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Adult and Continuing Education in Greenwich CT

Throughout the western Connecticut region there are a number of continuing education venues that offer enrichment classes, seminars and/or one-day tours students with interests in such subjects as business and careers, computers, languages, gardening, dance, recreation, humanities,photography, health and fitness, personal development and more.

In greenwich, Greenwich Adult and Continuing Education, a non-profit organization, annually enrollsstudents from across from the region in some 250 non-credit classes given at locations in Greenwich. The semesters for this coursework begins each year starting either in January or September.

For more information on the current and up-coming semesters, contact them at Greenwich Adultand Continuing Education, 290 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830; 203.625.7474; www.greenwichace.org

Additional regional continuing education venues:

Stamford Adult and Continuing Education

 

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Still have questions about Greenwich?

For more tips on buying or selling a home in Greenwich Connecticut or to find out more about the area, contact Edward Mortimer.  

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Greenwich CT Events Guide

A full and spirited round of activities enliven the year-around calendar of Greenwich life, social, cultural and humanitarian.  In addition to the conventional black-tie charity balls and gala fundraisers, holiday parades, Mardi Gras celebrations, jazz and classical concerts, art exhibits, five-K runs and chamber of commerce breakfasts, Greenwich's vitality is measured by a diverse mélange of activities.

The essential character of the community is represented by such interests as beach clambakes, yacht racing, polo matches, an outdoor Shakespeare theater, a sand castle festival, the Concourse d'elegance antique auto show and even a celebration of the French Bastille Day.

Coming soon is a listing of the best events resources in Greenwich and Fairfield County, Connecticut. To start, Community Answers, a new partner with the United Way of Greenwich is a good place to find out about events and much more. 

Community Answers

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Greenwich CT Utilities

Public utility choices for Greenwich residents vary somewhat depending on the utility. With some utilities like propane gas, oil, long-distance telephone, and ISPs, consumers have a number of choices where they can get service. Other companies like water, local telephone and cable offer no depth in choice options. With de-regulation subscribers have the ability to shop for electricity even though many stay with what they are used to. Despite partial de-regulation of gas in 1996, Connecticut Natural Gas is the only company that can deliver public gas to property owners.

The following is a listing of the various utilities that service Greenwich residents and a partial listing of some respective company names. With all services except the aforementioned water, local phone service and cable television consumers have more than one option.

With making this list available, I make no specific or implied endorsement of these services and recommend that all consumers make their own choice and decisions.

Cable: Cablevision of Connecticut: 203.847.6666
Cablevision of Connecticut is the only cable company that services the Greenwich, Connecticut area.
Similar to cable, Verizon offers their fiber optic solution, Fios.
Verizon.com

Electric: Northeast Utilities: 1.800.286.2000
Northeast utilities, a.k.a-CL&P (Connecticut Light & Power)
With de-regulation there are additional choices that are updated regularly. 
See www.ct.gov/pura/site/default.asp

Oil: Multiple Suppliers
A few representative options:

New England Oil: 203.869.5869
Petro: 800.OIL.HEAT
Herbert Fuel: 203.203.869.3830
Westmore Fuel: 203.531.5656

Public Gas: Connecticut Natural Gas: 1.888.726.7728

Connecticut Natural Gas, a.k.a.-CNG, services the entire Greenwich area with its public gas utility where gas line hook-ups are available. Homes in northern mid-country Greenwich and back-country Greenwich do not have gas available in their streets thus residents desiring gas for cooking fireplaces or swimming pools much use one of several propane service companies.

Propane Gas: Multiple Suppliers
Propane gas is used most of the time in Greenwich for grilling. Homes which are located in the northern sections of Greenwich, ie: back-country typically use propane to heat swimming pool, run gas fireplaces and gas stoves or varying sizes and styles.
A few representative propane retailers are:
Greenwich Propane: 203.869.1881
Hocon Gas: 800.801.3835
Modern Gas Propane: 203.869.4226
Paraco Gas: 203.629.5627

Satellite: Two Suppliers
Satellite television is typically uses in Greenwich where cable may not be easily available. In some areas where cable is available satellite is used due to consumer preference.

The two options:
Direct T.V: 888.777.2454

Circuit City/Best Buy in Norwalk, CT
Dish Network: Radio Shack-Greenwich: 203.661.2212-or-203.637.5608

Or
www.dishnetwork.com

Telephone-Local: Two Suppliers
Greenwich is broken town into two telephone market territories. One territory, Verizon, covers all sections of Greenwich Proper east to Cos Cob. The other, SBC cover the areas of Riverside and Old Greenwich.
The two options:
Verizon: 203.869.5222; Business Service: 203.625.9800
SBC Connecticut: 800.448.1008

Telephone-Long Distance: Multiple Suppliers
A few representative options:
AT & T: 800. 222.0300; Business Service: 800.222.0400
MCI Telecommunications: 800.950.5555

Water: Aquarian Water Company: 800.732.9678
Aquarian Water Company is the only water service company for The Greenwich area. They service about 70% of all residences in Greenwich and 100% of all businesses. The remaining 30% of Greenwich residences get their water from their own private wells.

