Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Spreading the Word

Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell (c) helped spread the word today at Town Hall for “Harvest Rides 2004,” a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut presented by Westport-based Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club of Fairfield County. (See WestportNow July 5, 2004) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

It’s a Christmas Wrap on Woody Lane

This was the scene on Westport’s Woody Lane Thursday night as a television crew wound up filming scenes for a new reality series debuting this fall called “Film Fakers” for AMC. They were pretending to film a feature length film about Christmas at a home there. The crew, which also shot footage Wednesday at Swanky Frank’s on Post Road East (See WestportNow Aug. 25, 2004), put a Christmas look on the house to add to the seasonal theme. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for

Westport Fire Log Thursday Aug. 26, 2004

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6:13 a.m.  Hillandale Road, EMS call
9:06 a.m. ֖ 21 Charles St., fire alarm
9:28 a.m.  Coleytown Elementary School, 65 Easton Road, fire alarm
9:58 a.m. ֖ 81 Clinton Ave., fire alarm
10:35 a.m.  11 Old Hill Farms Road, fire alarm
11:08 a.m. ֖ 6 Imperial Landing, fire alarm
5:03 p.m.  221 Post Road West, fire alarm
5:06 p.m. ֖ Sandy Hill Terrace, EMS call
5:39 p.m.  118 Roseville Road, fire alarm
8 p.m. – 26 Main St., lockout
9:56 p.m. ֖ Wilton Road and River Lane, spill at MVA

Connecticut Median Income Slipped in Last Three Years

It may have been hard to notice in Westport, but Connecticut’s median household income slipped in the last three years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today.

The agency also reported that more state residents became poor and the ranks of the uninsured increased slightly.

In a separate census survey statisticians also estimated that almost 11 percent of children - and 14 percent of children under age 5 - lived in poverty in Connecticut during the past 12 months.

About 7.9 percent of Connecticut residents have incomes below the poverty level, a three-year average of census income statistics found. The number of people in poverty rose four-tenths of a percentage point from 2001 to 2003.

Sports: Westport Golf Pro Wins Massachusetts Women’s Open

Kammy Maxfeldt, the head professional at Westport’s Birchwood Country Club, has won the Massachusetts Women’s Open and says it’s because of advice from her caddie.kammy75.jpg

One day after shooting an 80, Maxfeldt put her caddie’s advice to better use at Black Rock Country Club in Hingham Wednesday, carding a 70 to win the event with a two-day total of 150.

She edged two other players by one stroke.

The key to Maxfeldt’s turnaround was the par-4 16th, a 390-yard dogleg left with plenty of water and sand, plus a treacherous green.