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09/12/08 A Community Event Featured On Our Greenwich




Get yourself some bargains, and support the Cos Cob Firehouse while you’re at it, at the annual Cos Cob Flea Market, this Sunday, September 14th. Event takes place rain or shine. For information call: 661-6591 or 327-4216.....


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09/12/08 The Inept Greenwich Time Has Created A Lot Of Greenwich Bloggers Over The Years: Greenwich Gossip, Greenwich Diva, Sarah Littman, etc.,etc.


I enjoy reading your blog, keep up the good work.

I enjoy when you blast the newspapers for not telling what's really happening in Greenwich.

I was one of the three ladies involved in the beach incident a few years back and Neil Vigor from the Greenwich Time did not tell what really happened. So, when you write about how inept he is, I get it.

Claudette Rothman

Greenwich Diva
Comment:
Greenwich taxpayers have been waiting seven months for the inept Niel Vidgor to publish those fake Old Greenwich beach passes he is sitting on.
Neil's job at the Greenwich Time is to protect the well connected of Greenwich from being charged with a felony rap of counterfeiting.
The Inept Neil Vidgor has a tendency to comfort the comfortable and to afflict the afficted.
Sincerely,
Greenwich Roundup

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09/12/08 The Greenwich Citizen, the Greenwich Post and the Greenwich Time miss a lot of news stories that mention Greenwich


THE RAW GREENWICH NEWS FEED......

'Sleepy' driver charged with DWI in White Plains


The Journal News


WHITE PLAINS - Tapping on the window didn't work. Neither did opening the car door and tapping on his shoulder.


In the end, it took two cops to awaken 42-year-old Vladimir Ampuero so that he could be arrested on a drunk-driving charge after he was found asleep at the wheel early today....


Ampuero, of Greenwich, Conn., was found passed out in his 1993 Chrysler station wagon shortly before 3 a.m., with the car running and the headlights on, police said.


Once police managed to get him to a semblance of consciousness, the police report said, "he appeared confused and was unable to explain what he was doing there.''


Ampuero's eyes were bloodshot and glazed, his speech was slurred and he was unable to stand without falling, the report said.


He was taken to police headquarters, where he was arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation. Police said his license had been revoked in 1996 after he was convicted of drunk driving.


The report noted that Ampuero fell asleep several times while he was being processed. He was released several hours later on $250 bail and is due in City Court on Sept. 26.



Bloomberg


... ``When crude shoots up, natural gas will shoot with it,'' said Tom Orr , director of research at Weeden & Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut. Crude oil for October delivery rose 51 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $101.38 a barrel on the New York exchange. ...

Weston Youth Races for Charity


Westport News


... on a smaller hill before the event. The race, dubbed the VivaPop All-American Soap Box Derby, will be held in Greenwich at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue and Havemeyer Place. Twenty-three other boys and girls will be competing in the event. ...


Emdeon files to raise $460 million in IPO


The Tennessean Nashville News


... purposes, including repayment of debt and for future acquisitions. After the IPO, General Atlantic LLC of Greenwich, Conn., and Hellman & Friedman LLC of San Francisco would remain among investors in Emdeon. Emdeon employs 2,250, including 1,100 in ...

Ludlowe Stomps Stamford in Opener


Fairfield Citizen-News


... his belt. "Getting the first one out of the way is a big one," Samuelian said. The Falcons will play today against Greenwich at Taft Field at 3:45 p.m. "I think it'll be a nice test for us," Samuelian said.

Obituary pokes fun, raises toast


Ohio.com


... that's the way she told it.'' And there's this: ''Although born in Hammondsville, Ohio, Ruth enjoyed summering in Greenwich, Conn., where she loved drinking Fresca with Absolut Ruby Red vodka, and stalking Peter Jennings and Jack Black . . . ''Ruth ...


