The scheduled Jan. 11 meeting of Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) has been canceled and the legislative body will next meet Feb. 1.
RTM Moderator Gordon Joseloff said with action on a proposed underage drinking ordinance postponed until February and no Board of Finance meeting in December, there were no pressing matters on the RTM agenda.
The 36-member nonpartisan body usually meets once a month. Several RTM committee meetings, however, have been scheduled in January, including a Jan. 3 session with the Board of Education to discuss budget matters.
Editor’s note: Gordon Joseloff is also editor of WestportNow.com
Signs all over Westport remind residents of Friday’s New Year’s Eve First Night activities. They begin in the afternoon, mark the New Year with fireworks, and continue with a post-midnight concert. Organizer say button sales are brisk. Details at the First Night Westport/Weston 2005 Web site.Ron Malone for WestportNow.com
From the January swearing in of a new police chief to the Christmas morning fire that almost devastated one of Westport’s landmarks, WestportNow was on the scene throughout 2004, often exclusively.
Dozens of persons contributed photographs to WestportNow throughout the year and we are proud to present a sampling for year-end review.
We are grateful to them and look forward to having them and many others contributing to WestportNow’s coverage in 2005.
It is through their efforts and those of other WestportNow contributors that WestportNow has recorded remarkable growth in 2004 and now is often cited nationally as a trend-setter in Internet citizen journalism.
Best New Year wishes to them and to all WestportNow readers.
Staff members of Westport-based Save the Children are mourning the deaths of two colleagues who died Sunday in Indonesia as a result of the earthquake and tidal waves that devastated south and southeastern Asia, the charity said today.
It said three other staff members were missing.
Save the Children USA, which has operated health, nutrition and job-creation programs in the Aceh province of Indonesia since 1976, is the largest international humanitarian agency working in the province.
The agency has intensified its efforts to provide food, water, shelter and medical care to children and their families impacted not only in Indonesia but throughout the Asian region, the agency said in a statement..
Gov. M. Jodi Rell was resting comfortably today after surgery Monday for breast cancer, her office said.
Rells doctors said Monday evening that her mastectomy and reconstructive surgery at Danbury Hospital was successful and ғeverything looks very good,” a statement said. Rell is expected to remain in the hospital until Wednesday.
The governor expressed her deep gratitude for the outpouring of good will from the people of the state, according to the release.
She said she was eagerly looking forward to celebrating the University of Connecticuts 39-10 victory over the University of Toledo in Monday nightҒs Motor City Bowl in Detroit.
The sun was out, but the temperature struggled to get above freezing today in Westport. Forecasters predicted a warming trend by the end of the week. View of the Saugatuck River is along the riverwalk near the Westport Public Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo