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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


First Of All Greenwich Roundup Would Like To Thank

Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Joe "The Censor" Pisani

For All Of The Web Traffic That He Has Helped

To Bring To Greenwich Roundup.

We Had:

3,107 Visitors In Three Days !!!!

1,058 Visitors On Sunday ( New All Time Record For Sunday)

946 Visitors On Monday

1,103 Visitors On Tuesday

We Also Have A Backlog Of About 10 or 11 Emails About Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Joe Pisani.

And Will Deal With All Of Them As Quick As We Can.

Some Of The Information In The Emails We Do Not Understand, Because It Is Talking About Things That Happened Long Ago. So Please Be Patient With Us As We Look Into And Learn About The Information.

Some Of The Information Is About Things That Happened In Stamford And New Canaan.

Therefore, We May Have To Proceed With Starting The Stamford Roundup Web Site And The New Canaan Web Site.

We Are Truly Shocked At All Of The Hurt That Joe Pisani Has Brought To Both Greenwich And Stamford.

At Times Joe Pisani Looks Like A One Legged Man That Has Been Invited To An Ass Kicking Contest. As Greenwich Roundup Readers Unload On The Hot Tempered And Arrogant Ex-Greenwich Time Editor.

What Baffles Us Is .....

Why Doesn't Joe Pisani Do The Christian Thing And Start Apologizing To The Many People He Has Hurt Over The Years?

Would It Kill Joe To.....

Tell The Web Master At StationStops, It Was Wrong For Us To Ban You From Our Message Boards, Because You Criticised How We Covered A Mugging At The Riverside Walgreen."

Tell Greenwich Diva, "I Am Sorry That I Did Not Properly Edit Niel Vidgor And See That The Whole Story Was Told About What Happened To You At Old Greenwich.

Tell Bill Clark At Greenwich Gossip That,"I Was So Very Wrong To Ban Your Letters To The Greenwich Time Editor All Of These Years. I Was Much Too Pompous And Arrogant Back Then."

Then You Could Seek Out The Old Greenwich Lady Who Took A Chance And Brought You Copies Of The Fake Beach Passes Last February.
You And Reporter Niel Vidgor Knew That The Town Was Aware Of Who She Was, But You Left Her Open To Attacks By Refusing To Publish The Fake Beach Passes.

Then You Can Call Up The Investigative Reporter That You Hired To Look Into The Bungled Martha Moxley Murder Case.
We Have Heard That You Have Refused To Speak To Him For Many, Many Years, Because He Disclosed That You Had Sat On His Reporting About The Dead Girl For Over A Decade.

Joe Why Don't You Take A Few Days And Fast And Pray And Make A List Of All Of These People You Hurt.

Then Start Picking Up The Phone Or Send Some Letters To The Many Persons You Hurt.

Then And Only Then You Will Save Your Legacy In Greenwich.

Greenwich Can Be A Very Forgiving Town

The Suffer Fools Very Easily
The Put Up With The Editor Of Greenwich Roundup Every Day

So Joe The Ball Is In Your Court.

Are You Man Enough To Apologize To Those You Hurt?

Here Is Today's Email About Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Joe Pisani

I can't decide if Joe Pisani reminds me of MINI ME from the Austin Power's movies or a wanna-be Hugh Heffner.
Ironically, Joe's reporter hit the nail on the head when she mentioned the Pisani daughters as if they were super models. Standing next to their 5'8" bald father would make anyone appear gorgeous. Though the man obviously can't find his baby-boomer, Bob Dylan humming, MOJO. So, there's the Mini-Me resemblance....
Suzy Costageni, seems like one of the couple of original pieces of old ass Hugh Heffner keeps around to remind himself of the "good ole days"....the days before Viagra was invented. There is no Einstein necessary to detect Suzy Costargreni's writing. Simply look for the misuse of adverbs, poor grammar, and lack of commonly used adjectives. That's the underlying.....uh.....if there is one..... theme. Zimmer, Littman, Hanlinn, all have their own tasteless styles of writing. After the the first sentence, most readers already know WHO IS TRYING TO WRITE.
There seems to be a Joe Pisani following of mindless bimbo news hounds, who can't write AND who can't seem to break free of this little bald man's "Dr. Evil's spell".
Notice NO MEN are chomping at the bit to write about Mr. Pisani. We are too busy laughing and wondering how anyone can take this guy seriously. For someone who works in NY, he sure spends a lot of time in Greenwich. WHY???????????????
To prove this, I will end by adding a notation I never thought I could.
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10/29/08 VIDEO: In-Depth Look: The Meaning Of A Rate Cu -

Analysis and Discussion with Stephen Stanley of RBS Greenwich Capital Markets

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10/29/08 We Found A New Greenwich Blogger Who Deals In High Strangeness: Iggy Makarevich Of Cos Cob

“Never confuse motion with action.”

- Benjamin Franklin

“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with aconspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”

- J. Edgar Hoover

“If the people were ever to find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched”

- George Bush

Just posting this bit of American criminality and repulsion generating favoritism as it's from one of my hometown newspapers. I must say that our roster of treasonous pols in Connecticut is more than just embarrassing, it's nauseating to be within their sphere of poison. I'm hoping the revolution comes soon...

Greenwich Post on Green Party Duffee's exclusion from Debates....

Please Don't Let Iggy's Facination With UFOs And His Claim That No planes crashed anywhere on September 11. Scare You Away.

