Peter Alexander: 50 Years Beg 50 Questions for Selectmen Candidates

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The 1963 election had a profound impact on the communities we call Town of Greenwich. 50 years ago we elected, backed up and proceeded with a future for the Town based on the ugly Regional Plan Association protocols. The chance to turn this disaster around will help many in our State and Region. Unfortunately, many other communities used Greenwich as a model to follow. We were enviable form 1743 to 1963 as a model Town close to a major city. – Peter Alexander, Greenwich Landscape Architect Planner Continue Reading →

Greenwich Schools Honor Johns Hopkins Talent Search Winners, Scholastic Art & Writing Winners and

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The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth  (CTY) Talent Search challenges students with above-grade level tests and a number of Greenwich students  distinguished themselves this year. The Greenwich students scored among the top 25 to 30% of tens of thousands of students who challenged themselves by entering the talent search. Students include Calla Bai, Nicholas Biglin, Samantha Biglin, Steven Blank, Matias Carballo, Mark Chen, Conor Devaney, Samuel Florin, Caleb Fockens, Wesley Heim, Shani Katz, Dennis Li, Christopher McDonnell, Monique Nikolov, Alexander Pratt, Alexander Tu, Andrew Tu and Clara Tu. Although the Scholastic Art Awards competition has become more selective, with fewer awards, Greenwich has always  placed in the top 5% of the 130 participating schools in Connecticut. Now, in their 92nd year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is largest, longest running and most prestigious recognition program for creative young people in the US. Continue Reading →

Housing Authority Defies P&Z. Refuses to Re-Test Soil at Armstrong Court.

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Despite the Greenwich Planning & Zoning Commission’s condition that the Housing Authority of Greenwich hire an outside company, and not Melick-Tully as before, Anthony Johnson and Terry Mardula said they would not comply. The heads of the housing authority said P&Z did not have authority to set that condition. “We don’t even know what we’re looking for,” Mr. Mardula said at the monthly HATG meeting held in the community room at Armstrong Court on Wednesday night. Continue Reading →

Greenwich Emergency Service Leaders Participate in NIMS

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The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a systematic, proactive approach to guide governmental agencies and the private sector to work together seamlessly. A recent NIMS exercise consisted of several training scenarios realistically designed, but likely to over-extend any of our local agencies individual resources and expertise. These scenarios include elements from a natural disasters, chemical spills, and significant criminal incidents. Continue Reading →