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Thursday, January 8, 2009

1/8/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed


Citizen Journalists Bloggers Who Are From, Work In Or Used To Live In Greenwich.....


The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
DVD Diva: Hugh Grant - *Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral* Best known for his work in romantic comedies, Hugh Grant is always enjoyable to watch...


Greenwich Forum
Stanwich expansion approved - Greenwich Time - 1 Comment, last updated on Thursday Jan 8 by Nice

The New And Improved "For What It's Worth" (Wordpress Edition)
Good article in Greenwich Post - My old paper, Greenwich Post, has a good article today written by Sara Poirier on what’s happening in our local real estate market. Once you get past the ...

Tribune Company's Greenwich News Feed
NY prosecutors: Madoff was ready to send out $173M - Prosecutors said Thursday that investigators found in Bernard Madoff's office desk 100 signed checks worth $173 million that he was ready to send out to high...

Greenwich Library Today's Events
Baby Lapsit Registration - *When:* Thursday January 8th, 2009 - All Day Open enrollment begins December 8 for Baby Lapsit for infants up to 12 months with a caregiver. Five-week...

Greenwich Diva
Illinois legislative committee unanimously recommended impeaching Gov. Rod Blagojevich - CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — An Illinois legislative committee Thursday unanimously recommended impeaching embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich amid corruption ...

The Fox Trot By Nick "The Sly" Fox
TNA Impact! Preview: 1/9/08 - Here's a preview for tonight's TNA iMPACT!, the final show before Sunday's Genesis PPV: - Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle will face Jeff Jarett's longtime...

John Ferris Robben - T-shirt Philosophy Page At Our Greenwich
Hartford, Connecticut - [image: My Jet was grounded due to icey conditions. Last night a quarter inch layer of ice covered the streets. This morning I decided not to go to Hartford...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Mystique - Killed by the Web - "The Kennedy Mystique Still Failing to Sway New Yorkers," reads the headline in NEW YORK Magazine. Other headlines, of course, disagree. They claim that ...

EDDIE "Greenwich Native" ROSS
Tray Chic - Whether you're organizing a bar, a desk, or even the bathroom vanity, few things are as versatile and stylish as a simple tray. They're perfect for gathering...

The Daily Spurgeon
Expect an answer to prayer - "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on ...

Rock Star Diary
Back from the dead and it's 2009 - I'm back from the dead...seriously. I just survived the worst stomach flu. Ugh. I couldn't do anything....except puke. yuck. So lets go back to X-mas. My ...

Greenwich Guy
Leon Panetta? - Leon Panetta ? Leon Panetta ?!!! Do you feel safer now? Another recycled Clinton crony with zero background in intelligence at the most dangerous time in ...
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1/8/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Thursday


Greenwich Roundup Is Spanning The Globe To Bring You The Latest News About Greenwich......


Stocks up on expected foreclosure deal but Dow off
ABS-CBN News
... something along these lines will help the market," said Tim Smalls, head of US stock trading at Execution LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. Investors also snapped up some of Wednesday's worst losers, including Microsoft and Apple, driving the Nasdaq up ...

Emerging Markets-Prices drop ahead of US jobs report
Reuters
... today and says so but the impact on the markets is small," said Benito Berber, Latin American strategist at RBS in Greenwich, Connecticut. "In general, the overall market is down. In Mexico the peso is off, mainly following the U.S. equity markets ...

Mongo's Love Rewarded by USATF
Greenwich Citizen
Greenwich High girls track and boys and girls cross country
coach Bill Mongovan.

Natural Gas Futures Fall After Government Report Shows Ample U.S. Supplies
Bloomberg
... awful lot of industrial production got shut in last week,a said Tom Orr , research director at Weeden & Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut. a oeIt seems wea re stuck between $5.50 and $6.25 unless we get a weather event.a The prospect of colder weather ...

She can't keep from singing
The Wilton Bulletin
... old enough to walk and talk, Lisa Piccirillo has been lending her voice to song. And for the last few years, the Greenwich resident has had her heart set on writing, recording and releasing her own CD. That dream has now become a reality with the ...

