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04/08/09 Will Rupert Murdock Be Sending Greenwich Blogger Chris Fountain A Big Fat Check For Using An Excerpt From The For What It's Worth Blog

Mad Dog Murdock Bites The Hand That's Feeding Him ....

RUPERT IS MAD AS HELL AND HE IS NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE: Murdoch threw down the gauntlet to Google Thursday, accusing the search giant of poaching content it dosen’t own and urging media outlets to fight back.

"People reading news for free on the web, that's got to change," says Rupert Murdoch, the owner of The Wall Street Journal.

Robert Thomson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal which is owned by News Corp, went further in his attack.

"There is a collective consciousness among content creators that they are bearing the costs and that others are reaping some of the revenues. There is no doubt that certain websites are best described as parasites or tech tapeworms in the intestines of the Internet."

Murdoch Whines: Others Stealing Our Work As The Wall Street Quotes Bloggers Almost Daily Without Paying Any Compensation To The Original Content Provider:

But Has Rupert really thought out his wacky proposal out.

The Real Question Is Should The Wall Street Journal Pay For Using Blogger's Content?

Last year The Wall Street Journal referenced Chris Fountain's Greenwich blog, "For What It's Worth" and never once thought of send the original content provider a check for 1/2 a cent for every subscriber or WSJ page view.

Day after day Greenwich Roundup reads the Wall Street Journal and reads blog excerpt after blog excerpt. In The Weekend edition Greenwich Roundup sometimes notices 8 to 10 blog excerpts, quotes and references.

Yet Rupert isn't cutting checks to the original content producers.

Who would not want to be included in Google's information index?

First Of All If Murdoch really believes that Google is stealing copyrights from his media properties, when in fact Google is sending loads of traffic to his websites.

Apparently, Rupert Murdoch. Either that, or he wants Google to pay him to send his online publications traffic.

The fact is Rupert Murdock gives Google permission to index and use his media properties written materials. All of his web sites do not block search engine web spiders from crawling his web site.

Then all Rupert Murdock has to do is put two tiny lines of code at his website that blocks all search engine spiders.


To exclude all robots from the server:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

If Rupert were to put this two lines of code at the Wall Street Journal no search engine in the world would visit the WSJ server.

The dirty little secret is that Rupert pays his Wall Street Journal techies a lot of money to constantly tweak the settings and design of their home page in hopes of attracting more aggregating search-engine robots.

Because despite the hot air billowing out of Murdock's pie hole, Google drives traffic to his news sites. A hell of a lot of lot of traffic.

Google and other search engines could always drop from its index the publishers like Rupert Murdock who expect to be compensated and send all that traffic instead to those who understand that news aggregating is helping, not hurting.

Why Doesn't Rupert Just Take Google To Court?

If Murdoch and other newspapers are so set on monetizing their web content, they should sue the search engines and claim copyright violations in a bid to get the engines to pay for the content.

The outcome of such a lawsuit is far from clear.

Whether news aggregation is theft or a protected fair use under copyright law is a matter of unsettled law.

It's unsettled whether search engines have a valid fair use claim under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The news headlines are copied verbatim, as are some of the snippets that go along.

When failed Greenwich Time Editor Bruce Hunter got Hearst Newspaper's corporate lawyers to attack Greenwich Roundup, because he has criticized Hunter's poor performance.

Hearst Newspapers corporate lawyers backed down when Greenwich Roundup said "Let's Go To Court" and further pointed out that "There's not a rock-solid ruling on the question." about fair use.

Blaming the Internet isn't going to make the newspaper industry's situation any better.

Blaming one of the only pro-consumer features in copyright law isn't going to make it better, either. Newspapers need to recognizing reality and start dealing with it in a positive and constructive way.


Bloggers' Rights From The Electronic Frontier Foundation:

One of EFF's goals is to give you a basic roadmap to the legal issues you may confront as a blogger, to let you know you have rights, and to encourage you to blog freely with the knowledge that your legitimate speech is protected.

To that end, we have created the Legal Guide for Bloggers, a collection of blogger-specific FAQs addressing everything from fair use to defamation law to workplace whistle-blowing.

In addition, EFF continues to battle for bloggers' rights in the courtroom:

Bloggers can be journalists (and journalists can be bloggers). We're battling for legal and institutional recognition that if you engage in journalism, you're a journalist, with all of the attendant rights, privileges, and protections. (See Apple v. Does.)

