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Non-medical marijuana will pose a harm to Westport

Non-medical marijuana will pose a harm to Westport

Jack Dennison '21

May 30, 2019


Filed under Opinions

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 ...

Unattainable treatment costs opioid addicts their lives

Unattainable treatment costs opioid addicts their lives

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Maya Brodows '20 Nineteen-year-old Gage Bellitto from Bronxville, New York was nothing if not determined. Whether he was studying hard or experimenting with illegal substances, one thing was certain: Bellitto enjoyed testing his limits. On Dec. 27 2017, police found Belitto’s body, estimated to hav...

Death of Prince shocks fans and admirers

Death of Prince shocks fans and admirers

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The world-renowned singer known as Prince passed away on April 21 at his estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.  After paramedics attempted to perform CPR on him to no avail, he was officially pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. He was 57 years old. Fans within the Staples community were alarmed to hear the news of h...

Opioid epidemic wounds the country

Opioid epidemic wounds the country

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

March 5, 2016


Filed under News

Connecticut’s opioid epidemic has increased exponentially in the past year and has especially harmed Weston, CT recently, a town close to home. Opioids are drugs used to combat severe pain, and unless used properly can result in grave consequences such as death.  The three most commonly abused opioi...

Parents Attend Marijuana Awareness Meeting

Parents Attend Marijuana Awareness Meeting

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under News

On Friday, November 13th, concerned parents, of Westport, attended a New York University Addiction Psychiatry: Emerging Drugs of Abuse meeting, focused on marijuana at town hall in Westport from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. An hour long informative the Powerpoint presentation was followed by a thirty minut...

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