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Monday, January 19, 2009

1/19/09 The Greenwich Citizen Has Not Updated Since Friday, But Greenwich Roundup Is Here With The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Crain's New York Business, NY

The battle for what is arguably the third most powerful seat in American finance—after that of the Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Board chairman—is nearing the finish line.

The contest to succeed Timothy Geithner as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank took a surprise turn over the weekend when Kevin Warsh, a current Fed governor widely seen as the frontrunner for the job, withdrew from the running unexpectedly. Details of the recusal of Mr. Warsh, who is married to Jane Lauder—daughter of cosmetics titan and Republican campaign donor Ronald Lauder—were not immediately available.

With Mr. Warsh out of the picture speculation is focusing on William Dudley, former chief economist for Goldman Sachs and protégé of former Goldman chairman and Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. Mr. Dudley is currently head of the markets desk of the New York Fed.

With control of assets of more than $1.2 trillion, the head of the New York Fed is the only regional president with a permanent seat on the interest-rate-setting Federal Open Markets Committee . Since August, outgoing New York Fed President Geithner has been working night and day with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on the various bailout programs and the Troubled Asset Relief Program, among other things......

....The New York Fed’s board members include the chief executive officers of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and the Adirondack Trust Co.; the chairmen and CEOs of General Electric and PepsiCo.; the presidents of Columbia University and the New York State AFL-CIO, and the chairman of Greenwich, Conn.-based private equity firm Stone Point Capital. All were reportedly interviewing candidates as late as last weekend, in an attempt to present their final selection to Washington by Tuesday.....

Norwalk Plus Magazine

SFTT (http://www.sftt.org/ ) is a non-partisan apolitical organization chaired by Eilhys England, a Greenwich resident who co-founded the organization with her late ...

New York Times Blogs

.....Their decisions will reverberate beyond Greenwich, Conn., the New York suburb that is a haven for hedge fund honchos. Pension funds, endowments and charities — not just wealthy individuals — all invest in hedge funds.
Assets held by hedge funds surged to nearly $2 trillion as of the start of last year, from $375 billion in 1998, according to estimates from Hedge Fund Research

Stamford Advocate

Elizabeth Buffone, 17, junior, Greenwich Academy: "I unfortunately think that you are going to have to deal with this. The police are here to protect the ...

Stamford Advocate

The Waterside School third grade sings 'A tribute to Dr. King" at the Community Interfaith Concert at Temple Sholom in Greenwich Sunday. ...

HoweStreet.com, Canada

Fairfield Greenwich, the investment firm run by Madoff chum Walter Noel, lost $7.5bn in the fraud while womenswear magnate and Madoff mentor Carl Shapiro ...

Times Online, UK

It will be interesting to see what happens to RBS Greenwich Capital in the USA. Does anybody have any news on their involvement in the downfall of RBS ...

Stamford Advocate

William Nickerson, R-Greenwich, for years cautioned that the state relies too heavily on taxes from too few. "Those people had a horrible year, ...

The Trucker

HARTFORD, Conn. — Consultants studying the possibility of reinstating tolls on some Connecticut highways are warning that officials could face a tough battle from the public.

The state Transportation Strategy Board is reviewing a report by Cambridge Systematics, a Massachusetts consultant expected to unveil the results of its $1 million analysis next month......

Lile Gibbons, R-Greenwich, another member of the transportation committee, said she supports electronic tolls to raise money to maintain heavily traveled highways.

"The technology of the EZ-Pass system is so advanced that there is no resemblance to the toll booths of yesterday," Gibbons said.

"We have too many people who use Connecticut as a pass-through to get from the southern part of the country into New England, who add to the wear and tear of our highways and contribute nothing to the upkeep," Gibbons said.

Fairfield County Online

From 10 AM to 4 PM, The Bruce Museum celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the theme "Celebrating a Life of Love," which features special performances ...

Stamford Plus Magazine, CT

By Press Release

Jewish Family Services of Danbury is delighted to welcome the staff of Adoption Connection of Jewish Family Services of Greenwich on Sunday ...

