Alyson A. Williams, formerly of Weston and later Westport, died July 19 in Branford after a year-long battle with cancer. She was 54.
Alyson Williams: graphic artist. Mike Thut photo
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts and raised in Weston, she chose to live near her family and friends in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, where she could garden and smell the salt air.
She was the daughter of Cynthia Williams of Weston, and sister to Heather Williams of Westport, and Carrie Gilbertie of Stratford, and brother-in-laws Colin Walklet and Tom Gilbertie. She was the doting aunt to Taylor Walklet, and Sarah and Grace Gilbertie.
Her longtime companion David Clogg of Black Rock, and his children, Allison and Bryan Clogg, also survive her, and she was a loving caregiver to Pita and Koda, her beloved animals. She was a best friend and soul sister to dozens.
The cast of Alan Ayckbourn’s popular comedy, “Bedroom Farce,” started rehearsal today at the Westport Country Playhouse’s Sheffer Rehearsal Hall. The play, which runs from Aug. 25 – Sept. 13, received five Tony Award nominations, including best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. Pictured (l-r) Matthew Greer, Nicole Lowrance, Scott Drummond, Claire Karpen, Director John Tillinger, Cecilia Hart, Paxton Whitehead, Carson Elrod and Sara Manton. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A college-age male driver escaped injury tonight when his SUV hit a tree in front of 1 Terhune Drive off of North Avenue. He was the only one in the vehicle. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A late afternoon downpour today caused minor flooding in the railroad underpass on Compo Road South but did not impede traffic. The underpass has been the site of frequent flooding during previous heavy rains. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Watch out hand-held cell phone drivers. Another police crackdown is on the way.
Westport Police announced today the next wave of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” campaign against hand-held cell phone use, including texting, while driving will take place Aug. 3 to Aug. 16.
The new campaign follows a similar one in April that police said resulted in an 8 percent drop in mobile phone use by drivers at observation locations throughout municipalities where police conducted enforcement.
“The drop in observed use is encouraging to law enforcement agencies, and demonstrates the need to reinforce to motorists that mobile phone use while driving is both dangerous and illegal,” said Capt. Sam Arciola.