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Leave schools off COVID-19 hotspots list

The ability of many schools to trace back a person’s contacts once they have tested positive for COVID-19 have proven to be effective and successful in stopping the virus’ spread.
December 15, 2020

Cafes, restaurants, gyms, hotels and more have been classified as superspreader locations for COVID-19; however, schools have noticeably been left off of that growing list, and for good reason. Despite...

Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Stratford join growing Coronavirus red zone list

A sign asks customers at “The Fresh Market” to not enter the store without a mask. Signs like these have been seen frequently in front of stores such as Home Goods and Terrain throughout the pandemic.
November 10, 2020

As of Nov. 11, Stamford, Norwalk,  Brideport and Stratford, Connecticut are considered red zone towns, with Fairfield being moved from red to orange after the weeks of Oct 11-24. Further asymptomatic...

Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in several Westport schools

Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in several Westport schools
November 5, 2020

Over the last several days, multiple positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Kings Highway Elementary School, Bedford Middle School and most recently in Coleytown Elementary School, which has had...

Scarice recommends against full reopening of Westport schools

Following Scarice’s decision, Long Lots Elementary School will be staying in their current model and not going back five days a week.
October 22, 2020

During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice announced that he would not be recommending a full reopening of schools at this time, and that the district...

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

At Town Hall, timely and quick decision making to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus may prevent the rampant spread of disease in Westport.
March 23, 2020

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments...

Martin Luther King should be celebrated

Martin Luther King should be celebrated
January 28, 2019

Leadership, determination and confidence are all attributes that characterize Martin Luther King Jr. But the day named in his honor is characterized by sleeping in, watching Netflix and hanging out. Instead...

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice
March 21, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 At Great Mills High School in Maryland, a student opened fire on classmates on March 20, hitting a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male. Immediately after the shots were fired,...

Alterations to the schedule strikes Staples

Alterations to the schedule strikes Staples
May 25, 2017

By Lili Romann '19 Staples’ principal, James D’Amico, has approved a new scheduling system applicable for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, implementing a system in which there is an ‘A,’...

Community Responds to Financial Staffing Cuts in Westport Public Schools

March 26, 2011

By Ben Reiser, '13 and Bryan Schiavone, '13 On Feb. 24, the Providence, R.I. school committee handed pink slips to 1,929 Providence public school teachers. This decision was supported by mayor Angel...

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