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Posted on: December 8, 2022

December 8 designated as Greenwich High School Varsity Boys Soccer Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Greenwich High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team competed in, and won the 2022 CIAC LL Championship Final vs. William Hall on Saturday, November 19th, at the Hartford Athletic Stadium in ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 2, 2022

DEC 2: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Energy Assistance Information Meeting on GCTV

Greetings friends and neighbors  Last week, I hosted an informational forum at Town Hall with Greenwich Communities Chairman Sam Romeo, Department of Human Services Director Deme...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 23, 2022

NOV 23: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Greenwich Community Projects Fund

 

Greetings friends and neighbors

I’d like to wish all our Town employees, volunteers, and residents a very happy Thanksgiving. We have an awful lot to be thankful for here in Town and a lot ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 26, 2022

November 26 designated as Small Business Saturday

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The government of Greenwich, CT, celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community; and

WHEREAS, According to the United States Small B...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 29, 2022

November 29 designated as Pat Sesto Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Pat Sesto has brought a wealth of knowledge and more than 27 years of consultative and regulatory experience to the Town of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, In 2018Pat stepped in as Direct...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 30, 2022

November 30 designated as Assistant Chief Brian Koczak Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Assistant Chief Brian Koczak began his firefighting career with the North Madison, CT Volunteer Fire Department in 1991. He was appointed to the Greenwich Fire Department on February 28, 19...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 1, 2022

December 2022 designated as Splurge Local Month

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, SPLURGE Gifts is celebrating 15 years in the Town of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, SPLURGE Gifts plays an integral role in the local shopping landscape of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, SPLURGE Gifts cons...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 1, 2022

December 1 designated as Barbara Ormerod-Glynn Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Barbara Ormerod-Glynn has provided exceptional leadership at the Greenwich Library for more than twenty years. First, serving as the library’s manager of resources management for ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 6, 2022

December 6 designated as Greenwich Magazine Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Greenwich Magazine is celebrating its 75th Anniversary today, December 6, 2022; and

WHEREAS, The Town of Greenwich recognizes the Moffly family and Greenwich Magazine for their decades of co...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 18, 2022

NOV 18: Community Connections from Fred

Photo courtesy of Icy Frantz 

Greetings friends and neighbors   Last Sunday, our community came together at the Arch Street Teen Center to support the town's first-ever vigil for mental health and addiction awareness. A ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 11, 2022

November 11: Community Connections from Fred

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.&...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 5, 2022

November 4: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Angie Kaether.

Congratulations to Executive Assistant Barb Heins for being named Employee of the Month for November. First Selectman Fred Camillo presented her with a certificate on November 3.  He also issued a proclamation designat...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 3, 2022

November 3 designated as Barbara Heins Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Greenwich Resident, Barbara Heins is a well-respected and accomplished journalist with more than 35 years of experience. She is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and recipient ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 4, 2022

November 4 designated as Deputy Chief Thomas Zack Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Tom started his firefighting career in 1989 when he joined the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Tom graduated from Greenwich High School in 1990. Tom attended Mercy College and Gradua...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 28, 2022

October 28: Community Connections from Fred

 Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

Congratulations are in order for several of our Town employees. On Monday, October 24, I awarded certificates to the graduates for the 2019-2020 and 2021-2022 Leadership Institutes conducted by...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 21, 2022

October 21: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Barb Heins.

First Selectman Fred Camillo with newly-appointed Parking Enforcement Officer Larry Chiaramonte, Parking Enforcement Supervisor Angela Giordano and Deputy Chief Kraig Gray, director of parking services.

Greetings Greenwich friends ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 25, 2022

October 25 designated as Jill Curran Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Jill Curran has been a long-time resident of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, Jill Curran is the treasured mother of her daughter, Bonnie, and was happily married to Bob for many years; and

WHEREAS, J...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 27, 2022

October 27 designated as Fernando F. de Arango Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Fernando F. de Arango, affectionately known as “Fred” was born on the island nation of Cuba on February 3, 1952; and

WHEREAS, Fred emigrated to the U.S. in 1960, to escap...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 28, 2022

October 28 designated as Dan Warzoha Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Daniel Stephen Warzoha grew up in the Glenville section of Greenwich where he was a longtime resident. He served as district chief of the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company, of which he was a...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 1, 2022

November 1 designated as Lisa Grace LaRusso Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Lisa Grace LaRusso has been a lifelong resident of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, She has represented Special Olympics Team Greenwich since 1978 - 43 years of swimming, skating, track and golf; and...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 1, 2022

November 1, 2022 designated as Go The Extra Mile Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Greenwich, Connecticut is a community which acknowledges that a special vibrancy exists within the entire community when its individual citizens collectively “go the extr...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 14, 2022

October 14: Community Connections from Fred

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.  This week our state was witness to the tragic and senseless murders of two police officers and the wounding of a third – all in the line of duty. Bristol Police Sgt. Dustin ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 21, 2022

October 21 designated as Neighbor To Neighbor Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The mission of Neighbor to Neighbor is to improve the lives of residents in need throughout the Greenwich area and strengthen our community by creating access to food, clothing, and basic l...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 7, 2022

October 7: Community Connections from Fred

Photo by Lenore Caserta.

The official groundbreaking for the Cohen Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Friday, October 7.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

We did it! After years of discussion and planning we broke ground for the C...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 10, 2022

October 10 designated as Dr. Anthony A. Alleva Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony A. Alleva is an internal medicine physician who provides high-quality care to his patients; and

WHEREAS, He earned his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 30, 2022

SEPT 30: Community Connections from Fred

Contributed photo.

