Sunshine Rotary Club is accepting grant applications from non-profits

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The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club’s Charitable Giving Committee has announced that it is now accepting applications for 2014. Last year Sunrise Rotary approved 17 grants to non-profit organizations actively involved in Westport, Norwalk, Darien and Bridgeport.  “Rotary members give their talent, time and resources to provide financial assistance to local social services organizations as well […] [Read More]
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Three-day “Not Yet Famous Artists” workshop offered kids ages 5 to 12

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The “Not Yet Famous Artists” workshop for kids will take place over three days at the Westport Historical Society. Kids who like to draw and paint will have the chance to brush up on their skills during this three-day February vacation break workshop.  The program, for ages 5 to 12,  running from Tuesday, Feb 18 to […] [Read More]
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PageTurners Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday at library

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The PageTurners Book Discussion Group meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Sheffer Reading Room of the Westport Library. The group will be discussing  The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye. It’s 1845, and New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two events will […] [Read More]
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First selectman gives update on today’s snowstorm

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First Selectman Jim Marpe says that Town Hall offices are now closed for the day so that staff can get home safely during the break in the storm.   He said the town’s snow plow drivers were called in this morning at 4 a..m. and were plowing during the early stages of the storm. “They are now […] [Read More]
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Town deals with 9th snowstorm of the season

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It was a quiet day at Town Hall today, according to First Selectman Jim Marpe, who said people must have heeded the warning to stay home and off the roads during the snowstorm. He said that, although there were Town Hall employees working today, no one showed up at Town Hall to do any business. […] [Read More]
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Send us your snow photos, Westport!

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Another nor’easter is at hand, and we want your snow photos! Email them to ed@ctnews.com, and we’ll share them on our site. Find live updates about the storm—and a live weather map—here. See the damage the storm caused on its way across the country. [Read More]
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Staples High School announces winners at recent Science and Engineering Fair

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  The Staples Science Research Program participated in the Southern Connecticut Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (SCISEF) at Newtown High School on Feb. 8.  There were 250 student projects from 10 school districts across Fairfield County.  In total, 36 of Staples High School’s research students competed in the fair and six were recognized by the judging […] [Read More]
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Town’s Warm Up Fund continues to accept donations

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  The Westport Warm Up Fund 2013 is continuing to accept donations, Barbara Butler, Department of Human Services director, reminded residents Tuesday.  A collaborative community effort to help qualified residents who receive state heating assistance, the Warm Up Fund gives an extra delivery to provide heat for these vulnerable households.  “It’s been a challenging winter […] [Read More]
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