Thursday, April 01, 2004
The Westport Country Playhouse today announced that Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Harry Connick, Jr., will headline a fundraising event Oct. 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s current renovation and expansion. Shown (l-r) are benefit co-chairs Bob Wright, Suzanne Wright, Joanne Woodward, Laurie Lister, Judd Burstein, and Newman. See story on ARTS & LEISURE page. Contributed photo
A Westport woman who was an alleged drug customer was among those arrested in a greater Bridgeport cocaine trafficking ring that specialized in making home deliveries in Westport and other communities, according to federal authorities.
An affidavit filed by the FBI in Bridgeport said the agency used court-ordered wiretaps to uncover the operation over four months.
Seven alleged dealers were arrested Tuesday along with seven identified as customers.—among them Debora Chapin, 41, of 185 Wilton Road, Westport.
She was among those charged with using a telephone to facilitate a narcotics felony. She faces up to four years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Authorities said the 10 people arrested in the ring were being held without bond.
2 p.m. -Town Hall Room 201A- Planning & Zoning Medical Uses Parking Subcommittee
6 p.m. - Room 201/201A - Board of Assessment Appeals
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Planning & Zoning Commission
The Board of Finance voted 4-2 (Anderson, Ezzes, Mayer, Kassen in favor) with one abstention (Haberstroh) tonight to restore $800,000 of $1.25 million it cut previously from the Board of Education’s proposed $75.12 million budget. Board of Ed chair Sandra Urist earlier told the board that if all money were not restored, the school system would be hurt. An attempt to restore all the money failed on a 2-5 vote (Anderson, Haberstroh in favor). (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The Westport Police Department tonight held an Animal AwarenessӔ forum to answer residents questions about wild and domestic animals. Here Chris Vann (2nd r at table), a wildlife biologist with the Department of Environmental Protection, tells a young questioner (boy in blue shirt) what he should do if he sees a coyote in his back yard—essentially stay away from it. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo