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Possible Ice Rink on Tennis Court, Egress Road at GHS Discussed at Special BOE Meeting on Cardinal Stadium

The special Cardinal Field committee agreed unanimously on a design, but Architect Russ Davidson split it into two phases because he said there are elements that require Wetlands Review that could slow down the whole project. Others disagreed. Continue Reading →

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BET Republicans: We Welcome Superintendent of Schools Dr. Toni Jones

“We are optimistic that Dr. Jones will serve our school district for many years to come and will honor and respect those principles that brought global renown to our schools and Town.” – Republican BET Members and Republican Candidates for Re-Election to the BET – Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess, Michael Mason, Leslie Tarkington Continue Reading →

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Republican BET Members: All Greenwich Should Be Concerned

“As the incumbent Republican members of the BET running for re-election, we all pledge to do our best in the upcoming campaign to earn your trust so that you can return us in November as the majority party on the BET.” – Current Republican BET Members and Republican Candidates for Re-Election to the BET Continue Reading →

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Smooth Sailing As Republicans Unanimously Endorse Slate for Nov 5 Election

“Everyone is unified at this moment. There is no division. Everyone is in support of the candidates who have been and will be nominated tonight, exemplified by the fact that there won’t be any votes tonight.” – RTC Chair Rich DiPreta Continue Reading →

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Drake: Lengthening Town’s Debts Is Not In Our Interest

“In the last 12 budgets, we’ve appropriated the massive amount of $664 million to create improved infrastructure… We financed these projects either from cash reserves or with our successful borrowing policy of short maturities. Our general practice is to borrow over seven years: a one-year note rolled over to a second year, followed by a five year bond. The clear advantage of this approach is that the debt is rapidly retired.” – Bill Drake, Republican member of the BET Continue Reading →

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Republican Members of the BET: Right Projects, Right Financing

“The BET has a long-standing practice of borrowing money for short maturities for our town’s capital improvements. This practice has kept taxes and debt manageable, a success for every resident. In contrast, a few voices are calling for increasing the borrowing term to the life of the capital project – in other words, moving from our successful ‘modified pay-as-you- go’ method of financing to longer term borrowing.” – Republican BET members, Michael Mason, Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess Continue Reading →

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