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Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Andrew Colabella, a representative of RTM district four, created a petition two weeks ago to name the new Staples track after Laddie Lawrence ’64, head coach of boys’ cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field. The petition on change.org has over 1,000 signatures. Colabella requested...

Petition requesting delay of field construction has been denied

Petition requesting delay of field construction has been denied

Samantha Felner '22, Paper Opinions Editor

October 3, 2019

Despite efforts from the football team and Westport residents, the petition requesting a delayed construction of the new high school football field and track was denied. With the start of the field construction in early May, it was contracted that fall would be the time frame that the track would be...

Debate over Staples’ football field grows

Debate over Staples’ football field grows

Jake Navarro '20 and Grady Narang '20

October 2, 2019

Amendment to legalize coyote trapping fails

Amendment to legalize coyote trapping fails

September 18, 2017

By: Siri Kanter '19 An amendment to make the trapping of coyotes and coyote-wolf hybrids legal in Westport was denied on Sept. 6 at a Representative Town Meeting. After four hours of debate, the ordinance to allow coyote trapping was defeated in a 29-2 vote, making Westport the only town in Connecti...

Junior parking petitions spark controversy

Junior parking petitions spark controversy

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

December 17, 2015

On Dec. 15., Matthew Reiser ’17 made an online petition to have the junior parking lot function as a first-come, first-served basis due to the alleged 40 open spaces he saw that were not being occupied. “The junior parking lottery only gives out 25 stickers to students, but clearly that is not enoug...

Staples’ Collaborative Team successfully moves midterms

Staples’ Collaborative Team successfully moves midterms

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

November 10, 2014

On Nov. 5, after a push from both teachers and students, the administration decided to move the first day of midterm exams from Thursday, Jan. 8 to Monday, Jan. 12. According to Principal John Dodig, the Collaborative Team, a group of teachers and parents that discuss how to improve Staples’ environment,...

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