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Monday, June 30, 2008

06/30/08 Greenwich Post Newslinks For Monday (Updated)

Were OTC Drugs Involved In
Greenwich Girl's Death?

Once Again The Greenwich Post Scoops The Greenwich Time News Room

Girl may have died from drug overdose

First published at 12:11 p.m.

Police are investigating the death of 14-year-old Western Middle School student, Daisy Pacheco, as a drug overdose after preliminary findings indicate the death may have resulted from over-the-counter medication.

Lt. Mark Marino, lead investigator on the case, stressed on Monday that police have made no final determinations....

....Police did not officially release Daisy’s name to the media, but Western Middle School’s Web site at Greenwichschools.org named her in a statement. The school is offering grief counseling Monday and Tuesday from 10 to 3 at the Havemeyer Building on Greenwich Avenue.

A wake for Daisy is being held today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home at 31 Arch St.

Full coverage will appear in the July 3 edition of the Post.

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Wake for teen held Monday

By Hoa Nguyen

Hundreds of mourners came to the Leo P. Gallagher funeral home Monday night to pay their respects to the family of a 14-year-old Chickahominy girl who police said may have overdosed on over-the-counter medication...

Police Chief David Ridberg said Daisy Pacheco may have overdosed on over-the-counter medication, although the case is under investigation and many questions remain.

"We're investigating the possibility of a drug overdose," he said. "The motivation for a drug overdose is not clear, the circumstances surrounding an overdose is not very clear."

Diego Pacheco, Daisy's brother, said Monday that his family was not ready to comment on what happened....

....Daisy was known as a happy teenager who was very outgoing, which was one reason why her death shocked those who knew her, said Angelica Londono, 17, of Greenwich, one of yesterday's mourners.

"This was so random," Londono said.

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06/30/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Monday (Updated)

Croquet tournament winner Doug Grimsley makes a play during the Greenwich Invitational yesterday at the home of Marjorie and Bill Campbell. (Helen Neafsey/Greenwich Time photo)

Croquet players vie for title

Two nationally ranked croquet players battled it out at the Greenwich Invitational yesterday for the championship .

Nickerson to address Retired Men on Wednesday

State Sen. William Nickerson, R-Greenwich, will speak to the Retired Men's Association at the First United Methodist Church, 59 E. Putnam Ave., on Wednesday.

Pitt honors Greenwich donors at ceremony

Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey of Greenwich were among six families honored last week for contributing at least $1 million each to the University of Pittsburgh.

Not in Byram. Time and again, that's been the response of residents of the densely-populated neighborhood on the western edge of Greenwich when the town has proposed building additional affordable housing there.

800 residents yet to file

Nearly 800 Greenwich residents are among 15,596 tax filers in Fairfield County who have yet to submit the paperwork to get their tax rebate.

With gas prices at an all-time high and no sign of relief on the horizon, local boaters are joining drivers in cutting back on their travel.

Officer retires from force after 30 years

Whether working on high profile cases like the investigation of crooked financier Martin Frankel to rooting out drugs in town, Detective Sgt. Timothy Duff said he will miss working on criminal cases but not the irregular hours or weekend shifts.

Gay marriage splits state

Maureen Boylan and Peter Wolfgang are on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate. Boylan, a Stamford resident, entered into a civil union with her partner, Barbara LeCornec, when that became legal in 2005.

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