End of the line for extra RR parking

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One more day. That extra daily parking in Lot 8 at the Saugatuck Railroad Station in Westport for the last few weeks is scheduled to come to an end tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 17. In early November, officials mailed 150 permit applications for the spots, with a return date of Nov. 30. But a a new […] [Read More]
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Job-seekers’ help rolls into Westport

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The CTWorks Career Coach will be at Westport Town Hall on Thursday. The coach will be offering a beginner’s class in 2003 Microsoft PowerPoint from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an intermediate class in 2003 Microsoft PowerPoint from 1 to 3 p.m. The Career Coach is a training center tour bus equipped with 10 […] [Read More]
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’39 Steps’ to solving a mystery

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“The Usual Suspects,” the Westport Library’s mystery reading group, takes up the classic, “The 39 Steps,” this coming Sunday. It’s the 1915 thriller by John Buchan that has inspired several stage and screen adaptations, including a memorable version by Alfred Hitchcock. The “Suspects” meet at 2 p.m. in the library’s seminar room. New members are […] [Read More]
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‘Kid Kulture’ in spotlight tonight

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A family-friendly reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today will open the new exhibition “Kid Kulture” at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. “Kid Kulture,” which runs through Feb. 20, will explore the spirit of children through the lenses of 20th-century photographers, such as August Sander, Arthur Leipzig, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin. In […] [Read More]
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Music for holiday shoppers

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Shoppers will be treated to two hours of holiday music performed by young singers and musicians Saturday at the Barnes & Noble store in Westport. The young perfomers from Fairfield — the Tomlinson Middle School Chamber and Flute choirs and the Fairfield Ludlowe High School’s A Cappella Group — will entertain starting at 11:30 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Human-rights group greets the holidays

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Westport Group 79, a member of Amnesty International, the worldwide human-rights organization, will host its annual Holiday Action party from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room of the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup St. Attendees will send holiday cards to human-rights defenders around the world. Refreshments will be available. For more information, […] [Read More]
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Westport RTM elects new leaders tonight

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The Westport Representative Town Meeting will elect a moderator and deputy moderator today at its monthly meeting. Moderator Hadley Rose will run for his fourth term. Deputy Moderator Jonathan Steinberg, however, will not seek re-election as he will resign soon from the RTM to prepare for his January swearing-in as Westport’s next state representative. Both […] [Read More]
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A doggone good gift

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A Top Dog could make for a great gift. At least that’s what the Westport Animal Shelter Advocates hope. The group is offering its new “Top Dog” calendar for 2011 as the perfect stocking stuffer for canine lovers this holiday season. The calendar showcases pictures of the pooches who competed for the title of Westport’s […] [Read More]
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In ‘League’ with the holiday spirit

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The League of Women Voters of Westport’s holiday luncheon fundraiser will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. next Friday at the home of Ann Sheffer and Bill Scheffler, 19 Stony Point Road. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Gillespie Food Bank. For reservations to […] [Read More]
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Tea time is blend of festivity and charity

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The Y’s Women of Westport hosts a “Festive Holiday Tea” on Dec. 13, but they aren’t forgetting those less fortunate. Amid the good food, good friends and music, the group will be collecting donations for those in need, with the items to be distributed at a later date by Interfaith Housing and the Domestic Violence […] [Read More]
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