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Greenwich Board of Ed May Consent to Town Litigation of 2003 Lighting Restrictions for GHS Fields

An item has been added by Peter Sherr to Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting agenda to take up the possibility of litigating a 2003 agreement concerning lighting of fields at Greenwich High School. 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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Audi Wins Rematch at P&Z in Overtime

Despite a show of force by RTM members and neighbors of the Audi dealership on West Putnam Ave, Audi won approval for their expansion and updates to exterior lighting. Peter Quigley, member of the harbor commission expressed “grave” concerns about pollution to Horseneck Brook, which feeds into Long Island Sound. There was also vociferous opposition came from a stream of RTM members from all parts of town, including Mike Warner, Peter Berg and Bill Galvin, as well as Ginny Gwynn, director of Greenwich Land Trust. T Continue Reading →

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Car Dealership Neighbors Fed Up with Car Alarms & Glare from Lights

At the Feb 11 P&Z meeting, neighbors of the Audi dealership on West Putnam Ave expressed frustration with lights being left on at night and casting glare into their homes, as well as concerns about pollution into Horseneck Brook and flooding. Neighbors were also frustrated at what they described as a lack of communication from the Audi dealership. Continue Reading →

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Proposed Lot Split in Milbrook Creates a Stir with Neighbors

Milbrook residents turned out for Tuesday’s P&Z meeting to oppose a lot split at 156 Overlook Drive, citing diminished value to wildlife, a canyon effect of homes built on steep slope, and destruction of natural rock formations that are part of the Greenwich heritage. “The real question isn’t can you do it? But should you do it?…Someone will buy it, sell it and move on…Pounding this thing into submission and jamming two houses in it that you have to enter from the garages. It is not good for us. It is not good for Milbrook. It is not good for Greenwich.” – Waldo Abbot of Milbrook Continue Reading →

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