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Saturday, November 17, 2007

11/17/07 - The Raw Feed - Greenwich News Wire

Ecstatic Staples Surges to 3rd Place at Class LL
Westport News
... out fourth-place Norwalk (434). Although the Lady Wreckers couldn't touch the iron of the meet, Class LL champion Greenwich High (810.5) and second place Cheshire High (791), they have a lot to celebrate as also beat high-caliber Amity High (361), ...


Rita Hillman, Art Lover and Advocate for Nursing, Dies at 95
New York Times
... 932, studying psychology. In her senior year, she married Mr. Hillman. Mrs. Hillman is survived by a son, Alex, of Greenwich, Conn., and five grandchildren.


Mets' deal with Yorvit Torrealba is dead
NY Daily News
... turned their attention to second base. They had dined with free-agent infielder David Eckstein on Tuesday night in Greenwich, Conn. Now, catcher is back in play, which perhaps opens the door ever so slightly for Lo Duca, who desperately wanted to ...


Are The Mets Courting The World's Scrappiest Human?
Can't Stop The Bleeding
... report from the New York Daily News' Adam Rubin . Mets officials dined with free-agent infielder David Eckstein in Greenwich, Conn., this week in the hopes he'll fill the second base vacancy in Flushing. By employing the same kind of treatment that ...


Breaking down the second base options
New York Daily News
The Mets gave free-agent infielder David Eckstein the organization's standard tour of Greenwich, Conn., and dined with him Tuesday night, hoping to lure him to play second base.


Hot Stove: Teams think outside the box
Washington Nationals
... and manager Willie Randolph had met this week with the MVP of the Cardinals' 2006 World Series champion team in Greenwich, Conn., hometown of Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. Whether Eckstein in inclined to change positions is unknown. He has played 14 games ...


Report: Mets targeting Eckstein
Toronto Blue Jays
... admirer of Eckstein's spunk, had met this week with the MVP of the Cardinals' 2006 World Series champion team in Greenwich, Conn., hometown of Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. Whether Eckstein in inclined to change positions is unknown. He has played 14 games ...


MLB And Free Agent News
FakeTeams
... according to a source, was "pure fantasy." Mets officials dined with free-agent infielder David Eckstein in Greenwich, Conn., this week in the hopes he'll fill the second base vacancy in Flushing. Eckstein, the 2006 World Series MVP at shortstop, ...


N.Y. Daily News: Mets eye David Eckstein
BTF's Baseball Primer Newsblog
SCRAPPY and drop the first 'S' for savings! Mets officials dined with free-agent infielder David Eckstein in Greenwich, Conn., this week in the hopes he'll fill the second base vacancy in Flushing.


Deaths Elsewhere
The Orlando Sentinel
Michael Biondi Michael J. Biondi, a prominent investment banker who advised clients in some of the biggest deals for decades, died Monday evening at his home in Greenwich, Conn.


Greenwich looks for sweep of swim honors
Norwalk Advocate
Capturing its third consecutive CIAC Class LL title on Wednesday didn't only give the Greenwich High School girls swimming team its second championship of the season.


Many line up to help cure blindness in Africa
Norwalk Advocate
... $250 Botox treatments marked down from $400 yesterday at a Riverside day spa were no exception. Normally the Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa at 1345 E. Putnam Ave., gets 10 to 15 Botox customers in a day. Yesterday, 60 people, mostly ...


Pursue magnet school plan for town
Norwalk Advocate
... are still moving forward. At this point, that's what they should be doing. New Leb is slated to become Greenwich's fourth magnet school two years from now. To that end, Principal Gene Nyitray says he intends to assemble a team of parents and ...


Darien looks to write fitting final chapter Blue Wave meets Pomperaug ...
Norwalk Advocate
... The answer comes today. The task will not be easy. During a whirlwind 17-3 season, the Blue Wave have conquered Greenwich for the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference title. Greenwich has won five FCIAC crowns since 2001 and 11 ...


Steam builds for new center: Backers plan private/public partnership in Old Greenwich
Norwalk Advocate
A citizen-led effort to replace the Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich with a new field house through a public-private fundraising partnership is quickly gaining momentum behind the scenes.


Persistent Nighthawks gain respect
NewsTimesLive.com
... has been on a postseason roll, having also scored both of her team's goals in a 2-0 quarterfinal upset of No. 2 Greenwich. Stamford relies offensively on junior Madison McLaughlin (26 goals 10 assists), junior Laura Dembofsky (17 goals, 11 assists) ...


Patriarch Given A Chance To Reach Out To U.S. Youth
Groong Armenian News Network
... Church on Saturday - the last leg of his visit to the eastern United States - 3-year-old Arto Steparnian of Greenwich, Conn., accidentally walked into his path. The spiritual leader of Armenian Christians, along with an entourage of archbishops and ...


Field hockey championships
Hartford Courant
... M runner-up); Pomperaug, 5-7-3 (2003, Class L champion) Fast facts: Darien won the FCIAC championship, beating Greenwich, and has won seven straight, including a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten Hand in the semifinals. Top scorers are junior ...


Worker hurt at Patrick estate
Berkshire Eagle
... a house, guest house and a barn. In June, the Patricks sold the latter 14-acre parcel to Garrett and Mary Moran of Greenwich, Conn., for $1 million. According to Eagle files, Patrick previously received permission from the town's Zoning Board of ...


Eckstein on Met menu for second base
NY Daily News
Mets officials dined with free-agent infielder David Eckstein in Greenwich, Conn., this week in the hopes he'll fill the second base vacancy in Flushing.

Buyout money stream shrinks
Chicago Tribune
... Capital Management, which engineered the buyout of Chrysler, withdrew its $4 billion buyout of United Rentals, a Greenwich, Conn.-based rental equipment company. Industry players say this new cycle of private equity will require patience to win ...


