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Monday, April 7, 2008

04/07/08 - Greenwich's Single Family Home Owners And Taxpayers Have Seriuos Problems With The Board Of Education And Betty Sternberg In Particular

Betty "You Can Trust Me" Sternberg Is just being an arrogant and is continuing the Board Of Education policies that have destroyed our public schools.

The Parents Of Greenwich School Parents Refuse To Accept Betty "You Can Trust Me" Sternberg's arrogant "Fast Shuffles" that repeatedly disrespect them and their children

One month ago concerned Greenwich parents staged a protest in front of the Board Of Education offices demanding answers.

The parents were there because they were not happy with the failed leadership of Betty Sternberg and her big rubber stamp, also know as, the Greenwich Board Of Education.

What Betty "You Can Trust Me" Sternberg fails to realize is that things have changed in Greenwich. The parents and taxpayers have had enough.

These parents, want justice for their small children who have suffered enough.

The Greenwich Board Of Education will have no peace and these parents are not going away until all the facts come out.

What Greenwich desperately needs is a summit to discuss how the Greenwich Public School System is administered and how it affects the taxpayers pocket book.

In the past there was a conspiracy of silence at the Board Of Education, but the single family home owners can no longer afford to pay for fiasco's like the failed Hamilton Avenue School "Non-Construction" Project.

Eventually, Betty "You Can Trust Me" Sternberg will have to admit that the Greenwich Public School System
left small children in a contaminated classroom for over one year.

The only questions that remain is just how bad the contamination was and which Greenwich School Administrator knew what and when they knew it.

The School Board Member's can keep old trying to use their tried and true "sweep it under the rug technique", but it just is not going to work this time.

Will the single family home owners and taxpayers be able to just the current Greenwich Board Of Educators again?

The Taxpayers Of Greenwich Have Had Enough And They Want Accountability And They Want It Now.

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It's only arrogance if one is wrong and

Betty and the BOE are Wrong.

“Arrogance diminishes wisdom”

- Old New England Proverb

“The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny”

Mark Twain quotes

04/07/08 - Villanova took on Marist and Wagner to wrap up first weekend of conference competition

Apablasa and Maloney Lead Wildcats in League Matches at Iona

CSTV.com, NY

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Freshmen Maria Apablasa (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) and Kathleen Maloney (Chicago, Ill.) were the offensive leaders for Villanova (3-18, 0-4 MAAC), as the Wildcats wrapped up the first weekend of regular season conference play with matches against Marist and Wagner at the Iona pool. Villanova was defeated by Marist 12-6 and fell to Wagner 18-12.

Maloney scored two goals in the game against Marist and four other players all scored once each for the Wildcats. The Red Foxes, who host the conference tournament later this month and are the reigning MAAC champions, built a 9-1 lead at halftime before Villanova owned a 5-3 scoring edge in the second half.

Senior Erin Foley (Chicago, Ill.) tallied six saves and three steals and also registered an assist on one of the Wildcat goals. Villanova scored a pair of man-up goals in the match and drew six ejections on Marist. Apablasa had a team-high three ejections drawn for the contest.

Against Wagner later in the day, the Wildcats posted their second-highest offensive output of the season. Apablasa scored five goals and Maloney four to lead Villanova, which scored six of its goals in the second quarter and trailed just 9-7 at halftime.

The Seahawks jumped in front early on with a 4-1 margin in the first period, but the Wildcats outscored Wagner 6-5 in the second quarter to draw closer. Senior Julie Ramaley (Old Greenwich, Conn.) added two goals and classmate Carla Martinez (Caguas, Puerto Rico) added one.....


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04/07/08 - Rowing teams from Greenwich, New Canaan, Rye, N.Y., and other high schools in Connecticut and Westchester County, competed

Members of the Greenwich High School girl's crew team compete in the 2008 Nyppex Greenwich Invitational Regatta at Greenwich Harbor Sunday.
(Helen Neafsey)


"We've had some really good team bonding experiences," said Hannah, co-captain of the Greenwich High School girl's varsity crew team. "Getting a co-captainship has been a tremendous experience for me and I think this team has a great chance to go to the nationals this year."


