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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

09/30/08 Insiders partying w/ $$$$$$ bags - This is how the a compliant media is maintained.

Why Didn't Jan Dilenschneider Invite My Mom
To George Irish's Dinner Party?

Susie "The Dish" Won't Report About This Little Dinner Party?

It's Time For The Comfortable To Wine Dine And Pocket Line.

Jan and Bob Dilenschneider of Darien recently held a dinner party to introduce George Irish, president of Hearst Newspapers, aka Greenwich Time, Greenwich Post, Stamford Advocate, Darien News Review, Norwalk Advocate, Norwalk Citizen News, Connecticut Post etc., etc., etc., ....

Give me a break?
We know who George Irish is and we are well aware of his stable of government compliant newspapers.

Among those attending the let's get to know George party were Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy and his wife, Cathy; Mary and Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees; Judy and Archie Cox, chairman of Barclays Americas; John and Janet Hartwell, head of Greens Farms Academy; Bishop William Lori; Janene and Richard Edlin, senior partner of the law firm Greenberg Traurig; Westport residents Chris and Jim Corgel of IBM; Bob Arnold, head of Family Centers; Judy and Tom McLane, CEO of RSR Partners; Mr. Corvino of Greenwich Hospital; Greenwich residents Nancy and Walter Raquet, CEO of WR Capital Management; Stamford residents Maryann and Jay Chai of J.W. Chai Consultancy; Jim Cabrera, managing partner of Antares; and Greenwich residents Lincoln and Irene Millstein. Mr. Dilenschneider is founder and CEO of The Dilenschneider Group, a global strategic counseling firm headquartered New York City.

Now you know why bad news about Jim Cabrera and Antares is always broken by out of town reporters from out of town newspapers.

I guess long suffering Glenville and Hamilton Avenue parents were invited but I said no thanks...

Let me add, the people like Lincoln and Irene Millstein are doing the Brown Nose Poke, as a form of insurance against any investigative reporting and their class of back country buddies.
....it's all about wanting their money and a few good little headlines.

Aren't Lincoln and Irene Millstein so wonderful sitting comfortable while little children on the Western end town are afflicted by not having a school to go to.

While Lincoln and Irene Millstein were were sleeping in after partying with the owners of the Greenwich Time, Glenville mothers are waiting in the Stop and Shop parking lot forgotten by the newspaper.

Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy. What's up with that?.....

Is Malloy kissing Hearst Media A$$, because he has something that is going to need a cover up?

When is George Irish going to show up on the streets of Greenwich and meet the real people of Greenwich. maybe George should meet with Hamilton Avenue parents who are repeatedly ignored by Greenwich Time Education Reporter Colin Gustafson.

Maybe George Irish should stop partying with insiders who want protection and do his job and ask Colin Gustafson why he has not reported on the Water Flowing into to the "New" 30 Million Dollar School and Heavily Damaging Three Brand New Classrooms.

Year After Year The Greenwich Time Has Lost Relevancy And Subscribers Protecting Town Hall And The Back Country Set.

While Citizen Journalists like, Bill Clark, Chris Fountain and Greenwich Diva gain new readers month after month after month.

Psychologist, repeatedly tell us that the definition of insane is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

George Irish's failure will be because he reached out and comforted the comfortable in Greenwich. George Irish's failure will be because he did not send Greenwich Time reporters out to report when the weakest members of Greenwich society were being afflicted.

If George Irish doesn't put an end to compliant compliant media operations in Greenwich, then he will be a Big Fat Failure in town.

There are other new online media outlets that are ready, willing and able to eat George Irish's lunch if he is not willing to boldly go into the Greenwich Time newsroom and shake it up.

If George Irish is not relevant to Greenwich news readers, then his shrinking Greenwich Time newspaper and stagnant website will not be relevant to advertisers.

Soon Greenwich advertisers are going to say I need to advertise in a Hyper Local medium that is relevant to readers with in 2 to 7 miles of my business.

I don't need a compliant newspaper that serves the powers that be in Stamfortd, Darien, Norwalk or freaking Bridgeport.

George Irish should start having dinner with all the voices that are in Greenwich before they become bloggers and say,

"George can you hear me now."

George you have almost ran out of Fairfield newspapers that you can buy. You either have to start growing your newspaper and online business by being relevant to real people or continue down the disastrous rumored path of folding all of your daily newspapers into the Connecticut Post and making all of your websites into clones that cover all of Fairfield county.

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Joe Pisani, Susie "The Dish", Jan Dilenschneider, Richard Dilenschneider, Lincoln Millstein, Irene Millstein, Jim Cabrera, Walter Raquet, Greenwich Post Editor Kristan Zimmer, Bishop William Lori, Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy and his wife, Cathy are invited and welcome to comment on this or any other Greenwich Roundup story by sending an email to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com or clicking on the comments link at the end of this post or any other post.

Was Mr. Pisani or Mr. Hersam at the party?

0930/08 Exclusive: The Scribe Of Greenwich Is Back At His Computer Terminal And Has Just Scooped A Greenwich Time Reporter Who Is Wet Behind The Ears

Mainstream Greenwich Time Education Reporter Colin Gustafson And Betty Sternberg Both Get Big Fat F's. Colin Gets An F for letting The Board Of Education Spoon Feed Greenwich Parents Misinformation About The Harris Survey Via His Pitiful Reporting.

A Citizen Journalist Bill Clark For Going Down To The School Administration Building And Actually Picking Up A Copy Of The Harris Survey And Independently Interpreting The Data With Out BOE Communication Director Kim Eves Spin.

If Greenwich Time Editor David Warner Was Worth His Salt He Would Walk Over To Cub Reporter Colin Gustafson Desk And Say, "Show Me Your Copy Of The Harris Survey."

And When Armature Reporter Colin Gustafson Could Only Show Him Board Of Education Press Releases About The Survey. Colin Would Be Shown The Door And Given Information On How To Reach The Other Fired Greenwich Time Employees At Our Greenwich .

Why Isn't Greenwich Time Editor David Warner Smart enough to hire real talent like Citizen journalist Bill "The Scribe Of Greenwich" Clark who is not afraid to bring the Greenwich school parents and the single family homeowners this exclusive news story:

By Bill "The Scribe Of Greenwich" Clark

Your scribe has been down to the Board of Ed, and has picked up a copy of the Harris survey that was carried out in May and June of this year. As you may recall, dear reader, the survey was machine-readable, having been filled out with #2 lead pencils just as we all used to do with the SATs. Theoretically, the raw results should have been available within 24 hours. But that's not the way these surveys work.

Clearly the public cannot be trusted with the raw data. It has to be massaged and obfuscated first. If certain results are not as wished, a portion of the surveys can simply be declared unusable. If a certain issue - e.g., the level of dissatisfaction with the superintendant - is too one-sided, the "impact index" must be applied to mitigate this fact. Other factors used to massage the data are called the "incidence rate" and the "penalty", which must be multiplied together to provide the numerator of the "impact score", and so on and so forth. Finally, if a certain segment of the population survey (in this case, community leaders and RTM members) is wildly anti-Betty, you can just decide not to report most of their results at all.

The survey was filled out by four general categories of "stakeholders" (shades of Wall Street!): students, teachers, parents, and community leaders. The students, being clearly not yet fully educated by definition, were not allowed to register an opinion of Betty. But the other three categories were, and in each of these groups Betty came in dead last in the "satisfaction" sweepstakes.

The scale used by Harris is the usual 1 to 10. As we all recall from our own schooldays, a grade of 60% was a low pass - a "D". 70% was a "C"; 80% was a "B"; and 90% or better was an "A". Anything below 60% was an automatic "F".

The teachers and staff gave the school system an overall satisfaction rating of 66% - a D+, let us say. The highest satisfaction for them was with the school atmosphere, parental support, the local principal, their own careers, and the students. These grades averaged out to just under 80% - call it a B-.

But Betty? She got the lowest rating of all at 50%, closely followed by the School Board at 52% and the central administration at the Havemeyer Building of 54%. Oops. Looks like they all got an F.

Betty did better with the parents, oddly enough. The parents' overall satisfaction rating was 76% - a C+. But Betty again got the lowest rating from them, at 57%. Oops. Another F.

The community leaders had an overall satisfaction rate of 70%, down from 83% just two years ago. That's a solid C, folks. Not a great grade for the Town of Greenwich school system. And who, of course, got the lowest rating in the survey? Why, Betty, of course - 54%. Oops again. Yet another F.

The only group allowed to rate the School Board as a separate category were the community leaders. Only two years ago, the level of community dissatisfaction with the Board (why does Harris suddenly reverse the reporting methodology like this?!) was 17%. Now it has soared to 39%. Harris deems this to be a "Negative" trend. No sh*t, Sherlock. For this they get the big bucks?

