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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

04/15/08 - Greenwich RTM Report - RTM Member's Postpone High School Building Committee Appointments, Because Of Heavy Opposition (Updated)

The single family home owners of Greenwich still might get stuck with the 25 million Dollar
Greenwich High School Building Committee


... but we just kept coming back
until you do what we want ...

RTM District 10 Chairman Joan E. Caldwell Leads The Fight Against The 25 Million Dollar Auditorium Committee With A Well Reasoned And Passionate Speech That Announced That District 10 Will Vote Against The Appointments
As A Block Vote.


The effort to appoint members to the
25 Million Dollar
Greenwich High School Musical Instructional Space And Auditorium Committee
Is Coming Back In Two Months


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04/13/08 - Would Someone Please Call Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Because This Is Unbelievable (Updated)

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04/15/08 - Greenwich RTM Report - It's Not Easy To Give Money To The Town Of Greenwich (Updated)


"Looking a gift horse in the mouth"

Long Debate About Accepting All That "Free Money"


The RTM did it's due diligence and allowed the Town Of Greenwich accept a gift not to exceed $100,000 for the purpose of conducting surveys, preliminary engineering and preparing schematic plans for a new community pool in Byram.

Greenwich Boys And Girls Club makes offer to expand family swim in it's new pool.

One RTM member reports that it's only $20 for a membership that will allow year around swimming.

Byram RTM Chairman Robert McKnight ends up voting for the $100,000 gift that will improve Byram Park.

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04/12/09 - The Byram RTM Chairman Has Major Problems With Lin Lavery's Pool Donation Proposal (Updated)

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04/15/08 - Update - The Greenwich News Roundup For Monday Afternoon


Featured Greenwich News Reports

Polly Lauder Tunney, 100, Fighter’s Widow, Dies
New York Times - United States

For Mrs. Tunney, who had grown up in a world of wealth and privilege reaching from Greenwich, Conn., to Versailles, meeting and falling in love with a ...

Looking back, I wish I'd bought in Greenwich
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT

I should have bought in Greenwich, where the value of my house would likely have quadrupled over the past 20 years. Instead, it's been chugging along ...

Clutch hits lift Greenwich over Norwalk
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT

By Jennifer Masi

Greenwich High School's four-run fourth inning did more than just seal the Cardinals win over Norwalk yesterday. Sparked by a clutch double ...

Roundup: GA defense clamps down on St. Luke's
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT

A commitment to defense in practice is paying big dividends in games for the Greenwich
Academy lacrosse team. The Gators held their third straight opponent

Featured Greenwich Blog Post

2's and 3's Story Time

Where: Greenwich Library at Children's Constellation Room Drop-in story time for 2 and 3 year olds with a caregiver. Program includes stories, songs, movement and finger plays. No registration required but space is limited. ...
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The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Tuesday Evening

  1. Widow of boxer Gene Tunney dies at 100

    Political Gateway

    ... Conn., a few days after suffering a stroke. Mary Josephine Lauder, nicknamed Polly in childhood, was born in Greenwich, Conn. Her grandfather, George Lauder, was a Scottish engineer who joined his cousin Andrew Carnegie at the Carnegie Steel Co. in ...


  2. The 44 Year Old Sheraton Yankee Trader Hotel Closing on June 1, 2008...

    Hotel Online

    ... Starwood Capital Group Global, LLC is a privately-held global real estate investment firm based in Greenwich, CT (with its predecessor Starwood affiliates "Starwood"). Founded in 1991, Starwood specializes in the creation and acquisition of real ...

  3. Boeing May Win More Jet Orders After Delta, Northwest Merge, Upgrade FleetRead the original story

    Bloomberg

    ... fleet, and it certainly sets up favorably for some large orders for Boeing,'' said Peter Arment , an analyst with Greenwich, Connecticut-based American Technology Research. ``Delta has historically been more pro-Boeing than Airbus.'' Aging Aircraft ...

  4. Sears Holdings Chairman Edward Lampert raises AutoZone stake to 36.2 percent from 31 percent

    Canadian Business Magazine

    ... Inc. to 36.2 percent, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday. Through his Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund ESL Investments Inc., Lampert now beneficially owns about 22.9 million shares. Lampert previously reported ...


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04/15/08 - Ryan Has More To Say About Censorship At Greenwich High School


Censorship and Student Media

by Ryan Fazio

Recently I wrote a letter to the editor of the Greenwich Time regarding administrative regulation of student media at my high school, but especially of the student newspaper. Here’s a fraction of it: ...

