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01/21/08 Is Bruce "Low Tech" Hunter Letting His Hard Disk Go Floppy? Hearst Newspapers Should Delete A Managing Editor Who Ignores Online Readers


THE WORLD WIDE WHAT ????


OLD STYLE NEWSPAPER MAN DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THIS NEW FANGLED INTERNET THING -A- MA-JIG !!!


Town mocks managing editor as computer illiterate


""Things have changed in the last 26 years, but Bruce Hunter hasn't."


Give Hunter an out-of-style suit, a disco ball, a clunky phone, an outdated computer and a Rubik's Cube and he he is a happy camper


Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and the cyber-world continues to represent the only hope of saving the Greenwich Time from becoming extinct


It's extraordinary that someone who is a Hearst Newspaper managing editor doesn't know how to update the the online opinion pages


The mystery surrounding Greenwich Time's missing online editors deepened yesterday as Managing Editor Bruce Hunter was rumored not even have visited the Green Kitty Litter Liner's newsroom yesterday.

"It's bizarre," said one insider, who was left wondering who's in charge during today's online coverage of the history-making inauguration of Barack Obama as president.

Added another insider, "If any of the Greenwich Time or Stamford Advocate online editors know what's going on, they're not telling anyone."

Hunter, a Hearst Newspaper Managing Editor may have appeared at the Greenwich Time's Riverside newsroom office today, but the online editorial pages were not updated for the fifth day in a row.

The lack of online editorial updates is fueling speculation that Greenwich Time Publisher John Dunster might be looking for a new editorial leader for the local rag.

Hearst Newspaper's struggling Greenwich Time has went through four men who have acted as editor in chief in the last year.

"He's here, but he's in a meeting," said a lady answering the Greenwich Time's phone.

Bruce Hunter did not return a call seeking comment. An Greenwich Time employee answering the phone refused to identify herself and declined to comment about why the online editorial pages have not been update since a Stamford Advocate editorial was posted on Friday January 16th.

Yesterday, Greenwich Roundup, broke the exclusive story that Managing Editor was fueling week old rumors in town, because he has been unable to update Hearst Newspaper's editorial pages at the Greenwich Time.

A source close to Hunter insisted that he had been in contact with the newsroom by phone to monitor the paper and it's online web site. However, sources inside the paper said Hunter did not call into the newsroom over the weekend as he typically does.

Others say that Hunter was recently seen at the paper heading to a meeting with Publisher John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster.

Hunter was recently pulled out of unemployment by Dunster and is currently responsible for overseeing another major downsizing at the paper. However, Hunter is seen as relatively popular with soon to be unemployed newsroom staff.

However, one disgruntled Greenwich Time employee was recently heard to say,"Well, if Bruce is going to stay at the helm, then we had better have a full complement of lifeboats. As bad as the Greenwich Time has been in the past, bringing Hunter back is like getting flushed down the toilet."

A new rumor going around town is that the Greenwich Time online editorial pages have not been updated in a week is because Bruce Hunter is feuding with Hearst Newspapers and John Dunster about what should be contained in online editorials.

No matter which rumor is or is not true one thing for sure is that chaos is reigning on the Greenwich Time Editorial pages under Bruce Hunter. Once again today the week old Stamford Advocate editorial about Mexican drugs is at the top of the Hearst Newspaper's editorial page.

Opinion

Odds poor in fighting Mexico's drug woes

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.

JUST LIKE YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT AND THE DAY PREVIOUS TO THAT AND THE PRECEDING DAY ......

THE "MISSING" BRUCE HUNTER HAS FAILED TO ACT AS MANAGING EDITOR AND PUBLISH ANY NEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ONLINE AT THE GREENWICH TIME FOR A WEEK NOW.

THE GREENWICH TIME 'S ONLINE READERS ARE PERPLEXED AT WHY HUNTER INSISTS ON PUBLISHING THIS LETTER TO THE EDITOR OVER AND OVER, WHILE OTHER LETTERS NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AT THE GREENWICH TIME.

Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor

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 .....





BRUCE OVERBOARD


Where's Bruce Hunter And

The "LOCAL HARD HITTING"

Online Greenwich Time Editorials ????


Online Readers At The Greenwich Time Wonder If

New Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Has Already Been

Thrown Overboard By Hearst Newspapers.


Just when you thought things couldn't get more bizarre at the Greenwich Time....
Chaos reigns at the Greenwich Time, where new Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter and his top two lieutenants have not updated the papers online Opinion pages since last Thursday January 15th - sparking rumors that they me feuding with their corporate owners at Hearst Newspapers.


