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During the months of April through November, Church Lane will be closed to public traffic allowing only pedestrians on the road.

Downtown Westport announces seasonal entertainment starting early April

Danisha Nasution, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

Church Lane will be temporarily closed to public traffic for outdoor entertainment as the weather starts to warm up.  On March 13, plans were finalized to close the road that runs through downtown...

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...

“This is the Life I See” will run through Dec 30, 2023 at Westport’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

From prison to painter to people: Westport’s Museum of Contemporary Art showcases works of Purvis Young

Zoe Boxenbaum '25 and Nina Bowens '25 December 18, 2023

What separates a prison and an art gallery? The two share more than you might expect. Concrete floors, blank walls, open rooms and a home for artist Purvis Young’s multimedia works.    Young was...

Jill Dillon (D) was elected to the Board of Education via write-in ballots on Nov. 7.

Behind the scenes of local election winner Jill Dillon’s write-in election success

Alexis Jacobs '26, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

Write-in candidate Jill Dillon was elected to a position on the Board of Education in Westport’s 2023 election. The Board Of Education also voted in Lee Goldstein (D), Neil Phillips (D), Camilo Riano...

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Staples Radio Station, WWPT, receives multiple awards and several nominations at John Drury Awards.

Corbin Chaney ’25, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Staples’ radio network, WWPT, was nominated for and won several categories at the annual John Drury Awards over the weekend. Held at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, the award show brings...

I always feel grateful when I finish the Turkey Trot with members of my community beside me.

Finding family in community: Thanksgiving Turkey Trot tradition

Sophia Reeves ’25, Paper News Editor November 14, 2023

Instead of sleeping in on Thanksgiving and being awakened by the distant aroma of the day's feast being cooked downstairs, I wake up bright and early, face the cold, and run five miles.  I participate...

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,...

This is inside The Porch which is only a short walk from Staples High school. The spot provides a quiet environment that has both indoor and outdoor seating. However, if you want to study at The Porch, get there right after school because it closes at 4 p.m.

Best places to study around Westport—not the library

Catie Campagnino ’26, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

You get home from a long day at school. You have so much homework to do, but your house is a loud distraction. You need to get out but you don’t want to go to the library. Maybe it is too far from your...

After one year club203 has had 10 gatherings including karaoke, dance parties, and barbecues.

Westport’s Club203 provides new social opportunities

Olivia Signorile ’25, Assistant Creative Director October 20, 2023

Our world depends heavily on human connection and social interaction. However, after graduating high school, many individuals with disabilities are isolated from social interactions and making friends....

The annual celebration of Halloween can be navigated with advice on specific Westport hot-spots and uniquely decorated streets.

Navigating best 3 Westport Halloween havens

Lily Rimm '25, Paper Opinions Editor October 6, 2023

The month of wearing spooky costumes, decorating houses with cobwebs and handing out candy is finally here. While most teenagers today become engrossed with the idea of Halloween parties, they’re missing...

Two assailants were caught on camera assaulting and stealing a car from a mans home in Westport. One of them has since been caught, leaving one on the loose. Another accomplice has been taken into custody and is facing many charges.

Two assailants arrested in connection to recent carjackings

Ava Coyle '25, Social Media Manager September 22, 2023

Derrick McGill, 39, and a Waterbury youth were arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 19, after being linked to a recent carjacking in Westport. A total of five cars stolen from Rhode Island and two towns in Connecticut,...

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