New School Politics - http://www.newschoolpolitics.com

Last 5 posts by Ryan Fazio

About Ryan Fazio (Co-Founder of the New School Politics Blog) is, like his co-founders, a member of the 2008 class at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, CT. He plays baseball, debates, and edits the school newspaper. More importantly, Ryan is a Student of Objectivism and writes all of the content tagged “Objectivist content“. His view point holds fast to the philosophy conceptualized by Ayn Rand (the author of thematic novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged) and is also influenced by other advocates of limited government. Accordingly, all of Ryan’s blogging will be concentrated on the concept of individual liberty in the face of whatever challenges exist to its advancement in our world.


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04/14/08 - Freedom With Resposability? Let Greenwich High School Students Speak Their Minds (Updated)

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04/15/08 - Richard Duffee: "No, Jim Himes is much better; Chris Shays is a true believer in the war and the imperial presidency."


County Fair: Impeach and a Pair

fairfieldweekly.com, CT

In 2006, Richard Duffee, the Green Party candidate for Connecticut's fourth congressional district, dropped out and endorsed Democrat Diane FarrellChris Shays. This year, Duffee says he's running again and has no plans to back likely Democratic nominee Jim Himes since he won't run on a promise to impeach George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Impeachment, says Duffee is more vital in post-Bush 2009 than it was in 2007....

....But back to the issue at hand: The impeachment of the president (which all of a sudden seems reasonable and doable). Himes, the former chair of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee, says "as a matter of principle, we should hold any officials who've broken the law to task. God knows, Chris Shays has taken no action. But for a guy like me who won't have Bush and Cheney leaving office by the time I get to Washington, I don't see it as a worthy use of time."....

....Himes, hoping to throw that knock-out blow Farrell almost delivered twice to the 15-full-term congressman (she got 48 percent of the vote in 2004 and 2006), doesn't see Duffee as a potential spoiler. "I think the people in this district can see that there is a clear choice between me, someone who cares deeply about the Constitution, and Chris Shays, someone who's voted to help destroy it.
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04/15/08 - The Police Blotter Via The Greenwich Post For Tuesday


Police Watch: The following reports were released April 15

DUI

Jose Hernandez-Morillo, 30, of Stamford was arrested April 14 and charged with driving under the influence. An officer on patrol reportedly saw Hernandez-Morillo speeding on West Putnam Avenue, swerving between lanes and nearly striking the curb line. Police pulled over the car at the intersection of East Putnam Avenue and Old Church Road. Police said Hernandez-Morillo continuously slurred his speech and had red, glassy eyes. Police said he told an officer he was drinking beer and failed field sobriety exams. Hernandez-Morillo was also charged with failure to drive in an established lane. He was released on a $250 cash bond and is due in court April 28.


APPEAR

Matthew Daniele, 27, of 300 Stanwich Road was arrested April 14 and charged with first degree failure to appear. He reportedly turned himself in to police custody after being informed there was a warrant for his arrest. Daniele had allegedly failed to appear in court for possession of a controlled substance and speeding, which he had been arrested for on Oct. 16, 2005. Daniele was released on a $1,000 surety bond and is due in court April 21.

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04/15/08 - No wonder Lieberman is pissed.


Why Does Joe Lieberman Hate Obama so Much as to Suggest He is a ...
Huffington Post, NY

Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano asked Sen. Joe Lieberman if Obama is "a Marxist, as Bill Kristol says might be the case?"

"I must say that's a good question," replied Lieberman, before stepping back to say that he would "hesitate to say he's a Marxist."

The feud goes back to 2006, when Lieberman was Obama's mentor and close friend in the Senate.

According to an AP story, Obama was the keynote speaker in front of 1,700-plus party members who gathered in a ballroom at the Connecticut Convention Center for the $175-per-head fundraiser.

Obama was a rising star in the Democratic Party and was being hailed as a future presidential candidate. He wasted little time getting to that point, calling it the "elephant in the room," but also carefully praised Lieberman's intellect, character and qualifications:

"The fact of the matter is, I know some in the party have differences with Joe. I'm going to go ahead and say it...I am absolutely certain Connecticut is going to have the good sense to send Joe Lieberman back to the U.S. Senate so he can continue to serve on our behalf."

