Hands-Only CPR classes offered free of charge Jan. 3

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Hands-Only CPR training classes will be offered next month for the general public, the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS) has announced. The classes are offered free of charge. Students will learn how to perform hands-only CPR (no mouth-to-mouth) for an adult who does not show signs of life. They will also learn how to use an automated external defibrillator […] [Read More]
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Marpe issues holiday message

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe has issued the following holiday message: “The holiday season is upon us and I want to extend my best wishes for peace and prosperity, not just for Westport, but for the world. “We are truly blessed to live in a wonderful town where people are passionate about the community. We […] [Read More]
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Church finds location for its Christmas gathering

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A Community Christmas Open House will take place Christmas Day from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Senior Center, according to The Rev. Alison Patton, pastor at the  Saugatuck Congregational Church. Patton said that, unlike in previous years, this won’t be a sit-down meal, but rather a reception with snacks, music and entertainment. The congregational church has […] [Read More]
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Club for middle school students holds winter session

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Human Services Director Barbara Butler announces the scheduling of a winter session of the Toquet Leadership Club (TLC) for the town’s middle school students in grades 6 and 7. The five-week program held at Toquet Hall will run on Wednesdays after school, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. from Jan. 15 to Feb. 12. This program combines the principles and practices […] [Read More]
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Library event offers Julia Child-inspired three course dinners

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The Westport Library is presenting “Dine Around Town With Julia!” The dinners, which will be offered at a different venue each week in January, will feature Julia Child-inspired three course meals, including wine. Dinners start at 7 p.m. and cost $100 per person. On Jan. 8, the event will take place at Post 154; on […] [Read More]
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Marpe praises Mandella

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All flags at Westport Town Hall — U.S., state and town — are at half staff today in memory of South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe issued a statement praising Mandella’s legacy. “Westport gives pause to remember a larger than life leader who passed away yesterday,” Marpe said. […] [Read More]
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Multicultural awareness focus of essay contest for high schoolers

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TEAM Westport is sponsoring an essay contest, along with the Westport Library, for students in grades 9 to 12 to promote a greater awareness of multicultural issues. The essay is for students who attend school in Westport or who live in town but attend school elsewhere. According to the US Census, 30 years from now racial […] [Read More]
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Golfing season ends at Longshore

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Fore no more. At least until next spring. The town’s  Longshore Golf Course has closed for the season as of the end of play Thursday. “On behalf of the town of Westport, Golf Professional John Cooper, acting Superintendent Brian Sepot and the entire staff at Longshore, we extend our appreciation to our loyal customers and […] [Read More]
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