On Friday January 16th a Stamford Advocate editorial was posted online at the Greenwich Time and it has remained there for the last five days.......



UPDATE:
9:56 AM On 01/22/08


When Greenwich Roundup Types;
The Greenwich Time Listens......





BRUCE HUNTER OR SOMEONE AT THE GREENWICH TIME HAS POSTED A "NEW'' STAMFORD ADVOCATE EDITORIAL TO REPLACE THE WEEK OLD STAMFORD EDITORIAL AT THE GREENWICH TIME


Opinion




Advocate Editorial

Posted: 01/22/2009 07:43:14 AM EST


If majority Democrats in the state General Assembly aren't going to change state law to defer action on arbitrated state employee contracts, then they must take up-or-down votes on the 11 pacts that are expected to come before them during this session. Full Story


THE GREENWICH TIME'S ONLINE READERS STILL ARE ASKING: "Where The Hell Is Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter And The "LOCAL" And "HARD HITTING" Editorial ???????''




GREENWICH ROUNDUP IS STILL ASKING:"When Is Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Going To Take Down The Week Old Letter To The Stamford Advocate Put Up New Letters To The Greenwich Time Editors.


UPDATE #2




01/22/08


11:22 AM





WHEN GREENWICH ROUNDUP TYPES:

THE GREENWICH TIME LISTENS......









Staff Reports

Posted: 01/22/2009 10:28:27 AM EST








Having just arrived as a freshman legislator in the state Senate at one of the most fiscally challenging times in Connecticut's history, I read with great interest your Jan. 8 editorial, "Get to work cutting state spending." The editorial, in my opinion, provides an excellent blueprint for how the state legislature should approach the immense task of closing its projected budget deficits this year and beyond.




The editorial's central message - that the legislature must first look to cut state spending, carefully negotiate union contracts set to renew on June 30 and avoid any temptation to implement a broad tax increase - is an approach I support and will advocate in the state Senate. Raising taxes would be extremely ill timed and serve only to depress the state's economy and long-term tax revenues.


The state of Connecticut is facing a fiscal crisis unlike any it has ever seen. Since the writing of your Jan. 8 editorial, we have learned that the deficit in the current fiscal year is likely to grow another $900 million or more when we have fully accounted for quarterly estimated income tax payments due Jan. 15. Those revenue shortfalls are likely to result in an $8 billion to $10 billion deficit over the next two years.


There are no quick-fix solutions to this crisis. The only way we are going to overcome this budget crisis and get our local economy moving again is by fundamentally reinventing state government: consolidating government agencies and legislative committees; finding more efficient and cost-effective ways to provide social services; maintaining current tax rates and vastly reducing the size of state government.


This is the opportunity within the challenge we face: By putting aside partisan politics and getting to work together, we have the opportunity to redefine state government and build a prosperous future for the state of Connecticut. There is not a moment to lose.


L. Scott Frantz
Greenwich


The writer is state senator from the 36th District.


STOP THE PRESSES !!!!



WHEN GREENWICH ROUNDUP TYPES:


THE GREENWICH TIME REALLY LISTENS.....


Sixteen Seconds Earlier Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Put Up Another Letter To The Greenwich Time Editor.


No One In Town Can Recall The Last Time The Greenwich Time Put Up Two Online Letter To The Editor Posts In One Day !!!!


Credit is due for protecting us from terrorism








Staff Reports
Posted: 01/22/2009 10:28:11 AM EST


To the editor:


Thank you, President Bush. Thank you, Congressman Shays. For seven years you have kept us safe from another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, saving countless Americans from death and injury.


In the hours, days, weeks and months after the devastating attacks in New York and Virginia, people worldwide expected additional attacks on American soil. Yet there was not a single one.
Whether or not it is high on lists of American priorities in polls today, whether or not it is a central part of a political campaign, whether or not liberal commentators dismiss it with the condescending phrase of "they played the terrorism card," terrorism is the overarching issue of our time.


The Bush record will be debated for decades or more, and history will render a final judgment. But no one can dispute the success our president and our congressman have had because of their relentless determination to protect America. They succeeded wildly beyond expectations anyone had in the fall of 2001. We all owe them a debt of gratitude.


As they succeeded, the Democrats and liberal news media turned on President Bush with a voraciousness against a president not seen since the attacks on Abraham Lincoln. Yet they too live in relative normalcy today because of the safety Mr. Bush's and Mr. Shays' policies have provided.


