The community turned out in force to endorse Langan’s proposed Alternative #2 for removal of two feet of soil. Continue Reading →
Following Emotional Hearing, Board of Education Votes on Combo of Engineered Natural Grass and Artificial Turf at CMS
Passions were high during the public comment portion of the BOE meeting where several men, mostly coaches and teachers, spoke in favor of synthetic turf. The BOE voted 6-1-1 in favor of Option 4. Continue Reading →
Filed under: Schools, Sports, artificial turf, Carl Higbie, Central Middle School, Christina Downey, Cos Cob Park, Dom Casamassima
Open Letter to OGRCC: Children’s Health is Non-negotiable!
“We know that artificial turf has been installed in numerous communities and institutions because it satisfies a need to conduct sports programs in inclement weather. However, long term studies of exposure to the plastic mat and blades of “grass” along with infill have not been able to show the product is safe.” – Real Grass for Healthy Kids! Continue Reading →
Filed under: Letter to the Editor, Arthur Yee MD, artificial turf, Bryan Tunney, David Rudolph, Liane Tel, OGRCC, Real Grass for Healthy Kids! Jude Braunstein
Letter: Stop Artificial Turf Fields; Protect Greenwich Children
“The BoE has been disingenuous and evasive about their position regarding artificial turf. To our knowledge, the BoE is currently doing a feasibility study with the aim of getting funding in January 2019 to install artificial turf at Central Middle School in 2019/2020.” – Protect Our Children/Real Grass for Healthy Kids, submitted by Liane Tel Continue Reading →
Filed under: Letter to the Editor, artificial turf, Board of Education, grass turf, Liane Tel, Peter Tesei, PROTECT OUR CHILDREN REAL GRASS FOR HEALTHY KIDS!
At Budget Presentation Residents Wonder, What is an Engineered Natural Grass Field?
User groups of Greenwich’s playing fields were conspicuously absent at Monday night’s packed BET budget committee hearing on the First Selectman’s budget. Continue Reading →
Filed under: Government, Schools, Sports, artificial turf, Eastern Middle School, Genetically Engineered Grass, Greenwich High School, Joe Siciliano
At CIP Hearing, Residents Implore Town Not to Turf Fields at Eastern or Central Middle School
Dozens of residents testified against turfing Central Middle School or Eastern Middle School. at Thursday’s Capital Improvement Program hearing. Continue Reading →
Filed under: Government, Health, Schools, Amy Siebert, artificial turf, Central Middle School, CIP hearing, Eastern Middle School
Petition Seeks Moratorium on Turf Field Crumb Rubber Infill in Greenwich
Greenwich will be replacing the turf in Cardinal Stadium. Some residents are looking for a moratorium on installation of crumb rubber infill for turf fields. Continue Reading →