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Gordon announced on Feb. 14 that he would be joining the race for Connecticut State Senator in District 26 after current State Senator Will Haskell publicized that he would not be running for a third term in 2022. Gordon has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D./MBA from Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School. Gordon joins competitors Ceci Maher and Ken Bernhard.

Gordon begins campaign for Connecticut State Senator

Lilly Weisz , Assistant Creative Director March 4, 2022

Michael Gordon wears many hats in the Westport community: he’s a husband and a father to three children; he was four-time chair of the Board of Education (BOE) and board member on the Anti-Defamation...

As more celebrities attempt to get into politics, questions arise about whether this would be beneficial or harmful to American democracy.

Celebrities must stay out of politics; we must stop listening

Audrey Kercher ’23 , Web Arts Editor March 1, 2022

Amidst rumors of who will be running for upcoming elections, there are curious whispers of names usually only seen on billboards or movie screens. As politics become a more defining part of every aspect...

Jen Tooker and Andrea Moore’s plans as they take office as First and Second Selectwomen elects.

Republicans elected to First and Second Selectwomen seats

Jason Stein '22, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore will be sworn in as Westport’s first and second select women as of Nov. 12, 2021. After a tight race, according to Westportct.gov, the pair won by a mere 69 votes on...

Winners of the 2021 Westport election were sworn in and took the Oath of Office during the inauguration held at Town Hall on Nov. 15.

Inauguration held at Westport Town Hall for local election winners

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager November 17, 2021

The inauguration and Oath of Office Ceremonies for Westport 2021 election winners were held at Westport Town Hall on Nov. 15. The inauguration and ceremonies lasted from 7:30-8 p.m. where representatives...

Republicans Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore won as First and Second Selectwomen in Westport’s Nov. 2 election, beating out the Democratic incumbents. Seven Democrats and 11 Republicans won elected positions.

Republican candidates secure victory as Westport’s First and Second Selectwomen

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2021

Republican candidates Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore became Westport’s First and Second Selectwomen, defeating the Democratic First Selectman incumbent Jonathan Steinberg, who represented Westport...

First Selectman candidates in review as race concludes

Ella Alpert ’22, Broadcast Director October 28, 2021

As the race for first selectman draws to a close, Ella Alpert '22 gives a comprehensive play-by-play of the race so far, as well as Election Day projections.  

Bobby Valentine, former New York Mets manager, may now be managing a whole lot more than one team: an entire city.

Former Mets player and manager to run for mayor of Stamford

Finnegan Courtney ’23 , Paper News Editor June 7, 2021

In recent weeks and months, there has been a major uptick in celebrity politicians running for office across the country. Celebrities like The Rock are rumored to be running for President in the 2024 election....

If the Democrat Congress isn’t careful, they could lose their majority in the 2022 elections.

United government to not last long without caution

Jack Dennison '21, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The 2020 election has revealed a great deal about the public opinion of American citizens toward the government. It showed that a lot of people were not content with Trump’s presidency, especially his...

Joseph Epstein has attempted to take Dr. Jill Biden’s credibility as a doctor away from her, and is completely wrong to do so.

Dr. Jill Biden op-ed demonstrates society’s inherent misogyny

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

America was taken aback on Dec. 11 by an article published in the Wall Street Journal. The author, Joseph Epstein, entitled it, “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.” The article...

A portion of Staples seniors voted for the next US President and local politicians for the first time in this election.

Seniors vote for first time in 2020 election

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor November 20, 2020

The 2020 presidential race was nothing like America has seen before. Debates between supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have erupted across the United States ever...

Students discuss whether Election Day should be marked as national holiday

Lys Goldman ’21 and Jake Gersh ’21 November 10, 2020

https://anchor.fm/lys-goldman4/episodes/Should-Election-Day-be-a-national-holiday-elvfph/a-a3o5b9t

To reduce the potential for COVID-19 spread from in-person voting, many are choosing to vote with absentee ballots. Ballots are mailed in or dropped off in-person in official ballot drop boxes. One is located in the back of Westport’s Town Hall.

Absentee ballot concerns emerge as election approaches

Madeleine Casey '22, Opinions Editor October 26, 2020

COVID-19 has induced an unprecedented increase in the use of absentee ballots in Westport, leading, in turn, to increasing ballot rejection.  Many fears stem from the fact that those now considering...

Social studies teacher Suzanne Kammerman’s classroom board depicts the Democratic and Republican tickets as well as dates for the online and absentee ballots and Presidential and Vice-presidential debates.

Social studies teachers approach election education with confidence

Maya Hruskar ’23, Staff Writer September 26, 2020

The November election is coming soon, and everyone can feel it. A global pandemic, nationwide protests and, arguably, more political polarization than has ever been seen in recent history. With all this...

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