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Some places, fear of high taxes and big debt would be good reason to hesitate before voting yes on a near-$100 million school bond. But in Westport, property tax alarm is a bit more difficult to … more
To the editor: Local newspapers have been flooded with letters trying to persuade Westporters to vote yes for a new middle/high school on February 27. Common to these bandwagon letters is that we … more
To the editor: We are writing in support of the new middle-high school proposal in Westport and want to urge our friends and neighbors to vote yes on February 27.   We know thaat we are not … more
To the editor: I have been following the process for the new school building project in Westport and based on comments that I’ve heard, I feel the need to respond. Coming out of eighth grade, I … more
To the editor: Passions are running high on the new Westport school ballot initiative, engaged citizens are listening and reading, debating with each other, and meeting in small and large groups … more
To the editor: This letter is intended for those fellow Westporters who may still be on the fence about the town’s plans to build a new grade 5-12 school on the site of the present Middle … more
To the editor: Again I find myself having to respond to the comments of Bill Reed through a letter. Why is this, you ask? Because Mr. Reed, the spokesperson for the Westport Taxpayers Association, … more
To the editor: Some of you know me as a grandfather, others as a graduate of the Westport public schools. Others may remember me as that father with his wife, watching our daughter or three sons … more
To the editor: I have just read the story about the Pontes land being made available to the town. Before the town or Ag Trust considers this, both the soils and groundwater should be tested. A … more
To the editor, Allow me to respond to Westport’s School Building Committee Chair’s attempt to discredit me in her recent letter. Do we vote for what is printed on the ballot or what Dianne … more
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