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Friday, May 29, 2009

5/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Midnight Edition

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

Video - CNBC.com
Assessing the markets, with Jonathan Steinberg, WisdomTree Investments; Michelle Girard, RBS Greenwich Capital; Dawn Bennett, Bennett Group Financial Services; Hank Smith, Haverford Trust Company; Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank; ...
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Girls Tennis: Pairings Annouced - iTeams High School Sports blog
By Matt Conyers
Hamden (9-7) at Greenwich
; Westhill (9-6) vs. Mercy (9-8) at Hall; Newtown (9-6) vs. Crosby (10-10) at South Windsor; Southington (11-6) vs. Shelton (8-8) at Staples; Fairfield Ludlowe (11-6) vs. Fitch (8-8) at Pomperaug ...
iTeams High School Sports blog - http://blogs.courant.com/school_zone/

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05/29/09 Greenwich Post Breaking News; Swine Flu at Cos cob School

Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut

Breaking News

The Greenwich Public Schools were notified today that one of the 16 new confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza, commonly known as "swine flu" involved a Cos Cob School student. In addition, there is one more reported case of swine flu at Western Middle School.

To date, there have been 27 confirmed cases at Western Middle School and one confirmed case at Cos Cob School.

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Where is Hearst Newspaper Editor Jonathan Lucas And The Rest Of The Online Greenwich Time Staff?

Once Again Hearst Newspaper's Is Behind The Times......

There is Nothing About This At The Greenwich Time Or The Greenwich Citizen !!!!

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05/29/09 Greenwich Public School Press Release: GPS Health Update>>>Swine Flu Now At Cos Cob School

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05/29/09 Recession Buster: Save Seventy Five Cents, Read Saturday's Greenwich Time For Free On Friday Night Here At Greenwich Roundup

Budge cuts hit popular GHS coach
Budget cuts hit popular GHS coachGreenwich High School senior David Goldstein, 17, was so dismayed when he learned "Coach Brown" was being laid off that he showed up unannounced at a school board meeting Thursday to plead for the

Jewelry evokes Hollywood icons
A set of bracelets, brooches and other gemstone-accented objects currently on display at Betteridge Jewelers has a connection to classic film stars and some of the 20th century's biggest style icons.

GEMS presents awards for excellence in medical service
Greenwich Emergency Medical Service honored 22 first responders during a ceremony Friday evening at Greenwich Library's Flinn Gallery. Several Call of the Year awards were given.

Poll finds 60 percent favor death penalty over life term
HARTFORD -- Three of every five Connecticut residents want the state to keep its death penalty despite legislative attempts to abolish it, according to a poll released Thursday.

Former actress explores Cannes film festival
A former stage and screen actress, Greenwich resident Sherry Schwartz is familiar with what goes on behind the scenes of a movie. But during a recent trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Schwartz

More shake-ups in Kissel murder case
Two days after prosecutors speculated about a plea deal for one of the co-defendants charged in the slaying of Greenwich real estate mogul Andrew Kissel, the trial for Leonard Trujillo appears to be

Ex-NFL player extradited to California on murder charge
STAMFORD -- With three California authorities on hand, a Superior Court judge signed a waiver to extradite former NFL linebacker Eric Naposki out of state Friday to face murder charges stemming from

Rell backs down on closing state parks
HARTFORD -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell on Friday thought twice about closing some inland state parks as part of her latest budget-cutting proposals she offered to the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

Honoring a Life Master
More than 60 bridge players turned out at The Woman's Club Thursday afternoon, May 20, for a special fundraiser dedicated to Sibyl Shirley, who died earlier this year after a life devoted in many

Faith market
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shrinking mainline Protestant denominations are turning to marketing to help stem decades of membership losses and stay afloat. The United Methodist Church recently unveiled a

Religion briefs
School yanks recognition RICHMOND, Va. -- Liberty University has told its fledgling College Democrats club it can no longer be a campus group, saying the party stands against the conservative

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05/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Late Night Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

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Fairfield Greenwich Rejects Allegations
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05/29/09 Greenwich Public School Press Release: GPS Health Update>>>Swine Flu Now At Cos Cob School

