While wreckers worked, Wally Woods, co-program chair of the Westport Historical Society, searched Allen’s Clam House today for artifacts for Westports archives. See another photo on COMMUNITY page. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport Police Chief Al Fiore addresses today’s Westport Rotary Club luncheon at the Inn at Longshore as Lois Schine listens. He outlined steps Westport has taken since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and said while the town may not be a prime terrorist target, “I believe Westport is well prepared for any eventuality.” (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Shortly after 2 p.m. today, the last remaining portion of Allen’s Clam House was taken down by a demolition crew, leaving only a pile of rubble. The site will become a town park. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Saddened Westporters watch the final moments of the landmark Allen’s Clam House today as it fell to a wrecking crew. Among them are (l to r) Bill Scheffler, Bob Scholl, and Ann Sheffer. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Westport First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell today announced appointment of a 10-member committee to oversee the town’s aborted 2003 property assessment.
The group, known as the Revaluation Working Group, will be chaired by town Finance Director Donald Miklus
Other members include Helen Garten, Representative Town Meeting (RTM) member from District 3; Rick Benson, Board of Finance member; Garson Heller, Board of Assessment Appeals member; Michael Laux, a real estate attorney; Audrey Magida, a real estate broker with Prudential Connecticut Realty; Annette Fiorenza, a real estate broker with William Raveis and president of the Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors; Selectman Carl Leaman; acting Assessor Kevin Murowsky, and Tax Collector George Underhill.
The appointments are effective immediately and will serve at the pleasure of the First Selectwoman, according to an announcement from Farrell’s office.
The former dining room at Allen’s Clam House awaits its demise today moments before workers began demolishing the Westport landmark where generations dined overlooking the Mill Pond. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo