Greenwich Free Press Week in Review

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 2.17.43 PMOn Thursday Copper Beech Farm, a 50+ acre waterfront property sold for $120 Million to Conservation Institute LLC, a Connecticut Limited Liability Company with an Atlantic St address in Stamford. The seller was Wyoming Corporation, in care of Fogarty Cohen Selby & Nemiroff LLC of  Old Greenwich. The town conveyance tax was $300,000, and the State conveyance tax was $1,496,000. The property was once owned by the Lauder Greenway family. Harriet Lauder Greenway was the daughter of George Lauder, a partner in Carnegie Steel.

IMG_0008It was a busy week at Greenwich High School. On Tuesday 42 “ghosts” took vows of silence for Grim Reaper Day. The students attended class in silence, with placards worn on lanyards detailing their deaths as a result of risky behavior.

IMG_0004On Tuesday night an informative panel discussion about college campus safety was planned in time for Greenwich Public Schools spring vacation week April 14-18, and sophomores and juniors going on college visits knowing the right questions to ask. Leading the panel discussion were SRO Carlos Franco and Lt. Logan of Yale University campus police.

IMG_0069On Thursday a few hundred students filled the auditorium for a talk by Ginger Katz from Courage to Speak Foundation. The speaker’s son died from a heroin overdose after years spent battling drug addiction which started with marijuana and escalated to cocaine and, finally, snorting heroin in college.

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 11.04.37 AMBrothers Ben Albano, a senior at Greenwich High School, and his brother Addison, a junior at Brunswick, shared their plans for a Project Yellow Light fundraiser on April 25 at Grand Prix in Mt. Kisco.

The brothers are looking for teams of two to five members for a night of go-kart racing at Grand Prix. Project Yellow Light is a non-profit that increases awareness of the perils of distracted driving.

Ben Albano is an accomplished race car driver who feels safer driving 130 miles an hour around a racetrack than he does at 30 miles an hour in Greenwich, where texting-and-driving too often go hand in hand.

IMG_0041On Thursday morning Greenwich Police Chief Heavey visited preschoolers at First Church Preschool at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich. Chief Heavey read ‘Captain Cat’ in honor of The Week of the Young Child, which is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). “What did you do when your were little?” asked one preschooler, to which, Heavey replied, “I was in school just like you guys. I went to school in Greenwich for 12 years and then I went to college. And I was in the Army. That’s why I brought this book, Captain Cat, because it’s a little about the army and wearing uniforms.”

despicable meOn Saturday North Street School showcased the talents of hundreds of singers, dancers and actors in the annual production of “NSS On Stage.” The show is produced on site by Katy Massam. The longtime director and choreographer is Anne Beaty.

meEarly in the week we met “Blue” who was found tied to the roof of a South Bronx apartment building and brought to Greenwich for a visit. Blue charmed the ladies at the dog park and Pet Pantry, and soon Greenwich Free Press will share his amazing happy ending.



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