An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 11 Burr Farms Road, off Long Lots Road, is in process. Built in 1952, the one-story ranch has 1,554-square feet and is situated on a one-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
8 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – TEAM Westport 8:45 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Westport Municipal Pension Board 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “MORE Than Words” 10 a.m. – Westport Library – Book Chat 1:15 p.m. – Westport Library – WestportWRITES: Advanced Writing Class 2 p.m. – Westport Library – Hard-boiled—Noir Films Through the Years: “Memento” 2 p.m. – Earthplace – Greens Farms Garden Club “Pollinator Victory Garden: Winning the War on Pollinator Decline” 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help 4 p.m. – Westport Library – Artist-in-Residence Challenge: Logo of Person’s Name Workshop 6 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Planning & Zoning Committee 7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Historic District Commission & Architectural Review Board 7 p.m. – Westport Library – Personal Review of Your College Essay 7 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Camelot” 7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Representative Town Meeting Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, the incumbent Democrat, and Republican challenger Catherine Walsh will square off in a debate Wednesday for the 136th Assembly District.
Republican challenger Cathy Walsh and incumbent Democrat Jonathan Steinberg traded high fives at last month’s shorefest dinner at Sherwood Island State Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce (WWCC) is sponoring the event at noon in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.
Both will field questions submitted from WWCC members and the public, according to WWCC Executive Director Matthew Mandell.
“This is a great opportunity for the business community and others to hear what their current and potential representatives have to say about the economy, jobs, transportation and taxation,” said Mandell.
Members of The Conservative Synagogue of Westport gathered at Compo Beach late today for the Rosh Hashanah ritual of tashlikh in which Jews traditionally proceed to a body of water and symbolically cast off their sins. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Fare increases on Connecticut’s rail and bus systems will take effect in December, Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner (CDOT) James P. Redeker announced today.
Train fares will go up 6 percent, including a previously approved 1 percent increase; bus fares will go up 16.7 percent, or 25 cents on a single one-way CTtransit bus trip.
“As we looked to meet our budget requirements, our primary goal was to maintain all existing bus and rail service statewide for the thousands of people who depend on them every day,” said Redeker. “Combined with other steps to reduce expenses, this fare increase allows us to meet that goal.”
Today’s announcement follows a series of six public hearings around the state on the proposed rail and bus fare increases. Almost 400 people commented on the proposed fares. While some opposed a fare increase of any kind, there were no recommendations to cut service, a CDOT announcement said.