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Friday, April 11, 2008

04/11/08 -The Other ABC 7 News Mentions Greenwich As Treasurys Rise And Stocks Fall


Treasury prices rose Friday as investors, anxiously awaiting next week's batch of bank earnings, took their money out of stocks and put it in less risky assets.Though the Dow Jones industrial average fell more ...

... light, with investors in wait-and-see mode. "It's a dead, quiet Friday," said David Ader, bond strategist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Conn. He said trading could get more volatile, however, as the market is girding for massive asset ...

Full Story From The "Other ABC Station TV" Station: WJLA-TV Arlington

Complete Coverage: 4 stories

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04/11/08 - Greenwich Connections


Via The Greenwich Post

Dee Lewis and Karen Hayward of Greenwich and Chris and Charity Poth of Darien (formerly of Greenwich) attended the Discovery Museum’s ‘Connections’ party March 15 to raise money for the museum’s educational programs.

The event raised $12,000.

04/11/09 - A Thank You Note From The Child Guidence Center


Letters To

The Greenwich Time Editor



To the editor: As the Child Guidance Center strives to make our services readily available in Greenwich to every child and adolescent who is hampered by emotional problems or traumatic life circumstances, we are grateful to the Board of Estimate and Taxation for its approval of funds to support our work...

.....We will work to prove worthy of the community's confidence by helping youngsters prevail against the demons of mental illness, emotional instability and difficult or disastrous life circumstances. We are dedicated to restoring to every youngster the foundation for healthy development:a childhood filled with the wonder of discovery, the pride of mastery, the pleasure of friendship and the security of a loving home.

Sherry Perlstein

New Fairfield

The writer is executive director of the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut.

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04/11/08 - The Greenwich Police Blotter


Police Watch: The following reports were released April 10

IDENTITY THEFT

Frank Chimblo, 35, of 13-2 Harold St., Cos Cob, was arrested April 8 and charged with first degree identity theft, conspiracy to commit first degree larceny and fourth degree larceny. Police said Chimblo had been appearing at Stamford Superior Court on an unrelated matter when he was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. Chimblo had allegedly been found in possession of another person’s identification during a previous police search. Chimblo was turned over to the state marshal’s office for action.

LARCENY

Elmsford, N.Y., resident Tina Hummel, 35, was arrested April 8 and charged with sixth degree larceny, second degree forgery and attempting to obtain medication with a forged prescription. Hummel was taken into custody from the Westchester Correctional Facility in Valhalla, N.Y., after she waived extradition on a Greenwich warrant stemming from an Oct. 29 incident. At that time, Hummel had allegedly entered the Riverside Walgreens Pharmacy with a forged prescription and, during the transaction, grabbed the medication from the counter and left the store without paying for it. Hummel was released on a $500 cash bond and is due in court April 16.

DUI

Julia Jones, 61, of 8 Tomac Ave., Old Greenwich, was arrested April 9 and charged with driving under the influence. Police had been on patrol when Jones was reportedly seen driving through a red light and making a left turn onto Bruce Park Avenue. Police said when an officer pulled her car over, she smelled of alcohol and had red, glassy eyes and slurred speech. Police asked Jones to go through field sobriety tests but police said she didn’t understand what she was being asked despite being told several times. Her refusal was documented as a lack of cooperation. She was also charged with failure to obey a red light. Jones was held in lieu of a $250 cash bond and is due in court April 24.

04/11/09 - You Have To Dig For Information - Oh, and by the way the Greenwich Public School System is taking over the Western Greenwich Civic Center

If you want to read the latest news about the Hamilton Avenue School Mold Problem look under......

Design for park unveiled

By Martin B. Cassidy / Greenwich Time Staff Writer

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Also yesterday, the Board of Selectmen unanimously gave preliminary approval to a Board of Education request to use the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center as a possible place to move Glenville School students during a two-year renovation of the school.

In the wake of mold problems in modular classrooms at Hamilton Avenue School, currently under construction, education officials consider the civic center perhaps the best option for relocating part of the Glenville student body, BOE Chairman Nancy Weissler told the board. "
We're looking at all the options," Weissler said.

Siegrun Pottgen, a Glenville resident, said despite sympathizing with Glenville parents who want children kept close by, it seemed unfair that the of Education could take over the civic center without any consideration of the community's other needs.

