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Westport Country Playhouse postpones season, in danger of permanent shutdown

The Westport Country Playhouse, normally a stage for plays, now has postponed its entire 2020 show season, due to COVID-19.
May 14, 2020

The Westport Country Playhouse postponed their planned 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which would have included five shows, including “Antigone” and “Next to Normal.” “After careful...

Quarantine brings new fitness opportunities

The Staples girls’ lacrosse team participates on Monday April 27 in the #LastShift2020 Virtual 5k Challenge. Student-athletes are taking charge and taking one last shift into April to be the difference for cancer patients who are at high risk of getting COVID-19.
May 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19, teens have been taking up new activities while being stuck in quarantine. Many have found exercising as a way to step away from T.V and bed to stay active. With sports postponed and gyms...

Barnett’s baked goods aim to restore summer

May 14, 2020

Summer is something that almost everyone looks forward to. However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chance of a regular summer is at great risk. Camps are in jeopardy, travel plans have been...

Reopening Connecticut is irresponsible, though protests have credibility

The Westport Public Library decided to close its doors indefinitely on March 12 to achieve social distancing.
May 13, 2020

As someone who has had the coronavirus infiltrate their house and affect the financial stability of their home, I am the first person who wants to see  people  go back to work. However, watching the...

Social distancing efforts prove heartbreaking but lifesaving

There are 165 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westport as of April 7, and social distancing, which Governor Lamont implemented with his stay at home order on March 23, is meant to prevent the outbreak from surpassing what our local healthcare system can manage, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 12, 2020

Precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been immensely disruptive. Schools are canceled, SAT testing centers shut down, AP exams modified, fourth-quarter moved to pass/fail and extracurricular...

Trump administration lacks transparency, misinforms public amid COVID-19 crisis

May 11, 2020

The world is in a time of crisis; there’s no sugarcoating it. In the United States, we look to the White House for information and guidance, trusting our elected officials to be transparent and united...

Westport’s downtown Starbucks reopens for curbside pick-up, mobile-orders on May 4

Westport’s Downtown Starbucks Reopens For Curbside Pick-up And Mobile-orders
May 11, 2020

Westport’s Starbucks, located in the Parking Harding Plaza, reopened on May 4 to offer curbside pick up to residents. Following an order by Governor Ned Lamont to shut down all non-essential businesses...

Distance learning: the savior of the junior class

May 11, 2020

Balancing SAT preparation, beginning the college process, rigorous coursework, extracurriculars, sports and the already insurmountable pressure that students face all add up to create the monster that...

Westport Registrar of Voters announces deadlines for 2020 election registration

By Monday, voters will need to make a final decision on which party they will be a member of for the 2020 election and whether or not to switch.
May 11, 2020

The Westport Registrar of Voters decided that May 11 would be the last day for registered voters who are currently in a political party to switch parties. All new or unaffiliated voters who wish to register...

Coronavirus brings college students back to Westport

May 8, 2020

Having to adapt to a new normality during the coronavirus pandemic has not come easily. With schools and universities nationwide being forced to close down, many students have had to pack up their...

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