RECAP
Dartmouth Big Green
Dartmouth men's hockey junior Connor Shields (Edmonton, Alta.) tipped Peter Bolt's (Greenwich, Conn.) laser from the circle to tie the game at 3-3 late in the third period as the Big Green earned a tie with Colgate on Friday in Thompson Arena. With ...

11/16/07 - The Raw Feed - Greenwich News Wire


Robert Kick, the Town s new assistant chief, is all about motivation, saying "there's nothing a motivated fire department can't accomplish." (GREENWICH CITIZEN photo / Anne W. Semmes)


New Assistant Fire Chief to Give Department a 'Kick' Start
Greenwich Citizen
Robert Kick, 35, a 14-year veteran of the Fire Department, beat out seven other finalists for the office of Assistant Chief of the Fire Department. Kick was sworn in last Thursday before fellow firefighters at a ceremony in Town Hall.

Kick, whose position is directly beneath Fire Chief Peter Siecienski, is a native of Newtown. He previously held the position of deputy chief.


"I'll be in charge of the day-to-day operations, budgeting, new equipment and purchases, staffing - all aspects," said Kick. He cited his readiness for the position.


"I'm in my 15th year," Kick said, "and I've spent a lot of time training myself to be a better officer. I've been a lieutenant for five years and a deputy fire chief for a year and a half. It's a career-long process."


Kick also has experience on the labor side, having served two years as vice president of the Firefighters Local 1042 union.....





Xcite Energy Limited Announces First Day of Dealings on AIM and TSX-V
Market Wire
... aged 56, Non-Executive Director Mr. Moroney is the Founding and Managing Member of Energy Capital Advisors LLC of Greenwich, Connecticut, which he founded in 2003 to assist independent energy companies and energy fund managers in North America in ...


State officials to assess new scan voting process
Stamford Advocate
... and Westover elementary schools in Stamford; Marvin Elementary School and Ponus Ridge Middle School in Norwalk; Greenwich Town Hall; and Green's Farms Elementary School in Westport. Adam Joseph, a spokesman for Bysiewicz, said every town clerk ...


Will twice be as nice? Stamford, goes for 2nd field hockey crown tomorrow
Stamford Advocate
... ran off nine straight wins and reached the semifinals of the FCIAC Tournament before suffering a 1-0 loss to Greenwich. They have since run off three straight wins in the state tournament, the last two coming on overtime goals by McLaughlin, who has ...


Easing access New form may improve getting to public records
Stamford Advocate
... was making strides in the area of access to public records. 'I've had numerous conversations with folks from Greenwich who have tried very hard to reach compliance with FOI,' said Hennick, who applauded the measure. 'That sounds really good. ...


Fairfield County leaders say Wi-Fi needs cash, promotion to succeed
Stamford Advocate
... Information Exchange. The project, part of One Coast, One Future, a 15-town economic initiative stretching from Greenwich to Stratford and as far north as Monroe, is designed to promote growth opportunities in Fairfield County. U.S. Rep. ...


Lash: Benoit neglected duties
Stamford Advocate
... yesterday, Lash answered questions for six hours on his bid to fire Benoit for performance reasons at a hearing at Greenwich Town Hall. Lash was questioned by Saranne Murray, a Hartford-based attorney hired by the town. Benoit, a town firefighter ...

Over the top tabletop For the holidays or everyday
Stamford Advocate
... Krieger of Classic Interior & Exterior Design of Westport Resources * Antique china and silver: S. Wyler of Greenwich * Tabletop: Trevor Lamarch of Lux, Bond & Green, Greenwich Fairfield County and Palm Beach, Fla., interior designers ...


Prep schools: Worst to first
The Recorder - Greenfield, Massachusetts
... it's a way of life and he has been playing the sport since sixth grade. Swindell, on the other hand, comes from Greenwich, Conn., and had never played the sport before enlisting with the Big Green. ''I'll never forget climbing out of the pool after ...


Tonight's games
News Press
LaBelle is a heavy underdog against the state's top-ranked club in Class 3A. Naples, which whipped Greenwich, Conn.


Kathleen T. Stugart
Daily Record
... She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald A. Stugart of Rockaway, Mark T. and Patt Stugart of Greenwich, Conn., S. Taylor Stugart and Patty Stugart of Killington, Vt.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. ...


John Sullivan: Never look back
The Observer
... his home Sullivan filled his life with sports. In addition to football, Sullivan played water polo and rugby at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Conn. He had a 138-6 record as a heavyweight wrestler and won the state championship in his ...


Two years after buyout, Veritable likes its independence
Philadelphia Business Journal
... in a converted farmhouse on 25 acres in Chester County, Veritable has smaller offices in Doylestown and Greenwich, Conn. Small deposits Fox Chase Bank has only offered one lending product, residential mortgages, since opening its doors in 1867. But ...


Sentencing of hedge fund co-founder delayed
Journal News
... in order to settle their differences, which relate to issues the defense raised in a brief last week. Marquez, of Greenwich, Conn., started Bayou with Samuel Israel III, who lived for a time in a Mount Kisco mansion he rented from Donald Trump for ...

1 Hotel & Residences Adds Luxury Fitness Club to Facility; Equinox,...
Hotels
... Capital Group Starwood Capital Group Global, LLC is a privately-held global real estate investment firm based in Greenwich, CT (with its predecessor Starwood affiliates "Starwood"). Founded in 1991, Starwood specializes in the creation and ...


GA's Fledgling Soccer Dynasty Wins 2nd Consecutive FAA Crown
Greenwich Citizen
St. Luke's goalie Rachel Brittenham had snatched victory from Greenwich Academy's Xandra Hompe before, but Hompe wouldn't let it happen again.


U.S. stocks give up early gains
Jordan News.Net
... had such volatility in the financials,' Tim Smalls, head of U.S. stock trading at brokerage firm Execution LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut told Reuters newsagency. 'We've had the investment banks giving back a lot of gains and also FedEx coming out ...


