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Thursday, October 30, 2008

10/30/08 Greenwich Citizen News Links

Hockey Hall of Fame Adds 4, Including Town Resident

On Oct. 10, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inducted four new members, one with a Greenwich connection.

For Arch School's Mullen, Teaching is Empowerment

Mullen shines as a teacher. So much so he has been chosen one of four finalists in the 2009 Connecticut Teacher of the Year program.

Grassroots Effort Grows to Finish Hamilton Ave. School

Avenue School parent Tom Conelias has shepherded eight of his children through the school. As vice chair of Ham Ave.'s District 3 on the Representative Town Meeting, he has watched the building renovation drama play out -- $7 million over the original $24 million budget and 14 months and counting behind schedule.

Last week, he determined, "it was time to light a fire."

Before a frustrated crowd of 50 or so parents and community activists gathered last Wednesday in the basement of St. Roch Church, opposite the beleaguered school, Conelias assembled those in charge of the renovation, including Frank Mazza, chair of the Ham Ave. Building Committee, Joe Ross, vice chair, and two committee members, Mike Bodson, representing the Board of Ed, and Steve Walko, the BET, plus Nancy Weissler, BOE chair, and John Bigham, Worth Construction project manager.

Last but not least was First Selectman Peter Tesei, there to state how he read the situation and what needed to be done.....

Seniors, Interrupted

....a chilly Friday night under the stadium lights. Fans arrive in clusters. Cheerleaders go through their warmups.

Safe at Home

....is a game of inches. The Trumbull High football team found that out Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium.

Humble Inductees a Refreshing Sight

The Fairfield County Sports Commission's Hall of Fame is still in its infancy. Monday night at the Hyatt Regency-Greenwich, the group and perhaps 1,000 well-wishers gathered for the fourth annual Sports Night, sponsored by the commission.

Teufel, Five Others Inducted Into County Hall

Fairfield County Sports Commission inducted six individuals and honored several others at its Sports Night Monday at the Hyatt Regency-Greenwich.

Pigskin Preview

St. Joseph (Montvale, N.J.) at Greenwich, tonight, 7 The Cardinals' defense, which has made its living creating turnovers, had better bring its lunch pails.

An Ounce of Prevention

In our continuing effort to educate the public about emergency preparedness, we remind residents that October is fire prevention month, when we should be thankful that we haven't had a major fire and a time to take steps to help ensure it stays that way.

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