WESTPORT, Conn. -- A celebration of Independence Day at Compo Beach and a business deal by a Westport native led the news this week in town. Here is a look at the week that was:
- Compo Beach was the scene of a great party Wednesday evening as Westport celebrated the Fourth with a bang at its annual fireworks show over Long Island Sound.
- Westport native Doug Imbruce is enjoying a $50 million birthday gift after selling his startup Qwiki to Yahoo . Imbruce, 32, CEO and co-founder of Qwiki, a smartphone applications that converts video and pictures into movie clips with music soundtracks that can be shared.
- The Fourth of July was hot and humid, and beachgoers filled Westport's Sherwood Island State Park to capacity by mid-morning.
- A tornado hit Greenwich and Stamford between 10:58 and 11:08 a.m. Monday, with wind speeds of 80 mph and following a 3.7-mile-long path, the weather service said in a preliminary report.
- A Darien woman was arrested on federal charges in connection with the t heft of more than $1.3 million worth of jewelry from her former employer, Tiffany & Co. in New York.
- A new report from the National Resources Defense Council shows improvements on overall swimming-water quality in Connecticut, with the state ranking 17th out of 30 states. But Connecticut still had 298 beach closure days in 2012, the report said.
- After six months of construction, the Westport Weston Family Y’s building project continues on schedule and within budget at its 32-acre Mahackeno campus north of downtown Westport.
- William C. Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, spoke before the Business Council of Fairfield County on Tuesday. The county's economy is improving , he said, but the progress is slow since the recession.
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