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The Future of Cos Cob: Open Forum Monday, April 21

The Friends of the Cos Cob Library are hosting an open forum to discuss the future of Cos Cob. The forum will feature the Town’s Director of Planning and Zoning, Diane Fox, with commentary by Peter Berg of the Cos Cob Neighborhood Association, Chris von Keyserling of RTM District 8 and Jeff Cooper of Friends of Cos Cob Library Board of Directors who will serve as moderator. The panelists will give an overview of topics of interest to Cos Cob residents, including major recommendations in the Cos Cob Neighborhood plan and the steps in its implementation. There will be a question and answer session and discussion following the speakers’ remarks. The open forum is Monday, April 21 at 7:00pm in the community room of the Cos Cob Library. Continue Reading →

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at Greenwich Police HQ, April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Greenwich Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Greenwich Police Department at 11 Bruce Place Greenwich. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds, which is more than 1,700 tons of pills. Continue Reading →

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UPDATE: No Hostages Found after Round Hill Rd 911 Call

Friday, 8:00a.m.  Greenwich Police have determined the incident on Round Hill Rd on Thursday night did not involve a real hostage situation. NBC News is reporting that police set up a perimeter and tried to contact people inside the home, but no one answered at the number the 911 call was made from. Authorities were eventually able to reach some family members who were not at the home, but some household members could not be located, according to the NBC report. Police eventually went into the home and found no one inside. “At this time we do not believe there was any actual hostage situation, and the Greenwich police are continuing to investigate the matter,” Capt. Robert Berry said in an audio news release. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Food Truck News

On a recent Wednesday, Greenwich Free Press ‘took it cheesy’ at the MeltMobile in the parking lot next to Anthropologie at 500 West Putnam Ave in Greenwich. A hot, delicious, made-to-order Chicken Bacon Ranch melt was priced at $9.00. The MeltMobile is in Greenwich on Wednesdays from 11:30a.m. to 2:00p.m. The truck will also be in operation at the GTP North venue on May 24. MeltMobile on Facebook.   Call ahead for 5 or more sandwiches, Tel. Continue Reading →

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Parent Response to ‘GHS Grads Break Silence on Drugs’: My son asks me why didn’t I do more?

“By the time my boys had migrated to GHS I was on the receiving end of the affects of the rampant drug/alcohol problem. I had meetings with high school officials accompanied by a lawyer, offering to buy/rent/provide a drug sniffing dog. I was told that my worries originated from a vacuum. Even when I surrendered ‘proof’ that there was a drug ordering business run from the acre size cafeteria I was again rebuffed. By ordering business I mean this: A student orders Hydromorphone tablets, 4 mg size please. Then a legion of runners would go locate it from the cabinets located in some parents’ bathrooms (who counts pills?!). But the process was both inherently specific and infinite.” – A former GHS parent’s recollection of administration response to his complaint that drugs were rampant at the school back in the 1990s Continue Reading →

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A Week of Greenwich Home Sales: From $230,000 to $120 Million

Property Transfers as Recorded in the Town of Greenwich Assessor’s Office April 7 – April 11, 2014

28 Meadow Drive from Caspar Macrae and Elizabeabeth Macrae to Margaret Velleca and Frank Anthony on April 7, 2014 for $886,000

1465 E Putnam Ave #328 from Laura D Calabrese to Thomas Stott Jr on April 7, 2014 for $355,000

265 Bruce Park Ave from Estate of Maryjane L Wallace to 26 Red Top Rd LLC on April 7, 2014 for $532,500

13 High Street from Janet E Senft to Elisabeth Catanzaro on April 7, 2014 for $440,000

26 Dandy Drive form Mary T Hyson on April 7, 2014 for $879,000

566 River Rd in Cos Cob from Anthony Pannone to Michael A Pannone on April 8, 2014 for $230,000

4 Wescott Court from 4 Wescott Court, LLC to Four Wescott Court LLC on April 8, 2014 for $495,000

54 Hawthorne St., North from Bruce T Sullivan and Angela T Sullivan to Marshall Spooner on April 8, 2014 for $1,100,000

13 Richmond Drive from Jason L Woody and Suzanne F Woody to Richard Cross on April 9, 2014 for $1,605,000

*6 Hemlock Drive from Brian F Copp to Hemlock 6 LLC on April 10, 2014 for $2,000,000 (featured photo)

16 Binney Lane from Richard J Saunders and Frank W Gallo to Talor Wales and Dod Wales on April 10, 2014 for $2,430,000

39 Patterson Ave from Randall A Huffman and Mary Jane Huffman to Michael B Hill on April 10, 2014 for $3,695,000

4 Mianus View Terrace from Joan E Margenot to Seth and Heather Beardsley on April 11, 2104 for $875,000

24 Caroline Place from Capital R Development, LLC to Bruce Sullivan and Angela Sullivan on April 11, 2104 for $650,000

751 Lake Ave from KNF Lake Ave LLC to Nicholas and Katherine Beevers on April 11, 2014 for $7,850,000

12 Byron Rd from Estate of John Kent Dirlam to Kelly Freishtat and Scott Freishtat on April 11, 2014 for $1,550,000

499 Indian Field Rd from Copper Beech Farm, Inc to c/o Fogarty Cohen Selby & Nemiroff, LLC, 1700 East Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich to The Conservation Institute LLC c/o Diserio Martin O’Connor & Castiglioni one Atlantic Street, Stamford on April 11, 2014 for $120,000,000

Other recent transactions:

Copper Beech Farm Sells for $120 Million to “The Conservation Institute, LLC”
Lafayette Court Home in Greenwich Sells for $541.5K
Valleywood Rd Home in Cos Cob Sells for $1.2M
252-264 Greenwich Ave Sells for $24.45M
Maple Ave Home in Greenwich Sells for $1.24M
Lord, Won’t You Buy Me a Mercedes-Benz Building on West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich


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UPDATE: Greenwich Town Party Tickets Can Be Purchased at Town Hall

UPDATE, Tuesday, April 15: According to Marni Lane from the Greenwich Town Party, people can now purchase tickets at Greenwich Town Hall, as well as order them online at the Greenwich Town Party website. And, next time you’re in Town Hall, stop by the lobby to pick up one of the cool car magnets they’re giving away with the message, “Display your car magnet proudly to show support for our community. Post a photo on fcebook and Instagram to be entered to win GTP tickets and merchandise. #GTP2014”

A week ago, on April 7, online ticket sales began for the May 24 event. This year, in order to accommodate more people for the popular sell-out event, a satellite location up the hill at Havemeyer Field, with live performances running concurrently, will supplement the original event venue and main stage at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.  Havemeyer Field is behind the Board of Ed building at 290 Greenwich Ave. Continue Reading →

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