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Friday, May 8, 2009

The Raw Greenwich News Feed Afternoon Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

BUSSINESS:
Presstek Announces First Quarter 2009 Results
Market Wire (press release)
GREENWICH, CT - Presstek, Inc. ( NASDAQ : PRST) today reported a loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2009 ...
SPORTS:

The Big Jumpers Came Out To Play at the Old Salem Farm Spring ...
United States Equestrian Federation (press release) - Lexington,KY,USA
Of the 12 horse-and-rider combinations to clear the first round, Kimberly Swenson of Greenwich, CT, and her Windward's Tilia were the fastest in the second ...

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Father's Forum: May 16 - COMMUNITY CHANNEL Greenwich, CT 203-869-1630 General Interest Richard Colangelo presents a father's forum focusing on "Cyberspace and Beyond: Keeping ... Ask the Doctor: Medical Health Articles ...
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05/08/09 Media Alert: Just Books' Hosts Popular Authors Bence, Abrahms Spring, and Macy May 16, 18 & 19

Hi – following and attached is a media alert on some exciting authors visiting Just Books in Old Greenwich. Hope you can use this information. Please contact me if you need additional information, photos or would like to interview the authors. Thanks so much.

Jenifer
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GREAT AUTHORS VISITING JUST BOOKS
KAREN BENCE
“MIDNIGHT REVELATIONS”
JANIS ABRAHMS SPRING, PH.D.
“LIFE WITH POP: LESSONS ON CARING FOR AN AGING PARENT”
CAITLIN MACY
“SPOILED”


WHO: Just Books in Old Greenwich, Conn., has three great author events coming up – Karen Bence with her psychological thriller Midnight Revelations (SterlingHouse Publisher; $14.95), at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 16; Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. with her timely book Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent (Avery; $25), at 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 18; and popular author Caitlin Macy who was recently profiled in the New York Times Style section with her new book Spoiled: Stories (Random House; $24), who will visit Just Books at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19. All of these events are free and open to the public. Visit www.justbooks.org <http://www.justbooks.org> or call 203-637-0707 to reserve a book, make a reservation, or for more information.

WHAT: Karen Bence will sign copies of her new novel Midnight Revelations, which profiles the paranormal story of a family that move to an old horse farm that is haunted by tragedies that befell its previous owners. Soon chilling events begin take place. Resolved to find out what lies behind the strange events at the farm, Sara stumbles across the key to a diary...as well as the key to her own past. Who really are her parents? What grave secret is the old estate hiding? Midnight Revelations is a powerful portrait of strong woman determined to uncover the truth about herself. Karen M. Bence, like the protagonist of Midnight Revelations, is also engaged in a determined search for her biological mother. Ms. Bence currently resides with her husband and son in a horse farm outside of Atlanta, GA.


Just Books welcomes Westport, Conn., clinical psychologist Janis Abrahms Spring, acclaimed author of the award-winning books, After the Affair and How Can I Forgive You? In her latest book, Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent, Janis captures the joy and imposition, the happiness and the heartache, of this universal journey with warmth, depth, and humor. A signed copy of Life with Pop would make a great Father's Day gift! Reviewer David Treadway says, "Explores the extraordinary personal challenges and moments of grace that come with caring for an aging parent. Read it. It will be a gift to you."

As seen in the New York Times Style section, popular author Caitlin Macy will visit and sign copies of her new book Spoiled. In Spoiled, Caitlin Macy turns her unsparing eye on women in their thirties -- educated and successful -- who struggle to keep their footing in viciously competitive social circles. Whether at the private school playground, business dinners, a beach house or exotic vacation, the wives, girlfriends, and mothers of Macy's stories are plagued by simmering loneliness and isolation, and many end up lashing out in rash and destructive ways.

WHEN & WHERE: Karen Bence – Midnight Revelations: 10 AM, May 16, at Just Books

Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. – Life with Pop: 7 PM, May 18, at Arcadia Café

Caitlin Macy – Spoiled: 4 PM, May 19, at Just Books


Just Books is located at 20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870; 203-637-0707. Arcadia Café is located next door at 20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT; visit www.justbooks.org <http://www.justbooks.org> for more information.


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05/08/09 The Raw Greenwich Business News Feed; Late Morning Edition

The Latest Greenwich Business News Report:

If You Want To Know What's Really Going On In The Greenwich Business World You Have Got To Read The Out Of Town Newspapers....
Friedman's Resignation Shows Difficulty of Overlapping Roles
Wall Street Journal
In 2005, Mr. Friedman became a senior adviser to Stone Point Capital, a private-equity firm in Greenwich, Conn. Stone Point was formed by principals of MMC, ...