By Martin Cassidy

Greenwich Time - Staff Writer

In recent months Hannah Johnson and her teammates have spent two hours a day five days a week rowing in the Mianus River , hoping to build the physical stamina and mental unity needed to qualify to compete nationally later this spring.....

....After the regatta, a ceremony was held on Grass Island in which awards were presented to the teams that won each of the more than two dozen races during the day. "I think the number one appeal of the sport is that it is the definition of a team sport," Cabrera said. "For instance, in a ball sport like basketball, you can have one weak player or link and still be dominant, but in crew the interplay is very important."


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04/08/07 - Comments On The Death Of The One Year Old Baby

Police: Greenwich Baby Died From Window Shade Cord

A Greenwich police investigation has concluded that a 1-year-old girl's death after she became entangled in a window shade cord was an accident.

Full Story: NBC 30 Hartford


Full Story: Newsday

Comment #1

God, what a senseless accident.

by liner

Comment #2

have'nt people become aware of this whole cord hazard thing yet?I mean really, consumer alerts have been out on these for years,what is wrong with people...its horrible and could have been prevented,feel bad for the parent or parents ,but stupidity definatly plays a role...sorry

sue t

Comment #3

If this weren't in Greenwich, DCF would be all over this.

Kristen New Haven


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04/07/08 - The Greenwich Police Blotter

Police Watch: The following reports were released April 7.

Via The Greenwich Post


John Covello, 59, of 22 High St. was arrested April 5 and charged with three counts of violation of probation. Police received instructions from the state’s Office of Probation to arrest Covello and he was taken into custody on the warrant. He was released on a total of three $10,000 cash bonds and is due in court April 11.

04/07/08 - Dark Tide Author Comes To Greenwich

Authors Andrew Gross & David Levien at Just Books in Old Greenwich

Via Fairfield County Online, CT

Just Books welcomes bestselling author Andrew Gross, introducing his newest book The Dark Tide, set in Greenwich, Conn., and David Levien as he introduces his book, City of the Sun. David Levien is a co-writer of the screenplays for Ocean's 13, Runaway Jury, Rounders, and several other major films. Andrew Gross is the coauthor of five New York Times number one bestselling novels with James Patterson. Their event takes place at Arcadia Coffee at 7:30 PM.

For More Information:

Address: Arcadia Coffee Company, 20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Phone: 203-637-0707
Email: bookship@justbooks.org
Website: http://www.justbooks.org

04/07/08 - The exhibit, juried by Arts Council curator Tatiana Mori, will contain recent work in a variety of media, including painting, print .......

A work by Binnie Birstein will be on display in the ART/PLACE exhibit at the Bendheim Gallery.

ART/PLACE opens show in Greenwich

After a fire closed the Southport southbound train station and its gallery home, ARTS/PLACE a cooperative of 27 professional artists from southern Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., will mark its 25th anniversary with a group show at the Greenwich Arts Council’s Bendheim Gallery.


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04/07/08 - Cos Cob Students Use A Time Travel Machine

Cos Cob School fifth graders to perform annual play

Tomorrow, fifth graders at Cos Cob School will perform the play Let’s Hear it for America, directed by music teacher Curtis Tipton.

The play tells the story of a group of students who get a firsthand history lesson when it travels back in time and into the future with a zany professor who has invented a time travel machine. The students witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence, experience pioneer times and Ellis Island, and visit with the future female president of the United States....

The performances are dedicated to Claire Fishman, who is retiring in June after 36 years of teaching in the Greenwich public school system and working 30 fifth grade productions at Cos Cob School.


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04/07/08 - Everything Is Comming Up Roses - News !2 Moves Into New Studios Today And Won Eight News Emmy Awards Last Night

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04/07/08 - The Raw Greenwich News Feed

  1. Chrysallis Names Brad Schneider Chief Financial Officer

    PR Newswire

    Chrysallis, a management company of Greenwich, CT-based private equity firm Catterton Partners, today announced that Brad Schneider, an 18-year consumer and retail industry veteran, has been named Chief ...

  2. Police say Greenwich baby died from window shade cord

    Hartford Courant

    A Greenwich police investigation has concluded that a 1-year-old girl's death after she became entangled in a window shade cord was an accident.