Because Inquiries are more than welcome regarding any aspect of High Strangeness.

Iggy Also Likes To Collect Quotes:

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."

- Janos Aran

"Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway."

- Harper Lee

"Do or do not. There is no try."

- Yoda, 'The Empire Strikes Back'

"It's our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

- Dumbledore to Harry Potter



"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and thus clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

- H.L. Mencken

"When in doubt, tell the truth."

- Mark Twain

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

- Robert Louis Stevenson


We are adding IGGY and HIGH STRANGENESS to the

Greenwich Roundup Blog Roll

and to the


Because you never can get enough.....

strange happenings in the day to day life of one Iggy F Makarevich.

Plus it is always intersting to read.....

rants and commentary on forteana and parapolitical observations, news, and suchlike.

So Iggy Welcome To The Greenwich Roundup.


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By The Way, Greenwich's Own Papa Bush Did Say.....
If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched. - George H. W. Bush told a White House reporter. ...

10/29/08 Greenwich Citizen Endorsements

Two More Years for the Incumbent

Republican incumbent Christopher Shays has faced some stiff competition in the last three elections to keep his 4th Congressional District seat.

2008 is no different. Democrat Jim Himes has put a lot of money, effort and time into his run to unseat Shays. Some polls proclaim the race a dead heat or others have given both candidates an edge at one time or another.

We did not endorse Shays in 2004 and 2006, primarily because of his stance on the war in Iraq and we felt he had lost touch with his constituents, but as the district and the country now confront serious issues - uppermost, the current economic climate - we believe that Shays' re-election is a must.

Shays has been criticized by Himes as being too entrenched in Washington politics after having served in Congress for 21 years. We, however, see that as an advantage. The experience Shays has in the U.S. Congress is exactly what the country and the 4th District needs to emerge from these frightening economic times.

Shays considers himself a moderate Republican - and we tend to agree with his assessment.

Our Choices: Camillo, Frantz

Locally, there are two contested races in the 2008 election. Republican Fred Camillo and Democrat Ed Krumeich are vying for the seat in the General Assembly's 151st District being vacated by Claudia "Dolly" Powers. In the 36th Senatorial District, either Republican Scott Frantz or Democrat Mark Diamond will fill the seat held for the past xx years by the retiring William Nickerson. Two Greenwich state representatives are running unopposed, Livvy Floren, R-149, and Lile Gibbons, R-150.

The Camillo-Krumeich race has been punctuated by an avalanche of letters supporting each candidate. The Greenwich-born and bred Camillo, 46, is seemingly indefatigable, serving on a volunteer basis with more groups than any two people - Board of Parks and Recreation, Greenwich Council of Boy Scouts, Babe Ruth League baseball, Greenwich Baseball Federation, Republican Town Committee, of which he is a former chairman.

Krumeich, 58, similarly, has been active on many fronts through the years, most notably with the Board of Estimate and Taxation, Board of Social Services and the Representative Town Meeting. Two years ago, he lost to Powers by just 132 votes.

Both would serve Greenwich well. We endorse Camillo because he is committed to .....

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10/29/08 Ryan Lynch: "They should begin to spend more on pedestrian and bike projects."

Norwalk Advocate

By Martin B. Cassidy
Staff Writer

More pedestrians died on Route 1 between Stamford and Guilford than any other street in the state in the past three years, making it the most dangerous place to walk in Connecticut, a transportation group has found.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit group that lobbies for decreased automobile use, analyzed statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System to calculate which roads in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey had the highest number of pedestrian deaths from 2005 to 2007.

Stamford and Norwalk each had five pedestrian deaths in that time, according to the study

Greenwich had two; New Canaan and Darien had one each. Bridgeport had eight pedestrian fatalities, including five on Route 1, the most in the state. ...

....The South Western Regional Planning Agency is putting together a regional bike plan that will include parts of the Post Road where sidewalks and better crosswalks could improve pedestrian safety, said Alex Karman, a senior regional planner for the agency.

Two federally funded studies evaluating ways to ease traffic on Route 1, one in Stamford and Norwalk, and the other in Darien, might yield other ideas, Karman said.

"While the studies are primarily concerned with vehicles, they will also look at where there are and aren't sidewalks and look where there are deficiencies already identified," he said

Which Reminds Us:
What Ever Happened To That 20 Year Old Mystery Driver That Mowed Down Joey As He Road His Bike Home From Work?
Why Hasn't Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Released The Mystery Driver's Toxicology Results?

10/18/08 How Can Police Chief David Ridberg Read What This Mother Says And Then Continue To Protect The 20 Year Old Mystery Driver That Killed Joey?

10/15/08 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Darien/greenwich police blotter

10/14/08 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS:Joey's Grandfather Wants To know---Why Are The Toxicological Tests Taking So Long?

10/14/08 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Grider Opines On Police Favoritism And The 20 Year Old Mystery Driver That Intimidates The Greenwich Police Dept.

10/11/08 The Greenwich Citizen Is The Only Newspaper That Let's Us See The Young Man That Was Killed In Greenwich By A Mystery Driver

10/10/08 Greenwich Police Chief Ridberg Has Things Screwed Up While The Stamford Police Chief Is Operating A Profeesional Department

10/09/08 Maybe No Charges Will Be Filled Against The Driver That Mowed Down Joey, Dumped His Dead Body In A Driveway And Crashed Into A Utility Pole

10/09/08 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Driver who hit bike rider Or Where is the police report?