Bloggers are entitled to free speech. We're working to shield you from frivolous or abusive threats and lawsuits. Internet bullies shouldn't use copyright, libel, or other claims to chill your legitimate speech. (See OPG v. Diebold.)

Bloggers have the right to political speech. We're working with a number of other public-interest organizations to ensure that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) doesn't gag bloggers' election-related speech. We argue that the FEC should adopt a presumption against the regulation of election-related speech by individuals on the Internet, and interpret the existing media exemption to apply to online media outlets that provide news reporting and commentary regarding an election -- including blogs. (See our joint comments to the FEC

Bloggers have the right to stay anonymous. We're continuing our battle to protect and preserve your constitutional right to anonymous speech online, including providing a guide to help you with strategies for keeping your identity private when you blog. (See How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else).)

Bloggers have freedom from liability for hosting speech the same way other web hosts do. We're working to strengthen Section 230 liability protections under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) while spreading the word that bloggers are entitled to them. (See Barrett v. Rosenthal.)

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04/08/09 You Wont Read This Online At The Greenwich Time

To the Greenwich Time editor,

What am I getting for my 75 cents? Lets see, inaccurate reporting names omitted from important local sporting and social events, one sided stories, less and less local reporting, and of course a whole lot of Associated Press news (fillers). You Can't even get the story correct when the information is handed to you on a piece of paper.

I remember when the Greenwich Time had a good reputation, accurate local reporting, and accurately reported on the interests of the town and surrounding area. This is no longer true. Having been a resident of this town for 49 years, I have given up on the paper. It Is A total waste.

David Stewart

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04/08/09 RESSESSION BUSTER: Why Pay 75 Cents For Tomorrows Crappy Reporting In The Greenwich Time - When You Can Read It For Free Tonight At Greenwich

Rabbi Yossi Deren said the blessing is particularly special that this year it occurred just before the start of Passover. (Helen Neafsey/Greenwich Time photo)

Dozens join worldwide ritual at the Point

The sun struggled to shine through the clouds, but that was good enough for the nearly two dozen people who gathered at Greenwich Point on Wednesday morning for a rare cosmic blessing, recited once every 28 years.

Jewish Services
CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF GREENWICH: 75 Mason St. Tel. 629-9059. Web site: www.chabadgreenwich.org. Traditional prayer services....

In town
Talk on moving beyond pesticides
Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides, a Washington, D. C.-based nonprofit, will discuss "Moving Toward a Toxic Free Community -- Going Beyond Pesticides" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St.

Feldman will address opportunities for taking steps to eliminate toxic pesticide use in the management of land areas, homes and buildings, according to organizers.

A reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by Audubon Greenwich.
For more information or to RSVP, call 869-9242 or e-mail gec@gecgreenwich.org.

Homes, cars, art seized in Colo. Ponzi scheme
AURORA, Colo.—A former bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme from his suburban Denver home for about 15 years, bilking investors out of millions of dollars to collect religious art and classic cars.

Local shippers worry about piracy
By Michael C. Juliano STAFF WRITER Southwest Connecticut's shipping industry is more concerned than ever about the resurgence in piracy on the high seas

SoCal quake swarm continues near San Andreas Fault
BOMBAY BEACH, Calif.—A small earthquake has struck near the southern San Andreas Fault, the latest in a swarm that began two weeks ago.

No deal yet on Himes office rent
STAMFORD -- City legislators again postponed a decision whether to approve a lease that would charge Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., $12,000 a year less than his Republican predecessor to rent a government center office.

The lease would allow Himes to rent a 966-square-foot space in the Stamford Government Center for $733 per month during his first year of occupancy and $769 during the second year. Shays paid $1,761 per month to rent the same space before Himes defeated him in November for the 4th Congressional District......

Alaska House wants feds to apologize to Stevens
JUNEAU, Alaska—Alaska lawmakers want the U.S. government to apologize to former Sen. Ted Stevens, whose corruption conviction was dismissed this week by a federal judge.

Children wowed by police, fire and GEMS vehicles
Children visiting the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich on Wednesday were delighted to find the parking lot filled with police, fire and GEMS vehicles they could climb in and pretend to drive.....

Texas court upholds $42.4M verdict in prison death
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas—A Texas appeals court has upheld a multimillion dollar civil verdict against a Florida private prison company in the beating death of an inmate.

Seriously Simple: Braised lamb shanks
After college I lived in Paris for a year studying cooking, checking out open-air markets and making friends with the growers.

Stamford man charged in Medicare, Medicaid scam
A Stamford man is accused of ripping off Medicaid and Medicare for nearly $5,000 after police say he fraudulently billed the government for medications.....

