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03/13/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog Feed: No Body Finds More Greenwich Based Web Sites And Blogs Than Greenwich Roundup - Today We Are Look At .....


Kim Orlando’s latest enterprise — TravelingMom.com — is hardly her first. The lifelong entrepreneur was born in Chicago, and kicked off her career at just 11 years old, when she won a newspaper sales contest while visiting family in Philadelphia.

After completing the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and graduating from the Eller College, Orlando took a position with the marketing communications firm of Young and Rubicam. Six months after joining the company’s Cato Johnson division, Orlando founded ACT Workshops, which aimed to improve kids’ self-confidence through improvisational and commercial acting workshops.

In 1995, Orlando and her husband relocated to Connecticut. “That thread of owning my own business continued,” she says, this time in the form of a document management business she founded while working at a pharmaceutical company. When the company moved to New Jersey, Orlando became a traveling mom, not in the sense she had originally imagined, frolicking on exotic sandy beaches, but with weekly overnight commutes to New Jersey.

Orlando left the document management business 18 months ago and created TravelingMom.com, an online magazine with family travel information and a community where mothers exchange practical ideas.

The site also includes stories and interviews with real traveling moms.

For more information you can email: korlando@travelingmom.com

MORE INFORMATION:


Kim Orlando knows a thing or two about traveling with a brood. The 44-year-old, Greenwich, Conn., wife and mother left her career as a document manager two and a half years ago to devote her time to TravelingMom.com, a Web site that offers vacation advice and ideas to mothers

It hasn't always been easy to come up with interesting travel options for busy parents. "When I first started TravelingMom, I was really motivated to find resorts that don't just have an all-day camp for the kids," says Orlando. "I was often met by blank stares [from travel professionals]. I wanted something more inclusive; activities that the whole family could do together.".......
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Today's Greenwich Time Letters To The Editor
Letters from readers - Retirement incentive costly - Town retirement incentive cost went unreported To the editor: I find the Greenwich Time report on March 9 on the town retirement incentive program to have ...

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
Madoff and his victims - The Times’ Joe Nocera takes an unsympathetic view of Madoff’s victims. Hard not to agree with him that, sorry stories or not, we taxpayers shouldn’t make ...

Rock Star Diary
Lauren & Brents Apartment - This entry got somehow lost in the shuffle of February, it's late but not the least bit unimportant. Lauren & Brent moved in together and here's exclusive ....

The Fox Trot By Nick "The Sly" Fox
3/13 Preview of WWE Smackdown: Last MITB Qualifier! - The was taped for tonight's edition of Friday Night SmackDown: - Money In The Bank Qualifying Match: Fit Finlay vs. Brian Kendrick. - World Champion Edge ...

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Sotheby Masterpieces: Faces of Women - NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibit of contemporary masterpieces focusing solely on female subjects will be shown at Sotheby's New York City galleries next month. ...

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Baggage handlers arrest for stealing at Moscow’s airport - Several baggage handlers at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport were arrested for stealing valuable from passenger’s luggage. Most of the victims were passengers...

Today's Greenwich Time Most Viewed Web Article - RSS Feed
McDonald won't march in Stamford St. Patrick's parade - HARTFORD - Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, said he is voluntarily bowing out of participating in Saturday's ...
Today's Greenwich Time Most Emailed Web Article - RSS Feed
Stamford P.I. keeps tabs on bitter farewells - It takes about two minutes. A company executive approaches your desk with a uniformed security guard......

Greenwich Time: Local Sports - RSS Feed
Brisson dives to CIAC Class LL championship - HAMDEN -- The bridesmaid has finally become the bride; the words of Greenwich High School diving coach Jon Hahnfeldt used to describe sophomore Connor ...
HEARST NEWSPAPER MANAGING EDITOR BRUCE HUNTER'S FAILURES ARE WRITTEN ALL OVER THE GREENWICH TIME EDITORIAL PAGE:
Greenwich Residents Love Reading The Hilariously Weak "Hard Hitting"Non - Editorials In The Green Kitty Litter Liner ......
A great editorial can do things no news article can. It can expose hypocrisies and ideological contradictions with the stroke of a pen and the flash of an eye. It can connect seemingly unrelated events to point out a theretofore unnoticed trend. At its best, an editorial can prompt readers to rethink society’s basic assumptions.
But to read a thought provoking editorial about Greenwich society you have to read an out of town news paper's website. There is a reasaon that the Greenwich Time editorials are not the most emailed or viewed Greenwich Time articles .....

