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Monday, August 25, 2008

08/25/08 Rookie blogger didn't know that Himes press releases shouldn't be posted on the internet. Undecided voters should not have access to releases

Jim Himes: "We've got to keep the momentum going!!!!"

Undecided Voters Can't Handle The Truth.

Conservative Media Outlets Like The Greenwich Time

Must Filter The Information For Them.

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the coverage!

I've noticed you've recently been posting Himes campaign media
advisories and press releases in their entirety to Greenwich Roundup.

I thought you should know that as a general rule, we consider
advisories about press events are for press only and we'd appreciate
it if you didn't publish such advisories on your site. Also, the phone
number at the top of all of our releases is our Communications
Director's personal cell phone, which we'd also appreciate not being
published on blogs.

I hope you can respect these two minor requests going forward. Feel
free to let me know if you ever need anything, and we'll be sure to
keep you informed.


Charles Monaco
Online Communications Director
Himes For Congress

Sorry, Charles I didn't know that press releases were supposed to be kept from the public and are not to be published on the internet in their entirety.

However, you had better send a copy of this email to your webmaster and tell him to take down the press releases from the front page of the Jim Himes website.


Aug 25, 2008: Himes Calls for Renewal in Connecticut
Aug 23, 2008:
Himes Statement on Obama Announcement of Biden as Running Mate
Aug 19, 2008:
Himes Campaign Says Shays is Partisan When it Counts
Aug 12, 2008:
Himes Looks Forward to Match Up With Shays
Aug 10, 2008:
Connecticut Public Service Workers Endorse Himes
Aug 07, 2008:
Himes Calls Shays Solution a Gimmick
Jul 31, 2008:
Himes Completes 17 Town Tour
Jul 29, 2008:
Himes and Statewide Officers Call for Change in Washington
Jul 25, 2008:
Congressional Quarterly Changes 4th CD Rating to “No Clear Favorite”
Jul 22, 2008:
Himes Offers Plan for Middle Class Tax Relief
Jul 16, 2008:
Himes Tops $2 Million
Jun 27, 2008:
Himes and First Selectmen Call For Full Funding of NCLB
Jun 25, 2008:
Himes Earns AFL-CIO Endorsement
Jun 19, 2008:
Jim Himes Ready For Primary
Jun 18, 2008:
Jim Himes Goes on the Air with First TV Ad

Your webmaster should also remove these older Jim Himes press releases or maybe password protect the press releases so that the general public can't access them....

Jun 16, 2008: Himes Blasts Shays’ Praise for High Energy Costs
Jun 11, 2008:
Jim Himes Statement on Importance of Bringing Our Troops Home
Jun 05, 2008:
4th District Race Is A Toss-Up
Jun 04, 2008:
Jim Himes Stands With Senator Obama
May 28, 2008:
Majority Whip Clyburn and Jim Himes Discuss Economy
May 26, 2008:
Jim Himes Statement on Memorial Day
May 13, 2008:
Fourth District Democrats Choose Jim Himes for Congress
May 05, 2008:
Diane Farrell Enthusiastically Endorses Jim Himes
May 01, 2008:
Jim Himes Calls Attention to Mission Not Accomplished at Home
Apr 14, 2008:
Jim Himes Continues Record Fundraising Pace
Apr 10, 2008:
Jim Himes Praises Governor Paterson’s Decision on Broadwater
Apr 09, 2008:
Jim Himes Statement on Growing Income Gap in Connecticut
Mar 25, 2008:
Jim Himes Statement on Chris Shays’ Support for Gas Tax Increase
Mar 20, 2008:
Jim Himes Statement on FERC Decision to Approve Broadwater
Mar 19, 2008:
Jim Himes Statement on the 5 Year Anniversary of the War in Iraq

And these old press releases are also on Mr. Hime's website.....

Mar 14, 2008: Chris Shays Sides With Bush Against Children’s Health Care, Middle Class Tax Relief
Mar 12, 2008:
Jim Himes Named to DCCC “Red to Blue” Program
Mar 11, 2008:
Jim Himes Condemns Chris Shays’ Support of Torture
Feb 27, 2008:
Statement of Jim Himes on the death of William F. Buckley
Feb 15, 2008:
Statement of Jim Himes on the Protect America Act of 2007
Feb 13, 2008:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) Joins Jim Himes Campaign for Change
Jan 17, 2008:
Jim Himes Campaign Sets Fundraising Record
Jan 08, 2008:
Shays Rallies for McCain, Who’d Stay “100 Years” in Iraq
Dec 27, 2007:
Jim Himes Statement on Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
Nov 29, 2007:
Himes For Congress Releases Web Video On Shays’ Oversight Record
Nov 13, 2007:
Jim Himes Statement on Veterans Day
Oct 31, 2007:
Jim Himes Responds To Shays Comments on Foreclosure Crisis
Oct 10, 2007:
Jim Himes Fundraising Total Tops $600,000 in Congressional Race
Jul 19, 2007:
Jim Himes Statement on Congressman Shays’ Bait and Switch on Timetable for Iraq Withdrawal
Jul 13, 2007:
Jim Himes Statement on Chris Shays’ Vote Today Against the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act

It looks like Mr. Himes webmaster did not get the "press only" memo stating that a Jim Himes press release is not for general public consumption via the internet....

