Here’s what made news this week.
In Stamford, Governor Dannel Malloy shared his plans for a gun violence prevention program. Governor Malloy sat down with Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and City Officials, saying it’s time for Connecticut to take action.
Stamford is the first of several stops the Governor will be making around the state. He says he’s looking for stricter bans on assault weapons, as well as enforcing background checks for all gun buyers.
In Norwalk, former police chief Harry Rilling announced he’s running for Mayor. The Democratic candidate says if elected, he’d bring developers back to the city, curb crime, enhance the public school system, and increase transparency and accountability in government.
Rilling is the fourth democrat to launch his campaign, looking to take the seat from Mayor Richard Moccia. Moccia said he is running for his fifth term.
In Greenwich, the Board of Education said hazardous chemicals were found at Greenwich High School. Results from an investigation showed high levels of chemicals in areas around the high school’s fields. Those areas are now fenced off.
Officials say the cause of the toxic soil may have been from fill material in the late 1960s, but it wasn’t until 2011 when the chemicals were exposed during an excavation project. Since the chemicals are beneath the surface, experts say students and staff are not at risk.
Also in Stamford the Museum and Nature Center is getting ready for its maple sugar festival this weekend. We went to their sugar house to see how the natural syrup is made.
The festival will run from 11- 3 PM March 2 and 3. For more information, visit stamfordmuseum.org.