Today's So-Called "HARD HITTING" Greenwich Time Editorial
Hospital copes with economy - Amid all the other concerns created by the slumping economy, one of the last things we would want to worry about is whether our local hospital can continue to provide us with the care we have come to expect.
While it is true that Greenwich Hospital is feeling financial pressures like other medical institutions and, indeed, most of us, hospital chief Frank Corvino still has been able to offer some reassuring words to the community.

"This is going to be a tough year," he said in an interview recently. But then he explained that the hospital is making economies aimed at avoiding compromises with the quality of care and patient safety. And even more positive: "We're using this time as an opportunity to get better so we can emerge as a stronger organization."

It's remarkable that Mr. Corvino remains so upbeat given recent events.....
.....So Greenwich Hospital is looking to "emerge as a stronger organization." That's comforting for the community to know as other companies and institutions continue to flounder. Townspeople no doubt wish their hospital every success. ..... BLAH .... BLAH ..... BLAH .... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BLAH .....BLAH ...... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BORING ...... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ......

The Daily Spurgeon
Zealous in prayer - The Christian zealot, when he is alone with God, throws his whole heart into his service. Whatever may be the grace which is in exercise, he seeks to have...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
"People with my background are a dime a dozen," Spencer Cutter, WSJ - It's an MBA talking. In "Laid Off and Looking" in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL out-of-work for a year Spencer Cutter asserts that in the New York metro area ...

The Blonde Excuse
New Year's Eve - Ok, So I'm only a few months late for New Year's Eve, right? Anyway, this year a big group of my friends went out to a party at a local bar, while a bunch of...

Greenwich Time: Life And Family - RSS Feed
Making do - The staff at Darien Library has come to expect bigger crowds each Friday night for its movie series, perhaps an indication of how the economic downturn is ..... Pack Up The Kids A Drive Right Past The Greenwich Library .....

Greenwich Geek David S. Isenberg's musings at isen.blog
Quote of Note: Jim "Mad Money" Cramer - *"What's important when you're in the hedge fund mode is to not do anything remotely truthful because the truth is so against your view and it's important ...
WHY ARE OUT OF TOUCH GREENWICH TIME COLUMNISTS ALLWAYS TRYING TO LIVE IN THE PAST......
JERRY DUMAS IS TOO AFRAID TO LOOK UNDER THE UNDER BELLY OF GREENWICH SOCIETY AND TELL US WHAT"S REALLY GOING ON IN TOWN
THE CLUELESS DUMAS WONT REPORT ON THE PAIN IN GREENWICH IN 2009 BUT HE WILL WASTE VALUABLE BANDWIDTH REPORTING ON THE INJUSTICES OF 1836:
Twelve Houses Have Been Foreclosed On In Greenwich And Greenwich Time Columnist Jerry Dumas Wants To Write About Some Broad Who Was Excommunicated Back In 1836.

Greenwich Resident Jerry Dumas Writes And Draws The Comic Strip Sam And Silo, And Is A Greenwich Time Columnist
'Spirit' was a little different for church back then - Histories of the town of Greenwich make great reading, and I've sought them out ever since I first arrived in 1956.
I concentrated on the Stanwich section of backcountry Greenwich ever since I built a house here over 40 years ago. I've particularly enjoyed the nearby, serene presence of Stanwich Congregational Church; I was never a member, but I knew its long-time pastor, Nathan Adams, and cherished his friendship. I know the stories of the church's early pastors and members, some of whose houses, dating to the 1700s, still dot nearby corners; you can tell which ones they are by how close they are to the road. The church's bell, ringing the call to worship on Sunday morning, is also, in this small corner of the world, a testimony to a peace and security you wish every corner of the world could enjoy.
But things around here were not always placid, endlessly serene. Here, from a book titled, "The Back Country Church," by Don Osgood, is this:
"In the spring of 1836 Sister Ellen Holly was sent two written admonitions for 'heretical sentiment.' The second was read to the church and a vote was taken to ask her to show any reason why she shouldn't be rejected by the church. There was no response and after weeks of deliberation, the church voted to excommunicate her."
Unlike today's backcountry Greenwich, or anywhere else in Greenwich, or anywhere else in the country, where one neighbor may barely know another, residents in those days -- even though separated by vast acreage, rudimentary transportation and non-existent technology -- tried to be helpful, in an up-to-date, nosey sort of way. You tried to make sure your neighbor got into heaven, even if your neighbor had to do it your way ..... BLAH .... BLAH ..... BLAH .... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BLAH .....BLAH ...... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BORING ...... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ......

