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Video of surge flooded Binney Park in Old Greenwich

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A neighbor called and told me to look out my window (I live within full view of Binney Park). I could not believe it. Even before a single drop of rain late this morning, Binney Park was already flooded, Arch Street underpass was closed … yikes. [Read More]
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Greenwich Tavern, Porricelli’s close their doors; Old Greenwich gets retail makeover

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Porricelli’s Market sold its last quart of milk in Old Greenwich today after 60 years. Greenwich Tavern served its last martini last night and will re-open in two weeks as a latino bistro. I am looking forward to King’s, which has a great reputation in New Jersey as a modern grocer. And the owners of […] [Read More]
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Test scores show alarming decline of Greenwich schools in western part of town

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The worst performing schools in Greenwich are getting even worse. And while it would be convenient to blame it on the “Achievement Gap,” schools in Bridgeport that are poorer with a larger minority population are out scoring several Greenwich schools in a comparison of statewide test scores just released. New Lebanon School is now ranked […] [Read More]
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Photos of storm damage at Greenwich Point 8/6/12

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Depressing news about Greenwich Public schools

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Last week was yet another low for the Greenwich Public Schools. On Friday, Greenwich Time columnist Bob Horton disclosed that Greenwich was targeting renters for “illegal” residency. Bob made a strong case for why this was a fool’s errand. The cost of the investigations far out-weighed the actual benefit. But from my POV, Greenwich is […] [Read More]
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Greenwich first selectman’s useless robo-call

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I got the call from Peter Tesei tonight at 7:38 to warn me about the dangerous storms headed my way. At 7:39 p.m., the National Weather Service called off the severe weather warnings! But hey, thanks for the heads-up, Peter. Glad you’re on the case! [Read More]
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Clock ticking on Binney Park tennis court repairs in Old Greenwich

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Let’s see how long it will take for the Parks and Wreck dept. to fix the storm damage at the popular tennis courts at Binney Park. Here are photos of the damage this morning on Day 5 since the storm. Meanwhile, not a word about it on the town web site. [Read More]
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Old Greenwich to get new flower shop, bakery

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Ran into Lisa Eisenman this morning at Greenwich Point. Lisa is one of the most popular people in the OG/Riverside area among locals. She told me she is opening a flower shop in one third of the space formerly occupied by the late “Fred” boutique store and previously Kerr’s Pharmacy on Sound Beach Avenue. The […] [Read More]
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Old Greenwich retail scene in great flux

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Four years ago, when Porricelli’s closed its store in Cos Cob, I wondered how long it would be before Old Greenwich met the same fate. The shifting winds in retail, exacerbated by internet sales, have not been kind to local “mom and pop” operators. Just this week, another store, “The Funhouse” at 236 Sound Beach […] [Read More]
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My conversation with Reggie Jackson

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It didn’t surprise me to read about Reggie Jackson’s public dissing of ARod and other baseball notables last week. This was the Reggie I knew. Okay. Okay. I’m no intimate friend of Reggie’s, but in 1997, I spent an entire hour talking to Reggie Jackson on a Delta shuttle flight from Boston to New York. […] [Read More]
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