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John Schwing

Waste not: Yard site to cut back hours for winter

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‘Tis the season … Westport’s yard-waste site will scale back hours of operation to its winter schedule, effective the week of Jan. 13, Public Works Director Stephen Edwards has announced. Winter hours at the 180 Bayberry Lane site will be in effect until March 14. They are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  […] [Read More]
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Golfing season ends at Longshore

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Fore no more. At least until next spring. The town’s  Longshore Golf Course has closed for the season as of the end of play Thursday. “On behalf of the town of Westport, Golf Professional John Cooper, acting Superintendent Brian Sepot and the entire staff at Longshore, we extend our appreciation to our loyal customers and […] [Read More]
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Passivhaus: Saving energy starts at home in Westport

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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 seminars will be held at noon and 2:30 p.m. The house is heated primarily by an energy recovery […] [Read More]
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For the first time, voters can register Election Day

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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 vote can both register and vote on Election Day. Westport’s registration location Tuesday will be in the Town Hall auditorium, 110 Myrtle […] [Read More]
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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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