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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Wanted: Westport justices of the peace

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Registered Westport voters who are not members of one of the two major political parties, the town wants you! Town Clerk Patricia Strauss is seeking voters who are not registered with the Democratic or Republican parties to become justices of the peace. The major parties nominate their own slates of JPs for the election this […] [Read More]
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Be there for ‘Lost in Space’ B9 robot’s Westport visit

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“Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!!” Anyone old enough to remember the kitschy 1960s TV series, “Lost in Space” — or seen the show endlessly re-run long thereafter — will no doubt remember the oft-repeated warning sounded by the stranded Robinson family’s “B9” robot when the precocious youngster Will Robinson wandered from one misadventure to the next. […] [Read More]
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Help kids in need with school supplies

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Support is being sought for the “Back to School” program, sponsored for Westport families who need help with supplies or clothing for the new academic year. The program will take place from Aug. 6 through 13, according to Barbara Butler, director of the town’s Department of Human Services. “This program offers new backpacks and school […] [Read More]
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Bargain books today, free tomorrow at library

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The weekend is over, but the 20th Giant Summer Book Sale at the Westport continues today and tomorrow. And good news for the frugally minded — everything is half-price today (Monday, July 23) and even better, whatever is leftover is free for the hauling-away tomorrow (Tuesday, July 24). Donations, however, would be most appreciated, library […] [Read More]
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Westport Fine Arts Festival this weekend

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Downtown Westport will be transformed into a celebration of the arts Saturday and Sunday for the 39th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival organized by the Downtown Merchants Association. This year’s event, which will take place along the Saugatuck River with new extended hours, will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Book the dates for Westport Library’s ‘giant’ sale

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Book the dates. The “Giant Summer Book Sale” of the Westport Public Library, 20th annual edition, is set from Saturday, July 21, to Tuesday, July 24, at the library, 20 Jesup Road. The sale, the library’s second-largest fundraiser after its annual “Booked for the Evening” event, will be held under white tents on Jesup Green […] [Read More]
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Inaugural ride for new Westport transit group

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Hitting the road: That’s what a new committee examining public transportation in Westport is about to do. The Citizens Transit Committee, a group organized in the wake of this spring budget flap over funding for the mini-bus program operated in town by the Norwalk Transit District, will hold its inaugural meeting Tuesday. The group will […] [Read More]
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Reptile invasion on Saturday

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Leapin’ lizards. Well, let’s hope not. More like “limo lizards” will be on hand when the Zoomobile from the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport rolls into Westport on Saturday, July 7, with a cargo of critters to be featured in the program, “Remarkable Reptiles: In a Class by Themselves!” The Zoomobile will be visiting Sherwood Island […] [Read More]
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