Dawn Fortunato

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Greenwich BOE Candidates Hash Out Racial Balance, Achievement Gap, Redistricting and Equity during Oft Testy Debate on the West Side of Town

Kathleen Stowe, Jason Auerbach, Peter Bernstein, Meghan Olsson and Peter Sherr, candidates for Board of Education. Oct 11, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Board of Education candidates talked about racial balance, achievement gap, contingency plans should CT not provide the $23 million grant for a new New Lebanon, and much more. Continue Reading →

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Matt Popp to RTM: Proposed New Leb Magnet School is Too Big and Won’t Work Anyway.

Longtime Byram resident Matt Popp, an architect, is challenging the MI for New Lebanon School. He told 3 committees of the RTM that the 3-lane bus loop is simply too big and that without it, a new school be built on the hilltop and save the “urban forest.” He said he doubted families from the east side of town would send their children to New Leb, and an exodus from under-enrolled Parkway would be problematic for that school. Continue Reading →

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Test Soil at Western Middle School? Marzullo’s Motion Fails to Carry

At Thursday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, Drew Marzullo urged Mr. Toner and Mr. Tesei to ask the Board of Education to begin testing Western Middle School fields immediately. He made a motion toward that end, but neither of the Republican selectmen seconded the motion, and so it was not carried forward. Continue Reading →

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Fortunato: Housing Authority’s Failure to Disclose Lead Paint to Tenants Could Mean 6-Figure Penalties

Booth Court neighbor contends that laws requiring disclosure of lead paint are very strict, and penalties for noncompliance are steep. “According to EPA and HUD, since each Disclosure Rule requirement is a distinct obligation, failure to comply with any requirement constitutes a violation. Currently, Disclosure Rule violations are punishable up to $11,000 per violation.” Continue Reading →

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P&Z To Require Housing Authority to Re-Test Soil Near Dump

After hours of testimony from HATG’s attorney John Tesei, engineer Tony D’Andrea, land surveyor Mike Finkbeiner and Booth Court neighbors Dawn Fortunato and Otto Lauersdorf, followed by lengthy discussion among the P&Z commissioners long after midnight, the commission decided to approve the preliminary site plan with the condition that HATG add two test pits near Booth Court for “a double-check.” Continue Reading →

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Week in Review: “Pinnoccio” vs “Shirley,” Urban to Exit, 7 Fishes, Beloved Selectman Dies

Top stories on Greenwich Free Press December 21-28, 2014. WGCH TRANSCRIPT: Housing Authority Leader Accuses Booth Ct Mother of Child with Lead Poisoning of Slander

On Dec. 19 Sam Romeo took a call from a woman who initially identified herself as Shirley. The caller was Dawn Fortunato who is a longtime neighbor of Armstrong Court and the former town dump, now “Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility.” Fortunato took Romeo to task for the Housing Authority’s claim that soil samples tfrom the northwest corner of the public housing complex were “clean” as stated on the authority’s website. Continue Reading →

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