  3. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Announces Q1 2008 Financial Release Conference Call and Webcast

    PR Newswire

    GREENWICH, -FirstCall/ -- Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

    Related Topix: Real Estate, Transportation, Railroads, Genesee and Wyoming

  4. Vote

    Hartford Courant

    The term is common, but there is no "home invasion" law in Connecticut. Criminals who force their way into homes, then restrain, assault and rob the residents face charges such as illegal entry and armed ...

  5. The Brand Called YOU: Positioning Your Brand For Success

    What's Up Daybook

    ... Ries and his daughter Laura in Great Neck, New York. Prior to 1994, Al was with his former partner Jack Trout in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Laura was working as an account executive at TBWA Advertising in New York City. Al decided he wanted to work ...

  6. Artistic 'pen pals'

    Connecticut Post

    ... more than 3,000 pieces of art from countries as far away as Albania and India and as close to home as Stamford and Greenwich. It sounds like the jury selection for any other art show. Except in this case, the artwork was created by kids not for ...


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04/07/08 - "Give it a bit of a twirl," Avril Graham, a Greenwich resident & the executive beauty and fashion editor for Harper's Bazaar told Kimberly.

Fashion show raises funds for breast cancer programs - Greenwich Time

Via Medical News Now

As a backing track of African dance music percolated in the background, 17-year-old Kimberly O'Neill walked down the staircase in a red Dolce and Gabbana dress to the applause of parents and other residents yesterday morning.

medical-news-now.com - http://medical-news-now.com/Breast

Full Story From The Greenwich Time


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04/07/08 - Political Talk - A Blog Speculating About Senator Joe Lieberman

Stage Being Set For Mid-term Election And The Stock Market

by honestly

What made it all the more interesting is that Greenwich has to have the smallest percentage of African Americans among its population set than any town of its size in America. Politics is indeed imitating art. ...

It’s going to be fascinating to see what poor Joe Lieberman has started, and by the way, wouldn’t it be surprising to see the following scenario. The Connecticut Republican nominee for Senator gives up the nomination. The Republicans nominate Joe Lieberman in his place, while he runs on the Independent line also. In the end Poor Joe, gets reelected after all in November.

Goodbye and good luck

Richard Stoyeck


Richard Stoyeck’s background includes being a limited partner at Bear Stearns, Senior VP at Lehman Brothers, Kuhn Loeb, Arthur Andersen, and KPMG. Educated at Pace University, NYU, and Harvard University, today he runs Rockefeller Capital Partners and StocksAtBottom.com

Honestly - http://honestly.6toe.com/


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04/07/08 - Greenwich Sports Wire

Greenwich High School's Jim Dunster celebrates one of his three goals during the Cardinals' 12-7 win over New Canaan Saturday. The game was a rematch of last year's FCIAC final, won by Greenwich.
(Keelin Daly/Staff photo)

Local Sports News Links From The Greenwich Time

Capturing the FCIAC championship last season made the Greenwich High School boys lacrosse team the opponent everyone in the league is gunning for this spring. Full Story

Brunswick lacrosse blows by Loomis Chaffee
It is looking like the Brunswick School's lacrosse team is staring to hit its stride four games into the season, as it handed Loomis Chaffee a 13-6 defeat yesterday en route to its third win of the season. Full Story

Baseball camp Cardinal Baseball Camp will be held July 7, July 18, July 21 and August 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at Greenwich High School. Full Story

In synch: Junior Skyliners win international
When 20 girls, ages 14 to 18, gathered on the ice for the first time as a group last September, none of them imagined they would be where they are now -- gold medalists at a prominent international competition and national television stars following an appearance on the "Rachel Ray Show. Full Story

Tradition is an intangible element that brings a team together in an effort to uphold a proud history that was built by those who came before them. Full Story

Roundup: GHS boys tennis loses
Yesterday, Fairfield Warde gave the Greenwich High School boys tennis team something it had not had in quite some time -- an FCIAC loss. Full Story

