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Chamber to Host ‘Legislative Wrap Up’ Talk Friday

A legislative wrap up on the recently finished 2014 state General Assembly session will be the focus of the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce meeting scheduled in association with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) for Friday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.

State Sen. Toni Boucher, Rep. Gail Lavielle and Rep. Jonathan Steinberg are scheduled to participate, said Matthew Mandell, the chamber’s executive director.

“This is a great opportunity to hear directly from your state representatives,” he said. “It will be an informal discussion, so attendees will be able to participate.”

He noted that state legislators considered “many bills impacting business and company bottom lines in this year’s session in Hartford.”

June 23, 2004 – Dogs at the Beach

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WestportNow today launches a new feature, Today in WN History, a look back at some of the events WestportNow covered in past years. The caption on this picture from June 23, 2004: The Westport Board of Selectmen tonight voted 2-1 (Izzo opposed) to endorse Parks and Recreation Dept. regulations that delete a “sunset clause” from controversial rules governing dogs at Compo Beach. The issue is now likely to go before the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) which has inserted the clause two years in a row so it could review the regulations governing dogs off leash in the non-summer months. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Monday, June 23, 2014


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Scents & Soles”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover … “
3 p.m. – Westport Library – Teen: Maker Mondays
4:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Arduino Workshops
7 p.m. – Westport Library – Sonny Fox: Profiles from the Golden Age of Musicals

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Celebrating Undefeated Season

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Westport’s U12 Blue soccer team today finished its season undefeated with a 4-0 win over Newtown at the upper Long Lots field. Pictured are (l-r, bottom row) Nick Heim, Evan Seigal, Joseph Crise, Vignesh Kareddy, Benny Feuer, Drew Halperin; (top row) Coach Amar Bellara, Lars Djuve, Chet Ellis, David Basich, Teddy O’Kane, Avi Shein, Tadeo Messenger, and Assistant Coach Neil O’Kane. Not pictured: Emerson Anvari, Assistant Coach Alex Anvari, Joshua Dedomenico, Mathis De Vos, Andrew Lau, and Michael Lau. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Great Day for a Run

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UPDATE The Fairfield Half Marathon returned to Westport roadways today for the second consecutive year after an absence of several years. Almost 4,000 persons took part. The runners are seen on Greens Farms Road about to turn on to New Creek Road at the Green’s Farms Metro-North station. Wegi Habtamu Arga of Ethiopia finished first in 1:05:31. See complete results here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com