Elizabeth Dempsey

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P&Z Watch: Consider Second GHS Egress As Part of Cardinal Stadium Phase 1

The P&Z commissioners want the stadium project to be more “holistic” and possibly prioritize the second egress off East Putnam Ave by including it in Phase 1, along with new bleachers and ADA compliance elements including handicapped parking and elevator to press box. Continue Reading →

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Following Emotional Hearing, Board of Education Votes on Combo of Engineered Natural Grass and Artificial Turf at CMS

Passions were high during the public comment portion of the BOE meeting where several men, mostly coaches and teachers, spoke in favor of synthetic turf. The BOE voted 6-1-1 in favor of Option 4. Continue Reading →

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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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Conservation Advocates Raise Red Flags on Aquarion’s Effort to Divert Water from Wilton Well & Norwalk River to Greenwich

“During the drought, Greenwich dramatically reduced its daily water usage from 32 million gallons per day peak summer usage to 5 million gallons per day after an outdoor irrigation ban was implemented, indicating that the overwhelming use of water was going to outdoor uses.” – Marija Mikolajczak, Greenwich Conservation Advocates Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Mull GHS Student Parking, Double Parking, Lack of Compliance on Drop off and Pick Up Agreement

First Selectman Peter Tesei asked for more aggressive police enforcement against double parking on Hillside Road and suggested a working committee be formed to explore smoother drop off and pick up. Continue Reading →

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Hillside Rd Neighbors Fed Up with Traffic & GHS Students Monopolizing On-Street Parking

Student parking on Hillside Road and visitor parking at Greenwich High School are not written into town code.

Neighbors said that with GHS selling permits to students to park on Hillside Rd and renting both fields and the building to outside groups including Trinity Church on Sundays, Hillside Road was a commercial zone masquerading as a residential zone. Continue Reading →

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