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Field Club members may have been surprised by the Town's offer.

The Selectmen initiated the possible purchase of the Weston Field Club.

May property transfers.

Calendar Highlights

Coming up on Sunday the 23rd, Music at the Barn features Logical Pretzel, a Steely Dan cover band.

See details in our Town Calendar about upcoming Weston events.

Weston Weather

Tuesday: Rain all day and into the night. High 70°.

Wednesday: Overcast in the morning, mostly cloudy in the afternoon. High 72°.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, high 75°.

Weston Young Entrepreneurs Honored

Weston High School seniors Lilly Garone and Garrett Meyerson were honored as Young Entrepreneurs by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Garone and Mr. Meyerson were recognized for their business acumen, enthusiasm, and drive.

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Honors for Baseball Star Myles Lehrman

Weston High School sophomore Myles Lehrman, class of 2021, has been named to the Southwest Conference All Conference baseball team, Rookie of the Year, and selected for the All-State First Team in Connecticut’s L baseball class.

Mr. Lehrman’s season statistics were impressive.

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Nominations Open for Sportsperson of the Year

Nominations are now open for the Weston Sports Commission’s annual Sportsperson of the Year award.

The award recognizes the person who has made the greatest contribution to the Weston sports community from July 2018 through June 2019.

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And This...

In July, "Let the People Decide" screens.

Weston High School graduates are almost on their way. Here are their colleges.

About Town: Green Town, Town Green.

Weston Field Club: Latest Developments

It appears members of the Weston Field Club were among those taken by surprise last week with our report that the Town of Weston has offered to purchase the club.

A letter to members at the end of the week by Field Club leadership, written “to set the record straight,” may have inadvertently done the opposite.

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Selectmen Act on Field Club Purchase

The Board of Selectmen voted on June 6 to take steps that could conclude with the purchase of the Weston Field Club for use as a town amenity.

The Board authorized First Selectman Chris Spaulding to sign a non-binding purchase and sale agreement, continuing a process that began discreetly some time ago.

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Results: Town Clerk Change

122 ballots were cast in today's vote to decide whether the Town Clerk position should be changed from elected to appointed.

The measure passed 83-29.

Continue reading our previous article about why the change was made.

Students Shine in Civic Affairs, Music

Ms President elects a president of Westonia, Weston High School students and their advisor are honored by Builders Beyond Borders, and Weston Middle School musicians dazzle at Music in the Parks.

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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.

Chip, Chip, Hooray! Meet Chip, a super-friendly young pit bull/husky mix who proudly adopted the Diamond family of Weston.

This super-dog is truly a Diamond in the ruff.

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Students Shine in Sports

Weston Soccer Club’s U15 Girls Soccer team win a big tournament, a national championship for two Weston skaters, Weston teens mentor underserved youth in Play Ball for All, and a Weston athlete stands out (at another school).

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Memorial Day Memory Lane

Let's say you missed Memorial Day weekend festivities or just want to relive them. But you only have three minutes. We've got you covered.

Catch our three-minute video report from the ground and from the sky. We also have a super-duper slideshow from the parade.

Green Town, Town Green

What is it about Weston that tugs at my heartstrings so much?

One thing could be what happens at the beginning of many meetings of the Board of Selectmen. Wherein a lengthy proclamation is read by the First Selectman honoring Westonites of various ages and sizes for their devotion to our town, and their efforts on its behalf...

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Westport Finance Board: Anger About Cost Sharing

On May 23, members of Westport’s Board of Finance accused Weston of being disrespectful, bad neighbors, and threatened to increase the price of beach passes to retaliate for Weston’s position on cost sharing to rebuild a bridge on Cavalry Road.

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Weston High Named National Green Ribbon School

The U.S. Department of Education has named Weston High School a Green Ribbon school for its work to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and provide effective sustainability education.

The school is one of only 25 in the nation to receive the award this year.

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Middle School Threats Said to Involve Second Student

Middle School parents were advised that a second pupil was involved in an incident where threatening statements were made.

The wording of of a communication led many to conclude that a second incident had occurred. It had not.

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Wingman to Run at Weston Middle School

A youth leadership program called “Wingman” will begin running at Weston Middle School.

The program aims to inspire children to be more empathetic, courageous, and inclusive by connecting students, especially those who feel alone and isolated, with volunteer leaders.

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Former School District Employees Arrested

Two former school district employees have been arrested on warrants for second-degree larceny.

Rocco Popoli, the district’s former Working Grounds Foreperson, and David Lustberg, formerly Transportation Coordinator, turned themselves in to Weston Police.

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Spaulding, Nestor Announce Candidacies

First Selectman Chris Spaulding announced his bid for re-election this evening, and Selectman Samantha Nestor announced her candidacy for a full term on the Board.

"I'm eager to continue fulfilling the agenda I set when first taking office," said Dr. Spaulding.

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School Septic Failure Bill: $471K

On Thursday, May 9, the boards of Selectmen and Finance approved a special appropriation of $470,834 for remediation of a septic system failure in February at Weston Middle School.

No one appears to know exactly what went wrong.

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Town Center Workshop: Tightly Focused on Details

A second planning workshop for Town Center was held on Saturday, May 4 at Weston Intermediate School. The session was a follow-up on general ideas for the area around the Town Hall campus.

You can still take part (for a while) if you missed it.

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Weston High Receives College Success Award

Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell announced today that Weston High School and forty other Connecticut high schools have won the 2019 College Success Award by GreatSchools, a national nonprofit organization.

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Voters Approve Budgets

In very light turnout, voters today approved operating budgets for the Town and Board of Education. The Capital Improvements budget also passed.

First Selectman Chris Spaulding said he was "again disappointed by declining turnout," but added that he "appreciates voters approving the budgets. Now we get back to doing the town's business."

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Other Recent News

Students were honored by the Board of Education for academics and sports.

Parents confronted school officials about the condition of ball fields.

Middle School threat not taken lightly.

The health district urges measles vaccinations.

Links to all previous articles can be found in our Previously section. Thanks for reading Weston Today.

Letters

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