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Police drone program ditched due to privacy concerns

The drones would detect high heart and respiratory rates and high temperatures in addition to voice commands to remind the public of social distancing.

Giselle Oldani '22, Web News Editor

May 18, 2020

Westport’s Flatten the Curve Pilot drone program recently shut down due to privacy concerns and backlash from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Connecticut.  Through drone company, Draganfly, claimed these drones would not use facial recognition or be used in residents’ private yards...

Westport utilizes pandemic drone to test for COVID-19 symptoms

Westport utilizes pandemic drone to test for COVID-19 symptoms

Lia Chen '20, Associate Managing Editor

April 22, 2020

Westport will be the first town in Connecticut to use drones to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as part of their “Flatten the Curve Pilot Program” announced on Tuesday. The drones will be able to detect COVID-19 symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and fevers from up to 190 feet away using a specialized...

Woman stabbed in Westport parking lot

A woman was stabbed on the afternoon of Jan. 6 in the New Beauty Wellness parking lot. Police arrested the perpetrator and took him into police custody.

Remy Teltser '21, Paper Features Editor

January 7, 2020

A 33-year-old Greenwich woman was repeatedly stabbed with a knife outside of New Beauty Wellness in Westport on Jan. 6 by an 18-year-old male in a mask.   At approximately 1:06 p.m., the Westport Police Department (WPD) was called to 1137 Post Road East where the woman sustained multiple s...

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

The Westport Police Department bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000.

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor

January 6, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000 and is being outfitted with police necessities such as sirens, a computer, a weapon rack and special tires.  The new police vehicle has gotten backlash from Westporters. “...

Westport PD goes electric

The new Model 3 Tesla is undergoing revamping in order to fulfil the needs of a police car. The car will be receiving emergency lights, sirens, a networked computer, a weapon rack and special tires in order to drive up to 100 mph.

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

The Westport Police Department announced their purchase of the Tesla Model 3 as the newest addition to their fleet. The department made the announcement on Dec.10; however, the Tesla won’t be in action until January 2020. The purchase of an electric car is a great addition to the Westport police...

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Westport police officers smile while participating in Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between Westport middle school students and local law enforcement on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between local middle schoolers and police officers, kicked off an afternoon of friendly games on Sept. 15. Westport middle schoolers and Westport police officers met on Jesup Green for the annual event. The event was organized by the Westport Youth Commission,...

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Mia Daignault, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to recent news reports from NBC Connecticut. Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, was walking home from a corner store around 9 pm and was shot twice in front of his home. Howell was rushed to the hosp...

Saugatuck Shores residents react to Police investigation

Saugatuck Shores residents react to Police investigation

June 7, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 Around 8:30 a.m. on May 4, a Westport resident reported seeing a body on the shore of Saugatuck Shores. After arriving on scene, police discovered a deceased  man washed up on Harbour Road and closed the area for further investigation. Residents of Saugatuck Shores were shocked to see police cars and caution...

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

May 11, 2018

By Maya Brodows '20 On April 24, Broward Sheriff’s Office released an animated video depicting the violent events of Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida. The animation provides the first official account of gunman Nikolas Cruz’s movement through Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It was creat...

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

May 4, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20   Since the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14th, I have suffered through every emotion. I have seen horrifying videos taken during the shooting, read the words of grieving students and watched as tears filled their eyes in remembrance. However, as time pa...

Starbucks takes criticism after race incident

Starbucks takes criticism after race incident

April 30, 2018

By Teddy Dienst '20 Starbucks Coffee announced that on May 29 every store will be closed for the entire day to conduct a racial training program for every one of its workers. This plan was created in response to an employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia calling the police on two African American ...

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