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Westport teachers’ vaccination dates have been moved later in the week in order to ensure that they will not be missing school days due to side effects.

Moving vaccine clinic dates allows teachers to be attentive at school

Julia Leitner ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced the decision to move Covid-19 vaccination clinic dates for teachers from Wednesdays to Thursdays on March 17. This was done to prepare for side effects that may...

Westport Public Schools announces imminent equity and inclusivity study

Mimi Casey '22, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

Westport Public Schools will conduct an equity and inclusivity study to identify the principal sources of inequity in the district, per an email sent to parents and staff on March 9 from Assistant Superintendent...

The Cribari Bridge is likely to be replaced due to safety concerns and frequent traffic build up. An environmental report recommended by the Connecticut Department of Transportation regarding the replacement of the bridge is possibly going to be released this March.

Westport’s Cribari bridge likely to be replaced

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is likely to recommend the replacement of Westport's William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge in Saugatuck due to an Environmental Assessment in March that...

The Granola Bar, which has been open in Westport for eight years, started as a granola business sold in supermarkets, but soon evolved to become the popular cafe it is today.

‘Granola Bar’ restaurant welcomes Rick Dickinson, brings Great Cakes back to Westport

Phoebe Miller ’23, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

A couple on their first date sharing a cupcake. A child idolizing his birthday cake. All part of Richard (Rick) Dickinson’s ‘great cakes.’ For decades, Dickinson has made these baked goods for all...

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...

With the impending change to full in-person learning district-wide, schools at all levels are going about the process differently.

Westport schools set to shift to full in-person model despite teacher, student concerns

Natalie Bandura ’22, News Editor January 22, 2021

All Westport Public Schools plan to transition from the hybrid model to a fully in-person school model per Superintendent Thomas Scarice’s directive, the Board of Education (BOE) announced during a meeting...

Following the holiday break, cases have been surprisingly average in the state as a whole. In Westport and Staples however, it seems that cases are starting to rise as a result of travel or holiday celebrations.

Post-winter break COVID-19 cases increase within state and school district

Samantha Felner '22, Features Editor January 13, 2021

As of Monday Jan. 11, the number of COVID-19 cases are spiking in Connecticut with a positivity rate of 8.46%, compared to last week’s 6.3%. With 213,358 cases in the state, and over 25 just in our school...

With stricter regulations being put on indoor dinning, restaurants have been forced to adapt. To help restaurants stay open, the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce started the Bring Your Own Blanket event to promote outdoor seating.

BYOB initiative connects community through trying times

Ella Stoler '22, Broadcast Director December 22, 2020

It's Friday night at Westport’s newest restaurant. The bar has a steady flow of customers and tables are filled. While COVID restrictions have significantly hurt many local businesses, this local establishment...

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...

With seven other locations across the U.S., Organic Krush has opened their first Connecticut location, and is eager for customers to try out their eatery.

Organic Krush eatery spices up Westport’s food varieties

Amanda Rowan ’22, Web Photostory Editor November 10, 2020

Walking into Organic Krush, the large menu captivates its viewers, presenting hundreds of different options, accommodating every allergy and food restriction possible. Their menu has a huge variety of...

Granola Bar expands menu to become Taco Bar at night

Margot Stack ‘22 and Lucy Zuckerman ‘22 October 29, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxGak-msokA&feature=youtu.be

The dangerously polluted orange skies in 
California have taken over the sky even after 
the fires have been extinguished. If inhaled, 
people can experience the effects of what is 
similar to smoking 20 packs of cigarettes.

California wildfires prompt significant concern

Sydney Chinitz '23, Staff Writer October 25, 2020

The orange-yellow and red colors blend together in the sky as the blistering flames creep further along the West Coast and continue to destroy everything in its path. The wildfires began in a blaze...

The Wreckers defense regroups after Wilton takes a 3-0 lead.

Staples boys’ soccer struggle against Wilton

Max Dorsey ’21 October 12, 2020

The Staples boys’ soccer team endured 90 minutes of torture on Wednesday Oct. 7 at Kristen Lily Field, as Wilton defeated them 4-0. The Wreckers put together a solid showing in the first half, getting...

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