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Down at the Farm(ers’) Market

Down at the Farm(ers') Market

Charlie Colasurdo, Web Features Editor

May 23, 2016

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Bedford Square construction is one third complete

Bedford Square construction is one third complete

Chase Emilio, Staff Writer

September 27, 2015

The town’s new face lift should be finished in two years, but the historic Bedford Square’s end cost of the construction will be around 100 million dollars worth of funding according to bedfordsquare.com. Architect Francis Henkels, a District Commission member said, “There will be a mixed use ...

Memorial Day marches through Westport

Alix Sommers, Jane Schutte, Assistant Business Manager, Breaking News Managing Editor

May 28, 2015

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Teens rediscover the Westport Arts Center

Teens rediscover the Westport Arts Center

Claire Dinshaw, Sports Editor

February 2, 2015

Early in the spring, Westport residents driving along Riverside Avenue may see a line of about 20 third graders filing into the Westport Arts Center [WAC]. Unfortunately, for some students, this classic elementary school field trip was the last time they visited WAC. “Many teens are surprised b...

First Night turns 21 yet remains alcohol-free

First Night turns 21 yet remains alcohol-free

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

December 28, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close and many start to think about ways to bring in the New Year, make sure to keep Westport’s First Night celebration in mind. This alcohol and drug free New Year’s Eve celebration begins at 4 pm and comes to a close at 10 pm. All one needs to access downtown Westport venues...

Local businesses spread holiday cheer on Main Street

The Westport Downtown Merchants Association, sponsors of the event, cart Westport citizens in an old fashioned horse and buggy on Dec. 13 and 14.

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

The holidays are a time of cheer, joy, and for many, shopping.  Westport recently held a festival on Dec. 13 and 14 to embrace, and celebrate this time of year with open arms. This event included horse and carriage rides sponsored by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, performances of holiday...

A NEAT new restaurant joins downtown delight

A NEAT new restaurant joins downtown delight

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

October 26, 2014

A developing downtown area now becomes host to yet another appealing addition, one that can accommodate a palate of all cravings and entice an audience of all ages. In the location of the old Westport firehouse, the newly opened NEAT restaurant gives coffee fanatics, sandwich seekers, and cocktail conno...

So long Main Street, welcome Mahackeno

The new, and greatly improved wellness center.

Caroline O'Kane, Photo Editor

October 12, 2014

The day has finally come to say goodbye to what some call their home away from home on the Post Road in Westport and meet their new home off of exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway. Some expressed excitement, others sadness, and many have bittersweet feelings. Ninety years ago Westport introduced the YMCA,...

New stores downtown spark same styles in students

New stores downtown spark same styles in students

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

A popular clothing store, Brandy Melville, has remained a growing trend these past few years for teenage girls in Westport. It offers boho-chic style clothing that ranges from distressed denim shorts, to floral kimonos, to high-waisted skirts, shorts and pants. And with affordable prices and great quality,...

Closing of Max’s Art Store upsets students

Max’s Art Store allows artist from Staples High School and all the elementary schools to display their art in the storefront every spring.

Margaux MacColl, Features Editor

June 10, 2014

On September 1st, Westport will lose Max’s Art Store, an art supplies store that has resided downtown for 59 years as haven for local artists. Originally opened by Max Kaplan, it has been run for years by Shirley Mellor after Kaplan’s death in 1983. When asked about why they’re closing, ...

Westporters ring in the new year at First Night

(From Left) David Levine, 11, and his little brother Ben, 8, discover what Alethea Jacob sees in her cards for their futures.

Claudia Chen and Talia Hendel

January 7, 2014

On Dec. 31, from 4 to 10 p.m., many children and families celebrated the start of the new year around Westport. Performances, activities and snacks were held at venues in downtown Westport and Saugatuck Elementary School. This year was the 20th year that the towns of Westport and Weston, along with sponsors...

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