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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

04/21/09 PRESS RELEASE: Just Books' Events April 22-27 Greenwich Authors Sarah Darer Littman & E.D. Hill + Jefrey Toobin

Just Books Store (Winter)
Upcoming Events
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Come See Just Books' Terrific Author Line-Up!
To download the latest Just Books' Event Calendar, Click Here

Author Visit & Book Signing
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and open to the public

Come meet local Greenwich author Sarah Darer Littman as she introduces her second young adult novel Purge (Scholastic Press, $16.99) with a book launch party and signing at Just Books. Purge addresses the serious topic of food anxieties that affect so many young girls these days.....Janie Ryman hates throwing up. So why does she binge eat and then purge several times a day? That's what the doctors and psychiatrists at Golden Slopes hope to help her discover. In order to get better, Janie must talk about things she's admitted to no one--not even to herself. Ms. Littman is also the author of Confessions of A Closet Catholic, an award-winning novel for readers age nine and up. . She lives in Cos Cob, Conn., with her two children.

Author Visit & Book Signing
I'm not your friend, I'm your parent
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and open to the public

Award-winning journalist and mother of eight children, E.D. Hill has important and worthwhile advice in her book, I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent (Thomas Nelson Publishers, $24.99). At the same time instructional and conversational, I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent challenges parents to reclaim their roles, make the hard decisions, and put their children's characters and well-being ahead of peer pressure and social status. With entertaining stories from her own family and those of others she has encountered in her profession as a journalist, E. D. tackles parental challenges: Manners: thank you and other common courtesies Discipline: tantrums and time-outs Money: chores and allowances Sportsmanship: fair vs. foul Clothing: fashion and dress codes Teenagers: structure and consequences Includes a special chapter on Driving, Dating, and other Death-Defying Feats along with contracts for use with teens. A graduate of University of Texas and mother of eight children (five with her husband and three from his previous marriage), Hill is also the recipient of a Golden Quill Award for live spot news reporting. Hill spent 10 years as a news anchor at the Fox News Channel, after working as a reporter on ABC's Good Morning America and other news programs. In 2005, Hill published a book entitled Going Places: How America's Best and Brightest Got Started Down the Road of Life, a collection of personality profiles.

Author Visit & Book Signing
The Nine Toobin
A Just Books' Event at Arcadia Cafe
20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public; Reservations Recommended - 203-637-0707

Jeffrey Toobin, author and legal news analyst, will visit to sign copies of The Nine: inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court (Anchor Books,$15.95). Toobin is probably one of the most recognized and highly-regarded legal analysts today. A staff-writer at the New Yorker since 1993 and Senior Legal Analyst for CNN, Toobin has been a welcome asset, helping Americans decipher legal actions and events in this country for over two decades. The Nine, his most recent book which takes a look into the chambers of the Supreme Court, spent over four months on the New York Times Best-seller List, and the book was named one of the ten best books of the year by many publications including New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and The Economist. Toobin has written three other highly successful books, one on the controversial election of 2000, one on the OJ Simpson case and one on the sex scandal involving President Clinton. Toobin received his bachelor's degree at Harvard College and his law degree at Harvard University where he served on the Law Review. Before becoming a news analyst, Toobin worked as an Assistant US Attorney in Brooklyn. He currently lives in Manhattan.


Just Books would like to THANK the community for its continued support. The success of an independent neighborhood bookstore is dependent on its loyal customers.

-- Marion Holmes and the staff at Just Books

Just Books is Better Than Ever - Check Out These Award-Winning Author Visits & Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events!

APRIL 1, 15, 22 & 29, 10:30 AM - Just Books' Toddler & Pre School Story Hour at Just Books

MAY 2, 10:00 AM -- JERRY OPPENHEIMER with TOY MONSTER at Just Books (Book Signing)


MAY 6, 7:30 PM -- ANDREW TREES with DECODING LOVE at Arcadia Cafe (Book Signing)


MAY 11, 7:30 PM -- JAYANTI TAMM with CARTWHEELS IN A SARI: GROWING UP CULT at Arcadia Cafe (Book Signing)

MAY 16, 10:00 AM -- KAREN BENCE with MIDNIGHT REVELATIONS at Just Books (Book Signing)

MAY 18, 7:00 PM -- JANIS ABRAHAMS SPRING with LIFE WITH POP at Arcadia Cafe (Book Signing)

MAY 19, 7:00 PM -- CAITLIN MACY with SPOILED at Arcadia Cafe (Book Signing)

MAY 30, 10:00 AM -- LUC HARDY with ARCTIC TRANSITIONS at Just Books (Book Signing)

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Just Books is proud to support the community with a renewed and continued focus on customer service. Check out the Just Books' calendar for upcoming events, including book signings, book clubs, youth literacy and writing programs (Just Words @ Just Books on Monday nights). Also stop by anytime and meet the new owner Marion Holmes. Just Books also wants to hear from you, so please send us your favorites, recommendations and wish list! Just Books can special order any book, gift wrap and ship to anywhere in the U.S.

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04/21/09 Bill Clark Of "Greenwich Gossip"Opines On David McCumber And The "Yellowich Time"

The Green Kitty Litter Liner, Also Known As The Rag, Or As Bill Clark Likes To Call It.....The Yellowich Time........