At the time, Ned Lamont, a Democratic activist and anti-war candidate from Greenwich, was challenging pro-Iraq war Lieberman for the party's nomination. Legions of supporters of both Lieberman and Lamont were in attendance the dinner.

Yet, seven months later, in October, Obama changed his tune.

The Illinois senator and potential 2008 presidential candidate sent out an e-mail message praising Lamont.

"Ned Lamont has waged an impressive grass-roots campaign to give the people of Connecticut a choice in the November Senate election," Obama wrote. "Please join me in supporting Ned Lamont with your hard work on-the-ground in these closing weeks of the campaign."

The Lamont campaign said Obama's e-mail went to about 5,000 Connecticut residents, according to an AP Story.

At the time, Lamont aides said they welcomed the support of Obama, who was enjoying a surge in popularity-- due to renewed interest in the senator's 2002 anti-war speech as speculation about his national ambitions mounted. And it wasn't just words... Obama also gave $5,000 to Lamont's campaign through a political committee.

It was unexpected, but it made sense. Lamont had become a viable candidate, and his fervent opposition to the Iraq war could certainly help the presidential hopeful burnish his anti-war creds...

No wonder Lieberman is pissed.

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04/15/08 - Today Marks the Deadline to File Income Taxes - Greenwich Library, IRS, And Postal Service Offer Options For Tax Filers


April 15th is the last day to file taxes or get an extension.

Post offices extending hours for tax time

Greenwich Time
By Christina Hennessy

Just inside the doors of the Cole Auditorium at the Greenwich Library, volunteers stood ready yesterday to help last-minute tax filers ...

ALSO:

Seniors shouldn't miss out on stimulus payment
Stamford Advocate

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04/15/08 - "We get 10 to 14 calls a week from people with financial problems looking to give up a pet," Halm said. "Unfortunately, we can't accept..."


Housing crisis takes toll on pets

By Martin B. Cassidy
Greenwich Time - Staff Writer

Since January, dozens of callers have offered staff at the animal shelter new sobering reason they can no longer care for their pets -- losing their home to foreclosure and other financial woes, Allyson Halm, director of the Greenwich-based Adopt-A-Dog, said.

Full Story

Same Problem Different Place....

Housing crisis takes toll on pets
Rocky Mountain News, CO

By Lisa Ryckman,

The housing crisis has meant more people moving, and that has meant more animals let loose to fend for
...

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04/15/08 - Associate Editor Karen Hunter handles concerns about the accuracy and fairness of news coverage


Caption Wasn't Funny To Some

Hartford Courant

By Karen Hunter, Reader Represenitive

The caption that won last week's photo caption contest was seen as inappropriate by a couple of readers....

A reader wrote, "Your paper selected the winning caption, for the women underwater, as 'my toe is stuck in the drain.' This is sick!! There have been too many kids who have died in this or similar manners. I believe that your paper should print an apology for your actions."


A Windsor reader wrote, "I am disgusted with the paper this morning. I had to stop reading it and immediately got a stomachache.

The winning photo caption entry for the female swimmer underwater was 'No read my lips! My toe's caught in the drain!'

"Have you all not read your own paper the past year?!!! A 6-year-old boy in Greenwich died from being caught in a drain last July. You printed at least two articles about it since it happened. This was not funny. I am sick to my stomach, and pray that....


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04/15/08 - News Links From The Greenwich Post


U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays addressed Greenwich residents in a meeting Saturday morning regarding his activity in office.
— Ken Borsuk photo


Shays says military is making progress, defends wiretapping

With a tough re-election battle looming on the horizon, United States Rep. Christopher Shays completed a series of community meetings last weekend throughout District 4, including a Saturday morning stop in Greenwich....

MORE NEWS LINKS FROM
THE GREENWICH POST


Boys and Girls Club plays host to corporate tournament

Starting today at 5 p.m., the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich will host its annual 3-on-3 Corporate Basketball Tournament to benefit the club’s programs.

Writing workshop returns for spring

New and returning creative writers of all genres are invited to join the spring session of Greenwich Writers.

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04/15/08 - Greenwich Home Prices Rose 4.7% - Home Prices Vary Greatly Depending On The Zip Code


Where the Home Price Gaps Are Biggest

Find out where the gaps are greatest

by Prashant Gopal
BusinessWeek

Not even the richest U.S. metro areas are immune from the housing downturn.

