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T he slated hiring of a new permanent superintendent for Greenwich Public Schools next spring will mark the fifth superintendent (permanent and interim) to serve in the position since the start of the 2009 school year. Now the district wants input from stakeholders and the public in identifying the qualities most desired in the next superintendent. A superintendent search survey was sent out to GPS parents earlier this month, and all members of the community are invited to participate. The district has put in place a search firm, Ray & Associates, to conduct the search for the next superintendent. The district-wide survey features 33 qualities and characteristics of a potential candidate, and it asks for the public to highlight 10 most important qualities they want to see in the next superintendent. Qualities listed include, “Is willing to listen to input, but is a decision maker,” “Is a strong communicator; speaking, listening and writing,” and “Has experience in the management of district resources and knowledge of sound fiscal procedures.” The on l i ne su r vey, wh ich c an be reached on t he GPS website GreenwichSchools.org, has a deadline of Wednesday, Oct. 19. “Ray & Associates has been in the school executive search business since 1975 and has a long and successful track record in securing superintendents for numerous school districts all across the country,” said Board of Education Chair Laura Erickson in the release. The board will hold a pair of community forums as part of the community engagement phase on Monday, Oct. 17 for public comment on the search. The first meeting of the day will be held in the Town Hall Meeting Room at 9:30 a.m., while another hour session will be held at Julian Curtiss School at 7 p.m. The search process will culminate in the appointment of a new superintendent next spring, effective for the 2017-2018 school year. “The Board believes the firm’s national reach and experience will be invaluable in attracting a strong candidate pool,” Erickson stated. “We look forward to working with Ray & Associates in the coming months to engage the community BOE Seeks Public Input on Superintendent By Evan Triantafilidis Sentinel Reporter
Community Calendar................ 5 & B4 Editorial............................................ 6 Faith................................................. 8 Obituaries....................................... 10 Business.................. ....................... 12 Real Estate...................................... 14 Entertainment................................ B1 Sports............................................. B2 Contents OLD GREENWICH S Sunday, October 16, 10 am to 3 pm. Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Open House held at 207 Sound Beach Ave. Sound Beach firefighters and water rescue team members will be on hand to show off our firehouse, apparatus and equipment. Demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Adults, children and families are all welcome to come visit. S G r e e nw i c h A l l i a n c e f o r Education Chidren’s Book Drive held at multiple locations until October 18. As part of Greenwich Reads Together, the Greenwich Alliance for Education is hosting a children’s book drive with collection bins available at Greenwich Library, Cos Cob Library, Byram Shubert Library and at the Perrot Library. Books must be in good condition, no reference books. All books will be given out to children at the Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday, October 19. BANKSVILLE S Saturday, October 15, 3 to 7 p.m. Halloween Party at the Banksville Community House (12 Banksville Rd.). Come in costume and enjoy hayrides, a candy bar, photo booth, bounce house, games, a "haunted" club house and more. $10 per child. Bake sale and Chicken Joe's available for an additional charge. Rain or shine. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 4. More info. at firstname.lastname@example.org. DOWNTOWN S Wednesday, October 19, 11 am. The Gre enw ich Re t i red Men’s Association presents Andy Bramante “Teaching High School St udent s to Excel i n Science Research” speaker presentation held at the First Presby terian Chu r ch (1 W. Pu t nam Ave) Bramante, a GHS science teacher, will discuss his approach behind his incredible success and will describe several of his students winning projects. For more information, visit GreenwichRMA.org or contact email@example.com. S Thursday, October 20, 12:30 pm to 2 pm. Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s Women Who Matter Luncheon at the Millbrook Club (61 Woodside Dr.) Guest speaker Lisa Lori, owner of The Perfect Provenance, is the head of a national fundraising program for Operation Smile called Three Little Bears, which has raised more than $2 million to date. $50 per person, $475 table of ten. Register at GreenwichChamber. com, email greenwichchamber@ greenwichchamber.com or call 203- 869-3500 for more information. COS COB S Saturday, October 15, 10:30 am to noon. Genealogy, Lineage Societies and The Key to Successful Applications program held at the Cos Cob Library (5 Sinawoy Rd.) Kathleen Tesluk, Registrar of the New Canaan chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will help attendees learn how to find out whether they are qualified to join a lineage society and will give tips for submitting a successful application.
Greenwich native Sam Romeo, chairman on the town's Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners, as well as WGCH 1490AM radio host and business owner, was honored by the St. Lawrence Society Monday. Romeo helped raise the Italian flag at Town Hall on Columbus Day and was also honored during a dinner reception at the St. Lawrence Club later in the evening. In its 29th annual event, the St. Lawrence Society honors an Italian-American Greenwich resident on Columbus Day. (John Ferris Robben photo)
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Town Enacts Second Phase of Water Restriction By Evan Triantafilidis Sentinel Reporter
A s Greenwich ’s water supply steadily decreases, the urgency of the water shortage has reached a new high with the enactment of Phase 2 of the town’s emergency ordinance. Ac cord i ng to Aqua r ion Water Company’s latest data, the reservoir system as a whole serving Greenwich sits just below 28 percent of capacity. However, that low percentage doesn’t Water is being pumped from the Bargh Reservoir in Stamford to Putnam Reservoir in Greenwich via above-ground pipes. (Evan Triantafilidis photo) See WATER on Page 11
T he 35th annual Bruce Museum Outdoor Art Festival did not disappoint as artists of various backgrounds and nationalities set up their booths to display vivid paintings, winding sculptures, and provocative photographs. “There can be no doubt that this was the finest group of artists we have ever had exhibiting in 35 years,” said Sue Brown, the Bruce Museum festival director. “This weekend the museum grounds were transformed into 85 mini galleries. Each one was unique 'Not Your Typical Art Show' at Bruce Museum By Chéye Roberson Sentinel Correspondent
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GHS Hall of Fame Set to Induct New Members Quite the familiar face around Greenwich High School for over four decades, George Chelwick is most notable for filming the GHS football games from 1970- 2012. Chelwick, along with several other past Greenwich High standouts, will be inducted into the Greenwich High School Sports Hall of Fame tomorrow as a part of Homecoming weekend at the school. (photo courtesy of the Greenwich High School Sports Hall of Fame) I t's Homecoming weekend at Greenwich High School and the 2016 GHS Sports Hall of Fame will begin with a pre-game introduction prior to the kick off at the football game against Trumbull. The class of 2016 will be introduced on the field at Cardinal Stadium at 2:45 p.m. and the induction ceremony and banquet will begin following the game at the Greenwich Water Club from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the GHS athletic office, online at GHShalloffame. com or call 203-863-8889.
Artist Julia Gilmore stands next to her work during Sunday's Bruce Museum Outdoor Art Show. (Chéye Roberson photo)
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