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Monday, June 29, 2009

06/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed:

Fairfield Greenwich Group Is Back Open For Business
By John Carney
The lights are back on in the Manhattan offices of Madoff's enablers.
The Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/

Greenwich argues against too much trust in models ...
Pension funds, endowment and foundations investing in alternative investments should avoid too much reliance on mathematical risk models to set asset allocations and place more emphasis on the current economic environment, according to a set of best practices issued by Greenwich Roundtable.

“We relied too much on quantitative techniques to tell us about the future to the exclusion of good judgment,” Steven McMenamin, executive director, said in an interview about the 74-page report, “Best Practices in Alternative Investing: Portfolio Construction.”.....
Institutional Partners - http://institutionalpartners.com/

Dull day in Greenwich real estate « For What It's Worth
By christopherfountain
Hardly surprising, for the penultimate day of June. 19 Baliwick finally sold, for $2.025 million, after 2 1/2 years on the market asking, at first, $3.495. Oops. ...
For What It's Worth - http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/

Frank Trotta Says Hearst Newspapers Hasn't Measured Up To Greenwich Time Reader's Expectations .....

What Does the Ruler Say? – Our Greenwich
By Frank Trotta
I’m not an educator, but I’ve been a student enough to know some of the tricks of the trade. When you don’t have enough material to meet the teacher’s expectations you adjust the margins, play with the font, and add a lot a pictures and graphics. A clever student could make two pages of content into a five or six page report pretty easily.

Now, let’s take a look at the front page of Sunday’s Greenwich Time. All three stories were Greenwich stories — a good start. But I estimate there are 120 “column inches” available on each shrunken Greenwich Time page. How much of that was “copy” (words in a story, as opposed to outlandishly large margins, pictures, headlines, promotions, advertisements, and the like)? My ruler measured 16 column inches, or roughly 13% of the available space.

If you were a teacher, what grade would YOU give the student?
Our Greenwich - http://ourgreenwich.com/

06/29/09 Greenwich Post Breaking News

Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut

Breaking News

Proclaiming himself part of a ticket “of leadership and experience,” Edward Krumeich III joined Lin Lavery this morning as a Democratic candidate for the Board of Selectmen.

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06/29/09 - 65th Annual Men's Town Golf Tournament

See attached file: 65th Annual Men's Town Golf Tournament

Lenore Caserta-McClester
Administrative Assistant, Director's Office
Department of Parks and Recreation
Town of Greenwich, Connecticut
Phone: 203-622-6472
Fax: 203-629-6979
Town Website:

Department of PARKS & recreation

101 Field Point Road

Greenwich, CT 06836-2540


For additional information contact:

Joe Felder, 531-7261

Griffith E. Harris Golf Course

Press Release

65th Annual Men’s Greenwich Town Golf Tournament

The 65th annual Greenwich Town Golf Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday July 11th and July 12th at Griffith E. Harris Golf Course. The format is 36 holes, medal play, gross and net. There are three Town-Wide Flights based on handicaps: Championship (0-9), A Flight (10-17) and B Flight (18-36). There are also Senior (age 50-64) and Super Senior (age 65+) Flights. Tee off times are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on both days. An award presentation will take place at the course following completion of play. The cost to enter is $64 for Seniors & Super Seniors and $80 for Town-Wide. Applications are available in the Pro Shop at the course, which is located at 1323 King Street. Entries close on Sunday, July 5th. For additional information call Joe Felder in the Pro Shop at 531-7261. Information on the Town Tournament for the ladies, scheduled for July 16th and 18th will be out shortly.

CC: WGCH, Greenwich Time, Greenwich Post, Greenwich Citizen

06/29/09 Concert press release

Your help in advertising this concert is very much appreciated. Any
question please email me, or call me at 532-1259.


(See attached file: Billy and the Showman)

Department of PARKS & recreation

101 Field Point Road

Greenwich, CT 06836-2540

Phone 622-7830


June 29, 2009

For additional information contact:

Frank Gabriele, Recreation Supervisor


Press Release



The Department of Parks and Recreation announces Billy and the Showman will be performing in the Dept. of Parks and Recreation Wednesday Night Concert Series. The Greenwich Police Silver Shield will sponsor this concert. It will take place at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Established over thirty years ago, Billy and the Showmen have earned a reputation as one of Connecticut's best and most enduring Rhythm & Blues bands. Its members have played with such artists as Billy Vera, the Chiffons, Bo Diddley, and Jackie Wilson in venues as diverse as Madison Square Garden, the Village Vanguard, the Village Gate, and the Bottom Line.

Billy & the Showmen specialize in hard-driving R&B, Soul, and Funk from the '60's and 70's. The band's repertoire includes the best of Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Tower of Power, Cool & the Gang, and classic Motown artists such as the Temptations.

Now is your chance to listen to Billy and the Showmen right in your own backyard in Greenwich. Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket and come join us for some wonderful music under the stars. If it rains the concert will be held on Thursday July 16, 2009.

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park is located on Arch Street by the Teen Center, and Island Beach Ferry Dock.

Some of the other upcoming Wednesday Night Concerts are: Steve D’Agostino, July 22, playing the best of Sinatra, and Martin, Gunsmoke, July 30, playing country music, and The Bearcats August 5, playing Jazz.

For more information please call the Recreation Office at 622-6478.

cc: WGCH, Greenwich time, Greenwich Post, Greenwich Citizen, Community Answers, P&R Staff

06/29/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog Feed: Overnight Blog Update

Lincoln Millstein Is Once Again Right About The Greenwich BOE

He Is On Top Of The Greenwich School's Like White On Rice

Time to change the way Greenwich school board is selected...
By Lincoln Millstein
Dave sounds like a guy I wouldn't mind sidling up to at a Greenwich cocktail party and pick his copious brain about a variety of topics. What is unclear to me is whether Dave knows anything about secondary education in the United States ...

....Ditto for John Raben Jr., another nice guy as far as I can tell from his profile on the Republican Town Committee web site. His J.P. Morgan resume may cause some to pause....

....Stepford Wives? Welcome to the Stepford School Board.

And because the school board is assured there is no one on it that represents the constituency most in need of representation in Greenwich - the fast growing Hispanic students - we have the perfect storm that has led to Greenwich being compared to the public school systems in Bridgeport and New Haven.

The Greenwich Time had a terrific editorial on the issue today, calling the current system unacceptable, especially in light of the declining reputation of the Greenwich schools under the current school board......

.... Let’s just have the first selectman appoint the superintendent and do away with the school board.

Let’s not have an un-democratic process and pretend we’re a democracy. The powers that be in Iran are learning the hard way that that doesn’t work......
Lincoln's Log - http://blog.ctnews.com/lincolnmillstein/

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