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EDITORIAL: Spread of COVID-19 displays both a unified, hostile Westport community

Photos such as this one, published on Westport’s 06880 blog, have circulated on local platforms and social media groups, garnering mixed reactions. Some comments criticize students for leaving the house, while others commend their creativity.

March 31, 2020

As the Westport community concludes its first few weeks grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed both productive community efforts and difficulty following the social distancing and quarantine protocol. We would like to commend the efforts of much of the Westport community; many ha...

Closure sprouts questions over make-up days

Closure sprouts questions over make-up days

Eddie Kiev '20, Web Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

The Westport Public School administration clarified scheduling plans in an email to parents on Wednesday March 11.  This follows Westport Public Schools’ indefinite closure as concerns surge over the COVID-19 pandemic. “[I]f districts were to decide to close schools for up to two weeks, they would...

Health officials discover Coronavirus in Danbury

As March 6, at least 20 U.S states have had confirmed cases of COVID- 19, some resulting in deaths. Residents of all states are taking precautions to decrease the chance of contracting the virus.

Lucy Arrow '21, Paper Features Editor

March 8, 2020

The first case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Connecticut was discovered in Danbury on March 6, found in a nurse working at the Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. The nurse is a New York State resident and is self quarantined in her home.  Although the nurse does not live in Connecticut, the hospital is...

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. 

Woman stabbed in Westport parking lot

A woman was stabbed on the afternoon of Jan. 6 in the New Beauty Wellness parking lot. Police arrested the perpetrator and took him into police custody.

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...

Chef’s Table Westport location announces its close

Chef’s Table offered a wide variety of food like sandwiches, salads, soups and coffees. It will be closing on Jan. 15.

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....

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 ...

BOE names Stafford Thomas Jr. principal of Staples

Stafford Thomas Jr. addresses the Board of Education at the meeting where he was announced as Principal of Staples High School on June 20. Thomas graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and proceeded to earn a law degree and Masters in Education Administration from Boston College.

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

June 25, 2019

The Board of Education unanimously approved Stafford Thomas Jr. as Principal of Staples High School on June 20. The Principal seat was vacated by James D’Amico, who earlier this year announced his resignation effective at the end of June. While Thomas doesn’t have any specific potential pol...

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Dr. David Abbey began as interim superintendent of schools on May 8. He served as coordinator of the Westport Regional Center and department of special education at Staples High School from 1981 to 1987.

Sophie Driscoll '19, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Dr. David Abbey began as interim superintendent of schools on May 8. The Board of Education (BOE) appointed him to the role with a unanimous vote on May 6. Abbey will hold the position until the BOE finds a permanent superintendent. “It is gratifying to find someone of Dr. Abbey’s caliber to lead our schools th...

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

April 24, 2019

The strike of over 31,000 New England Stop and Shop employees ended on Sunday, April 21 after 11 days of striking. A tentative three-year agreement was reached which includes increased wages, greater health coverage and more pension benefits. The deal must still be ratified by the unions. “As of min...

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

Assistant Superintendent Anthony Buono (middle) will serve as Acting Superintendent while current Superintendent Colleen Palmer is on a leave of absence due to a medical emergency. Buono will hold the position until an interim or official Superintendent is hired.

Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Allie D’Angelo ’20

April 8, 2019

The Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously (7-0) to appoint former Assistant Superintendent Anthony Buono as the Acting Superintendent of the Westport Public School District on April 8. Buono will begin on April 9.   “I’m honored to accept the position until [the BOE] is able to find a suita...

Board of Education discusses Coleytown Middle School proposals, improvements

Board of Education Vice Chair Jeannie Smith voices her sentiments to BoE members about the proposals of creating a new purpose for Coleytown Middle School.

Jack Dennison '21

April 3, 2019

The Board of Education (BoE) met to discuss improvements for Coleytown Middle School and propose possible redistricting for the Westport school system on Monday, April 1. The Board of Education’s (BoE) goal is to achieve a balance of enrollment.  According to BoE secretary Elaine Whitney equality of enrollme...

Matsu Sushi undergoes renovations

The restaurant is currently closed for renovation, as indicated by this sign posted on the door. Due to a post on Dan Woog’s blog, 06880, many thought the restaurant was closing its doors for good.

Claire Redmer ’21

April 1, 2019

Matsu Sushi has announced that it is closing for renovation, though many thought it was closing for good, due to a customer’s post on blog 06880. Molly Alger, a frequent visitor to Matsu, wrote into Dan Woog’s blog to announce the resturant’s closing. Alger wrote that while dining at Matsu on March 31, ...

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