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Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote

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A group of Westport area women recently marked the 85* anniversary of the Constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote with an informal lunch at the Blood Root restaurant in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Seated (l-r) are: Carol Diamond, Joan Kahn, Martha Aasen, Vidal Clay, Jackie Heneage, and Pat Hendrickson. Rear (l-r) are: Janet Roberts, Jill Beres, Bobbie Herman, Sarah Herz, Athena Ploumis Bradley, and Barbara Webster. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Winifred Balboni for WestportNow.com

Save the Children Responds to Hurricane

Westport-based Save the Children said today it will assist rural communities it serves in the South in rebuilding following Hurricane Katrina.

Also, sponsored children in the region were safe, and Save the Children-sponsored schools took on minor damage from the storm, the charity said.

Save the Children provides literacy and physical fitness programs in a number of rural, poor communities throughout the United States.

Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast Monday with winds over 145 miles per hour destroying homes and businesses in its path and causing significant flooding, including in New Orleans.

Letters Being Sent About Westport Reval Inspections

The Westport Assessor’s Office said today letters will go out next week to residents whose homes were either unavailable to revaluation inspectors or who refused an initial interior inspection.

“The interior inspection of the property is essential in order to properly appraise the market value,” Assessor William Gaffney said in a news release.

He said inspectors from Vision Appraisal Technology in conjunction with his office are continuing the physical inspections of all Westport properties as part of the revaluation update.

“Presently field personnel are inspecting properties south of I-95 and north of the Merritt Parkway,” Gaffney said.

Westport Area Red Cross Volunteers Mobilizing

A number of Westport area Red Cross volunteers may be heading south to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina within the next week.

Michelle DeLuca, emergency services director of the Westport-based Mid-Fairfield County Chapter, said she has received a number of inquiries from volunteers wishing to head south to help with relief efforts.

“We don’t have anyone there now, but we will be sending people down over the next few days,” she said.

Hurricane Katrina rocked the Gulf Coast Monday with winds up to 145 miles per hour destroying homes and causing significant flooding, including in New Orleans.