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James D’Amico steps down as Staples principal

James D’Amico steps down as Staples principal

Molly Gold '21

March 10, 2019


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Staples principal James D’Amico announced his resignation, effective at the end of June, in an email to Staples students and parents on Friday, March 8. After working at Staples for 18 years as a teacher and administrator, D’Amico has been appointed as principal of New Fairfield High School, his a...

Jussie Smollett allegedly stages attack, increases dialogue about hate crimes

Jussie Smollett allegedly stages attack, increases dialogue about hate crimes

Amanda Kaplowitz '19

March 8, 2019


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Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after allegedly filing a fake police report about an attack. Smollett reported to the Chicago police that two men committed a hate crime against him on Jan. 29, but it was later reported by the Chicago police department that Smollett...

Governor Lamont proposes school redistricting bill

Governor Lamont proposes school redistricting bill

Kaya Leitner '19

March 7, 2019


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Governor Ned Lamont proposed a public school regionalization plan as a way of closing Connecticut’s growing $3.7 billion deficit. Lamont announced the plan during his State Budget proposal to a joint session on the state legislature on Feb. 20.   The bill seeks to save money through consolidation of school dist...

We the People class advances to national competition

We the People class advances to national competition

Will Matar ’21

March 6, 2019


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On April 26-29th, 2019, Staples High School’s We the People Class will be heading to Washington D.C for the national We the People Competition after they won the wildcard. After losing to Trumbull in the state competition, the received wildcard let them continue on. In all 50 states, students take place in the...

State of the Town Address clarifies Coleytown plans, future of Staples

State of the Town Address clarifies Coleytown plans, future of Staples

Natalie Bandura ’22

March 1, 2019


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First Selectman Jim Marpe spoke at the State of the Town meeting on Feb. 10 at the Town Hall to discuss fiscal challenges, multi-family housing developments and Coleytown Middle School (CMS), among other topics. Westport’s State of The Town meeting presented residents with an update on the town’s progress over the past year and gave them ...

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