As they leave office, President Bush and Congressman Shays should be rightly proud of their success and the apparatus they have left in place to protect America. It is now up to Mr. Obama and Mr. Himes to use that apparatus effectively. All Americans hope that they will have the same relentless determination as Mr. Shays and Mr. Bush.


If they succeed, they will be rightly praised. If they fail they must be held accountable.


Edward D. Dadakis
Greenwich



IT LOOKS LIKE ED HAD A LITTLE TOO MUCH NEO-CONSERVATIVE KOOL-AID OVER AT RUPERT MURDOCK'S FOX NEWS CHANNEL



FOR THE CONTER POINT WE GO TO COMEDY CENTRAL, BECAUSE THE LAST EIGHT YEARS HAVE BEEN A JOKE......



January 15, 2009: President Bush Kept Us Safe












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1/21/09 The Latest Press Releases From The Greenwich Post

'Grease' is the word Friday and Saturday

Pink ladies and T-Birds surround Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, played by eighth graders Andrew Aguirre and Sabrina Piersol, in a dress rehearsal of Western Middle School’s musical ‘Grease.’ The students will perform Grease this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Snow dates are Jan. 30 and 31. The musical, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, calls for 100 students in the cast and stage crew. They have been rehearsing for the upcoming production since November, under the direction of Western Middle School teachers Luanne LaRose, director and producer; Luz Casado, assistant director; Maria Davis, musical director; and parent volunteer Sue Mendogni, choreography. Tickets are $11 each. For more information and tickets, call 531-5700.


The middle school council of Save the Children has planned a fund-raising event for students in grades six through eight. “Fiesta for El Salvador” will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich.

Proceeds from the night will benefit early childhood education in El Salvador.
The evening will include a DJ, dancing, karaoke and pizza donated by Planet Pizza in Greenwich. Individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $10.

For additional information, e-mail Dana Courtenay at

dana17@optonline.net

lstein05@gmail.com.


The high honors continue to pile up for ARCH School science and electives teacher Anthony Mullen.

After being named one of Greenwich’s Distinguished Teachers last spring, Mr. Mullen was named Connecticut’s teacher of the year last November. Now the former New York City homicide detective-turned-teacher has been named one of four semi-finalists for the National Teacher of the Year.


State Rep. Alfred Camillo Jr. toured the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA)’s Single Stream Facility in Hartford last week, calling the technology “the way of the future.”

Single-stream recycling is the process in which paper and cardboard may be mixed with bottles and cans in a single recycling bin. Since single-stream recycling permits collection using 64-gallon wheeled barrels rather than the 14-gallon bins currently in use, people may now recycle more material.

Previously, all recyclables delivered to CRRA had to be separated, with newspaper, junk mail, cardboard and other paper products brought to one portion of the facility, and bottles, cans, jars and other containers brought to another portion.

CRRA sells recyclables to companies on the open market and those companies then turn them into new product. The Hartford facility is taking single-stream deliveries from 59 cities and towns, with qualifying municipalities receiving rebates.

“It makes it much easier for citizens to participate, incorporates more materials and has proven to be a huge success in the places it has been implemented around the nation,” Mr. Camillo said of single stream recycling. “If protecting the environment as well as becoming more financially efficient are the goals we are striving for, this concept is a winner.”

“While we are in dire economic times, the $6 million needed to retrofit the Bridgeport facility is an expenditure that will pay big dividends down the road,” he added. “We need to find that money at some point to allow us to go to the next level in recycling.”


Nationally known school psychologist and adolescent counselor Stephen Wallace will speak to parents on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Lennie and John de Csepel Theater at Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Sponsored by the Parents’ Association, the event is free and open to the parents from other schools.

For more information, call Jennifer Keller at 532-3115.

Mr. Wallace, who is the author of Reality Gap, is chairman and chief executive officer of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). SADD is a national organization, which consists of nearly 10,000 middle school, high school and college chapters across the country. His book paints a portrait of a modern-day adolescence filled with potentially deadly behaviors carefully hidden from the view of parents and other adults. But it is also a book about hope and inspiration, pointing to the powerful role that parents and other mentors can play in the lives of young people and highlighting the tremendous contributions that many teens are making to their families, schools and communities.

