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Students to Report on Pollution Findings

Students from Westport’ s Staples High School and Wilton High School, working under direction from Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, will report on their findings on pollution in a a Westport waterway at a Westport Town Hall meeting on June 10.

The 7 p.m. session in Town Hall auditorium will focus on Muddy Brook, which runs through the Cross Highway, Bayberry Lane, and the Greens Farms areas of Westport before emptying into Sherwood Mill Pond.  Following the presentation there will be an open discussion on next steps.

“These kids worked hard last year to gather and analyze water samples from several different sites on Muddy Brook,” said Dick Harris, who oversaw the project.  Harris is Earthplace’s principal scientist and director of its Harbor Watch/River Watch program. 

“Their results raise concerns and indicate that there are several problems that ultimately may affect downstream bodies of water like the Sherwood Mill Pond,” he said.

Woman’s Club Scholarship Winners

WestportNow.com ImageThe Westport Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee awarded 10 scholarships today at the Club’s annual luncheon. Nine scholarships were awarded to Staples High School students and one scholarship was awarded to an adult woman to assist her in furthering her education..Pictured (l-r) are: First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff, Charles Winslow, Nicholas Cuff, Jennifer Patton, Christopher McNiff, Nellie Stagg, Jessica Campbell, Avery Kleinman, Staples Principal John Dodig, Casey Richards, and Sarah Blosser. (Absent: Stephanie Moncayo).  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Taking Flight

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A Great Egret spreads its wings and lifts off effortlessly from the Saugatuck River near the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center at low tide. They can be seen in the area where they walk about in the shallow water of the tidal flats in search of small fish. The Great Egrets migrate to the Northeast in the spring. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Monday, June 1, 2009


8:30 a.m. – Westport Fire Headquarters – Board of Finance Safety Committee
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Westport/Weston Health District – Wellness Clinic, adults and children
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Home” (Last Day)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Raw Edge: Lori Lohstoeter Drawings” (Last Day)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Heads & Hands” by Kristin Rasich Fox
6 p.m. – Staples High School, Room 1025C – Board of Education Executive Session
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Boating Advisory Committee
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School, Cafeteria B – Board of Education – televised on Channel 78