Despite their glittering reputations, places such as Beverly Hills and Paradise Valley, Ariz., have seen their median home prices drop hard. But don't expect an Okie-style exodus of Ferraris and Range Rovers to cheaper neighborhoods any time soon. At the very top of the housing food chain, people are still buying—and spending—like it was 2005.

For super-rich buyers, both here and abroad, the credit crunch isn't much of a concern when buying a house because they have easy access to cash and debt. And even in the country's priciest markets, there aren't many houses worth $5 million or more, so demand nearly always outstrips supply.

Which means that even though housing market in states like California and Florida have been clobbered overall, certain exclusive enclaves remain unfazed.

Palmy Days

For example, it was reported Apr. 6 that the oceanfront Palm Beach (Fla.) estate of the billionaire founder and chairman of Jones Apparel Group (JNY), Sidney Kimmel, had found a buyer at $81.5 million, just 24 days after being put on the market. If the sale closes, it will be the highest price ever paid in Palm Beach.

And in Beverly Hills, where house prices dropped 8.7% in the fourth quarter of 2007 compared with a year earlier, the 29-bedroom, 40-bath former home of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and actress Marion Davies is on the market for $165 million, the most expensive listing ever.

In early March, the 29-room townhouse once owned by the late publisher of Penthouse, Robert Guccione, on Manhattan's Upper East Side sold to Harbinger Capital Partners founder Philip Falcone for $49 million. What makes the sale even more interesting is that the property was listed at $29.99 million in 2003. This means that, despite the general housing malaise, the property sold for 66% more than its asking price five years ago.

"Demand [for luxury real estate] is remaining strong, and even if [prices in elite Zips are] going down they're not going down as much as the overall market," said Laurie Moore-Moore, founder of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing in Dallas, which trains agents to work in the high-end international property market. "What it means is there's a segment of the population that can afford the price point, and those folks are continuing to buy."

BusinessWeek.com, with the help of Fiserv Lending Solutions, evaluated the performance of some of the nation's most elite Zip Codes. We ranked communities based on the relative expense of houses compared to their surrounding metro area (The top ranked community, Paradise Valley, Ariz., had a median home price of $1.8 million, or 7.5 times the median for the Phoenix metro area). Of the 25 high-end enclaves on the list, all but one location performed better than its metropolitan areas in terms of 2007 home price appreciation.

General Slide

Still, prices in most of the high-end communities on our list, including Beverly Hills; Vero Beach, Fla.; and La Jolla in San Diego, experienced declines in the fourth quarter of 2007 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to Fiserv. Even so, the strength of the multimillion-dollar mansions at the top of the market appears to be tempering what might otherwise have been worse.

Median home prices in Santa Barbara, on California's Pacific Coast, fell 10% in the fourth quarter of 2007 compared with the same period a year earlier. But prices in the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta metro area took a 20.6% nosedive during the same period.

Pricey markets in the Northeast, which saw more moderate price jumps during the housing boom, appear to be doing better. Selling prices in upscale Greenwich, Conn., rose 4.7% while prices in its local Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metro area stayed flat.....

The Future of Real Estate - http://futurerealestate.blogspot.com/

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04/15/08 - “The house is like a work of art and it’s priced that way,” says local broker Barbara Wells, of Prudential Connecticut Realty


Leona Helmsley’s Greenwich Estate Hits Market at $125 Million

Wall Street Journal Blogs, NY

Leona Helmsley’s Greenwich, Conn., estate (pictured here) is officially on the market with a hefty $125 million price tag. (Property taxes: over $1.8 million.) There will be a broker open house for the home on Round Hill Road today, but no cellphones or cameras will be allowed, a local broker tells us....

...The listing agent is David Ogilvy of Christie’s Great Estates.

Known as Dunnellen Hall, the estate of more than 40 acres was at the center of Mrs. Helmsley’s 1989 federal tax-evasion trial, when she was accused of illegally billing her company for more than $3 million of property renovations. The former model, dubbed the “queen of mean,” served 19 months in federal prison. She died in August at age 87....

...The $125 million price tag is considered hefty even for Greenwich, where few residential deals have topped $100 million. Industrialist Daniel Gray Reid paid $1 million to build it. (See ” ‘Queen of Mean’ Lair to List for $125 Million“).

