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Lamont temporarily closes all Connecticut public schools

Lamont temporarily closes all Connecticut public schools

Maya Hruskar '23, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

On March 15, amid growing concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont ordered Connecticut public schools closed effective March 17 until March 31, in an executive order. “To promote and secure the safety and protection of children in schools related to the risks of COVID-19, all public school classes will be canceled for all s...

Lamont declares state of emergency, braces for COVID-19 pandemic

Lamont declares state of emergency, braces for COVID-19 pandemic

Eddie Kiev '20, Web Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont declared both a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency Tuesday afternoon following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut. The former grants the state legal power over quarantine, while the latter gives the governor power to restrict travel and close...

Health officials discover Coronavirus in Danbury

Health officials discover Coronavirus in Danbury

Lucy Arrow '21, Paper Features Editor

March 8, 2020

The first case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Connecticut was discovered in Danbury on March 6, found in a nurse working at the Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. The nurse is a New York State resident and is self quarantined in her home.  Although the nurse does not live in Connecticut, the hospital is...

BOE votes to push back start times

BOE votes to push back start times

Lexie Moskovit, Web Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) officially voted to push back school start times by 30 minutes starting in the 2020-2021 school year. 

Beach spot “Joey’s by the Shore” closes after 32 Years

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

Joey’s by the Shore will close promptly due to a loss of a rent agreement with the Westport Parks and Recreation department, according to a press release on the Westport government website. Joey’s had been serving Compo Beach and the Longshore Country Club with standard American fast food for ...

Change in ingredients leaves allergic students unable to eat pizza in Westport Public Schools

Change in ingredients leaves allergic students unable to eat pizza in Westport Public Schools

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director

November 2, 2019

Chartwells, the food service provider for Staples, temporarily replaced the current pizza crust with another option containing the additional allergens of eggs and sesame, as the original is unavailable due to high demand. The temporary change was implemented on Oct. 31.  In an email from Principal St...

Hate symbols discovered in Staples

Hate symbols discovered in Staples

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor

September 15, 2019

Multiple hate symbols––including a carving of a swastika––were uncovered at Staples High School on the evening of Sept. 12.  Upon the discovery of a swastika carved into a bathroom stall door, the administration called in the Westport Police Department to assist them in inspecting the sch...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and six wounded

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and six wounded

Seth McCoy ’19

October 28, 2018

Eleven are dead and six are wounded following a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27. Robert D. Bowers, 46, yielded himself to police custody after opening fire on the synagogue, then barricaded himself in a third story office. Pit...

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

October 1, 2018

Bailey Blaikie '19   Former President Barack Obama announced his endorsement of state Senate candidate Will Haskell ’14 on Twitter on Monday Oct. 1. “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to e...

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2016

Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in a shooting at the Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early on June 12. The casualty count makes this the worst mass shooting in recent United States history “It was a tragedy,” Emma Glick ’17 said. “I have friends who go to that club, so ...

Violence erupts in Ferguson

Violence erupts in Ferguson

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

March 13, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, two officers were shot outside by an unknown shooter the Ferguson Police Department. Both officers are currently in the hospital, and are in “serious” condition according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar at a press conference. A 32-year-old officer from Webster Gro...

BREAKING NEWS: Pickup Truck Crashes into Building

BREAKING NEWS: Pickup Truck Crashes into Building

April 7, 2011

This is a developing story.  A pickup truck crashed into the office building next to the Westport Fire Station at 489 Post Road East..  Injuries have been reported for the driver of the truck and the passenger, and they were taken to Norwalk Hospital by the EMS.  See video and slideshow below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzRmgEKJ8nM&feature=channel_video_title [flickrslideshow...

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