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Sunday, June 15, 2008

06/14/08 The Raw Greenwich Weekend News Feed - Friday Evening To Sunday Evening (Continuously Updated: 88 Greewich NewsStories In Less Than 72 Hours)

I was born and raised in Maspeth, NY. The only
daughter of Polish immigrants, I grew up in a
European household, but loved discovering
"American" culture and all of the opportunities that
America has to offer a young woman.

In addition to being a proud wife, I currently work
for a fantastic and dynamic "hedge fund of funds"
company based in Stamford, and I attend the
University of Connecticut, with a focus on Corporate
Organizational Studies.

The title of Mrs. Greenwich is my tool to give back
give back
to a community that has given me so many

Greenwich Time - Walking the runway, wearing a sleek black dress, Elizabeth Peluso, escorted by her husband Charles, realized that all of her hard work over the past six months had culminated in this moment...

Mrs. Greenwich finishes third in the 2008 Mrs. Connecticut America ...
Keelin Daly / Greenwich Time.
Greenwich Time Photos - http://greenwichtimephotos.com

Greenwich now allows nonresidents to visit 2 prime beaches

Hartford Courant

Greenwich has rescinded a decades-long restriction on access by out-of-towners to two prime beaches.

Area Events
Norwalk Advocate, ct
1 - Cardinal Baseball Camp, directed by Mike Mora will be held at Greenwich High School from 9 am to noon. It is open to players ages 7-13. ...
Golf event benefits high school bandStamford Advocate

News Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press


... GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - Greenwich has rescinded a decades-long restriction on access by out-of-towners to two prime beaches. For the ...

Enthusiasm, Not Evidence, Backs Up Tax Breaks For Film Productions

The Day

... Segalla and others say, like the move of the digital animation studio Blue Sky Studios from White Plains, N.Y., to Greenwich, or the expansion of a Stamford Holiday Inn that Segalla attributes largely to a surge in productions shooting in the ...

Margaret F. Hood

Telegraph Herald

... Home, Platteville, is in charge of arrangements. She was born on Nov. 19, 1937, in New York City and grew up in Greenwich, Conn. She married C. Ellsworth in 1961. She graduated from The Greenwich Academy in 1954 and continued her education at Mt. ...

Peter D. Williamson, M.D.

St. Augustine Record

... to record very low magnitude electrical signals from inside the brain. After living for more than 25 years in Greenwich, Conn., Dr. Williamson moved to Lyme in 1991. Working at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), he was able to expand his ...

Greenwich Time - For the first time ever, the town is offering out-of-towners easy access to two prime Greenwich beaches, Island Beach and Great Captain's Island, after rescinding a restriction in place for decades.

Patents Awarded
Hartford Courant
Patent 7381693 granted to Diane Marie Keenan of Derby; Filomena Augusta of Naugatuck; David Robert Williams of Greenwich; and others. ...

Man balances five children and law school
Greenwich Time - As Brody Tice talked about his aspirations to become a lawyer, he occasionally was distracted. The father of five, at home with two of his youngest children, periodically got up Friday to dispense a snack, resolve a difference or make sure little hands had not gotten into something they shouldn't.

Mount Kisco track lets kids and adults find their inner auto racer

Journal News

... was exposed to the Formula 1 circuit. Racing at all levels is more prevalent there, and when they moved back to Greenwich, Conn., the family sought out East Coast tracks where they could drive, finding that the closest was three hours away in ...

Assessments add up to lawsuits
Stamford Advocate
Southern Connecticut Newspapers Inc., parent of The Advocate and Greenwich Time, sued the city over the assessment of The Advocate's former home at 75 ...

New law aims to address shortage of nurses in state
Norwalk Advocate, ct
M. Jodi Rell, is intended to hold licensed Connecticut hospitals, including those in Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich, more accountable for staffing ...
Health care perfect storm looms Norwich Bulletin

UVa lands trio of pass catchers
Charlottesville Daily Progress, VA
... enjoyed a stellar sophomore season in 2006 (36 catches, 498 yards, nine TDs), before his prep program, the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., ...
Virginia football gets three more oral commitmentsRoanoke Times

3 football recruits commit to Virginia

Roanoke Times

... Saturday. The Cavaliers also landed Kevin Royal, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound wide receiver from the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., and Paul Freedman, a 6-6, 235-pound tight end from Bel Air Catholic in Clearwater, Fla. Virginia has 15 commitments, ...

