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Thursday, July 3, 2008

07/03/08 The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Thursday


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  1. A Prudent Way to Go Long on Japan

    Barron's

    ... difference I note each day as a commuter is the phenomenal cost of living in England. The equivalent journey from Greenwich, Conn. to New York City costs exactly one-third of the cost of commuting a similar distance into London each day. City ...

  2. Stamford Legion Bashes Fairfield

    Fairfield Citizen-News

    ... esterday too late for publication time. The senior legion team will play again in a double header Saturday against Greenwich at Greenwich Country Day School at 11 a.m.


  3. Nationally wanted fugitive had been hiding out at a Granville campground

    WWLP

    ... rented a site at the Prospect Mountain Campground in Granville, he called himself David Klapp--a vacationer from Greenwich, Connecticut. He even told site manager Mitchell Hays he had just bought a new camper and wanted to break it in in western ...


  4. Van der Moolen Online Investing Bid May Short-Circuit Best Small-Cap Stock

    Bloomberg

    ... floor trading in New York after more than a decade. Europe is attracting financial-services companies, including Greenwich, Connecticut-based Interactive Brokers Group Inc. , which handles about 14 percent of equity options traded worldwide...

  5. San Marino's McAfee Earns Honorary Degree at Purdue

    San Marino Tribune

    ... from the California Institute of Technology and is serving as vice president and research fellow at Yahoo! Born in Greenwich, Conn., Dr. McAfee was raised in Ponte Vedra, Fla., and attended the University of Florida, earning his bachelor's degree in ...

  6. Hello, General Atlantic. You Look Really Nice Today.

    PE Hub

    ... years. In addition to Palo Alto, it has offices in Mumbai, Hong Kong, London, Dusseldorf, Sao Paulo, New York, and Greenwich, Conn.) If as a VC, you've got a portfolio company in the firm's sweet spot, you've got cause to celebrate. Not only does ...

  7. Fueling a growing concern in state

    Connecticut Post

    ... Riley said trucks get about five miles to the gallon, which means it now costs about $100 to haul something from Greenwich to Stonington. The two trucking industry men are advocating a national 65-mile-per-hour speed limit and industry-wide ...

  8. Two Connecticut residents rescued by cruise ship

    Hartford Courant

    ... get to Giglia on board the ship. Twelve hours later, the same crew rescued 55-year-old Hillary Bercovici of Greenwich who had sustained a head injury aboard another sailboat approximately 260 miles south of Montauk, N.Y. He was taken on board ...

  9. Fiserv Agrees to Sell Majority Ownership in its Insurance Business

    Insurance Networking

    ... industries worldwide, has signed a definitive agreement with Trident IV, a private equity fund managed by Greenwich, Conn.-based Stone Point Capital LLC , in which Trident will invest approximately $205 million in equity and $335 million in debt to ...

  10. Bargain Hunt Stimulates Family Dollar

    SmartMoney.com

    ... are things people go day in day out to buy at Family Dollar," says analyst Patrick McKeever at MKM Partners, a Greenwich, Conn.-based institutional research and trading firm. Morningstar analyst John Gabriel says it's an industrywide trend. "Across ...


  11. Dannon Becomes Shelf Obsessed

    Brandweek

    ... too. "Shelf space is real estate in the grocery store," said Jack Trout, president of Trout and Partners, Old Greenwich, Conn. By "tinkering with their real estate," Dannon is saying, "I want to come in and rearrange it . . . I think it is going to ...

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Suiting off

Old Greenwich resident and cancer patient Karen Neuman gets help with her wetsuit from Swim Across America volunteer Louise Maude, also from Old Greenwich, after Ms. Neuman finished the 1.5 mile swim from Greenwich Point to Cummings Point in Stamford.
— David Ames photo.

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Tim Bellantoni of Greenwich throws his best curveball during a game yesterday at the Wiffle ball field in Riverside.
(Bob Luckey Jr / Greenwich Time photo)

Kids build Wiffle ball yard
Tim Bellantoni hit one over the Green Monster yesterday - well, sort of. Here, the locals don't pronounce it "mon-stah" the way they do in Beantown and the pitcher was wearing Vineyard Vines flip-flops instead of spikes.

Schools look for ways to improve
The practice of holding morning meetings was such a hit with one class of fifth-graders at Julian Curtiss School that it will be extended to other classes next year.

Tapes still not available
Surveillance video of an 18-year-old student being tasered by town police during an arrest six weeks ago at Greenwich High School has yet to be made available to attorneys in the case, the student's lawyer said yesterday.

In a step to speed up responses to blazes and find hard-to-reach water in backcountry areas, the fire department will soon install satellite technology on fire trucks to provide directions and show detailed maps showing hydrants, lakes, and other water sources within moments.

Town radio host signs off
A familiar voice who has helped bring listeners of WGCH-AM 1490 up to speed on the news of the day for the past two decades is about to sign off for the last time.

BANC roll: Byram upsets Eastern Rigging to reach Senior Babe Ruth finals
Mark Pelazza powered BANC with his bat last night, hitting a clutch three-run double and two-run triple.

News reports on recurring beach closings show that fixing sewer lines and treatment plants, and banning boat-sewage dumping in Long Island Sound, have not ended water pollution problems.

To the editor:

I was glad to hear about the new beach wheelchairs ("Wheelchair eases access to the beach," Greenwich Time, June 24). I used to enjoy the beach, but due to problems with post-polio syndrome, I can no longer walk without my braces.

As the head of the Southwest Regional Disability Advocacy Collaborative, it is nice to know that the town is trying to be more handicap friendly. I hope that there are appropriate signs at the beaches advising people that there are wheelchair beach chairs and where they are located.

Quite often there are services available for the disabled, but they are not widely publicized. People with disabilities are forced search for the information; consequently they often miss out on activities and events that other town residents enjoy.

For further information on our advocacy group, I can be contacted at pkana@snet.net.

Thank you for the information in the newspaper.

Carol Kana

Riverside

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