Exit 55 By Rob "WGCH" Adams - The Sports Voice Of Greenwich
Another "WOW" Moment in Sports Broadcasting - Check out this article brought to us via the great STAA. Any time any radio listener gets frustrated with a broadcaster please remember this. Thank you.

EDDIE "Greenwich Native" ROSS
Topanga Canyon Retreat - Would you do it again? That’s the question readers and reporters ask me time and again after hearing of all the stress and exhaustion of Top Design. Truth is...

Greenwich Blog : The Blog of Greenwich, Connecticut :: USA
Greenwich Green Home Tour - Greenwich Green Home Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6pm- 8 pm 49 A Shore Road Old Greenwich Parking located at Greenwich Civic Center 90 Harding Road Old Greenwich...

Vivapop Community Events RSS Feed
Membership Open House: March. 25th - The Greenwich Jaycees Greenwich, CT 203-536-0648 General Interest Wednesday, March 25th, 7pm at Kona Grill in Stamford, CT

Ex- Greenwich Time Managing Editors Never Die, They Just Refuse To Fade Away By Writing Long Boring Columns About Postage Stamp Rate Hikes And The Post Office Bureaucracy......
There Are So Many Problems In Greenwich Government And Bernie "I Wont Rock The Boat" Yudain Writes About His Lost Pension Check.

Ex-Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bernie Yudain
A need to check up with the postal service -

This is the sad saga of the check that went astray:

It so happens that in my Feb. 22 column, I congratulated the postal service that we get here in Greenwich, and I'll stick by it. But I can't resist passing on a coincidental incident.

Only a few days after that comment appeared, on March 1, the usual federal pension check which always arrives on the button on the first of the month failed to appear in our mailbox. Paltry as that instrument may be, it's a welcome visitor.

The next day I called our local post office. Some nice man listened and commiserated, but assured me there was no way they can check it out. I would have to call the people in Washington.
After an anguished search to figure out whom to call, I found a number. I ran the lab-rat maze of press-this-and-press-that automated directives before I finally got a human -- a nice lady. She listened, asked for numbers, codes, Social Security -- the works. At the end she explained that they can't do anything until five days passes from the date of the delivery failure. Call back, she advised.

I called Saturday. Sorry, have to call on a working day, a canned message asserted.

Monday I called again. This time I got twice as long a run-around. After some 15 minutes, on came a live voice -- very nice but not quite as cordial as my earlier contact. In the end, she informed me that they'll send a replacement check.

Before she dismissed me, I asked, "By the way, I don't expect to ever see that missing check, but if by odd chance it should show up, what should I do? Return it? Tear it up? What?"
"Send it back," she said. We then parted.

A few hours later, the phone rang. It was my friend Penny at Parsonage Cottage, that excellent home for the elderly.

"Guess what?" she said. "I have your Social Security check here." ..... BLAH .... BLAH ..... BLAH .... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BLAH .....BLAH ...... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BORING ...... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ......
AND NOW BEER GUZZLING EX-GREENWICH TIME MANAGING EDITOR AND NOW HEARST NEWSPAPER BUSINESS REPORTER JIM ZEBORA WASTES OUR TIME WRITING ABOUT ......

Greenwich Time: Food - RSS Feed
What's Brewing: A toast to Munich - German city whose name means "little monks." The Dominicans, Franciscans, Paulaners and Augustinians in Munich itself, and orders such as the Carmelites who settled outside the city, carried on a rich tradition of beer-making whose joys are especially celebrated during the Lenten season, as late winter turns to spring.

Among German beer lovers -- doesn't that sound redundant? -- Lent is also known as "starkbierzeit," or strong beer season.

Brews crafted for this time of year were typically fortified with added barleymalt, increasing their calories to fortify the friars as they fasted dawn-to-dusk from solid food while seeking greater levels of piety and spirituality.

