Town Clerk Jeffrey Dunkerton has certified a petition requesting that the Representative Town Meeting review the Planning & Zoning Commission’s settlement of a lawsuit, permitting Summit Saugatuck to build 157 units of housing on Hiawatha Lane.
The RTM has 30 days to render a decision.
Martin’s wife Laurie reports that bench is back at its cherished spot near Ned Dimes Marina, after repair work by the Parks & Recreation Department.
It was delivered there yesterday. A new anchoring system will keep it there.
Laurie asked “06880” to thank Debbie Detmer and Ed Frawley at Parks & Rec, Westport police, and the many Westporters who offered support.
The Remarkable Theater announces its schedule for Memorial Day week:
Thursday, May 27 (8 p.m.): “Private Benjamin” (“I wanna wear my sandals. And I wanna go out to lunch. I wanna be normal again.”)
Friday, May 28 (8 p.m.): “Finding Nemo” (In association with Sped*Net Wilton)
Saturday, May 29 (8:30 p.m.): “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Special Best Costume contest)
Sunday, May 30 (8 p.m.): “Saving Private Ryan” (Special $25 Memorial Day price)
And don’t forget: “Happy Gilmore” tomorrow (Saturday, May 22, 8:30 p.m.).
Click here for tickets and more information.
There’s a new interim president at the University of Connecticut.
And he’s a Westport resident.
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi and his wife Elizabeth (also a physician) moved here 2 years. He has served as CEO of UConn Health — a position he will continue in. He is the first person of color to be named president in the university’s history.
Click here for the full story.
Westport firefighters joined their brothers and sisters from across the state yesterday. Over 130 Connecticut fire departments, many first responder agencies, and fire departments from as far as Detroit gathered to pay respects to Firefighter Ricardo “Rico” Torres. He died last week battling a blaze in New Haven.
He leaves behind his wife Erica Martinez, and sons, due to be born in August. Click here for a fundraiser to support his family and unborn sons.
Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo is not just a couple of horseshoe crabs.
They’re a pair that was rescued by MaryLou Roels, after being stranded by low tide. They look as good as ever.
And finally … on this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris. It was the world’s first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Special Westport connection: Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow lived for several years on Long Lots Road, near the Fairfield border.