Mr. Wallace has broad experience as a school psychologist and adolescent counselor and has held positions in educational and clinical settings. He is the director of counseling and counselor training at the Cape Cod Sea Camps Inc., a senior consultant at ML Strategies Inc., the principal of Summit Communications Management Corporation and the Summit Foundation for Teen Leadership Inc., and an adjunct professor of psychology at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass.


Tony Campolo, a nationally known pastor, sociologist, social activist, author and commentator, will discuss “Faith and the Future of the Church” at a brunch Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 to noon at Second Congregational Church, at 139 East Putnam Ave.

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1/21/09 STAMFORD ADVOCATE: Investment firm investigated for Madoff ties

Investment firm investigated for Madoff ties


The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/21/2009 07:02:02 PM EST






The Seattle-based law firm Keller Rohrback is investigating Fairfield Greenwich Group and several other money managers who invested funds with Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC on behalf of investors who lost millions in the $50 billion Ponzi scheme.



Fairfield Greenwich Group, a fund of funds manager with an office at 2 Soundview Drive in Greenwich, the hometown of founder Walter Noel, had $7.5 billion of its $14.1 billion in assets invested with Madoff in its Sentry Fund as of November.



Fairfield Greenwich Group, which was founded in 1983, declined to comment.



Other firms being investigated by Keller Rohrback include MassMutual's Tremont Group Holdings Inc., Rye Investment Management and Oppenheimer Funds. Access International Advisors and Maxam Capital Management also are being investigated.



"These intermediaries must be examined", said Mike Warner, a partner with Keller Rohrback.



"They needed to do their due diligence," he said, adding that other firms may be investigated. "I think there's a lot more to be written in this story."



Madoff, 70, was arrested on charges of securities fraud Dec. 11 by the FBI after admitting to the scheme that may have bilked investors out of $50 billion. He is under house arrest in his New York City penthouse.



The day after Madoff's arrest, Fairfield Greenwich Group announced on its Web site that it intends to recover all assets lost in Madoff's pyramid scheme. On Dec. 16, the firm announced on its Web site that it was assessing the extent of possible losses.



"Funds of funds and other money managers that placed money with Madoff should be investigated", said Kurt Schacht, managing director of the CFA Center in New York City.



"That's entirely appropriate," he said. "There's been a major breach of responsibility with these due-diligence experts."





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1/21/09 BLOOMBERG: WALTER NOEL'S VICTIMS MAY BE SAVED BY UNCLE SAM


Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel's Clients May Recoup More Losses Through Taxes Than Law Suits


THAKS A LOT WALLY: Investors In Greenwich Resident Walter Noel's Feeder Fund Are Unlikely To Get SPIC Money,


Customers of Bernard Madoff, accused of bilking his clients in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, may recover more of their investment losses through tax strategies than by suing Madoff or his bankrupt firm.


“If they invested a lot, then they could possibly recover 40 percent of everything” through U.S. and state tax laws, said Micah Bloomfield, a tax specialist at New York law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.


U.S. tax law allows Madoff’s customers to take income deductions for losses caused by theft if they prove their money was stolen, Bloomfield said. Madoff’s alleged estimate of the size of the fraud didn’t specify if it included principal or how much was lost by charities not subject to taxation.


Madoff, 70, was charged with securities fraud in New York on Dec. 11 after allegedly confessing the crime to federal investigators. So-called Ponzi schemes pay early investors with money from later participants. Madoff faces as much as 20 years in prison, a $5 million fine and forfeiture of his assets. He hasn’t formally responded to the charges or entered a plea.


Madoff lawyer Ira Sorkin declined to comment on the tax consequences of losses linked to his client.


“If an investor loses money to a Ponzi scheme, that can be claimed as a theft loss for tax purposes,” said Martin Shulkin, managing partner of law firm Duane Morris LLP’s Boston office. “The claim should be made for the year you discover the loss, and is subject to a reasonable expectation of recovery.”


Shulkin represents about 30 Madoff investors, most of whom invested directly with Madoff’s brokerage, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. The firm is being liquidated by the Securities Investor Protection Corp., a U.S. agency set up four decades ago to cover losses when brokerages fail.


SIPC Option


Direct customers of Madoff have the option of filing loss claims with SIPC, he said. If they have reasonably determined they are unlikely to recover their loss through a SIPC claim, they may opt to use a theft-loss deduction instead, Shulkin said.


Under the theft-loss provision, eligible victims who don’t file a SIPC claim would have their deductions lowered by the $500,000 cap on SIPC coverage for securities losses, said Bloomfield. Kevin McCue, a spokesman for Irving Picard, the lawyer hired by SIPC to oversee brokerage claims, declined to comment on the tax process.


