Joanna Swomley

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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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SPYGATE: Greenwich Police Investigation into Mysterious Town Hall Images Is Complete

“During the police investigation Ed Dadakis declined to answer questions by asserting that he was a “reporter” and had a “reporter’s privilege” that allegedly shielded him from having to answer any questions. [Mr. Dadakis, who initially claimed he could not recall how he got the photo, has no known press credentials and his LinkedIn page sets forth his employment as an executive with Aon, a professional services firm. He is also a high profile member, and former head of, the Town Republican Party.]” – Joanna Swomley Continue Reading →

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Republican Selectmen Demur on Investigation of Unauthorized Filming; Democrats Cry “Felony,” “Inside Job”

“Gentlemen, this appears as though it was an inside job. It had to be an inside job. We are sitting here today rapidly approaching 90 days since it was brought to anyone’s attention, giving those involved plenty of time to destroy records and cover up the tracks.” – Tony Turner, DTC Chair Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Coming Soon, Greenwich’s Right Wing Reality TV Show

letter to the editor - Greenwich Free Press

“If Republican-elected officials like Fred Camillo and Peter Tesei were serious about having a bipartisan discussion, we would think they could do better than Carl Higbie.” – Augusta Perrin, Joanna Swomley, Phyllis Alexander, Jean Bergstresser, Richard Bergstresser and Lynne Rohrer, Mary Ellen Markowitz, Lucy von Brachel, Andrew Winston, Harald Hille, and Sally Turner Continue Reading →

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