A three-car crash today on Westport’s Cross Highway at Victoria Lane sent one female driver to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Witnesses said two cars were stopped while the first car traveling east was preparing to turn left onto Victoria Lane when the third car crashed into the first two. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Workers clear the scene following a three-car crash today on Westport’s Cross Highway at Victoria Lane. Witnesses said two cars were stopped while the first was preparing a left turn onto Victoria Lane when the third car, a Range Rover, crashed into the first two. The female driver of the third car was transported to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The roadway was closed while the cars were cleared from the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
E. Reynold Petray (Pete), a longtime resident of Westport, died May 14 at home in North Branford. He was 82.
E. Reynold Petray; ad man. Contributed photo
Born and raised in Philadelphia, he worked for many years in the advertising industry.
He was a graduate of Temple University and then earned a graduate degree in business at Xavier University.
After a short time working for TV Guide in Cincinnati, he moved to the Chicago area to join Tatham-Laird & Kudner and raised his family on the North Shore.
Editor’s note: This is the first article in an occasional Connecticut Mirror series exploring wealth and income inequality in Connecticut and its impact on a state struggling to cope with massive debt. Westport will be featured in a future installment.
By Keith M. Phaneuf
Even within a nation racing dangerously toward unprecedented levels of income and wealth inequality, Connecticut stands apart.
The gap between its richest and poorest citizens — and that between the top and the middle class — outstrips those in most other states, and in many other corners of the globe.
Since the last recession, inequality in Connecticut has not been a simple case of hedge fund principals reaping rewards that dwarf a still-prosperous middle class. Rather, only the richest of Connecticut’s most affluent households, on average, have improved their standing.
While economists and politicians differ over how to address the problem, those on all sides of the inequality debate generally agree there is an economic tipping point: when disparities become too extreme and too many are struggling.
Westport Library is closed for renovation.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art” & “4th Annual Student Art Exhibition”
11 a.m. – Westport Senior Center – An Introduction to Diabetes
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Public Protection, Public Works, & Finance Committees
7 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Flyin’ West”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
The following winners were announced in the float competition in today’s Memorial Day parade, which had the theme “Honoring Veterans of World War I:”
The Best Overall float award went to the Y’s Men of Westport Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Best Development of a Theme: VFW Auxiliary 399
Best Youth Organization Float: Westport PAL
Most Creative Float: Builders Beyond Borders
Best Community Organization Float: Westport Woman’s Club
More scenes from today’s Westport Memorial Day parade. J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com