The State Of Our Town

Presidents have their State of the Union address. Governors give their (awkwardly named) State of the State speech.

Westport does those even better. This Sunday (January 31, 2 p.m.), not one but two officials — 1st Selectman Jim Marpe and Board of Education chair Candice Savin — will present the “State of the Town.”

The event will be live-streamed on westportct.gov and westportlibrary.org, and broadcast live on public access channels 79 (Optimum) and 6020 (Frontier).

Westport looks so peaceful in Harrison Gordon’s drone photo. But there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye.

Marpe and Savin will review town and school accomplishments during the past year, and preview upcoming initiatives. A question and answer period — moderated by RTM deputy moderator and Westport Rotary past president Jeffrey Wieser — follows.

Questions may be emailed before and during the State of the Town to RotaryQuestions@gmail.com.

But we can get the discussion started now. How would you assess the “State of the Town”?

Education. Recreation. Transportation. Taxes. Infrastructure. What are our strengths? Weaknesses? What do we do well, and what do we need to work on?

Click “Comments” below. As always, please use your full, real name.

(The State of the Town is a joint initiative of Westport Sunrise Rotary and the Westport Rotary Club.)

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