Okay, here in Greenwich we eschew the title Mayor and use First Selectman as a tonier alternative, but if you want a snappy headline, gotta go for mayor. In any event, Malkin has proposed dumping our current First Selectman Peter Tesei’s idea of relocating the town’s Senior Center to prime waterfront property the town owns at the Island Beach ferry. Instead, Malkin suggests, build a center on a currently-unused parcel of the YMCA and lease the waterfront land to a developer for high-end luxury housing.
I’d go Malkin one better: close the existing center, toss the old folks out and sell the land to a developer to return it to the tax roll. But, like Malkin, I’m not running for mayor, so I can say such cruel things. My guess is our politicians will buy us another new building to maintain and the seniors will be playing bingo there for years to come.