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Saturday, August 30, 2008

08/30/08 And they lived happily ever after

Sarah Alice Knowles Bates and David Edward Johnson are to be married on Sunday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Cambridge, Mass. The Rev. George S. Salzmann, a Roman Catholic priest, is to perform the ceremony.

The couple met at Harvard, from which they graduated, he cum laude.
The bride, 24, will take her husband’s name. She is a rowing coach and tutor at the Greenwich Water Club in Cos Cob, Conn. She was a member of the 2007 United States rowing team and placed fourth in the lightweight quad event at the 2007 world championships in Munich......

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0830/08 Are they starting to use push polls aganst Jim Kimes

Ridgefield Press

...When Ms. Kilbride asked the caller why she was making these statements, Ms. Kilbride said the caller “kind of giggled. It was a young girl’s voice.”

The caller then went on to tell Ms. Kilbride that Mr. Himes wanted to build a superhighway from Greenwich to Hartford by way of Route 7. His campaign has strongly denied he favored such a project and found this point to be a tell-tale sign that the so-called push polling claims were suspicious.

“By this time I’m getting mad and hot under the collar,” said Ms. Kilbride. She said the call ended shortly thereafter, with the caller asking for her name and phone number for verification. At no point in the conversation did the caller identify herself, she said.

Ms. Lavielle said the Boucher campaign was releasing this information to alert voters.

“Voters should be aware when a tactic like this is used, it is not what it pretends to be. It is not a political survey. It is somewhat covert to try and manipulate their opinion,” she said.

Mr. Sachse said this was the first the Himes campaign was hearing of push polls in the district, and added that in the past, it wasn’t the Democrats engaging in these questionable tactics.

“In the last election, people should remember that the phone tricks were all found to be on the Republican side,” said Mr. Sachse.

Two years ago, the Republicans used automated phone calls that sounded like they were from the Diane Farrell campaign to generate ill will against Farrell among voters,” said Mr. Hoffstatter. “This is a move straight out of the Republicans’ 2006 playbook — don’t fall for it this time.” ...

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08/30/08 Greenwich Guy starts to get hot and bothered over an exciting, young, energetic and attractive married woman

"Watching her speak gave me chills", says a salivating Greenwich Guy

McCain / Palin... Now That's the Ticket!

by greenwichguy

I have not posted much lately. I have been in the fetal position on my couch no longer being able to withstand watching the media worship at the altar of Obama....

...But now I have a reason to get off the couch. John McCain has selected in Governor Sarah Palin an exciting, young, energetic and attractive woman....

Eye on Greenwich Connecticut - http://eyeongreenwich.blogspot.com/

Greenwich Diva Has A Question For The Very Sweaty Greenwich Guy.....

Was Governor Sarah Palin always against the Bridge to Nowhere?

by Claudette Rothman

By now we all know that Governor Sarah Palin was against indicted Senator Ted Stevens bridge to nowhere, but what most of us did not know was on October 25th, 2006 during her race for Governor The Anchorage Daily news asked her

5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

And her answer was:
Yes. I would like to see Alaska’s infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now–while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.

So, it is quite clear that she was NOT always against wasting tax dollars

As of yesterday, Governor Palin proudly had an endorsement from the recently indicted Senator Ted Stevens on her website, but it was quickly removed after Senator McCain announced that she was going to be his running mate.

Thank goodness for you tube! Take a look at Governor Palin as she proudly accepts the endorsement from the now indicted Senator Stevens during her gubernatorial race in 2006 ...

