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Friday, November 16, 2007

November 16, 2007 Las Says Benoit neglected duties - Greenwich Time

Neglected inspections of buildings, haphazard filing of fire reports and stalled projects prompted First Selectman Jim Lash to call for the dismissal of Fire Marshal Joseph Benoit, Lash testified yesterday. After wrangling with Benoit since early 2004 to create a plan to address the shortcomings of the Fire Marshal's Division with little measurable progress, Lash decided to terminate the longtime town employee this summer, Lash said.

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11/02/07 - Greenwich News Wire

From Paris to the Donald: Watergate reporter gives low marks to the state of the U.S. press
Public Relations Tactics
... problems we have in news and journalism are about us not doing our job well enough," Bernstein told students in Greenwich, Conn. "The ideal of providing the best available version of the truth is being affected by the dominance of a journalistic ...
Auto Notes
Hartford Courant
The state Department of Motor Vehicles says its photo license bus will be at the town hall in Greenwich and at Tri-City Plaza at routes 30 and 83 in Vernon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and at Westfield ...

Two companies, Teamsters offer to acquire bankrupt Interstate Bakeries
Friday Nov 2 KansasCity.com
... said is a requirement for $400 million in post-bankruptcy financing from Silver Point Finance LLC, based in Greenwich, Conn. Officials with Yucaipa and Bimbo declined to comment. But Rich Volpe, the lead negotiator for the Teamsters in talks with ...

10/28/07 - Byram residents fighting proposal

The Byram Neighborhood Association has hired a lawyer to fight the Greenwich Housing Authority's proposals to develop property in the western end of town, including an addition and new 4-story structure at a senior and family housing property near Western Middle School.
The neighborhood group first hired Greenwich lawyer James Fulton to fight the housing authority's proposals to develop a 4-acre wooded parcel in Byram, according BNA Chairman Michael Bocchino. Now, following plans submitted to the town by the housing authority, the lawyer will also fight a proposal to build 56 one-bedroom units in two new structures at McKinney Terrace, Bocchino said. McKinney Terrace, formerly the historic Byram School, is located on land that the housing authority leases from the town.
'We have retained his (Fulton's) counsel to make certain that the best interests of the western end of town are cared for,' Bocchino said.
'Most importantly, we're making certain the 4-acre parcel of land remains wooded open space and now, number two, that we're not the recipients of more dense population. We don't want to see a high rise in Byram, whether it's for seniors or affordable or workforce or regular housing. We can't really oppose renovation structures, but we're going to make certain that the historic integrity of the old Byram School will remain intact, and we don't want a high rise building.'
Fulton is being paid by private donations through members of the neighborhood association, Bocchino said....
Original Norwalk Advocate article: Byram residents fighting proposal

10/28/07 - Land use priorities vary among candidates

Three of the four Board of Selectmen candidates believe Greenwich Point, Greenwich High School and Greenwich Library are among the town's best assets while all four see traffic-clogged streets as among the worst.
Though they share some similar perceptions of the town, the candidates differ on what they believe should be the town's top priority for the next 10 years when it comes to land use planning.
Republican Selectman Peter Crumbine believes the central business district should be the top priority while Peter Tesei, Republican candidate for first selectman, believes community facilities, such as schools, parks and civic centers, should top the list.
Democratic selectman candidate Lin Lavery, on the other hand, believes natural resources are the most important while Frank Farricker, Democratic candidate for first selectman, has community character as his top priority.
As consultants ask residents for input on Greenwich's new 10-year Plan of Conservation and Development, Greenwich Time asked the four candidates to weigh in on the issues. The Board of Selectmen would be key in helping to carry out the plan.
Participating in a similar exercise the consultants, Avon-based Planimetrics, employs during neighborhood meetings, the four candidates were asked to respond to three questions. First, they were asked to name up to five places they would be most proud to show off to out-of-towners. Then, they were asked to name up to five places they would avoid. Finally, from a list of a dozen topics, candidates were asked to rank one as their top priority, two as second-highest and two others as third-highest.
Crumbine said the central business district is a top priority because it makes both land-use and economic sense. Advocates, such as his wife, Bea, have pledged to privately raise the $25 million needed to turn the historic Havemeyer Building, now home to the Board of Education, into the new Greenwich Center for Arts.
Original Norwalk Advocate article: Land use priorities vary among candidates

10/28/07 - Archive - Greenwich News Wire

Joe McGinniss takes on a sensational case
NY Daily News
... in a Chinese prison, the couple's three children (worth $5 million each) went to live with their Uncle Andrew in Greenwich, Conn. A shady businessman, Andrew was found chained and stabbed to death in the basement of his mansion in April 2006....

