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South County restaurants cited for defying dining ban

Bartolino's South has erected a tent outside to provide outdoor seating. But so far, the restaurant has stayed open inside despite an indoor dining ban.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor December 1, 2020

Some St. Louis County restaurants have stayed open for indoor dining, defying a four-week ban issued by County Executive Sam Page and the county Department of Public Health.  County inspectors visited...

St. Louis County restaurants lose court challenge of indoor dining ban, for now

Bartolino's South has erected a tent outside to provide outdoor seating. But so far, the restaurant has stayed open inside despite an indoor dining ban.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor December 1, 2020

A St. Louis County judge ruled Nov. 20 against a lawsuit filed by Bartolino’s South and about 40 other restaurants challenging an indoor dining ban ordered by County Executive Sam Page, the latest in...

Lindbergh school celebrates veterans with drive-thru Veterans Day event

Lindbergh school celebrates veterans with drive-thru Veterans Day event
November 28, 2020

Sperreng Middle School students celebrated local veterans in a unique way on Veterans Day Nov. 11, with a socially distanced, drive-thru recognition event. Veterans drove through the school parking lot,...

Beck is only Democrat to win a swing-district Senate race as he takes Sifton’s district

From left,1st District senator-elect Doug Beck and his successor to the 92nd District House seat, Michael Burton. Beck and Burton were two of just three Democrats to win their races in South County, joined by Bridget Walsh Moore who took the 93rd District.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 24, 2020

Doug Beck will bring his emphasis on working-class issues and unions to Jefferson City next year to represent South County, but this time he will be in the state Senate instead of the House of Representatives. Beck,...

St. Louis County officials urge residents not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving

St. Louis County officials urge residents not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 24, 2020

As part of a stay-at-home advisory that went into effect last week and extends for three more weeks, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and other county officials are encouraging residents to avoid gatherings...

No plans on tap for ex-Cusanalli’s site

Cusanalli’s as seen on Google Maps.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 24, 2020

The Lemay Chamber of Commerce has tried to connect interested developers to the owners of the now-closed Cusanelli’s Restaurant without any response. The Lemay landmark at 705 Lemay Ferry Road was one...

War on COVID-19 can be won by wearing a mask

War on COVID-19 can be won by wearing a mask
November 23, 2020

Are we at war with COVID-19? That was the explicit message from the leaders of St. Louis hospitals last week, as they emphasized how they’re fighting a battle on the frontline of a raging pandemic,...

They thought they were safe, but they caught COVID-19

Tracy Verner (far right, standing), talks with her children at their home in St. Louis. They will spend Thanksgiving at home with just immediate family. (photo submitted)
By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent November 23, 2020

Cat O’Toole says she did everything right to protect herself and others from COVID-19.  “I am strict about mask wearing,” said O’Toole, who works as a server at a high-end restaurant in St. Louis...

Missouri facing ‘exponential and unyielding’ COVID spread. White House urges stricter measures

Mehlville School District’s Wohlwend Elementary reading interventionist Ellen Geders meets in person with a student through a Plexiglas barrier, with masks. All students in K-12 schools have to wear masks under a new county order.
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent November 22, 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus in Missouri is “exponential and unyielding,” according to a Nov. 15 White House Coronavirus Task Force report urging the state to take stricter measures to help...

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