Of course, the extra malts also added to the alcohol content of the beer, which, consumed on an otherwise empty stomach, no doubt helped the brothers achieve an enhanced sense of inner peace ..... BLAH .... BLAH ..... BLAH .... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BLAH .....BLAH ...... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BLAH ..... BORING ...... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ......
HEARST NEWSPAPAPER BUSINESS REPORTER JIM ZEBORA TOTALLY MISSED THE GREENWICH PONZI SCHEME AT "WG TRADING" IN FACT THE GREENWICH TIME ONLY STARTED REPORTING ON THE MISDEEDS OF "PAUL GREENWOOD" AND "STEPHEN SWARTZ " TODAY IN AN WIRE REPORT FROM BLOOMBERG BUSSINESS NEWS:
By David Voreacos and Patricia Hurtado
BLOOMBERG NEWS
Posted: 03/03/2009 06:55:17 PM EST
U.S. prosecutors and regulators took only three weeks to accuse money managers Paul Greenwood and Stephen Walsh of misappropriating $554 million once an industry self-regulatory body grew suspicious
Greenwood, 61, and Walsh, 64, were charged
Feb. 25
with using WG Trading Investors in Greenwich and related companies as a personal piggy bank to buy homes, cars, horses and collectible teddy bears. The case began when the National Futures Association learned Feb. 3 about a private lawsuit against Mark Bloom, a former WG Trading employee charged Feb. 25 in a separate fraud.
The NFA decided to audit those of its 4,000 member firms that worked with Bloom, according to association Chief Executive Officer Daniel Roth.
On Feb. 5,
it began auditing Greenwood and Walsh, who failed to cooperate, Roth said. A week later, the NFA suspended the men, who worked in Greenwich. Four federal agencies then launched a criminal and civil inquiry.
"This is the largest fraud case we've ever had {AND I CAN'T BELIVE HEARST NEWSPAPER BUSINESS REPORTER JIM ZEBORA MISSED IT} ," said Roth, a 25-year veteran of Chicago-based NFA. "Basically, they were stealing the money to support their lifestyles. In some ways it was a typical Ponzi scheme. What sets it apart is the magnitude of the loss {AND HOW HEARST NEWSPAPER BUSINESS REPORTER TOTALLY MISSED THE STORY IN GREENWICH} .".......
.....The next day, they visited the Greenwich offices of Walsh and Greenwood, who run WG Trading Investors, an unregistered investment vehicle; WG Trading Company Limited Partnership, a registered broker-dealer; and Westridge Capital Management Inc., a registered investment adviser in Santa Barbara, Calif.

They reviewed some records for WG Trading, a commodity pool, which showed $1.3 billion in assets, NFA records show. That included $532 million in accounts receivable not included in an annual financial report audited by a national accounting firm, according to the NFA.
Investigators from the NFA also found a $293 million receivable owed by Greenwood and one for $261 million by Walsh, according to the NFA.

Walsh and Greenwood offered little help to NFA investigators, association records show. Walsh talked to the NFA for 20 minutes on Feb. 5 and briefly on the phone five days later. Greenwood was only sporadically available to the NFA during its weeklong audit, records show.

"When we started asking questions about the location of assets, they refused to answer," said Roth, 59. "The main problem we had with their books and records is that we couldn't see them. They wouldn't give them to us."

The NFA suspended the two men and alerted the CFTC, which in turn contacted the SEC, Roth said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorneys Office in Manhattan joined the probe.

"We responded very quickly, took prompt action and coordinated with other regulators, {AS HEARST NEWSPAPER REPORTER JIM ZEBORA SAT ON HIS ASS DREAMING OF HIS MOME BREWED BEERS} " Roth said .....
IF GREENWICH ROUNDUP SAID IT ONCE GREENWICH ROUNDUP HAS SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES......
" IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON IN GREENWICH YOU HAVE TO READ THE LOCAL BLOGS AND OUT OF TIME NEWSPAPERS"
PLEASE SEE:
If You Want To Know What's Really Going On In Greenwich You Have Got To Read The Out Of Town News Papers......
More On The Local Multi-Million Dollar Scam
That The Greenwich Time Fails To Cover Online
Pensions & Investments
Greenwich Post
The owners of a Greenwich-based investment firm are free on $7-million bonds and have had their assets frozen, following their arrest last Wednesday, Feb. ...
PLEASE SEE:

A Story That Greenwich Roundup Brought To You First.....

02/25/09 Greenwich Fraudsters Also Wasted Money On The New York Islanders

02/25/09 Where Is Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter? The Greenwich Fraud Scheme That Hearst Newspapers Is Not Covering Just Hit $1.3 Billion

02/25/09 Didn't Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Or Hearst Newspaper Business Editor Jim Zebora Get The Department Of Justice Press Release

02/25/09 Wall Street Journal: Bearly Legal? Investment Managers Charged with Fraud

