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Harbormaster seeks support for second term

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Ian MacMillan is seeking support for a second term as Greenwich’s harbormaster, a position appointed by the governor. MacMillan’s first term expires at the end of June. “Dear Friends:,” MacMillan wrote in an email to friends. “William John “Ian” Macmillan is the State Harbor Master of Greenwich, Connecticut and his first term expires June 31, […] [Read More]

All is peaceful at Greenwich Point after the storm

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Polar Bear Plunge sign-up begins

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A Polar Bear Plunge will be held in Stamford on Feb. 23 to benefit Family Centers, a nonprofit offering youth and family services to residents of Fairfield County. To register for the mid-winter dip in Long Island Sound (there’s a $25 sign-up fee), or to sponsor a plunger, visit familycenters.org. The following is a press […] [Read More]

Harbor Management seats are hot

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There’s no shortage of interest in the seven open seats on Greenwich’s new Harbor Management Commission, said Republican Selectman Dave Theis. The commission, responsible for crafting a plan to govern the town’s seven harbors and 30-mile shoreline, was created by the Representative Town Meeting last month in an attempt to resolve ambiguity over who should […] [Read More]

GPD Marine Division helps rescue sinking boaters

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The prime of boating season may have already come and gone, but the officers of the Greenwich Police Marine Division still have their work cut out for them. Sunday morning, Greenwich patrol boats, as well as marine units from the city of Rye, Westchester County, and the United States Coast Guard responded to reports of […] [Read More]

A big debut for restored Island Beach dock

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Ferry service to Island Beach resumed today after a three-week delay. The hold up was caused by repair work that needed finishing in the aftermath of  Superstorm Sandy.  The town-owned island sustained $1.7 million in damage during the storm, which mangled the ferry dock and wooden pier. “It looked like a toy,” said Devin J. […] [Read More]

Island Beach ferry service starts up Friday

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Ferry service to Island Beach, the popular summer hideaway a mile off the coast of Greenwich, will resume Friday. The season’s first boat trip to the town-owned island is set to depart from the ferry dock at Arch Street at 10 a.m. The island is a favorite destination among swimmers and overnight campers. It’s also […] [Read More]

Things to do in Greenwich this weekend

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The Greenwich Lions Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Friday Civil War reenactor Joseph McGill Jr. will spend the night in the dark, cramped attic slave quarters at Bush-Holley House March 30. McGill, a descendant of slaves and founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, has made it […] [Read More]

Things to do in Greenwich this week

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The Greenwich Wine Society will sample Italian wines and hor d’oeuvres at Toscana restaurant Tuesday. Monday Herbert London, president emeritus at the Hudson Institute, will speak on Middle East realignment at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Greenwich Library. London served as the Hudson Institute [Read More]

Things to do in Greenwich this weekend

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The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich will host the seventh annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser Friday and Saturday. Thursday Teacher and author Sharon Oster will discuss [Read More]