Greenwich Diva - http://greenwichdiva.com/
Greenwich Blogger
Chris Fountain Adds His Two Cents Worth
To The VP Debate
Upon returning and checking my email I was struck by the number of missives from my "liberal" friends who have been sent absolutely around the bend by this Palin VP announcement. Greenwich Diva, run by a (black, female) friend of mine, has been forwarding every misogynist, sexist piece of trash she and her Kos friends can dig up - one day it accuses the poor Governor of lying about the parentage of the latest addition to her family and trying to hide her own daughter's pregnancy, the next it's accusations that Palin is an unfit mother who caused the poor infant's Down Syndrome by neglecting prenatal care. I've now read attacks on her figure, her hairstyle and even her support of gay rights (the latter, interestingly enough, purports to be from a conservative organization but web sleuthers tracked it back to defendobama.com).
I love liberals, especially those who are my friends, but why is it that they so readily resort to the very tactics they - inaccurately - accuse conservatives of using? Posting pictures of a 16-year-old girl that "prove" she was pregnant while her mother was not (the picture turned out to have been taken 2 years before the actual birth, but why let that get in the way of a good story?), dismissing a female candidate because of her hairstyle and taste in glasses, calling her a bimbo (see Maureen Dowd - I won't) and bashing gays, which I assume is supposed to work up conservatives, all just show that sexist, stereotypical hate lies just beneath the surface of these folks. Scratch them slightly and it all wells up. I don't pretend to know the female mind but if my pals on the left keep this up, they just might drive some women voters away from the Obama camp in disgust
But None Of The Greenwich Bloggers
Has Answered The Most Important Question:
Is Sarah "I AM A Desperate Attempt To Pull In Hillery Supporters" Palin Ready And Able To Step In For John "I Am Half A Heart Beat Away From Meeting My Maker" McCain.

Unlike my last blog about Sarah’s fifth child, the lastes piece has been proved to be correct.
September 1, 2008 Palin’s 17-year-old daughter pregnant Posted: 12:35 PM ETFrom
ST. PAUL (CNN) - Bristol Palin, the 17 year old daughter of Sarah Palin, is pregnant and will keep the baby and marry the father, a senior McCain aide confirmed to CNN Monday.

McCain was aware of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy before he chose her mother for his running mate, the aide said.

Senator McCain knew this and felt in no way did it disqualify her from being vice president,” said the aide. “Families have difficulties sometimes and lucky for her she has a supportive (Alaskan Mother Who Is Mighty Handy With A Shotgun) family.”

Bristol Palin, a senior in high school, is about 5 months along, in her second trimester, according to the aide.

The aide said they decided to reveal this information now because of rampant Internet rumors that Sarah Palin’s four month old baby, who has Down’s Syndrome, was actually Bristol’s.

In the course of correcting that, we needed to get the truth out,” said the McCain aide.

In a statement from Sarah and Todd Palin, they said they were “proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents.”

They also asked the media to respect their daughter’s privacy.

The McCain aide insisted a key point to keep in mind is that Bristol decided to keep the baby, a decision “supported by her parents.”
More From Greenwich Diva:
Hold On There Greenwich Diva
Greenwich Guy Is Comming Out Swinging
He Must Fight For The Honor Of His
New Found Hot Alaskan Babe....

So now the Left Wing wackos like Greenwich Diva are suggesting that Sarah Palin is the grandmother of Trig, her youngest child, suggesting that she is covering for her daughter's pregnancy. The Diva will defend herself by pointing out that she is merely re-posting an article that is already out there. Not good enough Diva.
Vile attacks like this point out just how vicious the supposedly enlightened left wing really is.
This is gutter politics at its very worst. The left does not care who gets hurt in their quest for power. Whether it is trashing soldiers like John Murtha has done, Democrat Congressmen finding humor in the prospect of a hurricane hitting during the Republican convention, or attacking a defenseless 16 year old girl.
Keep it up left wingers. I know you entertain each other, but you come across to the rest of us as catty schoolgirls attacking the most popular girl. There is nothing quite so scornful as an adolescent girl.....
Is Greenwich Diva
Going To Take
Greenwich Guy's
Personal Attack Lying Down?
Can Greenwich Guy Get Away With Calling Greenwich Diva A "Wacko" ?

Does Greenwich Guy Know That His Little
Alaska Vixen Had A Trooper Gate Scandal?
Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday revealed an audio recording that shows an aide pressuring the Public Safety Department to fire a state trooper embroiled in a custody battle with her sister....
Palin, who has previously said her administration didn’t exert pressure to get rid of trooper Mike Wooten, also disclosed that members of her staff had made about two dozen contacts with public safety officials about the trooper.
“I do now have to tell Alaskans that such pressure could have been perceived to exist although I have only now become aware of it,” Palin said.

But Palin said her decision to fire Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan last month had nothing to do with his refusal to dump trooper Mike Wooten.