10/08/08 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Should The 20 Year Old Mystery Driver Be Charged With Leaving The Scene?

10/08/08 Greenwich Time News Links Or Why Can't Debra Friedman Find Who The 20 Year Old Mystery Driver Is That Killed Joseph And Crashed Down The Road

10/07/08 Hearst Newspapers Makes A Change: Debra Friedman Replaces "Martin "What Time Is It' Cassidy (Updated)

10/06/08 Breaking News (Updated): Greenwich Bike Rider Killed At 11:30 Last Night. ----- Or THE GREENWICH TIME CAN'T KEEP TIME


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10/29/08 PRESS RELEASE: Greenwich Hospital Expands in Westchester

New Lease and Renewal Total More Than 50,000 SF

Greenwich Hospital leased more than 50,000 square feet at two locations in the Westchester market.

In the larger deal, the hospital subleased 35,000 square feet from Cadbury Schweppes at 900 King St. in Rye Brook, NY, increasing its occupancy there to 70,000 square feet. It signed a 10-year deal and will use the new space for administrative offices.
The three-story buildings totals more than 200,000 square feet and is owned by Brickman Associates. Kevin Foley and Larry Ruggieri of Cushman & Wakefield represented Cadbury Schweppes in the lease.

The hospital also signed a 10-year renewal for 16,230 square feet at 500 W. Putnam Ave in Greenwich, CT, which it uses for medical offices and an endoscopy center.
The 121,250-square-foot office building was constructed in 1973 and is owned by SL Green. Larry Kwiat provided in-house representation for SL Green.

Christopher O'Callaghan from Cushman & Wakefield represented Greenwich Hospital in both deals.
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10/29/08 PRESS RELEASE:Hudson Valley Bank Further Expands in Connecticut with Opening of Greenwich Branch

Branch Manager: John A. Grassi

James J. Landy, President & CEO of Hudson Valley Bank, has announced the opening of a new full-service branch in Greenwich, CT at 500 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 402.

With three branches now open and more planned to open in the coming months, Hudson Valley Bank is making a major commitment to the banking needs of businesses and individuals in lower Connecticut, according to Mr. Landy. Currently, Hudson Valley Bank operates branches in Stamford and Westport, CT and has received approval for branches in Fairfield and Milford, CT. The bank is also considering additional Fairfield County locations.

"Our goal," Mr. Landy said, "is to be a premier bank for businesses and professional service firms in the southern part of the state by providing an expanding branch network, specialized business banking expertise and outstanding service."

"We have more than 36 years of community banking experience and successfully recruit knowledgeable local bankers. Our Connecticut team includes highly seasoned bankers who know their local communities and share our commitment to relationship-based banking," he noted.

The manager of Hudson Valley's Greenwich Branch is John A. Grassi, who has more than 20 years of banking experience, most recently as Vice President and Branch Manager for JP Morgan Chase in Old Greenwich, CT. "John, a resident of Eastchester, is familiar with the Greenwich community and has proven leadership and banking skills," Mr. Landy said.

Hudson Valley's Connecticut team also includes senior bankers and Connecticut residents, James W. Wood, Senior Vice President; Virginia Turnbull, First Vice President; and John J. Troy, Vice President.

The Greenwich Branch will focus on serving the deposit and lending needs of area attorneys and law firms, in particular, but also other professional service firms, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. The branch is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For additional information please call John Grassi, Branch Manager, at (203) 987-6500.

Hudson Valley Bank (HVB) is a Westchester-based bank with $2.4 billion in assets, serving the metropolitan area with 29 branches located in Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, NY, and Fairfield County, CT. HVB specializes in providing a full range of financial services to businesses, professional services firms, not-for-profit organizations and individuals; and offers services specifically designed for attorneys, property managers, real estate developers and investors, municipalities and religious organizations.
HVB also provides investment management services through a subsidiary, A. R. Schmeidler & Co., Inc. Hudson Valley Holding Corp. is the parent of Hudson Valley Bank and its stock is traded under the ticker symbol "HUVL" on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Additional information on Hudson Valley Bank can be obtained on its web-site at http://www.hudsonvalleybank.com/.
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10/29/08 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed For Wednesday

"Can I really afford this?"

College costs soar above inflation rate so the natural response is to increase student aid!Here's another idea - cut college aid and see how schools respond to fewer students applying for admission. Sounds crazy, I know, but shoveling ever-increasing piles of money onto school administrators or, worse, bailing out the student loan shysters hasn't seemed to encourage a sense of thrift - maybe trying the opposite will help.

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10/29/08 The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Tuesday

Rev. Chuck Davis, who runs the Stanwich Church


Top Wire Story:

A Day of Reckoning Dawns for Denizens of Hedge-Fund Heaven

The Greenwich Clergymen
Washington Post

The recent economic crisis hasn't exactly led to widespread angst or epiphanies among the wealthy in Greenwich, Conn. But the town's religious leaders are at the ready anyway.

Loss Souls
Washington Post

By David Segal
Washington Post Staff Writer

GREENWICH, Conn. It isn't easy to get the super-rich to discuss their money woes, and the Rev. Chuck Davis, who runs the Stanwich Church here in the hedge-fund capital of the world, has tried. His flock includes the mandarins of finance who've lost fortunes in the stock market debacle. In a recent sermon, he urged parishioners to simply admit that they're enduring a terrible ordeal.