See attached for the 5/29/09 GPS Health Update

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


Phone: 203-625-7415
e mail:
Fax: 203-869-8003


one (1) case of H1n1 FLu virus has been confirmed involving a Cos Cob school student

One (1) NEW Case of H1n1 virus has been confirmed involving a western middle school student

Please check the Greenwich Public Schools Web Site regularly for the most up-to-date
and accurate information:

H1N1 Cases – The Greenwich Public Schools were notified this evening that one of yesterday’s 16 newly confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in Greenwich residents, involved a Cos Cob School student (15 involved Western Middle School students and 1 – we now know - involved a Cos Cob School student).

Also, the State Department of Health confirmed this evening one (1) additional case of H1N1 flu virus involving a Western Middle School student.

To date and to recap, there have been twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases involving Western Middle School students and one (1) confirmed case involving a Cos Cob School student. There are 33 confirmed cases of H1N1 in Greenwich residents, 28 of which involve Greenwich Public School students.

School Opening Status – all schools will be open and run on schedule unless otherwise notified.

Western Middle School 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip will not be rescheduled. The District carefully considered many aspects of this decision, including the financial implication – however, the primary consideration is the health and safety of the students and staff. State Department of Health and local health professionals have assessed the conditions of Western Middle School students and staff traveling on an extended, overnight, long distance trip as being a high risk for a repeated outbreak of the H1N1 influenza. Please see letter from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Betty J. Sternberg announcing the decision on the web site for more information.

GDoH Attendance Guidance - The Greenwich Department of Health has issued an important notice with School Attendance Guidance for ALL schools. It has been posted to the web site – all parents and staff are urged to read the memo and to adhere to the guidelines. In summary, the guidance states that anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms should remain at home for a minimum of seven days.

Staff members throughout the District have been instructed to send students exhibiting any flu-like symptoms to the school nurse and nurses have been instructed to send students with flu-like symptoms home from school. Additionally, District and school custodial staff have been instructed to wipe down surfaces including door knobs, railings and other hardware, etc. with an increased vigilance.


* Absenteeism 5/28/09 – 156 Western Middle School students out of 492 were absent and 15 Glenville students out of 108 located at Western were absent.

* 5/28/09 Update: The State Department of Health has confirmed 15 additional cases of H1N1 flu virus in school-aged children at Western Middle School. These 15 new cases plus the 11 previously confirmed cases, amount to 26 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus at Western Middle School. Please note that, per the Greenwich Department of Health’s May 28, 2009 release, there are 32 confirmed cases in Greenwich residents – only 26 of those 32 are from the Greenwich Public Schools. Also, according to the Greenwich Dept. of Health release – all of the WMS students have recovered or are recovering and none have required hospitalization.

* 5/27/09 Meeting with Health Professionals – The Greenwich Department of Health and the Greenwich Public Schools conducted a meeting at Western Middle School to provide information and answer health-related questions. State and local health professionals and school District administrators participated, including Dr. Matthew Cartter - State Epidemiologist for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Dr. James Sabetta - Greenwich Hospital Infectious Disease Physician, Caroline Baisley – Director of Health for Greenwich Department of Health, Tom Mahoney – Director of Special Clinical Services and Public Information Officer, and Dr. Betty J. Sternberg – Greenwich Superintendent of Schools

The meeting was taped and will air on Cablevision’s Education Access Channel 78 from Friday, May 29, 2009 through Sunday June 7, 2009. Check the District web site for times.

* Absenteeism as of 5/27/09 – 211 Western Middle School students out of 492 were absent from school on 5/27/09. This is less than on Tuesday, May, 26, 2009 (229 were absent) and Friday, May 22, 2009 (260 were absent). 20 Glenville students out of 108 located at Western were absent today (less than Tuesday at 33).

* As of 5/26/09 there were 11 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus in the Greenwich Public Schools. Please note that, per the Greenwich Department of Health’s May 26, 2009 release, there were 16 confirmed cases in Greenwich residents – only 11 of those 16 were from the Greenwich Public Schools.

