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Jill Dillon (D) was elected to the Board of Education via write-in ballots on Nov. 7.

Behind the scenes of local election winner Jill Dillon’s write-in election success

Alexis Jacobs '26, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

Write-in candidate Jill Dillon was elected to a position on the Board of Education in Westport’s 2023 election. The Board Of Education also voted in Lee Goldstein (D), Neil Phillips (D), Camilo Riano...

Jill Dillon and her team members stand outside in their logowear in order to spread the word about their campaign and educate voters about what makes their policy agenda unique.

Jill Dillon defies odds, secures seat on Westport Board of Education

Ruby Kantor ’24, Managing Editor November 16, 2023

After the deadline had passed to run on the election ballot, Jill Dillon received a phone call from an unknown parent. Little did she know that this single phone call would give her motivation to run for...

The Westport Library provides a place for Sagautack residents to vote. All throughout Westport different districts have different facilities to vote at.

Students influence the 2023 election

Sage Cohen ’25, Sports Editor November 12, 2023

Staples students are making impacts in different ways to influence our election even if they can't vote. Although the 2023 election isn't as popular as the general election one will be next year, it...

Seniors, newly eligible to vote, faced unexpected challenges on election day this past Tuesday. Their experiences call attention to necessary reforms to the voter registration process.

Seniors face unexpected obstacles at the polls

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor November 11, 2023

Americans pride themselves on their ability to have a say in choosing their leaders, from the local level all the way up to the presidential election. The right to vote is as sacred in this country as...

This year, many more people are eligible for an absentee ballot in Westport than ever before. Recent Connecticut legislation has led to an expected increase in absentee ballots for upcoming elections.

Many absentee ballots expected for midterm election

Matthew Stashower '25, Paper Sports Editor October 24, 2022

More absentee ballots are expected than ever before for this year’s midterm election in Westport. The reason for the uptick in absentee ballots is because of Connecticut legislation that expanded eligibility...

Gordon announced on Feb. 14 that he would be joining the race for Connecticut State Senator in District 26 after current State Senator Will Haskell publicized that he would not be running for a third term in 2022. Gordon has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D./MBA from Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School. Gordon joins competitors Ceci Maher and Ken Bernhard.

Gordon begins campaign for Connecticut State Senator

Lilly Weisz, Assistant Creative Director March 4, 2022

Michael Gordon wears many hats in the Westport community: he’s a husband and a father to three children; he was four-time chair of the Board of Education (BOE) and board member on the Anti-Defamation...

As more celebrities attempt to get into politics, questions arise about whether this would be beneficial or harmful to American democracy.

Celebrities must stay out of politics; we must stop listening

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager March 1, 2022

Amidst rumors of who will be running for upcoming elections, there are curious whispers of names usually only seen on billboards or movie screens. As politics become a more defining part of every aspect...

Jen Tooker and Andrea Moore’s plans as they take office as First and Second Selectwomen elects.

Republicans elected to First and Second Selectwomen seats

Jason Stein '22, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore will be sworn in as Westport’s first and second select women as of Nov. 12, 2021. After a tight race, according to Westportct.gov, the pair won by a mere 69 votes on...

Winners of the 2021 Westport election were sworn in and took the Oath of Office during the inauguration held at Town Hall on Nov. 15.

Inauguration held at Westport Town Hall for local election winners

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager November 17, 2021

The inauguration and Oath of Office Ceremonies for Westport 2021 election winners were held at Westport Town Hall on Nov. 15. The inauguration and ceremonies lasted from 7:30-8 p.m. where representatives...

Republicans Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore won as First and Second Selectwomen in Westport’s Nov. 2 election, beating out the Democratic incumbents. Seven Democrats and 11 Republicans won elected positions.

Republican candidates secure victory as Westport’s First and Second Selectwomen

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2021

Republican candidates Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore became Westport’s First and Second Selectwomen, defeating the Democratic First Selectman incumbent Jonathan Steinberg, who represented Westport...

First Selectman candidates in review as race concludes

Ella Alpert ’22, Broadcast Director October 28, 2021

As the race for first selectman draws to a close, Ella Alpert '22 gives a comprehensive play-by-play of the race so far, as well as Election Day projections.  

Bobby Valentine, former New York Mets manager, may now be managing a whole lot more than one team: an entire city.

Former Mets player and manager to run for mayor of Stamford

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer June 7, 2021

In recent weeks and months, there has been a major uptick in celebrity politicians running for office across the country. Celebrities like The Rock are rumored to be running for President in the 2024 election....

If the Democrat Congress isn’t careful, they could lose their majority in the 2022 elections.

United government to not last long without caution

Jack Dennison '21, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The 2020 election has revealed a great deal about the public opinion of American citizens toward the government. It showed that a lot of people were not content with Trump’s presidency, especially his...

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