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Greenwich Native Andrew Melillo Appointed Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut

As Grand Historian, Melillo will research, write, and preserve and archive the records of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut as well as serve and help each constituent lodge to do the same for their local records and history across the state. Continue Reading →

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Melillo: The Merritt & Lyon Families, and a Smidgen of the History of the Greenwich Western Frontier

“In the later part of last year, the author, who is a member of the board of the Greenwich Preservation Trust, as well as the Secretary of the masonic lodge, Acacia No. 85, received word from Jeffrey Bingham Mead that there were two portraits in Orrington, Maine that were of Captain Daniel Merritt and his wife Sarah Lyon. The Lord knows how the portraits made it up there, yet besides that interesting story, there was a consensus that these pieces of Greenwich history and art be brought back home.” – Andrew Melillo Continue Reading →

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Luke A. Lockwood, 1833-1905, a proud country lawyer and the father of Masonry in Greenwich

This day 113 years ago suddenly died an eminent man, deeply respected by the townsmen of Greenwich, citizens of this state, and even King Edward VII of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Emperor of India. His name was Luke A. Lockwood and he was born December 1, 1833 in his family’s ancient homestead on what is now Lockwood Road in Riverside. Continue Reading →

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Melillo: Is the Golden Rule Universal or Just a Political Weapon?

“Forcing an elected person out of office for saying silly, childish and immature things may not be a valid reason to force them from office, though that seems to be the argument from one political party against the highest office on the national level.” – Andrew Melillo Continue Reading →

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Melillo: Connecticut Democrats Run to Trump – Ignoring the Issues Facing Connecticut:

“And as Connecticut continues to see state liabilities continue to go unfunded, budget deficits widening each cycle and new tax plans being schemed up in Hartford, the Connecticut Democrats tell you Trump will make this a concealed carry state again, and flood Connecticut with weapons.” – Andrew Melillo, Greenwich Continue Reading →

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Remembering Daniel Merritt Mead, who served his county in a time of chaos and confusion

Daniel dutifully served his county in a time of chaos and confusion. He was in the Yale Class of 1854, and he passed the bar and practiced law in New York and Connecticut in 1855 and 1856.

He was a founding charter member and the first Junior Warden of the masonic lodge Acacia 85 and first formal historian of the town. Continue Reading →

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