Real Estate Update September 2008 - the Jarden Westchester Triathlon 2008


My Rye


... mile bike course through Rye, Harrison, Port Chester and Connecticut, including the rigorous "Claire's Climb" in Greenwich (yes, I've done it!), followed by a 6.2 mile relatively flat run through Rye culminating on the Rye Playland boardwalk . This ...

Wagner: I've played my last game with the Mets


Fox Sports


... day after Tommy John surgery to reconstruct his left elbow, Wagner chatted with The New York Post from his home in Greenwich, Conn., and spoke of his Mets career in the past tense. "I've played my last day as a Met, that's the way it goes," Wagner ...


State transfers rail lease to Ohio Central buyer


ZanesvilleTimesRecorder.com


... transfers the Ohio Central's five-year lease of the 160-mile Panhandle Line to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. of Greenwich, Conn. Stu Nicholson, public information officer with the ORDC, said the resolution to transfer the lease was approved 9-0. He said ...

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Reports Traffic for August 2008


PR Newswire


GREENWICH, Conn., /FirstCall/ -- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. today reported traffic volumes for August 2008.


Kids driven by Soap Box Derby


The Journal News


... at Solomon Schechter. Reimer will take to the road Sunday at 9 a.m. in the VivaPop All-American Soap Box Derby in Greenwich, Conn. Twenty-four children, boys and girls ages 10 through 15, will participate in the race, which will begin on Greenwich ...

Franzia gets fancy: Barcelona's sangria


Yale Daily News


... middle ground between Natty Light's carbonated piss-in-a-can and Sauvignon Blanc's ode to the stuck-up prick from Greenwich, Connecticut. For Franzia red is the main ingredient in a refreshing Sangria, perfect for a community-building pre-game or ...

Soap Box Derby garners local support


Thehour.com


REGION

BY CHRIS BOSAK

Hour Staff Writer


The Soap Box Derby returns to Fairfield County this weekend.In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the United Way of Greenwich, the event's major beneficiary, the ...

"A Perfect Ganesh" at the Actors Theater Playhouse


Eagle Times


... Brynne and Margaret Civil, two 60-something women -- great old gals, great old pals -- who leave their respective Greenwich, Conn., fortresses to go abroad, for the first time sans hubbies. Their chosen destination is India -- unknown, iconoclastic, ...

May "Maysie" Howard Wall


The State - South Carolina


... three daughters, May Ervin Wall of Hartsville, SC, Harriet Wall Martin of Chapel Hill, NC, and Nell Wall Otto of Greenwich, CT, as well as her daughter-in-law, Judith Atkins Wall, wife of her late son, E. Craig Wall, Jr., who died in 1997. Both her ...




Connecticut Post


... Stratford and Milford before arriving in New Haven at 7:36 p.m. The 5:30 p.m. weekday train from Grand Central to Greenwich will operate to Stamford, arriving at 6:29 p.m. On the Danbury Branch, a new train leaves South Norwalk at 11:11 a.m. ...




PrimeNewswire


... shareholders of record as of November 3, 2008 and will be paid on November 17, 2008. Blyth, Inc., headquartered in Greenwich, CT, USA, is a Home Expressions company that markets an extensive array of home fragrance products, decorative accessories, ...


Parent company's sale raises speculation about Ste. Michelle Wine...


Hotel Online


... could be on the auction block. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, based in Woodinville, is owned by US Tobacco (UST) of Greenwich, Conn. UST, which makes such smokeless tobacco products as Skoal, is being acquired by Altria Group, the maker of Marlboro ...




Gloversville Leader-Herald


JOHNSTOWN - Saturday's parade celebrating Johnstown's 250th birthday will feature some special guests - descendants of some of the most famous historical figures in local history.


The grand marshal of the Time Marches On parade will be Sir Guy Johnson, a direct descendant of Sir William Johnson and the eighth baronet of New York state. Joining Johnson will be Elizabeth Cady Stanton's great-granddaughter, Coline Jenkins,


... 200 years," she said. "In some ways, I've carried on Stanton's legacy as a town councilwoman for the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, the past 20 years." Jenkins said Stanton connected women to law in Johnstown, possibly because of Stanton's study of ...




