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Paul Schott

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Greenwich Board of Education approves Scheme B plan for New Lebanon

The Board of Education voted 6-2 Tuesday night to endorse a Scheme B plan for a building for the overcrowded New Lebanon School on the neighboring William Street ball field. But the future of the elementary school continues to divide the community. The board was weighing two options: Scheme B and a Scheme D proposal […] [Read More]
Maryann Franchella Portrait

Greenwich High’s Franchella named teacher of the year

Greenwich High School math teacher Maryann Franchella has been named the district’s teacher of the year. “Maryann Franchella is known as a rigorous, creative and compassionate math teacher,” Superintendent of Schools William McKersie said in a statement. “She is committed to ensuring that students at all levels of math succeed and many of her students […] [Read More]

Greenwich Scholarship Association honors class of ’15

The graduation gifts have come early for one group of Greenwich High School seniors. Some 124 college-bound students have received college scholarships worth a total of almost $545,000 from more than 100 local sponsors, through the coordination of the nonprofit Greenwich Scholarship Association. This year’s awards mark the largest total given in the GSA’s history. The […] [Read More]
Mike Ornato

Ornato leads Greenwich High Sports Hall’s class of ’15

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and former NFL running back Kenny Bell both attribute much of their success on the gridiron to the same man. Coughlin became a standout running back in the early 1960s at the small-town Waterloo High School in upstate New York. Bell emerged as a powerhouse running back in […] [Read More]
Scheme B signs

New Lebanon parents voice support for ‘Scheme B’ plan

New Lebanon School parents told Board of Education members at a forum Tuesday night that they want a new “Scheme B” building on the William Street ball field for their overcrowded school. But there also many who said they would prefer a “Scheme D” plan to build on the site of the current building. After […] [Read More]

Report: Byram field contamination will require clean-up

The amount of arsenic recently found at the William Street ball field next to New Lebanon School will require a clean-up, school officials announced Tuesday. The field is a possible site for a new building for New Lebanon. School officials have not said what would be the impact of the clean-up on building plans. Here is […] [Read More]

Hamilton Avenue Springapalooza highlights

Returning for its fourth year, Hamilton Avenue School’s Springapalooza fair Saturday was another resounding success. Among the highlights were Hamilton Avenue parent Jessica Capozza, the fair’s founder, receiving a proclamation of the day as Jessica Capozza Day from First Selectman Peter Tesei and Hamilton Avenue Principal Cynthia Womack taking a splash in the dunk tank. […] [Read More]
From left, Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova, Russian-Canadian activist Pyotr Verzilov and Pussy Riot's Masha Alekhina speak with moderator Hunter Heaney during "A Conversation with Pussy Riot" during the Greenwich International Film Festival at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, June 7, 2015.  Members of the Russian protest musical collective Pussy Riot spoke about their two-year imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance in Moscow and modern Russian and American societal and political issues.  The new Pussy Riot music video for "I Can't Breathe," a song about Eric Garner, was screened in the theater.

Greenwich Time interviews Pussy Riot

Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, the two leaders of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot, appeared Sunday at the Greenwich International Film Festival to screen their latest video, “I Can’t Breathe,” and participate in a panel discussion at the Bow Tie movie theater. After the panel, Greenwich Time caught up with Alekhina and Tolokonnikova […] [Read More]