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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Marpe: Reminder Residents Can ‘Opt Out’ of Yellow Pages

The books have been around for generations, seared into the American psyche with the jingle, “Let your fingers do the walking through the Yellow Pages.” 

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But the internet, as it has with most print media, has put the kibosh on the directories that had once been revered like encyclopedias and used more often.

And now, many see them as bothersome bulky mail, so much so that in May two members of the Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) proposed an Unsolicited Bulky Mail Ordinance. The legislative body is expected to hear it at its next meeting.

And today, First Selectman Jim Marpe’s office reminded residents they have the choice about which directories they would like to receive or stop receiving in the future.

He said residents can also opt-out of future phone book deliveries by visiting https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com/, the Yellow Pages official site.

Marpe issued the reminder saying that he was recently notified that updated Yellow Pages books are scheduled to be distributed throughout Fairfield County beginning on or about Sept. 22 and ending Nov. 8.

He said residents who have any questions or concerns regarding the distribution of Yellow Pages directories may .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“Please provide the following details when contacting the distribution concerns email: name, address, contact information and specific details regarding the nature of the concern,” the announcement said.

Marpe said that those who opt out 60 days in advance of the delivery will not receive the current publication. He added that the opt-out link is also available on the town website.

Marpe said the Yellow Pages notification letter said that data submitted “will never be used for marketing purposes and will never be given to third parties.”

—James Lomuscio

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