Hyper Local News Pages

Web Stats Provided By Google Analytics

Saturday, August 9, 2008

08/09/08 A sitting Senator blames his wife for an on-air toilet flush. Hey Joe, everybody poops.


To pee or not to pee?

Which Lieberman flushed during an on-air radio interview?


New Haven Advocate

Who hasn't stunk up a bathroom and blamed it on their spouse once in their life? But to do it live on-air?

Sen. Joe Lieberman was on WPLR's Chaz & AJ morning show this week shilling for John McCain when all of a sudden - FLUSH! - a toilet goes off in the background. (See attached audio, fast forward to minute 5:49).

The clip was first posted by blogger CTBob and made the rounds to Firedoglake and AlterNet, complete with accompanying hand-flushing video and and great poo-related comments like "gives a whole new meaning to 'sitting senator'" and "that's what a lot of Democrats think of his policies anyway" and "multi-tasking." Hilarious. But right after the flush, the clip cuts off...

.....The gist:
Joe's talking up McCain when you can hear (quiety, to be sure) a toilet flush in the background. After a bunch of hullabaloo from the hosts, Lieberman says, "You're hallucinating." Then Joe blames the wife.

Joe: "Sweetheart, I hate to tell you this, sweetheart, they just heard the toilet flush."

Chaz: "Blame it on your wife -- real nice Senator!"

Joe: "It's not me....I'm sitting at the desk in her bedroom. There's another member of my family, who I will not mention but we're very close. Apparently she is using the facility....Now she just said to me, the next sound you will hear is the shower. This is not an enormous place we have in Stamford, but it's nice."

Bet John McCain wouldn't flush the toilet while Lieberman was on the phone. Maybe it's time to trade up, eh, Senator?

============================================

Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

Here is some of the Audio....

08/09/08 A Paul Tudor Jones Shake Up Will Helps Clean Up Some Balance Sheets

How Do You Explain

Creative Accounting To

Ordinary People?

Pallotta planning to leave Tudor Investments

InvestmentNews

Jim Pallotta, a fund manager at Tudor Investment Corp., will start his own investment firm in 2009, according to a letter to investors that was cited in a Bloomberg report.

The $5 billion Raptor Global Fund that he manages will be spun off Jan. 1 from Greenwich, Conn.-based Tudor, where he has worked for 15 years. At the new firm, Mr. Pallotta will continue to manage the Altar Rock fund.

At the new firm, Mr. Pallotta will continue to manage the Altar Rock fund as well as money from Tudor's BVI Global Fund Ltd.

The Raptor fund has dropped 21% since May 2007. Year-to-date through July 23, the fund had fallen 6.6%. It has posted an annualized return of 16% since August 1993.

Tudor Investment’s BVI fund, which trades stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities, had gained 2.3% this year through July 23, but it has posted an annualized return of 23% a year since October 1986.
Please Also See:

08/04/08 A New School And One Laptop Per Child - Glenville PTA Leaders Should Go Up To 1275 King Street And Invite Paul Tudor Jones On A Fishing Trip

04/02/08 - Do Greenwich Hedge Fund Guys Like Obama, Because They Think He Is The Man To Their Bidding


============================================
Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

08/09/08 Have Torah Will Travel


Rabbi to the Movers & Shakers

The Ledger

The Bible says there is a time for every purpose under heaven. But for one group of rabbis whose purpose is teaching some of New York's wealthiest and busiest people about Judaism, time has to be understood as a kind of standby ticket.

Financial crises occur. Personal trainers need their access. The All-Star Game can run late.

"I had some, uh, mixed feelings, Seth, about your missing our last appointment," said Rabbi Stuart Shiff, sitting one morning the other week across the table in a midtown Manhattan office from one of his private students, Seth Horowitz, executive vice president of Modell's, the sporting goods company .

Like many such sessions, this one began with an apology: Horowitz explained that he had been at the 15-inning All-Star Game with clients until 2:30 the morning of the last session, and on top of that his infant son had hurt himself - not seriously, but still ...

The rabbi thumbed the pages of the Torah on the table. "I hurried back from a weekend trip with my family to be with you," he said.

