Timely info about Metro-North Railroad

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Below average. That’s what Metro-North Railroad reports on-time performance was for trains on its New Haven Line during July. According to the just-released figures, trains on the New Haven Line ran on time an overall average of 95.5 percent of the time. That’s nearly 2 percent off the on-time average so far this year, which […] [Read More]
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Does Westport need an ethics code?

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The League of Women Voters of Westport plans to unveil a proposed ethics code for town officials and employees during a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Westport Public Library. The meeting is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. in the library’s McManus Room. It is open to the public, and the league said the […] [Read More]
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Westport, get ‘Solarized’ on Tuesday

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Westport is one of four communities in the state selected to participate in a solar photovoltaic (electric) and solar hot water pilot program, Solarize Connecticut. This is a time-limited group purchasing program with a pre-qualified solar installer, Encon Solar, according to a release from town officials. Until Dec. 14, Westporters will have an opportunity to […] [Read More]
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On a roll: Career Coach coming to Westport

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The CTWorks Career Coach — a mobile jobs-training center — has scheduled a session Sept. 13 at Westport Town Hall. During the local visit, the coach will offer a beginner’s class in Microsoft Word 2007 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an intermediate class in Word 2007 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Career […] [Read More]
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Westport beach season ebbs

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Here’s a reminder about lifeguard staffing at Westport’s beaches for the last “official” weekend of the summer season. While there have been no lifeguards on duty at Burying Hill Beach on weekdays this week, they will be back on duty for the weekend through Monday, Labor Day. Lifeguards continue to staff Compo Beach through the […] [Read More]
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Smokin’ hot blues — and food — downtown

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Downtown Westport will soon be the site of mouth-watering barbecue and live blues as the 5th annual Blues, View & BBQ Festival is set to take place Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event, to be held by […] [Read More]
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Teenflix: ‘Sandlot’ subs for ‘Office Space’

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Now pinch hitting, “The Sandlot.” There’s been a change on the marquee for tonight’s movie to be shown at the Levitt Pavilion for the weekly Teenflix series. Instead of Mike Judge’s “Office Space,” a comedy filmed by the creator of “Beavis and Butt-head” that was the originally announced selection, the free screening will be the, […] [Read More]
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Westport Roundtable: Downtown

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Welcome to the Westport Roundtable, a new podcast series from the Westport News. Hosted by Westport News staff writer Paul Schott, the Roundtable will feature group discussions of some of the most important and interesting community issues in Westport. To open the series, Paul sat down last week with a panel of downtown business owners […] [Read More]
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Community service, middle school-style

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Registration is taking place for Westport’s Community Service Corps, an after-school program in which middle-school students perform community service by helping local non-profit organizations. The program is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders and is overseen by the town Department of Human Services. The fall session is planned from Sept. 24 through Dec. 14. Student […] [Read More]
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Voting info for Tuesday primary in Westport

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Balloting will take place in Westport and across the state Tuesday for voters registered with the Democratic and Republican parties to choose their respective standard-bearers for an open U.S. Senate seat in November. Seeking the Democratic nomination is U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the endorsed candidate, who is challenged by former Secretary of the State Susan […] [Read More]
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