Westhill opens with a win
STAMFORD -- Greenwich High baseball coach Mike Mora captured the essence of his team's performance in its opening day 17-7 loss to defending state champion Westhill with two simple, little words: "It's early," Mora said dejectedly before leaving the ....

Vt. inns could reap business from gay marriage
DUXBURY, Vt. —Greg Trulson and Willie Docto are hoping for a surge in business at their hilltop inn now that Vermont has become the fourth state to legalize gay marriage.

Egg hunt tickets
Egg hunt tickets Children of Family Centers' Greenwich Head Start program got a jump on filling their Easter baskets during the Greenwich Lions Club's Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

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04/08/09 BUDGET TRANSFER: After last month's riot at the Wilbur Peck complex, officials said they will foot the bill for extra police patrols


LESS MONEY FOR THE POOR IN GREENWICH: Anthony L. Johnson, director of the Greenwich Housing Authority, Wont have the money to fix the broken security cameras at Wibur Peck Court.


"Unfortunately it had to get to this," said Aldina Portu, a resident of Wilbur Peck Court


Debra Friedman


Housing authority seeking solutions at Wilbur Peck Court

....Terry Mardula, deputy director of the Greenwich Housing Authority, said he met with police last week and discussed filling those extra patrols, in which officers would be paid overtime. Funds would come from the housing authority's budget, Mardula said.

Housing officials did not release any figures on how many hours of overtime they are requesting or how much money they are willing to spend on the extra patrols.....

....Those arrested were Daniel Flores, 21, of 70 Wilbur Peck Court; Jorge Cardenas-Rey, 21, of 12 Wilbur Peck Court; Stephen Wells, 18, of 8 Booth Place; Joseph Antanascio Carey, 19, of 97 Wilbur Peck Court; and a 17-year-old boy. Wells does not face eviction because he lives outside the complex. However, he has since been banned from the property, officials said.

All five were charged with inciting a riot, breach of peace, interfering with an officer and inciting injury to persons or property. Cardenas-Rey was additionally charged with criminal attempt at first-degree assault and assault on a peace officer after he allegedly tried to take an officer's police baton. Police said Cardenas-Rey also injured an officer when he kicked out the back window of a police cruiser, shattering glass that cut the officer, according to the police report.....

To the editor:

In response to the articles written regarding the alleged melee and/or "riot" at Wilbur Peck Court on March 13, my following comments stem from familiarity.

The information submitted by the Greenwich Police Department is exaggerated and inflamed to enhance their role as police officers. Characteristic of inflating small incidents and blowing them out of proportion: Calling the incident a "riot" and then later announcing that it did not actually reach "riot" level. The information supplied by the police officers is a coordinated attempt to hide unpleasant facts that would expose their misconduct.

The newspaper in collaboration with the Greenwich Police Department will present a false report damaging the alleged suspects' future prospects and infringing upon their basic rights. The statements made depict the alleged suspects as deserving sole blame based upon a police report filled with hyperbole and propaganda.

The newspaper will serve the public's interest by verifying the information received and obtaining the other side of a story before publishing.

Shelly Thompson

......Bruce Hunter And Lazy Merideth Blake Need To Learn That There Are At Least Three Sides To Every Story And They Need To Include All Of The Vioces Of Greenwich Society.

In This Case There Is At Least Four Sides, The Meyhem With The Police, Gang Activity In The Area, The Greenwich Police Departments Community Relations And The Minority Police Officer's Lawsuit That Alleges That Discrimination Is Pervasive In The Greenwich Police Department.

Lazy Greenwich Time Reporter Meridith Blake Ignored Everything Except The Meyhem With The Police Department And Then Only Used One Sourse .....

Sgt. James Bonney The Head Of The Greenwich Police Union

Greenwich Roundup Is Not Saying That Sgt. Bonney Is Not A Good And Dedicated Policeman. No Officer Bonney Lives In And Cares About Greenwich.

In Fact, Greenwich Roundup, Thinks BonneyIs One Of The Best Police Officers In Greenwich.

Moreover, Bonney Has Proved Himself A Very Able Union Leader Who Taught Former First Selectman Jim Lash And The Previous Police Cheif A Thing Or Two

But This Is Not About How Good An Officer Or Union Leader Jim Bonney Is Or Is Not.

It Is About Hearst Newspaper Reporter Lazy Merideth Blake's Continual Failure To Be Impartial And To Seek Out And Listen To All Members Of Greenwich Society When She Reports In The Town.