Pursue Byram flooding remedies
Greenwich Time
The corps has the resources and expertise to develop comprehensive projects for which hundreds of potential Greenwich flooding victims would be grateful ...

What does Wisconsin need to grow?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
If people have lived on the East Coast in places like Greenwich - wow, it knocks their socks off to see the value for your dollar in Milwaukee. ...

The Coming Charity Crisis

Slate Magazine

... It would be unfair to say that Americans - whether they are accountants in Kansas City, Mo., or bond traders in Greenwich, Conn. - are becoming stingier. Rather, philanthropy is a pretty large industry. Charitable giving in 2006 was $295.2 billion, ...

Unconventional pitch: Westport firm's ads land in many places
Stamford Advocate
... and brands an attractive way to gain access to the millions of readers of America's top magazines," said Nolan, 56, who now lives in Greenwich. ...

Fireworks scheduled for Fourth of July festivities
Norwalk Advocate
In Greenwich, fireworks will be held July 5 at Binney Park and Tod's Point. Guests must have a beach permit or pay a $5 daily pass to attend.

Pair proposes turbines
Greenwich Time - With three major dams spanning the Byram River, advocates for the use of alternative energy sources say the town could easily install turbines in them to tap into hydroelectric power.

Case against ex-cop becomes complicated
Norwalk Advocate
"It always freezes up," said O'Reilly, who recently defended Christ Church Greenwich music director Robert Tate against child pornography possession charges ...

Conditions left no option to closing schools
Stamford Advocate
I teach in an un-air-conditioned school in Greenwich, and this Monday and Tuesday were by far the worst weather in my 10 years of teaching. ...

Opposition to sports fields was misleading
Greenwich Time
To the editor:
I want to highlight some specious comments used by a letter writer to argue that, "Sports fields don't belong at the Cos Cob Power Plant site" (Greenwich Time, June 11). ...

... 3) It seems like the writer wishes the space to be used by the fewest possible people so there are no parking problems.

4) Binney Park in Old Greenwich is a dual/multi-purpose park, and from my visual inspections over the years, it is very clear that the athletic fields are frequently used by many while the "park" portion is rarely used except for holidays.

I have three boys active in soccer, so I must disclose my bias. However, I understand there are people who favor open space. Both sides should have honest and open discourse and not deceptive commentary.

Mark Davis

Old Greenwich

Bridgeport lake among 11 in state stocked with catfish
Norwalk Advocate
Brian Wright fished in Greenwich waters last week and was rewarded with a 43-inch linesider. The fish weighed 27.25-pounds. Alex Mazolla, his brother, ...

Greenwich Time - Bill Kowalewski, executive director of the Nathaniel Witherell, sat patiently in a chair with a large water balloon hanging over his head.

Winstanley Plans W. Hartford Shopping Center
Hartford Business

Stepping Up To Reduce Energy

The Ashforth Co., a Stamford commercial real estate firm, will be the first in Fairfield County and one of the first in New England to take on an international challenge to reduce energy consumption.

The Building Owners and Managers Association, or BOMA, created the Market Transformation Energy Plan and 7-Point Challenge in July 2007 to challenge companies to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings by 30 percent by 2012.

In the first steps toward meeting the requirements, Ashforth has started to purchase 20 percent of the energy needs for Greenwich Plaza, a 315,000-square-foot complex in Greenwich, from renewable sources.

A new chiller installed at the plaza will save about $40,000 annually in energy costs, according to company officials.

Grocery run: Shopping harder with store closed
Greenwich Time - By Neil Vigdor
Carrying several grocery bags in his hands, Bob Prach cringed at the thought of crossing West Putnam Avenue by foot from the Stop & Shop parking lot.

'Knight Rider' Car On eBay
Hartford Courant,
The executor of slain Greenwich businessman Andrew Kissel is selling the Trans Am on eBay starting this afternoon. Bidding starts at $20000, according to ...
Conn. says killer hired in developer's slaying Boston Globe
Kissel slaying suspect accused of murder for hire Newsday
Charges Increased In Kissel Homicide Case NBC30.com
The Canadian Press - Greenwich Time

Emerging Markets Report: Mexican stock exchange shares slip in trading debut


... "We'd consider it a modest debut," said Meghna Desai, research analyst at IPO research firm Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Conn, who said the shares would have had to have risen 10% to 15% for it to be considered a success. Desai said a number of ...

