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The recent passage of a bill in Connecticut’s State Senate has reignited debate about whether or not to legalize recreational cannabis use. If the bill passes the house, Connecticut will become the 17th state to legalize recreational cannabis use.

Legalization of cannabis is necessary, overdue

Mimi Casey '22, Opinions Editor June 11, 2021

In Connecticut, the sale of cannabis can result in a prison sentence of 20 years, an absurd amount of time to be lost in one’s life. Cannabis legalization has long been a topic of interest in the United...

Washington, Connecticut offers “Gilmore Girls” fans a glimpse into what life would be like in Stars Hollow, showcasing its businesses, history and camaraderie.

Washington, Connecticut transports fans to “Gilmore Girls” universe

Julia Herlyn ’23, News Editor May 27, 2021

The 2000s hit show, “Gilmore Girls,” is set in the quaint, fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut--adored for its close-knit community, quirky businesses and New England charm. Although Stars...

With Westport now classified as an orange town, capacity will revert back to Phase 2.1 regulations as opposed to Phase 3.

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Natalie Bandura '22, Editor In-Chief May 27, 2021

Westport received an orange color coding on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map of average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents on Nov. 5. Following a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe,...

Connecticut travel guidelines have been updated to be less strict, and to include options for those who have been vaccinated. These updated guidelines are less restrictive, while remaining safe.

Updated travel guidelines prove effective, safe

Audrey Kercher '23, Web Arts Editor May 6, 2021

As the vaccine rolls out all over the country, Americans are beginning to feel more safe returning to daily life. One activity that has been missed during the pandemic is traveling. Although COVID-19 is...

Connecticut must protect problem gamblers when legalizing online gambling

Connecticut must protect problem gamblers when legalizing online gambling

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer April 24, 2021

Two years ago, a friend of mine told me that they had blown nearly $600 betting on the Super Bowl. At the time I laughed it off, but after I found out that he burned through nearly $2,000 on other sporting...

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,...

The Connecticut Department of Health informed certain health care professionals that they may participate in administering vaccines in an email on Jan. 13. Recipients were asked to respond by Jan. 15 if they decided to help assist in the vaccination efforts.

Connecticut allows health care professionals to join vaccine administration efforts

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director January 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines may now be administered by certain Connecticut licensed health care professionals, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). “The Department is interested...

Although increasingly more students have converted to full remote learning and classrooms feel relatively empty, schools have not proven to be super-spreaders and the necessitation of a statewide lockdown from a school point of view is unnecessary.

Statewide lockdown proves detrimental to learning, economy

Karina Murray '22, Paper Features Editor December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike nationwide, a pressing question faces our nation for the second time since this novel pandemic struck the world: is another major lockdown the answer to this crisis...

Nov. 13 press release on westportct.gov detailing First Selectman’s Jim Marpe’s response to the “code red” classification.

Westport COVID-19 cases rise, Westport classified as “code red”

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director November 14, 2020

Westport became a “code red” town on the COVID-19 CT data map with the weekly number of cases increasing to 53 on Nov. 12.   The rate of cases in Westport increased to 22.4 per 100,000 residents,...

With Westport now classified as an orange town, capacity will revert back to Phase 2.1 regulations as opposed to Phase 3.

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Natalie Bandura, News Editor November 10, 2020

Westport received an orange color coding on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map of average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents on Nov. 5. Following a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe,...

Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer May 28, 2020

With Coronavirus slowing down in Connecticut, the state is slowly starting to work its way towards normalcy. Businesses are reopening. Restrictions are beginning to be lifted. People are starting to see...

Governor Ned Lamont removed the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health in the midst of the coronavirus.

Lamont removes Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor May 19, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont fired Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell on May 12.  Coleman-Mitchell’s tenure was marked by controversy surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations,...

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