These visitors were among almost 300 U.N. guests who traveled to Westport today for jUNe Day activities.Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
First Selectwoman Dianne G. Farrell “pins” Westport on a world map during today’s jUNe Day activities as Michaela MacColl, jUNe Day chairperson, looks on. Saul Haffner for WestportNow.com
Flags of United Nations member countries fly from Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge today to welcome U.N. visitors to the town’s annual jUNe Day. See more photos on COMMUNITY page. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
10 a.m. – Saugatuck Elementary School – jUNe Day activities
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre presents readings from radio plays, programs
Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell (c) poses tonight with House Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John B. Larson from Connecticut’s 1st District at a fundraiser in Darien. (See WestportNow June 23, 2004) Contributed photo
Peter Ferrara (l) thanks attendees at tonights Westport Rotary Club ғpass-the-gavel clambake at Compo Beach as he took over the club presidency from John Fitzgerald. With him is Rick Benson, a club member and Rotary assistant district governor. WestportNow.com photo
Housing construction in Westport slowed slightly in May from the month earlier and is down compared to 2003, the state Department of Economic and Community Development said today.
State housing activity also slowed in May compared to April, but unlike Westport, overall Connecticut activity is up year-to-date compared to last year, the department said.
The agency said Westport authorized 10 new housing units in May compared to 13 in April. Westport year-to-date in 2004 has authorized 44 new units compared to 50 in the same period in 2003.
The department said all Connecticut towns and cities authorized 942 new housing units, a 2.8 percent increase compared with 916 in May 2003.
The first of 35,000 tax bills have gone out to Westporters 10,000 real estate bills and 25,000 auto bills, according to Tax Collector George Underhill. Payments are due by July 1 but residents will have until the end of July to pay without penalty. Taxes increased about 2.5 percent over last year. WestportNow.com photo
Westport takes center stage on Connecticut Public Television next week when it airs “A Gathering of Glory!,” the documentary produced by the Westport Historical Society.
The feature, directed by Westport resident Martin West, will be telecast Thursday, July 1, at 9 p.m. (See WestportNow Sept. 28, 2003)
Denise Torv, executive director of the Westport Historical Society, said she is excited that the documentary will be seen by a wider audience.
The production of ‘A Gathering of Glory!’ is yet another way in which the Westport Historical Society works to fulfill its mission of celebrating the history of Westport,Ӕ Torv said.