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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

09/03/08 POLITICO: Greenwich Resident Ned Lamont On Sen. Joseph Lieberman

Ryan Grim, Republican-American

Ned Lamont, who upset Sen. Joseph I, Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic primary, only to lose in the general, sat down with The Crypt in Denver during the Democratic National Convention and shared his thoughts on the ongoing journey of his political rival. On Wednesday night, Lieberman’s journey brought him before thousands of cheering Republicans in St. Paul.

“I’d like to think we’ll get a few more Democratic senators elected, so nobody’s sitting there in the cat-bird seat,” he said. “And then I hope that gives our Democratic leadership the opportunity to do the right thing.”

Lamont, who said he’s considering another run for the Senate, is in position to be on the receiving end of much anti-Lieberman carping and he said that in Denver a “fair number of [senators] have come up to me and hit me on the back and said, ‘I wasn’t there with you during the election, but boy do I know why you did what you did.’”

Democratic senators were especially disappointed, Lamont said, because “all of them” supported Lieberman “during the primary when he was primary Joe, and most of them [did so] quietly during the general election.” Lamont said that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) was one of the only Democrats to back him.

Lamont noted with irony that “during the primary he’s the one who said, ‘I’m the real Democrat and Lamont is Republican-lite.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said that Lieberman has retained his chairmanship of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee because on votes other than the war, he’s been a reliable Democrat. Lamont disagrees. “He’s with us except on the war; just on Iran; just on the Supreme Court; tax policy. You go over to the McCain campaign on a lot more than the war,” he said. “The man who said I’m not a Democrat; I’m not a Republican; I’m going to be post-partisan, has now become one of the lead attackers of Obama and Democrats in general.”



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09/03/08 Bill Clark Is Going To Keep Slapping The "Yellowich Time" Around Until They Hire A GOODER Copy Editor

Greenwich Time Editor David Warner Was Last Seen At The Greenwich Library Asking The Ladies At The Information Desk For Help In Finding The Book,"Blogging For Dummies"
The New Greenwich Time Editor Bill Clark Sends Sarah Littman To The Greenwich Library With A Camera, But Mr. David Warner Flee Out The Backdoor.
Greenwich Library Patrons Are Rolling On The Floor Laughing Their Rear Ends Off As Startled Librarians Are Forced To Call The Greenwich SWAT Team To Restore Order And Decorum

The local rag, AKA Yellowwich Time, strikes again. Today's front page carries the blooper that adorns today's blog title. Further proof, if any were needed, that the cretins who write for this doomed "newspaper" are functional illiterates.

And just as most cretins do not come from Crete, so one is unlikely to find Wyatt Earp and his ilk enforcing martial law. That task is reserved for a government's military forces, not some gun-toting marshal or local cop. A marshal may indeed uphold the law, but he ordinarily plays no part in martial law. Different horse, different color - not to mention different spelling. But as always, the yahoos at Yellowwich Time cannot be bothered to deal with such extraneous irrelevancies as facts.

By the way, Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) died in bed at age 80 without his boots on. He never did take any part in upholding martial law, since the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 expressly forbids military involvement in domestic law enforcement without congressional approval. To your scribe's best knowledge and belief, Congress has not approved martial law here in Greenwich, although with the recent invasion of our Town's ferries and islands by hordes of non-residents who steal our picnic tables by throwing our belongings on the ground and replacing them with their own, there are no doubt many local citizens who might be ready to sign a petition to that effect.

The occasion for the latest display of brazen ignorance by the unlettered staff of Yellowwich Time was a field exercise by the police department's SWAT team. In a coincidence of delicious irony, this activity took place in the now-vacant offices and newsroom of - wait for it - Yellowwich Time itself. What a pity that the cops didn't come up with this idea a year or two earlier, when they could have cleaned out a nest of chronic linguistic lawbreakers and shameless saboteurs of the truth at the same time. Now that would have been a public service of the first magnitude!

