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During the months of April through November, Church Lane will be closed to public traffic allowing only pedestrians on the road.

Downtown Westport announces seasonal entertainment starting early April

Danisha Nasution, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

Church Lane will be temporarily closed to public traffic for outdoor entertainment as the weather starts to warm up.  On March 13, plans were finalized to close the road that runs through downtown...

Parking limits begin in the spring, restricting cars from remaining downtown for more than three hours during 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Westport to start enforcing new downtown parking limits

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor March 15, 2024

New downtown parking rules will limit residents from parking longer than three hours from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. This change will affect 500 parking spaces, mostly in the Parker Harding Plaza parking lot....

The Patagonia located in downtown Westport is set to close on Dec. 24. (Contributed by

Westport Patagonia, last location in Connecticut, set to close on Christmas Eve

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

The downtown Westport Patagonia, located at 87 Post Road East, will close its downtown Westport location on Christmas Eve after 18 years in business. The reason for the stores closing is unknown. After...

Emmy Squared is placed in a popular dining spot in downtown Westport near well-known restaurants Spotted Horse and Pink Sumo.

Emmy Squared debuts in Westport

Poppy Harrington ’25 and Ella Harrington '25 October 10, 2023

A new restaurant, Emmy Squared, opened  in September in Bedford Square, occupying the location formerly held by Amis Trattoria at 1 Church Lane.  The restaurant's specialty, according to its website,...

The outside of the building touches the view of pedestrians from the street, the design embracing the buildings residential and medical uses.

Southern Connecticut Women’s Health expands reach with a new location

Audrey Curtis '25, Web Photostory Editor October 8, 2023

Southern Connecticut Women’s Health relocated to a new and larger space at 251 Main St. on Sep. 1, after being located on Imperial Avenue for six years at their original Westport location. Dr. Mary...

Photo by Rylie Cordella ’25. 
Bus two seats overflow with students on their way home or to various areas in town.

Multipurpose bus two proves overcrowded, in need of solution

Rylie Cordella ’25, Assistant Business Manager May 12, 2023

As the bell rings at 2:45 each weekday afternoon, bus number two students rush to grab a seat. In each seat  students sit waiting to get schoolwork done at the Westport Library, or to spend the afternoon...

Manna Toast provides a variety of plant-based foods in their cafe. Their menu is available for dining-in, takeout and delivery.

Manna Toast Westport set to close by the end of the month

Rylie Cordella ’25, Staff Writer December 24, 2022

Manna Toast in downtown Westport is closing after over two years since its arrival in July 2020. The cafe announced their closing on Dec.12 through their Instagram. According to the Instagram post,...

Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze, which originated under the roof’s sheathing, on top of the National Hall building in Westport. Westport and Norwalk departments collaborated on this effort.

Fire erupts at National Hall; multiple departments respond

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

The Westport Fire Department received calls of a building fire at 2 Post Rd W around 3:50 p.m. on Feb.15. Arriving units reported heavy smoke from the roof of the three-story building. Firefighters searched...

With a robust menu and ideal location, The Whale Tea’s Westport location is attracting many customers. The menu features numerous add-ons and customizations to cater to a wide variety of tastes.

The Whale Tea arrives in Westport, satisfies bubble tea cravings

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor February 16, 2022

The Whale Tea recently opened up doors at Compo Shopping Center, in the center of Westport. The nearest location used to be in Fairfield’s Heritage Square, a considerable trek away. Craving an evening...

Rita and Chris Marcocci, the founders of the local market, are ready for business and excited to support the community.

New Local to Market shop in Westport brings community together

Talia Varsano ’24, Staff Writer October 2, 2021

Local to Market is Chris and Rita Marcocci’s answer to the online shopping craze that has taken a toll on Main Street. Fittingly, Local to Market is located at 177 Main Street, the former location...

Though the old Barnes & Noble carried many memories, the new one is vibrant and invites Westporters to make new ones downtown. This young reader certainly is!

New Barnes & Noble brightens up Westport

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director February 26, 2021

Never before have I seen so many people, from toddlers to old-timers, flocking to a bookstore. On Feb. 24, when the new downtown Barnes & Noble opened its doors, there we all were, ready to explore...

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