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Friday, June 1, 2007


10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Board of Finance Audit Subcommittee
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School – “The Laramie Project”
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Souvenir”
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Lend Me a Tenor”
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Arts Center: Ying Quartet

Thunderstorms Roll Through Westport

Thunderstorms rolled through Westport tonight, flooding at least one roadway and cutting power to dozens of homes.

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y., issued a severe thunderstorm warning shortly after 9 p.m. and the storm pushed through a short time later. A second storm cell passed through about an hour later.

The underpass under the railroad tracks on Compo Road South flooded from the heavy rains and firefighters erected yellow tape on both sides to divert traffic.

Connecticut Light and Power Co reported 41 customers in Westport were without power as of 11 p.m.

Commission Discusses Town Plan Draft

By Jennifer Connic

The Westport Planning and Zoning Commission tonight went page by page through the second draft of the update to the Town Plan of Conservation and Development, discussing a range of different topics.

The commission received the second draft a week ago, and it is now available to residents for review at Town Hall, the Westport Public Library and on the town’s Web site.

While commission members said they like the newer draft of the town plan, they were concerned about how the plan showed prevention rather than things town officials could do.

Bruce Kasanoff, a commission member, said he sees the draft as more of a tool to prevent rather than make certain things happen.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. tonight issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Westport and central Fairfield County until 9:45 p.m.

It said at 9:01 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing nickel-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The storm was located near Wilton and moving southeast at 20 mph.

The severe thunderstorm will be near Westport and 6 miles northeast of Norwalk by 9:15 p.m. and Fairfield and 6 miles southwest of Bridgeport by 9:25 p.m., an advisory said.

In addition to large hail and damaging winds, continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. The Weather Service urged anyone outside to move indoors immediately.

June Proclaimed as Westport Woman’s Club Month

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In a ceremony today on the steps of Westport Town Hall, First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (c) proclaimed June as Westport Woman’s Club month in Westport. The proclamation was issued in recognition of the club’s 100th anniversary this year. Among the month’s events are a parade on June 16 and the Yankee Doodle Fair June 14-17. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo