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A Chinese development company is building a residential district in that country inspired by the town of Greenwich, Connecticut. The company thinks if they imitate Greenwich’s wealthy suburban setting, they can draw in the same high-powered residents Greenwich is known for.

In Greenwich, A Future For The American Chestnut Tree

Nov 17, 2014
Davis Dunavin / WSHU

A hundred years ago, one in four trees in the eastern United States was an American Chestnut. But, in the early 20th century, the tree was nearly wiped out by one of the first invasive species to hit America. Now, a plot of land in Greenwich, Connecticut is just one of 300 groves from Maine to Georgia where chestnuts are being reintroduced. Dozens of volunteers planted nearly 400 trees here over the weekend.

Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of what may have been the largest marine bird, dating back 25 million years ago. The Pelagornis Sandersi weighed 180 pounds and had an estimated wingspan of 24 feet.

This finding was announced in an article published in the “The Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences” earlier this summer. The author is Dr. Daniel Szepka, a paleontologist, who is the curator of science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.  Fairfield County Public Radio's Bill Buchner discussed the finding with Dr. Szepka.

The housing market is trying to regain its footing, yet sales have slipped in much of the country. One exception is in Connecticut, where sales – especially of expensive homes – are doing well. We look at one history-making sale in Greenwich, Connecticut that's setting the tone for springtime homesellers. 

Kaomi Goetz

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel walked out of the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday after posting a $1.2 million bail. A judge granted bail after his 2002 murder conviction was thrown out. WSHU’s Kaomi Goetz attended the hearing and has more.