In Westport, tour Homes for the Holiday

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The Westport Historical Society’s annual Holiday House Tour and Twilight Soirée benefits will sparkle across town Sunday. The event, which takes place regardless of the weather, is a room-by-room, guided tour of five Westport homes. The tours are set from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. by the Twilight Soirée, […] [Read More]
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Weston schools chief leaving for new job

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Weston Superintendent of Schools Jerome R. Belair has notified the Board of Education that he is resigning effective Feb. 4, 2011, and thereafter assuming the superintendent’s position in Waterford. “Jerry has been an excellent Superintendent and we are disappointed that he has decided to leave Weston, but we understand that this is the right decision […] [Read More]
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Staples soccer defeats Warde 2-1 for FCIAC title

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Staples boys soccer won their third consecutive FCIAC championship Wednesday night with a 2-1 thrilling victory over Fairfield Warde. Fresh off their win in the semifinals over Wilton, Monday, the Wreckers were involved in a tight battle with the fourth seeded Warde squad. Midfielder Brendan Lesch broke the 1-1 tie with the go ahead goal […] [Read More]
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Shining ‘Redlight’ on human trafficking

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Westport, a community known for its high level of civic activity and for fostering dialogue on critical human rights issues around the globe, will be the scene of the Connecticut premiere of Redlight, the highly-acclaimed human trafficking documentary. The work of filmmaker Guy Jacobson with narration by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu, the documentary will […] [Read More]
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Good will harvested at farmers market

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Next Sunday, you can combine good food with good will. The Sunday Farmer’s Market at Saugatuck Congregational Church is getting ready for its final day of the season and, as they have each week, the vendors will donate the end of market goods to Bridgeport’s Park City Initiative (http://parkcityinitiative.org). Area residents are encouraged to hit […] [Read More]
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Westport Participates in CT Restaurant Week

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Beginning on Monday, October 4, through Saturday, October 10, the Connecticut Restaurant Association and Sysco Connecticut will be sponsoring the third Annual Connecticut Restaurant Week. There are more than 75 restaurants participating, offering various meals and deals for $20.10, $3.75 appetizers or dinners for $37.50. In Westport, Tarantino Restaurant is participating in Restaurant Week. Tarantino […] [Read More]
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Free Thursday Financial Seminars

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Four free seminars titled “Taking Charge of Your Wealth” will be offered at the Westport Center for Senior Activities on Thursdays, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, and 21 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The series of comprehensive planning workshops will address investment portfolio, estate planning and real estate questions. The Human Services Department will host […] [Read More]
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Things To Do This Weekend

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The start of fall brings some activities rich in local heritage. Plus, the third annual Westport’s Blues Views & BBQ Festival promises to be smokin’ hot! Here are our picks for this weekend. Jennifer Butler Fashion Show Friday, Sep. 24 7:30pm Fairfield Theatre Company at StageOne, Fairfield http://fairfieldtheatre.org Fairfield clothing designer Jennifer Butler is back […] [Read More]
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Vote: Should hunting be allowed to control the Westport deer population?

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Westport RTM committees are beginning a review of ways to control the local deer population, which could include hunting. The debate pits those who want deer herds curbed because of the disease and destructiveness that they say the animals cause vs. those adamantly opposed to hunting deer as cruel and unnecessary. The Westport face-off is […] [Read More]
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Westport News’ guest of the day

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We always have an open door to the community here at the Westport News and, because it’s such a beautiful day, we literally left our door open to let in some fresh fall air. We also got a new guest – a praying mantis – which apparently has taken a liking to the phone at […] [Read More]
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