The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut

The What is your look around southwest Connecticut for the week of July 1.

The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut
Happy July! Enjoy the heart of summer and we'll see you in August. (Photo by Kelly Prinz)

Monday, July 1

This week, we’re diving into the third part of our Getting Around series: Reinvesting in the Streets. Across southwest Connecticut, there are many dangerous and confusing roads that make it challenging for all users—drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists—to navigate. However, some cities are now working to improve and make these roads safer and easier to use, thanks in part to many federal and state grant programs. 

We explored a few projects taking place in communities across the region. These include Washington Boulevard in Stamford, Wall Street in Norwalk, and Post Road in Fairfield. See our full piece or check out our video to look at some of the project highlights. 

If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, visit our Getting Around series landing page.

As a reminder, this is the last edition of The What until August. We’re taking a hiatus in July to rest and recharge a bit, spend some time with family, and work on revamping Coastal Connecticut Times a bit. If you have any thoughts about how we can better serve you, feel free to reach out at

Otherwise, have an amazing July and we’ll see you next month! 

It’s a light week this week for meetings with the holiday, but here’s a quick look at what’s happening around the region. 


We’re cheating a little here, but because you won’t be getting a newsletter next week, we wanted to highlight Mayor Caroline Simmons’ State of the City Address which will take place on Monday, July 8 at 8 p.m. Simmons will give her overview of what’s happening Stamford at the Board of Representatives meeting that night. 

Other meetings this week include: 


The Public Works Committee of the Common Council will meet on Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. to receive a presentation on the waste management strategic plan, vote on new contracts for waste and recycling providers, and review plans for a proposed roundabout in front of the new South Norwalk School.

Other meetings this week include:


Meetings this week include:


No meetings this week


On Monday, July 1, the Board of Selectmen will meet at 7 p.m. to review and approve a proposed $400,000 operating budget for Great Island.

Other meetings this week include: 


No meetings this week

Please note: All of these agendas and information here are current as of Sunday night. Meeting times and agendas may get adjusted throughout the week.

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Have a great week,

Kelly Prinz

Founder, Reporter at Coastal Connecticut Times