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Saturday, October 31, 2009

10/31/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

Note to the CIAC: The 50-Point Rule Sucks - The Road to Boyle ...
By Tim Parry
Well Greenwich last night had to take a knee on four consecutive plays to comply with the CIAC's score management rule. And that happened in the third quarter last night against Westhill. And the Vikings cut the Greenwich lead to 45-7 ...
The Road to Boyle - http://blog.ctnews.com/parry/
Gem Shows: Rock, Gem & Jewelry Shows: November 2009
By A Fly On The Wall
GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Stamford Mineralogical Society; Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils; contact Howard Heitner, ...
Gem Shows - http://gemshows.blogspot.com/

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10/31/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

Greenwich High School football routs Westhill
Greenwich Time
Perennial FCIAC powerhouse Greenwich High School pounded its personal punching bag Westhill yet again, scoring on its first five possessions en route to a ...
Greenwich volleyball team caps regular season with win over Brien McMahon
Greenwich Time
Greenwich High School volleyball coach Steve Lapham entered the season knowing he had a strong team. But with just one starter returning from last season's ...
Greenwich boys soccer beats Trumbull in FCIAC quarters to earn finals rematch ...
Greenwich Time
That was all that the Greenwich boys soccer team All-State striker needed to make his imprint in Friday's FCIAC quarterfinal matchup against No. 5 Trumbull. ...
Friday's Scholastic roundups
Greenwich Time
7 Trinity Catholic (11-7) at 4 pm Ludlowe beat Greenwich in the regular season to earn the No. 2 seed. No. 3 Greenwich (16-2) will host No. ...
Remembering Kate McClelland's Old Hag of Greenwich
Greenwich Citizen
The gorier the better, Kate McClelland would tell her professional storyteller friends who joined her character, the Old Hag of Greenwich, each year for ...

Greenwich Takes a Knee to Avoid 50-Point Rule… in 3rd Quarter ...
By timparry
I just got off the phone with WGCH-AM's Rob Adams, who sounded either like he was going to drive off the Taconic Parkway or found his way to the Taconic Parkway.
FCIAC Football Blog - http://fciacfootballblog.com/

No denying the ham-handed handling of the harbor master ...
By Lincoln Millstein
There was a reason why 150 mariners jammed the meeting room in Greenwich town hall on March 18. I was there to witness one of the most volatile public meetings in town in years.

If the meeting had been held at 7:30 p.m. instead of 5, there would have been 2X the number of people if not 3X. (If you want to guarantee a smaller audience in Greenwich, just make sure the commuters can’t make the meeting)

But the wont of the the so-called Coastal Resource Advisory Committee has been to keep this piece of public business out of public scrutiny. Why else would you stack the committee with members who resemble a Republican fund-raising dinner? Several of the committee members are from Greenwich yacht clubs, arguably the most secretive organizations in town.

Add to this the naming of Jonathan Asch, one of the most argumentative and divisive people around, to be the town’s new head master (whoops, I meant harbor master) and you’ve got the makings of a powder keg, which, predictably exploded in mid-March when boaters began receiving 300 percent increases in mooring fees with virtually no explanation. I urged my friend John Craine to tell Jon Asch not to act like he’s a foreman on a job site – one wag called Asch a hammer looking for a nail. John Craine is the chair of the coastal committee whom I called to get a personal explanation as to why my fees were going from $35 to $100 in one fell swoop. I’m not sure even to this day that I understand it. But I am certain that John failed to communicate it effectively that day in town hall in front of the 150 boaters.

Then Peter Tesei assured us all that nothing will be done this year and that the selectmen would delay enforcement of the new policies recommended by the committee. One week later, the new mooring fees went into effect. Huh?.....

Lincoln's Log - http://blog.ctnews.com/lincolnmillstein/

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Friday, October 30, 2009

10/30/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

Election '09: Greenwich Post endorsement
Greenwich Post
On Tuesday, Greenwich faces a very difficult choice between incumbent First Selectman Peter Tesei and his challenger Selectwoman Lin Lavery. ...
Luxury Homes With Slashed Prices
Greenwich, Conn., is known for sprawling abodes like the 10670 square-foot manse at 43 Sterling Road. It boasts six bedrooms atop 6.5 acres of rolling ...

