The Saugatuck Bridge

Town gets $1.3 million FEMA grant to replace Saugatuck Bridge

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  The town has been awarded a $1,302,225 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to replace the Saugatuck Bridge, First Selectman Jim Marpe announced Tuesday. Following the recent announcement of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant from FEMA to fully replace the wooden bridge on Harbor Road leading to the town’s Saugatuck Island community, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), […] [Read More]
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Classes in Excel 2007 to be offered Friday at Town Hall

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The American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach will be at Westport Town Hall this Friday, 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 Excel 2007 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an intermediate class in Excel 2007 from 1 to […] [Read More]
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WeGreen Westport Award recipients announced

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The Westport Green Task Force today announced winners of its 2014/2015 WeGreen Westport Awards. First Selectman Jim Marpe will present the awards on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. during GreenUp Westport Day Activities at Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway. Since 2008, the Green Task Force has recognized the efforts of outstanding individuals, including youths, as well […] [Read More]
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“Healing through the Arts” will be presented Sunday at Town Hall

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The Westport Arts Advisory Committee (WAAC) will present its second “TEA Talk” (Thinkers, Educators, Artists) on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium. Both the event and a reception at the Westport Historical Society immediately following are free and open to the public. Entitled Healing through the Arts, TEA Talk will feature professionals […] [Read More]
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Town is accepting tax credit program applications

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The town is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program, sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS), Barbara Butler, the town’s director of Human Services, announced Thursday. The NAA program is designed to provide funding for municipal and tax exempt organizations by providing a corporation business tax credit […] [Read More]
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Changes in the railroad parking permit process announced

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The Westport Police Department Railroad Parking Division has announced the following changes in the parking permit process: The railroad permit waiting list is now available online. Those on the waiting list are required to update their information annually each January.  Reminders will be sent out by email to update their information. Anyone who fails to […] [Read More]
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May 2nd is the town’s annual Clean-up Day

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A Clean-up Westport Day event will take place on Saturday, May 2, as part of the Green Day celebration, Stuart McCarthy, director of Parks & Recreation announced Tuesday. The event is sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department and the Westport Beautification Committee. Free trash bags will be available that day between 9 and 11 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Pure Home creator, Doug McDonald, will be Earth Day speaker at Westport Library

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Pure Home Creator Doug McDonald will discuss a high performance home made with natural materials on Wednesday, Earth Day, at 1 p.m. at the Westport Library. The home doesn’t include any known toxins, according to a press release on the event. It also maximizes comfort levels while minimizing or eliminating its energy footprint, offering a clean air environment as […] [Read More]
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