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Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.
It’s that time of year as summer winds down and the days get shorter. It’s back to school. Greenwich Public Schools are gradually returning to the classroom next week, with the first full day of classes scheduled for Thursday, September 1.
I want to take this opportunity to remind drivers that it’s against the law to pass a school bus that is stopped and has engaged the flashing lights and stop signs. Connecticut state “stop arm” law requires drivers to (1) stop their vehicles at least 10 feet from the front or rear of a school bus that is displaying its flashing red signal lights and (2) remain there until the bus no longer displays the lights.
Any person who violates this law faces a $475 fine for the first offense. For each subsequent offense, a violator faces a fine of $500 to $1,000, up to 30 days in jail, or both. More details on this law may be found here.
And with the first day of school approaching, Greenwich Police are reminding parents to speak with their children about pedestrian safety.
Here are the helpful tips for both parents and children from GPD:
Sound Beach Community Band concert
The Sound Beach Community Band will give a concert in Binney Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 28. The theme will be "A Night at the Movies" and will feature familiar favorites for all ages with music ranging from "Bridge Over the River Kwai" and "James Bond" to "Harry Potter" and "The Avengers". These concerts have been a summer tradition in Greenwich since 1955. So bring a picnic dinner and come enjoy the show.
Don’t miss the rescheduled displays at Greenwich Point Park & Binney Pars on Saturday, September 3. Binney Park will begin at approximately 7:55 p.m. and Greenwich Point at 8:20 p.m.
The rain date is Sunday, September 4 at Greenwich Point Park with one show starting at 8 p.m. that includes fireworks from both shows. Visit the Parks & Recreation website for more info.
Adopt-a-dog Pet of the Week
Meet Goliad who is waiting for a forever home! This super cute and energetic boy is very social and playful, and he'd love to join an experienced home (he's currently in his teething/chewing phase so he'd definitely benefit from puppy training classes). He will do well with another playful dog, but has not been introduced to cats, although he would likely be just fine with them! Visit Petfinder to find out more about Goliad!
Greenwich Hospital reported that as of Thursday, August 25, there were 13 COVID-positive patients being treated. A total of 132 patients are being treated in the Yale New Haven Health system. According to the state, as of August 25, the total number of Greenwich COVID cases (since the pandemic began in March 2020) increased to 15,588, an increase of 70 cases from a week ago. The number of residents whose deaths have been attributed to COVID remains at 126.
Stay safe and wishing you all the best.