The Internal Revenue Service has taken the position that the loss from a single occurrence has to exceed $100 and that the total loss has to be more than 10 percent of an individual’s adjusted gross income for the year the deduction is claimed, Bloomfield said.


IRS View


“Under disclosure rules, IRS can’t discuss any specific cases,” the agency said in statement e-mailed by spokeswoman Theresa Branscome.


In the IRS view, someone with an income of $500,000 wouldn’t be able to deduct the first $50,100 in losses. Bloomfield said he disagrees that the $100/10 percent limitation applies to a theft-loss deduction, given amendments to the tax code.


A so-called claim-of-right tax refund is another option for recovering losses in the Madoff scheme, according to Timothy Mulcahy, a tax consultant with accounting firm Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP in New York.


The doctrine may allow some Madoff investors to eliminate income tied to Madoff’s investment advisory business from previous tax returns and declare the income-tax paid on those amounts as tax payments for 2008.


The “rarely used” doctrine is more complicated and possibly more rewarding than theft-loss returns, Mulcahy said yesterday in New York at a town-hall style meeting about the alleged fraud.


Good Records


“Every case is going to be different,” Mulcahy said. “To recover as much money as possible, you need very good records” to take advantage of the claim-of-right option. “Hopefully by the end of the year, we’ll have advice from the IRS.”


The IRS may rule this year on whether theft-loss or claim- of-right returns are the proper route for Madoff victims to take, according to Mulcahy.


If the loss from theft is greater than the taxpayer’s income the year the fraud is discovered, it can be carried back three years and forward 20 years to reduce taxable income.


The theft-loss deduction is also an option for people who gave their money to so-called feeder funds, such as hedge fund Fairfield Greenwich Group, that invested with Madoff, Shulkin said.


“We believe it is unlikely that investors in Madoff feeder funds will be successful in recovering SIPC claims,” he said.


Taxpayers may also file amended returns going back as much as three years to adjust for income they didn’t actually earn.


‘Phantom’ Gains


“People have been filing income tax returns reporting gains and income that were phantom,” Stephanie Casteel, a tax partner at Atlanta law firm King & Spalding LLP, said in a phone interview.


Bloomfield said someone who gave, say, $1 million to Madoff to invest and then recorded gains of $3 million over the years, might have paid tax on that amount. A taxpayer might claim a $4 million theft-loss deduction, using the gain and the $1 million principal, he said.


If the IRS denies the deduction for the fake $3 million, the taxpayer could try for a refund claim. Refunds might be claimed on reported income going back further than the typical three year limit, he said.


Mortner Law Office PC in New York is running an ad on Google Inc.’s Web site that offers help to investors with getting money back from the IRS under the headline: “Madoff - Tax Refunds.” According to the Mortner Web site, “These are not simple claims.”


IRS a Beneficiary


The IRS has been a beneficiary of Madoff’s alleged scheme because it received taxes on what may have been billions of dollars in reported phony profits, said Brad Friedman, a securities litigator at Milberg LLP in New York.


“That’s where most of the money went,” he said.


Not everyone agrees the theft-loss tax route will be more fruitful than filing SIPC, bankruptcy claims or lawsuits.


“It’s going to depend on people’s individual situations, and whether legislation gets enacted that lets people restate their taxes for more than three years,” Friedman said.


“I think, through the claims process, if done properly, people will recover a lot more,” said Blair Fensterstock, a trial lawyer at Fensterstock & Partners LLP in New York who has been tracking the Madoff litigation and hasn’t filed any claims for clients. “I also think the government isn’t in any mood to give back money to taxpayers, especially wealthy taxpayers.”


The SIPC case is Securities Investor Protection Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, 08-01789, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan). The criminal case is U.S.A. v. Madoff, 1:08-mj-02735, and the SEC case is Securities and Exchange Commission v. Madoff, 1:08-cv- 10791, both U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).


To contact the reporters on this story: Thom Weidlich in New York at tweidlich@bloomberg.net; Cynthia Cotts in New York at ccotts@bloomberg.net; Erik Larson in New York at elarson4@bloomberg.net.

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01/21/09 Another Victim Of Greenwich Resident Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel Comes Forward

MORE TRUST FUND BABIES ARE CHECKING THE CLASSIFIED ADS THANKS TO GREENWICH GOLDEN COUPLE WALTER AND MONICA NOEL ....



