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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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TELL CONGRESS NOT ONE MORE

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The 114th Congress convenes Tuesday. Those of us who care deeply about gun violence prevention need to make our voices heard in this new Congress. While 2013 and 2014 were not bad years for gun violence prevention efforts, with notable successes at the state level including passage of strict gun safety laws in Connecticut in […] [Read More]
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PUBLIC FORUM ON GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS DECEMBER 2

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Barbara  O’Neill, Chairman of the Board of Education is inviting members of the Greenwich community, whether or not they have or have had children in the Greenwich Public Schools, to attend a public forum at Central Middle School on Tuesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. It’s a forum on the future of the Greenwich Public […] [Read More]
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ELECTION EVE REFLECTIONS

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Here are some of my reflections this morning, the day before the 2014 election. THE RIGHT TO VOTE The right to vote is among our most fundamental American rights. It serves as a cornerstone of American democracy. This is not a privilege; it’s our basic right as American citizens. State governments should ensure all citizens […] [Read More]
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BUDGET GUIDELINES BECOMING MEANINGLESS

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The BET budget committee last night split 2-2 along party lines in their vote on the 2015-16 budget guidelines. This sets the stage for a 7-6 party line split when the full BET votes on the guidelines on October 20, with the seventh vote the Republican chairman’s tie breaking vote. If this happens, it will […] [Read More]
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GREENWICH DEMOCRATS NEVER LOOKED WORSE

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Sexual harassment is a very serious matter. State and Congressional Democratic leaders –  Governor Malloy, Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, Congressman Jim Himes – have reacted in a manner consistent with the gravity of the 2010 sexual harassment complaint against Marc Abrams, the erstwhile Democratic candidate for Connecticut’s 149th house district. “It goes without saying […] [Read More]
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