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Monday, November 24, 2008

11/24/08 BEHIND THE TIME: Greenwich Post Reports On DUI Killer Five Hours After Debra Friedman At The Greenwich Time

No plea in bicyclist’s death

Breaking news

Posted 4:27 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

The case of a Riverside man accused of hitting and killing bicyclist Joseph Borselio in a drunk driving crash has been continued until Jan. 7.

Stamford Superior Court Judge Barbara Brazzel-Massaro continued the case during a short appearance on Monday morning so the State’s Attorney’s Office would have enough time to provide defense attorney James Pastore with information as part of the discovery process. Mr. Pastore is defending Riverside resident Joseph Moore, 24, who has been charged with second degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, driving under the influence, evading responsibility in a fatal crash, unsafe movement and failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian.

Police allege that Mr. Moore was intoxicated when he struck Mr. Borselio, 20, who was riding his bicycle on Sheephill Road near Sound Beach Avenue Extension about 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 5. Toxicology reports allegedly showed Mr. Moore’s blood alcohol content far above the legal limit and police say he attempted to leave the scene of the accident before driving off the road and crashing into a utility pole a short distance away. Police responding to the scene found Mr. Moore by his car near the pole. The car, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, reportedly had windshield damage and police say it was from when Mr. Borselio struck it after being hit.

Mr. Borselio was found deceased at the scene.....

.....When asked about his client’s state of mind with the charges looming, Mr. Pastore said he was experiencing a lot of emotions.

“He’s nervous and devastated and sad,” Mr. Pastore said. “It’s the normal emotions anyone would experience after a horrible accident where someone lost a life.”
Mr. Pastore would not comment on whether Mr. Moore obeyed a stop sign on Sheephill Road where the incident took place and when asked if his client had been intoxicated at the time he advised reporters to “read the warrant.” The arrest warrant in this case has not been made publicly available.

Police Sgt. Timothy Berry, who lead the investigation into the incident, told the Post last week that Mr. Moore had not made any statements to officers to give his version of the events on the advice of counsel. Mr. Pastore said Monday that it was his client’s right to not give a statement.

“Gotta love the constitution,” Mr. Pastore said......

.....Stamford based attorney Lindy Urso also appeared during the proceeding. He said he is now representing the Borselio family and gave the proper paperwork to Judge Brazzel-Massaro. Mr. Urso, who spoke to the Post on Monday, said the family “is considering all the options” when asked if they were considering a civil suit against Mr. Moore.

“They feel the prosecution here will be the beginning of the healing process,” Mr. Urso said. “Obviously nothing will bring Joe back, but a stiff punishment here will, hopefully, provide a real deterrent in the future so other families will not have to go through what they are going through.”

kborsuk@greenwich-post.com

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COMMENT:
WOW, Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Might Have Filed Her Story First, But She Failed To Report Most Of The Details Of The Story.
Right Now Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Is Probably Calling Up Veteran Greenwich Post Reporter Ken Borsuk And Saying,"Ken, Can You Give Me The Phone Number For That Urso Guy?"




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11/24/08 Greenwich Time News Links --- Top Story: DUI Killer That Greenwich Police Let Go Free Is Brought Before A Judge To Stand For Joey's Death


Douglas Moore at his arraignment in the fatal Sheephill Road motor vehicle accident that killed 20-year-old Joseph Borselio. He stands with his attorney James Pastore.
(Helen Neafsey/Greenwich Time photo)

Deputy Assistant State's Attorney David Applegate Fails To Provide DUI Killer With Evidence Against Him In A Timely Manner

Riverside man arraigned in fatal accident

By Debra Friedman
Staff Writer
Posted: 11/24/2008 11:56:58 AM EST

STAMFORD - The 24-year-old Riverside man charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle and other offenses stemming from an Oct. 5 accident that killed 20-year-old Joseph Borselio was arraigned Monday morning in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Douglas Moore did not enter a plea on the charges, which also include operating under the influence, evading responsibility in a fatal crash, unsafe movement and failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian.

The case was continued until Jan. 7......

.....Pastore said he is still waiting for the autopsy report, photographs of the scene and speed calculations.

Moore turned himself over to Greenwich Police on Nov. 17 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police said Moore struck and killed Borselio, who was riding his bicycle north on Sheephill Road near the intersection with Sound Beach Avenue Extension just before midnight on Oct. 5.