Swimmers prepare for Danbury and Greenwich
Darien News-Review
The DHS boys swimming team will continue their season tomorrow and Wednesday with meets against Danbury and Greenwich.

For the Record
Darien News-Review
The Spring 2009 Darien Continuing Education program is up and running. A catalog featuring the artwork of Greenwich artist Kathie Milligan on its cover has been mailed to 6,000 Darien homes.

Himes sworn in to U.S. House
Darien News-Review
The rapid ascent of Jim Himes from former Greenwich finance board member to U.S. congressman reached new heights Tuesday, with the 42-year-old Democrat casting his symbolic first votes representing ...

Adieu Maurice Clos-Versailles
Orange County Review
To the editor, When we lived in Greenwich, CT we often frequented Versailles, a fabulous French restaurant and pastry shop in the heart of the shopping district.

John Lee, Editor and Mentor, Dies at 78
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
... Day section, during a tumultuous era in the financial world, died Tuesday in New Haven. He was 78 and lived in Greenwich, Conn. The cause was complications during heart valve replacement surgery, said his son Edward. A courtly Southerner who was not ...

Synchronous Aerospace Group Announces Acquisition Of Helicomb International, Inc.
Rotor.com
... Inc., a leading provider of aerospace composite structures. Synchronous is majority-owned by Littlejohn & Co., a Greenwich, CT based private equity firm. Founded in 1981 and based in Tulsa, OK, Helicomb produces commercial and military aircraft ...
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1/8/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Hi, question for you about Greenwich Time editorial situation


This Is What Hearst Newspaper's Sees

When It Looks At Connecticut


Hi,

I love your blog. It's got everything Greenwich-related. It kind of
makes the local papers redundant.

I'm trying to figure out what's going on at the Greenwich Time, so
long as it still exists. Do you know if they are still looking for a
permanent Editor? I know someone who would be perfect for the job...

Thanks,
Phil

COMMENT:

Dear Phill

There are so many rumors going on about what is going to happen at the Greenwich Time it is hard to know what is going to ultimately happen at the GREEN KITTY LITTER LINER.

My favorite rumor is that the Greenwich time will and the other Hearst Newspaper dailies will be folded into the CT Post. The Ct Post would expand to become a regional newspaper much like Gannett merged a dozen Westchester, Rockland and Putnam newspapers into the Journal News.

There are many reasons I think the Greenwich Time with become a regional newspaper filled with ediorials about what's going on in Hartford......

Just a couple of days ago Hearst Newspapers announced that Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Jim Zebora was now going to be in charge of a regional business news insert that would appear in the Danbury, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich newspapers.

The Greenwich Events Calender, Real Estate and Jobs web pages have already been replaced with links to regional resources.

All of the Hearst Newspaper Daily Newspapers, including the Greenwich Time, no longer handle comments locally these functions have been farmed out to Topix.

Another reason I cling to this one particular rumor is that everyday I notice that the Greenwich Time home page features more regional and state news.

Here Are The News Stories Dominating

The "Greenwich" Time home page:


The Latest


Grim forecast: Rell calls for budget cuts as lawmakers return to work


HARTFORD - Gov. M. Jodi Rell on Wednesday warned that multibillion-dollar deficits will change the way Connecticut looks at its budget as the General Assembly convened for its ceremony-packed first day ....


Obama warns of dire consequences without stimulus

FAIRFAX, Virginia (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama warned of dire and lasting consequences if Congress doesn't pump unprecedented dollars into the U.S. economy, making an urgent pitch Thursday for his mammoth spending proposal in his first speech since his election.


State contract workers face loss of family health care


HARTFORD - It's a bad time for Diana Colorado's family to be dropped from her health insurance.


"My daughter's going to start treatment for diabetes," Colorado, a Norwalk resident who works as a cleaner at Norwalk Community College, said through a translator Monday.


Colorado is one of 600 janitors working in state buildings - including NCC, the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus and the Stamford railroad station - whose dependents as of Feb. 1 are going to lose health care coverage because of an existing state law.


