"What really struck me that night was the selflessness and sacrifice of the people who labored for months to put this affair on, starting with the major domo, Ernie DiMattia, head of the Ferguson Library in Stamford" - Joe Pisani (Our Greenwich - Oct 21st, 2008 )
"For tickets or more information, call Melanie at 351-8206 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org." - Susie Costaregni (Greenwich Post - DarienTimes - New Canaan Advertiser - Thursday, October 16, 2008)
Ernie DiMattia, head of the Ferguson Library in Stamford and Melanie Keiffer Have Not Responded To Greenwich Roundup messages left seeking comments about the Furuson's ticket sales for Pisani's private party.
Maybe Ct Attorney General Blumenthal should investigate
the improper use of public funds and resources
used at the very event he was giving a presentation.
(I’m always shocked to see Joe’s four daughters. They are so gorgeous — each could be a super-model tomorrow. They also look like Joe. How is this possible, I always wonder? Then comes the aha! moment: Sandy Pisani, Joe’s gorgeous wife.) ...
While Mayor Malloy hasn’t shared his plans (his mayoral term expires next year, among other factors to hash out), I think most people expect that he will run for governor again in 2010...
With these two, you never can tell.
No wonder Hearst Newspapers fired Greenwich Time Staffers Joe Pisani, Joy Haenlein and Susie Costaregni All At The Same Time.
New York Post
... a spell Thursday while she was at the Rye Country Day School, resulting in the 17-year-old being hospitalized in Greenwich, Conn. Hours later, at about midnight Friday, the frustrated and overwrought Thomas started taking Lunesta sleeping pills, ...
But just in case, Margenot, who lives in Cos Cob, heads a little-known board that would hear the claims of local objectors should the draft ever be invoked.
The last draft ended in 1973, but in the case of a new one, Local Board No. 14 - one of five in Fairfield County and approximately 2,200 across the country - would review exemption and deferment requests from men in Greenwich, Darien and parts of Stratford, Stamford and Norwalk....
But for members like Barry Wood, 59, of Old Greenwich, sitting on the local board is foremost a kind of service. A United States Postal Service plant manager, he has served his local board for the last 17 years.
"I think being on the board is an honor, even though it's a volunteer thing," said Wood, who served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. "To me it's about serving my country. I know we would want the best army."
It's not about getting kids the join the military, said Wood, but rather protecting its integrity.
"For those who have respect for the military, it's a good way to serve."
New York Post
... of 53.7 percent that translated into a paper loss of $3.6 billion for Lampert's 65.3 million shares. Lampert's Greenwich, Conn.-based ESL Investments saw its holdings in the eight companies fall by an average of $193 million each trading day - which ...
Staunton Daily News Leader
... Mrs. Alphin was a graduate of Sweet Briar College. She was a homemaker and had also been a substitute teacher in Greenwich, Conn. She was of the Episcopal faith and had attended Robert E. Lee Church in Lexington. She was a member of the Women's ...
Kenneth Wright, 42, of Stamford was arrested Oct. 20 and charged with third degree assault and second degree reckless endangerment. Police had been sent to Mill Pond Shopping Center on the report of a fight in progress. According to police, another man said he and Wright had an argument and Wright hit him, causing him to fall onto a truck and hit his face on the side of it.
Margarita Silva, 66, of 88 Parsonage Road was arrested Oct. 20 and charged with disorderly conduct and threatening. Police responded to Parsonage Cottage on the report of a resident threatening an aide with a knife. Silva allegedly threatened a resident attendant with a steak knife on three separate occasions because she believed he was taking too long getting a spare key after she had locked her key in her apartment. No injuries were reported. Silva was released on a promise to appear and was due in court Oct. 21.
Jesse Sammis, 28, of 25 Maher Ave. and Zain Hussain, 32, of Stamford were arrested Oct. 20 after a narcotics investigation. According to police, officers saw a drug transaction involving Hussain, whom police termed as a “known drug dealer,” and Sammis on Mason Street in front of the Chase Bank, about 200 feet north of a children’s day care facility. Sammis left the scene and police pulled him over. Officers said in the car, he had a bag of cocaine in his possession, narcotics pills in his pocket, a green pill container with 43 pills inside and numerous plastic ziplock bags with white residue in them. Police also pulled Hussain over and seized numerous drugs and narcotics, drug packaging materials, scales and $908 in cash. Police said the cash value of the drugs is $2,690. Sammis was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia, intent to sell narcotics under one ounce, failure to keep prescription drugs in their original container, conspiracy to posses narcotics and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of school housing. Hussain was charged with possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of school housing, sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics, conspiracy to sell narcotics, possession of marijuana under four ounces, intent to sell narcotics under one ounce, intent to sell marijuana under one kilogram, operating a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to keep prescription medication in its original container and intent to sell narcotics within 1,500 feet of school housing. Sammis was released on a $10,000 cash bond and Hussain was held in lieu of a $150,000 cash bond. They are both due in court Oct. 27.
