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Sunday, May 31, 2009

5/31/09 BOE Press Release: Interim Human Resources Director

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES APPOINTED

Regina (Gina) Williams, Assistant Director of Human Resources for the
Greenwich Public Schools, has graciously accepted the position of Interim
Director of Human Resources until July 30, 2009 or until the position is
filled. Ms. Williams has been with the District for five years and has
been in the field of Human Resources for nineteen (19) years.

In her role as Assistant HR Director, she has worked with administrators,
teachers and professional assistants to revise and implement a
comprehensive evaluation system for professional assistants; researched
and executed a new, web-based teacher substitute system; and revised and
implemented worker's compensation procedure for the Board of Education. In
addition, she has developed several training initiatives for non-certified
staff including customer service training, sexual harassment prevention
and child abuse reporting and confidentiality requirements.

Before coming to Greenwich, Ms. Williams was the Director of Human
Resources for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and
Addiction Services for . She began her career in Human Resources in 1991
at Masonicare, Inc. Ashlar of Newtown. In her 10 years with this nursing
facility/assisted living community she held the roles of Human Resources
Assistant, Manager and Director. In 2001, Ms Williams became the Human
Resources Manager for the Town of New Fairfield/New Fairfield Board of
Education, responsible for all human resources functions for both the Town
and the schools, representing approximately 500 employees. In this role,
she was responsible for negotiations on behalf of the Town and the Board
of Education for ten bargaining units, implementing various benefit plans,
and development and implementation of employee relations and recognition
programs.

Ms. Williams received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational
Communications from the University of Connecticut in 1990.

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Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Board of Education
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

www.greenwichschools.org

Phone: 203-625-7415
e mail:
kim_eves@greenwich.k12.ct.us
Fax: 203-869-8003

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05/31/09 RECESSION BUSTER: Save Seventy Five Cents, Read Monday's Greenwich Time On Sunday Night For Free (Updated)

Ivy Cup kicks off Greenwich polo season
This year's annual polo match featuring alumni from four Ivy League schools had some unexpected competition from New York. British royalty participating in a Governors Island polo match made some

Greenwich woman crowned 'Mrs. Philippines"
For Rose Yalda, being crowned Mrs. Philippines of Connecticut was an honor that could only be described as overwhelming. "I am excited," said Yalda. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

McKinney for Congress?
Like father, like son? A familiar name in Connecticut politics is expected to appear on the ballot next year in the 4th Congressional District -- McKinney.

Coalition helps create end-of-life guidelines
Walking into Greenwich Hospital to sit down and plan for the end of my life wasn't exactly going to be a mood-booster. However, it was something I knew was important, even for me, a relatively

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05/31/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Sunday Afternoon Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Brief:

Scandal leaves Shays betrayed and bewildered
Connecticut Post
By Neil Vigdor 051409--Belle Haven Club--Greenwich, CT--Former Connecticut Congressman Christopher Shays enjoys a moment on the porch of the Belle Haven ...

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05/31/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Overnight Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Job losses send more families to Neighbor to Neighbor
Norwalk Advocate
"It's very hard to find work now," said the unemployed laborer, who lives with his mother and daughter in Greenwich. "And my mother lost her job (at a ..

The Latest Greenwich Blog Post:

Girls Tennis: First Round Predictions - iTeams High School ...
By Matt Conyers
Are you drinking that kool-aid or is Greenwich and company just too tough? Class L Predictions. Conard 4, Hamden 3; Westhill 6, Mercy 1; Newton 5, Crosby 2; Shelton 5, Southington 2; Fairfield Ludlowe 7, Fitch 0; Greenwich 7, Conard 0 ...
Courant Blog Feed - http://mt.courant.com/courant_blog_feed/


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Saturday, May 30, 2009

05/30/09 Greenwich Time's Online Readers Scream,"Basta Jonathan Basta !!!! Enough Is Enough !!!!!"

Cos Cob Parents And Students Tell Greenwich Time We Editor, Jonathan Lucas.....

"Basta !!!!"

Hearst Newspaper's Online Newspaper Readers Are Sick And Tired Of Being Ignored By Greenwich Time Web Editor Jonathan Lucas.

Over 24 Hours Ago The Greenwich Public Schools Issued A Press Release About Swine Flu Now Being At Cos Cob School, But Hearst Newspaper President Steven Swartz's Greenwich Web Editor Still Has Not Gotten The Story Up On The Web.

PLEASE SEE:




Nor Has Greenwich Time's Failed Web Editor, Jonathan Lucas,
Been Able To Get All Of His Broken RSS Feeds Repaired:


At Least Lucas Has Been Able To Get William A. Ruskin To Fix His False Blog Posting Time:


UPDATE:

10:14 PM

When Greenwich Roundup Types
Hearst Newspapers Listens

CT Post Staff Throws Up A Five Sentence Article About How The Greenwich Swine Flu Outbreak Has Spread To Cos Cob School:


Connecticut Post Staff

Posted: 05/30/2009 09:50:29 PM EDT

A Cos Cob School student has contracted swine flu, school officials said Friday, a day after the state confirmed 16 new infections in town.

Of those infections, 15 were known on Thursday to involve Western Middle School students. School officials said they learned late Friday that the one remaining case was at Cos Cob.

That infection marks the first confirmed case of swine flu in a public school student not attending Western.

Also on Friday, health officials confirmed yet another case of the H1N1 flu virus in a Western student, bringing the total number of infections at that school to 27.

Altogether 33 cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Greenwich, including 28 public school students.


That's The Whole Online Story Folks.

After over 30 hours

This Is The Best Hearst Newspapers Can Come Up With.


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05/30/09 Press Release: Just Books' June Events

Just Books Summer Store Front
Upcoming Events
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JUST BOOKS' UPCOMING EVENTS
Come See Just Books' Terrific Author Line-Up!


Author Visit & Book Signing
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 10 AM
WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PH.D.
STEPMONSTER: A NEW LOOK AT WHY REAL STEPMOTHERS THINK, FEEL, AND ACT THE WAY WE DO
Stepmonster
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public


One in two women in the United States will marry or live with a man with children, according to projections by experts who study divorce and remarriage. Whether we like it or not, remarrying with children is a fact of modern life. And the research is clear: it's harder for women to be a stepparent than it is for men. Yet researchers have mainly focused on stepfathers and stepchildren, leaving women with stepchildren underconsidered. Who are these women? What motivates them? And are they really wicked? Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25), by Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., is an empowering, original, and realistic book that offers a completely new way of looking at women in relationships with men who have children. Rather than focusing on how such repartnering affects the child, Martin explores stepfamily life and dynamics from the stepmother's point of view, asking how remarriage with children affects her - psychologically, socially, and economically. Putting the stepmother in the spotlight, Martin contends that we have a "distorted sense of not only who women with stepchildren really are but also what they should be able to accomplish and how they ought to feel."


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Author Visit & Book Signing
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 6:30 PM
AN EVENING WITH FRANK AND
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD
THE GLORY GAME & JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I'D DROPED MY LAST EGG
Kathie Lee Gifford & Frank Gifford
Avon Theatre
272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT

Carte Blanche - Free / Members-$10 / Nonmembers-$20
Tickets are now on sale at the Avon box office during showtimes, or call 203-661-0321. Wine & Cheese reception - 6:30pm; Program at 7:00pm

The Avon Theatre welcomes iconic NFL player, TV analyst and Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, along with his wife, TV anchor, actress, singer and performer Kathie Lee Gifford, as the two discuss their recent books -- The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever (Harper, $25.95), by Frank Gifford, and Just When I Thought I Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamaties (Ballantine Books, $22), by Kathie Lee Gifford.

The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever is a definitive account of the epic, sudden-death overtime 1958 NFL game played before a record-setting national television audience. Featuring the funny, emotional and startlingly clear memories of every living Colt and Giant-former rivals now joined in a select brotherhood- The Glory Game recreates the electrifying atmosphere at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 1958: the game-changing plays, fights, injuries and swings in momentum that eventually led to a Colts victory. This fiercely fought game would become a defining moment in all of the players' lives as well as a pivotal event in the history of the NFL.