Artist Rachel Burgess, whose work is on display in the Flinn Gallery’s Atmospheric Moments exhibit, will give an artist talk on her work of monotype landscapes at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, October 1. The gallery is located on ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 13, 2022

October 13 designated as RMA Founders' Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Retired Men’s Association was founded on October 13, 1954 by a group of senior men dedicated to fellowship, volunteerism and public service; and

WHEREAS, For 68 years, RMA memb...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 30, 2022

September 30 designated as Rare Cancer Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Nearly 13%, or one in every eight of all cancers diagnosed in adults are rare, and every child diagnosed with cancer is rare; and

WHEREAS, About 208,000 rare cancers will be diagnosed in adu...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 3, 2022

October 2022 designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, October 2022 is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, The Breast Cancer Alliance flag will be raised over Greenwich Town Hall from October 3rd until the 31st to celebr...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 2, 2022

October 2022 designated as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality; and

WH...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 2, 2022

October 2 designated as Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Company Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Company is comprised of members of the families of the community we serve; and

WHEREAS, The Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Company has been able to provide the state of th...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 23, 2022

SEPT 23 Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Tom Henell

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

The autumnal equinox arrived in full force this week – bringing some much-needed rain and welcome cooler temperatures.

However, that seasonal change doesn’t mean that mosquitoes an...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 16, 2022

SEPT 16: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Barb Heins.

The flag of Mexico was raised at Town Hall in commemoration of Mexican Independence Day on Friday, September 16.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

As summer begins to wind down and the days get shorter, there cert...

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Additional Info... First Selectman
Posted on: September 17, 2022

September 17 designated as Constitution Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, It is a privilege and duty of the American people to commemorate the Two Hundred and Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America with approp...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 19, 2022

September 19 designated as Bea Crumbine Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Beatrice, affectionately known as Bea, has lived in the Town of Greenwich since 1981 and since then has given her time, effort, energy, expertise and spirit to enhance our community; and

WHE...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 20, 2022

September 20 designated as Debbie Katz Shapiro Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Debbie Katz Shapiro has been a social worker for 40 years providing clinical counseling, advocacy, education, administration and program development; and

WHEREAS, In 1995, Debbie was awarded...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 26, 2022

September 26 designated as Diaper Need Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Diaper need, the condition of not having a sufficient supply of clean diapers to keep babies and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy, can adversely affect the health and well-being of babies, ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 9, 2022

SEPT 9: Community Connections from Fred

Town of Greenwich website: www.greenwichct.gov on Sept 9, 2022 

 

Greetings friends and neighbors: 

 

This week, I’d like to remind residents that there are many ways to stay informed and get reminders about board...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Sept 2: Community Connections from Fred

Dana's Angels Research Trust (DART) at Greenwich Point Beach: Contributed photo

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

As we go into Labor Day weekend, let’s remember to celebrate the contribution of American workers. Town Ha...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 1, 2022

September 2022 designated as National Suicide Prevention Month

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Suicide remains the 12th leading cause of death in the United States and the 3rd leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 to 19; and

WHEREAS, In 2020 over 45,...

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First Selectman
Posted on: August 26, 2022

AUG 26: Community Connections from Fred

Photo courtesy of School Transportation News.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

It’s that time of year as summer winds down and the days get shorter. It’s back to school. Greenwich Public Schools are gradually returning to the classroom next week, ...

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Additional Info... First Selectman
Posted on: August 19, 2022

August 19: Community Connections from Fred

Contributed photo.

The Byram Park pool.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

The Department of Parks and Recreation would like to hear from our community. The department has launched a brief survey regarding the Town’s upcoming annual Capital...

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First Selectman
Posted on: August 12, 2022

August 12: Community Connections from Fred

Contributed photo. The Greenwich 12U All Stars following the win that qualified the team to play in the semi-finals of the Cal Ripken Major World Series this week.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

Congratulations to the Greenwi...

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First Selectman
Posted on: August 15, 2022

August 15 designated as Michael Basham Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Michael Basham has served the Town of Greenwich diligently including two terms as a member of the Representative Town Meeting from District 2; and

WHEREAS, Mike had significant succ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: August 5, 2022

August 5: Community Connections from Fred

Photo courtesy of Westchester County.

We have arranged for Westchester County officials to hold a community forum about the pending update of the Westchester County Airport Master Plan. We hope that you mark the calendar to join the discussion on what is o...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 29, 2022

July 29: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Greenwich Fire Department.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Congratulations and best wishes to four of Greenwich’s bravest.

On Thursday, Lt. Charles Teichert (31 years of service), and Firefighters Victor Eimicke (36 years o...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 22, 2022

July 22: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Mother Nature certainly isn’t disappointing us with the hazy, hot and humid conditions this week. With the forecast of this oppressive heat wave continuing through Monday, I hope that residents who need ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022 designated as Americans with Disabilities Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 29, 2022

July 29 designated as Lieutenant Patrick "Zinger" Gordiski Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Patrick "Zinger" Gordiski started his firefighting career in the Port Chester Fire Department in Brooksville Engine Co. 5 on April 2, 1967. He was hired by the Greenwich Fire Depa...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 19, 2022

July 19: First Selectman Camillo’s statement on downtown attempted mugging

The recent incident on Greenwich Avenue, described in the GPD statement below, is a reminder that even though Greenwich recently was rated as one of the safest towns in Connecticut, we are not immune to being a target for thieves and criminal activity.&am...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 18, 2022

July 18: Community Connections from Fred / Heat Advisory

 Credit: State of Connecticut

The heat index and forecast for this week from the state of Connecticut. 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors. With the onset of an extended heat wave this week, I have announced the opening of ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 15, 2022

July 15: Community Connections from Fred

Photo by Barb Heins.