Sun-Sentinel.com, FL

He was 79 and lived in Greenwich, Conn. The cause was complications of lung surgery, his son Peter said. Among Mr. Fleming's clients: John N. Mitchell, ...

Titanic Clash: Hatters renew rivalry with Vermont powerhouse Mt. Anthony
... wrestling, leaving little to question who has the best program. Danbury last lost an in-state dual meet to Greenwich in January of 1986. With 22 consecutive FCIAC tournament championships, 12 consecutive Class LL state championships and eight ...

News24, South Africa

2000 - Michael Skakel, nephew of the late Senator Robert Kennedy surrenders in Greenwich, Connecticut, to face charges that he beat a childhood friend to ...

From Compound To Pill
Chemical and Engineering News
... do nothing particularly well, and that's something we have tried to avoid," says Frank J. Wright, vice chair of Greenwich, Conn.-based Aptuit . Founded in 2005 to streamline the drug development process, Aptuit has grown to more than 2,700 ...

Stamford Advocate

Jan. 23, 1959: Connecticut Turnpike revenue for the first year of operation totaled $6.6 million, the state Highway Department reported. That amount included $5.949 million for the western section from Greenwich to Old Saybrook and $658,000 for the eastern section from Old Saybrook to Killingly.

Revenue ran above estimates for the first year. Highway Commissioner Newman Argraves cited the opening of the connection to New York in September, two months earlier than expected.

Fairfield County Online

Greenwich Arts Council again presents the popular lunchtime play-reading series, Play with Your Food. A gourmet buffet lunch in the galleries at 12 noon is ...

Scout College Basketball, WA

Robinson, a senior tight end from Greenwich, Conn., had 16 pass receptions for 97 yards on the year while rushing for two touchdowns on six attempts. ...

Bates College Sports News

First-yar Bobby Burns (Greenwich, Conn.), sophomore Matt Marchisotto (New York, NY) and sophomore Nick Echeverria (Washington, DC) all had impressive 3-0 ...

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1/19/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Joe Pisani is a fake?

Almost Everytime Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Joe Pisani Updates His Blog At "Our Greenwich" Or The Greenwich Post He Seems To Upset Yet Another Greenwich Resident

To the Editor:

Recently, I ran into an old friend, Bob Dilensheinder, who runs a PR Firm in NY. He told me he hired former Stamford Advocate/ Greenwich Times, senior editor JOE PISANI as a principal in the firm. Pisani got fired.....finally......the old publisher (and President) tried for years to nix him, but Pisani kept threatening to sue. That's what little weak men do. So, he's in NY at Bob's firm.

I almost laughed in Bob's face, but I managed to hide it.

Anyone familiar with Joe Pisani knows what a buffoon the guy is. He still shoves his useless columns of crap in some of our local newspapers. I have to wonder if he makes the stuff up or is just missing brain cells. None of it makes sense to the average educated reader.

A few months ago, Pisani had the audacity to promise he would speak to "ONE UNDESERVING PERSON". Stop the presses: who cares??? and how can anyone in good conscience, infer (as Pisani does)such superiority? Who has the right to impose the term "undeserving?"

Bob hired him because he felt sorry for him, and Pisani's ties in Greenwich/Stamford may come in handy. Pisani already got Bob's lengthy editorial published in the Stamford Advocate in Aug 08 so there you go....

Having to suffer through Pisani' Altimers's like writing, on the verge of either plagiaristic or complete fabrication unnerves THIS GREENWICH RESIDENT.

Maybe enough to call Don Hersham to say get rid of the dead weight, old school, opportunistic, unethical, fairy tales of the fired Joe Pisani.

And where did "Sandy Pisani" come from? In 25 years Pisani never mentioned his wife ONCE. He just drilled us with the antics of his four daughter's, aka "GROWING UP PISANI." By now they probably changed their last name. Or should.

Does anyone like this guy? He's a first class twit. And I buy none of his self-proclaimed wisdom.

