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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

05/07/08 - GPD Officers driving Greenwich Police Cars with a hand held cell phone stuck up to their ear, will they be ticketing themselves as well?


Police drive with a cellphone to the ear, but if you are spotted you will get an instant ticket!

Police officers must be using them for personal calls. think about it, what do they need cell phones when they have two way radio's?

Greenwich Police officers should be setting an example before they make the public pay for what they themselves do on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, law enforcement officials are exempt from the law.

Police cracking down

on cell phone users

Talk is cheap, but not in Greenwich. A dozen motorists got nailed with $100 tickets Monday for driving and talking on their cell phones without a hands-free device, ushering in a crackdown on this and other ...

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05/0708 - Media Alert - Greenwich Press Release - 1st Selectman Tesei, Silver Shields to commemorate David Hackworth Day in Greenwich on May 9


Support the troops with more than lip service

NEWS from SFTT Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 7, 2008

Contact: Maura Kallaway at 203--629-0288

Betty Cordellos at 203-656-0207; cell tel: 203-820-4691

To our friends in the media: Please plan to join us, and send your camera crew, for the public ceremony at the Greenwich Post Office and stay for the 6:30 B.E.S.T. benefit event at Richards. We welcome your attendance and will be happy to facilitate interviews and photo opportunities with attendees, special guests and honorees for your local and community news coverage as well as living/society stories and features. – Betty Cordellos

MAY 9, 2008 PROCLAIMED COL. DAVID HACKWORTH DAY

BY THE TOWN OF GREENWICH AND THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

Public Ceremony Scheduled on May 9, 2008

6PM – 6:15 PM at the War Memorial in front of the Greenwich Post Office, Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT

-Greenwich’s Silver Shield Honor Guard - led by pipes and drums - will march to the War Memorial in front of the Post Office to pay their respects.

-First Selectman Peter Tesei will read his Proclamation

-Hack’s friends Catherine Crier and Geraldo Rivera will say a few words about the SFTT (Hack’s legacy foundation) objective: protecting America’s frontline troops before they go into battle by making sure they have the best available critical combat gear to meet their assigned missions and make it home alive and in one piece.

-Hack’s grandson will lay a wreath (donated by Colony Florist) at the foot of the War Memorial

-The David Hackworth Day tribute will end with a pipe and drum walk down the Avenue to Richards of Greenwich where Eilhys England Hackworth and Scott Mitchell will be co-hosting the SFTT B.E.S.T. (best available equipment in support of the troops) benefit cocktail reception and auction immediately following the outdoor ceremonies at 6:30PM.

See www.sftt.org for information.

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ABOUT SFTT Foundation

SFTT’s unique educational and advocacy mission is to see that the Pentagon and our elected leaders in Washington get the right equipment, training and leadership for our US troops by giving a public voice to and providing a candid forum for America’s front-line forces. SFTT was founded by Col. David Hackworth and Eilhys England Hackworth to educate our country's citizens on the need to give a voice to our serving sons and daughters and to demand that they receive: Equipment superior to the best an enemy can employ against them; Training that fully prepares them to succeed in all assigned missions; Leadership dedicated to selfless service and the timeless values of duty, honor, and country. Through news breaking reporting from the foundation’s Defense Watch webzine and its INTEL CENTER, which is regularly monitored and sought out by major media, SFTT has been instrumental in shining the bright light of public scrutiny on injustices from anthrax vaccines to Abu Ghraib to substandard body armor. Defense Watch has been the source, credited and not, for recent front page articles and news segments in the New York Times and the Washington Post, 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News and Dateline, and other national broadcast news programs. ‘Hack’ was a Greenwich resident until the time of his death in May 2005 from bladder cancer from exposure to Agent Blue in Viet Nam. His widow, Eilhys, continues to guide the foundation from the couple’s Greenwich home. The 501(c)3 organization is supported by donations from concerned individuals. More information can be found on the foundation website: www.SFTT.org.

05/07/08 - American Legion Baseball Clinic - Greenwich Sports Update


Greenwich Post Sports Alert: Baseball

Hits and Heroes Greenwich American Legion baseball players to hold ...
Greenwich Post

Greenwich American Legion Baseball is conducting the clinic in support of the Michael J. Biondi Memorial Baseball Glove Drive sponsored by the Boys & Girls ...


