Lincoln's Log

Lincoln Millstein offers his unique views and insight on Greenwich and its community

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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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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