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Saturday, August 2, 2008

08/02/08 Antares sold two Greenwich apartment complexes under the threat of foreclosure and Antares Mansions L.L.C. didn’t fare much better.


$28 MILLION, UNFINISHED
This 35,000-square-foot estate built on spec and still unsold is listed as having two elevators, an indoor pool and a wine cellar.

Antares lays an egg

by chris fountain

Despite Antares's best efforts, including a phony PR visit by A Rod last summer to this 35,000 square foot instant white elephant the partnership's mansion project is in complete disarray. How'd you like to be the chump who paid $10,000,000 for your house one month and watch the identical house next door sell for six just five weeks later?

Please see:
A Misstep in Mansions

A plan to build houses aimed at buyers looking in the $10 million-and-up range has fallen apart after just three mansions..

Please read more from Greenwich Based For What It's Worth:


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08/02/08 Take Cover!!!!


Storm at Tod's Point
by lauren

A few days ago, my mom and I went to Tod's Point (the beach here in Greenwich) to watch a huge thunderstorm that was coming in. Tod's Point has the best view in town for big storms. Geese clearing out to take shelter from the storm...

The Blonde Excuse - http://blondeexcuse.pixxiestails.com/

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08/02/08 Rosa Packard's Family Was Appently In Comtact With A New York Psychic


Anderson Gets It Wrong

Psychic Marisa Anderson Fails To Predict That A Comfort Inn Suites Motel Clerk


One of the most "authentic"and
"naturally gifted" psychics fails
to locate Rosa Packard, and she praises
the police investigators that left "no stone unturned"


Marisa Anderson Reported
:

"Rosa has been found today, Aug.1, 2008, Her family was assured by me, she had life signs, she was alive but felt "lost".

"The family is very thankful to the police in NY and CT for leaving no stone unturned to find her."


www.marisaanderson.com


Criminal Investigation

Marisa works closely with a wide array of law enforcement agencies to help solve outstanding crimes and cold cases. For example, when assisting a police investigation, Marisa often makes contact via a cell phone with clients who are driving a car while looking for clues to solve a crime. By seeing the exact streets and landmarks that the car will pass in her mind, Marisa is able to give clients detailed directions that will lead them to solve the investigation - such as the location of a missing person.

Did Greenwich
Detective
Mark Zuccerella
Call Marisa

"to schedule
a Consultation"?

Contact Marisa today
at (845) 566-4134 >>


Marisa Was Also Wrong About The Greenwich Police Department Leaving ""No Stone Uncovered".

They Left A Few Stones Uncovered And Need To Review Procedures To Get Missing Person's Information Out In A Timely Manner.

Because Next Time A Delay Could Cause A Loss Of Life.

The First Thing They Need To Do Is Learn How To Upload Information To The Greenwich Police Department's Official Missing Persons
Page That Is Never Used.

Please See Yesterdays News About Rosa Packard Being Found In New York:

08/01/08 Breaking News - Rosa Packard Is Found Alive and Well In New York

Please Also See:

08/01/08 Westchester County Police Deploy Heat-Seeking Helicopter In Search Of 73 Year Old Rosa Packard Of Glenville

07/31/08 We Have Found A Photo Of The Missing Greenwich Woman.

07/31/08 Police Issue Alert For Rosa Packard

ALSO: Missing Greenwich woman, 73, found in Nanuet


The Last Words:

“I receive my information
through psychic impressions
which includes visual sights,
smells, sounds and names...
key to data important in
homicides and other
intelligence areas. As an
empath, I identify pain or
relevant sensory information
that is utilized for the
specific case. In summary,
everything I get is somehow
an important fit to the jigsaw
puzzle of the case, no
matter how miniscule.”

- Marisa Anderson


In other words heartless phychic Marisa

takes advantage of families who are in sever emotional pain.


If you don't believe us then buy Greenwich Roundup

a Gift Certificate by
Contacting Marisa
to find out how >>

Then we will call up Marisa and the call will probably go something like this....

Greenwich Roundup; I am so worried about my father, he doesn't look too well. Ifeel so bad for him. Marisa you got to tell me that he will be alright.

Marisa: I sense that your father is very sick and you love him very much.. Is that true?

Greenwich Roundup: Oh yes Marisa. Will he be alright?

Marisa: Yes I sence a complete recovery for your father.

Greenwich Roundup: That's strange. My father died 15 years ago..

If you want a good laugh take a look at Marisa's copy written television show ideas that her and her agent have for sale.


We kind of like the Marisa's "Secret Agent Psychic" idea.

"PSI, On The Scene"©
All about the latest catastrophe in the news, finding and directing what happened, my way.

"Psychic P.I."©
Private casework, on location solving cold file cases, and cases in the news.

