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Civic Improvement
In 1796, Greenwich was, in part, a farming community. Our farms sent their produce to New York City via regular packet boats that left from a dock just below the Greenwich Historical Society’s Bush Holley House on Strickland Road in Cos Cob. If you were a farmer in North Greenwich, and liked your daily bread,...
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North Greenwich residents, and the entire town, are now better served in response time for emergency services and quality pre-hospital care.  Greenwich Emergency Medical Serves (GEMS) recently opened a permanent station in backcountry replacing a temporary trailer in place for several years after hurricane Sandy hit the town.  It has covered garage space for ambulances...
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For those that like to get out of the house and hike or walk not far from home and stay off the road, there is now a new option in the neighborhood.  Two years after acquiring 72 acres from The Aquarion Water Company in a private-public partnership with the Town of Greenwich, The Greenwich Land...
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This article, by RHA President John Conte, was published in the Greenwich Sentinel on October 7, 2022 Take a walk anywhere in our beautiful sylvan town and you will be accompanied by giants. Silent, stoic, and imbued with magical powers, these benevolent Brobdingnagian beauties stand quietly, patiently, never asking, never imposing on us, the mere...
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Since its founding in 1948 by local landowners and workers, the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Company has been a welcome and comforting presence for the backcountry community in the response time to fires and other emergencies.  It was originally housed in an old estate barn until 1957 when the current firehouse was built on Old...
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Everyone in Round Hill and backcountry is aware of the presence of the nearby Westchester (NY) County Airport.  The noise and flight patterns are routinely evident, but there are other facts that are less well known.  For instance, it is the 3rd busiest airport in the state, occupies over 700 acres (larger than LaGuardia), and...
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This is a chance to experience an extraordinary 13-acre private property in the Round Hill area which combines beautiful flowers, landscape architecture, and a working organic farm.  Greenwich Green and Clean is organizing the tour at the home of Fred Landsman who bought the house and grounds in 1994 and has spent 25 years creating...
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RHVFC doesn’t just protect human life, but wildlife as well. David Chass, President of the RHVFC was alerted late Monday  afternoon that an owl was struggling in fishing line suspended from tree branches over the South Stanwich Causeway. Immediately he, Jeffrey Raiente, a Captain of Glenville Fire company and Sharon Strain, Assistant Chief of RHVFC,...
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It has become easier and more convenient for backcountry and Round Hill residents to be part of the town wide food scrap recycling program.  On Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, people can use a composting drop-site with volunteers at the rear of the Round Hill Community House. The program is administered by the...
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Japanese Knotweed is rampant, spreading at an alarming pace and killing everything in its path. Debra, my neighbor called, “We must do something about this before it takes over all of our yards.” She took action. On Wednesday, six adjacent neighbors met at the end of Debra’s driveway. Pat Sesto, Director of Greenwich Environmental Affairs,...
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