"C'mon, let's us talk about it, right now," he said from the pulpit. "There's fear. I've never seen this kind of fear in people. There's concern. Our world has been rocked in some ways. I think we've come to realize that we've lived an illusion for a little while, haven't we?"

This isn't an "Amen!" kind of place, but listeners were rapt.

"And we've been shocked," he continued, "even though it was an illusion and it wasn't a reality, coming back to reality, we still want to know that God's in the midst of it. Because darkness would seem to drown out our hope and sense of well-being.".

Uplifting words, and delivered to a group that you have to assume could use a hug. But if there is darkness here in Greenwich, it's not visible, at least not yet. The impeccably kept home to scores of suddenly unemployed and just barely employed investment bankers, Greenwich is the most famous of the money towns of Fairfield County -- along with Darien, New Canaan and others -- where some 28,000 millionaires resided the last time anyone counted. The area has just suffered its version of a Category 5 hurricane. If there was a FEMA for portfolio devastation, Greenwich would be swarming with feds.

But this disaster has unfolded on the QT. To find the stress points and hints of agony, you have to look around. A total of five homes have gone to foreclosure of late, though just two were worth more than $4 million -- mid-priced for this area. The town voted to eliminate 15 jobs last week, the first government layoffs anyone can recall. Just one family at the all-girls Greenwich Academy, where upper-school tuition costs $31,000 a year, has asked for financial aid.

"I hasten to add that, as with all independent schools, financial aid is need-based," says Molly King, head of the school. "There is paperwork to fill out and a vetting process."

At L'Escale, one of the pricier local restaurants, some specials were just announced. "The first drink is on us!" read a news release. Guests can choose from "sublimely balanced" cocktails said to be inspired by the seven virtues, one of which, ironically enough, is prudence.

"We're also doing a prix fixe menu, which we've never done before," Anshu Vidyarthi, L'Escale's manager, says on the phone. "I think the mood here is, 'We've had a great party, now let's make sure we can continue the party, so let's be smart about what we're doing.' " It might well be too early in Meltdown '08 for the residents of Greenwich to betray outward symptoms of financial distress. For some, this could be a matter of pride. Others who've lost money still have a ton left; they could be reeling and living large at the same time.

So we decided to poll the religious leaders of this town and spend a little time in the pews. Maybe the losses haven't yet caused a lot of overt damage. But how about interior struggles? Are people in Greenwich searching their souls? How about rethinking their priorities? Is anyone here -- and this might be too much to ask -- talking about regrets? ........




Easthampton Burning?

Free Republic

In the typhoon of commentary that's blown around the world a step behind the financial tsunami that's wrecking everything, two little words have been curiously absent: "fraud" and "swindle." But aren't they really at the core of what has happened? Wall Street took the whole world "for a ride" and now a handful of Wall Street's erstwhile princelings have shifted ceremoniously into US Government service to "fix" the problem with a "toolbox" containing a notional two trillion dollars. This strange exercise in financial kabuki theater will shut down sometime between the election and inauguration day, when the inaugurate finds himself president of the Economic Smoking Wreckage of the United States. What will happen? .....

... federal marshals be scouring the wainscoted hallways of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, not to mention a thousand Greenwich, Connecticut, hedge fund boiler rooms, with man-sized nets? A story-line is already emerging to the effect that these birds ...

...In the meantime, however, millions of Joe-the-Plumber types will have gotten their pink slips, slipped helplessly into foreclosure, watched the repo men hot-wire their Ford pickups, and eaten down the kitchen cupboard to a single box of Kellogg's All-Bran (which had been sitting there for eleven years infested with weevils). They will be watching the official proceedings in the federal courtrooms with jaundiced eyes as they hunch in their tent cities, in the rain, sipping amateur-brand raisin wine bartered for a few snared rock doves. How long before the hardier ones among them venture out to Easthampton with long knives and matches?....

.... As we discover ourselves to be a much poorer nation, one of my correspondents put it: "the bogus risk-swapping economy must be replaced by a net value-added economy." That means actually making things, growing things, and rebuilding things, and that can only begin to happen if we do not stupidly sucker ourselves into a war with other nations who are liable to be extremely ticked off at us for destroying the global economy, but also competing with us for a dwindling supply of resources that are not equitably distributed around the world.....

....The bottom line of all this is that we in the US could find ourselves in a situation of shortages, hoarding, and rationing. This would pretty much kill off whatever remains of the previous shuck-and-jive economy -- hamburger sales, theme park visits, Nascar weekends -- while it makes obvious the failures of our suburban living arrangements (and drives the value of housing there closer to zero).

The new president will have to be Franklin Roosevelt on steroids, with some Mahatma Gandhi and Florence Nightingale thrown in. My pet project of restoring the American passenger railroad system might seem pretty minor in the face of all this, but it's at least a place to start that will accomplish several things: allow people and things to get places without cars and trucks; put many thousands of people to work at many levels doing something of direct, practical value; and be a small step in rebuilding confidence that we are a society capable of accomplishing something.

The Raw Greenwich News Feed Continues:

Fed set to fight crisis with another cut
... expect the FOMC to announce a 50-75 basis point rate cut," said Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners in Greenwich, Connecticut. A basis point is one one-hundredth of a percentage point. Just before Fed officials began meeting, a government ...

