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Storm hits Greenwich– 3:15 p.m. update

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Greenwichites throughout town are feeling the brunt of today’s storm, with some residential and river flooding after almost 2.5 inches of rain. “We’re clearly being impacted,” Dan Warzoha, the town’s emergency director said Tuesday, around 3 p.m. Water has seeped into the basements of a number of homes, mostly in the backcountry, according to Warzoha. […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s miracle baby orangutan gets a name

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The world’s first orangutan conceived by assisted reproduction was born in his mother Maggie’s favorite yellow wheelbarrow May 20 at LEO Zoological Conservation Center in backcountry Greenwich. After much deliberation, the 100-acre breeding ground for animals exotic, threatened and rare gave the endangered baby a name: Artie. “As this was the first endangered Orangutan birth […] [Read More]
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GPD: backcountry mailboxes vandalized with paint splatter

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Greenwich Police are searching for those responsible for a paint-tossing spree in the backcountry late Thursday night and Friday morning. Police said that at least five homeowners in the area of Round Hill Road, Cherry Valley Road and Lake Avenue awoke Friday to find their mailboxes and driveways splattered with black, white and beige paint. […] [Read More]
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Small northwest Greenwich fire prompts fears of the worst

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A small fire inside an exhaust fan at a home in the far reaches of the northwest backcountry prompted scares of a much bigger blaze Monday afternoon. An effective response from Round Hill volunteers staved off a potential tragedy – two teenage boys had been alone and unaware of the fire when firefighters peeled onto […] [Read More]
Categories: backcountry, fire

Construction worker severely injured in fall near Stamford border

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A construction worker remains in Stamford Hospital hours after he plummeted nearly 20 feet from a gazebo rooftop. The 59-year-old man, who’s name has not been released, suffered neck and head injuries, according to emergency workers responding to the incident. At 2:26 p.m., Greenwich and Stamford Police were dispatched to a home at 478 Taconic […] [Read More]
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Lucky response quashes backcountry house fire

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Firefighters have extinguished a backcountry house fire with no injuries and minor structural damage, as engines returning from a previous call found themselves in the right place at the right time Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., homeowners Barbara and Volker Bahnemann of 90 Porchuck Road noticed the smell of smoke in the air and […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s ‘great estates’ on display

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Starting Wednesday, Greenwich Historical Society will feature a new exhibit exploring the clothing, photographs and objects belonging to wealthy Greenwichites in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit, called Enjoying The Country Life: Greenwich’s Great Estates, will run through August. More info from the GHS website: “By 1921 Greenwich, Connecticut had the highest […] [Read More]
47 Round Hill Road sold for $6.7 million last week, the top priced home sale on the street so far this year.

Round Hill home sells for $6.7 million as week’s top sale

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The seven-bedroom Georgian home at 47 Round Hill Road sold for $6,650,000 on Wednesday, March 19, earning it the distinction of Greenwich’s top home sale for last week. The property includes 2.47 acres of “parklike” land, according to the expired listings for the home, and boasts a wine cellar equipped to hold 5,000 bottles of […] [Read More]

BET give Tesei go ahead for NW firehouse talks

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At the conclusion of the BET’s budget decision meeting Thursday night, the board voted to give First Selectman Peter Tesei the green light to begin negotiations with northwest Greenwich landowners over a site for a new firehouse serving the region. Tesei had pitched a pair of potential properties to the BET earlier this week at […] [Read More]

Round Hill Community House to cut ribbon on emergency recharging center Sunday

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Mid- and backcountry residents are cutting the ribbon on a new “emergency recharging center” Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Round Hill Community House. Spurred on by memories of 11 powerless days following Hurricane Sandy, the charging station will allow powerless residents to plug in and charge up necessary communication devices. The event kicks off at […] [Read More]