Dodd to hear health care concerns


WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd said Wednesday that former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has agreed to join him on a listening tour in Connecticut to hear what the state's insurance, businesses and health care leaders, as well as ordinary citizens recommend for changes in health care.


Living & Health


Playhouse explores art of storytelling with new Festivities series


To be held selected Sundays through 2009, the Family Festivities Series expands on earlier WCP children's programs to include a slew of pre-show activities that aim to educate and entertain.


"We're looking at all the ways people communicate and all the way stories are told," says Debra Baron, director of education at the Westport Country Playhouse. "In this way, we begin to see the ways kids -- and pretty much all people -- learn how to take in information."


Business


Environmental Vroom: Hybrids rent like 'hotcakes' at Stamford Enterprise


Ever crave the experience of getting 40 miles per gallon and trimming your carbon footprint without shelling out as much as $30,000 to buy a hybrid car?


Opinion


Get to work cutting state spending


The 2009 session of the General Assembly opened yesterday with Connecticut's 187 recently elected lawmakers facing one of the most serious fiscal crises in state history.


As state revenues drop precipitously because of the nation's economic recession, the state's current $18.2 billion budget is facing another shortfall projected to be between $193 million and $356 million, despite several rounds of cost-cutting by Gov. M. Jodi Rell and last year's legislature.


But the more formidable challenge is how to handle a $6 billion shortfall projected for the next biennial budget that begins July 1.



Yes, the state has $1.4 billion socked away in reserves, the fruit of budget surpluses in recent years. However, those reserves can be spread only so far in plugging the projected budget hole.


In addition, the governor and lawmakers are counting on aid from the federal government from a massive economic stimulus plan that is being promoted by President-elect Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress. Exact details remain sketchy, but the plan is expected to concentrate on infrastructure projects and additional Medicaid funding to states, one of Connecticut's largest spending areas. ....


Now Here Are The Local News Stories At The Greenwich Time:


1/8/09 SLOW NEWS DAY ???? This Is All The Local News That The Greenwich Time Could Rustle Up


Soon Greenwich Residents Will Have To Ask Themselves Should I Get My State And Regional News From The Hartford Courant Or The CT Post.


One Thing Is For Sure Local Citizen Journalists And Bloggers Like Bill Clark, Chris Fountain And Frank Trotta Are Going To Become More Important In Greenwich.

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1/8/09 Greenwich Post News Links

Congressman Jim Himes, right, was sworn in by Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, in a ceremony Tuesday, with his wife and two daughters, center, by his side


Representatives begin duties in office


Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter


A new year means the beginning of new jobs for three town residents who took the oath of office this week to become public servants.

On Tuesday afternoon, Cos Cob resident Jim Himes officially became a United States congressman when he was sworn in by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. His children, Emma, 9, and Linley, 6, his wife, Mary, and his mother, Judith, attended the ceremony. Mr. Himes defeated incumbent Republican Christopher Shays last November. The first-term Democrat was sworn in at the en masse ceremony for the entire 111th Congress and then later in the day individually in his office.


Stanwich School gets OK to expand campus


Written by Sara Poirier, Assistant Editor


It took 17 months, but founding headmistress Pat Young and her fellow Stanwich School supporters got what they wanted early Wednesday morning — an expanded campus on one 37-acre piece of land.


Waiting until the 11th hour of Tuesday night to begin discussion of the project, Planning and Zoning Commission members unanimously approved plans to add an upper school and expand the lower school footprint at the 11-year-old private institution, which currently teaches prekindergarten through 10th grade on three different campuses in town. They also approved adding a detached synagogue building for the Greenwich Reform Synagogue next door. The neighboring 11.5 acres, through a separate approved application, became combined with the school’s 25 acres.


All the additions, opponents contended, would contribute to what they called already hazardous traffic situations in the Stanwich/Cat Rock Road area. Creating what neighbor George Schiele called something the size of a “small college” would also destroy the natural environment, according to Mary Lou Lange, White Birch Lane resident and head of Greenwich Residents for Appropriate Land Use (GRALU).......


