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Editorial: Lessons | Greenwich Sentinel Editorial: Lessons
There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding the New Lebanon School building project. Given people’s natural tendency to blur details over time, we thought a refresher of timelines and events was in order. From 2005
Greenwich Sentinel | October 20, 2017
School board prepares for legal fight over field lights | Greenwich Time School board prepares for legal fight over field lights
GREENWICH — The Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to authorize legal counsel to prepare for litigation to modify court restrictions limiting the use of outdoor lights on the Greenwich High School property. The motion approved by the board specifies that “no litigation can be initiated in this matter unless and until the Board of Education authorizes such and the Board of Selectmen
Greenwich Time | October 20, 2017
Letter: A Letter from PTAs in Support of New Lebanon | Greenwich Sentinel Letter: A Letter from PTAs in Support of New Lebanon
Dear Members of the Representative Town Meeting and the Board of Estimate & Taxation, We are writing to you to ask for your support as the RTM will hold an advisory vote for the release of already
Greenwich Sentinel | October 20, 2017
Chamber of Commerce to Host State of the Town Luncheon | Greenwich Sentinel Chamber of Commerce to Host State of the Town Luncheon
The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual State of the Town Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 27 at Greenwich Hyatt Regency, 1800 East Putnam Ave. This luncheon has been held yearly for over two decades as an
Greenwich Sentinel | October 20, 2017
Meeting at Old Greenwich train station canceled | Greenwich Time Meeting at Old Greenwich train station canceled
GREENWICH — A meeting with state representatives and officials on construction at the Old Greenwich train station has been canceled. State lawmakers were called away on legislative matters and postponed the meeting, set for Thursday morning. A new time has not been scheduled yet. The construction work is far behind schedule, and the expected completion date is now in 2018. The delays have bee
Greenwich Time | October 19, 2017
NESC Awards Dinner to Honor Greenwich Residents | Greenwich Sentinel NESC Awards Dinner to Honor Greenwich Residents
The National Executive Service Corps (NESC) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Round Hill Club. Greenwich residents Susan Bevan and Marv Berenblum will be honored for their NESC leadership and service to the
Greenwich Sentinel | October 19, 2017
Yelling, throwing boxes at post office leads to arrest: cops | Greenwich Time Yelling, throwing boxes at post office leads to arrest: cops
GREENWICH —Yelena Rukhadze, 40, of West View Street, Greenwich, was charged with breach of peace Tuesday morning around 9:30 a.m. Police were called to the post office on Valley Drive on a report of an “unruly” customer. According to the arrest report, Rukhadze was yelling and “throwing boxes in the customer waiting area.” She was later released on $300 bail.
Greenwich Time | October 19, 2017
Samuel Freedman to Speak on the Role of the Press | Greenwich Sentinel Samuel Freedman to Speak on the Role of the Press
How has the role of the press changed under the current administration, and what’s in store for journalism looking ahead? Former New York Times columnist Sam Freedman, a tenured professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of
Greenwich Sentinel | October 19, 2017
House with a view is part of a trend | Greenwich Time House with a view is part of a trend
GREENWICH — The face of central Greenwich has been changing with new development in recent years, and the residence at 58 Ridge St. was one of the first of the new structures. It was built in 2009, and the trend toward larger single homes near the center of town has only grown since then. “Demand is very high, for single family ownership downtown,” notes the listing agent for the property,
Greenwich Time | October 19, 2017
‘Shinrin-yoku’ coming to Greenwich for forest-bathers | Greenwich Time ‘Shinrin-yoku’ coming to Greenwich for forest-bathers
GREENWICH — The Tree Conservancy is using its 10th year to celebrate all forms of tree appreciation, with “shinrin-yoku” next up on the organization’s October itinerary. “Shinrin-yoku,” a term established in 1982 by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, translates to “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing” in English and has been used for
Greenwich Time | October 19, 2017
Walk with people and dogs to help cure childhood leukemia | Greenwich Time Walk with people and dogs to help cure childhood leukemia
GREENWICH — Greenwich native and State Representative Fred Camillo, 151-R, lost his sister Donna Marie in 1968 to childhood leukemia when she was 11 years old. So, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 21, Camillo is hosting “Paws for a Cause,” a walk to cure childhood leukemia that he hopes to make an annual event. The walk will begin at the Bruce Park picnic grounds and the state representativ
