Pavia: Spread the word about cancellations

Mayor Michael Pavia updated the Board of Education Tuesday night

Mayor Michael Pavia made a rare appearance at Tuesday night’s Board of education meeting, to announce cancellations throughout the city and urge Stamford residents to spread the word.

He noted that the first day of school has been pushed back to Tuesday, Sept. 6, and pressed on the complications to spread the word, given the fact that 16 percent of the city was still without power as of 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Communication is key, he said.

“And communications are not what we might think they are. There are people who have been without power now for more than 37 or 38 hours. They can’t charge their cell phones. They don’t have computers,” he said.

“We need to get the message out any way we can. Even if it’s ‘I told two friends and they told two friends, and so on, and so on, and so on,” he said. “Please spread the word, what the schedules are and the new dates are.”

Updates for the school district can be found here, while city updates can be found here. And of course, the Advocate will keep Stamford posted on need-to-know information.

Earlier in the day, Pavia emphasized the need to spread the word about the cancellation of Thursday’s fireworks.

Maggie Gordon