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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S.I. boutique fitness studio owners to file lawsuit Wednesday against de Blasio, NYC

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The owners of the Max Challenge — which has three locations on Staten Island — are the lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit being filed on Wednesday against Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City to allow boutique fitness studios to open amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said the lawyer for the case.

The lawsuit, which will be filed Wednesday in Richmond County Supreme Court, St. George., is being led by Roseann and Anthony Camarda, who own three popular fitness studios — in Grasmere, Woodrow and Great Kills — under the Max Challenge franchise on Staten Island, said James G. Mermigis, an attorney with the Syosset, N.Y.-based Mermigis Law Group, who will be filing the case.

“There is absolutely no reason that big box gyms can be open and we can’t,” said Roseann Camarda, who said her membership has been reduced from 1,500 to

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