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Still time to register to vote

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You can’t vote if you’re not registered. Election Day is less than two weeks away, but there still is time to sign up. Where and when to register Residents have until Tues., Nov. 1, and those who recently moved to town have until Mon., Nov. 7, to do so in person at the registrars of […] [Read More]
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That pesky fall task

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The town leaf collection will begin on Monday of the week of Nov. 14. Why am I telling you this now – almost three weeks before? Because if you are anything like me, raking, blowing and bagging leaves can be a chore. I have numerous and huge trees surrounding my property and it takes me […] [Read More]
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A Night of Music set for Nov. 12

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The Second Annual “A Night of Music” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Westport Country Playhouse. The event is in memory of Keith Lebo and Jim DeSantie, both of Fairfield and both of whom died of pancreatic cancer. Their wives, Charlene Lebo and Suzanne DeSantie, who also are sisters, are the forces […] [Read More]
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Ready to serve

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This message is simple – support your volunteer fire departments. Our career department is one of the best in the state, and it is supported by the volunteers in Southport and Stratfield. To get to know your volunteer departments better, stop by and visit with the members. The Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department hosts a monthly […] [Read More]
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Absentee balloting applications available

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Election Day is drawing near. Want to know how I know? Because Town Clerk Betsy Browne has issued the absentee ballot notice. Absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 election are now available. Absentee voting is permitted for any of the following reasons: physical disability, absence from the town during all of the hours of voting, […] [Read More]
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Enchanting

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I’m not and never have been a Halloween person. Maybe it was all those years as a youngster when some illness struck me in late October, keeping me from traveling the streets of my neighborhood with my friends in search of candy. But Halloween can be a magical time. It’s fun for the kids (some […] [Read More]
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Deserved recognition

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We’re big on handing out awards here in our town. And why not? Sometimes municipal employees and others deserve to be recognized for their efforts, especially when they go above and beyond their day-to-day responsibilities. Other times, a particular action just needs to be highlighted. Earlier this week, members of the Police and Fire departments […] [Read More]
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A different world in early morning

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Sometimes you should go where you’ve gone before and get a difference perspective. That’s what I did this morning – not by design but because it just happened. Early this morning, I dropped my car off at my mechanic’s, Tunxis Hill Service Center, to be repaired and thought I would wait for it. So I […] [Read More]
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