And this, perhaps, portends another sale

Sagaponack

Sagaponack

The WSJ reports that Greenwich resident Richard Treibick died last month, and his 30-acre oceanfront property in Sagaponack is for sale for $35 million. I’ve seen no notice of his death here locally which is strange, because besides being one of the town’s richest men, he was Lowell Weicker’s money man for decades, fueling the man’s rise from First Selectman to Senator to Governor of the great (until Lowell got ahold of it) state of Connecticut.

But he’s gone, and that leaves his holdings of 27-acres at 21 Topping Road and an 11 (? 15?) – acre horse farm across Burying Hill to be disposed of (Treibick also once owned what later became the Hemsley place, but sold it off long before she slithered into town). 21 Topping’s been for sale for most of the past 11 years, starting at $37.5 million, rising to $49.5 million and dropping again to $24 million before its listing finally expired in 2013. Now that he himself has expired, look for both parcels to come back up.

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  1. anon2

    I’ve noted several wealthy oldsters who have died recently opt to skip an obit. what’s the point anyway? probably only brings out the scammers and bulk mail folks who solicit for trust and estate counseling etc.

  2. pulled up in OG

    Hartford Courant:

    In one of the most bitter exchanges of the 1990 gubernatorial campaign, then- candidate John G. Rowland charged that opponent Lowell P. Weicker Jr. “abused the public trust” and was guilty of ethics violations regarding his vote in the U.S. Senate to deregulate cable television.
    The charges revolved around a series of trips Weicker took on the private plane of cable entrepreneur Richard Treibick, a wealthy Greenwich executive whom Weicker later appointed to the University of Connecticut’s board of trustees. Rowland released a list of 24 plane trips that Weicker or his family took in the 1980s that were paid for by Treibick, saying several trips violated the U.S. Senate’s ethical standards on gifts “because he took them days before voting on legislation in which Treibick had a financial interest.” Weicker rejected all the charges and won the election.

    Fast forward to 1999. Rowland needed to get to the Final Four to see the UConn men’s basketball team win the national championship.

    Whose plane did he ride on to get to Florida?

    Richard Treibick’s.

  3. Anon58

    Slithered? A little rough on the Queen of Mean, aren’t you? Sure, she was no saint, but she was pretty darn generous to the people of Greenwich.

  4. Just the Facts!

    That’s funny. In all those recent GT articles recently about Weicker, they seemed to scrub him clean of any past wrongdoing. Like his opinion still matters???