.....Stanwich attorney Bruce Cohen said the school would get all its funding to pay for the project before applying for building permits, addressing Ms. Lange’s concern about a “gaping hole” at the site should work stop because of lack of money.

“The school is invested wisely and has not suffered the same loss that other institutions have suffered,” Mr. Cohen said.

“This did not happen quickly,” he added, about the length of the application process, saying it’s been the longest live application he’s worked on.

“We have been mindful of the concerns we have to address,” Mr. Cohen said, adding that because of the “great size” of the property and a natural ridge that occurs along its border, the site is able to “accommodate this kind of development.”

In coming to a decision, commission member Paul Marchese said the group needed to look at the application holistically, taking into consideration that the school is a “major asset” to the town.

“This is a landmark for all of us,” Ms. Young told the Post following the commission’s decision, adding that she looks forward to getting things started.



Count Me In says PTAs will get dues


Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter


Claiming there was no theft, but rather poor business decisions, the chief executive officer of Count Me In Inc. is urging PTAs around the country, including the Greenwich PTA Council, not to go to court.


According to a company statement issued last Friday, Count Me In Inc. (CMI) owes 220 organizations across the country about $5 million. That includes a collective $75,000 to five Greenwich elementary schools for which the PTA Council late last month turned to state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for assistance......

....the checks stopped coming to the schools once the clubs started up again in the fall.


Terry Drayton, founder and CEO of Count Me In Inc., said in a statement that the company was looking either for investors or an outright sale to be able to pay the money back. He insisted there was no theft or fraud and that the company can account for “every penny” in the shortfall, claiming the money was used for operating costs for the Washington State-based company over the past eight years, such as salaries........





COMMENT:





I Believe This Is Called An Eight Year Old Ponzie Scheme






The Greenwich Post Article Continues.....
Mr. Blumenthal, a Greenwich resident, spoke to the Post on Tuesday and said that discussions with Count Me In Inc. are at a very early stage. He said the company has “committed to cooperate” but it remains to be seen if it will fulfill that pledge. Mr. Blumenthal said Connecticut was working with other interested states, particularly Washington and New Jersey, and they were exploring options to recover the money or get restitution.


COMMENT:


Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Should Quit Pussy Footing Around And Get An Arrest Warrant For Terry Drayton The founder of Count Me In. Then Mr. Blumenthal Should Seek His Extradition To Conneticut. Mr. Drayton Has Stolen From All Of These Greenwich Children And Should Be In Jail.


Plus Mr. Blumenthal Should Go After What's Left Of Count Me In Civilly And The Company Should Be Sold To Pay Back Families That Lost Money.


The Greenwich Post Article Continues......
The PTA Council has not gone to court over this, but other organizations have, and Mr. Drayton urged them to withdraw their claim. He said his only objective right now is to raise the money needed to pay back what the company owes and that he just needs time to be able to set things right without court action.

“I can understand our clients’ frustration and anger,” Mr. Drayton said. “We made a host of mistakes and have put them in a difficult situation. Now I’m just asking them for the time to fix it.”

He said recent action by three Alaskan sports clubs that he claimed would force the company into involuntary bankruptcy.....


COMMENT:


PTA Council President Julie Faryniarz should resign Immediately. She was aware that parents money was missing when the checks stopped coming last fall, but did not report the matter to the Greenwich Police Department or the Attorney Generals Office.


Ms. Faryniarz did not warn parents to contact their credit card companies to get the charges reveresed last year. Nor did she inform parents about the missing money or about the PTA's multiple email corspondences about the missing $75,000.


Faryniarz did not bother to tell parents that DAN "I AM THE MAN" KULLY was secretly flying out to Washington, in early December, in an ameturish effort investigate what happened to the missing money. Was DAN "I AM THE MAN" KULLY stupid enough to think that a deadbeat Ponzie scammer like Terry Drayton was going to put a $75,000 in his hands
Let The Record Show:

That Greenwich Roundup Was The First Connecticut News Outlet To Report That CMI was ripping off Greenwich School Parents.

Furthermore, one month ago today, we were asking why the Greenwich PTA's had not contacted Blumenthal office and criticized the PTA's for hiding the $75,000 loss and not advising them to call their credit card company immediately reverse the charges. We were even asking why the plug had not been pulled on greenwich's links to the Count Me In website.


