Thursday, July 18, 2024

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Warming Up

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Among those warming up for today’s conga line dance on Westport’s Main Street were ( l to r) Westport Selectman Carl Leaman, Bill Meyer, First Night board member, Weston First Selectman Woody Bliss, Westport Schools Supt. Elliott Landon, and Rozanne Gates, executive director of Westport/Weston First Night. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

High Winds Down Trees and Power Lines

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Winds gusting up to 55 miles per hour downed trees and power lines throughout Westport today. This tree came crashing down at the intersection of Cross Highway and Roseville Road at about 11:30 a.m. The smoke is from a small fire caused by live power lines. No one was injured, but power was knocked out to area residents and the road was closed until shortly after 2 p.m. CL&P reported almost 1,500 Westport customers were without power in early afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Blumenthal to Urge Westport RTM Support Underage Drinking Ordinance

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will attend Tuesday’s meeting of the Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) to urge passage of an ordinance aimed at reducing underage drinking, First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell said today.blumenthalfarrell11020402260.jpg
Flashback: Blumenthal and Farrell together on election night he’ll address Westport RTM Tuesday.  WestportNow photo

The RTM will hear a “first reading” of the proposal, which would allow police to ticket underage drinkers in private homes, on Tuesday. But it will take no action until its Dec. 14 meeting because all ordinances must carry over one meeting.

The Attorney General was invited to support efforts of the Westport Youth Commission which has been pushing for the revised ordinance. It will hold an informational forum about the issue on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at Toquet Hall.

Blumenthal advocated for similar legislation in his hometown of Greenwich at an Oct. 12 meeting at Greenwich Town Hall sponsored by the Greenwich Coalition to Combat Underage Drinking.