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03/07/08 - Voice of the Faithful to meet tomorrow Group to discuss scandal in the Catholic Church Voice of the Faithful will hold a meeting tomorrow


Voice of the Faithful to meet tomorrow Group to discuss scandal in the Catholic Church
Voice of the Faithful will hold a meeting tomorrow to provide an update on the on-going Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandals and their consequences.

The presentation will be given by Anne Barrett Doyle and Terry McKiernan, founders of Bishop Accountability of Waltham, Mass., and Helen McGonigle, an attorney and abuse survivor from Brookfield. The meeting will be held from 10 to 2 at Christ Church Greenwich.

BishopAccountability.Org was founded in 2004. It archives court records and public documents that track and identify clergy, religious and others in United States Dioceses accused of abusing children or teens or aiding abusers. The organization takes no position on the root causes and does not advocate particular remedies. It contends that when the facts are fully known, both the causes and remedies will become clear.

Voice of the Faithful founded in 2002 is closely aligned with Bishop Accountability in support of victims and survivors of clerical abuse. Other goals include providing support for priests of integrity and working to shape structural change in the Church. The stated mission of Voice of the Faithful is to be “a prayerful voice, attentive to the spirit, through which the faithful can actively participate in the governance and guidance of the Catholic Church.”

This four-hour meeting will include an optional box lunch available for $10. E-mail jbalvord@optonline.net or call 956-7476 if you wish to reserve a lunch. Those interested in attending should provide a name, telephone number and number of those attending who would like a box lunch.

Via Greenwich Post

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03/07/08 - Greenwich News Wire


Greenwich News Report

Priest failed to account for parish money, investigators say
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA


Church officials say an investigation has found that a Greenwich priest failed to account for more than $400000 in church funds he kept in secret accounts. ...

Inquiry Implicates Priest
Hartford Courant - United States

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN

AP

Writer March 8, 2008 NEW HAVEN — - A Greenwich priest failed to account for more than $400000 in church funds he kept in secret accounts...


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03/07/08 - Greenwich Sports Wire


Greenwich Sports News Report From The Greenwich Citizen

Karp's OT GOal Lifts Cards in Tournament
Greenwich Citizen - Greenwich,CT
By Mike Madera

Heading into the postseason, the Greenwich High hockey team knew it was going to be an uphill battle throughout. With a tough bracket, ...


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03/07/08 - Delayed - The Harris Survey, a bi-annual satisfaction survey of parents, teachers and students, which was to be sent out this month.


Why Doesn't Betty Sternberg And Her High Paid School Administrators Want To Hear What Parents, Teachers and Students Think Of Her Job Performance This Month?

Ham Ave. students visit new schools



Greenwich Time - Staff Writer

Hamilton Avenue School second-grader Shea Darling ran her fingers over the familiar smooth top of the desk she's had since September during an open house last night at her desk's new location, in a second-floor classroom Cos Cob School....

....delayed was The Harris Survey, a bi-annual satisfaction survey of parents, teachers and students, which was to be sent out this month.

The next public meeting on the problems at Hamilton Avenue School's temporary buildings is this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. when a newly-created special committee for facilities will hold its first meeting at the Havemeyer Building, 290 Greenwich Ave.


I wonder why this meeting is held at 4:30 in the afternoon instead of being held at night?

Maybe, it's because most parents are working at 4:30 in the afterno
on.

More Info:

03/06/08 - Do You Trust Betty Sternberg When She Says The Air In The Classroom Modulars Was Safe?


03/06/08 - Shame on Betty Sternberg - Pre-K Children are going to be carted 10 miles across town


03/05/08 - The Unionized (Teamstewrs) School District Custodial Staff Are Suggesting That There Might Be A School District Coverup At Ham Ave School


03/05/08 - "I don't think they looked into the water problem," Mina Bibeault said. "We've put up with a lot and they've put our kids at risk."

OLD SURVEY NEWS:

03/01/08 - Greenwich Roundup Influencing The Influencers.



03/07/08 - Greenwich Newswire For Friday


Greenwich News Reports From
The Greenwich Post


Smith hearing continues in Greenwich Probate Court (Updated)

Judge David W. Hopper will continue to hear arguments in Greenwich Probate Court regarding the $1-million settlement reached between Jennifer Hagel Smith and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.

Ms. Hagel Smith and the cruise line reached the agreement after Ms. Hagel Smith's husband, George A. Smith IV, a 26-year-old Greenwich man, went missing on their honeymoon cruise. Mr. Smith’s parents, George III and Maureen, are challenging the out-of-court settlement so they can file a wrongful death lawsuit against Royal Caribbean on behalf of their son. George Smith IV disappeared into the Aegean sea after commotion was heard in his cabin. Bloodstains were found in his room and on the metal overhang below his balcony.

The FBI is still actively investigating the highly publicized case.

The hearing is taking place behind closed doors because lawyers on both sides requested confidentiality. Judge Hopper granted the request to protect information in case a lawsuit is eventually filed against Royal Caribbean.

Ms. Hagel Smith is the administrator of the estate, but the Smith family has said her settlement was reached without their knowledge.