Greenwich politics « For What It's Worth
By christopherfountain
You wouldn't know it from the recent goings on, but Greenwich actually has a few serious problems that voters might care about. Instead of which, we get spats between the First Selectmen candidates that seem more appropriate for first ...
For What It's Worth - http://christopherfountain.com/

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10/30/09 News Release: NBC Nightly News To Do Follow-up Story on Greenwich-based Non-Profit

Prepared by: ROCKIN’ WATER™
187 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Contact: Jenifer Howard
For Immediate Release

Second Time Rockin’ Water Founder Amy Guerrieri to be Profiled for Work in Appalachia

(Old Greenwich, Conn., October 29, 2009) – ROCKIN’ WATER™ is making a difference in kids’ lives. Not just with its great nutritional attributes of having 11 vitamins and minerals, 3 grams of fiber, and an antioxidant level equal to a serving of fruit, but with its work in one of the poorest areas of the United States, the Appalachian region of Martin County, Kentucky.

Amy Guerrieri, founder and CEO of ROCKIN’ WATER, created ROCKIN’ WATER with the goal of making a difference in kids’ lives and ROCKIN’ WATER is “made by Moms who love their kids™.” Last spring Amy was moved by a television segment she saw on the people of Appalachia and their many nutritional, financial and emotional struggles. Amy knew she had to do something to help these families – and this is why she had created ROCKIN’ WATER - to make a difference in kids’ lives. Amy jumped into action and traveled to Kentucky to see first-hand the extreme level of poverty in the area, then immediately founded a non-profit to help the families in Appalachia through R.A.M.P. – the Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project.

R.A.M.P. and Amy Guerrieri are striving to improve the nutritional well being of the children in Appalachia. For every bottle of ROCKIN’ WATER sold, ROCKIN’ WATER will donate two cents to R.A.M.P. R.A.M.P.’s efforts have been so impressive that NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams originally profiled the story in a “Making A Difference” segment in March. The story was one of the top-viewed online stories for two weeks following the airing. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams will be going back to Kentucky with Amy and her “Mom Brigade” of volunteers again in November for a follow-up story.

Just this year, Amy has personally been to Kentucky three times bringing thousands of bottles of ROCKIN’ WATER, and generating truckloads of donated items including much needed school supplies, backpacks, diapers, children’s and adult clothing, furniture, beds and anything else that is needed. Amy has also been mentoring Moms in Martin County, Kentucky, the poorest county in the U.S., to help them with nutritional needs of their children, financial resources, and the well being of their family. In recent months, R.A.M.P. has been working one-on-one with the Moms and children, working on nutritional education with the families and the schools, and securing repairs for one family’s home that was in dire need of repair; their home is now livable and safe for their children.

When Amy returns to Kentucky on her next visit, she will be bringing with her a truckload of ROCKIN’ WATER, donated coats and winter outerwear for the children, and close to 100 kerosene heaters R.A.M.P. has raised funds for to help keep 100 families warm during the cold winter months. In addition, another full truckload of medical supplies and hospital equipment worth more than $75,000 will also be shipped to Kentucky. The medical equipment will fill two respite centers in Martin County, which will help families with loved ones that are elderly or have disabilities. R.A.M.P. was able to secure the medical supplies through the generosity of Amy Guerrieri’s childhood friend, Jim Ressler, co-founder of Medical Angels, which is a New Jersey based non-profit that helps get medical equipment to those in desperate need.

“When I saw the story on the poverty in Appalachia, I couldn’t believe that such bad circumstances were here in the United States,” said Amy Guerrieri. “I’m a Mom of four children and I thought it was important for kids to know that poverty existed here in the United States – it wasn’t something that was just in other countries. I wanted my children to know too that there was something that could be done to help, so through R.A.M.P., we are able to work community-to-community, family-to-family, Mom-to-Mom and kid-to-kid to really make a difference in their lives.” Amy is so committed to R.A.M.P. and its efforts in Martin County, Kentucky, that she has told the residents there that she “would be back.” And, she has kept her promise, returning to the area already four times in the past nine months. Amy plans on continuing her visits to Kentucky and mentoring the Moms there, working with the schools and the families on nutritional education and helping make a better life for the children of Appalachia.