Stanislaw Mrozek, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y. was arrested Oct. 21 and charged with second degree failure to appear. Mrozek reportedly turned himself in after allegedly failing to appear in court on charges of driving under the influence, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, not having an operator’s license and not having any insurance. Mrozek was released on a $1,000 cash bond and is due in court Nov. 5.
A 17-year-old Greenwich boy was arrested Oct. 22 and charged with disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a minor. The boy reportedly turned himself in on an existing warrant, stemming from an alleged domestic dispute on Oct. 6 where a verbal argument with a younger sibling escalated into a minor physical altercation. The boy was released on a promise to appear and is due in court Oct. 23.
Jeff and Cindy Kress of Norwalk announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Kress of Norwalk to Brien Jones of Norwalk, son of Mike and Diane Jones of Greenwich.
"Oh, I think for sure Greenwich doesn't just pull the Republican lever automatically anymore," said Ned Lamont, who is co-chairman of Obama's campaign in Connecticut and who made headlines himself two years ago when he defeated Joe Lieberman in the Democratic Senate primary but then lost the general election to the incumbent.
Not so fast, say Republicans, who mentioned that Greenwich has always been kind to McCain, as in 2000, when the town's GOP backed the Arizona senator in the presidential primary over then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the sentimental pick for local party members.
"No. McCain's going to win Greenwich. I guarantee you that," said Joe Romano, coordinator of McCain's campaign in Greenwich.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the last Democrat atop the national ticket to take Greenwich.
Although they disagree on the outcome of the election, Republicans and Democrats concurred that the symbolism of an Obama victory in Greenwich - Bush country for many years - would be huge....
As of late September, the ratio of Republicans to Democrats in Greenwich was 1.6-to-1, down from just over 2-to-1 in 2004 and 2.4 to 1 in 1998, according to data from the registrars of voters.
Democratic operatives said that is heartening news for Obama, and that they hope to sway moderate Republicans who are disenchanted with GOP conservatism.
"The problem with being a Greenwich Republican or a (U.S. Rep. Christopher) Shays Republican is that the Republican party has left them behind," said Lex Paulson, the Obama campaign coordinator for the 4th Congressional District, which includes most of Fairfield County and a sliver of New Haven Country.
Paulson said Greenwich is no longer just important from a fundraising standpoint....
Dartmouth Big Green
... as the Big Green took the early lead and never looked back. With under two minutes gone in the game Peter Boldt (Greenwich, Conn.) generated some offense for Dartmouth with a shot on net that was rebounded out to Andrew Owsiak (Moose Jaw, Sask.). ...
Great Falls Tribune
... he Honorable John Warner of Helena, Mark Warner of Polson, Dennis Warner of Silver Springs, Md., Michael Warner of Greenwich, Conn., and John J. Warner of Whittier, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bart Dignan
Democratic 4th Congressional District candidate Jim Himes' holdings in stocks, mutual funds and other investments make him a multimillionaire and dwarf the financial assets of Republican S. Rep. Chris Shays, according to financial disclosure statements.
Himes, a former investment banker with Goldman Sachs, listed some 60 holdings in a financial disclosure statement filed May 14 with the U.S. House of Representatives' clerk's office that at the time were valued at between $2.4 million and $5.7 million.
Among those assets were 15 Fidelity investment funds listed at between $992,000 and $2.2 million that likely have lost as much as a third of their value as the stock market tumbled in recent weeks, assuming they still are in his portfolio. Himes also has substantial assets with his former employer.
Himes' largest asset listed was between $500,000 and $1 million in Fidelity's Connecticut Municipal Money Market Fund that has increased slightly in value over the past year..... Blah .... Blah ... Blah ..... Blah ..... What about Chris? .....
The leafy hamlet of Greenwich, about a 35-minute train ride from central Manhattan, is home to many of the refugees who have been steadily tilting the balance of financial power away from Wall Street.
Hulme will work with Clint Carlson, president and chief investment officer, and Roy Trice, chief operating officer.
Hulme, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and has a master's degree in business from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, will lead an expanded energy practice.
During his career at McKinsey, Hulme played a role in the firm's management and governance.