Journal News


... will present Steven Dietz's play 'Fiction' at libraries in the fall. 'Fiction' is directed by Larry Schneider of Greenwich, Conn., who directed Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Three Tall Women' in the fall for M&M. 'Fiction' features ...




PR Newswire


... for CAP Fund, a multibillion-dollar direct multi-strategy absolute return fund at Talek Investments, LLC, in Greenwich, Conn. Prior to that, she was vice president of The Blackstone Group in New York, where she shared responsibility for managing the ...




National Ledger


... come Oct. 6, a guesting on "Samantha Who" -- in addition to making a string of independent movies. She'll head to Greenwich, Conn., later this month to make a yet-untitled drama with Shirley Knight.




New York Sun


... he said. That's a weakness Mr. Cummings, a partner in Manhattan builder Solomon Equities before launching Greenwich, Conn. -based Aberdeen Properties 15 years ago, aimed to address when he envisioned the new venture in spring 2006. "No one was ...




My Left Nutmeg


... helped bring Jim into the spotlight from near total obscurity in about six months; practically nobody outside of Greenwich had ever heard of Jim Himes before Maura started working with him. But apparently the powers that be wanted someone with some ...
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09/12/08 Greenwich Post News Links For Friday




Putnam Hill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution named new officers recently. From front left are Nancy Wolf, special events; Kathleen Saxon, librarian; Andrea Frezza, treasurer; Katie Sumner Bacon, regent; Janet Rossman, vice regent; Nan Levy, historian; Danielle Ojjeh, corresponding secretary; Sally Reagan, chaplain; Mary Diener, recording secretary; and Jo Lievsay, registrar.




The Sept. 11 Board of Selectmen Meeting is airing on Greenwich Community Television twice daily through the weekend, at noon and 7 p.m. on Friday, at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.




Calling it the “No. 1” issue on voters’ minds, congressional candidate Jim Himes blasted incumbent Rep. Christopher Shays’ (R-4th) record on the economy.




Congressman Christopher Shays (R-4th) joined 22 of his New England colleagues in writing to President George Bush on Wednesday, requesting he release emergency funds from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to New England.




Although the Greenwich High School football team had a season to remember last year, head coach Rich Albonizio plans on adding a lot more memories with this year’s squad.


Last season, Big Red finished 11-1 overall. In the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Greenwich High went a perfect 9-0 and claimed the regular season championship.


In addition, the Cards picked up the FCIAC championship by beating Staples High School on Thanksgiving, and won the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference class LL title by beating Shelton High School, 28-14.




Written by Joe Pisani


My oldest daughter has a theory — a cynical theory based on her anthropological research in the bars of Greenwich. She claims Westchester divorcées come to town to barhop in the perennial pursuit of a husband. Not just any husband, mind you, but a rich hedge-fund husband who can finance champagne tastes.




Taking Transportation


Any occasional reader of this column knows that I’m a “train nut” — a “foamer,” as the railroad folks describe us (because we supposedly foam at the mouth at the sight of a train).




Growing Up Greenwich


Written by Alexander Jonokuchi


The news hit me like a hard line drive to the shin. Three whole months without the one thing I loved doing most would make for one long season.




Your Wealth


Written by Andy Szabo


Last week, we discussed the best CD rates available nationwide through Internet direct banking. I received responses from some readers that they appreciated the article but would prefer to see the best available deals available locally. Some of my respondents are not accustomed to Internet dealing and understandably prefer to have a relationship with a local bank.




Anne and Bill Harrison weren’t necessarily looking for a historic house when they bought their home at 74 Vineyard Lane in 1997, but it was love at first sight when the Realtor showed them the property.


“The quality of the building itself is so wonderful,” Mrs. Harrison said in an interview with the Post.


The couple put a bid in the next day. When asked what she fell in love with, Mrs. Harrison offered a number of examples, including proportions of the rooms, the way the land wraps around it like a gentle hug and the sense of history one feels when walking through the front door.




