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Saturday, December 6, 2008

12/06/08 Greenwich School Children Are Being Sacrificed On The Altar Of Board Of Education Incompetence

Greenwich Parents Are Repeatedly Being Forced
To Deliver Their Children To Well Compensated School Administers
That Constantly Fail The School Community


You Won't Read This In The Greenwich Citizen, The Greenwich Post Or The Greenwich Time, because the Greenwich Board Of Education did not send out a press release......


Academic Roundup:


The Inner City NYC High Schools Rated Better
Than Greenwich High School


Nine New York City schools rank among the top 100 high schools in the nation according to US News and World Report. Over a dozen years ago Greenwich High School was on the list year after year. Now Greenwich High School is on the list of schools that have failed to meet the standards that President Bush set in the "No Child Left Behind" program.


Styuyvesant High School topped the New York Schools on the magazines "Gold Medal" list, hitting number 23. Two Boogie Down Bronx schools made it on the list with the High School of American studies ranking number 29 and the Bronx High School of Science at Number 33.


Also on the list is were three Queens schools - the Baccalaureate School for Global Education, the Queens High School Of Science, and Townsend Harris High School - as well as Staten Island Technical High School.


One newcomer was the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies.


Even High Schools In "Crooklyn" New York had better results than Greenwich High School.


American High Schools that spend less per child than Greenwich are celebrating there "Gold Medal Schools", as Failed School Administrators repeatedly get Greenwich cited by "No Child Left Behind.


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MiamiHerald.com

Four Miami-Dade schools came in just out of the Top 100 and were named silver medal winners: Coral Reef Senior, New World School of the Arts, Doral Academy ...



San Jose Mercury News

By Kimberly S. Wetzel

It's a list every school dreams of making: US News & World Report's annual rundown of the top high schools in the country. ...



Newsday, NY

BY JOIE TYRRELL joie.tyrrell@newsday.com

Four Long Island public high schools were named in the top 100 in the nation in US News & World Report's annual ...



Chicago Sun-Times

Walter Payton College Prep was rated the nation's 63rd best high school by US News and World Report. "I'm thrilled that we're in the top 100,'' said Payton ...



Washington Post



Boston Globe

By Casey Ramsdell, Globe Correspondent Boston Latin School is one of the top 100 public high schools in the country, according to US News & World Report's ...



MarketWatch



News-Leader.com



Tucson Citizen, AZ

Two Tucson area high schools are among the top 25 schools in US News & World Report's second annual list of the top 100 public high schools in the United ...



Tampa Tribune



WBOC TV 16



Philadelphia Inquirer

By Kristen A. Graham

Masterman again made the list of top high schools as ranked by US News and World Report. The magazine looked at state test scores, ...








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We Must Not Let Turkeys Take Advantage Of Us.
It Is Time To Get Rid Of Frank Mazza And The Greenwich Board Of Education




Hamilton Avenue School students won't be allowed to move into their new building until April if the school's building committee can't secure the necessary approvals to make the facility safe for occupancy by the end of next week, the head of the school board said.


Board of Education Chairman Nancy Weissler said Wednesday that the facility must receive a temporary certificate of occupancy by Dec. 5 if students are to safely return to classes there after holiday breaks end Jan. 5......


COMMENTS:


A GREENWICH ROUNDUP EDITORIAL


SCHOOL OF FOOLS


Nancy Weissler And Her Negligent Board Of Education And Frank Mazza And His School Building Committee Must Resign Now.


Only Newly Elected School Board Member Marianna Ponns Cohen Should Remain


The once great Greenwich Public School System has been brought to ruin by Nancy Weissler and her negligent fellow Board Of Education members. Ms. Weisller and her poorly managed board have cost thousands of tax dollars for every man woman and child in Greenwich.


Nancy Wiessler and the School Building Chairman she has supported through thick and thin will soon becoming to the taxpayers once again with their hands stretched out.


If Nancy Wiessler, Frank Mazza and the other negligent board members had any decency they would resign.


It Is Time To Bounce These Bozo Board Members And Their Failed High Paid Educrats
NANCY IS IN WAY OVER HER HEAD


Wielser's Poor Management Skills And Lack Of Experiences Orchestrated The Fall Of Our Once Great Public Schools.


