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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

03/11/08 - Greenwich Business Wire

Greenwich Business News Report:

Dollar Gains Most in 6 Months Versus Yen on Fed Lending Steps
Bloomberg - USA
``The market is taking this as a sign of a proactive Fed,'' said Alan Ruskin, head of international currency strategy in North America at RBS Greenwich ...

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03/11/08 - Greenwich Art News

Albi Gorn

Greenwich Blog Posting

Locally grown plays, read in Greenwich

By Peter D. Kramer

Award-winning Westchester playwrights Rosemary Foley and Albi Gorn will have their works, “Ophelia’s Mother” and “It’s About Forgiveness,” performed as part of the Acting Company of Greenwich’s popular lunchtime series, Play With Your ...
In the Wings - http://theater.lohudblogs.com

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03/11/08 - "I really like this new place," said Alexa Brunetti, 5, "We met new kids today and there is more computers."

Let's all take a big sip of School Board Kool-aid and forget all about those incompetent and deceitful school administrators that knowingly left little children in a contaminated classroom for over one year.

Ham Ave. students return to school

Greenwich Time - Staff Writer

The story of a friendship between Owen, a baby Hippo displaced from his home after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and Mzee, a 130-year-old tortoise in Africa, was a fitting tale to share with kindergarten students from Hamilton Avenue School yesterday.

It was their first day at Glenville School after modular classrooms in use while Hamilton Avenue School is under renovation were closed for the rest of the year because of mold.

Elaine Gencarelli, media specialist from Hamilton Avenue School, decided to the read the book, "Owen and Mzee: A True Story of Remarkable Friendship," to the kindergartners during their first period for its theme of displacement and friendship...

... Damaris Rau, Hamilton Avenue School principal, and Deborah Cline, Hamilton Avenue School assistant principal, spent yesterday visiting each school to which their students were dispersed....

Quote Of The Day:

"I think its going to be a fantastic experience for the students, learning about community support and forging new relationships," Glenville School Principal Marc D'Amico, said while wereing rose colored glasses.

"I don't see any negatives in this at all,"as Principal D'Amico took another big sip of Superintendent Betty Sternberg's red colored Kool-aid.

I guess increased taxes for single family homeowners is not a negative....

03/11/08 - Board of Education Chairwoman Nancy Weissler: Taxpayers Had Better Get Ready To Pay For School Board Mismanagement

I guess that screwed up Connecticut Mastery Tests is not a negitive.....

03/10/08 - Hamilton Avenue School Students Will Excell On The CMT's If The Biology Questions Are About How Mold Effects Children In A Small Classroom.

I guess that Greenwich School Administrators hiding mold from Hamilton Avenue Students for over one year as that children were suffered from headaches, prolonged sinus infections in the temporary modular classrooms is not a negitive....

03/09/08 - Town Employees: Sternberg's Crew Knew - Mold Covered Tiles Replaced Over One Year Ago.

Principal Marc D' Amico Keeps Telling The Glenville Parents Not To Worry About The School Administrators That Were Knowingly Going To Put Their Little Children In Contaminated Modular Classrooms.

But maybe Glenville parents should start listening to the maintenance staff member's who refuse to take a sip from Superintendent Sternberg's kool-aid.

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

03/11/08 - More On The Greenwich Church That Can't Find $400,000 From Don't Tell The Donor .org

03/11/08 - "Diets are mean. The first three letters are d.i.e. That's why they don't work. You shouldn't try to do it in six weeks."

Lifestyle change is key to losing weight, experts say

Special Correspondent - Greenwich Time

Donna Simone says her biggest mistake when trying to lose weight more than six years ago was setting unrealistic goals, which included denying herself food and a target weight that was too low....

03/11/08 - Board of Education Chairwoman Nancy Weissler: Taxpayers Had Better Get Ready To Pay For School Board Mismanagement

Incompetent School Administrative Snakes
Are Going To Make
Greenwich Single Family Home Owners
Pay Through The Nose

At the opening of last night's
Greenwich, the Representative Town Meeting, Board of Education Chairwoman Nancy Weissler told the RTM that school officials will make an interim appropriation request in April for the costs incurred from the recent relocation of Hamilton Avenue School students.

The town was forced to move the students to six other schools after mold was discovered in the modular units housing them while their own building is renovated.

Board of Education Chairwoman Nancy Weissler faiiled to tell the RTM was that this relocation and tax increase might have been avoided if the Board Of Education had not covered up the modular school classroom mold problem over one year ago.

03/09/08 - Town Employees: Sternberg's Crew Knew - Mold Covered Tiles Replaced Over One Year Ago.

Shame on

03/11/08 - The tax relief program allows residents 65 and older who earn a maximum of $39,000 to receive up to $1,700 in property tax credits

Senior advocates have said that with tax relief, older residents can stay in their homes for longer, which forestalls their move to assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other institutions.

Seniors seek to ease tax restrictions

Greenwich Time - Staff Writer

Allowing people with disabilities to participate, loosening the income and age restrictions and adding a deferment option were among the changes seniors would like to see in the Elderly Property Tax Relief program....

... Tim Bassford, 51, of Chickahominy, also asked town officials to consider extending the program to the disabled who face the same economic struggles as the elderly.

"They're exactly in the same boat," he said.