As part of National Parks & Recreation Month, a proclamation was presented to our Parks & Recreation Department leadership this week. From left, Griff Harris Golf Operations Manager Steve Pyo, Assistant P&R Director Blaize ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 14, 2022

July 14 designated as Bastille Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, France was the first power to ally itself in 1778 with the newly born United States of America, and contributed to its independence with financial and military support during the American R...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 17, 2022

July 17 designated as "Greenwich Founders Day"

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, On July 18, 1640, Watertown, Massachusetts neighbors Robert Feake and Daniel Patrick jointly purchased land in Old Greenwich from the local Munsee Indians; and

WHEREAS, The Munsee agreed to ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 18, 2022

July 18 designated as Anne Becker Egbert Youth Conservation Program Founder Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Anne Egbert founded the Greenwich Youth Conservation program in 1978; and

WHEREAS, Since the Greenwich Youth Conservation Program was founded, it has offered more than 3,500 Greenwich teens ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 8, 2022

July 8: Community Connections from Fred

 Contributed photo.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Go Thunder Red! Please join me in wishing the OGRCC Thunder Red baseball team a successful run at the 2022 World Series being held in Cooperstown, NY – the birthplac...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 11, 2022

July 11 designated as Parks and Recreation Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Department of Parks and Recreation is an integral part of the Greenwich community, promoting health and wellness, and improving our physical and mental health; and

WHEREAS, Parks and Rec...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Greenwich July 2nd Fireworks Cancelled Due to Forecast

The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation held a joint meeting this morning with the Office of the First Selectman, Greenwich Police, Greenwich Fire, and the Town’s Emergency Manager to review the weather forecast for tomorrow and make a ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 30, 2022

June 30 designated as Chief Joe Ferretti Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Joe Ferretti served the Milbrook Community for 12 years as The Milbrook Owners Association Chief of Security beginning May 10th, 2010; and

WHEREAS, Joe answered the call and has been a true ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 1, 2022

July 1 designated as Robert Joseph Capazzo Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Robert Joseph Capazzo, Bob as we know him, has earned the Greenwich Sentinel Foundation award joining the ranks of Sentinels Jim Heavey, Jim Lemler, Susan Wohlforth, James McArdle, Pamela P...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 29, 2022

June 29 designated as Thomas M. "TK" Keegan Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, We are here today to express special recognition to Thomas M.”TK” Keegan and to honor him for his distinguished 45-year career with the Greenwich Police Department; and

WHEREAS, TK began his...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 24, 2022

June 24: Community Connections from Fred

Free Music Fridays Logo & 2022 Schedule

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Congratulations graduates!

The Greenwich High School commencement on Thursday evening certainly was a welcome return to post-COVID normalcy. It was a wonderful ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of our 682 hi...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 22, 2022

June 22 designated as Greenwich High School Class of 2022 Avid Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Greenwich Alliance for Education was founded in 2006 as a partner with the Greenwich Public Schools, to drive innovation, opportunity and access in learning to empower all students to a...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration in Greenwich

Juneteenth Flag

By First Selectman, Fred CamilloIt was a great turnout on Friday afternoon for the Town’s inaugural Juneteenth commemoration in front of Town Hall. 
About 75 people joined me and our Board of Selectmen, members of our state Delegation, a...
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First Selectman
Posted on: June 12, 2022

June designated as Pride Month

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, the Town of Greenwich proudly supports the rights of every citizen to experience equality and freedom from discrimination; and

WHEREAS, all people regardless of age, gender identify, race, c...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 17, 2022

June 17: Community Connections from Fred

Contributed photo.

A diamondback turtle - they're making a comeback at Greenwich Point Park.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

Remembering First Selectman Rebecca Breed

It is with great sadness that we honor the memory of...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 14, 2022

June 14 designated as Flag Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution adopting a flag for our new Nation - the United States of America with the resolution specifying 13 alternating red and white ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 10, 2022

June 10: Community Connections from Fred

Firefighter Kevin Coyner helps a Japanese School student try on turn-out gear.

Photo: Barb Heins.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

Students learn about Greenwich firefighting

This week marked another return to some pre-COVID normalcy. The ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 3, 2022

June 3: Community Connections from Fred

Photo via Pexels.com.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

Help minimize the noise

The warmer weather is now allowing us to open our windows and let in Mother Nature. Nothing beats the fresh air blowing inside our homes – except for...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 2, 2022

June 2 designated as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, violence prevention is a core function of a civil society and everyone’s desire is to live in a safe, healthy, hopeful, and free community; and

WHEREAS, in 2021, there were 238 gun...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 27, 2022

May 27: Community Connections from Fred

Contributed photo.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Greenwich’s Memorial Day weekend is filled with many events to honor our veterans who so honorably answered the call to duty.

This weekend we shall also honor the memories of the 10 vict...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Ride-A-Bike Week was a rolling success

The recent Ride-A-Bike Week garnered a lot of attention from website visitors, its announcement the second-most viewed news item in the last month.