'I Care Deeply About Our Town'
Westport News
... railcars for Metro-North. During my tenure $187 million has been approved for the improvement of I-95 from Greenwich to North Stonington. The state legislature has approved $7.5 million for the purchase of 25 new Connecticut Transit buses and a ...

Richard Bloom returns to his musical roots
Easton Courier
... a family and a successful career as a Fairfield County Realtor slowly drew him away from that scene, the longtime Greenwich resident now finds himself returning to his musical roots with the formation of his new band, The Bramblemen. The group ...

Bruce Museum benefit has Parisian flavor
Easton Courier
... evening with the theme A Night in Paris / Une Nuit a Paris on Friday, Nov. 7, to support the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. The fund-raising event, at 7 p.m. in the museum galleries, melds exquisite French cuisine, extraordinary art, and generous ...

70-Month Prison Sentence In Wire Fraud Case
Hartford Courant
A 52-year-old Greenwich man who pleaded guilty in January to two counts of wire fraud was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in federal prison and ordered to repay investors more than $5 million.

Bank of Japan Interest Rate Cut Speculation Increases After Nikkei Report
Bloomberg Business News
... 1995. `Limit Yen Strength' A rate cut ``fits with their desire to limit yen strength,'' said Alan Ruskin , the Greenwich, Connecticut-based head of international currency strategy in North America at RBS. Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa this week ...

Baseball pitcher Tom Glavine lists his 14,550-square-foot mansion in Alpharetta, GA for $3.75M Big Time Listings
... appears that he does not. And like the Real Estalker, we also had trouble identifying a property of Glavine's in Greenwich, Conn. that he was said to have owned while with the New York Mets. As everyone else has noted, it's pretty clear that Glavine ...

Public relations, press release distribution, investor relations, SEC filing
Business Wire
GREENWICH, Conn.-- --United Rentals, Inc. today announced financial results for its third quarter 2008.

A not too hot, not too cold obit
The Globe and Mail
... Economic Pioneer, Dies October 28, 2008 Goldilocks, beloved daughter of the modern economy, died peacefully at her Greenwich, CT home this morning. She is survived by her father, Alan Greenspan, and her adopted siblings the three bears. She will be ...

Blog: One in five Americans expects a drop in income
Los Angeles Times
... an even harder time moving merchandise without severe markdowns. Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners in Greenwich, Conn., now is forecasting a decline in real (after-inflation) consumer spending in the current quarter "as large as those ...

HealthCare Ventures
Mass High Tech
... , which treats neonatal diseases. Also supporting the investment were Longitude Capital , which has an office in Greenwich, Conn.; Waltham-based Atlas Venture ; and FirstMark Capital , of New York. As part of the financing deal, HealthCare Ventures ...

Easthampton Burning?
Free Republic
... federal marshals be scouring the wainscoted hallways of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, not to mention a thousand Greenwich, Connecticut, hedge fund boiler rooms, with man-sized nets? A story-line is already emerging to the effect that these birds ...

InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corporation Raises $28 Million in Series B...
Venture Capital Access Online
... fund, the $325,000,000 Longitude Venture Partners, L.P., in 2008, and has offices in Menlo Park, California and Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information on Longitude Capital, please visit www.longitudecapital.com. About Atlas Venture Atlas ...

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10/29/08 Did Frank Chimlo Get Caught? Or Is He Just Ppreading The Wealth Around? Is This The Greenwich Republican's Version Of Income Redistribution?

Who Knows What The State Elections Enforcement Commission Will Find If They Start Looking Under The Hood Of The
Greenwich Republican Machine?

By Colleen Flaherty
Staff Writer
Article Launched: 10/29/2008 02:29:56 AM EDT
The State Elections Enforcement Commission has accepted a complaint from a local Democrat alleging a violation of state campaign finance laws by the Republican Town Committee.

Samarpana Tamm alleges in her complaint that the RTC violates four commission regulations in the use of its RTC headquarters at 407 E. Putnam Ave., formerly Minute Men Cleaners. The space made available to the RTC by landlord Frank Chimblo, she says, is an illegal in-kind donation to local candidates, as well as an undisclosed expenditure and an illegal organizational expenditure.

The use of space is also an improper allocation of pro-rata funds, she claims, estimating that even maximum campaign donations Chimblo could legally make to state Representative candidates Fred Camillo and Lile Gibbons could not cover the cost of the space.

According to commission regulations, business entities may not donate to political campaigns, barring a few exceptions.

Attached to Tamm's complaint was a brochure she said was from Chimblo Real Estate Enterprises LLC and showed a monthly rent of more than $24,000 per month, before utilities.

....RTC chairman John Raben said Tuesday, however, that he had been advised by legal counsel in Greenwich and in Hartford that the complaint was without merit. He declined to name those attorneys.....

....Calls to Chimblo for comment were not returned.

"I am very disappointed with the Democrats in town," continued Raben, who called the complaint an attempt to divert GOP and voter attention away from "real issues."

Town and local Democrats would be better off devoting their time and energy recruiting candidates for every race, he added, presumably referring to Republican incumbent state Reps. Livvy Floren and Lile Gibbons, who are running unopposed this term.

Town Democratic Committee chairman Dave Roberson said Tuesday that he wasn't surprised by Raben's comments, and that he awaiting the commission's finding.....