Hope springs eternal on opening day. It's the time when teams start fresh, when names are made and reputations bolstered. Full Story
Greenwich has no trouble in opener
NORWALK -- Great expectations will be the motto of the Greenwich High School boys' lacrosse team for the 2008 spring season, which the Cardinals began strong with a 16-8 win over Norwalk High School yesterday afternoon at Sam Testa Field. Full Story

When young talent combines with skilled senior leadership the results can be quite impressive. That is precisely the formula that the Greenwich girls water polo team is hoping will produce the same type of success the Cardinals have enjoyed over the years this season. Full Story
Tunney's tallies rally Brunswick past Avon
With the score tied in the fourth quarter of yesterday's game against Avon Old Farms School, the Brunswick School lacrosse team went to its go-to player, Drew Tunney, down the stretch. Full Story

A former standout player at Greenwich High School who is now entering his eighth year as head coach of his alma mater, Mike Mora has been around baseball long enough to know that anything can happen in the postseason. Full Story
Despite losses, Cardinals aim to defend FCIAC, Class LL titles
When the Greenwich High School boys tennis team capped an undefeated 2006 season by winning the Class LL championship with a tournament record 30 points, it seemed like it would be a while before anyone could match such a dominant season. Full Story

04/07/08 - The Week Ahead

... for the work week ahead and you via The Greenwich Post...

Tuesday, April 8

‘Ties That Bind’
The Center for Healthy Aging at Greenwich Hospital sponsors a seminar that addresses parental relationships with adult children, 1 to 3, Tuesday, April 8, Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital; free; registration required; Greenhosp.org.

Taking exercise to heart
Exercise physiologist Richer Becker presents a discussion titled “Exercise for the Heart” about choosing the right exercise routine, 6:30 to 8, Tuesday, April 8, Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital; free; registration required; 863-4277; Greenhosp.org.

Trout Unlimited
The Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited meets, 7:30, Tuesday, April 8, Orvis in Darien; 212-510-0721.

Wednesday, April 9

Retired Men’s Association
Bruce McGhie, paraplegic glider pilot, speaks at the next Retired Men’s Association meeting, 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, YMCA; 637-2393; Decsepel2@aol.com.

Drinking discussions
The group Choose Responsibility holds a dialogue about the legal drinking age, 7 to 8:30, Wednesday, April 9, Brunswick Middle School Auditorium; Adler938@gmail.com.
Thursday, April 10

Go organic
Chip Osborne, co-chair of the Living Lawn and president of Osborne Organic, presents two programs, “Organice Lawns for Homeowners”, 9 to 11 and “School Practices Go Organic,” 1 to 4, Thursday, April 10, Audubon Greenwich; registration required; 869-5272, ext. 225.
Networking breakfast
Signature Cycles hosts the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s networking breakfast, 8 to 9:30, Thursday, April 10, Signature Cycles; $15 members, $25 non-members; add $10 if registering after April 8; 869-3500; Greenwichchamber.com

‘At Home’ tea
Meet Lise Jameson, exechutive director of At Home in Greenwich, at an introductory tea, 3 to 4:30, Thursday, April 10, 20 Bridge St.; 629-2822, ext. 3141.

‘Why People Are Poor’
The YWCA hosts a workshop titled “Why People Are Poor,” 1 to 4 and 6 to 8, Thursday, April 10, YWCA; free; 869-6501, ext. 104.
Battling underage drinking
Jeffrey Marx, journalist and author, speaks at the parents forum of the Greenwich coalition to Combat Underage Drinking, 7:30, Thursday, April 10, Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library; info@gccud.org.

Dist. 7 election
District 7/North Center members of the RTM hold an election to fill the two-year term expiring January 2010, 7:45, Thursday, April 10, Hayton Room at Town Hall; 869-7451; Stauftek@aol.com.

Friday, April 11

Rochambeau’s march
Greenwich resident John Savage presents a video titled “Rochambeau in Connecticut” about General Rochambeau’s march with the French to join George Washington against the British, 11, Friday, April 11, Greenwich Library; 622-7970.

State of the Town
First Selectman Peter Tesei and Director of Planning and Zoning Diane Fox talk about the Plan of Conservation and Development at a luncheon, 11:45 to 1:30, Friday, April 11, Milbrook Club; $45 members, $55 non-members; add $10 if registering after April 8; 869-3500; Greenwichchamber.com.

