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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...

Festival strengthens local community

Festival strengthens local community

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

Businesses lined the grass ranging from specialty waters to horse shelters. The sky was clear and blue with barely any wind, which meant it was a perfect forecast for the hot air balloons to take flight. Decorated in the colors of the rainbow, the balloons bounced up into the sky and gently fell back do...

Big business conglomerates degrade artistic value in the luxury retail market

Big business conglomerates degrade artistic value in the luxury retail market

Hannah Schmidt ’19

October 17, 2018

Spotting a pair of Gucci sneakers in the hallways isn’t a hard thing to come by at Staples High School. Neither is spotting Louis Vuitton brown monogram purses suspended on nearly every arm along shopping district sidewalks in Westport. These signature accessories are byproducts of conglomerates, lar...

The closing of Top This leaves Westport yogurt-less

The closing of Top This leaves Westport yogurt-less

October 10, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 Only a few years ago, Westport was full of frozen yogurt. Between Pinkberry, Sweet Frog and Top This, Westporters had multiple places to choose from to fulfill their froyo cravings. However, as of September 2018, all three locations have closed down. In 2014, Pinkberry was...

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

October 5, 2018

By Carly Kaplowitz '21 Technology companies Amazon and Snapchat are creating a new feature in which Snapchat users can easily find and purchase a product. Users can do this by pressing down on their mobile device screen, holding it up to the item or barcode and then scanning it. If the item or bar...

Westport’s retail stores need saving

Westport’s retail stores need saving

April 21, 2018

By Abby Fleming '20   As more and more retail stores in Westport close their doors, the once bustling downtown shopping scene begins to meet its end. Like many of the towns and cities of the world, Westport has fallen victim to an age of online shopping and unmotivated consumers. While online shopping has its advantages, nothing can beat the benefits of keeping Westport’s stores open. ...

AP Environmental project helps Earth and the public

AP Environmental project helps Earth and the public

June 14, 2017

By Megan Doyle ’18 Although the seniors have cleared out of the building, leaving AP classes with only a few juniors, the lessons are far from over. In Mike Aitkenhead's period two AP Environmental class, the eight remaining juniors have tackled a difficult project: making and selling environmentally-friendly fertilizer.   “We were looking ...

[Sept. 2016 Features] Student businesses soar with Instagram

October 11, 2016

By Jonathan Kaner '18 Sports Editor and Julia Rosier '18 Features Editor Her fingers delicately strung together the last bead, and she gleamed with a familiar zeal. Julie Kaplan ’17 was armed and ready for her newest Instagram post to promote her new entrepreneurial business, Jewels by Jules. I...

Senior girls string and bead together stunningly successful jewelry businesses

Senior girls string and bead together stunningly successful jewelry businesses

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Girls who grew up in the early 2000’s may recall some of the era’s popular fashion statements being quite the head turner; and not in a good way. To name a few, there was the infamous poncho, clunky clogs, and tinted colored sunglasses. A staple piece was the ‘choker’ necklace, which is now making...

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Eliza Llewellyn, Web Managing Editor

January 31, 2014

At the Dec. 11 Board of Finance meeting, news of a shortfall of roughly $1.9 million shook the board. Since then, questions have revolved around who’s to blame and how to make up the deficit. “I was shocked when I heard the amount,” Board of Finance member Mike Rea said.  “It was a perfect storm,...

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