This Is Why Greenwich Blogger Bill Clarke
Calls The Paper The Yellowich Time.

It Is Time For Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter, To Start Following Hearst Media Journalistic Standards And To Report All The Facts.

Don't Be Like Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Joe "The Censor" Pisani And Pick And Chose Sides.Just Tell It Like It Is And Let The Chips Fall Where They May.

At The Very Least Bruce Hunter Should Of Had Lazy Merideth Blacke Mention That Greenwich High School Security Officer Carlos Franco, Former Greenwich Police Department Officer Terral Hardy And Greenwich Police Officers John Rodriguez, Scott Johnson, Carlos, John Woodward, Robert Brown, and Vincent O'Banner Contention That There Was A Pattern Of Racial Discrimination Against Minority Members Of The Greenwich Public.

Even If Lazy Meridith Blake Doesn't Have Any Contacts With The Members Of Greenwich Society That Have To Live On Davis Avenue And In Wilbur Peck Court, She Still Could File A Freedom Of Information Request With Greenwich Housing Authority Honcho Terry Mardula For The Video Of The Incident.....
Greenwich Time Hates To Tell
Failed Greenwich Time
Managing Editor Bruce Hunter
We Told You So, But.....

.....Eby Kerekes, 52, an eight-year resident of Wilbur Peck Court, said she is constantly disturbed by a group of young men she sees hanging out from her window."I have no peace," said Kerekes.

"You have to walk on egg shells around here. It keeps getting worse."Ramone Medrano, 86, who has lived at Wilbur Peck Court for 20 years, said he often hears a group of men drinking and making noise late at night."Every day it's the same thing," he said.....

What's Terry Mardula Hiding?

....Terry Mardula, deputy director of the Greenwich Housing Authority, said he was aware of residents' frustration over a group known to cause disturbances and they are taking the matter seriously.

However, he said that there is no simple solution to solve the problem.

"People think this wouldn't have happened if there was more security there, or if there were more cameras. That is not the cause of this. These are young adults who abuse alcohol and do not like to be directed on what to do," said Mardula.

While Mardula said the Wilbur Peck complex is equipped with security cameras, he declined to comment on their condition or disclose how many there are. Residents said the cameras only monitor the garbage areas.....
Gang Members Threaten Wilbur Peck Residents With Retribution If They Call Or Talk To The The Greenwich Police Department
Failed Green Kitty Litter Liner, Managing Editor, Bruce Hunter Is Too Afraid Of Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Reaction To To Report The Facts
Hearst Newspapers Rookie Reporter's Were Too Scared To Go To Wilbur Peck And Interview The Residents Who Have To Deal With Criminal Activity On A Daily Basis - That's Why The Greenwich Time Only Published One Side Articles That Only Quoted Police And Housing Authority Officials
Wilbur Peck Senior Citizens And Children Live In Fear, Because Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Lets A Gang Of Punks Run An Open Air Drug Market On Town Property
.....Wilbur Peck resident Aldina Portu said she has long been sounding the alarm about the Flores brothers and the overall problems in the complex, but neither the Housing Authority nor the police have done anything about it.
She said there is an overall lack of security in the complex and the brothers and their friends are constantly harassing people, drinking, doing drugs and threatening people they think might be speaking to authorities.
Ms. Portu has been a resident of the complex with her eight-year-old daughter for two years. She said she filed complaints with Housing Authority Executive Director Anthony Johnson and Deputy Director Terry Mardula well before the incident.“
They chose to ignore me,” Ms. Portu said. “They promise things to us that they never deliver and we don’t feel safe. I told them that someone is going to be seriously hurt or killed. I told them to take action but they didn’t do anything.”
Ms. Portu told the Post residents are afraid to go out at night and people are afraid of retribution. She said the central problem in the complex is the Flores brothers and their friends, and the complex needs increased and regular patrol presence by police.“
"All of the trash in Greenwich comes to visit the Flores brothers,” Ms. Portu said. “They’re drinking and doing drugs and committing vandalism and no one is doing anything about it.” Speaking to the Post on Tuesday, several Wilbur Peck residents, some of whom declined to go on the record due to safety concerns, said there has been a long-term problem at the complex.
Candice Smith said she constantly finds drugs, empty beer bottles and used condoms around the grounds.......
.........Another resident, a senior citizen who declined to give her name, said she has been insulted with profanity to her face and had rocks and bottles thrown at her door. She also criticized the Housing Authority for focusing on small issues......
The housing authority holds monthly board meetings at different complexes.
The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 22 at Wilbur Peck.
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Stanford 10 - PRESS RELEASE: Helping You Guide Teaching and Learning Toward High Academic Standards

The Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition (SAT 10) which covers reading, lexile measure, mathematics, language, spelling, listening, science and social science, has been used by educators for more than 80 years. It compares schools, individual grade levels and each student in your state and nationwide in public, Christian and private systems.

