Westport PAL ice skating rink opens for the new season Friday

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The Westport PAL  ice skating rink at Longshore is ready to kick off the new season with a newly expanded rink, extended weekend hours, and an improved DJ sound system, Westport PAL (Police Athletic League) president Capt. Sam Arciola announced Tuesday. The new season will begin Friday with extended weekend hours for the public until […] [Read More]
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Police announce annual Holiday Toy Drive

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A Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged children throughout Fairfield County and beyond will take place next month. The annual toy drive, sponsored by the Westport Police Department Local Union #2080 and Police Benevolent Association, will take place in the parking lot of The Athletic Shoe Factory at 1560 Post Road East. New, unopened and unwrapped toys, […] [Read More]
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Road closure Tuesday morning as Kemper Gunn House is moved

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The First Selectman’s office announced today that a section of Elm Street will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for the move of the Kemper Gunn House from its current location on Church Street to the Baldwin Parking Lot on Elm Street.  There will be no impact on Church […] [Read More]
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Bedford Middle School students participate in “Run for Kids”

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More than 30 students from Bedford Middle School participated in the Save the Children’s “Run for Kids” at the Wakeman Fields this week. The students were able to run as many half mile laps as they chose to contribute to the school goal of 26.2 miles. The students ran a combined 68.5 miles.  Donations went […] [Read More]
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Drunk driving simulation set for Saturday at Staples High

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The Westport Police Youth Collaborative (WPYC) and the Teen Awareness Group (TAG) will be conducting a “Drunk Driving Simulation” at Staples High School on Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the high school’s football field. This is a one-day program, presented by the Westport Police Department in collaboration with […] [Read More]
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Construction at Greens Farms train station begins Thursday

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 There will be construction at the Greens Farms train station beginning Thursday, according to the Police Department’s Railroad Parking Division. The work will involve the removal of the wooden steps that lead up from New Creek Road to the platforms on both sides of the tracks. A new foundation will be set and new granite […] [Read More]
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Arts, technology focus of TEA Talk this month

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First Selectman Jim Marpe will present opening remarks on Sunday,  Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Westport Town Hall Auditorium when the Westport Arts Advisory Committee (WAAC) presents its first “TEA Talk” (Thinkers, Educators, Artists). Both the event and a reception at the Westport Historical Society immediately following are free and open to the […] [Read More]
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Selectmen accept “Three Foot Law” signs from bicycle club

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At its meeting on Oct. 8, the Westport Board of Selectmen, acting in its capacity as Traffic Authority, unanimously accepted three “3 Feet Please” signs donated to the town by the Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club.  These signs publicize Connecticut’s three foot law, which requires that drivers allow at least three feet of separation when overtaking […] [Read More]
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