Homeowners and buyers learned about handling sunken oil tanks, radon and mold.


Now we are adding to this list stone countertops. Claims of granite emitting radon and radiation are increasingly being reported across the country. Granite and other stone counters have become the norm in kitchens and bathrooms because of their durability and attractiveness. Demand for granite countertops increased tenfold during the past decade. Slabs or pieces referred to as granite may consist of a variety of stone types that includes actual granite and marble. Regardless of the stone type, all natural stones used as countertops are composed of several major minerals and other composites.


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09/12/08 The Greenwich Post Knows About Frank Mazza Getting Another 700,000, But They Don't Know About The Leaks And Mold Conditions At Ham Ave School


The Hearst Newspapers

Are So

Behind The Times:


Greenwich Citizen Editor Don Harrisson Is Still Clueless About School Board Member Michael Bodson's Hamilton Avenue School Email Concerning Mold


Please See Greenwich Post Story:



However, The Greenwich Citizen is reporting.....





The Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Monday will be asked to authorize the expenditure of $700,000 in additional funds to finish Hamilton Avenue School - a languishing Worth Construction of Bethel project that is $6 million above original estimates and 18 months behind schedule.


Frank Mazza, a former selectman and chairman of the Hamilton Ave. building committee, will make the case for the hefty bundle of extra dollars during the meeting that starts at 8 p.m. in Central Middle School.


He reports the request has the blessing of the building committee, the Board Education and the Office of First Selectman Peter Tesei.


Part of the additional funds will be used to correct errors holding up issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) needed before pupils can be returned to what is supposed to be a spiffy new school.


One of the mistakes was positioning thermostats and telephone jacks too high. To conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the fixtures need to be lowered......


More From The Greenwich Citizen:




MEN ON FIRE and U2CHARIST are among new spiritual offerings at Christ Church Episcopal stirred by the ....




Alison McKnight Lombardi, 49, of 24 Indian Pass in Cos Cob, the divorced mother of three children, was brutally murdered last Friday morning by her children's paternal grandfather, Gerardo Lombardi, 75, of 38 Nicholas Ave...




For the first time during the 2008 hurricane season, Greenwich's emergency response brass were summoned to a summit meeting Friday as Tropical Storm Hanna threatened to bear down on Greenwich...




An open letter to all student-athletes: Your high school season begins in earnest this week: games begin.




Parents and their teenagers need to communicate. That's an objective families have wanted to achieve for generations, but the results of a new study by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America reveals that there is no greater time than now for parents and kids to start talking.




9/11 Memories: Horribly Enduring


To the Editor:


As the seventh anniversary of the catastrophic events on Sept. 11, 2001 approaches, it is easy to allow our memories to fade about what happened in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a lonely field in Pennsylvania. Here is why I will never forget that day.


I still can picture the clear blue skies as I left home that morning en route to my job at a law firm in the Chase Manhattan Building a few blocks from the World Trade Center.


Little did anyone know what would transpire that day, but it became obvious that something was wrong the moment I exited the Wall Street subway station at Broadway and Liberty Plaza. As I exited the station I was engulfed in smoke streaming down from one of the Twin Towers. All around me memos and other papers floated from the sky.


As I ran across the street, thinking the building above the subway was on fire, I saw a fire truck zooming toward the Towers. I can still picture the young faces hanging out the windows and standing on the back platform of the ladder truck. I am still haunted by their faces and the voice that directed pedestrians to clear the street to allow the truck to get through.



Still not knowing what happened, I stood on Liberty Plaza and looked up to see the blackened windows and smoke bellowing out of the first tower. I quickly got on my cell phone (which actually worked) and called my parents to tell them that something had hit the World Trade Center. I wondered if my sister-in-law got to work.