I believe Susie Costaregni,at his side in NY, as Pisani's administrative assistant. That's a big surprise. Wonder what she does all day.....lets ask Joe!!!!!

The rumor is he made up every column he wrote in 30 years. Is this true???????

K, Old Greenwich

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01/19/08 Greenwich Post News Press Releases And Greenwich Police Department Blotter Entry For Monday

Frantz program focuses on coping with energy costs

Written by Kristan Zimmer

State Sen. L. Scott Frantz (R-36) will host an educational program titled "Coping with Rising Energy Costs: A Citizen’s Guide to Tax Breaks and Energy Assistance."

The program touches on a number of issues important to consumers including energy conservation and efficiency.

It will air on Cablevision Channel 77 on the following dates and times:

• Thursday, January 22, 2009 6 p.m.

• Thursday, January 29, 2009 6 p.m.

• Thursday, February 5, 2009 6 p.m.

• Thursday, February 12, 2009 6 p.m.

• Thursday, February 19, 2009 6 p.m.

• Thursday, February 26th, 2009 6 p.m.

It will also be posted on Mr. Frantz’s Web site at SenatorFrantz.cga.ct.gov.

Written by Kristan Zimmer

The Fresh Air Fund’s Stamford and Greenwich area committee is currently preparing for summer 2009 and the arrival of their New York City visitors.

To ensure that this summer is special for Fresh Air children, The Fund is seeking volunteer members and host families to sign up now! Each summer, close to 5,000 New York City children, six to 18 years old, enjoy two week vacations with volunteer host families in suburban and rural communities across 13 Northeastern states and Canada. Local Fresh Air Fund volunteers recruit and interview host families, arrange travel and coordinate fun activities in their communities.

In 2009, The Fresh Air Fund celebrates its 133rd summer of bare feet, sandcastles and starry nights for children from some of New York City’s low-income communities.

“We were on a walk, and I saw a wild snapping turtle!" said eight-year-old Brittney of Queens. It was so cool because I don’t get to see many animals in the wild.”

For more information on how to join the Fresh Air volunteer team, call Nicole Heath at 329-8629, or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. You can also learn more about the Friendly Town program by visiting The Fund’s Web site at Freshair.org.


A 40-year-old Greenwich man was arrested Jan. 15 and charged with third degree assault, second degree threatening and disorderly conduct. Police took him into custody at his home on a warrant stemming from an alleged Dec. 26 domestic incident. An argument got physical and the man alledgedly made threats. The man was released on a $5,000 surety bond and was due in court Jan. 16.

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01/19/09 Greenwich Time News Links For Monday Morning

Old School Greenwich Time Publisher John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster Just Doesn't Understand The New-Fangled Internet Thing - A - Ma - Bob.

Greenwich Time Publisher John Dunster Was A Dunce For Bringing Back Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter And Putting Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Jim Zebora In Charge Of The Business Page.....

This Is All The News That Greenwich Time Publisher John Dunster And His Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Was Able To Get Up On The Web Today.....

Talking the talk
Writing a compelling and memorable inaugural address can be a daunting task -- one that Greenwich resident and former Eisenhower speechwriter William Ewald can attest to.

Tax credit KO'd for N. Mianus seniors
The town is seeking to have a group of North Mianus homeowners mired in a dispute over the apportionment of costs from a sewer project in their neighborhood disqualified from receiving elderly tax credits.

Greenwich backcountry body dumping case sees little progress a year later
It's been nearly a year since Greenwich Police arrested 37-year-old Larry Corbett in connection with the killing of a Bronx man whose body was found dumped on a dirt road in the backcountry.

When Is Greenwich Time Publisher
John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster
Going To Understand If It's Not About Greenwich
It's Not Local News......

Trinity hockey 7-0 despite Ballo injury
STAMFORD -- If the Trinity Catholic High School boys ice hockey team is going to live up to its Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference and CIAC Division I frontrunner status, it's going to need to overcome adversity unscathed....

