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Compo Playground Time Capsule Unearthed

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Workers finally found a time capsule buried when the playground at Westport’s Compo Beach playground was renovated in 1989. A workman opens the capsule, buried within some old tires, with a jackhammer. The capsule, which contained a 1989 Westport newspaper reporting the playground construction and other items, was unearthed in preparation for construction next month of a new playground. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Westport Town Hall Completes Wi-Fi Installation

First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff announced today that Westport Town Hall has completed installation of a Wi-Fi network allowing free wireless high speed Internet access.

“One of my priorities upon taking office was to upgrade the town’s technology infrastructure and introduction of Wi-Fi Internet access in Town Hall is an important component,” Joseloff said.

The technology will enable town employees as well as visitors to access the Internet on computers, personal digital assistants, and Wi-Fi-enabled cell phones, he said.

Wi-Fi transmitters have been installed throughout the building, providing high-speed coverage in the auditorium, conference and meeting rooms, and offices, Joseloff said.

Olympic Bobsledder to Speak

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Bethany Hart, member of the US Olympic Bobsled Team, will speak at the Center for Senior Activities in Westport on Thursday.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Center for Senior Activities as part of their “Interesting Issues” series, the event will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. with the talk starting at 7 p.m.

Hart has recently returned from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. She will speak about what she considers to be an experience of a lifetime and present slides of her experience.

The event is free of charge and open to all members of the community.  The Center for Senior Activities is located at 21 Imperial Avenue.  For more information, call (203) 341-5099.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


7:30 a.m. –Town Hall Room 309/307 – TEAM Westport Committee
10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
Noon – Westport Arts Center – “Lunch, Look, and Listen: Hypervision Exhibit”
7 p.m. – Town Hall Green Room – Board of Assessment Appeals
7:30 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “English Literature and the Age of Mozart,” Mark Schenker on Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Metro-North Makes Timetable Changes Affecting Westport

Metro-North today announced what it said was its biggest single improvement to train service in 22 years–-expanding early morning and late night service to Westport and other Fairfield and New Haven County communities.

The railroad said the added service of more trains, later trains, and revised train schedules was due to additional revenue. The changes become effective Sunday.

A total of 19 additional weekday and 11 weekend trains (seven Saturday and four Sunday) have been added to the schedule—106 more trains every week.

There is more early service. The railroad said ridership from the 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. time period has increased 23 percent in the last five years. The first trains will now arrive in Grand Central Terminal between 5:40 a.m. and 5:50 a.m.—up to 25 minutes earlier than the current timetable.