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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...

Trump administration bans bump stocks

Trump administration bans bump stocks

Layla Wofsy '19, Managing Editor

December 19, 2018

After over a year of increased gun-control awareness and activism from the public, the Trump administration officially banned bump-fire stocks on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Bump-stocks are attachments that make it easier for a gunman to fire rounds from a semi-automatic weapon. The use of bump-stocks becam...

Westport’s Chipotle restaurant closes its doors

Westport’s Chipotle restaurant closes its doors

Mia Daignault '20

December 17, 2018

Chipotle Mexican grill is preparing to close this week after about three years of service in Westport, according to a Chipotle employee. Although there are other Mexican restaurants remaining in Westport, Staples student Simone Lantier ’20 is saddened by the news. “There’s no other good plac...

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