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The Zon­ing Board re­cently ap­proved a mea­sure to hire in­de­pen­dent con­sul­tants to as­sess the light and noise ef­fects of a Green­wich man’s pro­posal to turn Long Ridge Swim and Ten­nis Club into a soc­cer club.

The plan, which has elicited strong push­back from North Stam­ford neigh­bors, would re­place some ten­nis courts and the old club’s pool with one and and a half soc­cer fields.

City Land Use Bureau Chief Ralph Bless­ing said the con­sul­tants are the first un­der a new or­di­nance, which gives the Zon­ing Board au­thor­ity to hire them at the devel­oper’s ex­pense.

The as­sess­ments will cost around $15,000. SPRING­DALE

The Spring­dale Neigh­bor­hood As­so­ci­a­tion will host a fall cleanup on Oct. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Mar­i­lyn Tre­fry Park, at the in­ter­sec­tion of Hope Street and Largo Drive.

At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to bring gloves and a trash bag.

For in­for­ma­tion, email spring­dale­


The North Stam­ford As­so­ci­a­tion will host its an­nual meet­ing, lun­cheon and elec­tion of di­rec­tors on Sun­day. The lun­cheon is from 1 to 2 p.m., fol­lowed by the an­nual meet­ing from 2 to 3. The meet­ing will take place at the Long Ridge Fire Co., 366 Old Long Ridge Road.

The event is open to mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion.

The can­di­dates nom­i­nated for the board of di­rec­tors are Melissa Che­fec, He­lene Devin, Gail Okun, Thomas Lom­bardo and Hiro Naka­jima.


The Shippan Point As­so­ci­a­tion will host a “Cel­e­brate Shippan” event on Oct. 13, from noon to 3 p.m. at Wood­way Beach Club.

The event is de­scribed as a “fun af­ter­noon of so­cial­iz­ing” and a way to meet peo­ple who are new to the neigh­bor­hood. Cel­e­brate Shippan will fea­ture ac­tiv­i­ties and games, as well as a bak­ing con­test. Beer and wine will be served, along with hot dogs and ham­burg­ers.

En­try is free with a 2018 mem­ber­ship to the as­so­ci­a­tion. Shippan res­i­dents can pur­chase a mem­ber­ship at the door. The mem­ber­ship is $30 an­nu­ally per house­hold or $15 each year per se­nior house­hold. Non-Shippan res­i­dents will be charged a $30 en­try fee per fam­ily.


Bartlett Arboretum & Gar­dens will host a fundraiser, Flower Power, on Oct. 11, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Land­ing, 232 Har­bor Drive.

Pro­ceeds from the event will ben­e­fit com­mu­nity out­reach pro­grams. At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to wear bell-bot­tom jeans, and other ’60s- and ’70s-in­spired garb.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gar­dens fea­tures more than 850 spec­i­men trees and plants, pub­lic and schol­ar­ship pro­grams, and com­mu­nity ac­cess to 93 acres.

Tick­ets are $200 for non­mem­bers, with a 25 per­cent dis­count for mem­bers.


A gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date fo­rum will be held on at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1035 Newfield Ave.

The fo­rum will fea­ture In­de­pen­dent Oz Griebel, Demo­crat Ned La­mont and Joe Markley, Repub­li­can can­di­date for lieu­tenant gov­er­nor. Repub­li­can gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Bob Ste­fanowski will not be in at­ten­dance.

An in­tro­duc­tion will be pro­vided by Michael Bloom, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Jewish Fed­er­a­tion As­so­ciates of Con­necti­cut. The event is free. Reser­va­tions are en­cour­aged, and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion is re­quired.

Reser­va­tions are re­quired by Oct. 7; call 203321-1373, ext. 105, or email di­anes­

Michael Cummo / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

Green­wich res­i­dent Martin Wa­ters wants to con­vert the Long Ridge Club into a ten­nis and soc­cer fa­cil­ity in North Stam­ford.

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