Just When I Thought I Dropped My Last Egg: Life And Other Calamaties deals head on with issues of motherhood, career, marriage, aging (in front of and away from the cameras), and overcoming adversity-Gifford proves to us all that there is a whole new way to be fertile after 50. After all, it isn't only children that women give birth to-it's also inspired ideas, aspiring ventures and newly discovered interests. Heartfelt and hilarious, Gifford will make you laugh out loud as you reach for the phone to share these charming, quirky, and colorful observations.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Avon Theatre and D.A.R.T., a charity aiming to cure Niemann-Pick Type C Disease.
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Author Visit & Book Signing
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 10 AM
RICHARD BROOKHISER
RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE: COMING OF AGE WITH WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. AND THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT
Right Time, Right Place
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Richard Brookhiser wrote his first cover story for National Review at age fourteen, and became the magazine's youngest senior editor at twenty-three. William F. Buckley Jr. was Brookhiser's mentor, hero, and admirer; within a year of Brookhiser's arrival at the magazine, Buckley tapped him as his successor as editor-in-chief. But without warning, the relationship soured and Brookhiser found on his desk a letter from Buckley unceremoniously informing him "you will no longer be my successor." Brookhiser remained friends and colleagues with Buckley despite the breach, and in Right Time, Right Place (Basic Books, $27.50), he tells the story of that friendship with affection and clarity. At the same time, he provides a delightful account of the intellectual and political ferment of the conservative resurgence that Buckley nurtured and led. Richard Brookhiser is the author of nine books, including George Washington on Leadership and What Would the Founders Do? He is a senior editor of National Review. He wrote and hosted the PBS documentary Rediscovering George Washington, and appears frequently on the History Channel and the Colbert Report. Brookhiser lives in New York City.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 7:30 PM
JOAN WICKERSHAM
THE SUICIDE INDEX: PUTTING MY FATHER'S DEATH IN ORDER
The Suicide Index
A Just Books' Event at Arcadia Cafe
20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books welcomes author Joan Wickersham as she explores a difficult and highly personal story in her newest book, The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25). Sixteen years ago, Joan Wickersham's father shot himself in the head. The father she loved would never have killed himself, and yet he had. His death made a mystery of his entire life. Using an index-that most formal and orderly of structures, Wickersham explores this chaotic and incomprehensible reality. Every bit of family history-marriage, parents, business failures-and every encounter with friends, doctors, and other survivors exposes another facet of elusive truth. Dark, funny, sad, and gripping, at once a philosophical and deeply personal exploration, The Suicide Index is, finally, a daughter's anguished, loving elegy to her father. Joan Wickersham is the author of the novel The Paper Anniversary. Her work has appeared in the Best American Short Stories series. An excerpt from The Suicide Index earned her the 2007 Ploughshares Cohen Award for Best Short Story. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 7 PM
WARD JUST
EXILES IN THE GARDEN
Exiles in the Garden
A Just Books' Event at Arcadia Cafe
20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books is pleased to welcome Ward Just, author of 15 previous novels, including the National Book Award finalist Echo House, A Dangerous Friend, winner of the Cooper Prize for fiction from the Society of American Historians, and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. Just's Exiles in the Garden (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25), is a resonant story of Alec Malone, a senator's son who rejects the family business of politics for a career as a newspaper photographer. Alec and his Swiss wife, Lucia, settle in Georgetown next door to a couple whose émigré gatherings in their garden remind Lucia of all the things Americans are not. She leaves Alec as his career founders on his refusal of an assignment to cover the Vietnam War - a slyly subversive fictional choice from Ward Just, who was himself a renowned war correspondent.


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THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 7 PM

JO MAEDER
WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER: A DAUGHTER'S SEARCH FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS - AND HOW SHE FOUND IT CARING FOR MAMA JO
When I Married My Mother
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books is pleased to welcome Jo Maeder, one of the first female Top 40 DJs in America in the late 1970s. Maeder went on to become "The Rock and Roll Madame" and worked at New York's WKTU, which became WXRK/K-Rock. She finished her career in 2003 as a DJ at New York's Z100, America's most listened-to music radio station. Now as a writer, Jo Maeder divides her time between New York and North Carolina and her essays have been published in the New York Times and More magazine. When I Married My Mother (Da Capo Press, $25), is Maeder's first memoir and is an unexpectedly wonderful journey of caring for Maeder's estranged mother at the end of her life.


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SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 10 AM
CHILDREN'S BOOK EVENT
BECKY ANCES (WRITER) & RYAN WILSON (ILLUSTRATOR)
SWORD OF THE RAMURAI
Sword of the Ramurai
Just Books
10 AM - Meet & Greet; 11 AM - Reading & Activities
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books is pleased to welcome Becky Ances (writer) and Ryan Wilson (illustrator) as they discuss and sign the first Moo-Cow Fan Club chapter book, Sword of the Ramurai (Moo-Cow Fan Club LLC, $8.95). The book is great for ages 7-10, but this will be an interactive and fun event that the whole family will enjoy. Perfect book for fans of The Magic Tree House series. Ances and Wilson are Fairfield County natives who met at Emerson College and ended up getting married after become fast friends while watching cartoons together. Wilson was the first subscriber to Ances' newsletter she created on the adventures of her favorite stuffed animal, Moo-Cow. Now, after more than a decade of developing award-winning educational children's entertainment, they have reached a milestone with the publication of their first book, Sword of the Ramurai.


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AWARD WINNING JUST BOOKS
VOTED BEST INDEPENDENT BOOK STORE IN
FAIRFIELD COUNTY!!


Just Books would like to THANK the community for its continued support. The success of an independent neighborhood bookstore is dependent on its loyal customers.

-- Marion Holmes and the staff at Just Books
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Just Books is Better Than Ever - Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events!

