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Board of Education discusses SBAC testing and energy at meeting

John Rice, a Partner from AKF Engineering, discusses with the board the the energy performance of a typical school and a high performance school.

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

March 13, 2015

On the night of March 9, the Westport Board of Education (BOE) convened in the Staples cafeteria to discuss various topics, such as clarifying some information regarding the Smarter Balance Assessments (SBAC) testing during announcements and to introduce a new energy savings plan by an engineering company ...

Morning source of coffee has vanished

Morning source of coffee has vanished

Benjamin Foster, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

The morning rush to the cafeteria is a little less hectic this year since the state government has mandated schools to cease serving students coffee. In order to get coffee, students will need a major growth spurt and a suit and tie because only teachers and administrations have the privilege of a ...

Students tested by recycling

Students tested by recycling

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer

January 31, 2014

According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Connecticut recycled only 26 percent of its waste in 2010. But this isn’t just a statewide problem: Staples has its fair share of trouble with waste disposal, too. With constant reminders to make eco-friendly choices and not to “trash t...

Safe and Sound: After recent events in Japan, community questions Indian Point Energy’s power plant’s stability

Safe and Sound:  After recent events in Japan, community questions Indian Point Energy’s power plant’s stability

April 15, 2011

On March 11, an 8.9-mag- nitude earthquake hit the northeast coast of Japan, triggering a massive tsunami that destroyed much of the surround- ing land, including the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The natural disaster caused a power outage at the plant, which in turn shut off the reactor...

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