Saturday, April 12

Shays in Greenwich
Congressman Christopher Shays talks holds a community meeting, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12, Town Hall Meeting Room.

Healthy Kids Day ‘08
The YMCA holds it’s annual Healthy Kids Day to promote healthy lifestyles for kids and families, 11 to 3, Saturday, April 12, YMCA; 869-1630, ext. 206; Ebruno@gwymca.org.

Live and learn dangerously
Matthew Oswald, Greenwich Eagle Scout, facilitates a Dangerous Boys Club event titled “It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me!,” 11:30, Saturday, April 12, Barnes & Noble in the Stamford Town Center; free; 323-1612; Crm2286@bn.com.

Bluebird talk
John Rogers, co-founder of the New York State Bluebird Society, gives a talk on the Eastern Bluebird, 3:30 to 5, Saturday, April 12, Audubon Greenwich; free; reservations required; 869-5272.

‘Young & Gifted’
Greenwich’s Eckart Preu, music director for the Stamford Symphony, will conduct a concert titled “Young & Gifted,” 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, and 3, Sunday, April 13, Palace Theatre in Stamford; Stamfordsymphony.org.

Randall Atcheson conducts the Stanwich Congregational Church choir and soloists in Vivaldi’s Gloria, 4, Saturday, April 12, Stanwich Congregational Church; free; 661-4420.

Eartha Kitt performs
Actress and singer Eartha Kitt performs at the 2008 Greenwich Music Festival, 6:30 to 10, Saturday, April 12, Greenwich Country Club; $100 for cabaret only, $300 for cabaret and dinner; 637-0854; Greenwichmusicfestival.org.

50th anniversary finale
The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra concludes its 50th anniversary season with concerts titled “Divine Arabesques,” 8, Saturday, April 12 and 4, April 13, Greenwich High School Auditorium; $30 adults, $10 students; 869-2664.

04/07/08 - Comments On - Parents' expert to run mold tests - Greenwich Time

Parents' expert to run mold tests - Greenwich Time

Reversing a decision that earned them much criticism, school officials have agreed to allow a parent-hired expert to run environmental tests on the Hamilton Avenue School modular buildings.

Full Story: Greenwich Time

Comment #1

The testing should be conducted behind walls and above ceilings. If done only in limited areas, this will not be representative, the parents are quite right. There are safe ways to investigate the above areas - particularly if the school district says there is no mold - why then, would they worry about what is in the walls? Visit The Center for School Mold Help at www.schoolmoldhelp.org , for extensive information on Remediation, Testing, and Sick Building Symptoms.


Comment #2

Why is the BOE restricting the parents' expert? Let them test where they need to. If the BOE is thinking of remediation, what difference does it make if the parents' expert goes into the walls. The remediation will do the exact same thing.

How can the BOE demand the parents' expert provide standards, when the BOE's expert said that he couldn't because there were none?

If the BOE has nothing to hide and has been telling the truth since the start, why delay the parents' testing? It appears to the public that the BOE does have something to hide by putting up so many roadblocks for these parents.

Honest Al Greenwich, CT


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04/07/08 - News Links From The Greenwich Time

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By Martin B. Cassidy Staff Writer Resuming the helm of the town's Fire Marshal's Division last week after a seven-month suspension, Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Joseph Benoit said he understands the unit is expected to be more efficient in completing building inspections and other required tasks. Full Story

Rail yard shop cost increasing
A component of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's $1.2 billion transportation bill -- construction of a rail car maintenance shop -- is projected to cost almost as much as the entire initiative. Full Story

Metro-North Railroad is preparing to overhaul one class of train cars, purchased in the 1980s, because of a high failure rate. Full Story

Review: Language program advanced
Mary Ann Hansen just returned last week from a trip to Beijing, where she interviewed teachers who will be coming to Connecticut schools in September to teach Mandarin. Full Story

on March 26 where Holocaust survivor William Donat spoke. Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1937, Donat was nearly 2-years-old when he was forced to live in the Warsaw Ghetto. Full Story

Glenville students delve into genealogy at luncheon
The Greenwich High School Crew held its sixth annual Erg-a-thon on March 29 to raise money for crew scholarships. Full Story

04/07/08 - Comments On - Greenwich beach-access policy goes before federal judge

Greenwich beach-access policy goes before federal judge

The Greenwich Time reports that U.S. District Judge Janet Hall will hold a hearing April 16 at Bridgeport federal court.