First Selectman Fred Camillo proclaimed the week of May 1-7, 2022 Ride a Bike Week in Greenwich, to raise aw...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 26, 2022

May 26 designated as D. Gifford Reed Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, D. Gifford Reed (Giff) has served as a member of the Greenwich Lions Club for more than 60 years; and

WHEREAS, Giff Reed has been an extraordinary Lion serving our community with unswerving ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 13, 2022

June 13 designated as Whitby Wildcat Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Deepa Javeri has successfully led the Whitby School as Board Chair for three years and is leaving Whitby School better than she found it; and

WHEREAS, Deepa has made lasting contributions to...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Memorial Day 2022 Events

MEMORIAL DAY 2022 Events

 

MAY 28

  • 10:30 a.m. Cos Cob VFW 10112 wreath ceremony. Strickland Road war memorial, across from the Greenwich Historical Society.

MAY 29

  • 2 p.m. Byram Veterans Association annual parade and ceremony. (Starts at the Vets clubho...
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First Selectman
Posted on: May 20, 2022

May 20: Community Connections from Fred

Contributed photo.

The invasive weed garlic mustard is the focus of a park cleanup this weekend.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

Weeding out garlic mustard

Join the Friends of Pomerance, Pinetum & Tuchman Park – in...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 21, 2022

May 21-27 designated as North American Safe Boating Week

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Approximately 800 people die each year in boating-related accidents in the U.S.; nearly 80% of these fatalities are caused by drowning; and

WHEREAS, The vast majority of th...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 13, 2022

May 13: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Courtesy of Flinn Gallery.

The Akinori Matsumoto sound and shadow exhibition at the Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Seven Greenwich businesses have been selected to participate in a new program for...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 13, 2022

May 13 designated as Horizons at Brunswick School Awareness and Giving Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Horizons at Brunswick School, an academic and enrichment program serving 130 Greenwich Public School boys from limited financial means, aims to improve the academic outcome of its ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 15, 2022

May 15-21 designated as National Public Works Week

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Department of Public Works was established on January 1,1940; and

WHEREAS, The Department's functions are distributed across six divisions: Engineering, Highwa...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 6, 2022

May 6: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Greenwich Prevention Council.

The Greenwich Prevention Council and Arch Street will be hosting a special event for teens and their families about substance misuse and mental health challenges.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

The mont...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Setting the Record Straight on the Proposed Greenwich Avenue Improvements

Op-ed from First Selectman Fred Camillo

Setting the Record Straight on the Proposed Greenwich Avenue Improvements

May 6, 2022 - I want to address the recent misinformation regarding the proposed Greenwich Avenue intersection improvement project that the Rep...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 5, 2022

May 5 designated as National Day of Prayer

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The National Day of Prayer is an American tradition first proclaimed by the Continental Congress in 1779; and

WHEREAS, The Declaration of Independence, our first statement as Americ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 6, 2022

May 6 designated as Law Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Rule of Law is a fundamental concept undergirding justice, freedom, and representative government; and

WHEREAS, The Rule has been a guiding ideal of constitutional gove...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 10, 2022

May designated as Mental Health Awareness Month

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use creating an unprecedented mental health crisis across our country; and

WHEREAS, Anxiety was ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 12, 2022

May 12- December 31 designated as Discover Greenwich 90th Anniversary Celebration

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Today, May 12 through December 31, 2022 will be declared ‘Discover Greenwich 90th Anniversary Celebration’; and

WHEREAS, Greenwich Historical Society re...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 29, 2022

April 29: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Contributed photo

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

Time for spring cleaning

There are plenty of cleanup events planned in the coming days and weeks including the Live Like Luke cleanup at Greenwich Point tomorrow.

Spring clea...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 25, 2022

May 1-7 Greenwich Ride-A-Bike-Week

For Immediate Release

 

GREENWICH, CT – First Selectman Fred Camillo has proclaimed the week of May 1-7, 2022 Ride a Bike Week in Greenwich, to raise awareness about the convenience, fun and health benefits of two-wheeled transportation a...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 22, 2022

April 22: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Contributed photo

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to l...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 25, 2022

April 25 designated as Josie Monroe Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Longevity of life is a blessing for an individual and for a community which benefits from the knowledge, creativity, and experiences this individual brings to all; and

WHEREAS, The Town of G...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 22, 2022

April 22 designated as Earth Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, A national Earth Day was established in 1970 to focus attention on the importance of our environment; and

WHEREAS, Earth Day was created to increase awareness of how fragil...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 27, 2022

April 27 designated as Greenwich Arbor Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, In 1872 J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees; and

WHEREAS, This holiday, called Arbor ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 29, 2022

April 29 designated as Stand Against Racism Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Town of Greenwich, Connecticut proudly supports YWCA Greenwich in recognition of Stand Against Racism; and

WHEREAS, Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to r...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 30, 2022

April 30 designated as National Therapy Animal Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Pet Partners has designated April 30 as National Therapy Animal Day; and

WHEREAS, Pet Partners therapy animal teams in the Town of Greenwich play an essential role in improving human health ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 1, 2022

May 1-7 designated as Greenwich Ride-A-Bike-Week

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, May is our national bicycling month. On May 1 our country celebrates Ride-a-Bike Day and on May 4 Bike & Roll-to-School Day; and

WHEREAS, A Global Cycle Day is celebrat...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 2, 2022

May 2 designated as Ed Fox Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Ed Fox served his country in the Navy for six years in Vietnam and on May 2,1972 twenty-nine-year-old Ed Fox joined the East Port Chester Volunteer Fire Department as a probationary fireman...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 13, 2022

April 13: Community Connections from Fred

Photo credit: Contributed photo

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

When you dial 911 in Greenwich, the Public Safety Dispatchers are the first line emergency responders to take your call. This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week an...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 8, 2022

April 8: Community Connections from Fred

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Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Grassroots efforts certainly do pay off. I want to thank our residents who collaboratively worked with our state legislative delegation and our Department of Public Works staff to convinc...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 7, 2022

First Selectman Camillo issues update on 1-95 project

First Selectman Fred Camillo is pleased to announce that the state Department of Transportation is withdrawing its plan for the refurbishment of the 1-95 corridor from Exit 2 to Exit 6.