IPOs / Week of October 29
Buffalo News
Following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital of Greenwich, Conn.

No discrimination
Stamford Advocate
... the facts about gasoline supply and demand in lower Fairfield County. Gas prices are higher in Stamford and Greenwich because demand is higher and supply sources fewer than in other parts of Connecticut. A Mobil station that once existed in ...

Weicker's Legacy Heads to Virginia

The Day
... have had as long and varied careers as Weicker, who served as first selectman and a state representative in Greenwich, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served three terms as United States senator. The federal and state ...

Dogged rescue
The Boston Globe
... murder" because of the fatal sedative-laced drink. The 2006 killing of Robert's brother, Andrew Kissel, in Greenwich, Conn., remains unsolved. Coming out "Schott's Miscellany 2008: An Almanac," by Ben Schott (Bloomsbury) "Chatter," by Perrin Ireland ...

10/27/07 - Archive Greenwich News Wire

Be care what you wish for
Norwalk Advocate
... the luck of Hannah's mother changing the story? What do you think? Liz Morris, Grade 8, Eastern Middle School, Greenwich The night was foggy and the moon full and orange. Hannah's devilish high heels sunk into the soaked grass. The rusted iron ...

Cardinals topple Trumbull
Norwalk Advocate
The Greenwich High School volleyball team did not face adversity on many occasions during their one-loss regular season.

Football results for Friday
Connecticut Post
FCIAC Darien 34, Fairfield Warde 7 McMahon 43, Trinity Catholic 30 Stamford 22, Fairfield Ludlowe 16 Greenwich 33, Wilton 0 NVL INTER Ansonia 50, Torrington 13 Seymour 40, Holy Cross 0 Woodland 54, Crosby 30 ...

Tara Reidy Brown
The State
COLUMBIA -- A Memorial Mass for Tara Reidy Brown, 56, will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St.

Lee Wilson '76 Authors Buster's Christmas Letter
WGRE-FM Greencastle
... is available via pre-order from Amazon.com . Robert Lee Wilson is a marketing and strategy consulant based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and a member of DePauw's Board of Trustees. He chaired a board committee that examined the University's Greek ...

Game draws Nagy back to field
Connecticut Post
... the audience. Last Monday night, the Fairfield Country Sports Commission held its third Sports Night dinner at the Greenwich Hyatt to induct six members into its Hall of Fame: Mike Gminski and Charles Nagy in the Jackie Robinson Professional Wing; ...

Magnet school 'makes sense'
Norwalk Advocate
... the board decided made a lot of sense,' Sternberg said. But as one woman in attendance said, there are many in Greenwich who doubt that the state racial balance statute will hold up after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this summer that Seattle and ...

Candidates opine on building delays
Norwalk Advocate
... heavy delays in Hamilton Avenue School construction; differences in priorities for funding construction of the Greenwich High School performing arts project; and addressing the Board of Education-occupied Haveymeyer Building, which is being lined up ...

Dollar Declines to Record Low Versus Euro as Bets Increase on Fed Rate Cut
... side and the financial side,'' said Alan Ruskin, head of international currency strategy in North America at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets Inc. in Greenwich, Connecticut. ``That is weighing on the dollar.'' A Reuters/University of Michigan index of ...

Putnam man must repay thousands for stolen copper gutters
Journal News
... larceny and one count of second-degree larceny for stealing copper gutters from homes in Darien, Stamford and Greenwich. He is scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 11 in Stamford and has also been given the option of coming up with thousands of dollars ...

Domecq sentencing delayed
Journal News
... is required to file accurate returns for 1989 through 2006. The company was based in Larchmont before moving to Greenwich, Conn. in 1991. Domecq was indicted in September 2000 for being involved in a scheme to channel $14.6 million in company money ...

10/26/07 - Archive - Greenwich News Wire

Tell It To George
Wiscasset Newspaper
... patriotic to support energy independence? Of course it is. But it's sure easy for the "wheelers and dealers" from Greenwich, Connecticut to challenge our patriotism just because we resist them imposing a dirty coal power plant here, where we don't ...

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