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New York Times Cites Westport Schools Superintendent on No Child Left Behind

Westport Schools Supt. Elliott Landon was among educators quoted today by The New York Times in a front-page story about schools affected by the No Child Left Behind law.

“In Westport, Conn., the Bedford Middle School, where test scores are often among Connecticut’s highest, was called low-performing because the school failed to meet the 95 percent standard for testing the disabled by one student (See WestportNow Aug. 22, 2003),” the newspaper said.

It then quoted Landon as saying, “It really bugs me that we got a black eye for a mechanical reason rather than for anything legitimate.”

Westport Fire Log Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004

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1:21 a.m.  66 Turkey Hill Road South, fire alarm
3:20 a.m. ֖ Park Lane, EMS call
10:24 a.m.  250 Post Road East, brush fire
10:45 a.m. ֖ I-95 northbound exits 18-19, car fire
11:21 a.m.  7 Charcoal Hill Road, dump truck overturned
12:07 p.m. ֖ Whiney Glen Drive, EMS call
12:53 p.m.  Gault Park Drive, EMS call
2:24 p.m. ֖ I-95 southbound exits 18-19, car fire
7:35 p.m 8 Overlook Road, structure fire
9:07 p.m. ֖ Long Lots Road, EMS call

Fire Heavily Damages Westport Home; One Firefighter Injured

A fire heavily damaged a Westport home tonight but all occupants got out safely. One firefighter suffered burns fighting the blaze.

Assistant Chief Jonathan Gottfried said heavy smoke was coming from the second floor of the home at 8 Overlook Road when the first units arrived on the scene at 7:41 p.m.

He said the owner, Craig Schiavone, reported that those inside the house at the time—two children aged 8 and 13—got out of the building unharmed and firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack on the second floor where the fire was located.

The fire caused extensive heat and smoke damage and moderate structural damage to the second floor and moderate smoke damage to the rest of the house, Gottfried said. He said damage to the home and contents could exceed $175,000.