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ATTACKS ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD ARE ATTACKS ON WOMEN, PLAIN AND SIMPLE

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It’s been distressing at many levels to witness the recent attacks leading up to Monday night’s Senate vote on the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Fortunately, the Senate blocked this latest effort against Planned Parenthood with a 53-46 roll call vote, falling short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to advance. Our Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal […] [Read More]
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GREENWICH DEMOCRATS SHOW STRENGTH IN BET ENDORSEMENTS

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Last Wednesday members of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee (DTC) endorsed a strong slate of six candidates to serve on the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET). The local party can be proud of its choice of BET candidates, all of whom bring much to the table. These six, chosen from among the nine who […] [Read More]
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GREENWICH DEMOCRATS SHOULD REJECT IDEA OF DOUBLE ENDORSEMENT

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Yes, it’s not easy to find a Democrat willing to run for first selectman against a popular four-term Republican incumbent in a town like Greenwich where voter registration favors the Republicans. But somehow the Democrats have always managed to find a good candidate. Two years ago, there was no candidate going into the endorsing meeting, […] [Read More]
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DTC MEMBERS HAVE AN IMPORTANT CHOICE TO MAKE – WHO WILL REPRESENT THE DEMOCRATS ON THE BET

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Greenwich Democrats have nine candidates vying for six BET seats. The Democratic Town Committee will endorse six of these nine candidates at its July 22 meeting. The incumbent candidates are John Blankley, Sean Goldrick, Randy Huffman, Mary Lee Kiernan and Jeff Ramer. Non-incumbents seeking a seat on the BET are Beth Krumeich, Leslie Moriarty, Jill […] [Read More]
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SCOTUS HAS RULED – GOOD NEWS FOR ACA AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS – TIME TO MOVE ON

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About three hours ago the emails began streaming in with the good news: the Supreme Court has ruled in the case of King v. Burwell, and the majority, in a 6-3 vote, upheld the Affordable Care Act preserving this critical health care legislation as the law of the land. Dissenting were Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. […] [Read More]
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NEIGHBORHOOD VS PARENTS?????

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New Lebanon School Plan B seems clearly the best option, from all the arguments I’ve listened to, not just for current students, but for future students, and also for the larger Greenwich community long term. Plan B has the potential to create a strong magnet school. The decision is now in the hands of the […] [Read More]
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CASE DISMISSED

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The Lee Whitnum saga was thankfully curtailed yesterday (June 16) when, after a two hour hearing, Judge Stefan Underhill ruled that Whitnum did not have standing to bring her case against the Town of Greenwich. Whitnum was suing the town because a bar mitzvah was once held in town hall. The judge dismissed the case […] [Read More]
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ON JUNE 8 RTM SHOULD RESOUNDINGLY REJECT ITEM #17 RESOLUTION- UPDATE

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The RTM should dismiss Item #17 that’s on its June 8 Call. This can’t be considered a serious proposal. The proposal put forth by “eight Greenwich property owners” asks the RTM to resolve as follows: “RESOLVED, the RTM finds that the HATG ‘Preliminary Site Plan Proposal to add 6 new buildings along Hamilton Avenue with […] [Read More]
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