Frank Speaking

On Politics

Who are YOU voting for and why

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We’re in the last week of one of the most spirited local election years in memory, and its time to figure out exactly who you are voting for, and why.  The tenor of the campaign has been very intense, especially in the last few weeks, and I think that is quite healthy for Greenwich. Healthy in […] [Read More]
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Jim Himes

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For the first time since Lowell Weicker in 1971, our Congressman comes from Greenwich. There are a lot of things you can say about Jim Himes, but you can’t fault his address. I’ve had a few differences with Jim over the past four years, most of which overlapped his time as Chairman of the Greenwich Democratic […] [Read More]
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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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