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School officials blame custodian, unsecured door for drunken intruder

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And you thought sleeping in class was bad. On Saturday, March 29, John Holl, 47, of Shore Road, was found by police drunk and asleep inside the Old Greenwich School shortly before 3:00 a.m. When questioned as to how he got there, Holl told police he had simply walked through an open door. Now, the […] [Read More]

Aquarion begins work on Old Greenwich pipe, warns of water troubles ahead

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Water company Aquarion has announced it has resumed work on an Old Greenwich water main originally slated for completion last fall. While the project will help increase fire flows in the neighborhood when finished, construction could cause temporary service disruptions and other problems in the upcoming months, Aquarion officials warned. The 1,950 feet of cast iron […] [Read More]
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Drunk man arrested for Old Greenwich School break-in, nap

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A drunk man who ended up dozing off inside an Old Greenwich elementary school this weekend is now facing criminal trespassing charges. John Holl, 47, of Shore Road, allegedly entered the Old Greenwich School through an open door sometime before 3:00 a.m Saturday, March 29, when he was found after he triggered a burglar alarm. When […] [Read More]
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Old Greenwich Pharmacy staff nabs counterfeiter… again

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A New York City man is facing forgery charges after an attempt to pass off a fake hundred dollar bill at an Old Greenwich pharmacy, in a case noticeably similar to another forgery arrest last week — at the same location. Alberto Nieves, 39, of Queens, was held on $25,000 bail following his arrest on […] [Read More]
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Old Greenwich Lion’s Club to host pancake breakfast Saturday at EGCC

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The members of the Old Greenwich Lion’s Club sure love their pancakes. For the 54th year, they’ll be serving up pancakes all morning at the  Eastern Greenwich Civic Center the morning of Saturday, March 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. A meal ticket is $7 at the door. [Read More]
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Get swabbed at Old Greenwich bone marrow drive tonight

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The First Congregational Church of Greenwich is hosting a bone marrow drive tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., offering residents from ages 18 to 55 the chance to enter themselves into the national bone marrow registry. The brief process — a q-tip swab of the inside of the mouth and some paperwork — can save […] [Read More]
Categories: health, Old Greenwich

Inspired by Sochi, woman skis through Old Greenwich

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Betsey Dickey sure knows how to enjoy a good, old fashioned nor’easter. Though droplets of freezing rain pelted her hooded head early Thursday afternoon, the Old Greenwich resident appeared not to notice as she glided across an otherwise deserted Sound Beach Avenue on a set of cross-country skis. “This is my tribute to Sochi,” she […] [Read More]
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Snowy scenes from Binney Park

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Back in my day, I had to walk to school in snow like this, every day, uphill both ways. Greenwich Schools may be out for the week, but Binney Park was empty this morning. Kids these days. But the all but deserted park made for some sublime, snowy scenes in Old Greenwich. Check out a […] [Read More]

Budget to set aside funds for Old Greenwich/Riverside neighborhood plan

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Nestled in the Board of Selectmen’s nearly $400 million recommended budget is some $50,000 allocated for the town’s third neighborhood plan. Following the Byram and Cos Cob plans over the past several years, the funds set aside for Old Greenwich Riverside are more than triple its predecessors, increasing from $15,000 to $50,000. The neighborhood plans, […] [Read More]

New regs influencing value of coastal real estate

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First Selectman Peter Tesei devoted several minutes of Thursday morning’s Board of Selectman meeting to discuss the influence of new federal flood regulations on the value of coastal real estate in Old Greenwich. “As we look at the 2014-2015 budget, it is really imperative that we understand what is happening with our primary revenue source, […] [Read More]
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