Tags: Mexico City, Mexico, World News, Financial Markets

By Meredith Blake
Greenwich Time - Greenwich resident Kate Truesdell, 28, is owner and dance instructor at the Greenwich Dance Studio at the YWCA of Greenwich.

How Do America's Super-Rich Get Away With Acting Like 'Just Folks'?

Alter Net

... ago, the Wall Street Journal put together a representative outfit that a male hedge-funder would wear to work in Greenwich, Connecticut (the epicenter of the industry): shoes by Cole Haan, $365; trousers by Ermenegildo Zegna, $495; shirt by Armani, ...

Tags: Banking, JP Morgan Chase, Armani, Cole Hann, Zenga,

Betty Sternberg Calls In Sick. Deputy Superintendent Kathy Greider Is Large And In Charge Starting Monday

By Hoa Nguyen
Greenwich Time - Superintendent of Schools Betty Sternberg is taking a medical leave of absence from her job starting Monday, the district announced yesterday.

The medical reasons were not made public, although district officials said Sternberg, 58, told them she will be fine and expects to return to work in a couple of months.

"Dr. Sternberg has indicated that she plans to return to work in mid-August," Board of Education chairman Nancy Weissler said in a statement the district released yesterday. "The Board has extended its best wishes to Dr. Sternberg for a successful resolution of her medical issues."

Sternberg declined to discuss her medical situation. "I appreciate everyone's good wishes," she said. "I have every expectation that I will be back in mid-August."

Last year, she wrote an opinion editorial in which she talked about living cancer free since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.

Sternberg held a staff meeting yesterday where she sought to reassure her colleagues and told them her absence would only be temporary, officials said.

"She's assured us that she will be returning," said Deputy Superintendent Kathy Greider who will assume the reins in Sternberg's absence.

Greider, who began her career as a first-grade teacher at Dwight Elementary School in Hartford, later promoted to principal and then lead principal for the Hartford district, has worked as Greenwich's deputy superintendent since last year.

Home Run!: 10 years in, Challenger League is thriving
Darien Times, CT
“We play games against other towns — Fairfield, Norwalk, Greenwich — and each team always wins,” Lynn said. “Every team is in first place at the end of the ...

We Don't Want To Say We Warned You. But Greenwich Roundup Has Been Saying The BOE IS Lying To Parents For Month After Month

Sternberg to take leave of absence (Greenwich Post)

Annual tax auction threat canceled

By Neil Vigdor
Greenwich Time - The auction would have taken place today at Town Hall. But unlike previous years, when the tax collector placed legal notices in the newspaper with the list of properties for sale, Caravella never publicly announced that there would be an auction.

The town has yet to auction a single property in the seven years since Caravella first started threatening homeowners with an auction, because the owners forked over the amount owed by a last-minute deadline each year.

"People just don't want to have their name in the newspaper or have their house's picture on the wall at Town Hall," Caravella said..

These stars have Arizona connections

Arizona Daily Star

... with DUI in late 2002 in Tucson. She was convicted in February 2003 and served two days in jail in her hometown of Greenwich, Conn. - While on a motorcycle trip from L.A. to the Grand Canyon in 1989, Bruce Springsteen reportedly swung into a small ...

Tags: Diana Ross, Bruce Spingsteen, Route 66, Pop, Rock, The Doors, Willcox, AZ

Body dump: Man faces new charge
By Martin B. Cassidy

Prosecutors yesterday brought a charge of felony murder against a Bridgeport man accused of plotting to kill a 49-year-old Bronx, N.Y., resident, alleging he wielded a gun to rob the victim and helped leave his body on a backcountry road this winter.

In a hearing yesterday, Assistant State's Attorney Maureen Ornousky, the prosecutor in the case, told Judge Martin Nigro she had brought single counts of felony murder, first-degree kidnapping, and first-degree robbery against Larry Corbett in the January killing of George A. McPherson, whose body was found by Greenwich Police the morning of Jan. 14 with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest.

Prosecutors allege that Corbett, 36, of 385 Harral Ave., the Bronx, used a firearm to kidnap and rob McPherson while taking part in the murder, Ornousky said after the hearing. She declined to provide further details about Corbett's alleged role in the crime.

"We found enough evidence to bring these charges," she said. "I think Greenwich Police did a fantastic job investigating this case."

Yale Physicians Named Top Docs
Voices, CT
NEW HAVEN - New York Magazine recently named 71 Yale-New Haven Hospital physicians among the best in the New York metropolitan area, in its 11th annual Best ...

