Stories By Jennifer Turiano

  • Faces of Greenwich Marla Malcolm M: I just came from a ballet class here. I’ve been doing ballet for 40 years. J: Oh wow, how cool. Do you live in Greenwich? M: No, I live in Bedford, N.Y. J: You’ve been doing ballet in Greenwich? M: Yes, I do ballet in...
  • Former staff, alumni reflect on reports of past abuse at Country Day GREENWICH — Many in the Greenwich Country Day community couldn’t believe it last week when they learned of hugely disturbing news from a chapter of the school’s past. Many — but not all. Some Country Day alumni, when they heard that two former...
  • Attorney challenges questioning of former teacher GREENWICH — A former teacher at Greenwich Country Day School who the school said sexually abused children is now contesting his reported confession. Mark Sherman, attorney for former biology teacher Peter French, on Thursday challenged “the...
  • Ex-teacher, accused of abuse, continued to work with kids in state GREENWICH — Former Greenwich Country Day School teacher Peter French — who the school said sexually abused children during his four-decade career there — continued to work closely with children through last year, sources close to the case...
  • Former Country Day teacher, accused of abuse, worked with kids through last year GREENWICH — Former Greenwich Country Day School teacher Peter French — who the school said sexually abused children during his four-decade career there — continued to work closely with children through last year, sources close to the case...
  • Report: Two former Greenwich Country Day teachers abused children GREENWICH — An investigation has found that two former teachers at Greenwich Country Day School sexually abused at least eight students during their time at the school from the late 1960s through the 1990s, school officials have announced....
  • Reality check: ‘Illusions’ exhibit plays games with the viewer GREENWICH — Neon shapes, noses and lips protrude from the portraits on the walls of the Gilles Clement Gallery as the paintings in the “Illusions” exhibition challenge the viewer to determine what’s real and what’s not. The stars of the show,...
  • Greenwich job referral service gets boost of energy on board of directors GREENWICH — Utilize Senior Energy will work to modernize and market its job referral services after nominating two new members to its Board of Directors this week. USE Director Mike Amoroso said he is ready for the new energy that the two will...
  • Faces of Greenwich Arif Kocabs J: Do you live in Greenwich? A: I’m just moving in. J: Where are you moving from? J: I just moved from Indiana and am now in a corporate house in Stamford, but we are moving to Cos Cob. J: What brought you here from...
  • Anti-war activists spread message of peace at Greenwich teach-in GREENWICH — Just a day after the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched airstrikes on Syria, organizers set up a planned peace rally on Greenwich Common to spread their anti-war message. Groups involved in the Saturday event —...
  • GREENWICH — Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s proposal for a preschool and playground — which already has garnered opposition — will be back before the Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday. At the commission’s direction, the synagogue has received...
  • The lure of the fishway: Open house planned along Mianus River GREENWICH — As part of the global celebration of World Fish Migration Day, the town Conservation Commission is inviting the public to an open house at the fishway on the Mianus River to learn how fish swim upstream to spawn. The open house will...
  • Gone fishing: Bait shops gear up for new season GREENWICH — Fred Stahl Jr., 53, smoked a cigarette outside Byram Bait & Tackle on Wednesday afternoon, a fish hook adorned the right side of the stained, beige baseball cap on which his shop’s name was embroidered. His last day off until...
  • Info session offers helping hands for those living with dementia GREENWICH — Greenwich’s Commission on Aging envisions a future where the whole town is dementia- and age-friendly. Now it is jumping at the opportunity to partner with Dementia Friends USA to spread awareness through a collaboration between the...
  • Volunteers dig in for new growing season at community gardens GREENWICH — A new partnership has sprouted in town, as groups in Greenwich involved in the green movement join forces to prepare native plants and vegetables for community garden plots this spring. Greenwich Land Trust has partnered with...
  • Greenwich teen earns top state award from Boys & Girls Club GREENWICH — The same 16-year-old student honored as the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year in February has now been chosen for the state’s top award as well. Domenica Echeverria is the first club member from Greenwich to be named the...
  • Grad student engages Greenwich seniors by walking down memory... GREENWICH — She jokingly says she is the oldest graduate student at Harvard, with four children, three dogs and previous careers in finance and interior design. But Pamela Jimenez, 52, is just a kid at Greenwich’s River House Adult Day Center,...
  • Faces of Greenwich Deborah Kayton Michals J: Nice to meet you. D: Nice to meet you, too. I’ve lived here about 21 years, I’m originally from Westport. J: You have a business in town? D: I do. It’s part of a national business I have, but I used to be a modern...
  • Pat Sesto named director of Greenwich Environmental Affairs Dept. GREENWICH — Patricia Sesto, who has expanded duties and a new job title with the town of Greenwich, was officially introduced to the Conservation Commission in her new role on Thursday night. Sesto, who formerly was the director of the Greenwich...
  • Ted Gilman has introduced generations to Greenwich’s wilderness GREENWICH — Growing up in Montclair, N.J., Ted Gilman was drawn to the natural world that surrounded him even before he was gifted his first Peterson’s “Field Guide to the Birds” at 5 years old. He spent his childhood learning from nature. “I...