"Governor Lamont has informed me that he has directed the DOT to ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 1, 2022

April 1: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

Our Department of Public Works has marked the successful completion of a complex multi-year project that began back in 2011 – the replacement of almost all the Old Greenwich Common Force Main.

This critic...

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First Selectman
Posted on: April 12, 2022

April 12 designated as Education and Sharing Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, A quality education is one of the significant foundations for the continuing success of our state, our country, and our society at large; and in the town of Greenwich we strive for...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 25, 2022

March 25: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

I am pleased to announce that our biannual Resident Satisfaction Survey which benchmarks our strengths and identifies areas we can improve our service to residents is complete and now available for your review.

To ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 24, 2022

2021 Resident Satisfaction Survey Results

PRESS RELEASE

 

2021 Greenwich Resident Satisfaction Survey Results

 

 

GREENWICH, CT – Improvement to the level of and quality of services the Town of Greenwich provides its residents continues to be a top priority of First Selectma...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

March 25 designated as Greek Independence Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, with the fall of the Byzantine Empire, in 1453, in 1821 the Greek people had been under Ottoman rule for almost four centuries; and

WHEREAS, in 1814, a secret organization ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 26, 2022

March 26 designated as Nancy Spezzano Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Nancy Phyllis DePreta Spezzano was born on Sunday, March 26th, 1922 in Stamford to Giuseppe (Joseph) DePreta and Maria Pia DePreta, both immigrants from the small hillside town of Settefrat...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 18, 2022

March 18: Community Connections from Fred

3.18.22 flags flying in front of Greenwich, CT Town Hall

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

This week I had the opportunity to represent our great Town in Hartford by testifying before the General Assembly’s Planning and Development Committee which is considering two proposed bills that, if app...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 11, 2022

March 11: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

It was a privilege to gather with staff, volunteers and donors of the Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter yesterday and present them with the proclamation of American Red Cross Month proclamation.

The ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 8 designated as Evelyn Fiore Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Evelyn Fiore is 104 years young as of March 8th 2022, and has lived through the Spanish Flu, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, COVID (of which she was hospitalized for and survived), 18 differ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 4, 2022

March 4: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

I was proud to stand in solidarity with 200 of our residents who are of Ukrainian heritage or have ties to Ukraine this week. The rally event was organized by Town residents Olga Litvinenko and Dr. Inna Lazar, who...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 4, 2022

March 4 designated as Frances Carino Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Francesca (Frances) Amuso Carino was born March 4, 1922 to Pasquale and Catherine Dascoli Amuso. She is one of six children. Her siblings are three younger sisters, Florence Arita, Theresa ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: March 10, 2022

March designated as American Red Cross Month

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, In Greenwich, the Red Cross has a long history of helping our neighbors in need.  The Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter responded to nearly 150 local disasters in the...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 25, 2022

February 25: Community Connections from Fred

Scouting for food flyer

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

COVID Update

It appears our efforts to stem the COVID tide is paying off.

I am happy to share with you the news that for the first time in seven months, none of the patients at Greenwich Hospital are being treated f...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 24, 2022

First Selectman Camillo announces change in Town Hall opening

GREENWICH, CT – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory with a forecast of snow, sleet, freezing rain and possibly rain that is expected to begin overnight tonight and into Friday morning. In the interest in the health ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 24, 2022

February 24 designated as Rare Disease Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, One in every ten Americans has a rare disease and over 300 million people around the world are living with a rare disease; and

WHEREAS, There are over 7,000 identified rare...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 18, 2022

February 18: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

COVID Update

The decrease in the number of new COVID cases and hospitalizations continues. I hope that as many residents return from mid-winter recess, the trend will not reverse itself.

As of today, February 18, Gr...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 11, 2022

February 11: Community Connections from Fred

Community Centers Inc (CCI) bake sale

Image Courtesy of Community Centers Inc.

Stop by Town Hall on Valentine's Day for special homemade holiday treats made by Community Centers Inc. students. The bake sale will be held in the lobby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Greetings Greenwich ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 4, 2022

February 4: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors. 

 

It was a harbinger of spring this week to see flocks of robins on the lawns of Town Hall. Perhaps they didn’t hear that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow = six more weeks of winter wea...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 1, 2022

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2022 AARP Tax Poster

First Selectman
Posted on: January 28, 2022

January 28: Community Connections from Fred

Credit: Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors. 

 

As a major weekend winter storm barrels towards Connecticut, snowfall predictions have increased during the past several...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 30, 2022

Greenwich Snow Emergency to be Lifted

JANUARY 30, 2022

GREENWICH, CT. – The Greenwich Board of Selectmen has voted to lift the snow emergency imposed for the weekend Nor’easter that dropped about 8 inches snow across Town.

At a special meeting Sunday afternoon, January 30, t...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 25, 2022

First Selectman Camillo explains concept for downtown traffic upgrades

GREENWICH, CT – Last week, the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works (DPW)

presented two potential intersection improvement projects on Greenwich Avenue at the

Planning and Zoning Commission’s pre-application meeting.

During this p...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 21, 2022

January 21: Community Connections from Fred

cold thermometer

Photo Credit: Unsplash.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

COVID-19 updates

There appears to be a promising downward trend in the number of COVID cases in our schools and of those being treated at Greenwich Hospital.