Triple-A rating keeps Norwalk among the elite
Stamford Advocate, CT
Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Westport, Fairfield, Weston, Wilton, Ridgefield and New Canaan are all AAA-rated. The 2007 Grand List of all taxable property ...

Swim Across America: Swim from Greenwich to Stamford
Stamford Plus Magazine, CT
This will be Swim Across America's second annual Swim from Greenwich (Tod's) Point to Dolphin Cove in Stamford. The Greenwich event raises funds for the ...

Marine police patrols gear up for summer
Stamford Advocate, CT
Such emergencies are all part of the job for the four-officer marine unit, which operates out of Brewer Yacht Haven and patrols waters from Greenwich to ...

Greenwich Time - BOULDER, Colo. - Diego Olmos Alcalde, charged with the 1997 murder of former Greenwich resident Susannah Chase, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Boulder District Court.

Private equity firm makes its move into public infrastructure
Norwalk Advocate, ct
By Mark Ginocchio A Greenwich private equity firm has joined the list of firms aiming to profit from investing in public infrastructure such as roads and ...

This Weekend

This Is Connecticut

... and ends at the Memorial Arch at Bushnell Park. http://www.centralctceltic.com/ Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 2:00 pm Greenwich Hibernian Association is sponsoring their 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade will form at the Greenwich, ...

Tags: Middlefield, New London, CT

It's prime time for fireworks sellers
Greenwich Time
A chain known as Phantom Fireworks opened 30 temporary shops statewide in 2005, including one store each in Greenwich and Norwalk. TNT Fireworks of Florence ...

PR professionals honor one of their own
Greenwich Time
By Mark Ginocchio Ian Kerr of Greenwich is being honored next week by his peers in the public relations profession. Over 52 years, his clients have included ...

Top Story: Police Officer Who Says Top Discriminates Against Him Saves White Man's Life (Updated)

Card games: White tops Red in annual football scrimmage
Greenwich Time,
After all, this is the Greenwich High School football program, home of the record-setting 12-time FCIAC and seven-time CIAC Class LL champions. ...

Great Scot! Let the games begin


... for Norwalk High School students. According to the organization's Web site, the games originally took place in Greenwich at the Round Hill Road estate of Charles A. Moore where Moore allowed his Scottish-born workers to hold a family 4th of July ...

Tags: Norwalk

(Greenwich Diva)Beautiful memories from the Bahamas
View from my hotel room balcony. View from my hotel balcony. Cassandra Tribble and Vivian Griffin parasailing. ...
Greenwich Diva - http://greenwichdiva.com/

Friends, food and fun responsible for Cook Your Buns longevity
Greenwich Time
Little did he know that what he had started over a decade ago would become a beloved tradition in the Greenwich community that would only get bigger with ...

7 Days: The Week That Is

Fairfield Weekly

... as, "Beware the ides of March," and "It was Greek to me." It will run in Rowayton until June 28 and start again in Greenwich's Baldwin Park on July 4. Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk. 7:30 p.m. Free. (203) 299-1300. ...

Tags: Avon, Norwalk, CT

Arts council honors creative kids (Greenwich Post)

Tracy Nichols won state title in '00
Norwalk Advocate
Greenwich, coached by Tom Dineen in 1991-92, is the only other school to do it since 1980. Besides Nichols, Lione and Mulvany, the only other men to win ...

Victor Borge - Phonetic Punctuation (http://www.videosift.com/member/E_Nygma)
Borge died in Greenwich, Connecticut, after more than 75 years of entertaining. He died peacefully, in his sleep, the day after returning from a concert in Denmark and was interred at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich. ...
Latest Unsifted Videos at VideoSift.com - http://www.videosift.com/unsifted

2008 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
Autoblog, CA
That, in a nutshell, sums up the 2008 edition of the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, a 2-day automotive carnival that never ceased to amaze, no matter how

Bush Holley peers into ‘American Girl’ (Greenwich Time)
Bush Holley peers into ‘American Girl’ (Greenwich Time) While touring Bush Holley House yesterday, Emily Schwartz, 10, got a glimpse into the life of Felicity, an American Girl doll. Girl-friendly day camp: Learning focuses on popular ...
american girl dolls - http://www.medriyani.com/american-girl-dolls

Schools saddled with stuffiness?
Greenwich Time
This year at Greenwich High School, a senior was suspended for throwing water balloons in the student center. Heck, in one memorable prank from the early ...