Can David McCumber Save the Local Rag?

In the revolving door of local newspaper management by the Hearst media chain, the Local Rag, aka Yellowwich Time, so known for the color of the journalism it has historically published, will have a new editor as of April 27. And for a change, it appears that he may be a winner.

David McCumber comes to Greenwich from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the venerable Left Coast newspaper that recently ceased to issue a printed version and became an online-only viritual newspaper. Although moving to the Local Rag sounds like a fairly substantial demotion to your scribe, he is nonetheless impressed with Mr. McCumber's resume, which includes being a published poet and author. "I'm not so much focused on dollars and cents but [sic] on good journalism," he is quoted as saying recently. Well, his grammar may be a bit weak, but the sentiment is laudable.

But can he save the Local Rag, with its motley staff of retreads and also-rans? Will he be able to get his underlings to start checking their facts and getting their stories straight, as it were? Your scribe wishes him well, but it's a little bit like trying to cleanse the Augean stables. There's an awful lot of horse manure still cluttering up the place.

Or, on the other hand, is Mr. McCumber here to preside over the transition of Yellowwich Time, too, into a virtual newspaper? Maybe he has been given a certain period of time in which to try to pull up its socks, after which he may be put in charge of cutting it off at the knees. Time will tell.

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Please See Greenwich Roundup's Reort That Was Filed Yesterday:

And Today:

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The Daily Weekly - New Job for Ex-P-I Editor - Seattle Weekly
Former P-I Managing Editor David McCumber has landed on his feet in a new job with Hearst, the people who shut down the print edition of his former paper last month. McCumber is becoming editor of two Hearst newspapers in Connecticut, The Advocate of Stamford and the Greenwich Time, according to Editor & Publisher. He's also been named editorial director of Hearst's Connecticut Newspaper Group, which includes two dailies and six weekly newspapers.

McCumber was hoping one of his staff's final stories might show up on the winner's list of the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes announced today. No such luck.

The Las Vegas Sun won for public service for exposing a high death rate among construction workers on the Las Vegas Strip, and The New York Times took home five prizes, one for breaking the call-girl scandal that destroyed Gov. Eliot Spitzer's political career. The Detroit Free Press won for local reporting for its coverage that brought down the city's mayor, sharing the prize with the East Valley Tribune of Arizona for its reporting on controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.....

The Pulse: McCumber named Hearst editor
David McCumber, former managing editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has been named editor of two of Hearst's Connecticut newspapers, The Advocate of Stamford and the Greenwich Time, as well as editorial director of its Connecticut ...

TheDay.com - McCumber named editor of 2 papers in Conn.
David McCumber also will become editorial director of Hearst's Connecticut Newspaper Group, which also includes the Connecticut Post, News-Times of Danbury, and Brooks Community Newspapers. Hearst President Steven Swartz says McCumber ...

The Question That Greenwich Newspaper Consumers Want Answered Is ...... Will The Greenwich Time Improve Under This New News Manager?

Who feared us? People in positions of power who abused that power. We've exposed hundreds of their kind, of the 19th, 20th and 21st century varieties.Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News - http://www.seattlepi.com/local/


Lookout Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg!!!!!

Now That Is An Editor With The Journalistic Balls

That Greenwich Has Needed For Decades.

While Many Fairfield County News Consummers Wondered If The Greenwich Time And It;s Sister Newspaper's Quality Would Improve The 600 Or So Hearst News Producers In The Local Area Wondered If There Could Be More Job Losses Under David McCumber.

Newspapers Need a New Business Model -- Seeking Alpha
Managing Editor David McCumber thinks the P-I will need to trim down from 181 employees to 40 with 20 in the newsroom and 20 selling ads. OUT WITH THE OLD. Old media such as magazines, book publishers and especially newspapers are ...SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page - http://seekingalpha.com/

But How Will Big Local Strories And Investigative Reports Get Produced With A Daily News Paper That Has Only 20 Reporters In The News Room?

Might investigative journalism be ready to be re-born at the grassroots?

Until recently, this question wasn't even asked much. If there was worry about what would happen to watchdog reporting with the decline of newspapers and other legacy media, it was expressed at the national level. It's why the launch of ProPublica,, the investigative journalism non-profit, got such acclaim, and now why many of us will be paying close attention to the establishment of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund.

But look what's happening now at the community level. Last summer came the launch of Texas Watchdog, which got one-year foundation funding to play watchdog over state government and other Texas institutions. Two months ago Investigative Voice in Baltimore sprang to life.

Now David McCumber of the dear-departed Seattle Intelligencer is trying to rustle up funding for an investigative journalism site focusing on issues in the West. And a gang from the RIP Rocky Mountain News is aiming to launch InDenverTimes with the idea of making investigative work one of its centerpieces.