The governor said evidence of what she called a “smoking gun” conversation, and other calls made by her aides, only recently surfaced as the attorney general started an inquiry at her request into the circumstances surrounding her firing of Monegan. Palin wanted the review because a special investigator hired by the Legislature is about to investigate the firing and a legislator has been quoted in a newspaper story talking about impeachment.
The majority of the calls came from Palin’s chief of staff at the time, Mike Tibbles, according to information gathered by the state attorney general’s office. Attorney General Talis Colberg and
Palin’s husband, Todd, also contacted Monegan about the trooper.

Palin said she’d only known about some of the contacts and never asked anyone on her staff to get in touch with state public safety officials about Wooten.

“Many of these inquiries were completely appropriate. However, the serial nature of the contacts could be perceived as some kind of pressure, presumably at my direction,” she said.

Palin said the “most disturbing” was a phone call Frank Bailey, the governor’s director of boards and commissions, made to trooper Lt. Rodney Dial in February. The Public Safety Department recorded the call, as it does routinely.

Palin, who said she’d only just learned of the call, released a recorded copy of it to the press on Wednesday. In it, Bailey clearly pressures the lieutenant.

Bailey told him during the conversation that Palin and her husband want to know why Wooten still has a job.

“Todd and Sarah are scratching their heads, ‘Why on earth hasn’t this, why is this guy still representing the department?’ He’s a horrible recruiting tool, you know,” Bailey told the lieutenant.

Bailey made several accusations against Wooten in the call, including that he lied on his application. Dial asked Bailey how he knew about any issue with the application.

“I used to be a recruiter. I know a lot of times that information is extremely confidential,” Dial told him.

Bailey replied he was reluctant to say but saw the application as part of Wooten’s worker’s compensation claim. Bailey, later in the call, then brought up Monegan again.

“I’m telling you honestly, you know, she really likes Walt a lot, but on this issue, she feels like it’s, she doesn’t know why there is absolutely no action for a year on this issue. It’s very, very troubling to her and the family. I could definitely relay that,” Bailey said.

Palin said Bailey wasn’t speaking on her behalf and his comments were “just wrong.”

Bailey said in a Wednesday interview that no one asked him to make the call and he doesn’t know why he indicated in the call that he was speaking on behalf of the Palins. He said he was calling lieutenant Dial, who was the state troopers liaison to the Legislature and had volunteered on Palin’s campaign, in order to try to get information about the troopers union and then brought up Wooten.

Bailey said he’d heard at a security briefing right after Palin was elected that Wooten had made a threat against Palin’s family. He said he also had casual conversations with Todd Palin about the trooper. Bailey said Todd had expressed “general frustration with the situation” but never asked him to do anything about it.

“My fear was (Wooten) could fly off the handle and do something that was irreversible,” Bailey said. “That concern, that fear, has always been in the back of my mind.”

Palin said it’s under discussion whether Bailey is going to keep his job in the administration.

Attorney General Colberg also disclosed Wednesday that he’d made a call about Wooten. Colberg said he called Monegan several months ago after Todd Palin asked him about “the process” for when state troopers make death threats against the first family.

“I made an inquiry and was told by commissioner Monegan that there was a process in place and that it was handled and it was over. And I reported back to the first gentleman that there was nothing more that could be done,” Colberg said.

Palin said her husband also contacted Monegan about a threat made by Wooten but backed off when Monegan indicated he couldn’t get into the matter.

The family had alleged the threat in 2005, before Palin became governor. They said Wooten had told Palin’s sister he would shoot their father if he got the sister a lawyer.

Wooten denied saying anything like that. But a trooper investigation concluded he did, although it wasn’t a crime because he didn’t threaten the father directly. Wooten’s actions did violate trooper policy, the investigator found.

Palin said she was meeting with the investigator hired by the Legislature, Steve Branchflower, on Wednesday and would turn over everything gathered as part of the attorney general’s inquiry. The Bailey phone call was the only one that Palin singled out as being wrong. Assistant Attorney General Mike Barnhill said all the calls from then-chief of staff Tibbles, who is now running Sen. Ted Stevens’ re-election campaign, regarding Wooten looked to be appropriate.

“It’s absolutely appropriate that a chief of staff was checking on staff issues and personnel, policy and procedure,” Palin said.

