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Matthew Mandell

Community Advisor

Matthew Mandell is a long time Westport resident and community leader. He is in his fifth two year term on Westport's Representative Town Meeting representing District One. He Chairs the RTM Planning and Zoning Committee as well as serves on five others. He is a Trustee at Earthplace, the NatureDiscoveryCenter, since 2007.

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  1. Penguins To Take The Plunge For Special Olympics In Westport

    Penguins To Take The Plunge For Special Olympics In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. – Brave souls will be “freezin’ for a reason” next month as they splash into the frigid waters off Westport next month.The annual “Penguin Plunge” is set for Saturday, March 25 at Compo Beach.Similar “plunges” will take place at five other beaches and lakes around the state.It will raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut, which provides year-round training for ...

  2. Lawmakers To Bring Update From Hartford To Westport Breakfast

    Lawmakers To Bring Update From Hartford To Westport Breakfast

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Residents can get an insider's look at the current legislative session without traveling to Hartford on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Westport Library.State legislators have been invited to the "How're things in Hartford" breakfast at 9:30 a.m. in the McManus Room.They include state Sens. Toni Boucher (R-26) and Tony Hwang (R-28) along with state Reps. Jonathan ...

  3. How Good Is Your Photo?  Let Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce Decide

    How Good Is Your Photo? Let Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce Decide

    WESTPORT, Conn. – The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce is seeking a “quintessential” community photograph to grace the cover of its 2017-18 Visitors/Membership Guide.To find the perfect photo, the Chamber will be running a photo contest, according to organizers, who said that a similar contest in 2015 received more than 1,000 entries from dozens of local amateur and professional ...

  4. Picture This: Westport-Weston Chamber Seeks Entries For Photo Contest

    Picture This: Westport-Weston Chamber Seeks Entries For Photo Contest

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- A popular photo contest to promote a visitors guide to Weston and Westport is seeking entries.The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce is running the contest to illustrate the 2017-18 Visitors/Membership Guide.A previous contest in 2015 drew more than 1,000 photos from amateurs and professionals.Westport resident Mark Litvinoff won with a twilight photograph of the new ...

  5. Y's Men To Hear About Westport's Business Climate From Chamber Chief

    Y's Men To Hear About Westport's Business Climate From Chamber Chief

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Y's Men will get an insider's look at the current business climate in town as the head of the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce speaks at the group's next meeting. Matthew Mandell, the chamber's executive director, will be speaking at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Saugatuck Congregational Church.He will also explain what the chamber has been up to and what ...

  6. Westport Teen Opens Storefront For Her Own Probiotic Drink Business

    Westport Teen Opens Storefront For Her Own Probiotic Drink Business

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Most high school seniors are busy going to class, socializing and getting their college applications together. Aishah Avdiu, a 17-year-old senior at Staples High School in Westport, is doing all this, too. But she is also the owner and founder of her own business -- Bar 'Bucha — which just opened at 601 Riverside Ave. in Westport.Bar 'Bucha specializes in kombucha, a ...

  7. Kids Show Off Their Scariest Talents In Westport Window Painting Contest

    Kids Show Off Their Scariest Talents In Westport Window Painting Contest

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A group of young Westport artists painted the town orange — along with many other scary colors — as they competed in the   Halloween Window Painting Contest sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce.“It’s a great tradition, and we look forward to continuing it and expanding up on it. This is a fun event to bring the community together, culminating with the ...

  8. No Easy Fixes Found In Westport Debate For 136th House District Seat

    No Easy Fixes Found In Westport Debate For 136th House District Seat

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Change the legislature and change the state by reducing taxes, improving the business climate, and thereby make Connecticut a better place to live.That was the theme Republican Cathy Walsh pressed throughout her debate with Democrat Jonathan Steinberg last week. Steinberg, 60, has represented Westport’s 136th House District in the state’s General Assembly since 2010. ...

  9. Get A Taste Of Westport, Weston Eateries During Restaurant Week

    Get A Taste Of Westport, Weston Eateries During Restaurant Week

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Restaurant Week is coming to the Westport and Weston area from Sunday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 16. “Our restaurants have embraced this event whole heatedly making it very robust, people will need the two weeks,” said Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matthew Mandell. “We want people to eat local and with flexible pricing, it will allow both ...

  10. Fifth Annual Slice Of Saugatuck Festival Spices Up Westport

    Fifth Annual Slice Of Saugatuck Festival Spices Up Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The fifth annual Slice of Saugatuck Festival in Westport will take dish up a variety of dishes on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. And it's all for a good cause, the Gillespie Center Food Pantry.For $10 each, or $5 for kids 12 and under, participants can walk the neighborhood, hear eight bands and musicians at six venues, sample specialties from 25 restaurants and eateries ...

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