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VIDEO: Safe Driving Day at GHS Features Simulated Crash and Extrication of Passenger

During Tuesday’s Safe Driving Day simulation of a distracted driving crash with fatalities, Officer Shane Geary commented on the consequences for a distracted driver causing a fatality. “His future is ruined. It doesn’t matter where he’s from. It doesn’t matter who his parents are. There is a zero tolerance these days, especially for distracted driving cases with loss of life.” Continue Reading →

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Head-on Crash on West Putnam Ave Makes Three Crashes in Four Days in Greenwich

It started with a crash that landed two cars in the shrubs outside Computer Super Center Friday night. On Saturday afternoon, a car rolled over on Delavan Ave. On Monday a Verizon truck collided head on with a garbage truck on West Putnam Ave near Wendy’s. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich EMS to Host Cocktails & Conversation Evening at L’Escale

Each year GEMS responds to 6,000 911 emergency calls from four stations that are manned 24/7. This enables GEMS to respond to 70-75% of calls in 5 minutes or less, which exceeds the response time of most EMS services. The organization currently has a fleet of seven ambulances, and to remain progressive it is critical that it replaces one ambulance each year. Continue Reading →

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Tesei: Northwest Greenwich Fire/GEMS Proposal Does Not Come on a Whim.

“Contrary to some criticism lobbed by pundits, there is a need and a resulting direct benefit to the residents of Northwest Greenwich. In addition to the thousands of homes in the Northwest District, there also are two private schools, three life-care facilities, and two houses of worship, one of which also provides day care services.” – First Selectman Peter Tesei Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Police Det. Rooney on What Happens When Greenwich Police Raid an Underage Drinking Party

Detective Michael Rooney described what happens when Greenwich Police learn of an underage drinking party. He also ran through the statutes and penalties for underage possession, serving minors, fake IDs and drinking & driving. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Emergency Services Kept Busy with Black Ice on Sunday

Greenwich’s emergency service agencies fielded numerous calls concerning car collisions and slip-and-fall accidents. The DPW highway division worked diligently to dress the roads, but roads, especially bridges were icy. One police officer suffered a knee injury helping GEMS carry a patient on a stretcher. In all, there were 28 car accidents, of which 10 involved minor injuries. Continue Reading →

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