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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...

EEE disease reappears, takes second life in Connecticut

EEE disease reappears, takes second life in Connecticut

Giselle Oldani, Web Arts Editor

October 4, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has taken the life of an unnamed resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, the office of governor Ned Lamont confirmed on Sept. 24. The patient was hospitalized in the middle of September and was said to be of elderly age. This death...

Non-medical marijuana will pose a harm to Westport

Non-medical marijuana will pose a harm to Westport

Jack Dennison '21

May 30, 2019

Thirty-five years ago, President Ronald Reagan declared a war on drugs. Now, it seems as if illegal substances have won the war as marijuana dispensaries are finding a home here in Westport. The state of Connecticut should not approve marijuana for recreational use, and Westport residents should ...

Staples girls’ lacrosse gears up for postseason play

Staples girls’ lacrosse gears up for postseason play

Brian Wilk '19, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

The Wreckers concluded their season being 14-2 in the state and 10-0 in the FCIAC. Staples girls’ lacrosse made history by breaking the best in-season record in school history. Staples girls’ lacrosse defeated New Fairfield, the only team in the state left undefeated, 11-10 in their last regular season game on May 14. “I am really proud of this team. We came into the season pessimistic due to losing some key players, but we are pleasantl...

Girls’ lacrosse gears up for the season

Girls’ lacrosse gears up for the season

Brian Wilk '19

April 1, 2019

Staples girls’ lacrosse defeated Weston 11-5 in an exhibition match on March 28, in the Wreckers’ last scrimmage before the start of the regular season. The Wreckers were led by Kyle Kirby ’20, who scored four goals, three assists and playing lockdown defense. “I think we got off to a s...

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