* Activities/Sports - Regarding interschool activities and sports: Generally, if students and staff are not exhibiting symptoms and are in school – then activities and sports will continue as scheduled. There may be exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.

* On May 25, 2009 - The following are exceptions that have been made primarily due to the fact that either the teacher running the program and/or a number of students participating are ill and are at home:

- 5th grade Orientation at Western Middle School for New Lebanon School, Glenville School, Parkway School and Hamilton Avenue School students has been postponed
- Glenville’s Spring Concert at Western Middle School has been postponed.
- Adventure Racing for Western Middle School and Eastern Middle School students scheduled for 5/27/09 has been canceled.

* On May 23, 2009: 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip canceled - After consultation with and as recommended by State and Local Departments of Health and physicians, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Betty J. Sternberg, canceled the Western Middle School 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C planned for May 26-29, 2009. Dr. Sternberg said, “While this was a very difficult decision, after a thorough review of all of the facts, consultation with several health professionals at the State and local level, and two meetings with Western Middle School parents, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our students to cancel the trip.”

* Given the information available by May 23, 2009, regarding the rate and severity of student illnesses, the school medical advisor and Greenwich Hospital infectious disease physician recommended that the district cancel or postpone the Washington trip.

* By May 23, 2009, Nineteen (19), 6th grade, WMS students had experienced flu-like symptoms, were tested by a healthcare provider using the quick flu test and received negative results – these students are sick but not with a flu.

* By May 23, 2009, Fourteen (14), 6th grade, WMS students have experienced flu-like symptoms, were tested by a healthcare provider using the quick flu test and received positive results – these students are sick with a flu but at this time we do not know if it is H1N1 – the State Department of Health is conducting additional tests to determine if their flu is the H1N1 flu virus.

* On By May 23, 2009, The District did not expect to have the results of these H1N1 tests until mid to late week the following week.

* By May 23, 2009, additional cases of students with flu like symptoms at WMS have not been reported to the school or Town Dept of Health.

* On May 22, 2009, there were an uncommonly high number of absences at WMS, however, most did not appear to be due to student illnesses.

* By Wednesday, May 20, 2009, approximately 55 students had been to the infirmary at Nature’s Classroom and 19 were sick enough (multiple symptoms, fever) to send home, the other students were experiencing a range of symptoms but were not sick enough to have parents called to pick them up.

* On Monday, May 18, 2009, 130, WMS 6th graders went to Nature’s Classroom – Although it was unknown to the school at the time, one of the students had been diagnosed (using the quick test) with a “flu” and was placed on a short course of anti-viral medication. The student then reported to the school on Monday, not exhibiting any symptoms and boarded the bus for the trip. The District was unaware of any of the student’s status until Thursday, May 21, 2009.

* The decision to cancel the remainder of the Nature’s Classroom trip was made using the following considerations:

- distance from home if more students became ill
- the severity of illness in some of the sick students
- the higher probability of infection given the living situations (multiple students in bed/bunk rooms)
- amount of activity required of students
- ability to dedicate staff to students who were ill
- national attention about the spread of H1N1

For more information contact:
Caroline Calderone Baisley, MPH, RS:
Town of Greenwich, Director of Health at Tel [203] 622-7836
Betty J. Sternberg: Superintendent of Schools at Tel [203] 625-7425
State of Connecticut at Tel [860] 509-7729

For more information on H1N1 flu:
* Greenwich Department of Health: http://www.greenwichct.org/
* Connecticut Flu Watch:
* Connecticut Department of Public Health:
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School Guidance:

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05/28/09 Greenwich Roundup Exclusive: Reader Submitted Comments About A Second Swine Flu Outbreak At Gateway Preschool

05/29/09 Greenwich Roundup Breaks The News And Then Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin Gusafson Reports The Rest Of The Story.....


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05/29/09 Once Again Hearst Newspapers Has Trouble Keeping Time At The Greenwich Time

Greenwich Time Web Editor Jonathan Lucas Should Read This Book

Hearst Newspaper President Stephen Swatz Allows Greenwich Time Webmaster To Screw Up Again !!!!!