Many adults benefit from the center's adult education and exercise programs and classes, Pottgen said. "The Board of Education just goes out nonchalantly and says this is what we want," Pottgen said. "Well, we have our own ideas about using the center and you don't even give us a voice."....

Please see:

04/10/08 - Ken Borsuk Of The Greenwich Post Hits The Web With A News Scoop


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03/11/08 - Reader Submitted Comments - BOE Chairman Nancy Weissler Attacks Parents Instead Of Helping The Little Children Of Hamilton Avenue School


More than just 3 Rogue Parents

For the record:

There was a meeting held Wednesday evening for Hamilton Avenue parents who support the demand for their own independent Industrial Hygienist access to the modulars.

36 families were present representing 61 students.
All 36 families contributed to the cost of hiring their own hygienist.

Nancy Weissler had it wrong - it is not just three parents, it is way more than that and the group keeps getting bigger.
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04/11/08 - A Greenwich asset- Community support allows about 22% of the YMCA children to receive financial assistance for full-day childcare


Nicolette Walters and her daughter Ellie, 1, attended the YMCA event.

Greenwich YMCA Childcare turns 20

Via The Greenwich Post

The Greenwich Family YMCA Childcare Center celebrated 20 years on Friday, April 4. Staff, volunteers, parents and their children celebrated with a breakfast at the St. Roch location.

For 20 years, the childcare program has adapted to the growing community’s needs by adding a new gym, restoring the playground and renovating classrooms.

The Greenwich YMCA’s childcare center is the largest and most affordable program in Fairfield County.

“The facility has grown through word of mouth, and we are at capacity with all the programs that we offer," said Kim Canales, head teacher of the 4-year-olds classroom, who has been with the program for more 20 years.....

About the YMCA

The Greenwich Family Y has been a recognized leader and partner in the Greenwich community since 1916. The Y’s mission is to enrich the community by promoting positive values through programs that build healthy kids and strong families. For more information, call 869-1630 or visit Gwymca.org.

04/11/08 - Scott may be going to Iraq to serve his country


Recruit pursues dream of becoming a Marine

Quote:

"They tell you that you can bring an address book, $20, a driver's license and the clothes on your back," Scott Nastahowski said while sitting outside his Greenwich home.

Story:

Scott Nastahowski Jr. will be traveling light when he journeys to Parris Island, S.C., in less than two weeks...

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He is hoping to become a mechanic or combat specialist, but he is keeping his options open.

"I like working with my hands," he said. "I don't want to sit behind a desk. I want to be out there in the field.

"I have a lot of energy and I want to channel that," he added, noting that he chose the Marines because he believed it to be the most challenging of all the military organizations.

As to the physical demands of training, Nastahowski said he has been staying fit by working with a personal trainer and keeping up with an exercise schedule, in between his part-time jobs....

...Nastahowski began his quest to enter the U.S. Marine Corps with a phone call in January to the local recruiter.

Sgt. Christian Mejia, U.S. Marines recruiter for the Greenwich and Stamford area, recalled his first visit to the Nastahowski home on Pilgrim Drive.

"I talked about the different options and possibilities," Mejia said. "I gave him the information and he made the decision."...

..."I think it is a great opportunity for a kid who is not furthering his education with college. The next best thing is military service," said Scott Nastahowski Sr., a Greenwich native who runs a carpet cleaning business in town. He said his respect for the Marine Corps is second to none.

"I'm happy for him," he said. "Thank God kids like him want to go in."

He said he realizes there is always the potential for danger, but he thinks having the Marine Corps in his son's background will help him with whatever he decides to do.

Nastahowski's mother, Colleen, noted that while there will always be some concern, she is "glad he is doing it."

The aspiring Marine said he is nervous about the first few weeks of training, but he remains excited about embarking on something different. "I want to travel," he said. "I want to see the world."

As to what he thinks this experience will give him, he said he believes it will further his sense of commitment and will give him a sense of pride. "I think it teaches you to feel better about yourself."

At the end of all the training, when he officially becomes a Marine, he said he will be required to serve four years of active duty, and then four years in the reserves. He also can choose to continue in the Marines.