So there you have it, dear reader: Betty gets a resounding "F" from teachers, parents, and the community. But she continues to draw her obscene salary and benefits package of well over a quarter of a million dollars. Is there something wrong with this picture? Are we living in Greenwich or Wonderland? Or is there any difference between them?

Greenwich Gossip - http://greenwich-gossip.blogspot.com/

09/21/08 Around Here When Bill Clark Says Frog We Jump. When The Scribe Of Greenwich Says Jump We Ask,"How High"?


Definition: Bill Clark » A journalist worth his salt

Many would-be amateur journalists like Colin Gustafson seem intimidated by the Board Of Education. Thank God Greenwich Taxpayers have the Scribe Of Greenwich to alert them to what is really happening at the BOE.

You can't trust the sloppy and incomplete reporting at the Greenwich Time, but you can trust the factual writings of Bill Clark so do the smart thing and subscribe to Greenwich Gossip's RSS Feed.

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Citizen Journalism - What Is It ?

http://www.cctvcambridge.org/) has just published a very interesting short video explaining what grassroots, citizen journalism is. The video includes some interesting contributions and examples of what citizen reporting may be all about. Here is a shorter, edited version of the original (15 mins).

See the full original version at:http://blip.tv/file/60931

See more new media video clips and news about independent use of communication technologies at:www.masternewmedia.org

09/30/08 Greenwich Diva Looks At Sarah Palin's Reading Habit's

by Claudette Rothman

If you missed the interview between Katie and Sarah here are some excerpts from it. Katie asked, what newspapers and magazines she reads. Palin: “I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, the media.” ...

Greenwich Diva Had Better Be Careful Because
Sarah Is Greenwich Guy's Dream Girl And He Will Defend Her
Even If She Doesn't Know What The "Bush Doctrine" Is.

09/30/09 = READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Joe In The Spotlight

If Brother Joe wants to take his complaints where they will be REPEATEDLY ignored, he might just as well begin right here in Greenwich. Why not bring them to The Greenwich Time, The Greenwich Post, Our Greenwich, and all the other itsy bitsy papers and blogs?

How about the police?

The chances are slim to none, our "finest" will even pick up the phone. The word is, traffic along Greenwich Avenue has become almost unmanageable and the pedestrian crosswalks aren't flowing as usual. Greenwich PD are dealing with Greenwich Gridlock like they've never seen....

Is Obama in town?


Everyone wants to spot The Dish.

Or better yet, The Dish on Joe.

Or better yet, Joe heading to Confession at St Mary's where he was a WEEKLY COMMUNICANT.

Can we get a show of hands on how many of you personally saw Joe Pisani at Mass.


FBI (following BOTH intently)
Please see:


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09/30/08 Middlebury College News About Greenwich Resident Chase Delano

Middlebury College field hockey player Chase Delano (Greenwich, Conn.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week.. Delano posted three goals and an assist in the Panthers’ 7-3 victory at Colby on Saturday afternoon. With Colby leading 2-0 midway through the first half, Delano got the Middlebury offense going by assisting on her team’s first goal, then scored back-to-back goals in the closing moments of the half to put the Panthers up 3-2 at the break. Delano later added an insurance marker midway through the second half. She leads her team and the NESCAC with 27 points (11-5-27) on the season.


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09/30/08 The Clock Is Ticking At Greenwich Registar Of Voters Office


"If anybody's going to mail-in a voter application it must be postmarked by October 21," says Greenwich Democratic Registrar Sharon Vecchiola. ...


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09/30/08 Greenwich is organized into a clear heirarchy: rich hedge fund managers, rich investment bankers, and lastly, filthy serfs


Okay so it’s nine days old, but you must read this very delightful article about the effects of the financial crisis on Greenwich, Connecticut, a town where rich people live. There had been three types of people in Greenwich, organized into a clear heirarchy: rich hedge fund managers, rich investment bankers, and lastly, filthy serfs. Then! Wall Street crashed! And the new arrangement is thus: rich hedge fund managers, slightly less rich ex-investment bankers, and even filthier serfs. This is a disaster of world-historical magnitude and Hank Paulson needs to buy Greeenwich’s “middle class” new Ferraris to avoid SYSTEMIC GLOBAL FINANCIAL DEFAULT FAILURE.