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09/03/08 Garden Catering opens a deluxe outpost with late-night hours

You can't go wrong with the Special


Garden Catering235 Main St., Stamford. (203) 487-0333, http://www.gardencatering.net/

There are few Fairfield County institutions I love more than Garden Catering. Goodies from the eateries (two in Greenwich, three in Stamford and two more in New York state) are tasty, cheap and highly addictive. The signature item is the "World Famous Special" (although it's doubtful how globally recognized a bag of chicken nuggets can be). It used to be known as the "High School Special" until a legal dispute stripped the combo of the title (seriously). The Special provides a half-pound of chicken nuggets and french fries (in the same bag) and a can of Coke. They splash seasoning into the bag, which not only adds a zestful kick to the somewhat standard meal but also gives you an added post-meal ritual—licking the powdery seasoning off your sticky fingers. For six dollars, it's an incredible value, and you leave very, very full.

Another favorite is the tuna quesadilla, perfectly melted and delicious, but if you only get to eat at Garden Catering every so often, the Special is hard to resist.

But of all the culinary delights to be had at Garden Catering, the chain has never been one for ambiance—or even comfort. The place on High Ridge is little more than a slender corridor, and if you don't have an intimate knowledge of local parks or greens the only option is eating in your car, which turns dipping your nuggets or fries in one of their sauces into a cumbersome act of acrobatic dexterity. Ditto for the East Stamford location, which used to have bar stools until they started "having problems," according to the manager. Fuck if I know what that means.

This made the promise of the Main Street location something approaching Shangri-la. Not only are there tables (and chairs!), but the new place is open late, Monday through Wednesday until 10 p.m., Thursday until 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m. (It's closed Sunday.) The prospects were almost heavenly.

The actuality of the place didn't quite live up. I arrived at 12:32 a.m. on a Saturday night and nothing was going on. The late hours are undoubtedly tied into the downtown club scene, but there was little evidence of synergistic cross-pollination. The bars and clubs on Main Street were packed with throngs of people with short skirts and gelled hair. They streamed out into the street—but not into Garden Catering.....

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09/03/08 Advisers say conservative ire pushed McCain away from picking Joe Lieberman

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, before delivering a speech lauding Senator John McCain on Tuesday at the Republican convention. More Photos >

Norwalk Advocate

... but won re-election to his fourth Senate term in 2006 as an independent after losing his party's nomination in a primary against Greenwich's Ned Lamont. ...

More on the Media darling Joe Lieberman:

U.S. News & World Report

Joseph Lieberman—he lost his party's primary in 2006 and won as a third-party candidate—took to the convention stage to bash Democratic nominee Barack Obama ...

Video: Former Dem Lieberman Speaks at RNC




Even More on the Media darling Joe Lieberman:

New York Times

He was followed by the evening’s marquee speaker, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, a Democrat turned independent who came close to being Mr. ...



by Aaron Bruns

FT MYERS, Fla — Joe Biden ribbed RNC speakers Fred Thompson and Joe Lieberman at what was billed as an economic roundtable, and pushed the ...

The Associated Press

Joe Lieberman may have lined up with Republicans at their convention in Minnesota to support John McCain, but he's still writing six-figure checks to help ...


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09/03/08 The Rack 'N' Roll Café proudly announces the Local Ladies of Music Showcase for the Benefit of the Susan G. Komen for the cure.

From left to right: Terri Lane, Anya, Meggy Hearn, Stephanie Hansen, and Hillary Johnson

Stamford Plus Magazine

Meggy Hearn, of Greenwich, handily opened the show and quickly gained the adoration of the crowd of 200. Meggy was followed by a commanding performance by ...

