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Westport institutions adjust to potential COVID-19 spread

Westport Town Hall will be closed to the public on March 12 and 13 for town employees to discuss the process moving forward.

Sophie Casey '20, Web Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

Following a party attended by approximately 40 students and adults on March 5, one attendee—who was not a Westport resident— who is now presumptively positive for coronavirus may have infected 14 other party-goers who are now experiencing flu-like symptoms.  There has been no positive confirmation of d...

State of the Town Address discusses yearly updates, fiscal challenges

First Selectman Jim Marpe (left) and BOE Chair Candice Savin (right) were both in attendance alongside other Westport officials during a press conference to discuss the town-wide implications of COVID-19.

Natalie Bandura '22, Paper News Editor

January 29, 2020

First Selectman Jim Marpe and Board of Education Chair Candice Savin spoke at Westport’s State of the Town Address on Jan. 26 in the Westport Public Library to report on town and school accomplishments over the past year and discuss ongoing challenges, most significantly the closing of retail businesse...

Neo-Nazi fliers found in Westport driveways

Neo-Nazi fliers found in Westport driveways

June 10, 2017

By Isabella Didio ’18 Last weekend, neo-Nazi fliers were found in the driveways of residents in the Long Lots area of Westport. The flyer, titled “You Must Act Now,”  features a picture of a Nazi-commissioned sculpture from 1937 along with a message that begins with “our nation is being ...

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Brett Franklin '18, Assistant Business Manager

March 14, 2017

Prior to the arrival of winter Storm Stella, it was announced the Westport Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, due to the forecast for blizzard conditions. Winter Storm Stella is expected to accumulate more than a foot of snow and bring high winds to Westport, and “will make...

Rain Causes Annual Memorial Day Parade to be Inside

Rain Causes Annual Memorial Day Parade to be Inside

Ashton Dedona, A&E Editor

June 7, 2016

This year on May 30, the town of Westport celebrated its annual Memorial Day parade a little differently. Due to the weather this past Monday, the Staples marching band marched down the aisles of town hall for a Memorial Day ceremony instead of marching down the streets of downtown. This is the first...

Town officials inaugurated at Town Hall

First Selectman Jim Marpe is sworn in.

Claire Lewin, News Editor

November 20, 2013

On the night of Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. the First, Second, and Third Selectman, along with many other town officials, were inaugurated in front of an audience of about 400 Westporters at Town Hall. The night began with a welcome introduction from the town’s past First Selectman, Gordon F. Joseloff, who...

Selectman candidates debate environmental issues

A man listens to Melissa Kane, the Democrat running to be second selectwoman, speaking.

Caroline Cohen, A&E Editor

October 24, 2013

On Monday, Oct. 21, the candidates for selectmen of Westport, Republicans Jim Marpe and Avi Kaner and Democrats Helen Garten and Melissa Kane, debated at Earthplace: The Nature Discovery Center to discuss their plans for environmental issues if elected. “Our mission is to support the environment thr...

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