JUNE - FATHERS & SUMMER READING
JUNE 1, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
JUNE 6, 10 AM - WEDNESDAY MARTIN with STEPMONSTER: A NEW LOOK AT WHY REAL STEPMOTHERS THINK, FEEL, AND ACT THE WAY WE DO at Just Books (Book Signing)
JUNE 8, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
JUNE 9 - KATHIE LEE GIFFORD and FRANK GIFFORD with JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I DROPPED MY LAST EGG: LIFE AND OTHER CALAMITIES and THE GLORY GAME at the Avon Theatre (Book Signing)
JUNE 9, 7:30 PM - ISABEL GILLIES with HAPPENS EVERY DAY at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 13, 10:00 AM - RICHARD BROOKHISER with RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE at Just Books (Book Signing)
June 15, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
JUNE 23, 7:30 PM - JOAN WICKERSHAM with THE SUICIDE INDEX at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 24, 7:00 PM - WARD JUST with EXILES IN THE GARDEN at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 24, 12 PM -- Greenwich Water Club Book Club - The World Before Her by Deb Weisgall; luncheon $40 (includes book): reservations required by calling 203-661-4033
JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - JO MAEDER with WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER at Just Books (Book Signing)
JUNE 27, 10 AM - BECKY ANCES & RYAN WILSON with SWORD OF THE RAMURAI at Just Books (Book Signing, Reading & Interactive Audience Participation Event)

JULY - BEACH BOOKS
JULY 14, 6:00 PM - BILL EVANS with FROZEN FIRE at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)

AUGUST
AUGUST 7, 7:00 PM -BRIAN HERBERT AND KEVIN ANDERSON with THE WINDS OF DUNE at Arcadia Café (Book Signing) - NOTE: Event is limited to 100 people; RSVP for this event in advance at 203-637-0707

SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER 16, 7:00 PM - LEV GROSSMAN with THE MAGICIANS at Just Books (Book Signing)

NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER 4, 3:00 PM - JULIE USHER with COOKIE SWAP: CREATIVE TREATS TO SHARE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR at Just Books (Book Signing)
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REMEMBER - JUST BOOKS HAS AUTHOR SIGNED BOOKS! LIMITED SUPPLIES AVAILABLE

Just Books is proud to support the community with a renewed and continued focus on customer service. Check out the Just Books' calendar for upcoming events, including book signings, book clubs, youth literacy and writing programs (Just Words @ Just Books on Monday nights). Also stop by anytime and meet the new owner Marion Holmes. Just Books also wants to hear from you, so please send us your favorites, recommendations and wish list! Just Books can special order any book, gift wrap and ship to anywhere in the U.S.

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05/30/09 RECESSION BUSTER: Read Sunday's Greenwich Time On Saturday Night For Free (Updated)

Plans may cost residents walkway
Steamboat Road residents fear a familiar walking route to Greenwich Harbor will be gone forever if a business owner's plans are accepted by the town's Planning and Zoning Commission.

State regs threaten Connecticut as hedge fund haven
In their attempt to regulate hedge funds -- the home-grown financial phenomenon that has spawned an estimated 200 companies in Fairfield County -- Connecticut lawmakers might be stepping on federal....

Sotomayor's cousin, a Turn of River teacher, remembers their past
Kathleen O'Rourke/Staff Photographer
STAMFORD -- Miriam Gonzerelli said she doesn't have to look far to find inspiration for her bilingual students at Turn of River Middle School.

Hurricane barriers to keep sea out of NYC
NEW YORK -- When experts sketch out nightmare hurricane scenarios, a New York strike tends to be high on the list.

Scandal leaves Shays betrayed and bewildered
The embezzlement scandal that enveloped Christopher Shays' failed 2008 re-election campaign is far more extensive than has been previously reported -- probably reaching back into previous Shays

The Dish
Out there "¦ Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo," and host of "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," will be the guest speaker at a breakfast to.....

Volunteers and residents work on gardening projects at Armstrong Court Stephen McBean, 15, takes a break from shoveling soil Saturday at the new Children's Garden at Armstrong Court public housing complex. The teenager, who lives at Armstrong Court, said he wasn't too .....

Budget deadlock extends legislative session
HARTFORD -- Majority Democrats officially admitted Saturday that the regular 2009 legislative session may fail to meet its constitutional requirement to create a new two-year budget by midnight June.......

Former actress explores Cannes film festival
A former stage and screen actress, Greenwich resident Sherry Schwartz is familiar with what goes on behind the scenes of a movie. But during a recent trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Schwartz ........

More shake-ups in Kissel murder case
Two days after prosecutors speculated about a plea deal for one of the co-defendants charged in the slaying of Greenwich real estate mogul Andrew Kissel, the trial for Leonard Trujillo appears to be......

Ex-NFL player extradited to California on murder charge
STAMFORD -- With three California authorities on hand, a Superior Court judge signed a waiver to extradite former NFL linebacker Eric Naposki out of state Friday to face murder charges stemming from .........

