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WestportNow terminates publication

WestportNow will cease publication after nearly 18 years of reporting. This is due to the death of Gordon Joseloff, the website’s founder, editor and primary publisher.
November 25, 2020

WestportNow will stop publication at the end of November after the death of the website’s founder, editor and publisher, Gordon Joseloff.  The news was announced in a statement published on the website...

Scarice recommends against full reopening of Westport schools

Following Scarice’s decision, Long Lots Elementary School will be staying in their current model and not going back five days a week.
October 22, 2020

During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice announced that he would not be recommending a full reopening of schools at this time, and that the district...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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.
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...

[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,...

[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...

[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...

[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...

[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...

[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...

[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,...

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