Voice of the Faithful to meet tomorrow Group to discuss scandal in the Catholic Church
Voice of the Faithful will hold a meeting tomorrow to provide an update on the on-going Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandals and their consequences.
At Home to hold neighborhood event

In order for the growing number of At Home in Greenwich members in each neighborhood to get better acquainted, and explore their shared interests, a series of “zip code potluck” events have been planned.

03/07/08 - "People have been all over the map of what is planned," said chairman Jon Sheer of the school's offer to extend water to its neighbors.




By Anne W. Semmes Greenwich Citizen Reporter


Article Last Updated: 03/07/2008


The Stanwich School has moved forward in a good faith gesture regarding its expansion plan promise to bring city water to its site and immediate neighbors by entering into a preliminary agreement with the Aquarion Water Co.


"We are happy to verify our proposal to bring a public water line to our property and make it available to immediate neighbors," said Jon Sheer, chairman of the school's Board of Trustees.

The proposed water line is part of the master plan for the site at 257 Stanwich Road, which includes the construction of an Upper School campus for grades 7-12; construction of a new Intermediate House wing at the Lower School for grades 4-6; renovation of the current Primary House wing (grades K-3), currently shared with the Greenwich Reform Synagogue (GRS); and the construction of a new synagogue for GRS.

Stanwich has been working with Aquarion engineering staff since March 2006 when it first began developing plans for its own campus. Since that time, the school has reached an agreement with GRS to develop its properties cooperatively into a single, mixed-use campus.

Aquarion spokesperson Adam Brill said the water extension was "subject to agreement of the school and consultant who is trying....


03/07/08 - Greenwich Sports Wire

It's Over...

"Our guys did a great job," GHS coach Bill Brehm said. "Crosby is an up-and-down team. We had a shot, we kept it around four to six points most of the night, but just didn't slow them down enough."

Greenwich Sports Report

Hot-shooting Greenwich falls to No. 3 Crosby in Class LL playoffs


Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT


Not even 10 three-pointers and a career-high 37 points from senior Russ Rosenband could keep the Greenwich High School boys basketball team's season going ...


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03/07/08 - Greenwich Newswire


LoHud's Nicole Neroulias is getting ready for
St. Patrick's Day, ...

Greenwich News Report

Local veterans groups gear up for early St. Patrick’s Day festivities


By Nicole Neroulias


GREENWICH:

When I think of St. Patrick’s Day, I think of four-leaved clovers, snakes, leprechauns, green beer, those Shamrock Shakes McDonald’s convinces festive folks to drink every March), and … veterans? Well, of course, what’s a parade without military bands and flags?....

....2 pm, Steps off from Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, and proceeds to Route 1, Greenwich Avenue, Steamboat Road and the Island Beach lot...
At Ease! - http://veterans.lohudblogs.com


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03/07/08 - Greenwich News Reports From The Greenwich Time


Indra Nooyi, a Greenwich resident and the first female CEO of PepsiCo, arrives at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to be honored at the biennial Peterson Business Award Dinner last night.


PepsiCo chief executive is first woman to receive Peterson award

GREENWICH - When Indra Nooyi looks for inspiration, she doesn't limit herself to just the business world. She casts her net much wider.

"Lots of people have lessons to teach you," said Nooyi, the chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo Inc., who was the featured guest at a cocktail hour the Greenwich Library hosted last night for its major donors at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.

Her inspiration has come from family members, professors or strangers - "Whoever has a lesson to teach you," Nooyi said.....

Condo owners seek more power

Lawmakers are trying to provide a way for the state to investigate complaints lodged by condominium owners about their boards and associations.

Multi-truck crash causes lane closures
Traffic was backed up for more than two hours at the Greenwich-New York border yesterday after a chain-reaction collision involving four tractor-trailers just south of the weigh station on Interstate 95 shut down two lanes of the highway.

Safe Routes plan hits impasse
Parents lobbying for sidewalks and other pedestrian safety measures have been dealt another blow by officials who decided speed humps proposed to slow down traffic on three Riverside streets will never come to pass.

Committee votes to fund study of safety of artificial fields
State lawmakers may commission a study on artificial turf fields because of mounting concerns about possible health risks.

Recruits sought for citizens academy
Police are seeking new recruits for its Citizens Police Academy starting later this month.

03/07/08 - "The talent level of these students is quite exceptional," said Jennifer Dott, co-chair of the Shakespeare Competition


Caroline Kitchener of Convent of the Sacred Heart performs Joan of Arc’s monologue from “Henry VI” during the Shakespeare Competition at the Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, yesterday.
(Bob Luckey Jr./Staff photos)


A woman's protest for equality takes Shakespeare contest

Standing on a bare stage with no props or costume, Caroline Kitchener, 16, passionately performed Joan of Arc's monologue in which she defends her decision to fight among men for her country.

"Ask me what question thou canst possible, And I will answer unpremeditated: My courage try by combat, if thou darest, And thou shalt find that I exceed my sex," from Shakespeare's "Henry VI."

Caroline, a 10th-grader at Convent of the Sacred Heart, won first place for her performance of the passage, as well as Sonnett 92, at yesterday's Shakespeare Competition held in the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library.......

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