Paulson understands the risk inherent in letting more rich investment bankers lose 30% of their wealth and succumb to that bleak nadir of “comfortable early retirement.” Because if Greenwich fails, THEN ALL OF CONNECTICUT WILL FAIL:

As the good times rolled in recent years, the state budget became increasingly dependent on Greenwich. Despite having only about 60,000 people, the town contributed nearly $600 million in state income taxes in 2006 — more than three times the income taxes paid by the combined populations of Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury. With only 1.8 percent of tax filers, Greenwich provides nearly 13 percent of all state income tax, helping to pay for schools in West Hartford and road repairs in Rockville, not to mention every other cost related to running the state.

Connecticut! Gone! Can America survive a reabsorption of this heathen separatist state back into Massachusetts Bay Colony??? If we’re lucky, JP Morgan Chase will just buy it, as it has every other crappy thing ever. JP Morgan Chase puts country above self.

Then we come to famous rich Greenwich person Ned Lamont, the Senate loser who has recently been spotted bumming around for change in Denver parking lots. Ned explains how Wall Street can affect Main Street, in Greenwich:

“The roofer and the plumber and the construction guys — a lot of their year is correlated to financial bonuses,” said Lamont, who has lived in Greenwich for 20 years. “It’s going to immediately affect the lives of some people here more than other places around the state.”

It’s like the history of the American South. When cotton was booming after the invention of the cotton gin around 1800, plantation owners made lots of cash and slaves had lots of work they could do. Slavemasters called this “trickle-down economics.” And then when Ted Kennedy and the liberals made slavery illegal, the slavemasters made no money and the lazy slaves had no way to fill up their time.

As Ned Lamont actually says about Greenwich in the financial crisis, “This is our Katrina.”

UPDATE: Did you know that Joe Lieberman is in his 60s and has never had sex?

[Hartford Courant]


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09/30/08 The Greenwich Police Blotter Via The Greenwich Post

The following are Sept. 30’s released arrests:


A 17-year-old Greenwich girl was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with driving under the influence. While responding to an unrelated incident police saw car on the grassy shoulder of Pemberwick Road and West Putnam Avenue against a telephone pole with what was described as moderate front end damage. The girl, who had been driving, allegedly was unsteady on her feet as she exited the vehicle and smelled of alcohol while displaying slurred speech and red, glassy eyes. As police were conducting field sobriety tests on the girl, they were notified by patrol that the vehicle had hit a parked car on Pemberwick Road and fled the scene before striking the telephone pole. The girl was released into the custody of her father on a $250 cash bond. She is due in court Oct. 8.
Why Wasn't The Mystery Greenwich Hit And Run Driver Chareged With Underage Drinking????

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09/30/08 You Won't Read These Articles In The Greenwich Citizen, The Greenwich Post Or The Greenwich Time

Voices of New Orleans

Maybe our friend Ray in New Orleans and Joe Lieberman finally found one thing in common: A serious dislike of Ned Lamont. Ray's wrath was provoked when Mr. Lamont called the financial devastation taking place on Wall Street Greenwich, Connecticut's Katrina. Yes, it's a laughable comparison [.d] reminds me of honky Americans who move to Japan, get stared at and declare, "Now I understand racism." But Ray's in a fury, so Mr. Lamont, beware:

The Dispatch

... that he was now pessimistic about even that. Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners, an investment firm in Greenwich, Conn., said the Treasury's bailout plan might have even unnerved many investors.

Business people in the news

Journal News

Mark Larobina, Stamford, Conn., has been appointed director of safety and security at Greenwich Hospital.

African Portfolio Adds New Destination


On these traditional luxury African safaris, travelers become aware of the rich and diverse cultures of their hosts, and naturally develop an interest in Africa 'beyond the big five'', explains Diane Ebzery ...

Send Word Now Secures $14 Million in Series D Financing

Venture Capital Access Online

... About Southpaw Asset Management LP Southpaw Asset Management is an investment management firm located in Greenwich, Connecticut. About Ascend Venture Group, LLC Ascend Venture Group is a private investment management firm headquartered in New York ...


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09/30/08 Susie's Upset !!! Greenwich Gossip Hounds Are Following Joe Pisani And Susie Night And Day !!!! Joe Says To Leave Susie "The Dish" Alone !!!!

Greenwich Roundup's Gossip Hounds Are Watching Every Breath That Joe And Susie Take. Pisani And The Dish Can't Make A Move Without It Being Reported To Greenwich Roundup. Watch For Upcomming video of
Susie "I Like Jiucy Celebrity Rumors"Costaregni .

