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State and local issues affecting southwestern Greenwich

Trucks on the Merritt

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Once again we have to put up with trucks on the Merritt Parkway crashing into bridges.  In the Greenwich Time article (here) there is mention of a bill proposed in the CT assembly to put height barriers on the on-ramps to the Parkway, but it died.  I’ve seen these barriers on the entrance to the FDR […] [Read More]
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Starbucks of Pot

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A former Microsoft exec is trying to open the “Starbucks of Pot.”See the article here.   Good God. Why did we need to expand this country to the Pacific?   [Read More]
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NY Plates at New Lebanon

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The NY license-plated cars at New Lebanon were mentioned in a letter to the editor last week, and they’ve been a hot topic for years.  These cars are not all dropping off kids that live in Port Chester.  People from Port Chester (my family included) move to Greenwich so their kids can go to school […] [Read More]
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Sorry, but Vote No for MISA

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Many important districts, committees and officials have expressed concerns about the additional $9.8 million request for MISA that the RTM will consider on Monday.  You can read about those here.  The article also covers the obligatory rants that no one will ever move to Greenwich again if we don’t do MISA.  I have never understood […] [Read More]
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Parks & Rec Newsletter

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Parks and Rec has done a great new newsletter. To sign up, go to the Parks and Rec page and send them an email with your info. Here’s a link to the April 10th edition. Pretty slick. To sign up go to the Parks & Rec web page and click the email link to send […] [Read More]
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Another Chase Bank – Why?

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According to Chase’s website we already have 10, yes TEN Chase banks in Greenwich.  Tomorrow they are applying to P&Z to build another one across the street from the library.  Why would they need another when there are 3 within walking distance from that site?  Who goes to all these bank branches and what do […] [Read More]
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Fire Departments Have to Borrow $ for Training???

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The Cos Volunteer Fire Police Patrol has to borrow money to pay for training because it takes so long to get reimbursed by the town?  Thanks to Fred Camillo for arranging it, but is anyone else embarrassed that our town’s administrative nonsense makes this necessary?  See the story here. [Read More]
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Parking Ticket Madness

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An interesting letter to the editor in the paper on Sunday told the story of Greenwich Police ticketing”hundreds of vehicles” at the Staples/Greenwich game on Thanksgiving.  Evidently some were parked on the grass and side streets.  Oh my!  Seriously, is this necessary?  The Town has a history of relaxing parking rules for big events, the fireworks […] [Read More]
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