Jul 12, 2007: Jim Himes Calls on Chris Shays to Condemn President Bush’s Commutation of Scooter Libby’s Sentence
Jul 10, 2007:
Jim Himes Raises More Than $350,000 in First Quarter of Congressional Race
May 02, 2007:
Statement by Jim Himes on President Bush’s Veto of Iraq Accountability Act
Apr 19, 2007:
Ejecutivo de Vivienda Asequible Jim Himes Anuncia Su Candidatura al Congreso Contra Chris Shays
Apr 19, 2007:
Affordable Housing Executive Jim Himes Announces Run For Congress Against Chris Shays

Greenwich Roundup will honor the Charles Monaco's request not publish anymore press releases from Jim Himes.

However, we only ask that Himes Campaign not get mad if Chris Shay's starts sending us press releases to Greenwich Roundup.

We have sent three requests over the last couple of months inviting Mr. Shays to send his press releases to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

I guess the Christopher Shay's campaign was also afraid that we would pass along their press releases without any comment or editorializing what-so-ever.

Greenwich Roundup is just like the Greenwich "Home Of The Press Releases" Post we will publish your press release without any editing, if you send your press release to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

We provide this service as a community service designed to help keep Greenwich residents fully informed.

Just because a person or group sends out a press release doesn't mean that the mainstream media will notify the public.




I have just been advised that the problem is not so much with the publishing the press releases, but with the publishing of "Media Advisories" that give out a canidates itenary and media plans.

Aparently, Christopher Shays is up to somekind of dirty tricks and believe it or not he personally disrupted a Jim Himes media event.

Is Chris Shays going off the deep end?

Yesterday he says he is supporting Obama and now today he is causing public disturbances at his oppents campian rallies.


Please send your comments and reports about Christopher Shays odd behavour to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

08/25/08 Tell @#$% David Warner To Cancel My &^%$@!# Subscription To The &*(!@# Greenwich Time. He Shove That %^&$#@ Rag Up His Sweet Little %^&*( !!!

From the editor: Keep it clean

Stamford Advocate
By David Y. Warner

Civil discourse.

That's a concept very much on the minds of many editors at The Advocate and Greenwich Time these days because of reader comments on several stories on our Web sites.

Actually, it's on the minds of many editors around the country, a source of regular professional conversation.

Let's get a few things straight before we go much further here: We believe in the First Amendment. We believe in free speech. We believe that community conversations are vital to the health and welfare of our towns and cities. We believe that the Web is a vital part of that conversation.

Having said that, we're just not going to allow abusive, profane and crude postings in the reader comments section on our Web sites. I read those comments regularly, and generally enjoy them. That's the case even when those who post disagree with what the papers have done, or disagree with our editorials, or happily denounce us as remnants of a discredited political philosophy.

Frankly, I'm encouraged by the passion of those comments. It's a good thing for all of us that there is disagreement, sometimes argument, sometimes phrased strongly.

In the past several days, however, we have removed from the sites several different types of comments from the comment section. You should know generally what's been pulled off the sites, and why.

Base and course language: It's true that many people use vulgar language in their conversation. I plead guilty to that on occasion myself. But we are simply not going to allow ...

...On occasion, readers have sent me personal e-mails to let me know. Thanks for that.
Now, you might ask, is some of this subjective judgment on our part, about what's acceptable and what's not? Yes. Not all curse words are created equal for instance. My advice: Don't use any of them. In fact, don't say anything in reader comments you wouldn't say to your mother at dinner.

Some of you, I sense, are emboldened because your comments are anonymous, carrying only the screen names you've chosen. Even then, however, we reserve the option of not only pulling an offending comment from the site, but of banning a user from posting again. It's not something we would do lightly. But we're willing to do it so that the vast majority of you who play nice....

But David Warner is probably not aware of the Greenwich Times long history of censorship in town.....

Please read:

Stamford Advocate Website Steps Up Web Media, Bans StationStops.com From Comments (?)

...However, the story about the Beating and Robbery At Riverside Walgreens still does not have the security cam photos (we have them here).

This last story is especially unfortunate, as the sister of the victim in the case specifically commented on the article on their website, asking why Greenwich Time had not included the pictures.

Previously, I had commented on these stories on the Stamford Advocate website and let their confused readers know that I had the images discussed on my website. However, my comments seem to not be appearing on the Stamford Advocate website anymore ....

05/06/08 - Did You Know That Greenwich Gossip Webmaster Bill Clark Had Been Banned By The "Yellowich Time"

......An ostrich with its head deep-buried in the sand would have been an apt image of Yellowwich Time. There was a rumor circulating for many years that the paper was published in the basement of Town Hall, so that all the bent or incompetent politicians could censor everything before it was printed. And woe betide anyone who dared to question the status quo or rock the boat in Town; all the blunderbusses of the illiterate reporting and editorial staffs would be leveled at him or her in a effort to belittle, discredit, and smear the offender. In this town in those days it was lockstep or nothing.

