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Setting Up For Book Sale

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Workers today set up tents in preparation for the Saturday, July 14 kickoff of the Westport LIbrary’s 26th annual summer book sale. According to library staff members, the sale inventory will be transported to the tents and organized starting Monday. The event features 70,000 items in over 50 categories and includes hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction, art and photography, literature, poetry and history, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and audio books. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Robert T. Duffy, 86

Robert Thomas Duffy of Lecanto, Florida, a former Westport resident, died July 4 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 86.

He was born at home in Westport on Sept. 22, 1931 and had resided in Westport for 68 years prior to moving to Florida.

He is known as Westport’s most avid clammer. He played football and baseball for Staples High School and in 1978 received the Sportsman of the Year award from the Westport Sportsman Club. 

He was also proud of the fact that he served in the honor guard for the Nash Engineering Band. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the VFW Post 4252 in Florida, the Joseph Clinton VFW Post 399 in Westport and the American Legion Post 237.

Friday, July 6, 2018


10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – downtown Westport – Sidewalk Sale
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “SELECTS 2018”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport”
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
6:30 p.m. – Saugatuck Plaza – Corn Fed Dogs
8 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Billy & the Showmen

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

North Ave. Water Tanks Hearings Set for Thursday, July 12

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will host two public comment sessions Thursday, July 12 at Town Hall on Aquarion Water Company’s construction of two water storage tanks on North Avenue, First Selectman Jim Marpe announced today.

The first session is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the auditorium, the second at 7 p.m. in Room 201/201A.

According to PURA’s announcement, nine immediate property owners and 76 residents submitted a petition in October requesting that the PURA review the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) approval for Aquarion to build two concrete water storage tanks located at 63-67 North Ave..

The hearings are designed to allow the petitioners to be heard, PURA said, adding that the authority may offer further hearings as deemed necessary.