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The Gre enwi ch Sent i ne l Founda t i on l JULY 14 , 2017

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State Nixes Eversource's Hybrid Line Plan An All-Underground Line Through Bruce Park is Still Being Considered By Richard Kaufman

Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Greenwich Sidewalk Sale Days, through July 16. This popular event features over 120 retail stores and attracts hundreds of shoppers to Greenwich Avenue and the nearby streets in downtown Greenwich to find savings on clothing, jewelry, accessories, gifts and more from participating retailers, restaurants a nd bu s i n e s s e s . Fo r mo r e information, call 203-869-3500 or visit.Greenwichchamber.com, for a complete list of participating retail stores. BACKCOUNTRY S Wednesday, July 19. The Junior Town Championship Tournament will take place at the Griffith E. Harris golf course with a rain date of Wednesday, July 26. Boys will have two f lights for ages 10-13 and one flight for ages 14-17. Girls will have one flight for ages 10- 13 and one for 14-17. Applications are available at the course pro shop, and must be submitted by Friday, July 14. For additional information, contact Joe Felder at 203-531-7261. S T hu r s d a y, Ju l y 2 0 . T he Greenwich Women's Golf Club will be hosting a charity golf tournament with all proceeds going to Kids In Crisis, a charity that provides support to kids in Fairfield County dealing with hardship. For more information about playing or supporting the event, contact Amanda Oliva at aoliva@psgins.com or 203-536- 3897. S Sunday, July 23, 1 to 3 p.m. Join the Greenwich Audubon to discover how local wildlife are adapted to deal with the summer heat. Also learn all about temperature! Activities include crafts, animals and a nature walk, weather permitting. This event is fun for children age two to six, and costs $5 for members, $8 for non- members. RSVP to Eli at 203-930- 1349 or eschaffer@audubon.org S Wednesday, July 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Head to the Louise Mueller Preserve for the Greenwich Land Trust member picnic. Don't forget to bring a picnic dinner, snacks and drinks for your family, as well as games and activities. To become a member, visit gltrust.org COS COB S Wednesday, July 19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The staff and friends of the Cos Cob library welcome back the exceptional mime, Robert Rivest. Using mime, comedy and interactive playfulness, Rivest shares mindful ways that we can all work together to build a brighter, kinder future. This is a family show with a lot of audience participation. For more information, call the library at 203-622-6883. OLD GREENWICH S Sunday, July 16, 5 p.m. Come enjoy the sounds of the children's band, Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets at the Seaside Garden in Greenwich Point. Be sure to bring chairs, blankets and refreshments, and your beach passes. Non-residents are urged to visit friendsofgreenwichpoint. org for Point entry and vehicle pass information. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Eastern Civ ic Center. For more i nformat ion, v isit friendsofgreenwichpoint.org

P lans for the proposed Greenwich substation and line project were altered earlier this week, as Eversource withdrew its application for its roposed Modified Project (PMP), which called for a hybrid overhead-underground construction of power lines connecting a new substation on Railroad Avenue to the existing to the Cos Cob substation. According to maps and renderings of the PMP, overhead power lines would have hugged the Metro- North/New Haven Line railroad for the majority of the 2.1-mile stretch from Cos Cob to the new substation on Railroad Avenue. The A lt e r nat e Mod i f i ed Proj e c t (AMP), which features an all-underground, 115,000-volt transmission line through Bruce Park, connecting the Cos Cob and Railroad Avenue substations, still stands before the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC). Last night i n t he Cole Aud itor ium at t he Greenwich Public Library, the CSC sponsored a public hearing that allowed residents, business owners and other stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on the proposed project. For more details on the meeting, go to

The map of the proposed power line route has been withdrawn by Eversource earlier this week. (photo

courtesy of Eversource) See POWER on Page 10

G reenwich’s biggest shopping extravaganza is underway, as the town is celebrating another Sidewalk Sale Days and the Chamber of Commerce’s 100th anniversary. Packed with over 110 retail and restaurant participants, the Greenwich Sidewalk Sale is the largest outdoor sales event in Connecticut, taking place over four full days. Attendees will have the chance to find that perfect bargain or sale up and down Greenwich Avenue, as well as on Arch St., thanks in part to special permission from Town Hall. Over a dozen additional vendors will be placed on the side street just off the Avenue. “We’ve had so many request s Sidewalk Sales Keeping Town Vibrant By Richard Kaufman

Rainbows and Beach Balls...

Tom and Kelly Broadhurst and Icy and State Senator Scott Frantz captured under the double rainbow that spontaneously graced last Saturday’s Beach Ball, a fundraising event for the Greenwich Point Conservancy. To see more photos from the Beach Ball event, check out Page B4. (Courtesy of Big Picture/Moffly Media. A Bob Capazzo photo) PutnamHill Gets Marker for the Ages By Richard Kaufman See SIDEWALK on Page B6

of Historic Places in 1979. The district is named for General Israel Putnam, who was a Continental military commander in the region after the Revolutionary War broke out and was in Greenwich, formerly known as Horseneck, early in 1779. At t he c or ne r o f t he S e c ond Cong regat iona l Church, Put nam formed a 150-man militia and engaged the British brief ly, though they were outnumbered by more than 10 to one. After directing his troops to retreat and regroup on the hill now known as Put’s Hill, the general made a daring escape to evade British soldiers as they closed in by riding down the steep hill to Stamford, where he alerted the militia there. He later returned with reinforcements and took 38 prisoners. Or so goes one version

O n a warm, muggy Wednesday afternoon, elected officials, h i s tor ic pre s e r vat ion i s t s , Greenwich residents and others gathered for the dedication of the Putnam Hill Historic District Marker near the sidewalk in front of the Tomes-Higgins House on E. PutnamAvenue. The marker is sponsored by “The Townies,” a small group of Greenwich notables bonded by their love for the town; Charles Hilton Architects, which designed the marker; Cornerstone Cont r ac t i ng , wh ich helped w it h the installation; and the Greenwich Preservation Network of the Greenwich Historical Society. This is the fifth historic district sign created as part of a preservation initiative by the Network. The district joined the National Register

The PutnamHill Historic District marker, located at the corner of the Second Congregational Church. (Richard Kaufman photo)

See PUTNAM on Page B6

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