Market edges up as energy and tech shares rise
Earth Times
... such volatility in the financials," said Tim Smalls, head of U.S. stock trading at brokerage firm Execution LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. "We have had the investment banks giving back a lot of gains and also FedEx coming out with poor numbers and ...


Should Best Laid Plans Go Awry: Paths to Playoffs if Cards Fall to Staples
Greenwich Citizen
With a win against Staples on Thanksgiving, Greenwich High will clinch a spot in the CIAC Class LL playoffs.


Snow Birds Can't Handle Heat
Greenwich Citizen
Thanksgiving morning just became a whole lot more meaningful for the Greenwich High School football team.


GA Field Hockey Wins 24th Straight Title
Greenwich Citizen
The trophy case at Greenwich Academy must be on the verge of overflowing at this point.


Pearson Sets Record Straight
Greenwich Citizen
... on his car radio that Republican Peter Tesei, 38, when sworn in Dec. 1, would be "the youngest first selectman in Greenwich history." "I was the youngest at 37," Pearson, a Democrat, said adamantly Monday during an interview. Bursting with vim/vigor ...


Ford's Off-the-Record Remarks Now on Record
Greenwich Citizen
... tea leaves or peering into crystal balls. Rather, this is some of what folks heard about in the Cole Auditorium of Greenwich Library last Thursday night. Spouting off about matters that enveloped the administrations of Presidents Nixon and Ford was ...


Top Disease Fighters Tell How They Plan Attack on MRSA
Greenwich Citizen
An elite disease-fighting team led by Greenwich Health Director Caroline Baisley and Dr.


PROSALES Magazine Unveils Excellence Award Winners
ArriveNet
... Charm, OH / Showroom Design -- Franklin Building Supply, Boise, ID / Advertising -- Interstate + Lakeland Lumber, Greenwich, CT / Web Site -- The Remodeler's Choice, Minneapolis, MN / Marketing and Customer Service Program Receiving honorable ...
United Buyer Cerberus Backs Out of Acquisition Agreement
Rental Equipment Register
Affiliates of Cerberus Capital last week backed out of a $6.7 billion agreement to acquire United Rentals, causing shares in the Greenwich, Conn.-based rental company to plunge 30 percent in one day.

SPORTS
East Hartford Gazette
Hornet Soccer bows to Greenwich, 6-2 East Hartford's Hornets played with heart. But feet, legs and heads of the Hornets first-round opponent in the 2007 State Class LL Soccer Tournament, the Greenwich ...


United Rentals Announces Extension of Expiration Date for Current...
Business Wire
... Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor ' s MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com . Forward Looking Statements ...

Artist's creativity shines on display of Child Guidance Center donors
Greenwich Time
... to the fabric of the agency, a mental health resource for children, teens and their families in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan. Although it makes sense to the artist now, Morielli admits she was at first stumped about how to create a ...

11/15/07 - Rec fees going up for residents

Rec fees going up for residents

“For 6-year-old kids who go every day, an increase from $1 to $2 is a lot”

Starting next year, residents will pay more to ride a ferry to Greenwich's islands and to play a round of golf, while non-residents will pay less to enter town beaches.

Following debate on a handful of individual fee increases, the Board of Selectmen yesterday unanimously approved more than 60 new rates that the town Department of Parks and Recreation will begin charging Jan. 1.
The department generates about $3.5 million in annual revenue by charging people for an array of services, including renting tennis courts and beach lockers, hosting birthday parties at a skatepark and placing advertisement signs on a golf course.
Original Norwalk Advocate article: Rec fees going up for residents

11/15/07 - Past its prime Ferry needs to pass inspection

Past its prime Ferry needs to pass inspection

“The fact that it's survived such a length of time, you've probably got generations of family members who have ridden that boat”

Like an old thoroughbred awaiting a veterinarian's nod to race another season, an aging Greenwich ferry needs approval from both the U.S. Coast Guard and municipal finance officials to continue carrying hundreds of smiling residents to town-owned islands.

Docked beside an industrial park in Bridgeport where Coast Guard officials will inspect her this month, the 70-year-old 'Indian Harbor' may require so much work on her steel deck and hull that it might not be financially prudent to invest in repairs, according to Fred Walters, superintendent of marine facilities for the Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation.
Original Norwalk Advocate article: Past its prime Ferry needs to pass inspection

11/15/07 - Greenwich News Wire


1 Hotel & Residences Adds Luxury Fitness Club to Facility
PR Newswire
... Capital Group Starwood Capital Group Global, LLC is a privately-held global real estate investment firm based in Greenwich, CT (with its predecessor Starwood affiliates "Starwood"). Founded in 1991, Starwood specializes in the creation and ...


Resor Returns From Four Nations Cup with Silver Medal
defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) earned a silver medal with Team USA at the Four Nations Cup in Leksand, Sweden. The U.S. fell to Canada 2-0 in the gold medal game Nov. 11. Team USA finished the tournament in second place with a ...


Cerberus says it's willing to talk to United Rentals
Hartford Courant
... exclusive remedy' if the deal fell through, Cerberus said. Cerberus Partners L.P. backed out of the deal for Greenwich-based United Rentals Wednesday. A spokesman for United Rentals did not immediately return a call seeking comment ...


Emily Miller Named to All-Centennial Field Hockey Team
Garden City Life
... ), as well as sophomore goalie Sophia Tieu (Cupertino, CA) were named to the first team while senior Lucy Webster (Greenwich, CT) and junior Emily Miller (Garden City) were named to the second team.


100 Women in Hedge Funds Sixth New York Gala Raises $2.3 MM for iMentor
PR Newswire
... Women in Hedge Funds but unable to attend last night's event, 100 Women in Hedge Funds is hosting a fundraiser in Greenwich, CT for iMentor on Nov 28. To register, please go to . The financial success ...