Palin said no one from the Department of Public Safety — including Monegan before his firing — had complained they felt pressured regarding Wooten.

Colberg also disclosed Wednesday that Chuck Kopp, who Palin had appointed to replace Monegan as public safety commissioner, received a $10,000 state severance package after he resigned following just two weeks on the job.

It was in light of the fact that he left a comfortable 19-year career on the Kenai Peninsula and took a job that lasted less than two weeks,” Colberg said.

Kopp, the former Kenai chief of police, resigned July 25 following disclosure of a 2005 sexual harassment complaint and letter of reprimand against him.

Monegan said in a Wednesday interview that he didn’t get any severance package from the state.

Monegan was a Palin appointee, and she had a right to fire him for any reason. She’s previously refused to say exactly why she got rid of him, but laid out several reasons Wednesday, saying she’s decided to talk about it because Monegan is.

Palin said he wasn’t doing enough to fill state trooper vacancies and battle alcohol abuse issues. She said he “did not turn out to be a team player on budgeting issues.”

Palin said it’s fine to have debates during cabinet meetings over the budget but Monegan went further and indicated to legislators she wasn’t proposing enough spending. Palin’s acting chief of staff, Mike Nizich, said Monegan asked legislators for spending that hadn’t been authorized by the governor.

“The response he got was don’t come to us and ask for more money when you cannot fill the 56 or 58 trooper positions that were vacant,” Nizich said. “So he was making a pitch for additional funding when he couldn’t even fill what he currently had available to him.”

Monegan questioned that but declined to comment further, saying he’s already started talking to the special investigator hired by the Legislature to look into his firing.
WOW !!!!
Greenwich Diva Opened
A Big Can Of Whip Ass
On Greenwich Guy !!!!
Why Does Greenwich Guy Want
To Have Someone Like
Sarah Palin Just Half A Heart Beat Away
From The Most Powerfull Job In The World ????
What In The Heck Is Greenwich Guy Thinking ????
This Sarah "I Am A Desperate Attempt To Get Hillary Supporters" Palin and her husband Todd seem to be the real wackos.
Greenwich "Neo Con" Guy Is Really Not As Good
A Judge Of Character As Greenwich "I Told You Sarah Was A Big Time Republican Liability" Diva Is.
If Greenwich Guy Was Smart
He Would Take His Foot Out
Of His Mouth And Stop Supporting
A Vice Presidential Canidate
He Knows Asolutely Nothing About.
Greenwich Guy Is Probably Way Too Scared
To Challenge The Intelectually Superior
Greenwich Diva's Last Post
What's Poor Little Greenwich Guy Going To Say....
"Oh, yeah my imaginary girl friend Sarah Palin has a cute little butt and Greenwich Diva is just jealeous, because Sarah knows how to hunt and fish. So there. Ha Ha Ha."
"How Do You Like Them Apples Greenwich Diva?"
Greenwich Diva Probably Won't Here Any More From Greenwich Guy, Because He Knows He Has Been Whipped Good By The Intelectually Superior Greenwich Diva !!!
Greenwich Guy Would Be
Just As Stupid As He Looks,
If Continues To Attempt To Debate
The Intelectually Superior
Greenwich Diva

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Ted Stevens Endorses Sarah Palin

08/30/08 Greenwich Roundup Is Calling Off The Lawyers

Greenwich Roundup Noticed That Joy Haenlein Has Taken The Old Greenwich Roundup Name From Her Blog Page, Therefore We Have No Problems With Sarah Darer Littman's Team Blog Called Our Greenwich.
We Also Noticed That Sarah Darer Littman Completely Revamped Our Greenwich So That It No Longer Has Any Of Greenwich Time's Copywrited Style and Layout elements.

However, We Wonder If The Revamp Of Our Greenwich Was Possibly Joe Pisani .John Ferris Robben ,Joy Haenlein ,Sarah Darer Littman or Susie Costaregni got a call from the in house lawyers at Hearst Newspapers .

We Wish Our Greenwich The Very Best And Look Forward To Seeing This Team Blog Project Grow And Prosper.
As We Also Hope To See The Real And Original Old Greenwich Roundup Blog Grow And Prosper.

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08/30/08 It's Now Time For Beat The Press With Bill Clark

Greenwich Time Reporters And Editors Ask Bill Clark,

"Thank You Sir, May I Have Another Sir?"

