Annual historical society meeting next month

WESTPORT — The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, will take place Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at Wheeler House. All active members of the society are invited to attend.

The principal orders of business will be review of the results of the year 2018, and the election of the members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Council for the year 2019.

Per the bylaws of the society, candidate slates will be made available to society members at least one week prior to the meeting.

Nominations from society members for either the Board of Directors or the Advisory Council for consideration by the Governance Committee may be submitted up to 30 days prior to the annual meeting, by mail to WHS or by email to

Post 63 announces meeting nights for 2019

WESTPORT — August Matthias American Legion Post 63 of Westport will meet at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave., in the Green Room, on the third Tuesday of the month, January through June at 7:30 p.m. The Post invites all eligible veterans to become Legion members. Attending this meeting is the first step to joining the American Legion's team providing service to community, state and nation.

Over the next few months, the post will be planning Memorial Day activities as well as children and youth activities with an emphasis on flag etiquette and community service.

Environmental groups to host recycling workshop

WESTPORT — On Jan. 16, Live Green CT, a Sustainable Development Goals Network, and Earthplace, the Westport-based nature discovery and environmental learning center, will co-host a first-of-its kind regional convening to workshop the issues facing community waste streams.

The issues are the additional costs and lost efficiencies when items are inappropriately discarded in residential and town recycling containers. This interactive workshop will bring together recycling coordinators, solid waste and recycling directors, public works directors, subject matter experts, leaders in hauling and materials management, task force members and community leaders, to identify contamination issues and explore solutions that will reduce recycling contamination and municipal costs.

Participants will leave the workshop equipped with critical knowledge, best practices, collaborative approaches and a support network to start executing plans to improve the efficiency of this critical waste stream. This event is co-sponsored by the town of Westport.

Featured speakers include Sherill Baldwin, state DEEP; Louis Burch, Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Louis Grasso, Urban Mining Northeast; Jennifer Heaton-Jones, Housatonic Resource Recovery Authority; Panel Discussion: Public Works and Recycling Directors representing four local municipalities.

The event will take plat at Earthplace in Westport from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.