Which is why your scribe once told Bill Rowe, the then-owner of the rag, that the paper should change its masthead color from green to yellow. Why, he wanted to know? So that it would reflect the color of the journalism you publish, replied your scribe. Rowe walked off in a huff; and from that day forward the Local Rag has adamantly refused to publish anything written by your scribe - who had thitherto been one of the more popular letter writers in Town......

And There Are Many Many More Instances.

However, If Greenwich residents would like to comment about local issues they can do it with out the heavy hand of David Warner here....

Talk about Greenwich, CT

Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com all profane comments will be cheerfully forwarded to dwarner@scni.com .

08/25/08 The Raw Greenwich Blog Feed

Greenwich Diva
Are Greenwich newspapers fair when reporting police blotters?
Just asking a question. I notice a pattern with the Greenwich newspapers, it seems that the only domestic disputes that they print are for people in Bryam, Pemberwick and sometimes Cos Cob, but never in Backcountry, mid-country, Belle Haven or Mead Point.

As a Backcountry resident, I know that domestic disputes takes place here. I have friends and acquaintances who have called the police many times for domestic abuse and many times a spouse is taken away in hand cuffs, and I never see their names or addresses in the papers.
Are Greenwich newspapers afraid of some wealthy Backcountry resident suing them? .....

Greenwich Library Today's Events
Baby Lapsit Registration
*When:* Tuesday August 26th, 2008 - All Day Open enrollment begins August 18 for Baby Lapsit for infants up to 12 months with a caregiver. Five-week Fall S...

One of these things is not like the other....
The Himes campaign held a press conference at the Congress Street Bridge in Bridgeport earlier today. The bridge has been stuck upright for over a decade, ...


Michelle Obama's Speech
My daughter, who hates politics, liked her speech. "She's a good speaker. I didn't even want to turn off the TV." Given daughter's antipathy for all things...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Working-Class Background - For Sale to Highest Dem/GOP Bidder
What I was trained in my high-achieving high-school Snyder in Jersey City, New Jersey to keep under wraps has become a hot commodity: My working-class background...

Robb Adam's Exit 55
Save It, Please? Not a Chance.
I'm glad somebody did this. I've signed their petition, but there's no way that the City of New York is going to keep Yankee Stadium standing. I've believe...

Greenwich Forum
Police blotter - Greenwich Time
21 Comments And Growing....

Hopelessly biased Greenwich Time fails to mention Wiffle Ball connection, so readers must report the truth....

No wonder Greenwich Time editor David Warner want to ban the comments of frustrated readers who are tired of the one sided reporting in the local rag....

A family that fights together, stays together! Lesson one kids, road rage doesn't pay!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go!!! You should be sooooooo proud!!! Way to set an example for your kids!!!!

This Atkinson family is REALLY freakin' CRAZY. No wonder Gallagher feared for his safety!!!

...Those silly fighting tresspassers

Wow! Total vindication for P, Mrs. P and Mr. G!! Looks like the Atkinson family made another "mistake." Now the victim of their latest crime gets to be anonymous. How does it feel? More great parenting, Mr. A.!! Maybe it's time to start hanging out with people your own age. After all, wiffle ball really should be reserved for the 12 and under crowd.

Once again no one has the facts. Poor Mrs P and Galligar. Their day is coming this week. So sad evryone feels so bad for her. The more you contiue to slander the family the deeper you piss them off so watch who gets arrested now.Great Job Feeling safe in Riverside

I think that the Atkinson family does a good job slandering their own name. They don't need any help.

You obviously dont know them, but of course you will enjoy watching the people you are trying to protect be escorted away this week.

It will all be over soon

They couldn't find a school yard, so the McDonald's parking lot will do.

If you knew the circumstances, you would do the same thing

Why is the police blotter always the most viewed story in the Greenwich Time?

Because people love this crap.Anyone still debating the "nature vs. nurture" argument - heredity vs enviornment..........this story should help clear that up - it's BOTH!! What a family - all acting as one tiny-brained organism.

The man is 50 years old. If he couldn't call his sons,or if he was far away from home, would he confront anyone, especially being outnumbered?

etc., etc., etc., etc.........

Greenwich Time reporting is so bad. You often have to read the comments to get the real story behind the filtered puff piece....

For What It's Worth
*So you're thinking of buying a house* Okay, perhaps you aren't, but maybe you should be. As I mention below, there are a lot of houses out there that have ...

Rock Star Diary
Kyle & La Perla's reception for friends!
Last week Kyle & La Perla had a reception for their friends at The Lodge in Williamsburg. La Perla & friend: Madonna, Gail, Kyle & Creepy Uncle Steve: Alice:...

Greenwich News
You're Gonna Get Banned
...Now, you might ask, is some of this subjective judgment on our part, about what's acceptable and what's not? Yes. Not all curse words are created equal for instance. My advice: Don't use any of them. In fact, don't say anything in reader comments you wouldn't say to your mother at dinner.
Some of you, I sense, are emboldened because your comments are anonymous, carrying only the screen names you've chosen. Even then, however, we reserve the option of not only pulling an offending comment from the site, but of banning a user from posting again. It's not something we would do lightly. But we're willing to do it so that the vast majority of you who play nice....
But David Warner is probably not aware of the Greenwich Times long history of censorship in town.....

