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Anne W. Semmes

Old Greenwich’s Aidan Buss dances with the Russians in New York

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Twelve year old Aidan Buss, of Old Greenwich, may be advancing normally from Mianus School to now Eastern Middle School as a sixth grader, but elsewhere in his life Buss’s career as a ballet dancer has the trajectory of a rocket. Buss has made local fame as the Prince in the Greenwich Ballet Academy’s Nutcracker […] [Read More]
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Paulus Moreelse (1571-1638), Periander, The Tyrant of Corinth (625-585 BC), Oil on canvas, 103 x 84.5 cm, HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION, on Permanent Loan to LIECHTENSTEIN, The Princely Collections, Vienna.

Popular lecture series at Bruce Museum to focus on Hohenbuchau Collection

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What better way to learn about this unique, first time in America exhibit, the Northern Baroque Art – Hohenbuchau Collection from Vienna than at a Bob and Pam Goergen Lecture. This one, on Thursday, Dec. 4, is on the “Utrecht Painters from the Hohenbuchau Collection.” The speaker is Wayne Franits, Professor of Art History, Syracuse […] [Read More]
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Officer Joe Turcsanyi of Greenwich Marine Police, will give a talk and demonstration at Greenwich Point, along with other members of the Greenwich Police, on cold water rescue techniques in Long Island Sound.

Cold weather to bring Cold Water Rescue Demo at Greenwich Point

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The fact of the matter is cold water can make immersion a life-threatening situation in a very short time. But, fortunately members of the Greenwich Marine Police are well trained in underwater search and rescue as well as surface and underwater ice rescue. On Sunday, Dec. 7 you can see the Greenwich Marine Police in […] [Read More]
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School is out so there's more hands at home to to get the fixings out for that Thanksgiving meal!

Public schools close today in abeyance to weather report

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The news of the closing of Greenwich Public Schools today may bring ripples of relief from those needing to transport their children, but it also means more vigilance required by the Greenwich Police if some of those teenagers desire to drive in inclement weather. Better to keep them at home while the snow falls to […] [Read More]
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Traffic time on I95.

CT DOT Travel Survey asks your opinions on I-95 and Route 15

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Ever wonder you can improve that clogged up the I-95 corridor, or Route 15 (Merritt Parkway), between New York and New Haven? Here’s your chance to participate but note Dec. 1 deadline date. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) is conducting a travel survey of automobile drivers at select locations along the I-95 corridor. […] [Read More]
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Stephen DeCrescenzo has waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of wire fraud stemming from the embezzlement scheme.

Employee of New Canaan’s JPMorgan Chase Bank embezzles over $100,000

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Stephen DeCrescenzo, 37, of West Haven, employed as a personal banker for JPMorgan Chase Bank in New Canaan, embezzled $106,028 in funds over a three-year period. According to the Greenwich Police Department that was involved in the investigation, DeCrescenzo, between Sept.2008 and Nov. 2011, took the funds from customer accounts by transferring the funds into a […] [Read More]
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Funeral mass being held today for University of Virginia sophomore Peter D'Agostino 20, of Greenwich.

Greenwich UVA student dies — funeral mass today

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Greenwich college student Peter Cuskley D’Agostino, 20, died on Thursday, Nov. 20, in Charlottesville, Va. He was a second-year student at the University of Virginia. D’Agostino attended Brunswick School through the ninth grade, then transferred to St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Del., where he was student body president. Upon graduation in 2013 from St. Andrew’s, he received the […] [Read More]
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The first inductees, with SoundWaters officers, left to right, Danny Martin, Sound River, NY, John Nelson, Greenwich, Katy Rhodes, Cudjoe Key, FL, Bob Sloane, Greenwich, Len Miller, Essex, CT, Capt. John Boulware, Branford, CT, Capt. Rose Witte, Weston, Dr. Frank Cantelmo, Greenwich, Bill Boysen, Greenwich, Kathy Parker, Greenwich, the daughter of the late Ole Skaarup, accepting the award on behalf of the family, Scott Mitchell, Greenwich, chairman of the SoundWaters board of directors, and Leigh Shemitz, executive director of SoundWaters.

Five from Greenwich selected to SoundWaters Hall of Fame

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Four Greenwich leaders, William J. Boysen, Dr. Frank Cantelmo, John E. Nelson Jr., and Bob Sloane were among st the first 12 selected honorees to be inducted into the SoundWaters Hall of Fame at the recent annual meeting of SoundWaters at the Indian Harbor Yacht Cub. A fifth receiving the honor was the late Ole […] [Read More]
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Antiquarious Winter Antiques Show Gala returns to Old Greenwich

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It’s Greenwich’s ultimate Christmas shopping venue – the Winter Antique Show Gala on December 5 that kicks off the Antiquarious series of events sponsored by the Greenwich Historical Society. You may have to pay $150 to get in the door but you’ll be in good company with people in search of the finer things in […] [Read More]
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Dr. Daniel Ksepka, scince surator at the Bruce Museum is being honored with a New Zealand coin depicting his penguin discovery.

Bruce Museum science curator Ksepka’s penguin discovery gets “coined”

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So, in 2012, there Dr. Daniel Ksepka was in New Zealand poking about looking for fossils on South Island with his colleague R. Ewan Fordyce, University of Otago professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, when the two came upon new Kairuku penguin species fossils. Giant size penguins compared to the ones […] [Read More]
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