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04/21/09 PRESS RELEASE; ACGT Seminar at Bruce Museum April 22 on New Treatments for Prostate Cancer, Leukemia & Lymphoma

You're Invited
If you know someone who has been touched by cancer,
please join us for a free presentation

Campaigning for New Treatments Targeting
Lymphoma, Leukemia & Prostate Cancer

Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of the Gene Transfer and Gene Expression Laboratory
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
ACGT Scientific Advisory Council

7:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
Program at 7:00 p.m., Followed by Discussion & Q&A

One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830


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04/21/09 What's Going On? The Greenwich Citizen Is Updating It's So-Called News Web Site Like Crazy And It Isn't Even Friday Afternoon

Greenwich Citizen Editor Don "I Am Always The The Last Newspaper To Update" Harrison Is Freaking Out !!!!!!

The Greenwich Citizen Newsroom Is In Panic Mode !!!!!

Google News Got Blitzed With Over 10 Greenwich Citizen Articles Durrring A 10 minute Period This Morning.

From 10:07 To 10:17 The Greenwich Citizen Which Normally Doesn't Update It's Web Site On Friday After Noon Flooded The Google Servers With Mostly Reposted News Reports Designed To Make It Look Like The Web Site Was Up To Date.....

Byram man stabs estranged wife in car
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 10:17:10 AM EDT
An attempted murder took place in Byram late last Thursday evening when a man with a history of domestic violence stabbed his estranged wife with a sharpened screwdriver in her car while their 18-year-old autistic son looked on from the passenger seat......

.....The Greenwich woman, unidentified but in her 50s, was reported in stable condition in Stamford Hospital, with multiple stab wounds and a collapsed lung. ...

Tesei open to considering a tipping fee
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎
Updated: 04/21/2009 10:12:10 AM EDT

First Selectman Peter Tesei revealed Monday he is "open to considering a "tipping fee" for commercial garbage haulers who collect trash from residents and dump it at the Holly Hill Transfer Station.....

....In an exclusive dispatch last Friday, the Greenwich Citizen revealed that, due to the absence of a "tipping fee" at the transfer station, the town could be ...

It's time to appreciate the daffodils
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 10:10:32 AM EDT
William Wordsworth, the English poet, made the daffodil flower forever famous when he wrote of his joy of coming upon "A host, of golden daffodils/Beside the lake, beneath the trees/Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.".....

.....This year the explosion of daffodils will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich where some of those daffodils were planted last fall on the Club ...

Mora unfazed by 0-2 start for GHS hardballers
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 10:14:21 AM EDT
Having been outscored 25-13 and starting the season at 0-2 against two of the top teams in the region, some may raise the red flag when talking about the Greenwich High baseball team. Do not count Cardinals Coach Mike Mora as one of those flag holders. .....

Greenwich has scored 13 runs in two games, which in most cases would provide a pair of wins, if not a split of the two games. "We scored eight runs against ...

Maritime Rowing garners medals on both coasts
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 10:09:40 AM EDT
The Maritime Rowing Club Varsity-8 traveled to San Diego, Calif. recently to compete in the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic in the Junior Women's event. This boat of eight rowers and a coxswain from the Norwalk-based club faced off against the powerhouse teams of the West Coast, determined to improve on their 10th place finish of last year. At the same time, the other members of this all-girls club competed in the Greenwich Invitational NYPPEX Regatta against nine local schools and clubs. ...

.....In Greenwich Saturday, wind gusts over 40 mph blew the 60-foot, 200-pound boats around like fresh cut blades of grass on a mill pond, but it could not blow the Maritime Rowing Club off course as they rowed to victory......

Injured GHS star Bowers still a big part of GHS lax
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 10:13:56 AM EDT
It wasn't supposed to be this way. Hana Bowers should be running around Fairfield County lacrosse fields, dominating games the way she did a year ago for Greenwich High's girls lacrosse team as a second-team All-State selection as a midfielder. ....

....Hana Bowers should be running around Fairfield County lacrosse fields, dominating games the way she did a year ago for Greenwich High's girls lacrosse team ...

Brunswick Flexes Its Scoring Muscle in Upset
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 10:09:18 AM EDT
Just when Brunswick School lacrosse Coach David Bruce was wondering when the Bruins offense would show up, his young club finally flexed its scoring muscle, upsetting New England powerhouse Salisbury 13-11 for the first time in school history Saturday.....

......Prior to that, Brunswick takes on cross-town rival Greenwich High on April 21 at home. The Cardinals are coming off a strong 18-3 season, but lost several ...

TB or not TB? That is the question
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 10:07:26 AM EDT
TB stands for tuberculosis -- an illness that harms the lungs and other parts of the anatomy.

Public Health nurse Namrita J. Gill told folks all about that a while back when manning a TB exhibit in the lobby of Town Hall.

"This is the Greenwich Health Department's way of calling attention to Global TB Day," she told a reporter drawn to the exhibit crowded by the curious. ...

A look 'behind the counter' at entrepreneuring jeweler, TerryBetteridge
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 09:58:25 AM EDT
When Terry Betteridge learned that the Cash for Gold enterprise holding forth in the Hyatt Regency last week was pulling people in selling their gold and silver, he was curious. He wanted "to see what those guys are up to."

Terry has built his successful Betteridge Jewelers business "organically," he said, taking advantage of what comes along, and learning by doing.