This week, the...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 14, 2022

January 14: Community Connections from Fred

Credit: National Weather Service.

Details of what to expect when the severe weather arrives in Connecticut this weekend.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors. 

 

There is some severe winter weather, with bitter cold temperatures buffete...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 16, 2022

January 16 designated as Religious Freedom Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Religious Freedom was the first among rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution to protect all people to think, express and act upon what they deeply believe as long as t...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 7, 2022

January 7: Community Connections from Fred

The Parsonage Cottage Junior Advisory Board is leading a fund-raising campaign to purchase a new van for the senior residence. Contributed photo.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

It took some time but we finally had our first snowstorm of the seas...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Additional COVID test kit distribution for Greenwich residents announced

GREENWICH, CT – Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo has announced plans for a second distribution of COVID-19 home test kits for residents.

The Town has received an additional allocation from the State of Connecticut.  The kits will b...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Snow storm impact on Greenwich operations

Dear Greenwich friends and neighbors,

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, effective at midnight tonight, Thursday, January 6, and continuing until noon tomorrow, Friday, January 7.  

According to the National Weather ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 3, 2022

UPDATED: Greenwich COVID test kit distribution plan

GREENWICH, CT – Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo has announced plans for the first phase to distribute approximately 6,000 COVID test kits to residents. 

The number of available kits is significantly less than the 16,020 tests the ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Greenwich COVID test kit distribution

UPDATED MON JANUARY 3, 2022

Greenwich COVID test kit distribution plan

GREENWICH, CT – Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo has announced plans for the first phase to distribute approximately 6,000 COVID test kits to residents. 

The numb...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 24, 2021

December 24: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

COVID-19 update

 

As of Thursday, December 23, Greenwich Hospital was treating 24 COVID-positive patients, with 2 in the Intensive Care Unit and 1 on a mechanical ventilator. The Yale New Haven He...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 22, 2021

First Selectman Camillo announces update to face mask requirement

With the number of residents contracting COVID-19 continuing to rise on a daily basis, First Selectman Fred Camillo announced that visitors to and employees at all Town facilities, including Town Hall, will be required to wear face masks. 

The req...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 17, 2021

December 17: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

COVID-19 update

 

As of today, Greenwich Hospital was treating 9 COVID-positive patients, with 1 in

the Intensive Care Unit.

 

In Greenwich Public Schools, as of today, there is a total of 1...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 15, 2021

December 15 designated as Arline Lomazzo Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Arline Lomazzo has dedicated 60 years of public service to our Town; and

WHEREAS, She taught at Cos Cob, Hamilton Avenue and Western Middle schools for 31 years; and

WHEREAS...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 16, 2021

December 16 designated as Thomas J. Byrne Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Thomas J. Byrne, a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, moved to Greenwich in 1984 with his wife Megan, and together they raised their four children, Joseph, Daniel...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 17, 2021

December 17 designated as Bobby Kennedy Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Bobby Kennedy, dad to Daryl, Jaden and Morgan; and

WHEREAS, He is officially the best dad in Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, Bobby is the most loved dad in Greenwich; and

WHEREAS,&am...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 20, 2021

December 20 designated as Debra Hess Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Board of Estimate and Taxation members spend countless volunteer hours on behalf of the Town of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, Time and effort, have been spent on the proper admin...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 21, 2021

December 21 designated as Andreas "Andy" Duus Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Board of Estimate and Taxation members spend countless volunteer hours on behalf of the Town of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, Time and effort, have been spent on the proper admin...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 22, 2021

December 22 designated as Elizabeth "Beth" K. Krumeich Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Board of Estimate and Taxation members spend countless volunteer hours on behalf of the Town of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, Time and effort, have been spent on the proper admin...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 23, 2021

December 23 designated as Henry "Harry" J. Fisher II Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Board of Estimate and Taxation members spend countless volunteer hours on behalf of the Town of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, Time and effort, have been spent on the proper admin...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 10, 2021

December 10: Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

There are several updates regarding Tropical Storm Ida and its impact upon our residents.

 

The FEMA field office at the Glenville Volunteer Fire Department closed operations this afternoon. For r...

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First Selectman
Posted on: December 14, 2021

December 14 designated as Carm Budkins Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Carmella “Carm” Budkins was elected Town Clerk and began her first of 15 terms as such in January 1991, being the first female Town Clerk in the Town’...

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First Selectman
Posted on: November 30, 2021

American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunities for Nonprofit Organizations

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2021

This morning the Town released a RFP for nonprofits to submit proposals to respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impact due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The RFP will be funded from a portion of the...

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First Selectman
Posted on: October 26, 2021

October 26th - Storm Update

Credit: Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. A map of the expected storm track which will arrive in Connecticut tonight and continue into Wednesday. 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

The powerful Nor’easter ty...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Easing Restrictions at Town Hall

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2021

GREENWICH, CT – Beginning Monday, November 8, 2021, visitors and employees at Town Hall will no longer be required to wear a face mask. All social distancing requirements will be eliminated. Individuals are...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Sept 17: Community Connections from Fred

Newly-appointed head golf pro Patrick Massi Jr., right, with First Selectman Fred Camillo.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

I’m pleased to announce the selection of Patrick Massi Jr. as the Head Golf Professional at the Griffith E. Harri...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Sept 10: Community Connections from Fred

Water-soaked possession waiting for disposal on Mallard Drive in Greenwich, CT on September 10, 2021.

