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April 28th 8am-2pm

YMCA Garden Spruce up. Please come help spruce up the vegetable garden so it can be ready to help with our Alleviating Hunger Program. The more the merrier. Please sign in under Council of Beaches and ask for Tony Cozza

Harbor Commission information Meeting

May16th Mulvey Center Multi Media Room 5-7pm

Mooring Permits and Handouts. Also new Harbormaster Harry Plaut on hand to answer questions.

July 6th---Saturday 10am-3pm

                Stuff a Cruiser

Please stop by and donate. 

Location and details will follow.

​This event is part of our Alleviating Hunger Committee.


Candidates' Forum Oct 1, 2018 - To view video click here.


Hurricane Preparedness -  A Message from Westbrook Emergency Management.  Click here.

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From the town:  Regarding Public (not private) Beaches: Policies and Rules for Dogs, Alcohol, Smoking, Etc. 

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Town review of Westbrook Zoning Regulations

Westbrook is reviewing its zoning regulations, expected to take about 18 months. The Council heard a presentation on June 6, 2016  from the town's consultant.







2019 Meeting NOTICES



President- Pat Marcarelli

Vice-President - Mary Jane Monahan

Treasurer - Steve Smith

Secretary - Paul Ireland Jr.

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From the Alleviating

Hunger Committee: 2019

Westbrook has a large percentage of

households that are struggling to make ends meet. These include those below the poverty level and those above the poverty level but below the basic cost of living threshold. In August of 2016 the Westbrook Council of Beaches established the Alleviating Hunger Committee to devise strategies to assist in alleviating this situation. Initiatives that have been undertaken or are in the planning stages include:

Food collection for local food pantries. If you happen to be free on a Tuesday between 1: 30 and 2:30, go to St. Marks to get an appreciation of what happens. We will continue our food collection. Options for contributing food.

1) Bring to St. Marks between noon and 2pm, any Tuesday. Many of you have been doing this. 2) Bring food to our meetings and we will make sure it gets to one of the food pantries.

3) Get in touch with the Alleviating Hunger Committee and a pick up can be arranged. 

4) Stuff a Police cruiser event on July 6th. Details will follow. 

(Note: we are finalizing a program to include fruits and vegetables from our gardens with food donations).

Working with Valley Shore YMCA assisting once again with their Vegitable garden .

Support of Westbrook Friday night meals at the Congregational Church- COB has seven volunteers assisting.

A system has been set up with the Town and Schools to identify needy families and children that the Council of Beaches members can make monetary or gift card donations to assist these individuals. If you would like to contribute please contact Elizabeth Carpenter, Westbrook Social Services Coordinator at Her office is in Town Hall, next to the First Selectman’s Office. Her phone number is 860-399-3090.
Summer lunches for students and take-home Backpack Program- We will again be assisting 

Westbrook Public Schools by providing programs during lunches that are given out Monday-thru Thursday at the Daisy Ingarham Elementary School during July and August.

Updates will be provided on People of Westbrook Face Book page and at COB meetings.
As the Committee progresses it will be requiring additional volunteers to assist in these and other initiatives. If you have interest in doing so or would like further information please contact us at    Our members are Mary Polchaninoff, Barbara Alessio,Kit Bishop,Tony Cozza Andy Schatz and Jim Crawford  All have been great resources for us. Our student members are Juliana Frabreizi, Gavin Lebrec, Jackie Grace and Seth Caslin.

All meetings are at 7pm in the

Teresa Mulvey Municipal Building 866 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498

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Next meetings: May 6, 2019

                          June 3, 2019

                          July open

                          August 5,2019

  Due to date conflict with Town Hall Sept. meeting moved to

​                          Sept. 16, 2019

  Candidates Forum Oct. 7,2019


 ​​*See Archives for Agendas and Minutes of meetings before 2018

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