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Town Hall takes action to get on top of future road improvements.

A video report on the July 4th celebrations from way up in the sky.

Our in-depth report on the vital role of School Resource Officers.

June property transfers are in.

Calendar Highlights

Tuesday: the popular Art Expo returns to Weston Senior Center.

Thursday: "Let the People Decide" screens in Westport.

See details in our Town Calendar about upcoming Weston events.

Weston Weather

Monday: Partly cloudy, high 86°.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, high 90°.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, humid, high 90°.

Thursday: Overcast, quite humid, high 84°.

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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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.

Continue reading our in-depth report.

And This...

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

About Town: Summer. Let’s keep an eye out for surprises.

Taxes are due July 1. Apparently a rule.

In July, "Let the People Decide" screens.

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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Art Expo Party, July 16

July 6, 2019

Last year’s Art Expo at the Senior Center was a smash hit, so they’re doing it again.

It's a free, open house celebration of art, taking place on July 16 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, featuring a raffle, art demonstrations, discussions, exhibitions, and a film.

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Chris Coogan Quintet, July 14

July 4, 2019

Longtime crowd favorite Chris Coogan and his band perform on Sunday evening, July 14 in a Weston Historical Society “Music at the Barn” summer concert.

The show goes on from 5:30 to 7:30.

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Road Paving in July

July 3, 2019

Weston's Department of Public Works has announced the road paving schedule for this year.

Paving will result in some road closures and detours while the work is done.

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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.

There’s always room for S’mores! With her super sweet personality, and being cute, cuddly, and just a little bit naughty, her puppy shenanigans never fail to make Weston’s Wallace family smile.

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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.

On July 13, the incredibly popular Funky Dawgz Brass Band gets the ball rolling.

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Summer

This is vacation time for many of us. But while it is not entirely unreasonable to believe that nothing happens in Weston during the long school vacation period, if that has been your belief think again!

For one thing, projects involving renovations of any part of the school campus must take place during that time. And during this particular Summer the action is at Hurlbutt...

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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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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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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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Melissa Zales Koller Leaves Board of Finance

June 22, 2019

After 12 years on Weston’s Board of Finance, Melissa Zales Koller stepped down from the office at the end of the board’s June 20 session. She previously served on the Board of Education.

Finance chairman Steve Ezzes said her insight had been “invaluable.”

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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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Weston Young Entrepreneurs Honored

June 14, 2019

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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Nominations Open for Sportsperson of the Year

June 14, 2019

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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Weston Field Club: Latest Developments

June 10, 2019

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

June 7, 2019

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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Memorial Day Memory Lane

May 31, 2019

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.

Other Recent News

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

Weston High School named a national Green Ribbon School.

A second student may have been involved in Middle School threats.

Two former school district employees were arrested.

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

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

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