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Cheering on the Wreckers

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There was a crowd of Westporters on hand tonight to cheer on the Wreckers as they defeated New Canaan 28-24 in one of the most thrilling Staples’ football victories in years. With one-tenth of a second to go, D. J. Stefkovich connected on a 32-yard pass to Ryan Bohling, completing a shocking Wrecker comeback and stunning the crowd at Dunning Field. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com

Health District Officials Prepare for Flu

By Jennifer Connic

Nearly all of this season’s flu vaccine has arrived at the Westport-Weston Health District, and health officials are also planning what to do if there is an outbreak of avian flu in Westport.

Westport-Weston Health District Director Sue Jacozzi said at least 90 percent of this year’s flu vaccine has arrived at the district, and there will be enough for everyone this flu season.

Flu clinics are scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the district’s offices on Bayberry Lane.

Unlike last year and this year’s first clinic, pre-registration will not be required for the clinics, Jacozzi said.

Staples Boys Soccer Tourney Begins Tuesday

The Staples boys’ soccer team hosts South Windsor Tuesday at 2 p.m., in the first round of the state “LL” (extra large schools) state tournament.

The match, at Albie Loeffler Field, is the first of what the Wreckers hope will be the 12th state championship in their storied 48-year history.

Staples, which finished the regular season with an 11-3-2 record, is ranked 14th in the 32-team “LL” tournament. South Windsor, No. 19, finished the fall 10-4-2.

Former NY Times Ombudsman Addresses Westport Audience

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Daniel Okrent, former ombudsman at The New York Times, was guest speaker tonight at Westport’s Greens Farms Academy. He said the newspaper’s faulty coverage of the weapons of mass destruction issue in Iraq was driven by competitive pressures on editors who “grew epaulets on their shoulders” when the war began and subsequently developed an “unwillingness to say we were wrong.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com