Scandal-Monger Susie Finds It Difficult To Follow Regis Around As Greenwich Roundup's Gossip Hounds Are Following Her Everywhere.

Greenwich Roundup Gossip Hounds Ask, " Guess Who Joe Pisani's Personal Assistant was Amd Is?"

Greenwich Gossip's Gossip Hounds Report That Last Year "The Dish" Wrapped His Personal Christmas Presents. Will She Help Him Tie The Bow This Year?

Hot Tempered Joe "The Censor Pisani Has Started To Wonder If Angry Catholic Priests Are Ratting Him Out By Reveling His Secrets. Things Can Only Get Worse !!!

Greenwich Roundup's Citizen Journalists Provide More Idle Gossip About Joe And Susie "The Dish" Costaregni:
Romans 1:29 – “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips.”
Proverbs 18:8 – “The words of gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.”

I have recently wondered if Joe Pisani was simply an opportunist or a good guy. Again, it seems like I have more questions than answers.

This gossip/student/mentor thing? I wondered about this after reading her "fair well to a friend" column after The Greenwich Time told JP to take a hike. It wasn't your "typical" coworker, "hey I'll miss you, good luck" type of "writing". It was complete immature beyond basic sentimental teenage style DRAMA. I thought immediately there was something off mark.

It went something like: "I met Joe Pisani while I was working at a Yachting magazine." ( Now she turns out to be a former high school student) Then there was "I will always feel an emptiness in my life or heart" or something along the lines of a broken heart. Boo hoo. "We spent hours talking about love, happiness and life" Sure, my wife would encourage me to have more conversations like that with someone ELSE. Please. Enough said there. And it ended "he will always be mine." Oh sure, and why not also be my Valentine? C'mon baby.

Oh yeah, I don't care what these people do in their spare time. I don't care what people do unless it's shoved in the faces of hundreds

Here's a guy who pretends he is the "Second Coming of J.C ," ranting and raving about how corrupt the Catholic Church is. Meanwhile, his life behind the scenes, mimics a Monica and Bill reenactment?

Its a pity what lust does to people. I take that quote directly from THE MAN, Joe Pisani.

I'm sorry I ever subscribed to The Greenwich Time for so long and please don't mail that Kitty Litter Liner the Greenwich Post to my home anymore.

Never mind, I'm already sorry. I thought he was gone, along with his unethical unprofessional unbelievable behavior and overinflated ego. I always wondered how his head fit through the doors of St. John the Evangelist as a DAILY Communicant. The only reason I know he went to Mass daily was he was always telling people he did. Enough said.

Go back to the mountains in VT and take the dumb done dish with you.

Brother Joe,
Jesus commanded, in Matthew 18, that conflict resolution among church members begin with the aggrieved party attempting to resolve their dispute with the offending party alone.
Only if this did not work would the process escalate to the next step, in which other church members would become involved. In no case did Jesus authorize complaining to another church member without having confronted the offender first.
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09/30/08 Thr Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed For Tuesday

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What did I do now?

Whenever I see those online ads with scantily clad women, I scratch my head and wonder: Can you really find love on the Internet … or just trouble?

I know a lot of people who tried and failed, a few who went on dates that ended disastrously, one who got married and has a baby in the hopper, several who got divorced because they were scoping out women and got caught, a few who engaged in so-called “cybersex” because they didn’t think it was adultery although their spouses sure did, and a lot of potentially dangerous liaisons, which but for the grace of God, ended before something really terrible happened.

Millions of people are looking for the perfect partner, for whatever insidious purpose, and the online opportunities are endless.

Every time I check my email, up pops a picture of an enticing young woman with platinum hair, pink lipstick and that come-hither smile accompanied by the slogan “Sneak a peek.” There’s no crime in that, is there?

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09/30/08 The Greenwich Post Press Release Machine Goes Into Over Drive



Families gathered for a Welcome Back picnic at Julian Curtiss on Sept. 19 with picnic dinners. Entertainment and snacks were provided by the Julian Curtiss PTA. From left, Carol Santini, Caroline Reilly, William Reilly, Robert Pedicano, Leigha Petuck, Hurley White, Sophia Orlando and Stella Santini catch up over dinner at the playground.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that state or municipal officials convicted of corruption would lose their pensions under a strict state ethics law that takes effect tomorrow

It’s fall and as November approaches so does the increased potential for residents to get the flu.

