Round Hill Neighbors Pack the Room for the Annual Backcountry Candidates Forum

The 2019 backcountry Candidate Forum was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the Round Hill Community House.  The event was co-sponsored by the Round Hill Association, the Northwest Greenwich Association, and the Northeast Greenwich Association.  A standing-room-only crowd of approximately 300 attended the debate.  Everyone was welcomed in brief remarks by the three Presidents of the backcountry associations:  John Conte, President of the Round Hill Association, Ted Walworth, President of the Northeast Greenwich Association, and Allen Williams, President of the Northwest Greenwich Association. Lauren Rabin (R) and Sandy Litvack (D), candidates for the office of Selectman debated first.  This was followed by a debate between the candidates for First Selectman, Fred Camillo (R) and Jill Oberlander (D).  Jara Burnett…

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Round Hill Association Opposes Proposed 28 House Cluster Subdivision in Backcountry

Friends, neighbors, and members of the Round Hill Association, we face a challenge ahead that could define the very future of land development in Backcountry Greenwich. The proposed development, to build 28 new homes at 124 Old Mill Road (the former Mel Gibson estate) as a single, cluster development, is part of an application currently before the Greenwich Wetlands Agency. It may be just the beginning. Recent headlines describe other large tracts of land in the town that may also soon be sold off to developers. Since 2002, it is estimated that over 500 acres of Greenwich’s unprotected open space have been lost forever. This trend has far-reaching consequences for the quality of life in our town. On May 15, after…

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Recommendations for Westchester County Airport (HPN) Policy

Citizens for a Responsible County Airport released the following from Westchester County Executive, George Latimer On July 2nd, after the community meeting that was attended by several Round Hill Association members, and Round Hill community residents, the following statement was released. The policy implementation recommendations look to be good news for Round Hill area residents and their quality of life! Hopefully these policy plans will move ahead swiftly to sustain quality of life in our beautiful, back-country neighborhood. Air, Water, and Noise pollution prevention is so important to make sure back-country Greenwich stays a pleasant place to live for all our neighbors. In response to the public dialogue over the past month on the County Airport, I am asking we…

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League of Women Voters Reminds You to Get Out and Vote in the Primaries!

Joanne Stavrou, and the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, reached out to remind concerned Round Hill area citizens to make sure their Greenwich, CT voter registration is in order, before the upcoming primary deadlines: EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE !!! Primary Day in Connecticut is August 14th. Both parties are holding Primaries on this day. Please note that in order to vote in the Democratic Primary you must be an enrolled Democrat. To vote in the Republican Primary you must be an enrolled Republican. Absentee Ballot: If you will be away on Primary Day you may still vote by obtaining an Absentee Ballot. To obtain an Absentee Ballot, you must request an application for the ballot from the Town…

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Westchester County Airport Expansion Public Hearing

John Conte, Round Hill Association President, provided this recap of the Westchester County Airport (HPN) Expansion Public Hearing that was held on Monday, June 25, 2018. The meeting last night regarding the Westchester County Airport‘s Expansion was an open mic public hearing format. There was a brief presentation from the County Executive George Latimer, and a panel of representatives who spoke about newly reported findings of contaminated water and how it dates back to the past use of fire suppressants of a type that are no longer used. The meeting was being recorded and more details can be accessed on their websites. There were also a few comments about how the new administration is taking a fresh look at the…

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2018 Annual Spring Event with Senator Richard Blumenthal

Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke at the 2018 RHA Annual Spring Event.  His informative presentation touched on everything from his work on the Armed Services Committee to Connecticut infrastructure and more. He took many questions from the audience and we thank him for taking the time to share his views with his fellow RHA members.  

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