“These kids are our future,” said Guerrieri. “Kid need to eat healthy so they can focus in school and grow up and have a better life.” One of the areas where R.A.M.P. hopes to make a difference is through the aspect of “paying it forward.” Each family R.A.M.P. helps is required to then help another family in the area. R.A.M.P.’s goal is to get a family to be self-sustaining and live a healthy life.

Margaret, one of the Moms Amy has been mentoring, lost her husband in February to a heart attack at the young age of 39. Margaret has four children and didn’t know where to turn. Without a job, a husband, and a limited education, Margaret thought her life was over. Then Amy and the Moms of R.A.M.P. showed up on her doorstep and helped guide Margaret and her family. Since that time, Margaret has lost 60 pounds, has changed the way she shops and cooks for her family, has gotten a job and has transformed her life.

If you would like to help R.A.M.P. and its efforts in Appalachia, visit www.rampamerica.org
<http://www.rampamerica.org> or call 203-990-0000.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Amy Guerrieri with two of the children the Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project helps in the Appalachian region of Kentucky.


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10/30/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

Greenwich field hockey opens FCIAC tourney today
Greenwich Post
The Greenwich High School field hockey team will open play in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournament starting today. ...
Greenwich High School girls soccer clinches No. 4 seed
Greenwich Time
Prior to Thursday's regular-season finale, Greenwich High School girls soccer coach Danny Simpson stressed the importance of finishing in the top four of ...
Duff's $100 Million Hedge Fund Spree Fails to Lure Investors
He didn't, and his legacy today is 43400 square feet (4030 square meters) of silent, unoccupied office space in Greenwich, Connecticut, with a custom food ...
Marzullo for Greenwich selectman
Greenwich Time
Both are third-generation Greenwich residents and products of the town's public schools. Both place their extensive knowledge of the town and connections ...
Greenwich Associates Reports On Canadian Fixed Income
GlobalCustodian.com (subscription)
Institutions rate RBC Capital Markets as the market's highest quality provider, and the firm ranks as the Greenwich Quality Leader in Overall Franchise ...

Work of nursing home's artist on display in Town Hall
Work of nursing home's artist on display in Town HallGreenwich TimeNathaniel Witherell resident Larry Armistead with one of his paintings at Town Hall.
Nursing in the News - http://www.nursinginthenews.com/
Republicans Campaigning at the Riverside RR Station Thursday ...
By johnferrisrobben
Between Corrona Road and the Riverside Railroad Station parking lot the foliage is in peak coloR. Between Corrona Street and the Riverside Railroad Station parking lot the foliage is in peak coloR. The morning RR schedule inside ...
Our Greenwich - http://ourgreenwich.com/
(BN) Duff's $100 Million Hedge Fund Spending Spree Fails to Lure ...
In 2008, 80 percent of the commercial property in Greenwich was occupied by hedge fund firms, according to real estate broker CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. Thanks to collapses like Duff's, 460000 square feet of downtown office space, ...
Bah, Humbug! - http://bahhumbug.posterous.com/
Two CT Schools Recognized by EPA for Green Power Purchases CT ...
By Christopher Zurcher
Greenwich Academy (Greenwich, Conn.) 7. Norwood School (Bethesda, Md.) 8. Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.) 9. Spirit Lake Community Schools (Spirit Lake, Iowa). 10. Kent Place School (Summit, N.J.). EPA's Green Power Partnership ...
CT Environmental Headlines - http://environmentalheadlines.com/ct/

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

10/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In ......

Greenwich Academy forges 2-2 tie against nemesis Loomis Chaffee
Greenwich Time
For the Greenwich Academy soccer team that opponent has been Loomis Chaffee School. The Pelicans have dealt the Gators plenty of disappointment in recent ...