Influenza (commonly called “flu”) is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can be mild or severe and infects millions of Americans every year. On average, more than 226,000 people are hospitalized annually and about 36,000 people die from complications of the flu.

The Chinese Language School of Connecticut is offering a Chinese Culture class beginning Thursday, Oct. 9, at its program offices at the Greenwich Family YMCA, 50 East Putnam Ave.

The school, which teaches Mandarin Chinese to students 18 months old and older, uses age-appropriate, interactive methods to introduce children to Chinese, and will be exploring various facets of Chinese culture using a hands-on, interactive approach.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell today Friday that the state’s ongoing commitment to reducing greenhouse gases will take a step forward Wednesday when a new global warming law goes into effect Oct. 1.

Greenwich and surrounding towns are continuing to fight the Federal Aviation Administration’s airspace redesign for this region, with legal briefs, a war chest of more than $1 million, top town and state officials’ might, and even people power from area communities in all-out protest.
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09/30/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Tuesday

Greenwich Time mascot "Henrietta" the turkey was removed from Greenwich Point Monday. (Helen Neafsey/Greenwich Time Staff photo)







After a long summer strolling the beach at Greenwich Point, the wild turkey named Henrietta was captured and re-released into the wild by the Department of Environmental Protection Monday, officials said.

The bird was apprehended around 10:20 a.m. without being harmed and moved to a state forest , according to Howard Kilpatrick, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Environmental Protection's Wildlife Division.

"The turnout was good for her," said Greenwich Animal Control Officer Suzanne Carlin. "It was a wise decision so she could go back to a normal way of life." ....

...Ed Fesco, property foreman at Greenwich Point, said a woman was pecked and scratched by the bird recently.

"It scratched her arm and then flew up and pecked her head," said Fesco. Mike Henry, utility worker and caretaker of the property for 25 years, said his friend's girlfriend was also pecked on the leg by the bird, causing her to have minor bleeding. Animal Control was called on both occasions, according to the men. ....

....However, Theresa Stanton, who said she had a frightening encounter with what she deemed an aggressive bird, said the result Monday was positive for everyone involved.
"It was probably the best thing for the humans and the bird," said Stanton.
For months, employees at Greenwich Point said they witnessed Henrietta stroll in and out of the beach each day.

"In the morning when I open the gate, I see her coming back in, and at night she leaves," Henry said last week, before Henrietta had been removed. Fesco said the bird used to travel with four other turkeys, but during the spring started wandering alone.

Brian O'Toole, of Audubon Greenwich, said wild turkeys are a common presence in the Greenwich area and have been growing quickly in population over the last decade. In 1992, when Audubon started recording their presence, there were nine wild turkeys. In 2004, they hit a record high of 115, and this year there are 69 turkeys, O'Toole said, noting that the statistics are from Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and parts of Westchester County.

What was not common however, is how Henrietta was behaving, according to O'Toole.
"It's unusual for them to approach people," he said. "I've never heard of any incident like this," O'Toole said last week. "It's a very rare case."

Short of hiding money under the mattress, in coffee grinds or in an old sock, bank customers are increasing their deposits to smaller mom-and-pop thrifts on Connecticut's Gold Coast as they look to keep their savings closer to home, the heads of several locally-based institutions said Monday.

Bank customers in lower Fairfield County yesterday were divided about whether they should be worried, even though the financial news was dire.

The Convent of the Sacred Heart soccer team continued its recent surge, defeating host Canterbury 2-1 in New Milford Saturday.

Perhaps it's just a rationalization to ease the pain of yet another Mets season down the drain, but it really is fitting that the Mets squandered yet another prime opportunity to play in the post-season with a loss to the Florida Marlins on Sunday.


JOHN HARRISON age 81, died on September 28, 2008. Born March 19, 1927, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Ann Harrison. John grew up in Crestwood, N.Y. and graduated from Peekskill Military Academy and Drew University. He served in the Korean War as an officer in the United States Navy. In 1955, he began a long and distinguished career in food brokerage serving the metropolitan area of New York. Eventually, John Harrison & Co. located to his home town of Greenwich, Connecticut. Known for his integrity, sound convictions and common sense, John was a rock for his family and well respected in his community. John has been an active member of First Church of Round Hill for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Stanwich Club. A passionate outdoor sportsman, naturalist and motorhomer, John experienced his beloved United States like few others. John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marianne Host Harrison, his son, Jay Kenderdine Harrison and his wife Emma, of Balsham, England, his son, Tyler Host Harrison and his wife Kathryn, of Atlanta, Georgia, and his five grandchildren: Torkil, Oliver, Lillie, Jack and Bennett. Memorial services will be held at the First Church of Round Hill at 2:00 on Saturday, October 4th. Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home of Greenwich is in charge of arrangements.

