Photos, webcast of Steinman family talking about Nobel laureate

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The selection of Westport resident Ralph Steinman as a recipient of this year’s Noble Prize for medicine received widespread attention Monday, not just because of the tribute to his groundbreaking research in the human immune system and how it can be harnessed to fight disease, but because announcement of the prestigious honor came just three […] [Read More]
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Westport school board contenders debate tonight

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See if they make the grade. The four candidates for the Westport Board of Education — Mark Mathias and Michael, Democrats, and Jeannie Smith and Jennifer Tooker, Republicans — are scheduled to debate tonight (Monday, Oct. 3) in a forum sponsored by the Westport League of Women Voters. The Nov. 8 municipal election is just […] [Read More]
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Dog days again at Compo Beach

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Even though the dog days of summer are waning with the official start of fall last week, “dog days” at Compo Beach are just beginning as of  Saturday, Oct. 1. That’s right, canines are allowed at Westport’s largest beach through March 31 as long as they and their owners conform to the following regulations: • […] [Read More]
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New health and safety courses offered by WVEMS

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Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services is offering new sessions of several training programs. Free to Westport residents and municipal employees is the American Heart Association “HeartSaver “ CPR program. There is a fee for non-Westport residents. Also, the next session of the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Class training program offered by WVEMS is set […] [Read More]
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Make a splash: Pool at Staples reopens

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The pool at Staples High School has reopened to the community for the season. The pool, which reopened Monday, is available to all Westport residents, 6 years old and over, and their guests for recreational and lap swimming. Fees are $7 daily for town residents and their guests, as well as a variety of memberships. […] [Read More]
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Westport firefighters host flood info session

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A meeting for Westport homeowners whose property is subject to potential or repeated flooding will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Westport Fire Department headquarters, 515 Post Road East. Douglas Glowacki, an emergency management program specialist for the state, will be on hand to make a presentation and answer questions about flooding […] [Read More]
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After Irene, IRS offers filing, claims help

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Here’s some info from the Internal Revenue Service about the agency’s efforts to help taxpayers having problems in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene: • Under the federal disaster declaration, the Internal Revenue Service can postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers. For instance, deadlines falling on or after Aug. 27 and on or before Oct. 31, […] [Read More]
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Little time, few new candidates for Westport RTM

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Westport’s Representative Town Meeting may be non-partisan, but it also threatens to be pretty non-competitive in the Nov. 8 municipal election. Town Clerk Patricia Strauss, in announcing Tuesday that one week remains for residents to file petitions to run for the 36-member legislative body, noted that so far only two people have submitted petitions. Meanwhile, […] [Read More]
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