It’s time to renew your railroad parking permits

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The expiration date for all railroad parking permits is June 30, according to a press release from the Police Department’s Railroad Parking Division Tuesday. Renewal letters have been sent out to all permit holders. For the first time, permit renewal letters have been sent by email to permit holders with a valid email address on […] [Read More]
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Residents reminded to apply for tax relief programs

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Residents are reminded that the Assessor’s Office and the Human Services Department are continuing to take applications for the state and local tax relief programs, Assessor Paul Friia announced today.  The programs are open to homeowners who are totally disabled or who have reached the age of 65 by the date of application.  Application deadlines for […] [Read More]
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Bicycle response training offered regional EMS and police

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The following is a press release from Westport EMS: Westport Emergency Medical Service is sponsoring a Bicycle Response Certification Training Program for regional EMS and police personnel. The four days of training began last weekend and continues this weekend. Participating in this program are members of Westport EMS, Stratford EMS, Greenwich PD, Hamden PD, and Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Town’s annual community shred day announced

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The town will hold its sixth annual community shred day on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at 180 Bayberry Lane (Westport/Weston Health District), First Selectman Jim Marpe announced this week. Residents may shred up to eight paper bags (bags recycle, too), or three boxes (12 inches by 18 inches), per household.  Each […] [Read More]
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Ribbon cutting planned for new Myrtle Avenue company

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The following is an announcement from First Selectman Jim Marpe’s office: First Selectman Jim Marpe will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony and extend an official welcome on May 13 at 2 p.m., as Brightlight Capital Management, a long/short small cap value manager, opens its new office at Sconset Square on Myrtle Avenue. Marpe welcomes the […] [Read More]
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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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