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Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

Library closes at 4 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Conservation Commission
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Board of Finance Audit Subcommittee
6 p.m. – Westport Library – Miss Management: What You Don’t Know About Women in the Startup World
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Golf Advisory Committee Canceled
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Parks & Rec Committee Postponed to Dec. 3, 6:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m. – Staples Cafeteria B – Board of Education Postponed to Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Language Conversation Group: Hebrew

See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar

Main Street Clear After Some Sleet and Rain Image
Sleet and rain barely left their mark on Westport’s Main Street tonight. The National Weather Service maintained a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 a.m. Tuesday as well as a Coastal Flood Advisory until 5 a.m. Monday. It said mixed precipitation is expected with additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Granger at the Movies: ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Frozen II’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

In “Knives Out,” when acclaimed mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead — his throat slit — just after his 85th birthday celebration, it’s thought to be suicide. Image

But everyone in his extended family has a reason for killing him — like Harlan’s resentful son Walt (Michael Shannon), his wife Donna (Riki Lindhome) and creepy grandson (Jaeden Martell); Harlan’s officious daughter Linda (Jamie Lee Curtis, her husband Richard (Don Johnson) and cranky grandson Ransom (Chris Evans); and Harlan’s goofy ‘lifestyle influencer’ widowed daughter-in-law Joni (Toni Collette) and college age granddaughter Meg (Katherine Langford).

Harlan’s devoted nurse Marta Cabrera (Ana de Armas), the daughter of an illegal immigrant, was the last one to see him alive. And someone hired highly-esteemed detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to accompany the local police officer (Lakeith Stanfield) and his deputy (Noah Segan) as he interviews those who were at Harlan’s home that fateful evening.

Adapting the style of Agatha Christie with a touch of Trump-era class-warfare, writer/director Rian Johnson’s star-studded, character-driven plot unfolds like the board game Clue, a bit reminiscent of “Sleuth” and “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Gallery: Turk Aksoy Memorial Service

Scenes from today’s memorial service for Westport FIrefighter Turk Aksoy. The 13-year department veteran died Nov. 22 at age 46 of a job-related cancer. The service was held at Saugatuck Elementary School. Fire departments from Norwalk, Fairfield, Wilton, Greenwich, and West Haven filled in at Westport firehouses while the service took place. Dave Matlow for