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05/07/08 - Blog Post From Chris Fountain At The "For What It's Worth" Blog


Must it always be Greenwich?

According to this article, a Greenwich man, one Michael Guite, is trying to move a family cemetary on property he's purchased in Springfield, Vermont so he can build a house. At lease one of the graves holds the remains of a veteran of the War of 1812 and, not surprisingly, the Vermonters aren't pleased. I'm sure Mr. Guite is a nice man; I just wished he came from some other town.

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Linens and Things declares bankruptcy

This was the story that got me fired. Apollo Group, owner of Linens and Things, was reported (by the NYT) to be ready to put the chain into bankruptcy, together with its real estate company, Realogy, which controls Coldwell Banker and Sotheby's. Friday, Linens and Things went down, confirming that part of the story....


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05/07/08 - Greenwich Resident Complains That Trees Would Be Lost At Cos Cob Power Plant Site

Greenwich Blog Post:

Letter: Plan for power plant site would sacrifice trees ...
By Christopher Zurcher

Plan for power plant site would sacrifice trees - Greenwich Time. Provided by CT Environmental Headlines.com.
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05/07/08 - The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Wednesday (Updated)


TOP STORY

By Neil Vigdor
Greenwich Time - Staff Writer

The Boy Scouts withdrew their request yesterday to be allowed back inside classrooms at Greenwich Public Schools for recruiting, saying they would work within limitations set by educators to avoid disruption.

The turn of events came after meeting of Scout leaders, education officials and PTA officers hastily called by First Selectman Peter Tesei to douse the flames of controversy created by the youth organiza tion's banishment from classrooms, school assemblies and lunch periods...

...Sternberg and Tesei, who serves on the board of the Greenwich Council and is the town's chief elected official, have been engaged in a public war of words over the policy. Tesei said he called the meeting to try to broker a compromise.

"I think it's important that there be a direct dialogue," Tesei said. "I also want to lower the tension and focus on what the issue at hand is."...

...Board of Education Chairwoman Nancy Weissler said that while administrators are responsible for determining access, she planned to discuss the issue with her colleagues on the board.

Open houses and parent conferences have been mentioned as possible venues for recruiting presentations. The parties who met yesterday plan to hold more meetings before the start of the traditional recruitment period for the Scouts, which runs from September through December...


THE RAW FEED


Today's Greenwich Library News

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. ...

Tag: Community Event


Greenwich Cardinals Have Huge Win Over Westhill

Greenwich Wins Easily

Greenwich 21, Westhill 2 - Tucker Stafford scored five goals while Clay Graham, Jim Dunster and James Kiernan had three apiece to lead the Cardinals to the ...

Tags: Sports


The Bird Report From Greenwich Point

Remember Usenet - Greenwich News Group Report

From: Meredith Sampson w/ "First Sundays" Birding Group.


Tags: Birding


Tropicana Chap. 11 Filing Details Downfall

GlobeSt.com

... says the company has secured $67 million in debtor-in-possession financing from Silver Point Finance, LLC of Greenwich, CT that should allow it to continue operations while maintaining current staffing levels and paying vendors for current services. ...

Tags: Atlantic City, New Jersey, Aztar, Gaming


Productivity in U.S. Rises 2.2%, More Than Forecast, as Companies Cut Jobs

Bloomberg

... 2008, the pace of efficiency gains does not appear to have faltered,'' Stephen Stanley, chief economist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut, said before the report. ``A weaker economy will likely keep compensation costs from ...

"Go Red" luncheon set for Friday

Connecticut Post

The American Heart Association's third annual Fairfield County Go Red For Women Luncheon will take place Friday at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Combining a reception, silent auction, lunch ...

Tags: Fairfield County, Conneticut


Captain underdog

NewsTimesLive.com

... the school's young program. The pair often suffered tough losses against FCIAC powerhouse such as Darien, Greenwich, Wilton and Ridgefield while trying to establish a winning tradition. "Every game was a challenge," Skarda said. "But it's that much ...

We Must Keep These Subversives Out !!!!

Is The Greenwich Diva Next To Be Put On The List For Criticizing The List?

Why didn't someone take Mr. Mendela off this list years ago? ...

Mauldin's Blackwell to compete in tournament for blind

GreenvilleOnline.com

... Kisco Country Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y., the Whippoorwill Club in Armonk, N.Y., and the Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, Conn.