Full Story: WTNH


Comment #1

We're rich, we're liberal, but we don't "associate" with your kind. ;)

limousine liberals

Comment #2

Greenwich residents pay for that beach with THEIR taxes I dont blame them for charging outrageous fees to keep the riff raff out of their beaches. Look at some of these "open" beaches, they are filthy, littered with diapers and broken glass, examples, Playland which is right next to Greenwich, Coney Island. They used to be gorgeous beaches.

Winsted, CT

Comment #3

It appears to me that Greenwich has found that there is more than one way to skin a cat. By charging people large sums of money to visit the beach and use the parking lot it will deter them from future visits. The not so hidden agenda landed Greenwich in Federal Court. I hope they get slammed with a multi-million dollar settlement. Let them appeal and pay interest on the settlement.

Johnnie Coch

Comment #4

Seems to me each town in CT develops their own charges and policies for beaches and parking lots that residents maintain with tax dollars. Why should Greenwich have to change their policies just because someone from Stamford doesn't like them? I too would like to enjoy the Cheshire town pool, but the charge for non-residents is so high, it just doesn't seem to make much economic sense to me to even bother! Greenwich should be allowed to charge whatever they want. If it's too expensive for some people, they can go somewhere else that is less expensive. That's the free market!!!


Comment #5

The best part of the article is the nonresident fee violates free speech, Can someone explain that one to me? I used to live in Stratford, they sent you a resident sticker so you could park for free at the beach, dump garbage at the transfer station. Why isnt any one suing over that. I agree with Greenwich, they are allowed to charge for parking etc.


Comment #6

This is such a tired argument. Every year we hear about it. They can keep their beach. I have access to a private beach in Milford that my parents own, so I'm all set. As to the argument though, how about every town offer beach access to whomever they want and if people want to fight it, it's simple: move to that town, pay taxes, and support the beach. Otherwise, go to a public beach. If you can't afford it, you probably shouldn't be driving that far anyhow.

Adam S
North Haven

04/07/08 - Letters To The Editor About The Art Center Vs. The Senior Center

Letters from Readers

Senior Center is best left at it's current location

To the editor:

I'd like to speak up loud and clear for leaving the Senior Center right where it is. It is perfectly situated to serve the senior population of Greenwich.

Seniors are a precious group who should be respected and provided with every service the town can well provide. Shifting them around is detrimental to their well-being and numbered happy years ahead.

The Senior Center is a great place to congregate for programs well-suited to provide mental and physical stimulation, and also for healthy meals...

...Let's not tamper with what has proved to be a successful, well-run benefit for our senior population. They certainly deserve to be rewarded for their contributions to society and to Greenwich.

Cheer them on. Change is not called for here. Let it be.

Tina Dennis


Full Letter Here
Proposed site for arts center would be costly to town

To the editor:

Is it possible that the Greenwich Center for the Arts is the force behind the renewed push for traffic lights on Greenwich Avenue?

When this plan was originally presented to the Representative Town Meeting, it was turned down. The residents of central Greenwich (District 1, which I represent) did not want this for several reasons, among them not taking away the charm of the Avenue with an expense that is not needed.

With the movie theater now closed, there are not many people on the Avenue after dinner hours. People traffic would occur when the arts center opened, and with a 400-seat auditorium, there would be an overabundance of people on the Avenue at one time after a performance....

...Why cannot the arts center share the use of a new auditorium at Greenwich High School? Or find something not necessarily on the Avenue?

An arts center on the Avenue would create many more problems and expenses. Not all residents in central Greenwich want an arts center on Greenwich Avenue.

I feel certain an arts center can be successful anywhere. It's not where it is, it's how good it is.

Mary G. Pellegrino


Full Letter Here

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