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Here’s what made news this week:

On Wednesday, Stamford’s Independence Day fireworks returned after a three-year hiatus. Fireworks by Grucci provided a 26-minute display, which was viewed by many from Cummings Beach. Residents say they are thrilled to have the fireworks back.

"I'm really excited because I missed it a lot.  It was one big event that we'd come to every year, spread out the picnic area and have fun," said Cathy Austin, a Stamford resident.

Governor Dannel Malloy made a visit to Norwalk Monday to discuss urban violence with city officials and community members. The panel discussed mental health, school safety, and crime rate statistics.

Chief of Police Thomas Kulhawik said, "I think it highlighted that the dialogue is necessary to bring everyone together. It's not a Norwalk problem, it's not a Connecticut problem, it's a community problem. We all need to come together and discuss the issues and find out what the solutions are and work together to solve them."

In Greenwich, local residents and officials celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Armstrong Court Community Garden Saturday. The garden was presented a certificate of recognition from the Connecticut General Assembly. The garden donated 600 pounds of food to the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry.

"Sometimes the stereotypes dominate the way people view our town," said Senator Richard Blumenthal. "And as a resident of Greenwich, I am especially proud of the diversity of viewpoint and background and activity we have here that is often unappreciated elsewhere."

That’s what made news this week on

Have a safe and happy 4th of July! 


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