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Thursday, May 21, 2009

05/21/09 Peter Tesei And The Other Selectmen Do The Right Thing Just Before Memorial Day Weekend

Military suit settlement approved by selectmen



By Frank MacEachern
Staff Writer
A settlement between the town and five police officers who sued the town, alleging they were discriminated against because of their military service, passed one hurdle as the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the deal Thursday.

The deal calls for the town to pay Sgt. Robert Berry $20,000 and promote him to lieutenant on Nov. 1. Four other town police officers involved in the lawsuit will each receive $10,000. The town also will pay the plaintiffs' legal costs of $25,000, Tesei said.....


.....The other officers in the lawsuit are Patrolman Sean O'Donnell, Sgt. Kraig Gray, Lt. James Heavey and retired Detective Terry McCue.

O'Donnell praised Tesei for his role in ending the litigation.

"Mr. Tesei has been forceful in getting this resolved," he said. "I hope the settlement will be accepted."

As part of the deal, Tesei said town staff and managers will receive training on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, a federal law that ensures those who have served in the military are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service, are promptly re-employed upon their return from duty and are not discriminated against in employment based on their past, present or future military service


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The Norwalk Community College Student Government Voted Unanimously To Approve A Greenwich Residents Request To Support And Fund The Veterans Club That Came Into Being This Year.

Last Veterans Day Lt. Governor Michael Fedele Pined Another Medal On Gero, Who Also Was Awarded The Bronze Star In Iraq.

After Veteran's Day, Norwalk Community College Established An Area In The New Student Center Just For Veterans.

Patriotic Connecticut Residents Have Donated Money To Norwalk Community College To Support The Veterans.

Greenwich Roundup's Korean American Son Has Repeatedly Instructed Greenwich Roundup Not To Put This News Up Him Here At This Blog.

But Greenwich Roundup Needed To Mentioned This Here, Because Of How Police Officers Are Being Punished And Dishonored In This Greenwich High School Grads Hometown.

However, Greenwich Roundup Wont Mention How Gero Survived 3 IED Attacks, Earned 11 other Military Commedations In One Tour In Iraq, Recieved A Letter Of Recommendation Form A Colonel.

Nor Will Greenwich Roundup Mention How Gero Has Been On The Honor Roll Every Single College Semester, Was Invited And Accepted Induction Into Norwalk Community Colleges Honor Society - Phi Theta Kappa And Is Working His Way Through School.

But Greenwich Roundup Would Like To Ask Greenwich Residents How Do You Think This Greenwich Patriot Feels When He Hears That ....

Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Has Decided To
Illegally Discriminate Against Town Police Officers Who
President Bush Ordered To Go Overseas To Protect And Defend
The American Way Of Life We Enjoy.

At Any Moment, President Obama Could Order Gero And These Greenwich Police Officers To Leave Their Families And Mobilize To Afghanistan Or Any Other Trouble Spot In The World.

But Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Is Willing To Waste The Money Of Greenwich Taxpayers In A Boneheaded Effort To Penalize Greenwich Police Officers Who Put Their Lives On The Line To Protect And Defend The Constitution Of The United States Of America.

Instead Of Honoring These Greenwich Police Officers On Memorial Day Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Has Town Attorney John Wayne Fox Going To Federal Court Trying To Prevent These Patriots From Taking Promotional Tests, Because They Served One Tour In A Combat Zone.

Greenwich Roundup Has Only One Thing To Say To
Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg
And Town Attorney John Wayne Fox .....

Lets Protect The Rights Of These Greenwich Police Officers
Just As They Have Protected Our Rights

Shame, Shame, Shame .... On Any Greenwich Official That Fails To Protect The Civil Rights Of Any Service Member's Employment Rights.

Ridberg Needs To Make A Place At The Greenwich Police Department Testing Table For The Police Officers Who Were Ordered To Go To War
It Is Time For Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg
To Start Enforcing The Law.
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05/21/09 It's Going To Be A Long Hot Summer At Wilbur Peck


Do You Believe Greenwich Police Chief David Ridburg When He Says That There Is No Gang Or Drug Activity At Wilbur Peck

Greenwich Doesn't Need A "Click It Or Ticket" Task Force It Needs A Gang Task Violence Force

Teen stabbed after fight breaks out

By Debra Friedman
Staff writer
Posted: 05/21/2009 08:50:31 PM EDT


A 16-year-old Greenwich youth was charged with assault after police said he stabbed another teen in the back with a knife during a weekend altercation at the Wilbur Peck Court housing complex.....