By The Scribe Of Greenwich

Dear reader, the mind boggles that the Hearst Corporation, new owner of our wildly unpopular local rag, AKA Yellowwich Time, for some reason continues to keep this money-losing joke of a "newspaper" alive. They should just pull the plug and end the misery of its death-throes, not to mention the misery of all of us here in Greenwich who have to put up with it on a daily basis.
Hearken now to the latest swill, "History has a home at Seven Oaks," which would earn a quick, unmerciful "F" if any student here in Town were rash enough to write this gibberish:

"The 15-room house was designed in the Georgian Revival stule which reflected the architecture of New England in the 17th century. The original Georgian style was named for the four King Georges of England who reigned in the late 19th and early-to-mid 20th centuries. It was brought to America by the early settlers."

How does one even begin to untangle this wad of drivel? Can a "Revival" style pre-date its "original" style? One rather thinks not. Did the "four King Georges" really reign in the late 19th century, when Victoria was firmly on the throne from 1837 to 1901? Methinks she would not have been amused to learn this.
And what's all this about the early settlers of America arriving in that same time period of "the late 19th and early-to-mid 20th centuries"? What happened to Jamestown in 1609, or the Plymouth Colony in 1620? Does the Yellowwich Time reporter really expect us to believe that the Revolution was fought at the same time as the Spanish-American War?
Let's try to unsnarl the mess created by this ignoramus. King George I of England came over from Germany to assume the throne in 1714. He never really learned to speak English, which he pronounced with a Germanic accent; thus the mispronunciation "eye-ther" instead of the original "ee-ther" for the word "either" entered the language. None of his courtiers dared to correct the King, and in fact began slavishly to mimic his error. He died in 1727, never having gotten it right.
George II took over that same year, and carried on until he died in 1760. Handel wrote his "Coronation Anthems" for George's investiture as King in 1727, and was repaid when the King later got up to take a bathroom break during the first performance of the "Hallelujah Chorus". Since no one could stay seated in front of the King, everyone else got up, too. And so, dear reader, we all continue to stand today in memory of George II's weak bladder.
George III, as everyone but the Yellowwich Time writer knows, was the last King of America. He reigned from 1760 to 1820, but the real monarch during his latter years was the Prince Regent, later George IV. Such unpopular missteps as the Stamp Act and the tax on tea led to his being burned in effigy on our side of the Pond, and when the colonists had had enough, they revolted. From the "shot heard 'round the world" at Concord bridge on April 19, 1775 until the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the Brits chased the Yanks up and down the countryside. Our American George (Washington) managed to lose nearly every battle, but finally won the war thanks to the timely intervention of the French. King George lost his own battle with porphyria, and his son took over the reins for the final ten years of his life.

George IV was a naughty boy. As Prince Regent he led the life of a pampered playboy, eventually building up to a 50-inch waist and tipping the scales at 245 pounds (well, 17 and a half stones, if you prefer). During his reign architecture morphed from the Georgian to the Regency style. He died in 1830.

Well, there you have it, dear reader: a romp through the reigns of the four Georges. Somewhat different dates from those set forth in Yellowwich Time, to be sure, but all of us here in Town know you can't believe anything you read in that rag.

Bottom line: the local rag gets an F-minus-minus for its attempts to pervert the facts of history, not to mention the history of architecture. Please, somebody, just shoot this pathetic non-newspaper and end the misery. Pretty please?


Here at Greenwich Roundup we live in a constant state of fear that Bill Clark will come and open up a can of whip ass on our never ending stream of spelling errors and bad grammar.

Fortunately, we make so many errors that Bill Clark can't waste his time correcting this rag of a blog.
The simple fact is that if Bill Clark started correcting just the spelling errors in this blog he not might get finished until the year 2025.

The year that his and everyone else's social security payments run out.

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08/30/08 The Overnight Greenwich News Roundup For Saturday Morning (Updated)

A crewman aboard the maxi yacht Rima 2, in the IRC Super Zero class, gauges the boat's proximity to the start, while behind him Genuine Risk closes fast in Long Island Sound off Stamford Harbor, the start of the annual race to Martha's Vineyard and back.