Greenwich Time | October 19, 2017
Les Beaux Arts Presents ‘The Inner Soul’ | Greenwich Sentinel Les Beaux Arts Presents ‘The Inner Soul’
A nature lover and romantic landscape artist, Joseph Fama will be featured at Les Beaux Arts Gallery. The exhibit opens Sunday, Oct. 22 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 30. Fama is master of natural light. “I am a visual
Greenwich Sentinel | October 19, 2017
Greenwich Residents Asked to Conserve Water | Greenwich Sentinel Greenwich Residents Asked to Conserve Water
With abnormally dry conditions, First Selectman Peter J. Tesei is asking all Town residents to reduce their water consumption by 10%. The dry conditions that started in August have caused reservoir levels to fall below 50%. The
Greenwich Sentinel | October 19, 2017
Board of Ed to discuss legal action over lighting Greenwich High athletic fields | Greenwich Time Board of Ed to discuss legal action over lighting Greenwich High athletic fields
GREENWICH — The Board of Education will discuss possible legal action to lift court restrictions limiting the use of outdoor lights on the Greenwich High School property Thursday night. The school board’s agenda indicates that it will vote on whether to authorize “the Town Attorney’s office to initiate litigation to modify the existing 2003 judgment concerning lighting on the Greenwich Hi
Greenwich Time | October 19, 2017
‘How Western Paintings Acquired their Names’ is Topic of Library Lecture | Greenwich Sentinel ‘How Western Paintings Acquired their Names’ is Topic of Library Lecture
On Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m., Greenwich Library partners with the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich to present Yale professor Ruth Bernard Yeazell. Yeazell, a popular member of Yale’s Department of English, will deliver an audiovisual
Greenwich Sentinel | October 19, 2017
RTM to consider New Leb funding | Greenwich Time RTM to consider New Leb funding
GREENWICH — Is the price of a new building for New Lebanon School too much for the town to swallow without state reimbursement? The Representative Town Meeting is scheduled to take up the question on Monday. Parents have pushed hard for the new school, citing the overcrowded conditions at the current building. And the Board of Education has pushed the magnet program at New Lebanon as a way to a
Greenwich Time | October 18, 2017
Mother Lode: Autumn in Greenwich: How ’bout them apples? | Greenwich Time Mother Lode: Autumn in Greenwich: How ’bout them apples?
Autumn is everywhere in Greenwich. Squash, pumpkins, neon leaves, crisp air, weathered goldenrod, potted mums … and of course, apples. Apple picking has always been a thing here, apparently. When we lived on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, we didn’t pick apples. We went to farmers’ markets and bought them. In Connecticut, the Constitution State, families bundle off together to rural farms in
Greenwich Time | October 18, 2017
GHS students win top spot at Connecticut Debate tournament | Greenwich Time GHS students win top spot at Connecticut Debate tournament
GREENWICH — Two Greenwich High School seniors claimed first place in a Connecticut Debate Association tournament concluding on Saturday in Stamford, winning out over debaters from 29 schools. Shobhita Sundaram and Sarah Xu won three debates before advancing to the final round and defeating a Wilton team. “When I was a freshman, I would watch the final debate and think that I could never be
Greenwich Time | October 18, 2017
‘Dance for Champs’ to Benefit United Way Programs | Greenwich Sentinel ‘Dance for Champs’ to Benefit United Way Programs
The Greenwich United Way is expanding the organization’s Champion’s programs, spearheaded by their Reading Champions program, to include other subject areas including math, homework and finance over the next year. To help raise awareness and bring in
Greenwich Sentinel | October 18, 2017
Art Society of Old Greenwich Offers Collage Workshop | Greenwich Sentinel Art Society of Old Greenwich Offers Collage Workshop
The Art Society of Old Greenwich (ASOG) will sponsor a Collage Workshop to be held Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Old Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd. Award-winning artists Carol Nipomnich
Greenwich Sentinel | October 18, 2017
Greenwich residents asked to reduce water use | Greenwich Time Greenwich residents asked to reduce water use
GREENWICH — In response to dry conditions throughout the region, First Selectman Peter Tesei is again asking residents to reduce their water use. This is not mandatory restrictions on outdoor water use like the town put in place last year. However it is a renewed conservation effort resulting from the dry conditions which have been common since August. Without rain, town reservoirs have fallen
