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Weekly Wrap-Up: February 7
A few top stories from around the area
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Stamford, CT | Added on February 06, 2014 At 04:20 PM

Mother Nature didn't waste any time proving Punxsutawney Phil right with significant snow storms Monday and Wednesday. 

The weather wasn't the only thing impacting Fairfield County this week. On Monday, local legislators got together at Fairfield Metro Station to call on the federal government to urge Metro North to make improvements to it's infrastructure.

State Rep. Gaul Lavielle said, "This contract we have with Metro North actually holds Connecticut hostage. There is no leverage that the state has to make Metro North do what it ought to be doing.”

On Sunday, Governor Dannel Malloy announced a $10 million project to upgrade the power supply for Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line. The project aims to prevent the type of complete power failure that occurred this past fall in Mount Vernon, New York, disrupting service on the New Haven Line for several days.

The Town of Greenwich continued to take a stand against bullying in the community with an anti-bullying forum Tuesday night. 

John Clarke, a senior at Greenwich High School and member of the Names Team said "You don't see kids beating up the smaller ones, getting their lunch money. It's not like the big football player anymore. Bullying is a lot within people's friend groups, just not including others or not letting people sit at your table. I think inclusion is a big message that you can take away because bullying can be anything that's with intent to hurt others and so it could be physical but a lot more times it's emotional."

February is School Based Heath Center Awareness and the Dr. Robert E. Appleby Heath Center at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk is focused on providing students with healthcare while school is in session

Superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools Dr. Manuel Rivera said, "Students whether it's a sore throat or it's a more serious health related issue that they are dealing with, they have a place where they can come. They don't have to leave school, they can see a nurse practitioner, they can see a person who can provide them with some care and then hopefully it can get addressed and they can get back to school."

School Based Heath Centers are located in all three of Norwalk's High Schools as well as several of the Middle Schools for mental health services. 


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