"Secret Agent Psychic"©
(Alternate titles: "Psychic Agent"© and "Agent of the Other Side"©)
Using my abilities, and using the latest "toys for boys" gadgets, putting my self on the line and in danger, assisting relevant "non disclosed" agencies solving international crimes and looking for terrorists.

"Grave Matters"©
Reporting on the crime, letting the body talk to me.

"Money Sense"© (a Game Show)
A way to win a million, if you get the "sense" of it.

Here Is Another Wacky Prediction:

The Stars Have Yet to Align for Stocks
New York Times

... according to Clifford S. Asness, managing principal at AQR Capital Management, a hedge fund firm in Greenwich, Conn.; that is higher than 73 percent of the readings dating back to 1965...

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08/02/08 Prosecutor Joseph Valdes Falsely Claims That John Christoffersen's Testimony And Notes Are Needed To Prove Golder Is Guilty Of 10 Felonies


Prosecutor Joseph Valde is putting the squeeze on reporter John Christoffersen In Effort To Save His Case Against Greenwich's Dinnertime Bandit

Associated Press Correspondent John Christoffersen Is Forced To Suffer, Because Of Screw Ups At Havemeyer Place. Poorly Prepared Prosecutor Joseph Valde Needs To Send Greenwich Detectives Out To Gather Evidence 0n The Ten Year Old Alleged Crimes

HEADLINE:


Disparate And Lazy Prosecutor Joseph Valde Wants The Associated Press To Save The Poorly Investigated Greenwich Police Department Case.

QUOTE:

”If people knew that every time they talked to a reporter they'd be talking to a state prosecutor, they'd stop talking to reporters,” New York attorney David Schulz said. “The state is trying to get the benefit of a reporter doing his job covering this case. That's exactly what the shield law does not allow.”

“It's a fishing expedition.”said Howard Ehring, Golder's public defender.

STORY:

Stamford (AP) - A Connecticut judge will decide whether prosecutors can subpoena an Associated Press reporter who conducted a jailhouse interview of the man police accuse of being the “dinnertime bandit.”

Prosecutors on Friday asked Stamford Superior Judge John F. Kavanewsky Jr. to allow them to question AP correspondent John Christoffersen about his interview with Alan Golder in February.

Golder is accused of a series of spectacular burglaries in 1996 and 1997 of several wealthy homes in Greenwich and Darien. Police say he scaled mansion walls wearing a black “ninja”-type suit and hood, slipping through second-floor windows during dinnertime while alarms were off and stealing precious jewels and property valued at $1 million.

The Connecticut thefts began three months after Golder - a longtime burglar who stole from the homes of celebrities including Johnny Carson and Glen Campbell - was released from prison on parole. He fled the country in 1997 and lived in Europe before being arrested in Belgium in 2006 and extradited to Connecticut, where he's being held pending his trial.

The request is one of the first challenges to Connecticut's 2006 shield law, considered to be one of the strongest in the nation. Before obtaining the subpoena, prosecutors must convince a judge that a reporter holds information critical to their case, that the information can be obtained from no other source, and that there is an overriding public interest.....

Please see:

AP Interview: "Dinnertime bandit" suspect tells of life on run ...

By John Christoffersen Associated Press Writer

February 10, 2008


Alan Golder led a charmed life as a fugitive, strolling the markets and museums of Paris where he lived with a view of the Eiffel Tower. The man who bragged of being a top burglar traveled the continent for years, blending in with his blond hair and fine suits.

But after nine years on the run Golder, who police call the "Dinnertime Bandit" finally is locked up at a noisy U.S. prison.....

...."Based on his record and the nature of the charges, we're going to ask for a lengthy term of incarceration if he's convicted," said state prosecutor Joseph Valdes.

Golder's public defender, Howard Ehring, said Golder made bad choices early in life, but tried to make amends by cooperating with authorities.

"I really believe on the Connecticut charges there were a couple different groups of people doing the jewelry robberies out of people's bedrooms," Ehring said. "It's not a signature crime that people go into bedrooms to steal jewels because that's where the jewels are."

Please Also See
:

08/01/08 Judge John Kavanewsky Jr Would Be A Fool To Try And Weaken Conneticuts 2006 Shield Law


Judge John Kavanewsky Jr had better tell the Connecticut States Attorney to have the Greenwich Police Department to hit the bricks and uncover another states witness. Otherwise Judge Kavanewsky is going to find his overturned decission in featured in law school text books.

