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Connecticut minimum age to buy tobacco increases

Connecticut minimum age to buy tobacco increases

Marina Engler '22, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Connecticut residents must now be 21 or older to buy products containing tobacco effective Oct. 1. Healthcare officials and lawmakers alike concluded that the bill, passed in June 2019, is necessary to stop habitual smoking in teenagers. “95 percent of smokers start their habit before reaching...

Staples teens fight to bring Ed Milton back to campus

Staples teens fight to bring Ed Milton back to campus

Reilly Caldwell '20, Features Editor

October 8, 2019

Staples students started a petition that has since received over 360 signatures to reinstate Teen Awareness Group advisor and student outreach counselor Ed Milton after he was released by the Town of Westport. Students both involved and not involved in TAG attended the Board of Education (BOE) meeting...

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between local middle schoolers and police officers, kicked off an afternoon of friendly games on Sept. 15. Westport middle schoolers and Westport police officers met on Jesup Green for the annual event. The event was organized by the Westport Youth Commission,...

Walmart ends sales of ammunition for military style weapons

Walmart ends sales of ammunition for military style weapons

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Walmart announced that they will no longer sell ammunition for military-style weapons, and customers will not be allowed to carry firearms in Walmart stores. Walmart owns about 20% of the ammunition market. “That share now could fall to as little as 6%,” according to an article written by The Washington...

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