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Wetlands Agency Votes Down 355 Unit Apartment Building at Iron Works Site

On Monday night the Wetlands Agency voted unanimously 7 to 0 to deny a controversial application to build a large apartment complex on site of the Post Road Iron Works, a steel fabrication plant in operation for the better part of a century. The Planning and Zoning commission must still render a decision, and the application appears on the commission’s tentative agenda for July 6.

Sixth Annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Returns Sept 23-24 to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

Friends having fun at the Food+Wine Festival, Sept. 26, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The sixth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine (www.serendipitysocial.com) and benefitting Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, will be taking place Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich. The festival will feature a Master Chef Dinner at Water’s Edge on Friday, September 23 and the Saturday Festival on Saturday, September 24. “We are excited to be back for our sixth year honoring the best of food, drink, charity and music,” said Suni Unger, Founder & CEO of Unger Publishing and the Founder & CEO of Greenwich WINE+FOOD Festival.  “We have some exciting changes this year, including an expanded Friday evening event with even more local talent preparing their creative fare for our guests. For Saturday, an all-new event, the Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down, will be added to the day’s line-up, and additional ticketing options for the headline performance including premium seating and unique food service will be added to our previous offerings.”

The Master Chef Dinner at Water’s Edge on Friday evening will feature not only this year’s awarded Most Innovative Chefs from across Fairfield and Westchester Counties  serving their signature dishes, but also Festival Ambassador Chefs will prepare their most innovative cuisine.  The intimate evening will also feature renowned wine selections and creative cocktails, an auction and live musical performance. The Saturday Festival, the center of the entire Greenwich 2016 Wine+Food Festival, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two hundred of the area’s finest food, wine, spirits and product vendors in the main Grand Tasting Tent, as well as the Burger & Beer Tent, Master Griller Tent, the first annual Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down and Taco Party! Continue Reading →

In Last Two Days at Greenwich Schools Chief, Dr. McKersie Fills New Arts Program Coordinator Position

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill McKersie has announced the appointment of Laura White as the Preschool-Grade 12 Program Coordinator for the Arts, effective July 1, 2016. The Arts Program Coordinator is a new position approved through the 2016-2017 budget process to provide curriculum and programmatic oversight for the arts programs and staff. Continue Reading →

Farricker: The Process for Electing Officials in Greenwich is Undemocratic

Frank Farricker

“This most recent attempt to remake the Board of Education will not lessen the heavy role of the town parties in anointing our elected officials. It will not result in a Democratic, Republican and Independent candidate engaging in an exchange of ideas on how to better our schools in a fiscally responsible way.
It will not do anything except add two more members, likely Republican, to the same setup that recently has seemed to breed dysfunction and distance from our residents, and for the life of me I can’t fathom why this is necessary.” – Frank Farricker Continue Reading →

Barbara Slagle, 89

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A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sts. John & Paul Church, 280 Weaver St, Larchmont on Friday, July 1 at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation may be made in Barbara’s name to: At Home in Greenwich, 139 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, Adopt-A-Dog, Inc., PO Box 11135, Greenwich, CT 06831 or the donor’s charity of choice. Continue Reading →