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05/30/09The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Nightime Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Fairfield Greenwich Sued by Fairfield Sentry Over Madoff Fees
Bloomberg - USA
The fund seeks to recover more than $919 million in investment management and performance fees that it paid to Fairfield Greenwich based on "inflated net ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Post:

Horseshoe Crab Walk - Greenwich Point Greenwich Blog :: The Blog ...
By gb
Learn About Horseshoe Crabs Greenwich Point Sunday, May 31, 2009 1pm Learn more about horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus), their breeding cycle and habitat. ...
Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of... - http://greenwichblog.com/
Southern Chateau: Designer Spotlight: Cindy Rinfret
By Southern Chateau
She worked in New York City before moving to Greenwich, Connecticut. It is in Greenwich that her work seems to have blossomed and thrived. Here, in one of the most affluent regions of the country, Cindy is able to work her magic not ...
Southern Chateau - http://southernchateau.blogspot.com/
TheDay.com - CIAC Tournament Pairings/Spring 2009
17 Hamden (9-7) at Greenwich; No. 15 Westhill-Stamford (9-6) vs. No. 18 Mercy-Middletown (9-8) at Hall-West Hartford; No. 14 Newtown (9-6) vs. No. 19 Crosby-Waterbury (10-10) at South Windsor; No. 13 Southington (11-6) vs. No. ...
theday.Com - New London News - http://www.theday.com/rss/New_London_News.xml

Greenwich Time Editorial:

If Greenwich were a business Greenwich Time
Greenwich Inc It's big with a tax base of more than $30 billion more than $300 million in revenue and about 2000 employees But like many other businesses ...


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Friday, May 29, 2009

5/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Midnight Edition

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

Video - CNBC.com
Assessing the markets, with Jonathan Steinberg, WisdomTree Investments; Michelle Girard, RBS Greenwich Capital; Dawn Bennett, Bennett Group Financial Services; Hank Smith, Haverford Trust Company; Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank; ...
All News, Video and Posts related... - http://www.cnbc.com/id/15837548/cid/116152
Girls Tennis: Pairings Annouced - iTeams High School Sports blog
By Matt Conyers
Hamden (9-7) at Greenwich
; Westhill (9-6) vs. Mercy (9-8) at Hall; Newtown (9-6) vs. Crosby (10-10) at South Windsor; Southington (11-6) vs. Shelton (8-8) at Staples; Fairfield Ludlowe (11-6) vs. Fitch (8-8) at Pomperaug ...
iTeams High School Sports blog - http://blogs.courant.com/school_zone/


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05/29/09 Greenwich Post Breaking News; Swine Flu at Cos cob School





Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut


Breaking News


The Greenwich Public Schools were notified today that one of the 16 new confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza, commonly known as "swine flu" involved a Cos Cob School student. In addition, there is one more reported case of swine flu at Western Middle School.

To date, there have been 27 confirmed cases at Western Middle School and one confirmed case at Cos Cob School.


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Where is Hearst Newspaper Editor Jonathan Lucas And The Rest Of The Online Greenwich Time Staff?

Once Again Hearst Newspaper's Is Behind The Times......

There is Nothing About This At The Greenwich Time Or The Greenwich Citizen !!!!




Please See:

05/29/09 Greenwich Public School Press Release: GPS Health Update>>>Swine Flu Now At Cos Cob School


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05/29/09 Recession Buster: Save Seventy Five Cents, Read Saturday's Greenwich Time For Free On Friday Night Here At Greenwich Roundup

Budge cuts hit popular GHS coach
Budget cuts hit popular GHS coachGreenwich High School senior David Goldstein, 17, was so dismayed when he learned "Coach Brown" was being laid off that he showed up unannounced at a school board meeting Thursday to plead for the

Jewelry evokes Hollywood icons
A set of bracelets, brooches and other gemstone-accented objects currently on display at Betteridge Jewelers has a connection to classic film stars and some of the 20th century's biggest style icons.

GEMS presents awards for excellence in medical service
Greenwich Emergency Medical Service honored 22 first responders during a ceremony Friday evening at Greenwich Library's Flinn Gallery. Several Call of the Year awards were given.

Poll finds 60 percent favor death penalty over life term
HARTFORD -- Three of every five Connecticut residents want the state to keep its death penalty despite legislative attempts to abolish it, according to a poll released Thursday.

Former actress explores Cannes film festival
A former stage and screen actress, Greenwich resident Sherry Schwartz is familiar with what goes on behind the scenes of a movie. But during a recent trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Schwartz

More shake-ups in Kissel murder case
Two days after prosecutors speculated about a plea deal for one of the co-defendants charged in the slaying of Greenwich real estate mogul Andrew Kissel, the trial for Leonard Trujillo appears to be

Ex-NFL player extradited to California on murder charge
STAMFORD -- With three California authorities on hand, a Superior Court judge signed a waiver to extradite former NFL linebacker Eric Naposki out of state Friday to face murder charges stemming from

Rell backs down on closing state parks
HARTFORD -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell on Friday thought twice about closing some inland state parks as part of her latest budget-cutting proposals she offered to the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

Honoring a Life Master
More than 60 bridge players turned out at The Woman's Club Thursday afternoon, May 20, for a special fundraiser dedicated to Sibyl Shirley, who died earlier this year after a life devoted in many

