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Pro-abortion rights protestors gather in downtown Westport holding signs supporting DefenDemocracy’s cause and listening to speakers.

Connecticut protests for abortion rights

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager May 18, 2022

A pro-abortion rights rally was held in Westport on Sunday, May 8 and was attended by Westport and neighboring town residents in protest of the leaked Roe v. Wade opinion draft. The Roe v. Wade draft opinion...

The authorized $222.8 million budget for Westport will be spent on many areas.

Representative Town Meeting approves $222.8 million budget

Sarah Marron ’24, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

The Representative Town Meeting (RTM), the legislative body of Westport, approved the $222.8 million budget for 2022-23 on May 3. The allocated amount has increased by about $4 million, or 1.8%, from the...

As the price of regular unleaded gas rises nationally, prices in Connecticut rise as well.

Gas prices in Connecticut spike to record highs

Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

Average gas prices hit record highs in Connecticut on Wednesday May 11, as diesel gas reached an all-time high of $6.325 and unleaded regular hit $4.371, according to AAA. According to GasBuddy.com,...

According to US News, most of the schools within the top five are within the towns surrounding Staples High school and three of the five schools are public.

Staples High School ranks highly among other Connecticut schools

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 12, 2022

In late April, Staples High School was ranked as the fifth best high school in Connecticut by US News and the number one best public high school in Connecticut by Niche. “It is always nice to be recognized...

Westport parents, educators and residents attended the Board of Education meeting Monday night, contributing to conversations about the equity study on the climate of Westport district schools.

Board of Education equity report release from NYU causes division, frustration

Phoebe Miller '23, Associate Managing Editor May 2, 2022

The Westport Board of Education began discussions Monday on the results of a climate and equity report done on Westport schools in consultation with the New York University Steinhardt Metropolitan Center. The...

The Westport Police Department will host Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the Westport Center for Senior Activities on April 30 from 10am to 2pm. Since its creation, the event has removed nearly 15 million pounds from circulation.

Westport Police partners with DEA for Prescription Drug Take Back Day 

Giselle Oldani , Staff Writer May 2, 2022

The Westport Police Department participated in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 30 from 10am to 2pm at the Westport Center for...

“Employment is for Everyone” initiative attempts to improve the general quality of life disabled.

‘Employment is for Everyone’ initiative aims to create job opportunities for disabled

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor April 26, 2022

Westport First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker has created the “Employment Is For Everyone” initiative, which aims to increase the amount of employees with disabilities in Westport. “This initiative...

Acceptance rates for the class of 2026 reach an all time low due to miscalculated yields and over-enrollment.

Class of 2026 acceptance rates plummet

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

For the class of 2026, college acceptance among the top 100 colleges is at an all-time low according to U.S. News. Last year, Northeastern University’s acceptance rate was 18%. This year it’s 7%. Northeastern...

Sherwood Island has allocated the $5 million to cover many different aspects of the park.

Sherwood Island state park in need of $5 million worth of repairs

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer April 2, 2022

According to a report by park officials released on March 20, Sherwood Island is in need of $5 million in repairs to help improve the park.  “Sherwood Island (State Park) is a heavily used park,...

Fairfield County was ranked the top county in Connecticut in terms of education. Second and third places belong to Hartford County and Middlesex County, according to Niche.

Fairfield County ranked as number one county for education quality in Connecticut

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Fairfield County has been named the county with the highest education quality in Connecticut. “It is always nice to be recognized for good work,” Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. said. “I believe...

Since 2020, more stolen vehicles have been investigated in Westport.

Fundraising circulates for injured 64 year old Westport carjacking victim Westport

Lia Gordon ’22, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

A 64-year old UberEats driver suffered a traumatic brain injury after a carjacking in Westport on March 5. $30,000 has been raised on a GoFundMe organized by Danielle Dobin, a Westport resident. “[The...

Westport restaurants are now able to permanently offer outside seating as long as it does not exceed 75% of their indoor space.

Westport allows restaurants to increase year-round outdoor dining

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer March 21, 2022

Westport restaurants are now able to utilize outdoor dining year-round.  Originally, Westport businesses were given the ability to offer outdoor dining as a tool to survive in the COVID-19 pandemic....

Farms in Wilton, Weston and Westport are holding a medical supply drive to support Ukraine citizens. The desired supplies include hand warmers, burn gel, first-aid kits and oxygen canisters.

Farms across Connecticut host medical supply drive for Ukraine

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor March 17, 2022

The Ambler Farm in Wilton, Lachat Town Farm in Weston and Wakeman Town Farm in Westport banded together to host a medical supply drive for Ukrainian citizens. The farms are asking for supplies from this...

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