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Current Second Selectwoman Jen Tooker announced that she has launched her campaign for First Selectwoman at 11 a.m. on April 9. Westport residents and local press gathered to watch Tooker in front of Town Hall.

Jen Tooker announces campaign for First Selectwoman

Anna Dioro '23, Paper Arts Editor April 10, 2021

Westport Second Selectwoman Jen Tooker announced that she would be running for First Selectwoman —Westport’s highest office— on April 9. After three years of serving under Republican First Selectman...

An email sent to all staff on April 5 specified that all staff members, including those who just received their second shots, are expected to work in person on the asynchronous Friday, April 9 following the district’s final second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Staples staff expected to report in person on asynchronous day following second dose vaccine clinic

Lys Goldman ’21, Managing Editor April 9, 2021

All Westport teachers and staff are expected to work in person on Friday, April 9, an asynchronous day, after the district’s final second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic is held on Thursday, April 8, per...

Westport teachers’ vaccination dates have been moved later in the week in order to ensure that they will not be missing school days due to side effects.

Moving vaccine clinic dates allows teachers to be attentive at school

Julia Leitner ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced the decision to move Covid-19 vaccination clinic dates for teachers from Wednesdays to Thursdays on March 17. This was done to prepare for side effects that may...

Westport citizens gathered at Jesup Green on March 27 to show their support for Asian Americans, who have been suffering from increased levels of violence and abuse in recent weeks.

First Selectman Marpe’s statement on Asian-American violence reflects sympathy from Westport community

Julia Herlyn ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Community leaders and Westport residents assembled on March 27 at Jesup Green to protest Asian American hate and honor the memory of lives lost in the Atlanta shootings on March 16  and other incidents ...

Staples students will learn asynchronously at home on Friday, April 9. This schedule change was made because teachers will be receiving their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, April 8.

Staples to have asynchronous remote day on April 9

Chelsea Strober '21, Associate Managing Editor April 4, 2021

Staples High School will have a remote day on Friday, April 9, according to an email sent out by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. The remote day is due to the large number of teacher COVID-19 vaccinations...

Westport Public Schools announces imminent equity and inclusivity study

Mimi Casey '22, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

Westport Public Schools will conduct an equity and inclusivity study to identify the principal sources of inequity in the district, per an email sent to parents and staff on March 9 from Assistant Superintendent...

Achorn Pharmacy, Walgreens, and Stop & Shop are just a few of the available vaccination locations in Westport that provide the COVID-19 vaccine. Most locations offer direct appointment scheduling by phone or through their website.

COVID-19 vaccinations for adolescents create optimistic atmosphere at Staples

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Sports Editor March 30, 2021

The administration of vaccinations for high school students and other young children is underway after Dr. Anthony Fauci’s announcement on March 7. On March 16, Moderna reported the start of trials for...

A still image of a Webb Road resident's security camera depicts a car break-in occurring on March 15 at 2:17 a.m.

Unlocked cars result in continual car break-ins

Grace Livecchi ’21, Social Media Director March 26, 2021

Multiple cars surrounding Whitney Street in Westport were broken into on March 15. Security cameras revealed the break-ins took place by a single individual in multiple intervals. The first was between...

Prior to the week of March 23, students were contact traced and mandated to quarantine for 10 days if they sat within six feet of an exposed student. Staples' contact tracing guidelines were eased to mandate quarantining if students are within three feet apart of an exposure.

Delay in contact tracing exposes many to COVID-19

Lily Klau ’23, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Westport students are experiencing delays in receiving notifications from the school about possible exposures to COVID-19. In some instances, students who were in contact with a positive COVID-19 case...

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced the commencement of full in-person learning beginning March 25 in an effort to continue schoolwide progression to normalcy.

Staples returns to 100% in-person model effective March

Karina Murray ’22, Features Editor March 18, 2021

Staples High School will return to full in-person learning beginning March 25, according to an email sent by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on March 17.  Principal Thomas outlined the parameters...

All Connecticut residents ages 16 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 5, according to Governor Lamont.

Lamont announces acceleration in Connecticut vaccine rollout

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor March 17, 2021

Connecticut residents 45 and up will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccinations starting this Friday, and ages 16 and up beginning on April 5, Governor Ned Lamont said on Monday, March 15 in a press...

Maskless students eat lunch in a crowded cafeteria in a 75% capacity school model.

Staples follows in footsteps of middle, elementary schools, progresses to 75% in-person capacity

Abigail Nevin '23 & Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer & Opinion Editor March 9, 2021

Staples implemented a 75% capacity in-person learning model starting March 1, in which students attend school in-person three days a week. High school parent Heather Lyons approves of the decision to...

Connecticut is set to open 100% on March 19

Connecticut to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Jack Dennison ’21, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont introduced changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Connecticut on March 3, which will go into effect on March 19. These changes include the elimination of capacity limitations on restaurants,...

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