WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport residents received encouraging news this past week as a new study ranked the town among the most educated places in the country. Here’s a look at this and other top stories from the week.
? A study conducted by NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, ranked Westport as the ninth most educated community in the country. Of the 20 places places on the list, Westport was the only community in Connecticut. The results of the survey were released Monday.
? Not only did Westport residents learn they live in one of the most educated communities in the nation, it was revealed that Connecticut was ranked the best state in the country for life expectancy, educational attainment and median earnings.
? The Center for Ambulatory Surgery in Westport had its license temporarily suspended after state inspectors found rusty equipment and instruments, and a fire alarm system that had not worked for five months.
? The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts celebrated the start of its 40th annual free summer concert series Tuesday.
? In national news, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional , meaning same-sex couples married in Connecticut will now be entitled to federal benefits. Gov. Dannel Malloy showed his support by flying the gay pride flag over the governor’s residence the day the decision was announced.
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