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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Flea circus comes to town Saturday

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A Family Flea Circus will take place Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Westport Library’s McManus Room. What is a flea circus? It is an entire big top circus in miniature performed by fleas. Fifi performs on the high wire; Bruno is the world’s strongest flea and Fernando performs the high dive into […] [Read More]
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Cutting college costs the topic of discussion at library

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College financial consultant Andrew Lockwood will discuss ways to cut the cost of college and avoid student loans on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Westport Library’s McManus Room. Free copies of his ebook, “How to Pay Wholesale for College” will be available for those attending the program, which is free and open to […] [Read More]
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Taking care of the town’s potholes

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During Wednesday night’s Board of Finance meeting, Gary Conrad, the town’s finance director, was giving an update on a number of issues. Then he turned to the Public Works Department, saying that due to the many storms this year, snow removal has left that department about $160,000 over budget. At that point, Finance Board Member Michael […] [Read More]
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