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This week at Town Hall: July 22 – July 25

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It’s another full week at town hall, with two long-awaited items finally set to be  judged by the Board of Selectmen: a $430,000 beautification campaign of downtown Greenwich’s central commons and the highly-anticipated, multi-million dollar expansion of the Byram Park Pool. Also on deck, the BET’s monthly meeting, the IWWA and the Republican Town Committee. […] [Read More]

This week at Town Hall: June 2 – June 6

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The sweet, sweet month of June is settling in: those spring showers are clearing, graduations are on the horizon, and the pollen is still hanging in there. Summer is very clearly on the way, but while the seasonal lull in business at Town Hall is near, there’s still plenty going on this week. Highlights to […] [Read More]

Town seeks donations for fireworks show

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The town is asking for donations from residents and corporations for a longer Fourth of July fireworks show. “Our annual fireworks display will be held Saturday, July 5th at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park,” reads a flyer titled ‘Get a Bang for Your Buck.’ “We are seeking donation to increase the length of each […] [Read More]

BET sets town mill rate for 2014-2015 at 2.75 percent increase

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Despite two motions by Democrats to lower the town’s tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year, the BET voted 9-3-0 to set the mill rate at 10.969 at their monthly meeting Monday evening. The new mill rate marks a 2.75 percent rise over 2013-2014 tax levels, nearly identical to the past two tax rate increases. […] [Read More]

Uniform Fashion Show on tap tomorrow

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In honor of Older Americans Month, the town is hosting a Uniform Fashion Show for Greenwich residents ages 55+. The scam prevention event is designed to help attendees recognize real employees versus fakes by bringing together town employees and those from local companies who will be dressed in their official attire. The event starts at […] [Read More]
A group of men clears a walkway of snow and ice in front of a building on Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2014. Photo: Bob Luckey

Snow storm safety tips

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More snow is on the way tonight, and forecasters say it could very well continue falling through the end of Thursday. With that in mind, Greenwich Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Joanna Lipson has put together a fact sheet for town residents. The following press release is from the Town of Greenwich: Winter storm “PAX” […] [Read More]

BOS green lights tax relief for seniors

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The town’s senior tax relief program on Thursday cleared one of three hurdles needed to keep the program in place. The Board of Selectman voted 2-1 to extend the senior tax relief ordinance another five years. The ordinance provides tax relief each year to 650 to 700 Greenwich seniors who meet certain income requirements. The […] [Read More]
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Town budget includes $170K for school counselors

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The town budget draft includes a new $170,000 line item for two new teen talk positions at Greenwich Public Schools. At Thursday morning’s regularly scheduled Board of Selectman meeting, First Selectman Peter Tesei spent several minutes explaining the budget request. “The counselor would help support, intervene and identify at-risk youth and work with them not […] [Read More]

Tesei explains budget increase

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First Selectman Peter Tesei gave a brief budget overview Thursday morning at the Board of Selectman’s regularly scheduled meeting in the Cone Room at Town Hall. “To give just a quick thumbnail, this budget, as submitted, reflects a 3.52% increase in the mill rate,” Tesei said. “That is a departure from the last several years. […] [Read More]
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Tesei: substation construction would be ‘disruptive’

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CL&P recently announced that it will close its work station at 330 Railroad Ave. by the fourth quarter of next year and relocate the site’s 23 employees, as well as trucks and other equipment, to a facility in Stamford’s Glenbrook neighborhood. Despite CL&P’s intent to close the Greenwich work site, there are plans to open […] [Read More]