Roundup: Traffic Meeting, Uncorked, Roy Wood Jr. ,,,

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:

(Photo/Andrew Colabella)


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.

(Photo/Stan Witkow)


And finally … in honor of Roy Wood Jr., and his appearance tomorrow’s “Stand Up for Homes with Hope” fundraiser:

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9 responses to “Roundup: Traffic Meeting, Uncorked, Roy Wood Jr. ,,,

  1. I am waiting for my Israeli flag to be delivered. There are few if any that I saw in 06880. I called the select woman office and asked if they could display Israeli flags on town property I do not know if there is one at town hall or on the bridge. As usual Tooker or get office has not returned and call or feedback to me. it’s another reason why I see her performance in 06880 as inadequate

  2. This town needs a statement of support. A statement supporting the large Jewish population of this town. A statement showing support for humanity and a statement against the atrocities that have taken place. Where is the show of force? Where is the show of support? Hate is disseminating at a rapid speed due to ignorance. We need now, more than ever, support. It’s been 6 days since the surprise attack that has killed more Jews in one day since the holocaust.
    We are hurting.
    We are scared.
    We are traumatized.
    Where is the community that we have supported in times of need?

  3. where is our local government ?

  4. maybe she’s thinking of how to do so without calling dangerous unwanted attention of everyone HAMAS has “called to action” today.

    literally right now in NYC they have – it’s televised only enough so we know it’s going on and (hopefully, fingers x’d) not enough to encourage anyone to go fr threats to actions – proHamas demonstrations telling – it’s on their signs and they’re saying it – to, their 1st Bullet Point: do anything it takes to destroy Israel AND, their 3rd Bullet Point, to resist USA, Get USA Out Of The Way. I was SO struck by the 1st and 3rd I forget what the 2nd BulletPoint is but there are several signs saying this and then they’re verbally chanting it, Times Sq is on TV but they’re also doing this in WashSqPk.

    it’s likely your local govt is smartly holding off drawing attention to WSPT’s Jewish Community because WSPT’s Jewish Community doesn’t need the negative side of the attention That could bring today, again, THE Day Hamas has called A Day Of Action in USA

  5. Greenwich held a unity rally today for Israel. The town of Greenwich unlike Tookers Westport raised the Israeli Flag at town hall Greenwich. I cakjed Tooker and requested the town raise the Israeli Flag. Tooker did not return my phone call or provide and feedback. I’m glad Greenwich Ct had the wisdom of a community. it’s too bad Westport and Tooker failed.

  6. Greenwich first selectman Fred Canillo deserves a lot of credit for todays Unity With Israel match. The town of Greenwich raised the Israeli Fkag. Why the town of Westport failed to organize and coordinate this event is beyond my understanding. WE SHOULD ask our select woman for an answer.

  7. Andrew Colabella

    Westport is currently working on putting something together. I am hoping to have something finalized and okayed on Monday. It’s matter of logistics and I want to do something that has an actual serious help of impact.

    Stay tuned! Work continues.

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