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11/01/08 YMCA negotiating access complaint


Americans with Disabilities Act


The Greenwich Family YMCA has requested more time to respond to the demands of a local family to provide wheelchair access into their new facility.


Citing the need to confer with management at the non-profit organization, which will decide what course of action to take, Jonathan Wells, the attorney for the YMCA, said he would contact the family of Luis Gonzalez-Bunster by next week, according to Frank Peluso, the family's attorney.
Gonzalez-Bunster, who is disabled, sought to train for an upcoming triathalon at the YMCA but was unable to because the building is not accessible to the handicapped.


Peluso contacted the YMCA, at 50 E. Elm Street, Oct. 24 to demand they provide at least a temporary ramp to the Y's new state-of-the-art Olympic-size swimming pool, which opened last November and is not accessible to the handicapped. He gave the organization until Wednesday to respond or possibly be subject to legal action by the courts, he said.....



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......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.


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11/01/08 'Change' defined by Shays, Himes at Chamber debate - Greenwich Time

With Barack Obama lending his voice to a new radio stump ad for Democrat Jim Himes in the 4th District congressional race, Republican incumbent Christopher Shays fired back Friday with questions about Obama's Senate record and ability to work across party lines.

Invited with Himes to address the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon at the Milbrook Club, Shays called John McCain the real change agent in the race for the White House.

"Barack Obama's argument about change is why you need to elect John McCain. John McCain pulls Democrats and Republicans together and says, 'Let's get moving.' Name one thing (Obama) has changed," said Shays, who is co-chairman of McCain's campaign in Connecticut.

Shays' remarks about Obama to the business group came just days after, responding to a question from a Yale Daily News reporter about why McCain was trailing Obama in most national polls, Shays said that his longtime political ally had "lost his brand as a maverick" and "did not live up to his pledge to fight a clean campaign."

Released Thursday by the Himes campaign, the 30-second radio ad featuring Obama has been airing on a number of New York City-based stations. In front of a group of business leaders and local politicians many of whom have long been loyal to Shays, Himes was asked by a high school student in attendance where he differs from Obama on the issues.

"I think his proposal for the reform of Social Security is a bad idea," Himes said.

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11/01/08 Police take on terror role at security drill - Greenwich Time

Several Greenwich police officers will act in an unusual role today, playing the part of terrorists in a counter-terrorism drill at the University of Bridgeport, officials said.

The event is being run by the Department of Homeland Security and will involve numerous police departments from the surrounding area, including Greenwich, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stamford and Norwalk, according to Scott Appleby, director of Bridgeport's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

"The scenario is based on a criminal element taking 25-50 people hostage," said Appleby....

....Lt. Gary Honulik, who got Greenwich police officers involved with the drill said six officers from the department's special response unit will participate today, including Sgt. John Thorme and Lt. Brian Briggs.

It will be first time Greenwich police participate in a Homeland Security drill......

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11/01/08 The Raw Greenwich Blog And Rss Feed


The New Official Uniform Shirt For The Girls And Photog John Roben At "Our Joe", I Mean "Our Greenwich"


Citizen Journalist's And Bloggers That Live, Work Or Used To Live In Greenwich Plus There Are The Shameless Failed Mainstream Media Self Promoters At Our Greenwich

For What It's Worth
How dare you be productive?! Last week, the One promised to punish anyone earning over $250,000. His partner in The Great Taking, Joe Biden, revised that d...

Greenwich Library Today's Events
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Leaders Nix Constitutional Convention - When you mark your ballot on Election Day, you will be asked to vote "yes" or "no" on the following question: "Shall there be a Constitutional Convention...

The Blonde Excuse
Metropolis, Illinois - As I mentioned in my last entry, we spent a night in Metropolis, Illinois, home of Superman. After going to the casino and trying to feed all the cats in the...

Pray Connecticut
New PrayCT website coming! - We ask your patience as we will be rolling out a new website shortly. You may experience some unavailability both here and at www.prayct.org. Thanks!