....Police said the fight soon escalated when the 16-year-old suspect obtained his own knife and, after a chase, stabbed the other teenager once in the back, causing minor injuries. Police said the victim, whose age was not provided, tried to flee before the attack.

"The youthful offender caught up with the victim approximately one mile away on Field Point Road," said Sgt. Mark Zuccerella. "The youthful offender engaged the victim in a fight, which resulted in the youthful offender beating and then stabbing the victim.".....

.....The altercation comes just weeks after the Greenwich Housing Authority pledged to put additional funds toward hiring extra police patrols for the area to combat growing disturbances.

In March, several youths and young adults were arrested during a rowdy late-night gathering that turned violent, resulting in several Greenwich police officers being injured.....

....It was not clear if the teen charged with assault resided at Wilbur Peck Court. The teenager was unable to post his $75,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on May 27.


UPDATE:
The Greenwich Time Topix Message Board Is Starting To Light Up Over How The Wilbur Park Violence Problem Is Being Mismanaged:
The boot says.....
Kick the kid out and his family too.
WAKE UP HOUSING AUTHORITY
Get off the golf course and do your JOB.
BRN says ...
This shows up in the paper six days after the fact. WTF?
March Patrols says ....
But our police chief spent all the available overtime funds providing extra patrols in MARCH, when there was such a great need due to the beautiful weather we were having then.
Now in May and June, there is no need for extra patrols because no trouble makers will be outside due to the terrible weather conditions we face.
We only hire the best and the brightest to lead this department.
SUN86 says .....
Why Housing Authority does not take action to protect all the decent residents in the complex allowing these trash of society to enjoy the previlege of living there?
mmmmmmmmmmm too confortable in their jobs and no one above them to make sure they do what they are supposed to?Who helps the decents residents?
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05/21/09 Te Raw Greenwich News Feed: Late Night Edition

The Latest Greenich News Briefs:

Free Seminar
Westchester.com
Dr. Elisa Mambrino, Ph.D., a Greenwich, CT based neurospsychologist explores the complex cognitive process of expository writing in young adults, ...
Orange County Soccer Mom Busted in Cold Case Murder
NBC Los Angeles
Nanette Ann Packard McNeal, formerly Nanette AnnJohnston, 43, Ladera Ranch, and Eric Andrew Naposki, 42, Greenwich, CT, are charged with one felony count. ...

Greenwich Roundup Has Found A News Local Blogger....

Gene Sherpas: Personalized Medicine and You: Swine Flu In Greewich CT!
By Steve Murphy MD
It turns out that Swine Flu is now in our town of Greenwich CT. So I will put up a checklist here......Not that any Genome Readers would be interested, but when you google Steven Murphy......this is what shows up. ...
Gene Sherpas: Personalized Medicine... - http://thegenesherpa.blogspot.com/

Greenwich Roundup Will Add The Good Doctor To The Raw Greenwich Blog Feed



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05/21/09 The Greenwich Board Of Education And The Local Lamestream Media Won't Tell You The Truth, But The Wwstern Middle School Mothers Will

IT IS NOT JUST ONE KID!!

Several kids have tested positive for Flu and medical samples will be sent to the State for confirmation of Swine Flu.

Dozens of children have had to go to the ER.

The child with the Swine Flu was sick on monday and went to the nurse.

He was pulled out of the activities most of that day.

Greenwich Public Schools was notified.

Friday he was diagnoised with the Flu and given anti-viral drugs that school personell helped administer to the child, before he went on and durring school field trip.

While there is no need to panic, there is certainly need to proceed with caution.

The school should be disinfected from top to bottom and all children with flu like symptoms should be tested and removed from the school instead of being sent back to thier classrooms.

This outbreak is getting out of hand, because nessary precautions were not immediately taken by School superintendent Betty Sternberg.

Extra School nurses should have been assigned to the school, after a bus load of sick children were returned to the night before.

The school should have been closed today and Friday. There were only 22 6th graders in school. There would be no harm in closing the school Friday and no harm in cancelling the dance Friday night.

It is better to be safe than sorry.

Why not try and keep the children from being in a confinded space, with no good air quality?