It Looks Like Greenwich Time Blogger William A. Ruskin Can See Into The Future

Flu Concerns At Greenwich Academy

May 6, 2009 at 10:39 am by ruskin

Citing concerns over exposure to swine flu, a Greenwich private school, Greenwich Academy, cancelled an upcoming fourth grade field trip to New York City, according to the Greenwich Time. Will GA parent take a cue from the school and cancel planned family outings this weekend to the theatre and the ball park? Has GA taken to heart Vice President Joe Biden’s advice to his family that he would not fly on a commercial airline or ride the IRT subway in Manhattan to avoid contracting illness? Biden’s website does not report on last week’s flu gaffes and correctly links readers to authoritative sources of scientific information about swine flu. Reasonable precautions that families can take to protect themselves from flu are discussed in a thoughtful article by Lauran Neergaard that appeared in the Greenwich Time last week. Her common sense advice. Cover your coughs and sneezes, with a tissue that you throw away or by sneezing into your elbow rather than your hand. (Yuck!) Wash hands frequently; if soap and water are not available, hand gels can substitute. Stay home if you’re sick and keep children home from school if they are.

How can you trust the Greenwich Time reporting if they can't even get the time right???

What else is the Greenwich Time getting wrong?

The Facts




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05/29/09 Press release: RSVP for Give In-Style Benefit - Event Next Week - June 4

Thursday, June 4, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Benefit Luncheon for
R.A.M.P. - the Rockin' Appalachian Mom Project

Suggested Donation: $40 + package of Diapers
to donate to families in need in Appalachian area of Kentucky

Featuring Special Presentations by:
Katrina Bischoff - A-Dress the Issue
Katrina Bischoff, image and style consultant, will provide tips on how to make
the most out of your closet and the clothes you own, and provide you with a brand new style

Yana Mayerman of Pastiche, Inc. - Wardrobe Basics
Yana Mayerman illustrates the fashion basic must-haves
and accessories and how to include these staples into your wardrobe

Marcia Tucker - Interior Design
Interior designer Marcia Tucker will discuss great ways to update your house easily
and within budget, stage it like a pro, and accessorize to bring out your home's best assets

Location: At the Home of Allison Barlow
14 Rocky Point Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Silent Auction · Light Fare provided by LexZee Catering

R.S.V.P. by May 29 to 203-940-1152
or by email to RAMPinCT@gmail.com

Limited Tickets Available at the Door
Note: If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation to R.A.M.P., please send to:
R.A.M.P., 187 Sound Beach Avenue, Suite 2, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

R.A.M.P. is in the process of becoming a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to providing physical, financial and emotional support to the children and families of the Appalachian region of the United States

Media Sponsor & Photography provided by:
Fairfield County Look
Why Appalachia?
It is easy to associate extreme poverty with other countries, far away from America, forgetting the fact that poverty is very much a reality for some children and their families, here in the United States. Recent news reports on Appalachia illustrated the difficult life in the Appalachian Mountain areas of eastern Kentucky. The news stories instilled an immediate need to help these children and their families who live in unthinkable conditions, going without many items that Americans take for granted, like clean water, food, proper medical care, education, school supplies and personal hygiene items. Residents of Appalachia live in an area of the U.S. with three times the national poverty rate, and the shortest life-span in the nation. While you may think times are tough here in your own community, life in Appalachia is even more of a daily struggle, just to survive.

Amy Guerrieri, an Old Greenwich resident and Mom, has committed herself and R.A.M.P. - the Rockin' Appalachian Mom Project - a non-profit support organization, to finding a way to help these families-in-need through monetary and item donations that go specifically toward improving their overall nutrition, health, and quality of life -- working community to community, family to family, to make a difference.

Give In-Style Silent Auction Items:
* 2 tickets to Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience Grand Tasting in October at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. Taste wine from 250 prestigious wineries and chateaus from the world's best winegrowing regions.
* 2 Tickets to Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke New York on Tuesday, November 24 in NYC. The "Big Smoke" is an evening to join your fellow cigar lovers and collect and enjoy more than 20 premium cigars, good drinks and good food.
* Pastiche, Inc. Gift Certificate
* Abigail DeG. Fox Designs Gift Certificate
* Ultimate Closet Consultation
* How to Pack for a Trip/Vacation Consultation
* Interior Design Consultation
* Maria Livesay Salon Gift Certificate

And MORE...

