Tag Archives: Angelina’s

Staples Ski Team Has A Special Fan

For everyone associated with Staples High School — students, staff and parents — yesterday was tough. An overheard threat led to a lockdown, early dismissal, and plenty of fear.

But life goes on. Today, the boys ski team has its state meet.

Last night, they got together at Angelina’s for pre-race pasta. One of the main topics of conversation was the day’s events.

When it came time to pay, they found the bill had already been settled.

In its place was this note:

The team is grateful to its anonymous, Staples alumnus fan.

They’ll do their best today to make us proud.

Just as — every day — the school’s students, staff and administrators try to do.

(Hat tip: Susan Steele)

Filling In That Vast, Pizza-less Post Road Void Between Angelina’s And Jordan’s

(Photo/Seth Schachter)

(Photo/Seth Schachter)

The Man In The Van

Yesterday, “06880” burbled about the owner of Coffee An,’ who raced into the parking lot to give $2 back to a customer he’d inadvertently overcharged.

Today we present the flip side: Westporters behaving badly.

An “06880” reader was driving down the narrow exit lane that runs in front of Pompanoosuc Mills and Angelina’s, on her way out of the Barnes & Noble parking lot.

She was leaving, that is, until she reached the cleaner’s. There, a large van was parked in the middle of the lane. Its emergency lights were flashing. Its driver was nowhere to be seen.

The woman tapped her horn. A man strolled to the door of the cleaner’s, then turned back to his conversation with the person behind the counter.

She tooted again. Again, he made no move to leave.

She honked a 3rd time. The man slowly walked out of the store, telling the woman: “Relax! Relax!”

She told him she was late for an appointment.

He replied, “You have no choice. If I don’t move, you can’t get out.”

Then he swaggered into the driver’s seat, and drove away.

Chances are, the man in the van is not an “06880” reader. Yet he — like all of us — must look in the mirror every day.

Does he like the face that looks back? I have no idea.

But I know the owner of Coffee An’ does.