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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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NY paper mocks Greenwich schools for promoting retired superintendent

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Sometimes it take a good neighbor to hold up a mirror to show us the folly of our ways. Such is the case of the Lewisboro Ledger and its recent editorial on Greenwich’s promotion of the retired superintendent of Katonah-Lewisboro, NY, school district: “The hubbub around the latest superintendent hiring at Katonah-Lewisboro may not be […] [Read More]
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Greenwich RTC poised to nominate 4 BOE candidates; DTC stays with 2

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The RTC held its candidates forum last week and recommended six persons to be considered for nomination at its July meeting, including Marianna Ponns Cohen. The others are: Rosa Fini, Lisa Harkness, Anna Povinelli, Nancy Smith and Peter von Braun. Moreover, the RTC appears to be leaning toward a slate of four candidates. This has […] [Read More]
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Parents: ‘Veil of secrecy’ plagues Greenwich schools program

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“There is too much mystery …” “Process is far too secretive …” “Take the mystery out …” “Veil of secrecy should be lifted …” Who said the above? 1. Marianna Ponns Cohen. 2. Peter Scherr. 3. Parents of Greenwich students. These direct quotes came out of a focus group conducted in February of Greenwich parents, […] [Read More]
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Disturbing pattern of deceit in Greenwich Schools

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I don’t know Marianna Ponns Cohen. Never met her. Never talked to her. But I am starting to wonder if she is the victim of a massive campaign of disinformation and manipulation perpetrated by the BOE leadership in collusion with the departing superintendent. The evidence is mounting that instead of the disruptive, headline-grabbing, insurgent member […] [Read More]
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