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

The remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through our area last week and left about eight inches of rain wi...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Emergency Declaration as a result of Tropical Storm Ida

RESOLUTION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AS A RESULT OF TROPICAL STORM IDA

 

WHEREAS, under Connecticut General Statute section 28-8a, the Chief Executive Officer of a municipality in which a major d...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 3, 2021

FEMA offers Public Assistance in declared disaster areas for wide range of affected people

FEMA offers Public Assistance (PA) funds for individuals, homeowners, renters, business owners in declared disaster areas. Read the Greenwich Emergency Declaration as a result of Tropical Storm Ida.

Click the individual links below for respective offering...

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First Selectman
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Sept. 3: Community Connections from Fred

Route 1 is one of many flooded and blocked roads that caused school and other closures throughout Greenwich on September 2, 2021. 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

This week saw the start of school and a historic rain event in Greenwich. ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: August 27, 2021

August 27: Community Connections from Fred

Remediation work on the Greenwich High School fields is ongoing Monday through Saturday to keep the project moving forward as quickly as possible. Photo Credit: Greenwich Public Works 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

COVID upda...

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Posted on: August 21, 2021

Hurricane Henri Storm Impact

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Hurricane Henri is expected to arrive in Connecticut early Sunday. The track of the hurricane – as of Saturday afternoon – puts landfall further west along the Con...

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First Selectman
Posted on: August 21, 2021

Greenwich First Selectman announces changes in mask, vaccination protocols

First Selectman Fred Camillo issued an order Friday, August 20 regarding universal masking in an attempt to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the COVID-19 virus.

 

“I believe it is a small inconvenience to make this mino...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

AUG 20: Community Connections from Fred Camillo

A map of the expected storm surge from Tropical Storm Henri which will arrive in Connecticut this weekend.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.As the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread unabated, I have issued an order t...

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First Selectman
Posted on: August 13, 2021

August 13: Community Connections from Fred Camillo

A yellow tiger swallowtail butterfly gathers nectar from a butterfly bush outside Town Hall.  Photo by Barb Heins.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

This week we returned to the mandatory mask wearing in Town facilities...
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First Selectman
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Aug. 6: Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors. 

As the spread of COVID-19 is seemingly relentless and unforgiving, the time has come to make some temporary changes in how we operate here in Town. Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, all visitors and Town employ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 30, 2021

July 30: Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo

CPR Saves Lives image

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

It’s been several weeks since it was necessary for me to open my newsletter with COVID-19 news. Unfortunately, statistics in Greenwich mirror what is occurring around our state and the country &ndash...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 23, 2021

July 23: Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo

This print by Jean Marc Bara of Greenwich is part of the Greenwich Art Society exhibit that's on view at the Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.It’s difficult to imagine our country without the pr...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

July16: Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo

Holly Hill Transfer Station Environmental Operations Manager Pat Collins organized a dedication ceremony Friday morning in memory of Doug Francefort who designed and managed the Book Shed at Holly Hill. Mr. Francefort passed away last year and the shed ha...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo: July 9

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

More than 5 inches of rain from tropical storm Elsa soaked the Town today. We were fortunate that the heavy winds that were forecast did not materialize.

Our first-responders have been doing yeoman’s work...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Community Connections From Fred

Tropical Storm Elsa is on a path to impact Connecticut

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

As the hurricane season is upon us and Tropical Storm Elsa is on a path to impact Connecticut later this week, I want to take this opportunity to provide you with helpful personal safety guidelines as the Town pre...
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First Selectman
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Community Connections From Fred: Fireworks Changes for July 3

fireworks exploding

Happy Birthday America!

I hope that you will join me this July 4th as we celebrate America’s founding 245 years ago.

The annual Raise the Flag celebration returns to the steps of Town Hall at 9 a.m. Sunday – rain or shine. Every year, hu...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Community Connections from Fred Camillo: Permit Deadlines, Fourth of July...

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

We are finishing up the first week of summer and judging from the number of activities and programs scheduled around Town, we certainly aren’t in the summer doldrums.

The ribbon-cutting of the new bump-out intersec...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo: Tax bills being mailed Monday, June 21

Starting July 1, the 2021-22 Holly Hill Resource Recovery Center permits will be required to use the dump. 

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors. 

Tax bills coming 

Tax Collector Heather Smeriglio has announced that ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Greenwich Time: Selectmen plan neighborhood forums 'to hear people's concerns'

The Board of Selectmen is planning to do more direct outreach so members can hear directly from residents in different neighborhoods.

Last year, the board hosted a forum to hear from residents and merchants in downtown Greenwich about issues, including out...

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First Selectman
Posted on: June 4, 2021

June 4 Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors,

The Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works will be rehabilitating a portion of the Old Greenwich Common Force Main. This work is one segment of the Old Greenwich Common Force Main and includes the replac...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 29, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.This weekend we will celebrate Memorial Day – a day with a history that dates back to the Civil War.  

It was General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Union veterans group that was kno...

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First Selectman
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Community Newsletter from Fred Camillo

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

There is some great news from the Department of Public Works for back country residents who live on Taconic Road and North Street.

 

At 4 p.m. today, the South Stanwich Road causeway was reopened ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Town Hall Back Open for Operations - February 19, 2021

GREENWICH, CT. – Greenwich Town Hall will be open for regular business on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Please remember that offices are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 

Snow cleanup regulation...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 17, 2021

First Selectman Makes Announcement on Town Hall Operations for February 18, 2021

GREENWICH, CT. – With a moderate winter storm forecast to begin early Thursday, February 18, 2021 and continue into Friday morning, February 19, 2021, First Selectman Fred Camillo has announced that Town Hall will be closed for regular business ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Snow Emergency Lifted

GREENWICH, CT. – The Board of Selectmen approved the lifting of the snow emergency effective at 8 a.m. Monday, February 8. 

