News Briefs: Meeting to take place on Bridge Street, LWV debates...
Published 12:00 am, Saturday, October 14, 2017
WESTPORT — The Historic District Commission will hold a public informational meeting for the proposed Bridge Street National Register Historic District on Wednesday, Oct. in Room 309/307 of the Westport Town Hall. The Bridge Street National Register Historic District will be considered by the State Historic Preservation Review Board for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places on Friday, Dec. 1. Prior to that review, the HDC is holding a local meeting to inform the property owners within the proposed boundary of the honorary designation and to provide a forum for discussion and questions. The proposed Bridge Street Historic District encompasses 12-35 Bridge Street, 190 and 192 Compo Road South, 169,179, and 184-189 Imperial Avenue, 1 Saxon Lane (north portion of lot only), and the Saugatuck River Swing Bridge. The boundaries of the proposed district are included on the attached map.
WESTPORT — The League of Women Voters of Westport, in co-sponsorship with the Westport Library and the Westport PTA Council, will hold two debates for candidates. Both debates will be held at Westport Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Charlotte Garrell, former president of the Fairfield LWV and board member of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, will moderate the events. There will also be an opportunity to meet-and-greet the candidates for the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) prior to the debates in the lower lobby level from 6 to 7 p.m. The first debate on Monday, Oct. 16, will feature the candidates for the Board of Education, followed by the Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Assessment Appeals, and for Planning and Zoning. The next debate on Tuesday, Oct. 24, will be for candidates for First and Second Selectman and for the Board of Finance. On both occasions, candidates will have the opportunity to give brief comments, as well as respond to questions collected from the audience and read by the moderator.
WESTPORT — The Westport Woman’s Club is accepting grant proposals for 2017-2018 from Fairfield County nonprofit organizations. Proposals are being accepted until Oct. 31. Grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in the community may be in the form of funds or use of the Westport Woman’s Club House for events. Grants are given each year to deserving organizations in education, health and safety-related programs and in the arts. Last year the Club awarded 28 Community Service Grants to non-profit organizations. For information, contact the club at 203-227-4240 or visit www.westportwomansclub.org.