I Wonder Where Samarpana Tamn Got The Idea That Something With Landlord Frank Chimblo's Donation To The Greenwich Republican Town Committee Might Not Be Kosher

However, Big Time Greenwich Democratic Blogger Sarah Litman Failed To See Anything Wrong With The Arrangement At Our Greenwich.
by Sarah Darer Littman

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10/29/08 The Greenwich Post Press Release Service For Wednesday

The Greenwich Post Exclusively Provides

All Press Releases All The Time



The Greenwich Post Editor Used To Unethically Put Her Byline On Press Releases, But She Stoped After This Was Posted Yesterday

The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library, a branch of Greenwich Library, will be holding its popular book and media sale at St. Paul Lutheran Church, next to 55 William St. West, Nov. 7 to 9.

The Greenwich Post Editor Used To Unethically Put Her Byline On Press Releases, But She Stoped After This Was Posted Yesterday

About $10,000 in proceeds has been collected as a result of the Greenwich Wiffle Ball Tournament, held Sept. 20 at the Greenwich Polo Club. The money will go toward future tournaments in town, as well as other Wiffle ball activities under the aegis of the Junior United Way of Greenwich Wiffle Ball Fund.

The Greenwich Post Editor Used To Unethically Put Her Byline On Press Releases, But She Stoped After This Was Posted Yesterday

The Board of Trustees of Convent of the Sacred Heart has announced the appointment of Pamela Juan Hayes, 1964 Convent graduate, as the next head of school beginning July 1. Headmistress Sister Joan Magnetti will step down in June 2009, after completing her 19th year as headmistress. The board reached its unanimous decision following a national search and with the participation of parents, alumnae, faculty and staff, students and friends.

“Pam brings to our school her passion for education, her belief in the importance of an all girls’ environment, and her wide-ranging expertise with Sacred Heart schools,” said Kristina Sekor Hooper 1988, chair of the Board of Trustees.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed the next head of Convent of the Sacred Heart,” said Ms. Hayes. “I can think of no more important enterprise than educating the next generation of women leaders.”

A graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart, Ms. Hayes received a bachelor’s degree from Briarcliff College and a master’s degree in teaching from Manhattanville College. She served on the faculty and administration at three Sacred Heart schools — Greenwich, New York and San Francisco. In 2000, Ms. Hayes was appointed to her current position as director of the schools of the Sacred Heart at San Francisco.

Her educational philosophy is aligned with St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who said, “I would have founded the society for the sake of a single child.” Ms. Hayes is dedicated to educating girls and young women to become leaders who will assume roles and responsibility for the transformation of our society.

Founded in 1848, Convent of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls’ independent, day school in Greenwich with an enrollment of 775 students from preschool through 12th grade.

“We are all delighted that Pam, a graduate of our school, has been chosen as the next head of school,” Sister Magnetti said. “Her love of the mission of Sacred Heart and her experience as a Sacred Heart student, teacher and administrator solidifies the past and gives great hope for our future.”


Sister Magenetti Has Now Given A "Warm Heart, Felt Statement" For The Sacred Heart Board In A Greenwich Post Press Release.
This CHS Sanitized "News" At It's Best


  • Magnetti declined to be interviewed about her retirement plans.....

Cub Reporter Colin "King Of The Press Releases" Gustafson And The Greenwich Post's Publication Of The Sacred Hearts Second Press Release tells us.....

Who is Leaving

When she is leaving

Where her replacement is coming from

But Cub Reporter Colin "King Of The Press Releases" Gustafson And The Greenwich Post's Publication Of The Sacred Hearts Second Press Release fails to tell us .....

What happened and Why she is leaving


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10/29/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Tuesday - Top Story: Two Thumbs Down For The Greenwich YMCA

Shame, Shame, Shame

On The

Greenwich YMCA

By Meredith Blake
Staff Writer
Article Launched: 10/29/2008 02:30:25 AM EDT

The family of the town man who could not access the Greenwich Family YMCA because the building is not wheelchair accessible, is now pressuring the nonprofit organization to install a temporary ramp or face the possibility of being shut down.
Luis Gonzalez-Bunster's family contacted Greenwich attorney Frank Peluso, who said the facility is in violation of town, state and federal laws for not providing access to people with disabilities, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Town of Greenwich building code.

"They are required to have access," Peluso said.

Peluso sent a letter to the YMCA on Friday requesting the organization take immediate action to provide at least temporary access. He gave the organization until today to respond. If the YMCA does not comply, Peluso said, he will take legal action.

The Greenwich Family YMCA pool opened in November 2007, with a town-issued temporary certificate of occupancy. It was one part of a four-year $36.5 million renovation of the 96-year-old building, which has never been wheelchair accessible, according to Tim Wagner, YMCA director of real estate and building operations.

The mission of the construction project was to make the facility handicapped accessible, with elevators, a chair lift and ramps, but that phase of the project is not yet complete, Wagner said.

Because the project has taken so long, preventing handicapped people from being able to otherwise use the new facility, Peluso said YMCA ........
....William Marr, town building inspector, previously said the town issued the temporary certificate of occupancy, often requested by the owner or architect, because making the building wheelchair accessible was a part of the original proposal and was just not yet completed, he said.

The YMCA declined to comment on Peluso's letter ......
.....the Gonzalez-Bunster family, the issue is simple. If there is one person who is denied access to a public building, it is a problem.

