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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

In Honor of Someone She Didn’t Know

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Westporter Elizabeth Beeby recently erected this sign in Winslow Park in honor of longtime Westporter Robert H. Bradley who died in an auto accident Sept. 14. She never met him but happened to see the accident while driving by on I -95 and attended his memorial service with a friend. Beeby, an artist, was so moved by the outpouring of affection for Bradley that she decided to create this sign in his honor. It is her hope the town might name a park path or erect a permanent plaque on a tree in his memory. Miggs Burroughs for WestportNow.com

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Health District Offers Flu Vaccine in Emergency Training Drill

The Westport Weston Health District is trying something new this year with its annual flu shots it’s offering the vaccine in two simulated emergency mass vaccinations in October and November.wwhd100.jpg

(Editor’s Note: In light of the flu vaccine shortage the Health District canceled the first clinic and put the second on hold. See update on WestportNow Oct. 5, 2003)

Since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the district and members of its emergency management team have been working hard to develop an emergency response plan for the towns of Westport and Weston as it relates to terrorism. 

The plan’s purpose is to prepare for a major public health emergency, such as a pandemic flu outbreak. But in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan, district officials need to put it into action. 

So this year, the health district will change the venue of the community flu clinics to incorporate components of the emergency response plan, as well as a drill exercise.

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Threading His Way

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Ross McGibney threads his way between two Fairfield Warde defenders in Monday’s 2-1 Staples boys soccer victory. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) Amy Lamb for WestportNow.com

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Lady in Pink

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A lady in pink was selling pink lemonade on Westport’s Turkey Hill Road North over the weekend and this young man and his mother were so impressed, they had to stop. They found Alanna dancing, playing the guitar, twirling, singing, waving and hula-hooping, all in pink. She made the sale. Jennifer Jackson-Martins for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004

8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Human Services Commission
10 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Administrative Review Committee
5:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Tree Board
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Long Range Planning Committee

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Monday, September 20, 2004

Responding to a 4-Year-Old’s Need

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More than 120 persons gave blood today at an American Red Cross blood drive in honor of Michaela Richmond, 4, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Michaela and her father, Westport firefighter Tom Richmond, paid a visit to the VFW Hall where the drive was held. Donors can be seen giving blood in the background. (See WestportNow Sept. 13, 2004) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Blood Drive Draws a Crowd

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Westport’s VFW Hall was crowded today with volunteers giving blood in honor of the 4-year-old daughter of a Westport firefighter who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Michaela Richmond visited the hall today with her father, Tom, as donors lined up. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Fire Department Gets New Deputy Chief

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Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell swears in Chris Ackley as the Westport Fire Department’s new deputy chief today. The post has been vacant since January 2003. Ackley, 48, is a 26-year veteran. WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Fire Department Adds New Recruit

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Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell swears in Jeffrey Gootman, 26, of Wallingford, today as the Westport Fire Department’s newest recruit. With the addition of Gootman, the department is up to its authorized staffing of 57uniformed members. WestportNow.com photo

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Compo Sculpture

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Barbara Powell said her sand sculpture “Sentinal” was a “Gaudi version of Angkor Wat,” the Cambodian ancient temple complex. It was an entry in Sunday’s “Castles in the Sand” Interfaith Housing Association fundraiser at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com

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Reno Gets Warm Westport Reception

reno09190404.jpg Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno received a warm reception from Sunday night’s Temple Israel audience in Westport and afterward stopped to talk with a few admirers. She said the nation should invest heavily in educating children under 3 and that could reduce violence and assure an educated workforce. WestportNow.com photo

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Reno Opposes Death Penalty

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Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno told a Westport audience Sunday night she is opposed to capital punishment. She said 149 persons had been exonerated of crimes they were accused of committing in the last 10 years through the use of DNA and that such results show the nation’s criminal justice system “is not accurate enough to justify the death penalty.” WestportNow.com photo

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