Shiff is one of five rabbis employed by an international Orthodox Jewish organization known as Aish HaTorah, which offers many services to regular people at its Upper West Side center, but offers some special attention to those whom its managing director, Rabbi Adam Jacobs, refers to as "very significant people."

To participate in its Executive Learning Program, one makes a very significant contribution - $10,000 a year, more or less - and in return, a rabbi comes to one's corner office about once a week to offer Bible study, Talmudic exegesis, personal counseling or just an hour of intellectual jousting...

... Some new sign-ups, in fact, are recently unemployed - but still significantly affluent - "guys who suddenly have time on their hands," Jacobs said. One rabbi has been traveling to Greenwich, Conn., to meet with a man he used to visit at an office at Bear Stearns, and who was laid off after the troubled firm was acquired by JPMorgan Chase this spring...

=============================================
Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

08/09/08 Mainiero Turns Her Library Directorship Into Big Bucks Consulting Gigs. Wise Men Run From Those Involved With Greenwich Building Projects!!!!



WOW!!! Apparently Cupolo Consulting Doesn't Even Have A Web Site, But Who Needs A Website When You Have Those Big Shot
Greenwich Library Connections
*** See Note Below



Library seeks focus groups to plan future


Kent Good Times Dispatch

... Elizabeth Mainiero of Cupolo Consulting will lead the meetings. Ms. Mainiero has been hired by the Kent Library Association to guide the board, staff and community through a planning process that will identify the strengths of the current facility and its services and consider the options for the future including space needs.

After more than 20 years as a library director, including the last 10 in Greenwich where she oversaw five building expansions, Ms. Mainiero has worked as a consultant with more than 15 public libraries in Connecticut and Rhode Island in develop long range plans and building programs. ...

Please see:

Persons Available to Serve as Building Consultants


A list of private building consultants that work in CT (this list is not a recommendation by the Connecticut State Library).

This list is not a recommendation by the Connecticut State Library

....Ms. Elizabeth Mainiero Cupolo Consulting 28 Brewster Road Milford, CT 06460 Phone/Fax: 203-876-2972 ...

I wonder if Kent residents have read this:

Greenwich Time - Library project delayed

08/06/2008 - Books aren't the only thing overdue at the Byram Shubert Library.

So is a $4.8 million expansion project at the library, which has evoked harsh criticism from Byram neighborhood leaders and resident
s.

Located next to New Lebanon School on Mead Avenue, the finished library was supposed to be open next month for the start of classes.

Those who have been monitoring the project said there is no way the building will be done on time, however.

"The community is p----d off," said Michael Bocchino, president of the Byram Neighborhood Association.

Bocchino said the pace of the construction, which has been going on for a year-and-a-half, is unacceptable; he placed the blame on the library's board of trustees for its management of the project.

"This is one of the most mismanaged projects in the history of the town. It's pathetic," Bocchino said. "I would be surprised and shocked if they're done before Thanksgiving break."

At the construction site Tuesday, several exterior walls on the building were still waiting to be put up, in addition to most of the windows.

Jason Cea of Marco Martelli Associates Inc., the New Rochelle, N.Y., manager of the construction project, declined to comment and referred all questions to the library's board of trustees.

Roberta Denning, president of the library's board of trustees, attributed the delay on the unavailability of certain building materials, such as windows, which she said are taking longer than expected to arrive.

"We're rying to get it done by the end of September. It looks like we're going to miss that by a few weeks," Denning said.

The board, she said, has been very good about keeping Byram residents up to speed on the progress of the work and sends out monthly status reports to neighborhood leaders.

"We want it to be done just as much as they do," Denning said.

Denning would not respond to Bocchino's criticism of the board and its handling of the project.

Alan Monelli, the town's building superintendent, said his department has no oversight over library construction projects, other than offering technical advice that may be needed. No requests have been made for the town's assistance, he said.

When the project is finished, the library will be nearly double in size thanks to the estimated 5,000-square-foot addition. The 33-year-old facility, a branch of Greenwich Library, has seen a higher volume of visitors in recent years.

Since late last year, the Byram Shubert Library has been renting space at St. Paul Lutheran Church, across the street from the construction site.

