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The bright sunshine cast a reflection from the Westport Public Library on the Saugatuck River. The weather will stay sunny the next few days, but the temperatures are expected to drop into the 40s by the end of the week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006


10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
2 & 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Old Wicked Songs”
4 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Beautification Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Board of Finance Executive Session
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – TEAM Westport Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Flood & Erosion Control Board
7:30 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Literature: Mark Schenker
8 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Board of Finance Meeting (live coverage cable channel 79)

Poll Shows Shays Leads by Nine

A poll from Majority Watch shows that incumbent Republican Christopher Shays leads Democrat challenger Diane Farrell by nine points for the 4th Congressional District in the polls.

According to the poll, Shays has 52 percent to Farrell’s 43 percent.

During Oct. 24-26, the organization interviewed 976 people for the poll.

Constituent Dynamics, which is based in Seattle, oversees the Major Watch project, which has completed polls for 60 races across the country.

Westport Property Transfers Oct. 23-27, 2006

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 23-27, 2006:

Ralph, John and Anthony Deangelis to Colleen Osorio, 1 Jennie Lane, $735,000 WN property.jpg

Frank B. and Judith H. Muller to teoman and Leonor Dao Turut, 46 Marion Road, $1,135,000

Imperial Plaza LLC to Connecticut Light & Power Co., easement, 224 Post Road East, $119,000

Wamu Shamu LLC to Connecticut Light & Power Co., easement, 188 Post Road West, $29,400

Richard E. Voigt to Connecticut Light and Power Co., easement, 1700 Post Road East, $70,000

Zoning Amendment Hearing Postponed

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The Westport Planning and Zoning Commission will be considering a zoning amendment that will allow residents not to count wetlands when determining lot size, but it won’t take up the application until possibly January.

The legal notice for Thursday’s hearing and a press release said the commission will take up the application, but P&Z Director Laurence Bradley said today the matter will be opened and continued.

It remains unclear when the application will be taken up, he said, but it could be in January.

Right now, when calculating lots that do not conform to the zoning regulations, he said, wetlands and slopes are included.