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Apple moves to SoNo Collection

Apple moves to SoNo Collection

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager

February 24, 2020

Apple opened a new store at the SoNo Collection in South Norwalk on Feb. 15.  Prior to this new storefront, the closest Apple store to Westport was in Trumbull, which is roughly 20 minutes away.  “I think having an Apple store nearby will be really convenient,” Julia Grimes ’20 said. ...

Fat Cat Pizza Company closes after 16 years

Fat Cat Pizza Company closes after 16 years

Katie Simons ’22, Arts Editor

February 13, 2020

Fat Cat Pizza Company in Norwalk will shut its doors on Feb. 19, after 16 years of operation, because the building that they rent was sold. The closing was announced in a Facebook post on Feb. 10.  Owners Mark Ancona, Anthony Ancona and Suzanne Ancona opened the restaurant originally to be a place where people could enj...

BOE considers cutting 2 Staples staff positions

BOE considers cutting 2 Staples staff positions

Katie Simons ’22 and Prasaus Yeager ’22, Arts Editor and Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) announced on Jan. 27 that they were considering cutting two teacher positions, one position each  English and science departments at Staples High School. Costs accrued for treating the mold at Coleytown Middle School, upgrading facilities in other Westport schools and addressing the staff healthcare cost surge have contributed to heavy hits on the budget. Estimates for thes...

Coronavirus spreads near Connecticut

Coronavirus spreads near Connecticut

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Arts Editor

February 7, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Health confirmed a case of the coronavirus in Boston on Feb.1.  A man contracted the virus through a visit to Wuhan, China and returned to the University of Massachusetts to immediately contact health officials.  Concerns are low, as the man is recovering at h...

Chef’s Table Shuts Off Their Grills After 10 Short Months

Chef’s Table Shuts Off Their Grills After 10 Short Months

Graham Day, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Chef’s Table announced they will be closing their Westport doors on Jan. 15, after only 10 months of service.  Owner Rich Herzfeld opened Chef’s Table in April of 2019 to pair with the store’s Fairfield location, but he cites the Cross Highway location as a factor in the closing. “Very...

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor

January 6, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000 and is being outfitted with police necessities such as sirens, a computer, a weapon rack and special tires.  The new police vehicle has gotten backlash from Westporters. “...

German students take field trip to UConn, win competition in German language

German students take field trip to UConn, win competition in German language

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor

December 17, 2019

German students at Staples took a field trip to the UConn Storrs campus to learn about German culture on Nov. 14. Staples placed first in the Quiz Bowl, a competition in that tested students’ knowledge about the German language and influence.  Thirty-seven students, in classes German 1 through ...

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Olympia Sports, a retail sporting goods company, is closing its Westport location along with eight other stores throughout Connecticut due to a change in ownership. JackRabbit, a different sporting goods company, recently purchased the company and is continuing to operate 75 different Olympia Sports s...

Paper bags acquire an extra charge in Westport stores

Paper bags acquire an extra charge in Westport stores

Lauren Hassell ʼ22, Web Features Editor

November 19, 2019

Westport has enacted a $.10 tax that local, non-corporate stores have the option to apply to every paper bag provided to their customers.  According to the Connecticut State Department of Revenue Services (DRS), municipalities are permitted to enact or enforce an ordinance concerning single-use checkout bags ...

Carly Kaplowitz ՚21, Features Editor

October 23, 2019

Eager Carly Kaplowitz ՚21 is excited to follow her path from Intro to Journalism to Advanced Journalism with high hopes for the upcoming year. Currently enrolled as a paper features editor, Kaplowitz was inspired to take on this role by her sister, a previous editor for Inklings. While Kaplowitz enjoys...

Charley Guthartz ’22, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Charley Guthartz ’22 is in her first year of Advanced Journalism as a staff writer. Guthartz decided to take the class after enjoying her Intro to Journalism class freshman year. “Whatever you’re passionate about, you have the ability to write about it,” Guthartz said about journalism. Outside...

Matsu sushi closes due to sales tax suspension

Matsu sushi closes due to sales tax suspension

Molly Gold '21, News Editor

October 19, 2019

Matsu sushi closed temporarily due to the suspension of their Sales and Use tax permit on Oct 11. The permit was suspended due to violations such as a discrepancy in the sales tax remittance from years past, according to WestportNow. Many Staples students are no longer customers of the business...

Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Andrew Colabella, a representative of RTM district four, created a petition two weeks ago to name the new Staples track after Laddie Lawrence ’64, head coach of boys’ cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field. The petition on change.org has over 1,000 signatures. Colabella requested...

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