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[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

November 22, 2016

Staples High School is in the top 15 Connecticut schools that spends the most money per student for education. In fact, Westport spends over seven thousand dollars more per student than the lowest-funded school districts. However, there is speculation over how well that extra money is spent. Accord...

WYFF: Not Just Another Teen Film Festival

WYFF: Not Just Another Teen Film Festival

May 27, 2011

After a whole lot of lights, cameras, and action-packed film sequences, the films in the eighth annual Westport Youth Film Festival (WYFF) was finally shown at neighboring Fairfield’s Community Theater on May 14. The festival has reached new heights since its creation in 2003. This year, the event was run by a board of dir...

Board of Finance Restores $60,000 of Transit Budget

Board of Finance Restores $60,000 of Transit Budget

April 8, 2011

During the April 6 meeting of the Board of Finance, members decided, in a five to two vote, to restore $60,000 of the $100,000 cut from the Westport Transit budget during the prior meeting. Westport Transit Co-Director Bud Titsworth proposed four plans to reduce the cost of public transport in Westport. By eliminating the Nyala ...

SafeRides Adds New Positions As Volunteer Pool Increases

SafeRides Adds New Positions As Volunteer Pool Increases

November 15, 2010

The future for SafeRides looks bright with 78 returning members and 132 new volunteers. Currently operating only on Saturday nights, the increase of volunteers has the SafeRides Board debating the possibility of operating on Friday nights, too. When SafeRides opened in 2009, it required members to volunteer six Saturdays out of the entire school year. But now tha...

New SA Officials Hope to Reach More Students

October 5, 2010

The Staples High School Student Assembly (SA) has decided to take a more vocal role as student advocates this year. While a May 2010 Inklings survey showed that 0% of those polled believed that the group provides for the student body, this year’s executive board aims to change its past image. “If...

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