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Eight-Year Prison Term For Former Westport Swim Coach Tops 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. Photo Credit:

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.
  • President Barack Obama finished up his two-hour whirlwind fundraising trip to Connecticut and will attend a rally in Bridgeport on Wednesday for Gov. Dannel Malloy.

  • Five Westport students were among the award winners recognized in a ceremony at the 36th Annual Trumbull Arts Festival .

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