Looking to hire a leader? Try Goldman Sachs
International Herald Tribune
... it has seeded some of the most successful private investment funds, many of them extending Goldman's shadow from Greenwich, Connecticut, to London and beyond. Goldman claims among its alumni Henry Paulson Jr., the U.S. Treasury secretary; Robert ...


Leadership: Getting Noticed by Giving Thanks
Fast Company
... ories of sending and receiving thank yous, both handwritten and not. Ruth Sherman - Ruth Sherman Associates, LLC - Greenwich, CT - www.ruthsherman.com


US stock market declines as credit woes persist
ABS-CBN News
... too bad considering some of their (earlier) losses," said Steve Goldman, market strategist, Weeden & Co., based in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 47.64 points, or 0.36 percent, at 13,183.37. The Standard & Poor's ...


MSCI Inc. First Indexer To Go Public
Seeking Alpha
... a shaky time in the market," says Kathleen Smith, a principal at Renaissance Capital, a research firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, specializing in IPOs. "They're probably pricing it pretty close to its fair value," she adds. Smith describes MSCI ...


Lampert Stays Aggressive Amid Downturn
TheStreet.com
... Lampert remains acquisitive in the face of a downturn that has whacked holdings in his once-winning portfolio. The Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund maven has a fresh stake in home improvement retailer Home Depot ( HD - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr ), ...


wall street
Dodge City Daily Globe
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour," said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn. "They hit a grease spot, and that was the case today, as well." The market was initially relieved after Bear Stearns Cos. ...


Samela leads Wreckers to FCIAC title
Westport Minuteman
... into the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) championship game. The title match with Greenwich will now be the traditional Thanksgiving morning game between the two rivals, which will be played at Staples at 10:30 a.m. The ...


Us Stocks-Market declines as credit woes persist
Reuters
... too bad considering some of their (earlier) losses," said Steve Goldman, market strategist, Weeden & Co., based in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: Quote , Profile , Research ) was down 47.64 points, or 0.36 percent, ...


Video: Music Superstar, Leann Rimes, 'Goes Green' Joining 'All'(R)...
PR Newswire
The Grammy Award-Winning Star Shows Elementary School Kids How Small Things Can Make a Big Difference for the Environment GREENWICH, Conn., Nov.


Cardinals touch out Cheshire to win Class LL championship
Stamford Advocate
Watching the members of the Greenwich High Schools girls swimming team gleefully jump into the pool after last night's CIAC Class LL Championships meant only one thing -- the Cardinals once again made a huge ...


Rec fees going up for residents
Stamford Advocate
Starting next year, residents will pay more to ride a ferry to Greenwich's islands and to play a round of golf, while non-residents will pay less to enter town beaches.


Past its prime Ferry needs to pass inspection
Stamford Advocate
Like an old thoroughbred awaiting a veterinarian's nod to race another season, an aging Greenwich ferry needs approval from both the U.S. Coast Guard and municipal finance officials to continue carrying ...


Why the holdup with alternative to cable television?
Stamford Advocate
... not go far enough. Verizon has installed miles and miles of fiber optic cable serving most of its territory in Greenwich. Three years ago, I signed up for fiber-optic Internet service, and have been very pleased. However, while TV service was ...


Baseball star selected to head Sunday parade
Stamford Advocate
... to 1973. 'I love all the facets of it, but I don't think anything will ever compare to playing the game,' the Greenwich resident said. 'That's something that's your first love. I don't think we'll ever be able to lose that little boy in us.' ...
Classic music with a twist Chiara Quartet to perform in Greenwich
Stamford Advocate
Tomorrow night, the Chiara String Quartet will perform a program that includes Haydn and Brahms at First Lutheran Church in Greenwich.


Stocks end lower amid more news of credit write-downs
WisInfo
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour,' said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn. 'They hit a grease spot, and that was the case today, as well.' The market was initially relieved after Bear Stearns Cos. ...


Nation and World business news
Detroit Free Press
... to buy United Rentals Inc. Cerberus won't go through with the acquisition at the price it agreed to in July, Greenwich, Conn.-based United Rentals said Wednesday in a news release. Macy's Inc. posted a third-quarter profit Wednesday after limiting ...

Police blotter
Journal News
... both violations. Weber Drive: Crystal Barnett, 23, of 7 Weber Drive was accused of breaking a 23-year-old Greenwich, Conn., woman's eye socket during a fight involving punching and kicking at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Police said the ...

Stamford's field hockey run is out of the blue
Stamford Advocate
... semifinals of the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Tournament before suffering a 1-0 loss to Greenwich. 'We got ready for the state tournament and we honestly believed we could win the whole thing,' Tiscia said. 'No one ...


Cardinals touch out Cheshire to win Class LL championship
Norwalk Advocate
Watching the members of the Greenwich High Schools girls swimming team gleefully jump into the pool after last night's CIAC Class LL Championships meant only one thing -- the Cardinals once again made a huge ...

Why the holdup with alternative to cable television?
Thursday Norwalk Advocate
... not go far enough. Verizon has installed miles and miles of fiber optic cable serving most of its territory in Greenwich. Three years ago, I signed up for fiber-optic Internet service, and have been very pleased. However, while TV service was ...

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Baseball star selected to head Sunday parade
Thursday Norwalk Advocate
... to 1973. 'I love all the facets of it, but I don't think anything will ever compare to playing the game,' the Greenwich resident said. 'That's something that's your first love. I don't think we'll ever be able to lose that little boy in us.' ...

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Classic music with a twist Chiara Quartet to perform in Greenwich
Thursday Norwalk Advocate
Tomorrow night, the Chiara String Quartet will perform a program that includes Haydn and Brahms at First Lutheran Church in Greenwich.

