Editor's Note: I'm pleased to introduce the Greenwich Time's new local columnist, Bob Horton.
Horton is a Greenwich native who grew up in Riverside and now lives near Binney Park in Old Greenwich. Bob is returning to his journalistic roots. He started many years ago as City Hall reporter for the Torrington Register in northwest Connecticut and then moved to Washington, D.C. to write for States News Service. While in Washington he covered stories for papers in Connecticut and Alaska, and wrote a weekly political column that ran in several Connecticut papers.
Horton moved back to Greenwich in the late '80s. His family has generations-deep Greenwich history. His great-grandfather was an oyster fisherman on Long Island Sound and his grandfather was the town's tax assessor for many years. Both of his children graduated from the Greenwich public school system, and his wife Robin is a graphic designer and author of urbangardensweb.com, a blog that explores gardening and design in small spaces.
Needing to make a real living, Bob gave up journalism and pursued a career in marketing. He worked many years for Burson-Marsteller, a public relations agency, and was recently head of brand marketing for Merrill Lynch. He now works in commercial real estate in New York City.
Horton's column is scheduled to run Fridays in Greenwich Time. I hope you enjoy his perspectives on his hometown.