Another One Bites The Dust Thanks To Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel

You Wont Read This On The Business Pages Of The Greenwich Time....

WALTER "FEEDER FUND" NOEL STRIKES AGAIN !!!!!

Yet Another Loser Emerges in Madoff Scandal
New York Times Blogs

Auriga International Advisers, a hedge fund company registered in the British Virgin Islands, lost more than 400 million Swiss francs, or about $350 million, that had been invested with the disgraced financier Bernard L. Madoff, the company’s main shareholder said Wednesday.

Jacques Rauber, who is described as the majority shareholder of Auriga International Advisers in a 2007 filing to Britain’s business register, confirmed reports in the Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung that the company’s Auriga International fund was wholly invested in the Fairfield Sentry fund, The Associated Press reports.

That fund, run by Walter M. Noel’s Fairfield Greenwich Group in Connecticut, invested all its $7.3 billion in assets with Mr. Madoff, who is accused of running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme....

...Information about Auriga’s investors was scarce. The company says on its Web site that ”clients include both institutional investors and high net worth individuals.”

Auriga is licensed to provide financial management services by authorities on the British Virgin Islands, a Caribbean tax haven known for its corporate and banking secrecy.

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01/21/08 Greenwich Time News Links - Bush Hometown Country Is A Buzz About Barack Obama's Inauguration. Town's optimism swells as Obamatakes oath!


Reverend (Doctor) Joseph E. Lawery delivers the Obama Presidential Inauguration Benediction (closing prayer) yesterday



TOP STORY:

Obama Is Sworn In as the 44th President - Tears, cheers for new president - Barack Obama inauguration: Two million turn out to greet their new president

Schools make inauguration a teachable moment
Tests and quizzes may have been postponed Tuesday at Convent of the Sacred Heart to allow time for watching the presidential inauguration, but that didn't mean students were off the hook when they returned to class.

Witnesses to history: Greenwich residents react to inauguration
Greenwich Time invited residents who made the trip down to Washington, D.C., to watch the inauguration to share their experiences with our readers.

The final hours of Bush's final day in office
WASHINGTON -- Like every other winter weekday of his presidency, George W. Bush awoke before dawn Tuesday and was in the Oval Office by 6:45 a.m.

Greenwich schools, medical facilities work to prevent Salmonella infection
As the list of recalled peanut butter products related to the recent salmonella outbreak grows, the town Health Department is warning schools, long-term care facilities, hospitals and other institutions to remove any products that might be tainted.

Ex-Mets pitcher cruises with dog-powered scooter
When retired New York Mets pitcher Craig Swan brought his newly adopted dog Daisy home, he quickly realized how much exercise the young animal craved.

Stamford church group attends inauguration
WASHINGTON -- The oversized television screens were too far away for a clear picture, the crowd was too noisy to hear the newly minted president's speech, and the trek back to the buses was cold, long and crowded.

Sports

Wrestling Summaries
New Canaan 37 Brien McMahon 32 103 -- McCabe Hemmers (NC) pin Conner Marion, 1:23; 112 -- Andrew Lee (NC) pin James McQuillan, 1:14; 119 -- Conor Flynn (NC) pin Cesar Gonzales, 1:55; 125 -- Joe Nocco (M) dec.

Living & Health

Theater Calendar Jan. 22-29
Westchester Broadway Theatre
Musical adaptation of Frank Capra's classic film directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford and starring Duke Lafoon as George Bailey.

Business

Fresh Market to come to Westport
The space previously occupied by Shaw's Supermarket in Westport's Village Center will soon become home to the Fresh Market, upscale grocery store.

Opinion

THIS IS WORSE THAN GITMO: Oh God Please Make Greenwich Time Editor Bruce Hunter Stop Publishing This Same Old Stamford Advocate Editorial Over And Over For Five Days: "Odds poor in fighting Mexico's drug woes"

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.


ONCE AGAIN THE "MISSING" BRUCE HUNTER HAS FAILED TO PUBLISH ANY LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ONLINE AT THE GREENWICH TIME
WHY WASN'T BRUCE HUNTER ABLE TO OPINE ONLINE ABOUT WHAT THIS HISTORIC INAUGURATION MEANS TO GREENWICH


THE GREENWICH TIME ONLINE EDITION IS A RUDDERLESS SHIP UNDER HEARST NEWSPAPER MANAGING EDITOR BRUCE HUNTER

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