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