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Byram Neighborhood Association Discuss New Rink Location, Traffic, Falling Rocks

As a neighbor and as a taxpayer, I think it’s irresponsible not to give the the wider Greenwich community a better understanding, comparatively, as to what the costs will be for moving the rink and for keeping it in the current location.” – Lucy von Brachel Continue Reading →

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In-Person Hamill Rink User Committee Meeting Results in Confrontation during Public Comment

Lucia Jansen, of the RTM budget overview committee, said, “I the lead committee that cut the $950,000 request for this budget item. We were very clear that the reason was because of the lack of information, and certainly not because of the genuine support and interest for the rink.” Continue Reading →

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Veterans Blast Hamill Rink User Committee: “There Will Be Hell to Pay”

Francia Alvarez said there has been talk in the RTM about the Housing Authority’s interest in developing affordable housing in the area of McKinney Terrace, which abuts Eugene Morlot Park to the north and might potentially share the access road. McKinney Terrace is housing for elderly and disabled and is run by the Housing Authority.

“Is that driveway going to provide access if it were to move forward putting in housing in the area?” she asked. Continue Reading →

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BET REPUBLICANS: North Mianus School Repairs – The Project Will be Fully Funded

“The Board of Education (BOE) does not yet have a project to execute or contractors to do the work. When they do, the BET and our taxpayers will be there immediately with all needed funds. After the RTM approves next week, the Board of Education will have more than $2 million for demolition and the hiring of an architect. There is enough money to get through what needs to be done now.” – Michael Mason, Karen Fassuliotis, Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Debra Hess, and Andy Duus Continue Reading →

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Goldrick: BET Republicans ignored the values of the community

“Contrary to Drake’s insinuation that Greenwich spends a great deal on education, that 46% figure actually ranks far below virtually every other suburban municipality in the state. Indeed, most comparable suburban Connecticut towns allocate a vastly higher percentage of their total budgets, between 60%-75%, to fund their school systems. A key reason that our school system’s budget comprises such a small proportion of the budget is that Greenwich enrolls the smallest percentage of its school-aged children in its public school system of any municipality in Connecticut.” – Sean Goldrick Continue Reading →

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