The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut

The What is your look around southwest Connecticut for the week of December 19.

The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut
Happy holidays from the team at Coastal Connecticut Times! (Photo by Kelly Prinz)

Monday, December 19

Somehow, we’re already entering the heart of the holiday season and quickly approaching the end of the year. I don’t know about you all, but I feel like this year has truly flown by. That’s part of why we, at Coastal Connecticut Times, wanted to take a minute and reflect on this past year and all the wonderful things that we accomplished together.

Check out our year in review!

If you just want to look back on some of our top pieces from the year, we put together a list:

We’re not going to be sending a newsletter next week, so we’ve included the few meetings that are happening between Christmas and New Year’s—local government never sleeps!—in this issue so you know what’s coming up over the next two weeks. We’ll be back in your inboxes on Tuesday, January 3, so we want to take a second to wish you all a happy holiday season and hopefully, a great start to 2023.

But before we get there, we had a busy week, covering a new exhibit at The Norwalk Art Space, tabling at the Local Artisan Market, and visiting the Miracle on Wall Street event.

Photographer Jerri Graham's work, now on display at The Norwalk Art Space, captures moments from the last few years and aims to explore the complicated issues, the everyday moments, and more. Learn more about the exhibit or stop by and check it out for yourself until February 9.

Let's see what else is happening around our region this week.


The Transportation Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. and discuss pedestrian safety in the city and potential plans to address it going forward. This meeting comes just a few weeks after two pedestrians were struck and killed on the morning of December 3 crossing Washington Boulevard.

Other meetings this week include:


On Monday, December 19, at 5:30 p.m., the Water Pollution Control Authority will meet receive updates on both ongoing and upcoming projects including improvements and relocation of the system at Wall Street and Knight Street; design work for the Bell Island Sewerhead and the Hubbell’s Lane project; and an update on using drone technology to inspect force mains in the system.

Other meetings this week include:


The Representative Town Meeting will meet on Monday, December 19 at 8 p.m. and vote on a plan to purchase 376 Quincy Street, which is within the Parkview Commons development, at the request of the Affordable Housing Committee. This is one of at least five properties that the town has purchased in the Quincy Street area, with the goal of renovating/constructing affordable duplexes and triplexes on the site.

On Wednesday, December 21, the Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss a plan to allow sheep or goats to graze on Town open space for the purpose of removing invasive species.

Other meetings this week include:


The Board of Selectmen will discuss a letter to be sent to Congressman Jim Himes regarding the maintenance dredging of the Greenwich Harbor Federal Navigation Project at its meeting on Tuesday, December 20 at 10 a.m.

Other meetings this week include:


Last week, town officials provided the Representative Town Meeting with a “State of the Town” to highlight what happened during the previous year and look ahead to next year. The presentation included an update on the purchase of Great Island, a look at some developments taking place in town, and more. At the meeting, multiple RTM members also voiced concerns about a plan from the school district to use armed security officers in the elementary schools.

Learn more.

The Board of Selectmen will receive an update from Pear Tree Beach Building Committee on their recommendations for the site at its meeting on Monday, December 19 at 7 p.m.

Other meetings this week include:


The Board of Education will receive an overview of the district’s proposed budget for the upcoming 2023-2024 fiscal year at its meeting on Monday, December 19 at 6 p.m.

Other meetings this week include:

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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As we mentioned, this is our last newsletter of 2022! We want to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and we’ll see you next year!

Have a great week,

Kelly Prinz

Founder, Reporter at Coastal Connecticut Times