For those who have already responded, Thank You.
This event is open to the public .

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05/29/09 Himes laid out his ideas about transportation to commuters while en route to a town hall meeting at the Pequot Library in Southport.

Himes takes message directly to rail commuters
Norwalk Advocate

The lack of a rail transit system providing more frequent service and built-in incentives against telecommuting are two barriers that could prevent Connecticut's economy from recovering, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, told commuters aboard a Metro-North Railroad train to Southport on Thursday night.

Connecticut's rail system is not equipped to serve like a subway but will need to provide better intrastate service because a greater proportion of commuters now travel within the state to work, rather than to Manhattan.

"Particularly on Metro-North, the equipment is old, and all of the systems are designed for the old-fashioned commute people used to take to Manhattan," Himes said. "Unfortunately, that isn't the reality today, when you have more people living and working within the state." ...

Staff Writer Martin B. Cassidy can be reached at martin.cassidy@scni.com or at 203-964-2264.

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05/29/09 Invitation to connect on LinkedIn


I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

- Richard

What is LinkedIn and why should you join?

© 2009, LinkedIn Corporation

Okay, Richard I will join LinkedIn, but I am still learning to use Facebook

05/29/09 RSS What? When Hearst Newspaper President Steven Swartz Going To Have The Balls To Fire The Incompetent Greenwich Time Webmaster?

As Donald Trump Would Say,"No RSS feed? You're fired!"

FOUR YEARS AGO.... prominent blogger Robert Scoble (formerly with Microsoft, now with Podtech.Net) stated, "You should be fired if you do a website without an RSS feed." http://scoble.weblogs.com/2005/02/19.html .

Many Of The Greenwich Time RSS Feeds Have Been Broken For Months.

Almost All Of Hearst Newspaper's News Feeds Don't Work In Greenwich

The Greenwich Citizen Has No RSS Feed At All

Just Take A Look At All The Broken Greenwich Time RSS Feeds


Greenwich moves to unified emergency dispatch system
Monday, January 12, 2009, 7:16:01 AM By Debra Friedman
Staff Writer

After years of planning, the town has centralized its public safety dispatch call center, joining an increasing number of municipalities to streamline operations.


Train trip yields Greenwich connections
Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 1:40:36 PM Staff Reports

One recent morning, I took the 10:59 a.m. express from Greenwich and went to Manhattan. Upon reaching Grand Central, I went straight to the Oyster Bar.

Sources of enjoyment are rediscovered
Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 1:45:46 PM By Bernie Yudain
Special Correspondent

In bone-chilling weather, a few warm tidbits to distract you from your throbbing furnace and the painful thoughts of expensive heating oil (or gas) going up in smoke: Serendipity Fumbling at my bookshelf for a special book, I stumbled on an old paperback that had become wedged in the back of the row.
Readers Get A Blank Page

Nailing down his feminine side with a pedicure
Monday, May 18, 2009, 8:34:20 AM By Jerry Zezima
Special Correspondent

Even though I have a feminine side, which I'm usually sitting on, I am proud to say that I'm the very model of the modern middle-age man.

Train trip yields Greenwich connections
Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 1:40:36 PM Staff Reports

One recent morning, I took the 10:59 a.m. express from Greenwich and went to Manhattan. Upon reaching Grand Central, I went straight to the Oyster Bar

Credit is due for protecting us from terrorism
Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 2:57:57 PM Staff Reports

To the editor: Thank you, President Bush. Thank you, Congressman Shays. For seven years you have kept us safe from another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, saving countless Americans from death and injury.

Readers Get A Blank Page


Damon hits only homer, Pettitte beats Oakland
Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 10:35:28 AM By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK—All of a sudden, home runs were hard to come by at Yankee Stadium. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera had a lot to do with that.

Living & Health
Nothing Is There


Restaurant review: Matsuri
Thursday, March 20, 2008, 9:19:51 AM By Melanie Barnard
Special Correspondent

There is no question that the hit cuisine of the year is Japanese fusion. Matsuri, in an unpretentious location on the Post Road in Darien, is a new restaurant that defines this new idea.

