The police officer overseeing the Westport Downtown Merchants Association’s Main Street valet parking service today told the Board Selectmen it has been a “success.”
Attendants serve customers on Main Street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staff Cpl. Al D’Amura said in the first three weekends of operation, there have been no complaints or any problems.
“It’s been a success so far,” he said. “We think with the holiday getting closer it might get busier.”
D;Amura said the first three-day weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25-27, was the busiest so far with 75 cars parked. (The WDMA told WestportNow at the time the total was 113 for the three days. See WestportNow Nov. 28, 2016)
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Board of Selectmen (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov) 9 a.m. – Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center – Second Wednesday Nature Walk 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Art to the Max” 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “MORE Than Words/#Iammore Exhibition” 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Masonic Lodge (210 Post Road East) – Masonic Lodge No. 65-sponsored Blood Drive 3 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – P&Z Enforcement Committee 4 p.m. – Westport Library – Dewey Knit: Grade 4 to Adults 5:30 p.m. – 2 Heron Lake Lane – Wakeman Town Farm Committee [Addition] 7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Conservation Commission (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov) 7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – Beautification Committee 7:45 a.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Healthy Living: Building Your Brand on LinkedIN
The fate of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to restructure the state employee pension system — which would shift billions of dollars in costs onto future taxpayers — mustn’t be resolved without votes by the House and Senate, according to the top Republicans in both chambers.
But whether Sen. Len Fasano, R-North Haven, and Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, get their way may hinge on sensitive negotiations between Fasano and the top Democrat in the Senate, President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney Jr. of New Haven.
“This plan absolutely must come before the legislature for a vote,” Fasano said.
“How could it not?” said Pat O’Neill, spokesman for Klarides, the House minority leader. “This is no trivial matter. This is literally going to be affecting generations to come.”
“Guilt is a tireless horse. Grief ages into sorrow and sorrow is an enduring rider,” wrote Dean Koontz - a quote which perfectly describes the tone of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea.”
Even before this story begins, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) has suffered unimaginable tragedy. Now his beloved older brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler), a Cape Ann fisherman, has died, and Lee has been named guardian of Joe’s teenage son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges).
That means surly Lee, who has been working as an apartment janitor/handyman in Quincy, outside Boston, must return to his hometown of Manchester by the Sea, the working class suburb whose tight-knit residents view him as a social pariah.
While Lee wants to do right by his family, he’s reluctant to move back to a place that’s filled with painful memories and the inevitability of running into his foul-mouthed ex-wife (Michelle Williams), who has re-married and is expecting a baby.
Daniel James Montague of Warwick, New York, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 12 at home after years of battling the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease. He was 80.
Daniel Montague: former Westporter. Contributed photo
He was an only child, born to the late Mary and Herbert Montague and lived most of his youth in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He was raised in a family-centric, charitable giving environment, traits that eventually came to define his own life.
After graduating Yale University in 1958, he started his MBA program at Wharton before leaving after a year to pursue a career in music. That didn’t work out so well for him so he quickly fell back on finance, his strength, and built a successful career in senior management with both large and small organizations.
Most notably, early in his career, he worked for the telecommunications firm ITT where he helped establish the phone company’s presence throughout the Virgin Islands, including St Thomas and Puerto Rico.
The Westport Rotary Club today hosted the Staples High School Orphenians for a holiday concert. The annual apperance at holiday time took place at the club’s weekly meeting in Branson Hall at Christ & Holy Trinity Church. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Luke Rosenberg, director of the Staples High School Orphenians, leads the group in a holiday concert today at the weekly meeting of the Westport Rotary Club. This is the fifth holiday season for Rosenberg, who on leads the Orphenians in the annual candlelight concert on Friday and Saturday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com