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DIVERSITY WRITING CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY MAY 19

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This is the sixth year that the Town of Greenwich Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, now the First Selectman’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, has sponsored a diversity writing contest for high school students who live in Greenwich, or attend school in Greenwich. This year’s contest was the most competitive ever, with 80 entries. The writing topic: As […] [Read More]
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KUDOS TO DREW MARZULLO FOR MAKING AN ISSUE OF THE PROPOSED BOY SCOUT PLAQUE

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Kudos to Drew Marzullo for making an issue of the plaque the Greenwich chapter of the Boy Scouts of America proposes for “Medicine Rock” on the Pomerance property. The Board of Selectmen should reject this proposal. There are at least two glaring reasons why the plaque, even with its currently revised wording, should not be […] [Read More]
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ARMSTRONG COURT COMMUNITY GARDEN – HEALTHY HABITAT

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Nearly three years ago, in July 2012, I wrote a column about the Armstrong Court Community Garden. I had met up with Patty Sechi, the garden’s guiding force, at Armstrong Court on the Fourth of July. Armstrong Court is a 144-unit Greenwich Housing Authority development in Western Greenwich’s Chickahominy neighborhood. Sechi, a graphic designer who […] [Read More]
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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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