Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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Puppy Protest

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A group of Westport concerned citizens stood outside the Puppies of Westport store on Post Road West this afternoon to call attention to what they said are abhorent conditions and treatment of animals in the puppy store industry. The group has started regularly demonstrating each weekend in an attempt to educate consumers about the issue. The group can be contacted at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Landon: “Childhood Should Not be a Race to be No. 1”

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Elliott Landon: “We want students to enjoy their childhood.” Dave Matlow/WN file photo
Westport Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon, in a holiday message to parents, said the community must balance expectations of students so they can enjoy adolescence and childhood and not be in a race to be No. 1.

“Even as we want our students to be the best they can be, we also want them to enjoy their childhood, learn at their own pace, and know that each of them is valued as an individual regardless of whether they get straight A’s or make the honor roll,” he said in a message sent to parents and posted on the Board of Education Web site.

“We believe childhood and adolescence should be a pleasurable journey, not a race to be No. 1.” 

Landon said he and other Westport educators recently met with Westport clergy representatives to discuss “pressures on children in our high powered community.”

Hand-in-Hand for First Night

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The First Night Westport Weston leadership team and the 16 entertainment site managers met Friday night at the Westport Weston Family Y to coordinate the activities for Sunday’s 13th annual First Night celebration. The meeting ended with the volunteers joining hand-in-hand in a show of unity of spirit. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com