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Color Me Red, White and Blue

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It seems that someone did not care for brown failing colorless plants at the entrance to Westport’s Center for Senior Activities on Imperial Avenue.  So that person added some red, white and blue spray paint to give the plants a patriotic glow. Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com

Westport Fire Log Wednesday Aug. 18, 2004

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1:02 a.m. – 125 Post Road West, commercial fire alarm
4:42 a.m. – Wake Robin Road, EMS call
5:32 p.m. – 114 Morningside Drive South, residential fire alarm
5:59 p.m. – Sturges Highway, EMS call
7:07 p.m. – Canal Street, EMS call
7:43 p.m. – Hillspoint Road, EMS call
8:25 p.m. – Compo Road South, EMS call
9:54 p.m. – 3 Fieldcrest Road, burning complaint

Shays: I’ll Vote Against House Rules Unless 9/11 Recommendations Adopted

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Shays: 9/11 Commission and Iraq on his agenda.  WestportNow.com photo
Republican Rep. Christopher Shays vowed today that if re-elected he will vote against House rules unless they include changes recommended by the 9/11 Commission.

At a wide-ranging Norwalk news conference, Shays, who will oppose Westport Democratic First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell in November’s 4th Congressional District race, also defended his multiple visits to Iraq, including his sixth one last week.

“I think I am helping shape policy and saving lives,” he said, alluding to concerns raised by “my opponent” in the campaign.

Shays, a 17-year congressman whose work on Iraq and the war on terrorism has gained him national attention, again praised the 9/11 Commission’s report on the Sept. 11, 2001, attack.

“I believe strongly in every one of their recommendations,” he said. “They have done a superb job. I am working overtime to make sure their recommendations are implemented.”

Shays Addresses 9/11 Commission, Iraq Issues

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Republican Rep. Christopher Shays, battling to retain his 4th Congressional District seat against Westport Democratic First Selectwoman Diane Farrell, vowed today if re-elected to vote against House rules unless they include changes recommended by the 9/11 Commission. Speaking at a Norwalk news conference, Shays also defended his repeated visits to Iraq, including one last week, saying “I think I am helping shape policy and saving lives.” WestportNow.com photo

Westport Property Transfers Aug. 9-13, 2004

Property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Aug. 9-13, 2004:

Westport Home and Land LLC to Donald Douglas Alkema and Brenda Anne Alkema, Unit 44 63 Terra Nova Circle, $918,404. WN property.jpg

Richard E. White and Lynne Cribari-White to Robert and Karen Hess, 11 Charcoal Hill Road, $2,350,000.

Phyllis A. and George E. Allis to Sandoor Alex Koos and Elizabeth Ann Barnes Koos, 114 Greens Farms Road, $725,000.

Tobra Brill Winer to Peter Cook, 60 Woodside Drive, $780,000.

Mabel A. Johnson to L&L Homes Inc., 9 Boxwood Lane, $1,200,000.