MARY MADDEN BEGLEY age 87, died at her home after a brief illness, on Saturday, September 27. She was a 56-year resident of Greenwich and later Palm Beach. She was the beloved mother of Monie Begley Feurey of New York City, John Begley of Shelton, CT., Claire Perry of Bishop, CA., and Bill Begley of Dallas, TX. And the beloved sister of Florence Madden Clark of Glenview, IL and Palm Beach. She is also survived by her devoted grandchildren, all of whom she adored: Dori Begley, Ian Begley, Caitlin Feurey, Brendan Feurey, Jonathan Begley, Victoria Begley, Stephen Ricks, William Ricks. And daughters-in-law, Susan Begley and Bridgette Begley. She was born in Chicago to George and Loretta Madden. She was predeceased by her former husband, John Begley. She was, until recently, a member of The Everglades Club, Indian Harbor Yacht Club, and The Stanwich Club. She was an avid golfer, tennis player, bridge player and fierce competitor. Her passions were her family, her friends in many generations, and all the parties, which were legendary! She was one of the founding board members of the first Montessori school in the United States, The Whitby School in Greenwich. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Greenwich at 11am Saturday, October 4th. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to: The Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut, 1029 East Main Street, Stamford, CT. 06902, who were the angels who made her last days more comfortable.

CATHERINE MCAFEE-SCHACHT age 47, passed away suddenly at home in Milford, CT on September 26, 2008. She was born on April 25, 1961 and attended Stamford schools. Catherine is survived by her husband, Hyman Schacht who was the love of her life. She is also survived by her son, Christopher David Schacht & wife Ellen and her new grandson Christopher David Schacht, Jr. Also a daughter, Stacey Schacht and her son Michael. She is also survived by her mother Nancy McAfee of Riverside, CT, her father Charles McAfee and wife Jean of Norwalk. Also four sisters Jacqueline Lewis of West Haven, Maureen Wood & her husband Stan of Milford, Sandra Gasiorowski & her husband John of Shelton, and Barbara Raiente of Riverside, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and an Aunt Susan Seaton and two uncles. The New Haven Crematory will be handling arrangements. There are no calling hours. There will be a memorial mass at a later date at St. Catherine's in Riverside.


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09/30/08 Offshore Money From Greenwich

Wall Street Journal

Long Term Capital Management, a hedge fund "based" in Greenwich, Conn., but composed of eight partnerships chartered in the Caymans, was supposed to be the ...


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Monday, September 29, 2008

09/29/08 The Greenwich Oilice Blotter Via The Greenwich Post

The following are Sept. 29’s released arrests:


A 17-year-old Greenwich boy was arrested Sept. 25 and charged with intent to sell a controlled substance, possession of marijuana under four ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia and having weapons in a motor vehicle. The police department’s narcotics division had been investigating numerous complaints about the boy selling marijuana since February. According to police reports, the boy had been placed under surveillance and officers saw him get into a car and drive to Port Chester, N.Y. where narcotics are known to be sold. Police said he gave someone something and took something back in return. Police believed this was a drug transaction and pulled the boy’s car over. Officers said they found 7.2 grams of marijuana in the car in small plastic bags, a smoking pipe and a drug grinder with residue in it. Police also reported finding a throwing knife and a lock blade knife in the open position in the vehicle’s center console. The boy was released on a $1,000 cash bond into the custody of his father and is due in court Oct. 8.


Police arrested three teenage boys, one 17-year-old and two 16-year-olds, Sept. 27 and charged them with third degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit third degree criminal mischief. Police believe the three damaged a mailbox on Fairview Terrace. They were released on promises to appear in court Oct. 8 and were released into the custody of their parents.


A 16-year-old Greenwich boy was arrested Sept. 27 and charged with disorderly conduct. Police had received a report of a boyfriend and girlfriend fighting. Police said the boy allegedly put his hand on her neck. He was released on a $1,000 surety bond and was due in court Sept. 29.


