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Closure sprouts questions over make-up days

Closure sprouts questions over make-up days

Eddie Kiev '20, Web Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

The Westport Public School administration clarified scheduling plans in an email to parents on Wednesday March 11.  This follows Westport Public Schools’ indefinite closure as concerns surge over the COVID-19 pandemic. “[I]f districts were to decide to close schools for up to two weeks, they would...

Westport schools close over coronavirus concerns

Westport schools close over coronavirus concerns

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

March 11, 2020

Westport Public School (WPS) will close indefinitely amid concerns of exposure to COVID-19, according to an email sent out to WPS parents and teachers by Superintendent Dr. David Abbey on March 11. “We have just learned that a number of Westport parents and Westport Public School students [...]...

Coronavirus concerns result in delay for teacher planning

Coronavirus concerns result in delay for teacher planning

Finnigan Courtney '23, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Westport Public Schools will be operating on a 3-hour delayed schedule on March 10 to allow teachers and administration additional time to plan for possible home-based academics. Under current conditions, all schools in Connecticut are preparing for the possibility of school closure due to the COVID...

Fat Cat Pizza Company closes after 16 years

Fat Cat Pizza Company closes after 16 years

Katie Simons ’22, Arts Editor

February 13, 2020

Fat Cat Pizza Company in Norwalk will shut its doors on Feb. 19, after 16 years of operation, because the building that they rent was sold. The closing was announced in a Facebook post on Feb. 10.  Owners Mark Ancona, Anthony Ancona and Suzanne Ancona opened the restaurant originally to be a place where people could enj...

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 ...

Fiery crash on I-95 results in fatality, heavy traffic

Fiery crash on I-95 results in fatality, heavy traffic

Jesse Levinson '17, Web Opinions Editor

September 29, 2016

Jesse Levinson '17, Web Opinions Editor At approximately 6 p.m. on Sept. 28, a sewage-carrying tractor overturned and collided with a car near Exit 17 on I-95 Southbound, causing the truck to go up in flames and the Connecticut state police to shut down the stretch of highway between Exits 18 and...

Closure of Culture: Why Westport’s Italian Festival has reached its Final Curtain

Closure of Culture: Why Westport’s Italian Festival has reached its Final Curtain

April 28, 2011

by Petey Menz '11 and Isaac Stein '12 Executive Editor and Web Editor-in-Chief The Festival Italiano, an annual fair celebrating Italian culture that ran for 27 years, will not be returning to Westport this year due to rising expenses. On the festival's website, www.festivalitaliano.info, Roberta...

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