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With the lack of bus shelters, commuters like the ones pictured, come dangerously close into Post Road. As Westport operates under a “flag system,” many stops are entirely unmarked.

Westport’s lack of bus shelters remains inexcusable

Eliza Barr , Photography Director January 24, 2021

Driving down Post Road, I spot a woman clutching to her jacket, knee-deep in the dirty, brown snow, standing a few feet from the cars whizzing past her. I only see her for a split second, but as I look...

Potential bus strike forces students to scramble for rides to school

Potential bus strike forces students to scramble for rides to school

April 26, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 Superintendent Colleen Palmer sent an email to parents on Tuesday, April 25 warning students and parents of a potential bus strike by the school bus company, Dattco, on Thursday...

Fatal bus accident on I-95 Turns Fairfield County Into Traffic Disaster

Fatal bus accident on I-95 Turns Fairfield County Into Traffic Disaster

Justin Schwebel, Staff Writer October 9, 2015

A coach bus carrying 49 people rear-ended a tractor trailer on Wednesday afternoon on I-95 in Norwalk, killing the driver and sending 18 passengers to the hospital. According to a press release, prepared...

May 18, 2011| Recess Anyone?

May 18, 2011

2:06 p.m. Score one for Andrew Marriot '14 as he slams the ball past Sydney Crossfield '14 during a pickup four square game during last period as they waited for the bus ride home. Pacman, Cherry...

Students Left To Wait After Early Dismissal Announcement

January 7, 2011

Thirty minutes after Friday's early dismissal due to projected snowfall, at least 100 students were still waiting for their busses. While the dismissal was scheduled to happen at 11:40 a.m., by 12:20...

Snow Stopper? The Effect of Snow Days and Delays on Staples

December 23, 2010

Image by gsbrown99 via Flickr Rose Propp '13 and Haley Zeldes '13 Staff Writers With December coming to an end and Westport already having experienced its first snow fall of the year, snow days are...

To Change or Not to Change

December 13, 2010

Will McDonald Staff Writer The boys’ locker room has not been renovated in decades, but due to a school rule that prohibits changing clothing anywhere else, the locker room is the only choice that...

My Apologies to Wakeman

November 29, 2010

I used to hate parking at Wakeman. Honestly, what was there to like? The long walk from my car to school every morning was taking its toll, especially as the air got colder and the harsh winds burned...

Long Day at School, Long Way Home: Why Staples Does Not Run Late Buses

November 12, 2010

On any given day after school at Staples, there are swarms of students bustling through the halls participating in extra-curricular activities. Because of students' active participation in after school...

Is Staples Safe for All Sexualities?

November 12, 2010

The last thing that Francis Furmanek ’11 expected when walking onto the bus after school last year was to be verbally attacked. It was not long after the bus went in motion that a student began to harass...

Photo By Julia Friedman 11

June 1, 2010 | Climb Aboard

June 1, 2010

David Roberts, Dattco bus driver, rocks his Tar Heel blue team cap on a warm first day of June.  He and the students of Staples have only 14 more days of fun-filled bus rides left in the 2009–10...

The wind howled and so did students when they learned school was on Dec. 9.

Season’s First Snowfall Brings No Delay

December 9, 2009

  School opened as usual Wednesday, Dec. 9, with some delayed bus arrivals but no delayed school for Westport students. According to the National Weather Service, one inch fell over night...

Graphic by Bryan Schiavone 12

Wake Me Up When December Ends

December 6, 2009

Carlie Schwaeber '12 Web News Editor I have walked to and from my bus around 4,888 times since kindergarten. I am usually not too self-conscious about admitting to people that I take...

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