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Author: John Schwing

Passivhaus: Saving energy starts at home in Westport

What’s a “Passivhaus?” Spend a little and find out by touring a house in Westport that uses 90 percent less energy than a traditional home. The house will be open to the public on Saturday. Tours and

For the first time, voters can register Election Day

It’s a first. Registrars of Voters Kevin White and Marla Cowden remind people that Tuesday’s municipal election will be the first in state history in which voters who have not previously registered to

Fall back: EST is BACK

It’s about time. Daylight Savings Time ends, and falls back into Eastern Standard Time: It all happens at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 … and suddenly it will be 1 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Stay up and find out

Candy, not Sandy, in downtown Westport today

It’s a little gray and chilly today, but compared to last Oct. 29 the Westport weather forecast is positively balmy. So while that unwelcome witch of the weather harpies — Superstorm Sandy — scared

Nov. 5 absentee ballots available now

Applications for absentee ballots for the Nov. 5  are available at the Town Clerk’s office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The ballots also can be found here: download sample ballots

Nearby post-Sandy help for Westport property owners

A year after Superstorm Sandy hit Westport and the rest of the Northeast coast, local property owners still in need of assistance for storm losses can take advantage of four new state centers — two

WARNING: Crackdown looms for North Avenue traffic, parking

Traffic congestion on North Avenue has reached the breaking point. With staff, student and parent drop-off traffic to Staples High and Bedford Middle schools on the verge of causing daily North Avenue

Westport’s Historic Preservation honorees

Following is the just-released list of the 2013 Westport Historic Preservation Awards as presented by the town’s Historic District Commission. The awards will be presented by First Selectman Gordon

It’s about time

Between Halloween (10/31) and Election (11/5) there is another date of note … oft’ forgotten, however, till it’s too late. The return of Eastern Standard Time can catch us unawares, but be

Westport Library ‘makes’ Russian visitors feel welcome

“Making” Russian visitors feel welcome. This dispatch Sunday from the Westport Library: A contingent of almost 20 Russian librarians, led by Ksenia Volkova of the Russian National Public Library for