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Weekly Wrap Up: January 23

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Stamford, CT | Added on January 23, 2014 At 05:17 PM

Here’s what made news this week on It’s Relevant.

The weather slowed things down this week after a Tuesday storm brought 8 to 12 inches of snow to Fairfield County. Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich all declared snow emergencies Tuesday night and schools had early dismissal. Greenwich schools bounced back quickly with a delayed opening Wednesday while Stamford and Norwalk schools remained closed.

In other news, Norwalk hospital will now be affiliated with Danbury and New Milford Hospitals under the Western Connecticut Health Network. The new affiliation will better serve each community by improving access and strengthening clinical programs in all three hospitals.  

"I think it gives them [community members] even improved healthcare in a sense that there will be greater accessibility across all points of care in our community, it gives them equal or even better quality of service in terms of specialist and provision of internals and primary care and it gives them affordable cost," said Erv Shames, Chairman of the new Western Connecticut Health Network Board of Directors.

The Yerwood Center in Stamford is now home to a permanent shoe store set up by Kids Helping Kids. The store will provide thousands of free shoes to those in the community year-round; a big step up from the one-day shoe store KHK held in previous years. 

“I think it’s amazing to see the progress that we’ve made as an organization and how we’ve developed and bloomed really,” says KHK volunteer Jake Ludas.

“The shoe closet is stocked with shoes that have been collected from local organizations and local schools by kids and then set up by kids in that closet and the local community comes in and takes as they need,” says KHK Development Director Kelly Sapio.

That’s what made news this week on It’s Relevant



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