"Knowing nothing" of his father's jewelry business until he was called to its rescue in 1975 was the key to his success, he believed. "I didn't understand modern (jewelry) fashion at all. I kept being a kid through college. All I knew was the old stuff. I'm a history freak. I go to auctions. I knew there was an under bidder. I figured it out."......

...."We made $300,000 the first year," he said. "As of a year and a half ago we made $100 million."......

.....Three years ago Terry brought in veteran Greenwich police detective, Cornell Abruzzini, as his in house security man, who has taken Terry's security to state of the art.

"We have a triple redundancy security system with recordings going on off site," said Abruzzini. Betteridge employees in all locations have been trained by Abruzzini to spot those sleight of hand con artists, and to identify fraudulent credit cards.

Abruzzini will soon have a higher profile as Terry is placing him on the street to patrol the immediate area of Betteridge and be a lookout for other jewelers located nearby. He was offering his own security guard in place of the Elm Street "corner cop," lost to police Chief David Ridberg's new cost cutting measures Terry told the RMA. It was a corner cop that helped foil the 2006 robbery of Terry's store.......

Old Greenwich resident opens new Riverside pizzeria
Greenwich Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎

Updated: 04/21/2009 10:07:55 AM EDT
One of the first things that stands out upon entering Riverside's Sabatiello's Gourmet Pizza and Café Family Restaurant is the extensive menu gracing almost an entire wall.

Owner Sabatiello "Sammy" Settembre takes pride in his restaurant's wide culinary variety, from breakfast to dessert and everything in between. Oh, yes. Pizza is one of its specialties so one can expect pies with every kind of topping as well.....

"Finally, a reasonably priced restaurant that serves great Italian food in Greenwich," he beamed. "Yes, it can be done! We have family-style dinners to go ...
But Why Did Greenwich Citizen Editor Don "I Am Always The The Last Newspaper To Update" Harrison Is Walk In The Office And Start Going Nuts Reposting So Many Of Last Friday's News Stories?

Could It Be That He Found Out Yesterday Afternoon He Has A News Boss?


Former Seattle PI editor named to lead Connecticut Newspaper Group
Greenwich Citizen - ‎22 hours ago‎

By Richard Lee

STAMFORD -- Hearst Newspapers, parent of The Advocate and Greenwich Time, has named David McCumber, former managing editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, editor of the two newspapers, as well as editorial director of Hearst's Connecticut Newspaper Group....

......McCumber also will assist in coordinating and editing investigative journalism across the newspaper group, working with Phil Bronstein, editor-at-large for both Hearst Newspapers and the San Francisco Chronicle, and investigative reporters and editors at the other Hearst newspapers.......

For More Information About David McCumber Comming To Oversee The Greenwich Citizen And The Greenwich Time

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04/21/09Greenwich Public Schools Press Release: GHS Graduation Speaker Announced

Greenwich High School has selected the Graduation Speaker for the June 19, 2009 program.

See attached for details.


Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Board of Education
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830


Phone: 203-625-7415

e mail: Kim_eves@greenwich.k12.ct.us

Fax: 203-869-8003


(For immediate release: Greenwich, CT – Tuesday, April 21, 2009) Jennifer Psaki, Greenwich High School graduate - Class of 1996, will speak at the Greenwich High School Graduation ceremony on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 5:00 PM.

Ms. Psaki is Deputy Press Secretary and Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, covering issues related to the economy, women, and faith.

As a Greenwich High School student, Ms. Psaki was a member of the National Honor Society; served as co-captain of the state championship swim team and was the sports editor of the high school newspaper, The Beak.
She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2000 with a degree in English and Sociology and has spent the last decade in the world of politics. She has held positions with the Iowa Democratic Party during the re-election campaigns of Governor Tom Vilsack and Senator Tom Harkin; she worked as Deputy Press Secretary on John Kerry's presidential campaign; and as Communications Director for the Office of Congressman Joe Crowley, Regional Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Most recently she worked as the Traveling Press Secretary for the presidential campaign for, then Senator, Barack Obama. Over the last two years, Ms. Psaki traveled extensively with Senator Obama to campaign events and speeches across the country and overseas during his run for President of the United States. After the election, Ms. Pasaki was appointed Deputy Press Secretary and Special Assistant to President Obama.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Diane Chiapetta-Fox, Director of Student Activities, Greenwich High School
203-625-8047 or diane_chiapetta_fox@greenwich.k12.ct.us


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04/21/09 Greenwich Woman Arestted In Craigslist Sting Operation

Craigslist suspect on officers' minds
Worcester Telegram

The sting — conducted Thursday night into Saturday morning — netted 50 people, mostly for prostitution charges.

Police Capt. Paul B. Saucier, head of the vice squad which spearheaded the sting, said police targeted men looking to meet women for sex through Craigslist postings and also women offering sex for cash over the Web site.

The prostitution sting included a sweep of the Main South area of the city. Twenty people were arrested in the Craigslist sting, where police set up at a city hotel and either arrested women there to meet a man or men who responded to the undercover officer’s post.

Capt. Saucier declined to identify the hotel, saying it cooperated with police in the investigation.....