Bogumil Mosiej, 26, of 6 Bedford Road was arrested Sept. 28 and charged with driving under the influence. Police had been sent to Barcelona Restaurant on West Putnam Avenue on the report of a disorderly group there. Mosiej was one of the ones at the scene and police reportedly saw him get into his car and try to leave. In an attempt to interview him, police pulled the vehicle over, after he first reportedly tried to drive away after the flashing lights were activated, and alleged that Mosiej had red, glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. He then reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested and additionally charged with failure to obey an officer’s signal. Mosiej was released on a $500 cash bond and is due in court Oct. 13.


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09/29/08 More Love For The Ex-Greenwich Time Editor From Greenwich Roundup Readers --- The GAP (Go Away Pisani)

To the Editor:

Here we go.....

On the Darien Times: I have read my share of brown nose editorials and columns. Joe Pisani's newest column about the owner of Hersham Acorn, highlighting Joe and his Dicken's like "stroll through the streets of New Canaan" tops the list of those which caused my gag reflex to activate. But I wasn't surprised.

I did wonder, however, why he would credit another LIVING journalist, based on Joe's self-imposed literary entitlement. Joe has always likened himself among the greatest" like Thoreau, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frost, Homor, Tolstoy, and Emerson. Of course, the pedestal is large enough to hold so much talent....and my guess is any one of those notable writers, if LIVING, would be chopping at the bit to push little Joe.....off.

Truth be known, as Joe's idyllic imagination kicks in, fantasizing of wading in the real Walden Pond, these great writers must be turning over in their graves. "Chilblains" ???? Joe admits he needed a dictionary for that? Even I, in my daily struggle for the "right" words, didn't need a dictionary for that word. I have to think, if Mr. Yudain's prose is so eloquent,and he is so despondent over the moral deprivation of society.....why is he allowing such contrariety? AKA, "Did I say that" and "The Dish, too" AKA used-to-be-Advocateees????

That's just plain insane. And dumb.

But Joe's writing reminds me of my own writing when I was just a wee-freshman english major. I can't say I always needed a dictionary. If I can't think of the right word, I'll make one up. My weakness was hyper-referencing the thesaurus. The tool I needed to impress my English teacher, or so I thought. I don't like to admit it, but I was so wrapped up in finding a literary persona and getting noticed, I often mixed up adjectives and adverbs, threw in a noun when it wasn't necessary, and my papers often came back with the proverbial "C+". I have since learned to writer without the slightest hint of stealing from the grandiose styles of anyone. If anything, I just want to make sure my style is not Pisani-istic (complete, self-inflated, faux- intellectual, CRAP). I am what I am....like it or not.....my writing is mine. I don't live in a fantasy land. I'm married, faithful, and I sometimes sneak a peek, while my wife is looking LOL at my immature antics.

But, for whatever reason, the focus last week was on Joe's inept writing,his obsession with a gossip columnist, and the need to stay PUBLIC and VISIBLE deep in the throats of Greenwich. My question is WHY? If you want to donate your time, why not work the Stamford Soup Kitchen? I remember once Joe Pisani had the nerve to show up and work a Fairfield County charitable event....as if he were a daily volunteer. Did he ever handle a soup ladle? Did he ever get spit on by an emotionally challenged homeless man? No way. He was a "celebrity guest". And we were all trying to find a way to break the news gently to Joe. That he was far from celebrity status, and his presence was just plain, IN YOUR FACE, annoying.

So, just like in Poltergeist, "he'ssssssssss backkkkkkkk". Why? Who invited him? Today, I have my eye on the stock market, not eagles. I'm thinking about the election, not the latest dish from Joe's personal assistant or adopted daughter. Far be it from me to add fuel to these "relationship" speculations, which is all over Greenwich, slowly seeping north like raw sewage.

I would like to point out when I was younger, I read Joe's editorials, and thought I'd better hurry to Confession. Or, is human nature something we all struggle with, the only exception being Mr. Pisani? Or I'd better apologize to so and so, or gosh "is Joe an example of what a perfect man SHOULD BE?" I have since grown up. Slightly. If he wants to throw rocks at houses, he better not have any windows in his own house. Because people are starting their wind-up....

Almost forgot: I have a friend who has a 18 yr. old beautiful daughter who is on the verge of failing senior high school English. Does anyone have Joe Pisani's number?


GAP (we're the undecided party-except we decided on one thing- Go Away Pisani (and take baby Susie with you)


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