When asked if his younger siblings, Shane and Courtney, understand what he is doing, he said: "They tell their friends that I am a Marine, but I am not one, yet."

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04/11/08 - Chris Is Back From Iraq


Three old Men watching young people risk their lives in Iraq.Congressman Hall, Baird and Shays love to go to Iraq then come home and boast about their trip .

5,000 Troop Drawdown Per-Month in Iraq: Shays
A troop drawdown of 5,000 per-month is being called for by U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, R-4, fresh back from a trip to Iraq with other members of Congress. Continue »

The desire to know more about the motives and evidence against two men arrested nearly a month ago for the murder of fraudulent real estate financier Andrew Kissel of Greenwich reached an unusual crescendo in Stamford Superior Court last Thursday. Continue »

Poverty was the "food for thought" at a $250-a-head benefit luncheon Thursday in the swanky ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Continue »

"Empty your purse and fill your heart." Victor Hugo is down in history for that preachment. His words formed a theme that laced through the grant-awarding portion of a benefit luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich Thursday. Continue »

04/11/08 - Who says teenagers don't care


Fasting in Fairfield

Via The Greenwich Post


Almost 200 teens from Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Wilton, Norwalk, and Westport spent their weekend fasting for 30 hours as part of World Vision's '30 Hour Famine.' The money raised will go toward fighting hunger around the world. Nearly 600 teens participated in the famine throughout Fairfield County last weekend. The group raised $94,000 in 2007 and hopes to raise close to $100,000 this year.....

04/11/08 - Mark Your Calanders - Glenville And Hamilton Avenue Parents Need To Monitor This Link And Start Attending Planning And Zonning Meetings


Planning & Zoning Commission


The Greenwich Board Of Selectmen have granted MI status to the Western Greenwich Civic Center, which is for projects that involve redesigning a town property,

That means that the Western Greenwich Civic Center can now go before the Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission will have 90 days to consider making the Western Civic Center a temporary school.

If the Board Of Selectman's proposal brought before the commission, it will be automatically approved.

The town owns the civic center and if the project approvals are granted by town board, ownership will be temporarily transferred to the school board until the project is completed, at which time ownership will be transferred back to the town.


Please read:

04/10/08 - Ken Borsuk Of The Greenwich Post Hits The Web With A News Scoop


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04/11/08 - Greenwich Business Report - First The Good News And Then ....


Antique fire truck refurbished

ArgusLeader.com

... this spring, it will leave this area for a parking place in the lobby of insurance provider W.R. Berkley Corp. in Greenwich, Conn. 'The owner of our company has an interest in history,' says Curt Bloemendaal, an insurance agent from Luverne whose ...

Public relations, press release distribution, investor relations, SEC filing

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) will release its first quarter 2008 earnings after the market closes on Thursday, April 24, 2008. A copy of the earnings release will be available on the companys website at www.wrberkley.com.

The company has scheduled its quarterly conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its earnings and other information on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. A live audio webcast of the conference call may be accessed via the companys website at www.wrberkley.com. A recording of the conference call will be available on the companys website approximately two hours after the end of the call.

Please note that the NYSE ticker symbol for W. R. Berkley Corporation will change to WRB effective April 15, 2008.

Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in five segments of the property casualty insurance business: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international.

04/11/08 - News Links From The Greenwich Time


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Viktoria Kaiser, 2, dipped her toes in the cool water after chasing her sister Charlotte, 4, in the sand. Full Story

YWCA program explores distribution of U.S. wealth
One student, representing the wealthiest 10 percent of the population, occupied 7 chairs. Sitting on top of each other and sharing three chairs, nine others represented the rest of the country. Full Story

Scott Nastahowski Jr. will be traveling light when he journeys to Parris Island, S.C., in less than two weeks. Full Story

GHS student drops suspension protest, pursues suit
College acceptance letters in hand, a Greenwich High School senior has ended his challenge of a 3-day suspension from school for making allegedly sexually harassing remarks to a female student. Full Story

Tina V. Hummel, 35, of 63 South Lawn Ave., Elmsford, N.Y., was arrested by warrant Tuesday night and charged with second-degree forgery, sixth-degree larceny, and attempt to obtain medication with a forged prescription, according to a police report. Full Story

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