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Gallery: Honoring Laddie Lawrence’s 50 Years at Staples


There was a surprise party today at Staples High School for Laddie Lawrence to honor his 50 years of track and running coaching at the school.  Many former students and colleagues turned out to honor Lawrence, a 1964 Staples graduate, including retired coach Paul Lane who introduced him to track. Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

Touring Westport’s Gatsby Land

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Documentary filmmakers Richard “Deej” Webb Jr. and Robert Steven Williams today led a group of 20 persons on a Westport Historical Society walking tour, “In Gatsby’s Shoes,” at the Compo Road South one-time residence of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. Webb is author of “Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda: Westport, Connecticut 1920.” The book is a companion to “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story,” a documentary he and Williams (both Westporters) have been working on for more than six years, which will air on public television in the fall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Saturday, July 28, 2018


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “SELECTS 2018”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport”
2:30 p.m. – Westport Library – HTC Vive Virtual Reality Demo
3 p.m. – 244 South Campo Road – Westport Historical Society: In Gatsby’s Shoes Walking Tour
3 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “A Flea in Her Ear” (last day)
5 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Board, Card, & Video Game Night
8 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. – 182 Bayberry Lane – Westport Astronomical Society Mars Observing (if skies are clear)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Cribari Bridge Closures Postponed a Week

The announced nighttime closures of the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge in Saugatuck scheduled to begin Monday have been postponed at least a week, police said today.

“The contractor estimates work should begin on Aug. 6,” an announcement said.

“No road closures will commence until that time. 

“The construction schedule is subject to modification and we will advise of any further changes.”

Westport Property Transfers July 9-13, 2018

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 9 - July 13, 2018:

Michael J. and Virginia C, Campbell, 2 Trailing Rock Lane, $1,175.000Westport Property Transfers

Joseph P. and Virginia F. Wagenseller to 29 East Main Westport LLC, 29 East Main St., $1,150,000

Thomas and Katherine Bonaventura to Monica and Jeddrey Reich , 58 Weston Road, $980,000