Blame abounds, but most of it must accrue to Nancy Wiessler and the Greenwich Board Of Education for their undying support of Frank Mazza and his band of idiots on the Hamilton Avenue School Building Committee. .....


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12/06/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Saturday


"Police Blotter ", 1990 (detail)


Posted: 12/06/2008 01:00:00 AM EST
Thomas Lau, 37, of 49 Park Ave., was arrested and charged with threatening and disorderly conduct at 11 a. m. Friday after an incident at his home, according to a police report.

He was released on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamfod on Monday.

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Anthony Palmisano, 29, of 21 Gerry St., was arrested Thursday morning and charged with possession of cannabis under four ounces and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Police charged Palmisano after observing drugs in plain view in his bedroom while officers were placing him under arrest on four outstanding arrest warrants, police said.

Palmisano faced prior charges of failure to appear and violation of probation, according to the police report.

Palmisano was released on a $6,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Friday.

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Two Bridgeport men were arrested Wednesday morning and charged with numerous drug offenses and interfering with a police officer, police said.

Jake Riley, 33, of 1202 Park Ave., in Bridgeport, and Daniel Upchurch, 33, of 168 Pixlee Place in Bridgeport, were stopped for speeding on East Putnam Avenue when police detected the odor of marijuana in their vehicle, according to the police report.

The driver, Upchurch, provided a license but was unable to provide a valid registration or insurance card, police said.

Further investigation revealed that Upchurch was smoking a maijuana-laced cigar and had crumpled it up when he was pulled over, police said.

Police also located packaged marijuana in an open yellow bag on the floor of the rear seat area, according to the police report.

After the two men were asked to exit their vehicle, Upchurch suddenly accelerated, fleeing east on East Putnam Avenue, and turned down Lockwood Lane, police said.

The vehicle with both men inside was located a short time later on Sound Beach Avenue at West End Avenue, police said.

Officers also located two small quart-sized plastic bags in the rear seat, but the yellow bag initially seen on the floor was no longer in the vehicle because the two parties had thrown it out of the car, police said.

The bag was later located by officers, according to the police report.

A total of 24 quart-sized bags containing marijuana were located, weighing 1 pound and 8.2 ounces, police said.

Both men were charged with possession of marijuana over 4 ounces, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and interfering with a police officer, according to the police report.

Upchurch was additionally charged with reckless endangerment, engaging police in pursuit, traveling too fast, failure to carry registration and traveling the wrong way, police said.

Upchurch was released on $10,000 bond. Riley was released on a $20,000 bond, police said.
Riley and Upchurch are scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Wednesday.


Possible financial fraud reported by Shays election team
WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials are investigating accusations that a former employee of Rep.


Call it an early birthday present. Upon arriving Friday at Greenwich Adult Day Care, as she does every weekday morning, Viola Carrington was treated to a party in her honor.



Internet sting: Doctor released on sex charge
A Greenwich doctor accused of soliciting a minor over the Internet was released on a $25,000 bond Friday, officials said.

Posted: 12/06/2008 02:42:07 AM EST

Nicholas Blatsiotis, 43, of 389 Farms Road, was arrested and charged with evading responsibility Wednesday evening after turning himself in to police, police said.
According to the police report, Blatsiotis left the scene of an accident on Orchard Street earlier Wednesday after he bumped into another vehicle heading in the same direction. No injuries were reported.

Blatsiotis also was charged with unsafe backing, police said.

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

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Stephen Pardo, 43, of 78 Northfield St., was arrested Thursday evening and charged with driving while under the influence, risk of injury to a minor and failure to carry a license, police said.

Police were dispatched to 25 Valley Road after they received a call from a day care center relating that an operator driving a 1997 Volvo could be driving intoxicated with a child in the vehicle, according to the a report. They told police the license plate number of the car.

After verifying Pardo's address, police went to his home, where they observed his vehicle pass by and accelerate away, according to police.

An officer attempted to catch up with Pardo's vehicle as it continued to accelerate from the scene on wet roadways, police said.

Police caught up with Pardo at Deer Park Road, at which time they activated their lights and sirens and Pardo pulled his vehicle over, according to the police report.

Pardo then jumped out of his vehicle and refused to return inside after several instructions from the police officer, police said.

When Pardo finally complied, police discovered he was travelling with an infant in the vehicle. He was asked to take a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed.