Snow depths averaged 7.5 inches around Town, according to Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha.

Town Hall is ...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 6, 2021

Greenwich Board of Selectmen Enact Snow Emergency

GREENWICH, CT. – With a forecast for another winter storm that is expected to begin in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 7, and continuing through the day, the Greenwich Board of Selectmen has imposed a snow emergency that will restric...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Snow Emergency and Town Hall Operations Updates

GREENWICH, CT. – The State of Emergency that First Selectman Fred Camillo declared on Monday, February 1, will expire at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 2.

The Board of Selectmen approved the lifting of the snow emergency effective at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 2.&...

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First Selectman
Posted on: February 1, 2021

First Selectman Declares State of Emergency; Town Hall Operations Update

GREENWICH, CT. – With the severe winter weather conditions forecasted to continue through tomorrow afternoon, Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo has declared a state of emergency for the Town.

This declaration enables Town departments to cont...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 31, 2021

Greenwich Board of Selectmen Enact Snow Emergency

 

GREENWICH, CT. – In anticipation of the Nor’easter snowstorm that is expected to begin this evening, Sunday, January 31, and continuing through Tuesday, February 2, the Greenwich Board of Selectmen has imposed a snow emergenc...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Community Connections from Fred

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors. 

Congratulations and welcome to five new Greenwich Fire Department recruits. I had the pleasure of swearing in the new firefighters this week on the apparatus floor of Central Station.

 

Ryan Crook...

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First Selectman
Posted on: January 6, 2021

First Selectman Fred Camillo Makes Statement on Washington, DC Violence

One of the most honored traditions of our great Republic is the peaceful transition of power. What is transpiring today in our Nation's Capitol is disgraceful and against everything good that this nation has stood for more than 244 years.&nbs...

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First Selectman
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on town's recovery from Tropical Storm Isaias

Good afternoon.  This is Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo with an update on our recovery from Tropical Storm Isaias. Your Town Departments have been working tirelessly to open roadways and make the community safe.  Immediately afte...

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First Selectman
Posted on: July 23, 2020

First Selectman Camillo: Young residents need to be vigilant about following Covid-19 guidelines

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Good afternoon. 

This is First Selectman Fred Camillo with a message for our younger residents and their parents. 

Most of us have been smart and respectful in following the CDC guidelines of...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

CT DEEP Commissioner Letter Supporting PAYT

Letter of Support for Greenwich PAYT Proposal from CT DEEP Commissioner:

February 19, 2020

Mr. Fred CamilloFirst SelectmanTown of Greenwich101 Field Point Rd.Greenwich, CT 06830

Dear First Selectman Camillo:

I was encouraged to see Greenwich’s decis...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Camillo sworn in as First Selectman

On a cold, snowy Sunday evening, the newest Board of Selectmen for the Town of Greenwich was sworn-in in front of a large crowd at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich.

First Selectman Fred Camillo, and Selectwomen Lauren Rabin and Jill Oberlander, each to...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

November 29 designated as Despina K. Fassuliotis Day

PROCLAMATION from Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Despina K. Fassuliotis was born in Englewood, N.J., and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., where she graduated from Walton High School in 1946; and

WHEREAS, Despina graduated with a Bachelor of Ar...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

November 26 designated as Grannick's Pharmacy Day

PROCLAMATION from Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Grannick's Pharmacy has long been a staple of the Greenwich community. It is the legacy of pharmacist and entrepreneur Irving Grannick, who was born in 1916 in New Haven. In the 1930s he ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

November 18 designated as Jill K. Oberlander Day

PROCLAMATION from Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Board of Estimate and Taxation members spend countless volunteer hours on behalf of the Town of Greenwich; and

WHEREAS, Time and effort, have been spent on the proper administration of the...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

November 16 designated as Reverend Dr. Thomas L. Nins Day

PROCLAMATION from Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Nins has dedicated 20 years of faithful service as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Greenwich. During this time Rev. Nins earned the Doctorate of Ministry Deg...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Greenwich grows customer service improvements

As my office is assembling the final report for FY19 Community First Goals, I can’t help but reflect on the tremendous progress the Town has made on customer service. Upon entering office, the Town didn’t have a formal customer service training program an...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Greenwich ‘Parade of Champions’ Date Announced

GREENWICH, CT - Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei is pleased to announce that a date for a “Parade of Champions,” to honor the accomplishments of the Greenwich High School Cardinal athletic teams has been selected.

The Cardinal football team won the...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Town of Greenwich Hires Parking Services Consultant

GREENWICH, CT –  The Town of Greenwich has engaged an independent parking management consultant to review Town Parking Services operations.

The Chicago-based firm of SP Plus Corporation was the successful bidder selected by a seven-membe...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Greenwich Announces Decision on School Resource Officer Assignments

GREENWICH, CT - Town of Greenwich First Selectman and Police Commissioner Peter J. Tesei announced on Friday that beginning with the start of the 2018-19 school year the Greenwich Police Department will assign a second School Resource Officer (SRO) at Gre...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Greenwich Time: Selectmen plan neighborhood forums 'to hear people's concerns'

The Board of Selectmen is planning to do more direct outreach so members can hear directly from residents in different neighborhoods.

Last year, the board hosted a forum to hear from residents and merchants in downtown Greenwich about issues, including out...

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