Journey to Iraq Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of Greenwich ...
By gb
"Recent Travels in Iraq: An Archaeologist's Commentary" will be the subject of Professor C. Brian Rose on Thursday, November 19, 8 pm at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Sponsored by the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich (the AAG), ...
Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of... - http://greenwichblog.com/

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10/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

Palmer house a stalwart in Old Greenwich
Danbury News Times
By Susan Nova GREENWICH -- Captain Andy Palmer built his home in Shore Colonial style on a cul-de-sac at the end of Edgewater Drive in Old Greenwich about ...
Greenwich officials praise state's new sex offender registry Web site
Greenwich Time
By Debra Friedman GREENWICH -- The relaunching of the state's sex offender registry Web site is receiving a thumbs up from local police and child safety ...
Greenwich Historical Society to present Russell Shorto lecture
Connectcut Plus
By Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich will present the William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture on ...
RHS field hockey gets rare win over Greenwich
Ridgefield Press
That was the post-game reaction for the Ridgefield High field hockey team after it beat perennial power Greenwich for the first time in more than a decade ...
Greenwich High volleyball sweeps Danbury
Stamford Advocate
By Tom Forde The Greenwich High volleyball team didn't come into the season with a target on its back but they are definitely entering the postseason as one ...
Greenwich high schooler wins $10000 'global leader' award
Greenwich Time
By Colin Gustafson Samuel "Gus" Ruchman, 17, says he has seen first-hand how a simple display of compassion and mutual understanding can pave the way to ...
Paul Tudor Jones Says Now Is Time, Place for Gold as an Asset
"I have never been a gold bug," Jones, whose company manages about $11.6 billion out of Greenwich, Connecticut, told investors in an Oct. 15 letter, ...
Educator-in-chief to visit Greenwich
Connecticut Post
By Colin Gustafson GREENWICH -- This month, it was Obama's VP. Next month, it will be his educator-in-chief who comes to Greenwich to barnstorm for Rep. ...
Agents and agencies
Danbury News Times
Cal Darula was the top producer in the central Greenwich office of William Raveis Real Estate was the top producer for August. Kimberly Frattaroli was the ...
Greenwich Post
Election '09: First Selectman Voters Guide
Greenwich Post
Greenwich voters will decide on Tuesday between incumbent First Selectman Peter Tesei, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger Selectwoman Lin Lavery. ...

Joint Replacement Symposium; Doctors, Physical Therapists Speak at ...
By admin
Several years ago, my Mom, in her mid-70's, had her hip replaced at Greenwich Hospital. Always spry, she was slowing down and, after much rumination and.
Greenwich On The Cheap - http://www.greenwichonthecheap.com/

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10/29/09 Press Release: A Christmas Carol

Thanks for helping me advertise this program to the residents of Greenwich.

(See attached file: A Christmas Carol 09)

The Department of Parks and Recreation
A Christmas Carol
Performed live by the Hampstead Stage Company

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that they will be showing the play “A Christmas Carol” at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center Tuesday December 1, 2009 from 3 pm to 4 pm. This program is specifically geared to children in Kindergarten – 8th grades and will be presented by the Hampstead Stage Company.

Charles Dickens,” A Christmas Carol” is a story that is both timeless and universal. It is the delightful tale of the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Through visits from the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future, Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Tickets cost $5.00 per person. For more information, or to buy tickets call the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, or visit our website at
www.greenwichct.org .


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!0/29/09 PRESS RELEASE: Just Books' November Author Events

Just Books (fall)
Upcoming Events
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Holiday Shopping is Just Around the Corner - Stock Up for Your Favorite Reader with These Terrific Author-Signed Books!

Author Book Signing
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

The Body in the Sleigh
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books is pleased to welcome novelist Katherine Hall Page, with her latest is the Faith Fairchild mystery series, The Body InThe Sleigh (Harper Collins; $15.99). Katherine Hall Page is the author of sixteen previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery, and recently The Body in the Snowdrift was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel. Page also won an Agatha for her short story The Would-Be Widower. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. The Body In The Sleigh is sure to please faithful and new readers alike as it combines mystery with holiday spirit and recipes when Faith and her family decide to holiday in Maine and find a corpse in an antique sleigh.
Author Event & Book Signing

Cookie Swap
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books welcomes celebrated pastry chef and food writer Julia Usher as she introduces her new book Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year (Gibbs Smith; $19.99). Usher has designed extraordinary desserts for such magazines as Chocolatier, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, and Modern Bride, and such books as Vera Wang on Weddings and For the Love of Food. Usher is a former contributing editor at Chocolatier magazine, a James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards finalist, and a director of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

