May 13 eEdition

“It was pretty comical as we shared stories of our misadventures in the 1970’s. What emerged was a wonderment of how we, today’s parents, are so different from our own.” - from this week’s editorial on page 6. Sentinel Greenwich $1 . 75

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Sailors Compete at Indian Harbor Wednesday

Our Neighborhoods S Over the next few weeks you may notice that your paper is coming one week and not the next. This is because the Greenwich Sentinel is working to cover a larger area of Greenwich by rotating some of the delivery routes. We currently print approximately 20,000 copies each week, so we need to rotate about 8,000 in order to ensure everyone has a chance to receive the paper. You can always pick up the paper for free at the local libraries or buy a subscription on the website at www.greenwichsentinel.com to ensure delivery each week. We appreciate your understanding while we introduce the Greenwich Sentinel to all of Greenwich! DOWNTOWN S Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. – 2:-00 p.m. Police Day Greenwich held at Public Safety Complex. Operational demonstrations by K9 Unit with an appearance by Officer Asphalt. Rain or shine. S Tuesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Luncheon held at Hyatt Regency Greenwich (1800 E. Putnam Ave.) Join the iconic annual luncheon as the Chamber honors the town heroes. Categories include: Best Small Business, Best Corporate, Pray Excellence in Achievement and many more. Call 203-869-3500 for ticket cost and more details. S Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Heroin – A discussion of the growing Heroin problem in Fairfield County, held at Second Congregational Church (139 E. Putnam Ave.) Fresh off his recent article in Greenwich Magazine, Timo t hy Duma s w i l l l e ad a discussion about the growing opioid use epidemic in Greenwich and how it often leads to heroin use over time. COS COB S Sunday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Curiosit y Concer ts Presents Russian Duo held at Garden Education Center (130 Bi b l e S t .) Ol e g K r ug l y a kov, ba la laika v irtuoso, and Terr y Boyarsky, masterful pianist, offer an introduction to classical music and Russian folk music. Free, but reservations required at www. CuriosityConcerts.org. S Wednesday, May 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cos Cob Park Field Dedication. The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation a nnounc e s t hat t he at h le t ic playing field at Cos Cob Park will be dedicated in honor of former State Rep. and State Senator Emil “Bennie” Benvenuto; the man who was responsible for acquiring the property for the Town of Greenwich. OLD GREENWICH S Saturday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. –11:30 p.m. Br uce Museum’s Renaissance Ball held at Greenwich Country Club. The gala will include entertainment by the Starlight Orchestra Band, casino tables, a martini bar, a photo booth and more. All are welcome to join in the festivities in an evening honoring Sachiko and Lawerence Goodman for their extensive commitment, leadership and spirited generosity to the Bruce Museum. S Sunday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. OGRCC Family Bike Ride starting and finishing at Old Greenwich Elementary School (285 Sound Beach Ave.) Join family, friends and neighbors on a 6.1-mile easy bike ride from Old Greenwich to Tod’s Point and back again. Benefitting Greenwich Safe Cycling and t he OGRCC Schola rsh ip Program. Family $25. Adults $10, Children 12-under $5. S Sunday, May 15, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Astronomy Lecture – “LIGO: Gravitational Waves Discovered!” held at Bruce Museum. In February, it was announced that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was able to “listen in” on the moments before a black hole binary system. Prof. Kendall will discuss this important event.

Parking Payment Options for a Hassle-Free Summer By Michelle Moskowitz Sentinel Correspondent F or many Greenwich residents, outdoor summer fun includes

S t a t e S en . L . S c o t t F r a n t z , R - 3 6 t h Di s t r i c t , r e c e i ve d h i s p a r t y ’s u n a n i mo u s endorsement Tuesday evening for a fifth term. W i t h r e m a r k a b l e consistency, Frantz accepted his party’ nomination in the same location he accepted his first nomination in 2008 and his subsequent nominations, at the Arch Street teen center. He wa s nomi nat ed by Steven Walko, Republican Town Committee chairman w h o p r a i s e d F r a n t z a s “an exceptional leader, an exceptional senator, a friend and a patriot.” Walko went on to describe Frantz’s leadership as “coming from actions, from saying and doing what is right. In Scott we have a difference maker.” Jame s McLaugh l i n, of New Canaan seconded the nomination saying Frantz is “a man who can work with both parties, both sides of the aisle.” day trips to the beach, outdoor tennis matches, and frequent v i s i t s t o t own pa rk s a nd recreational areas for kids. We’ve reached that time of year when town residents must register for their park/ beach access passes (required f rom May 2 t hrough Oc t . 31) by visiting Town Hall for applications and registration. Residents who have a valid 2015 park pass may renew t he i r s on l i ne at webt r ac . greemwichct.com. Summer days also include shopping, dining out, and, of course, visiting local ice cream shops. If you’re ever stuck looking for quarters for the parking meter, one thing to make the ease of summer flow is the town’s Smart Cards. T h e Sma r t C a r d i s a convenient way to pay for park ing at park ing meters on Greenwich Avenue and the side streets. To use the card, simply inser t it into the slot (located next to the

Sp e a k i ng t o abou t 5 0 delegates and suppor ters, Frantz spoke of the need to get the state’s fiscal house in order saying he is concerned but optimistic. “As you know, we’re facing incredible fiscal deficits that we’ve never seen before in the history of Connecticut. It’s pretty daunting.” “I ’ve never been more optimistic because people are starting to get it all across Connecticut,” said Frantz referring to the importance of having a realistic plan to balance the budget. “Our party put together a budget that had no new taxes, added back in social services, made structural changes, did things that the state desperately needs.” “I am optimistic because we have great leadership in the party right now in Hartford.” Democrats are scheduled to conduct their endorsement convention later this month. loadable and can be purchased at t he town of Greenwich Pa rk i ng Ser v ice s Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a one-time fee of $5 for the card, and they are available in $10, $20 or $50 denominations. Smart Cards cannot be replaced if they are quarter slot) and the card will automatically add time to the meter in 25-cent increments while deducting that amount from the value on your card. Sm a r t C a r d s a r e r e -

lost, so keep them in a safe place. To purchase a Smart Card, visit the Department of Parking Services at Town Hall or call (203) 618-3060. But wh i le Sma r t Ca rds save time and energy (not to mention parking tickets) for Greenwich residents, the town is in the process of phasing out parking meters altogether and moving to multi-space meters and a pay by phone system. The upgrade allows users to pay with cash, coins,

credit cards and smartphones. Th i s s ystem i s a l ready i n place at the following parking lots in town: Island Beach, Horeseneck, the BOE North, Gr igg St reet , and Ma son/ Milbank and Benedict North and South lots. The MSM machine works like an ATM. Patrons type in their license plate number and follow the step-by-step instructions on the screen, or pay by phone using the Pa rkMobi le app found i n

the App Store (iPhone) or on Google Play (Android phones). Users must sign up for the app and input the parking zone number for that lot. There is a minimal convenience fee for using the app. Greenwich Avenue, along with its side streets, will take about a year or two before t r a n s it i on i ng t o t he new system, so smart cards are still the key to hassle-free parking. Visit greenwichct.org for more information.

Frantz Nominated for State Senate Re-Election Run

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