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Lauren Rabin 7-22

Greenwich RTC picks three for Board of Ed

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And then there were three. In an 11th-hour twist in party selections for the Board of Education, Lauren Rabin announced her candidacy at the Republican Town Committee’s nominating convention Wednesday night in time to land an endorsement and inject competition into a race that had seemed to be a foregone conclusion. Rabin, the Republican Town […] [Read More]
Bob Lichtenfeld 7-15

Ex-Greenwich district HR director testifies in Yoon hearing

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On the second day of hearings Wednesday for the suspended Greenwich High School Band Director John Yoon, his attorney again challenged whether school administrators had given his client due process. As he did during the first hearing Tuesday, Yoon’s attorney, Daniel Young,   said Yoon had only learned about the bullying allegations against him when he received a […] [Read More]
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Greenwich High headmaster: Yoon not interviewed before suspension

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Greenwich High School band director, John Yoon, who is facing dismissal for allegedly bullying two students this year, was suspended in late April before he was interviewed about the accusations, Greenwich High Headmaster Chris Winters said Tuesday during the first day of appeal hearings. New details of Yoon’s suspension emerged during the testimony of Winters, […] [Read More]
Board of Ed 6-16

Greenwich Board of Education approves Scheme B plan for New Lebanon

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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]
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Greenwich High’s Franchella named teacher of the year

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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

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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]

Survey results show strong support for changing Greenwich Public Schools start times

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Parents and students have been clamoring for a change in start time for Greenwich High School and now the numbers are in to back them up. The results of the Greenwich Public Schools’ school start time survey were released Thursday evening and the district says the results “strongly support the exploration of a change in […] [Read More]
Mike Ornato

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

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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]