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If approved, this years Education budget will increase by about 8%.

Board of Finance approves Board of Education budget for next year

Sophie Smith ’26, Paper Sports Editor March 29, 2024

The Board of Finance passed the Board of Education’s spending plan for the 2024-2025 school year on March 19. The budget will now go to the Representative Town Meeting to be officially approved.  The...

I keep almost all of the cards I receive from sleepaway camp, birthdays, Valentines Day, etc.

Give the affordable gift of thoughtfulness this Valentine’s Day

Sophie Smith ’26, Paper Sports Editor February 8, 2024

As someone who values gift-giving, I find it extremely important to give meaningful gifts to the people you love, especially during the Valentine's Day season. When I think of gift giving, I don’t think...

Staples substitute Bill Armstrong greets Stew Leonards’ shoppers as Santa from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this holiday season.

Santa meet and greets spark magic around Westport

Sophie Smith ’26, Paper Sports Editor December 20, 2023

The excitement begins as houses hang up holiday lights, snowfall flurries are spotted between class periods and winter break is marked on the calendar.  The holidays are approaching faster than ever,...

To implement the ban on new smoke shops in Westport, several changes must be made to existing laws, including banning smoke shops from all zoning districts and requiring special permits to sell tobacco products.

Planning and Zoning Commission reveals potential ban on smoke shops in Westport

Zara Saliba '26 and Sophie Smith ’26 November 12, 2023

Several Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) members proposed a new ban to eliminate new smoke shops and signage being built in Westport, according to their discussion on Oct. 16.  Most commissioners,...

Staples Players crew member Jordan O’Brian ’26 hopes to get updated lighting equipment.

The Board of Education approves $1.36 million for Westport Public School facilities

Andi Jacobs '26 and Sophie Smith '26 October 19, 2023

The Board of Education voted to approve $1.36 million to fix Westport Public School facilities on Sept. 21. This request will go to the Board of Finance this October followed by a vote of the Representative...

Eleni Braga ’26 and Ava Kindt ’26 eating lunch at the new tables provided by Staples outside of the Cafeteria.

School lunch should stay in the cafeteria – don’t be gross

Sophie Smith ’26, Paper Sports Editor September 22, 2023

Last year, walking in the Staples hallways consisted of constantly pulling out hand sanitizer and trying my best to avoid stepping on my peer's leftover lunch. Most students would bring their lunch all...

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