...“The Rack” is an Adult Party Club located in Stamford, CT offering food, drinks, 25 TVs, Pool, Darts, Video Games and different musical events every weekend in a fun, party atmosphere. See www.myspace.com/racknrollbar for additional information.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded on a promise made between two sisters – Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Suzy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, a time when little was known about the disease and it was rarely discussed in public. Before she died at the age of 36, Suzy asked her sister to do everything possible to bring an end to breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise by establishing Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1982 in Suzy‟s memory.

For more than 20 years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Working through a network of U.S. and international Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.

Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established October 4, 1999 and has continually provided support for this mission in the state of Connecticut.


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09/03/08 Today's "Mom I Need Some Money To Make Bail" Story

Nantucket Independent

Bryce G. Rohrer, 23, of Old Greenwich, C.T,, was arrested on Pleasant Street and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failing to use caution while driving a motor vehicle and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

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09/03/08 Is it the pussification of america or are brown shirts preparing to break into your Greenwich home.

Join the online debate about SWAT team runs through drills


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09/03/08 You Wont See These Greenwich News Reports In The Greenwich Time, The Greenwich Post Or The Hardly Ever Updated Greenwich Citizen

Once Again The Fat, Dumb And Happy
Greenwich Media Has Dropped The Ball

Green Buildings NYC

New York City-based Heritage Realty Services recently purchased 200,000-square-foot 600 Steamboat Road in Greenwich, Connecticut for $200 million.

Here Is Today's ....
Greenwich Hedge Fund Sucking Wind Story


... hedge fund's basic- industries group. Lehman Holding Five years later he moved to Tudor Investment Corp., the Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge-fund firm run by Paul Tudor Jones . Anderson started the Ospraie Fund at Tudor, named after the marine ...

Please Check In Tomorrow To Read How The Ivy League's Best And Brightest Are Screwing Up The National Economy

Pickard, Wilson get together in Nashville


... traveling club when they were 14. They haven't played together for the last three seasons. Wilson, who was born in Greenwich, Conn., played for the United States National Development Team before embarking on a college career at Boston University ...

Engel & Voelkers Winter Park Appeals to International Buyers with...

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... continents. The Hamburg, Germany-based organization's growing portfolio of global locations includes the Hamptons; Greenwich, Conn.; England, Ireland, Italy, Chile, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa and Thailand. With many European style Property ...

Police Blotter


... * Tim McGinty, 46, of 32 Fairfield Road, Greenwich, was charged with second-degree failure to appear in court. * ...

Wayward horse lands on Bedford roof

Journal News

BEDFORD - A cat up a tree may sound routine for firefighters, but the call to Banksville Independent Fire Department - a horse on a roof - was anything but.

Firefighters arrived at 245 Bedford Banksville Road around 5 p.m. Monday after a resident called to report that a horse was stuck on - and in - their garage roof.

It's not our usual call," Banksville Assistant Fire Chief Bill Richardson said yesterday. "Very rarely do you see a horse on a roof."

The detached three-car garage is built against a hill, and the horse, apparently after escaping from a nearby farm, approached it from the top of the hill and jumped onto the roof after possibly being spooked by something.

Once it stepped onto the roof, a hoof went through, and it got stuck. "The roof couldn't support the weight," said Richardson, who is also the assistant building inspector for the town of North Castle.

As the horse struggled to gain its footing, different hooves broke through the roof but not all at the same time, Richardson said.

Firefighters had to wait until a veterinarian arrived and tranquilized the horse.

They then fashioned a ramp from the roof and walked the horse to safety.

The animal was not injured.

The rescue became the talk of the town yesterday in the communities covered by the Banksville fire district: North Castle and Greenwich, Conn.

When people asked Richardson how the horse wound up there, he said he told them, "it was a flying horse."

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09/03/08 Greenwich Post News Links For Wednesday

Volunteer Marge Robben took advantage of the sunny weather at Greenwich Point last weekend to encourage unregistered voters to sign up to participate in the Nov. 4 local and national elections. Ms. Robben enticed voters with cardboard cutouts of presidential candidates United States Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama.— David Ames photo

With a second batch of mosquitoes in Greenwich testing positive for West Nile virus early last month, town officials are continuing to take steps to ward them off, using a population control program that targets the young.