Among one of the proposals the committee is studying is a way for seniors to delay paying their taxes until they sell their homes. The deferral program would place a lien on the property and when the home is sold, the taxes, including interest, would have to be paid from the proceeds.

"The tax deferral is a simple process and a guarantee that the town will get its money," said Suzanne Geiss Robbins.

03/11/08 - The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth & Science with Dr. Raymond Lee, JR.

Marianne Smith Memorial Lecture. Mar. 14
March 14, 2008 at 7:30 P.M.

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT.

203) 869-6786 Ext. 320.

The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth & Science with Dr. Raymond Lee, JR.

Reservations required.

More Info On:

Raymond L. Lee, Jr.
U. S. Naval Academy

03/11/08 = This week, police Chief David Ridberg and police will interview 16 candidates for five vacant police officer spots

The Greenwich Police Department's ranks fell to 143 officers, 13 below the recommended number of 156. police officials said

Recruiting for police officers picks up

Staff Writer

After facing a staffing crunch and shortage of qualified applicants two years ago, the Greenwich Police Department has netted dozens of eligible candidates for police officer with new recruitment efforts....

.... Of the 284 applicants for the job this winter, about half passed the physical fitness test to qualify to take the written exam, Mary Jo Iannuccilli, assistant director of human resources for the town said

"I think we did pretty well over all with the number of candidates who qualified for the written exam," Iannuccilli said. "We had a nice pool of candidates from which to choose."

Once offered the job, the candidates must also pass a psychological evaluation, a polygraph test, and pre-employment physical, Ridberg said.

The starting salary for a Greenwich police officer is $51,837. Officers earn $65,163 after five years....

03/11/08 - The Milbrook Club was transformed into a Russian palace decorated in lush fabrics, rich colors and jewels; guests were whisked away ......

Greenwich Adult Day Care President, Kath Burgweger with gala chairwoman, Caralyn Stevens and Greenwich Adult Day Care treasurer, Tony Daddino.

Winter gala a success for GADC

Source: Greenwich Post

More than $100,000 was raised for Greenwich Adult Day Care at “A Night at the Winter Palace,” the Russian-themed gala hosted Jan. 26 by the organization and chairwoman Caralyn Stevens and her committee.

The event featured silent and live auctions led by auctioneer John Cooper,....

03/11/08 - Greenwich Newswie

Greenwich News And Sports Reports

Divers give Greenwich big lead heading into Class LL finals
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
Sparked by O'Connell's first-place finish and freshman Connor Brisson's fourth-place showing at the FCIAC Diving Championships, Greenwich captured the FCIAC ...

Ride for Greenwich is May 11
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT
The 2008 ‘Ride for Greenwich’ bike ride offers families a fun and active way to celebrate Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11. Organized by Greenwich Safe Cycling, ...

United Rentals settles three class-action suits
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
The settlement "will not have a material effect" on operating or cash-flow results, the Greenwich, Conn.-based company said in a statement yesterday. ...

GHS goes after its 16th straight Class LL title
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
By David Fierro

With Fairfield Prep in Class L, the Greenwich High School boys swimming team enjoyed a stress-free day at last year's Class LL championships ...

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03/11/08 - Greenwich News From The Greenwich Time

"These are critical items, said David Melick, chairman of the
RTM Public Works Committee.

RTM OKs funds for storm-related repairs

Nearly a year after a nor'easter devastated several parts of Greenwich, the Representative Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved $727,000 last night for bridge, road and other infrastructure repairs necessitated by the storm.

....After last year's nor'easter, the town spent $640,000 of the $727,000 repairing a number of severely damaged bridges, culverts and dams. Among the structures needing repairs were the Bailiwick Road bridge over the Byram River in Glenville, the Bible Street culvert in Cos Cob and the Cos Cob Pond dam.

The Bailiwick Road bridge sustained extensive damage to its stone masonry parapets and deck....

Woman suing town over lack of drains

A backcountry woman is suing the town, contending it failed to install drainage on her street that would have prevented severe flooding of her Corrigan Lane home during last April's nor'easter.

Cops expect more arrests in pot case

Greenwich detectives and federal agents expect more arrests to come from a Greenwich-based marijuana trafficking and money laundering ring from which they've seized $1.4 million in cash, according to Greenwich police. Six people have been indicted for running the operation.

YMCA sees membership increase

One might say the recruitment of new members at the Greenwich Family YMCA has gone swimmingly with the opening of its new Olympic-size pool.

03/11/08 - Learn to play guitar

The Department of Parks and Recreation will offer guitar lessons at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center in Glenville.

The program will be held for six weeks beginning Monday April 7 to May 19. The program will have classes for adults and children 8 years old and older.

The class schedule will be as follows:

• Beginners 8 to 13 years old, 4 to 5 p.m.
• Returning students 8 to 13 years old, 5 to 6 p.m.
• Adults 14 and older, 6 to 7 p.m.

Students will learn chords, scales, theory and, best of all, learn to play their favorite songs. One-hour classes will focus on providing a high level of instruction in a fun, cooperative atmosphere.

Guitars will be provided each class if needed. Rentals are available.

For more information or to register, call the Bendheim WGCC at 532-1259 or visit Greenwichct.org.

Via The Greenwich Post


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