"It would be good to have the full-service library back," said Stan Olszewski, 55, who uses Byram Shubert about once a week.

Olszewski looked skepticalwhen told that the project had been scheduled to finish in time for the start of school.

"Maybe next school year," he said.

Rebecca O'Neill, 43, who was on her way into the library with her two daughters, said she can't wait for the project to finish.

"It's just an inconvenience because sometimes they don't have the books here," O'Neill said.

Neighborhood leaders said the library plays a key role in after-class activities for students of nearby New Lebanon School.

"The kids down here are suffering," said Joseph Kantorski, a Byram Neighborhood Association member who has been monitoring the project. "It was a vital center of the community."

The project's original price tag was estimated at $2.7 million. That figure has grown to $4.8 million,

with the town contributing $1.3 million, a state grant accounting for $500,000, a Community Development Block Grant paying $650,000, and private donations totaling $2.2 million.


**** For What It's Worth
Taught Me To Always Google:


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

08/07/08 For what It's Worth Adds Up The Costs In Byram


Here is one of For What It's Worth's posts today:

Race to the bottom - newspapers vs. condos


Maybe Greenwich And Kent Will Have A Race To The Top - Who Will Have The Largest Construction Cost Overrun.

=============================================
Please see GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

08/09/08 Greenwich Post News Links


Himes looks to fall with meet-and-greet at rails

No stranger to the morning Metro-North commute himself, congressional candidate Jim Himes came to the Greenwich train station Tuesday morning to talk to potential voters.

A regular commuter during his days working in New York City, Mr. Himes, a Cos Cob resident seeking the Democratic nomination in the state’s fourth district, laughed as he recalled how he once had the train schedule memorized as he sought to catch the 7:45 a.m. to Grand Central Station out of Cos Cob. But Mr. Himes wasn’t there just to think back to past commutes.

Mr. Himes doesn’t officially have the party’s nomination, but he is the convention-endorsed candidate in the primary election against petition candidate Lee Whitnum. The primary is Tuesday, Aug. 12. With a potential race against 21-year incumbent Republican 4th District U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays this November, Mr. Himes talked to morning commuters and passed out campaign literature in a quest for votes this November.

YW gets help recognizing young leaders

The YWCA recently received a $15,000 grant from The Fairfield County Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls for its Domestic Abuse Services’ YNet Program. It is the third year of funding for this project, which has permitted YNet to include a leadership-training component.

“The YWCA appreciates the Fairfield County Community Foundation for honoring us with a grant and for recognizing the importance of our YNet Program for teens,” said Adrianne Singer, president and chief executive officer of the YWCA. “This grant will permit us not only to continue our program that trains high school volunteers how to recognize dating violence, but enables us to increase awareness campaigns that include participation in the Greenwich High School homecoming parade, Valentine’s Day events and silent vigils.”

For 12 years, the YWCA of Greenwich YNet leadership program has trained more than 200 high school volunteers to educate thousands of high school students on identifying and preventing dating violence....

Library staffer to head information services

Wynne Delmhorst of Riverside has been promoted to lead the Information Services Team at Greenwich Library.

As information services manager, Ms. Delmhorst will head a team of 40 librarians and staff in providing the latest formats including electronic databases, audio books and eBooks. Focus areas include health, business, music, local history, children and young adults. The team provides a range of programs throughout the year from the Shakespeare series with Bob Smith to the Foreign Affairs Book Club. Classes offered for public and staff in the Technology Training Center are a major component of information services. A new summer series, Spotlight Online, offers an in-depth look into popular Internet tools such as Facebook, Flickr, RSS feeds and Podcasts.

Ms. Delmhorst has more than 30 years of library experience. She started her library career in children’s services at The New York Public Library. She also worked at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn College Libraries, Thomas J. Watson Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art before moving to Greenwich.

Her first involvement with Greenwich Library was as secretary of the Friends. She held various positions such as part-time cataloger and eventually became the first Peterson Business Services librarian, a position she held for 10 years. The Peterson Foundation provides enhancements to an already outstanding business collection. The most visible are programming, a community outreach to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, investors and women’s leadership. Many business databases, such as Morningstar Library edition, Value Line and Vault Career were added to the collection under Ms. Delmhorst’s direction....