My journey that day was not over. I helped a woman who had been on her way to the Deutsch Bank Building, but stopped for coffee at a shop across the street just as the first plane hit. In the panic to exit the coffee shop, she fell and had been trampled by other patrons. She was trying to contact her husband. I suggested that she accompany me to my office where she could call him. I worked on the 58th floor of the Chase Building.


We proceeded to my office. As we walked the one block to the building, I remember that I looked down and saw a plane ticket. I resisted picking it up, but remember wondering if the person who the ticket was for was still alive. Once in my office, I sat her down and told her that we could look at what was going on from my office window. I no sooner said that when I looked and saw the second plane circle in from New Jersey, and then make a direct hit on the South Tower.


I can still hear the pilot throttling down to slow the plane's speed as it impacted the building. I can still see the color of the plane - grey for the color of United Airlines - although I did not see the plane's logo as it hit the building. I can still see the images of the people in their seats as the plane careened through the building, the nose of the plane coming through on the other side and the fire ball that erupted at impact.


I remember the panic as I finally realized that the first plane that hit the North Tower was not an accident. I remember seeing people jumping from the Towers to escape the burning inferno. I remember the horrific smells from the smoldering rubble that we all endured in the months that followed.


I was one of the lucky ones that day. I was able to climb down 58 stories to the ground floor of my building. I escaped ahead of the falling buildings and was not engulfed in their ashes. Almost 3,000 ordinary souls who were climbing down the stairs of the Twin Towers and the firefighters who rushed up to save them were not as fortunate. I did not personally know anyone who died that day. Yet until I am finally laid to rest they will all be a part of me.


While Sept. 11, 2001 may fade in the memories of many Americans, what happened that day and the people who died as a result of pure evil will never be forgotten by me. May their memories be eternal.


May we never forget the ordinary people who went to work as they always did and never returned home. May we never forget Sept. 11, 2001.


Karen Fassuliotis
Greenwich


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09/12/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Friday




Behind The Times:

Greenwich Time Editor David Warner Is Still Clueless About School Board Member Michael Bodson's Hamilton Avenue School Email Concerning Mold

Please See Greenwich Post Story:


The Greenwich Time is reporting.....

Officials are investigating the cause of a late-night fire that displaced two homeowners on Cedarwood Drive, fire oficials said.


Four to five times a year, the dining room at the Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Ave., gets grooving.


A campaign rally for Democrat Ed Krumeich, a Greenwich lawyer running for the 151st District state representative seat, will be held Saturday from 3 p.m.


Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday night after police observed them engage in a drug transaction at the Sunoco Service Station at 510 E. Putnam


The Board of Selectmen yesterday unanimously approved town Traffic Engineer Garo Garabedian's request to close Amogerone Way to allow a crane to be brought into place, but only after the crane company assured members of its 25-year safety record.

Visions of improved waterfront access, streetscapes and a boardwalk along the Byram River came closer to reality when town planners approved a plan more than 10 years in the making.


For most students, morning assemblies don't get much better - or more colorful - than a live speed-painting show.

Standing in front of Town Hall on Thursday, the Cummins family paid tribute to their brother and uncle, Greenwich resident Brian Cummins, who died in the Sept. 11 2001,


Each and every high school football season is unique, complete with its own set of obstacles and challenges.

To the editor:

What an odd choice of words, or perhaps a mere Freudian slip: "... bowhunters in Fairfield County have enjoyed both a longer season ..." - describing what we are to believe is a public service performed by a dedicated group of hunters! ("Deer hunters claim success in culling herd," Greenwich Time, Aug. 7)

I strongly disagree with the statement that "since 2003, the state's Department of Environmental Protection has tried to curb deer overpopulation." What in the world was the impetus that particular year? In fact, the DEP has been doing it for far longer than that, and hasn't succeeded yet.

All one hears is, "we've got to kill deer to reduce the herds," when in fact it's exactly the opposite! Managing deer to keep herd numbers high is the real game plan so that a good supply of deer is available ad infinitum. How easy it is to pull the wool over most people's eyes!
Bowhunting is not an effective management tool; it is inefficient (in terms of deer killed or maimed) and strictly recreational. The idea that these noble public servants want to expand their blood sport onto more private property is an interesting concept. There aren't enough of them, and their numbers are dwindling, unless they import out-of-towners. Do residents really want bowhunters and strangers in their backyards?

