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The Connecticut Art Trail Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Connecticut Art Trail Celebrates 25th Anniversary

November 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

Photo Courtesy of James Prosek/The Hartford Courant The Connecticut (CT) Art Trail, a partnership between museums and historical sites in Connecticut, launched the “Made in Connecticut” exhibition on October 15 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford in celebration of its 25th anniversary.  Open through February 21, the exhibition consistsRead More

The Votes Have Been Counted: Wallingford’s Election Results

The Votes Have Been Counted: Wallingford’s Election Results

November 13, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Photo Courtesy of CNN On Saturday, November 7, major news outlets declared Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, the president-elect and vice-president-elect after a historical election that kept the nation on edge for days.  In Connecticut, this election brought unprecedented polling numbers with anRead More

Wallingford Public High Schools Struggle to Stay Open

Wallingford Public High Schools Struggle to Stay Open

November 13, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Photo Courtesy of Trista LeBlanc-Serbyn ’22/The Choate News Following the emergence of several Covid-19 cases in Wallingford Public Schools and a shortage of teachers willing to teach in person, Lyman Hall High School and Mark T. Sheehan High School temporarily switched to online classes from October 30 to November 5. Read More

Wallingford Public Library Celebrates 140th Anniversary

October 30, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

The Wallingford Public Library hosted its 140th annual meeting on Monday, October 26, during which virtual festivities were opened to the public via Zoom and Facebook Livestream. The meeting began with a short business meeting, followed by the induction of the newest Poet Laureate, Ms. Deborah Kuan, and concluded withRead More

Connecticut Rises Above Four Percent

Connecticut Rises Above Four Percent

October 30, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Covid-19 Cases per town 100,00 in CT on September 19th vs. Covid 19 Cases per town on October 19th Photo Courtesy of CT DPH After months of keeping the number of new Covid-19 cases low in comparison to other states in the U.S., Connecticut has seen a rapid rise inRead More

The Beauty of Fall in Connecticut

The Beauty of Fall in Connecticut

October 30, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Photos Courtesy of Tiffany Xiao, Trista LeBlanc-Serbyn, Emily Goodwin, & Senching Hsia/The Choate News The crisp air and the oranges and yellows of the trees remind us that we are surrounded by the classic New England autumn. In this sweet era between the heat of summer and the cold ofRead More

Local Government Offices Adapt to New Voting Processes Due to Pandemic

Local Government Offices Adapt to New Voting Processes Due to Pandemic

October 16, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Photo by Peter Di Natale/The Choate News Due to the ongoing pandemic, local government offices have adapted their mail-in voting procedures so that votes can be cast and processed in time for Election Day on November 3.  Although mail-in voting has historically been limited in the U.S., 34 states, includingRead More

Connecticut Transitions to Phase Three of Reopening

Connecticut Transitions to Phase Three of Reopening

October 16, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Photo by Peter Di Natale/The Choate News On October 8, Connecticut started Phase Three of its reopening plan. With this step, as much as 99% of the state’s economy can resume, according to Governor Ned Lamont.  While businesses such as nightclubs and bars will remain closed, restaurants, libraries, and personalRead More

Wallingford Schools Adopt Hybrid Learning Plan

Wallingford Schools Adopt Hybrid Learning Plan

September 25, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Photo by The Record-Journal Despite coronavirus concerns, Wallingford Public Schools  (WPS) are now back in session with a new hybrid schedule. Students alternate between taking their classes in-person and virtually on a rotating cycle. In order to limit the number of students inside the school building at once and accommodate forRead More

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Covid-19 Update

 

Last spring, as the threat from the coronavirus pandemic escalated, Choate Rosemary Hall closed its campus and transitioned to a system of distance learning. Although many students have returned to campus this fall for in-person classes, others remain scattered across the globe. The staff of The Choate News, no matter where each member finds themself, remains committed to the vital work of gathering and reporting the news of the community it loves. This website will be the primary outlet for our reporting. We hope you will find this work valuable—and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

 

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