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Sunday, June 1, 2008

06/01/08 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - Weekend Edition

  1. Paramedic is a Shining Star of Life

    Connecticut Post

    It didn't take long for paramedic Bernadette Handel to fall in love with Bridgeport. Handel, a 48-year-old Greenwich resident, joined American Medical Response ambulance service nearly 10 years ago after a ride-along. "I loved it and I've been here ...

  2. Defense lawyer sets up Web site soliciting tips

    Hartford Courant

    A lawyer who represents a Massachusetts man charged in the killing of Greenwich developer Andrew Kissel has set up a Web site he hopes will generate leads to clear his client.

  3. Most small businesses aren't ready for disaster

    Palm Beach Post

    ... and 11 percent claim not to know what to do, according to the survey, which was conducted in March and April by Greenwich, Conn.-based TNS NFO . "The scary thing about the survey is it shows four out of 10 companies don't have any sort of ...

  4. Work expected to begin in July on Greenwich lighthouse

    Hartford Courant

    ... Long Island Sound lighthouse that will memorialize local victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Greenwich officials have awarded a contract for $1.13 million to restore the Great Captains Island lighthouse. Work on the lighthouse ...

  5. Reinventing with God's help

    Crain's New York Business

    ... Iona College for 13 years, she got her degree and worked her way up. She survived a staff purge at her employer's Greenwich, Conn., office earlier this decade and has been a private wealth manager in Manhattan for two years. "I am proof that people ...

  6. Communications center always ready

    Connecticut Post

    ... The dispatch center is the communications hub for most of the emergency services in southwestern Connecticut, from Greenwich to Shelton. The special equipment there includes an aerial photograph software program that allows dispatchers to get a ...

  7. Cancer doesn't sideline triathlete

    Connecticut Post

    ... to stop her. "Why should we stop our lives?" she said. With the support of her doctors and family members, the Greenwich woman continued training, biking 30 miles, swimming and running. "I thought it was a fantastic decision," said her husband, ...

  8. Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker at The Bruce Museum

    Art Daily

    The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, has organized an exhibition of rarely seen Old Masters' works and other paintings entitled Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker that will ...

  9. New blood buys into OneChicago

    Crain's Chicago Business

    ... a 3.2% stake in the exchange, joining fellow owners CME Group Inc. (29%), Chicago Board Options Exchange (24%) and Greenwich, Conn.-based Interactive Brokers Group (40%). The rest is owned by former management. Urbana and its controlling ...

  10. 22,000 jobs cut, with more to come

    New York Business.com

    ... and acquisitions now seem vulnerable. IPO volume is down nearly 70% this year, according to Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Conn., and M&A activity is off nearly 40%, according to Bloomberg data. The city's Independent Budget Office forecasts that ...

  11. Tempest in a Cupcake

    New York Post

    A spat over sweets cupcakes to be exact has resulted in the suspension of a Greenwich, Conn., elementary school principal.

  12. Gevity merger may be in offing


    ... resources company. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week, General Atlantic, based in Greenwich, Conn., disclosed that it owns about 2.2 million shares of Gevity, or 9.5 percent of the company's outstanding stock. General ...

  13. Nestle Waters North America Contributes to Iowa Tornado Relief Effort

    PR Newswire

    ... brands includes Poland Spring(R) Brand Natural Spring Water, the leading spring water brand in America. Based in Greenwich, Conn., Nestle Waters North America's 9,000 employees provide bottled water products to consumers across the country, ...
  14. Local viewers 'lusting' for movie


    ... "Something called a 'Hunk,' Cosmos and Champagne," said Benedetto, who works for a private equity firm in Greenwich. "Then we'll go out after the movie. I loved the show; I totally can relate." Aside from appreciating SATC for its portrayal of the ...
  15. Where Will Taxpayers Hide?

    Free Republic

    ... income in Des Moines, Iowa, or Spokane, Wash., buys you the same house and lifestyle as a $500,000 income in Greenwich, Conn., or Palo Alto, Calif., why not move? The tax monster will eat most of that $350,000 difference. Some will move to ...
  16. Amputees Start Favoring Metal Prostheses

    Hartford Courant

    ... choice, and more and more people - especially young people - find it very cool to look like the Bionic Man," says Greenwich resident Paddy Rossbach, president and CEO of the Amputee Coalition of America. "People are finding themselves to be more ...
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06/01/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Sunday

Charles J. Urstadt works on perfecting his breaststroke while...
(Helen Neafsey / Greenwich Time photo)

Swimmer finds it's never too late to make waves
It took Charles J. Urstadt more than 40 years to return to competitive swimming, but once he was back in the pool it wasn't long before he was making quite a ripple.

Library alters public event policy

Following a policy review in the wake of controversy over the cancelling of a lecture about Israelis and Palestinians, Greenwich Library has cut the number of public events any group can schedule at the facility each year, officials said.

By Meredith Blake
Staff Writer

State health officials said that a large discrepancy between the number of Lyme disease cases in town and what is actually reported is the result of underreporting.

Lawyer hopes site leads to Kissel killer

The defense lawyer for the Massachusetts man charged with killing Andrew Kissel has created a Web site he hopes will generate leads about other suspects to share with authorities and prove his client's innocence, he said.

The town has awarded a contract for $1.13 million to restore the Great Captains Island lighthouse, a beacon of hope for those who have been longing to see the darkened landmark become a memorial to the local victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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