of the Parents Concussion Coalition, were on hand after working for two years to update the state’s concussion law and bring it to the basic current standards of practice. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy poses today at the Staples High School field house with the three Westport mothers who led a successful campaign to upgrade Connecticut’s concussion law. They are (l-r) Pippa Bell Ader, Ann Sherwood, and Diana Coyne. The new law broadens a 2010 law regarding youth athletics and concussions by giving parents more information and power when their child suffers a potential head injury while playing sports. The bill requires schools to give parents a consent form regarding the school’s concussion education plan. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Nancy Cartledge Mason, a lifelong resident of Westport and recently of Fox Hill Village in Westwood, Mass, died Sept. 23. She was 90.
Born in 1923, she was raised in Westchester County, N.Y., and attended St. Lawrence University. She married to Edgar J. Donaldson in 1945, and they had two children, Peter and Ann, who survive them.
Nancy was an avid golfer and she loved sailing and travel. In 1990, she married her second husband, Norman Mason, also of Westport, and they enjoyed many trips throughout the world together.
She was active in her community, volunteering for many worthwhile causes, including the Westport Garden Club, the library, Norwalk Hospital and others. She was adventurous, quick witted and fun-loving. She cherished her many friendships both in Westport and Westwood.
It is uncertain as to whether the Bagel Maven, 538 Post Road East, will close its doors for good on Tuesday, the final day of its lease, according to Alex Perdomo, owner for the past six years. Perdomo said, “It was a tough winter for us, and I fell behind in my rent payments, but over time managed to pay it back.” He said his landlord, whom he described as “great to work with,” does not want to renew the lease, but he hopes to work something out. Perdomo said he does not want to have to look for a new space because “my customers are in this area of town.” He said although he became owner of Bagel Maven six years ago, the business has been at that location since 1990. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE A power outage today affected the area of Compo Road Sourh and Green Acre Lane, Connecticut Light and Power Company said.
Residents in the area heard a loud bang shortly after 8 a.m. followed by a loss of power.
CL&P said 29 residents were without power a of 9 a.m. and that power was restored by 10;30 a.m.
There was no immediate explanation for the outage.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Farm to Table Cycle” and “Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks”
4 p.m. – Westport Library – Teen: Maker Mondays
7 p.m. – Westport Library – Messing in Men’s Business: “The Final Push for Women’s Suffrage”
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Parks & Recreation Commission presentation of Compo Beach Site Committee plan (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
UPDATE (adds memorial service details) Shirley Wolfson Land, formerly of Westport, died July 13 in Pittsboro, N.C., where she had been living for the last six years. She was 96.
Shirley W. Land: active volunteer in Westport. Contributed photo
The wife of the late Alexander Land, she was the youngest of six children born in Chicago to CJ and Sabina Wolfson.
She attended the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana and graduated in 1939 with honors from the school of journalism. Post college she worked in New York City for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and at ad agency Kenyon & Eckhardt.
But the best thing to happen to her in New York was meeting her future husband, Alex, the love of her life. They had a whirlwind romance that continued for more than 60 years, a mutual adoration for each other evident throughout their life together, her family said.
Westport Republicans today held a “tailgate party” at the 323 Restaurant on Main Street to meet gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and others running in November. Pictured (l-r) are Weston-Westport Probate Judge Lisa Wexler; Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe; state Rep.Gail Lavielle (143rd District); candidate for lieutenant governor Heather Somers; Foley, and candidate for state Rep. Brandi Briggs (136th District). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo