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Greenwich police offer “citizens police academy” | Greenwich Time Greenwich police offer “citizens police academy”
GREENWICH — The Greenwich Police Department is running its next Citizens Police Academy in October and currently accepting applications. From the department: Citizens Police Academy Fall 2017 The Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for the 2017 Citizen's Police Academy Fall Session. The 7-week program will commence on Monday, October 2, 2017 and will meet twice a week 6:30 -
Greenwich Time | August 21, 2017
Registrars of Voters to Hold Public Lottery | Greenwich Sentinel Registrars of Voters to Hold Public Lottery
In accordance with Connecticut State Statue Sections 9-253 and 9-453r, the Registrars of Voters will hold a public lottery for multiple-opening offices to determine horizontal order of names within a row on the election ballot, for the
Greenwich Sentinel | August 21, 2017
Superintendent Announces Library Media Services Program Coordinator | Greenwich Sentinel Superintendent Announces Library Media Services Program Coordinator
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jill Gildea announced the appointment of Mr. Robert L. Hibson as the Greenwich Public Schools Library Media Services Program Coordinator, effective Monday, Aug. 21. Hibson is currently an Instructional Technology/Media Specialist with Lyme-Old
Greenwich Sentinel | August 21, 2017
How to Watch the Solar Eclipse In Greenwich | Greenwich Free Press How to Watch the Solar Eclipse In Greenwich
Greenwich residents will be able to see a partial solar eclipse on Monday. Find out about solar eclipse events in and around Greenwich and how to watch the solar eclipse safely.
Greenwich Free Press | August 21, 2017
Family Centers Honors Employees for Customer Service Excellence | Greenwich Sentinel Family Centers Honors Employees for Customer Service Excellence
At its employee-wide Town Hall Meeting on June 9, Family Centers recognized five employees for customer service excellence. For consistently embodying Family Centers’ core values and providing exceptional service to both internal and external customers, Lead Preschool
Greenwich Sentinel | August 20, 2017
Solar Eclipse Mania Hits Greenwich, Entire Country Monday | Greenwich Sentinel Solar Eclipse Mania Hits Greenwich, Entire Country Monday
By Paul Silverfarb Sentinel Editor After a plethora of hype, the Solar Eclipse that could be seen throughout the country, will finally be upon us in less than 24 hours. On Monday, Aug. 21, the shadow of
Greenwich Sentinel | August 20, 2017
Newly Merged Lions Clubs End Year with a Roar | Greenwich Sentinel Newly Merged Lions Clubs End Year with a Roar
The merged local Lions clubs – now the Greenwich Lions Club – ended its first “united” year on a high note with a swearing in of new officers and awards bestowed on outstanding longtime volunteers. They are:
Greenwich Sentinel | August 20, 2017
Spotlight: Suzanne Testani looks to jump over new hurdles | Greenwich Time Spotlight: Suzanne Testani looks to jump over new hurdles
GREENWICH — In October 1997, Suzanne Testani took her young son to work so they could march into the auditorium at the Nathaniel Witherell nursing home on North Street. For an elaborately-planned Halloween costume, she chose to be Lady Godiva, and 8-year-old Alex was her knight in shining armor. Her son — who would eventually be working in Greenwich as a police officer — led her into the au
Greenwich Time | August 20, 2017
Faces of Greenwich: Brandon Orozco is working for the summer while he figures out what he wants to do with his life | Greenwich Time Faces of Greenwich: Brandon Orozco is working for the summer while he figures out what he wants to do with his life
J: How are you? B: I’m good actually. Really tired right now, I’m sleepy still. J: How long have you been working here at Chicken Joes? B: About a year, a little over a year actually. J: And do you live in town? B: No, I live in Stamford. J: Oh okay. How old are you? B: I’m 19. J: Do you have any other summer plans? B: I don’t know. I mean, right now I’m just working. Y
Greenwich Time | August 20, 2017
Greenwich teens look to solve global problems locally | Greenwich Time Greenwich teens look to solve global problems locally
GREENWICH — Kelsey Gabriel wants to encourage Greenwich residents to buy local. Matt Roer wants to connect his school with renewable energy opportunities. Gianna Morano hopes to set up after-school programs to help elementary school students build foreign language skills. The three soon-to-be high school seniors from Greenwich are all Global Citizens Initiative scholars who are eager to change
Greenwich Time | August 20, 2017
Riverside McDonald’s closed for upgrades including order kiosks | Greenwich Time Riverside McDonald’s closed for upgrades including order kiosks
GREENWICH — People hungry for a taste of McDonald’s food were surprised this past week when they found the restaurant encircled by chain link and a sign saying it was closed for repairs. It will be weeks before it reopens, a corporate spokeswoman said. And when it does, there will be some big changes. “When the restaurant reopens this fall, guests will notice a modern look and feel with ne
Greenwich Time | August 20, 2017
Mothers for Others Announces Upcoming Events | Greenwich Sentinel Mothers for Others Announces Upcoming Events
Since 2011 Mothers for Others has served over 1,000 families, mostly from Greenwich and Stamford, through donations for children from birth through age five. Last year the volunteer run group restructured their efforts to focus on supplying
Greenwich Sentinel | August 20, 2017
Greenwich Hospital Celebrates Nursing Excellence | Greenwich Sentinel Greenwich Hospital Celebrates Nursing Excellence
As part of its National Nurses Week celebration, Greenwich Hospital honored two of its top nurses for their commitment to patient care during its annual Ceremony for Excellence in Nursing. In addition, the nursing staff honored a
Greenwich Sentinel | August 19, 2017
Artists Recognized at ASOG Art Show Reception | Greenwich Sentinel Artists Recognized at ASOG Art Show Reception
The Art Society of Old Greenwich recognized several artists for their creative vision and exceptional artworks at the June 8 reception for the society’s show at the Benheim Gallery. The show featured works of art from bold
Greenwich Sentinel | August 19, 2017
On Bruce Park Ave, Greenwich May Get its 24th and Last Package Store | Greenwich Free Press On Bruce Park Ave, Greenwich May Get its 24th and Last Package Store
If Rodney A Grace is permitted a permit to operate a liquor store at 100 Bruce Park Ave, that will make 24 liquor stores in Greenwich, which is the maximum the state allows the town.
Greenwich Free Press | August 19, 2017
GHS Students National Champions in Virtual Supreme Court Competition | Greenwich Sentinel GHS Students National Champions in Virtual Supreme Court Competition
On May 18, The Harlan Institute and The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) hosted the championship round of the fifth annual National Virtual Supreme Court Competition for high school students. The competition was hosted in the Supreme Court
Greenwich Sentinel | August 19, 2017
Fed up with Robo-Calls? Here’s How to Block Them. | Greenwich Free Press Fed up with Robo-Calls? Here’s How to Block Them.
Don't press any digits on your keypad. If you press any keys, it tells the scammers you have an active number. Your number will then be sold to other telemarketers and the frequency of calls will increase.
Greenwich Free Press | August 19, 2017
Troubling trend in teen self-harm | Greenwich Time Troubling trend in teen self-harm
GREENWICH — Mental health providers in lower Fairfield County have reported several instances in the past 18 months of adolescent girls engaging in self-harm in groups. The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut has received calls on the state’s 211 emergency childcare hotline on two occasions in the past six months asking for intervention for small groups of middle- or high school gir
Greenwich Time | August 19, 2017
Greenwich telescopes to be trained on the sun | Greenwich Time Greenwich telescopes to be trained on the sun
GREENWICH — The Great American Eclipse will be warmly welcomed in Greenwich, where local stargazers will hold a special viewing to safely observe and explain the rare phenomenon Monday afternoon. Anne Burns, president of the Astronomical Society of Greenwich, said the solar eclipse is like the Super Bowl for students and scholars of astronomy. But it is also one of the rare celestial events th
Greenwich Time | August 19, 2017
YWCA Spirit of Greenwich Awards set for Sept. 27 | Greenwich Time YWCA Spirit of Greenwich Awards set for Sept. 27
GREENWICH — YWCA Greenwich is poised to honor some of the community’s most notable and distinguished women next month with its annual Spirit of Greenwich awards. The awards will be given out Sept. 27 at Greenwich Country Club and will spotlight 10 Greenwich women who, according to the YWCA, have, “through their significant volunteer work, vision, devotion and accomplishments have enriched t
Greenwich Time | August 19, 2017
Almanac: clubs, meetings | Greenwich Time Almanac: clubs, meetings
To submit an item to Almanac, email gtcitydesk@scni.com with “Almanac” in the subject line, or call 203-625-4410. MONDAY ENCORE AT THE YWCA: 12:30 p.m. Group discussion, floor and swimming exercises for women who are have undergone breast cancer surgery and are three weeks or more postoperative, with physician’s permission. Free. YWCA of Greenwich, 259 E. Putnam Ave. For more informat
Greenwich Time | August 19, 2017
Westrn Middle School fields returning to use | Greenwich Time Westrn Middle School fields returning to use
GREENWICH — Part of Western Middle School’s fields may be near to opening after sitting closed for nearly a year. State and federal environmental agencies have approved roughly half of the field area, the section closest to the school, for re-opening, said Lori Saliby, supervisor of the PCB enforcement program for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The area i
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Von Keyserling matter far from resolution | Greenwich Time Von Keyserling matter far from resolution
GREENWICH — While a Superior Court judge has put the criminal case against Greenwich Representative Town Meeting member Chris von Keyserling down for trial, it may be some time before a resolution of the matter is reached. There has been no trial date established, and it could be months before the case makes it to a courtroom — if it does at all. Superior Court Judge Gary White ruled last mo
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Breach of peace arrest at Greenwich Hospital | Greenwich Time Breach of peace arrest at Greenwich Hospital
GREENWICH — A Westport man was charged with breach of pease at Greenwich Hospital for allegedly engaging in a physical altercation. Steve Cola, 46, of Wilton Road, was at the hospital Wednesday night. An off-duty police officer saw him getting into a physical encounter with another person, according to the arrest report. He was later released on $1,000 bail.
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
GHS Students Take Top Honors at Science Innovation Fair | Greenwich Sentinel GHS Students Take Top Honors at Science Innovation Fair
Five Greenwich High School students took the top awards at the Bruce Museum”s third annual Phenomenon: Science Innovation Fair on June 2. The competition recognized science research projects by regional high school students in grades nine to
Greenwich Sentinel | August 18, 2017
New library coordinator for Greenwich Public Schools | Greenwich Time New library coordinator for Greenwich Public Schools
GREENWICH — Greenwich Public Schools has chosen a media specialist from Old Lyme-Lyme Middle School as its new library media services program coordinator, Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea announced Friday. Robert Hibson will fill the role starting August 21. He has 14 years of experience in educational technology and library media services in Bridgeport, North Branford, New Haven and Old L
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Choral Society Announces Recipients of Scholarship Award | Greenwich Sentinel Choral Society Announces Recipients of Scholarship Award
Greenwich Choral Society announced the recipients of the 2017 Natalie Rutherford Scholarship Award to Olivia Dallape, a student at Greenwich High School and Emily Fareed of Cortlandt Manor, a student at Hendrick Hudson High School. Olivia Dallape
Greenwich Sentinel | August 18, 2017
Greenwich United Way gives additional $10,000 to Food Bank | Greenwich Time Greenwich United Way gives additional $10,000 to Food Bank
GREENWICH — The Greenwich United Way has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. The food bank is getting the extension grant in addition to the $15,000 grant Greenwich United Way gave the food bank in February. The Food Bank of Lower County, headquartered in Stamford, will use the money for its food distribution program helping people in Greenwich, Stamford, Darie
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Greenwich woman with history of harassment accused of kicking cop | Greenwich Time Greenwich woman with history of harassment accused of kicking cop
GREENWICH — A woman with a history of trouble with law-enforcement and alleged harassment of municipal officials is now behind bars. Saima Qamar, 46, of Division Street, Greenwich, is being held in state custody following an altercation last month with state officials in which she was accused of kicking a state trooper. In Greenwich, Qamar was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly cond
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Bridge: North American open pairs qualifyer this Monday | Greenwich Time Bridge: North American open pairs qualifyer this Monday
The YWCA duplicate’s annual North American Open Pairs qualifying game will be held this Monday at its normal summer starting time of 1:15 p.m. Players who earn master points or finish over average will automatically become eligible for the next stage of the event, to be held in Massachusetts in October. That competition will determine which pairs will represent New England at the national final
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Greenwich man facing assault, endangerment charges | Greenwich Time Greenwich man facing assault, endangerment charges
GREENWICH — William Lore, 32, of Mason Street, Greenwich, was charged Wednesday with assault, reckless endangerment and violating a protective order. A warrant was issued for his arrest stemming from an incident on August 2, and he was picked up by detectives at the Stamford Superior Court. Bail was set at $25,000. Lore was previously arrested in May on assault and other charges.
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Perspectives: Persistence, faith lead to morally good life | Greenwich Time Perspectives: Persistence, faith lead to morally good life
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying that “genius is 1 percent talent and 99 percent hard work.” To make anything pay off, one must be a dedicated and persistent individual. Remember the saying, “the tortoise wins the race?” Aesop, in his short story “The Tortoise and the Hare,” depicted well the slow moving and persistent turtle who raced against the quick crafty hare. Why did the to
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Things to do in and around Greenwich | Greenwich Time Things to do in and around Greenwich
For the latest events and activities happening in Greenwich, turn to For the record. To have your event included, submit a description, date, time, price and contact information. Photos are welcome. Drop us an email about your latest goings-on at gtcitydesk@scni.com. Library August Children’s Programs Throughout August, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., will host children’s program
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
Brownie Troop Donates Butterfly Garden to Greenwich Hospital | Greenwich Sentinel Brownie Troop Donates Butterfly Garden to Greenwich Hospital
Determined to find a way to enhance their community, second-graders in Girl Scout Troop #50361 have donated a butterfly garden to the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Community Garden at Greenwich Hospital. The nine-year-olds were on hand last
Greenwich Sentinel | August 18, 2017
Words from the Wise: Carole Boucher grew up in a big Italian family filled with love and laughter | Greenwich Time Words from the Wise: Carole Boucher grew up in a big Italian family filled with love and laughter
J: Where were you born? C: I was born right here in Greenwich ... I lived here my whole life with the exception of 10 years when I was upstate in Windham, Conn. — that was when I was married. But when I divorced I came back. Now I'm back in the house I was born and raised in. J: Were your parents also born here, or in the area? C: No. My mom was born in Brooklyn and my father was born in I
Greenwich Time | August 18, 2017
River House Wins First Prize in Online Crowdfunding Contest | Greenwich Sentinel River House Wins First Prize in Online Crowdfunding Contest
The Impact Vine, an initiative of The Community Fund of Darien has announced the winners of ProjectPitch, The Impact Vine’s recent shark tank-type online contest for Lower Fairfield County nonprofits. The contest was held to celebrate The
Greenwich Sentinel | August 18, 2017
Vartuli, Jomo Receive PTA Council Essence Awards | Greenwich Sentinel Vartuli, Jomo Receive PTA Council Essence Awards
On May 31, at the Board of Education Building, the PTAC Essence Award Recognition Ceremony was held to honor excellence in volunteerism. The Essence award, in its seventh year, was created to acknowledge individuals who tirelessly and admirably
Greenwich Sentinel | August 18, 2017
Beatles Tribute Band to Perform Aug. 23 | Greenwich Sentinel Beatles Tribute Band to Perform Aug. 23
The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Ticket to Ride, a Beatles Tribute Band will be performing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, in the Wednesday Night Concert Series on Aug. 23. Performing all songs in the
Greenwich Sentinel | August 17, 2017
Student Received Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at Colgate | Greenwich Free Press Student Received Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at Colgate
Eight students from Greenwich made the Dean's Award for Excellence at Colgate last semester.
Greenwich Free Press | August 17, 2017
Dedicated volunteer becomes honoree at Pathways gala | Greenwich Time Dedicated volunteer becomes honoree at Pathways gala
GREENWICH — For more than 30 years, the annual gala that serves as a vital source of support for Pathways has been organized with the help of Margie Warwick. Not this year. Instead of being co-chair of the gala set for Sept. 9, she will be the guest of honor. The tribute is acknowledgement of 33 years of service to the Greenwich non-profit, which offers housing and comprehensive support to
Greenwich Time | August 17, 2017