More On The Multi-Million Dollar Greenwich Ponzi Scheme
That The Clueless Hearst Newspaper Business Reporter Jim Zebora Has Failed To Properly Cover In The Greenwich Time .....
....The Sacramento County Employees Retirement System, or SCERS, had invested $90 million with the men and their companies in June, said Richard Stensrud, SCERS' chief executive officer.
The recession had "whittled down" that investment to about $57 million when SCERS officials first learned there might be a problem
GOOGLE NEWS HAS A LOT OF WRITTEN ABOUT THE GREENWICH PONZIE SCHEME KNOWN AS " WG TRADING "STORIES, BUT NON OF THEM WERE WRITTEN BY HEARST NEWSPAPER BUSINESS REPORTER JIM ZEBORA OR ANYONE THAT WORKS WITH HIM.
But We Have To Give Hearst Newspaper Business Reporter Jim Zebora Credit Where Credit Is Due....
He Did Take Time Away From Writting About Beer And Finally Posted A Bloomberg Wire Report About The Greenwich Ponzie Scheme On The Greenwich Time Today.
IT LOOKS LIKE EX-GRENWICH TIME REPORTER MANAGING EDITOR AND HEARST NEWSPAPER BUSINESS REPORTER JIM ZEBORA HAS BEEN SPENDING A LITTLE TOO MUCH TIME WITH HIS HOME BREW AND NOT ENOUGH TIME WITH THE NEWS CREW
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 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
Greenwich Time Publisher John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster Must Be Looking On In Disbelief As His New Hearst Newspaper "Regional Business Reporter" Files A Lifestyle Report
By Jim Zebora
Business Editor ??????
Posted: 01/07/2009 At 1:00:00 AM Just As The Bars In Greenwich Were Closing
If you're seeking this January to drive the cold winter away or otherwise perk up your spirits, the dark, black beers of winter are just the thing.
Porter and stout on the ale side, and bock on the lager, bring unique, warming qualities to a beer glass or mug. Sometimes thick and oftentimes mysterious, it might seem amazing that they're kin to the golden beers of summer. These brews are yet another manifestation of the brewmaster's art.
Here are five black beers I've recently had the pleasure of drinking as I so diligently researched this column. Don't drink them right out of the fridge, but give the bottles 20 minutes to mellow so the flavors fully reveal themselves.
Samuel Adams
Chocolate Bock

A wintry ale for sure, Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is a fruity black brew that has a startling blast of cocoa on first quaff, especially if it's refrigerator-cold......
......Otter Creek
Stovepipe Porter

Brewed in Vermont, Otter Creek Stovepipe is a mild, translucent-black porter with classic balance. This brew is malty and rich, yet not heavy or very complex.

The hop level is higher than you might expect in a porter, adding a light, piquant bitterness that finishes gently on the sides of the tongue.

Compared with the Dark Star Porter from Bluegrass Brewing, Otter Creek's is more strictly in line with a ........ BLAH ....... BLAH ......... BLAH ......... BLAH ........ BLAH ....... BLAH ....... BLAH ........ BLAH ........ BLAH .......... BLAH .........
WOW!!!!!

Ex-Greenwich Time Managing Editor Jim Zebora's
Been Drinking A Lot Of Beer Lately
Poor Little Ole John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster Has To Now Explain To The Corporate Suits At Hearst Newspapers Why He Doomed The The New Regional Business Section To Failure By Putting Zebora In Charge.
When Jim "I Love That Big Fat Hearst Newspaper Check" Zebora is not writting about breaking Greenwich news stories he is probably sitting at his desk Deaming about his next homebrewing Project Or making mental notesabout his next article in a contributor to Zymurgy, the magazine of the American Homebrewers Association. Jim Zebora's column appears once a month.
IS HEARST NEWSPAPERS AWARE THAT IT'S PAYING BIG BUCKS TO JIM ZEBORA FOR ALREADY PUBLISHED ARTICLES?
But, Maybe It's OK If Jim Zebora Is Possibly Using Hearst Newspaper Resources To Write About Bear Instead Of Local Business News:
According To This North American Guild Of Beer Writters Listing Zebora's Column Is Been Republished In The Greenwich Time For Years:
Jim Zebora
160 Dexter Ave,
Meriden, CT 06450 USA
Home: 203.235.1758
Work: 203.964.2420
Fax: 203.964.3773

Author of "What's Brewing," a monthly beer column carried by The Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time (Combined circ 42,000), 75 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06904, and in other Tribune Co. newspapers. What's Brewing addresses all beer-related topics. Also business editor at The Advocate /Greenwich Time.
If Hearst Newspaper Paper President Stephen Swartz Wants To Ask Jim Zebora Why He Was Too Busy Writting About Beer Instead Of The Multi-Million Dollar Greenwich Ponzie Scheme he can email Jim at :
When Stephen Swartz Talks To Zebora He Might Ask Why The What's Brewing Article He Paid For Has Two Copyrights.....
Copyright © 2009 Hearst Communications Inc.
And
Copyright © 2009 American Homebrewers Association
If The AHA Falls On Hard Times Will They Sue The Billion Dollar Hearst Newspapers For Copyright Violations.
Does Hearst Newspapers Have An Written Agreement From The AHA Giving Them Permission To Publish Their Copyrighted Material?
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03/13/09 Governor Rell Is Crossing The Line By Taxing Shell Fishermen Like Ed Stilwagen Out Of Bussiness

Really Poor Thinking: Misguided Conneticut Govenor Has Is Flushing A Traditional Greenwich Industry Down The Toilet

Last Year Greenwich Lost One Of Two Of It's Working Farms And Now Jody Rell Is Going To Wipe Out Our Greenwich Shell Fisher Man.....