You Can Be A Virtual Super Delegate In Greenwich

We Need Change says....

Democratic delegates will soon be making a clear choice about the type of leadership they want to see from their government, and the type of new direction they want to see their country take...


Did You Know That Greenwich Gossip Webmaster Bill Clark Had Been Banned By The Yellowich Time
The Local Rag Starts to Clean Up Its Act

As faithful readers of this column know, the Local Rag, aka Yellowwich Time, has had a pretty poor history of truth-telling and fact-reporting in recent decades. The reason was not far to seek: it was locally owned, locally run, and well versed in the mythology that Greenwich is Disneyland East, where nothing nasty or dishonest or untoward ever occurs. And if it does, the theory went, their readers certainly didn't want to know about it....

GOP lawmakers struggle for budget debate

Connecticut Post

... spent an hour honoring longtime lawmakers who are planning to retire, including Sen. William H. Nickerson, R-Greenwich, and Rep. Christel H. Truglia, D-Stamford. "You know what? We have very important people in that chamber that we wanted to say ...


Don't Say Ommmmmmm......Say Amennnnnnnn...

GREENWICH - Christian yoga will be held on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at Father O'Connor Center, 4 Riverside Ave...

...Next week there will be a special Hindu Communion Service

Followed By The New Age Hindu Confessional

Fairfield Ludlowe shows effort in loss to Wilton

Connecticut Post

... they lost to the lacrosse perennial that had coach Chris Parisi at least a little optimistic. "We were pounded by Greenwich (14-0). We were pounded by Darien (16-2)," Parisi said. "I think we had our character tested. I really have no explanation ...


The high risks of low interest rates

MSN Money

... of equity, and if one or two deals blow up, you are still guaranteed to make enough money to buy a new house in Greenwich, Conn., every few years or so. The only market participants who suffer in this case are once again the "sucker" savers. What a ...


US dollar falls on Fannie Mae loss

The Age

... assets. ''This dollar rally has run out of gas,'' said Alan Ruskin, head of international currency strategy at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets in Greenwich, Connecticut. ''People have underestimated the potential for losses'' among financial ...


Grady reaches new heights despite dig from principal

New York Daily News

... the rough times began when she approached principal Carlston Gray about traveling to a non-league tournament in Greenwich, Conn. , this spring. She met with Gray in his office back in February, asked for a bus, and was shocked by the principal's ...

Tags: Sports

Sprint May Get $5 Billion for Nextel After $36 Billion Acquisition in 2005

Bloomberg

... Journal's report. Sprint spokesman James Fisher said the company doesn't comment on speculation. Miller, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, said the unit may be worth as much as $10 billion. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s Jason Armstrong in New York ...

The Unspeakable Betty Sternberg Strikes Again

Probably no Town employee is as wildly unpopular as the unspeakable Betty Sternberg, who continues to make new enemies at every turn. Now she has managed to p*ss off the Boy Scouts - the organization, the kids, and the parents. What will she pick on next, one wonders? Motherhood? Apple pie? When, oh when, dear reader, will the Board of Ed finally get the message and fire her, as they should have done many months and many millions of wasted dollars ago?

Shift Control Media Wins Webby Award and People's Voice Award for Coca-Cola Games

Business Wire

... keting and communication. Its clients include AKQA, Barely Political, Coca-Cola, NBC Universal and Yahoo! Based in Greenwich, CT, with a game development studio in Vancouver, BC, Shift Control is privately held.


Hello, Cupcake book

WLS-TV Chicago

... publications, including Woman's Day, Family Circle, Gourmet, Real Simple, Bon Appetit and Nick, Jr. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, and will embark on a national author tour. Alan Richardson is a critically acclaimed food photographer and is ...

Tags: Chicago, IL, Life, Food, Recipes


BUSINESS: Oil hits record above $121 on supply woes

NJ Biz

Jersey City-based financial services firm Knight Capital Group, Inc. today announced it has agreed to acquire Libertas Holdings, LLC, an institutional fixed-income brokerage firm based in Greenwich, Conn., for ...

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Commissioner of public works resigns

Breaking News

Joking that he had the urge to “Go West, old man,” town Department of Public Works (DPW) Commissioner Lloyd Hubbs has resigned and will return to California.

