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The Meatball Shop announces closing six months after opening

The Meatball Shop announces closing six months after opening

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

The Meatball Shop of Westport will be closing on Jan. 12, after about six months of service. Co-owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow opened their eighth location at 2 Post Road West, Westport on June 22. The restaurant sits just across the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge from the downtown area. ...

School Start Time Committee presents unanimous agreement for 8:00 a.m. Staples start time

School Start Time Committee presents unanimous agreement for 8:00 a.m. Staples start time

Natalie Bandura '22, Paper News Editor

January 14, 2020

The Westport School Start Time Committee presented the unanimous agreement on Jan. 13 to move start times for Staples High School to 8:00 a.m., start times for the middle schools and Saugatuck Elementary to 8:30 a.m. and start times for the remaining four elementary schools to 9:00 a.m. to the Board of Ed...

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...

Woman stabbed in Westport parking lot

Woman stabbed in Westport parking lot

Remy Teltser '21, Paper Features Editor

January 7, 2020

A 33-year-old Greenwich woman was repeatedly stabbed with a knife outside of New Beauty Wellness in Westport on Jan. 6 by an 18-year-old male in a mask.   At approximately 1:06 p.m., the Westport Police Department (WPD) was called to 1137 Post Road East where the woman sustained multiple s...

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

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. “...

Chef’s Table Westport location announces its close

Chef’s Table Westport location announces its close

Lexie Moskovit ’21, Web Sports Editor

January 3, 2020

Chef’s Table, located on 161 Cross Highway in Westport, will be closing on Jan. 15, due to low business. Chef’s table opened in Westport on April 1, 2018. Most of the customers are students from Staples and Bedford along with construction workers, tradesmen and delivery men early in the morning....

German students take field trip to UConn, win competition in German language

German students take field trip to UConn, win competition in German language

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor

December 17, 2019

German students at Staples took a field trip to the UConn Storrs campus to learn about German culture on Nov. 14. Staples placed first in the Quiz Bowl, a competition in that tested students’ knowledge about the German language and influence.  Thirty-seven students, in classes German 1 through ...

CMS Principal placed on leave following arrest

CMS Principal placed on leave following arrest

Poppy Livingstone '21, Creative Director

December 12, 2019

Coleytown Middle School (CMS) Principal Kris Szabo was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, Dec. 4, following her arrest for allegedly slapping a man during a parking dispute.  Szabo was charged with second-degree breach of peace and was released on a $500 bond. She appeared in state Superior Court i...

Governors Ball changes their age policy for 2020

Governors Ball changes their age policy for 2020

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Governour’s Ball announced a new age policy on Nov. 25 that prohibits attendees under 18 years of age from attending the 2020 Governour’s Ball music festival. Under-age attendees can accompany adults, but each adult is required to bring a valid form of ID and can only bring two under-age attendee...

Beach spot “Joey’s by the Shore” closes after 32 Years

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

Joey’s by the Shore will close promptly due to a loss of a rent agreement with the Westport Parks and Recreation department, according to a press release on the Westport government website. Joey’s had been serving Compo Beach and the Longshore Country Club with standard American fast food for ...

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Olympia Sports, a retail sporting goods company, is closing its Westport location along with eight other stores throughout Connecticut due to a change in ownership. JackRabbit, a different sporting goods company, recently purchased the company and is continuing to operate 75 different Olympia Sports s...

Paper bags acquire an extra charge in Westport stores

Paper bags acquire an extra charge in Westport stores

Lauren Hassell ʼ22, Web Features Editor

November 19, 2019

Westport has enacted a $.10 tax that local, non-corporate stores have the option to apply to every paper bag provided to their customers.  According to the Connecticut State Department of Revenue Services (DRS), municipalities are permitted to enact or enforce an ordinance concerning single-use checkout bags ...

Change in ingredients leaves allergic students unable to eat pizza in Westport Public Schools

Change in ingredients leaves allergic students unable to eat pizza in Westport Public Schools

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director

November 2, 2019

Chartwells, the food service provider for Staples, temporarily replaced the current pizza crust with another option containing the additional allergens of eggs and sesame, as the original is unavailable due to high demand. The temporary change was implemented on Oct. 31.  In an email from Principal St...

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