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Westport will charge electric vehicle drivers fees at 35 charging stations across town and railroad lots, with a rate of 35 cents per kilowatt-hour and an additional idling fee at certain locations, to promote sustainable and economically viable EV use.

Westport implements electric vehicle charging fees

Liora Perkins ’25 and Lily Rimm '25 March 18, 2024

Charging electric vehicles at public stations in Westport will soon come with a cost, as the town prepares to implement fees starting March 11.  This decision, approved in December, initially planned...

Motor vehicle thefts have risen 35.5% between the first half of 2023 and first half of 2022 according to CT Insider.

Stolen car found on fire in Bridgeport

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor December 22, 2023

The Bridgeport Fire Department was called to Birmingham Street early Monday morning for a report of a car fire. Prior to the fire, the vehicle was initially reported stolen in Westport.  According...

The graduating seniors pose for a picture backstage. Their parts include Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit.

Dance production, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ enchants audience into Wonderland

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor June 8, 2023

Westport's Academy of Dance celebrated a milestone with its highly anticipated 9th annual production of "Alice In Wonderland.” The show captivated audiences at Bedford Middle School on May 21. The production...

Academic pressure is extremely prevalent at Staples, harming students self-worth and confidence. Academic stress can derive from a desire for perfection, parental pressure, sports commitments or a heavy class load. All of these factors can be due to taking classes that are too hard.

Pressure to take hard classes is harmful: make balancing academic achievement, student well-being priority

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor May 1, 2023

At Staples, it’s pretty well known that we place a significant amount of value on academic achievement. For me, the pressure to excel in school has only become increasingly prevalent as I began high...

Christina Meehan ’23 knows the pressure of striving for “perfection” at dance. Her opinion is that it’s best to appreciate your small accomplishments because those show your hard work and determination.

Practice does not make perfect

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor February 10, 2023

Watching a video of myself dancing, a series of thoughts run through my head: my foot is sickled and not turned out; my passe isn’t high enough and I’m not holding my back straight; my neck isn’t...

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