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An inconvenient truth about Greenwich public schools

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Now that the Townies have vanquished the evil queen and returned control of the school board to the boosters eager to restore the alternative reality of Greenwich, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. No more humiliating reminders of our failings in public. The iconic Greenwich tableau – the horsey crowd sipping bubbly at […] [Read More]
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Finally, 2011 boating season ends in Greenwich

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Sunday was the last day for boats to be hauled out at Greenwich Cove and the last day for launch service at Old Greenwich Yacht Club. I couldn’t have been more grateful for this season to end. As if to punctuate the events of last summer, the first boat hauled out Sunday was that of […] [Read More]
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Will Greenwich have the resolve to arrest the decline of its schools?

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It’s a stunning lineup. Every school board chair since 1997 has joined forces to oust the evil queen, Marianna Ponns Cohen. And none has been as vocal as Sandy Waters, who avers that the ability for a board to get along is more important than the results. This, my friends, is what the election on […] [Read More]
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Who will have the courage to confront the MISA dilemma?

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Question: What confidence level do you have that the high school auditorium project will come in under or on budget? Sorry for the trick question, because the remediation of toxic soil at the site ensures that the project will exceed the $34 million or so earmarked for the construction in my opinion. As far as […] [Read More]
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Is Louise Day Hicks alive and living in Glenville?

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As I write this, some residents in Glenville are using the PTA’s parent email list to call attention to the battle four years ago when Marianna Ponns Cohen and Anna Povinelli were Parkway parents fighting to keep their school open. It was serious enough to prompt this email from the principal of Glenville School: Dear […] [Read More]
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Video of how I voted on absentee ballot in Greenwich elections

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My apologies to Leslie Tarkington for my error in the above video tape when I said there was only one woman on the ticket for the BET. I did not vote for either first selectman candidates. Blankley is a total non starter. He seems to be making up his campaign platform on the fly. His […] [Read More]
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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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