Matt Popp

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At Greenwich Wetlands, Dissent Continues Over Tree Cutting on Former Rockefeller Land

S.E. Minor & Co showed photos taken May 21 that show the disturbed areas now “nice and full and lush,” but environmentalist Jay Fain for the neighbors said it was invasive species growing aggressively. He said the plan should emphasize native species and a maintenance plan. Continue Reading →

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Byram Residents Seek I95 Sound Barriers, Protection for Veterans Memorials Near New Hamill Rink Site

The Byram Neighborhood Association met Monday night via Zoom to discuss plans for a new Hamill Rink, concerns about noise from the CT Dept of Transportation’s $205 million I-95 improvement project, and a raft of concerns about beautification, blight, parking and traffic in the neighborhood on the west side of town. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Memorial Day Marked with Series of Poignant Wreath Ceremonies in Greenwich

This year, in response to efforts to slow the Covid-19 pandemic, large gatherings including the annual Memorial Day parade in Old Greenwich, were canceled. Instead, residents were invited to attend wreath laying ceremonies and maintain social distancing. Continue Reading →

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Wetlands Agency Delays Application for 3 Houses at 500 Lake Ave after Agency, Residents Question Plan

A proposal do develop 500 Lake Ave into three homes after demolishing the existing 1914 mansion went before the Wetlands Agency on Monday. The applicant wants two of the three homes to have access off Round Hill Rd, where neighbors, including the Land Trust said there are sheets of water that come off the hill that is stabilized by trees the applicant seeks to remove. Though the applicant’s engineer insisted the proposal only needed tweaking, that was just the start of Agency’s concerns with the proposal. Continue Reading →

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Matt Popp to RTM: Proposed New Leb Magnet School is Too Big and Won’t Work Anyway.

Longtime Byram resident Matt Popp, an architect, is challenging the MI for New Lebanon School. He told 3 committees of the RTM that the 3-lane bus loop is simply too big and that without it, a new school be built on the hilltop and save the “urban forest.” He said he doubted families from the east side of town would send their children to New Leb, and an exodus from under-enrolled Parkway would be problematic for that school. Continue Reading →

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