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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Westport first selectman’s Friday update on Irene aftermath

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Here’s an update on the status of post Irene power-restoration and cleanup operations in Westport, issued at midday Friday by the office of First Selectman Gordon Joseloff: Westport’s northwest sector is getting concentrated attention from utility crews today as residents in the area experience their sixth day without power, First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said. Many […] [Read More]
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Be safe: Westport advisories on power, food and water

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Westport officials have issued these advisories for people still coping with the impact of Tropical Storm Irene. • RESTORING ELECTRIC SERVICE If the electrical service at a home was disrupted by a tree that fell on the owner’s property, the owner should contact a state-licensed electrician and have damage from the storm inspected and repaired […] [Read More]
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Metro-North RR restores service on main New Haven Line

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Service on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line — suspended since noontime Saturday because of Tropical Storm Irene — resumes its regular schedule Tuesday morning, according to an announcement from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. However, that applies only to the main line. Service on the New Haven Line’s branches — New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury — […] [Read More]
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Metro-North still off track Monday

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All service on Metro-North Railroad — which was suspended as of noon Saturday in anticipation of Hurrican Irene — remains suspended all day today (Monday, Aug. 29). Metro-North reports there has been “significant” damage to all its branch lines caused by the storm, ranging from flooding, trees on tracks and downed power lines. As of […] [Read More]
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Irene Index: Westport public-safety, info numbers

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Here’s a listing of public-safety and information phone numbers and websites in Westport for use during Hurricane Irene: • Police, fire and medical emergencies: 911 • Emergency information/evacuation phone line: 203-454-6199. • Periodic storm bulletins on town website: www.westportct.gov. • CodeRed phone system will be used to call registered residents about evacuations, emergencies. To register, […] [Read More]
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Lessons in safety for new school year

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It’s that time of year again, and Westport police want you to study up … on public-safety issues that relate to the new school year. In Westport, classes for the new academic year start Tuesday, Aug. 30. And while some of these points in a release issued by Westport cops might seem obvious, the notice […] [Read More]
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Westport Continuing Ed: Sign up now

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Sign up now. Registration is being accepted for this fall’s slate of classes for Westport Continuing Education. The offerings include after-school programs for children in kindergarten through 12th grade and classes for adults. Children’s programs include sports and homework clubs, tennis, golf, karate, badminton, lacrosse, yoga, zumbatomics, fitness dance workout, art, photography club, Irish step […] [Read More]
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Preserving historic Westport: Nominations accepted

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The Westport Historic District Commission is accepting nominations for the 2012 Preservation Awards that will be presented this fall. Nominations must be for properties located in Westport and have had a recent restoration or addition that maintains the historic and architectural integrity of the original structure and is appropriate to the character of the streetscape, […] [Read More]
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