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05/21/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Brief:

Swine Flu Cases in Connecticut Top 100
WTIC
... Darien, Easton, Greenwich, North Branford, Old Saybrook, Southbury, Stamford, Westport and Wilton. The cases include the first in Tolland County. .
TheDay
WTNH

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05/21/09 Greenwich Post Is Next To Last With This Breaking News: Where's The Greenwich Citizen?





Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut


Breaking News


One confirmed case of novel influenza A (H1N1), commonly known as “swine flu” has turned up at Western Middle School. Greenwich Public Schools received confirmation from the state today that a sixth grader at the school had contracted swine flu last week.

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05/21/09 Better Late Than Never: The Greenwich Time Reports On The Confirmed Swine Flu Case At Western Middle School


05/21/09 Parents say Greenwich Swine Flu outbreak was handled all wrong by the BOE and the town Health Department


05/21/09 This Is What The Western Middle School Parents Were Given Today When They Picked Up There Sick Children


05/21/09 Greenwich Public School's Issues A Western Middle School Swine Flu Update


05/21/09 Breaking News: Greenwich Roundup Exclusive>>>>> One more Greenwich child has been confirmed with Swine Flu


05/21/09 A Mother Reports From Western Middle School


05/20/09 In A story Reported First In Greenwich Roundup - Swine Flu Fears Hit Greenwich After 19 Middle-School Students Became Ill With Fevers


05/20/09 Greenwich Public Schools Press Release: 19 Western Middle School Students Come Down With Fevers On Class Trip



No Other Greenwich News Organization Covers The Greenwich Schools Like Greenwich Roundup, Because Greenwich Roundup Listens To The Parents.
And The Parents Trust Greenwich Roundup

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05/21/09 Greenwich On The Money

Reports hint U.S. recovery will be a rutted road
Theregalcourier.com

... was definitely on the disappointing side of expectations," said Alan Ruskin, chief international strategist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. "The numbers are consistent with only a tepid global recovery as factories switch on the ...

Wedding Photographers in Fairfield County
Associated Content
... at the phone number and/or email listed above. C. Christopher Semmes Photography Art and Design 23 Pilgrim Drive Greenwich, CT 06831-4925 (203) 531-5300 csemmes007@aol.com These photographs will be creative and full of beauty. These photographs are ...

Greenwich's Stanwich School Leases Sacred Heart Building
WSTC-AM Norwalk
Greenwich's Stanwich School, a private pre Kindergarten through 9th grade institution, has leased another school building in Stamford
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Wall St. Law Firm Moves Off the...
GlobeSt.com
... S.L. Green Realty for $273 million in a deal that also saw S.L. Green pick up Mack-Cali's 500 West Putnam Ave. in Greenwich, CT for $56 million. The REIT's share of the 1.3-million-square-foot office tower totals 524,476 square feet and is 100% ...

SolarWinds shares climb in first trading day
LA Daily News
... existing shareholders are offering the remainder of the shares. Eric Guja, an analyst for Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Conn., said SolarWinds' IPO, plus the expected debut of online restaurant reservation provider OpenTable today, are signs the ...

Stocks 5.21
Connecticut Post
... its U.S. spirits operation in Norwalk, was off seven cents to $53.78. Among the gainers, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. of Greenwich, which operates short-line and regional freight railroads and provides related services, closed at $33.25, up 78 cents. ...

Haefner a Young.....
Free Press
... and area manager for Bella Baby Photography in Los Angeles. Alexander Young son of Richard and Carol Young of Greenwich, Conn. A 1998 graduate of Westminster in Simsbury, Conn., and a graduate of Tulane in New Orleans, he is employed as the vice ...

Oregon Railroad Earns Rail Industry's Top Safety Honors
The South Mississippi Sun Herald
Willamette & Pacific Wins Harriman Gold, ASLRRA President's Awards GREENWICH/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Sears Canada reeling from 85% profit drop
The Province
... in the industry, and the dismal numbers had many wondering whether Sears Chairman Edward Lampert, whose Greenwich, Conn.-based ESL Investments Inc. is the controlling shareholder in Sears with a roughly 75% stake, may finally agree to deal with ...




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05/21/09 Better Late Than Never: The Greenwich Time Reports On The Confirmed Swine Flu Case At Western Middle School

Swine flu confirmed in Greenwich schools

By Colin Gustafson
Staff Writer
Posted: 05/21/2009 04:10:41 PM EDT


School officials have confirmed the first known case of swine flu in a student in Greenwich Public Schools, the town health director and superintendent of schools announced Thursday afternoon.

