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Get a Car Wash and Support Westport’s Interfaith Housing

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Today is the Good Neighbor fund-raiser by Westport’s Interfaith Housing Association at Westport Wash & Wax on Post Road East at Long Lots Road. The car wash is donating 100 percent of its gross receipts today to the charity. Ross Burkhardt, a member of the IHA board of directors, was among the first customers today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Friday, June 29, 2007


8 a.m.-6 p.m. – Westport Wash & Wax – Interfaith Housing Association Fundraiser Car Wash
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Solos Members Show
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Opening Reception, Solos Show
8 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Josh Cramoy Band
8 p.m. – Westport Town Hall – Westport Arts Center presents cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Mary’s Wedding”

CL&P Details Drilling Under Saugatuck River in July

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Representatives of Connecticut Light & Power Co. detailed for reporters today how the drilling to install a new high voltage power line under the Saugatuck River in Westport will proceed beginning about July 23. Taking part in the Town Hall news conference were (l-r) Chris Swan, CL&P municipal relations manager, First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, and Chris Courtwright, a civil and structural engineer on the project. The work will take about five months with drilling to occur about 35 feet under the river bed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Westport Lawyer Gets 8 Months in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A federal judge in New Haven has sentenced a Westport lawyer to eight months in jail as a result of his guilty plea in an insurance fraud scheme.

U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Atherton Wednesday sentenced Bruce J. Corrigan, 58, a personal injury lawyer who has offices at 1853 Post Road East and lives in Fairfield, to eight months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

She also ordered him to pay a fine of $10,000, as well as make $6,258 restitution to MetLife. The restitution represented the court costs and fee Corrigan took out of an $18,500 settlement he negotiated for an undercover FBI agent.

Corrigan, who pleaded guilty in January, encouraged the agent to obtain a false loss of earnings statement from a friend who ran a landscaping business. (See WestportNow Jan. 4, 2007)

Bill Glass: Keeping the Westport Horsey Set in Line

By Ed Kiersh

Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club hosts the prestigious $25,000 Grand Prix show jumping event on Saturday and Bill Glass once again is the man in charge.WestportNow.com Image
Bill Glass keeps track of all aspects of the Fairfield County Hunt Club’s June benefit show. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ed Kiersh for WestportNow.com

“He’s a virtuoso at orchestrating all the disparate parts and accommodating all the different personalities that come to Westport,” said Andre Dignelli, an internationally known trainer from Heritage Farms in Katonah, N.Y.

The high jumping contest culminates five days of equestrian competition at the private, 34-acre club’s June benefit show, which is open to the public.

Organizing such a sophisticated, large-scale event with 750 horses, more than 100 riders, dozens of corporate sponsors including Chopard and Wachovia, grooms, maintenance people and a 60-man team of groundskeepers is no easy task.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Farmers Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Solos Members Show
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. – Evan Harding Point at Longshore – Storytime at Longshore
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Jim Knox’s Wild Zoofari
6 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Harry Potter@the movies
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Planning & Zoning Commission Work Session
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Finance/Education Committees
8 p.m.  – Westport Country Playhouse – “Mary’s Wedding”
8 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Westport Community Band