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Ranking Of Staples High Among Nation’s Best Tops Westport Week’s News

See the stories that topped the news in Westport last week.
See the stories that topped the news in Westport last week.

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Westport last week:

  • Staples High School in Westport was ranked among the best high schools in the nation by The Daily Beast. 
  • William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has listed a Saugatuck River estate for sale that was designed by Fairfield County architect Peter Cadoux. The house is located in a private waterfront community in Westport.
  • Guy Franklin, 60, of South Carolina, who was spotted asleep at the wheel of his car with the engine running on the Post Road, was arrested on drunken-driving charges.
  • Pop singer Ashlee Simpson and actor Evan Ross got married, reciting their vows in a star-studded ceremony at the Greenwich home of the groom's mother, Diana Ross.
  • The town of Westport has successfully completed a novel negotiation with Wheelabrator Bridgeport for a new contract to dispose of solid waste that will save the town over $110,000 annually and more than $1.1 million during its 10-year term.
  • As a part of the national "U Drive, U Text, U Pay" campaign, Westport police will be watching drivers with a closer eye through much of September. 
  • Staples High School’s Hannah DeBalsi is among the best cross country runners in the country, according to a preseason ranking by MileSplit.com. It ranked DeBalsi, a junior at Staples, as the nation’s No. 1 runner among high school girls. 

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