"I don't understand how the town gave them a (certificate of occupancy). It's very suspect," said Luis's father, Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster.

There are other problems, the family says, including the lack of a curb cut for wheelchairs next to the handicapped-parking space in the newly constructed parking lot.

"There are so many problems with this," he said.......

Please Read The Full Greenwich Time Story

Hats Off To Meredith Blake And The Greenwich Time For Continueing To Cover This Important Story And Publishing Letters To The Editors About This Issue.

The Other Newspapers And Citizen Journalists Of Greenwich Have Wrongly Ignored The Lack Of Handicapped Access To The New Greenwich YMCA Building.

The YMCA Came To ALL Of The Citizens Of Greenwich And Asked For Construction Variances And ALL Of This Community Said Yes You Can Have Them.

The YMCA Constantly Seeks Out Funds, Grants And Tax Dollars From ALL Members Of This Community And Therefore Should Serve ALL Members Of This Community.

The YMCA's Wrong Headed Idea That The Crippled Citizens Of Greenwich Should Be Served Last Is Abhorrent At Best.

If The YMCA Won't Stop Discriminating Against The Crippled Of Greenwich And Continue To Refuse To Instal A Temporary Ramp Then The Town Should Pull The Temporary Certificate Of Occupancy.

In No Way Can The Right Minded Citizens Of Greenwich Support The YMCA's Desire To Ignore The Needs Of The Crippled Members Of Greenwich Society.

Public Funds Should Not Go To An Organization, Like The YMCA, That Is Blatantly Discriminating Against The Handicapped.

If The YMCA Continues To Resist Accommodating The Crippled Members Of Greenwich Society, Then ALL Public Funds Should Be Pulled From The Y And Given To An Organization That Will Serve ALL Members Of Greenwich Society.

Two Thumbs Up To The Greenwich Time For Staying On Top Of This News Story As Other Media Outlets Have Taken
No Interest What So Ever.

At odds with his own party's establishment over attack ads it did on his behalf in prior races, Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn.

Angelique Conroy, 35, of 31 Woodridge Drive, Stamford, was arrested and charged with fifth-degree larceny on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Conroy was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Monday.


Jamal Anderson, 20, of 1600 Roosevelt Ave., Bronx, N.Y., was arrested and charged with second-degree forgery, second-degree larceny and criminal impersonation on Friday morning, according to a police report.

Anderson was taken into custody by judicial marshals at state Superior Court in Stamford Friday on an outstanding arrest warrant held by Greenwich police, according to the report.
He was unable to post a $2,500 cash bond and was held for arraignment the same day, police said.


Marc Heiman, 37, of 20 Heronvue Road, turned himself in to police headquarters Friday evening on an outstanding warrant charging him with violating a protective order, police said.

He was released on a $1,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Friday.


William Corbo Jr., 49, of 18A Arthur St., was arrested Friday night on an outstanding warrant charging him with second-degree failure to appeal stemming from a 1996 stalking incident, police said.

He was released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.


Theresa Monick, 46, of 18 Arther St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following a domestic dispute at her home Friday night, police said.

Monick was released on a promise to appear and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Monday.


Rocco Lombardi, 49, of 5 Comly Terrace, was arrested Saturday night and charged with threatening and disorderly conduct after leaving verbal threats on a phone voicemail that included threats to use a knife, police said.

Lombardi was taken into custody and was held by Greenwich police in lieu of a $100,000 bond, police said.

He was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Monday.


Michael Robertson, 37, of 55 Bush Ave., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following a domestic dispute at 30 Division St. Sunday evening, police said.
Robertson was released on a $2,500 bond, according to police.

He was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Monday


Ronald Nieves, 23, of 86 St. Michaels Ave., Stratford, was arrested and charged with violation of probation following a traffic stop off the Exit 2 ramp of Interstate 95 South on Monday morning, police said.

A check revealed Bridge port police had an active arrest warrant out for Nieves, police said. Details of the warrant were not available. He was transported to Greenwich police headquarters and processed, police said.

Nieves was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Monday.


Annea Claire, 29, of 47 Pecksland Road, was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence and speeding following a traffic stop on West Putnam Avenue on Monday afternoon, police said.

Claire was released on a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Nov. 11.


A 16-year-old male from Bridgeport was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following an assault on a 15-year-old at the Kids in Crisis Center on Salem Street Tuesday morning, police said.

The youth was taken to police headquarters and was held in lieu of a $250 cash bond, police said. He appeared in state Superior Court in Stamford the same day, police said.


Keith Innes, 25, no address listed, turned himself in to police headquarters Monday morning on an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with disorderly conduct and first-degree criminal trespass stemming from an incident on Oct. 15, police said.

Innes was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Nov. 10.


Shelagh Mclachlann, 42, of Brookside Drive, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault on a person 60 years of age or higher and disorderly conduct following a domestic incident Monday night, police said.

She was released on a promise to appear and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Tuesday, police said.


Henry Calam, 38, of 82 Halsey Drive, Riverside, was arrested Monday night and charged with risk of injury to a minor, disorderly conduct, first-degree reckless endangerment and carrying a loaded firearm, police said.

Officers responded to the residence on a report of suspicious activity to find Calam, who was under the influence of alcohol, exiting the home with a shotgun in his hand, according to the police report. Calam's 5-year-old daughter was asleep in an upstairs bedroom with no other adults home, police said.

