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New RTM Flexes Its Muscle: Gets New Noise Ordinance in Place, Including Summer Ban on Gas Leaf Blowers

“At last, instead of listening to ear piercing noise and inhaling toxic fumes, for a few months out of the year residents can enjoy some fresh air and the sounds of nature in their own backyards.” – Elizabeth Dempsey Continue Reading →

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Feathers Ruffled after New Haven Mayor Points Finger at Greenwich during Hearing on Zoning Legislation

In Greenwich, where a .1 or .2 acre lot located downtown with a “tear down house” fetches well over $1 million, some argued the result of 1024 would be a proliferation of expensive condos or rental apartments. It might not create affordable units, but instead erode what little remains of downtown’s middle class housing stock. Continue Reading →

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Senator Kasser’s Stance on Zoning

“There’s a tremendous amount of outrage and media coverage about the zoning bill in particular. Why? Because Republicans are making it a lightning rod issue to stir fear and create anxiety. We’ve seen this strategy before on a host of other issues.” – State Senator Alex Kasser Continue Reading →

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Marathon Hearing Draws 340+ to Testify; Republicans Mostly Oppose, Dem’s Mostly Favor SB 1024 “The DeSegregate CT Bill”

These proposed bills not only ignore the economic reality of home pricing in high opportunity towns, but their adoption will suffocate efforts in affluent communities to create actual affordable units via private sector development.” – Danielle Dobin, Westport P&Z chair Continue Reading →

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Back Country Real Estate Talk Packs Round Hill Community Center

Panelists said back country houses continue to sell though prices have come down. Westchester sellers continue to buy in Greenwich where property taxes are significantly lower. Young families continue to move to back country for the same reasons as always: affordable taxes, great schools, privacy, and country living. Continue Reading →

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