ISP: Multiple Suppliers
A few representative options:
earthlink.net
optonline.net
verizon.com

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Businesses in Greenwich CT

Greenwich commercially is distinguished by an extremely active and business-friendly environment, the headquarters for a number of the leading corporations in the U.S. and a growing concentration of hedge funds and financial service companies relocating from New York.  Greenwich offers an extensive shopping options from metropolis-style retail stores and upscale boutiques to the mom-and-pops and village-type shops. With a principally downtown concentration, at least 200 storefronts, the downtown retail areas covers Greenwich and Putnam Avenues, spilling over onto Mason Street and the cross streets, Lewis, East and West Elm, Bruce, Havemeyer and Railroad Avenue. Other retailing clusters in the outer neighborhood reaches of the community are at Glenville with its shopping center, Byram, the Back-Country Banksville Shopping Center on the Bedford, NY border, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich. 


There are also many other small and medium sized business that cover a spectrum of industries. Among those directly relevant to real estate and homes purchases are accountants, architects, attorneys, builders and developers, engineers, general contractors,  interior designers and decorators and more. Edward Mortimer can provide names and contact information for all these resources to any real estate client.

General Business Resources:


The Business Council of Fairfield County
One Landmark Square, Suite 230
Stamford, CT 06901-2679
203.359.3220
Fax: 203.967.8294
( http://www.businessfairfield.com)

Connecticut Business and Industry Association
350 Church St.
Hartford, CT 06103-1126

860.244.1900
(http://www.cbia.com/home.php)

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
45 East Putnam Ave., Suite 121
Greenwich, CT 06830
203.869.3500

Fax: 203.869.3502
(http://www.greenwichchamber.com/)

Connecticut Economic Resource Center
805 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860.571.7136
(www.cerc.com)

Business Space


Greenwich's total commercial office inventory totals slightly more than 4 million square feet located within some 85 buildings, small and large in locations across town. There is available office inventory of all grades. In the retail sector there are also many good options across town as well, similarly in varying grades and sizes.

If you are interested in locating the best possible office or retail space for your business, please call or email Edward Mortimer or fill-out the email search request below or call Edward Mortimer at 203.496.4571 or email at edward.mortimer@sothebyshomes.com. With aid from one or more of his commercial property affiliates, he will help you identify the right space for your business.
 

Greenwich Business Space Search

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Safety: Greenwich CT Police and Fire

 

Greenwich Police


Chief of Police: James Heavey
15 Havemeyer Place
Greenwich, CT 06830

Non-Emergency Phone: 203.622.8000
(http://www.greenwichct.org/Government/Departments/Police_Department/)

Greenwich also falls into the G District of the Connecticut State Police. The troop's headquarters is located at:

149 Prospect Street

Bridgeport, CT 06604

203.696.2500
800.575.6330

Greenwich–Fire


Greenwich Fire Department

Fire Chief: Peter J. Siecienski
75 Holly Hill Lane

Greenwich, CT 0683
(203) 622-3950

(http://www.greenwichct.org/Government/Departments/Fire_Department/)

The station locations:

Station 1, Fire Headquarters
15 Havemeyer Place

Greenwich, CT 06830

203.622.3959

Station 2: Cos Cob
200 Post Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807
203.622.3972

Station 3: Byram
Delavan Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06830
203.622.3973

Station 4: Glenville
266 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831

203.622.3974

Station 5: Sound Beach
207 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870

203.622.3975

Station 6: Round Hill
16 West Old Mill Road

Greenwich, CT 06831
203.869.7185

Station 7: Banksville, NY
33 Bedford Greenwich Rd.

Station B: Back Country
669 North Street
Greenwich, CT 06830

203.661.2452<

Volunteer coordinator: Brian Kelly
75 Holly Hill Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830

Recruitment hotline: 203.618.8877

 

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Greenwich CT Healthcare

Greenwich residents have available in their own community an unsurpassed standard of excellence in medical care, emergency services and wellness institutions. They also have ready access to the four-hospital Westchester Medical Center, Danbury, Norwalk and Bridgeport, Connecticut hospitals, internationally acclaimed Yale New Haven and renown hospitals in New York like New York-Presbyterian, Beth Israel, Mount Sinai and Memorial Sloan-Kettering and NYU Medical Center.

