William Shakespeare

Editorial: Welcome Back!

The lazy hazy days of summer have given way to doctor’s appointments, school supply lists, and the demands of resuming our fast-paced lives. Gone for now are the hikes up distant mountain tops, and the dramatic sunsets across Nantucket Sound. As one of our friends said, “I am missing that island rhythm.” We can empathize. One of our favorite authors is Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. He wrote of the end of summer, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” read more...

Editorial: Elves At Work

You cannot see it, but there are elves at work at this very moment. They have heeded the call and are working very hard to ensure we have lights on Greenwich Avenue for this coming holiday season. The Avenue is in danger of being without its traditional holiday lights unless a small group of individuals can successfully raise enough funds and establish an organization to oversee the effort. read more...

Greenwich Library Presents a Spring Playwrights Series

Greenwich Library announces the return of Dr. Mark Schenker with a new Playwrights Lecture Series beginning on Thursday, March 15. Registration is limited. Be sure to mark your calendar and register online for each of the dates in the series, held from 7-8 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room – Thursday, March 15, Medea; Wednesday, April 11, Julius Caesar; and Thursday, May 10, A Streetcar Named Desire. read more...

Editorial: Casablanca in Hartford

Is it Casablanca? Is it Macbeth? No, it is just Hartford, specifically our state capital, even more specifically our state budget for the next two years. There is a cast of characters in Hartford trying to create a budget for the two years. In case you have not heard, the state’s revenue projections for the 2017 and 2018 budget years are $5 billion in the red. Last week we reported it was $1.7 billion. In one week it doubled. read more...

Editorial: Stella and the Groundhog

“Beware the Ides of March!” Such was William Shakespeare’s advice to Julius Caesar, who was famously murdered on March 15th in 44 B.C., a day that became known as the “Ides of March.” Earlier this week, we heard similar warnings as meteorologists predicted storm Stella would deliver massive amounts of snow and dangerous winds. When the storm finally passed we missed the predicted snowfall by about 10 inches. However, that did not stop people from stocking up on supplies in case the Snow-mageddon fulfilled its promise. read more...