In 2017, I am anticipating more activity than ever in Westport in a long time. That is saying something, considering the quickening pace of change in our rapidly modernizing town in 2016.
Topping the list of local events coming up, of course, is the election slated for November, featuring a townwide campaign for the Board of Selectmen. If the vigorous, 70-year-old Republican First Selectman Jim Marpe decides to run for a second four-year term — something he could announce any day now — that race would be accompanied by the second and third selectmen (loser of the race for first selectman). The second selectman is normally the running mate with the first selectman, who garners the most votes. The election will take place Nov. 7.