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Marta Ward and Silda Spitzer

After attending a public seminar at Adirondack Community College, Silda Wall Spitzer, wife of Governor Elliot Spitzer, make an unannounced visit to Greenwich on Wednesday afternoon, August 15.

Planned in advance by her staff and the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown walking tour was an opportunity for Ms. Spitzer to listen to the concerns of local business owners. With little, if any, notice given to the media, the brief stop was not a photo-op.

Mayor Chris McCormick, Town Supervisor Don Wilber, Town Councilman Bob Jeffords, Janice DeCitise and Kathy Nicols-Thomkins of the Chamber, along with a number of Chamber members, greeted Ms. Spitzer upon arriving. Ms. Spitzer met with Glenda Clausen of Just Because, Marta Ward, Kathy Brown of One One One, Julia Reynolds of the Ice Cream Man, Tracy Peck of Needleworks, Judy Flagg of Union Village and Barb Hamel of Helping Hands Physical Therapy.

Before departing, Ms. Spitzer purchased a photograph by George Forss from the Upstairs Gallery at One One One, Supervisor Wilber extended an invitation to Ms. Spitzer to visit the Washington County Fair and Kathy Nicols-Tomkins gave her a small gift bag, including a copy of “Greenwich The Musical”.

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Ms. Spitzer with Tracy Peck of Needleworks Yarn.

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Ms. Spitzer with Greenwich Town Supervisor, Don Wilbur.

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