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P&Z SHOULD ACCEPT THE FINDINGS FROM NINE RECENT TEST HOLES DUG AT ARMSTRONG COURT AND GRANT THE REVITALIZATION PROJECT FINAL SITE PLAN APPROVAL

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I recently contacted Michael Long, the town’s Director of Environmental Health, to ask what concerns, if any, he has for the health and safety of Armstrong Court residents based on the findings of the Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience hazardous materials inspection report. The hazardous materials inspection, done last April, was commissioned by the Greenwich Housing […] [Read More]
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ARMSTRONG COURT – TIME TO MOVE BEYOND THE CONTAMINATION BROUHAHA

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So, there’s been a lot of fuss lately about the Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience hazmat report that presents the results of an environmental inspection of existing Armstrong Court buildings that Fuss & O’Neill did last April. This hazmat report was a requirement for the Housing Authority’s application for financing of the proposed renovation of these […] [Read More]
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CONSIDER THE HOSPICE ALTERNATIVE

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I read in Greenwich Time this morning that former state Senate leader John McKinney testified yesterday as a private citizen in opposition to the aid-in-dying legislation now being considered in Hartford. He drew upon his dying mother’s experience with hospice. Lucy Cunningham McKinney died last May while in hospice care. McKinney is quoted as saying […] [Read More]
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MY NEIGHBOR’S FAITH – PANEL DISCUSSION NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 9, AT GREENWICH LIBRARY

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Next Monday, March 9, Greenwich’s Shalom Center and the InterFaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut are hosting My Neighbor’s Faith – Greenwich, the third in a series of interfaith forums that are being held in different towns in lower Fairfield County. This is the Greenwich forum. The Stamford-based Interfaith Council holds many events to build understanding among […] [Read More]
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SOIL CONTAMINATION ASSERTIONS SHOULDN’T DERAIL ARMSTRONG COURT REVITALIZATION

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My column that will appear in print tomorrow, March 1, advocates moving forward with the Armstrong Court revitalization plans. I am posting here some additional information to supplement the column. When the application comes back to the Planning and Zoning Commission on March 10 (was held open from P&Z’s December 9 meeting), it is my […] [Read More]
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ISRAEL’S PRIME MINISTER SHOULD POSTPONE ANY OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT VISIT TO THE U.S. UNTIL AFTER ISRAELI ELECTIONS ON MARCH 17

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I have been upset this week by what Speaker of the House John Boehner and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have concocted. I was moved to write to Boehner, and also to make sure our legislators in Washington know how I feel.  I’m hoping others of like-mind will also express themselves to Congress on this […] [Read More]
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PETITION TO CHANGE PEW GUN QUESTION

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The way questions are worded has an impact on polling results. A recent Pew Research poll, for instance, contained a question based on the false premise that reducing gun violence and protecting the rights of gun owners are mutually exclusive. The question set up a dichotomy that required a false choice. Carroll Doherty, Pew’s director […] [Read More]
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP PLANNING COMMITTEE SUBMITS ZONING REGULATION THAT ADDRESSES GREENWICH HOUSING NEEDS

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On December 23, the Community Development Partnership Planning Committee (CDP-PC) submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission a proposed replacement of Sec. 6-110 of the Building Zone Regulations. The replacement regulation is intended to promote  inclusion of below-market- rate housing units within private sector residential or mixed-use development in business zones, with a goal of increasing […] [Read More]
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