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Delayed reopening of Staples detrimental, requires reevaluation

The Westport school district has debated the most effective and safe way to handle the COVID-19 pandemic since March, when schools first closed in order to protect students and staff.

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web News Editor

October 25, 2020

As I approach the sixth hour of my day spent staring at a computer screen, my eyes glaze over as I’m overcome with a wave of fatigue. I struggle to pay attention to the fourth bobbing head of a teacher I’ve seen during my day of distance learning, but the screech of a faulty microphone jolts me aw...

Phase 3 of reopenings launched as COVID-19 rates increase among youth

With the new Connecticut Phase Three plan in place, Arezzo restaurant-goers are now free to eat outside with no maximum capacity and inside up to 75% capacity.

Natalie Bandura '22, News Editor

October 23, 2020

Phase 3 of statewide reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic was implemented on Oct. 8 as the next step in the four-phase plan for reopening designed by Governor Lamont and his administration. The new, more lenient protocols include an increase from 50% to 75% capacity for indoor seating at restaurants...

Connecticut COVID-19 cases rise in wake of phase three reopening

On Monday, Oct. 12, 1, 339 COVID-19 cases were reported, brining the positivity rate up to 2.4%. The is the highest rate Connecticut has seen since June.

Meg Enquist '23, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

Connecticut reported a 2.4% COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday Oct. 12, the highest single-day rate since June.  The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations increased by 16 patients, bringing the statewide total to 188. Connecticut hasn’t had this many COVID-19 hospitalizations since June 15.  T...

Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

With Coronavirus slowing down in Connecticut, the state is slowly starting to work its way towards normalcy. Businesses are reopening. Restrictions are beginning to be lifted. People are starting to see each other in person more.  Connecticut residents have many differing opinions on the reopening of the state. ...

Gradual CT opening necessary, crucial

The Westport Library announced plans to begin curbside pick-up of books and other materials as soon as June 15th.

Dana Perelberg '20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

In March, businesses and parks were forced to close their doors due to COVID-19. Westport began to resemble a ghost town as people cleared the streets and buildings became empty. Two months have passed, and the town is slowly beginning to open up again. On May 15 parks and beaches were able to open u...

Westport’s downtown Starbucks reopens for curbside pick-up, mobile-orders on May 4

Starbucks' curbside location opens due to increasing demand during quarantine.
Westport’s Downtown Starbucks Reopens For Curbside Pick-up And Mobile-orders

Evi Tarshis '20, Arts Editor

May 11, 2020

Westport’s Starbucks, located in the Parking Harding Plaza, reopened on May 4 to offer curbside pick up to residents. Following an order by Governor Ned Lamont to shut down all non-essential businesses on Mar. 20, this location was forced to close. However, the demand for the Starbucks on Post Road ...

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