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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

05/06/08 - Greenwich News Roundup For Tuesday


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Schools Superintendent Betty Sternberg, grappling yesterday with the fallout from her decision to block the Boy Scouts from recruiting on campus during classes, accused her critics of playing politics.

Shame On Sternberg - "It's been going on for seventy years...

Greenwich schools limit Boy Scouts recruiting

Hartford Courant

Boy Scouts Banned From Greenwich Schools
WCBS-TV New York

Greenwich bans Boys Scouts from in-school recruiting
Stamford Advocate


Judge upholds Greenwich widow’s deal
Greenwich Post, CT -
Hopper last Friday upheld Jennifer Hagel Smith’s $1-million settlement with Royal Caribbean cruise lines. ...

Court Upholds Settlement In Missing Passenger Case
Hartford Courant

Hagel Smith wins probate case
Greenwich Time


Featured Greenwich News Reports:


Patriot National Bank welcomes new assistant branch manager to ...
Stamford Plus Magazine

She will be working in our Greenwich office at 100 Mason Street (661.0800) with manager, Neil Dixon. Litzie began her banking career as a part-time teller ...

Art to the Avenue continues this week with two events
Greenwich Post

As part of this year's Art to the Avenue celebration, the Greenwich Arts Council is presenting two productions this week. This Thursday, May 8, ...

The Raw Greenwich Feed

  1. Sears' Lampert playing it close

    Chicago Tribune

    ... the 120-year-old company an identity in the crowded retail landscape, and investors are getting impatient. The Greenwich, Conn.-based billionaire smiled and nodded at the company's annual meeting Monday as Sears Chief Information Officer Karen ...

    Tag: Retail

  2. Tropicana Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    Vegas Syndicate

    ... positive cash flow from its operations and has lined up $67 million in debtor-in-possession financing from Greenwich, Conn.-based Silver Point Finance LLC. "We have more than adequate resources to meet our ongoing financial needs," Butera said. "We ...

    Tags: Atlantic City, NJ

  3. Tropicana Entertainment Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

    Business Wire

    ... each property ' s competitive market position. The DIP loan is being provided by Silver Point Finance, LLC of Greenwich, Connecticut. " Our company is going into this process from a position of financial and operational strength, " said Tropicana ...

    Tags: Atlantic City, NJ

  4. Top editor leaves Stamford, Greenwich papers


    Joseph F. Pisani, who ushered The Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time into the digital age while wearing bow ties and surrounding himself with vintage typewriters, has left as editor of the newspapers....

    Please Also See: Comments About Joe Pisani Leaving The Greenwich Time

  5. State to drop some charges against 'dinnertime bandit'

    Hartford Courant

    ... nearly $1 million in goods between September 1996 and October 1997, as well as seven other attempted break-ins in Greenwich. Investigators dubbed Golder the dinnertime bandit due to his alleged penchant for breaking into wealthy homes as ...

    Tags: Stamford

  6. Name Droping On Cinco de Mayo

    by Camilla

    This is my second time at Boxcar Cantina, supposedly a very popular Mexican restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since the first time I was there we were joined by Ron Howard and some of his friends for dinner (that sounds really nice, ...

  7. Canada's Dollar Rises From 3-Week Low as Prices for Some Commodities Rise


    ... more resilient'' than the U.S., said Alan Ruskin , head of international currency strategy in North America at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets Inc. in Greenwich, Connecticut. ``I prefer the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar on the basis that ...

    Tag: Financial Markets

  8. Boy Scouts Banned From Greenwich Schools


    Superintendent Nixes 70-Year Tradition Of Yearly 10-Minute Recruiting Session In Elementary Schools Reporting Tony Aiello GREENWICH, Conn....Please also see related article...Comments About Greenwich Schools Banning the Boy Scouts

    Tag: Educcation

  9. United Rentals Announces Kenneth DeWitt as Vice President and Chief Information Officer


    ... 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 unitedrentals.com ...

    Tags: CIO News, Industrial Machines, United Rentals, Leasing

  10. Illegally Apointed Police Captain Michael Pacewicz Has Probably Cost The Single Family Home Owners Of Greenwich One Million Dollars

    This is such a profound example of the poor leadership displayed during Lash's tenure.

    How unfortunate it was that the Jim Lash illegally put someone like Michael Pacewicz into such an important position...

  11. Port Chester police: Assailants broke out screwdriver, tire iron after accident

    Journal News

    ... the fallen woman and two men. The Stamford woman was stabbed in the cheek with the screw driver, a 24-year-old Greenwich man sustained a broken nose and other head wounds and a 28-year-old Stamford man received a large cut to his left hand. All ...

    Tag: Port Chester

  12. More censorship In Greenwich - Reader Submitted comments

    "...A dissenting voice to shut up."

    And even more so:

    From the current Chairman of the Greenwich Community Television Committee, Stuart Reider...

  13. May 2006 Early Indications: Of Spaces and Places

    Early Indications

    ... who make creative centers work is increasing. These jobs matter for quality of life. Places like Marin County and Greenwich, Connecticut are undeniably appealing in many ways. But what happens when auto repair shops and dry cleaners can't survive? ...

  14. Kitty Litter Liner To Get New Leader - Greenwich Time Editor Joe Pisani Fired

    Top Story: Editor of Greenwich Time, Advocate departs

  15. Greenwich Video Dump - Blast To The Past - From The Greenwich Capital Video Vault


    Whassup! Greenwich Capital 1994

News Links From
The Greenwich Post

Spring in her step

Sheridan Mullins, 5, takes advantage of the open space to fly her kite during the Land Trust’s Spring Walk at Westfall Preserve. About 150 community members came out for the annual walk and festival. The property is adjacent to the town's 297-acre Babcock Preserve....

Food drive next week: Put your donation near the mailbox

On Saturday, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America, including Greenwich, will collect canned food from their postal customers as part of the 16th annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the country....

Police Watch: The following reports were released May 5

....Jeffrey Jay, 49, of 50 Fox Run Lane was arrested May 3 and charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor. According to police, Jay was at the movies on Railroad Avenue with his family and, while at the theater, encountered his daughter’s boyfriend. Police said Jay became very angry that the boyfriend was there and allegedly instigated a pushing match with him before grabbing him, shoving him into the wall and shaking him. The boy, who is 15, then reportedly struck Jay in the left eye to get him to release him. Jay was released on a $500 cash bond and is due in court May 12....

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Schools Superintendent Betty Sternberg, grappling yesterday with the fallout from her decision to block the Boy Scouts from recruiting on campus during classes, accused her critics of playing politics.
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A Christmas treasure is returned

When the Hock family Christmas tree goes up this year, one ornament is likely to stand out. The small, silver nutcracker, which marks a child's first Christmas, was nearly lost.
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During his summer breaks from college, Ben Van Leeuwen drove a Good Humor ice cream truck through the streets of Greenwich, dishing out tasty treats and making money.
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Homemaker program clears out waiting list

Elderly and disabled clients who rely on the town homemaker program no longer have to wait for the service.
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Growing up on the Island of Panay in the Philippines, Carmen Conseur probably never imagined that one day she would be crowned Mrs.
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Selectmen support one field at power plant site

In a victory for environmental watchdogs and open space advocates, all three members of the Board of Selectmen say they are reluctant to build a pair of athletic fields at the former Cos Cob Power Plant site.
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