Casino night benefits hospital

A moon-lit evening along the Long Island Sound provided the setting for the Monte Carlo Casino Night to benefit neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Greenwich Hospital.

Hundreds of Connecticut and New York revelers gathered at the Coveleigh Club in Rye, N.Y., for a festive night of dancing, dining, auctions and games of chance. The event took place July 11.

Guests walked around the grounds, decorated in pink and green, playing gambling favorites, bidding in silent auctions and shopping at a boutique with exquisite jewelry, handbags, scarves and other accessories. A live auction featured sports events, an airplane ride, sailing on a vintage ketch and other items.

Proceeds support the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for more than 300 premature and sick newborns a year. The NICU recently moved into new quarters to accommodate the growing number of babies needing specialized care.

Quinton Frieson, chief operating officer at Greenwich Hospital, thanked the event chairs and Monte Carlo committee members for helping to make the evening such a success. The event was sponsored by Families for Greenwich Hospital, a voluntary group of parents working to enhance pediatric and adolescent care in the community.

Event chair Elizabeth Handler, a NICU nurse whose two children also stayed in the NICU, thanked the audience.....

Chung is foiling the competition

Greenwich resident Isabella Chung parried her way to fifth place overall in the Youth 10 age group at the fencing Summer National Championships. During the 10-day competition, which started July 1 in San Jose, Calif., Chung competed against 38 other girls from all over the country. This nationwide tournament is the final event of the fencing season, which spans September to July

With this season finished, Distefano optimistic for next year’s squad

The Greenwich American Legion baseball team was hoping it would still be playing this week in the state tournament.

But that was before a number of key players decided not to return this year for one reason or another and the promise of a successful season quickly dissipated.

No wonder after winning only seven games, Post 29 was probably glad to put the 2008 season in its rearview mirror.

Chivalry lives

I’ve read 500 or so news stories about the problems on Metro-North and what the state is doing to solve them, but I’m never quite convinced, especially when I’m on the 6-something train, and we’re packed together shoulder-to-shoulder like compulsive shoppers at Greenwich Avenue sales days.

Artist shows 'new waves'


“Colorful Gondolas” by Robert A. Genna of Greenwich received honorable mention in the Photography category of the New Waves: Coastal Art exhibit at the Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Darien.

=============================================
Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

08/09/08 Police Serch Will Attempt To Determin If Any Additional Human Remains Are Buried On The Propert


Police say Clark Rockefeller is a person of interest in the disappearance of John and Linda Sohus who went missing in 1985.

Police to look at yard again where human bones were found

Pasadena Star-News

San Marino police said Friday they again plan to search the backyard of a Lorain Road home where human remains were found 14 years ago.

San Marino police Lt. Steve Johnson said investigators will use equipment that can X-ray through concrete when they search the property where John and Linda Sohus were living when they disappeared in February 1985.

Human bones, believed by coroner's investigators to be those of John Sohus, were unearthed in the backyard in May 1994 by workers installing a swimming pool. Linda Sohus' remains unaccounted for, officials said...

...Alexander Gerhartsreiter identified Rockefeller as Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the son of an artist and homemaker in Upper Bavaria who felt like he was better than his modest upbringing.

Rockefeller, linked by fingerprint evidence to the disappearance of John and Linda Sohus, appears to have had a chameleon-like ability to change identity.

Chichester's various identities included Christian Gerhartsreiter, Christopher Crowe and Christopher Crowe Mountbatten, according to a bulletin issued by sheriff's homicide Detective Bob Carr in 1994.

Shown a picture from Carr's bulletin, Alexander Gerhartsreiter said: "It seems you found my brother. It is really a shock."

He said his older brother was born Feb. 21, 1961, in Siegsdorf, Germany, and was raised until 1978 in the same house where his family still lives. Gerhartsreiter said his brother moved to Connecticut as a student and never returned. Initially, he kept in contact, but he last called his parents in 1985 - the year the Sohuses and their tenant Chichester disappeared....

Gerhartsreiter said his brother had told his family he had taken the name Christopher Chichester because his given name was too difficult for Americans.

