Appointments still being taken for no cost, tax assistance program

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Residents are reminded that the no cost, full service AARP/IRS Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, with special attention to seniors and low to moderate income households, is still available, Barbara Butler, director of the Department of Human Services, said Tuesday. Tax preparation and electronic filing of state and federal taxes will be offered at two locations […] [Read More]
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Sunday: Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery

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This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead.  The Westport Fire Department is urging everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report on “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Homes”  reported that three of every […] [Read More]
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Free computer classes offered by Career Coach at Town Hall

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The American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach will return to Town Hall on Thursday, March 12, according to Barbara Butler, director of the town’s Department of Human Services. The Career Coach (formerly known as CTWorks)  will offer a beginner’s class in Word 2007 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an intermediate class in Word 2007 […] [Read More]
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Online registration for Parks and Rec programs begins Monday, March 16

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Online spring and summer program registration will begin Monday, March 16 at 9 a.m., Parks and Recreation Director Stuart McCarthy announced Monday. Walk in, fax and mailed registration, along with online, will then continue at the Parks and Recreation sales office at Longshore during regular business hours beginning on Monday, March 23. “Many programs will […] [Read More]
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Westport Mini Maker Faire: Call for entries now

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Entries are being sought for the fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire at the Westport Library. The event showcasing skills and ingenuity of all kinds is planned for Saturday, April 25. This year’s theme will be “Things That Roll,” and makers whose entries include things that roll will be included on the event’s official website, […] [Read More]
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Program focusing on women over 60 planned for March 19

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Women will be the topic of conversation March 19 at the Westport Historical Society when Sherri Daley hosts a program inspired by “What We Talk About When We’re Over 60,” a book she co-authored with former college roommate Linda Hughes. “Over 60” is a response to the idea that women of a certain age become […] [Read More]
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Dogs the focus of childrens’ event at the Westport Country Playhouse

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Westport Country Playhouse will be all about dogs on Sunday, March 1, when it partners with The Westport Library’s “Reading to Rover” certified therapy dogs, tied into a presentation of the musical “Dog Loves Books” on the Playhouse stage. Children can meet some of The Westport Library’s “Reading to Rover” certified therapy dogs,  between 2 […] [Read More]
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Free computer classes offered

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The American Job Center Southwest’s (formerly known as CTWorks) Career Coach will be at Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 19, according to Barbara Butler, director of the town’s Department of Human Services (DHS).  A beginner’s class in Excel 2007 will be offered from 10 a.m. – noon, followed by an intermediate class in Excel 2007 from […] [Read More]
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