A student who attends Western Middle School has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, according to results released to the district by the state's Department of Public Health.

A student who attends Western Middle School has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, according to results released to the district by the state's Department of Public Health.


The student, whose name was not released, had mild symptoms, was treated and did not require hospitalization, officials said.


News of the student's infection came one day after Western Middle School's sixth-grade class was sent home from a five-day trip to Nature's Classroom in Colebrook, after 19 students became ill with fevers and an additional 36 complained of symptoms from minor headaches to fever.
The parents of the 19 sick students have been advised to have their children seen by their doctor before returning to school.


District officials said Thursday afternoon they have decided not to close any schools at the moment, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which discourages school closures unless "there is a magnitude of faculty or student absenteeism that interferes with the school," officials said.


Town health and school officials say they continue to monitor all illnesses in Greenwich schools, adding that they will take measures to prevent the transmission of disease as needed.


Information is being collected daily from the school nurses, physicians and Greenwich Hospital, officials said.


Messages were left with Western Middle School principal Stacey Gross Thursday

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05/21/09 Parents say Greenwich Swine Flu outbreak was handled all wrong by the BOE and the town Health Department

05/21/09 This Is What The Western Middle School Parents Were Given Today When They Picked Up There Sick Children

05/21/09 Greenwich Public School's Issues A Western Middle School Swine Flu Update


05/21/09 Breaking News: Greenwich Roundup Exclusive>>>>> One more Greenwich child has been confirmed with Swine Flu


05/21/09 A Mother Reports From Western Middle School


05/20/09 In A story Reported First In Greenwich Roundup - Swine Flu Fears Hit Greenwich After 19 Middle-School Students Became Ill With Fevers


05/20/09 Greenwich Public Schools Press Release: 19 Western Middle School Students Come Down With Fevers On Class Trip

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05/21/09 Something Is Very Fishy With This Car Crash Turned Bloody Knife Suicide Story

Cops: Driver in Port Chester died of suicide, not crash
The Journal News

PORT CHESTER - A Colorado restaurateur who died in a single-car crash early Monday committed suicide, village police said yesterday.

Christian Richard Corna, 45, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., had stab wounds transecting the carotid artery and trachea, the medical examiner said. The wounds were inconsistent with the accident, police said, and a bloodied knife was found in the car.

Corna was visiting his fiancée in Greenwich, Conn., according to police and friends of his in Colorado.

He crashed a rented Toyota into the north corner abutment of the Metro-North bridge while heading southbound on the 300 block of North Main Street at 4:30 a.m., police said.

According to the medical examiner, police said, the crash alone would have been enough to kill Corna but wouldn't explain the knife wounds and knife in the car.

A toxicology report is pending. The case could be reopened if something suspicious is found, police Lt. James Ladeairous said.

Corna owned the Slopeside Grill in Steamboat Springs.


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Where's The Greenwich Time ?

by Claudette Rothman in Connecticut, Greenwich, crime

Forty-four year old John Coen, from Greenwich, Connecticut, was arrested for assaulting two police officers who were attempting to escort him out of The Ginger Man restaurant.

Police were called to the local eatery last Friday night after Coen started insulting patrons, and harassing the bartender with racial slurs.

After officers told Coen he needed to leave the establishment, he became verbally abusive and lunged toward an officer "in a fighting manner," the police report says.

The officers attempted to arrest Coen, and the drunken man went berserk and tried to grab one of the officer's batons from his belt, causing two officers to pin him to the ground.

The police report says it took several jolts from a Taser to bring Coen under control.

Coen is charged with assaulting a police officer and breach of peace.

UPDATE: 5/20/09

A Greenwich Diva reader emailed Greenwich Diva about the John Coen arrest at the Ginger Man restaurant and she wrote about on April 14.

They wanted to know if the John Coen she wrote about in her post was the same John Coen who is about to be questioned in the death of a Steamboat, Colorado, man.

After doing some research this is what she came up with.

There is a John Coen whose wife, Lisette Coen, was about to marry Chris Corna from Steamboat, Colorado, and Chris was in Greenwich this week to meet Lisette's family.

While he was in Greenwich, he was killed in an automobile accident on the Greenwich, Portchester state line, and although authorities are publicly calling it an accident, IT IS ALLEGED that authorities are going to change it to murder and it is also ALLEGED that John is going to be called in for questioning.

It is also ALLEGED that John was also arrested for sexual harassment in Oct. of last year.

