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Sunday, June 22, 2008

06/22/08 All Three Greenwich News Web Sites Say No News Is Good News

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On-line Greenwich News Junkies Woke Up Sunday Morning To Discover That All Three Greenwich News Web Sites
Had Not Been Updated.

Please see:
UPDATE (12:30 PM):

The Greenwich Time Web Site Has Finally Updated With Feature Articles About The Mianus Bridge Collapse Of 1983.

However, There Is No Current News About This Weekends
Gang Arrests And Fight In Down Town Greenwich.

Please read today's Greenwich Time News Links:

By Martin Cassidy
Greenwich Time Crime reporter

In the weeks and months after the Mianus River bridge collapse, an overwhelmed police department and town struggled with limited success to keep traffic crawling through town, Greenwich Police Lt. Richard Cochran said.

Eighteen-wheeler trucks on the Post Road overheated on sweltering days, further miring motorists in traffic as tempers flared, he said.

"I remember it was hot and breathing in exhaust fumes from the traffic and everybody being on edge," Cochran said. "It wasn't something we were prepared for at all, and it was a nightmare."

The collapse of the Mianus River bridge on Interstate 95 the morning of June 28, 1983, was a catalyst for change to public safety personnel.....

Bridge collapse resulted in new design

by Neil Vigdor
Greenwich Time / Staff Writer

Much has been made of the design of the original bridge over the Mianus, where steel girders were held together with 6-foot metal clamps, called hangers, with pins in them.

An investigation of the bridge's collapse on June 28, 1983, revealed that rust build-up between the clamp and girder fractured one of the pins and caused the bridge to swing open like a trap door.

"We don't build them like that anymore," said Robert affetti, bridge safety and evaluation manager in the state Department of Transportation's Newington office.

Today, fewer than 1 percent of the state's 5,264 bridges - 46 - use a modified version of the pin-and-hanger assembly, according to the DOT...

by Neil Vigdor
Greenwich Time / Staff Writer

Louis Caravella feared the worst.

"They looked like bodies from where I was standing," the longtime Cos Cob resident said.

One of the first eyewitnesses to view the devastation of the Mianus River bridge collapse at daybreak on June 28, 1983, Caravella was actually seeing sides of beef wrapped in white cheese cloth...

That's It Folks:

25 years ago the Beef was in the Mianus River.

But Where's The Beef Today?

Where are today's breaking news stories?

In the Last 20 Hours The Crack Greenwich Time News Team Has Put Up Three Historical Stories That Were Probably Written Sometime Last Week.

Hopefully, The Greenwich Time Will Get Some Real Local News Up Later In The Day.

The Greenwich Post And Greenwich Citizen Still Have Not Updated Their So-called News Web Sites.

Update #2: (1:30 PM)

Can Someone Please Just Shoot All The Greenwich Time Web Site Visitors And Put Them Out Of Their Misery.

The Geniuses At The Greenwich Time Just Had Two Reporters Post Write And Post A Feature Article about a riding a motor scooter and labelled it "local news".

Is this a hard hitting NEWSPAPER or a local magazine with feature stories?

Finding cheap ways to get around

Hoa Nguyen and Lisa Chamoff

Greenwich Time Staff Writers

Article Launched: 06/22/2008 12:56:30 PM EDT

Gas prices don't look half bad when one gallon of gas is enough to last a couple of weeks.

That's the sentiment Kevin Root of North Mianus, Richard Krois of Riverside and Dominick Bria, of Stamford, share. All three recently bought motorscooters to avoid the cost of filling up their full-size cars, trucks and mini-vans.

"It's definitely worth it," said Root 52, a Greenwich psychotherapist who bought his used $1,000 Honda scooter a month ago. "The gas thing got me totally into it. That's the only reason I went out and bought one."...

The Geenwich Time Web Site Is Just Pitiful Today

Worse yet, The Greenwich Time Reporters reposting the feature articles about the bridge that collapsed 25 years ago.

Why are the double posting the same feature articles?

Are they trying to fill the slots on the web page, just to make it look like they have new content?

Or did they screw up the feature articles and have to make corrections?

