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Posted on: November 11, 2022

November 11: Community Connections from Fred

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Greeting friends and neighbors
  
 “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they have suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.” -President Ronald Reagan
  
 Help us spread holiday cheer to our veterans!
The American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter invites you to participate in a holiday season Veterans Clothing Drive. To donate new clothing and other personal items, select from the wish list and bring them to the American Red Cross Chapter at 99 Indian Field Road, Greenwich. Please take a look at the flyer for the list of items and other drop-off locations. The deadline is December 9th. More information is available at www.redcross.org 

 

State Senate race recount is complete in Greenwich,
 Stamford and New Canaan to follow


 Greenwich's Registrars of Voters are pleased to have been able to perform a full recount of the State Senate race for the 36th District.
  
 Before, during, and after an election, we receive many questions about the accuracy of voting equipment.  We receive reports every year from people who are insistent that the tabulator did not increment up when they put in their ballot.  The recount definitively proves the continued accuracy of the equipment used.
  
 Recording the intent of 25,000 individuals will always have small errors.  Not because of the equipment, but because voters fail to follow the instructions to, for example, completely fill in the oval.  If every voter read and followed directions there would not be 75 rejected absentee ballots, nor would there be a need to hand-count a number of ballots at polling places.
  
 Even with those human errors, we are glad to report that in recounting the votes, there was a change of ten votes out of over 25,000 cast.  That is a change of three hundredths of one percent, or .03%
  
 If you know a poll worker, please thank them and be confident that the votes of citizens in Greenwich are recorded accurately, time and again.

 

Mental Health Expo NOV 13 Poster

 

Take the Skating Rink survey

The Town of Greenwich has officially launched the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink Community Engagement Survey! This online survey aims to receive valuable community feedback regarding the placement of the new rink, and the potential future use of both the temporary and new skating rink. Provide your feedback here

 

UConn Climate Forum at GHS Maric_220201a050-sitPlease join Uconn President Radenka Maric for a free panel discussion and presentation on UConn’s impact on the global climate crisis at Greenwich High School on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. The panel will be moderated by Interim Provost Anne D’Alleva and include several UConn faculty experts. Find out more and register


Town Hall Tree Lighting

Santa and friends are coming to Town!  Join us for our Annual Tree Lighting and holiday treats with entertainment provided by Greenwich a cappella & Allegra Dance Greenwich.  The event will be from 4-5 p.m. on the Town Hall lawn. Read more.


MORE UPCOMING EVENTS 
Nov 12: The Great Pumpkin Rescue
Nov 12-13: Greenwich Symphony Concerts
Nov 12: Silver Shield Foundations Greenwich Walk

 

TOWN HALL ANNEX
Bid on Town Projects: RFPs & RFBs
Pending Zoning Applications
Public Works Projects in your neighborhood
Town of Greenwich Job Opportunities
Affordable Housing Programs
Town Hall Meeting Calendar

COVID Update

As of November 10, Greenwich Hospital is caring for seven (7) people with COVID, one (1) in the ICU. Systemwide they are caring for 102. 
 
Family Centers offers weekly vaccines and testing at Wilbur Peck Court, and the Connecticut Department of Health provides public mobile vaccine clinics. 

 

Coastal Resiliency Assessment

 

Greenwich Coastal Resiliency Assessment & Adaptation Strategies
The Greenwich Coastal Resiliency Assessment analyzes the impacts of Sea Level Rise (SLR) on the Town of Greenwich with a specific focus on municipally owned and managed facilities, and four tidally impacted ponds and their surrounding recreational facilities (Mill Pond Park, Bruce Park, Binney Park, and Greenwich Point Park). 
 
The analysis includes a description of the land types and shoreline characteristics that will shift during increased sea levels, with urban land use the most heavily impacted land use type across nearly all scenarios. An analysis of the vulnerability of roadways was also conducted. Read more from the Greenwich Conservation Commission

 

Reminder to keep leaves out of storm drains

The remnants of tropical depression Nicole is arriving with predicted strong wind gusts and rain over the weekend. The Public Works department asks residents to be thoughtful about where they are piling their leaves. DPW crews are working ahead of the storm to clear leaves from trouble spots, but this is made extra hard in the fall and with residents and landscapers making piles that block storm drains. DPW road crews service over 10,000 parcels in Town but can’t get to all of them before the weekend. and we appreciate your help and cooperation in this effort. 


Find Your Best Forever Friend

polenta adoptable pet nov 11

Meet Polenta!
Polenta is about one year old and 52 pounds. She has attended many of our community adoption events and loves kids, other dogs, and people in general. She is very social, adjusting her play style when she meets new doggie friends. Visit Adopt-a-Dog and find out more about Polenta.

 

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Stay safe and all the best,
 Fred

 

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