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Parking limits begin in the spring, restricting cars from remaining downtown for more than three hours during 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Westport to start enforcing new downtown parking limits

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor March 15, 2024

New downtown parking rules will limit residents from parking longer than three hours from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. This change will affect 500 parking spaces, mostly in the Parker Harding Plaza parking lot....

Buses were parked on Wakeman in the typical junior parking areas Wednesday morning.

BREAKING NEWS: Juniors confused, frustrated by Wakeman parking full of buses

Rylie Cordella '25, Assistant Business Manager February 16, 2024

Tens of school buses lined the parking lot adjacent to the Wakeman fields past Bedford Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, frustrating juniors who regularly park there.   Buses slowly left the spaces...

‘Crabbing’ in Westport has caused a larger issue, with the fisherman parked illegally along the streets surrounding the beach area.

Parking violations raise questions about ‘crabbing’ in Westport

Addison Coughlin ’25, Arts Editor October 4, 2023

‘Crabbing,’ the activity of fishing for crabs has sparked debate in Westport as the cars, thought to be those belonging to the ‘crabbers,’ lined up surrounding the beach area. Residents have complained...

Most of the rates for Compo Beach parking have seen a 10% increase; however, this does not apply to the price of non-resident passes where the price was decided based on the rate from 2017. All data compiled from WestportNews. Graphic by Aidan Sprouls 23.

Compo Beach updates prices for 2023 season

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor March 15, 2023

For the upcoming 2023 beach season, the town of Westport has decided to update the price of parking passes at Compo beach, golfing at Longshore and camps held at Longshore or Compo beach, increasing the...

Officer Ed Wooldrige hasn’t noticed an alarming spike in the number of leaving students, but believes the announcement was beneficial and clearly outlines expectations.

Closed campus reminder serves as mental reset for Staples student body

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Business Manager September 17, 2022

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. made an announcement over the loudspeaker regarding Staples’ closed campus policy last week. This outlined the zero-tolerance policy: anybody caught coming back or leaving...

A silver truck without the proper documentation is parked in a senior spot on campus.

Con: Juniors, enjoy your walk, Parking spots at Staples’ belong strictly to seniors

Logan Gornbein ’21, Staff Writter October 26, 2020

Senior year: the year students can park on campus.  Finally, we get to carry on the tradition of being the only students who are allowed to park their cars in the white-numbered parking spots. It’s...

Staples juniors have begun to purchase their parking stickers. They are available until they are sold out. Students must put their sticker on their windshield in order to legally park in their assigned spot.

Junior parking sales begin

Mia Daignault May 24, 2019

Junior parking tickets went on sale on May 13. They cost $20 and are available for purchase in the Assistant Principal’s office until they have all been sold out. As seniors begin to depart for internships,...

Juniors navigate through unfair parking system

Juniors navigate through unfair parking system

June 12, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '19   Getting stopped every two seconds by the bus in front of you, while you pretend to be speeding away with wind in your hair: this is the freedom that comes with a driver's...

An open letter to Wakeman: Saying a (not so) sorrowful goodbye

An open letter to Wakeman: Saying a (not so) sorrowful goodbye

June 7, 2018

By Layla Wofsy '19   Dear Wakeman, As my time spent parking at you has come to a close, I thought I would thank you for our time spent together. Since March 2017, I have woken up at 5:45...

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