Scott Ragone, president of the Greenwich Landowners and Sportsmen Association, says "There's no doubt the numbers (of deer) are down." Based on his assessment, shouldn't they give deer a break for a change?

I chuckle whenever I hear hunters' concern for other animals - animals that might suffer because deer destroy their habitat. Now, that's a real stretch!

Karin Moberg
Riverside

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09/12/08 We Just Can't Break 1000 Absolute Unique Visitors In A Day


Soon This Web Site Will Have 1,000 Fans


We are so close, we can almost taste it....


The postings with the emails about how the Greenwich Fire Department has calculated occupancy issues at the modular classrooms, as well as, the shocking pictures inside the "New" 30 Million Dollar Hamilton Avenue School has really boosted our traffic in the last few days.


We really would like to send a big shout out to Greenwich's very own Megalomaniac Frank "It's My Way Or The Highway" Mazza!!!!


We really have to say thank you to Greenwich Board Of Education Member Mike Bodson for that great "so- called" damage control email about the Hamilton Avenue School situation. It really helped us keep up the momentum.


Hey Mike please keep those email's coming.


You are doing a great job!!!!


Here are some of our daily Absolute Unique Visitors

web stats for this week:


September 11, 2008 976

September 10, 2008 948

September 9, 2008 997

September 8, 2008 963

September 7, 2008 849

September 6, 2008 885

September 5, 2008 902


But most of all we would like to thank newspapers like the Greenwich Time which had it's head in the sand all week long.


Please send more Greenwich Roundup more pctures and emails, because our readers are hungry for news about what is really going on at the "New" 30 Million Dollar Hamilton Avenue School that is suffering from conditions that have apparently once again created mold.


Plus We Must Remember None Of This Could Be Possible Without The Greenwich Board Of Education.


You just can't make this stuff up!!!!


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09/12/09 Has Greenwich Roundup Has Been A Little To Hard On Worth Constuction????


We Have Done A Lot Of Editorializing
But This Is....
Greenwich Roundup's First Official Editorial

We know there is a lot of information from Town officials about Worth Construction and its owner, Joe Pontoriero.

However here at Greenwich Roundup we are starting to think the Worth Construction has been more up front with the public and the building committee has NOT been with the public.

The Building Committee Would Not Let Concerned Hamilton Avenue Parents In The "New" Hamilton Avenue School.

But Worth Construction said we have nothing to hide and allowed a concerned Hamilton Avenue Parent to legally obtained those pictures.

All along Worth Construction has said they want transparency at Hamilton Avenue School, and their truthfulness has exposed a lot of the wrong-doing on the part of Frank Mazza.

You may say, "how can Greenwich Roundup fall for that, Joe Pontoriero is only protecting himself" and while that is most probably at least partly true, but Greenwich taxpayers have to ask themselves when was the last time they thought Frank Mazza was being honest with them.

As far as we can see Mr. Pontoriero has been upfront. He has never denied a request from a public official, community leader, taxpayer or parent to see plans, correspondence etc.

Can we say that about Frank Mazza?

Mr. met with former First Selectman Jim Lash and explained the facts about the often delayed Hamilton Avenue School Building project which caused Mr. Lash to become vocal about the project (unfortunately a little too little too late).

Mr. Pontoriero has expressed his concerns about the delayed school project to First Selectman Peter Tesei.

Mr. Pontoriero has never denied concerned Hamilton Avenue School parents access to his employees. Parents and taxpayers have been able to ask them anything and got answers immediately.

But can we say this about Mike Bodson and the Greenwich Board of Education?

The true villains in this never-ending debacle are the Architect, Riisa Rottenberg of Swanke Hayden Connell, and Frank Mazza and Joe Ross.

