Staples High School is out for the summer. But the astonishing artwork produced by students — before it was closed by COVID-19, and afterward during distance learning — lives on.
The art department’s website includes a gallery, a “virtual art show,” and news. It’s filled with art of all kinds: watercolor, charcoal, pen-and-ink, photography, jewelry, prints, murals, masks, pottery, graphic design and more. Click here for the link.
It’s well worth visiting. Just make sure you have plenty of time. There’s lots to enjoy, and be proud of.
On Friday, attendees at Staples’ drive-through graduation ceremony got their first glimpse of the high school’s new security vehicle.
It looks like a shiny new electric BMW.
But looks are not always what they seem. In fact, it’s used — a 2015 model. And Westport did not spend a penny on it.
The vehicle was donated by a citizen to the Westport Police Department, which in turn gifted it to the town. The value — according to Board of Selectmen minutes — is between $5,000 and $20,000.
Just remember that donation, the next time someone makes some comment about Westport’s school security officers riding around in BMWs, (Hat tip: Dr. Edward Paul)
And finally … It’s been nearly 3 weeks since George Floyd was killed, and 3 months since the coronavirus upended America. Bob Dylan is (once again) right.
Perfect for June 2020.
new album due out Friday the 19th
Some of you may remember the music series at the Westport Historical Society, “Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s” that Suzanne Sheridan headed for 5 years. One of the concerts was a tribute to Bob Dylan. Suzanne and her band had such an overwhelming reception that they had to schedule a second concert date in addition to the first one that was solidly sold out. Here is a short clip, “The Times They Are a Changin'” from the Suzanne Sheridan Band, May 20, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvXbvXU9KmQ
Hmmmmm; donated or not, them that sees a cop in a BMW cruiser is gonna’ have the perception of a wealthy town, fancy car. Maybe because we ARE a wealthy town, that is of no moment. But telling us to “remember it was donated” is silly at best because 1) most folks don’t read the blog and 2) most folks don’t know a 2015 car from a 2020 car.
Right, why not sell it and buy some ordinary cars?
Here’s the trade in value from NADA