Stanford 10 - Paper Version
This norm-referenced test measures all core content areas and is based on the national standards (NAEP, NCTM, IRA, NCTE, etc). It allows student, class and school comparisons with schools across the country. This 4-color, untimed test is designed to accommodate student needs, and help students stay on-task. SAT 10 can be administered in the fall to identify student strengths/weaknesses and to guide instruction. Administered in the spring, it can evaluate student progress and improvement and can be used as a measure of year-end achievement.

Stanford 10 - The Leader is now Online in addition to Paper Version.
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Stanford 10 Online is a multiple-choice assessment that helps educators determine student achievement in real time for grades 3 through 12. Online assessments allow for automated capture, real-time reporting and scoring, and immediate normative analysis. There is no physical commitment on the part of school administrators and instructors to store, distribute, organize, and ship thousands of booklets and answer documents. The online testing format has minimal computer system requirements and provides computer readiness downloads and updates. These value-added benefits to test administrators and support staff dramatically reduce the investment of time and energy when evaluating student achievement.

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04/08/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In ....

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team out to finish the job in ...
Norwalk Advocate
By David Fierro Greenwich High School lacrosse captains Hana Bowers, Taylor Kralovenec and Sam Neeson are hoping to lead the Cardinals to the FCIAC and ...
Greenwich land deal breaks down due to economy, falling real ...
Greenwich Time
By Frank MacEachern A deal that would see the Greenwich Land Trust and the town buy 96 acres of land from Aquarion Water Co. has stalled as the parties ...
Greenwich Academy golf stumbles against RCDS
Greenwich Time
Yes it is the start of a new season for the Green and Gold of Greenwich Academy. "It's so great to be back out on the course," Gators coach Lee Murdoch said ...
Greenwich Academy tennis routs Hamden Hall
Greenwich Time
The Jones sisters are two of the 14 members of the Greenwich Academy varsity tennis team that seeks to regain the Fairchester Athletic Association title in ...
Greenwich Time Events
Greenwich Time
Greenwich Library will celebrate National Library Week, which runs Sunday through April 18, by offering tours of the library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., ...
Greenwich man faces more charges in stabbing incident
Stamford Advocate
By Debra Friedman STAMFORD -- A Greenwich man accused of stabbing his wife with a screwdriver Thursday was hit with two more charges Tuesday after police ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

Greenwich Gossip: Life in Greenwich Just Keeps Getting Crazier...
By Bill Clark
We have just been notified (4/7/09) by the Town of Greenwich that our street number is being changed. This change in Cos Cob on U S 1 is from Salem Street to the Mianus Bridge. My new street number will be 646 instead of 215. ...
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The current value of Greenwich building lots « For What It's Worth
By christopherfountain
April 8, 2009...8:47 am. The current value of Greenwich building lots. Jump to Comments. Interesting to see the disconnect between asking prices and buyer's opinion of land values these days. Right now, commercial builders are pretty ...
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04/08/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Donald Mckenzie Jr - Thank You

I just wanted to thank you very much for respectfully taking down my information. And I agree, I should have come at you in a more respected manner and not threatened with a law suit. Keep up the great work with this blog and god bless.

Donald Mckenzie Jr

04/07/09 The Latest Greenwich Time News links

Greenwich man faces more charges in stabbing incident
A man accused of stabbing his wife with a screwdriver Thursday was hit with two more charges Tuesday after police found a rifle in his house, officials said.

Defense strategy in Kissel murder case revealed
A week after a judge set a trial date for one of the men charged with killing Greenwich real estate mogul Andrew Kissel, the defense for Leonard Trujillo has revealed how it plans to fight back.

Greenwich land deal breaks down due to economy, falling real estate market
A deal that would see the Greenwich Land Trust and the town buy 96 acres of land from Aquarion Water Co.

GHS starts groundwork for new auditorium
Workers are busy boring holes in the ground near Greenwich High School's auditorium this week, part of an effort to assess soil conditions in preparation for the facility's planned renovation.

Companies shoot hoops to raise funds
Still feeling the sting of his favorite men's basketball team's defeat in the Final Four last weekend, real estate broker Tim Donohue was all too eager to seek his own championship on the court at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.