Ever since sampling the dazzling pink daisy cookies at her first cookie swap, Julia Usher has been a lover of all things sweet. As a young child, Julia cultivated her budding cooking skills by riding the apron strings of her mom - an accomplished home baker who ran a tight kitchen. "Make it from scratch or don't make it at all" was her mother's favorite mantra. By the age of 12, while other kids were still tinkering with their Easy-Bake ovens, Julia was wowing friends and families with lavishly decorated yeast breads and multi-layer tortes. Julia was also known on occasion to whip up a very lifelike soap and mud frosting cake for her sometimes pesky little sister. In 1994, Julia decided to turn her passion into her profession by enrolling in the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. She graduated valedictorian, receiving the coveted M.F.K. Fisher Prize for outstanding scholarship in 1996. One year later, Julia opened AzucArte, a boutique bakery widely lauded for its wedding cakes that tasted as wonderful as they looked.
Author Talk & Book Signing
The Bra Book
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books is pleased to welcome Jené Luciani and her clever and helpful book, The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Bra (BenBella Books, Dec 1, 2009; $19.95). When a September 2006 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show held a "Bra Intervention," a surprising truth was revealed: 85 percent of women wear and buy the wrong bra size. Even Oprah counted herself among those with an out-of-whack bra size. Three years later, and the problem still exits. Thankfully, there's a one-stop place to look to finally find the solution to your undergarment headaches: the December release of Jené Luciani's The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Bra!

"There are many reasons we all care so much about bras. A good one makes us feel good inside and out. It supports us, even protects us, concealing our flaws and highlighting our strengths. The right one can make us feel confident and sexy-like a woman should!" says Jené Luciani. The Bra Book is your guide to every question that surrounds bras - from finding the right fit to learning bra fashion, Luciani creates a fun and informative read that is an essential for all women.

In chapters such as "The Herstory of Bras," "Breast RX" and "Mountains vs. Molehills," Luciani's warm, supportive style helps women realize that finding the bra of your dreams is possible. The Bra Book even contains a chapter devoted to men, providing helpful advice and tips to finding the perfect lingerie for your special someone.
Author Talk & Book Signing
Smart Women Don't Retire
Westport Public Libary
Arnold Bernhard Plaza
20 Jessup Road, Westport, CT
Contact: dcella@westportlibrary.org
The Westport Public Library, The Transition Network and Just Books are pleased to welcome Gail Rentsch with Smart Women Don't Retire - They Break Free: From Working Full-Time to Living Full-Time (Grand Central; $24.99), at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jessup Road, Westport, Conn. Call 203-291-4840 or visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102792068570&s=42220&e=001S4z_wk0fidf0ChXr8qVVUDOI0fsYNxzdES4E4QBg== for more information.

This book is for the amazing female pioneers who shattered the glass ceiling --- a practical and inspiring guide to figuring out what's next. Boomer women have been trailblazers throughout their professional lives. Now that their careers are losing their edge and children leave the nest, these women are ready to do for retirement what they did for the working world. The first book from The Transition Network focuses on the unique needs of women as they explore new possibilities and redesign the old model of retirement.

Gail Rentsch is a founding member of The Transition Network. In 2000, she recalls being among some 20 other women gathered to help build an organization where women could share their concerns and aspirations as they moved from their primary careers to something else. Gail retired from her primary career in 2004, after 24 years as founder and president of a successful, New York City-based public relations agency with clients that included book publishers, authors, non-profit institutions and corporations. Gail is also the co-author of The Whole Horse Catalog, first published by Simon & Schuster in 1977. That book has gone through three revisions, multiple printings and remains in print today. It is Gail's hope that this new book will last nearly as long.
Author Book Signing
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wynfield's Kingdom
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books is pleased to welcome Marina Julia Neary, an award-winning historical essayist, multilingual arts & entertainment journalist, published poet, playwright, actress, dancer and choreographer, as she introduces her first novel Wynfield's Kingdom (Fireship Press, $29.95).

Welcome to 1830s Bermondsey, London's most notorious slum, a land of gang wars, freak shows and boxing matches. Dr. Grant, a disgraced physician, adopts Wynfield, a ten-year old thief savagely battered by the gang leader for insubordination. The boy grows up to be a slender, idealistic opium addict who worships Victor Hugo. By day he steals and resells guns from a weapons factory. By night he amuses filthy crowds with his adolescent girlfriend, a fragile witch with wolfish eyes. Their tragicomic idyll ends when Wynfield falls under the spell of an elusive benefactress and leaves his bohemian, semi-criminal circle to follow her to Westminster. There, in the company of blue-blooded outcasts, he learns the secret of his origin and the role he is destined to play in the history of England. Invoking the ghosts of English anarchists, Guy Fawkes and Oliver Cromwell, Wynfield enters the world's biggest tavern - the Parliament, where he meets the most ruthless boy gang in the world - the British aristocracy. Using the mixture of chemicals, satire and horror, Wynfield stages an unforgettable performance and subdues the ruling class - if only for one day.


