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Town Green hearing well-attended, with some rough spots.

Speaking of rough spots, an update on road paving.

Sales tax-free shopping week starts Sunday.

Weston Public Schools have a new Director of Finance & Operations.

Calendar Highlights

On Saturday, Explore Valley Forge. On foot, on bicycle, on skates or just about anything with wheels, as long as it doesn’t have an engine.

On Sunday, Pancakes & Magic at Lachat Town Farm.

See details in our Town Calendar about upcoming Weston events.

Weston Weather

Thursday: Partly cloudy, fairly humid. High 89°.

Friday: Chance of light rain in early morning. Mostly cloudy, high 80°.

Saturday: Clear, high 79°. In the morning on Valley Forge Road, mid 60s to low 70s.

Sunday: Clear until late in the day, high 77°.

Broad Support for Town Green

August 15, 2019

A Town Green hearing on August 7 attracted a large audience, most of whom support the plan.

Not all commissioners do. While the meeting was largely positive and informative, there were some rough spots.

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Update on Road Paving, August 15

August 15, 2019

At the moment, Town Hall officials are working to reset the paving schedule for six Weston roads. Work was delayed when planned repairs were found to be inadequate. Right now, there is good news and not-so-good news.

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Explore Valley Forge, Saturday

August 19, 2019

Weston Parks and Recreation brings back the popular Explore Valley Forge event on Saturday morning, August 24.

Walkers, runners, bicyclists, skateboarders, and skaters can have the scenic route along the reservoir to themselves. It was quite popular last year. For details and photos…

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And This...

Vendors: reserve spots for the Weston Flea while you can.

July property transfers are in.

About Town: About the Historic District.

Town Hall Comings and Goings, August 8

August 15, 2019

On August 8, the Board of Selectmen accepted a few resignations, made a couple of appointments, and approved two hires. But first, they honored Lyette Segerdahl.

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Dog Jamboree, September 7

August 18, 2019

Last year’s Kiwanis Dog Jamboree was a big success, so they’re doing it again on the morning of September 7.

You can see our report and photos from last year’s Jamboree if you…

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Sales-Tax Free Week Begins August 18

August 15, 2019

Governor Ned Lamont wants you to know that, as part of his budget package passed by the legislature, Connecticut’s sales tax-free week begins Sunday, August 18 and runs through Saturday, August 24.

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New Schools Finance, Operations Director

August 15, 2019

Phillip Cross, a Westport School District administrator, has been appointed Director of Finance and Operations for Weston Public Schools.

Mr. Cross replaces Richard Rudl, who accepted a position in Darien.

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The Real Dogs of Weston

A column just for Weston’s canine citizens, sponsored by Passage East Kennels. Each week, a pawsome dog neighbor.

Blue and August had a tough start in life, arriving at the same Connecticut shelter separately from tough situations in the South. Seven years later, they’re the best of friends, living it up with longtime Weston residents and Passage East owners Joe and Laura Kaddis.

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Should You Go To Urgent Care or Rush To The ER?

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When someone experiences a sudden illness or injury, they know they can go to the emergency department for treatment. What some people may not know, is that an Urgent Care may be able to care for their illness or injury at a lot more affordable rates and less time than a trip to the ER.

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Town Green Plan, August 7

August 5, 2019

Members of the public get a chance to see the Beautification Committee’s concept for a Town Green and share their views at a hearing of the Historic District Commission at 8:00 on Wednesday evening, August 7, in the Town Hall Meeting Room.

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About the Historic District

August 15, 2019

I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the Historic District Commission.

However, I have in my past career as a city planner been an early advocate for using architecture and history as a tool in developing plans for the futures of municipalities.

One of these efforts involved…

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Weston Police Arrest Intruder

August 5, 2019

Weston Police arrested a Ridgefield man at gunpoint after he allegedly intruded at a Wood Hill Road residence and initially refused to leave.

According to the police report, the man was "unable to clearly explain" why he was in the house.

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Bicyclist Runs into a Bear

August 5, 2019

On the morning of August 4, a man ran into a bear on Valley Forge Road.

Easton resident Jim Triano was riding his bicycle southbound. As he approached Troutbrook Lane...

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Gold Award for Weston Girl Scout

August 5, 2019

Weston High School rising senior Elise Russell earned the prestigious Girl Scouts Gold Award with a project to teach young girls how to braid. The program was partly inspired by a book about happiness.

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Republicans Endorse Candidates

August 5, 2019

Weston’s Republican party held a caucus of enrolled members at Town Hall on July 23 and endorsed candidates for November’s municipal election.