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Video: Music Superstar, Leann Rimes, 'Goes Green' Joining 'All'(R)...
Thursday PR Newswire
The Grammy Award-Winning Star Shows Elementary School Kids How Small Things Can Make a Big Difference for the Environment GREENWICH, Conn., Nov.

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The Firm With a Shadow That Extends Far Past Wall St.
Thursday HendersonvilleNews.com
... it has seeded some of the most successful private investment funds, many of them extending Goldman's shadow from Greenwich, Conn., to London and beyond. Goldman claims among its alumni Henry M. Paulson Jr., the current Treasury secretary; Robert E. ...

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Thursday Detroit Free Press
... to buy United Rentals Inc. Cerberus won't go through with the acquisition at the price it agreed to in July, Greenwich, Conn.-based United Rentals said Wednesday in a news release. RETAIL: Macy's reports profit Macy's Inc. posted a third-quarter ...

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Markets take one step back
Thursday The News Tribune
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour," said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn. "They hit a grease spot, and that was the case today, as well." The market was initially relieved after Bear Stearns Cos. ...

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Obituaries
Thursday Lake Forester
... 9 at Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest. John D. Kleis John D. Kleis, 95, of Bunnell, Florida, a former resident of Greenwich, Conn.,, died Oct. 26. Dr. Kleis was born on Feb. 1, 1912 in Hamburg, N.Y. He received his doctorate degree from Yale ...

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Lampert has stake in Home Depot
Thursday Chicago Tribune
... retail stocks, bought a $485 million stake in Home Depot Inc. in the third quarter. ESL Investments Inc., the Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund run by Lampert, held 16.7 million Home Depot shares as of Sept. 30, according to a filing Wednesday with ...

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United Rentals Buyout woes send shares to worst fall
Thursday Chicago Tribune
... its $4 billion offer. The stock plunged $10.51, or 30.9 percent, to $23.50, on the New York Stock Exchange. The Greenwich, Conn.-based company's stock posted its biggest drop since it went public in December 1997. Reuters reported earlier in the day ...

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Stocks end lower
San Mateo Daily Journal
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour," said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn. "They hit a grease spot, and that was the case today, as well." The market was initially relieved after Bear Stearns Cos. ...


Greenwich Wins LL Swimming Title
Hartford Courant
... Class LL. Aston and the Cheshire girls will have to wait at least one more year as they finished second to Greenwich 810.5-791 Wednesday night in the Class LL championship at Southern Connecticut State. Greenwich has won six of the last ...


Uneasy street for stocks
Denver Post
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour," said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn. The market was initially relieved after Bear Stearns Cos. chief financial officer Sam Molinaro said the investment bank's ...


Markets close lower a day after huge surge
Hampton Roads Daily Press
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour," said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn. "They hit a grease spot, and that was the case today, as well." The market was initially relieved after Bear Stearns Cos. ...


Uncertainly pulls down markets
Los Angeles Times
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour," said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn., saying stocks "hit a grease spot" late in the session Wednesday. A report that a short-term bond fund run by General ...

11/14/07 - Greenwich man charged with racketeering in alleged fraud

Greenwich man charged with racketeering in alleged fraud

A Greenwich man has been charged with bilking investors out of more than a half-million dollars through schemes to acquire hospital and surgical centers.

11/14/07 - Greenwich News Wire

Amaranth Plays Victim In Lawsuit
Institutional Investor
... clearing broker. In a lawsuit filed in the trial-level New York State Supreme Court , Bloomberg News reports, the Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund is seeking $1 billion in damages, claiming JPMorgan's actions resulted in Amaranth's failure to get a ...


Big Prices for Bacon Paintings Lead a Record Night for Sotheby's
New York Times
... million, or $11.8 million with premium. An untitled Basquiat from 1981 that was being sold by Peter Brant, the Greenwich, Conn., publisher, was estimated at $7 million to $9 million. A telephone bidder bought it for $6.9 million, or $7.7 million ...


Select Telecom Announces New Contracts
Westchester.com
... hired Select Telecom to install two IP telephone systems; one in their Andover, MA office and another in their Greenwich, CT office. Both systems were networked together via a Multi Protocol Label Switching Network (MPLS), the latest technology in ...


Masuk's Lang places first in 200 IM
Connecticut Post
... At the Class LL meet at Southern Connecticut, Staples led the regional finishers in third place with 439 points. Greenwich won the event with 810.5 points, while Cheshire was second with 791. Amity's Margaux Farrell was a double winner, taking the ...


Georgia Blue Chips
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
... hedge fund acquired a $485 million stake in Home Depot Inc. in the third quarter. ESL Investments Inc., based in Greenwich, Conn., held 16.7 million Home Depot common shares on Sept. 30, according to a filing Wednesday with the Securities and ...
Lampert has stake in Home Depot
Chicago Tribune
... retail stocks, bought a $485 million stake in Home Depot Inc. in the third quarter. ESL Investments Inc., the Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund run by Lampert, held 16.7 million Home Depot shares as of Sept. 30, according to a filing Wednesday with ...

The Firm With a Shadow That Extends Far Past Wall St.
New York Times
... it has seeded some of the most successful private investment funds, many of them extending Goldman's shadow from Greenwich, Conn., to London and beyond. Goldman claims among its alumni Henry M. Paulson Jr. , the current Treasury secretary; Robert E. ...


Wreckers Beat Rams 14-7 in Two Overtimes to Make FCIAC Finals
Westport News
... Canaan Rams, raising the Wreckers' record to 8-0 and earning them a berth in the FCIAC championship game against Greenwich High Nov. 22 at home. New Canaan dropped to 7-2. "It's awesome," said Samela. "It's going to be awesome going up against ...

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United Rentals Buyout woes send shares to worst fall
Chicago Tribune
... its $4 billion offer. The stock plunged $10.51, or 30.9 percent, to $23.50, on the New York Stock Exchange. The Greenwich, Conn.-based company's stock posted its biggest drop since it went public in December 1997. Reuters reported earlier in the ...

