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CMS Principal placed on leave following arrest

CMS Principal placed on leave following arrest

Poppy Livingstone '21, Creative Director

December 12, 2019

Coleytown Middle School (CMS) Principal Kris Szabo was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, Dec. 4, following her arrest for allegedly slapping a man during a parking dispute.  Szabo was charged with second-degree breach of peace and was released on a $500 bond. She appeared in state Superior Court i...

Beach spot “Joey’s by the Shore” closes after 32 Years

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

Joey’s by the Shore will close promptly due to a loss of a rent agreement with the Westport Parks and Recreation department, according to a press release on the Westport government website. Joey’s had been serving Compo Beach and the Longshore Country Club with standard American fast food for ...

Change in ingredients leaves allergic students unable to eat pizza in Westport Public Schools

Change in ingredients leaves allergic students unable to eat pizza in Westport Public Schools

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director

November 2, 2019

Chartwells, the food service provider for Staples, temporarily replaced the current pizza crust with another option containing the additional allergens of eggs and sesame, as the original is unavailable due to high demand. The temporary change was implemented on Oct. 31.  In an email from Principal St...

RTM rejects attempt to ban sale of recreational marijuana

RTM rejects attempt to ban sale of recreational marijuana

Andreas Lolis ’21, Paper News Editor

October 6, 2019

The Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) voted down an ordinance that would ban the sale of recreational marijuana in Westport for two years if and when the state legalizes it. Jimmy Izzo, RTM Member and Chair of the Public Protection Committee, introduced the ordinance along with RTM Member Greg...

Hate symbols discovered in Staples

Hate symbols discovered in Staples

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor

September 15, 2019

Multiple hate symbols––including a carving of a swastika––were uncovered at Staples High School on the evening of Sept. 12.  Upon the discovery of a swastika carved into a bathroom stall door, the administration called in the Westport Police Department to assist them in inspecting the sch...

BOE names Stafford Thomas Jr. principal of Staples

BOE names Stafford Thomas Jr. principal of Staples

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

June 25, 2019

The Board of Education unanimously approved Stafford Thomas Jr. as Principal of Staples High School on June 20.   The Principal seat was vacated by James D’Amico, who earlier this year announced his resignation effective at the end of June.   While Thomas doesn’t have any speci...

Matsu Sushi reopens

Mia Daignault ’20, Staff Writer

June 10, 2019

Matsu Sushi in downtown Westport has reopened as of June 4. It was temporarily closed in April due to renovations. They also were charged with labor abuse charges earlier in the year. Matsu will be opened 11 am to 3 am and 5pm to 9pm Tuesday through Sunday but will be closed Monday’s to continue...

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Sophie Driscoll '19, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Dr. David Abbey began as interim superintendent of schools on May 8. The Board of Education (BOE) appointed him to the role with a unanimous vote on May 6. Abbey will hold the position until the BOE finds a permanent superintendent. “It is gratifying to find someone of Dr. Abbey’s caliber to lead our schools th...

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

April 24, 2019

The strike of over 31,000 New England Stop and Shop employees ended on Sunday, April 21 after 11 days of striking. A tentative three-year agreement was reached which includes increased wages, greater health coverage and more pension benefits. The deal must still be ratified by the unions. “As of min...

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Allie D’Angelo ’20

April 8, 2019

The Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously (7-0) to appoint former Assistant Superintendent Anthony Buono as the Acting Superintendent of the Westport Public School District on April 8. Buono will begin on April 9.   “I’m honored to accept the position until [the BOE] is able to find a suita...

Palmer announces retirement

Palmer announces retirement

Sophie Driscoll '19

March 15, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer announced on March 14 that she will retire on Aug. 1.   “The district is in a time right now where it can be handed over to another superintendent, and I will work tirelessly to make sure that happens smoothly,” Palmer said.   In a press re...

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year’s middle schoolers

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year’s middle schoolers

Reece Keusch '19

December 26, 2018

Superintendent Colleen Palmer and the Westport Board of Education decided to send all sixth graders to the elementary schools next year in order to solve the current spacing issues at Bedford Middle School and Staples High School. This plan also involves placing all Westport seventh and eighth graders at B...

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Mia Daignault, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to recent news reports from NBC Connecticut. Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, was walking home from a corner store around 9 pm and was shot twice in front of his home. Howell was rushed to the hosp...

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