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Removal of political signage around Westport prompts WPD response

Two competing houses on Maple St. express opposing political viewpoints of the upcoming presidential election through banners, signs and flags. The WPD’s press release stated that signs placed on private property may not extend beyond the property line. In addition, it is recommended that residents remove their respective signs within two days after the election, or other specified event.
October 15, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) issued a press release Sept. 21, after the removal of political signs around town elicited complaints from multiple residents. With the political polarization elections...

Rise in theft highlights failure of students to use gym lockers

Rise in theft highlights failure of students to use gym lockers
November 21, 2019

The first thing that I learned about Staples, even before I started my freshman year, was that—for whatever reason—Staples kids don’t use their lockers. Ever. Now that I am a junior, I no longer...

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport
June 6, 2017

The Westport Police Department (WPD) has received over 20 complaints regarding vandalized or stolen mailboxes since May 12. “The thefts and vandalisms have occurred during the overnight hours”...

Three arrested after being involved in Westport vehicle theft

Three arrested after being involved in Westport vehicle theft
March 31, 2017

By Layla Wofsy '19 Westport police officers arrested Reginald Sharpe, Alexis Haythe and Rashad Spain on March 29 after calling the police to report a car accident involving stolen vehicles. After...

Car break-ins are on the rise

Cars with unlocked doors are more likely to be broken-into.
October 19, 2014

The calm, pristine streets of Westport appear to be a safe place to leave a car filled with valuables, but in reality, nobody is exempt from theft. According to the Westport Police Department, between...

The Spotlight on Stealing

December 22, 2010

The five-finger discount. The swipe. The steal. Shoplifting and theft are prevalent issues in America and have started to become part of our nation’s culture. Has Westport contributed to this development? Stealing...

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