Why Aren't There Government Bloggers?
Rebuilding Media
... ublic Communications, and meanwhile is managing partner of the media consulting firm of Digital Deliverance LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. November 14, 2007
Stocks Finish Lower in Erratic Session
WJLA-TV Arlington
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour," said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn. "They hit a grease spot, and that was the case today, as well." The market was initially relieved after Bear Stearns Cos. ...

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Greenwich man charged with racketeering in alleged fraud
Norwalk Advocate
A Greenwich man has been charged with bilking investors out of more than a half-million dollars through schemes to acquire hospital and surgical centers.


Cerberus May Pull United Rentals Offer
Construction Equip. Distribution
... Cerberus spokesman declined to comment. A United Rentals spokesman did not return multiple calls seeking comment. Greenwich, Connecticut-based United Rentals, with more than 690 rental locations in 48 states, Canada and Mexico, rents everything from ...


Cerberus pulls offer for United Rentals
Reuters
... York-based Cerberus, a private equity firm and hedge fund, originally offered $34.50 per share for the company. Greenwich, Connecticut-based United Rentals said Cerberus' rejection of the deal was "unwarranted and incompatible with the covenants of ...


Stocks Finish Lower After Wobbly Session
Wednesday Nov 14 Rapid City Journal
... it tends to accelerate in the last hour," said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist with Weeden & Co., in Greenwich, Conn. "They hit a grease spot, and that was the case today, as well." The market was initially relieved after Bear Stearns Cos. ...

Amaranth decides on a ploy named sue
Shanghai Daily
... the third-largest United States bank, and hedge-fund manager Citadel Investment Group LLC later took over the Greenwich, Connecticut-based firm's energy trades. Amaranth returned cash to investors this year. In a letter on Tuesday to investors, ...

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FirstLight Financial Corporation Serves as Lead Arranger of $115MM in ...
Business Wire
OLD GREENWICH, Conn.-- --FirstLight Financial Corporation announced today that it served as lead arranger and administrative agent of a $115 million senior credit facility for the American Infrastructure MLP ...


Murdoch to set WSJ Online free; Sees decline in television profit
Rebuilding Media
... ublic Communications, and meanwhile is managing partner of the media consulting firm of Digital Deliverance LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. November 14, 2007 Murdoch to set WSJ Online free; Sees decline in television profit


Guilty pleas in old rape case in Greenwich
Hartford Courant
Two men linked to a 1991 rape in Greenwich pleaded guilty Tuesday in exchange for 10-year prison sentences.


Cerberus Wants to Cut $4 Billion Offer to Buy United Rentals, People Say
Bloomberg
... in New York. ``The banks were struggling with selling the associated debt offering.'' United Rentals, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, fell $8.71, or 26 percent, to $25.30 at 1:11 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. Cerberus offered ...


Selectmen Address Bypass, Plow Truck, Airport, Personnel
Lincoln County News
... owned by Don Fakvey, the same amount he was charged last year for a ground lease of $6,776 on which BRMS, LLC of Greenwich, Conn. is planning to have a building for storage and maintenance of its own aircraft for charter flights. Falvey paid the ...


FAO Schwarz Acquires Best & Co.
Display & Design Ideas
... further transform FAO Schwarz into a comprehensive lifestyle brand." Best & Co. currently has a flagship store in Greenwich, Conn., and a boutique in Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. The company, founded in 1879 and in operation in New York and up ...


USSA trustee Michael Biondi dies at 50
Ski Racing Intl.
... served as Lazard Ltd.'s co-chairman of investment banking. Bloomberg News reported that Biondi died at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, according to a memo distributed to Lazard employees by Bruce Wasserstein, the firm's chairman and chief ...


Greenwich hedge index climbs in October
InvestmentNews
The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index tallied a 3.01% return in October, representing the strongest month since January 2006.


Knowing the Power of Networking
US News & World Report
... decided to do something about that inequity. He left his job and, with partner Peer Pedersen, 51, co-founded the Greenwich, Connecticut-based fund of funds, Blue Orchid Capital, and the Steamboat Foundation in 2003. Each year, a significant portion ...


Hug a Hedgie
Buzzle.com
... Sri Lankan construction. Even in their own backyard, hedge funds aren't overwhelmingly popular. The leafy town of Greenwich, Connecticut is America's hedge fund capital with at least 380 funds managing $100bn. Greenwich's endless row of boutiques - ...


Cerberus Wants to Reduce $4 Billion Price for United Rentals, People Say
Bloomberg.com
... Stephen Feinberg, withdrew its offer in October to buy Affiliated Computer Services Inc. United Rentals, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, fell $8.74, or 26 percent, at 11:35 a.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. Reuters reported earlier ...

Norwalk Advocate
Greenwich residents at last will be able to find out some facts that many no doubt feel they are owed regarding why a long-time, prominent and well-regarded public servant may be fired.

Amaranth Sues JPMorgan for Disrupting Its Efforts on Goldman, Citadel Deal
Bloomberg.com
... JPMorgan, the third-largest U.S. bank, and hedge-fund manager Citadel Investment Group LLC later took over the Greenwich, Connecticut- based firm's energy trades. Amaranth returned cash to investors this year. In a letter yesterday to investors, ...


FAO Schwarz acquires Best & Co.
DM News
... a chain of East Coast stores until 1971. The brand was re-established in 1997 by Susie Hilfiger with a store in Greenwich, CT, and a boutique in Bergdorf Goodman that stock the Best & Co. collection designed by Hilfiger as well as a selection of ...


Driven McLain Flats Road lately?
Aspen Daily News
Photo Credit: Zach Ornitz/Aspen Daily News Courtney Stuart, 9, of Greenwich, Conn., bounces skyward while playing on the Aero Bungee at Buttermilk Mountain on Saturday afternoon.

