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Westport Property Transfers July 12-16, 2004

Property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 12-16, 2004:

James M. and Margaret M. Pendry to Peter and Catherine Russell Harbottle, 28 Bulkley Ave. North, $667,500. .WN property.jpg

Mary Pisaturo McGlynn to Kim Cavalier Alianiello, 55 Woodside Ave., $800,000.

Estate of Ruth Adams to Bernard X. and Leona O. McGeady, 412 Harvest Commons, $710,000.

John M. and Carolyn Greene Miller to Thomas Y. and Marion S. Howard, 63
Bulkley Ave. North
, $805,000.

James S. and Linda C. Keeler to Sara H. and Ranjit Ahluwalia, 3 Squire Lane, $1,000,000.

Farrell Speaks Out on Town Hall Theft

Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell said today she has ordered a tightening of handling of cash in town departments following discovery of the theft of $500 in cash and $2,000 worth of electronic equipment from a Town Hall office.

In a statement, Farrell said, “It is important that we assure Westport residents that cash transactions are properly accounted for and managed.”

She said she and John Kondub, town controller, have met with heads of departments that handle cash “to review their practices and, in some cases, modifications to their daily procedures will be made in order to assure that no amount can be pilfered.”

In her statement, Farrell said she was informed July 8 that a Town Hall office was missing $500 in cash and immediately notified police. (See WestportNow July 19, 2004)

Farrell: We are Reviewing Procedures for Handling Cash

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Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell, seen addressing a Board of Finance meeting tonight, said today that she has met with heads of departments which handle cash to review procedures to assure that no amount can be pilfered.Ӕ She spoke after police disclosed they are investigating $500 in cash missing from a Town Hall office. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Construction Crew Hits Gas Line at Long Lots School

A construction crew working on the expansion of the parking lot at Long Lots Elementary School hit a high pressure gas line today, fire officials said.

Firefighters ordered the site and school evacuated as they checked for gas inside the building and awaited utility crews.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at a time when some residents were using the school’s playing fields. They were told to move away from the affected area.

Police detoured traffic in the area until repair crews gave the all clear shortly after 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Human Services Commission
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jesup Green – Westport Public Library book sale—all books free
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Administrative Review Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Arts Advisory Committee
Noon – Town Hall Room 201 – Youth Commission Executive Committee
5:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Tree Board
7:15 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Board of Finance anticipated executive session    
8 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Board of Finance

Martha Stewart Appears on CNN’s “Larry King Live”

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Westport’s Martha Stewart appeared tonight on CNN”s “Larry King Live,” her first live interview since her sentencing Friday. Asked her opinion about her longtime Westport friend Mariana Pasternak, who testified against her at her trial, Stewart said she could not comment on specifics of her case but added: “Let’s say that her two daughters are my god children…It’s pretty hard…” CNN/WestportNow.com photo