This Helps Jody And Hurts Greenwich

Locals believe Rell's proposed tax is a bit fishy
Westport News

State Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) met last Thursday with local shellfishermen at Norm Bloom & Sons -- a Norwalk-based shellfishing operation that has harvested oysters and clams for three generations -- to speak out against Gov. M. Jodi Rell's proposal to charge commercial shellfishermen $1 for every bushel of shellfish harvested.....

....."This is an unfair and aggressive tax on the shellfish industry that could cost many people their jobs," Duff said. "These people work hard, play by the rules, get their hands dirty and make an honest living. They are our neighbors We are going to fight for our oystermen, lobstermen and shellfishermen."

Duff also explained that the proposal misfires because it would tax shell fishermen $1 on the bushel -- a unit of measurement now largely outdated. Most orders from restaurants and other businesses now come in the form of shellfish counts.....

.....Ed Stilwagen, of Atlantic Clam Farms of Greenwich, harvests from about 2,500 acres in Greenwich waters......

Stilwagen, like Duff, explained the tax would be inappropriate because of the variation possible in sizing up a bushel.

"It's basically an unenforceable tax," he said, explaining that confusion would arise at local docks between state officials and shellfishermen as to how many bushels, exactly, any given harvest might entail. Those types of circumstances could result in millions of dollars in litigation costs and could negate profits the state might accumulate from the tax, Stilwagen said.....

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03/13/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - Greenwich Citizen News Links


First Selectman Peter Tesei honors nurseryman Sam Bridge for his lifelong service to Greenwich with son Sam Bridge Jr. and daughter Mary Jo Bridge. (Jeanne Host/ Contributed photo)


His face is familiar to three generations of Greenwich gardeners now. Sam Bridge, 93, and his nursery on North Street has grown and sold much of the greenery and color that graces Greenwich landscapes

On Saturday, Bridge was honored by First Selectman Peter Tesei and the Green Fingers Garden Club at its 41st Preview of Spring flower show at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall with a "Certificate of Appreciation." Bridge served as honorary chairman of the biannual event.

"He has educated us all, woken us to the wonders he sees in horticulture and allowed us to create beauty in brand new places," read Tesei," For decades, he has participated in countless civic projects that have benefited us all. For that, Mr. Bridge, we say, thank you."......

Preview of Spring returns with green theme - courtesy of Green Fingers Garden Club
In the great "green" environmentally friendly room of First Presbyterian Church there were a great number of artful floral and plant arrangements created by numerous green thumbed garden club ladies.

Early retirement 'sweetener' gains RTM blessing
An early retirement incentive program hatched by First Selectman Peter Tesei gained approval from the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Monday night during its meeting in Central Middle School.

Last chance for citizens to voice budget opinions
And to be sure as the blarney stone is -- well -- stone: Tuesday, March 17

Selectmen OK new Townwide mooring fees for boaters
Ahoy there, boaters: Selectmen last week during a special meeting in Town Hall voted in a new Townwide mooring fee set-up for 650 boaters - sail and power - using moorings in open waters within Town of Greenwich jurisdiction

GHS science-math whiz kids strut their stuff in practice for Northeast Science Bowl
GHS science-math whiz kids strut their stuff in practice for Northeast Science Bowl There's a group of students at Greenwich High School with real fighting spirit when it comes to science and math.

Greenwich High's hockey team wins FCIAC championship
STAMFORD -- The Greenwich High boys hockey team has been one which has gotten better as the season has gone on.

Navigating a wine shop
The question my friends and customers ask me most frequently is "how do I navigate a wine shop?" Selection and service can be very uneven from store to store

Carson's attire, business acumen set him apart from others
In retirement, the life of David Carson, former People's Bank chief executive officer, is the microcosm of the way this country should be running.

