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WESTPORT — Special Town Meeting (attendance 1,005) voters approved it a month ago, now Westport’s proposed new middle-high school goes back to the voters for one final test. The $97 … more
VERONA, NY —Two Westport residents were among three people killed in a one-car rollover crash Wednesday morning on the New York State Thruway between exits 33 and 34 about 35 miles east of … more
WESTPORT — Supporters of the new school ballot question report that that signs have been stolen and that several businesses have taken heat for expressing support of the project. They issued the … more
Some places, fear of high taxes and big debt would be good reason to hesitate before voting yes on a near-$100 million school bond. But in Westport, property tax alarm is a bit more difficult to … more
To the editor: Local newspapers have been flooded with letters trying to persuade Westporters to vote yes for a new middle/high school on February 27. Common to these bandwagon letters is that we … more
Student charged with making terrorist threats A 17-year-old student who allegedly made threats about shooting up Westport Junior-Senior High School Friday faces a felony charge of making … more
Over half of the donated oars and paddles — the older and more weatherbeaten the better, have been painted and decorated by top area artists in advance of the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s … more
Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed Alliance holds its Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 4 at … more
To the editor: We are writing in support of the new middle-high school proposal in Westport and want to urge our friends and neighbors to vote yes on February 27.   We know thaat we are not … more
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