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NOBODY WANTS MISA TO DIE

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There’s much at stake Monday night. The RTM decides whether or not to kill MISA. Kill MISA? Of course not. Nobody wants MISA to die, they say. That’s not what the vote is about. It’s about runaway costs. It’s about getting MISA done for less money, they tell us.It’s not about killing MISA. But it […] [Read More]
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A TRIBUTE TO RUTH SIMS

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She had three firsts: Greenwich’s first full-time first selectman; first woman first selectman ever in Greenwich; and the town’s first Democratic first selectman in 72 years. That’s what our current first selectman, Republican Peter Tesei, pointed out in a recent email in reference to former Greenwich first selectman Ruth Sims, who served from 1978 to […] [Read More]
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TRIBUTE TO RUTH SIMS

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She had three firsts: Greenwich’s first full-time first selectman; first woman first selectman ever in Greenwich; and the town’s first Democratic first selectman in 72 years. That’s what our current first selectman, Republican Peter Tesei, pointed out in a recent email in reference to former Greenwich first selectman Ruth Sims, who served from 1978 to […] [Read More]
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MISA MUST MOVE FORWARD

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This Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. the Board of Estimate and Taxation faces a critical vote. The future of the new music instructional space and auditorium at Greenwich High School – what we’ve come to know as MISA – is at stake. Last week the BET’s Budget Committee split 2-2 with a party line […] [Read More]
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THANK YOU LIVVY

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Yesterday, Cheryl Dunson, President of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut (who happens to be a Greenwich resident and recipient of this year’s Greenwich League Mary Award to be presented at the League’s annual meeting in June) sent out one of the state League’s email legislative action alerts. URGENT: Tell your senators and representatives […] [Read More]
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NOTE ON ‘NEW REALPOLITIK’ COLUMN

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Reproduced here, exactly as originally submitted, is my column that appears in today’s (March 31, 2013) Greenwich Time. When the column was published online Friday and in print today, a spacing change created a slight confusion as to who said what in an email exchange between Democratic Town Committee Chairman Frank Farricker, who is a […] [Read More]
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ANTICIPATING AN INSPIRING EVENING

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I’m looking forward to an inspiring evening. Next Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, there will be an exclusive showing of the acclaimed documentary “100 Voices, a Journey Home.” The program is co-sponsored by the Avon and Greenwich-based Congregation Shir Ami. As part of the program, Hollywood composer Charles […] [Read More]
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REFLECTIONS TEN YEARS AFTER THE INVASION OF IRAQ

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Yesterday was March 19. Until 2003, my associations with this date were positive. It’s my son’s birthday. And it’s the day the swallows return to Capistrano, harbingers of the spring that comes in the week of March 19, a season of renewal and rebirth. But on March 19, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq, a […] [Read More]
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