"I think Germany was too small for him," Gerhartsreiter told a Boston Globe reporter. "He wanted to live in the big country and maybe get famous. Now that I see all this, he's really famous."...

....After leaving San Marino, Chichester was not seen again until police found him in Greenwich, Conn., in the late 1980s.

Police learned that the truck he was driving belonged to John Sohus, but before they could question him, Chichester and the truck disappeared again...

....Amy Jersild Palmer, 48, of Janesville, Wis., said she was interviewed by Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives who had mistaken her for a woman of the same maiden name who married Christian Gerhartsreiter in 1981 and provided him with a green card.

"They wanted to know if I knew where he was in February of 1981," Palmer said. "I told them I had no idea where he was then, because I've never met him."

Palmer said her husband got angry with the detectives when they insisted the woman knew more than she would admit.

"I just kept telling them, I don't recognize these pictures at all," Palmer said. "Finally they left."

The woman who actually married Christian Gerhartsreiter, Amy Jersild Duhnke, 49, of Milwaukee, was unavailable for comment. In a telephone interview Friday, her husband, Eric Duhnke, confirmed that the marriage took place, but said it lasted only a day. Public records obtained by the Associated Press indicate Amy Duhnke waited 11 years before filing for divorce from Gerhartstreiter.....

Please Also See:

08/08/08 Is Frank Girardot Is Wondering Why The Lazy Greenwich Time Reporters Have Not Called Him Asking About The Fake Rockefeller

08/08/08 Hey, Greenwich Time, "The FBI Has Contacted The Greenwich Police Department And Is Scouring Connecticut For Clues About The Fake Rockefeller

============================================

Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

08/09/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Saturday - Greenwich School Board Wants To See If Gleenville Kids Are As "Resilient" As Hamilton Avenue Kids


Plan B: Incompetence Is Still Alive And Well
At The Greenwich School Board


Top Story
Headlines:

No Duh, At 6:30 PM On August 8th, School Board Member Steven Anderson Finally Realizes That Hamilton Avenue School Would Not Be Completed By The August 8th Deadline.

Plan B Put's Glenville Students Put On The Road To 5 - 30% Lower Test Scores

Failed School Administrators Will Not Be Fired For The Hamilton Avenue School Being MORE THAN SIX MILLION DOLLARS OVERBUDGET And Taking MORE THAN THREE YEARS TO BE INCOMPLETE, Despite Board Of Education Promises Of An 18-Month Timeline

It's Clear That Greenwich Public Officials Don't Value Education, Nor Do They Really Care About The Families Who Live In Western Greenwich.


Quotes:

"It's going to be hard to administer the school when it's spread out to four different locations, but what can you do?" said Glenville mother Abbe Large. "At this point, we've got to make the best of a bad situation I'm don't want to keep going around being !@#$%&%$#@! about this."

"I'm not going to make an absolute statement about anything,"
said school system's two faced spokeswoman Kim Eves, when asked about the possibility of waiting another week for approval. "I can't confirm or deny anything. All I can say is we're moving ahead with the contingency plan."

"For the $31 million dollars-plus that the town has spent, that building should be sparkling like Emerald City by now,"
said Mina Bibeault, whose two children attend the school. "For that kind of money, I'm not going to accept a subpar, incomplete building for my kids."

The Story:


Board decides to use Plan B for 2 schools


The Board of Education has pulled the trigger on a controversial plan to disperse Glenville School students to different schools this fall while placing most Hamilton Avenue School students into modular classrooms.

With prospects waning that the Hamilton Avenue School reconstruction project would be completed by the board's Aug. 8 deadline, board member Steven Anderson issued a statement at 6:30 p.m. announcing that the board would begin implementing the contingency plan approved at a July 29 meeting.

Under that plan, Hamilton Avenue students in kindergarten through fifth grade will start the school year on Aug. 27 in the same modular classrooms they occupied for much of last year while waiting for reconstruction on their school to wrap up. Because of the modulars' limited capacity and the growing student population, Hamilton Avenue preschoolers will be dispersed to other schools, which have yet to be announced.

