Dozens of Westport residents looked forward to throwing hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken -- maybe even steak -- on the grill as summer winds down this Labor Day weekend.
However, plans for family cookouts at Westport Housing Authority properties have been doused. Letters informing tenants of a ban on grills were sent to Hidden Brook, Sasco Creek Village and Hales Court residents this week, along with rent bills. The letter cites a large fire sparked at Sasco Creek Village by a grill in July. That incident destroyed two trailers. Residents of Hidden Brook, behind 1655 Post Road East, said that one man's negligence, or lack of grill skills, should not result in everyone else being penalized.