John S. Herold, husband of the former Peggy Schusser of Greenwich, died at Connecticut Hospice on Aug. 23. He was 96 years old.

The following are Sept. 2’s released arrests:


A 17-year-old Greenwich boy was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with breach of peace and third degree criminal mischief. The warrant stemmed from an alleged fight in a Wilbur Peck Court parking lot on June 19. The boy was released on a promise to appear and is due in court Sept. 3.


Myles Scherr, 43, of Stamford was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with second degree reckless endangerment, breach of peace and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Police had been sent to the scene of a reported fight between a motorist and a sanitation employee. After arriving at the scene, police were met by the sanitation worker who told police Scherr had punched him in the face, cursed at him and thrown his truck keys on the lawn of one of the homes after entering into his truck to get them. The man also claimed Scherr got into his car and drove at him at a high rate of speed. Scherr was released on a $10,000 surety bond and is due in court Sept. 2.


Julia Plants, 41, of 25 Owenoke Way, Old Greenwich, was arrested Aug. 28 and charged with second degree failure to appear. She reportedly turned herself in to police custody in response to May 2 charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief for which she failed to appear in court. Plants was released on a $5,000 surety bond and is due in court Sept. 5.


Raymundo Reyes, 33, of Norwalk was arrested Aug. 28 and charged with second degree failure to appear. Reyes had allegedly failed to appear in court to answer a Nov. 11, 2002 charge of driving under the influence. He was released on a $15,000 surety bond and is due in court Sept. 5.


A 27-year-old Riverside man was arrested Aug. 28 and charged with threatening. The man had been in a Willard corrections facility when he was transported to Stamford Superior Court to face the charge, which stemmed from an alleged June 1 domestic incident. The man was returned to the custody of the state Marshal’s office.


Ashleigh Singer, 23, of 51 Forest Ave., Old Greenwich, was arrested Aug. 29 and charged with receipt of stolen goods using a credit card, third degree larceny, two counts of automatic teller fraud, illegal use of a credit card and two counts of credit card theft. Singer reportedly turned herself in on an arrest warrant stemming from the alleged theft of a co-worker’s wallet to purchase goods. The theft reportedly took place in May but wasn’t reported until July 29. Singer was released on a $1,000 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 5.


Albert Roth, 48, of Milford was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with evading responsibility and unsafe backing. Roth reportedly turned himself in on an outstanding warrant stemming from an alleged hit-and-run incident on July 24. According to police, Roth backed his vehicle from a legal parking space on North Water Street and struck a motor scooter before leaving the scene. Roth was released on a $50 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 8.


Raul Alaniz, 26, of Stamford was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with first degree criminal trespass, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal attempt at burglary and interfering with an officer. Tracey Vanterpool, 40, of Stamford was arrested and charged with interfering with an officer, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to commit burglary. The two were arrested after a Connecticut Light and Power security supervisor alerted police that he saw Alaniz inside a secured area on Railroad Avenue. Police units arrived at the scene and allegedly saw Alaniz hop a security fence and flee into the wooded area. Vanterpool was reportedly at the scene but did not enter the secured area. Police checked the area and reported finding a pair of bolt cutters and a reel of cable at the scene and accused the two of attempting to steal copper. Vanterpool was released on a promise to appear and Alaniz was held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. They are both due in court Sept. 8.


Teresa Ferraro, 54, was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with breach of peace and second degree criminal mischief. A woman claimed to police that Ferraro appeared at her door, knocked loudly and created a scene before leaving. The woman told police Ferraro appeared again while she was at her car and pulled her hair, slapped her in the back of the head and keyed the vehicle, leaving deep scratch marks to the rear and left side of it. According to police, Ferraro believed the woman was having an affair with her husband, something there was no evidence to support. Ferraro was released on a $250 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 8.