Also under the plan enacted yesterday, Glenville School students, whose deteriorating building will undergo its own restoration beginning this year, will be dispersed to four different schools at the beginning of the school year, which starts Aug. 27. Glenville kindergartners will go to Parkway School; first graders will go to Julian Curtiss School; second- and third graders will go to Cos Cob School; and fourth- and fifth graders will go to Western Middle School....

Please Read The Full Greenwich Time Story

More Greenwich Time Headlines:


Greenwich Hospital joins Charter Oak health plan


Greenwich Hospital has joined the ranks of what state officials hope will become an ever-growing network of health care providers agreeing to accept Connecticut's new Charter Oak Health Plan for the uninsured.

The Nathaniel Witherell nursing home has finally chosen an architect for its renovation and expansion project.

Joe Marini, owner of Chicken Joes in Cos Cob, is biking to Lake George, N.Y., to raise money for several charities, including the ITP Foundation, an organization that helps children with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a rare bleeding disorder - a condition his daughter was diagnosed with three years ago.

Opulent accommodations: Members-only yacht has a few floating in the lap of luxury


On its maiden 1988 voyage, the Osprey was known as the Alexa, a relatively modest fishing boat commissioned for singer Billy Joel.

Hearst Corp. takes reins of Greenwich Time, other papers in Fairfield County

Hearst Corp. has taken over management of Greenwich Time and The Advocate and purchased the Connecticut Post and seven weekly newspapers from MediaNews Group Inc.

Hearst Corp. has taken over management of Greenwich Time and The Advocate and purchased the Connecticut Post and seven weekly newspapers from MediaNews Group Inc., the companies announced Friday.

"I think it's terrific. Hearst is an outstanding newspaper and media company," said John Dunster, publisher of Greenwich Time and The Advocate. "They still think the future of newspapers is bright and demonstrated it by buying the Connecticut Post. I think they (employees) are excited about the opportunity to work for the Hearst Corp."

Dunster said he did not anticipate immediate changes to daily operations of Greenwich Time and The Advocate or the appearances of the newspapers.

MNG Chief Executive Officer Dean Singleton said Friday the sale of the Connecticut properties, in which Hearst already owned a 40 percent stake, was to shore up MNG's balance sheet.

Dunster said Frank Bennack Jr., vice chairman and chief executive officer of Hearst, lives in New Canaan and is familiar with Greenwich Time and The Advocate....

....Brooks Community Newspapers' six weeklies, the Darien News-Review, Greenwich Citizen, Fairfield Citizen-News, New Canaan News-Review, Norwalk Citizen-News and Westport News, are part of the deal.

Bennack returned to the helm of Hearst after a brief retirement. He has led the privately held company for more than 23 years. He said the Post is joining a strong company that doesn't have much debt. He also said Hearst will continue to be a partner and investor in MNG.

George Irish, president of Hearst Newspapers, said the value of the deal to buy out MNG's interest in the Connecticut newspapers would not be disclosed.....

Comment:

A person with direct knowledge of the deal, reported the purchase price was $155 million — less than the $205 million that MediaNews reportedly paid to buy the Connecticut Post in 2000.

Please Read The Full Greenwich Time Story

This might explain why the Greenwich Time Website might be stuck on stupid....

Since Wednesday uly 3oth, The Greenwich Time has featured the same letter bashing Lee Whitnum from Democratic State Committee member and local attorney David Singer on it's

Letters From Readers Page

Please see:

Whitnum is to blame for lack of convention role
To the editor: In her "rebuttal" to Sarah Darer Littman's column July 22, petitioning candidate Lee Whitnum claimed that she was somehow shut out of the nominating convention to select the Democratic Party's candidate for Connecticut's 4th Congressional District ("Column was an unfair attack on 4th District campaign," Greenwich Time Opinion page, July 25).....

This made one wonder if the Greenwich Time Editor's been republishing Ms. Singer's letter everyday, for the last eleven days because they are endorsing Jim Himes,?

Please see:


In most primary elections, it's really the concerned party's business as to who it picks to represent it......

Or are the Greenwich Time editors repeatedly running Mr. Singer's letter for eleven days in a vain attempt to kiss and make up with the local Democratic party for firing Sarah Littman.

