Board of Assessment Appeals announces deadline for March meetings

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The Board of Assessment Appeals will conduct meetings in March. Appeals will be heard for the assessments on the 2014 Grand List for real estate, personal property; the 2013 Grand List for motor vehicle supplemental and the 2014 Grand List for motor vehicle, according to the Board of Assessment Appeals. The board noted that the real […] [Read More]
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Board of Education and Downtown Master Plan meetings cancelled due to storm

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The Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to the weather and rescheduled to Wednesday, according to school officials.  Wednesday’s meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Staples High School cafeteria. Discussion and action on the superintendent of school’s proposed 2015-16 budget is expected by the board at that meeting. Also […] [Read More]
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Westport First Selectman issues storm statement

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Statement from First Selectman Marpe: A blizzard warning is in effect throughout Connecticut and is anticipated to heavily impact the area tonight through Tuesday. Safety is the utmost priority. If there is a power outage, repairs will be made when it is safe to do so. At the height of the storm, due to high […] [Read More]
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Basement fire rousts Westport family from home

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A fire confined to a small basement room sent residents of a West Branch Road home out into the frigid night air late Monday. The first arriving engine companies, responding to an automated alarm at 11:05 p.m., saw nothing visible, said Shift Commander John Plofin Jr., but residents reported smelling smoke. “Firefighters entered the structure […] [Read More]
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Compo Marina dredging work hours extended

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The town’s Department of Public Works announced today that a request to extend the weekday construction hours until 10 p.m. for work related to the dredging of the Compo Marina basin has been approved.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ permit for the dredging stipulates that in-water work must be completed by Feb. 1, 2015.  Contractor […] [Read More]
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Truck slams into Westport house

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WESTPORT — A 12-passenger van with several people on board struck the garage area of a house on Terhune Drive on Wednesday afternoon, causing visible structural damage. No one inside the van or in the house was injured, said Capt. Brian Meadows, the fire department spokesman. “The driver of the van stated that while dropping […] [Read More]
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Village District Zone informational meeting planned

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 A public informational meeting will be held by the Village District Steering Committee on Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium, Francis Henkels, VDSC chairman, announced Tuesday. The Cecil Group, planning consultants for the project, will present their recommendations for the establishment of the Village District Zone in Westport Center.  The […] [Read More]
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Westport Center study will be presented Dec. 1

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The Village District Steering Committee will hold a meeting next month to present a draft of the National Register Nomination Study for Westport Center, according to Francis Henkels, committee chair. The meeting will take place on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium. Included in the presentation will be the significance of […] [Read More]
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