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Rap artist Nicki Minaj retired from her music career on Sept. 5, telling fans she is going to focus on family.

Nicki Minajs’ abrupt retirement leaves fans shocked

Charlotte Smith '21 October 4, 2019

Acclaimed rap singer and songwriter Nicki Minaj retired from the entirety of her 15-year long musical career on Sept. 5, 2019. Minaj announced her retirement from the music industry via Twitter in order...

 Dr. Colleen Palmer announced her resignation on March 14. Until Aug. 1, Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary, insurance benefits and transportation allowance.

Palmer continues to receive transportation benefits, salary while on medical leave

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary and insurance benefits while on leave for medical reasons until her retirement on Aug. 1. Palmer will additionally be receiving...

Dr. Colleen Palmer announced her resignation after three years as superintendent of Westport Public Schools.

Palmer announces retirement

Sophie Driscoll '19 March 15, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer announced on March 14 that she will retire on Aug. 1.   “The district is in a time right now where it can be handed over to another superintendent, and I...

Principal search on hold while experts are called in

Principal search on hold while experts are called in

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer October 5, 2015

The search process for finding a new permanent principal at Staples is changing and is currently on hold until directed otherwise. The Board of Education suggested hiring a search firm to effectively find...

Superintendent Landon announces his retirement after 2015-16 school year

Max Biblicoff, News Editor June 19, 2015

Just months after Staples principal John Dodig announced his plans to retire, another public figure in the Westport school system, superintendent Elliott Landon, has announced his intentions to retire...

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director June 19, 2015

When John Dodig came to Staples as the interim principal, he was expecting to stay for a year while a search for a long-term principal was conducted. That search was canceled and now, 11 years later, he...

Who is Shelley Somers?

Who is Shelley Somers?

Kacey Hertan , Business Manager May 27, 2015

According to Elliot Landon’s email, candidate Shelley Somers was unanimously selected by the Staples High School search committee as the finalist to fill the open position for principal next year. Somers...

Who are the Yankees without Jeter?

Who are the Yankees without Jeter?

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer May 25, 2015

Derek Jeter is my idol. His class, graciousness, and work ethic are qualities that I admire, and seek to replicate. Throughout my childhood, Jeter defined my love for baseball through his identity both...

Superintendent Landon announces retirement

Superintendent Landon announces retirement

Kit Epstein , Staff Writer May 14, 2015

On May 11, 2015, the superintendent of the Westport Public Schools, Elliott Landon, announced his retirement for the 2016-2017 school year. An email with the subject line “Retirement Announcement”...

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Jane Levy, Features Editor December 1, 2014

At 3:30 p.m. today, the Staples community received a farewell letter via email from John Dodig stating his retirement at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year. What began as a temporary position...

Retirement of veteran teachers brings changes to the tempo

Retirement of veteran teachers brings changes to the tempo

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor June 20, 2014

As the day of graduation dawns and seniors get ready to throw their hats in the air and kiss high school goodbye, more vehicles will give up their prized Staples parking stickers than just those of Staples...

RTM Talks Over Library Cuts, Retirement Plans, and Custodial Services

May 14, 2009

Image via Wikipedia A Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) was held May 4 to approve the 2009-2010 Board of Finance (BOF) proposed town budget, decreasing .53 percent from the previous year....

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