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Anne W. Semmes

Cliffdale Road bridge construction as seen back in 2003 from the Riversville road side of the bridge showing the base construction. Photo by Mel Greer.

Lake Ave. bridge construction begins Aug. 4 – expect detour

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Next Monday, Aug. 4, the Dept. of Public Works will begin its superstructure replacement of the Lake Avenue bridge spanning Horseneck Brook. The bridge is located on Lake just north of Wooddale Road, between Grahampton and Clapboard Ridge roads. Construction will close the bridge site for 11 days, from Aug. 4 -25, 2014.   The […] [Read More]
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Rowland "Mike" Harris, pictured far right in 2004, at the Terrace Club  in Stamford as a Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association Honoree along with other honorees, from left to right, Joe Benvenuto, Harry Peden  Jr., and Everett Fisher. Photo by Bob Luckey.

“All Time Great Guy” Rowland “Mike Harris remembered by nephew

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Cos Cob native Rowland “Mike” Harris, who passed away on Friday, July 25, is remembered by his nephew Griff Harris, president of the Griffith E Harris Insurance Services LLC. “Sadly, my Uncle Mike passed away at the age of 91, on Friday. He was struggling with pneumonia ‎and a lung infection…Mike Harris was a legendary “All […] [Read More]
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Former Stanwich School headmistress is to serve as interim director of the First Presbyterian Church Nursery School. Photo by Bob Luckey.

Greenwich educator Pat Young to be interim nursery school director

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First Presbyterian Church Nursery School (FPCNS) announced that retired Stanwich School headmistress Pat Young will serve as Interim Director. Young was founding headmistress of the StanwichSchool from 1998 to her retirement in 2012. Young will serve as FPCNS director until a new director is found. Previous FPCNS director Patricia Bria Case retired in April after […] [Read More]
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Augustine’s Farm harvesting has begun in backcountry

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John and Kathleen Augustine are bringing their harvest to market. As Greenwich’s surviving farmer’s market, the couple has tended their garden through a harsh winter and are happily displaying their produce in their garden shop. A table is overloaded with giant red tomatoes but John Augustine picks up one of the few he has harvested. […] [Read More]
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Saturday Greenwich Wiffle Ball kicks off on Polo Club field

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On Saturday, July 26, the Greenwich Wiffle Ball team players, ages 12 and up, take to the Greenwich Polo Club field at Conyers Farm for an exciting and competitive all day event. Over 60 teams of 4-5 players battle it out from 8:45 a.m. until only one team is left standing. First place team receives […] [Read More]
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Ron Howard's family home on Converse Lake in Conyers Farm sells for $27.5 million.

Ron Howard’s home in Conyers Farm sells for 27.5 million

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According to Sotheby International Realty as seen on Facebook, Academy Award winning producer and director Ron Howard has sold his Converse Lake-side estate in Conyers Farm for $27.5 million. The estate went up for sale in May and was in contract two weeks later. For a couple, whose four children are grown, and who have […] [Read More]
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At West Putnam and Holly Hill, the car in center head north, second from left, waits an inordinate amount of time to make a left onto Weaver.

West Putnam traffic light at Weaver and Holly Hill needs attention

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There is a busy traffic light intersection in town causing a lot of driver irritation. It’s the increasingly busy West Putnam, Weaver Street, Holly Hill Lane intersection. A steady flow of traffic comes from Port Chester and Westchester headed north on West Putnam. And the traffic flows steady headed south on that section of West […] [Read More]
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The Sound Beach Community Band will be performing on the Showmobile at Binney Park on Sunday, July 27, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Photo by Bob Luckey.

Sunday night is Band music night at Binney Park

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They’re striking up their band – all 40 of them that make up the Sound Beach Community Band as hosted by the Town’s Dept. of Parks and Rec. for their performance at Binney Park on Sunday, July 27, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. And it’s free! So, bring your picnic dinner and a blanket, and […] [Read More]
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Collis P. Huntington State Park is a Connecticut state park that spreads into three towns: Redding, Newtown, and Bethel.
Photo by Cathy Zuraw.

This weekend Gov. Malloy gifts “Free State Parks Weekend”

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Greenwich has much to offer on a summer weekend, but if the kids are getting restless and want to explore other natural environments Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is offering an incentive to visit the state parks. All parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system. The free weekend of July 26-27, is part […] [Read More]
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Senator Jay Rockefeller at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.

Greenwich’s George Smith family finds support in Senate hearings

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The George Smith family who continue to mourn the loss of their son and brother, George Smith IV to mysterious circumstances on his honeymoon cruise nine years ago were witness to powerful support in Washington, D.C yesterday at a hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Committee. Their Facebook page today tells the story […] [Read More]
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