It is possible that there could be two different John Coen's with the same connections out there.

Greenwich Diva will keep us posted as the Greenwich Time and the rest of the "Lamestream" Media wanders around clueless.

Update: 5:43p.m


Chris had stabbed wounds to his throat when he was found Monday morning around 4:30.



There Is A Whole Lot A Suicides Going On...

Can you see the connection between this false suicide and a John Coen, 44 (who Greenwich Roundup has posted about) who resides in Conn. Someone needs to shed some light on this...

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Lower Hudson Journal news

PORT CHESTER - Police are investigating the death of a Colorado man in a single-car accident early Monday

He had wounds inconsistent with the accident, police said.Christian Richard Corna, 45, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., had stab wounds to his neck, the medical examiner said.

Corna, who was visiting friends in Greenwich, Conn., crashed a rented Toyota into the north corner abutment of the Metro North bridge
driving southbound on the 300 block of North Main Street at 4:30 a.m., police said. He had to cross the road to strike the bridge, police said. A county accident reconstruction team is working on the incident.

According to the medical examiner, police said, the crash would have been enough to kill Corna.

Detectives "can't rule out" that anyone else was involved in this fatal accident until a determination is made by the medical examiner and police that the wounds were self-inflicted and/or not a precipitating factor in the accident, Lt. James Ladaireous said....

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... accident, police said, and a bloodied knife was found in the car, police said. Corna was visiting his fiancee in Greenwich, Conn., according to police and friends of his in Colorado. He crashed a rented Toyota into the north corner abutment of the ...
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05/21/09 Parents say Greenwich Swine Flu outbreak was handled all wrong by the BOE and the town Health Department


Western Middle School parents say that Superintendent Betty Sternberg should have taken the precaution of having the the entire 6th grade class and staff stay home to prevent the possibility of passing it on.

It would have been the common sense approach.

Reports that the WMS nurse was sending those kids back to class without taking temps or at least hearing their complaints was negligent and cruel. This should be investigated by the BOE.

If the WMS nurse didn't have enough room for all of them she should have sent the to the Principal's office. Open up the Gym and put down mats if Necessary.
This WMS Nurse may have helped spread the influenza by not treating these children properly and isolating them from the rest of the other students.

As is typical, the Board Of Education didn't use common sense which put Western Middle School parent's children in danger of contracting the Swine Flu.
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03/21/09 The Latest Headlines From The Greenwich Post


Catherine Boysen is sailing from Florida to Maine with Outward Bound. — Ken Borsuk photo

Sailor’s life: Boysen makes stop in town

When the two ships sailing from the Florida Keys to Maine as part of Outward Bound’s Odyssey Expedition docked at Indian Harbor Yacht Club Tuesday, it wasn’t just a chance for weary sailors to get some time on land, it was also a home visit for Catherine Boysen.

Town honors those who gave their lives

A federal holiday commemorating men and women who died while in the military service, Memorial Day will be celebrated with festivities beginning Sunday, May 24.

Reviving history: Park report calls for master plan

The first public park to be established in Greenwich, Bruce Park came into existence in 1908 when Robert Moffat Bruce bequeathed his house and 100 acres of land to the town. His house is now the Bruce Museum and the advent of Interstate 95 reduced the park to 60 acres, but the history of Bruce Park and others is of the utmost importance to

New superintendent gets to know district

To start off the first week of what they pledge will be years of working together, new Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund and his top deputy Ellen Flanagan took off on a whirlwind tour of the district’s schools.

Not only did the duo stop in at all of the district’s 15 schools, but also made it a point to visit every classroom in the elementary schools. While Mr. Freund will not officially succeed Betty Sternberg until July 1, Ms. Flanagan began her work as Deputy Superintendent of Schools on Monday and the two have already had several conversations about the educational approach they want to bring to the district.

Parents get tips for cybersafety

For all the parents worried about potential cyber-dangers lurking for their children on the Internet, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. had some advice about the sensible steps they can take.

“You can’t parent the Internet,” Mr. Colangelo reminded the parents. “But you can parent your kids.”

Police call for drivers to use their turn signal

During the month of April 2009, the Greenwich Police Department focused its efforts on enforcing the laws relative to using turn signals on the roadways to signal the driver’s intention.

