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LETTER: Lamppost Banners on Greenwich Ave Commercialize Our Previously Charming Town

“Who approved a decision which is contrary to both our Town regulations and the vote of our governing body? Section 6-170 of our Municipal Code reads “The exterior uses of pennants, banners…special promotion signs….may be allowed for a seven-day period under a permit issued for special events.” A year is a few days longer than a week.” – Edward Smith, Greenwich Continue Reading →

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Standing Room Only as Anticipation Mounts for P&Z Decision on Chabad Synagogue

At the Dec 18 P&Z meeting the commission reviewed the application for a new Chabad Lubavitch synagogue at the corner of Mason Street and Havemeyer including parking, rooftop playground, and safety given there is an entrance opposite the fire house.

Rabbi Yossi Deren said the commission was being discriminatory and “moving the lines.” The acting chair said the commission was working according to regulations and the process is iterative. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Veterans Day Patriotic Walk & Ceremony Mark 100 Years Since World War I

The 6th annual patriotic community walk on Veterans Day marked 100 years since the end of World War I, which was the topic of remarks by keynote speaker Dean Gamanos. Commander of the American Legion Peter LeBeau talked about Greenwich’s Col Raynal Bolling, whose likeness is immortalized in a statue outside the Havemeyer building. Bolling was the first high-ranking officer of the United States Army to be killed in combat in World War I.
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Residents Share Putnam Ave and Greenwich Ave Likes and Dislikes at POCD Workshop

Themes emerged at Thursday’s POCD workshop where stations were set up to focus on different parts of Putnam Avenue and Greenwich Avenue. Residents looked at maps and then put post-in notes on easels under “likes” or “dislikes.” Continue Reading →

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Blankenship Dry Goods on Greenwich Ave Sticks to Six Staples of Men’s Apparel, All Made in America

At Blankenship Dry Goods there are essentially six items, but they come in an array of colors and there is an option of customization for your company, club or fraternity. Everything is made in America. The signature item is the warm “tailgater pullover” complete with beer pockets as well as pockets for keys, wallet and phone. Continue Reading →

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