Larry Untermeyer, WestportNow contributing photographer, took a moment to adjust his grandson Andrew’s tie before the Coleytown Middle School Camerata concert at the Westport Center for Senior Activities on Wednesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn Miller for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach was quiet Wednesday as temperatures turned colder on the last day of fall. Today will be cloudy with a high about 50 as winter officially arrives at 7:22 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Hi, I’m Buddy! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Connecticut Humane Society
Do dogs come any more handsome than me? I don’t think so. Look at that pose. Hi, I’m Buddy, a 4-year-old, altered male Brittany spaniel mix. You can find me at the Connecticut Humane Society (455 Post Road East, (203) 227-4137). Right before the holidays, my family decided that they couldn’t take me along on their move. I bet they are getting coal in their stockings! Their loss, however, can be your gain. Like my name implies, I’m very friendly with both people and other dogs. I can be a bit shy at first but then I’m ready to be your best “buddy.” Please stop by soon to meet me.
Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said today that daytime construction work by Connecticut Light & Power Co. which has disrupted holiday shopping traffic this week along Post Road East has been ordered halted.
“I received word late today that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has revoked permission to carry on the daytime work effective immediately,” Joseloff said.
The first selectman said he was seeking confirmation from ConnDOT that a separate daytime ConnDOT maintenance project involving a drainage system in the vicinity of Roseville Road, which had added to the traffic problems, would also be suspended.
Joseloff said he was told by a ConnDOT official that Arthur W. Gruhn, the department’s chief engineer, ordered the CL&P work by contractor Bond Brothers to continue only during nighttime hours through Thursday. After that, he said all state road work will be discontinued until sometime in the new year.
Coleytown Middle School’s Camerata performed at the Westport Center for Senior Activities today. They joined the Mellow-Dears in singing a number of holiday songs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Save the Children announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a water and sanitation project in West Darfur, Sudan.
The grant will help the agency provide sanitation facilities and clean drinking water to more than 55,000 displaced children and family members forced to flee their homes and live in temporary shelters due to continued violence, an announcement said.
“The humanitarian crisis in Darfur requires immediate action. Save the Children’s efforts will help prevent many unnecessary deaths among displaced families in West Darfur,” said David Fleming, Director of Global Health Strategies at the Gates Foundation.
“In West Darfur, the need to provide conflict-affected children and families with access to basic water and sanitation facilities remains urgent,” said Charles MacCormack, President and CEO of Save the Children.