Please Read The Full Greenwich Time Story


COMMENT:


Let's Wait And See How Good A Job That The Greenwich Police Department Did Collecting Evidence Against The DUI Killer That They Wrongly Let Go Free Seven Weeks Ago.


Greenwich police begin DUI holiday crackdown
With the holiday season just around the corner, local and state police will step up their efforts to curb drunken driving with undercover patrols, air surveillance and sobriety checkpoints.


"This is definitely a high priority as the holidays approach," said Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police spokesman. "Our message is clear - drinking and driving can only result in something bad. It can even be deadly."


Greenwich police will increase patrols and work with state police to set up sobriety checkpoints.....


....."People think of it as a traffic ticket, but it's a heck of a lot more," said Vance.


"We're talking handcuffs, custody battles, embarrassment, court appearances and the added expense that goes along with it."


Under state law, an adult is legally intoxicated if their blood-alcohol content measures .08 or higher. Drivers under age 21 are legally intoxicated if their blood-alcohol concentration is .02 or less.


A contributing factor to drunken driving during the holiday season, particularly Thanksgiving, is the return home of college freshmen, Vance said.....


....Last Thanksgiving, Vance said state police investigated 408 motor vehicle accidents, four of which involved fatalities. State police also arrested 67 people for drunken driving, Vance said.


While the issue is certainly intensified between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Vance said state police take it seriously throughout the year.


"This is a campaign we've undertaken. We partner with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Student Against Destructive Decisions, as well as with municipal departments," said Vance.


According to state Department of Transportation statistics, there were 311 fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2006, 43 percent of which were alcohol related......


......State police said sobriety checkpoints are posted in places where they see a higher-than-normal number of accidents involving alcohol or drunken driving arrests. According to Vance, there are a number of areas in Fairfield County where these checkpoints will be. Greenwich police have not yet disclosed where sobriety checkpoints will be.


State police recommend sticking to nonalcoholic beverages for those planning on driving after attending holiday gatherings.......


COMMENT:


One Wonders How Many Other DUI Drivers, Like Douglas Moore, The Greenwich Police Department Will Let Go Free Durring This Thanksgiving Holiday "Crackdown."



CHICAGO - With the economy in crisis, President-elect Barack Obama pledged Monday to honor the commitments the outgoing Bush administration has made to rescue financial markets and urged the new, incoming Congress to pass a major stimulus package "right away" to restore growth and create jobs.

The prospect of the Greenwich public schools holding classes on Veterans Day and Columbus Day to prevent more classroom disruptions in October and November has annoyed some veterans and Italian-Americans.....

...."It's kind of putting Veterans Day in with holidays like Halloween," said Eric Roitsch, 43 a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. "Although I didn't get into the military to be honored, I think its important that children know about those who fought for our freedoms."

World War II Veteran John Macri said that having the children take the day off to attend the parades and hear from the veterans is much more meaningful than anything they would learn in school, from a text book or a teacher.

"It just makes a much bigger impact," he said.

Taking the holiday away in some ways diminishes the importance of honoring those who fought for this country, said John Gowans, a member of the Honor Guard.

"We wouldn't have any holidays without veterans. It just doesn't make sense," he said.
Recognizing Veterans Day is an American tradition that goes back nearly 90 years.

"I really wish they wouldn't do that," said Korean War veteran Tony Cossu. "It has always been a tradition and I would prefer to keep it at that."

Columbus Day commemorates the Italian Christopher Columbus, who has been credited by some to have discovered the Americas. Italian-Americans view this holiday as an opportunity to celebrate their heritage.

"I find it a bit disturbing that they would want to get rid of this holiday especially because of the great history it has behind it, " said Tony DeVita, a member of the St. Lawrence Society, an Italian-American Club in Cos Cob. ......

....."Considering all of the holidays that we do celebrate in this town, it is inconceivable to me why they would take away one as important as this. Italians helped build this country and this town should have a day to celebrate that," said Jim Caparelle, St. Lawrence Society Treasurer.......

Americans rush plans for Obama inauguration

Stamford congregation makes plans to attend historic ceremony

By Gillian Gaynairand
Brett Zongker
The Associated Press
Posted: 11/24/2008 09:34:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON - Pattie Brew, daughter of a North Carolina sharecropper, had let almost a century go by without casting a vote for president or joining the inaugural crowds only three miles (5 kilometers) from her home in the U.S. capital.

