Welcome to Greenwich Free Press, your source for a variety of hyper-local online news seven days a week. Since launching in April 2014, GFP has grown steadily, becoming a force in independent news coverage.
We live or die by our numbers. That means page views.
As of Nov. 13, 2016 Greenwich Free Press reached 263,968 page views a month, with 61,289,000 unique visitors.
But rather than trick readers with endless lists of foods that make you fat, vicious breeds of dogs and weather reports. And, rather than aggregating stories from other sites, our content is original.
Our intern Kai Sherwin created a team who review local restaurants.So far they have reviewed Garden Catering and Joey B’s. Their next visit is Fleishers.
To request a visit from Cardinal Critics, contact GFP editor Leslie.Yager@gmail.com
All Greenwich. All the Time.
And readers won’t find stories about other towns or cities either.
Our stories about Greenwich people and the town’s collective memory strike a chord.
As Greenwich changes and fights stay a town, our series “What’s net for the wrecking ball” has been very popular, especially for the loss of historic homes. We also cover cover Planning and Zoning meetings, where decisions have a direct impact on the landscape, both commercial and residential. A proposed change to FAR calculations is on the agenda for a Nov 15 public hearing: P&Z Hearing to Tackle FAR Calculation for Attics and Basements, Plus the Wedding Cake Effect
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Our goal is to report in the most timely manner, typically with same-day coverage. Each day we pledge a mix of hard news, coverage of local government, slice-of-life surprises and human interest pieces. Our property transfers are updated twice a week.
And while we can’t cover all the news, we promise coverage you won’t find elsewhere. We are often the only source of reporting for Planning & Zoning commission, Architectural Review Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, Harbor Management Commission and Parks & Rec meetings.
Everything on the site—our articles, events, photos and videos—are 100% created by our team, and native to GreenwichFreePress.com That is something we have learned to preserve.
Editor and Founder Leslie Yager has lived in Greenwich off-and-on since 1979 when her family moved to Lyon Farm in western Greenwich.
For many years, Yager volunteered in Greenwich Public Schools including CMS, GHS and Julian Curtiss, where she served as PTA President when the school was cited for race imbalance and reinvented itself as a magnet school.
Contributing Editor, Karen Sheer lives and cooks in Greenwich. She is a professional chef, writer, caterer, photographer and food consultant specializing in original recipes.
Karen’s blog is “A Zest For Life”– Karen’s Obsession with Food and Style. Each of Karen’s recips is inventive, original and well tested. Karen’s recipes are written to give you the feeling she is in the kitchen with you coaching step by step. Health and wellness are her passions. Karen’s recipes promote fresh, local ingredients which lead to a healthier lifestyle!
Send tips or story suggestions to Leslie.Yager@GreenwichFreePress.com