In Stamford, the matter of a new boatyard in the South End is still very much up in the air. Stamford has a proposed agreement that would allow developer Building and Land Technology to build a new boatyard at 205 Magee Avenue.
Tuesday Stamford residents weighed in on the issue during an ongoing public hearing. Some were for it, some were against it.
"BLT wants you to believe that it can replicate the services of a demolished boatyard on its land-locked property at Magee Ave.," said Maureen Boylan, the founder of "Save Our Boatyard."
"We have no idea about the costing of any of these items," said Jay Tepper, an alternate on the planning board.
The agreement includes a new city animal shelter, which drew support.
"Our existing shelter and resident pets can not wait for a perfect world," said Ali Girardi, co-president of OPIN, a Stamford nonprofit that promotes pet adoption, and supports pets at the city's animal shelter.
The public hearing will continue Tuesday Aug. 20, 7 p.m. at Westover School.
Elsewhere, Norwalk's common council has given the city the green light to institute a blight ordinance. The city can now issue citations to home owners if their property suffers from rotting walls, boarded windows or unnecessary garbage accumulation. But the new ordinance does NOT cover commercial properties.
"The complaints I get repeatedly are about commercial properties," said Miklave.
"There are a lot of commercial properties in this city that need to be looked at and taken care of," said councilman Fred Bondi.
Council members expressed hope that an ordinance concerning commercial properties is the city's next step.
Finally in Greenwich, the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education kicked off its statewide "Where Do You Stand?" campaign Thursday. The campaign is geared toward men and aims to make them better-equipped to stop sexual violence before it starts.
"It's not somebody else's issue. Sexual assault can knock on your door at any moment. It may be somebody that you know. It may happen to you. It may happen to a family member, so changing the culture is the ultimate goal," said Ivonne Zucco, executive director for the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education.