Remember those 9 neighborhood meetings held last year about traffic?
And the report that followed, this past February?
On October 26 (7 p.m., Town Hal auditorium), the town hosts a “Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Update Session.”
On hand will be staff members knowledgeable about traffic management, roadway conditions, engineering, possible speed calming solutions, and the regulations and oversight authority of the town.
Public Works, Planning & Zoning and Public Safety Departments will update the public on progress made. Residents can also provide input on areas of concern.
RTM member Kristin Schneeman addressed a 2022 traffic and safety meeting. Next to her were fellow RTM reps Lori Church, Nancy Kail and Sal Liccione.
Westport Sunrise Rotary has 2 signature events each year.
The Great Duck Race is for kids and families.
The Westport Uncorked wine tasting is for adults.
The 21-plus (mostly a bit older) crowd turned out in force last night. The Inn at Longshore was filled with wines of a wide variety of vintages and vineyards. There was plenty of tasting, plenty of buying — and plenty of money raised for the many good works Sunrise Rotary does, locally and much further afield.
Everything, in other words, was ducky.
A small portion of the large crowd at Sunrise Rotary’s Inn at Westport “Uncorked” wine tasting. (Photo/Dan Woog)
Saturday’s “Stand Up For Homes with Hope” benefit at Fairfield University’s Quick Center is sold out.
But the headliner — comedian Roy Wood Jr. — is still working hard to make it a success.
He came to Westport yesterday to see what the fundraiser is all about. He toured the Gillespie men’s shelter, the Hoskins Place women’s shelter, met the clients and staff, and had lunch with the board.
Roy Wood Jr.’s job is to make people laugh. He’s done it as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and as MC of last spring’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
But he saw first-hand the very serious, even life-changing work that everyone associated with Homes with Hope does, 24/7/365.
He’s sure to give a shout-out to them all Saturday night.
Along with plenty of jokes.
Roy Wood Jr. (back row, center) with Homes with Hope board and staff.
The Blondinit — the new Israeli restaurant — has not yet opened on Church Lane.
But as they prepare to welcome diners, owners Solomon and Inda Sade are thinking of the beleaguered nation.
They show their solidarity, loud and clear:
Westport Police made no custodial arrests between October 4 and 11.
They issued these citations:
- Failure to comply with state traffic commission regulations: 9 citations
- Traveling unreasonably fast: 7
- Failure to obey traffic control signals: 3
- Operating a motor vehicle under suspension: 2
- Operating a motor vehicle while texting: 1
- Operating a motor vehicle without a license: 1
- Operating an unregistered motor vehicle: 1
An incorrect date was given yesterday for Lynn Flint’s 1-day art show, to benefit Bridgeport artists in need of help with rent, food, fuel and materials.
.It’s Thursday, October 26 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), on Belaire Drive. A sign on Saugatuck Avenue (near the Norwalk border) will direct art lovers to the sale.
It took several years of work, Stan Witkow says. But he finally has a tomato and garlic harvest.
And today he shares it “06880,” as our “Westport … Naturally” feature of the day.
And finally … in honor of Roy Wood Jr., and his appearance tomorrow’s “Stand Up for Homes with Hope” fundraiser:
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