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A few of your favorite things – about Westport

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The California-based real estate site Movoto recently named the 10 best places to live in Connecticut, and Westport made the list. They ranked towns and cities based on the following 7 criteria: Total amenities Quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and student-teacher ratio) Total crimes Tax rates […] [Read More]
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“Honoring the American Flag” is the Memorial Day float contest theme

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The theme for the 2014 Memorial Day float contest will be “Honoring the American Flag,” the Westport Veterans Council announced Wednesday. There will be certificates awarded in the following categories:  best development of theme, best youth organizational float, most creative, best community organization, most colorful, and the best overall float. On Memorial Day — Monday, May […] [Read More]
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Town is accepting Tax Credit Program applications

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The town is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program sponsored by the CT Dept. of Revenue Services (DRS), according to Barbara Butler, the town’s director of Human Services. The NAA program is designed to provide funding for municipal and tax exempt organizations by providing a corporation business tax […] [Read More]
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“Knit One, Nibble One” class offered at senior center

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The Westport Center for Senior Activities will be offering a class where healing shawls will be made for women diagnosed with cancer. These cozy shawls provide a comfort to women battling this disease. A tote bag with yarn, needles, directions and a gift of Nelle’s Nibbles is included in the  $25 per person cost of the […] [Read More]
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“Geek Your Fashion” advice offered Monday, March 24

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Do you use a new or different material to make wearable items? Add technology to ordinary items? 3D print wearables? A twist on something we know and love? Create ways to interact with your clothes? Are you interested in wearable technology and don’t know where to start? Come to the Westport Library’s McManus Room Monday, March 24 […] [Read More]
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Lavielle: School districts should set their own calendars

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In Wednesday’s Education Committee meeting in Hartford, State Representative  Gail Lavielle (R-143) introduced legislation that would have eliminated the requirement for school districts to adopt uniform regional school calendars. Her proposal, which she raised in an amendment to a related bill, did not pass after much discussion by the committee. The adoption of uniform regional […] [Read More]
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Green Task Force plans Solar Photovoltaic Workshop

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  A Solar Photovoltaic (electricity) Workshop will take place on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, the town’s Green Task Force announced Thursday. As part of Westport’s Thermal Imaging and Energy Efficiency Program, for a limited time, Westport homeowners can benefit from a 15 to 25 percent discount on […] [Read More]
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Staples High School student gets MIT summer internship

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As a Staples High School freshman, Zach Effman heard Dr. Nicholas Morgan talk about the Authentic Science Research course he co-teaches. Over the next three years, Zach learned, he could hone in on an important topic; discover how to truly research it, then follow it through the many inevitable highs and lows of hands-on science. […] [Read More]
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