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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Cruise to Cockenoe Island in a kayak

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Cruisin’ in a kayak to Cockenoe. That’s what you can do on the third annual kayak tour to Cockenoe Island on Saturday, Aug. 18, sponsored by the Westport Historical Society. The event will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m., starting from Longshore Sailing School at Longshore Park, 260 Compo Road South. Rain date is […] [Read More]
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Lights, cameras … not much action on Beachside Avenue

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While there will likely be very limited — if any — public access in the stretch of Beachside Avenue in Westport tonight during the hours that President Obama attends a fundraising reception hosted by movie producer Harvey Weinstein at his waterfront estate, the street through the exclusive neighborhood was open most of the day beforehand. […] [Read More]
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