(Paul Desmarais/Greenwich Time Staff photos)

Greenwich Time
As he waited for the start gun, Greenwich resident Tom O'Connell made a half-serious vow to never lose again to his sailing buddy, Benoit Ansart, who last year finished ahead of him in the annual Vineyard sailing race, sponsored by apparel company Vineyard Vines.

"I finished second" of two, O'Connell joked. "Not this time."

The two men were among the more than 500 skippers and crew members who turned out Friday for the 74th annual Vineyard Race. The competition, which launches from the Stamford Yacht Club, is the final contest of three in the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy.

The course spans 238 miles and typically takes about 35 hours, bringing racers east out of Long Island Sound, past Block Island, R.I., to the light tower at Buzzard's Bay off Martha's Vineyard and back....
Greenwich Post
With the end of summer vacation, Greenwich looks to fall. The quintessential image of fall leaves is given new meaning at the new exhibit at Les Beaux Arts Gallery at Round Hill Community Church, which opens Sunday, Sept. 7 and runs through Oct. 7.
Since Rosetta Stone is no longer offering its service to libraries, we thought we'd share another neat language learning site that we found: Livemocha.com ...
Sorry I haven't been around lately, but I still need to get my computer up and running again. Right now, Brent is visiting for a few days so I won't have time...

RSC Equipment Rental weathers times
Arizona Republic
... publicly traded company has become the second-largest equipment renter in North America, after United Rentals, a Greenwich, Conn., company with about 700 stores. Olsson says his company is the leader when it comes to growth and profitability. The ...

Too late for charges in N.Y. oil br.....
... with a lower court that the deadline to reinstate most of the dismissed charges against Frederic Bourke Jr. of Greenwich, Conn., had passed. The ruling did not immediately effect related charges pending against investment promoter Viktor Kozeny, an ...
Associated Press NEW YORK
A federal appeals court on Friday refused to reinstate charges against a businessman accused of offering hundreds of millions of dollars to top officials in Azerbaijan in exchange for favorable treatment in oil deals.
In its ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed with a lower court that the deadline to reinstate most of the dismissed charges against Frederic Bourke Jr., of Greenwich, had passed.

The ruling did not immediately affect related charges pending against investment promoter Viktor Kozeny, an Irish citizen of Czech background who is in the Bahamas appealing an order of deportation. Kozeny cannot fight the U.S. charges unless he returns to American soil.

Earlier this year, the government dropped charges against a third man, David Pinkerton of Bernardsville, N.J.

Bourke and Pinkerton, who are U.S. citizens, were charged along with Kozeny in 2005 with conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Travel Act.

Prosecutors alleged that the trio schemed to pay tens of millions of dollars to buy off senior officials from the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan from 1997 to 1999.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act makes it a crime to offer payment to foreign government officials to obtain or retain business. Besides cash, the defendants also provided jewelry and luxury items and free medical treatment to the officials, prosecutors said.

Azerbaijan, rich in oil resources, began .....

'48 Hours Mystery' looks at Skakel case
Connecticut Post
... bludgeoned to death with a golf club on her family's property on Oct. 31, 1975. The case remained unsolved until Greenwich Police charged Skakel in the case in 2000. Assistant State's Attorney Susann Gill, the prosecutor who has championed Skakel's ...
Greenwich Post
For the past three and one-half decades, this has always been Greenwich High School football coach Rich Albonizio’s favorite time of year.
OK, maybe not as much as late November and early December some years when he’s accepting a championship plaque or two.
But there’s always something special about the first week of football practice.

Orphans get a funding boost for college
... 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 ...

Riverside's Lund enjoys successful summer, placing 4th U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship
Greenwich Time
With waves as high as 10 feet and winds that exceeded 20 knots, it wasn't exactly smooth sailing for those who competed in the 2008 U.
Greenwich Post
The Greenwich High School Class of 1973 is holding its 35th reunion on Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 17 to 19.

Aquarion Approved For Rate Increase
Hartford Courant
... In December, the company imposed rate increases ranging from 11 percent in the southern division, which covers the Greenwich and Mystic areas, to 33 percent in the western division, which supplies Stamford and neighboring towns. Attorney General ...

