Emilie Munson

Journalist

Location icon United States

I am an education reporter for Greenwich Time, a Hearst Connecticut Media daily newspaper located in Greenwich, CT. I write two to four timely articles per day covering Greenwich's 25 public and private schools and contributing general assignment reporting as needed. From Sept. to Dec. 2017, I published a five-part narrative series on domestic violence based on 16 months of interview and research with local victims, police, lawyers, service providers and other experts. I formerly wrote for GlobalPost (international news website in Boston), the Addison Independent (bi-weekly in Middlebury, VT), and Middlebury Campus (student newspaper at Middlebury College). I am the recipient of a first place award in In-Depth Reporting from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists (May 2017) and a third place award in Education Reporting from the New England Newspaper Press Association (February 2017).

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Greenwich Time

GreenwichTime
10/25/2017
In Greenwich debate rages over candidate lawsuit

GREENWICH - Widely circulated on the Internet and mentioned at at least one public meeting, a lawsuit between Board of Education candidate Jason Auerbach and his former employer Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has been criss-crossing Greenwich, with individuals for and against the candidate debating its relevance to his school board run.

GreenwichTime
03/24/2017
Education Committee approves funding for New Lebanon project

GREENWICH - The General Assembly's Education Committee approved state funding for the New Lebanon School building project Friday, as part of a package of school construction grants. The school received an up vote on funding from the legislative School Construction Grants Committee in January, but the governor's administration has been demonstrating increasing opposition to the project since December.

GreenwichTime
08/03/2017
Bernstein files for injunction against charter change petitioners

GREENWICH - Republican Board of Education member Peter Bernstein filed an application for an injunction Wednesday to stop fellow Republicans Jason Auerbach, Randall Smith and Peter Sherr from what he claims are attempts to hinder his efforts to petition onto the ballot for re-election in November.

GreenwichTime
06/03/2017
Greenwich mother recounts tale of despair, escape

With the help of the U.S. State Department, the American citizens made a new home in Greenwich and began to heal. No idea that after six penniless years in Brazil, she would find herself holed up in a safe house, pleading with that same State Department to help her and her children escape.

GreenwichTime
01/28/2017
Can Greenwich learn from West Hartford about racial balance?

GREENWICH - The West Hartford and Greenwich public school systems could be twins. [...] a brand new and much larger Charter Oak was opened for the start of the 2016-17 school year, built with 80 percent reimbursement from the state.

GreenwichTime
08/12/2017
Twilight racing captivates Greenwich sailors

The 53-year-old former chemical engineer is the Hawkeye's tactician, in charge, quite literally, of plotting her course to victory. Around the 34-foot yacht, 19 sailboats in close proximity cut through Captain's Harbor off the coast of Greenwich, all hoping to be the first across the start line when the gun goes off.

GreenwichTime
02/11/2017
Greenwich could be made to give more to state

Revamping Connecticut's school funding formula was a major focus of Malloy's 27-minute speech; the Democrat called for lawmakers to enlist in a regional effort to help the state's troubled city schools, giving them more state funding at the expense of wealthier towns.

GreenwichTime
11/03/2016
Greenwich man rises from troubled youth to fighting pro

Fighting got him expelled from Greenwich High School, landed him numerous assault charges and two stints in prison. [...] at 24, his fists are pointing him in another direction. Since his release from prison in 2014, Xhema has taken his fights off the streets and into the ring.

GreenwichTime
04/22/2017
PTA giving varies widely at Greenwich schools

The PTA sponsors field trips to the New Canaan Nature Center so kindergarteners can study birds of prey and to the Hayden Planetarium in New York City so fifth-graders can learn astronomy. In fiscal year 2015, the Old Greenwich School Parent Teacher Association was the highest grossing PTA in town, hauling in $229,807 in revenue.

GreenwichTime
11/21/2017
Greenwich Country Day acquires Stanwich School, launches high school

GREENWICH - Greenwich Country Day School has acquired Stanwich School, and will open a co-educational high school on the Stanwich campus in September 2019. "We are now the largest independent school in the state of Connecticut," said Greenwich Country Day Headmaster Adam Rohdie.

Addison Independent

Addisonindependent
05/26/2016
Is there room for more kids as universal preschool takes effect?

By EMILIE MUNSON After a year of phone calls, waitlists and stretched patience, Katie Howe has just found a preschool opening for her 3-year-old son. "It has been very difficult," said Howe, a mother of two and an outreach worker at the Addison County Parent Child Center.

Addisonindependent
03/24/2016
Blazing the way: Monkton farm couple pioneers cheesemaking niche

In the cold Vermont darkness, Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack slide into endlessly pocketed Carhartt pants and tall muck boots. It is February, and though the snow is gone, the earth is hard when they step out of their small farmhouse. Their breath hangs in faint wisps before disappearing in the early morning air.

GlobalPost

GlobalPost
08/10/2015
This Harvard scientist is coding an entire movie onto DNA

BOSTON, Mass. - What if all the information on the internet could be stored in a drop of liquid the size of a quarter? What if billions of copies of that information could be made in minutes? And what if it were guaranteed that all that information would be safe not just for your lifetime, but for millions of lifetimes?

GlobalPost
07/28/2015
Why US hedge funds are attacking struggling Puerto Rican schools

While the world has been focused on Greece's economic woes, the United States has been experiencing a serious debt crisis in its own backyard - in the US territory of Puerto Rico. The tiny Caribbean island owes $72 billion in debt, held mostly in US municipal bonds.

GlobalPost
07/11/2015
Now that Boston's out, who should host the Olympics?

BOSTON, Mass. - The fight to host the 2024 Olympics is turning into a battle as fierce as the games themselves. On Monday, the United States' pick-city, Boston, pulled its bid to host after Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said he would not sign a contract with the US Olympic Committee (USOC) to support it.

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