Marcelo Henrique, 19, of 8 Weaver St. Apt. 2 was arrested Aug. 31 and charged with third degree identity theft, second degree forgery, fourth degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fourth degree larceny. Henrique allegedly cashed a $1,000 stolen check belonging to a Greenwich resident. Police believe a second suspect was involved but no arrest has been made. The investigation is ongoing. Henrique was released on a $1,000 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 8.


Ray Matthews, 37, of Port Chester, N.Y. was arrested Aug. 31 and charged with possession of less than four ounces of marijuana. Matthews had been the passenger in a car stopped by police for an unrelated matter and when he was removed from the car and patted down, police allegedly found a bag of marijuana in his right front pants pocket. Matthews was released on a $100 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 8.


Anthony Palmisano, 29, of 21 Gerry St. was arrested Sept. 1 and charged with third degree assault and breach of peace. Police reportedly saw an unoccupied, disabled vehicle with activated emergency flashers on Arch Street. It was known that the vehicle belonged to Palmisano, for whom police held an active warrant. Police then saw Palmisano leaving the scene in a taxi and stopped him. He said his vehicle had run out of gas and he was going to get some. The warrant stemmed from a past incident. However, he was also cited for having weapons in a car when police reportedly found brass knuckles in Palmisano’s car. He was released on a $500 surety bond and is due in court Sept. 8.
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09/03/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Wednesday

Cops Scare The Daylights Out Of
Shaky Greenwich Time Photographer


Don't be deceived by the sound of gunfire and presence of police SWAT team officers in camouflage fatigues downtown.

Greenwich is not under marshal law.

All this week, the town is hosting about two dozen law enforcement officers from several municipalities for intensive SWAT team training exercises, including hostage rescue drills.

Led by Chuck Habermehl, a former Marine and an expert in close quarters combat whose clients include the Navy SEALs, the drills emphasize repetition.

"We want this to be second nature," said Chris Girard, 37, a Greenwich police range technician who is a member of the department's Special Response Unit, the local equivalent to a SWAT team.

Girard said SWAT team officers are taught to block out distractions and determine whether the subject they are confronting poses a threat and whether they need to engage.

"It's like a fighter pilot," Girard said. "Flying the plane is secondary. It has to be committed to muscle memory."

On Tuesday, the officers used the vacant former Greenwich Time building at 20 E. Elm St. to practice close combat skills, storming into what used to be the newsroom in groups of three to four with guns drawn. ...

With questions still persisting over a proposed subdivision on King Street, a town agency has again delayed a decision to approve it.

Antares turns over projects

A Norwalk developer has taken sole control over two huge projects in Stamford's South End, the 80-acre Harbor Point redevelopment and Gateway, a proposed office complex on the former Manger Electric property.


This isn't Florida. After hand counting ballots for less than an hour Tuesday as part of a audit ordered by the state, Greenwich election officials found no errors in the results from the Aug.12 Democratic congressional primary.

If there's any ritual in Greenwich with longer continuity than the Cos Cob Republican Club clambake, I can't think of it.

To the editor:

I am for any politician who will pay down the debt.

Get us out of Iraq. Stop the borrowing of money from China. Get us back to a Clinton economy.

Make college completely tax deductible. Give us the same health care as our members of Congress members have, and cut out the waste. Get us to be energy self-sufficient. Increase Social Security.

National day care? Why not? During World War II, national day care was put in place within less than a week.

Have government-sponsored public transportation like Europe. Lower taxes on the middle class. Overhaul our immigration policies, especially for countries that are not our friends, and make it easier for countries that are our allies. That should include, but not be limited to, erecting buildings near our borders that are staffed with immigration lawyers, medical doctors and priests. Pay civil servants - teachers, police and firefighters, just to name a few groups - more compensation.

And acknowledge God by a moment of silence during homeroom.

Mark Sanford
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