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Westport COVID-19 numbers increase

With rising case numbers across the state and in Westport, things like winter sports and a model change are up in the air.
January 22, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging across the world, Connecticut and Westport continue to level with the fallout from it.  However, there is more bad news on the horizon. This includes the steadily...

Westport schools set to shift to full in-person model despite teacher, student concerns

With the impending change to full in-person learning district-wide, schools at all levels are going about the process differently.
January 22, 2021

All Westport Public Schools plan to transition from the hybrid model to a fully in-person school model per Superintendent Thomas Scarice’s directive, the Board of Education (BOE) announced during a meeting...

Post-winter break COVID-19 cases increase within state and school district

Following the holiday break, cases have been surprisingly average in the state as a whole. In Westport and Staples however, it seems that cases are starting to rise as a result of travel or holiday celebrations.
January 13, 2021

As of Monday Jan. 11, the number of COVID-19 cases are spiking in Connecticut with a positivity rate of 8.46%, compared to last week’s 6.3%. With 213,358 cases in the state, and over 25 just in our school...

BYOB initiative connects community through trying times

With stricter regulations being put on indoor dinning, restaurants have been forced to adapt. To help restaurants stay open, the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce started the Bring Your Own Blanket event to promote outdoor seating.
December 22, 2020

It's Friday night at Westport’s newest restaurant. The bar has a steady flow of customers and tables are filled. While COVID restrictions have significantly hurt many local businesses, this local establishment...

WestportNow terminates publication

WestportNow will cease publication after nearly 18 years of reporting. This is due to the death of Gordon Joseloff, the website’s founder, editor and primary publisher.
November 25, 2020

WestportNow will stop publication at the end of November after the death of the website’s founder, editor and publisher, Gordon Joseloff.  The news was announced in a statement published on the website...

Organic Krush eatery spices up Westport’s food varieties

With seven other locations across the U.S., Organic Krush has opened their first Connecticut location, and is eager for customers to try out their eatery.
November 10, 2020

Walking into Organic Krush, the large menu captivates its viewers, presenting hundreds of different options, accommodating every allergy and food restriction possible. Their menu has a huge variety of...

Granola Bar expands menu to become Taco Bar at night

October 29, 2020

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California wildfires prompt significant concern

The dangerously polluted orange skies in 
California have taken over the sky even after 
the fires have been extinguished. If inhaled, 
people can experience the effects of what is 
similar to smoking 20 packs of cigarettes.
October 25, 2020

The orange-yellow and red colors blend together in the sky as the blistering flames creep further along the West Coast and continue to destroy everything in its path. The wildfires began in a blaze...

Staples boys’ soccer struggle against Wilton

The Wreckers defense regroups after Wilton takes a 3-0 lead.
October 12, 2020

The Staples boys’ soccer team endured 90 minutes of torture on Wednesday Oct. 7 at Kristen Lily Field, as Wilton defeated them 4-0. The Wreckers put together a solid showing in the first half, getting...

Westport Country Playhouse postpones season, in danger of permanent shutdown

The Westport Country Playhouse, normally a stage for plays, now has postponed its entire 2020 show season, due to COVID-19.
May 14, 2020

The Westport Country Playhouse postponed their planned 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which would have included five shows, including “Antigone” and “Next to Normal.” “After careful...

Westport and Weston rally around Peter’s Weston Market in light of Coronavirus

May 12, 2020

  Peter’s Weston Market has been a place of importance for Westport and Weston communities for many years. Due to Coronavirus, hard times have set upon the business. Thus, a GoFundMe page...

Westport’s downtown Starbucks reopens for curbside pick-up, mobile-orders on May 4

Westport’s Downtown Starbucks Reopens For Curbside Pick-up And Mobile-orders
May 11, 2020

Westport’s Starbucks, located in the Parking Harding Plaza, reopened on May 4 to offer curbside pick up to residents. Following an order by Governor Ned Lamont to shut down all non-essential businesses...

Coronavirus brings college students back to Westport

May 8, 2020

Having to adapt to a new normality during the coronavirus pandemic has not come easily. With schools and universities nationwide being forced to close down, many students have had to pack up their...

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