He was released on a $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford Tuesday.

Halloween draws thousands to Maher Avenue
For 364 days of the year, Maher Avenue is a serene, tree lined street where neighbors walk their dogs and students pass by on their way to nearby Brunswick School.

Eyes on the prize, Cardinals rout Central to reach semis
The Greenwich High School volleyball team had only one goal coming into this season. Avenge its loss to Darien in last years FCIAC finals and add its first championship banner to the Cardinal gymnasium.

Personal shopper:Put the pen down: Ikan makes your list for you
How many times have you gone to the grocery store and forgot your list or had to make multiple trips to the store because you forgot items?

Too many things left unreported in news
There's that old, sad refrain that old soldiers never die, they just fade away. For good or for ill, that dirge does not apply to old editors.

Until they die, they can't help vicariously editing the news - any news, whether spewed from newspapers, radio/TV, the Internet or magazines.

Over and over, as I listen to or read reports in the media, I encounter dispatches that leave questions in my mind. "Where are the editors?" I wonder.....


Is The Greenwich Time Starting To Get The Message That Too Many Things Are Left Unreported When It Comes To Whats Going on In Greenwich.

The Next Thing You Know Maybe The Greenwich Time Editors Are Going To Wake Up And Realize That Editorials Need To Be Hyper Local And For The Good Of The Community.

Greenwich Time Endorsement:

Forget About Camillo Go With Krumeich

Edward Krumeich frequently makes the case that Greenwich has been neglected because it hasn't sent a Democrat to the state House of Representatives in nearly 100 years.

It's an argument the Democratic candidate made in nearly unseating longtime incumbent state Rep. Claudia "Dolly" Powers two years ago, and it's one he's repeating this year against Republican Fred Camillo. The two are vying for Ms. Powers' seat in Greenwich's 151st District, following her decision to step down at the end of this term.

It's a compelling argument. But if it were all Mr. Krumeich brought to the race, it wouldn't be enough reason to send him to Hartford.

Fortunately for Mr. Krumeich, it's far from all he has to offer.

There are few people in local or state government who have given as much to the town of Greenwich as Mr. Krumeich. His more than 20 years of service includes time spent on the Representative Town Meeting, and as chairman of the Board of Social Services, where he led the fight to save Parsonage Cottage and instituted a mentoring program for parents.

Furthermore, the Greenwich attorney is the longest-tenured member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation, a span that has included many years on the finance board's Budget Committee. When it comes to town government, the Budget Committee is the big.....

...Both men clearly love this town and have a genuine desire to do what's best for it. Ultimately, though, it's Mr. Krumeich's record of service and experience on the Budget Committee that earns him our nod.

To the editor:

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut urges voters to vote "no" on the calling of a state constitutional convention.

We can't think of any serious governance issue that justifies the time, expense and bluster of a convention where every issue - no matter how outlandish - would be fair game. The Constitution would be reviewed for modifications or revisions, including the possible adoption of an entirely new constitution.

The league believes that our Constitution works well as our state's basic framework of government. We support the current method of amending it through proposals by the General Assembly after significant public input via the public hearing process, ratification by referendum and adoption by the assembly.

Several special interest organizations are working to convince voters to vote "yes" to a convention in order to pursue their hot-button issues. These supporters wish to change the Constitution to enable direct initiative (e.g., propositions) and referendum to become an accepted way of making laws and amending the state Constitution. The league opposes such direct initiatives. It would be too easy for well-funded special interests to sway public opinion on controversial issues without presenting balanced viewpoints or doing the research that is necessary to analyze the long-term implications and costs.

Our bottom line: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Naomi Schiff Myers

The writer is president of the League of Women Voters of Greenwich.


Our bottom line: "Things are broke and lets fix them!"

It seems like the League Of Women Voters bends over backwards to maintain the current status of things.

The Greenwich LWV only allows two of the four candidates to appear at their numerous debates.

And now they seek to deny citizens the right to a constitutional convention, because the the electorate of the town is not smart enough to chose wisely.

The Greenwich LWV always seem to support the powers that be and are always being alarmist about outsiders and new ideas.

It is almost like the LWV fears that orgies of mob lawless will take over if citizens are given real choices.

Our forefathers, gave us the RIGHT to a constitutional convention, because they trusted the good people of Connecticut.

However, The Greenwich LWV apparently doesn't trust the good people of this town, they know whats good for us.

We don't need to hear any new ideas from the Libritarian Party or the Green Party at debates.

And voters certainly can't handle a constatutional convention.
We need the Greenwich LWV to filter our choices through proposals by the dead locked two party General Assembly.

The Greenwich LWV wants us to wait years for a chance at ratification by voter referendum and then hope and pray for adoption by the deadlocked two party assembly.

Election after filtered election the citizens are promised real change in Hartford, as things get worse and worse and worse.

Maybe it is time for citizens to take the bull by the horns and shake up the system with a constatutional convention that will bring real reform to the state.

The last thing we want is a provincial Greenwich LWV spoon feeding us Democracy.

Open up the local debates to all candidates and start trusting the people that the Greenwich LWV claims to serve.

The Greenwich LWV needs to understand that there are at least three sides to every story, so maybe we need a third party or a constatutional convention to break the two party deadlock.
New ideas need to be brought to the table.


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