To Hear Just Books' Owner Marion Holmes Talk About the Newest Bestsellers & Author Events on

November 11 will feature Jene Luciani & Patricia Lee
with The Bra Book



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

Just Books is Better Than Ever - Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events!

NOVEMBER 2, 2:00 - 4:00 PM - KATHERINE HALL PAGE with THE BODY IN THE SLEIGH at Just Books (Book Signing)
NOVEMBER 11, 7:00 PM -- JENE LUCIANI with THE BRA BOOK at Just Books (Book Talk & Signing)
NOVEMBER 18, 6:30 PM - GAIL RENTSCH with SMART WOMEN DON'T RETIRE at the Westport Public Library (Book Talk & Signing)
NOVEMBER 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM -- MARINA NEARY with WYNFIELD'S KINGDOM at Just Books (Book Signing)

DECEMBER 5, 5:00 -9:00 PM -- Old Greenwich First Light Festival
DECEMBER 12, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM -- PATRICIA LEE with BOBO SCARF WRAPPING at Arcadia (Book Signing & Scarfs on Sale)

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10/29/09 Reminder: Nov 1 Stamford Jazz Concert with Joyce DiCamillo Trio, 4PM

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10/29/09 Reader Submitted Comments About Paying To Read The Greenwich Time Online

There are too many other free web sources for Greenwich news to pay for theirs. Since they got rid of Topix, although I like to see what's going on in town, my time spent on GT is a fraction of what it was. While we are at it, where is the new comment site that they promised when Topix was stopped??

GreenwichRoundup is trying but just doesn't seem to have the manpower or $$ to get the job done in a reader friendly manner. Keep Trying!!


Dear North Idaho,
You have always been a thoughtful commentator at the Greenwich Topix Forum.
Hopefully, Greenwich Roundup will get its act together and seize the day if Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber goes to a pay model.
Like Avis, Greenwich Roundup is going to try harder.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10/28/09 Greenwich Time Editors And Staffers Discuss How To Erect A Pay Wall At Its Website

Hearst Newspapers is pushing the Greenwich Time editors and staffers to come up with a way to charge their online readers.

Hearst newspaper insiders tell Greenwich Roundup that here is a big debate about "if" the Greenwich Time should should charge for online content.

The Greenwich Time is thinking of joining a small list of online newspapers that are already using some kind of pay wall or meter on their web sites.

The Greenwich Time is still trying to figuring out its plans, but many local observers expect the paper to adopt some kind of paid membership model.

The Greenwich Time editors are just as stupid as they look if they think that they are going to make a huge amount of money for its so-called "exclusive or premium" content.

Yet Hearst Newspaper insiders continue to tell Greenwich Roundup that Greenwich Time editors are continuing to study various payment systems.

One pay model being studied is a "metered" system.

How might the math might work for a metered Greenwich Time Website?

Hearst Newspapers would charge Greenwich residents who visited more than 10 or 15 times each month.

Greenwich Time Editors think that 10% or 15% of town readers might pay $7 to $8 a month.

The Editors also assumes that the new metered approach would put 15% - 20% of page views and 10% - 15% of ad revenue at risk.

Hearst Newspapers calculate that the most avid Greenwich Time readers are the ones who are going to pay, because they are the ones who most responsible for the greatest number of page views.

What the Greenwich Time editors don't realize is that their pay model will destroy their growth in traffic, ad inventory and their voice on the web. They will create a vacuum that bloggers and citizen journalists will quickly fill.

The risks and the unknowns have convinced much smarter newspaper editors not to try charging online readers.

In a recent survey 16.5% said they were likely to pay if newspapers started charging for web access.

While 65% of the respondents said they were "extremely" unlikely to pay.

You have got to had it to the Greenwich Time Editors, because they have found yet another way to piss off their readers.

