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Volume III

Too Soon, Too Much?

The proposal to build a new middle school may have hit a speed bump: a call for a re-think by First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor.

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All Set for Memorial Day Weekend

This year’s Memorial Day Weekend features favorite events the town has enjoyed for decades and a new musical show for everyone.

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The Weather

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 79º, low 58º.
Memorial Day: Morning rain possible, likely after noon. High 70º, low 60º.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 77º, low 61º.

“Citizens of the Year” Named

This year’s annual Weston Police Commission award goes to Carol Baldwin and Ellen McCormick, founders of Lachat Town Farm.

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Valedictorian, Salutatorian Named

Sophie Rutkowski and Natasha Jain have been named valedictorian and salutatorian for Weston High School's graduating class of 2024.

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Letter: What Happened to Civility?

In a Letter to the Editor, a view that signs removed from trees signal a lack of tolerance and “a sad comment on the times.”

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Letter: Evaluate Alternative Scenarios

In a Letter to the Editor, support for the First Selectwoman’s approach to putting school construction into a broader context.

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Veterans Invited for Breakfast

Weston’s Veterans Affairs Group has arranged a continental breakfast for veterans and their families before the Memorial Day Parade.

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Open House for Teen Center

Over Memorial Day weekend, a preview of a new teen resource center in a building behind Norfield Church, to open this autumn.

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On Screen: “Unfrosted”

Susan Granger says when you are as famous and wealthy as Jerry Seinfeld, “you can make whatever kind of movie suits your fancy.”

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On the Table: Brand New Middle School

A proposal to remedy long known issues at WMS is to build a new school, potentially at a cost to Weston taxpayers of $88 million.

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Capital Referendum Passes

By a vote of 780 to 745, the capital budget revised by the Board of Finance won public approval, restoring three items cut at the ATBM.

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SOLFEST Arts & Music Festival, June 22

WestonArts has announced SOLFEST, a day of art and fun and an evening of live music. The call is out to artists and community groups.

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Solar Array Lease OKd

Approval was unanimous at a Special Town Meeting on May 16, greenlighting a lease of transfer station land for a solar array.

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The Blotter

A summary of recent Weston Police Department assignments or call responses and the number of occurrences.

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KMS Team: House of the Week

Sponsored by KMS Team at COMPASS

A delightful home with stunning property features, comfort mixed with old-school cool, a peaceful retreat with access to amenities & schools.

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Why “Dryer Vent Cleaning” Isn’t Enough

Sponsored by Dryer Vent Wizard of Norwalk

Cleaning is an important part of dryer vent servicing, but our work involves much more. Safety and efficiency is our goal.

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The ‘Ugly Offer’ Can Derail Your Dream

Sponsored by Bross Chingas Bross

Some offers risk being summarily dismissed by an agent or owner, costing you an opportunity to buy your dream home.

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Georgetown Road Delays

Expect delays beginning May 28 on Georgetown Road from Redding Road in Georgetown to Trails End Road in Weston for paving and milling.

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Notice: Democratic Caucus

Notice of a caucus on May 28 to endorse the Democratic Registrar of Voters for the November general election and Justices of the Peace.

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On Screen: “Baby Reindeer”

Susan Granger says this is “one of the more bizarre series ever to capture worldwide attention,” all about a comedian and his stalker.

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Westport: What’s Happening

In a podcast, Westport First Selectwoman Jen Tooker and Elaine Daignault discuss mental health and available services.

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DOT Notice: Redding Bridge Replacement

The Department of Transportation will hold a public information session on June 27 regarding a proposed bridge replacement in Redding.

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New Proposal, New Referendum Set

Referendum round two for the capital budget takes place on May 18. One question to be answered yes or no.

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It’s Still a Tie

Ballots cast in the referendum for proposed capital items were canvassed anew by the Registrars of Voters and six assistants, producing the same result.

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Legislature OKs $500,000 for Weston

State Senator Ceci Maher announced passage of a bill containing funds to help Weston recoup some emergency radio system costs.

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Town Votes Yes, Yes, ?

Two of three proposed budgets were approved by voters in the May 4 Budget Referendum. The capital budget vote ended in a draw.

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The Arts Bloom in Weston, June 1

Emmanuel Church celebrates local talent with an evening of art on view and for sale, live music, a silent auction, and wine and cheese.

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Elena Moffly Honored for EMS Work

Ms. Moffly, a Weston EMS crew chief and EMT, was recognized on May 4 by the Building Hope Foundation for her service to the community.

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Weston Greened Up

Weston got a little greener on April 27, as around 80 volunteers took to the streets to pick up litter and debris in the Kiwanis Green Up Day.

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April Property Transfers

12 Weston properties sold in April, 25 in the same month a year ago. Total sales: $17,496,000. Median sale price (excluding land): $1,450,000.

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A New Season of Music in the Meadow

A preview of Lachat’s popular concerts, featuring three acts new to the series and a finale by a favorite. Tickets are on sale now.

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ATBM Resumes, Votes More Cuts

The Annual Town Budget Meeting concluded with over $1 million more budget cuts. Referendum voters now must decide numbers and impact.

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Budgets Reduced at ATBM Opening

For the first time in recent memory, the Annual Town Budget Meeting drew a quorum and voted budget cuts before running out of time.

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Dr. Jerry Brodlie Honored

The late Dr. Brodlie was honored at the season opener of the Sunday morning softball league he managed and played in for over 30 years.

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Weston Police Seek Officer Candidates

Certified officers and entry level candidates are encouraged to apply for an open officer position with the Weston Police Department.

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Obituaries

Bernard Zimmerman, 91, passed away peacefully on April 4. Full obituary.
Robert Phillips Turner, 103, died on March 9 at his home of 70 years in Weston. Full obituary.

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Interview: The State of the Town

On video, the First Selectwoman discusses new budgets, higher home values, a lower mill rate, future priorities, and current projects.

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Budgets Set, Big Mill Rate Drop Projected

Budgets on their way to a vote could reduce the mill rate 28 percent and lower tax bills. The schools will get a bit less than requested.

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Apartments Application to P&Z

Invoking an affordable housing statute, the owner of 107 Georgetown Road seeks an exemption from zoning regulations.

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Spending Bill Includes $963,000 for Weston

Congressman Himes announced that funds in an appropriations bill passed in Washington offset part of Weston’s mobile radio system costs.

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