The front yard is the last place you'd expect to find a vegetable garden in tony Greenwich, yet that's exactly where Laura and Stephen Cunningham planted their organic 40- by 23-foot vegetable patch.
Dear reader, the mind boggles that the Hearst Corporation, new owner of our wildly unpopular local rag, AKA *Yellowwich Time*, for some reason continues to...
Greenwich Post
The Aug. 14 Board of Selectman Meeting is airing on Greenwich Community Television (GCTV) twice daily through the weekend, at noon and 9 p.m. on Friday, at 8:30 a.m. and at 2:55 p.m. on Saturday and at 9:10 a.m. and at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
A federal appeals court on Friday refused to reinstate charges against a businessman accused of offering hundreds of millions of dollars to top officials i...

Rothschild Slams Winners, Will Play for Emory
Westport News
... and handled the tougher competition well. "I definitely felt more pressure to keep winning, especially against Greenwich, but I liked it," recalls Rothschild. "I didn't beat Greenwich but I gave it my best." This year, he reached the Class L singles ...
The developer of a software product that has made the documentation process easier for vessels to enter ports around the world has broken away from the business that his father sold two years ago to start his own company.
Fritz Heidenreich, president and chief executive officer of Heidenreich Innovations, will leave Heidmar Inc. on Monday to establish his new business at 165 Mason St., in Greenwich, sharing a building occupied by a office operated by his father, Per Heidenreich, who founded Heidmar 25 years ago and sold it to subsidiaries of Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. in September 2006.

In connection with Heidenreich's departure, Heidmar will transfer the www.Q88.com and www.Baltic99.com Web sites to Heidenreich Innovations and will enter into a contract with the new company for consulting services.

The Q88 Website was launched in June 2001, and the Baltic99 Website was launched in June. There are 580 questionnaires available on these Websites, and they are being used by more than 390 ship owners, representing 4,900 vessels.
Greenwich Post
Girl Scouts of Connecticut will recognize two exceptional female role models at its fourth annual Women of Achievement: Paving the Way leadership breakfast on Friday, Sept. 5, from 7:45 to 10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich.

All are welcome to reserve a seat and sponsorship opportunities are available.
For What It's Worth
-By Chris Fountain
More effective than bribing the maitre'd The man pictured above, "Eddy", was our fishing guide for a few days this week and Thursday night we invited Ed an...

United Rentals Names Kneeland President, CEO and Director
Rental Equipment Register
... voided greater cuts by helping institute other measures to cut back on expenses and improve efficiencies. Based in Greenwich, Conn., United Rentals is North America's largest rental company, No. 1 on the RER 100.

Contracts for August 29, 2008
Department of Defense News
... is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-D-9406). World Fuels Americas dba Trans-Tec, Greenwich, Conn., is being awarded a maximum $47,378,119 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuels. Other locations of ...
Greenwich Forum
Arrest made in YW bomb threats - Greenwich Time - Comment, last updated on Saturday Aug 30 by ghost
It was a day many people never thought they'd live to see, and one that could presage so much more. For the first time in this country's history, someone other than a white man won the presidential nomination from a major political party.
Greenwich News
'Dinnertime Bandit' Convicted; Those Responsible Exult - He called himself the "best second-story man in the business," but Alan Golder, dubbed the "Dinnertime Bandit" for allegedly robbing or attempting to rob...

Global Markets-Oil rises on Gustav, dollar posts big August gain
... competitiveness, notably relative to Europe," said Alan Ruskin, chief international strategist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. in a note to investors. Data showed euro zone consumer prices grew at a less-than-expected 3.8 percent ...

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Ruth All-Stars Had Right Mix
Greenwich Citizen
... the results could be varied, interesting and sometimes downright scary. That's what makes the summer run for the Greenwich Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Star team even more impressive. The boys returned home from the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series ...

Chung Making Her Point Quickly
Greenwich Citizen
... Fencing Association. She's also ranked No. 35 nationally for 12-under fencers. The soon-to-be fifth grader at Greenwich Academy also won the gold medal for both the Y-12 and Y-14 mixed (boys and girls competing together) foil event at Connecticut's ...
*Greenwich Time says......* *Small fixes are left for Ham Ave.** * *Written By The **Board Of Education's Boy* *Colin Gustafson* A variety of unresol...

