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Weekly Wrap Up June 20
Top stories from the area this week
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Stamford, CT | Added on June 20, 2014 At 04:58 PM

Here's what made news this week:

High Schools all around Fairfield County celebrated graduation this week.

In Greenwich, 646 seniors graduated Greenwich High School. The Class of 2014 helped GHS get named to the College Board Honor Roll and received the title of Top Athletic Program in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Nearly 500 graduating seniors had internships while in school.

"You can get anything you want here, in terms of languages, the sciences, the arts. But it is also a challenging social milieu. You've got 2,400 kids, all different faces, races, genders, and all sorts of diversity. You have to learn to get along with everybody, and that is an important skill to have in life," Hicks said. 

In Stamford, officials completed their ongoing investigation into the city's animal shelter. On Wednesday they revealed Stamford Animal Director, Laurie Hollywood, had been fired for failure to report aggressive dogs. As a result, Mayor Martin will form an Animal Control Facility Task Force to review the facilities policies and procedures. 

“Everyone in the field of animal control should do what can be done to better the lives of animals,” says the Mayor. “But the first responsibility of our animal control officers is the safety of the people of Stamford.”

In Norwalk, police have teamed up with departments in Wilton, Weston, New Canaan, Westport and Darien to crack down on cases of distracted driving in a zero-tolerance motor vehicle enforcement effort.  

Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik says since the collaborative effort began on Monday, police have already issued over 20 tickets in Norwalk. 

"People, when they see the marked police car, they'll put the phone down," said Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik. "So it's easier when you have an enforcement effort where you can stand on the corner, watch the cars go by and to just see people talking on the phone or texting and you've seen people on the highway even, with no hands on the wheel." 

In Westport, the town is one step closer to finalizing a major transformation to Compo Beach. On Wednesday the town committee, introduced a plan to put a pedestrian walkway next to the beach. Other changes included resurfacing the basketball court, relocating the main entrance and constructing a bathhouse. The project is currently in the hands of the Parks and Recreation Commission. 

 


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