Tuesday, May 28, 2024


Back-to-School, Labor Day Mean Increased Police Patrols, Sobriety Checks

With students about to return to school and the Labor Day holiday approaching, the Westport Police Department is launching a campaign aimed at increasing student safety and preventing alcohol-related accidents. schoolbus082404260.jpg
This bus on Post Road East reminds drivers school begins Sept. 1 Ron Malone for WestportNow.com

Classes begin in Westport Sept. 1 and in the days leading up to that date, police will operate additional radar and selective enforcement details in school zones and along commuter routes, according to Lt. Dale E. Call.

In addition to the extra patrols, offices will follow elementary grade buses for the first three or four days of school, he said.

Coinciding with the stepped up student safety drive is a “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” public education campaign targeting impaired drivers.

Westport Young Woman’s League Head Focuses on Technology and Members

The Westport Young Woman’s League is holding its annual membership drive led by its president, Joanne Heller.JoanneHeller100.jpg

At the same time, Heller, who was installed as the group’s 49th president in June, is focusing on improving the way the League is communicating with its membership and community through an improved Web site.

“Our members are very busy women,” she said. “I want to make it easier for them to get information about league events, upcoming fundraisers, and community service projects.

“The easier we make it, the more our members will be able to get involved.”

Heller, a Westport resident since 1993, has been a League member since 1996. The mother of three has a background in sales and has been active in Girl Scouts, PTA, and St. Luke Church.

Farrell Adds Her Name to Memorial Book

Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell adds her name today to the guestbook accompanying a 1,400-pound granite memorial being pulled by 9/11 families and supporters from Boston to New York. Farrell addressed the group briefly during a stop at Taylor Place in front of the Westport Public Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo