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The Nile Virus is not the first mosquito related virus to spread in Connecticut in recent years. Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Zika Virus have both also had a Connecticut presence.

Advisory warning: Nile virus-infected mosquitos spread across Westport

Rylie Cordella ’25 and Alice Frascella ’25 September 22, 2023

Aspetuck Health District of Westport released an advisory on Sept. 7 warning residents of an increasing rate of mosquitoes with Nile Virus. The advisory focuses on infected mosquitoes found in Westport...

On average, a diabetic uses roughly two to three vials of insulin each month.

Insulin prices unnecessarily clean out wallets

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

Sweating. Shaking. Dizziness. Blurred vision. You check your blood sugar; it is rapidly changing. Panic kicks in. This is when a diabetic needs insulin readily available; however, this is not the case...

Masks, the symbol of the pandemic. The imminent end of most mandates signals a return to normality.

Lifting the mask mandate provides a breath of fresh air

Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor March 1, 2022

In a few weeks, the world will have lived through two full years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus has killed around 920,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reported 11 fentanyl-laced marijuana overdose cases in July, nine in August, nine in September and 10 in October. The cases occurred all over Connecticut with no apparent pattern. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, just two milligrams of fentanyl can be a lethal dose.

Connecticut Department of Public Health warns of fentanyl-laced marijuana spike

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Managing Editor November 24, 2021

Officials from the Connecticut Overdose Response Strategy and the Department of Public Health issued a warning last week concerning a rise in marijuana laced with fentanyl. In the past four months, the...

Students from Connecticut College return to remote learning as a result of the increased COVID cases.

Connecticut College returns students to remote learning amid COVID-19 outbreak

Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor September 21, 2021

Connecticut College decided to return their students to remote learning on Sep. 8 due to the increasing number of COVID cases, as the school faced 20 positive known cases on Sep. 6 and another 34 cases...

Connecticut remains effective in vaccine distribution; however, demand has decreased in the past few weeks, leaving officials concerned.

Connecticut vaccination rates decline, worries officials

Ella Shi ’23, Paper Features Editor May 25, 2021

In recent weeks, Connecticut’s vaccination rates have seen a drastic decrease, despite remaining a forerunning state in terms of vaccine distribution. Officials are concerned about persuading wary residents...

On March 18, 2020, almost two weeks after the party where my family contracted Covid-19, my family and I were able to get our first Covid-19 tests at a drive through testing center at Bedford Middle School.

Stigma against contracting Covid-19 has grown overtime

Lily Caplan ’22, Managing Editor May 7, 2021

In March 2020 my whole family got sick and a few days later we learned that we had all been in contact with a Covid-19 positive friend at a birthday party, featured in New York Times. The party was on...

Connecticut Gov. Lamont plans vaccination distribution after state COVID-19 rates reach record high in early December. The White House encourages residents to abide by protocols as holiday season approaches.

Governor Lamont implements vaccine distribution plan to combat rising COVID-19 cases after White House warning

Ella Shi ’23, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a vaccination distribution plan on Dec. 13 after the White House Coronavirus task force specifically cautioned Connecticut about their rapidly rising COVID-19...

A COVID-19 vaccine is currently being developed.

Potential COVID-19 vaccine brings controversy

Maddy Tansley ’23 and Meg Enquist ’23 October 22, 2020

Prisoners packed in tight spaces make it difficult to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and steps must be taken to slow the spread throughout jails.

Prisons must adjust to coronavirus spreading through packed cells

Karina Murray '22, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

Prisons are packed. The coronavirus is contagious and deadly. These two facts do not blend well. This mixture has served as a recipe for disaster in prisons all around the world, where coronavirus has...

Stop & Shop added a window of time from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM for customers ages 60 and over to shop alone, effective March 19, as this age group is highly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Stop & Shop adjusts hours to accommodate patrons ages 60 and over

Emma Van Riper ’20, Social Media Director March 23, 2020

Stop & Shop added a window of time from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM for customers ages 60 and over to shop alone, effective March 19, as this age group is highly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The...

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