The Latest Greenwich Business Blog Post:

Movers & shakers: May 8, 2009 (The Deal Magazine)
Financial advisory and investment banking firm Algon Group LLC hired Brad Edwards to head its financial sponsor efforts, based in Greenwich, Conn. He reports to founder Troy Taylor. Edwards worked in the sponsor coverage and leveraged ...
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05/08/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: (Early Morning Edition)

7 Run for Selection Committee
Larchmont Gazette
Professionally: She is currently a staff nurse at Greenwich Hospital, but worked at Cornell NY Presbyterian Hospital and Mamaroneck UFSD ...


Ashforth promotes sustainability, conservation and awareness
Stamford Plus Magazine
... conservation and awareness at its owned buildings – 707 Summer Street and Stamford Square in Stamford, CT and Greenwich Plaza in Greenwich CT. ...


Antiques dealer sells what's hot
Danbury News Times
By Harold Davis Elaine

Dillof has been dealing in antiques at her shop at 71 Church St., Greenwich, for 22 years. Prices at her shop range from $35 for ...

Home Depot co-founder holds no punches at talk
Norwalk Advocate
By Richard Lee

The nation's stock markets are showing some signs of life, but even veteran investors such as those gathered Thursday at the Greenwich Country Club are hesitant to predict when the economy will rebound.

"I don't think any of us in this room have seen anything like this before," said venture capitalist Kenneth Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot, as he addressed an audience of nearly 150 at a member exchange breakfast hosted by Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust in Greenwich. "Everybody I talk to can't figure out the market.".....

Business People
Connecticut Post
The National Executive Service Corps has appointed Hilary Watson of Greenwich as a regional director
. She succeeds Holly Freedman. Watson previously was an ...


Fairview's Meola wins Westchester PGA title
Lower Hudson Journal news
... to defeat Metropolis' Craig Thomas 1 up in the championship match of the MasterCard Westchester PGA at Innis Arden Country Club in Greenwich, Conn. ...


High School Softball
Connecticut Post
Ludlowe recently saw its five-game winning-streak snapped by Greenwich on Tuesday, but the Falcons (8-4, 8-2 FCIAC) bounced right back the next day, ...


Supermodel Stephanie Seymour Fighting For Custody
PerezHilton.com
90's supermodel Stephanie Seymour has found herself stuck in the middle of a nasty divorce! Seymour and her husband of 16 years, White Birch Paper Co. owner Peter Brandt...


Mets Stars Team Up With Gatorade For Mets Foundation Fundraiser in ...
New York Mets
Located at 359 Greenwich Avenue, Richards offers the finest men's and women's clothing and merchandise from around the world. Richards offers world-class ...

Church fashion show helps raise money for charities
Greenwich Time
The show previews spring and summer fashions by Talbots, and Hoagland's of Greenwich
. All proceeds benefit the local charities of Saint Mary Guild. ...


Historic home gets plaque
Greenwich Time
By Lisa Chamoff

The Thomas Lyon House, considered to be the oldest unaltered house in Greenwich, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in ...

For Welch, the message was key at GE
Stamford Advocate
... chief executive officer at General Electric Co., holds his book Wednesday before speaking to the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in Greenwich. ...


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05/08/09 Greenwich Police Department Let's Another Rich Killer Go Free

Woman arrested for parole violation
Waterbury Republican American

LITCHFIELD — A Kent woman who spent a year in prison for her part in a crash that killed her best friend in July 2004 was back behind bars Thursday.

Alia Altajir, 23, was arrested at her mother's home in Kent early Thursday morning for violating the terms of her probation following her release from prison. She was ordered held on $50,000 bond. With dual citizenship in Britain and the U.S., she was ordered to surrender her passport.

Relatives contacted by authorities said Altajir is a flight risk.

She divides her time between Kent, Greenwich and London. Her father lives in Dubai.

According to police, Altajir crashed her car in Greenwich April 17. A police investigation revealed that Altajir's license was suspended.

They served the warrant at her mother's home at 2 a.m. Thursday and she appeared in Litchfield's Bantam Court on Thursday.

Altajir was driving a BMW that plunged from Route 7 down a 25-foot embankment and into the Housatonic River in July 2004. Killed in the crash was 18-year-old Dustin Church of Madison.

Her blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit and she was also found to have abused cold medicine.

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Grave Injustice:
...........Bria was 19 when he died from a cocaine and heroin overdose after a party was held in the basement of his Hollow Wood Lane home in 2004. Four of Bria's friends were named in the suit, including Jason Cunningham, Savannah Lamotte, Megan Caron and Katie Hanscom, all of Greenwich. ....
......While police never charged any of the teens who attended the party with a crime immediately following the death, the case was reopened in 2008 when Lamotte, 23, and Cunningham, 24, were charged with possession of a narcotic -- a move many believe stemmed from testimony given during the civil case. Police did not charge Hanscom and Caron.

Benjamin said the case also helped change the way police and prosecutors in the state view fatal overdose case.

"We changed the law in the state of Connecticut," said Benjamin.

According to Benjamin, the judge said providers of illegal drugs bear responsibility for death by overdose because ordinary people should know about the dangers....

They Watched A Boy Die Instead Of Picking Up The Phone

Never Forget That These Heartless SOB's (Jason Cunningham, Savannah Lamotte, Megan Caron and Katie Hanscom) Refused To Call 911 For A Dying Boy And Cleaned Up The Crime Scene Before Letting The Mother Find A Dead Son In His Bed The Next Morning.

......Cunningham pleaded guilty to the possession of narcotics charge on April 23 after being denied entrance into a drug-intervention program. He received three years probation. Lamotte is pursuing an intervention program through the court. She was denied entrance into a drug-education program earlier this year after a judge ruled the case was too serious to offer her or Cunningham the program......
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05/08/09 News Release: Greenwich's ACGT Offers Glimpse Into Future Treatments for Cancer

Dear Greenwich Roundup – attached is a news release and photo from the recent ACGT educational seminar held at the Bruce Museum that focused on the Impact of Gene Therapy on Lymphoma, Leukemia and Prostate Cancer, as presented by renowned cancer scientist Dr. Michel Sadelain of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. We hope you can use this information and photo. The evening was a lively discussion of treatments for cancer that are on the frontier and many that are being instituted in clinical trials around the country. ACGT – the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy - founded by Greenwich residents Barbara and Edward Netter, is a wonderful national resource for helping people learn about the newest treatments for cancer and has been instrumental in raising funds to support cancer research with some of the leading institutions and scientists in the U.S.

PHOTO CAPTIONS
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— Dr. Michel Sadelain, founding director of the Center for Cell Engineering and head of the Gene Transfer and Gene Expression Laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, chats with ACGT co-founder and event chair, Barbara Netter of Greenwich, at a recent educational seminar on advances in treating cancer, which ACGT sponsored.

Bottom — Rabbi Andrew Sklarz of Greenwich discusses the cancer research with Dr. Michel Sadelain after the ACGT presentation.

If you need additional information or would like other photos, please let me know. Thanks so much.

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05/08/09 Thanks, But No Thanks

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05/08/09 The Question Of The Day

Why can't Westchester be like Greenwich? lohud.com The Journal News

To The Editor,

The Sunday New York Times real estate section included the disturbing news of a sharp increase in the number of Westchester County seniors who fully own their homes, yet are now forced to apply for reverse mortgages to meet their property tax bills. The same article also stated that a house valued at $1.2 million would warrant $24,000 in property taxes in Larchmont, but the same house in Greenwich, Conn., would result in a tax bill of $8,000.

Does anyone believe the police, fire and school services in Greenwich are so poor compared with Larchmont that the tax bill should be one-third? Of course not -Greenwich schools and other services are virtually indistinguishable with those in wealthy Westchester towns and villages.

The difference is the costly, multiple layers of Westchester County government. Where are The Journal News' inquiries regarding this sharp difference for similar municipal services? The Journal News questions government officials daily.

Now is the time for a simple question - why isn't the Greenwich method of delivery of services, and resulting "low" tax bill good enough for Westchester? Stop making excuses, there is a clear example to follow.

John Gray
Katonah


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05/08/09 More On The Story That Greenwich Time Gossip Columnist Susie "The Dish" Costaregni Completely Missed

While Greenwich Time Gossip Columnist Susie "The Dish" Costaregni Was Reporting That Greenwich Resident Bobby Bonilla Went Into The AT&T Store.

The Real Celebrity Gossip Hounds Were Reporting......

Shocker: Supermodel Stephanie Seymour And Greenwich Rich Boy Peter Brant Split

They both know hearts can change. Public figures divorce all of the time, but rarely are we moved to think: but why? They were so right for each other! But that was what we exclaimed this morning when reading about the difficult parting of ways between Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant in "Page Six." Not only were they a physical match, as you can ...

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If You Really Want To Know What's Going On In Greenwich
You Have Got To Read The Out Of Town Newspaoers And Blogs ......

Supermodel In Divorce Hell

"It's OK. I am sleeping in the maids quarters ....
It's very tough. He's playing very dirty with me."

Peter Brant accusses Seymore of being an unfit
mother to Peter Jr. 15, Harry 12, and Lily 4.

The parties are due in Greenwich Court on Monday.