... Kimberly Gilbert, 21, of Greenwich, Conn.; Arcangela Calamita, 22, of Cranston, RI; Stephanie Cleveland, ...
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04/21/09 PRESS RELEASE: Nonprofit Sponsorship Opportunity

Dear Business Owner,

On Sunday, April 26th NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut will host our 10th Anniversary Fairfield County Pro-Choice Men Make Brunch event at the home of Selectwoman Callie Sullivan and Tighe Sullivan in Darien, Connecticut. The Pro-Choice Men Make Brunch event attracts many Fairfield County leaders, advocates and donors.

Pro-Choice men prepare brunch dishes which are then served to NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut’s most generous and loyal supporters. Past chefs have included, Congressman Chris Murphy, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, State Senators and State Representatives, and local leaders of choice.

This year we are launching our new program, Pro-Choice Professionals, in coordination with the 10th Anniversary Fairfield County Brunch, and hope that your business will participate. As a pro-choice professional, you will be helping the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut Foundation with our education, outreach, and research of pertinent reproductive health issues. In turn, we will promote your business to our members and supporters.

Please see the attached Pro-Choice Professionals program overview. If you decided to participate in the program, and I hope that you will, your business’s benefits will begin immediately in time for the Fairfield County Pro-Choice Men Make Brunch event.

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration of our request. I will follow up with you in the coming days to see if you would like to set up a meeting with our Executive Director Jillian Gilchrest to discuss the program further.


Kate Coleman-Burns

Development Associate

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut

135 Broad Street

Hartford, Connecticut 06105

PH: 860.524.1086


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04/21/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In .....

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Greenwich-Brunswick lacrosse history
Norwalk Advocate
A brief look at the last 16 game played in the Greenwich vs. Brunswick lacrosse series. Greenwich 9, Brunswick 6: The Cardinals finished the game with a ...
Currency Market in Focus
Wall Street Journal
Deutsche Bank is the biggest global foreign-exchange trader, with a market share of 10.8% according to Greenwich Associates. ...

Sign of the Times: Manor Price Cut by $50 Million
Wall Street Journal
Now, for a mere $75 million, a buyer can snare the Greenwich, Conn., manor house of the late Leona Helmsley, complete with two pools, more than 13 bedrooms ...

Here Is Apeek At What Blogs Might Look Like When They Are Incoprporated Into The Greenwich Time Under New Editor David McCumber. It Looks Very Simular To Gannett Did With The LoHud Site In Westchester County......

Former PI managing editor takes job in Connecticut
Seattle Post Intelligencer - The Big Blog
David McCumber, former managing editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is taking his talent out East.

After more than 30 years in the newspaper business, including nine years strengthening investigative and local coverage at the P-I, McCumber will become editor of two of Hearst's newspapers in Connecticut -- The Advocate of Stamford and the Greenwich Time, as well as editorial director of Hearst's Connecticut Newspaper Group.

He'll begin April 27.

"David has been a valuable members of the Hearst Newspapers team for the last decade and we are excited to have his leadership at 'The Advocate' and 'Greenwich Time,'" said Hearst Newspapers President Steven R. Swartz. "He will also bring a wealth of editorial experience and journalistic vision to all out Connecticut papers."

In addition to his duties in Connecticut, McCumber will work with Phil Bronstein, editor-at-large for Hearst Newspapers and the San Francisco Chronicle, and investigative reporters across Hearst's 15 daily and 49 weekly newspapers to coordinate investigative projects throughout the chain.

McCumber was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 at the Arizona Daily Star and is the author of four nonfiction books, including An Air That Kills, which he co-wrote with former P-I investigative reporter Andrew Schneider.

We Have All Seen The Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Boring Blogs The That Are Produced By Gannet's In House Bloggers At The Lo-Hud Site......

Hopefully, The Greenwich Time Wont Go The Corporate Gannet Route Of Boring Reporters Being Forced To Type Out Another Dry And Lifeless Daily Blog Post.

The New Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber, Has A Real Chance To Seek Out Real Citizen Journalists Who Go Places In Town And Experience Things That Hearst Newspapers Just Don't Know About.

Take Greenwich Roundup For Instance......

Here Is A Real Citizen Journalist Who Was Blind At Birth In His Right Eye And Sees Very Little Out Of His Left Eye Which Is Crossed.

The Right Eye Developed Glaucoma At Age Seven And Had To Be Removed At Before The Glaucoma Spread To His Left Eye And Took Away What Little Vision He Had.

Greenwich Roundup Doesn't Drive Around Town. He Walks And Meets The Members Of Greenwich Society That The Greenwich Citizen, The Greenwich Post And The Greenwich Time Ignores.

Greenwich Roundup Is Self Employed He Operates A Cleaning Service That Cares For Buildings In Town. He Has A Wife Who Is Korean And Most Recently Operated A Store In The Byram Section Of Town.

Greenwich Roundup Has Two Sons, Both Of Whom Are Still Finishing Their Education. The Youngest Son Is An Iraq War Hero Who Recently Returned Home With A Bronze Star And Is Forming A Veterans Club At Norwalk Community College.

Greenwich Roundup Is An Elected Official On The Representative Town Meeting, But Has Became Disillusioned With The Byram District 4 RTM, Because It Would Rather Talk About Goose Poop In The Byram Park Instead Of The Drugs And Crime That Infest Byram's Streets.

