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Westport Public Schools designated Best Community for Music Ed in America

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The Westport Public Schools is pleased to announce that, for the second consecutive year, Westport has been honored as a designated “Best Community for Music Education in America” by the NAMM Foundation. NAMM is a national non-profit foundation for supporting music education, the SupportMusic Foundation, and the National Association for Music Education. The following is […] [Read More]
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School system is first in state to connect to the CT Education Network

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The Westport Public Schools has become the first K-12 school district in the state to connect to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) using Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), school officials announced Wednesday.   Like at-home Internet providers Optimum Online and AT&T, CEN provides Internet access to all K-12 school districts, libraries, and state universities throughout Connecticut.  Using […] [Read More]
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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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