Friday, June 4, 2010

Introducing... Greenwich, NY

Let's get something out of the way right now... For those of you reading who may not be from Upstate NY, it is pronounced 'green-witch', not 'gren-itch'. We don't know why. It just is. The school mascot, yep, you guessed it, a green witch... the Greenwich Witches. The symbol on the town letterhead... a green witch. We've embraced it. It's been this way since 1803.

Moving on... Nestled in the crook of the Hudson and Battenkill Rivers, our little town (and village of the same name) is beautiful, almost idyllic. Greenwich has been the home of some famous Americans, who will be mentioned in this blog, but I will also touch on the history of everyday life. I'm sure there will be sensational stories from time to time... So, keep checking back for a taste of small town history.

2 comments:

  1. I tend to think it was pronounced GREEN-witch to be rebellious of the British, who surely pronounced it Gren-itch back in the day.
    Though this is total speculation.

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  2. Great explanation! Could very well be.

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