Faith market
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shrinking mainline Protestant denominations are turning to marketing to help stem decades of membership losses and stay afloat. The United Methodist Church recently unveiled a

Religion briefs
School yanks recognition RICHMOND, Va. -- Liberty University has told its fledgling College Democrats club it can no longer be a campus group, saying the party stands against the conservative

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05/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Late Night Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Greenwich edges New Canaan for third straight FCIAC girls tennis crown
Stamford Advocate
By David Fierro New Canaan High School singles player Kate Mannelly follows through as she works towards defeating Catie Higbie of Greenwich during the ...
Greenwich author's new book aimed at teens
Connecticut Post - Bridgeport,CT
"But it wasn't a hill at all," said Hoberman during an interview at her Greenwich home last week. "It was a dead-end street abutting a farm. ...
Greenwich Post
Three Greenwich girls head to usrowing Nationals
Greenwich Post
You see, sophomore Heather Oudheusden, freshman India Knight and junior Paige Goyne are all from Greenwich, however, all three are in different schools. ...

Fairfield Greenwich Rejects Allegations
PR Newswire (press release)

NEW YORK -- Fairfield Greenwich today rejected allegations of wrongdoing included in a lawsuit filed by Fairfield Sentry. ...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar slumps to 5-month low, sparking oil gain
Reuters
... and may have to print more money to do it, said Alan Ruskin, chief international strategist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. ...
Greenwich sale bucks trend
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05/29/09 Greenwich Public School Press Release: GPS Health Update>>>Swine Flu Now At Cos Cob School

See attached for the 5/29/09 GPS Health Update

Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Board of Education
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

http://www.greenwichschools.org/

Phone: 203-625-7415
e mail:
kim_eves@greenwich.k12.ct.us
Fax: 203-869-8003



GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS HEALTH UPDATE FRIDAY, May 29, 2009

one (1) case of H1n1 FLu virus has been confirmed involving a Cos Cob school student

One (1) NEW Case of H1n1 virus has been confirmed involving a western middle school student

Please check the Greenwich Public Schools Web Site regularly for the most up-to-date
and accurate information:
http://www.greenwichschools.org/page.cfm?p=6651


H1N1 Cases – The Greenwich Public Schools were notified this evening that one of yesterday’s 16 newly confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in Greenwich residents, involved a Cos Cob School student (15 involved Western Middle School students and 1 – we now know - involved a Cos Cob School student).

Also, the State Department of Health confirmed this evening one (1) additional case of H1N1 flu virus involving a Western Middle School student.

To date and to recap, there have been twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases involving Western Middle School students and one (1) confirmed case involving a Cos Cob School student. There are 33 confirmed cases of H1N1 in Greenwich residents, 28 of which involve Greenwich Public School students.

School Opening Status – all schools will be open and run on schedule unless otherwise notified.

Western Middle School 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip will not be rescheduled. The District carefully considered many aspects of this decision, including the financial implication – however, the primary consideration is the health and safety of the students and staff. State Department of Health and local health professionals have assessed the conditions of Western Middle School students and staff traveling on an extended, overnight, long distance trip as being a high risk for a repeated outbreak of the H1N1 influenza. Please see letter from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Betty J. Sternberg announcing the decision on the web site for more information.

GDoH Attendance Guidance - The Greenwich Department of Health has issued an important notice with School Attendance Guidance for ALL schools. It has been posted to the web site – all parents and staff are urged to read the memo and to adhere to the guidelines. In summary, the guidance states that anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms should remain at home for a minimum of seven days.

Staff members throughout the District have been instructed to send students exhibiting any flu-like symptoms to the school nurse and nurses have been instructed to send students with flu-like symptoms home from school. Additionally, District and school custodial staff have been instructed to wipe down surfaces including door knobs, railings and other hardware, etc. with an increased vigilance.

RECAP OF EVENTS/DECISIONS:

* Absenteeism 5/28/09 – 156 Western Middle School students out of 492 were absent and 15 Glenville students out of 108 located at Western were absent.

* 5/28/09 Update: The State Department of Health has confirmed 15 additional cases of H1N1 flu virus in school-aged children at Western Middle School. These 15 new cases plus the 11 previously confirmed cases, amount to 26 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus at Western Middle School. Please note that, per the Greenwich Department of Health’s May 28, 2009 release, there are 32 confirmed cases in Greenwich residents – only 26 of those 32 are from the Greenwich Public Schools. Also, according to the Greenwich Dept. of Health release – all of the WMS students have recovered or are recovering and none have required hospitalization.