Letters to the Editor - March 13, 2009
Living with dignity as a Senior in Greenwich
To many I would seem a complete failure, totally relying on Medicare, Medicaid, disabled, losing all my funds, bankrupt

No taxation without information
"A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both A people who mean to be their own Governor, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

The sign read: 'Ya Gotta Believe'
In a society driven by money, success and competition, the long-lasting baseball rivalries are no exception.

What is Gastric Cancer?
This year, over 22,000 Americans will be diagnosed with gastric cancer, another name for stomach cancer. Tune in now to learn if you are at risk for this disease.

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03/13/09 Greenwich Resident And Hedge Fund Billionaire Steven Cohen Like Putting Picture Of Babes All Over The Walls Of His House

Art show depicting female subjects coming to NYC

The Modesto Bee

An exhibit of contemporary masterpieces focusing solely on female subjects will be shown at Sotheby's New York City galleries next month

The 20 artworks, which are not being offered for sale, are on loan from the private collection of hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen.

The works include Andy Warhol's "Turquoise Marilyn," Edvard Munch's "Madonna" and Willem de Kooning's "Women III." Sculptures, works on paper and photographs also will be displayed.

Sotheby's director of contemporary art Tobias Meyer came up with the idea of a female subject-only show while visiting the Cohens recently at their Greenwich, Conn., home. The exhibit runs from April 2-14.

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03/13/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In....

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Choral group brings sounds of Japan to Greenwich
Greenwich Time
The 20-member group is comprised of women born in Japan and who live in and near Greenwich, many as wives of businessmen who've been transferred here from ...
Inside Art Revealing Women Once Kept Private
New York Times
The Jewish Museum's version of the exhibition "Reclaimed" will feature 12 works not included when the show was at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, .....
Retail Spending Posts Gains Across Sectors
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RBS Greenwich Capital chief economist Stephen Stanley now sees GDP shrinking by 4.5% rather than the 6% he previously expected. But it is clear Americans' ...
Genesee & Wyoming to cut more jobs, resize fleet
Reuters
The Greenwich, Connecticut-based company said it will let leases expire in railcar fleet and delay investment in coal fleet. Genesee, like other railroad ...

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Pension Pulse: Rosy Projections of Pensions' Investment Earnings?
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03/13/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Greenwich Time News Links (Updated)



Spelling BEE excites students
STAMFORD -- When 12-year-old Kyra Gardner heard the word "staccato," she said she breathed a sigh of relief. She knew how to spell it.
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Transportation groups urge legislators to embrace congestion pricing
STAMFORD -- State leaders must pass congestion pricing measures to reduce traffic on Interstate 95 and raise repair money for Connecticut's heavily traveled highways, according to several environmentally and transportation-oriented groups endorsing highway tolling in the state.
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Syracuse wins marathon over UConn
NEW YORK -- If the players participating in the classic had the strength to actually look up when the clock struck one, they'd probably think the scoreboard at Madison Square Garden was malfunctioning as it read "Period 8 ....
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Police nab woman accused of fraud
Police, in cooperation with a new state financial crimes task force, arrested a 26-year-old Stamford woman accused of stealing $16,000 from an elderly town resident, officials said.
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Designing Duo: Dressing up the foyer
The space: A welcoming foyer with a gracious staircase. The space is not too deep, with just enough room for something on the wall facing the entrance door, but not big enough for a large round table in the center.
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Paraders Get Their Irish Up Over McDonald ......

Hibernians won't march with McDonald in parade
HARTFORD -- Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, may march in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday.
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Catholics rally against church bill

HARTFORD -- More than 3,500 Catholics turned a protest on a doomed bill changing how churches are run into a celebration Wednesday, warning the General Assembly to stay out of their churches.
GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
BETTY STERNBERG SAYS:



"Things were done at that time relating to that incident,
but that was not on my watch."

Suspended lacrosse coach had prior DWI arrest

By Debra Friedman
STAFF WRITER

Suspended Greenwich High School lacrosse coach Paul Burke was required to sign a "Last Chance Agreement" to keep his athletic position because a 2008 drunken driving arrest was not his first, school officials confirmed Thursday...... In addition to the two DWI charges, Burke served 30 days in Webster Correctional Institute in Cheshire in August 1999 after he was convicted of driving while his license was suspended for DWI, according to state Department of Corrections records ..... According to police, Burke smashed his BMW Z4 into a stone wall on June 15, 2008, on Middlesex Road. He had a blood alcohol content of .29 percent -- more than triple the legal limit -- and was coming from Greenwich at the time of the crash around 2:30 a.m., according to the arrest warrant. He was arrested two months after the accident and charged with DWI
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NO, DUH DEBRA

GREENWICH ROUNDUP TOLD YOU EARLIER IN THE WEEK THAT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL HAD BEEN COVERING UP FOR PAUL BURKE'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM OVER AND OVER

PLEASE SEE:



03/10/09 BREAKING NEWS: You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time - Alan Capaso Is Involved In Another Greenwich Public School Cover Up



WHY CAN'T ROOKIE GREENWICH TIME REPORTER DEBRA FRIEDMAN AND HER BUDDIES AT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH?



