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Potential COVID-19 vaccine brings controversy

A COVID-19 vaccine is currently being developed.

Maddy Tansley ’23 and Meg Enquist ’23

October 22, 2020

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Removal of political signage around Westport prompts WPD response

Two competing houses on Maple St. express opposing political viewpoints of the upcoming presidential election through banners, signs and flags. The WPD’s press release stated that signs placed on private property may not extend beyond the property line. In addition, it is recommended that residents remove their respective signs within two days after the election, or other specified event.

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor

October 15, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) issued a press release Sept. 21, after the removal of political signs around town elicited complaints from multiple residents. With the political polarization elections often foster, the removal, disappearance and theft of political signs expressing support for candidates...

Longshore golf course opens with COVID-19 restrictions

Longshore golf course opens with COVID-19 restrictions

Graydon Narang '20, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

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Trader Joe’s closes for cleaning after employees contract COVID-19

Trader Joe’s closes for cleaning after employees contract COVID-19

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor

May 4, 2020

The Trader Joe’s Westport location closed for cleaning on April 23 after an employee tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reopened on April 25. “I was really upset when the Trader Joe’s closed,” Leni Lemcke ’22 said. “They had managed everything so well… [however]...

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor

May 4, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont moved the Democratic and Republican primary elections to June 2 in order to comply with social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was met with various reactions from the Westport community.  “The country needs to...

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Allison Gillman '23, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont released an executive order on April 17 requiring Connecticut residents to wear face coverings in public spaces in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, effective April 20. The order states that anybody in a public space, or who cannot maintain a distance of six feet from anoth...

Students debate over impact of Democrats leaving the election

Students debate over impact of Democrats leaving the election

Anastasia Thumser '22 and Lyah Muktavaram ’22

March 10, 2020

Staples students, teachers validate pledge procedure

Students stand up in preparation for the pledge during the extended period each morning.

Anastasia Thumser '22 and Lyah Muktavaram ’22

March 3, 2020

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