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Defining Special

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I’ve always believed that something is eternal in Greenwich until its not. Even though they didn’t appear on Greenwich Avenue until, I believe, the 1950′s, many of the defenders of cops directing traffic on the Avenue (count me as one of them) talk as if Daniel Patrick and Robert Feake stepped off the boat in […] [Read More]
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The Power of No

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The RTM is a fascinating institution. Over the past few years we’ve had the Jim Lash blue-ribbon panel, an anniversary party, and today a story in the paper saying that 20% of the people rarely show up. What would one make of this? I think the first thing to note is that the only real […] [Read More]
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Steve Grunow

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Last Sunday morning, I got an email from my mother asking me if she could come down from Rhode Island for the night on Friday because Steve Grunow died. Steve had been smacking away at cancer over the last year or so and, while he wasn’t looking so superb the last time I saw him, […] [Read More]
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Our Friends and Neighbors

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The Housing Authority rears its head again in an ongoing quest to fulfill its mission of developing low-cost housing in Greenwich, this time with the resubmission for Senior Citizens housing at McKinney Terrace at the corner of the Post Road and Western Junior Highway.  As usual, the real dynamism isn’t in the planning, but in […] [Read More]
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Obama’s Freund

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We survived the day where our President, with the assistance of some of those spinning hypnosis wheels from ’50′s movies, and subliminal commands (“I love the leader” – h/t Simpsons fans) was going to turn our children into drones eager to force-feed Socialist medical care down the unsuspecting throats of true American patriots. Early dispatches seem to indicate that we […] [Read More]
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