Mr. Hubbs, 62, was hired in the winter of 2005 after years working in San Diego, Calif. He had six months remaining on his three-year contract and said it was time for a change. His last day at work will be May 27, and he will be succeeded, for now, by Deputy Public Works Commissioner Amy Siebert....

Planners, neighbors want definitive plans for steakhouse

Web Exclusive

The Planning and Zoning Commission is looking to get definitive answers from Luca’s Steakhouse before moving forward with its application to expand and renovate the Church Street restaurant.

Himes, Shays set to get nominations for fall battle

Web Exclusive

When Cos Cob resident Jim Himes is officially nominated on Monday as the Democratic candidate in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District he will do so as the party’s best chance ever to unseat longtime Republican incumbent Rep. Christopher Shays, according to the recent nonpartisan Cook Political Report that ranks Mr. Shays at the top of its list of “2008 Politically Vulnerable Incumbents.” The report is said to be based on past election results, party registration in the district and current fund-raising totals for both opponents.

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UBS AG officials would not specify how many jobs will be cut at the company's U.S. investment banking headquarters in Stamford after announcing yesterday that UBS expects to trim 5,500 jobs globally through mid-2009.
Full Story


Six get distinguished teachers honor

For Christine Kovac, teaching children is all about helping them to become active participants in their lives rather than passive observers.
Full Story

The Boy Scouts withdrew their request yesterday to be allowed back inside classrooms at Greenwich Public Schools for recruiting, saying they would work within limitations set by educators to avoid disruption.
Full Story

Dershowitz vigorously supports Israel's actions

Arguing that Israel has been persistently miscast as a bellicose ogre oppressing Palestinians, lawyer Alan Dershowitz defended the country for its reserve and measured response to rocket attacks and suicide bombings during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Greenwich cops are handing out $100 tickets for cell-talking while driving.
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05/07/08 - Today's Greenwich Library News


Greenwich Community Event Alert:

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. ...
Greenwich Library | Today's Events - http://www.greenwichlibrary.org


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05/07/08 - Greenwich Cardinals Have Huge Win Over Westhill


Greenwich Sports News Report:

Greenwich wins easily
Stamford Advocate

Greenwich 21, Westhill 2 - Tucker Stafford scored five goals while Clay Graham, Jim Dunster and James Kiernan had three apiece to lead the Cardinals to the ...

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There have been games this season where the Brunswick baseball team has had great pitching but lacked any offensive support.
Full Story

Greenwich water polo rings up another win

For a water polo coach, few things are more rewarding than watching his or her team defeat the opposition by utilizing a balanced scoring attack.
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The Greenwich Academy softball team took a big step toward securing a Fairchester Athletic Association playoff berth yesterday at Teufel Field with a 17-4 rout of Masters in a game that was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Full Story

Knot what GHS expected: Cardinals tie Wilton

A back-and-forth, thrill-a-minute girls lacrosse battle between rivals Greenwich High School and Wilton was headed toward a happy ending for the Cardinals, as Hana Bowers' goal put the host ahead with just 46 seconds remaining in the second three-minute OT session.
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Greenwich Academy enjoyed a sweat repeat at the Pippy O'Connor Independent Schools Girls Golf Classic.
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Greenwich baseball digs too deep a hole vs. St. Joseph

Playing in a league as tough as the FCIAC, the last thing the Greenwich High School baseball team wants to do is spot the opposition early runs.
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More than a month into the season, the Greenwich High School rugby team finally met its match. Greenwich's first loss of the spring came at the hands of rival Xavier, which showed why its the seven-time defending New England champion with a 34-7 victory at Cardinal Stadium yesterday.
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Cardinals finally ride the victory Wave

DARIEN -- In case his team wasn't aware, Greenwich High School boys lacrosse coach Paul Burke gave his Cardinals a little history lesson regarding Darien's domination in the rivalry prior to yesterday's anticipated showdown.
Full Story

In a game that saw 11 ties and 12 lead changes, it was only fitting that the winning goal came with less than a minute remaining.
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GA softball completes epic comeback

Greenwich Academy used a 12-run sixth inning to earn a come-from-behind 14-13 win over Miss Porter's.
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Sean Cribbin, as coach Bobby Augustyn insists, is merely a part of the sum of the 2008 Stamford High School baseball team.
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