* 5/27/09 Meeting with Health Professionals – The Greenwich Department of Health and the Greenwich Public Schools conducted a meeting at Western Middle School to provide information and answer health-related questions. State and local health professionals and school District administrators participated, including Dr. Matthew Cartter - State Epidemiologist for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Dr. James Sabetta - Greenwich Hospital Infectious Disease Physician, Caroline Baisley – Director of Health for Greenwich Department of Health, Tom Mahoney – Director of Special Clinical Services and Public Information Officer, and Dr. Betty J. Sternberg – Greenwich Superintendent of Schools

The meeting was taped and will air on Cablevision’s Education Access Channel 78 from Friday, May 29, 2009 through Sunday June 7, 2009. Check the District web site for times.

* Absenteeism as of 5/27/09 – 211 Western Middle School students out of 492 were absent from school on 5/27/09. This is less than on Tuesday, May, 26, 2009 (229 were absent) and Friday, May 22, 2009 (260 were absent). 20 Glenville students out of 108 located at Western were absent today (less than Tuesday at 33).

* As of 5/26/09 there were 11 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus in the Greenwich Public Schools. Please note that, per the Greenwich Department of Health’s May 26, 2009 release, there were 16 confirmed cases in Greenwich residents – only 11 of those 16 were from the Greenwich Public Schools.

* Activities/Sports - Regarding interschool activities and sports: Generally, if students and staff are not exhibiting symptoms and are in school – then activities and sports will continue as scheduled. There may be exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.

* On May 25, 2009 - The following are exceptions that have been made primarily due to the fact that either the teacher running the program and/or a number of students participating are ill and are at home:


- 5th grade Orientation at Western Middle School for New Lebanon School, Glenville School, Parkway School and Hamilton Avenue School students has been postponed
- Glenville’s Spring Concert at Western Middle School has been postponed.
- Adventure Racing for Western Middle School and Eastern Middle School students scheduled for 5/27/09 has been canceled.

* On May 23, 2009: 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip canceled - After consultation with and as recommended by State and Local Departments of Health and physicians, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Betty J. Sternberg, canceled the Western Middle School 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C planned for May 26-29, 2009. Dr. Sternberg said, “While this was a very difficult decision, after a thorough review of all of the facts, consultation with several health professionals at the State and local level, and two meetings with Western Middle School parents, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our students to cancel the trip.”

* Given the information available by May 23, 2009, regarding the rate and severity of student illnesses, the school medical advisor and Greenwich Hospital infectious disease physician recommended that the district cancel or postpone the Washington trip.

* By May 23, 2009, Nineteen (19), 6th grade, WMS students had experienced flu-like symptoms, were tested by a healthcare provider using the quick flu test and received negative results – these students are sick but not with a flu.

* By May 23, 2009, Fourteen (14), 6th grade, WMS students have experienced flu-like symptoms, were tested by a healthcare provider using the quick flu test and received positive results – these students are sick with a flu but at this time we do not know if it is H1N1 – the State Department of Health is conducting additional tests to determine if their flu is the H1N1 flu virus.

* On By May 23, 2009, The District did not expect to have the results of these H1N1 tests until mid to late week the following week.

* By May 23, 2009, additional cases of students with flu like symptoms at WMS have not been reported to the school or Town Dept of Health.

* On May 22, 2009, there were an uncommonly high number of absences at WMS, however, most did not appear to be due to student illnesses.

* By Wednesday, May 20, 2009, approximately 55 students had been to the infirmary at Nature’s Classroom and 19 were sick enough (multiple symptoms, fever) to send home, the other students were experiencing a range of symptoms but were not sick enough to have parents called to pick them up.

* On Monday, May 18, 2009, 130, WMS 6th graders went to Nature’s Classroom – Although it was unknown to the school at the time, one of the students had been diagnosed (using the quick test) with a “flu” and was placed on a short course of anti-viral medication. The student then reported to the school on Monday, not exhibiting any symptoms and boarded the bus for the trip. The District was unaware of any of the student’s status until Thursday, May 21, 2009.

* The decision to cancel the remainder of the Nature’s Classroom trip was made using the following considerations:


- distance from home if more students became ill
- the severity of illness in some of the sick students
- the higher probability of infection given the living situations (multiple students in bed/bunk rooms)
- amount of activity required of students
- ability to dedicate staff to students who were ill
- national attention about the spread of H1N1

For more information contact:
Caroline Calderone Baisley, MPH, RS:
Town of Greenwich, Director of Health at Tel [203] 622-7836
Betty J. Sternberg: Superintendent of Schools at Tel [203] 625-7425
State of Connecticut at Tel [860] 509-7729

For more information on H1N1 flu:
* Greenwich Department of Health: http://www.greenwichct.org/
* Connecticut Flu Watch:
www.ct.gov/ctfluwatch/swineflu
* Connecticut Department of Public Health:
www.ct.gov/health
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
http://www.cdc.gov/
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School Guidance:
www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/k12_dismissal.htm


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05/29/09 Greenwich Roundup Breaks The News And Then Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin Gusafson Reports The Rest Of The Story.....

