Monday, June 17, 2024


Mimi Levitt, 97, Arts Patron Image
Mimi Levitt, longtime Westport resident, iconic arts patron, philanthropist, and with husband Mortimer for which Westport’s Levitt Pavilion is named, died today of natural causes at her New York home. She was 97. Known for her intelligence, grace and hands-on approach to philanthropy and activism, she believed in the arts as a source for positive social change and left a lasting legacy of generosity and service to the causes she supported. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

It’s Official—Senior Center Enhancement Project Completed Image
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe led town officials, volunteers, and others who worked on the Westport Center for Senior Activities (WCSA) enhancement project in cutting the ribbon at today’s official opening ceremony. The project doubles the fitness area, adds 27 additional parking spaces, and adds other amenities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Rare Reunion of Westport’s Leaders Image
Today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the enhancement project at the Westport Center for Senior Activities provided the opportunity for a rare reunion of some of Westport’s present and past government leaders. Pictured (l-r) Former Selectman Shelly Kassen, former Selectman Helen Garten, current First Selectman Jim Marpe, former First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, former Selectman Avi Kaner, current Selectman Jennifer Tooker, former Selectman Betty Lou Cummings, former Selectman Barbara Butler, and former First Selectman Diane Farrell. Also present but not pictured: former Selectman Ted Diamond. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for