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With rising case numbers across the state and in Westport, things like winter sports and a model change are up in the air.

Westport COVID-19 numbers increase

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor January 22, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging across the world, Connecticut and Westport continue to level with the fallout from it.  However, there is more bad news on the horizon. This includes the steadily...

Those who fall under Phase 1a will be the first to receive one of two vaccine doses. The first dose is Pfizer’s vaccine. The second dose is the Moderna vaccine and will be received a few weeks after the first dose.

Governor Lamont initiates new vaccine plan

Anna Diorio '23, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont announced the plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to Connecticut residents on Thurs., Dec. 3.  Lamont has given top priority to healthcare workers, medical first responders...

Teachers are now making seating charts that will be used if a student is tested positive. Only those in close proximity will have to quarantine for two weeks, as opposed to the whole class quarantining.

New protocols placed at Staples High School after return to hybrid model

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

New COVID-19 protocols such as seating charts and close proximity contact tracing have been established since the return to hybrid model as of Nov. 30. After an evaluation of the COVID protocols at...

WestportNow will cease publication after nearly 18 years of reporting. This is due to the death of Gordon Joseloff, the website’s founder, editor and primary publisher.

WestportNow terminates publication

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor November 25, 2020

WestportNow will stop publication at the end of November after the death of the website’s founder, editor and publisher, Gordon Joseloff.  The news was announced in a statement published on the website...

Following Scarice’s decision, Long Lots Elementary School will be staying in their current model and not going back five days a week.

Scarice recommends against full reopening of Westport schools

Finnegan Courtney '23, Paper News Editor October 22, 2020

During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice announced that he would not be recommending a full reopening of schools at this time, and that the district...

Despite the initial announcement that barbershops and hair salons would be included in phase one of Connecticut's reopening plan, Lamont has retracted this statement and pushed the reopening date to June.

Lamont announces barbershops, hair salons delayed until June

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor May 28, 2020

Earlier this week, Governor Ned Lamont announced during his daily briefing that all Connecticut hair salons and barbershops reopenings would be pushed back from its original date of May 20 to at least...

The Saugatuck location of the Garelick and Herbs has been open for the past six years but was closed on Feb.29. Due to a decrease in customers, the owners felt it was necessary to close the Saugatuck location, however the Westport, Southport and Greenwich locations remain open.

Garelick and Herbs Saugatuck location closes

Ella Alpert ’22, Staff Writer March 11, 2020

The Saugatuck location of Garelick and Herbs closed last Saturday, Feb. 29, due to a lack of customers. The market's three other locations in Westport, Southport and Greenwich will remain open. The...

The Westport School Start Time Committee discusses with parents, students and the Superintendent about pushing back school start time. On Feb. 10, the BOE officially pushed back school start time by 30 minutes for the next school year.

BOE votes to push back start times

Lexie Moskovit , Web Sports Editor February 11, 2020
The Board of Education (BOE) officially voted to push back school start times by 30 minutes starting in the 2020-2021 school year. 
The Westport Police Department bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000.

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor January 6, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000 and is being outfitted with police necessities such as sirens, a computer, a...

[Nov. 2016 News] World Briefs

[Nov. 2016 News] World Briefs

November 22, 2016

By Melanie Lust ’19   TRUMP TRIUMPHS IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION After a harrowing night tallying electoral votes, news of Donald Trump's victory shocked America and the world. Since then,...

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

November 22, 2016

By Julia Rosier ’18 & Frenchy Truitt ’17   The Wellness class, also known as the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Class (DBT), guides students and provides tips to reduce stress and maintain...

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

November 22, 2016

By Zach Horowitz ’19   For Staples students graduating in 2022, scheduling classes will be a lot different than in previous years due to changes in graduation requirements. The most notable...

[Oct. 2016 News] Connecticut Representatives attempt to leap from obscurity and into the voters hearts

November 22, 2016

By Katelyn DeAgro '17 and Jack Beck '18   With November fast approaching, many people are focused on the ongoing debates and rivalry between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary...

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