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Police drone program ditched due to privacy concerns

The drones would detect high heart and respiratory rates and high temperatures in addition to voice commands to remind the public of social distancing.
May 18, 2020

Westport’s Flatten the Curve Pilot drone program recently shut down due to privacy concerns and backlash from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Connecticut.  Through drone company, Draganfly,...

Westport utilizes pandemic drone to test for COVID-19 symptoms

Westport utilizes pandemic drone to test for COVID-19 symptoms
April 22, 2020

Westport will be the first town in Connecticut to use drones to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as part of their “Flatten the Curve Pilot Program” announced on Tuesday. The drones will be able to detect...

Woman stabbed in Westport parking lot

A woman was stabbed on the afternoon of Jan. 6 in the New Beauty Wellness parking lot. Police arrested the perpetrator and took him into police custody.
January 7, 2020

A 33-year-old Greenwich woman was repeatedly stabbed with a knife outside of New Beauty Wellness in Westport on Jan. 6 by an 18-year-old male in a mask.   At approximately 1:06 p.m., the Westport...

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

The Westport Police Department bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000.
January 6, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000 and is being outfitted with police necessities such as sirens, a computer, a...

Westport PD goes electric

The new Model 3 Tesla is undergoing revamping in order to fulfil the needs of a police car. The car will be receiving emergency lights, sirens, a networked computer, a weapon rack and special tires in order to drive up to 100 mph.
January 2, 2020

The Westport Police Department announced their purchase of the Tesla Model 3 as the newest addition to their fleet. The department made the announcement on Dec.10; however, the Tesla won’t be in action...

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Westport police officers smile while participating in Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between Westport middle school students and local law enforcement on Sunday, Sept. 15.
September 25, 2019

Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between local middle schoolers and police officers, kicked off an afternoon of friendly games on Sept. 15. Westport middle schoolers and Westport police officers...

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy
December 20, 2018

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to recent news reports from NBC Connecticut. Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, was walking home from...

Saugatuck Shores residents react to Police investigation

Saugatuck Shores residents react to Police investigation
June 7, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 Around 8:30 a.m. on May 4, a Westport resident reported seeing a body on the shore of Saugatuck Shores. After arriving on scene, police discovered a deceased  man washed up on...

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events
May 11, 2018

By Maya Brodows '20 On April 24, Broward Sheriff’s Office released an animated video depicting the violent events of Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida. The animation provides the first official account...

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss
May 4, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20   Since the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14th, I have suffered through every emotion. I have seen horrifying videos taken during the shooting, read the words...

Starbucks takes criticism after race incident

Starbucks takes criticism after race incident
April 30, 2018

By Teddy Dienst '20 Starbucks Coffee announced that on May 29 every store will be closed for the entire day to conduct a racial training program for every one of its workers. This plan was created in...

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