Staples 2010 graduate dies at Queen’s University in Ontario

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A still-unnamed graduate of Staples High School’s class of 2010 was found dead early Monday morning, according to The Kingston Whig Standard. More from the article: Investigators don’t yet know how a first-year Queen’s University student ended up dead early Monday morning behind the school’s largest residence building. Coroner Dr. Hans Westenberg told the Whig-Standard […] [Read More]
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Does Westport have too many banks? P&Z checks interest

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Is Westport “over-banked?” Apparently, some of the town’s zoning officials think so. And they are proposing a measure that would restrict where bank offices could be located in town. The proposal is up for review at a hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall. Lots of banks, on the one hand, might seem like […] [Read More]
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‘Girl with Dragon Tattoo’ makes her mark … here!

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The film version of the first in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy literary phenomenon- “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – hits the screen Tuesday at the Westport Public Library. It’s the Swedish version (with subtitles) released earlier this year. A remake by Hollywood, as its habit, is already in the works. Check out the details […] [Read More]
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Keep track of big Metro-North changes

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Big changes are coming throughout the region on schedules for Metro-North Railroad at the end of the month. Most peak-hours trains on the busy commuter lines will be affected by the multi-year project, according to Metro North, which is designed to upgrade the overhead catenary wires for the train and to rebuild several bridges along […] [Read More]
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A less taxing week …

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Consumers across the great state of Connecticut get a bit of a break this week when shopping for clothes and shoes. It’s the annual “Tax Free Week.” Well, not totally — that’s just what state officials like to call it. But what it really does is raise the tax-free limit to $300 for anyone buying […] [Read More]
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Say “I Do! I Do!” at Playhouse

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Don’t just say yes, say “I Do! I Do!” Opening Aug. 10 and playing through Aug. 28, Westport Country Playhouse stages Kate Baldwin and Lewis Cleale in “I Do! I Do!,” The joyful and touching musical about a couple’s 50-year marriage was written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, and directed by Susan H. Schulman. […] [Read More]
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Cohen defeats Rubin in GOP primary

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Nitzy Cohen triumphed tonight over the Republican party endorsed candidate, Stephen Rubin, according to unofficial primary results in the race for the 136th district state representative seat in Hartford. Not counting absentee ballots, Cohen garnered more votes in each of the town’s five districts, coming in with a total of 705 to Rubin’s 526. Speaking […] [Read More]
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Video: Concert for Fallen Firefighters

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The Westport Fire Department, Bobby Q’s Barbecue and Grill, and the Bruce Springsteen tribute band “Lost in the Flood” hosted a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 7, to raise funds for the families of fallen Bridgeport firefighters, Michel “Mitch” Baik and Lt. Steven Velasquez. [Read More]
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Poll: Who will win Tuesday’s primary?

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Nitzy Cohen is vying against fellow Republican Stephen Rubin, who defeated Cohen in a recent district caucus, for the nomination to run for the seat in the 136th State Assembly District. The primary will take place on August 10. Who do you think will win? Tell us what you think!Market Research [Read More]
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