News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/1/2021 7:40:56 PM to 10/2/2022 12:00:00 AM.

News Flash

First Selectman

Posted on: October 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Oct. 1: Community Connections from Fred

2021 Breast Cancer Alliance flag raisingBob Capazzo photo.

The Breast Cancer Alliance held its annual flag-raising at Town Hall Friday morning to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information about their great work in support of breast cancer research and about their upcoming annual fashion show fund-raiser, please click here.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Tropical Storm Ida update

We have been notified by Congressman Jim Himes that with the damages now reported, it appears we have met the thresholds for FEMA assistance for Fairfield County. FEMA teams continue to conduct their mandated assessment of the impacted areas to determine the extent of the disaster and its impact on individuals and public facilities.  The information that FEMA collects will be included in a request for federal assistance in order to demonstrate that the disaster was of such magnitude that the state and local governments could not provide an effective and that supplemental federal assistance is necessary.

Once FEMA concludes its review, the Governor with the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will be able to formally request a federal disaster declaration. Once the President approves such request, we will receive information about the resources available to residents and businesses. We will share that information as soon as it’s available on the Town website, our social media outlets and through this newsletter.

Speaking of FEMA, there are many changes to flood insurance rules and regulations the agency has implemented that became effective today, October 1. Please read about the details and how they could possibly impact you in this Greenwich Time article:

COVID-19 update

There is some good news on the COVID-19 front … the number of new cases continue to stabilize and the number of patients hospitalized remains low.

Between Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, there were 36 new cases reported. That is nearly half of 69 new cases reported the week before.   Health Director Caroline Baisley reports there is a total of 52 active cases being monitored by the Greenwich Health Department.  That is 16 less than the previous week.

Today, Greenwich Hospital is treating five COVID-positive patients. Unfortunately, in the past week, three residents were reported as having died from COVID. The Town has lost 93 residents.

Greenwich Hospital announced this week that it has begun taking appointments for booster and dose three vaccinations at the hospital’s Noble Conference. 

In accordance with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), Greenwich Hospital will administer booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for long-term care residents and those 65 and older, 18 to 64 with underlying conditions, and 18 and older at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure. Booster doses can be given six months after initial vaccine series. An explanation on the differences between a third dose and a booster can be found here. Those who received J&J or Moderna are not yet eligible for a booster.

All vaccinations are by appointment only and can be made on the YNHHS website: Individuals must wear a mask and answer screening questions upon arrival. More appointments will be added as the vaccine becomes available to ensure a sufficient supply for all scheduled patients.

COVID vaccine and testing information:
Locations of vaccine providers and how to contact them can be found here.

The Family Health Division of the Health Department can provide assistance for homebound residents who still need the vaccine.  Residents need to contact their physician to request that a doctor’s order for a vaccine is forwarded to the Health Department. Doctors can contact the Family Health Division by calling 203-622-6495.

Testing information:

  • Greenwich Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health system can be found here.
  • Community Health Center can be found here.
  • Family Centers at Wilbur Peck Court can be found here.

Red Cross storm preparedness presentation

The Red Cross Greater NY Region is offering "Be Red Cross Ready", a free emergency preparedness training for individuals and families via Zoom at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 5.  The program will be co-hosted by Stephanie Dunn Ashley, CEO of Red Cross NY Region, and presented by Alex Poku who has personally trained 100,000 people in the last few years. Joining as co-hosts will be Family Centers CEO Bob Arnold, interim YMCA CEO Patrice Francois, YWCA CEO Mary Lee Kiernan, Commission on Aging Chair Steve Katz and Selectperson Jill Oberlander.
 This training gives a comprehensive overview of preparing for natural and man-made disasters and how to respond to and recover from them. The program will provide preparedness essentials that would help during hazards like home fires, hurricanes and winter storms. You can register for the program here.

Historical Society’s Fall Family Festival Returns with Fun for Entire Family

This annual event will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 9 at the Historical Society campus, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob.

Sing and dance with the Trummytones, a children's music band led by world renowned trombonist and front man Vinny Nobile. There also will be the annual scarecrow-building competition. (Donations of creative scarecrow-making clothes and accessories are welcome and can be dropped off at the Historical Society lobby by October 8, as well as the opportunity to channel your inner Impressionist painter by painting en plein air.  

