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Are you as tired as I am of sitting Shiva for the departed superintendent? It’s time to move on and let the real conversation begin – about the future of our public schools – and doing it without having the debate hijacked by the BOE-PTA establishment. Let’s remind ourselves that not a single member of […] [Read More]
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Tale of two superintendents – Greenwich and Stamford

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He ran one of Lower Fairfield County’s largest school districts. He often battled parents and the school board. He was an extremely effective communicator. And he resigned recently. His name is Joshua Starr, not Sidney Freund. And unlike Freund, Starr did not quit on the town, the board and the kids. Starr is leaving Stamford […] [Read More]
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Photos of new boat ramp at Greenwich Cove

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As we are all witness to the rapid deterioration of the town’s infrastructure due to its cheap, pay-as-you-go mantra (oops, I meant fiscally responsible policy), it’s a bit of a shock to see money actually being spent on something which benefits residents. Such was the case a few weeks ago when I saw the construction […] [Read More]
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Photos of new Old Greenwich pizzeria on Sound Beach Ave.

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The long-awaited pizzeria in the space previously occupied by “Beyond Bread,” the bakery which was an Old Greenwich fixture, finally opened on Sound Beach Avenue Saturday. Several types of pizzas are on the menu, including one that takes only 90 seconds to cook in a 900-degree wood fired Cirigliano Oven from Italy. Prices are moderate […] [Read More]
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Videos of UConn victory at Reliant Stadium

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Like many, I worried about the experience of watching a basketball game at a cavernous football stadium. But Reliant turned out to be a pleasant experience. From my vantage point in the Houston Chronicle suite, I did not miss a single play. Only problem was that we were on the Butler side. Actually, the crowd […] [Read More]
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Photos, video of car stuck on shoreline at Greenwich Point

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The driver of this “Smart Car” tried to give new meaning to “off road” by driving along the water’s edge near the Chimes Building at Greenwich Point Sunday morning until the car got stuck in the deep bed of clam shells. It took at least two tow trucks to pull the car out, dragging it […] [Read More]
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Photos of power outage repair in Old Greenwich

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As of noon Sunday, there were still 442 homes without power in the section known as “south of village” in Old Greenwich. A tree at the corner of Tomac and Lockwood was blown across the street and took down a CL&P pole. One wonders why it took CL&P more than 24 hours to rectify the […] [Read More]
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Video of soccer game at Tod’s Point beach

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What is a British ex-Pat to do about his favorite weekly pastime – pickup “football” game at the park – when all the playing fields are covered under a foot of snow? Head to the beach, that’s what. Low tide offers a window for a soccer game that can’t be played anywhere else outdoors in […] [Read More]
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Photos show Old Greenwich gets the short shrift on plowing

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Three days after the big snowstorm, most of Greenwich has been dug out. Greenwich Avenue was finally cleared of the mountain of snow clogging its narrow parking spaces. But Old Greenwich – as evident in these photos taken Wednesday morning – was in dire need of some attention from the Friars of Field Point Road. […] [Read More]
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More fees on tap for Greenwich boaters

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Boaters get no respect. We are always the first line of offense for distressed local officials looking to squeeze more revenues out of the citizenry. Consider this recent article in the Greenwich Time written by reporter Neil Vigdor: Now take a look at this photo I took of the parking lot at Greenwich Cove. For […] [Read More]
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