Tribune Company's Greenwich News Feed
A horse is more than a horse in 'Equus'
'Shoulder!" "Head!" "Chest!" "Nose!" Nose? Fin Walker, the tiny Englishwoman with the haircut of a small boy, is shouting this peculiar command to six mass...

Greenwich Gossip
The Yellowwich Time Can't Speak English
Today's headline in the local rag, AKA *Yellowwich Time*, shows us all just how pathetic they really are: *Cops relish in Golder verdict* So there you hav...

The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
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The Daily Spurgeon
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The Blonde Excuse
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Ed's First Blog
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Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

08/25/08 WE"RE BAAAAACK ONLINE !!!!!! The Belated Raw Greenwich News Feed

Boys and Girls Club teens set sail
Greenwich Post
On July 28, 29, and 30, 15 Boys and Girls Club high school members participated in Adventure on the Sound, a three-day, two-night program aboard the schooner SoundWaters, which offered a unique opportunity for personal growth.

Police Watch
Greenwich Post
The following are Aug. 25’s released arrests:

Thomas Atkinson
, 50, and his two sons Cam Atkinson, 19, and Tommy Atkinson, 20, were arrested Aug. 19 and charged with breach of peace. According to police, the senior Atkinson was driving and attempting to make a left-hand turn from Sheephill Road onto East Putnam Avenue when he was cut off by three teens on bicycles. Atkinson reportedly began exchanging profanities with one of the teens as they all rode onto East Putnam Avenue. When they all reached the McDonald’s parking lot in Riverside, Atkinson reportedly contacted his sons, Cam and Tommy, and they responded to the scene to confront the teens. The two younger Atkinsons allegedly began kicking and punching the boy who had gotten into the argument with their father, injuring the boy’s forehead. Cam and Tommy Atkinson were also charged with third degree assault. The men were released on promises to appear and are due in court Aug. 27.

Several arrests were made Aug. 21 after police responded to a report of drug sales. A teen under the age of 18 was charged with intent to sell hallucinogenics, possession of hallucinogenics, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a drug factory, interfering with an officer, intent to sell marijuana, possession of marijuana and conspiracy. Police said they had received complaints about the youth selling marijuana within the roadway of the house from the afternoon to all hours of the night every day of the week. Police conducted surveillance of the teen and reportedly observed him buying cigars and rolling papers commonly used for smoking marijuana and drive away toward the Pemberwick Trails, which police understand is a place people go to smoke marijuana. Police identified themselves and ordered everyone to stop walking, but the teen did not and tried to resist when a detective grabbed his arm. Police searched him and found He was searched a plastic bag in his possession containing a large amount of marijuana as well as paraphernalia, a small notebook and a wallet with $891 in it. The vehicle was also searched and police allegedly found a cookie tin containing 31 individual Ziplock bags of marijuana. A search warrant was obtained and the teen’s house was searched. Police reported recovering packing material, paraphernalia and a plastic container containing germinating marijuana seed as well as a plastic bag containing 22 green pills stamped with an apple that later tested positive for ecstasy. The boy was held on a $50,000 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 3. Also, three other teens, two male and one female, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to possess marijuana. Jose Rios, 19, of Stamford, was charged with conspiracy to possess marijuana and Luca Silva, 18, of 8 Weaver St. was charged with possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess marijuana. Sergio Rincon, 19, of Stamford was also charged later when he was found at the boy’s home allegedly looking to smoke marijuana with him and was in possession of Ecstasy pills. Rincon was charged with conspiracy to possess marijuana and possession of a hallucinogenic. All six of the others arrested were released on $250 cash bonds. Those above 18 are due in court Aug. 28 and the youthful offenders are due in court Sept. 3.

Peter Spizzirri, 42, of 15 Flintlock Drive was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with driving under the influence. Police reportedly saw a speeding vehicle on Weaver Street. The vehicle was pulled over and police began to suspect Spizzirri was under the influence. He allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He was also cited for traveling too fast. Spizzirri reportedly refused to take a breath test at police headquarters. He posted a $250 cash bond and is due in court Aug. 29.

Suzette Ross, 37, of New York, N.Y. and Shushanna Blake, 28, of Bronx, N.Y. were arrested Aug. 23 and charged with second degree larceny and possession of a shoplifting device. Police responded to a report of suspicious women on Greenwich Avenue reportedly trying to shoplift from area stores. According to police, two women matching the descriptions given were seen getting into a car. Police pulled their car over. Ross’ license had been revoked in Connecticut and police found a number of items from area stores with tags on them when officers searched the car. Police also reported finding tin foil, which is commonly used to line bags so security devices on clothing do not activate alarms, in the vehicle’s center console. Local stores identified items that were recovered as having been stolen. The items were valued at $5,126. Ross and Blake were released on $2,500 cash bonds and due in court Sept. 2.

Joel D’Ort, 26, of Seattle, Wa. was arrested Aug. 24 and charged with driving under the influence and interfering with an officer. A marked police car had been monitoring traffic by the Cos Cob Fire House when D’Ort was reportedly seen driving through the red light at the intersection of Post Road and Sinoway Road. The car was pulled over and the officer alleged that D’Ort had red, glassy eyes and slurred speech. D’Ort reportedly failed field sobriety tests and when he was being arrested he allegedly berated the officer with racial slurs and insults. D’Ort also reportedly refused to give officers a breath sample at police headquarters even though he had consented to a breathalyzer test and that he admitted he had been a Connecticut resident for more than 90 days without changing his license from Washington State. He was also charged with failure to stop for a red light and operating without a valid license. D’Ort was held in lieu of a $1,500 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 2.

