John Toner

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Founder’s Day Features Unveiling of Restored Feake-Ferris House c1645 in Old Greenwich

Wednesday, July 18 was Founder’s Day, a tradition in Greenwich since 1947. To mark the occasion the Feake-Ferris House, c1645, which was restored rather than demolished, was open for tours. The owners, Martin and Anna Waters opened their new home, which is connected to the historic one, for the reception. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Folds on Proposed 30% Increase in FAR for Schools

The amendment, had it gone through, would have given relief to schools that are maxed out on their FAR, including Greenwich High School and Greenwich Academy who have been purchasing adjacent homes to their campus in order to expand their FAR. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Housing Authority Seeks MI for New 51-Unit Senior/Disabled Building at McKinney Terrace

The June 27 Board of Selectmen agenda included a request from Greenwich’s Housing Authority for Municipal Improvement (MI) for 51 units of senior and disabled housing to be added to the McKinney Terrace at the former Byram School. To qualify a person must be at least 62 and earn no more than $48,000. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Mull GHS Student Parking, Double Parking, Lack of Compliance on Drop off and Pick Up Agreement

First Selectman Peter Tesei asked for more aggressive police enforcement against double parking on Hillside Road and suggested a working committee be formed to explore smoother drop off and pick up. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Weigh Quality of Life of GHS Neighbors on Hillside vs Privilege of Student Parking

The Board of Selectmen weighed the quality of life of neighbors on Hillside Road with the needs of GHS students and their families. At issue was student parking on Hillside Road, where there is room for about 72 cars. Continue Reading →

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Hillside Rd Neighbors Fed Up with Traffic & GHS Students Monopolizing On-Street Parking

Student parking on Hillside Road and visitor parking at Greenwich High School are not written into town code.

Neighbors said that with GHS selling permits to students to park on Hillside Rd and renting both fields and the building to outside groups including Trinity Church on Sundays, Hillside Road was a commercial zone masquerading as a residential zone. Continue Reading →

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