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05/29/09 Once Again Hearst Newspapers Has Trouble Keeping Time At The Greenwich Time

Greenwich Time Web Editor Jonathan Lucas Should Read This Book


Hearst Newspaper President Stephen Swatz Allows Greenwich Time Webmaster To Screw Up Again !!!!!

It Looks Like Greenwich Time Blogger William A. Ruskin Can See Into The Future

Flu Concerns At Greenwich Academy

May 6, 2009 at 10:39 am by ruskin


Citing concerns over exposure to swine flu, a Greenwich private school, Greenwich Academy, cancelled an upcoming fourth grade field trip to New York City, according to the Greenwich Time. Will GA parent take a cue from the school and cancel planned family outings this weekend to the theatre and the ball park? Has GA taken to heart Vice President Joe Biden’s advice to his family that he would not fly on a commercial airline or ride the IRT subway in Manhattan to avoid contracting illness? Biden’s website does not report on last week’s flu gaffes and correctly links readers to authoritative sources of scientific information about swine flu. Reasonable precautions that families can take to protect themselves from flu are discussed in a thoughtful article by Lauran Neergaard that appeared in the Greenwich Time last week. Her common sense advice. Cover your coughs and sneezes, with a tissue that you throw away or by sneezing into your elbow rather than your hand. (Yuck!) Wash hands frequently; if soap and water are not available, hand gels can substitute. Stay home if you’re sick and keep children home from school if they are.




How can you trust the Greenwich Time reporting if they can't even get the time right???


What else is the Greenwich Time getting wrong?


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05/29/09 Press release: RSVP for Give In-Style Benefit - Event Next Week - June 4

AMY GUERRIERI & R.A.M.P. INVITE YOU TO
"GIVE IN-STYLE"
Thursday, June 4, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Benefit Luncheon for
R.A.M.P. - the Rockin' Appalachian Mom Project

Suggested Donation: $40 + package of Diapers
to donate to families in need in Appalachian area of Kentucky


Featuring Special Presentations by:
Katrina Bischoff - A-Dress the Issue
Katrina Bischoff, image and style consultant, will provide tips on how to make
the most out of your closet and the clothes you own, and provide you with a brand new style


Yana Mayerman of Pastiche, Inc. - Wardrobe Basics
Yana Mayerman illustrates the fashion basic must-haves
and accessories and how to include these staples into your wardrobe


Marcia Tucker - Interior Design
Interior designer Marcia Tucker will discuss great ways to update your house easily
and within budget, stage it like a pro, and accessorize to bring out your home's best assets

Location: At the Home of Allison Barlow
14 Rocky Point Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Silent Auction · Light Fare provided by LexZee Catering

R.S.V.P. by May 29 to 203-940-1152
or by email to RAMPinCT@gmail.com

Limited Tickets Available at the Door
Note: If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation to R.A.M.P., please send to:
R.A.M.P., 187 Sound Beach Avenue, Suite 2, Old Greenwich, CT 06870


R.A.M.P. is in the process of becoming a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to providing physical, financial and emotional support to the children and families of the Appalachian region of the United States

Media Sponsor & Photography provided by:
Fairfield County Look
Why Appalachia?
It is easy to associate extreme poverty with other countries, far away from America, forgetting the fact that poverty is very much a reality for some children and their families, here in the United States. Recent news reports on Appalachia illustrated the difficult life in the Appalachian Mountain areas of eastern Kentucky. The news stories instilled an immediate need to help these children and their families who live in unthinkable conditions, going without many items that Americans take for granted, like clean water, food, proper medical care, education, school supplies and personal hygiene items. Residents of Appalachia live in an area of the U.S. with three times the national poverty rate, and the shortest life-span in the nation. While you may think times are tough here in your own community, life in Appalachia is even more of a daily struggle, just to survive.

Amy Guerrieri, an Old Greenwich resident and Mom, has committed herself and R.A.M.P. - the Rockin' Appalachian Mom Project - a non-profit support organization, to finding a way to help these families-in-need through monetary and item donations that go specifically toward improving their overall nutrition, health, and quality of life -- working community to community, family to family, to make a difference.


Give In-Style Silent Auction Items:
* 2 tickets to Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience Grand Tasting in October at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. Taste wine from 250 prestigious wineries and chateaus from the world's best winegrowing regions.
* 2 Tickets to Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke New York on Tuesday, November 24 in NYC. The "Big Smoke" is an evening to join your fellow cigar lovers and collect and enjoy more than 20 premium cigars, good drinks and good food.
* Pastiche, Inc. Gift Certificate
* Abigail DeG. Fox Designs Gift Certificate
* Ultimate Closet Consultation
* How to Pack for a Trip/Vacation Consultation
* Interior Design Consultation
* Maria Livesay Salon Gift Certificate

And MORE...

For those who have already responded, Thank You.
This event is open to the public .

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For More Information:
R.A.M.P. 187 Sound Beach Avenue Old Greenwich CT 06870

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