Please see this reposted article:

Mianus detours created chaos on town roads

By Martin B. Cassidy
Staff Writer

In the weeks and months after the Mianus River Bridge collapse, an overwhelmed police department and town struggled with limited success to keep traffic crawling through town, Greenwich Police Lt. Richard Cochran said.

By Neil Vigdor
Staff Writer

Louis Caravella feared the worst. "They looked like bodies from where I was standing," the longtime Cos Cob resident said.

Mianus disaster led to reforms of bridge safety

By Neil Vigdor
Staff Writer

Spanning about a half-mile and rising nearly 50 feet above the Mianus River, the Michael L. Morano Bridge in Cos Cob uses a completely different design than its ill-fated predecessor or the Interstate 35 bridge that collapsed last summer in Minneapolis, state transportation officials said.

It looks like Greenwich Time reporters would rather repost feature articles about an event that happened 25 years ago, instead of telling it's readers about over a half a dozen Greenwich Police Officers drawing their guns and arresting five gang members in down town Greenwich!!!!

The Greenwich Time would rather show it's readers a picture of Lt. Cochran standing next to a replacement bridge, instead of having a picture of the Police Lieutenant standing next to the bats, knives and other weapons taken away from the riotous gang members on Davis Avenue.

The Greenwich Time Has Went From Bad To Worse Since
David Warner Became The New Editor.

  • Free Weekly Newspapers And Out Of Town Daily Newspapers Have Repeatedly Scooped The Greenwich Time

  • The Greenwich Time Web Site Updates Are Less Frequent.

  • And Now The Greenwich Time Web Page Is Full Of Reposted Fluff Pieces.

Who has ever heard of three articles on a 25 year old event being reposted to fill six news slots on the main page of a daily newspaper's web site.

The Greenwich Time News Web Site Is Becoming The Laughing Stock Of The Internet Ever Since David Warner Became Editor And Chief.

Please send your comments and dead news links to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

06/21/08 Gang Violence Comes To Down Town Greenwich (Updated With More Information)

Greenwich Officials Continues To Ignore Byram Gang Problem As Gang Fight Comes To Davis Avenue Next To Bruce Park.

Greenwich Police Officer Caught
In The Middle Of Gang Fight
Just Blocks From Greenwich Avenue

Calls for backup brings almost the entire night time shift to bring the down town street under control.

Will The Greenwich Police Department release copies of the radio tapes of the gang incident to the press and the general public?

This all happened Friday over night just blocks from Greenwich Avenue.

Greenwich Police Officer and Backup Officers are forced draw weapons on the armed gang members on Davis Avenue.

Four Or Five Gang Members Arrested By Greenwich Police Officers.

Knives, Bats and Other Weapons Confiscated From Gang Members who will appear in court on Monday morning.

Luckily no Greenwich police officers or innocent civilians were not injured in bringing the disturbance under control.

Port Chester Gang Members Were Involved.

Greenwich Police Department Witholds Information about this gang incident from Cablevision News 12, the Greenwich Citizen, the Greenwich Post, the Greenwich Time and WGCH.

Greenwich Police Chief Ridberg needs to set up gang task force, before innocent civilians or police officers are hurt or killed.

Gang members have started to get a foothold at Greenwich High School, will a student have to be stabbed before Town Officials force the Greenwich Police Chief to form a police task force to combat the gangs.

There have been many gang related shootings in Port Chester. Will someone have to die before the Greenwich Police Chief develops a strategy to combat the growing gang problem in town?

The Greenwich Police Department Can Hide Gang Violence To The Complacent Mainstream Media Of Greenwich, Police Officers Are Telling Greenwich Roundup What Is Really Happening On The Streets Of Byram And Down Town Greenwich.

Please See Read About The Previous Gang Incident
Reported In Greenwich Roundup:

04/09/08 - Byram Police Officers Show An LA Gang Member Who's The ...

