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Long Island Sound talk set for Monday night at Greenwich Library

Jim Paul, manager of Outreach Programs at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, will speak about challenges to the Long Island Sound ecosystem, at Greenwich Library, on Monday, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Patrons of all ages are invited to participate. Here’s the announcement from the library: “Through the […] [Read More]
A 2012 picture of Ian Macmillan surveying damage to Greenwich Harbor from Superstorm Sandy. Macmillan has now been officially appointed to a new three year term by Gov. Malloy.

Harbormaster seeks support for second term

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


Polar Bear Plunge sign-up begins

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 The following is a press […] [Read More]

Harbor Management seats are hot

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

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

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

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]