Greenwich Time | October 18, 2017
Greenwich Resident Honored at Pacific House Gala | Greenwich Sentinel Greenwich Resident Honored at Pacific House Gala
Pacific House hosted its 16th Annual Pacific House Gala at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich on Oct. 6. The event, hosted by former Major League Baseball player and manager, Bobby Valentine, raised more than $675,000 to support the essential
Greenwich Sentinel | October 18, 2017
Meeting on Old Greenwich train station slated Thursday morning | Greenwich Time Meeting on Old Greenwich train station slated Thursday morning
GREENWICH — State representatives and officials will be at the Old Greenwich train station Thursday morning. Representatives from the DOT, as well as state lawmakers, will hold a briefing on the long-running construction project at the parking lot of the station beginning at 9 a.m. The construction work is far behind schedule, and the expected completion date is now in 2018. The delays have bee
Greenwich Time | October 18, 2017
Driver caught with cannabis and fake bills: cops | Greenwich Time Driver caught with cannabis and fake bills: cops
GREENWICH — Police said a car pulled over by an officer on Wilbur Peck Court Monday night was full of drug paraphernalia and forged currency. Christopher Beauchamp, 22, of East Fourth Street, Mount Vernon, N.Y., was charged with a batch of felonies following a traffic violation near Davis Avenue. He was stopped for driving with a broken taillight, according to police. The arrest report stated
Greenwich Time | October 18, 2017
Bruce Museum gears up for ninth Icon Awards | Greenwich Time Bruce Museum gears up for ninth Icon Awards
GREENWICH — As a child, Cricket Lockhart visited her grandparents every weekend. Their home was nestled just two blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and while her mom chatted, her dad would whisk her away for an afternoon immersed in painting and sculpture. They would always go to the Temple of Dendur first, she remembered, and then wander the galleries as he spewed historical knowledge
Greenwich Time | October 18, 2017
Teen Fundraiser to Benefit Hurricane Victims | Greenwich Sentinel Teen Fundraiser to Benefit Hurricane Victims
On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church High School Group will be organizing a multi-family tag sale at the church with all proceeds going to victims of the recent hurricanes.
Greenwich Sentinel | October 18, 2017
Old Greenwich daisy troop gets hands dirty learning how to shellfish | Greenwich Time Old Greenwich daisy troop gets hands dirty learning how to shellfish
GREENWICH — From the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point, passersby could spot little girls in blue vests raking through the sand Wednesday. They were members of Daisy Scouts Troop 50273, there for a special shellfishing demonstration given by members of the Greenwich Shellfish Commission. “My dad was a fisherman,” said Scout Leader Jen Kutai, who added the afternoon was inspired by tro
Greenwich Time | October 18, 2017
GA National Merit Semifinalists Announced | Greenwich Sentinel GA National Merit Semifinalists Announced
On Sept. 13, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among this year’s semifinalists are three Greenwich Academy seniors — Christine Kao (Stamford), Jaclyn
Greenwich Sentinel | October 17, 2017
Greenwich trainer recruits for eight-week filmed fitness challenge | Greenwich Time Greenwich trainer recruits for eight-week filmed fitness challenge
GREENWICH — LaRoy Warner, a certified nutritionist and personal trainer, is recruiting for his 2018 Iron Camp Challenge with Hybrid Media and Starr Films — and the five participants selected will be part of the eight-week challenge for free. Warner’s personal training studio, Iron Camp, is in Central Greenwich and his services include one-on-one personal training, small group training, and
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017
Peter Max celebrates birthday with Greenwich exhibit | Greenwich Time Peter Max celebrates birthday with Greenwich exhibit
GREENWICH — The legendary pop artist Peter Max is returning to Greenwich as part of an exhibition of his work on the C. Parker Gallery, but he’s not just coming to see his own art. Max will be marking his 80th birthday at the downtown Greenwich gallery, at 409 Greenwich Ave. The previews for the exhibit began Saturday, but Max will not be attending until this weekend. He he is scheduled to ap
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017
Assault arrest on Water Street | Greenwich Time Assault arrest on Water Street
GREENWICH — Police received a walk-in complaint about a past assault on Water Street Friday evening. After conducting an investigation, officers arrested Fernando Arellano, 34, of Water Street and charged him with assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a minor. Bail was set at $15,000.
