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John Schwing

Fall back: EST is BACK

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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 how all those digitally linked clocks on your computer, cell phone and cable TV box magically […] [Read More]
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Candy, not Sandy, in downtown Westport today

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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 off Halloween fun last year, the town’s annual Children’s Halloween parade returns today. The event starts at 3 p.m. at Post […] [Read More]
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Nov. 5 absentee ballots available now

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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 for your review Voters may qualify for absentee ballots for the following reasons:  Active service in U.S. armed forces.  Illness or physical […] [Read More]
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Nearby post-Sandy help for Westport property owners

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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 on either side of town, in Fairfield and Norwalk — where help is available. The “intake centers” are designed to […] [Read More]
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WARNING: Crackdown looms for North Avenue traffic, parking

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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 gridlock — plus parking overflow — Staples Headmaster John Dodig is warning a crackdown looms. Here is Dodig’s emailed warning Wednesday: “In trying […] [Read More]
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Westport’s Historic Preservation honorees

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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 Joseloff, Historic District Cahriman Francis Henkels and commission members at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Town Hall auditorium.   28 Clinton Avenue (Rehabilitation) Fillow-Wall […] [Read More]
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It’s about time

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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 forewarned — it resumes Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 a.m. to be precise. That’s when those PEDs’ digital clocks mysteriously will read 1 […] [Read More]
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Westport Library ‘makes’ Russian visitors feel welcome

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“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 Science in Technology in Moscow, visited the Westport Library’s MakerSpace Sunday morning as part of a tour to learn about American libraries that have implemented […] [Read More]
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A brush with Halloween’s spirit Sunday in Westport

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If you ever wanted to paint the town red … blue, green, yellow, purple, chartreuse or whatever … here’s your chance. On Sunday, the first Halloween Window Painting Contest — at businesses all over town — is being sponsored by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce. Have a brush with Halloween fun — or horror — […] [Read More]
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Got a notion to learn about ‘Potions?’ Sciencetellers can help

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Spellbound. Certainly, that’s a possibility for those with a notion to head over to the Westport Library on Oct. 26. The interactive science storytellers known as the Sciencetellers will present a 2:30 p.m. show on “Potions!” that day. Youngsters are invited to play an active role in the presentation, according to organizers. For more details […] [Read More]
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