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In a report created by Colliers Project Leader for the Westport Finance and Facilities Subcommittee earlier this year, it was recommended that $600,000 of a $8.16 million improvement plan should be used on electrical improvements and repairs.

Long Lots Elementary School fire causes evacuation for students

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 26, 2022

Students and staff were evacuated from Long Lots Elementary School after a fire was discovered by a school officer within one of the auditorium walls on Wednesday May 25. The school officer pulled the...

According to US News, most of the schools within the top five are within the towns surrounding Staples High school and three of the five schools are public.

Staples High School ranks highly among other Connecticut schools

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 12, 2022

In late April, Staples High School was ranked as the fifth best high school in Connecticut by US News and the number one best public high school in Connecticut by Niche. “It is always nice to be recognized...

“Employment is for Everyone” initiative attempts to improve the general quality of life disabled.

‘Employment is for Everyone’ initiative aims to create job opportunities for disabled

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor April 26, 2022

Westport First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker has created the “Employment Is For Everyone” initiative, which aims to increase the amount of employees with disabilities in Westport. “This initiative...

Sherwood Island has allocated the $5 million to cover many different aspects of the park.

Sherwood Island state park in need of $5 million worth of repairs

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer April 2, 2022

According to a report by park officials released on March 20, Sherwood Island is in need of $5 million in repairs to help improve the park.  “Sherwood Island (State Park) is a heavily used park,...

Fairfield County was ranked the top county in Connecticut in terms of education. Second and third places belong to Hartford County and Middlesex County, according to Niche.

Fairfield County ranked as number one county for education quality in Connecticut

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Fairfield County has been named the county with the highest education quality in Connecticut. “It is always nice to be recognized for good work,” Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. said. “I believe...

A few of the ways the excessive amount of snow days has been affecting students and teachers.

Excessive snow days cause unnecessary stress

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Waking up on a school day and seeing snow outside my window generally sparks excitement because it means there could be no school; however, this year I was disappointed with the fact that there were so...

COVID-19 omicron variant causes student concern

COVID-19 omicron variant causes student concern

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer January 6, 2022

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has led to concern about how students will stay safe throughout Westport Public Schools.  According to NPR, the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads twice as fast as...

The mask mandate in Westport was reinstated as of Dec. 27, meaning all indoor public settings will require masks.

Mask mandate reinstated for public areas in Westport

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer December 24, 2021

First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker announced that the mask mandate in Westport Connecticut, is being reinstated on Thursday Dec. 23, as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the town. Currently, according...

The current COVID-19 vaccine mandate for teachers and other school employees.

Vaccine rates for Connecticut school employees rise to 90%

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

90% of school employees in Connecticut are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Nov. 22, while Westport Public School employees have a vaccination rate of more than 95%, according to the Connecticut...

An illustration of how late/missing assignments affects a student’s mental health. In response to these statistics, teachers should wait to submit their grades until the student is healthy and able to submit their assignments.

Teachers’ missing work policies unjustly burden sick students

Aidan Sprouls ’23 , Staff Writer November 22, 2021

Every Staples student who has ever been ill knows the daunting feeling of opening up PowerSchool the day after being absent and seeing that they have received multiple zeros on assignments they missed....

Amazon Fresh stores offer many different features, including ordering ahead and free same-day delivery.  While these may sound appealing to buyers, it allows Amazon to further its monopoly over every possible market. Buyers should prioritize stores like Trader Joes, Fresh Market and Stop and Shop because they do not seek to dominate any market other than groceries.

Amazon Fresh stores destined to change the local supermarket landscape for the worse

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Walking into any grocery store, I often expect to see the same things: fruits, meats, dairy and all different types of food. When I think of Amazon, I can’t quite place my finger on what to expect, it...

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