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Greenwich RTM should postpone MISA funding

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As a recovering Greenwich parent, I should sport a bumper sticker that says, “I survived a GHS concert.” At least that’s what the supporters of the $37 million project to build a fancy concert hall at the high school would have you believe: the current auditorium is so inadequate that forcing our children to perform […] [Read More]
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Old Greenwich Yacht Club opens season (video) to the public

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Saturday was ominously overcast – not the perfect day for commissioning a yacht club. But the rain held off. And OGYC commodore Kim Crocco declared the 2012 boating season open, the 69th season for OGYC. Interesting note: Kim is the third female commodore at OGYC out of the last five. She was a great choice. [Read More]
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Old Greenwich’s Binney Park pond in disgraceful condition – Photos

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It was a beautiful day Sunday. So I went for a walk in my favorite Greenwich park. As I made the turn into the inner part of Binney Park pond, I was taken aback by its disgraceful condition. As the town considers whether to spend $50 million or more on a fancy auditorium for the […] [Read More]
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Old Greenwich gridlock? Let’s start with UPS, Fed Ex trucks

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The Greenwich Time spent a great deal of its pages Sunday reporting on the four-year project soon to come to re-build the rail bridges in Old Greenwich. It raises the specter of tremendous traffic problems in the village. But there are simple things the town can do to improve OG traffic … like cracking down […] [Read More]
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Coming soon to Old Greenwich: Complete gridlock

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Recessions have a way of producing some of the worst town planning decisions. Out of desperation, towns and cities allow businesses to occupy prime spaces which in ordinary times would never get approval. An example of this is the Starbucks in Cos Cob, approved by the town even though that venue only had six parking […] [Read More]
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So-so Review of Greenwich restaurant underscores town’s lack of culinary enterprise

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When I was asked recently where I would like to dine on my birthday, I could think of only one restaurant in Greenwich: Homestead Inn. Then I thought about all the restaurants in town I’ve sampled only once or twice with no desire for another visit: Gabriele’s, Nuage, Rebecca’s, Jean-Louis, L’Escale, Toscano, Lolita’s, China White, […] [Read More]
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Photos of new retail/apartment building under construction in Old Greenwich

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It certainly beats having the eyesore of that old, abandoned gas station occupy the south end of the village of Old Greenwich. But now that the hulking steel frames of a new retail building is beginning to take shape, I can’t help but ponder the fallout from such a new addition. Will there be enough […] [Read More]
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Video of new Apple store at Grand Central

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Check out Apple’s new store at the space previously occupied by the restaurant Metrazur at Grand Central … [Read More]
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Greenwich school board member Peter Sherr’s chance to make a difference

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The problem with gadflies is, while we know they don’t approve of the status quo, we rarely know what they stand for or what proposed solutions they hold, if any. Gadflies are also uncomfortable working with a team, and rarely make for great leaders. Thus, Peter Sherr will need to decide in the next 30 […] [Read More]
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Will Greenwich Democrats seize the opportunity to take charge of school board?

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They are like the nerdy kids in high school who cow under the shadows of the popular kids. The popular kids in this case would be the brawny Republicans, who have run Greenwich since when Andrew Jackson was president. The local Democrats are a tentative, confused, easily intimidated lot. They are RTC wannabes who want […] [Read More]
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