Monday, April 15, 2024


Dogs Back at Compo on Tuesday

Parks & Recreation Director Jennifer A. Fava reminded residents and visitors today that from Tuesday to March 31, 2020 the following regulations will be in effect for Compo Beach:

Animal Control Enforcement and Leash Restriction

• Dogs are prohibited from the Pavilion, Playground and Boardwalk.
• All dogs must be leashed in all areas of the park except in the designated off leash area of the beach south of the Pavilion, including South Beach. Off leash regulations are posted at the entrance to the off leash area.
• You are required by law to pick up your dog’s feces.
Violation of the above regulations subject to a fine of $77.

“We hope everyone will follow these regulations and be respectful of other dogs and beach users. We appreciate your cooperation.,” she said.

Counterfeit C-note Nets Two Arrests

Officers arrested a New York City man and woman following an investigation into the passing of counterfeit bills, police said today.

According to the arrest report, Destiny Poole, 20, and Dayvon Jordan, 25, were arrested Friday in Stamford after Westport officers contacted by the Office of Adult Probation, where the suspects were being held on active warrants in connection with a March 2 incident.

That was when Westport officers were called to assist the Fairfield Police Department with a motor vehicle stop that had been made on Post Road East in Westport.

Their vehicle had been stopped by a Fairfield officer in connection with a “be-on-the-lookout broadcast” which sought it in reference to an investigation into the use and passing of counterfeit bills in Fairfield, Lt. Anthony Prezioso said.

Granger at the Movies: ‘Judy,’ ‘Official Secrets,’ ‘Rambo: Last Blood’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

Renee Zellweger is dazzling in “Judy.” With Oscar-caliber dexterity, she captures the tragic strength and vulnerability of legendary Judy Garland — her wit and warmth, along with the charismatic emotionality of her voice. Image

Based on Peter Quilter’s play “End of the Rainbow” and adapted by screenwriter Tom Edge, Robert Goold’s sad film focuses on fragile Judy’s final London concerts before her death by overdose in 1969 at age 47.

By that time, she has already yielded to perpetual substance abuse, so it’s not a pretty picture.

Financially forced to leave her two young children (Lorna, Joey) with their father, Sid Luft (Rufus Sewell), notoriously unpredictable Judy accepts a series of dates at the Talk of the Town nightclub in London, where, out of loneliness, she marries her fifth husband, young pianist, Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock).

Celebrated Playwright in Playhouse Conversation Image
A crowd of almost 300 people today attended “A Conversation with Lynn Nottage,” two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, at the Westport Country Playhouse. The interview event, was facilitated by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director and director of Nottage’s play, “Mlima’s Tale,” which runs Oct. 1 – 19. Nottage and Lamos discussed “Mlima’s Tale,” the playwright’s career, and her body of work in the hour-long program. The Westport production is the first since the play’s world premiere at The Public Theater in 2018. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Brown Graduates Reunite Image
Westporters Harold and Bernestine Bailey reunited today with playwright Lyn Nottage at a reception following the “A Conversation with Lyn Nottage” interview event conducted by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director and director of Nottage’s play, “Mlima’s Tale,” which runs Oct. 1 – 19. According to Harold Bailey, he and his wifE first met Nottage in September 2018 at the 50th anniversary of the 1968 black student walkout at Brown University in protest of enrollment practices at the school.  All three are Brown University graduates, Harold Bailey, Class of 1970, Bernestine Bailey in 1968 and Lyn Nottage in 1986. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for