Dunnellen Hall is one of the few intact historic estates left in town, says an archivist with Greenwich’s Historical Society in this Journal article. Many Greenwich homes are being torn down, according to this Journal article from Saturday. –Christina S.N. Lewis

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04/15/08 - News Links From Arround The World - The Raw Greenwich News Feed


THE RAW FEED

  1. Service Above Self

    Suwanee Democrat

    ... Community College, during which he served as chairman. Born in Springfield, Mass. in 1924, his family moved to Old Greenwich, Conn. in 1938, where he demonstrated early his competitive nature by winning the Connecticut State Tennis Championship in ...

  2. Blue Harbour Group Cuts Stake in ChoicePoint to 4.8 Percent From 5.5 Percent

    Canadian Business Magazine

    ... of consumer information, to 4.8 percent, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Greenwich, Conn.-based fund manager, through its affiliated funds, now owns about 3.3 million shares. Previously, Blue Harbour reported ...

  3. Clearview Capital Fund II Holds Final Close on $250 Million

    Earth Times

    GREENWICH, Conn. - Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc., the largest independent global placement agent for alternative investment funds and direct private placements, is pleased to announce the final closing of ...

  4. Genesee & Wyoming Acquires Rotterdam Rail Feeding

    PR Newswire

    GREENWICH, Conn.,FirstCall/ -- Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

  5. From O.J. to Dick Morris: Taxes Go Unpaid

    ABC News

    ... federal tax liens filed in several wealthy ZIP codes, including those for Beverly Hills and Malibu, Calif., and Greenwich, Conn. Hundreds of seemingly wealthy people - company presidents, former soap opera stars, top-selling real estate agents - ...

  6. Piermont run in May will raise money for wounded veterans and cops' families

    Journal News

    ... the most important thing.' Kelly has been a Clarkstown police officer for two years after several years with the Greenwich, Conn., department and the Marines. Kelly will run in the Piermont 5-mile race, but it will be an easy jog for the veteran ...

  7. Greenwich Concours 2004

    Automotive

    the European Car magazine article Greenwich Concours read the article, browse photos from the article, or search related articles in the Automotive.com Enthusiast Central....

  8. Seasonal slogans may not always peg investment truths

    Hartford Courant

    If you had listened to Wall Street's sloganeers and decided to "sell in May and go away," you're probably kicking yourself now.

  9. Oracle Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Changes Record Date and Date of...

    PR Newswire

    GREENWICH, Conn.,FirstCall/ -- Oracle Healthcare Acquisition Corp....

  10. Links of interest

    Blogs.newsobserver.com

    ... may need to be a subscriber to access these links.) Here's a story about the plethora of teardowns occurring in Greenwich, Conn. Granted, the comparison between inside the Beltline Raleigh and Greenwich is a bit of a stretch. Raleigh isn't the hedge ...

  11. Money in the Morning

    San Diego Daily Transcript

    ... Lauren are busy preparing the uniforms and clothing for U.S. Olympic athletes heading to China, a small company in Greenwich, Conn. is gearing up to provide apparel for another event receiving worldwide attention. CM Almy will provide the vestments ...

  12. Experts Confounded as Retail Sales Rise 0.2%

    Huliq.com

    ... we're in, but it gives you a little bit of hope," said Steve Goldman, a market strategist for Weeden & Co in Greenwich, Connecticut. Source: By Jammiewearingfool Editor's note: I tend to believe that the retail sales will further improve the ...Mr. Goldman is also quoted in The Irish Times - US retail sales rise unexpectedly ... And The Earth Times Market set for flat open on Wachovia, retail

04/15/08 - The internationally acclaimed Children’s Beijing Opera Troupe from China In Comming To Greenwich


Chinese youth opera to perform in Connecticut, New York
Norwalk Plus Magazine

The itinerary also covers the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk May 4 from 1 pm to 4 pm, Parkway School in Greenwich May 5, Jefferson Elementary School in ...

