Day: September 20, 2020

Westbrook HS switches to distance learning through Wednesday after coronavirus case


WESTBROOK — Westbrook High School will be closed through Wednesday after a member of the school community tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a letter from the district.

In the letter, Zachary Faiella, director of health in Westbrook, and Interim Superintendent Patricia Charles said they became aware of the positive test on Sunday afternoon.

“The Westbrook Health Director, Zachary Faiella, has determined that the Westbrook High School facility needs to be closed for three days, September 14, 15, and 16,.” the officials said in the release. “These three days will enable the school to be thoroughly cleaned and to conduct the necessary contact tracing. The students will participate in distance learning during this period.”




“Pending further information on this investigation, students and staff who have not been identified as either being close contacts or in the same class

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Apple’s Connectivity, Fitness And Services

No iPhone 12 – but pretty much everything else.

The question for Apple is: Will the slew of offerings announced this week be enough to bring new users into its ever-expanding ecosystem, and also keep current consumers, well, consuming?

On Tuesday (Sept. 15), Apple unveiled a slew of watches and services in a bid to give a tailwind to hardware sales and boost its services business.

We saw announcements tied to the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE, bundles tied to Apple One and the Apple Fitness+.

At a high level, the Apple event underscored the convergence of devices and a wide range of services to be consumed over those devices – centering in this case on health, music and connectivity in general (and some operating system updates).

Perhaps no surprise, in the age of the pandemic, is the health pitch. 

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Basking Ridge: RX Drive-Thru Medicine Drop-Off Saturday, Sept. 12

Sept. 11, 2020

BRANCHBURG, NJ – Residents can safely dispose of their unwanted and outdated over-the-counter and prescription medication at the next Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Branchburg Public Works Garage, located at 34 Kenbury Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876. To occur rain or shine.

Medication should be in its original package with the name of the medication visible, but personal information should be removed so that the person’s name and address are not visible. Illegal drugs, needles and sharps should not be brought to the drop-off.

“The focus of this program is to protect the environment and get rid of unwanted, unused and outdated medicine, especially potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals,” said Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo. “For nearly 10 years, county residents have shown support for the drop-off program, and our communities are safer because of their

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Dentist gets jail for extracting a tooth while standing on a hoverboard



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A dentist has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for nearly 50 charges including reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts, after he filmed himself extracting a patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard.

Seth Lookhart, from Anchorage, Alaska, was found guilty by a jury in January on 46 charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said on Monday that Lookhart put multiple people’s lives at risk by sedating them for extended periods of time.

Mr Wolverton said: “In reviewing all this over and over again, I have a visceral response – you darn near killed some people.”

According to local newspaper, Anchorage Daily News, a former employee told investigators in 2017, when charges were filed against Lookhart, that the dentist was performing more intravenous sedation on his patients than necessary to boost his profits.

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Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi leaves hospital after virus scare [Video]

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MILAN, LOMBARDY, ITALYSEPTEMBER 14, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV

1. Wide shot Silvio Berlusconi exits Pavilion D of San Raffaele Hospital accompanied by security men and Dr. Alberto Zangrillo, head of the Intensive Care Unit

2. SOUNDBITE 1 – Silvio Berlusconi, Former Italian premier (male, Italian, 26 sec): “It was a difficult test. I say this with emotion. Thank goodness and thanks to the professionalism of the doctors of San Raffaele Hospital, first of all Professor Alberto Zangrillo and his collaborators, I passed what I consider perhaps the most difficult ordeal of my life.”

3. Mid shot the end of the press conference Silvio Berlusconi puts his mask back on and greets the journalists

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Italy’s Berlusconi leaves hospital after virus scare

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Milan, Sept 14, 2020 (AFP) – Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi left hospital Monday 11 days after being admitted with coronavirus, describing it as “perhaps the most

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