Dogs allowed back at Compo Beach Oct. 1

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Stuart McCarthy, the director of Parks and Recreation, today announced that dogs will be welcome back at Compo Beach beginning next month. McCarthy has reminded residents that from Oct.1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 the following regulations will be in effect for Compo Beach: Animal Control Enforcement and Leash Restriction Dogs are prohibited from the Pavilion, Playground […] [Read More]
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Registration begins today for Park and Rec programs

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Registration for fall programs offered by the town’s Parks and Recreation began today, according to Stuart McCarthy, parks and rec director. Those interested can walk in, fax or mail their registrations. They can also register online. Registrations will be taken until Monday, Sept. 15. The Parks and Recreation sales office at Longshore is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Police begin major crackdown on texting while driving

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The Westport Police Department along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, announced Friday the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists from texting and/or using hand-held cell […] [Read More]
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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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