Armonk Square returns to landmarks panel after passing environmental review
Journal News
... the developer's request for a certificate of appropriateness. But during the summer Antares Investment Partners of Greenwich, Conn., shrank the development to eliminate a major concern, a potential parking area within the district that could be ...

11/13/07 - Veteran detective turns in his badge


Helping investigate crooked Greenwich financier Martin Frankel and helping to found a joint arson task force with the town Fire Department are two career milestones that stand out for Detective Edward Zack, he said yesterday.


A week before retirement from the Greenwich Police Department, the 51-year-old said he would miss the collaborative efforts with other current and retired town detectives which have helped break cases big and small.


'Over 29 years, you work with some unbelievable people who have great strengths in certain areas,' Zack said. 'Over time, as you go along, you wish a particular person was here because they were so good at something.'


Saturday the Greenwich native will work his last day for the town. In early December, Zack will continue his detective work as an inspector with the State's Attorneys Office in Bridgeport, investigating cases for prosecutors before they are taken to trial.


Zack said the desire for more professional satisfaction and additional income as his two teenage sons approach college age drove him to this decision.


'My personal feeling is I've been here 29 years and it's just not fun here anymore,' Zack said. 'You know when it's time to go.'


Detective Sgt. Thomas Kelly, Zack's supervisor, said his colleague's experience and skills as an arson investigator as well as a state-certified forensic computer investigator have been critical.
'His experience and knowledge in here will be greatly missed,' Kelly said. 'I wish him luck in his new job with the state.'


Zack attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., graduating in 1973. His nephew, Thomas Zack, is a deputy chief at the Greenwich Fire Department.


'We have deep roots in town,' he said.


Zack said he and other detectives began investigating Greenwich financier Martin Frankel in 1997 following the suicide of Francis Burge, who was found hanging from the back deck of Frankel's Greenwich mansion.


Police efforts played an important role in Frankel's 1999 indictment and conviction in 2002 on federal charges of racketeering, conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud for defrauding $200 million from insurance companies.


'We knew right away after the suicide it was not a normal situation and something was wrong with Marty Frankel,' he said. 'We did what we could to pursue it.'


In March 2002, as Danbury Police searched for 13-year-old Christina Long, Zack performed a forensic analysis of Dos Reis' computer, which helped Danbury Police determine that the Greenwich man had met with the eighth-grader the night she disappeared, he said........


Original Greenwich Time article: Veteran detective turns in his badge

11/13/07 - Brunswick mothers take search for films for students worldwide

HEADLINE:
Brunswick mothers take search for films for students worldwide
QUOTE:

“It can be fun, but it can be tedious because some of them are boring”
STORY:

Like a professional movie reviewer, Brunswick School mother Darrell Lorentzen attends foreign film festivals around the country to watch movies yet to be released. She and other Brunswick mothers also gather in Greenwich each week to watch and discuss foreign films for hours on end.

But the mothers aren't watching just for the popcorn and artsy entertainment. The mothers spend most of their fall watching the best and the worst of foreign films so their children may gain some insight into the lives of their peers around the world.
The group seeks movies, often with English subtitles, that will help Greenwich children understand cultures in other parts of the world when they are presented as part of the school's annual Fundance Foreign Film Festival, held in April.

11/13/07 - Greenwich News Wire

Wear It Again, Sam
DailyCandy
... Make an appointment to browse handpicked pieces like original Carolina Herrera samples from the early days; Greenwich, Connecticut, estate rescues; and Vivienne Westwood that Courtney Love just didn't need anymore. You'll find greatness preserved ...


Lie-sester
Linguaphiles
Worcester, Massachusetts pronounces it like the one in England; Worcester, Pennsylvania pronounces it something like "wor-chester". I've heard Greenwich, Connecticut pronounced both ways .


Week that Was for
Connecticut Post
... Kondub led Staples over Norwalk 6-0. Jack O'Leary and Don Kish played well in a losing effort as Bassick fell to Greenwich 24-7. 50 YEARS AGO Lou Zowine starred with four touchdowns, three on passes from Joe Witkewicz and the other on an ...


Quotes on the resignation of state Sen. Lou DeLuca, R-Woodbury
Norwalk Advocate
... of confronting hard facts and reacting in a fair and reasonable way to them.' - Sen. William Nickerson, R-Greenwich, member of the Senate investigative committee 'I am absolutely appalled that he didn't resign a long time ago. But he ...


Michael Biondi, Lazard Banker, Wasserstein Colleague, Is Dead at Age 50
Bloomberg
... served as Lazard Ltd.'s co- chairman of investment banking, died last night. He was 50. Biondi died at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, according to a memo distributed to Lazard employees today by Bruce Wasserstein, the firm's chairman and chief ...


Murdoch confirms WSJ Online wants to be free
Rebuilding Media
... Communications, and meanwhile is managing partner of the media consulting firm of Digital Deliverance LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. November 13, 2007 Blink Murdoch confirms WSJ Online wants to be free Reuters reported that News Corp Chairman Rupert ...


Market rallies on Wal-Mart
Earth Times
... the numbers came out pretty good," said Tim Smalls, head of U.S. stock trading at brokerage firm Execution LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. "There's also a relief rally in financials." The Dow Jones industrial average was up 178.91 points, or ...


FirstLight Financial Corporation Serves as Lead Arranger and...
PRWeb
OLD GREENWICH, Conn. November 13, 2007 -- FirstLight Financial Corporation announced today that it served as lead arranger and administrative agent of a $45 million senior credit facility for California ...


Conn. man arrested in Harrison road rage incident
Journal News
... as Roger Fernandez, of 252 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, continued an argument over a parking space with a 31-year-old Greenwich woman inside 9 Farm Road at 11:25 a.m. Friday where a tag sale was going on, police said. Police said Geary struck the woman ...


