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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Vintage Paperback Sale takes place this weekend at Westport Library

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There will be a Vintage Paperback Sale at the Westport Library Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday Feb. 16.   The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.   The sale will feature nearly 5,000 books from a single collector.    Complete listing of […] [Read More]
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Top Dog Ribbon Ceremony rescheduled due to impending storm

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Because of the storm predicted for Thursday, the Ribbon Ceremony for Westport’s Top Dog contest has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 27. The event will take place at 4 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium, according to Julie Loparo, Westport Animal Shelter Advocates president. The group is sponsoring the event. The top four finalists were notified following […] [Read More]
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Tax-relief program applications being accepted

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‘Tis the season … tax season, that is. And, in addition to paying taxes, it’s also the time of year to qualify for some tax breaks. Westport Assessor Paul Friia reminds residents that his office and the town Human Services Department are now accepting applications for the state and local tax-relief programs. The local programs […] [Read More]
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