"I never had no interest in it because my vote don't matter anyway, so I never even took the time to fool with it," said the 97-year-old woman known as Mother Brew. "I knew white people had the right of way here, you know."......

Balloons are the rage in Stamford
STAMFORD - Spec tators' eyes widened and their shouts grew louder as the 75-foot Billy Blazes balloon approached a traffic light.

US gov't unveils bold plan to rescue Citigroup

By Jeannine Aversa
The Associated Press
Posted: 11/24/2008 07:06:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON - Rushing to rescue Citigroup, the U.S. government agreed to shoulder hundreds of billions of possible losses at the stricken bank and to plow a fresh $20 billion into the company.

Regulators hope the dramatic action will bolster badly shaken confidence in the once mighty banking giant as well as the nation's financial system, a goal that so far has been elusive despite a flurry of government interventions to battle the worst global crisis since the 1930s.....

Goals set in search for new Greenwich schools chief
The Board of Education has set a series of interim deadlines in its search for its next superintendent in hopes that a new schools chief will be ready by July 1.

The board's search committee has just over seven months to undertake a slew of tasks, from hiring a search firm and consulting the public on desired traits in a schools chief, to recruiting candidates, conducting interviews and making a final selection.

The search committee last Wednesday began soliciting bids online from independent consultants that specialize in identifying and recruiting superintendents. The board is asking candidates to submit proposals by Dec. 5 to allow members to interview and select a consultant by Dec. 12.

Once that's done, the board and the consultant will seek input from community members on what qualities they want in a superintendent, according to board member Steven Anderson, who chairs the search committee.....

COMMENT:
The School Board Just Needs To Find A Superintendent That Is Willing To Fire Failed School Administrators Like The Greenwich High School Headmaster Alan Capasso And Assistant Superintendent Susan Wallerstein.


Obama begins to set economic course

By Beth Fouhy
The Associated Press
Posted: 11/24/2008 08:03:52 AM EST

CHICAGO - Eager to calm economic anxieties, President-elect Barack Obama is rolling out an economic vision that will require congressional cooperation even before he settles into his new desk in the White House's Oval Office.

Obama will introduce his new economic leadership team Monday, a key step toward enacting a huge new economic recovery plan that aims to save or create 2.5 million jobs over the next two years.

The plan is likely to far exceed the $175 billion Obama proposed during the campaign. It would include an infusion of money for infrastructure projects, new environmental technologies and tax cuts for low- and middle-income taxpayers. It will not call for tax hikes for the wealthy......

Town closes beach roads to cars on Sunday mornings
Having witnessed a cyclist get hit by a car at Greenwich Point and countless more vehicles whizzing through the narrow street that loops around the beach, Old Greenwich resident Bernadette Mazzella looks forward to the Sundays when the town closes it off to vehicles.

GYFL crowns three champions
The North Mianus Bulldogs captured the Greenwich Youth Football League Bantams championship in convincing fashion Sunday, defeating the Putnam Generals 38-13.

'Tiffany's' marks 50th anniversary
What's a call girl to do? A half-century before Ashley Dupre became New York's -- if not America's -- prostitute of fascination, there was Holly Golightly, the protagonist in Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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11/24/08 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: X Employee #2

Greenwich Roundup,
I'm not the X Advocate worker who wrote in before. I think there are 3 of us. But I agree with them. Working for Joe Pisani was very hard. Joe is a nasty guy with some serious issues. He was one of a bunch of editors. He was the senior editor. The others were much more easy going and fun to be around. He was a punk in my opinion. If I saw him on the street today, I'd say it to his face. He fired me for no reason.
The lady writers who hang all over him-Joy, she worked hard and did more editing than Joe did. She was ok, needed to hear Joe tell her how great she was doing like the rest of them needed too. Susie Costegri was a big question mark. She was around EVEN before Joe hired her because she worked upstairs for a magazine. I don't know why she was hired because she can't write and to me, I don't think she even wanted to work. She just sort of hung around, creating a less professional work environment. I think she was Joe's assistant-coffee runner-little project organizer-little ass kisser. That's about all I'll say.

I think half the paper printed EVERY DAY without Joe even seeing it. So, he was never taking blame for a thing. He was hyper focused on stupid subjects only.

He is aSOB who thinks the world revolves around him. He has a temper too. But when I see the name Pisani- I just think little !#$%^& PUNK. One day he can kiss my ass.

Glad to be gone



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