High school keeps open mind on open campus policy

P&Z Commission member Wallace Williams makes a point on the Saddle Ridge proposal during the March 6 meeting, with voting member Ray Martin at left. — Brad Durrell photo

As students prepare to go back to school, a new group of high school juniors prepare for a new responsibility: open campus privileges. Limited open campus is an option for all juniors and seniors who can maintain a quarterly, unweighted grade point average of 2.67 (a B-minus). These students are permitted to leave campus during free periods and many use this time to get lunch at Peter’s Market or The Lunch Box or just go home and relax for half an hour. These privileges may be revoked if a student is found to have been driving recklessly or transporting passengers … Read more

Obituary: John T. Brophy, 76

John T. Brophy

John Thomas Brophy 76, of Weston, CT, died on July 26, 2015, at his Florida home after a long illness. Mr. Brophy was born on April 28, 1939, in Bergenfield, NJ. He was one of five children. After receiving many commendations in the Air Force, Mr. Brophy went on to earn a BA from Rutgers University. Mr. Brophy went on to have a long and successful career in the insurance industry. He was a partner in O’Rourke & Brophy, Senior Vice President of Johnson & Higgins in New York, for seven years, President and Founder of Westport Management Services in Westport, CT. Prior to his … Read more

Obituary: Kenneth Butler, 57

Ken Butler

Kenneth Blaine Butler III, 57, of New Market, Md., formerly of Weston, died at home Wednesday, July 22, from brain cancer, with his family by his side. He was the sister of Julie Butler of Jackson Hole, Wyo., a former longtime Weston resident. Mr. Butler was born April 12, 1958, in Norwalk to the late Holly and Roger Butler of Weston. He grew up in Weston and attended the Weston schools, Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot and The Forman School in Litchfield. Mr. Butler moved to Stowe, Vt. in 1975 to work and ski, one of his many passions … Read more

Obituary: Carol Patricia Shaw, 90

Carol Patricia Shaw

Carol Patricia Shaw of DeWitt, New York, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2015 at The Nottingham Retirement Community. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Richard “Dick” Shaw on June 13, 2014. Carol was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 14, 1925. She graduated from Purdue University in 1947, which is where she met her husband. Carol raised her family of four boys in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. She and Dick retired to Great Barrington, Mass., where they enjoyed living in the Berkshire Mountains. In 1999, they moved to Manlius to be closer to family. Carol and Dick … Read more

OBITUARY: Joseph R. Lametta, Sr., father of Weston Public Works Director

Joseph R. Lametta, Sr., of Norwalk, husband of Katherine Italiano Lametta, died on Tuesday, July 14, at Norwalk Hospital. He was 89. Born in Norwalk, on July 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Antonio and Carmella Piccarella Lametta and had been a lifelong Norwalk resident. He was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp. Along with his brother, James, he was the co-owner of Lametta Brothers Masonry Contractors. After his discharge from the Marines in 1947, he started playing basketball locally with the Spring Hill Tigers Basketball Team. In the 1950’s … Read more

Actor Theodore Bikel, former Wiltonian, dies at 91

Longtime Wilton resident Theodore Bikel died of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 21, at the age of 91. Bikel, who referred to himself as “a general practitioner in the world of the arts,” was known for his versatility. He was a world-renowned actor, as well as a folksinger, guitarist, author, lecturer, raconteur, activist and arts advocate. Bikel was born in Vienna, Austria, in May 1924, to Miriam and Josef Bikel, who were Jewish immigrants from Bukovina in Central Europe. Following the Nazi occupation of Austria in 1938, Bikel and his parents fled to … Read more

OBITUARY: Clement B. Malin, 81

Clement “Clem” Biddle Malin, a 32-year resident of Weston, Connecticut, passed away on July 6, 2015 at Meadow Ridge in Redding after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. As a husband, a father, a friend and an energy executive he lived his life with grace, kindness, and a belief that diplomacy and calm could resolve any issue. Clem was born on April 4, 1934, the middle son of Caroline Biddle Malin and Patrick Murphy Malin, in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. He inherited his desire to make the world a better place from his father, and his soft-spoken … Read more

OBITUARY: Stephen Pierson, 83

Stephen Pierson, 83, of Riverside, Connecticut, beloved husband of Nancy Pierson, passed away on July 7, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New York City on October 18, 1931, he was the son of the late Dr. Richard Norris Pierson and Dorothy Frances Stewart Pierson of New York City and Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Stephen matriculated through The Buckley School in New York City and Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York. He attended Colgate University and pursued an accelerated program, achieving a political science degree after three years of study in 1953. Thereafter, he served in … Read more

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