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04/15/08 - News headlines From The Greenwich Time

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STAMFORD -- Tom Donoghue was in Scalzi Park Sunday afternoon when his 22-month-old son, Ryan, pointed to something in the sky. Full Story

Post offices extending hours for tax time

Just inside the doors of the Cole Auditorium at the Greenwich Library, volunteers stood ready yesterday to help last-minute tax filers. Full Story

Invoking their success at halting plans to build a huge liquefied natural gas terminal on Long Island Sound, officials last night pledged to work toward the same outcome in their opposition to a Federal Aviation Administration airspace redesign project. Full Story

Teen arrested in Byram attack

Police have arrested a 17-year-old youth on a warrant and charged him with second-degree assault Friday afternoon for a midday attack last week on another boy on Mill Street in downtown Byram. Full Story

Police have made a second arrest in a string of more than two dozen car break-ins in Cos Cob and Glenville in early January. Full Story

Housing crisis takes toll on pets

Since January, dozens of callers have offered staff at the animal shelter new sobering reason they can no longer care for their pets -- losing their home to foreclosure and other financial woes, Allyson Halm, director of the Greenwich-based Adopt-A-Dog, said. Full Story

Polly Lauder Tunney, the Greenwich native whose romance and eventual marriage to heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney captured the public's interest in the late 1920s, died Saturday at her North Stamford home following a stroke, according to her family. Full Story

fye focus
Six Convent of the Sacred Heart students won nine gold key awards in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, accumulating more honors than in the past. Full Story

Greenwich Time

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If consistency is the sign of a champion, then the Greenwich Academy tennis team appears to have the inside track for defending its FAA title. Full Story

Clutch hits lift Greenwich over Norwalk

Greenwich High School's four-run fourth inning did more than just seal the Cardinals win over Norwalk yesterday. Full Story

A commitment to defense in practice is paying big dividends in games for the Greenwich Academy lacrosse team. Full Story



04/15/08 - What's Going On Via The Greenwich Post



Today

Demystifying women’s hormones

Dr. C. Neill Epperson, director of the Yale Program for Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health, gives a talk titled “Women’s Hormones, Mood and Memory: Myths and Realities,” 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, Noble Conference Center; free; registration required; 863-3863; Andreag@greenhosp.org.

April vacation performances

Friends of the Byram Shubert Library sponsor three performances for children during vacation, 11, Tuesday April 15, Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 16, Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center; 531-4026.

Wednesday, April 16

Managing the media

William Holstein, author and journalist, speaks at a fairfield County Public Relations Association meeting titled “Memo to the CEO: Manage the Media (Don’t let the Media Manage You), 6:30, Wednesday, April 16, Greenwich Library; $40 members with reservations, $50 non members and walk-ins; Fcpra.org.

Declutter for a lifetime

At Home in Greenwich sponsors a talk with professional organizer Miriam Mennin where she shares her expertise in “Decluttering and Downsizing for Seniors,” 10, Wednesday, April 16, Cos Cob Library; 629-2822.

Thursday, April 17

Post-impressionist exhibit

An opening reception of American Post-impressionist painter Stokely Webster’s painting, 7 to 10, Thursday, April 17, Audubon Greenwich; free; 869-5272, ext. 226.

Friday, April 18

‘Men on Fire’

Christ Church offers an early breakfast men’s preaching program, 6:45 to 8:15, Friday, April 18, Christ Church; free; $10 suggested contribution; 869-6600, ext. 17.

Getting the boss’ attention

James Lukaszewski discusses his new book Why Should the Boss Listen to You?, 5:30, Friday, April 18, Hyatt Regency; free; reservations required; 860-354-6488.

Art for the soul

The topic of the next widows and widowers meeting is “Art and the Spirit,” 7 p.m., Friday, April 18, Second Congregational Church; 869-9311, ext. 120; Gloria@2cc.org.

Autism awareness

Cos Cob residents Karl and Rose Arezzini perform in a musical titled The Peace Table to benefit programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder, 8, Friday, April 18 and 3 and 8, Saturday, April 19, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stamford; reservations required; $15 per ticket; 637-3570, ext. 4.

Saturday, April 19

Wildflower walk

Walk through Audubon Greenwich to find early spring wildflowers, 2 to 3:30, Saturday, April 19, Audubon Greenwich; reservations required; 869-5272.

Sunday, April 20

Ethics in medicine

Dr. Robert Michler, cardiothoracic surgeon and Riverside resident, discusses “Trends in Medicine and Difficult Decisions,” 9:15, Sunday, April 20, Second Congregational Church; free; light breakfast served.

Tuesday, April 22

Before & After Six

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce holds its April Before & After Six event, 5:30 to 7, Tuesday, April 22, New Country Porsche; $15 members, $25 non-members; add $10 if registering after April 18; 869-3500; Greenwichchamber.com.

Everyday exercise

Stephanie Paulmeno, director of community planning at the Greenwich Department of Health, holds a talk titled “Building Exercise Into Your Daily Routines,” 2, Tuesday, April 22, First Congregational Church; free.