Please see:

07/26/08 Bill Clarke Has The Inside Scoop About What's Going On At The "Yellowich Time"

  • Local Rag Hits A New Low
  • Just when you thought, dear reader, that it was impossible for the local rag, aka Yellowwich Time, to get any worse than it's been for lo! these many years, it has sunk to yet another new low. The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Dollar has nothing on the morons who bring you the daily swill, fresh from the overflowing sewers of the seamy side of Greenwich. Now they have fired probably the most talented writer in Greenwich, Sarah Littman, at the behest of.....
It Looks Like all this speculation is wrong........

Now It Looks Like The Greenwich Time has been repeatedly running Mr. Singer's letter for eleven days, because Greenwich Time employees are way too busy sending out their resumes.

These and do not have any time or interest in publishing any whining letters to the editor.


Please see yesterday's

Greenwich Roundup Article:


08/08/08 The combined circulation of the Time, Advocate And Post Will Be 137,000 Daily And 151,000 Sunday

Say Goodbye To The Greenwich Time

And The Stamford Advocate


Hearst takes over management of Advocate/Greenwich Time

Comment: BTW, The Company also buys Connecticut Post

...Hearst bought The Advocate and Greenwich Time in November for $62.4 million. Since the buildings were not part of the deal, both newspapers, along with The Advocate's Norwalk office, relocated earlier this year....

Yesterday's Quote Of The Day:

Robert L. Laska, president and publisher of the Post, said the Hearst Corp. will add "an exciting new dimension to the Connecticut Post family of publications and media Web sites.

We Hate To Say We Told You So,

But We Told You So....

Please See:

05/13/08 - Heard it Through The Grapevine - Local Newspaper May Be Living On Borrowed Time

The Money Losing And Subscriber Losing Greenwich Time May Became A Local News Bureau Of A Bridgeport News Paper.

Hearst is already printing The Stamford Advocate, The Norwalk Advocate and the The Greenwich Time at the Connecticut Post plant in Bridgeport.

=============================================
Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

08/09/08 PRESS RELEASE: Himes Calls Shays Solution a Gimmick

Jim Himes for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2008
Contact: Michael Sachse, 646 265-0556, Michael@HimesforCongress.com

HIMES CALLS SHAYS SOLUTION A GIMMICK
Democratic candidate says Republican has had 20 years to solve energy crisis

BRIDGEPORT, CT - Today, 11-term Congressman Chris Shays joined former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and some of the most conservative Republican partisans in Congress in a political gimmick that will take 20 years to deliver results - almost as long as Shays has been in Congress. Shays, who has praised high gas prices in the past, joined the protest despite the fact that Republicans have voted against 13 Democratic energy bills this session. Jim Himes issued the following statement in response:

"Real leadership means addressing a problem before the polls tell you we're at a crisis point," said Democratic Congressional candidate Jim Himes. "Chris Shays thinks that raising gas taxes is a good idea, and that high gas prices are a good thing. Now he tells us a gimmick that won't help with gas prices for 20 years is the answer. I think our families need lower gas costs and real energy solutions right now. "

"This stunt demonstrates that on high gas prices, as with so many other important issues, Chris Shays has lost touch with Connecticut and is in the dark," said Himes campaign manager Maura Keaney. "Chris Shays thinks people want higher gas taxes and that high energy costs are good. Now that he has finally seen how much gas prices are hurting our families he is offering a solution that won't work. Chris Shays has had his opportunity to address our energy crisis, but he's failed. It's time for new leadership in Congress, and Jim Himes will provide that leadership."

Background:

- Chris Shays supports increased gas taxes. (New Haven Independent, 2/26/08.)

- At a "Transportation and the 21st Century" forum held in Westport on June 16, 2006, Shays said, "The irony of our high energy prices is that a lot of good things will come from it, even though we never should have gotten ourselves to this position."

- The U.S. Department of Energy says that off-shore drilling would not have a "significant impact on domestic crude oil and natural gas production or prices" for almost 20 years. http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/otheranalysis/ongr.html




Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

Greenwich Roundup's Total Pageviews

The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed - Bloggers Who Are From, Work In Or Used To Live In Greenwich