Your News Brief – June 5, 2020

The trails at the Audubon are open for all to enjoy! Eli Schaffer, Director of the Audubon Center in Greenwich, informed us that the trails are open and this is a wonderful time to see the end of the spring migration and other wildlife. He also said the center’s store is open for curbside pickup. Birding, or ornithology, has become very popular this year the Audubon’s store has all you need for backyard birding. They can be reached at 203-869-5272 or 

In light of recent crimes involving mail in town, police remind residents to be on the lookout for any packages delivered to their house that they did not order.

Greenwich Public Schools are planning for multiple scenarios regarding the new academic year, including the possible return of students to classrooms in the fall.

Just under 100 protesters, largely high school students and young adults from Greenwich, gathered in front of the local police station on June 1 in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed, black man, at the hands of four white police officers in Minneapolis last week.

Plans for the pedestrian mall on Greenwich Avenue are underway. Phase 1 of the plan closed from Havemeyer Place to Railroad Avenue, from June 2 through September 2. Phase 2 will close the Avenue to vehicular traffic from Putnam Avenue to Lewis Street, and Phase 3 will include Lewis to Havemeyer Place. The closures will be in effect all day. 

The Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich announced the appointment of Cristina Vittoria as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2020. She currently serves as the organization’s Vice President of Development and will succeed Bobby Walker, Jr. whose decision to accept an opportunity at Greenwich Academy was announced earlier this year.

Just as Connecticut and Greenwich begin to reopen for business, several national chain stores on Greenwich Avenue have boarded up their windows. A drive down Greenwich Avenue and you see Hermes, Baccarat, Apple and others have a new look. Apple went so far as to paint their boarded windows white. Local, non-chain stores remain open and we encourage you to support our local economy.

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