COACH PAUL BURKE NEEDS TO START GOING TO AA




NO ONE IS HELPING HIM OR PROTECTING CHILDREN BY MINIMIZING OR COVERING UP THIS ONGOING PROBLEM


ROOKIE REPORTER DEBRA FRIEDMAN INCOMPLETE GREENWICH TIME SO-CALLED "NEWS STORY" CONTINUES.....

Records from the school's human resources office confirm that Burke had a prior DWI arrest and served time in jail on the suspended license charge, according to Ellen Flanagan, human resources director for Greenwich Public Schools. According to an on-line database, Burke had a prior DWI arrest in 1998. It is not clear where the offense took place...... Burke was hired by the school as a teacher in 1990 and briefly resigned during the 1991-1992 school year. He was rehired the next school year and has been employed as a teacher with the school ever since, Flanagan said......


HEY DEBRA WHAT'S UP WITH THAT 1991 RESIGNATION?


Shouldn't Hearst Newspaper Stories Tell Us Who, What, When, Where And WHY ?


Well This Is Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman's Second Attempt At Telling The Whole Story.


Yesterday, Her First Story Only Reported About Betty Sternberg's So-Called "Last Chance Agreement That Does Not Affect His Teaching Job If He Gets Arrested Again"


Now Today Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Partially Reported On The Previous Arrests, Jail Time And Resignations That Have Been Covered Up For Years.


Maybe, Tomorrow Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman Will File A Third Report And Do What The Late Journalist Paul Harvey Used To Do....


TELL US THE REST OF THE STORY


If Rookie Reporter Friedman Fails To Deliver The Story It Will Once Again Prove That Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Need To Be Replaced By Hearst Newspapers.


School officials told Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman that Coach Paul Burke supposedly immediately notified them of the Darien accident in June of last year and of his arrest last August.


But, school officials did nothing all of last semester or half of this semester, until concerned Greenwich High School parents started getting fed up with GHS Headmaster Alan Capasso's cover ups and started talking to citizen journalists and bloggers in Greenwich.


Then all of a sudden there is an emergency meeting with school officials and lacrosse parents.


Then, after Greenwich Roundup broke the Paul Burke DWI story, Greenwich Public School Superintendent Betty Sternberg suspended Mr. Burke and issued her so-called "Last Chance" statement.


If Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter doesn't get rookie reporter Debra Friedman to tell the rest of the story to the parents and taxpayer of Greenwich, then parents and school officials are going to once again bring the details to Greenwich Roundup.


And Hearst Newspaper President Steven Swarts
is probably going to start saying......


"Why Am I Paying Bruce Hunter All This Freaking Money When Citizen Journalists And Blogger Are Scooping The Greenwich Time Day After Day."


PLEASE SEE:


03/11/09 Breaking News Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Suspends Drunk Driving Lacrosse Coach Paul Burke



We have repeatedly said all week Greenwich Roundup invites Paul Burke or his attorney to send an email to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com To date Mr. Burke or his attorney have not accepted our offer. Perhaps, they are worried that anything Mr. Burke says might be used against him in court.

Tax Proposed for heating oil
The state legislature is considering a bill that would tax home heating fuels to raise funds for energy conservation.
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Selectmen weigh punishing violators of false alarm law Town wants to collect $116,000 in unpaid fines

Repeat violators of a town ordinance dealing with false smoke and burglar alarms could have a different kind of cause for alarm.
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P.I. keeps tabs on bitter farewells
It takes about two minutes. A company executive approaches your desk with a uniformed security guard.
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Gun bust nets 2
Two truck drivers were arrested late Wednesday night on weapons charges at the Greenwich weigh station on Interstate 95, bolstering an argument of those who oppose a controversial plan to replace the state troopers there with motor vehicle inspectors.
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Hospital copes with economy
Amid all the other concerns created by the slumping economy, one of the last things we would want to worry about is whether our local hospital can continue to provide us with the care we have come to expect.
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Health advocate's position tenuous as budget battles heat up
HARTFORD
-- State Healthcare Advocate Kevin Lembo's job is not completely secure, but Democratic lawmakers Thursday indicated Gov.

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