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Senior Center Survey to Be Expanded

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After receiving slightly more than 200 responses on a survey about using the Westport Center for Senior Activities, the Senior Center Long-Range Planning Committee plans to change the survey before it is sent to more than 4,000 senior citizens in late April.

The committee reviewed the initial results today of the survey that was distributed to seniors at various community organizations and in a local newspaper.

The committee received 209 responses, of which 115 use the senior center and 85 do not.

Those who responded also generally preferred weekday programming at the center over weekend, and also do not have transportation problems.

Landon: Don’t Seek Restoration

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Westport Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon is recommending the Board of Education not seek restoration of the $1 million cut from its proposed 2006-07 budget, according to a memo released today.

The board will discuss Landon’s recommendation during its meeting Monday at 8 p.m. in Bedford Middle School.

Last Monday the Board of Finance cut the funds from the proposal saying the cut should be made to the insurance fund. The finance board will hold its restoration hearing on Wednesday.

The changes mean the 2006-07 school budget would be $82 million if the Representative Town Meeting gives its final approval in May. It is a 4.3 percent increase over the current budget of $78.6 million.

Veteran Aerial Photographer at Y’s Men

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Veteran aerial photographer and airplane traffic reporter Morgan Kaolian addressed Thursday’s meeting of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston. Kaolian recounted some of his flying experiences and showed an aerial photo of Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge he is donating to the Westport Historical Society. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

U.S. Olympian Addresses Senior Center Audience

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Bethany Hart, a member of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team, tonight addressed a meeting at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. The event, sponsored by Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities, was part of the center’s “Interesting Issues” series. Hart was a fitness trainer in the center’s fitness room prior to making the Olympics. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com