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WHERE IS THE REPUBLICAN OUTRAGE?

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In my column that appeared in today’s Greenwich Time, I wrote: Limbaugh’s misogyny against Georgetown University law student, Sandy Fluke, is an outrage. But equally outrageous is the fact that Republicans have not denounced Limbaugh for his vile statements. Think how powerful it would be if the Republican presidential candidates and Republican Senate and House […] [Read More]
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HOUSING TASK FORCE REPORT TO BE UNVEILED

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In my last blog posting on January 12, I wrote that the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) housing task force approved their report to the First Selectman, subject to minor revisions. The vote was unanimous. After nearly two years of regular meetings and hard work (the first meeting was February 22, 2010), a group […] [Read More]
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KUDOS TO HOUSING TASK FORCE MEMBERS

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At 9:55 p.m. tonight (Monday, January 11), members of the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) housing task force came to an easy consensus on the report they will formally present to the First Selectman at the task force’s January 30 meeting. The unanimous 13-0 vote, with 2 members absent and 1 participating by speaker […] [Read More]
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NATHANIEL WITHERELL SURVIVAL AT STAKE

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Let’s hope few RTM members buy the argument that a “no” vote on the $20.2 million bonding proposal for Project Renew is good for Nathaniel Witherell. Contrary to Budget Overview Committee Chairman Bill Drake’s assertions on the op-ed page of today’s (Sunday, December 11, 2011) Greenwich Time, a “no” vote Monday night will in fact […] [Read More]
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NEW GREENWICH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS – SAME OLD

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The state’s Reapportionment Committee last week finally produced the new assembly district map. No surprises where Greenwich’s three districts – 149, 150, 151 – are concerned. It’s same old, same old. Last summer the Reapportionment Committee held public hearings throughout the state seeking input on a new districting plan. Greenwich attorney Edward Krumeich, who is […] [Read More]
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THE NATHANIEL WITHERELL MOVES FORWARD

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” This is an important step forward for the town.” So said Board of Estimate and Taxation Chairman Steven Walko this evening after a unanimous BET vote to approve $20,205,000 as an additional appropriation with an accompanying bonding resolution that will enable The Nathaniel Witherell to move forward with its much needed Project Renew, years […] [Read More]
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WORKSHOP – BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE

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The Town of Greenwich Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, which I chair, seeks to provide programs that inform the public about important and timely topics that touch upon issues of diversity, fairness, respect and everyone’s right to feel safe in their environment. This year’s fall program is on workplace bullying. The speaker is Dr. Dale Atkins, a licensed […] [Read More]
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THE RUSH TO APPOINT A NEW TENANT COMMISSIONER TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY

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Word has it that the Board of Selectmen plans to hold a special meeting this coming week for the purpose of appointing a new tenant commissioner to the Board of the Commissioners of the Greenwich Housing Authority. According to authoritative sources, this appointee will likely be Natalie Queen, one of the two outgoing Democratic members […] [Read More]
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COLUMN 9/18 – BRIEF ADDENDUM

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In today’s column (Sunday 9/18) I referred to Lee Whitnum’s press release in which she claims the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union turned her away 3 times when she approached them about suing  the Town of Greenwich and the First Selectman for allowing an Israel Independence Day celebration and a Bar Mitzvah to take place on […] [Read More]
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RECYCLING A GREENWICH TRADITION – A BRIEF HISTORY

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In my Greenwich Time column this week about a successful first month of single stream recycling in Greenwich – Smooth Sailing on Single Stream – I quote from Sally Davies and make reference to the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board (GRAB) which Davies chairs. However, because my column is limited to 700 words, I was unable […] [Read More]
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