But PTA Council President Julie Faryniarz did not listen to Greenwich Roundup and took three weeks before she got Blumenthal involved. Any lost monies to the Greenwich PTA's will be because Faryniarz failed to immediately contact authorities when the $75,000 came up missing early last fall.


When Greenwich Roundup Typed....


PTA Council President Julie Faryniarz Should Have Listened
And Taken Immediate Action.....

PLEASE SEE THIS OLD
GREENWICH ROUNDUP REPORT
FROM 30 DAYS AGO:




The PTA's Are Missing A Lot Of Money
Where Is The Parents $75,0000?




IS DAN KULLY AND HIS SISTER TRYING TO SWEEP THIS THEFT UNDER THE RUG ?????



SHOULDN'T PARENTS HAVE BEEN INFORMED BEFORE DAN KULLY HOPPED ON A PLANE TO WASHINGTON ?????



WHEN WERE GREENWICH PTA LEADERS GOING TO TELL THE PARENTS THAT THEY HAD BEEN RIPPED OFF ?????



SHOULDN'T SOMEONE CALL THE GREENWICH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND REPORT THIS MISSING $75,000 ?????



MAYBE SOMEONE SHOULD BE CALLING THE CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL ?????



SHOULDN'T PTA LEADERS BE SENDING OUT A MASS EMAIL TELLING PARENTS TO DISPUTE THE CREDIT CARD CHARGES, SO THAT THEY WONT LOSE THEIR MONEY ?????



WHY HASN"T THE GREENWICH PTA'S PULLED THE PLUG ON THEIR COUNT ME IN WEBSITE, BEFORE MORE PARENTS LOOSE MONEY ?????



WHERE IS THE LEADERSHIP IN THE GREENWICH PTA"S ?????



KIROTV

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Parents and PTA leaders on Tuesday banged on the door of a Bellevue company that's at the center of a nationwide controversy after a KIRO 7 Eyewitness News story revealed the firm hasn't paid back money it owes to youth sports teams.

Dan Kully was among those looking for answers at the offices of Count Me In....










BREAKING NEWS
WFSB-TV Hartford


Blumenthal: Count Out Count Me In


GREENWICH, Conn. -- Attorney General Richard Blumenthal issued an urgent warning Tuesday to parents and school groups against making payments to register their children for sports and other programs through Count Me In, a recently bankrupt company.












Groups owed $75,000 from Seattle-based company




Town urges radon checks, makes kits available at reduced price


Written by Sara Poirier, Assistant Editor


Town health officials will make residential radon test kits available next week to first-time users at one-third of their regular price, thanks to a state Department of Public Health grant. The discount is the town’s response to January as Radon Action Month in Connecticut.


Police Watch





MISCHIEF



Christian Barr, 33, of Bronxville, N.Y. was arrested Dec. 31 and charged with third degree criminal mischief. Police responded to a report of a disorderly person at the Hyatt Regency. Investigators determined the hotel security had responded to a noise complaint involving Barr, who appeared intoxicated and became aggressive, damaging a closet door in one of the rooms. Barr was released on a promise to appear and is due in court Jan. 6.



LARCENY



A 16-year-old Greenwich boy was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with conspiracy to commit third degree burglary, third degree larceny and second degree false statement. The boy reportedly turned himself in on a warrant stemming from the theft of laptop computers from a Glenville residence on July 10. The boy was released on a promise to appear and is due in court Jan. 7.



POSSESSION



A 17-year-old Fairfield boy and Jeffrey Smith, 18, of Norwalk were arrested Jan. 1 and charged with possession of liquor by a minor. Police responded to an accident on Zaccheus Mead Lane in which Smith was the passenger and the Fairfield boy was the driver. Officers said the two were taken to the hospital and left the vehicle at the scene. Police said investigators determined both of them had thrown out alcohol that they had in the car before the accident. The boys were released on promises to appear and due in court Jan. 16.



