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Bedford teacher Arthur Ellis (pictured above) turned himself in on April 27 due to sexual assault allegations. Ellis was officially charged with sexual assault in the fourth degree and risk of injury to a minor. Ellis has posted bail and is awaiting trial on May 6.

Bedford teacher turns himself into police after sexual assault accusations

Ella Shi ’23, Managing Editor April 29, 2022

Bedford Middle School teacher Arthur Ellis turned himself into the Westport Police Department on April 27 after a warrant for his arrest was made. Ellis is charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and...

Increased flooding downtown threatens shops through costs and water damage

Eliza Barr ’21 and Marina Engler ’21 October 29, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/marina-engler-539580956/flooding-in-downtown-westport-podcast

A COVID-19 vaccine is currently being developed.

Potential COVID-19 vaccine brings controversy

Maddy Tansley ’23 and Meg Enquist ’23 October 22, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/madeleine-tansley/potential-covid-19-vaccine-brings-controversy/s-6XuieT1CExT

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.

Removal of political signage around Westport prompts WPD response

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor 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...

Trader Joe’s closes for cleaning after employees contract COVID-19

Trader Joe’s closes for cleaning after employees contract COVID-19

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor May 4, 2020

The Trader Joe’s Westport location closed for cleaning on April 23 after an employee tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reopened on April 25. “I was really upset when the Trader...

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor May 4, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont moved the Democratic and Republican primary elections to June 2 in order to comply with social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Allison Gillman '23, Staff Writer May 4, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont released an executive order on April 17 requiring Connecticut residents to wear face coverings in public spaces in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, effective April 20. The order...

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