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RTM rejects attempt to ban sale of recreational marijuana

Marijuana, which is classified by the Federal Government as a Schedule I drug, has been legalized by 11 states and Washington, DC in recent years. Many believe that Connecticut’s State Legislature will legalize it within the next few legislative sessions.

Andreas Lolis ’21, Paper News Editor

October 6, 2019

The Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) voted down an ordinance that would ban the sale of recreational marijuana in Westport for two years if and when the state legalizes it. Jimmy Izzo, RTM Member and Chair of the Public Protection Committee, introduced the ordinance along with RTM Member Greg...

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Eliza Llewellyn, Web Managing Editor

January 31, 2014

At the Dec. 11 Board of Finance meeting, news of a shortfall of roughly $1.9 million shook the board. Since then, questions have revolved around who’s to blame and how to make up the deficit. “I was shocked when I heard the amount,” Board of Finance member Mike Rea said.  “It was a perfect storm,...

Board of Education talks budget

John Klinge, a member of the Representative Town Meeting, shares his opinion on the Health Insurance Fund Review Committee.

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

January 9, 2014

On Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. the Board of Education (BOE) meeting attracted parents and members of the Westport community due to the current deficit of approximately $2 million. The main topics of the night included an update and action plan for the 2013-14 budget and a proposal for the Superintendent’s...

BOE To Vote On Landon’s Budget Feb. 1

Elliot Landon and other board members listen during a recent BOE meeting. |Eric Essagof '12

January 29, 2010

Kate McNee '11 Copy Editor As the school year progresses and the effects of last year’s controversial budget cuts continue to be felt, the Board of Education (BOE) is again beginning the process of preparing a budget for the next school year. On Jan. 5, Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon p...

RTM Talks Over Library Cuts, Retirement Plans, and Custodial Services

RTM Talks Over Library Cuts, Retirement Plans, and Custodial Services

May 14, 2009

Image via Wikipedia A Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) was held May 4 to approve the 2009-2010 Board of Finance (BOF) proposed town budget, decreasing .53 percent from the previous year. RTM members emphasized discussion of cuts concerning the Westport Public Library, custodial services at the senior center, and retirement plans. "You are facing one of the most agoni...

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