CDO Dominoes are Falling
Seeking Alpha
... is getting worse and worse," said Neal Neilinger, co-founder and managing director of NSM Capital Management in Greenwich, Connecticut. "It's all risk aversion, and the trend is for people to buy T-bills." Simba Funding Corp. and Mane Funding Corp., ...
Jeweler trades Greenwich site for Stamford facility
Greenwich Time
Stamford's once-legendary manufacturing base got a boost - 152 jobs worth - with the recent relocation of Carolee Designs jewelry from Greenwich to Stamford.


Extra effort needed to help the hungry
Greenwich Time
... many social service agencies, the Food Bank distributes donated food to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton. But it is proving a challenge this year for the food bank to collect ...


Winter's chill chases most boaters from water
Greenwich Time
... lubricating oil for four months of stagnation. It isn't easy to find a place to store a 'winterized' vessel in Greenwich, where sailing and powerboating are becoming increasingly popular. Depending on the facility, boat yards in town charge ...

Veteran detective turns in his badge
Norwalk Advocate
Helping investigate crooked Greenwich financier Martin Frankel and helping to found a joint arson task force with the town Fire Department are two career milestones that stand out for Detective Edward Zack, he ...


Brunswick mothers take search for films for students worldwide
Norwalk Advocate
... festivals around the country to watch movies yet to be released. She and other Brunswick mothers also gather in Greenwich each week to watch and discuss foreign films for hours on end. But the mothers aren't watching just for the popcorn and ...


Extra effort needed to help the hungry
Norwalk Advocate
... agencies, the Food Bank distributes donated food to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Stamford, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, and Wilton. But it is proving a challenge this year for the food bank to collect sufficient goods to serve ...


Jeweler trades Greenwich site for Stamford facility
Norwalk Advocate
Stamford's once-legendary manufacturing base got a boost - 152 jobs worth - with the recent relocation of Carolee Designs jewelry from Greenwich to Stamford.

11/12/07 - Greenwich News Wire

Gains pay dividends for Trumbull school
Connecticut Post
... The awards were from the Lone Pine Foundation, which is funded by the Lone Pine Capital investment company of Greenwich. Booth Hill was one of five finalist schools to be recognized, and a brief breakfast ceremony took place in the school library ...


CDO Dominoes Are Falling
Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis
... is getting worse and worse," said Neal Neilinger, co-founder and managing director of NSM Capital Management in Greenwich, Connecticut. "It's all risk aversion, and the trend is for people to buy T-bills." Simba Funding Corp. and Mane Funding Corp., ...


Workers OK FiberMark deal
Customer Interaction Solutions
... reaching a three-year contract. They are also represented by the United Steelworkers Union. FiberMark, owned by Greenwich, Conn. investment firm Silver Point Capital, makes commercial paper products like vacuum bags, paper for wallpaper and CD ...


Eze Castle launches London office
Boston Business Journal
... $1 billion in assets under management. The company has other offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Greenwich, Conn. Use of, registration on, this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement . Please read our Privacy Policy ...


Social networking site launched to help investors
InvestmentNews
... website is creating a Facebook-type social networking site to help investors check up on their financial advisers. Greenwich, Conn.-based Exchange Networks LLC launched its website on Nov. 1, based on the idea that those with $5 million to $50 ...


Dowling College School of Aviation Incorporates PASSUR Software into Its Curriculum
ThomasNet
Release date: October 24, 2007 Dowling College School of Aviation Incorporates PASSUR Software into Its Curriculum National Aviation Technology Center Enhanced With PASSUR GREENWICH, Conn., Oct.


Education calendar
Norwalk Advocate
Nov. 12 Veteran's Day observed: Greenwich Public Schools, Westchester/Fairfield Hebrew Academy closed.


Two Schools garner awards for literary magazines
Norwalk Advocate
Greenwich Academy's literary and arts magazine 'Daedalus 2007' and Convent of the Sacred Heart's world languages literary magazine, 'Voices,' each earned Gold Medalist recognition from the Columbia Scholastic ...


Eze Castle Integration Launches London Operations
Business Wire
... Service. Eze Castle Integration is headquartered in Boston and has offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Greenwich, CT, Minneapolis and London.


Reatil Detail. Michael Kors Quietly Opens Store in Soho. Second City Style Fashion Blog
Second City Style
... to markets such as White Plains, N.Y., Los Angeles, Atlantic City and Boca Raton, Fla. The next three will open in Greenwich, Conn., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Troy, Mich. The 3,400-square-foot SoHo unit was designed by New York-based Michael Neumann ...
Business Digest: The News in Brief
North Bay Business Journal
Home decor retailer Restoration Hardware Inc. signed a $267 million merger agreement with Chairman, President and CEO Gary Friedman, institutional shareholders and Greenwich, Conn.-based private-equity firm ...


Lobstermen fight for floats
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich's three commercial lobstermen want to demonstrate to state environmental officials that their floats in the Mianus River don't damage shellfish and marine life, even when the structures come to rest ...


A needless addition to the state's debt
Stamford Advocate
... this summer, after the new fiscal year commenced. To cover costs in the interim, municipalities like Stamford, Greenwich and Norwalk had to arrange temporary financing to pay construction bills. In some cases, that involved borrowing; in others, ...

Battle rages over sending children to school on Veterans Day
Stamford Advocate
... whether schools should be open on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. This year, schools in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Greenwich remain closed. But schools in New Canaan, Westport, Weston and Wilton are open. Stamford school officials tried to open ...


Convention Calendar
Salt Lake Tribune
... October. IPOs planned Initial public offerings planned for the coming week, as provided by Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, Conn., (www.ipohome.com) and SEC filings, include: * Chimera Investment Corp. - New York, 33.3 million shares, priced at $15 ...

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