Thursday, February 22, 2024


Westport Compo Beach Fireworks Set for July 2

Westport Police Chief Al Fiore announced today that the annual Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) Independence Day fireworks will be held Friday, July 2 at Compo Beach.

The chief made the announcement during a luncheon speech at the Westport Rotary Club.

Police Chief: “Westport is Well Prepared”

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) photo

Farrell Names Revaluation Working Group

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.