ASSAULT



Carlos Aponte, 51, of Stamford was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with second degree assault, criminal attempt at second degree assault, breach of peace and first degree criminal trespass. Police had been sent to Sherman Avenue on the report of someone trying to run another person over with a vehicle. Police said officers were given a description of Aponte’s car and informed that he was last seen traveling north on Sherman Avenue. Police found the car, pulled it over and arrested him. Upon interviewing witnesses at the scene, police determined Aponte tried to run another person over with his car. H was held in lieu of a $250 cash bond and is due in court Jan. 8.



WEAPONS



A 17-year-old Greenwich boy was arrested Jan. 2 and charged with having weapons at school and carrying dangerous weapons. The boy reportedly turned himself in on an outstanding warrant. He allegedly brought a knife to school and kept it in his jacket pocket. The boy was released on a promise to appear and is due in court Jan. 9.



ASSAULT



A 44-year-old Ridgefield man was arrested Jan. 4 and charged with disorderly conduct, risk of injury, third degree assault and interfering with an emergency call. Police responded to a reported domestic incident. The man had allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend by twisting her wrist and then smashing the phone to the ground so she couldn’t call 911. The man was found at his home and taken into custody by the Ridgefield Police Department. The man was released on a $10,000 surety bond and was due in court Jan. 5.



DUI



Michael Atkins, of 3 Sayles St., Cos Cob was arrested Jan. 4 and charged with driving under the influence, failure to obey a traffic control signal, having weapons in a motor vehicle, interfering with a police investigation and failure to be fingerprinted. Police were sent to Sound Beach Avenue to the scene of The Beach House Cafe on the report of a disorderly man. According to police, Atkins had tried to get into the restaurant but was denied entry because he was visibly intoxicated and then left the scene in a black pickup truck. Police saw Atkins’ car drive through a red light and, when he was pulled over, he began to verbally berate the officers while displaying signs of intoxication such as slurred speech, glassy, red eyes and a smell of alcohol. Atkins allegedly refused to take field sobriety tests and continually yelled obscenities at the officers. When police searched Atkins’ car, officers reportedly found numerous hunting knives and a compound hunting bow in the front passenger seat. Police claimed that Atkins refused to provide officers with any information and could not be fingerprinted. Atkins was held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond and is due in court Jan. 12.



THREATENING



A 24-year-old Greenwich man was arrested Jan. 4 and charged with second degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and second degree threatening. Police had been sent to the scene of a reported domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The woman alleged that her boyfriend had said he was going to kill her and that she had gone to a neighbor’s for protection. She told police the man had thrown her to the ground, tearing the back of her coat and then took her shoes and threw them into the snow. When she tried to get up, she told officers that he grabbed her arm and threw her into the snow and then he took her keys and handbag and threw them into the woods. According to police reports the woman then found her keys and locked herself in her car and that the man then came up to her and told her to give him the house key or else he would kill her. The man allegedly ripped off her driver’s side mirror and windshield wipers. The man was held in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond and was due in court Jan. 5.





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1/8/09 SLOW NEWS DAY ???? This Is All The Local News That The Greenwich Time Could Rustle Up


What Is Cos Cob Crying About.
They Only Have One Chase Bank.

What About The Great Chase Invasion
Of Central Greenwich?

There Is A Chase Bank In Middle Of The Avenue.

There Is A Chase Bank At The Top Of The Avenue.

One Block East There Is A Chase Bank On Mason

One Half A Block West They Have Approved A News Chase Bank

In The Old Harvey Electronics Store.

Then A About A Block Down Putnam Avenue There Is A

Chase Bank In The Stop And Shop Shoping Center.

A Few More Blocks Down Putnam Avenue There Is

A Chase Bank At 500 West Putnam Avenue

Plus There Are Two Other Chase Locations On Mason Street.

And Don't Forget Chase Owns Now Owns
The Washington Mutual Branch At 340 Greenwich Avenue

Cos Cob residents protest another bank
Cos Cob doesn't need an eighth bank. That's that message Mead Avenue residents have sent Chase Bank through a petition protesting the financial institution's plans to open a branch at 371Putnam Ave., currently Bella Nonna Restaurant.