Children of the American Revolution elects officers

Chelsea Bacon, outgoing president of the Connecticut Society Children of the American Revolution (CSCAR) and the president of the local Mary Bush Society CAR now has five new fellow society members who ran for Connecticut State Officer positions: Christina Moazed, state chaplain; Kirsten Schnackenberg, state treasurer; Jason Bacon, state registrar; and Victoria Slater, state councilor.

Girl Scouts to help disadvantaged girls in town

Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be able to serve over 900 disadvantaged girls in Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford and Danbury through a grant of $10,000 from The Perrin Family Foundation.

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05/21/09 This Is What The Western Middle School Parents Were Given Today When They Picked Up There Sick Children


WMS Handout



Hello, this is Stacey Gross, Principal of Western Middle School, with an update as of 1:45pm today on our students' health situation. The District received notification today from the Greenwich Department of Health of one confirmed case of H1N1 virus (swine flu). On Friday, May 15th the student was symptomatic, was kept home from school and saw the doctor. He was tested positive for flu and was treated. His test results were forwarded to the State for further testing, the results of which were communicated to us today. The student was on the Nature's Classroom trip, but was no longer exhibiting symptoms.

Parents of the nineteen students sent home from the trip with symptoms were asked to take their children to their healthcare provider. To date, none of the students who have been tested for the flu have had positive results.

In accordance with State Department of Health recommendations we are not closing school at this time. We will continue to closely monitor student and staff illnesses and absences. As per standard practice, if your child exhibits symptoms of illness, please keep them at home and/or have them seen by a healthcare provider. We also ask that you contact the school nurse with any information on your child's illness.

Thank you very much and we will continue to provide you with regular updates. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions.

Stacey Gross
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03/21/09 More On Eric Naposki's Arrest In Greenwich

Colleague Of Former UConn Linebacker Shocked By Murder Charge w/Photo
The Hartford Courant

... Naposki, a former UConn linebacker who also played briefly for the New England Patriots , had been arrested at his Greenwich home for a 15-year-old murder in California. "I'm shocked, just shocked,'' Derenzis said. "I'm still trying to figure it out ...

Eric Naposki: Former UConn Linebacker Charged In 1994 Murder Of William Francis McLaughlin
The Hartford Courant
... If convicted, the defendants each face life without the possibility of parole. Naposki was arrested at his home in Greenwich, Conn., and will face extradition proceedings. Packard McNeal was arrested at her Orange County home and is scheduled to be ...

Former NFL linebacker in custody for 1994 shooting death of wealthy man
Desert Sun
... shooting the victim, Newport Beach police Sgt. Evan Sailor said. He was arrested as he was leaving his home in Greenwich, Conn., where he will face extradition proceedings, and was also being held without bail, according to police. Sailor ..

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05/21/09 Greenwich Public School's Issues A Western Middle School Swine Flu Update

Please find an update from the Greenwich Department of Health and the Greenwich Public Schools on the Western Middle School student health situation attached.

The Superintendent will hold an informal press conference at 3:30pm today at the Board of Education.

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

http://www.greenwichschools.org/

Phone: 203-625-7415
e mail:
kim_eves@greenwich.k12.ct.us
Fax: 203-869-8003



Town of Greenwich
Connecticut



NEWS RELEASE



FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:


Betty J. Sternberg, Superintendent of Schools


Director of Health Caroline Baisley and Superintendent of Schools Betty J. Sternberg announced today the first confirmed case of H1N1 flu (swine flu) in a Greenwich public school student. The student is enrolled at Western Middle School. The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Laboratory reported the positive case. The student experienced mild symptoms, was treated and did not require hospitalization.



On Monday of this week, approximately 130 sixth-grade students from Western Middle School went on a five-day scheduled trip to Nature’s Classroom. By Wednesday, the nurse at the facility reported to the Board of Education that approximately 55 students had been to the health office complaining of a spectrum of symptoms ranging from minor headaches to fever. Nineteen of these students were ill enough to be sent home.


Consulting with the Department of Health, the Board of Education decided to abbreviate the trip bringing all of the students home on Wednesday instead of Friday. Parents of ill students were advised to keep their children home and seek an assessment from their healthcare provider.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention interim guidance states:



“School and child care program closure is not advised for a suspected or confirmed case of novel influenza A (H1N1) and, in general, is not advised unless there is a magnitude of faculty or student absenteeism that interferes with the school or child care program’s ability to function.” Given this guidance the Greenwich Public Schools has decided not to close any schools at this time.