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07/31/08 Greenwich Post News Link


United Way surpasses fund-raising goal

Mary Lee Kiernan, co-chairwoman of the United Way of Greenwich’s 2007-08 annual campaign, and United Way President Stuart Adelberg informed the Board of Directors Thursday night that the campaign surpassed its goal, exceeding its fund-raising target of $3.2 million. The aggressive goal was a 3% increase over last year’s goal. From left, campaign volunteers Patricia Burns, United Way Chairwoman Sally Harris, Sam Deibler, campaign co-chairman Bob Byrnes and Ms. Kiernan, celebrate.

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07/02/03 Greenwich Time News Links: Local Paper Starts To Report There Is Not Going To Be A Temporary Certificate Of Occupancy At Ham Ave


Unassembled playground equipment sits in the front courtyard of the remodeled Hamilton Avenue School yesterday.
(David Ames/For Greenwich Time)


TOP STORY

HEADLINE:

Town Of Greenwich Building Inspectors Are Doing Their Job And Are Demanding Safety-Related Modifications That Will Protect Hamilton Avenue Children

Greenwich School Board Members Are Were Still Not Ready To Abandon Their Delay-Of-School Plan.

STOP THE MADNESS: Board Members Are Going With Frank Mazza's Plan Of Pushing Back The Deadline Yet Once Again.

DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: Forget About the 8th, Frank Mazza Now Thinks He Can Deliver The Occupancy Certificate To August. 15th.


QUOTES:

"No. It's never going to happen", said Joseph Pontoriero, president of Bethel-based Worth..""They (the inspectors) are coming in and telling us what to, and we're moving as fast as we can to go and fix it."

"At this point, it's too early to say what we'll do when we're facing such an uncertain situation," said board member Michael Bodson, who has strongly supported Frank Mazza, Betty Sternberg and Susan Wallerstein. "We'll be pushing it close to the drop-dead deadline if we go to the fifteenth (of August). É But if, by then, we're looking at having to make just a few modifications, we'll stick with the delay."

"I cannot answer as to what will happen," Nancy Weissler, chairwoman of the board, and who pushed to have Frank Mazza be in charge of the Glenville School Building Committee, "but we obviously don't want to rule out adjusting to address the needs of students."

"We've been hearing this since last September - that the project will be finished by this date, then that date," Alex Capozza, the mother of a Hamilton Avenue student, said. "I don't believe any of it anymore. The community is already hurting. If we have to go through more delays, I'm scared of what will happen."



STORY:

The fix is not in: Ham Ave. still might not be ready

Just when the end appeared in sight, the long-delayed Hamilton Avenue School reconstruction project has hit another snag.....

....The impending delay threatens to derail the Board of Education's plan, approved at a special meeting at Greenwich High School on Tuesday, to push back Hamilton Avenue's school year by more than a week to give the contractor extra time to finish work.

Under that plan, the building would have had to receive a temporary certificate of occupancy by Aug. 8, so as to provide four weeks before the start of classes to allow teachers to move into their classrooms and environmental inspectors to conduct tests.

The impending delay threatens to derail the Board of Education's plan, approved at a special meeting at Greenwich High School on Tuesday, to push back Hamilton Avenue's school year by more than a week to give the contractor extra time to finish work.

Under that plan, the building would have had to receive a temporary certificate of occupancy by Aug. 8, so as to provide four weeks before the start of classes to allow teachers to move into their classrooms and environmental inspectors to conduct tests....

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The contractor overseeing the reconstruction of Hamilton Avenue School is firing back at town officials who suggested the firm is largely to blame for delays that have spanned three years.

Since work began in 2005, town officials have repeatedly haggled with the contractor, Worth Construction, over how much money each party should pay for several unforeseen costs and design modifications, known as change orders, in the project.

Worth Construction President Joseph Pontoriero said his firm has always been committed to completing the project on time, but that underfunding and design flaws - coupled with a lack of cooperation by town officials - had doomed the project to a late finish.

"The truth of the matter is without direction from the owner (the Hamilton Avenue School building committee) in regard to the over 450 requests for information, over 200 proposed change orders, hundreds of design sketches, numerous changes and bulletins, and the delay in issuing change orders," he said, "there is no way this project could have been completed in a timely manner.".....

.......In May, the building committee sought an additional $200,000 to complete the Hamilton Avenue School. The request came four months after the RTM authorized $133,000 for unexpected cost overruns, and a year after the legislative body consented to another $545,000 in contingency funds.

Throughout the fall of 2007, the town also haggled with the construction firm over who would pay to heat the building last winter while work was being done. The town agreed to pay for the heat, but not before the project was delayed several weeks.

In related news, the Glenville School building committee will meet privately this morning to plan the opening phases of a long-awaited project raze and rebuild the aging facility.

According to Frank Mazza, who also heads the Glenville building committee, crews will first conduct abatements procedures at the site before demolishing the school.

