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Over the past few years, the student population has decreased significantly, causing less seating for students throughout the hallway. With the student population starting to increase again, there is a newfound demand to bring back furniture to the hallways.

Student Council proposes reinstatement of furniture following hiatus

Caitlin Jacob, Communications Coordinator February 16, 2024

The furniture around the bridge area will potentially make a return, according to discussions between Student Council and Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. The discussions have been had after the removal...

Students coming to hear about their options for getting scholarships through  Staples during lunch on Feb.7.

The College and Career center welcomes students for annual scholarship workshop

Catie Campagnino '26, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Staples’ College and Career Center will host its annual scholarship workshop for students on Feb. 8 during all three lunch waves for any students that are interested in learning more about what scholarships...

Legacy admissions remain a contentious topic among Connecticut schools, with some opting to consider legacy status while others do not. However, this practice remains a significant factor in admissions decisions at many prestigious institutions.

Connecticut lawmakers may consider ban on legacy admission consideration

Anna Kercher '25, Paper Features Editor February 8, 2024

Key Connecticut state legislatures are likely to introduce a bill banning legacy admissions at public and private universities in the upcoming 2024 legislative session, which would make Connecticut among...

Burying Hill Beach faces the highest levels of erosion out of all of the beaches in Westport.

Parks and Rec department creates plans to counteract increased erosion of Westport beaches, Burying Hill

Jack Robinson '26, Web Opinions Editor February 8, 2024

After recent years of steady erosion of local beaches, the Parks and Recreation department is putting into motion a nourishment plan in order to build beaches back up to their former glory. A nourishment...

The Westport Board of Finance hears presentations and questioning from the public on the proposed renovations to Long Lots elementary school.

Board of Finance discusses Long Lots rebuild project

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor January 2, 2024

The Westport Board of Financeheld a meeting on Monday Dec. 11 to further discuss the plans for rebuilding Long Lots Elementary school, a project that is scheduled to commence this coming fall.  The...

Compo beach renovations are anticipated to take place in the fall of 2024.

Compo playground set for exciting renovations

Olivia Signorile ’25, Assistant Creative Director December 26, 2023

The Westport Compo playground renovations were given the go-ahead by the Board of Selectwomen on Nov. 22. Play by Design LLC, a playground design company, is in charge of project planning. The playground...

Co-presidents Dylan Fiore ’24 and Patrick Coleman ’24 presenting a slideshow to the Student Council about the new ​​Board of Education positions.

Student Council announces class officers, open leadership positions, goals

Sophia Reeves ’25, News Editor December 22, 2023

Student Council has created new leadership positions for this school year, the application deadline was on Nov. 22 and the selection process is in progress. The elected class officers are Anwara Olasewere...

The Staples Mitzvah Club hosted a walk at the Staples High School track to raise donations for United Hatzalah on Dec. 17. Many Westport community members attended, contributed and supported the cause.

Staples Mitzvah Club hosts unifying walk for Israel

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor December 22, 2023

The Staples Mitzvah Club hosted a fundraiser in support of United Hatzalah on Sunday, Dec. 17. The fundraiser was a walk/run at the Staples High School track and lasted from 12-1:30 p.m. A guest speaker...

Motor vehicle thefts have risen 35.5% between the first half of 2023 and first half of 2022 according to CT Insider.

Stolen car found on fire in Bridgeport

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor December 22, 2023

The Bridgeport Fire Department was called to Birmingham Street early Monday morning for a report of a car fire. Prior to the fire, the vehicle was initially reported stolen in Westport.  According...

The now empty and signless Saugatuck Sweets building, having closed December 17th after years of quiet struggle.

Saugatuck Sweets closes after 11 years in Westport

Elsa D’Elia ’25, Staff Writer December 22, 2023

After roughly 11 years of service in Westport, Saugatuck Sweets’s Westport location has closed, effective Dec. 17.     Saugatuck Sweets has been a prominent part of the Westport community for...

The Westport Library held their biannual fall book sale from Dec. 1-4. It attracted much of the community, and was an overall success. (Photo contributed by Rei Seltzer ’26)

Westport Public Library hosts biannual book sale

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor December 19, 2023

The Westport Public Library recently hosted their biannual fall book sale from Dec. 1-4, with free admission to all. The sale consisted of over 50 different categories of books, ranging from climate change...

Nanoramic Laboratories, a Massachusetts-based electric vehicle battery manufacturer, will establish its first major factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with $47.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, aiming to produce advanced energy storage systems.

Nanoramic’s Connecticut venture marks milestone for sustainable battery technology

Lily Rimm ’25, Opinions Editor December 19, 2023

Nanormatic Laboratories, a Massachusetts company that manufacturers electric vehicle batteries, has chosen Bridgeport, Connecticut as their location for their first major factory that will produce advanced...

The Patagonia located in downtown Westport is set to close on Dec. 24. (Contributed by

Westport Patagonia, last location in Connecticut, set to close on Christmas Eve

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

The downtown Westport Patagonia, located at 87 Post Road East, will close its downtown Westport location on Christmas Eve after 18 years in business. The reason for the stores closing is unknown. After...

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