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Connecticut governor Ned Lamont lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on May 19, posting the above information on his twitter account, @GovNedLamont. Local businesses have differed in their approaches to lifting the mask mandate, and Staples will not be lifting the mandate for this year.

Westport’s differing mask protocols create issues with consistency, facilitate stigma and confusion

A customer impatiently taps their foot against the floor as they wait in line, longing to get outside and breathe fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things?” they ask the person behind...

GG & Joe, along with other local restaurants, offers an outdoor seating arrangement. Eating outside has been proven to lower stress levels. Students would, therefore, find it enjoyable to take a break from school to go enjoy lunch at GG & Joe.

An open campus should be exercised through a merit-based system

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

We thought a quick Starbucks trip during our two-hour lunch period free was a great idea. It was a rainy Monday and my first day at school since November after transitioning from a full distance learner....

A masked cyclist enjoys an afternoon during the quarantine (image taken from the Internet and labeled for reuse).

Local business owners preparing for another lockdown

Gerard Allen '21, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

The day is winding down and the sky is finally starting to show that uniquely early autumn 5:30 glow, marking the gradual descent into winter. As cars incrementally begin to pile up on the Post Road, ensuring...

Linnea Jagenberg ’21 and her sister, Bella Jagenberg ’19, launched their own clothing company, Ava & Gray, in efforts to make a line of affordable and unique graphics that reflected their personal styles. The sisters lauched the business during quarantine and have been working on it ever since.

Students adapt to a COVID summer

Remy Teltser '21, Managing Editor September 8, 2020

For most, summer consisted of socially distant trips to Compo beach, masked excursions to local shops and small outdoor get-togethers. Students nationwide were forced to cancel previously established summer...

Arden Scherer ’21 debuts new tie-dye business

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Outreach Manager May 12, 2020

The sun is peeking from behind cool spring clouds, brightly colored flowers and leaves are blooming throughout gardens and pastel colors are emerging from the depths of closets -- all indicators that...

In the clothing drive, each participant labeled every bag with size and gender description and placed it near their mailbox. Levitt then planned a pickup within 24 hours.

Coronavirus prompts charitable student contributions

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor April 30, 2020

Families gathered outside their houses just a couple weeks ago, in safe social distancing fashion, with pots, pans, spoons, plates and every other kind of household object. These objects were then slammed...

Connecticut establishments closed to restrict COVID-19 community spread

Connecticut establishments closed to restrict COVID-19 community spread

Margot Stack ’22, Staff Writer March 20, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont has ordered all restaurants, movie theatres, gyms and bars to close in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the Hartford Courant. In addition, President Trump has...

Fat Cat Pizza Company will be closing down on Feb. 19.  The restaurant was known for their thin crust pizzas and the myriad of pizza toppings that were offered.

Fat Cat Pizza Company closes after 16 years

Katie Simons ’22 , Arts Editor February 13, 2020

Fat Cat Pizza Company in Norwalk will shut its doors on Feb. 19, after 16 years of operation, because the building that they rent was sold. The closing was announced in a Facebook post on Feb. 10.  Owners...

Chef’s Table announced they will be closing their Westport doors on Jan. 15, after only 10 months of service. Chef’s Table featured many different food options, often enjoyed by Westport students after school.

Chef’s Table Shuts Off Their Grills After 10 Short Months

Graham Day, Staff Writer January 8, 2020

Chef’s Table announced they will be closing their Westport doors on Jan. 15, after only 10 months of service.  Owner Rich Herzfeld opened Chef’s Table in April of 2019 to pair with the store’s...

FLYING HIGH: Four hot air balloons were stationed at the festival offering rides ranging from three to five minutes long. The hot air balloons came from a multitude of companies such as SkyScapes, whose representative has been in the balloon business for 30 years. Whether the balloons could fly or not was completely up to the weather and the intensity of the winds. Photo by Giselle Oldani 22.

Festival strengthens local community

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor October 10, 2019

Businesses lined the grass ranging from specialty waters to horse shelters. The sky was clear and blue with barely any wind, which meant it was a perfect forecast for the hot air balloons to take flight....

Christie’s Country Store announces closing

Christie’s Country Store announces closing

November 17, 2018

By Allie D'Angelo '20

Big business conglomerates degrade artistic value in the luxury retail market

Big business conglomerates degrade artistic value in the luxury retail market

Hannah Schmidt ’19 October 17, 2018

Spotting a pair of Gucci sneakers in the hallways isn’t a hard thing to come by at Staples High School. Neither is spotting Louis Vuitton brown monogram purses suspended on nearly every arm along shopping...

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