For the most up-to-the-minute news in Greenwich you can’t beat listening to police and fire calls. Up until last year, or maybe 2008, you could hear the calls on a $100 scanner. Then GPD & GFD went digital, requiring a digital scanner, around $500. But now, for free, you can hear the main police and fire calls online at ScanGreenwich.com . Load it in a window on our PC and it plays in the background. It even works great on my iPhone and plays in the background while doing emails. You can also stream it through a WiFi radio if you have one.
It comes in handy if you see a lot of police activity in your neighborhood and want to know what’s going on.
Tom Allesi, who runs the site, asks for donations to keep it running.