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Roy Fuchs

Community Advisor

Roy is a retired financial/marketing executive who lived in Westport for 30 years, and still has ties to the community despite living in Trumbull. He was a member of Westport's Board of Finance, he volunteers actively in Westport and Trumbull, is a substitute teacher and a volunteer ESL tutor. He began writing as a retiree, and now reports extensively on activities in both towns.

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  1. Y's Men Of Westport Learn Lesson In Unequal Educational Playing Fields

    Y's Men Of Westport Learn Lesson In Unequal Educational Playing Fields

    WESTPORT, Conn. — “Connecticut has one of the worst achievement gaps in the United States,” Frank Derico told the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston at its regular weekly meeting last week. He was referring to measures of academic performance that show low-income children in Connecticut public schools lag behind their upper-income peers by nearly four grade levels. Derico, executive director of ...

  2. Satellite Expert To Speak On Hubble Telescope, Exoplanets In Westport

    Satellite Expert To Speak On Hubble Telescope, Exoplanets In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Y’s Man Marty Yellin will once again share his knowledge of the scientific world, this time updating the group on the work of the Hubble Telescope. The Hubble was sent into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains the most productive astronomical instrument ever built.Yellin will speak to Y’s Men of Westport/Weston on April 13 at the Saugatuck Congregational Church at 245 ...

  3. Himes Vows To Stand Up To Trump On Issues That 'Erode Our Democracy'

    Himes Vows To Stand Up To Trump On Issues That 'Erode Our Democracy'

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was making the rounds last week and holding town hall-styled meetings to hear from voters who are concerned about the policies of President Donald Trump. The meeting held by Himes (D-4th District) at Bridgeport City Hall on Wednesday was attended by a standing-room-only crowd of about 250 people.Himes, unlike many colleagues who made the news, ...

  4. Film Critic To Share Oscar Picks & Pans With Y's Men Of Westport/Weston

    Film Critic To Share Oscar Picks & Pans With Y's Men Of Westport/Weston

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport’s Susan Granger — film critic, entertainment industry maven and child of Hollywood — will make her annual visit to the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston meeting to share her picks — and a few pans — for the 89th Academy Awards. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26. The meeting with the Y's Men will be Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Saugatuck Congregational ...

  5. Digging Out: Up To 14 Inches Of Snow Buries Fairfield County

    Digging Out: Up To 14 Inches Of Snow Buries Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Thursday's snowy blast was the worst storm to strike Fairfield County in two years, at the end of it, most residents were buried under a foot or more of snow.Many will still be digging out from the storm on Friday. Most school districts in Fairfield County will be opening with delays, and two districts — Stratford and Weston — are closed for Friday. (Click here ...

  6. Westport Student Shares Ways Of Coping With Anxiety With Thousands Of Peers

    Westport Student Shares Ways Of Coping With Anxiety With Thousands Of Peers

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Twenty-one-year-old Westporter Tessa Zimmerman was a straight A student — but was always anxious that if she didn’t get that A that she wouldn’t get into college. But as a high school student, she learned how to step outside her anxiety, to watch it, but not participate in it. This made her determined to find that magic bullet to help other high school students with ...

  7. With Record Temps Yielding To Steady Snow, Trumbull Hunkers Down

    With Record Temps Yielding To Steady Snow, Trumbull Hunkers Down

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Trumbull was blanketed with heavy snow by mid-morning Thursday, with meteorologists predicting up to 14 inches of the white stuff to fall across Fairfield County by the end of the day.Connecticut State Police are warning that highways and roads are snow-covered and slippery — and visibility is poor with snow falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Temperatures are ...

  8. Westport Sunrise Rotary Invites Nonprofits To Apply For Grants

    Westport Sunrise Rotary Invites Nonprofits To Apply For Grants

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club's Charitable Giving Committee is now accepting applications for 2017 from nonprofits looking for financial support. Last year, the club awarded grants to 31 nonprofit organizations directly supporting individuals residing in Westport and surrounding communities from Norwalk to Bridgeport.Rotary members were actively involved in the ...

  9. Westport Country Playhouse Stages Bare Bones Theater At Bare Bones Price

    Westport Country Playhouse Stages Bare Bones Theater At Bare Bones Price

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Annie Keefe, curator of Westport Country Playhouse's Script In Hand series,  highlighted this season’s three offerings for Y’s Men of Westport and Weston last week.Keefe called the series “theater light — no production values, no costumes, no scenery, no special lighting effects, no sound, no properties.” Just “good stories read by wonderful actors.”These bare bones ...

  10. Adviser To Student Newspaper In Westport To Speak On Future Of Journalism

    Adviser To Student Newspaper In Westport To Speak On Future Of Journalism

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Mary Elizabeth Fulco, faculty adviser to the Inklings newspaper at Staples High School, will speak to Y’s Men of Westport/Weston about teaching, advising and mentoring student journalists and about the future of the field.Her talk will be on Feb. 9, at the Saugatuck Congregational Church at 245 Post Road E., Westport. She will talk.Fulco was honored last May by the ...

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