Greenwich is served by the nonprofit, 174-bed Greenwich Hospital with 270 physicians and dentists delivering care and in the adjoining community of Stamford the 305-bed Stamford Hospital and its short-term 260-bed St. Joseph Medical Center.

Greenwich Hospital is affiliated with the Yale New Haven Health System. It is also a partner of the Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, an ambulance service known by the acronym GEMS, an independent nonprofit whose vehicles are staffed by paramedics licensed by the state.

More information about Greenwich Hospital can be found from this listing below:

Greenwich Hospital
5 Perryridge Road

Greenwich, CT 06830

203.863.3000


For more information about Greenwich Hospital's Yale New Have Health System refer to the listing below:

Yale New Haven Health System
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519

Toll-Free Phone: 888.461.0106

Doctors


An extensive list of physicians practicing medicine in Greenwich and environs gives the community a standard of medical care characterized by the latest advancements in health and healing and thinking as modern as tomorrow.

Greenwich Hospital Doctor Referral Services


Greenwich Hospital
5 Perryridge Road

Greenwich, CT 06830

Referral Phone: 203.863.3627

ElderCare


The community concern for the well-being and comfort of Greenwich's elderly is reflected in the extensive scope and number of agencies offering assistance for those of advanced years.

Every conceivable health service for senior citizens - generally considered as those 60 and up - is made available by institutions and agencies that represent government, public nonprofits and the private sector. Each organization has an important niche of its own.

Greenwich Adult Day Care
A core organization is Greenwich Adult Day Care (established 1977) providing no-longer-independent seniors with professionally supervised social activities, personal care, medical monitoring and therapeutic and rehabilitation services.

Greenwich Adult Day Care
 125 River Road
Cos Cob CT 06807

203.622.0079


Greenwich Hospital
At Greenwich Hospital, a Geriatric Health and Resource Center offers home assessments and medical consultations with a staff that assembles a geriatrician, gerontologist and geriatric nurses practitioner. A popular program for seniors called Generations which covers health, social and educational facilities.

Greenwich Hospital
Geriatric Health and Resource Center

5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

203.863.4374

Greenwich Social Services-Aging Services Division
From the Aging Services Division of the Greenwich Social Services Department the elderly have access to casework aid, economic support and homemaker and social work services. Social Services also offer Greenwich Health Insurance Counseling for Seniors, Friendly Visitors and Senior Connections, an intergenerational computer training program. The department also publishes two publications, Spotlight on Seniors and The Savvy Senior, mailed to senior households in Greenwich.

Aging Services Division
Greenwich Social Service Department
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

203.622.3800


Meals-on-Wheels, the national nonprofit, offers a Greenwich service for seniors and others regardless of age, preparing and delivering meals, given referrals by health care professionals.

Meals-on-Wheels
89 Maple Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06830

203.869.1312

Elderly Transportation Services
In the transportation area, the options for the elderly include: The Transportation Association of Greenwich, a nonprofit that operates a fleet of 15 specially modified vans to drive the elderly and disabled door-to-door between home and health and educational resources. Red Cross Transportation Services, offering vehicles staffed by volunteers carry Greenwich residents to health care and rehabilitation appointments. Call-A-Ride, a nonprofit that supplies rides - with 24 hours notice -for residents 60 and older, anywhere in Greenwich for any purpose.

Transportation Association of Greenwich
13 Riverside Avenue

Riverside, CT 06878

203.637.4226

Red Cross Transportation Services
99 Indian Field Road

Greenwich, CT 06830
203.869.8444


Call-A-Ride
37 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT 06830

 

Emergency Services


Greenwich Emergency Medical Service - or GEMS to give it an acronym - calls itself "an emergency room on wheels only minutes away."

GEMS is an independent nonprofit agency that operates an ambulance service in partnership with Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich EMS and the Greenwich Police Department. About half of the operating budget is furnished by the Town of Greenwich. Donations from the public also fund the service.

In addition, Greenwich Hospital and the Greenwich Convenient Medical Center offer non-appointment medical care while Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross responds with medical in disaster situations.

Referenced Resources

Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (GEMS)
1111 East Putnam Avenue

Riverside, CT 06878
Emergency Number: 911

203.637.7505

Greenwich Hospital Emergency Services
Greenwich Hospital Emergency Room
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Emergency Number: 911

Poison Control Center: 800.222.1222
203.863.3000

Greenwich Convenient Medical Center

1200 East Putnam Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06878
203.698.1419

Disaster Relief


American Red Cross
99 Indian Field Road

Greenwich, CT 06830

203.869.8444


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