A 50-year-old Greenwich man was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with violation of a protective order, second degree threatening, second degree harassment, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a minor. The man, who was reportedly taken into custody without incident, was arrested on a warrant stemming from a July 20 incident. A woman had, at that time, complained to police that her husband had threatened her and her family members. The man was released on a $5,000 surety bond and was due in court Aug. 25

A 44-year-old Greenwich man was arrested Aug. 17 and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after his ex-girlfriend told police he broke her car windshield with his hand during a fight they had in the parking lot of the Boxcar Catina on Old Field Point Road. The man was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 18.

Stanislaw T. Mrozek, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested Aug. 17 and charged with driving while under the influence. Police stopped a car driven by Mrozek on Lake Avenue at the intersection of Clapboard Ridge Road. Officers said the car was unregistered and Mrozek had no insurance. Mrozek had an expired license, said police, and smelled of alcohol. He reportedly failed field sobriety tests. Mrozek was released on a $250 bond and is due in court Sept. 3.

The Best Greenwich Has To Offer
Your Newspaper and News Magazine, Germany
by Mathews Mcclain
What is the address of the Greenwich Polo Club?
The Greenwich Polo Club is located on Conyers Farm, North Street in Greenwich CT, ...

Michael Kneeland Named President and CEO of United Rentals
Construction Equip. Distribution
... Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com .

Duke's captain courageous: Robinson comes back from injury to be
Greenwich Time, CT
By Jesse Quinlan
Greenwich High School graduate Tielor Robinson will begin his final season of college football as one of the Blue Devils' captains. ...

Junior League seeks new members
Greenwich Post
by Kristan Zimmer
All women living or working in Greenwich with an interest in voluntarism, a commitment to community service, and an interest in developing their potential for voluntary community participation are invited to join the Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) for the New Member evening course beginning on Sept. 22.

Potential New Members will participate in an eight-session volunteer training course that will take place at the JLG Headquarters, at 231 East Putnam Ave. The course will meet on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. for the next three months and will involve a final group project that assists pregnant women in the community who are in need.
Call 869-1979 or e-mail


for an application and schedule. For more information, prospective members may also attend an Open House on Monday, Sept. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the JLG Headquarters.

The Junior League of Greenwich provides opportunities for women to develop skills that will allow them to be effective volunteers and to take action in their communities. The JLG’s membership includes executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers and professionals. All women, who are at least 21 years old and interested in making a positive impact in the community, are welcome to join. By joining the league, members have opportunities to develop their leadership potential, obtain valuable skills and use personal development training to serve the needs of the Greenwich community.

Current projects address early literacy development, childhood obesity prevention, environmental education, a boundless playground, self-esteem classes for pre-teens and, a variety of single day events such as food and clothing drives for local organizations. In addition, fund-raisers, which include The Enchanted Forest, Touch a Truck, and the Greenwich Cotillion, are annual events.

The Junior League of Greenwich is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Visit the Junior League of Greenwich on the web at Jlgreenwich.org.

Stamford eyes more retail
Norwalk Advocate
Lodato envisions Bedford Street with clothing stores, art galleries and a grocer, in many ways similar to Elm Street in New Canaan or Greenwich Avenue in ...

O'Gara files for $173 million IPO, plans acquisitions
Cincinnati Business Courier
... 43 IPOs have been completed on the U.S. markets to date in 2008, down 75 percent from a year ago, according to Greenwich, Conn.-based Renaissance Capital's ipohome.com. Last year, 171 companies had gone public by this point in the year. "The IPO ...

Fishing - As temperatures dip, Atlantic Bonito fishing heats up
Stamford Advocate
Frank Ceci caught his first ever bluefish while chunking in Greenwich Harbor. His chopper weighed 7-pounds and was weighed in at Sportsman's Den. ...

Seniors get a taste of camping
Greenwich Time
For more than 20 years, Greenwich resident Blanche Allen has been going away to summer camp. But this is no kids' retreat.

Students Learn Hard Work Gets them to College
Norwalk Citizen,
... several volunteers from its RSVP Program to tutor the ConnCAP students, including Michelle Giordano, a special education teacher from Greenwich. ...

Shays confronts Himes over bridge repair
Connecticut Post
... Congress Street bridge] has never been a priority of the city. In the end, it's [the city's] decision." Himes of Greenwich, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker turned nonprofit housing executive, won the Democratic primary Aug. 12 against Lee ...

Alliance opposing FAA's flight plan meeting on Sept. 15
Wilton Bulletin
The alliance has held similar meetings at other venues in Greenwich and Norwalk as a way to try to rally residents to the importance of working to stop the ...

Arch Street brings out the bands for Sunbake
Greenwich Time
When Matt Hermit, 18, heard that the Arch Street teen center did not raise enough money to hold its annual Sunbake music festival, he went to work contacting local bands to make it happen.