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05/29/09 Greenwich Roundup Breaks The News And Then Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin Gusafson Reports The Rest Of The Story.....

First Greenwich Roundup Breaks The News:

And Then The Hearst Newspaper Editors Asign The Story To Colin Gustafson:

As public schools remain open despite rising swine flu infections, a private day care center in Pemberwick will stay closed until Monday, after nearly the entire staff called out sick this week amid concerns about another outbreak of the virus.

Preschool administrators decided to shutter The Gateway School, an all-day childcare center, 2 Chapel St., for the entire week Tuesday morning, after 11 of the 12 staffers said they would be absent from work.

Since then, four teachers and four students have tested positive for the flu, and are awaiting confirmation from the state Department of Public Health on whether the flu strain is in fact the H1N1 virus, the school said.

This Is How Education Reporting Works In Greenwich:

First A Parent Tells Greenwich Roundup

About A Problem.

Then Greenwich Roundup Types

And The Lamestream Of Greenwich Reports

.....Six of the sick employees and students are from Greenwich and two are from Stamford, according to Beth Tanner, preschool director for Family Centers, the Greenwich-based nonprofit that runs Gateway.

So far, she said, eight staffers have reported flu-like symptoms and several parents have reported that their children have been suffering from fevers and vomiting spells since being pulled out of the school, which serves 53 children, ages 2-5.

The state's test results for the preschool were still pending Thursday evening -- even as the state health department confirmed 16 new cases of swine flu in town, including 15 new infections at Western Middle School. That updated tally Thursday showed the total number of confirmed H1N1 cases in Greenwich doubling since Wednesday, when a total of 16 cases had been confirmed, including 11 students at Western......

So If You You Want To Get Your Story Told In Greenwich

Come See Greenwich Roundup First....

.....Still, some Gateway parents said they were pleased with the decision to err on the side of caution and close the school, particularly because the students are younger and may be more vulnerable to flu infections than middle schoolers, they said.

"I think the situation is a little more serious when you're dealing with these younger kids," said Laura Marino, whose sons, Marco, 4, and Zachary, 5, are out sick from the preschool with the flu. "They're a little smaller, and they don't always know how to tell you when they have symptoms."......

When You Talk To Greenwich Roundup
You Get Results.....

....Since being closed, the preschool has been cleaned and sterilized, according Bill Brucker, communications director for Family Centers.

Across Connecticut, 47 new cases of H1N1 were confirmed by state health officials Thursday, bringing the total statewide count to 196 with the majority of infections -- 134 -- in Fairfield County.

Health officials said the number of confirmed cases represents only a fraction of the likely number of cases in the state because many persons with mild symptoms do not seek care from a doctor or hospital but recover at home.

"We expect to see it higher," town Health Director Caroline Calderone Baisley said.

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05/29/09 How to get rich off of swine flu

Swine Flu Mask Swindle

Sell masks

Rebrand masks as swine flu masks

Increase price by ~25%


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05/29/09 "You are an inveterate liar," Judge Martin Nigro told Greenwich resident Peter Gould.

Town developer in subpoena-evasion incident given probation
Greenwich Time
By Monica Potts

STAMFORD -- A Greenwich businessman and developer accused of using his pickup truck to evade two men who tried to serve him a subpoena was sentenced in state Superior Court Wednesday to two years of probation.

Peter Gould, 68, of 429 Taconic Road, Greenwich, was found guilty after a brief jury trial of first-degree reckless endangerment and not guilty on related assault charges.

Judge referee Martin Nigro told Gould, who walked into court in a leg brace and using crutches, that he had planned to send Gould to jail......

....On March 18, 2007, a marshal, George Ritchie, and George Christiansen, who worked with him, went to Gould's home to serve a subpoena relating to his divorce proceedings. Gould was in a pickup truck with a snowplow attached, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Ritchie and Christiansen told police Gould tried to drive away when he saw them walk toward his truck, in an attempt to avoid being served. While he tried to maneuver past the men, the men fell to the ground. The men had said they were struck by his truck, but there was ice and snow on the ground as well......


