Lincoln's Log

Lincoln Millstein offers his unique views and insight on Greenwich and its community

The ‘Glenville factor’ in Greenwich politics and what you need to know by Nov. 8

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The village of Glenville has had an extraordinary influence over Greenwich, its finances and ultimately its schools, including a full-nelson grip on the current agenda to place two key Republicans on the Board of Education … (more on that later.) As Tip O’Neill quipped, “all politics is local.” In Greenwich, all politics are hyperlocal. Glenville […] [Read More]
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Photos of Old Greenwich Art Society sidewalk show

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Photos of flooding in Old Greenwich in Irene’s wake

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Arch Street Perrot Library roundabout Porricelli parking lot Arch Street RR underpass Softball field OG gas station at Arcadia and Park [Read More]
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Dundee, IB school in Greenwich, continues its sharp decline in statewide ranking – is this our future?

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No wonder Sid Freund wants to move the goal posts. I would too. After two years of his tenure as superintendent, Greenwich went from being the 41st ranked district in the state to No. 48. I wrote previously that it was unfair to judge his performance after only one year. But after two years, Greenwich […] [Read More]
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Will Greenwich GOP reneg on promise to nominate 4 BOE candidates?

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Less than a week ago, the Greenwich Republican executive committee earned the bragging rights to claim a higher road when it agreed to give voters a choice by recommending four candidates- instead of two – for the school board this fall. At the time Edward Dadakis, the GOP bigwig, told the Greenwich Time: “What is […] [Read More]
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Greenwich GOP slate offers big hope for school board reform

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Local Democrats publicly lament the century-old Republican dominance of Greenwich politics, but year after year they put up candidates who are more conservative, more establishment oriented, more likely to blend into the town hall wallpaper and more willing to buy into the status quo than their Republican counterparts whom taxpayers have counted on to deliver […] [Read More]
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Photos of silt filling in Binney Park pond in Old Greenwich

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This is one of those cases where the photos speak for themselves. Binney Park is one of the most picturesque and treasured places in Greenwich, but its pond is filling in with silt. It’s so bad that a new island in the middle of the pond has emerged. In addition to losing the aesthetic value […] [Read More]
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Greenwich schools should look to Cherry Hill, N.J. as example

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A reader pointed me to this story yesterday about a retiring superintendent in New Jersey with remarkable relevance for Greenwich. Click here for the article The parallels are uncanny. It’s also depressing in a way, because the likelihood of Greenwich hiring someone with the capabilities of the Cherry Hill superintendent is remote. The last thing […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Magazine founder attacks ‘lack of good governance’ of school board

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Jack Moffly, founder of Greenwich Magazine, is not the sort given to hysteria and overreaction. That is why his column in the July issue which just hit the newsstand is a must read if you are a Greenwich resident concerned about the state of our schools. It demonstrates that core Greenwich insiders are not about […] [Read More]
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Wall Street Journal: ‘Greenwich Faces Class Struggles’

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Greenwich residents are accustomed to the collateral publicity associated with its notoriety. It’s a trade-off we make for the privilege of living in the Connecticut waterfront town closest to New York City, and yet pay an inordinately low property tax. But it’s one thing to see an occasional headline about a celebrity divorce or a […] [Read More]
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