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Posted on: June 10, 2022

June 10: Community Connections from Fred

Greenwich Fire DepartmentFirefighter Kevin Coyner helps a Japanese School student try on turn-out gear.

Photo: Barb Heins.


Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

Students learn about Greenwich firefighting

This week marked another return to some pre-COVID normalcy. The third-grade students of the Japanese School visited Town Hall for the first time since 2019.

In addition to learning about our Town’s history and founding families, and how our government works, the students had the first-hand opportunity to learn about fire safety.

Greenwich firefighter Kevin Coyner, joined by members of Engine Co. 1, gave an informative and interactive presentation about the work of firefighters and the equipment they use every day. Having lived in Japan, Kevin speaks Japanese fluently and gave the presentation in the students’ native language. Each student had the opportunity to try on turn-out gear and tour Engine 1 before the crew had to respond to an emergency call.

A special thanks to Kevin and firefighters Adam Corwin, Dennis Hefferan, Kyle Matthews and Michael Ullrich for their time.

 

COVID Update

Today Greenwich Hospital reported it was treating 10 COVID-19 patients, with one patient in the Intensive Care Unit. Last week there were 15 patients being treated for COVID. The Yale-New Haven Health system has a total of 86 patients.

Our public schools reported today 34 new active cases in the district. This week, a total of 62 new cases were reported in our schools. A total of 3,392 cases have been reported so far this school year.

According to the state, as of June 9, the total number of Greenwich COVID cases (since the pandemic began in March 2020) is 14,149. The number of residents whose deaths have been attributed to COVID remains at 123. 

Vaccine info

  • Log onto the Yale New Haven Health website to find a booster vaccine site.
  • Family Centers is offering weekday vaccine and testing clinics at 111 Wilbur Peck Court. Details can be found here.
  • The Connecticut Department of Public Health is offering mobile vaccine clinics. Information on locations can be found here.

 

Time to renew Holly Hill permits

Remember to purchase your Holly Hill Transfer Station permit for July 1st.  Starting Monday, June 13, 2022, you can purchase your permit for July 1, 2022 through June 20, 2023.  Applying online is fast and convenient.  Click this link and you will be done in just a few minutes.

 

Off to the Islands

Summer unofficially arrives this weekend when our ferries begin service to Island Beach and Great Captain’s Island. Our ferries are ready for action to begin this weekend. The complete ferry season schedule and ticket information can be found here.

 

Save the date: upcoming events.

  • Pride proclamation and flag-raising: At noon Sunday, June 12, there will be the raising of the flag and presentation of a proclamation here at Town Hall to commemorate Pride Month.
  • Juneteenth commemoration will be held on the steps of Town Hall at noon, Friday, June 17. This is the first time we are celebrating the day that Union soldiers enforced President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that freed all remaining slaves in Texas. The Rev. Thomas Nins of First Baptist Church and Mary Lee Kiernan, CEO of the YWCA Greenwich, will join in the program.
  • Electrify your life expo: Join in on the e-fun, Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Cos Cob train station. It’s being organized by Town of Greenwich Conservation Commission, Sustainability Committee, the EV Club of CT, Quiet Yards Greenwich, Pedal Greenwich, Live Green, Clean Cities and Wilton Go Green. Details can be found here.


Summer STEAM camp

The Greenwich Alliance for Education is offering virtual and augmented reality STEAM camps are week-long immersive experiences that introduce a broad range of innovative disciplines within virtual and augmented reality. Participants will practice, play, design and build their own experiences.

All sessions will be taught by Gaspare Lipari, a veteran teacher and XR-Enthusiast and Unbound Innovations Grant Champion. The weekly sessions begin July 5 and end Aug. 5. Campers may register for multiple weeks. For more information and to register, please use this link.

 

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Stay safe and wishing you the best,

Fred

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