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Lamont temporarily closes all Connecticut public schools

Lamont temporarily closes all Connecticut public schools

Maya Hruskar '23, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

On March 15, amid growing concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont ordered Connecticut public schools closed effective March 17 until March 31, in an executive order. “To promote and secure the safety and protection of children in schools related to the risks of COVID-19, all public school classes will be canceled for all s...

Lamont declares state of emergency, braces for COVID-19 pandemic

Lamont declares state of emergency, braces for COVID-19 pandemic

Eddie Kiev '20, Web Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont declared both a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency Tuesday afternoon following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut. The former grants the state legal power over quarantine, while the latter gives the governor power to restrict travel and close...

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...

Governor Lamont proposes school redistricting bill

Governor Lamont proposes school redistricting bill

Kaya Leitner '19

March 7, 2019

Governor Ned Lamont proposed a public school regionalization plan as a way of closing Connecticut’s growing $3.7 billion deficit. Lamont announced the plan during his State Budget proposal to a joint session on the state legislature on Feb. 20.   The bill seeks to save money through consolidation of school dist...

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