From the archives
Stamford Advocate
1958: Lights illuminating 53 miles of the Connecticut Turnpike from the state line at Greenwich to Branford were formally turned on. ...

WHY The JOY Over The Return Of Wakey?
... ries, is walking a tightrope, minus a net, causing many of us to s--- bricks. It's as if Larry has a consultant in Greenwich, CT, named "Jeffy"; Over 3 Evenings, it's make or break; Later!

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. to Present at Morgan Keegan 2008 Equity Conference
Earth Times
GREENWICH, Conn., Genesee-to-Present GREENWICH, Conn. , Aug. 25, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Michael Kneeland Named President and CEO of United Rentals
... Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com . Certain statements in this press ...

FR Gun Club - House guns
... afford it. If you prefer a truck gun, you can always visit with Griffin and Howe in Bernardsville, New Jersey, or Greenwich, Connecticut. Several of their offerings cost as much as a nice F-350. They also have a couple of Stoegers on the list, so if ...

Crooks Buying Euros as Dollar Rises
KXMA-TV Dickinson
... ``The dollar bottoming is in place,'' said Alan Ruskin, head of currency strategy in North America at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets Inc. in Greenwich, Connecticut. ``The euro- dollar is evenly balanced.'' The dollar has gained almost 8 percent ...

Suave Spreads In Funky Financials
... is due out Oct. 17, which could explain the positioning. Rebecca Engmann Darst is an equity options analyst with Greenwich, Conn-based Interactive Brokers , an electronic market-maker and broker of securities, options, futures, foreign exchanges, ...

Walk honors a mother's son killed in Iraq

Greenwich Time

Army Maj. Rob Wolfe was anxious when he arrived at the Convent of the Sacred Heart yesterday for a walk honoring Sgt. Jonathan Lootens, 25.

Wolfe was in the Humvee with Lootens, of Newark, N.Y., and 1st Lt. Joshua Deese, of North Carolina, when they were killed by a road-side bomb that exploded in Kirkuk on Oct. 15, 2006. Wolfe was their company commander.

"I'm always a little apprehensive meeting families because you never know they can blame you or embrace you I know I will have to answer some tough questions. I'm literally the last person that saw Jon alive," he said.

The walk was organized by Lootens mother, a nurse at Greenwich Hospital, Debi Qualtieri, and his sister, Andrea Ralaea, 28, and honors the soldiers and others who have died for this country. It was held in conjunction with a national relay being held in Washington Sunday, called the "Run for the Fallen."

Qualtieri contacted Wolfe about the walk by e-mail. When he arrived from his base in Virginia with his wife Lisa and three-year-old son Jackson, Qualtieri was happy to see him.

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  • The Greenwich Time Ignores
    And Fails To Help Promote A
    Run for fallen troops set for Sunday in Greenwich

    A one-mile run/walk dedicated to soldiers who have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom is set for Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m., beginning at Convent of the Sacred Heart, 1177 King St.
    The event is in conjunction with the final day of a cross-country run conducted by Run for the Fallen (runforthefallen.org).
    For information, call Margaret Mitchell at (203) 744-8024 or send an e-mail to a_mile_in_their_shoes@yahoo.com.
    The Greenwich Time should help pubicize this event and let the Citizens Of Greenwich say THANK YOU to our troops and their families who have placed their country before themselves. What ever the outcome of these oversea adventures these young men and women have served our country. Whether or not Greenwich Time editors and reporters support the war, they should always support the troops. It was not their decision to place themselves in harm's way to protect our freedoms. We say shame, shame shame on Hearst Media and the Greenwich Time for ignoring the noble efforts of those who are volunteering up on King Street to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. At least the other Hearst Media newspaper in Greenwich has an excuse, because they have not updated their web site for seven days. The Greenwich Citizen website is still leading with this nine day old story.....
    Himes Landslide Winner in Primary
    NORWALK - "I enlisted in the Navy in 1945 because I believed in this country. I want to do the same today.
    Hamden resident Len Zimmerman's words at the Black Bear Saloon were an echo Tuesday night of the change area residents are craving and that they believe 4th District Democratic candidate Jim Himes can bring about in Congress if he's elected in November.....
    Sadly, the Greenwich Post website, that publishes more press releases word for word than any other Greenwich media outlet has also chose to ignore the Greenwich one-mile run/walk dedicated to soldiers who have died on battlefields far away from those they love and serve. It is not that Greenwich residents don't want to honor the fallen troops, it's just that their three local newspapers don't make them aware of opportunities to do so. It will be interesting to see if any politicians show up to honor our fallen troops since the local media cameras have for some reason chosen to ignore the cross-country run conducted by Run for the Fallen.

Transforming American Newspapers
Rebuilding Media
... Communications, and meanwhile is managing partner of the media consulting firm of Digital Deliverance LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. Two forces have shattered the news media. Technology is the first. Although media technology is undergoing its ...

Beware of these beetles
The Day
... New Jersey and New York, including one in Brooklyn that has Connecticut officials periodically checking trees in Greenwich, the town closest to the New York City borough. Thus far no signs of the beetle have been detected, said Kirby Stafford, ...

