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Rell, Blumenthal Join Westport and Others in FAA Fight

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Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that the state is joining Westport and 10 other communities in legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration’s new flight paths that will bring more planes over southwest Connecticut. Among those also attending a news conference today in New Canaan Town Hall were Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, state Sen. Judi Freedman, and state Rep. Joe Mioli. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Blumenthal: the FAA is Not Above the Law

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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced Connecticut is joining Westport and 10 other communities in filing suit against the Federal Aviation Administration and its plan to reroute more planes over southwestern Connecticut. Blumenthal told a New Canaan news conference: “The FAA may rule the runways and even the skies, but it is not above the law.” Gov. M. Jodi Rell cited Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park and its 9/11 memorial that will be among areas affected by increased noise and pollution from jetliners. Pictured are (l-r): New Canaan First Selectman Judy Neville, Rell, Blumenthal, and Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Farmers Market Extends Into November

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Katherine Dyer: managing into November. Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
The Westport Farmers Market Thursday and Sunday editions have extended into November, according to Katherine Dyer, market manager.

The market will be open Thursdays at the Westport Country Playhouse through Nov. 15, she said.

The Sunday market will remain open at the Westport Center for Senior Activities through Nov. 25.

Meanwhile, she encourages market patrons to visit the market Web site at www.westportfarmersmarket.com to see recipes (new each week), farm profiles, the latest market news, make suggestions, or join the market mailing list.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 21-23 Sylvan Road North

21-23 Sylvan Road North, Westport, CT 06880
An application for a permit to demolish the house and other structures at 21-23 Sylvan Road North has been filed with the Building Department. Known as the Brosnahan-Bernhard Estate, the 2¾-story colonial revival has 7,822 square feet, was built in 1921-1922, and is located on a 12.3-acre property. Because the house is older than 60 years and is on the list of the historic resource inventory, the application will be reviewed by the Historic District Commission. According to the HDC, the house was originally built for George C. Engel of New York City. In 1945, it was sold to the Bernhard family. The current owner is listed on the demolition application as Jane Bernhard et al trustees. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com