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Weekly Wrap Up: August 29

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Stamford, CT | Added on August 29, 2014 At 05:23 PM

Here’s what made news this week.

Stamford is kicking off the new school year with a new school. After closing its doors in 2009, J.M. Wright Technical High School officially re-opened Wednesday, welcoming 145 freshmen. The new school will prepare students for 21rst Century careers, offering ten programs of study for in-demand fields.

With the Labor Day right around the corner, the Greenwich Police Department provided road safety tips for the holiday weekend.  AAA estimates this will be the busiest travel weekend of the summer. 

In Norwalk, local officials signed an agreement with developer Head of Harbor South to revitalize .5 acres of abandoned and underdeveloped land in the city. The project will include residential units, office space, a waterfront boardwalk, along with other public improvements in the city. 

For years, the Westport Transit District bussed students to after-school activities in town. But the Federal Transit Administration put a stop to it last month, saying it was an unauthorized use of public funds. Residents voiced their concerns at a public hearing this week, adding their comments to an application to the federal government to bring the service back.




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