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Y’s Men To Hear An Update On Development Of Downtown Westport

Melissa Kane, Co-Chair of Westport’s Downtown Plan Implementation Committee
Melissa Kane, Co-Chair of Westport’s Downtown Plan Implementation Committee Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. — Interested in the huge downtown redevelopment in downtown Westport? The co-chair of the Downtown Plan Implementation Committee will be giving an update this week.

Melissa Kane will speak to Y’s Men of Westport/Weston on Oct. 7 at the Saugatuck Congregational Church at 245 Post Road E., Westport. Kane will talk about the status of the ongoing implementation of the plan, one of the most far-reaching such programs undertaken by any community in the state.

The renovation of the Westport Library will be an important part of the downtown plan, and library Executive Director Bill Harmer will join Kane at the talk. He will update the group about the plans for the library's renovation.

Kane previously chaired the Downtown Steering Committee, where she played a key role in creating the Master Plan. She represents District 3 in the RTM and also chairs the Democratic Town Committee. She formerly served on the Westport Library’s Board of Trustees, and has been active in many other community organizations.

Kane is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College.

Y's Men of Westport/Weston is an organization of retired and semi-retired men with a continued interest in activity, fellowship, learning and community service. Those interested in attending Kane’s presentation and learning more about the Y's Men should contact John Brandt at You can also check the group’s website .

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