Before Being On The RTM Greenwich Roundup Served As An Election Official At The Western Middle School In 12 Hour Shifts Helping Greenwich Citizen's To Vote.

Greenwich Roundup Used To Volunteer At Many Groups In Fairfield And Westchester County, But Now Has Shifted To Volunteering At His Place Of Worship Which Is Harvest Time Church.

Greenwich Roundup Serves Refreshments At Harvest Time Church And Likes Helping Take Care Of The Building, Because Greenwich Roundup Seven Months Ago Converted From Judaism To Christianity.

Greenwich Roundup Is Not An Israeli, But A Levite, Isreali's Got Land And Levites Did Not. Family Tradition Said That We Were Not Kohanim("Priests"), But A Gershonite, Who Cared For The Temple Building And Filled Different Roles In The Tabernacle And Later In The Temple Services.

Traditionally, Levites' Principal Roles In The Temple Included Singing Psalms During Temple Services, Performing Construction And Maintenance For The Temple, Serving As Guards, And Performing Other Services. Levites Also Served As Teachers And Judges, Maintaining Cities Of Refuge For Those In Trouble In Biblical Times. .

Technically, Greenwich Roundup's Blind Eye Made Him Ritually Unclean To Truly Serve In A Temple In The Proper Way.

Maybe The Reason Greenwich Roundup Like Helping Others And Taking Care Of Buildings Is That These Traits Are In His DNA.

Greenwich Roundup's Wife Was Buddhist, But Converted To Christianity Two Years Ago.

My Wife Is A very Forgiving And Compassionate Person, Who Does Not Hold A Grudge. But Greenwich Roundup Follows The Marine Code....

No Better Friend - No Worse Enemy

However, Greenwich Roundup Is Constantly Pester By His Wife And Church Members Who Say We Should Be Kind To And Pray For The Unjust Members Of Greenwich Society.

Greenwich Roundup Has A Hard Time Turning The Other Cheek, Because There Is A Big Chip On My Shoulder.

Plus It Stings When Someone Slaps You In The Face!!!!

Being Of Jewish Decent It Is Hard To Get The Torah Teaching That Says "An Eye For An Eye And A Tooth For A Tooth" Out Of My Head.

Sometimes, My Fellow Christians Forget That The Loving Jesus Said That He Will Fry The Unjust In Hell.

My Only Worry Is That I Maybe One Of The Unjust, So I Am Trying To Learn And Be Kind And Compassionate To Even Those I Perceive As Unjust In Greenwich.

But It Is Hard To Pray For A Greenwich Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Being Taxed At 15%, While His Secretary Is Taxed At 35% And Worries About Losing Her Home.

At The End Of The Month When You Know That Some Small Child Of A Byram Day Laborer Is Going To Bed Hungry, Because Cold Hard Cash Has To Be Handed Over To A Backcountry Family Who Wastes So Much Food.

It Just So Hard To Pray For Things That You Just Don't Understand.

...I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God - Jesus Christ

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
That Franz Kafka - Seems he was a level-headed guy - That genius of dark fiction Frank Kafka had a day job as a lawyer in some department of worker's compensation. As Louis Begley tells us in THE NEW REPUBLIC, ...

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Mother’s allergy to water means she can’t drink, bathe or wipe away her son’s tears - From the Mail Unlike most mothers, Michaela Dutton doesn’t run to wipe away her young son’s tears when he falls over and hurts his knee. That’s because eve...

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
So what’s this all about? - I have heard nothing about this case in the New York media but down in D.C. comes a story about a “key witness in State Department passport fraud case shot...

Greenwich Blog : The Blog of Greenwich, Connecticut :: USA
Foreign Affairs Book Club - Foreign Affairs Book Club Greenwich Library Meeting Room 101 W Putnam Avenue Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:00pm-9:00pm Foreign Affairs Book Club - book for Apr...

Exit 55 By Rob "WGCH" Adams - The Sports Voice Of Greenwich
Monday Night Linkage - I'll admit, the Yankees can often be one "F'd" up organization in their way of thinking. For as long as they've existed (or roughly since 1920, when The Ba...

The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
Earth Day Is This Wednesday, April 22nd - [image: Planet Earth] How are you celebrating Earth Day? Perrot has a display of books in the Adult Department that gives a full range of ideas for making...

Rock Star Diary
Molly's Karaoke birthday bash - Friday night I celebrated the birth of Molly at an East Village karaoke bar. She had reserved a private room and invited the gang to embarrass ourselves sing...

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Animal Show and Family Breakfast: Apr. 25 - Audubon Greenwich, CT 203-869-5272 General Interest Gerri Griswold presents a live animal show featuring Theo, a brown female bat, following a family br...

Ask the "Unregistered With CT" - Greenwich Doctor's: Medical Health Articles
Gum Disease Prevention with Vitamins and Natural Tea Tree Oil - Gum disease otherwise known as periodontal disease is not a pleasurable experience. Although some specific forms of gum diseases are not painful and do not...

