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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

03/17/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Greenwich Time News Links (It Is Not A Very Happy St. Partick's Day At The Green Kitty Litter Liner Today)

There Is Not Much Local News At The Greenwich Time, Because Hearst Newspapers Has Once Again Cleaned House And Cut Back At The Daily Rag Once Again.

Greenwich Time Staffers Are Depressed And Demoralized Today
They Just Don't Have The Luck Of The Irish At The Green Kitty Litter Liner


Here Are Todays Greenwich Time News Links....
By Neil Vigdor
Staff Writer

A series of proposed rules governing everything from the size of boats moored at town-owned marinas to the practice of tying vessels together for social gatherings is encountering choppy seas......

Himes to question CEO of AIG
By Neil Vigdor
Staff Writer
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., is a member of a congressional panel that is expected to grill the CEO of bailed out insurance and banking giant AIG on controversial executive bonuses Wednesday.
The recipient of a $173 billion life raft from the government, American International Group has become the target of fierce criticism for doling out $165 million in bonuses to its executives.

Edward Liddy, the company's chairman and CEO, is scheduled to testify on the thorny subject in front of the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises.....
By Debra Friedman
When Richard Fulton was a kid, he remembers starting the day at the top of Greenwich Avenue with $10 in hand, hitting all his favorite stores and still having change for lunch by the time he made his way to the bottom.
The charm of the Avenue led him to open a teen clothing and skateboarding shop called Chilly Bear there in 1989. However, after 20 years and numerous changes to the Avenue itself, Fulton is taking his business to Old Greenwich where, he says, rent is cheaper and foot traffic is growing. He will close the doors of his store at 401 Greenwich Ave. after the St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday and move to 180 Sound Beach Ave.

"Greenwich Avenue used to be the soul of Greenwich," said Fulton, 41, who grew up in town. "In some ways it still is, but in a lot of ways it really isn't anymore."
That's All The Local News That
The Greenwich Time Staff Can Get
Online Right Now
The Greenwich Time Staffers Should Cheer Up ,
Because Things Could Be Worse:
Hearst just printed the final copy of Seattle Post-Intelligencer last night....
The unprecedented media downturn in the US has claimed yet another casualty – the venerable Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the city's oldest newspaper, has downed shutters on its print edition. From today, it will be the largest daily newspaper in the US to shift to an entirely digital news product only be available on the internet.
Hearst Corp, which owns the 146-year-old P-I, said yesterday that it had failed to find a buyer for the paper. The development was widely expected since 9 January, when Hearst executives said they would put the paper up for sale for 60 days. However, no buyer has emerged during this period. (See: Hearst looking for buyer for Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper)
"Tonight will be the final run, so let's do it right," publisher Roger Oglesby is reported to have told the newsroom. The front page of the final edition featured a headline saying 'You've meant the world to us' and a photo of the 30-foot neon globe atop the P-I's building, which has a slogan rotating around the equator saying, 'It's in the P-I'.
Steven R Swartz, president of Hearst Newspapers, said the online P-I would not just be "a newspaper online – ''It's an effort to craft a new type of digital business with a robust, community news and information Website at its core."
Hearst said the online edition will include some of the newspaper's well-known contributors. However, the vast majority of the P-I's 167 employees, almost all in the news department, are expected to lose their jobs. The online enterprise will have a significantly smaller news staff.
The P-I had 181 employees, but managing editor David McCumber told Reuters that the Website would only employ about 20 in the newsroom operations and another 20 to sell ads. He said he would not be working on the new site.....

Maybe There Will Be More Greenwich News
Put Up Later Today When The Lastest
Hearst Newspaper Shock Wears Off In
The Greenwich Time News Room

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