Let's start to look at a few facts:

It was at Joe Ross's recommendation that Frank approved SHC's newest architect, a person who had only been out of college for two years and had never developed a plan on such a scale as the Hamilton Avenue School.

She had no clue what she was doing and no one ever challenged her. From the very beginning Worth has been working with sub par plans that were never cross coordinated and therefore, nothing ever matched up the way it should have.

Frank Mazza continued to allow this to happen with no repercussions on the architect.

In addition to that, from the third building committee meeting, which was held even before the building was demolished, Mr. Mazza had taken on a very adversarial attitude toward Worth Construction in general, and Mr. Pontoriero, in particular.

At that third meeting (more than 4 years ago) Mr. Mazza was already talking about going to court. How could that possibly be necessary when the building wasn't even down yet???

Mazza set the tone from the beginning and it has gotten progressively worse as time has gone on.

As to Ken Borsuk and the Greenwich Post not publishing the story about the possibility of mold, according to persons affiliated with the newspaper, might not of played out as Greenwich Roundup intimated.

Greenwich Roundup is not entirely sure about this, due to the Greenwich Post's history of caving in to establishment pressures. All one has to is take a look at the Chris Fountain incident and the absence of the "For What It's Worth" real estate column. The Greenwich Post's reputation is what it is.

But one must agree that Joe Pontoriero did run and hide like the Board Of Education Chairwoman, he talked with the Greenwich Post Reporter and answered all of the questions, except the big one about mold.

As you know, up until this mold controversy, Joe Pontoriero has refused to comment in any detail to any press.

Now that Worth Construction has given a reporter and his publisher permission to enter the building and confirm a parents disturbing observations and descriptions, Hamilton Avenue Parents might start get to the truth of what went wrong at their child's school.

Greenwich Roundup must admit Ken Borsuk Has been the only newspaper reporter to stand up to the BOE and Building Committee.

We don't see Greenwich Time cub reporter Colin Gustafson taking on Greenwich Education officials. Scared little Colin has his head in the sand, because the Board Of Education did not send him a press release about the possibility of mold in the 3o Million Dollar School Building.

Greenwich Citizen Editor Don Harrison is waiting to assign a reporter to rewrite Colin's story, if it ever comes out.

Perhaps Greenwich Roundup was foolish to trust Sue Wallerstein and Frank Mazza, when they said all the problems were because of Worth Construction.

It is very hard to see who is speaking the truth, because of the lack of transparency from the Board Of Education.

Ken Borsuk's articles at times, have been a very outspoken advocate for the ignored parents of Hamilton Avenue School.

Greenwich Roundup doesn't agreed with Mr. Borsuk's or the Post's decision to hold off on the story.

However, we have heard that Mr. Borsuk's cautious approach has allowed him to discover something that just might send Greenwich taxpayers with pitch forks to the next Board Of Education meeting.

While Mike Bodson shares misinformation to Hamilton Avenue parents his is unaware of the potential explosive information that is about to surface in the Greenwich Media.


"Mike Ken Borsuk from the Greenwich Post is on line one."


"WGCH wants to tape your reaction to the Greenwich Post story on line two"


"Mr. Bodson the Greenwich Time is on line three trying to catch up with the weekly newspaper.


"The Greenwich Citizen has came out of it's self induced coma and is on line four"


"How did the New York Times get your cell phone number?"


"Cablevision's News 12 is knocking at the front door!!!!"

"Ahhhhhhh Bill Clark from Greenwich Gossip is on the Internet with a detailed timeline that exposes all of your and Betty Sternberg's half truths and misrepresentations !!!!!"



We have all been informed by a number of people, that the building committee is the only entity that can get rid of Frank Mazza. Since they voted him in, they must be the ones to vote him out.

We doubt, very much that Building Committee will have the guts to stand up and do what's right.

Only time will tell.

The only other way to get rid of Mazza is if he resigns, which the self centered megalomaniac shows no intention of doing.


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