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017
Author gives voice to women forgotten to history | Greenwich Time Author gives voice to women forgotten to history
GREENWICH — It took Donna Lucey over a year just to choose her subjects. First, she had to like a painting -- she sifted through over 900 works by John Singer Sargent to see whose immortal stare called to her. Then, she had to learn the stories behind each face, scouring over pages and pages of intimate reflections. “There’s nothing like reading someone’s diaries and personal corresp
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017
Pet of the week: Frankie | Greenwich Time Pet of the week: Frankie
Meet Frankie! Frankie is a very loyal, loving dog. He is a senior gentleman who has a lively disposition and can outrun most of his four- and two-legged friends but does prefer to run to your side as opposed to running around the yard. Is Frankie the dog for you? Fill out our online adoption application at adoptadog.org and give us a call at 914-273-1674.
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017
Breast Cancer Alliance Holds Luncheon, Fashion Show on Oct. 26 | Greenwich Sentinel Breast Cancer Alliance Holds Luncheon, Fashion Show on Oct. 26
On Oct. 26, nearly 1,000 supporters will gather at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to celebrate the Breast Cancer Alliance’s (BCA) much-anticipated 22nd annual benefit luncheon and fashion show. The benefit recognizes those whose lives have been impacted by
Greenwich Sentinel | October 17, 2017
Supporters Gather Hospital’s ‘Glow’ Gala Patron Reception | Greenwich Sentinel Supporters Gather Hospital’s ‘Glow’ Gala Patron Reception
On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Patrons, Benefactors, and Sponsors of the 2017 Glow Gala for Greenwich Hospital gathered at the Greenwich Avenue location of Shreve, Crump and Low to celebrate the upcoming fundraising event. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and
Greenwich Sentinel | October 17, 2017
Marzullo applies for accelerated rehabilitation | Greenwich Time Marzullo applies for accelerated rehabilitation
In his first court appearance since his arrest on a larceny charge, Selectman Drew Marzullo applied Tuesday for a program that would dismiss the criminal count filed against him in connection with an alleged shoplifting incident this summer. In a brief session before Judge W. Glen Pierson in state Superior Court in Middletown, Marzullo, the highest-ranking elected Democrat in Greenwich, applied t
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017
Sam Bridge at P&Z: nursery definition changed, no extra restrictions | Greenwich Time Sam Bridge at P&Z: nursery definition changed, no extra restrictions
GREENWICH — Planning and Zoning approved Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouse’s amendment to town regulations — minus additional noise restriction measures — Tuesday night to a massive crowd of supporters. The North Street business requested that instead of simply stating a commercial nursery is a place where plants and trees are grown for sale, the new definition would add that a nursery co
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017
Selectmen candidates debate in backcountry Greenwich | Greenwich Time Selectmen candidates debate in backcountry Greenwich
The candidates for the Board of Selectmen faced off Tuesday night in a forum, presenting their visions for not just Greenwich’s future but the current issues the town faces. The forum, which took place in backcountry at the Round Hill Community House, was sponsored jointly by the League of Women Voters of Greenwich and the Round Hill Association with a standing room only crowd in attendance. In
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017
Letter: Bergstresser Supports Litvack | Greenwich Sentinel Letter: Bergstresser Supports Litvack
To the Editor: I’m supporting Sandy Litvack for First Selectman because he has the experience in management and government along with the judgment that qualifies him for the challenges that confront Greenwich. We are facing challenges in
Greenwich Sentinel | October 17, 2017
Greenwich Historical Society tonight: great estate garden lecture | Greenwich Time Greenwich Historical Society tonight: great estate garden lecture
GREENWICH — Greenwich Historical Society is hosting an art history and landscape lecture at its Vanderbilt Education Center Tuesday night with a focus on gardens popular during the Cos Cob art colony era. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., the event will explore the distinctive garden style of the great estates of the time and highlight plants that were popular — with lecturer and author Denise Wiles Adams
Greenwich Time | October 17, 2017