He served as a member of McKinsey's Shareholders Council and was a chairman of one of its four policy committees. He steered the Firm Strategy Initiative, a 60-partner task force chartered in the late 1990s to redefine McKinsey's global strategy.
Invited on stage to act in a scene from "Hamlet," Emanuel Lai, 6, playing Queen Gertrude, lay slain with his tongue out and arms outstretched, as more than 50 people watched.
The live interactive theater performance was one of more than 50 medieval activities at the fourth annual International School at Dundee Renaissance Fair on Saturday.
The fields at the school were transformed into a medieval setting, with actors in costumes playing kings and town criers, knights and blacksmiths. Booths featured games, interactive educational activities and live performances.
Six-year-old Isabella Sperry's favorite event was the gypsy dancing....
Anthony Cozzolino heard the business was up for sale and thought it would be a good investment opportunity for the family and a job they could all do together, he said....
Day 37: Called to repair and restore - …you see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire; come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, so ...
The chapter is titled "Mediating Business Disputes in the Midst of Litigation: The Art of a Facilitated Settlement."
The chapter analyzes the workings of a private mediation between parties to a complex business dispute, during the litigation process, and discusses the strategies and tactics that maximize a mediation's success.
Gold is chairman of the Business Litigation Practice Group at Shipman & Goodwin. He practices in the area of complex business litigation, with an emphasis on financial industry clients and intellectual property matters.
Shipman & Goodwin is a full-service law firm with about 140 attorneys with offices
in Hartford, Stamford, Greenwich and Lakeville.
Why they are not releasing Gov. Palin’s medical records - I was surprised when the governor told Brian Williams that she was going to release her medical records. I thought we were finally going to learn the ...
The Greenwich High School gymnasium is filled with banners commemorating championship seasons from the past.
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Siloam playing in Danbury this evening - Siloam and guest Jonathan Mellett will be playing tonight at Community Coffeehouse in Danbury. Doors open at 7:00 PM, concert starts at 7:30. At intermison...
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Granoff, who graduated the school in 1984, established R.S. Granoff Architects. The firm is a full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm that also specializes in building sustainable homes in 1989. It has offices in Greenwich and Southampton, N.Y.
Baby Lapsit Registration - *When:* Saturday October 25th, 2008 - All Day Open enrollment begins October 6 for Baby Lapsit for infants up to 12 months with a caregiver. Five-week Fall...
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Welcome, Dr. Finster. It's always an honor for me to chat with the world's leading expert on clichŽs
Far Hills Race Meeting remains a strong draw for thousands of area residents after 88 years
Child agency needs basic change
New voter registration patterns
Doing what's needed on state deficit
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To the editor:
We recently formed the First Selectman's Advisory Committee for People With Disabilities. The mission is to advise town officials on matters pertaining to the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities. We will also advocate for improvements to make the town more accessible for people with disabilities.
The YMCA building expansion should never have been given a temporary certificate of occupancy. Why should some people be allowed to use this facility when others are turned away? When the builders at Hamilton Avenue School did not comply with the disability regulations by placing the light switches at the incorrect height, they were told that they must be lowered. Shouldn't this apply to the Y?
It is obvious that individuals with disabilities are not a priority. The YMCA Web site says "the Y has something for everyone," and "we offer programs for everyone in the family." I guess that means that people with disabilities are not included with everyone.
I hope that the YMCA will find some way to make this area accessible immediately, and that the town will consider whether its temporary certificate of occupancy should be withdrawn.
The writer is a member of First Selectman's Advisory Committee for People With Disabilities.
Off to the woods I'm heading inland and will walk until no one recognizes the computer on my shoulder. Back Sunday night. So why the picture of a sailboat...
Greenwich Roundup Will Probably Post A Bit Less This Weekend. I am Fighting An Infection That Has Been Going On For A Few Weeks. I Originally Was Bitten By A Spider And The Wound Became Infected And Swelled Up. I Started Getting Aches And Fevers And Went To The Hospital. The Doctor Cut The Wound, Drained It, Put Packing In The Hole, Gave Me Antibiotic IV And A Perspiration For Antibiotic Pills.
I Went Back To The Doctor Two Days Later For A Wound Check And Things Had Not In proved. So I Was Given New Wound Packing, Another Antibiotic IV And A Second Prescription Of Antibiotic Pills To Take Along With The Other Pills. Things Were Going Pretty Well Until Late Last Week And Weekend.
Greenwich Video Dump
This 600 gallon reef tank on display at Greenwich Aquaria in CT has it all. The fish, the inverts, and of course the corals.