USA Bank in Port Chester expecting to profit in 2009
The Journal News
... million is the third smallest of the nine locally based banks in the Lower Hudson Valley. DeCaro, a native of Greenwich, Conn. who still lives in Fairfield County, had founded Patriot Savings Bank in Stamford in 1991. When he decided to organize ...

Most Democratic lawmakers back Biden
Greenwich Time
With few exceptions, residents and Democratic politicians welcomed longtime Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden Saturday as the vice presidential running mate chosen by Barack Obama.

"Everyone here in Denver is excited about the ticket. It is the perfect blend to bring fresh ideas to inform Washington and the experience to get it done," said Dave Roberson from Denver. Roberson is chairman of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention that begins Monday in Denver. ...

,,,Greenwich resident Ned Lamont, a delegate to the Democratic convention and co-chairman of Obama's Connecticut campaign, said yesterday Biden will make a great "wingman" to the Democratic presidential candidate.

"You want somebody who's ready to stand-in in an emergency," Lamont said. "Joe Biden obviously fits that bill."

As a political newcomer who tried to unseat U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman in 2006, Lamont said he has never been convinced that one's breadth of experience in Washington is always a selling point. Lieberman went on to win re-election as an independent and now supports McCain.
"But even though Joe's been there for 35 years, he seems to have a lot of energy and passion," Lamont said of Biden.

Lamont said despite Biden's initial support of the Iraq invasion - Lamont ran against Lieberman on an anti-Iraq war platform - he respects the Delaware senator's subsequent statements and decisions about the conflict....

Former Greenwich Resident: 'I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed toremember. I don't lose much thought over it.'
Boston Globe
... he used at least two aliases and lived in San Marino, Calif., where he claimed to be a European aristocrat, and in Greenwich, Conn., and Manhattan, where he worked as a bond salesman. Los Angeles County homicide detectives want to question him in ...

Residents react to Obama-Biden ticket
Greenwich Time
What do you think of Democratic Presidential Nominee, Barack Obama's choice of Delaware Senator Joseph Biden for vice president?

Greenwich resident Monica Seggos works in fashion.
"I think he should have picked Hillary. He should have acknowledged all of the people who voted for her. I thought she would have been the immediate choice. I'm going to watch more closely. If she was on the ticket, it would have been more definite."

Greenwich resident, Toby Rogers, 39, author.
"I think it was the best choice of the top three candidates being considered. But I was hoping for someone more A-list like Al Gore. It was a good choice though. I was planning on voting for Obama anyway so it didn't really change my opinion."

Greenwich resident, Tilla Simmons, 23 research assistant.
"Of all the choices, Biden was a good one. Right now Obama needs an attack dog. It's also good to go with someone who has credentials that he lacks, like foreign policy. I was planning on voting for Obama. If he had chosen someone else, like John Edwards, that might have dampened my support, but this is good." ...

...Lorna Thomas, CNA, at the Nathaniel Witherell where she has worked for 27 years
"I don't know enough about Biden really to comment. To tell the truth I thought he might choose Hillary. He should have gone with Hillary, the first woman in the White House would have been cool. He should have gone with her although it won't hurt that he didn't. A lot of people are not ready for a woman, they think they are but they are not. If she were a man she would have won the nomination in the first place, they are just not ready."

Orphans get a funding boost for college
Greenwich Time
At five years old, Daniel Ndamwizeye lost his parents during the genocide in Rwanda. He spent years as an orphan in Africa, living with different families.

"It wasn't a good experience. It was not a safe place to be," Ndamwizeye said, now 19. "It was really tough. I had to do most things by myself."

But in 2005 Ndamwizeye reconnected with his sister in Bridgeport. After arriving in the United States, he flourished in school, learned English, joined the National Honors Society, Key Club and eventually became vice president of his class.

And now he is the recipient of the first full-time scholarship available through the Greenwich-based Stewardship Foundation, which provides college funding to orphans and young adults from foster care families. He will be speaking at an event about the organization on Sept. 23 at a private residence at 56 Milbank Ave.

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TreasureHouse Chorale marks 20th year with 'Jubilate!' CD
Journal News
... doing 'finer Renaissance pieces in a very crisp, precise, very focused way,' Nigro said. MaryAnne Burke of Greenwich said she feels privileged to perform with such dynamic talent. The alto is in the Schola Cantorum and has been with the chorale for ...

Suspect in murder to seek dismissal

Greenwich Time
STAMFORD - The attorney for a Bridgeport man accused of plotting to kill a 49-year-old Bronx, N.Y., resident and dumping his body in Greenwich said in court Friday he may file a motion to dismiss the case on jurisdictional grounds.

Genealogy Query - DEVOL : SNEFT : UNKNOWN
Searching for niece Jennifer Ann Devol, born May 6, 1982, dark hair and eyes. Have not seen you since your mom took you and moved to Alaska! You lived and had family in Greenwich CT.

Lifeguard at Greenwich Point
Greenwich Time
Christian Romano, 18, is the head life guard at Greenwich Point. He recently sat down with Greenwich Time to talk about his experience as the end of summer nears.

Former Greenwich Resident: 'I lost big time in Boston.'
... he used at least two aliases and lived in San Marino, Calif., where he claimed to be a European aristocrat, and in Greenwich, Conn., and Manhattan, where he worked as a bond salesman. Los Angeles County homicide detectives want to question him in ...

