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Thursday, February 12, 2009

2/12/08 Greenwich Post News Links

Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

Layoffs of town employees are expected this week as the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) resumes discussion about the 2009-10 town budget.

Written by Kristan Zimmer, editor

Why should we care and what can we do about moderate-income housing in Greenwich?

Those are questions panelists hope to answer at next week’s educational forum organized by the United Way of Greenwich, Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and Greenwich Library.....

Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

Women who have thrived both in business and in the community were honored last Friday at the YWCA of Greenwich’s annual Brava awards at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich.

Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

To demonstrate just how severe the economic condition is in Connecticut, state Sen. L. Scott Frantz brought a prop with him to the League of Women Voters’ annual legislative breakfast last Thursday.

Written by Paul Silverfarb

In commanding style, the Greenwich Academy squash team claimed its stake as the best team in the country during Saturday’s high school national championship tournament held at Yale University.

The Gators beat familiar foe Episcopal Academy 5-2 to win the school’s fourth national championship in five years.

Written by Paul Silverfarb

This was the kind of victory that Greenwich boys ice hockey head coach Bob Russel was waiting to see from his team.

Playing in a physical game against rival Darien High School Monday night at the Dorothy Hammil rink, Big Red was able to play stingy defense while attacking the Blue Wave zone consistently. The result was a very important 3-1 victory that has huge implications, both in the upcoming Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference and class LL standings as well.

Written by Paul Silverfarb

A confident Greenwich High School cheerleading team took the mat during Saturday’s Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championships at Wilton High School and didn’t disappoint.

In what head coach Mary Anne Catalano said was the team’s best performance of the season, the Cardinals finished third overall with 149 points. Trumbull High School just edged out GHS for second with 149.5 points and St. Joseph won the event with 150 points.

Across the square of an Italian village was a café and outside the café sat a group of Communists, drinking espresso and grumbling about the state of the world.

As the financial crisis deepens and money becomes tighter for many Greenwich families, it is a perfect time to think about the great value of the public schools in Greenwich. During the past three and a half years that I’ve spent at Greenwich High School, I’ve grown to appreciate the numerous opportunities and resources Greenwich High School (GHS) has to offer. Here are the top 10 things I like about my school:

Dear Larry,
I’ve been reading a lot of good news and reviews regarding Microsoft’s new Windows 7 beta operating system. My question is this: Should I upgrade my computer now and immediately take advantage of its strengths? — F. P.

The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts will present “Creative Kids,” a celebration of some of music’s greatest “early bloomers,” on Feb. 18. It will be attended by students in sixth and seventh grade from Greenwich public and private schools. The students in the audience will learn what some other young people achieved at about their age.

The Musicians from Marlboro, the touring extension of the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, will return to Greenwich Library on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m., as part of the Friends of Greenwich Library’s Cole Concert Series. Five musicians will play works by Joseph Haydn, Zoltán Kodály and Johannes Brahms in the Cole Auditorium.

It doesn’t take a trust fund or a stash of money under your mattress to get the kitchen you want, even if the market tumble leaves you without the usual stocks to cash in. That’s what Elizabeth Abbasi of Byram is discovering as she gives her kitchen a facelift without starting from scratch.

Credit checkup

When Realtors obtain a credit report for a client wishing to rent a property they provide a credit summary from a credit service to a listing agent of the landlord. This summary rolls up or analyzes the credit history of the prospective tenant. The summary highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the prospective tenant along with a credit score.

As of January 2009, there were 577 single family houses on the market this year and 206 condominiums on the market in Greenwich. The following is the breakdown and a comparison of the number of homes on the market in 2009 versus 2008:

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