Last week was pretty quiet as far as coverage goes for Westport, but that will most likely change this week. Lets look back at some of the things I covered.
Monday night I spent 45 minutes at the Conservation Commission meeting on the Westport Weston Family Y before I had to leave for the Board of Education meeting. I didn’t write a story on the meeting, however, because nothing happened before I had to leave. Sometimes news just doesn’t happen on a neat schedule. I’ve been lucky in the past when I would hit conservation before heading to Staples in something would happen before I’d take my leave. Not last Monday, however.
And I probably should have stayed at Conservation, although I had an interesting story come from the Board of Ed meeting on the future budget projections. I still haven’t written a story on the professional development and evaluation plan proposal, but that’s coming back to the school board at its next meeting. The story may be boring to most, but the plan was included in the controversy involving former Westport teacher Ejay Clark last summer.
I didn’t realize a meeting on the proposed “congestion pricing” plan was the subject of a public meeting Tuesday morning, but I found out in enough time to adapt my schedule and be in Westport for 8 a.m. That’s no small feat for me since I’m a night owl and need enough sleep to function. How much is enough sleep? I still haven’t figured that out. Eight hours is nice, though.
As almost every week these days, I spent my Thursday night with the Planning and Zoning Commission. This time it was house regulations.
I’m most upset about what I missed last week, and that’s the library’s expansion plans. Somehow I never learned about a meeting held last Wednesday about the expansion plans. I’m hoping to jump on that this week.
This week poses to be interesting based on how tonight goes. The Board of Finance’s decisions on the town and school budgets most likely will drive the stories I write the remainder of the week. There are a few other things I’m working on — including covering what is the final Y hearing on Wednesday and, yes, P&Z on Thursday — but I’m not going to tip my cap on those yet. You’ll just have to keep reading WestportNow to see what I have up my sleeve.