Lavielle opposes bill that would create a state-run retirement fund

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The following is a press release from the office of State Rep. Gail Lavielle: HARTFORD – Commerce Committee Ranking Member State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) today joined House and Senate Republicans and a group of business advocates and financial advisors in opposition to SB 249, a bill that would create a state-run retirement fund and require […] [Read More]
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Zoning Commission members will be taking email questions

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The Planning & Zoning Commission will begin a trial period in May for accepting questions from residents via email during its public hearings, Chip Stephens, zoning commission chairman, announced Thursday. The commission agreed to adopt this policy at its April 10 meeting. The trial period will begin at the commission’s May 1st public hearing and […] [Read More]
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Westport Country Playhouse receives NEA grant

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  The following is a press release from the Westport Country Playhouse: The Westport Country Playhouse is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant announced by Joan Shigekawa, NEA acting chairman. The Playhouse is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support its community engagement initiative, “Threads […] [Read More]
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College president pays $3,000 for alleged ethics code violations

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The following is a press release from the State of Connecticut Office of State Ethics: Hartford – Dr. David Levinson, president of Norwalk Community College (“NCC”), entered into a consent order settling allegations that he violated the Code of Ethics when he authorized the use of state funds to pay for his wife’s attendance and/or […] [Read More]
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Arbor Day ceremonies planned

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The Westport Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with a special event on Friday, April 25, in front of  Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.. First Selectman Jim Marpe will kick-off this year’s Arbor Day celebration at 2 p.m. with an Arbor Day Proclamation, followed by introductory remarks from Tree Warden Bruce Lindsay.   From 2-5 p.m., there […] [Read More]
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Public invited to meet ValleyCrest Golf Course Maintenance group

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The public is invited to meet the key managers of ValleyCrest Golf Course Maintenance on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium, Stuart McCarthy, Parks and Recreation director announced this weeki. The town and ValleyCrest signed a 3-year contract effective January 1, 2014 for ValleyCrest to maintain the 18-hole municipal golf course […] [Read More]
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Program to help unemployed planned for May

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The following is a press release from State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg: Connecticut’s unemployment rate remains higher than the national average.  There are jobs out there, but matching the unemployed with a job opening is not so cut and dry.  Not everyone can use websites to find jobs, particularly in the local economy, and newspaper want ads or signs […] [Read More]
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Rare guided tour of permanent art collection slated for May 10

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The following is a press release from the Westport Library: RARE GUIDED TOUR OF WESTPORT SCHOOLS PERMANENT ART COLLECTION–May 10 “The possibilities of education multiply when students and faculty have access to…original works of art,” noted the late artist, art historian and Greens Farms art teacher Burt Chernow, who started the Westport Schools Permanent Art […] [Read More]
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