Abraham Lincoln

Editorial: Independence Day Musings

We are getting a bit out in front on writing about Independence Day, but with good reason. Next Thursday, the day our paper is typically printed and delivered, falls on the 4th of July. With many people away for the weekend, or otherwise engaged, we decided a week off from the printed edition would be in order… especially since our printer will be closed! Our reporters will still be reporting, and stories will be added to the website and social media daily. read more...

Editorial: A High Note

This has been an emotional week for many.  Monday brought with it our annual opportunity to support our federal and state governments by filing our taxes. Despite knowing this event occurs every year at this time, many seem to wait until the last possible moment to complete their taxes. As we stood in line for 30-minutes at the post office, we vowed (yet, again) that next year we would complete them sooner! read more...

Judges Set for Annual Shakespeare Competition

The 32nd annual Shakespeare Competition for Greenwich, Stamford and other Connecticut high school students will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library. The competition, which is free and open to the public, is jointly sponsored by the Greenwich Branch of the English-Speaking Union, the Smith College Club of Greenwich-Stamford and The Friends of the Greenwich Library. Competition co-chairs are Anne Hall Elser of the ESU and Caterina Kavanagh of the Smith College Club. read more...

Editorial: Creating Our Own Future

We can empathize with Dorothy when L. Frank Baum has her utter that tantalizing line, “Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore.” What a difference the turn of the calendar year can make, both tangible and intangible. The holidays brought record-breaking warmth to our area. The chatter at parties turned often to the almost forgotten subject of climate change. Fast forward to this week and it is our teeth that are chattering as children go to school in single digit temperatures. It is almost as if we needed the contrasting weathers to ensure we knew that a new year was beginning. And we are at a new beginning. read more...