For more information and to purchase tickets:

Absentee ballots applications, voter registration for the November election

Absentee ballots for the November 2 local elections will become available October 1.  You can print and fill out the application here

The applications can be returned to the Town Clerk’s office (address is on the application).  Ballot boxes will be available for applications and ballots from September 15th till November 2nd at 8 p.m. They are located at Town Hall and at the Public Safety Complex, 11 Bruce Place.

If you need to check your voter registration status, you can do so online by using this link: . This link also allows you to check your absentee status.

Take time to take our survey

Just a reminder that the biannual resident satisfaction survey will begin Monday, October 4. 

Great Blue Research of Glastonbury will conduct the 2021 resident satisfaction survey via telephone. The survey asks residents to rate their satisfaction with several key services provided by the Town. An online survey also will be made available. For more details, please click here.  I do hope that you will participate as it gives everyone an opportunity to let us know what services are important to you and to help shape the future of our Town.


I hope to see you this Sunday morning (October 3) for the YWCA Greenwich Walk the Walk Against Domestic Violence. You can register at 8:30 a.m. at Bruce Park where we’ll be walking our scenic park in central Greenwich for such a worthwhile cause that marks October as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. More information can be found here.

 Stay safe and please remember to wash your hands, watch your distance, wipe down surfaces and get a vaccine if you haven’t done so already.
 All the best,


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in First Selectman


NOV 22: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: November 22, 2023
town hall clock.jpeg

NOV 17: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: November 17, 2023
Veterans Day 11-10

NOV 10: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: November 10, 2023

NOV 3: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: November 3, 2023
school bus hamilton ave kids flashing lights.jpeg

OCT 27: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: October 27, 2023
rick strain retirement family photo oct 2023

OCT 20: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: October 20, 2023

October 19 designated as Joe Kelly Day

Posted on: October 19, 2023
FB Glenville Forum Mon oct 30 2023


Posted on: October 13, 2023
GREATS 10-13

OCT 13: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: October 13, 2023


Posted on: October 11, 2023
600 PM EMOC 10-06-2023 MAP

Flood Watch in Effect for Greenwich

Posted on: October 6, 2023

October 6 designated as Mary Hull Day

Posted on: October 6, 2023
dpw greenwich go sharrows bicycles oct 2023

OCT 6: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: October 6, 2023

October 11 designated as The GREATS Day

Posted on: October 11, 2023
flood symposium town hall sept 20 2023

Sept 29: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: September 29, 2023

SEPT 22: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: September 22, 2023
Golden lights foundation proclamation 9-15

SEPT 15: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: September 15, 2023

SEPT 8: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: September 8, 2023

September 17 designated as Constitution Day

Posted on: September 17, 2023
Senior and disabled homeowner tax credit guide.JPEG

SEPT 1: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: September 1, 2023
Mothers for Others 8-18 2023

AUG 18: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: August 18, 2023
FB Glenville Forum Monday August 14 2023-2

Glenville Community Forum

Posted on: August 14, 2023
glenville firehouse april 2023.JPEG

AUG 11: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: August 11, 2023

July 14 designated as Bastille Day

Posted on: July 14, 2023

June 19 designated as Juneteenth Day

Posted on: June 19, 2023

May 12 designated as Law Day

Posted on: May 12, 2023

April 27 designated as Arbor Day

Posted on: April 27, 2023

April designated as Earth Month

Posted on: April 1, 2023

FEB 10: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: February 10, 2023

January 31 designated as Mary Curcio Day

Posted on: January 31, 2023
fred camillo budget presentation to the BET

JAN 27: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: January 27, 2023

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on: January 23, 2023
New Parks & Rec ONEPASS

Important Park Pass Policy Update

Posted on: January 23, 2023
First Selectman's Budget Meeting

JAN 20: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: January 20, 2023
Brothers Brook Drainage Area Project

JAN 13: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: January 13, 2023

Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: January 7, 2023
Greenwich Avenue Lights at the end of the day...

DEC 30: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: December 30, 2022

DEC 23: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: December 23, 2022

Winter Storm Advisory Report

Posted on: December 22, 2022

DEC 16: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: December 16, 2022

December 15 designated as Katie DeLuca Day

Posted on: December 15, 2022

December 16 designated as Fred Tuck Day

Posted on: December 16, 2022

DEC 9: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: December 9, 2022

DEC 2: Community Connections from Fred

Posted on: December 2, 2022