Please Also Read How Greenwich Citizens Are Complaining
That Nothing Is Being Done About Gang Activity:

04/21/08 - Reader Submitted Comments: Nightmare On Pemberwick Road (Click To Read Full Store)

Please Also Read About The Gang Graffiti

Problem In Byram:

04/14/08 - Greenwich Needs To Solve The Byram Goose Poop Problem So That We Can Go After The Drug And Gang Grafitti Problems (Click To Read Full Story)

01/16/08 - I Met With First Selectman Peter Tesei Today (Click To Read Full Story)

01/15/08 - Even More Complaints About How Byram Was Hit Hard With Gang Related Graffiti This Weekend (Click To Read Full Story)

01/14/08 - More Complaints About How Byram Was Hit Hard By Gang Grafitti This Weekend (Click To Read Full Story)

01/11/08 - This What The Welcome Sign To Byram Looked Like Before Mike Bocchinoke Became President Of The Byram Nieghborhood Association (Click To Read Full Story)

12/31/07 - Red Alert - The Gateway To The Town Of Greenwich And The Village Of Byram Looks Like A Hazardous Waste Zone (Click To Read Full Story)

06/22/08 The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Sunday

  1. Outsourcer TriNet Group may merge with Florida firm

    The San Francisco Business Times

    ... million shares to take a 9.5 percent stake in Bradenton, Fla.-based Gevity. General Atlantic, which is based in Greenwich, Conn., revealed in a Securities & Exchange Commission filing last month that it might talk with Gevity about potential ...

  2. Author's latest solo novel is a powerful cliffhanger

    Lansing State Journal

    ... the previous week. On what seems to be the start of a typical workday, Charlie takes the commuter train in from Greenwich, Connecticut to New York City. Karen is at yoga practice, when suddenly television bulletins about a fire caused by a bombing ...

  3. Whitnumz on the Ballot

    My Left Nutmeg

    Only in Bridgeport has the scoop. An excerpt: "It's a mandate." Said Whitnum. "The people don't want an elitist, Greenwich , Wall Street candidate like Jim Himes.

  4. Good Morning Connecticut Weekend


    ... America" will be making a splash with its swim for cancer research. This will be the second annual swim from Greenwich to Stamford with all proceeds going to the Alliance for Gene Therapy. Swim Co-founder Matt Vossler joined Good Morning Connecticut ...

  5. Lifelike mannequins help nursing students

    Connecticut Post

    ... of $350,000 plus a matching grant challenge through the Kanarek Family Foundation with alumna Robin Kanarek, of Greenwich. The center is named for Kanarek, who is a member of the school's advisory board. "For me, being on the board represents a lot ...

  6. Three Hockey Players Selected In 2008 NHL Draft


    ... Hockey League where he registered 24 points - eight goals and 16 assists - in 29 games. Atkinson, a native of Greenwich, Conn., helped guide Avon Old Farms to a 27-1 record last winter and its second straight New England Prep School title. Atkinson ...

  7. Credit crisis to worsen: Hedge funds

    Express India

    ... of the drop in home values, said Max Holmes, founder of Plainfield Asset Management, a $4.8 billion hedge fund in Greenwich, Connecticut. He bought distressed assets in the previous three US recessions and lived in Houston during the region's ...

  8. Best friends now Predators AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand

    The Tennessean

    ... COLIN WILSON Pick: First round, seventh overall. Position: Center. Age: 18. Height, weight: 6-1, 215. Birthplace: Greenwich, Conn. Comments: Was named the Hockey East rookie of the year after notching 35 points (12 goals, 23 assists) for Boston ...

  9. Scene & Heard at Reynolds Plantation: Second Round

    PGA News

    ... ace of Avret's career. 10-shot Swing: Charles Meola, a PGA Assistant Professional at Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., found the layout at Great Waters a good bit more to his liking Friday than he found Reynolds Landing on Thursday. Meola ...

  10. Silver Point Capital, L.P. Issues Statement

    PR Newswire

    GREENWICH, Conn., --- Silver Point Capital, L.P. today provided the following statement seeking to clarify recent media reports mischaracterizing its role in the restructuring of Tropicana ...

  11. Grandfather, father ... now next Wilson takes his shot

    Ottawa Sun

    ... and was Hockey East's rookie of the year. He played for Team USA at the world junior championship. He was born in Greenwich, Conn., during one of his dad's stints with the Whalers, but calls Winnipeg home. McGuire thinks the sons of hockey-playing ..

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