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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...

EEE disease reappears, takes second life in Connecticut

EEE disease reappears, takes second life in Connecticut

Giselle Oldani, Web Arts Editor

October 4, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has taken the life of an unnamed resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, the office of governor Ned Lamont confirmed on Sept. 24. The patient was hospitalized in the middle of September and was said to be of elderly age. This death...

Non-medical marijuana will pose a harm to Westport

Non-medical marijuana will pose a harm to Westport

Jack Dennison '21

May 30, 2019

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 ...

Staples girls’ lacrosse gears up for postseason play

Staples girls’ lacrosse gears up for postseason play

Brian Wilk '19, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

The Wreckers concluded their season being 14-2 in the state and 10-0 in the FCIAC. Staples girls’ lacrosse made history by breaking the best in-season record in school history. Staples girls’ lacrosse defeated New Fairfield, the only team in the state left undefeated, 11-10 in their last regular season game on May 14. “I am really proud of this team. We came into the season pessimistic due to losing some key players, but we are pleasantl...

Girls’ lacrosse gears up for the season

Girls’ lacrosse gears up for the season

Brian Wilk '19

April 1, 2019

Staples girls’ lacrosse defeated Weston 11-5 in an exhibition match on March 28, in the Wreckers’ last scrimmage before the start of the regular season. The Wreckers were led by Kyle Kirby ’20, who scored four goals, three assists and playing lockdown defense. “I think we got off to a s...

Staples boys’ basketball clinches spot in state tournament

Staples boys’ basketball clinches  spot in state tournament

February 1, 2019

By Eli Corenthal '19 and Brian Wilk '19 Staples boys’ basketball defeated Westhill 64-44 on Jan 29, clinching a spot in the Connecticut Division III State Tournament. The Wreckers were led by captain Jake Thaw ‘20 putting up 20 points in the win. “The past couples games we’ve been in...

Saugatuck Shores residents react to Police investigation

Saugatuck Shores residents react to Police investigation

June 7, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 Around 8:30 a.m. on May 4, a Westport resident reported seeing a body on the shore of Saugatuck Shores. After arriving on scene, police discovered a deceased  man washed up on Harbour Road and closed the area for further investigation. Residents of Saugatuck Shores were shocked to see police cars and caution...

Ferris Acres named one of the best ice cream shops in America

Ferris Acres named one of the best ice cream shops in America

May 22, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 People in Westport and throughout Connecticut have been traveling to Ferris Acres Creamery in Newtown, Connecticut since 2003 for their unique homemade ice cream flavors. Recently, Thrillist, one of the top sites for “Best ofs” reviews, just awarded it the title of one of “The 31 best ice cream sh...

Spuck falls a game short of State Championship

Spuck falls a game short of State Championship

March 23, 2018

By: Eli Corenthal '19 In a 8-6 loss the Wreckers faced off against the Eastern Connecticut Eagles on March 15 in the state semifinal matchup at Yale University. Staples came in as the number one seed and their players were excited. “We were anticipating a high intensity, fast paced game which...

Westport showcases its skills in CT’s got talent

Westport showcases its skills in CT’s got talent

March 14, 2018

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