Joanna Swomley

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Wasserman: Attacking the messenger is not a solution

“Rather than addressing Greenwich’s dire investment needs, (Michael Spilo) attacks the messenger. His ad hominem attacks on Joanna Swomley, calling her a member of a ‘squad’ (sound familiar?), ‘in poor taste,’ ‘low-brow discourse,’ and in an earlier editorial, ‘shrill,’ and ‘appeal(ing) to emotion,’ reveal more about his views than hers.” – Svetlana Wasserma Continue Reading →

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SWOMLEY: Alarm bells are going off and we need to wake up in Greenwich.

“Let’s actually do some urban planning – invest in our schools and fire protection, deal with parking, traffic, try to reduce our waste and be more environmentally conscious. Sadly, that cannot happen unless we change our First Selectman and control of the BET. We can change BET control by giving Democratic BET candidates more total votes this November AND also change the complexion of the current Republican BET membership.” – Joanna Swomley Continue Reading →

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An Open Letter to the Members of the Board of Estimate and Taxation

“We are as concerned as everyone about the economic impact of the pandemic. However, current indicators suggest our Town’s finances have held steadfast. Property transactions — and conveyance tax revenues — have increased. Divide the $900,000 difference between the BET and BOE budgets by the 16,000 families living in Greenwich and one gets $56.25.” – group letter Continue Reading →

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SWOMLEY: Feelings about Greenwich Schools budget cuts are heartfelt and legitimate.

“Many of our elected representatives on the BET and RTM are opposed to government regulation (environmental and otherwise) on what they consider a matter of principle. They simply don’t like the idea of government spending and Covid-19 is just the latest excuse.” – Joanna Swomley Continue Reading →

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Greenwich DTC Statement on Improper Surveillance at Town Hall

“Of course, an investigation might not have been necessary if Mr. Dadakis had simply revealed who had supplied him with the surveillance photo. But when asked to do so in early 2019, Mr. Dadakis said that he did not recall where he had gotten the photo. Things took a different turn during the police investigation. The police report does not indicate that Mr. Dadakis denied recalling who had given him the photo. Rather, he claimed that he was not required to answer the police’s questions, invoking the journalist’s privilege (apparently based on the fact that he has a blog).” – Greenwich DTC Statement Submitted by DTC chair Joe Angland Continue Reading →

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