Peter Bernstein

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First Selectman’s Proposed 20-21 Budget: What’s Cut? What’s Funded?

Cuts include police directing traffic on Greenwich Avenue. New would be “Pay As You Throw” at the dump. Residents would not have to pay to to recycle, but would be required to purchase special bags for their trash at local retailers. Continue Reading →

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Special Ed Parents Voice Mistrust, GEA President Says Teachers Sob in the Parking Lot

The Board of Education were concerned that the special education budget has gone over by $1.3 million. Special Education parents said didn’t trust the independence of the consultants Key 2 Ed. The president of the teachers union said staff are not adequately trained, that teachers are being physically injured by students on a regular basis and that students aren’t getting the services they deserve. Continue Reading →

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Possible Ice Rink on Tennis Court, Egress Road at GHS Discussed at Special BOE Meeting on Cardinal Stadium

The special Cardinal Field committee agreed unanimously on a design, but Architect Russ Davidson split it into two phases because he said there are elements that require Wetlands Review that could slow down the whole project. Others disagreed. Continue Reading →

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Special Education Parents Form Speducated Greenwich, Share Painful Stories at BOE Meeting

At the first BOE meeting of the year, parents from a group called Speducated Greenwich testified about their experiences as parents of children receiving special education services in Greenwich Schools. Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones said UConn is conducting a special education review, that the district would work with Key2Ed, and that she had met with many parents privately. Continue Reading →

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On Busing Question, Eagle Hill Students Are Happy For Now

BOE member Meghan Olsson was the first to push back on the administration’s recommendation to deny busing to Greenwich students who attend Eagle Hill School. She said Eagle Hill parents just learned in June their children would be losing their bus service in September because more than 50% of them live outside Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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