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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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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