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Dunkin’ Ducks

Got a bone to pick with schools superintendent Elliott Landon, or former Board of Ed chair Jim Marpe?

Don’t like the way Eileen Flug runs the RTM?

Think Charlie Haberstroh is the worst 3rd selectman in history?

Now’s your chance to stick it to these public figures — and many others. (Just added to the list: Rev. Ed Horne. This is a very wide-ranging group.)

They’ve agreed — see, they are nice people! — to sit in a dunk tank tomorrow (Saturday, June 22). You get 3 chances, for just $5.

Great Duck RaceIt’s part of the Sunrise Rotary’s 5th annual Great Duck Race. The free event — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Parker Harding Plaza — includes kids’ arts and crafts, games, music, face painting, a magician, a bouncy castle, and food.

There’s also a $10,000 raffle. For $20, you get a rubber duck. The 1st 10 (of 3,000) to float across the Saugatuck River finish line win Visa gift cards, ranging from $5,000 down to $500.

It’s all for charity. Sunrise Rotary helps a passel of good causes.

But all that pales in comparison with the chance to dunk the superintendent of schools.

Litter-ally Ridiculous

Eileen Flug is the moderator of Westport’s RTM.

She’s also a very alert citizen. And she possesses a fine sense of the absurd.

The other day, at a local gas station, Eileen spotted this:


It was an anti-littering flyer, from a cigarette pack.

Lying in the middle of the parking lot.

Eileen picked up the anti-litter litter.

Run For Westport’s Life

“06880” readers know Westport inside and out.  Downtown, zoning, the budget, education — you name it, you’ve got opinions.

Now Hadley Rose, Eileen Flug and Patty Strauss want you to run.

Run for the RTM, that is.

Hadley is RTM moderator.  Eileen is deputy moderator.  Patty Strauss is town clerk.

That’s all you need to know.  Really.

Serve on the RTM with Eileen Flug -- and many other talented, creative, concerned Westporters.

Okay, it helps to know that the RTM is the Representative Town Meeting — Westport’s 36-member legislative body.

You should also know that of the 9 districts, there are several uncontested races — in fact, some do not even have enough candidates to fill every spot.

It’s easy to say “I don’t have the time.”  Well, no one does.  But plenty of folks make time — monthly evening meetings — to serve their town.  And to have a direct impact on everything from human beings to dogs and deer.

It’s easy to say “I’m not a politician.”  Great!  The RTM is non-partisan.

It’s easy to say “I don’t know enough about Westport.”  What better way to learn about the town?

It’s easy to say “It’s okay.  Someone else will run.”

But if you decide to throw your hat into the (pretty small) ring, here’s how:

First, pick up a petition at the Town Clerk’s office.  After gathering 25 signatures of registered voters in your district, return the petition to the Town Clerk by Tuesday, September 13.  Once the returned petition is certified by the Town Clerk, your name will be placed on the ballot as a candidate to represent your district.

How easy is that?!