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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Blood drive planned at Police Department Monday

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 There will be a Blood Drive Monday, Aug. 25, from 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the Police Department on Jesup Road. Enter through the ”library side entrance” of the building. To schedule and appointment, call  1-800 Red Cross / 1-800-733-2767 [Read More]
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Robin Williams Film Festival planned at Westport Library

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The Westport Library is presenting a Robin Williams Film Festival that will feature several films starring the late actor. It is a tribute to Williams an actor, comedian, producer and screenwriter, who died this week. Friday, August 15 at 1 pm Good Morning, Vietnam: An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is […] [Read More]
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Police: Westport man played lawyer to win settlement

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TRUMBULL – Police said a Westport man, passing himself off as a lawyer able to practice in this state, represented a Trumbull woman in the settlement of a car crash lawsuit. Stephen R. Krawitz, 62, settled the case for the local woman, keeping more than $30,000 of the settlement for his own “legal fee,” police […] [Read More]
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Thomas F. Cummings casts ballot in Tuesday's Republican primary at Saugatuck Elementary School. Photo: Anne M. Amato

Slow, and mostly steady, voting in Westport

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From Westport News reporter Anne Amato: “I always think it’s everyone’s duty to be knowledgeable and vote what you think,” Thomas F. Cummings said after voting at Saugatuck Elementary School on Tuesday. “It’s your duty as a citizen.” As of 2 p.m. in Westport,  41 local registered Republicans cast their votes at that school in […] [Read More]
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Presentations on future downtown plans announced

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 As a part of the “Your Downtown” campaign, the Downtown Steering Committee will host a series of three public presentations to inform residents about upcoming downtown projects currently in development, or being planned, First Selectman Jim Marpe announced Thursday. The presentations will take place over the next few weeks with the first one planned for Monday, […] [Read More]
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Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park receives upgrades

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WESTPORT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday broke ground to renovate and modernize the pavilion at Sherwood Island State Park. “With important investments here at Sherwood Island and throughout our park system, we are helping make certain to provide first-rate outdoor recreation opportunities for our residents and visitors for many years to come,” Malloy said. […] [Read More]
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Town’s “Back to School Program” offers backpacks and school supplies

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The town’s 2014 “Back to School Program” will run from Monday, Aug. 4 through Friday, Aug. 8 at Town Hall, according to Barbara Butler, director of the town’s Department of Human Services. This program offers new backpacks and school supplies as well as Walmart and Payless gift cards to income-eligible families with children in Westport, she explained. […] [Read More]
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