Connecticut, Westport graduation rates rise

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HARTFORD — Connecticut’s high school graduation rate increased for the fourth consecutive year, state officials announced on Wednesday. In addition, the gap between graduation rates of black and white students, Hispanic and white students, and students deemed economically disadvantages and not has also narrowed. Statewide there was a 0.7 percent increase in the percentage of […] [Read More]
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Town plans to apply to FEMA’s flood mitigation assistance program

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The following is a press release from the office of Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury: The Town of Westport announced Tuesday its intent to apply to FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program for mitigation of structures in its coastal flood zones.  The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate risk […] [Read More]
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RTM member Don Bergmann resigns

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Don Bergmann has resigned his position on the Representative Town Meeting, according to an email Tuesday from the office of First Selectman Jim Marpe. It says the town, in accordance with the Town Charter, will be filling the vacancy left by Bergmann, who has represented District 1 since November 2011. “I wish to thank Don […] [Read More]
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Inclusionary Housing Zone changes proposed

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On May 15, the Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to review a text amendment to the Westport Zoning Regulations. Laurence Bradley, Westport Planning & Zoning director, announced Thursday. Text Amendment #674 (Application #14-016) has been submitted by Richard Redniss, consultant for Coastal Construction Group, to the Westport Planning & Zoning Commission to modify the zoning […] [Read More]
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$3 million in state bonds slated for Route 33 project

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State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport) has announced the approval of the state bond allocation bill on the floor of the House late Tuesday evening.  The bill,  SB 29,  authorizes and adjusts bonds of the state for capital improvements and transportation.    As part of the bill, Westport will be in line to receive $3 million for completion […] [Read More]
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Robert Satter named Memorial Day Grand Marshal

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Robert Satter, a veteran of World War II, has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 26, William Vornkahl, president of the Westport Veterans Council, announced Wednesday. Satter volunteered for active duty in World War II in November of 1942.  Serving as a radio operator […] [Read More]
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Records Division at PD closed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday

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The Westport Police Department Records Division will be closed on Thursday from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. so that employees may attend the funeral of Janet Stefan, the Records Division’s Railroad Parking clerk.     [Read More]
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Marpe names search committee for operations director post

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    First Selectman Jim Marpe has appointed a five-person search committee to interview candidates for the position of the town’s operations director. The committee will be chaired by Pete Wolgast, who served as executive assistant to a former first selectman. The committee also includes Ralph Chetcuti, the town’s personnel director; Karen Hess, communications specialist; Dan […] [Read More]
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