"Cos Cob is not Banksville, which is up on North Street," said Mulberry Lane resident Eric Brower, one of 23 people to sign the petition, in an interview Wednesday. "This would be the eighth bank in Cos Cob."

Brower, who is also a private planning consultant, represented himself and his neighbors before the Planning and Zoning Commisson at its meeting Tuesday night, when representatives of Chase Bank sought, for the third time, preliminary site plan approval.

A restaurant at the location, whether it's Bella Nonna or any other, is much more in line with the neighborhood's character than a bank, Brower said.

A project team for Chase Bank first presented its plans in October for a Cos Cob branch, which would be Greenwich's fifth Chase Bank after Old Greenwich, North Street, Riverside and Mason Street. Chase representatives said they had entered into a contract with the company that owns the property. Details include a new, 2,702-square-foot building, two drive-up lanes with a passing lane and 26 parking spaces.

At that meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission asked the Chase team to consider reducing the number of drive-up lanes as well as develop a shared parking agreement between Chase and the adjacent Dunkin' Donuts. ....

Not guilty plea in accident death

A Riverside man charged with manslaughter with a motor vehicle in the Oct. 5 accident that killed 20-year-old Joseph Borselio pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in state Superior Court in Stamford......

.....Moore could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the manslaughter charge. The charge is specific to motor vehicle accident deaths caused by someone driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, according to state statutes.

Russell is taking over the case from his associate, attorney James Pastore. The case was previously delayed in November because the prosecutor said he needed more time to get evidence to the defense, Pastore said.

Police said evidence at the scene led them to believe that Moore attempted to flee following the collision, but Russell would not comment on that aspect of the case.

"It would be inappropriate at this juncture to comment on the evidence," said Russell. "Suffice to say Mr. Moore is a remorseful, contrite individual. He's made profound changes in the choices that he makes and he knows that he's been consigned to a life sentence of responsibility and remorse for his actions."

Borselio was a high school graduate of the BOCES program and worked as a cashier at Shop Rite on West Main Street in Stamford......

.....In addition to second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, Moore also faces charges of operating under the influence, evading responsibility in a fatal crash, unsafe movement and failure to exercise due care to a pedestrian.......


Storm stirs things up across town
An overnight storm of sleet and freezing rain coated trees, power lines, cars and roadways with ice Wednesday morning, creating hazardous driving conditions that led to a pregnant woman's near-catastrophic encounter with a tree and the Merritt Parkway's hours-long closure.


MAYBE THIS HEARST NEWSPAPER WILL HAVE
MORE LOCAL NEWS ONLINE LATER ?

PLEASE SEE:


Worried Town Residents Are Saying
If Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Jim Zebora Isn't Carefull
He Could End Up In The GPD Drunk Tank !!!!!

Forget About Some Reading Some Business News
In The Greenwich Time, Because Jim Zebora Is
Probably Recovering From A Massive Hangover.

Ex-Greenwich Time Business Editor Jim Zebora
Files His First "Business" Report

The Displaced Zebora Must Of Drank A Lot Of Beer
While Preparing This "News" Story

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1/8/09 Was There A Check For Greenwich Resident Walter Noel? Madooff Had $173 Million In Checks For Pals (Updated With Picture)


FINAL MADOFF PLUNDER PLAN


Prosecutors: Bernie was ready to send out huge checks to kin and pals


Checks Were Set To Be Mailed Just Before Bust, Feds Warn Judge



FierceFinance

The disclosures, in the unfolding Bernard Madoff scandal, continue to shock. The latest: Prosecutors say they found roughly 100 signed checks for no less than $173 million in Bernie's office desk, reports the AP. He allegedly was set to send them to family and friends when he was arrested.

The $173 million may have been merely part of the funds that Bernie allegedly was trying to siphon away. Prosecutors believe he was planning to somehow transfer up to $300 million. The disclosures are part of an effort to persuade a judge to revoke Madoff's bail and send him to prison. A ruling is expected as early as today. It certainly seems that whatever "cooperation" was going on previously, is now over.

For more:- here's the AP article


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