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Republican BET Members Share Budget Discussions and Priorities

Bill Drake, Debra Hess, Karen Fassuliotis

The six members of the Board of Estimate and Taxation ask the Board of Education define programs with well-defined measurable goals and discontinue or change those programs with minimal student benefit. “It is time for the BOE to re-examine headcount growth and the rising costs of schools.” – Michael Mason (Caucus Chair), Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess Continue Reading →

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Blankley: Open Letter to the New Board of Estimate and Taxation

“I challenge my fellow Democrats, now in the driver’s seat, to be true to the Democratic goals we espoused while in the minority. And I say to my Republican friends, unused to your new role, accept with good grace that a couple of issues will now be decided against your long held positions.” – John Blankley, two term BET member Continue Reading →

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Greenwich PTA’s to RTM, BET: Release Allocated Funds for New Leb, Avoid Forced Redistricting

“The State’s response to our failure to uphold the agreement is to force redistricting. This is currently being discussed in Fairfield and West Hartford. If redistricting is enforced, the Town of Greenwich would be required to cross-town bus approximately 900 students at a minimum estimated expense of $1,500,000 per year for transportation alone. In addition our neighborhood schools would be lost which would impact all residents’ property values.” – PTA Council executive board and 12 additional PTA executive boards Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Debate: Tesei and Litvack Scuffle over Greenwich’s Economic Development

Topics included the controversial re-branding campaign for Greenwich, diminished presence of hedge funds, expansion of Westchester airport, lack of affordable housing and the scourge of developers using loopholes intended to incentivize affordable housing to create monstrosities, and the lousy Grass Island Dog Park. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich RTC Issues Statement Following SNAFU with Competing Petitions

“We, the officers of the RTC, do not condone any obstruction to one’s right to have their name appear on the ballot. Whether a candidate is petitioning for a primary or to simply be included on the ballot in November, no one has the right to impede their access to obtain the necessary signatures. Any such attempts are simply wrong and not in keeping with the virtues of democracy.” – RTC statement, Aug 1, 2017 Continue Reading →

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