Marpe: Downtown improvement project slated to begin

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“The Town of Westport is proceeding with plans to implement improvements to its downtown commercial district this spring,” First Selectman Jim Marpe announced Thursday. Selectman Avi Kaner will lead the coordination among town boards, committees, and the Westport Downtown Merchants Association (WDMA). The Public Works Department will begin an infrastructure project in the early months […] [Read More]
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P&Z commission to review technical changes to zoning regs

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On Jan. 23, the Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to review Text Amendment #667, Laurence Bradley, Planning & Zoning director, announced Wednesday. Amendment #667 (Application #13-062), prepared by the P&Z staff, was submitted by the Planning & Zoning Commission and contains several technical changes to the Regulations. The changes include: 1) exempting from building height […] [Read More]
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Eastbound Saugatuck railroad station reopens Friday

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The eastbound Saugatuck railroad station will reopen to the public on friday, First Selectman Jim Marpe announced Wednesday. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled at noon. The station went through a major renovation last year, Marpe said in a press release. It was restored using original lumber, lighting fixtures and windows.  Two new handicap accessible bathrooms were […] [Read More]
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Anouk Govil, 23, of Norwalk was charged with third-degree criminal mischief early Wednesday after police said she tried to break into the Puppies of Westport store on Westport Avenue in Norwalk to "set the puppies free," according to the police report. Photo: Contributed Photo

Woman planning to ‘free the puppies’ charged at ex-Westport business

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Monty Kaufman, owner of Puppies of Westport, got a call from police around 3 a.m. Wednesday notifying him of a problem at his pet shop on Westport Avenue in Norwalk. “It was the police and they said I needed to come to the store,” the one-time Westport business owner said later Wednesday. “They said they […] [Read More]
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Town clerk’s office now offers electronic document recording

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 Corporation Service Company® (CSC®) is now an approved eRecording vendor for the Town of Westport, CT Clerk’s office. CSC is the only nationwide provider of commercial and residential real estate document recording solutions in both electronic and paper formats. Electronic document recording allows recording offices to reduce costs, eliminate payment errors, receive prompt payment and […] [Read More]
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Marpe backs removal of 15 trees from Longshore entrance

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The following is a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe Wednesday concerning the Longshore trees: After reviewing Tree Warden Bruce Lindsay’s report and his recommendation to remove the remaining original fifteen trees, and after participating in the public on-site information session with a number of citizens and RTM members, I have advised Mr. Lindsay and Parks […] [Read More]
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Police send letter of thanks for Holiday Toy Drive donations

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The members of the Westport Police Union and Westport Police Benevolent Association would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the generous contributions we received during our 2013 Holiday Toy Drive, an annual event.  The toy drive, which is sponsored and run by the members of the Westport Police Union and Benevolent Association, has historically been tremendously […] [Read More]
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PHOTOS: Show us how you dress up your pets!

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Believe it or not, Tuesday, Jan. 14 is “National Dress Up Your Pet Day.” It’s not an official holiday, scheduled by Congress, but a nation-wide event set up by celebrity pet expert Colleen Paige to celebrate pets. Don’t let that stop you from putting Fido or Whiskers in a cute outfit, though*. If you do, […] [Read More]
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