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Lamont announces barbershops, hair salons delayed until June

Despite the initial announcement that barbershops and hair salons would be included in phase one of Connecticut's reopening plan, Lamont has retracted this statement and pushed the reopening date to June.

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor

May 28, 2020

Earlier this week, Governor Ned Lamont announced during his daily briefing that all Connecticut hair salons and barbershops reopenings would be pushed back from its original date of May 20 to at least June 1. While most stores and restaurants throughout the state reopened in some capacity on May 20,...

Garelick and Herbs Saugatuck location closes

The Saugatuck location of the Garelick and Herbs has been open for the past six years but was closed on Feb.29. Due to a decrease in customers, the owners felt it was necessary to close the Saugatuck location, however the Westport, Southport and Greenwich locations remain open.

Ella Alpert ’22, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The Saugatuck location of Garelick and Herbs closed last Saturday, Feb. 29, due to a lack of customers. The market's three other locations in Westport, Southport and Greenwich will remain open. The closing comes after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigation in December 2019. Ga...

BOE votes to push back start times

The Westport School Start Time Committee discusses with parents, students and the Superintendent about pushing back school start time. On Feb. 10, the BOE officially pushed back school start time by 30 minutes for the next school year.

Lexie Moskovit, Web Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) officially voted to push back school start times by 30 minutes starting in the 2020-2021 school year. 

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

The Westport Police Department bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000.

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor

January 6, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000 and is being outfitted with police necessities such as sirens, a computer, a weapon rack and special tires.  The new police vehicle has gotten backlash from Westporters. “...

[Nov. 2016 News] World Briefs

[Nov. 2016 News] World Briefs

November 22, 2016

By Melanie Lust ’19   TRUMP TRIUMPHS IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION After a harrowing night tallying electoral votes, news of Donald Trump's victory shocked America and the world. Since then, riots and protests have broken out in major cities including Chicago and New York. The people of Cali...

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

November 22, 2016

By Julia Rosier ’18 & Frenchy Truitt ’17   The Wellness class, also known as the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Class (DBT), guides students and provides tips to reduce stress and maintain mindfulness. The class, being taught by Dr. Alycia Dadd, Yasu Wade, Lauren Burkhart, Jenna Gio...

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

November 22, 2016

By Zach Horowitz ’19   For Staples students graduating in 2022, scheduling classes will be a lot different than in previous years due to changes in graduation requirements. The most notable change is the increased requirements for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In th...

[Oct. 2016 News] Connecticut Representatives attempt to leap from obscurity and into the voters hearts

November 22, 2016

By Katelyn DeAgro '17 and Jack Beck '18   With November fast approaching, many people are focused on the ongoing debates and rivalry between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. However, local elections may have a far greater impact on the lives of Westport residents. ...

[Oct. 2016 News] What you need to know before the election

November 22, 2016

By Madison Sell '18 and Christoph Russi '18   The election is officially less than two weeks away, and it will be soon time to vote. It is important to be informed on the upcoming election and the policies of the candidates, especially the policies that pertain to Staples students and others ...

[Oct. 2016 News] Community makes effort to foster stronger police relations

November 22, 2016

By Anay Simunovic ’18 and Nicole Dienst ’18   The occurrence of police shootings across the country and widespread national protests have brought police brutality to the forefront of American issues today. As a result, the federal government is attempting to foster a better relationship b...

[Oct. 2016 News] Trigger warnings have uncertain future at the high school level

November 22, 2016

By Claire Dinshaw '17 and Isabella Ullmann '17   Sophomore year, Brooke Wrubel walked into English 2 Honors as former Staples English teacher Sue O’Hara was handing out the next assigned reading, “The House at Sugar Beach.” “There was a rape [scene] in it,” Brooke Wrubel ’17...

[Oct. 2016 News] World Briefs

November 22, 2016

By Zach Strober Hurricane Matthew Tears Through Caribbean, Heads Towards U.S.   Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction through countries such as Haiti, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and St. Vincent and Grenadines as it traveled toward the United States. Haiti, which was hit hardest ...

Class of 2015 remembers biggest news stories from their four years

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

June 19, 2015

Occupy Wall Street On September 17, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York. It soon spread from coast to coast. People felt indignant over the social and economic inequalities that existed and looked to protest against the 1 percent in this country: the richest class in America....

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