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Greenwich DTC Formally Endorses Candidates for the 2021 Municipal Election

“At their July 21st meeting, pursuant to state law, the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee formally endorsed an impressive group of candidates for the 2021 municipal elections. They are consistently well-qualified and well-versed in how town government works.” – Greenwich DTC Continue Reading →

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Greenwich DTC’s Nominating Committee Recommends Candidates for Municipal Election

The Nominating Committee of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee announced on Monday a full slate of candidates for the upcoming municipal elections. Pursuant to state law, the DTC will hold its nominating convention to endorse candidates at its July 21 meeting. Continue Reading →

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Special Education Parents Form Speducated Greenwich, Share Painful Stories at BOE Meeting

At the first BOE meeting of the year, parents from a group called Speducated Greenwich testified about their experiences as parents of children receiving special education services in Greenwich Schools. Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones said UConn is conducting a special education review, that the district would work with Key2Ed, and that she had met with many parents privately. Continue Reading →

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Housing Authority Grilled Over Proposed 4-Story, 51 Unit Building for Seniors 55+ at Armstrong Court

Selectman Sandy Litvack questioned the Housing Authority why they want to enter the market rate rental business. Their proposed 4 story building will have 51 units of which 90% will be market rate. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich BOE Candidates Hash Out Racial Balance, Achievement Gap, Redistricting and Equity during Oft Testy Debate on the West Side of Town

Kathleen Stowe, Jason Auerbach, Peter Bernstein, Meghan Olsson and Peter Sherr, candidates for Board of Education. Oct 11, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Board of Education candidates talked about racial balance, achievement gap, contingency plans should CT not provide the $23 million grant for a new New Lebanon, and much more. Continue Reading →

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Matt Popp to RTM: Proposed New Leb Magnet School is Too Big and Won’t Work Anyway.

Longtime Byram resident Matt Popp, an architect, is challenging the MI for New Lebanon School. He told 3 committees of the RTM that the 3-lane bus loop is simply too big and that without it, a new school be built on the hilltop and save the “urban forest.” He said he doubted families from the east side of town would send their children to New Leb, and an exodus from under-enrolled Parkway would be problematic for that school. Continue Reading →

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Test Soil at Western Middle School? Marzullo’s Motion Fails to Carry

At Thursday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, Drew Marzullo urged Mr. Toner and Mr. Tesei to ask the Board of Education to begin testing Western Middle School fields immediately. He made a motion toward that end, but neither of the Republican selectmen seconded the motion, and so it was not carried forward. Continue Reading →

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Fortunato: Housing Authority’s Failure to Disclose Lead Paint to Tenants Could Mean 6-Figure Penalties

Booth Court neighbor contends that laws requiring disclosure of lead paint are very strict, and penalties for noncompliance are steep. “According to EPA and HUD, since each Disclosure Rule requirement is a distinct obligation, failure to comply with any requirement constitutes a violation. Currently, Disclosure Rule violations are punishable up to $11,000 per violation.” Continue Reading →

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