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To the editor: I find myself amazed that we as citizens are considering incurring at least another $60 million in indebtedness to construct a new school when there is absolutely no conversation … more
To the editor: I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she … more
To the editor: OK Arlene Violet, you are not over the top for Trump. (East Bay Life column, Jan. 10-11). Are/were you over the top for Barak Obama?   The eight years under that president … more
To the editor: In response to the most recent letter from Bill Reed -  Mr. Reed, what do you propose to make Westport schools better? We believe our town should provide quality education for … more
To the editor, The Trump administration recently announced its ecologically devastating plan to open offshore drilling up and down the East Coast.  Can you imagine the destruction an … more
To the editor: Westport heads into the final days before a special Town Meeting that will address important issues and make significant decisions for our town.  Save.Our.Schools- parent … more
To the editor: Spending virtually my entire career in public service, the most important function of government is the education of our young. Having served four communities as town manager or … more
To the editor: Bill Reed, in a recent letter to the editor, asks about why we are building a new $100 million school for a shrinking population in Westport.  He cites figures (for which he … more
To the editor: On the eve of Mother Nature’s recent winter storm whammy, a business with a prominent sign on Main Road jokes, “So much for global warming.” (The same marquee recently … more
To the editor: As a resident of Westport for 50 years and an educator for the Westport Community Schools for 36  years, I fully support the building of a new school, and I urge my fellow voters … more
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