Greenwich Diva
Senator Stevens says, “I was not convicted” - Although a jury of 12 convicted Senator Ted Stevens on all seven counts of false statements, last night during his debate with Mayor Mark Begich, Senator ...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Oy vey - All those [middle-aged] unemployed writers - Writers who are middle-aged and probably adequately compensated who just got laid off probably know one thing: There's no place to go, at least along that sp...

Exit 55
Greenwich Is Back On The Winning Side - I'm actually sitting at my desk...working...on a Friday night...Halloween, no less. In other words, I'm keeping this short so that I'm no more pathetic tha...

Cos Cob Blogger Iggy Makarevich At High Strangeness
Secret and Suppressed - Paranormal Podcast 52 - This just in from my friend Kenn Thomas, a pivotal force in parapolitics and someone who diligently researches his subject. Documentation rules for KT, which...

John Ferris Robben - T-shirt Philosophy Page At Our Greenwich
A Photo Journey in Greenwich…Visiting the Black Forest Pastry Shop on Liberty Way - At the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 55 William Street West, Byram Shubert Library….A BOOK & MEDIA SALE ………. details on the sign below… The above sign is on ...

The Daily Spurgeon
Labor in Vain - [image: Rangitoto] Ask either saint or sinner, and you shall find that peace was never obtained in the way of the flesh. Turn to the Christian, and he will...

Ed's First Blog
Hey Film Buffs! Look What Turner Classic Movies Is Offering! - My colleague *Catherine Tynes* pointed out this terrific site offered by the cable station Turner Classic Movies . Basically, TCM has a collection of * down...

Rock Star Diary
Shopping with Debbie at Bergy's - Debbie and I went shopping at Bergdorf Goodman last night after work for Make-Up. My favorite indulgence. Debbie having her eye make-up done at the YSL count...

Greenwich Guy
Good Old Fashion Street Logic

Susie Costaregni's Our Greenwich Page
OUR JOE PISANI - Out there … The Toast and Roast Dinner to honor Joe Pisani, former editor of the Greenwich Time/Stamford Advocate, took place last week at the Greenwich ...


When Will Our Greenwich Stop The

Shameless Self Promotion Of

Failed Ev-Greenwich Time Editor Joe Pisani?


Last Week We Had To Read This

Unprofessional And Unethical

Self Promoting Hype?


Failed Ex-Greenwich Time Columnist Joy Haenlein's UnProfessional Our Greenwich Page
Fun with Dick and Dan - There were high points aplenty during last weekend’s toast-and-roast testimonial at the Hyatt in Old Greenwich for Joe Pisani, my friend and collea...
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JFailed Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Joe "Circulation Was Up 22% After I Left" Pisani's Unproffessional Our Greenwich Page
The man in the mirror - Throughout my career, I estimate I’ve been to several thousand testimonials or more. I’ve sat through litanies of praise more effusive than the Monks of ...

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Plus There Is All The Photos That Ex-Greenwich Time Photographer Took Of Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy And Fergusson Library Head Ernie DiMattia Misusing Taxpayer Resources And Dollars.


Shame, Shame, Shame on the the shameless self promotion

at the unprofessional Our Greenwich Blog


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10/01/08 Police investigate two Greenwich Suicides



Police are investigating the death of a 67-year-old man believed to have committed suicide early Friday morning in the backyard of a residence in the backcountry.


Det. Sgt. Thomas Kelly said police responded to the residence after receiving a 911 call from the victim's family. Upon arrival, officers found the victim had a knife lodged in his upper left chest, police said. He was semiconscious at the time, but could not communicate with emergency responders, according to Kelly.


The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Stamford Hospital where he later died as a result of his injury, police said....


....Police also reported a suicide attempt in the area of the cemetery at First Congregational Church on Sound Beach Avenue Friday morning.


At approximately 10:30 a.m. two officers were observed in the cemetery. GEMS officials confirmed they sent medics to the area Friday morning.


No further details on that incident were released


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11/01/08 Real Greenwich Soul From The Chabad Of Greenwich



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11/01/08 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: to brian


are u ok?
is that infection worse?
maybe its my computer, I can't get to any new posts

















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