Living & Health
Bridgeport playwright Fewell has his 'Ghosts' fully staged
A Vietnam veteran who thinks he wants to be dead re-examines his life and war experiences in "Ghosts with Insomnia," a new play by Bridgeport writer Richard Fewell.

Greenwich Time Publisher John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster Removed Lackluster Jim Zebora From The Greenwich Time 's Managing Editor Position And Put Him In Charge Of The The Green Kitty Liter Liner's Business Pages

Now Greenwich Residents Are Forced To Read The Same Norwalk Business Report Over And Over For Three Days ......

New architectural firm starts up in South Norwalk
Firm gets its start in South Norwalk

By Peter Healy
Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2009 07:51:12 PM EST

A South Norwalk architectural firm has spun off from its New York City parent to concentrate on local projects and clients in the tri-state area.....

On Martin Luther King Jr Day
Greenwich Time Web Site Viewers
Have A Dream That
Hearst Newspaper Head Honcho
Will Fire Greenwich Time Publisher
John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster.....

Hearst Newspaper Editors At The Greenwich Time Have Not Been Able To Get Up A "Local" And "Hard Hitting" Editorial Since They Put Up This Editorial About Juarez, Mexico Three Days Ago....

The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/16/2009 09:05:46 AM EST

Before you venture into Ciudad Juarez, brace yourself to hear Texans tell you that you're crazy.
Visiting friends in neighboring El Paso a few days before Christmas, I was immediately warned, "Don't even think about going into Juarez."

Everyone, In Greenwich Is Joking That New Greenwich Time Editor Bruce Hunter Is Looking Like A Stoned Out Newspaper Intern As He Asks Greenwich Time Readers To Read This Letter About Hamas Over And Over For Three Days.....

Letters from Readers
Hamas' acts have produced the situation in Gaza

The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/16/2009 09:06:57 AM EST

To the editor:

It's like "Alice In Wonderland"! Up is down; left is right. So who is to blame for the present Gaza situation? There are vocal demonstrators insisting Israel is to blame. Let's look at the situation realistically .....
If the Greenwich Time is going to be steadfast in a mission to accelerate the reinvention of our local daily rag. Then publisher John Dunster and Managing Editor Bruce Hunter and The Greenwich Time Web Master are going to have to join in an effort to improve thier so called "news website".

Publisher John Dunster needs to fell the urgency to bring the Greenwich Time into the digital age. Unfortunately, Dunster treats the Greenwich Time Web Site like a hobby that his editors and publishers can play with every once in a while.

As other Hearst Newspapers are rewriting newspaper history by aggressively having its local newspaper brands amplify their presence in the Internet marketplace, Dunster repeatedly fails in the local digital arena.

The Greenwich Time news web site is vitally important to the future, growth and survival of the newspaper.

If Publisher John Dunster can't serve the Greenwich Time Internet audience on its own terms, then Hearst Newspaper head Steven Schwarts needs to get a digitally savvy publisher who know the Greenwich markets inside and out.

It becoming very clear that Dunster is not the man to maximize this opportunity that the local Internet offers.

For example, Blogs, are a proven core news web site feature, that now make up the fastest growing segment of Hearst’s local online presence, But Greenwich Time Publisher John Dunster has not added one blog to the Green Kitty Litter Liner.

Together, the other Hearst Newspaper web sites publish more than 400 blogs, and they accounted for more than 8.5 million page views. Hearst Newspaper blog page views are up more than 60 percent, but clueless Dunster has not one blog incorporated in the Greenwich Time's pitiful web site.

Dunster has proven time and time again that he is not capable of being able to constantly adapt to the rapid changes in the new media landscape.

This year will most likely be a year of many turning points for our local newspaper and The Greenwich Time needs a publisher that can energize and maximize its new Internet audiences and advertisers.


Is This The Greenwich Time Or Viva Pop Of Greenwich ????

This Is The Absolute Worst That I Have Ever Seen On The Greenwich Time's So-Called News "Web Site"

Is The Greenwich Time Just Going To Publish Press Releases Every Day Like The Greenwich Post ??????

