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Westport Family Y Awaits Final Approvals

The Westport Weston Family Y’s new, 54,000 sq. ft. facility at its Mahackeno campus is now virtually complete, according to Y officials.

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A collection of animal statues made of fiberglass are in the “camp corral” where Y Mahackeno summer day campers will gather for drop off and pick up. The menagerie was donated by the late Lucie McKinney. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The pools have been certified for public use, and technicians are completing the new phone system and wiring of the HD monitors and high-tech fitness equipment in the Wellness Center, they said.

Y leaders are now waiting on the final sign-off from the Town of Westport regarding the use of the on-site waste water treatment system. State approval has already been granted.

“We are working closely with the town’s elected officials and administrative staff to secure the remaining permits necessary for us to open our new Y,” said Family Y CEO Rob Reeves.

Burning Off a Propane Leak

WestportNow.com ImageWestport firefighters, assisted by the Fairfield Hazardous Materials Team, today helped burn off a leaking 500-pound propane tank on Surf Road in Westport’s Saugatuck Shores section. The leak occurred at a home under construction and was discovered about 10:25 a.m., according to Assistant Chief John Plofkin. The propane dealer was unable to stop the leak due to a damaged relief valve and the contents then had to be burned off, he said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Sherwood Island Tree Awaits Dedication

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A newly planted Sweetgum tree is ready for Sunday’s dedication with friends and family in memory of longtime Westporter Allen Raymond during the Sherwood Islandfest, a fundraising event by the Friends of Sherwood Island State Park. The 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. will take place at the Nature Center at Sherwood Island. Tickets at $25 are available either online at http://www.friendsofsherwoodisland.org or at the door. Guests will be able to enjoy drinks, a raw bar,  hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. The Sherwood Islandfest takes the place of the usual end-of-season fundraiser at the pavilion, which is undergoing a $3.5 million renovation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo