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Friday, April 24, 2009

04/24/09 REAL ESTATE REPORT: Country Living Associates Has Closes It's Greenwich Office (Updated)

The Greenwich office of Country Living Associates at 96 Lewis St. has closed.

Asign says the office and will relocate to another address.

No word on if the company's other offices in Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Westport and Wilton are going to close too.

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04/24/09 PAPER CUTS: More Newspaper Job Cuts !!!!!

25 percent of the overall cuts will hit the newsroom

Hearst eliminates 44 Connecticut newspaper jobs
Norwalk Advocate

Hearst Corp. cut 44 jobs at its Connecticut newspapers on Friday and plans to eliminate another 80 positions within three months as part of a consolidation and cost-cutting effort.

The affected employees met with management throughout the day. The rest of the workforce at Hearst’s four daily newspapers, the Connecticut Post, The Advocate of Stamford, Greenwich Time, The News-Times of Danbury and the six weeklies of the Brooks Community Newspaper group, was told of the plan in an e-mailed letter.

“Beginning today, we will take the first step toward structurally changing the cost base of our business to ensure its long-term viability,” Mark E. Aldam, senior vice president and group publisher of Hearst Newspapers, said in the letter.

Aldam cited the need to cut 20 percent of the Connecticut group’s costs as it deals with the fallout from the recession.

In a phone interview, Aldam declined to discuss the fiscal implications in dollars. Hearst is a privately held company......
....“We’re going to continue to publish all four dailies and seven weeklies,” he said. “Collaborate where we can.”

There is no plan to close offices or reduce publication schedules or home delivery. But Aldam said the company will be smarter about how it delivers to customers.

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04/27/09 Ex-Greenwich Time Columnist Makes It Big In Detroit

Rob Parker Debuts Column On ClickOnDetroit

WDIV Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.com announce a new partnership welcoming award-winning writer Rob Parker as a sports columnist for ClickOnDetroit.com. Beginning Monday, April 27, Parker will write several columns each week exclusively for ClickOnDetroit in addition to contributing podcasts and blogs. Parker will also continue his weekly appearances on Sports Final Edition......

.....His has been a columnist for the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News, and his work has appeared in the New York Daily News, the Greenwich Time, the New Haven Register ...

04/27/09 Director who wrote to Ebert as boy now gets praise

Photo: David Schwimmer and Kate Beckinsale star in 'Nothing But the Truth,'

Growing up in Greenwich, Conn., Rod Lurie was obsessed with films.

He'd ride to the library every Saturday, before the doors opened, and spend the day reading film criticism.

As a boy he wrote to nearly every major critic. Only three responded: Pauline Kael, Judith Crist and Roger Ebert.

He was so nice," Lurie remembered. "He's the one critic who can convince me to see a film that everyone else hates. He has this ability to find qualities where others cannot."

Now Ebert has invited Lurie, a film critic turned film director, to bring his movie "Nothing But the Truth" to Ebert's 11th annual film festival, which opened Wednesday and continues through Sunday at the Virginia Theatre.

Lurie, who will be on stage with actor Matt Dillon, who plays a prosecutor in the movie, after the sold-out 6:30 p.m. Saturday screening, said he's grateful that Ebert is allowing him to show the film to 1,500 cinephiles. Most of them will not have seen the Lurie movie before......

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04/24/09 The Greenwich Citizen Just finished updating

P & Z locks horns with Cos Cob residents over bank plans
"I live in the rarest of Greenwich neighborhoods -- one that lies between Route 1 and Interstate 95 and is in walking distance to Metro-North, marinas, ...

FEES for dumping at Holly Hill Transfer Station
Public Works Commissoner Amy Siebert recently provided the Greenwich Citizen with a table of materials and fees in force at the Holly Hill Recovery ...

Arbor Day:
Floren was taking advantage of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy partnership with the town seeking private donations for the planting of trees. ...
Greenwich High girls tennis Coach Betsy Underhill has some interesting dilemmas early in the season. While the Cardinals have started the ...

State of birds 4
On a recent First Sunday bird walk around Greenwich Point led by wildlife rehabilitator, Meredith Sampson of Wild Wings, the talk was of the ebullient ...
Dust off red, white and blue bunting, tune up the bugles and get drums ship-shape for a big celebration on Greenwich Ave. in August: ...
The Greenwich High boys tennis team is looking to make another title run in both the FCIAC and state tournaments. ...

RTM members weigh in on tipping fee issue
Her comment was in response to the question, "Should the Town of Greenwich bill a $94 per ton tipping fee charge to garbagemen who dump trash from residents ...
Seven matches into the season and you might say that Greenwich Academy's girls tennis team has been double trouble for the opposition. ...
From water polo to skiing to lacrosse, Harvard University's Crimson athletics program has a taste of Greenwich sprinkled throughout its ...
The formula for the last two Greenwich High lacrosse victories has been: Get the ball to sophomore Woody Waesche and let him score the ...
Greenwich High's boys and girls crew teams competed at the first major regatta of the season last weekend, traveling to Princeton, ...
If there were just more high school water polo teams around the state, it would be a good bet Greenwich High girls team would be making ...
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04/24/09 Calling All Bidders

Town of Greenwich to issue consultant RFP
Pensions & Investments

By Douglas Appell

Town of Greenwich (Conn.) Retirement System will issue an RFP for investment consulting services, confirmed Peter P. Mynarski Jr., the town’s comptroller and a trustee of the $238 million system.

NEPC, the system’s investment consultant for the past six years, is welcome to rebid, Mr. Mynarski said.

The RFP should be issued in the coming weeks, with the board likely to make a choice from among three to five finalists by July, he said.

In separate telephone interviews, Mr. Mynarski and Michael Pagliaro, the system’s board chairman, said the RFP wasn’t related to recent news that the Town of Fairfield, Conn., filed a lawsuit against NEPC, its investment consultant, because of Fairfield’s losses from investments in funds that channeled money to disgraced financier Bernard L. Madoff.

NEPC officials have said Fairfield’s Madoff exposure predated NEPC’s hiring by the town, and that NEPC had been urging Fairfield to reduce its exposure to Madoff.

Mr. Pagliaro said as far as he knows, the defined benefit plan’s five-member board has “no major issues or problems with NEPC.”

Putting out an RFP every four or five years is standard operating procedure, although with all the events of the past 12 months, there was some delay this time around, Mr. Mynarski said.
Mr. Pagliaro said his board will make a recommendation to the town’s Board of Estimate and Taxation, which has “never not taken our recommendation.”

Robert Stone, vice chairman of the Board of Estimate and Taxation, said in an interview that the performance of Greenwich’s defined benefit plan in recent years doesn’t appear “relatively poor,” but it’s always healthy to test whether the plan is getting the best professional advice available.

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04/26/09 PRESS RELEASE: Media Alert: Rockin' Water at Chicken Joe's Bike Ride for Kids Sun., April 26

Following is a media alert on Rockin’ Water participating in this weekend’s Bike Ride for Kids at Greenwich Point on Sunday, April 26. Hope you can come out and try some Rockin’ Water!

Jenifer Howard
Jenifer Howard
P: 203-273-4246
E: Jenifer.Howard@rockin-water.com

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187 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
www.rockin-water.com • 203-990-0000
New Vitamin Enhanced Water Specially Made for Kids Quenches Thirst After Ride at
Greenwich Point – April 26, 2009
ROCKIN’ WATER™, the revolutionary new kids’ vitamin enhanced flavored water
that is “Made by Moms who love their kids,” and provides just the right nutrition
for growing children, is quenching kid’s thirst at the Chicken Joe’s Bike Ride for
Kids this weekend at Greenwich Point.
ROCKIN’ WATER, available in four flavors – apple, cherry, grape and orange -- is
packed with 11 essential vitamins and minerals, 3 grams of soluble fiber (which
increases the absorption of vitamins), and has the antioxidant power equivalent to
a full serving of fruit or vegetable! This equates to an ORAC (Oxygen Radical
Absorbance Capacity) factor of 500. For Moms out there, that’s like eating a full
cup of broccoli, but served up in delicious, great tasting water that kids love!
ROCKIN’ WATER was created by Amy Guerrieri of Old Greenwich, Conn., a
mother of four young children and serial entrepreneur, who got sick and tired of
all the unhealthy kid-targeted food and drink options and needed to figure out a
way to get her children the nutrition they need. So Amy decided to take matters
into her own hands and make a healthy, nutritious drink for kids. ROCKIN’
WATER has no artificial sweeteners, no artificial colors or flavorings, and no
9:00 AM (Bike Ride Start), Sunday, April 26, 2009
Greenwich Point Park
Tod’s Driftway, Old Greenwich
Jenifer Howard
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04/24/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed

Greenwich Student, Blogger And Receptionist krystle's Collection of things *not to forget*
Scenic Bruce Park

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Teacher claims to have a bomb at NYC New Millennium Business Academy - A school in Bronx, NYC, was evacuated early this morning after a teacher barricaded himself inside the building, authorities said. EMS responded to the New...

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
Hope on Dingletown - There are now five (or more - who can count?) houses for sale at the western end of Dingletown, at various prices, and none are moving that I know of,despi...

Today's Greenwich Time Letters To The Editor
Letters from Readers - Affordable housing - Town needs to see the need for affordable units To the editor: The "thumbs down" given to "the resistance to building affordable housing here" was music to...

Today's Greenwich Time Most Emailed Web Article - RSS Feed
Greenwich man gets probation for drug charge - One of two people charged with narcotics possession following the 2004 overdose death of a town teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Today's Greenwich Time Most Viewed Web Article - RSS Feed
Ohio couple plead not guilty to extortion plot of Greenwich man - STAMFORD -- An Ohio couple who allegedly bilked $100,000 from a Greenwich man they met through a "sugar daddy" dating Web site pleaded not guilty Thursday ...

Greenwich Time: Local Sports - RSS Feed
Bruins win Brunswick Invitational in impressive fashion - One of the signature holes at the course where George H.W. Bush's father won eight club championships is No.

Exit 55 By Rob "WGCH" Adams - The Sports Voice Of Greenwich
Keep Dancing - I just came across this video of my good friend Harold following the B's destruction of the Habs. Gotta admit, he's got some moves.

Greenwich Police Watch
4/24/09 Greenwich Residents May Have Invested With L.I. man found dead with his family - Financial papers reportedly found in the hotel room led local authorities to contact the FBI. William Parente was a successful Manhattan lawyer who appare...

Exploring Greenwich - The Information Portal Of Greenwich
Greenwich Accomodations - *Greenwich Accomodations* Accommodations The Homestead Inn 420 Field Point Road 203-869-7500 Harbor House Inn 165 Shore Road 203-637-0145 Hyatt Regency...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Keep Up Markoff's Suicide Watch - America needs a good murder trial - After a horrific end of 2008 and even more ugly first quarter of 2009, we Americans are ready for the collective uplift of a good murder trial. Actually, we ...

Former Greenwich Resident Rosie O'Donnell"s RBlog
AskRo - chris ward writes: I told u i was gay now i just to say hi i love u. hi gay is ok [...]

Greenwich Police Watch Google Newsgroup
New details emerge in federal investigation of Byram Pharmacy - Greenwich Time - In a recently unsealed federal affidavit, an FBI agent said that former Byram Pharmacy owner and pharmacist Joby George sold large amounts of oxycontin to ...

Today's Greenwich Time Editorial
Cultivating a cultural treasure - There's a lot of well-grounded concern about the future of some of our cultural institutions given the perilous financial times.

Vivapop Community Events RSS Feed
Tina deVaron's "Songs of the MotherRoad" - Parents Together Greenwich, CT 212-662-7660 Music ***Celebrating 30 Years of Parents Together* Thursday, May 7, 2009 7:3 0 p.m. Arcadia Café 20 Arcadia ...

Publicani By Dr. Zak Maymin Of Greenwich
Nine Best Arguments Against Obama on Torture and Why I Support Him - The facts Obama released the Torture Memo and said that those who designed the rules for torture may face criminal charges. It was reported most recently ...

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04/24/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In .....

The Latest Greenwich News And Sports Briefs:

Greenwich Academy golf team holds off Sacred Heart
Greenwich Time
But her seventh season as Greenwich Academy's golf coach has suddenly gotten a lot easier. No longer does Murdoch have to use her imagination -- now the ...
After five-year gap, original 19th Hole owners return to Greenwich ...
Greenwich Time
Thaddeus Kochan, 43, of Greenwich, said he heard through word of mouth that the original 19th Hole owners returned. He took his wife there to eat Tuesday. ...
Strong second half lifts Greenwich High School boys lacrosse past Prep
Greenwich Time
Greenwich, which allowed just one goal during that crucial span, then got a timely score from a determined Dunster -- who was using a different stick ...

Late surge lifts Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team
Greenwich Time

When the Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team entered the second half against visiting Brien McMahon with a three-goal advantage it appeared that the ...

Greenwich bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzling Stamford business
Greenwich Time
Susan Rudisill, 44, of 30 Brookside Drive in Greenwich, admitted to stealing $252554 from Bill's Service over a period of three years. ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

GREENWICH DIVA: Teacher claims to have a bomb at NYC New Millennium Business ...
By Claudette Rothman
Teacher claims to have a bomb at NYC New Millennium Business Academy · "Britain's Got Talent" star Susan Boyle reveals her new makeover · Greenwich, CT, resident, Susan Rudisill, pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny · Canadian soldier ...
Greenwich Diva - http://theoriginalgreenwichdiva.com/
Art & Architecture Public Previews Greenwich Blog ::
By gb
Sotheby's International Realty Event-Art & Architecture Sunday, April 26, 2009 1-4pm Sotheby's International Realty, Greenwich, Connecticut will be.
Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of... - http://greenwichblog.com/

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04/24/09 WHERE"S THE JUSTICE? Jason Cunningham Gets Probation As Byram Teenager John Bria Lies In His Cold Grave

Greenwich man gets probation for drug charge

One of two people charged with narcotics possession following the 2004 overdose death of a town teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Jason Cunningham, 24, of Greenwich, received a five-year suspended jail sentence and three years of probation with no special conditions, which means he could face jail time if he violates his probation, according to his attorney.

Cunningham was arrested in September 2008, four years after John Bria III was found dead in the basement of his Hollow Wood Lane home.....

....Prior to the plea, Cunningham attempted to enter a diversionary program, but was denied by a judge who said the circumstances of the case were too severe.

Police also previously charged Savanna Lamotte, 23, of Greenwich, with possession of a narcotic. Lamotte has yet to enter a plea. She also was denied the diversionary program earlier this year.....

Here Is The Rest Of The Story That Failed Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Wont Tell You......
Prosecution Failure: Assistant States Attorney David Applegate Screws Up And Let's The Bria Family Down.
If Byram Boy Had Left Greenwich Rich Girl Savannah Lamotte To Die He Would Not Be Getting Probation.
Judge Martin Nigro Overlooks A Boy That Was
Heartlessly Left To Die In His Parents Home?
Instead Of Calling An Ambulance Cunningham Helped Clean Up The Drug Mess He Left In Bria's Apartment


02/04/08 - Savannah Lamotte, would tell police about John J. Bria's Death: "Maria and Jason picked me up around 9 p.m. …


09/10/08 Breaking News - Greenwich Police make arrests in 2004 John Bria drug death. Byram Family Finally May Get Justice.

More On John J. Bria's Death:


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04/24/09 PRESS RELEASE: Giving Teens an Edge in College, Career as SuperFutures Launches Unique Youth Leadership Program at United Nations

With parents spending thousands of dollars on college and worried about their teen's preparedness for the working world amid an economic recession, a new organization -- SuperFutures.org -- today launched to help young people develop the global leadership skills they need to succeed in college, career and life.

SuperFutures.org is kicking off with a unique teen summer program -- The Youth Assembly at the United Nations and SuperFutures Youth Leadership Program -- designed to give motivated teens, 14-18 years of age, an opportunity to learn about global issues, hear from world leaders, develop their own projects, and learn vital skills for success in their ventures, jobs and beyond.
"We know more than ever that this is a global world and the students who are part of that are the ones who will be prepared to compete in a tough job climate," said Patrick Sciarratta, Co-Founder of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations and a member of SuperFutures' Advisory Board. "SuperFutures is providing motivated high school students the chance to turn what they learn into action -- into an experience that can make a difference in their college applications, their lives, even in the lives of others."

SuperFutures.org provides motivated high school students with teen leadership experiences that build on their unique personal strengths. The teen summer program teaches critical skills for success that aren't taught in our schools and helps guide teens to find life paths that can also have a positive impact on communities, businesses and families.

"So many professional adults tell me they wish they had known about their career options when they were young," says Laura Flanagan, a New York-based family therapist. "As a result, many have led frustrated lives, less fulfilling lives, wondering 'what-if'. That's why SuperFutures is so desperately needed -- to give our youth the opportunity to explore their true passions and turn that into real success."

SuperFutures has built an impressive Advisory Board including Harvard Business School Professor Lynda Applegate, Bryan Stone of the World Economic Forum and Bob Ghoorah, Silicon Valley general counsel to Ning, which powers the largest number of social networking sites and was started by Netscape Founder Marc Andreesen and Gina Bianchini. It was founded by a nationally known entrepreneur, author, and financial commentator who's appeared on Oprah, CNN, Today and many other programs.

The SuperFutures.org youth leadership program takes place August 4-12, in conjunction with the Youth Assembly at the UN (in its sixth year) and will feature Arun Gandhi, great grandson of Mehatma Gandhi and Director of the MK Gandhi Center for Global Non-Violence; Marc Weiner, host of Nickelodeon's long-running Weinerville, as well as inspirational, youth leadership trainers -- those who focus on the 'next wave' of career success -- and a host of successful social entrepreneurs.

Parents and teens are urged to apply by May 15th for special pricing and to ensure placement, which is limited.

To register or learn more, visit http://www.superfutures.org/.

Contact Info:

Phone: 888-232-4907


SuperFutures Academy - A Program in partnership with Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
299 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Email: info@superfutures.org

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04/24/08 PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut to mark Holocaust Days of Remembrance on Fridayto mark Holocaust Days of Remembrance on Friday

“Never Again: What You Do Matters”

Source: Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

Raymond Clark III, 18, Bloomfield High School senior and award-winning guitar composer/soloist will join Connecticut Senate Chaplain and author Dr. Rabbi Philip Lazowski in a program which also includes a performance by West Hartford’s William H. Hall High School Choraliers, directed by Lorri Cetto. Clark has played with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and is the recipient of numerous academic and music awards. Rabbi Philip Lazowski is Rabbi Emeritus of Beth Hillel Synagogue, Bloomfield and is the author of “Faith and Destiny”, an account of his survival during the Holocaust by hiding in the White Russian Woods.

With the theme “Never Again: What You Do Matters” the program will be presided over by Senate President Pro Tempore Donald Williams, with participation by Deacon Arthur L. Miller, Office for Black Catholic Ministries, the Jewish War Veterans, Russian War Veterans, Rabbi Joseph Gopin, Rabbi James Rosen, Cantor Sanford Cohn and ushers from Hebrew High School of New England. Alan Lazowski of Hartford, is 31st Annual Holocaust Commemoration Chair.

As the number of living first-hand witnesses to the Holocaust dwindles with each passing year, a memorial candle lighting ceremony to remember the Six Million will be conducted by Greater Hartford Survivors Ernest Gelb (Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora), Fred and Regina Jacobs (Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen) Rabbi Philip and Ruth Lazowski (White Russian Woods) Robert Lesser (White Russian Woods and Dworetz Labor Camp) Abraham Smolar (Vilna Ghetto, Ereda, Narva and Port Kunda) and Eve Soumerai (Kindertransport).

The event is free and open to the public, followed by a kosher luncheon by advance reservation only. For more information and luncheon reservations contact the Jewish Federation Association of CT (JFACT), jfact@mcmgmt.com, 860-727-5771.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford is the host community for the April 24 commemoration, which is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation Association of CT (JFACT) and the Jewish Federations of Greater Danbury, Eastern CT, Greenwich, Greater New Haven, Greater Stamford, New Canaan & Darien, Western Connecticut and Westport –Weston- Wilton - Norwalk in coordination with the Anti-Defamation League, The Christian Conference of Connecticut, the State of Connecticut, State of Israel Bonds and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
U.S. President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the memory of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. The president called on people worldwide to ensure that nothing like it ever happens again.
In a Holocaust Days of Remembrance ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, President Obama warned of the dangers of silence when atrocities are being committed. And he said bearing witness to such horrors is only the first step.
"To commit ourselves to resisting injustice and intolerance and indifference, in whatever forms they may take, whether confronting those who tell lies about history or doing everything we can to prevent and end atrocities like those that took place in Rwanda, those taking place in Darfur," Mr. Obama said.
Holocaust Days of Remembrance is a week-long observance, recalling the brutality of Nazi Germany and its collaborators toward Europe's Jews and others during World War II.
Mr. Obama did not name names, but said that some people still deny that the Holocaust took place.
"There are those who insist the Holocaust never happened, who perpetrate every form of intolerance-racism and anti-Semitism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and more-hatred that degrades its victim and diminishes us all," Mr. Obama said.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has often denied the Holocaust. At the Capitol Hill ceremony, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel condemned the Iranian leader's comments this week at the United Nations Conference on Racism.
"I just came back from Geneva, where we attended an event that was incredibly offensive," Wiesel said.....

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04/24/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: The daily diary of Greenwich Life (Updated)

If You Want To Know What's Really Going On In Greenwich You Have To Read Out Of Town News Sources

Here Is The Story That Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Failed To Cover Online At The Greenwich Time .....

How Bernie did it

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- The employees were transfixed. Standing on the mid-Manhattan trading floor of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities in late 2007, a half-dozen staffers stared up at the ceiling-mounted TV as CNBC aired a report on the mysterious Palm Beach death of a hedge fund manager who had been leading a double life. The police, it appeared, were even considering the possibility that he had been murdered. "Bernie," someone casually asked as Madoff happened to walk by, "have you heard of this guy?"

Madoff glanced at the screen, blanched, and exploded: "Why the fuck would I be interested in some shit like that?" The employees recoiled. "I never saw him react like that before," says a Madoff trader who witnessed the outburst. "It obviously hit a nerve.".....

....Then there was the man who ran the floor, Frank DiPascali, Madoff's chief deputy on 17. He was a 33-year veteran of the firm, with a rough Queens accent and a high-school education, but nobody was quite sure what he did or what his title was. "He was like a ninja," says a former trader in the legitimate operation upstairs. "Everyone knew he was a big deal, but he was like a shadow.".....

A Bit About Greenwich Resident Mark Madoff:

....Mark was in charge of the main trading business at the time the firm collapsed. If he didn't have his younger brother's intellect, he had the people skills that marked him as heir to the Madoff throne. A frat boy, he was easygoing and low-key, occasionally driving his Vespa to work from his SoHo apartment. In his younger days, he would accompany his fellow traders to the topless bar Scores......

A Bit About Greenwich Resident Walter Noel And His Fairfield Greenwich Feeder Fund:

.....Then came the closest call: The SEC launched an investigation in 2006. A whistleblower named Harry Markopolos had spent years trying to persuade the SEC that Madoff was running a Ponzi scheme (he had been a key source for the Mar/Hedge article). The SEC also examined whether Fairfield Greenwich, a giant feeder fund, was properly disclosing the extent of its reliance on Madoff.

Madoff had always been terrified of the SEC. "Every time the SEC came into the office," remembers one longtime employee, "Bernie was a basket case." Wherever Madoff was in the world, he would fly back, even for a routine examination. He peppered employees with questions about their preparedness. "What's up?" he would ask nervously. "What's up? What's up?"

This time Madoff was being asked specifically about his fraudulent investment business. Once again he prepared -- not only himself but also his customer Fairfield Greenwich. A phone conversation with representatives of Fairfield Greenwich in December 2005 was taped, transcribed, and made public as part of a Commonwealth of Massachusetts suit charging Fairfield Greenwich with essentially abdicating its responsibility to protect its investors. The transcript provides a revealing example of Madoff's thinking and his ability to manipulate.

"Obviously, first of all, this conversation never took place ... okay?" Madoff began. ("Yes, of course," was the reply from Fairfield Greenwich's risk manager, though the company has since asserted that it informed the SEC of the conversation at the time.) Madoff proceeded to spin a strange, fragmentary -- he seemed to interrupt himself every few words -- self-contradictory set of talking points for Fairfield to follow in its SEC interview.....

.....Madoff was telling Fairfield to deny the obvious: that he was managing their money. At the same time, he portrayed his firm's role as something well known to the SEC. "They're aware of the fact that we do this," Madoff said, adding later, "The commission knows how we -- how we operate." (An SEC spokesman declined to comment.)

Madoff went on to disparage the SEC investigation as a "fishing expedition," saying that "these girls" -- the SEC's lawyers -- might not understand the strategy, and implying that they might not press too hard because SEC lawyers have ambitions to go into lucrative private practice and don't want to alienate the sorts of firms that might hire them. "It's none of their business," he added. Madoff, who appeared at times to be reading from a list of bullet points, also advised the Fairfield Greenwich team on the tone they should take. "You don't want them to think that you're concerned about anything ... You're best off [if] you just be, you know, casual." Fairfield has said it told the truth to the SEC.

When it was his turn to be interviewed by the SEC, in May 2006, Madoff flat-out lied. When he was asked, for example, "Is it correct, then, that the equities are traded in Europe?" he responded, "Yes." (Madoff often told people he made all sorts of trades in Europe, where it would be harder to verify what he was doing.) Needless to say, there were no equities being traded in Europe or anywhere else.....

.....The man once famous for rebuffing potential investors was now openly soliciting the ultrawealthy: Ken Langone, the Pritzker family, and others were invited to invest. And Madoff leaned on some of his most loyal investors for cash infusions. Carl Shapiro ponied up $250 million. Some of the principals at Fairfield Greenwich added another $15 million. But it just wasn't enough......

But It Is Not All Bad News For Greenwich Resident Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel.....

Madoff Lieutenant Negotiating Plea Deal, Naming Names
The Business Insider

Apparently he can't implicate Fairfield Greenwich in the fraud either, which is good news for them, though they don't have to be directly complicit in it to be in a whole world of legal trouble for their lack of due diligence.

The Raw Greenwich News Feed Continues......

Embezzler has pled guilty and is soon to be sentenced

By WSTC/WNLK Newsroom
A Greenwich woman has pled guilty to embezzling more than 250000 dollars from her former employer, a Stamford towing company.

Susan Rudisill worked as a bookkeeper for bill's service. Authorities said Rudisill over several years wrote company checks to herself and altered the payroll to give herself more money. "The Advocate" reports Rudisill will be sentenced July 23.

Area lawmakers torn over gay marriage vote
Norwalk Advocate

"I think my generation was not comfortable voting 'yes' on same-sex marriage," Gibbons said, adding that lawmakers from Greenwich received about 800 phone ...

State Senate passes gay marriage bill
Norwalk Advocate

L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, said he voted against the bill in part to protest the state Supreme Court's ruling. Frantz said he believes Connecticut had ...

Denim, Diamonds, and Girl Scouts - Girl Scouts of Connecticut's ...
Norwalk Plus Magazine
The 2009 Honorees are Phyllis and Bruce Nicholas of Greenwich
, Priscilla and John Woyke of New Canaan, and Marion Glowka of Stamford. ...

Mel Gibson : Divorce to strip Mel Gibson of half his life long ...
Entertainment and Showbiz!

Two years ago he sold his 28-room Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion for USD 39.5 million. In May, 2007, Gibson bought a 160-plus-hectare ranch in Costa Rica ...

In Whom Do We Trust?
Indicates upbringing in Darien, Greenwich or other town where parents would rather say "yes" than "no" to their pendulant, spoiled offspring. ...

Olympus Partners Invests $50 Million in Atlas Industrial Services

Atlas Industrial Services LLC is an affiliate of Greenwich, Conn. -based Atlas Holdings LLC ("Atlas Holdings") which has overseen the significant growth at ...

Weekend planned for Jewish families touched by adoption
New Jersey Jewish Standard

The Adoption Connection at Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, Conn., in conjunction with the New Jersey Y Camps, will host a “Forever Families Weekend” ...

Diebold Re-Elects Board Members, Declares Cash Dividend

Alan J. Weber , chief executive officer, Weber Group LLC, Greenwich, Conn. The board of directors declared a second-quarter cash dividend of 26 cents per ...

Youth Soccer -- Wilton chalks up an 'Orignal' victory
Wilton Villager

Wilton Blue played a hard-fought game against Old Greenwich, coming up just short in a 3-1 loss. The lone Wilton goal came on a well-placed penalty kick by ...

Baseball Takes On Fairleigh Dickinson In Teaneck, NJ This Weekend
Quinnipiac Bobcats

Sophomore Joe Poletsky (Greenwich, Conn.) currently leads the team with 18 RBI. Poletsky is second on the team with six multiple-RBI games and eight two-out ...

Performance shifts gears
News & Observer
2007 North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Conn. acquires Performance Inc.
2008 Performance Inc. hires Jim Thompson as chief executive officer. ...

New Hampshire Design Collaborative and Haven Custom Homes ...

... in some of the country's most architecturally discriminating neighborhoods including Martha's Vineyard, the Hamptons, Hilton Head and Greenwich, CT . ...

Private Banks Expand On SFO Partnerships
Private Asset Management

Michael Zeuner, senior executive partner for GenSpring Family Offices, says the firm now often pairs up with SFOs and that the firm's own Greenwich, Conn., ...

Norwalk police blotter
Norwalk Advocate

Police later found that Williams was arrested Saturday in Greenwich on charges of soliciting. Williams was charged with soliciting without a permit, ...

Tiger Cubs Added into List of Gurus:

Viking was formed in 1999 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Viking manages two hedge funds invested in equities worldwide. Prior to founding Viking, ...

Girls lacrosse: RHS falls to McMahon after dramatic win over Danbury
Ridgefield Press

“And our next two games are against [perennial powers] New Canaan and Greenwich.” McMahon took control from the start, building a 13-6 halftime lead. ...

Web sheds light on business
Norwalk Advocate
By Harold Davis
Archie Russell Jr., owner of Fashion Light Center LLC in Greenwich, said an online presence has helped the high-end lighting business ...

Owls Win Sixth Straight, Defeat St. Anselm 4-1
Southern Connecticut State University Athletics

Matt Pessy (Greenwich, Conn.) got the Owls on the board first with a RBI double to right field in the second. Pessy's double marked his first as an Owl. In ...

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