On AP and Newspaper Cancellation
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 ...

Clearing out the clutter
Greenwich Time
Greenwich resident Stefania Masoni has been a feng shui consultant for area residents and corporations since 1999.

PW Daily
Publishers' Weekly
Just Books Planning Grand Re-Opening by Kevin Howell
Just Books, the independent bookstore in Old Greenwich, Conn., is holding a grand re-opening and open house on Saturday, September 6 to celebrate its new ownership and show off the ...

Beach cars lead town to tax cheats
Greenwich Time
Ali Karimi is giving new meaning to the word "beachcomber." A personal property appraiser in the assessor's office, Karimi has been combing through the list of Greenwich beach card holders for those failing to register their motor vehicles at their town addresses.

Christ Church Greenwich has turned a page in its musical history with the appointment of an internationally recognized organist, Jamie Hitel, as the new director of music.
What were you thinking Senator McCain? As a strong Obama supporter, I am extremely happy that you picked Governor Sarah Palin, but I am sure Republicans ...

Dead fish litter Milford Harbor
Connecticut Post
... "It's a level that's lower than normal," he said. On Thursday afternoon, UConn station readings off the coast of Greenwich showed oxygen at only 2.4 ppm at the bottom. At the surface, near Bridgeport, the reading was 10.2. In windier, colder ...
So last week when I was up on the roof, watering the plants in the skybar, I noticed what looked like a branch moving around under the stream of water coming...

Greenwich Time
A regulation that allows only residents to park during the daytime on Idlewild Manor has been made permanent, despite complaints from a renter on the block about the rule's impact on family members and guests visiting her.
Does Prince Charles attract nutty women for his wives or does he drive them crazy post-marriage? That's the question we should be asking now that Camilla, re...

Wiscasset Tidal Plant
Wiscasset Newspaper
... publicity generated last year over plans to build a coal plant in Wiscasset. Proposed by National RE/sources of Greenwich, Conn., the project was stopped when townspeople voted not to raise the town's height limit. A grass-roots citizens' ...
Pollice blotter
Greenwich Time
Julia Plants, 41, of 25 Owenoke Way, Old Greenwich, turned herself in Wednesday night and was charged with failure to appear in court, according a police report.
Raymundo Reyes, 33, of 39 Meadow Street, Norwalk turned himself in to Greenwich Police Wednesday night and was released on $15,000 bond. He had been arrested in November 2002 for driving while intoxicated.
Both Reyes and Plants are due to appear in Superior Court in Stamford Sept. 5.

Greenwich Time
Fifty years ago, the Greenwich Council, Boy Scouts of America, signed a deed of ownership on 75 acres of backcountry forestland where it soon created a lake for campers to swim, canoe and fish in every summer.

Pipeline approved for water bottler
Sun Journal
... said Thursday that Nestle Waters North America's proposal meets permitting requirements. The company is based in Greenwich, Conn., and is part of Switzerland's Nestle SA. Regulators earlier decided the project isn't likely to harm surface or ...
To the editor:
I would like to clarify Neil Vigdor's account of the issues surrounding the potential removal of trees in Bruce Park.
As I explained to Mr. Vigdor when he called to inform me that trees were being posted with notices by the office of Bruce Spaman, the town's tree warden, we first discovered that several old specimens were diseased and declared to be at high risk last September when, in the course of researching the museum's renovation and expansion plans, our architects undertook an independent study of the health of the trees with the help of professional arborists from Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories.

Once we had this information, we were legally obliged to share it with the town, whose responsibility it is to monitor and maintain the trees in public spaces. The information was submitted to Mr. Spaman and reviewed with him on the museum's property last November.

By posting notices on the trees this week, it is assumed that Mr. Spaman concurred with the report and its recommendations. It therefore is incorrect to suggest that the museum requested or made an application for the trees' removal.

I might add that in our planning, we have taken the stewardship of the park very seriously and seek to save as many old, healthy trees as possible, proposing to replace diseased specimens with new plantings.
Our plans also call for environmentally responsible, "sustainable" building materials and practices. One need only visit the museum at the moment, when we have three interrelated shows on climate change, to appreciate the Bruce's ongoing commitment to nature and the environment.

Peter C. Sutton


The writer is the executive director of the Bruce Museum.
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