Drug drop container now in police department lobby

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A permanent prescription drug drop container has been placed in the lobby of the Police Department, Police Capt. Sam Arciola announced Wednesday. “The Westport Police Department recognized the need for a permanent prescription drug container after participating in the Drug Take Back programs over the last several years,” according to  Arciola. “The Drug Drop Container will allow […] [Read More]
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Second Downtown Visioning Workshop planned for June 30

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As part of  the “Your Downtown” campaign, a second Downtown Visioning Workshop will be held on Monday, June 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the McManus Room at the Westport Library, First Selectman Jim Marpe announced Tuesday. The workshop is a critical part of the development of the Downtown Westport Master Plan, he said. The […] [Read More]
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Two new text amendments on zoning commission’s June 19 agenda

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On June 19, the Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to review two text amendments (Amendment #676 and Amendment #677) to the Westport zoning regulations, Laurence Bradley, the town’s Planning & Zoning director announced Tuesday. Text Amendment #676 (Application #14-021) was submitted by the Planning & Zoning Commission to amend the existing excavation and fill […] [Read More]
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Malloy pledges investments in Metro-North

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HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday toured the New Haven Rail Yard and pledged to continue investing in the Metro-North Commuter Railroad. The rail yard is undergoing a $1.15 billion, multi-year upgrade and expansion and Malloy noted that last week the State Bond Commission committed $80 million toward the project, which will pay […] [Read More]
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Man leads police on chase; nearly hits cruisers

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A 35-year-old Bridgeport man is in custody after leading police on a car chase in Westport, Fairfield and Interstate and nearly crashing into two police cruisers on Wednesday,  police said. Nelson Rivera, of East Main Street, in Bridgeport, is facing multiple charges following the Wednesday’s chase. On Wednesday, Westport Police Officer David Scinto observed a […] [Read More]
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Fireworks planned July 3rd at Compo Beach

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The annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration will take place on Thursday, July 3 at Compo Beach, according to the Westport Police Athletic League and the town’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Westport PAL Fireworks are sponsored this year by Melissa and Doug Bernstein, longtime supporters of the local PAL. Ticket sales will began June 1 […] [Read More]
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Westport Republicans to hold annual Spring Gala June 12

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Press release from the Westport Republican Town Committee Tuesday: The Westport Republican Town Committee will host its annual Spring Gala on Thursday, June 12 from 6-10 p.m. at Birchwood Country Club in Westport.  This year’s dinner and awards ceremony will honor four Republicans that have gone above and beyond the ordinary to serve and improve the […] [Read More]
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On/off ramps on Route 15 exit 41 n/b closed Friday night

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Press release from First Selectman Jim Marpe’s office Tuesday: The Selectman’s Office has been notified that the on and off ramps on Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) Northbound Exit 41 in Westport, Connecticut, will be temporarily closed on Friday night, June 6, 2014, in order to repave the ramps.  Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be […] [Read More]
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