TheImproper.comStephanie Seymour, Peter Brant in 'War of Roses'
TheImproper.com - New York
The split is coming after 16 years of marriage and three children, but neither is apparently willing to give up the palatial home in tony Greenwich, Conn....
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05/07/09 Rich Kids Get Away With Murder - Money Talks And Killers Walk

Grave Injustice:


.....Bria was 19 when he died from a cocaine and heroin overdose after a party was held in the basement of his Hollow Wood Lane home in 2004. Four of Bria's friends were named in the suit, including Jason Cunningham, Savannah Lamotte, Megan Caron and Katie Hanscom, all of Greenwich.

The specifics of the settlement were not released Thursday, but the attorney for the Brias, Daniel Benjamin of Stamford, said the parents will receive a six-figure settlement from the insurance companies representing Caron and Cunningham....

While The Attorneys For The Heartless
Rich Brats Had Little Or Nothing To Say

.....Attorney Eugene Riccio of Greenwich did not disclose how much Caron, his client, will be paying through her insurance company, but said he was pleased the case is over.....

.....Attorney Stephen Walko, of Stamford, who represents Cunningham, did not return a call for comment......

However, Next Time That Low Life And Druggies Who Watch A Boy Die Instead Of Calling 911 Will Not Get Treated With The Kid Gloves

......While police never charged any of the teens who attended the party with a crime immediately following the death, the case was reopened in 2008 when Lamotte, 23, and Cunningham, 24, were charged with possession of a narcotic -- a move many believe stemmed from testimony given during the civil case. Police did not charge Hanscom and Caron.

Benjamin said the case also helped change the way police and prosecutors in the state view fatal overdose case.

"We changed the law in the state of Connecticut," said Benjamin.

According to Benjamin, the judge said providers of illegal drugs bear responsibility for death by overdose because ordinary people should know about the dangers....
They Watched A Boy Die Instead Of Picking Up The Phone

Never Forget That These Heartless SOB's (Jason Cunningham, Savannah Lamotte, Megan Caron and Katie Hanscom) Refused To Call 911 For A Dying Boy And Cleaned Up The Crime Scene Before Letting The Mother Find A Dead Son In His Bed The Next Morning.

Cunningham pleaded guilty to the possession of narcotics charge on April 23 after being denied entrance into a drug-intervention program. He received three years probation. Lamotte is pursuing an intervention program through the court. She was denied entrance into a drug-education program earlier this year after a judge ruled the case was too serious to offer her or Cunningham the program.

The Insurance Payment Doesn't Settle Things Fair And Justly.

John Bria's Mother Would Gladly Give Everything She Has Got And Then Some If She Could Just Hold Her Precious Son One More Time.

These Heartless Killers Are Still Continue To Walk The Streets Without Ever Even Having To Sit In A Jail Cell And Contemplate How They Ripped Apart The Bria Family.

But The Dirty Little Secret In Greenwich Is That The Working Class And Especially The Poor In Byram And Western Greenwich Rarely Get Justice.

Go to Stamford Superior Court and you can see one of the greatest injustices against the poor members of Greenwich society played out over and over.

You'll see poor Greenwich residents - young black and Latino men, mostly - meeting their Public Defender attorneys for the first time just minutes before they stand before the judge and enter a plea that can effect the rest of their lives.

It is a horrific miscarriage of justice. Indigent defendants from Western Greenwich arrive at the bar of justice with legal assistance that is rushed, cursory, inadequate or nonexistent - a situation that is blatantly unconstitutional.

In the landmark 1963 case of Gideon vs. Wainwright, the Supreme Court ruled that all defendants charged with a crime have the right to a lawyer. In Stamford and Norwalk court rooms, the rights of less fortunate Greenwich residents are violated on a daily basis.

Many times high bails are set.

Remember the Byram balloon throwing teenager
who got a $50,000 bail.

Often times Greenwich Police officers look the other way and let the rich members of Greenwich society go, while slapping cuffs on those of less means.

Many poor Western Greenwich residents charged with minor infractions can spend up to three months in the Bridgeport jail, because they can't make these high bail amounts. They frantically try to contact a legal aid attorney who are so busy that they can not met with them outside of open court.

Most cases of the poor of Byram are
disposed of by routine guilty pleas.

In most of these cases there had been no investigation, no witness interviews and no meaningful conversation about legal strategy.

Nothing short of major, far-reaching reform can ensure that Connecticut meets its constitutional and statutory obligations to provide quality representation to every indigent Town of Greenwich person accused of a crime or other offense.

The reason it's a crisis is that everybody looks the other way.

Justice demands that we stop looking away.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King Jr.,
Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

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