The Department of Health and the Board of Education are continuing to closely monitor all illness in Greenwich schools. Measures to prevent the transmission of disease will be applied accordingly. Information is being collected daily from the school nurses, physicians, and Greenwich Hospital.



The Department of Health and the Board of Education continues to ask residents to take precautions to prevent getting respiratory illnesses including the flu or spreading it by staying home from work or school if they are sick, washing their hands frequently, and coughing or sneezing into their sleeve or a tissue.



For more information on H1N1 flu:



Greenwich Department of Health: http://www.greenwichct.org/



Connecticut Flu Watch: www.ct.gov/ctfluwatch/swineflu



Connecticut Department of Public Health: www.ct.gov/health



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School Guidance:

www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/k12_dismissal.htm
Call Department of Health 622-7836

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05/21/09 Breaking News: Greenwich Roundup Exclusive>>>>> One more Greenwich child has been confirmed with Swine Flu


05/21/09 A Mother Reports From Western Middle School


05/20/09 In A story Reported First In Greenwich Roundup - Swine Flu Fears Hit Greenwich After 19 Middle-School Students Became Ill With Fevers


05/20/09 Greenwich Public Schools Press Release: 19 Western Middle School Students Come Down With Fevers On Class Trip

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05/21/09 Police said Naposki was surprised when Greenwich police took him into custody outside his house early Wednesday morning


Ex-NFL player arrested in Greenwich

STAMFORD -- A 42-year-old former NFL linebacker arrested in Greenwich Wednesday in connection with a nearly 15-year-old California murder case waived his right to fight extradition proceedings.

Eric Naposki, of 106 Weaver St., was arrested early Wednesday morning during a "high-risk" motor vehicle stop outside his home, police said. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice as the result of a warrant in California that is seeking Naposki on charges of murder, murder for financial gain and the use of a firearm to commit murder.

Naposki, who played in the late 1980s for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, is accused of fatally shooting Bill McLaughlin, a successful medical technology businessman who was shot six times while standing in his home on Dec. 15, 1994.

Prosecutors allege that Naposki was persuaded by his ex-girlfriend, Nanette Ann Packard McNeal, 43, of Ladera Ranch, Calif., to kill McLaughlin for financial gain. McLaughlin had a $1 million life insurance policy and had provisions in it that said McNeal would receive $150,000 in the event of his death and would gain the right to live free in his beach house. McNeal was also arrested Wednesday in California and charged with murder and is scheduled to be arraigned in that state Friday........

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05/21/09 Breaking News: Greenwich Roundup Exclusive>>>>> One more Greenwich child has been confirmed with Swine Flu


Western Middle School has issued a statement that at least one sixth grader has tested positive for Swine Flu and others are being tested.
No more speculation is needed - keep the kids home for the long weekend and let the spreading stop.

One angry parent is quoted as saying:

"Thank you to whoever thought it was a good idea to send the "trip kids and staff" into the school they had not yet been in! Idiots!! NOW you can clean the school!! This all could have been avoided if they had all stayed home!"

COMMENT:

Another Screw Up On Out Going Superintended
Betty Sternberg's Watch

It would have been nice if all the other kids that got sick at school today had stayed home!!
The Greenwich Board Of Education won't have to close the school now, no WMS Parent with a right mind is going to go.
Parents can't trust the BOE when it comes to swine flu.
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05/21/09 Dog owners raise awareness of health hazards



Fairfield Citizen-News

... a sign says it's okay to take the dog "off leash." That's one reason dogs from many Fairfield County Towns, from Greenwich to Ridgefield, pad over the Lake Mohegan trails regularly. But to dozens of dogs and their owners dripping from the soaking in ...

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05/21/09 A Mother Reports From Western Middle School


I was just at WMS, there are sick 6th graders in the office.

The nurse is obviously upset and over-whelmed at them being there and said and I quote "I only have room for two, the rest of you will have to go back to class"

Those kids looked sick!

Not one of them moved.


Good for them!

I never knew there was a "cap" on how many were allowed to be sick!

So if too many get sick at once, which is what's happening, who gets the attitude?

The kids.


It's discusting!

That's why those kids that were well yesterday should have stayed home!

COMMENT:
Has anyone else heard how WMS was today?
How many more kids get sick?
Did most 6th graders stay home?
There has been no communication from the school.
Why Hasn't The Greenwich Citizen And Greenwich Post Reported On These Students Who Became Sick?
Why Hasn't The Greenwich Time Updated It's Day Old News Report?
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