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05/29/09 William Frey's investment firm of Greenwich Financial has major investments in the secondary mortgage markets

Who is William Frey, and why is he ready to fight


You may not know the name, you may not agree with his position, but you will hear about him and soon. In much the same way the Chrysler investors wanted their money to be doled out by a bankruptcy judge rather than the executive branch of government, William Frey is ready to do the same thing with mortgage investments.

The basis of his concern is the way the Obama Administration has strong armed most sectors facing bankruptcy. His investment firm of Greenwich Financial has major investments in the secondary mortgage markets. His investments are backed on a contract basis, and thus is his argument with Bank of America. He has warned them, that if they renegotiate home loans to affect the final bottom line of profits per the contract basis, he will sue them to recoup the money lost.

It seems that once the news circulated in the mortgage circles, the administration a.k.a. the Soprano’s first term, has acted with swiftness with their own threats. Democrats Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Maxine Waters of California, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania, Carolyn Maloney of New York, and Melvin Watt of North Carolina, otherwise known as the usual stirrers of the porcelain bowl answered accordingly. "Your decision is a serious threat to our efforts to respond to the current economic crisis, and if this cannot be arranged on a voluntary basis, then we will pursue further steps."

Frey is ready and willing to pursue this matter in court, and has already served suit papers to Countrywide Financial. This will set the precedence for further legal actions regarding the ignoring of contracts, or shall we say the ones only beneficial to the Administration.


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05/29/09 Paul Konigsberg's homes in Greenwich CT and Palm Beach Gardens FL are both held in the name of his wife, Judith, only

Bernie Madoff: $4 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Paul J. Konigsberg

Steven Leber filed a $4 million lawsuit against Paul J. Konigsberg and his accounting firm, Konigsberg & Wolf charging Konigsberg with negligence and professional malpractice with respect to a Madoff account opened by Leber in 1998.

The suit was initially filed in Palm Beach District Court in March 2009 and subsequently removed to the Southern District of Florida in April 2009.

The complaint can be read here. (The actual complaint begins on p. 13.)

Konigsberg's response to the complaint can be read here. While admitting he does have a fiduciary responsibility to Leber, he claims the suit is not valid for several reasons.

Paul Konigsberg, of course, is the CPA who owned a small percentage of Madoff Securities International Limited in London. He also prepared the 990s for the Madoff Family Foundation.

Konigsberg and his wife
accompanied the Madoffs on a 2004 ski trip to Switzerland.....
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05/29/09 After growing up in Greenwich, Conn., the 26-year-old identical twins went to separate colleges. Yet when both graduated in 2005 and got ....

Roomies? Oh, Brother: Why Some Siblings Are Opting to Live Together

Express from The Washington Post

WE STOOD AT the Home Depot paint-mixing counter in an exasperated stalemate, paper samples of "Village Square" and "Toffee Crunch" shades clenched in our fists.

Then she said it. "I ... hate ... you." Her voice was flat and even, as frustration culminated in those three words. Then, to the horror of the salesman helping us, Tracey burst into tears.

Uh-oh. Maybe living with my sister wasn't such an inspired idea.

It was May 2008 and we were two weeks away from moving into the two-bedroom condo we'd bought together in Clarendon. How was I going to survive living with my younger sibling of three and a half years if we couldn't agree on how many gallons of paint we needed for our pad? But the contracts were signed, the mortgage loan ratified — I looked at Tracey and knew there was no turning back.

Of course, if I'd consulted roommate and sibling relationship experts before signing the lease, they would've predicted potential disaster.

"Our relationships with our siblings are very passionate ones," says Dorothy Rowe, a psychologist whose book, "My Dearest Enemy, My Dangerous Friend" ($18, Routledge), focuses on the dynamics of sibling relationships. "We care enormously about what our siblings think of us: their praise, their approval," Rowe says. "At the same time, we're scared of their criticism. If you've grown up together, your sibling knows just what to say to upset you, tease you or really hurt you. It's a very complicated relationship that doesn't get simpler as you get older."......


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