In town
Library offers week of tours Greenwich Library will celebrate National Library Week, which runs Sunday through April 18, by offering tours of the library, 101 W. Putnam Ave.....

Pemberwick man pleads not guilty to murder charge
After being ruled competent to stand trial following a 60-day stay at a state psychiatric facility, a Pemberwick grandfather pleaded not guilty to killing his former daughter-in-law Monday.

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04/08/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS FEED

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Maria Pantalone, principal at Ossington/Old Orchard Junior High School charged for throwing feces at a boy - The sister of Toronto’s deputy mayor has been charged with three counts of threatening death and bodily harm for a 2007 incident. Maria Pantalone, principa...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Short Short Story - Could replace novel like tweets replaces blogs - The short story is back. Actually the shorter versions of that genre such as the short short story are what's hot. That shouldn't surprise us in this era of ...

The Fox Trot By Nick "The Sly" Fox
4/7 ECW Results! New GM and Backlash Match named! - Theodore Long new SmackDown General Manager; Tiffany new interim General Manager of ECW; Elimination Chase Announced. Hot on the heels of Vickie Guerrero’s ...

Greenwich Time: Local Sports - RSS Feed
UConn wins 6th national title - ST. LOUIS -- This is the moment that Renee Montgomery had been dreaming about since she first picked up a ball at UConn four years ago.

Greenwich Time: Food - RSS Feed
Naturally Savvy: Quinoa with carmelized onions - I love this recipe because I accidently let the onions caramelize instead of softening as I had originally intended!

Today's Greenwich Time Most Viewed Web Article - RSS Feed
Greenwich man faces more charges in stabbing incident - A man accused of stabbing his wife with a screwdriver Thursday was hit with two more charges Tuesday after police found a rifle in his house, officials said.

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
Here’s a sneaky new wrinkle - FDIC going into the lending business - By statute, the FDIC is limited to $30 billion, yet it’s now putting us taxpayers at risk for a trillion dollars. In the fine print of Treasury Secretary ...

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Jews around the world bless the sun in a daybreak ceremony celebrated once every 28 years - NEW YORK (AP) — At dawn on Wednesday, some devout Jews around the world began observing a ritual that comes around only once every 28 years....

Today's Greenwich Time Editorial
Keep politics out of rail line upgrades - It's troubling that majority Democrats in the General Assembly did not include in their proposed biennial budget any state funding for a proposed New Haven...

Ask the "FAKE GREENWICH" Doctor: Medical Health Articles
High Fructose, Corn syrup, and Sugars affect Type 2 Diabetes - The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common in U.S. kids and teens, especially in those who are overweight. Some studies report that ...

Greenwich Time: Life And Family - RSS Feed
Preserving a legacy: Local nonprofit helps cancer patients, families connect - Robin Weinberg set up the video camera, uncorked a bottle of wine and coaxed her college roommate, Dr.

Greenwich Time: Health And Fitness - RSS Feed
Preserving a legacy: Local nonprofit helps cancer patients, families connect - Robin Weinberg set up the video camera, uncorked a bottle of wine and coaxed her college roommate, Dr.

Greenwich Geek David S. Isenberg's musings at isen.blog
The 40th Anniversary of RFC #1 - My friend Steve Crocker wrote RFC #1 at the dawn of the Internet, long before the letters IETF stood for anything. Now the NY Times has published Steve's O...

The Daily Spurgeon
The great theme of His love - ...Christ Jesus is both our science and our poetry, and as ministers we are complete in him. When we come forth to preach him, and to lift him up, we are...

Rock Star Diary
Mr. & Mrs. Darren Vocalist - Ladies and gentlement, Mr. & Mrs. Darren Vocalist: Yay! Alice with the original Vocalists (Darren's parents) Panty inspection with Paul: Congrats to the new ...

Today's Greenwich Time Letters To The Editor
Parking, not park, is Byram's greatest need - To the editor: This is in response to the pocket park supporters' comments (Letters from Readers, April 2).

Vivapop Community Events RSS Feed
Animal Embassy, a traveling animal show: Apr. 7 - Byram Shubert Library Greenwich, CT 203-531-0426 General Interest Animal Embassy, a traveling animal show presents the wonders of the animal world in ......

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Just Words @ Just Books - Just Words @ Just Books 28 Arcadia Road Old Greenwich Mondays, April 6 - June 8 (7 - 9 p.m.) Just Words provides tangible support to writers of every genre...

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