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Staples High School Ranking Tops Westport News This Week

Westport's Staples High School was last week ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as the seventh-best school in the state of 2013.
Westport's Staples High School was last week ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as the seventh-best school in the state of 2013. Photo Credit: File: Vanessa Inzitari

WESTPORT, Conn. — News that Staples High School was rated the seventh-best high school in the state was a hot topic in Westport this week. Here's a look at some of the past week's top stories.

? U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best High School rankings this week in which it rated Staples as the seventh-best in the state . Nationwide, the magazine ranked Staples at No. 296.

? Westport Republicans this week unofficially endorsed Jim Marpe and Avi Kaner to run as candidates for first and second selectman , respectively, in this November's municipal election. The Westport Republican Town Committee will vote in July to officially nominate Marpe and Kaner as candidates.

? A new optical store called Eyeglasses.com opened recently in downtown Westport. The shop, owned by Westport resident Mark Agnew, carries 800 to 1,000 frames in the store and has a virtual inventory of 250,000 frames

? The area got good economic news this week. Local real estate agents reported a strong first quarter for home sales in Fairfield County. And AAA predicts gas prices to fall across Connecticut this summer.

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