Retirement celebration planned for John Dodig, Staples High School principal

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A celebration is being planned in honor of John Dodig, who is retiring as Staples High School principal at the end of this school year. The event will take place on June 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East. The cost is $45 per person, which includes money […] [Read More]
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Astrophysicist to speak Tuesday night

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The Westport Astronomical Society will host a talk by Statia Luszcz-Cook, a postdoctoral fellow and an obervational astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, Tuesday night. She will be highlighting the ways scientists are using observations of the outer solar system to investigate the solar system formation including the contributions of the New Horizon mission which […] [Read More]
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Preschool screening taking place June 5

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Westport Public Schools will be conducting a screening on June 5 to identify preschool children who are “at risk” for learning under the federal and local Title I eligibility criteria, according to a press release from the school system’s administration. The Title I screening looks at the child’s development in the areas of concepts, language, and […] [Read More]
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Local police to participate in “Click It or Ticket” campaign

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 The Police Department will be taking part in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign later this month, it was announced today. “The Police Department will be actively participating with all state and local law enforcement agencies in a period of enforcement encompassing the Memorial Day weekend,” said Police Capt. Sam Arciola, police spokesman.  “In an […] [Read More]
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Community discussion Sunday on “Why Does This Flyer Matter?”

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A community discussion on “Why Does This Flyer Matter?” will take place Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Westport Library. On the night of Thursday, May 7, flyers containing the slogan, “#White Lives Matter” were left anonymously at a number of residences in Westport. The flyers incited a strong reaction in their attempt to co-opt […] [Read More]
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Longshore swimming pools opening delayed

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The Westport Parks & Recreation Department has announced that due to the severe winter season, the Longshore Pool renovation project will not be completed by Memorial Day weekend.  The opening date for the Longshore swimming pools will be delayed until Saturday, June 20, 2015.    [Read More]
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Children’s author to speak at book expo May 18 at Westport Library

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As a part of the Middle School Book Expo at the Westport Library, author Michaela MacColl will speak about her new historical fiction for teens, The Revelation of Louisa May, which features Louisa May Alcott. Intertwining fact, fiction, and quotes from Little Women, MacColl will talk about her spunky heroine. This event is a part of the expo […] [Read More]
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Westport Rotary Club holds luncheon meeting May 12

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The Westport Rotary Club has announced the selection of 2015 Community Partnership Organizations who will be the recipients of a record $40,000 in financial grants awarded by the club this year. The grants will be presented at the Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting at Branson Hall of Christ & Holy Trinity Church on May 12. This year’s […] [Read More]
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