Book group luncheon

Greenwich Water Club Book Group discusses Yasmin Cowther’s book The Saffron Kitchen at its next luncheon, noon, Tuesday, April 22, Greenwich Water Club; reservations required; $40 for lunch, book and lunch gratuity; 661-4033.

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04/15/08 - Hamilton Avenue And Glenville Parents Should Mark Thier Calendars


April 21, 2008

Board of Education Work Session

7:00 PM

Western Middle School, Auditorium

The purpose of this work session is for review and possible action on the Elementary School Relocation Options.

Hamilton Avenue School Facility and Relocation Plan Updates

Link for more information and regular updates

Tools for Schools

Wednesday, April 2, 2008:
3-25-08 Letter from Hygenix, Inc .

Monday, March 31, 2008:
3-31-08 Superintendent Letter to Hamilton Avenue School Parents

Thursday, March 27, 2008:
Bio for Charles Schwartz of Environmental Assessments & Solutions, Inc. (EAS)
EAS response to Request for Proposal (RFP #660-07) - Environment Consulting Services

Wednesday, March 26, 2008:
Hamilton Avenue School Parent Meeting
with First Selectman Peter Tesei, Board of Ed. Chairman Nancy Weissler and Superintendent of Schools Betty J. Sternberg
Western Middle School Auditorium, 7:00 PM

HAS Transportation Frequently Asked Questions (En Español)
3-25-08 Environmental Assessments & Solutions, Inc. Comprehensive Report
Environmental Report Data (A)
Environmental Report Data (B)
Environmental Report Data (C)
Environmental Report Data (D)

Friday, March 14, 2008:
3-14-08 Superintendent Letter to HAS Parents
3-14-08 Superintendent Letter to HAS Parents (En Español)
3-14-08 Superintendent Letter to HAS Teachers

Tuesday, March 18, 2008:
3-18-08 Hamilton Avenue School Facilities and Relocation Plan Update

Thursday, March 13, 2008:
3-13-08 Board of Education Agenda Item: Hamilton Avenue Relocation Plan
The Board of Education ratified the Relocation Plan implemented on March 10, 2008 at their meeting on March 13, 2008. Additional items in this packet include estimated costs, Q&A and the environmental specialist's report to date.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008:
3-11-08 Hamilton Avenue School Facilities and Relocation Plan Update

Monday, March 10, 2008:
3-10-08 Hamilton Avenue School Facilities and Relocation Plan Update

Friday, March 7, 2008:
3-7-08 Hamilton Avenue School Facility and Relocation Plan Update Thursday, March 6, 2008:
3-6-08: Key Event Additions, Schedule Changes

Indoor Air Quality Test Results: Collected February 28, 2008 - Released March 1, 2008
Indoor Air Quality Test Results: Collected March 1, 2008 - Released March 3, 2008
Indoor Air Quality Test Results: Collected March 1, 2008 - Released March 5, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008:
3-5-08 Hamilton Avenue School Facility and Relocation Plan Update (En Español)

HAS/Cos Cob School Parent Relocation Packet (English/Español)
HAS/Glenville School Parent Relocation Packet (English/Español)
HAS/North Street School Parent Relocation Packet (English/Español)
HAS/Old Greenwich School Parent Relocation Packet (English/Español)
HAS/Parkway School Parent Relocation Packet (English/Español)
HAS/Western Middle School Parent Relocation Packet (English/Español)

Monday, March 3, 2008:
Board of Education Emergency Meeting, 7:00 PM - Greenwich High School Auditorium
3-3-08 Hamilton Avenue School Facility and Relocation Plan Update - Powerpoint
Hamilton Avenue School Open House Schedule (En Español)

Sunday, March 2, 2008:
3-2-08 Hamilton Avenue School Facility and Relocation Plan Update (En Español)

Saturday, March 1, 2008:
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Betty J. Sternberg has announced that Hamilton Avenue School (HAS) at the modulars will be closed as of Monday, March 3, 2008 for one week. In the course of investigating and remediating a roof leak at HAS last night, the environmental consultant identified additional areas of concern. Upon further investigation the consultants discovered mold within the walls and ceiling of a portion of the building. Charles Schwartz, President of Environmental Assessments & Solutions, Inc. the District’s environmental consultant, said, “the problems identified are not related to maintenance issues and there are no indications of impaired air quality.”....more
(en Español)

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