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Stamford Economic Development Website Connecticut - From the Mayor s Desk June 10th 2022 10 June 2022 ( news )
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From the Mayor ' s Desk
Stamford Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Program
I’m excited to announce that the City of Stamford has been awarded $2 , 250 , 000 from the State Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program . This acquisition , 4 . 9 miles north of the city center , consists of 2 parcels with wooded areas and trails designed for hiking , walking , and nature observation .
The parcels are within the Mianus River Greenway , which protects the Mianus River entering Cos Cob Harbor and Long Island Sound . The purchase will provide benefits to the local community through the protection of clean drinking water , increased recreation opportunities , and support the native flora and fauna .
March for Our Lives Rally
Come to Mill River tomorrow , June 11 at 11:00 am for the Stamford March for Our Lives Rally . If you’d like to speak or perform , fill out the following form:
https://forms . gle/svJugVGzD9cRfhZP9
Charter Communications Headquarters Opening
Monday afternoon , I was thrilled to join Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge , Office of Governor Ned Lamont , Charter employees , and state and local community partners to celebrate the opening of the new Charter Communications headquarters . Charter Communications is the second largest cable operator in the United States and the fastest growing television and internet provider in the world .
We are grateful that they chose to move and expand their headquarters in Stamford . Since coming to Stamford , Charter has created 1 , 700 jobs , invested $100 million in this corporate headquarters , and millions in philanthropic efforts to support Stamford nonprofits . I am grateful to Charter’s leadership and employees for their dedication to our community and for their work to provide critical workforce connectivity technology for millions of Americans across the country .
Alexander Barker’s Mars Perseverance Rover
ICYMI: Congratulations to Alexander Barker , an eighth - grader at Scofield Middle School , who created a replica of the Mars Perseverance Rover as part of his graduating project at school known as Exhibition . His project is 600 pounds and made out of wood , metal , plastic , PVC pipe and cardboard , and designed to match the dimensions of the real Mars Perseverance Rover , which measures at 10 feet long , 9 feet wide and about 7 feet tall!
Read more here:
https://www . stamfordadvocate . com/news/article/This - Stamford - eighth - grader - is - space - crazy - His - 17223419 . php?t=884d0c5b96&src=startribbon#photo - 22568448
Davenport Elementary School Art Show
Last week , I was thrilled to visit the Davenport Elementary School Art Show and see the beautiful artwork that the students created this year . I also had the honor of presenting Senator Pat Billie Miller with the SPEF Education in Excellence award for her commitment and dedication to educational equity . I also attended the Stamford Public School Adult Education graduation ceremony . Congratulations to all the 2022 graduates!
Stamford BOE Teacher Retirement Celebration
It was great to stop by the Stamford Board of Education retirement celebration in honor of teachers who have served our community for many years . Thank you to Stamford High Science Teacher David DelGiudice for your 25 years of public service & congratulations to all the teachers who were recognized and for your dedication and commitment to Stamford students!
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And of course , I will be out and about across the city every week visiting with local businesses , meeting with constituents , and hearing from stakeholders in our city – so I hope I’ll be able to talk to you in person very soon .
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mayor Caroline Simmons
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