A new survey by the Westport Weston Health Districts Target Lyme Disease project, in conjunction with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, has found deer to be evenly distributed throughout both communities. This map by the Westport Weston Health District shows the density of Westport’s deer population. (CLICK MAP TO ENLARGE) . Westport Weston Health District graphic
ғThe number of deer in the two towns remains stable, said Judy Nelson, director of health, following the March 20 helicopter survey.
The survey was conducted by Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan, of the Department of Forestry and Horticulture, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
The purpose was to gather information on the number and distribution of deer in the two towns. Comparative data was use to assess the deer population.
Ramakrishnan estimated the deer density to be about 30 deer per square mile in Westport and 25 deer per square mile in Weston.
Today’s Hartford Courant spotlights an effort by Democrats to discredit Rep. Christopher Shays, the incumbent 4th District Republican who will face Westport Democratic First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell in November.
“Democrats were waiting in the bunker as Chris Shays voted on the budget earlier this month,” the newspaper said in a report from Washington.
“Voting with the majority on the House Budget Committee, he turned back repeated efforts by Democrats to add money for a host of programs by scaling back tax breaks for the wealthy.”
The newspaper said the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee pounced, accusing Shays of “creating soaring deficits” and “masquerading as a moderate in Connecticut while voting for a far right wing agenda in Washington.”
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The Westport Historical Society (WHS) has appointed Denise Torv as its new executive director. Denise Torv takes over Historical Society role. Contributed photo
Torv, a Westport resident since 1997, was the executive director of First Night Westport/Weston for the past three years, and previously worked at the American Film Institute and American Cinematheque in Los Angeles.
We are delighted to welcome Denise as Executive Director,Ӕ said Joni Andrews, president of WHS.
Her enthusiasm, creative talents, broad museum experience and love of history are a natural fit with the goals and mission of the Westport Historical Society.Ӕ
Originally from New York City, Torv lived in Australia for several years where she graduated from the University of New South Wales, working as a journalist before switching to communications and community relations for non-profit arts organizations.
Arrow shows two deer spotted during a March 20 helicopter deer survey by the state and the Westport Weston Health District. (See inset upper right for enlarged portion.) The survey found Westport’s deer population unchanged from four years ago about 30 deer per square mile. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) Westport Weston Health District photo
Workers today prepared to swing a temporary bridge into place on the southbound side of I-95 and officials said the section of highway closed after a fiery accident Thursday night could fully reopen in a few days.
Earlier experts had said the highway would be closed for two weeks or more. The northbound lanes reopened shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.
“Who would have thought that in just a few days we’d have the northbound section open?” Gov. John G. Rowland said today at a news conference at the site.
“We will probably have just a few more days and then we will be back on track.”