WESTPORT, Conn. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Westport last week:
- Former Westport swim coach Jeffrey Schare was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two Fairfield girls.
- A screenplay written by a Westport investigative reporter about the true story of corruption at Merrill Lynch is gaining interest among backers for a movie as the number of lawsuits and settlements grow against the Wall Street firm.
- Connecticut declares Ebola a public health emergency as Gov. Dannel Malloy allows state officials to coordinate a targeted quarantine.
- Principal John Dodig announced that 33 seniors at Staples High School were named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
- Five Westport students were among the award winners recognized in a ceremony at the 36th Annual Trumbull Arts Festival.
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