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Lilly Has Been Adopted

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Lilly. Westport Animal Control

WASA has been contacted about helping find a home for Lilly.  She is losing her home as a result of financial hardships for her family.  The information below comes from a rescue coordinator assisting with the home search.  For additional information, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Lilly is a lovable 11 year old yellow lab mix. She is extremely friendly, loves to play catch and spend time with the family. She is great with kids and very low maintenance. She will be a welcome addition to anyone looking for an affectionate family friend.  Lilly will do best in a household where she can get moderate activity and exercise and is not left home alone all the time.

Roseville Road Gas Leak Forces Evacuations

UPDATE Police and fire units closed off a portion of Westport’s Roseville Road today and evacuated several homes because of a gas leak. Residents were allowed to return home after several hours.

Assistant Fire Chief William Dingee said a leak in a 4-inch line under 60 pounds of pressure occurred in front of 104 Roseville Road and pushed up a portion of the roadway.

He said residents at 101 and 107 Roseville were evacuated and two other homes in the area that would have been evacuated had no one home. Police closed the road between Whitney Street and Salem Lane.

At 1:20 p.m., Southern Connecticut Gas Co. told firefighters residents could return to their homes while they completed repairs. The road remained closed for an undetermined time.

Dave Matlow contributed reporting

Shutting Down Gas on Roseville Road

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UPDATE Crews from Southern Connecticut Gas Co. shut down a 4-inch pipeline which sprung a leak today along Westport’s Roseville Road. Police closed off the busy roadway between Whitney Street and Salem Lane and said the shutdown could last several hours. At 1:20 p.m. the gas company said nearby residents who evacuated their homes could return home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

FEMA Center to Open in Greenwich

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today that FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open across the state on Thursday – including in Greenwich for Fairfield County—to assist home owners and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene.

“I am urging any individual or business who has suffered losses or damages as a result of Tropical Storm Irene to visit a center and work with staff there to review what benefits to which they may be entitled,” said Malloy.

“These centers provide an opportunity to get answers to any questions you might have with regard to federal disaster assistance and assistance with application preparation.”

The Greenwich center is located at the Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road.

Slow Go on Riverside After DUI Arrest

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It was slow going today on Westport’s Riverside Avenue near Treadwell Avenue as crews worked to replace a utility pole broken in a 2:25 a.m. accident. The driver, identified by police as Heather Beres, 42,  of Norwalk was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving too fast for road conditions. She posted $500 bail for a Sept. 19 Norwalk Superior Court appearance. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Plan Implementation Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – UN Hospitality Committee
Noon – Westport Public Library – Journalist Amy Waldman, “The Submission”
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Suddenly Last Summer”
4 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Beautification Committee
5:30 p.m. – Downunder Kayaking (575 Riverside Ave.) – Earthplace Sunset Paddle benefit
7 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Jobseeker Special: Defining What’s Next
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Flood & Erosion Control Board
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Board of Finance Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

At RTM, Firefighters Finally Get a Contract

By James Lomuscio

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First Selectman Gordon Joseloff: urges approval of contract. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) tonight unanimously approved a new four-year, firefighter contract that appropriates $508,600 to town’s 2011-12 budget.

The contract between the town and Local 1081 of the International Firefighters Association AFL-CIO is in part retroactive, as it runs from 2009 to 2013. Westport’s firefighters have been without a contract since 2009.

Last November, the RTM rejected by 22 to 11 votes a proposed settlement, and both sides have been in state-mandated binding arbitration ever since. The RTM rejection was spurred by a desire to get newly hired firefighters into a defined contribution pension plan instead of the current defined benefit plan.

First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said that during the “costly arbitration” process, the arbitrators ruled a defined contribution provision could not be included since the firefighters have a pension agreement that runs until 2016.

Malloy, Legislature to Review Response to Irene

By Mark Pazniokas

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy intends by the end of the week to name a panel that will review how the state, municipalities, non-profits and the utilities responded to Tropical Storm Irene.

The governor’s review is intended to be broader than examining the performance of the state’s two major power companies, Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating.

The General Assembly’s leadership also announced hearings today into storm readiness, with a special emphasis on the utilities.

“My constituents want to know why it took so long to get the power back on in certain areas,” said Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven. “Probing questions need to be asked, and I’m confident the legislative hearing is the appropriate venue to get answers.”

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