Kyle Silver

After Teen Drinking Incident, Concern & Reflection

Arch-Street-Teen-CenterAfter Teen Drinking Incident, Concern & Reflection

The huge pink mylar heart balloons were still on the stage Tuesday at the Arch Street Teen Center after a difficult weekend. Seven teenagers were taken by ambulance to Greenwich Hospital for severe intoxication last Saturday night, and several more were driven to the hospital by parents. read more...

Editorial: Teens & Pre-Gaming

This week’s planned editorial was going to be on the demolition of historic homes in our town. We decided to postpone it because a topic close to our hearts and, we believe and hope, the hearts of most Greenwich residents, reared its head in a very public way last weekend: teenage drinking and what is now referred to as “pre-gaming” by our youth. read more...

Editorial: Happy Birthday, Arch Street!

At the foot of Greenwich Harbor sits a three-story brick building that, you can almost imagine, harkens back to a time when the harbor was a hub of commerce. It looks as if it would have fit nicely in Boston Harbor or South Street Seaport and has a storied and busy maritime history. For the past quarter century, the building has had a new storied and busy history. Instead of maritime commerce, however, it has been a safe haven. A place where teenagers can gather safely, under supervision, and participate in a number of programs meant to educate, inform and entertain. Known affectionately as “Arch Street,” the Greenwich Teen Center, housed within a former Department of Public Works warehouse, first opened its doors to our youth 25 years ago. read more...