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Rilling to nonresidents: No Norwalk beach for you this weekend

Mayor Harry Rilling has issued an order, restricting non-resident access to Calf Pasture Beach and Shady Beach through Monday evening.

NORWALK, Conn. — Nonresidents are restricted from Calf Pasture Beach this weekend, according to a press release.

It said:

“Due to the extreme heat expected, the fact that many area beaches are being closed to non-residents, and for the safety of Norwalk residents, Mayor Harry W. Rilling issued an executive order tonight, July 17, 2020, that completely restricts non-resident access to Calf Pasture Beach and Shady Beach. There will be no drop-offs or walk-ins permitted. Mayor Rilling has also authorized the use of 100 overflow parking spaces at Taylor Farm for Norwalk residents. Additional Norwalk Police Officers will be on-site to monitor and strictly enforce this order.

“The order is effective 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 through 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020 and may be extended depending on circumstances.”

4 comments

Bruce July 18, 2020 at 9:37 am

Last weekend we had 5 police cars at the beach. I did not see one cop leave the comfort of his air conditioned SUV. In other words they were doing ZERO for 65 bucks per hour. I wonder how many taxpayers are aware that cops that work the beach are paid overtime for that luxury.

John O'Neill July 18, 2020 at 11:20 am

Excellent move on the part of Mayor Rilling. Whether you like all his policies or not, you have to credit Rilling with the positive changes over the past 10 years at Calf Pasture Beach. The increased police presence is a BIG part of that. Thank you Mayor and Chief K for a job well done. I’m still as pale as I was 10 years ago, but enjoy Calf Pasture immensely.
Now onto our Great American of the Day: With the passing of John Lewis I’ve thought back about how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go with race relations in America. I guess it’s a matter of whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist. Is the glass half full or is it half empty? I believe the glass is half full. Like a Marathon, those last few miles are always the toughest. There is no doubt we’ll get there.
In today’s climate, I find our politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle opportunists and short sighted. They are both disingenuous and self serving. Instead of movements to Defund the Police, we should think about Term Limits and cleaning house. Both in Hartford and DC. – I find it all disgusting as many of you do too.
Anyway, today’s HERO of the Day is Martin Luther King Jr. He was not just a Great Man, He was a devout Christian. People should not cherry pick what they liked from Dr. King. They need to take the “whole” vision of his being. What he accomplished in a very short period of time was quite amazing. He may have only lived for 39 years, but his legacy will last forever! So thank you Doctor King and it’s my wish your vision is fully realized one day.

Tysen Canevari July 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm

Just wondering wwhy he has closed the boat launch on Monday and Tuesday? That achieves what? Harry must keep his boat in the water and doesnt need to launch his like some of us residents. I hope someone doesnt have an emergency on a Monday or Tuesday and need to quickly get their boat out of the water.

William J Pandemic July 19, 2020 at 6:52 pm

Open the freiken beach all ready.turn on the water fountains.
Only 66 people in Ct hospitals with covid.
Enough is enough Democrats.

Why are only Democratic states wanting to stay closed?

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