The Greenwich Time Editors have also talked about charging by building a new sites with extra offerings such as video, databases and news story archives . The idea involves creating a new website for paying members only. The Website is tentatively called Greenwich Time Plus Or Greenwich Time Extra.

The Greenwich Time Editors think that this approach wont damage anything they have already created on the free side. The thought process is not to take the current Greenwich Time website and put a pay wall around it, but to build something new.

The new additional website would charge $49 for an annual membership or $8 by the month.

Hopefully traffic at the main, Greenwich Time free site would still continue to grow.

One last idea floated by the Greenwich Time Editors and staffers was to stay free but charge high school sports devotees for specialized content they can't find elsewhere. The Greenwich Time would offer extended Cardinal sports content to "Insiders" who would pay $7 - $8 a month.

Just How much A Month Would You Be Willing To Pay Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber To Read Theses News Stories?

Laudonia cites RTM service, real estate background in campaign for tax collector
On most of his campaign signs around town, Tod Laudonia simply goes by Tod. A third-generation town resident whose grandfather was a founder of the St.
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Judge keeps high bond in UConn killingVERNON -- Prosecutors say several witnesses identified the man charged with fatally stabbing a University of Connecticut football player as the perpetrator.

Stimulus dysfunction? Lavery says Tesei failed to deliver dollars
Democrat Lin Lavery gives Republican Peter Tesei a failing grade for his ability to win federal funds for Greenwich during the current recession, the latest scrum to unfold between the bitter rivals in the first selectman's race.
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Bethany man sentenced in Greenwich Oxycontin schemeBRIDGEPORT -- A Bethany man involved in illegally purchasing Oxycontin from the now defunct Byram Pharmacy was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison Monday in U.

Hospital officials tout financial turnaround at annual meeting
Despite difficult economic conditions, which led to layoffs over the summer, Greenwich Hospital was able to pull through and post a net operating gain of $10.
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Funds released for study of Greenwich Harbor dredgingThe federal government has kicked in $100,000 for a dredging study of Greenwich Harbor channel, but another $200,000 to $300,000 will be needed to fund the six- to nine-month study, a senior U.

Roadwork near Town Hall delayed by rain
Rainy weather delayed the start of roadwork near Town Hall until this evening. The work, originally scheduled to begin Tuesday evening, will begin at 5:30 p.
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Stamford panelists stress the dangers of 'sexting'STAMFORD -- Internet predators are not all that parents and teens have to worry about, according to the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education.

Tesei calls Lavery's resume into question on role in Kids in Crisis
With a week to go in what is suddenly becoming a knock-down, drag-out race for first selectman, Republican incumbent Peter Tesei is accusing Democratic challenger Lin Lavery of exaggerating her role in the creation of the nonprofit Cos Cob agency Kids in Crisis.
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Two women arrested on alcohol driving related charges early SundayA pair of out-of-town female drivers, one of whom allegedly raced up Interstate 95, were charged with alcohol-related driving charges early Sunday morning.

Tax collector candidates square off
Compared with the tempestuous debates in the first selectman's race, the contest among the three tax collector candidates Monday night saw few punches thrown.
The school district wants someone to take its temporary modular building off its hands once Glenville School students and staff have moved out. Trouble is, nobody seems interested so far.

Walk through Binney Park kicks off historic park tours
Sometime in the late 1920s, during a period of heady economic growth on the eve of the stock market crash of 1929, a family discussion led to the creation of what is now known as Binney Park in Old
As the economy continues to sputter along, the United Way of Greenwich, for the first time in recent memory, has kicked off its annual campaign without a fundraising goal.

New police headquarters to open this week
After three years of planning and construction, the Police Department will officially open the doors to its new state-of-the-art headquarters this week.
Neatly folded in First Selectman Peter Tesei's wallet is a piece of paper that he has been carrying around from his last campaign two years ago. Typed on it is a list of talking points, promises to Read More »

Lavery demands accountability from stewards of the town
Take your tiara and ... Democrat Lin Lavery is still stinging from Republican Peter Tesei's comment during a recent debate that being first selectman is not akin to getting elected a "prom
Last week's arrest of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam and associates in an insider trading scandal rattled the financial industry, but local hedge fund managers and traders aren't booking
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