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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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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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