Pickup truck fire closes roadway; no injuries reported

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The Fire Department responded to a pickup truck fire Friday morning on Weston Road in the area of Ford Road. The engine compartment was fully involved upon arrival at 11:37 a.m., according to a press release from Assistant Fire Chief Larry Conklin. The Police Department closed down the roadway for approximately a half-hour while the […] [Read More]
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Wishlist collecting prom dresses for teens in need

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Wishlist, a clothing store with three locations in Fairfield County, is teaming up with Operation Prom Connecticut to collect gently used prom dresses to be donated to local teens in need of a dress for the big dance. Operation Prom, which just expanded into Connecticut last month, accepts donations to be given to young women […] [Read More]
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School Security and Safety Committee members sought

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  In accordance with Law, the Westport Board of Education is establishing a “school security and safety committee” at each of its eight schools.  Each school committee will be responsible for assisting in the development of a school security and safety plan for that school and administering the plan. The Board of Education has determined […] [Read More]
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Police probe possible Instagram threats aimed at students

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Police in Weston are trying to find the person who posted offensive messages on Instagram directed at local middle school students, some of which were initially considered threatening. In a statement posted to the police department’s Facebook page late Wednesday, Weston Public Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer said police do not believe any of the posts […] [Read More]
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Kindergarten registration begins for the 2014-15 school year

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 The 2014-15 Westport Public School Kindergarten Registration has begun.  Families moving to Westport for the new school year and parents of entering kindergartners are being asked to register their children at this time.  “Please don’t wait until the last minute,” said Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon, in a press release. “Let us know now that you […] [Read More]
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Computer classes offered Thursday at Town hall by CTWorks

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Barbara Butler, director of the town’s Department of Human Services, announced today the return of the newly enhanced CTWorks Career Coach at  Town Hall.   On Thursday, March 20, the Coach will be offering a beginner’s class in Microsoft Word 2007 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an intermediate class in Word 2007 from 1 to […] [Read More]
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Recent fatal fires show need for smoke detectors

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The following is a press release from Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury: The United States Fire Administration in their Civilian Residential Fire Fatality Notice states that since January 1, 2014, there have been 766 civilian fire casualties in the United States.  Numerous deaths have been attributed to not having smoke detectors or detectors not working.  In […] [Read More]
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Himes’ statement on the most recent Metro North death

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement following reports that a Metro North employee was killed early this morning while fixing a track in East Harlem. Coincidentally, Himes and State Representative Stephen Walko (District 150) were scheduled to and met with commuters at the Greenwich train station this morning. “I send my condolences […] [Read More]
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