An “06880” reader was intrigued by an item in yesterday’s “Roundup.” It previewed a November 1 discussion at the Westport Library on “How Public Policy is Putting Our Children at Risk.” The session will be led by CD Media’s chief investigative correspondent and senior editor Christine Dolan.
Hoping to learn more about Dolan the reader found a piece she wrote last year.
Headlined “Idyllic Westport, CT Is Ground Zero for CRT Infiltration by America’s Bolsheviks,” it begins:
The yellow and red leaves are drifting down quietly as they have for millennia in Westport , CT as the historic New England town sleeps towards a tipping point, one it may never recover from if the coming elections go the wrong way and vote in a continuation of its current path.
The Minuteman statue guards at Compo Beach where a ragtag group of American rebels fought the global tyranny of the once monolithic British empire, but Westport residents seem to want to forget this honorable history and welcome with open arms global tyranny of a different name — the Maoist doctrine of Critical Race Theory, or CRT.
Essentially, the agenda of the CRT movement is to teach young children their country is evil, that they themselves are racists and bad if they are white. The ideology is racist, it is divisive, and is on purpose. The doctrine is just a gateway drug to a more pernicious evil, re-imagining Westport schools. In the CRT future, gone will be AP classes, music excellence. Gone will be the gateway to Ivy league schools, replaced with a dumbed-down redistribution of educational wealth and excellence.
Along with this educational decline, property values will plummet as zoning laws are also changed to forever alter the nature of the community. Physical safety will disappear. Crime will increase.
Click here to read the full story.
If you like to dine out — and, this being Westport, that means everyone — then CTbites is essential reading. Published by our town’s Stephanie Webster, it’s a weekly guide to new restaurants, special culinary events, food trucks, catering and more.
I always learn something from the site. But — until yesterday — I’d never actually laughed while reading it.
“Connecticut Restaurant Confidential: Strange Stories, Odd Orders & Twisted Tales in the Industry” is a collection of jaw-dropping tales, from owners, chefs, bartenders and wait staff.
It’s an insider’s look at what gets told after hours — about diners (hopefully un)like you and me.
They come from all over the state. Including our own Winfield Deli. Click here to read.
Texas blues/New Orleans funk band Otis & the Hurricanes headlines the next “Blue Sunday” at the Westport Library (October 23, 2:30 p.m., Trefz Forum).
The free event is curated by Mark Naftalin. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame keyboardist will be there of course, with his Blue Sunday Band of all-stars: Westport/internationally known saxophonist Crispin Cioe, guitarists JD Seem and Paul Gabriel, and special guest Chance Browne.
Lat month’s Blue Sunday — the first in the series — drew a large crowd, and plenty of raves.
And this one could make that seem like just a warmup.
From jazz to blues:
This week week’s “Jazz at the Post” features pianist Michael Cochrane, drummer to the stars Steve Johns, and fiery young bassist Jason Clotter in concert with the Jazz Rabbi, Greg Wall.
There are 2 shows — 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. — on Thursday (October 6) at VFW Post 399 (465 Riverside Avenue). There’s a $10 cover. Food service starts at 6:30.
Reservations are strongly suggested. Email JazzatThePost@gmail.com.
This is an active weekend in Westport. Among the highlights: Westport Moms’ 2nd annual Fall Family Festival. It’s Saturday, October 15 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greens Farms Academy; $20 per family).
The event includes food, crafts, games and fun (bouncy houses, ninja course, music, art projects, DJ, pumpkin and cookie decorating, face painting, hair extensions, glitter tattoos, magic, STEM activities and more).
Many businesses will show off their products and services — all with activities for kids.
Organizers Megan Rutstein and Melissa Post ask attendees to bring gently worn jackets, for donations to a local non-profit.
Sunday’s Westport Weston Family YMCA Fall Festival drew a large crowd.
There was music, gymnastics exhibitions, bounces houses and s’mores. The weather was perfect for an outdoor event.
Best of all: You didn’t have to be a kid to have a great time.
The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra takes center stage at the Y’s Women’s October 24 meeting (Green’s Farms Church, 10:45 a.m.). Jonathan Yates and Sandra Miklave will talk about the group’s long history, and share visions for the future.
Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo is striking.
Even more impressive: this Montauk daisy — on the Bonnie Brook/Silver Brook Road corner — was taken by 13-year-old Emae Forman. What an eye!
And finally … if you’ve never heard Otis & the Hurricanes (see story above) — well, click below, and you will: