Thursday, March 06, 2014
By James Lomuscio
The Westport Board of Finance tonight unanimously approved $350,000 for the purchase of a new and improved Marine 1, a 33-foot, police boat to replace a 15-year-old smaller one long past its prime.
Police Chief Dale Call, citing 400 marine calls per year and the need for his officers to have “the best equipment to do the job” year round in a coastal community, stressed that the purchase was long overdue for the safety of his officers, as well as boaters who need assistance.
“We’re at the point now where we can no longer wait,” Call said, noting that the boat needs to be in service 365 days a year, 24-hours a day.
The new boat, he said, would have a long lasting aluminum hull and three sealed compartments that would prevent it from sinking.
Enter your email address to get WestportNow.com delivered to your inbox:
Powered by FeedBlitz
(Click image to resume)
Click for ConnDOT View
Rep Steinberg just cannot say it—-the democrats needs…by Bart Shuldman
The financial death spiral in CT accelerates. Raise…by Bart Shuldman
It is my understanding that Via Sporsa has…by Michael Calise
Great Place. Totally worth going for a nice…by Matthew Mandell
Reader nominations welcome:
Burb Man: Brian Rutter
CT News Junkie
Fairfield Co. Real Estate
Friends of Westport Parks/Rec
Geek the Library
Kosher Like Me
Much Ado About Stuffing
Nancy on Norwalk
Nina Pomeroy Photography
Our Town Crier
Prill Boyle's Defying Gravity
Sherwood Island Friends
Taking the Kids
Westport Weather Website
Suggest a Westport-area blog by sending email to: