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It is important to try to refrain from travelling during the pandemic to reduce surges in COVID-19. However, if people choose to travel during February break, Governor Lamont’s guidelines attempt to ensure utmost safety on and after a trip.

Post-December break COVID surge warrants more urgent February break protocols

Chloe Murray '22, Paper Opinions Editor February 12, 2021

From December 8-22, three Staples students reported positive COVID-19 cases to the administration. From Jan. 3-17, 17 positive cases were reported*.  Students traveling and spending non-socially-distanced...

The Longshore ice rink remains closed to the public for open skating but still allows for private lessons. This decision will be reevaluated by Governor Lamont on Jan 19.

Longshore ice rink full opening remains in question

Brooke Dembin '22, Business Manager January 20, 2021

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced that all indoor  and outdoor rinks, including Longshore, are restricted to “four plus one” until Jan 19, when the decision will be reevaluated.  The “four...

Just days after Thanksgiving, the number of cases per day in Connecticut nearly doubled. Governor Lamont, President-Elect Joe Biden and many top scientists are predicting a bigger spike of cases throughout this holiday season.

Lamont warns of spike in cases as holiday season approaches

Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Governor Lamont advised in a Dec. 17 press conference that Connecticut residents restrict how much they travel, aiming to avoid the same rise in cases that the Thanksgiving break brought. "We all paid...

Lamont signed an executive order following the revelation that Connecticut now has 26 confirmed cases since March 15.

Lamont temporarily closes all Connecticut public schools

Maya Hruskar '23, Staff Writer March 16, 2020

On March 15, amid growing concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont ordered Connecticut public schools closed effective March 17 until March 31, in an executive order. “To promote...

Lamont expressed his concern over the COVID-19 cases in Connecticut on Tuesday in a press conference.  Lamont believes his state of emergency will provide the state with the federal funding necessary to most effectively combat the virus.

Lamont declares state of emergency, braces for COVID-19 pandemic

Eddie Kiev '20, Web Managing Editor March 10, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont declared both a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency Tuesday afternoon following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut. The former grants the state...

Connecticut recently signed a bill that is aimed at combating the underage use of tobacco related paraphernalia. The bill goes into effect October 1st.

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...

Governor Ned Lamont (pictured) discussing and easing concerns about his school redistricting proposal in a meeting with the First Selectmen throughout Connecticut.

Governor Lamont proposes school redistricting bill

Kaya Leitner '19 March 7, 2019

Governor Ned Lamont proposed a public school regionalization plan as a way of closing Connecticut’s growing $3.7 billion deficit. Lamont announced the plan during his State Budget proposal to a joint...

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