He was arrested and released on a $50,000 bond. Pardo is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Dec. 12.

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David Anderson, 38, of 241 S. 9th Avenue in Mount Vernon, N.Y., was arrested Thursday night and charged with public indecency, police said.

Greenwich Police responded to the Wilton Police Department and took custody of Anderson who was being held at the department on an active arrest warrant. Anderson had exposed himself in central Greenwich, according to the police report.

Anderson was held overnight on $20,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Friday in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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Michael William, 22, of 611 Crotona Park North, in Bronx, N.Y., was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with second degree-forgery, third-degree identity theft, third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and third-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny, police said.
Police were dispatched to 18 Railroad Ave. on the report of a person attempting to cash a counterfeit check, police said.

Officers met with a Citibank manager who had a photocopy of the check in the amount of $1,500 and the subject's identification.

William was placed under arrest and was released on a $1,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Thursday.



Town ceremony puts glitter on start of holiday season
Magic. That's how First Selectman Peter Tesei described the ease of this year's Town Hall tree lighting, at the exact moment he and a lawn full of children reached "one," counting backwards from ten at sundown Friday.



Tomorrow will be the 67th anniversary of Japan's surprise attack on the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor that decimated the ......




To the editor:


Too many of our local families and individuals are suddenly struggling for food, housing, employment and protection from domestic violence. Fairfield County nonprofits are straining to help. But just as the demand for their services is skyrocketing, donations are declining.


Where can people who want to help be most effective in their giving? As board chair of the Fairfield County Community Foundation and a resident of Greenwich, I would like your readers to know that our foundation is offering a smart way to contribute: The Fairfield County Community Foundation will match donations made to the Safety Net Giving Circle, established by us to help area residents hit hardest by this economic crisis.


Thanks to a generous $100,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor, contributions made to the Safety Net Giving Circle by Jan. 15 will be matched. Ultimately $200,000 will be distributed to 10 area nonprofits to assist residents throughout Fairfield County in these difficult times to meet their basic needs. The Giving Circle will pool individual donations to amplify the impact of each gift.


The 10 nonprofits our foundation is working with are: Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Neighbor to Neighbor, Catholic Charities, Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging, Person to Person, Operation Hope, Norwalk Community Health Center, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Center for Women and Families and Tbico (community-based work force development).


Donations can be made either online or by check. More information is available at www.fccfoundation.org. The foundation's address is 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, 06851
Thank you for helping us to promote this most important initiative.


W. Michael Funck
Riverside


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12/06/08 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: More on Crime


Things Were Not Always So Great In Riverside



"[crime] Statistics for your beloved Riverside are probably great".

They are since my brothers and I grew up!

--
Chris Fountain
Riverside CT

http://www.christopherfountain.com/



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Dear Chris,



I am glad to here that Riverside is now safe from your youthful indiscretions, now the town fathers only have to fear your blog posts.



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12/06/08 Greenwich Post News Links


The academic team from Greenwich High School will face the team from Stamford High School in the first round competition of Cablevision’s The Challenge, airing December 6 and 7 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., exclusively on News 12 Connecticut and available on demand on Cablevision channel 612 through News 12 Interactive. Pictured during a break in taping are (l. to r.) Daryl Taylor (academic advisor), Paul Finkelstein, James Lewis, host Tom Appleby, Brian Plancher (team captain), John Tsai and Vinay Kadiyala (team alternate).




All-star student scholars from Greenwich High School will challenge Stamford High School in the first round of the 12th season of Cablevision’s The Challenge, an academic quiz show designed to test students’ knowledge in a Jeopardy-style format. The first round match-up between Greenwich High School and Stamford High School will air exclusively on News 12 Connecticut at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7. The Challenge, hosted by News 12 Connecticut anchor Tom Appleby, can also be viewed anytime through video on demand (VOD) through News 12 Interactive, located on iO TV channel 612.




On Dec. 7 from noon to 5, shops along East Putnam Avenue in central Greenwich will be hosting a holiday block party. Stores participating are Cashmere Inc, Elsebe, J. McLaughlin, Patricia Gourlay, Vision Consultants, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, Splurge Unique Gifts, Home Decor and Jewelry, Inovation Luggage, Threads & Treads, and Mailboxes, etc.


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