Skateboarders turned off by skatepark's fees, rules
Greenwich Time
Too bad for Conor Holliday's sake that X-ray technicians don't give out customer loyalty points. The 16-year-old from Cos Cob has broken his ribs, wrist, ankle, shattered a bone in his left foot and fractured the Lisfranc joint in his foot - all in the name of the adrenaline rush that is skateboarding.

Dollar Drops for First Week in Six on Speculation Its Gains Unsustainable
... ``The euro-dollar is evenly balanced,'' said Alan Ruskin , head of currency strategy in North America at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets Inc. in Greenwich, Connecticut. ``The market is caught between the idea that euro-dollar at $1.60 cannot be ...

GOP Rep. Shays lauds Obama in campaign ad
... Shays has always stood for. He goes where the truth takes him." Shays represents a district anchored by Greenwich and other wealthy suburbs outside New York City. The congressman, who stresses his independent ways, teamed up with McCain on campaign ...

Natural Gas Declines Amid Outlook U.S. Economy to Weaken, Crude Oil Slumps
... to exit the market. Gas is ``taking a cue from crude,'' said Tom Orr , director of research at Weeden & Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut. ``There's nothing'' to lift gas today. Natural gas for September delivery fell 40.9 cents, or 5 percent, to settle ...

It couldn't happen here?
Dalton Daily Citizen
... --- Vincent Provenzano, 16, and his friend Justin Currytto, 17, took one look at a vacant city-owned lot in Greenwich, Conn., and knew just what they had to do. The two, along with some friends, spent weeks clearing poison ivy and brush, then they ...

Bernanke boosts shares on both sides of Atlantic
UTV Internet
... low' rates and the financial storm he talks about," said Alan Ruskin, chief international strategist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. Bernanke called the combination of a financial storm and rising inflation "one of the most ...

McNulty Takes Over as Wreckers Lacrosse Coach
Westport News
... with the Warriors, he helped form a consortium in which players ages 11-18 from Wilton, Darien, New Canaan and Greenwich played for the Connecticut Chargers during the summer. New Canaan has recently dropped out and was replaced by Westport and ...

Greenwich Time relish in Free Publicity
From Greenwich Gossip:

The Yellowwich Time Can't Speak English

by Bill Clark

Today's headline in the local rag, AKA Yellowwich Time, shows us all just how pathetic they really are: Cops relish in Golder verdict So there you have it, dear reader: the illiteratest dumbest waste of newsprint on the planet at its shining worst. Why the Hearst Corporation doesn't just fire the cretinous staff and close the rag down is one of the world's great unsolved mysteries.

From For What It's Worth:

Copy Editor!

By Chris Fountain

The Greenwich Time, fresh from laying off half its editorial staff, announces today that Cops Relish in Golder Verdict. It seems to me that one may relish a verdict but, unless you're a hot dog, can you relish in anything? And if that's the intended meaning, shouldn't the headline have referred to the Goulden's verdict?

New Beginnings
Greenwich Citizen
It had been 241 days. That's the last time Greenwich High's football team officially suited up. It's the day the 2007 ...

Careful: (Olympic) Fever Easy to Catch for Little Ones
Greenwich Citizen
... as a sport, then there will be a time to make space for another gold medal

Junior Journalist Produces Paper for Kids
Greenwich Citizen
... on the block. But unlike Zuckerman and Murdoch, Reinken wears three hats. He is founder, publisher and editor of Greenwich Kids News - his newspaper "for kids, by kids." The Whitby School sixth grader has three issues under his belt. Respectively, ...

Winner waits to claim lotto jackpot
New Haven Register
... and Hagerbrant did not return a phone message. Hagerbrant bought the "Quick Pick" ticket at a gas station in Greenwich. She took the lump sum option, which cut the prize down to $3.8 million after taxes. Winners have one year to claim their prizes. ...

08/25/08 PRESS RELEASE: Himes Calls for Renewal in Connecticut

Jim Himes for Congress

August 25, 2008
Contact: Michael Sachse, 646 265 0556, Michael@HimesforCongress.com

Democratic Candidate calls for a new focus on priorities here at home

BRIDGEPORT, CT: Jim Himes, Democratic Candidate for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District, appeared with Bridgeport city council members in front of the Congress Street Bridge in Bridgeport today to highlight his campaign call for a refocusing of priorities away from Iraq and towards investing in Connecticut. The Congress Street Bridge has been stuck in the open position for years.

"For years, just like this bridge, Chris Shays has been stuck in the wrong position on the issues that matter to our families," said Himes. "The choice in this election is crystal clear: we can either continue down the road of the last eight years of failed Bush-Shays economic policies, or we can start to refocus on the priorities that really matter to our families - finding energy solutions, giving families middle-class tax relief, and making sure all our children have access to a quality education. We need to change who we send to Congress if we want to see real change on Congress Street, and in all of our communities."

"Chris Shays is paying more attention to Iraq than Connecticut." said Michael Sachse, Himes' Communications Director. "Every election season, we hear lots of excuses from Chris Shays, but we never see any results. Jim Himes is going to Washington to get things done."


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