Greenwich Geek David S. Isenberg's musings at isen.blog
Somali Piracy: Wash Post confirms origins in fight against illegal ocean use - Once you get past the mis-lede of today's Washington Post story on Somali Piracy, you find this: *Piracy began as a violent reaction to rampant illegal fis...

The Daily Spurgeon By Pastor Nick At Harvest Time Church In Greenwich
Continue to labor for Him! - Called early or called late, called at midday or called at early noon, let us together, since we have been called by grace alone, ascribe it all to the L...

Former Greenwich Resident Rosie O'Donnell"s RBlog
AskRo - Mary writes: HI Rosie-On your show you had a guest that wrote a book called motherless daughters. Do you remember her name. Thank you hope edelman [...]

The Blonde Excuse
Update! - Apparently our footage was on The Today Show! It got sold to The Weather Channel, CNN, NBC, and a lot of other stations as well. Anytime you see the Kansas t...

The Fox Trot By Nick "The Sly" Fox
WWE Smackdown Results for 4/17!: HHH wants Orton to play "The Game!" - WWE Smackdown April 17, 2009 Knoxville, TN “Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…” The WWE video leads us into the show. The Smackdown video now p...

Greenwich Police Watch Google Newsgroup
The Greenwich Police Watch Newsgroup Is Open To All For Now - In the past the Greenwich Police Watch Newsgroup was by invitation only when it was hosted at MSN. However, we are going to try having an open group for n...

McArdle's Florist & Garden Center Bog
It's getting warmer out... - Well friends, we're in for a couple of absolutely beautiful spring days. With the temperature climbing up to 70 you're probably anxious to get out there an...

EDDIE "Greenwich Native" ROSS
Check out New York Daily News! - There's a great cover article about us by correspondent Jason Sheftell in the home section of the Daily News today. To read it online, click here. Flea market...

Ex-Greenwich Time Editor Joe Pisani And His Band Of Fired Hearst Newspaper Employees Could Not Properly Run The Daily Local Newspaper
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Frank Trotta's Page At Our Greenwich
When is a Quote not a Quote? - When is a quote not a quote? Apparently, when it is in the New York Post. I was “quoted” in the New York Post this week by a reporter with whom I’ve never ...
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Christine Negroni's Page At Our Greenwich
Delays on the rails this morning - Heads up commuters, the northbound Amtrak passing through Old Greenwich around 8:00am this Friday morning suffered the loss of its engine and is stranded o...
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Saramerica By Sarah Darer Littman
Prayers for more than one reason - I was saddened to hear that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is fighting a battle with pancreatic cancer. She is in my thoughts and prayers for a ...
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Sarah Darer Littman - Politics Above the Parapet At Our Greenwich
A new day - I woke up this morning to a snow covered landscape; the kind where everything seems new and fresh and even the ugly is temporarily made beautiful. And so i...
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Joe Pisani's Our Greenwich Page
It’s a dog’s life - I still remember the day, a long time ago when I believed in the inherent goodness of the workplace, that my boss stood up at a staff meeting with a remark...
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Christina Ciocca's Page At Our Greenwich
Why Tradition Just Might Be Worth It - “Mumming might as well be a cult,” my 17-year-old sister, a non-Greenwich Academy Girl, told me over the weekend. “It’s dark, it’s all the same music ever...
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Joy Haenlein's Our Greenwich Page
Mr. Himes goes to Washington - In introducing our new congressman in South Norwalk last night, Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy talked about the decision Jim Himes made two years ago to ...
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Susie Costaregni's Our Greenwich Page
OUR JOE PISANI - Out there … The Toast and Roast Dinner to honor Joe Pisani, former editor of the Greenwich Time/Stamford Advocate, took place last week at the Greenwich Hy...
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Ed's First Blog
Hey Film Buffs! Look What Turner Classic Movies Is Offering! - My colleague *Catherine Tynes* pointed out this terrific site offered by the cable station Turner Classic Movies . Basically, TCM has a collection of * down...
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Leona Helmsley's Greenwich Estate: Price Drops 40% (SLIDESHOW)
Huffington Post
The late Leona Helmsley's mansion in Greenwich, Conn., is now on sale at the discount price of $75 million, down from the already cut-rate $95 million it ...
A recent conference sponsored by the South West Regional Planning Agency held some startling examples in that poster-boy of affluence, Greenwich. This 67 square mile city of 61,000 has 5,545 municipal employees: teachers, cops, firefighters and the like. However, 67 percent of those workers don’t live in Greenwich, but commute daily from Danbury, Bridgeport, Westchester, N.Y., and even Long Island.

They spend an average of 103 minutes per day just getting to and from work, paying more than $2,000 a year for gas. Combined, they add 15,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, just by their commuting.

In a city where the median home price is $2 million, the average Greenwich city worker makes $65,000. And because these teachers, civil servants and such have to come so far, they have to be paid more. The average teacher in Greenwich earns $12,338 a year more than their counterparts elsewhere in the state. These higher wages cost city taxpayers almost $19 million a year. But their larger paychecks come at the cost of lost time and expense on the road.

