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Stamford, CT | Added on December 06, 2013 At 02:49 PM

Here's what made news this week: 

A new mayor in stamford, a familiar Board of Selectmen in Greenwich, the first week of December meant swearing in ceremonies in municipal government.

"This is without question, the greatest honor I have received in over 30 years of public service to this city," says Stamford Mayor David Martin. 

"Putting the interests of Greenwich first is more than just a slogan. It is what we do with and for our citizens and we will continue to do so for the next two years," says First Selectman Peter Tesei. 

In the first week of his administration, Stamford Mayor David Martin began announcing cabinet appointments. Some officials will stay, like Michael Handler as Director of Administration, and Ted Jankowski as the Director of Public Safety.  Martin has also created a brand new position, Chief of Staff, and he announced the appointment of Michael Pollard to fill that role.

"In the top five cities in Connecticut, Stamford is the only city that does not have a Chief of Staff," says Martin. "I think it is no surprise that Stamford has grown to become a major player in our region, we continue to attract new residents and new businesses both small and large."

In Norwalk, head start programs reopened this week. Local officials gathered Tuesday to announce that all 13 classes would be up and running by Thursday.

"We still have a long way to go. Head Start is one part, the School Readiness Program is another part, but there are so many services that have to be replaced and we have to find the proper way of doing that because there are still a lot of people out there who are affected by this whole problem," says Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling.

In Greenwich, representatives from the United Way of Greenwich, the YMCA, and the Silver Shield Association gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of a new after school program at New Lebanon School.

"This is a real example of the community coming together, seeing a need, kids didn't have a place to go and a bunch of organizations were able to step up and fill that need," says Ed Phillip, President and CEO of the Greenwich YMCA. "It's just a great example of how the community can work together to make the place better."

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