Please Also See:

07/02/08 The Greenwich BOE Is A Total Mess !!!

  • Don't Send In The Clowns

    The Board Of Education Is Already Here

07/23/08 Is Frank Mazza A Nut Case? The school's building committee wants 112 inspections approved in 4 business days

07/28/08 Parential Insiders Say: Greenwich BOE Going To Temporarily Disperse Western Greenwich School Children All Over Town

07/29/08 We Hate To Say We Told You So, But......

07/31/08 Ace Reporter Chris Fountain Was The Only One Smart Enough To Do A Simple Google Search

  • The School Building Committee Has Been Dealing With The Mob All Along.

    Did Frank Mazza Offer To Give An Extra $300,000 To A Bunch Of Mobbed Up Contractors?


    Or

    Did The Mobbed Up Contractors Tell Frank Mazza To Get Them $300,000
    ?

    Is Stephen G. Walko And The Rest Of The Greenwich BET going to approve giving an extra $300,000 of your tax dollars to a mobbed up contractor?The School Building Committee Has Been Dealing With The Mob All Along.

    Did Frank Mazza Offer To Give An Extra $300,000 To A Bunch Of Mobbed Up Contractors?


    Or

    Did The Mobbed Up Contractors Tell Frank Mazza To Get Them $300,000
    ?

    Is Stephen G. Walko And The Rest Of The Greenwich BET going to approve giving an extra $300,000 of your tax dollars to a mobbed up contractor?

More Greenwich Time Headlines:

Worried about his older half brother in late November 1997, Thomas Golder gained admission to his Queens apartment, took a screenplay and other papers before leaving.

Longtime Greenwich resident and dance teacher Audrey Appleby is starting a company called Magic Dance Toddler for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years that will be held at the Greenwich Garden Education Center this fall.

A&P redux: Remodeled store focuses on specialty food shops


Closed for six-and-a-half weeks for a major remodeling project, the Food Emporium on West Putnam Avenue reopened Friday as an A&P Fresh to much fanfare, with shoppers sipping sparkling cider from champagne flutes and politicians cutting a red ribbon at the store's entrance.

A Greenwich woman missing for two days was found Friday at a hotel in Nanuet, N.Y.

Rosa Packard, 73, was located at 3 p.m., at the Comfort Inn Suites, according Lt. Daniel Allen, Greenwich police spokesman.

A staff member at the hotel asked Packard whether she intended to stay another night and Packard said she was waiting for someone to pick her up. The clerk offered to call for her and got through to a concerned family member who told the clerk to contact the police, according to Lorrie Crouch, general manager of the hotel.

The Clarkstown Police in Rockland County responded to the hotel and stayed for approximately two hours with Packard, until a family member came to pick her up, Crouch said.

"It all worked out," she said.

It is unknown why Packard was in Nanuet, said Sgt. Thomas Kelly.

Greenwich police have not yet spoken with her and will reach out to her at a later date to find out what her activities were, Allen said.

On Wednesday, Packard, a retired teacher, was reported missing by family members. She was last seen taking money out of a bank in Glenville around 10 a.m.

"She has a routine and this was not consistent with what she does," Allen said.....

Please See YESTERDAYS News About Rosa Packard Being Found In New York:

08/01/08 Breaking News - Rosa Packard Is Found Alive and Well In New York

Please Also See:

08/01/08 Westchester County Police Deploy Heat-Seeking Helicopter In Search Of 73 Year Old Rosa Packard Of Glenville

07/31/08 We Have Found A Photo Of The Missing Greenwich Woman.

07/31/08 Police Issue Alert For Rosa Packard

ALSO: Missing Greenwich woman, 73, found in Nanuet

By Hoa Nguyen • The Journal News

A missing Greenwich, Conn., woman was found in the Comfort Inn Suites in Nanuet yesterday after hotel personnel realized something may have been wrong with the 73-year-old, Greenwich police said.

"She seemed disoriented," Sgt. Mark Zuccerella said.

Rosa Packard was reported missing Wednesday from Greenwich. She last was seen in a bank withdrawing money, police said. Apparently, she made her way in a Toyota Prius to Nanuet where she checked into the hotel, Zuccerella said.

Noticing something may have been wrong with her, an employee called Packard's home phone and got into contact with someone who lives with the woman, police said. From there, Packard's family members drove to Nanuet to pick her up and brought her to Greenwich Hospital, where she is undergoing evaluation, Zuccerella said.

"The family has reunited and they're taking care of her," he said.

Clarkstown police said they also made contact with the woman to check on her welfare. It is unclear why Packard drove to Nanuet, police said.

Reach Hoa Nguyen at hnguyen7@lohud.com or 914-696-8570


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