A reader writes:
An excellent alternative to New York airports is now Tweed, in New Haven.
If you want to get to Florida hassle-free, Avelo Airlines flies to 6 cities. Flights ae cheap, very nice, with good service. They fly older but totally fine 737s (minus USB ports and TVs, so download something to watch).
At Tweed you not only avoid New York, but it’s also easier to get ride shares. I missed a JetBlue flight because Uber showed up 45 minutes late (they took off while we were in the terminal), I had to find a better way.
Driving myself to La Guardia is a nightmare. I wouldn’t ask an enemy to drive me, let alone a friend or relative.
So it’s no frills — but these days, what airline isn’t?
Dwayne Hickman — who played Dobie Gillis on that pioneering TV sitcom from 1959 to ’63 — died yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 87.
The Westport connection? The show was created by Westport writer Max Shulman. He also wrote “Rally ’Round the Flag, Boys!,” a novel based loosely on the Nike site controversy then roiling Westport.
The year before “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” debuted, Shulman’s “Rally” book was made into a movie. Hickman had a role — though not as large as another actor, Paul Newman.
That film, of course, introduced Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward, to Westport. They moved here soon after, and never left. (Hat tip: Peter Blau)
Winslow Park is one of Westport’s favorite sledding spots. It got tons of action after Friday’s snowstorm.
But at least 2 kids lost their hats. If these look familiar, they’re sitting on the fence post next to the hill.
The snow turned every corner of Westport — including the few living things at Sherwood Island State Park — into a winter wonderland. Today’s starkly beautiful “Westport … Naturally” photo comes from Mary Sikorski.
And finally … Michael Lang — a co-creator of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair that defined a generation — died Saturday in New York, from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 77. Click here for a full obituary.