The Greenwich Time Hasn't Put Up News Today, They Are Just Posting A Bunch Of Event Calendars That Have Headlines Designed To Make Greenwich Residents Think That A Real News Story Has Been Published......

No Hearst Newspaper Reporter Will Put A Byline On These Listings With Headlines That Are Designed To Fool Greenwich Time Web Site Visitors:

The Greenwich Time Is Still Treating It's Online Readers Like Red Headed Step Children

Today Hearst Newspapers Have Not Given Greenwich Residents Any Links To Columnists, Editorials or Letters To The Editor.

The Online Readers Helped The Greenwich Time Get A Combined Print In And Online Circulation Increase Of 22%, But Greenwich Time Publisher John Dunster Treats These Young Affluent Tech Savvy Readers Like Garbage....
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1/19/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Edition

"I Have A Dream" is the popular name given to the public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks and whites among others would coexist harmoniously as equals. King's delivery of the speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters, the speech is often considered to be one of the greatest and most notable speeches in history and was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century by a 1999 poll of scholars of public address.

According to U.S. Representative John Lewis, who also spoke that day as the President of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, "Dr. King had the power, the ability and the capacity to transform those steps on the Lincoln Memorial into a modern day pulpit. By speaking the way he did, he educated, he inspired, he informed not just the people there, but people throughout America and unborn generations."

At the end of the speech, King departed from his prepared text for a partly improvised peroration on the theme of "I have a dream", prompted by Mahalia Jackson's cry,

"Tell them about the dream, Martin!".

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

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John Ferris Robben - T-shirt Philosophy Page At Our Greenwich
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EDDIE "Greenwich Native" ROSS
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Exit 55 By Rob "WGCH" Adams - The Sports Voice Of Greenwich
Steelers Fans Want the Goods - I just tried to go the Steelers' online store. Not happening. I think it's so busy that they're crashing. I can't justify spending $30 on an AFC Champions...

The Fox Trot By Nick "The Sly" Fox
What's next for Lebron? - Take a look at his newest commercial: ~F.O.X~

The Blonde Excuse
Still Settling In - Sorry again that I haven't been blogging, but it's been so hard getting everything moved in! I'll try to keep everyone updated on what's going on, though....

Greenwich Diva
Ben Vereen and his daughter Malaika Vereen are being sued by Malaika’s fiance William McGlynn - From the NY Daily News Veteran actor Ben Vereen and his daughter forced a Queens man into bankruptcy - and now the jilted UPS worker wants more than $10 m...

Joe Pisani's Our Greenwich Page
It’s a dog’s life - I still remember the day, a long time ago when I believed in the inherent goodness of the workplace, that my boss stood up at a staff meeting with a remark...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Class of '09: Jumping out of cakes for money and dressing slutty - The Class of 2009 is worried about getting a job. That's because they're approaching their careers in a linear a mode. There is plenty of earning opportunity...

Cos Cob Blogger Iggy Makarevich At High Strangeness
Nahuelito? Painted Log? Hmmm... - This very nice new photo of the Argentine's legendary mystery creature known as Nahuelito has been making the rounds of late. An excellent post about it over...

The Daily Spurgeon
Praying on hallowed ground - Lot is called a righteous man; and he was vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked. He frowned at the men of Sodom, and expostulated with them, a...

The New And Improved "For What It's Worth" (Wordpress Edition)
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Frank Trotta's Page At Our Greenwich
NOT a pretty picture. The local print media chose not to focus. - The new year saw the retirement of Michael Pacewicz, Greenwich Police Department’s only remaining Captain. GPD Chief David Ridberg commented that Captain P...

Greenwich News
Despite economy, town commercial properties should hold their own - While the country may be heading into the worst segment of the recession, Greenwich commercial real estate probably won't be as hard hit.

Tribune Company's Greenwich News Feed
Metro-North commuters criticize crowding, parking - Metro-North Railroad passengers in Connecticut are concerned about overcrowded trains and parking lots, possible fare hikes and poor ventilation on some of...

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