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"The Lisa Wexler Show" Now on WICC 600

August 5, 2019

“The Lisa Wexler Show” will now air on WICC 600, Monday through Friday mornings from 10:00 to noon. Judge Wexler has been broadcasting in Fairfield County since 2006.

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Paving Delayed, Plans Reconsidered

July 26, 2019

Paving on six poor-condition Weston roads, scheduled for this week, has been postponed, largely due to a disconnect between expectations and plans.

Less ambitious measures than expected were in store.

A "more robust solution" may be needed, said the First Selectman.

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Improvements Planned Around the Onion Barn

July 26, 2019

The area around the Onion Barn will get a makeover and the most frustrating problem may be solved.

Selectman Stephan Grozinger briefed the Selectmen on how the Onion Barn grounds can be more appealing, serve as a gathering place, and improve emergency response.

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July Board and Commission Appointments

July 26, 2019

This month, the Board of Selectmen filled a vacancy on the Board of Education, Children & Youth Commission, Commission on Aging, and Commission for the Arts.

The Board also created a committee to steer construction of the sidewalks network that will eventually loop around Town Center and beyond.

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Cobb’s Mill Inn: Investment Fund Formed

July 18, 2019

An investment fund is being formed to purchase and restore the iconic Cobb’s Mill Inn.

As we reported in February, the property has drawn interest from Andy Glazer, a developer whose construction of Norwalk’s popular GrayBarns included restoration of the famed Silvermine Tavern.

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Road Woes: We’re Not Alone

July 18, 2019

It turns out that the surprising and premature deterioration of some Weston roads is a problem shared by many municipalities, and the Western Council of Governments (WestCOG) wants to know why.

Over the next several weeks, a UConn lab will collect and analyze road materials that have degraded far earlier than expected.

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Detailed Road Condition Assessment to Begin

July 9, 2019

The Board of Selectmen took action on June 27 to plan for ongoing road improvements.

Every ten-foot segment of Weston's roads will be scanned, rated for condition, and entered into a maintenance database for improved management.

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School Resource Officers: Key to Truly Safe Schools

July 4, 2019

A safe school is not only secured to prevent intrusion, but also protects students from other potential threats.

At the center of it all are two School Resource Officers (SROs) whose role is widely appreciated and under-appreciated at the same time.

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Weston Fourth of July, 2019

July 9, 2019

The Fourth of July offered great weather, great music, great food, and great company.

There were also fireworks.

Our 2-½ minute video report brings you all the highlights from way up in the sky.

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Comings, Goings, & Stayings at Town Hall

July 4, 2019

On June 27, the Board of Selectmen appointed new members to boards, committees, and positions and re-appointed several others.

The Board of Finance and Building Committee get new members. There were also some farewells.

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Weston Gun Club Foundation Donates to Weston Police

June 28, 2019

The Weston Gun Club Community Foundation has donated to the town a large storage unit that will make emergency equipment and lighting gear quickly accessible to police and allow all-terrain rescue vehicles to be stored out of the elements, constantly charged.

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Summer “Music in the Meadow” Series at Lachat

June 28, 2019

A three-concert “Music in the Meadow” summer series kicks off soon at Lachat Town Farm. All ages are welcome. Enjoy food trucks and a cash bar.

Next up, on September 21, Anthem Reggae Band will amaze you.

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Two Bridge Projects Set for 2021

June 28, 2019

Two Weston bridges that cross the Saugatuck River are in need of rehabilitation which will begin in the spring of 2021. Town Engineer John Conte held an information session with residents and the State Department of Transportation at Town Hall on June 25.

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Found Money Goes to Roads

June 22, 2019

State grants Weston once could count on became unreliable in recent years. This year, they arrived.

“We’re going big on roads!” declared First Selectman Chris Spaulding.

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Field Club: Finance Tables Due Diligence

June 22, 2019

On Thursday evening, the Selectmen’s request for funds to conduct due diligence on the possible purchase of Weston Field Club came to the Board of Finance, which didn’t act on it.

"There's nothing to do here,” said chairman Steve Ezzes.

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Democratic Town Committee Endorses Candidates

June 20, 2019

The Democratic Town Committee has announced its slate of candidates for this year’s municipal elections.

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Other Recent News

The proposed Field Club purchase may have come as a surprise to members.

Westport's Board of Finance got upset about bridge repair cost sharing.

Two former school district employees were arrested.

The bill for the school septic failure: $471K.

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