Six residents to get a total of $587,411 in FEMA grants

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Westport residents are among the first to receive federal Superstorm Sandy Hazard Mitigation grants, First Selectman Jim Marpe announced Tuesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded six Westport residents a total of $587,441 in grants to assist with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms, Marpe said […] [Read More]
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Absentee ballots for state election available beginning Friday

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Beginning Friday, absentee ballots for the state election, which will take place Nov. 4, will be available at the Town Clerk’s office, Town Clerk Patricia Strauss announced today. They will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registered electors may qualify for the following reasons:             – Active service in the […] [Read More]
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Registrars are completing voters’ list for Nov. 4 election

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The Registrars of Voters will conduct a session to complete the preliminary registry list for the Nov. 4 Gubernatorial Election on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you wish to check whether you are on the registry list, you may do so on the Secretary of the State’s website at www.sots.ct.gov. If you […] [Read More]
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CT Works Career Coach will be at Town Hall Oct. 9

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The CTWorks Career Coach will be at Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 9, Barbara Butler, director of the town’s Department of Human Services, announced Thursday. The career coach will be offering a beginner’s class in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 from 10 a.m. to noon followed by an intermediate class in PowerPoint 2007 from 1 to 3 […] [Read More]
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Dogs allowed back at Compo Beach Oct. 1

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Stuart McCarthy, the director of Parks and Recreation, today announced that dogs will be welcome back at Compo Beach beginning next month. McCarthy has reminded residents that from Oct.1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 the following regulations will be in effect for Compo Beach: Animal Control Enforcement and Leash Restriction Dogs are prohibited from the Pavilion, Playground […] [Read More]
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Registration begins today for Park and Rec programs

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Registration for fall programs offered by the town’s Parks and Recreation began today, according to Stuart McCarthy, parks and rec director. Those interested can walk in, fax or mail their registrations. They can also register online. Registrations will be taken until Monday, Sept. 15. The Parks and Recreation sales office at Longshore is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Police begin major crackdown on texting while driving

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The Westport Police Department along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, announced Friday the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists from texting and/or using hand-held cell […] [Read More]
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Property evaluation gets underway

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Press release from First Selectman Jim Marpe’s office:  Westport Assessor Paul Friia announced Thursday that Vision Government Solutions (“Vision”), the firm contracted by the Town to conduct its town-wide revaluation, will begin visiting homes to collect data the week of September 1.  The inspection process for all Westport residential properties is expected to continue through next […] [Read More]
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