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At Greenwich Wetlands, Dissent Continues Over Tree Cutting on Former Rockefeller Land

S.E. Minor & Co showed photos taken May 21 that show the disturbed areas now “nice and full and lush,” but environmentalist Jay Fain for the neighbors said it was invasive species growing aggressively. He said the plan should emphasize native species and a maintenance plan. Continue Reading →

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Restoration Proposed after “Devastating” Unauthorized Cutting and Wetlands Violations

A total of 186 trees over 4-inch DBH were removed; others were limbed, plus an unquantified amount of shrubs on Ashton Drive properties including Governor Lamont’s. Some tree cutting stemmed from trespass onto a neighbor’s forest. Police got involved when the neighbor’s property manager reported the trespassing. Continue Reading →

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WETLANDS WATCH: Milbrook Crossing Raises Concern about Flooding, Pollution, Loss of Stabilizing Trees

“It’s in a flood way and 100 year flood plane. I have significant concern – it’s not clear how the site would be protected in small events let alone significant ones.” – Pat Sesto, Director of Greenwich Environmental Affairs Continue Reading →

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WETLANDS WATCH: 28 Proposed Residences at Former Mel Gibson Estate Scrutinized

About 100 residents wearing “RHA” stickers for Round Hill Association attended Monday’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency meeting to object to a proposed development of 28 single family homes organized as condominiums with a community center at 124 Old Mill Road. Continue Reading →

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Maple Avenue Neighbors Versus Greenwich Academy: The Battle Has Just Begun

At Tuesday’s P&Z meeting  Greenwich Academy returned with an updated proposal to combine 96 Maple and 100 Maple into one property where they seek to relocate their Cowan Center, a program for children from 8 weeks old to 4 years old, that services teachers at Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School, and “affiliate families.” The house is located in the single family R-20 zone. It was granted a Historic Overlay (HO) for a second unit in 1979 in return for preserving the historic structure in perpetuity. In later years, the house was illegally divided into four units and has four kitchens. Subscribe to the daily Greenwich Free Press newsletter. Continue Reading →

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Audi Wins Rematch at P&Z in Overtime

Despite a show of force by RTM members and neighbors of the Audi dealership on West Putnam Ave, Audi won approval for their expansion and updates to exterior lighting. Peter Quigley, member of the harbor commission expressed “grave” concerns about pollution to Horseneck Brook, which feeds into Long Island Sound. There was also vociferous opposition came from a stream of RTM members from all parts of town, including Mike Warner, Peter Berg and Bill Galvin, as well as Ginny Gwynn, director of Greenwich Land Trust. T Continue Reading →

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