Principal Is Suspended Over False Statements
New York Times
By FRAN SILVERMAN A PARENT’S decision to take birthday treats to his daughter’s classroom earlier last month led to the suspension of a Greenwich principal ...

Mets at Richards: One Terrific Evening

Greenwich Citizen

... many of the teams stars - past and present - got together for a big charity event at Richards clothing store on Greenwich Avenue. It was the second annual Teammates in the Community fundraiser run through the Mets Foundation and sponsored by ...

Tags: Sports, Major League Baseball, New York Mets, Baseball Players, David Wright, Billy Wagner

Events in Connecticut
New York Times
GREENWICH Bruce Museum “Phenomenal Weather,” multimedia works by various artists. Through Nov. 30. “Twentieth-Century American Prints From the Bruce Museum ...

Backyard wildlife is a gauge of change
Greenwich Time
Bernie Yudain, whose column appears Wednesdays and Sundays, is a former managing editor of Greenwich Time. His e-mail address is bernardct6@aol.com.

Let's Just Let Pitchers Pitch

Greenwich Citizen

... it come down to money? Probably. "Everything is a stat," said former Mets star Rusty Staub, on-hand at Richards of Greenwich for the Mets Foundation's Teammates in the Community fund-raiser Monday (see related story). "It's all surrounding the ...

Headmaster joins scholarship council (Greenwich Post)

CSH Graduates Encouraged to Follow Justice Quest of Kennedy

Greenwich Citizen

Convent of the Sacred Heart graduate Megan Lacerenza beams as she glances at her diploma. Sister Joan Magnetti, headmistress of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Friday told the Class of 2008 to emulate the ...

Day of sports benefits hospital (Greenwich Post)

Storm Damage, Heat Wave Block Roads; Schools Delayed, Closed

Greenwich Citizen

... and Reynold Place, taking down power lines and leaving nearby residents without power until early Monday morning. A record-breaking heat wave and a pair of fierce thunderstorms disrupted the lives of ...

Tag: Weather

Relay for Life makes strides in Greenwich (Greenwich Post)

Electrified Fence Ignites Propane Tank, Destroys Arnold Bakery

Greenwich Citizen

... electric current traveled from a felled wire through a fence to the tank, according to an investigation report by Greenwich Fire Inspector John Fronio. (GREENWICH CITIZEN photo / Anne W. Semmes) Customers of the popular Arnold Bakery outlet store on ...

Parents' modular tests find high mold levels (Greenwich Post)

Inflation Up Sharply on Gasoline

KNST-AM Tucson

... peak of 3.4 percent, which was the highest since April 1995. Alan Ruskin, chief international strategist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut, said the steady reading on the five-year figure comforted markets. "The fear was that this ...

Tags: Forclosures

Housing report says town character at stake (Greenwich Post)

The CEO Show with Robert Reiss Expands to 9 New Markets - Hit Radio Series on Customer Service


... of listeners who value and care deeply about customer service." The CEO Show with Robert Reiss started in Greenwich Ct. in April 2007 and went national in September 2007 by BTRN and LTRN. Information about Business TalkRadio Network and Lifestyle ...

Boeing alleges military mistake

Everything Alabama

... that get awarded, but is it enough to get it overturned?" analyst Peter Arment, of American Technology Research in Greenwich, Conn., told Bloomberg news service. "Unless there was a significant enough difference between what the Air Force told ...

Tags: US News, Manufacturing, North Grumman, Aerospace-Defence, US Air Force, Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, Republican, US House Of Represenitives

Tee time for GHS football (Greenwich Post)

Starwood Capital Forms Long-Term Investments Unit


... of America. 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 ...

Can you use radio to reach out to clients?


... station WCBS, you probably have heard commercials from Betteridge, a jewelry store chain with outposts in tony Greenwich, Conn., Palm Beach, Fla., and two ski towns in Colorado. I know beans about jewelry and - since I live in one of the other ...

Tags: Palm Beach, FL

Women at the top plunge to the bottom

Shanghai Daily

... a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive who in 1997 founded 85 Broads, a women's networking firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, told Bloomberg News. "I passionately believe that Lehman got caught in a short-selling "riptide" and, as a result, ...

Town of champions (Greenwich Post)

Feds hunt hedge fund swindler

Connecticut Post

... investors in his Bayou Management LLC, a group of hedge funds run out of an office at 40 Signal Road, near the Greenwich border. Lower Fairfield County has a concentration of hedge funds. Despite the credit crisis, the top 100 firms managed a record ...
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