The Greenwich schools spend $10,000 to $15,000 recruiting and training each new teacher. But after five years of commuting (75 percent of the 912 teachers don’t live in Greenwich), they burn out, leave and find jobs elsewhere. Between 1998 and 2007, 581 teachers left Greenwich for reasons other than retirement and 81 percent of them had less than eight years on the job.

EMS workers in Greenwich have it even worse, averaging 151 minutes (2.5 hours!) commute time. Just how fresh and ready for life-saving work do you think you’d be with a commute like that?

Greenwich is not unique. All of the towns on “the Gold Coast” rely on importing personnel from far afield. Schools in Darien often announce “snow days” not because its roads are impassable, but because teachers can’t drive through the snows farther north from communities like Danbury where they can afford to live.

And what about the people that bag your groceries, clean your home or pump your gas? Where do you think they live? Just drive the Boston Post Road some morning and you’ll see them waiting for the bus.

Fairfield County has its own “migrant workers.” We couldn’t live with out them, but apparently we don’t want to live with them. Just listen to the local debates about adding “affordable housing” in these affluent towns.
Whether because of their nationality or economic status, the expressed aversion to “those people” living in “our” towns is clearly xenophobic if not racist........
Former Firm of Obama Aide Tied to Pension-Fund Probe
Wall Street Journal

... a law firm representing Searle, a brokerage firm in Greenwich, Conn., whose primary business is managing money for wealthy individuals. ...
Request for victim's psychiatric records denied
Connecticut Post

STAMFORD -- The defense for Leonard Trujillo will not be permitted to obtain slain Greenwich real estate developer Andrew Kissel's psychiatric records to ...
Worcester Telegram
Portraits Of Privilege In A New Golden Age
In the same story, the fact that a woman constantly mentions she's from Greenwich conjures a battery of negative associations about her class. ...
Fund Middlemen as Muscle
Seeking Alpha

It seems a middleman's work is never done: Feeder funds like Fairfield Greenwich charged investors exorbitant fees for "access" to Madoff; while placement ...
Merck Profit Falls on Generics as Schering-Plough Sees Gains
That compares with the $495 million estimate of Barbara Ryan, an analyst at Deutsche Bank based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Dodd taps Wall Street money for re-election
San Francisco Chronicle

Scores of hedge fund managers call Greenwich, Conn., home. The finance, insurance and real estate sectors have given Dodd $13.2 million from 1989 through ...
PepsiCo offers to buy bottlers
Connecticut Post
Chairwoman and Chief Executive Indra Nooyi, a Greenwich resident
, said. PepsiCo's headquarters is in Purchase, NY The move shows how much the landscape has ...
Wild for Ramps
Washington Post Blogs

My wife and I first found our prized spot last fall on a foraging tour of a Greenwich, Conn., city park. On Easter Sunday, we returned to the same spot and ...
Workplace Inc.: Working to get Connecticut residents back to work
Bridgeport News

The nonprofit Workplace provides employment and workforce training to residents in 20 towns in southwestern Connecticut — from Greenwich to Stratford to ...
A Wave of Relief at Nokia's Quarterly Results
Top Tech News

"Nokia is very good at moving features from the high end to the midrange and low end," says Mark McKechnie, an analyst at Broadpoint AmTech in Greenwich, ...
Campos hat trick powers Knockouts
The Hour

The Knockouts also dropped a 2-1 decision against the Greenwich Hammers recently. Campos scored Norwalk's only goal on an assist by Pears. ...
Business Briefs
Norwalk Advocate
KarpReilly LLC, a Greenwich-based private investment firm, is withdrawing its slate of three director nominees for election to the board of directors of ...
College honors

Chase Delano, Middlebury College: The Greenwich, Conn., resident was named the NESCAC's player of the week for the second time this spring after collecting ...
....Nyssa Frazer-Phillips said she moved to Griswold from Greenwich, enrolled her son in eighth grade last fall, and was happy with the schools.

“Please, please, please remember we’re talking about our future here,” she said.

Yvonne Palasky, co-chair of the parent advisory council at Griswold High School, said students today will be in charge of Social Security, health care and the government in the future.
"And I want them educated,” she said.

Internist lands West Delray 5BD

She received her DO from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship at Greenwich Hospital. ...

Antares loses control of Stamford office complex
Norwalk Advocate
Over the past few years, Antares and partners bought properties from Greenwich to Westport. Their holdings include or have included the former UST Inc. ...
Coach Sees Stability In 3Q Results And Introduces Dividend
Wall Street Journal

To reduce some expenses, Coach is closing a few stores in tony areas including Greenwich, Conn., and Palm Beach, Fla., saying rents are high there and ...
Coach, Inc. F3Q09 (Qtr End 03/28/09) Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha

They include Greenwich, Connecticut, which closed on the last day of the quarter, along with Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Green Valley Ranch and Henderson, ...
Two additional Safe Havens babies brought to hospital emergency ...
Stamford Plus Magazine

Despite the law's existence, four babies have been abandoned – two in 2001 (in Greenwich and Brookfield), another in July 2004 (in Branford) and one in ...
Eisen to be honored May 16
Wilton Bulletin

Dr. Eisen, attending pathologist at Greenwich Hospital-Yale New Haven Health, will be one of five medical professionals receiving the ACS's 2009 Star of ...

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