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Video: Breaking the Sound Barrier: One if by land, two if by sea -...posted on July 09, 2009 04:49:17 pmWe kayaked past an osprey nest in Greenwich Cove, ran the bases at a $17 million private island, made a pit stop at a B&B and were offered first aid by a celebrity.

Cos Cob coast no stranger to disasterposted on July 09, 2009 02:29:03 pm... for the ones who lost their neighborhoods," said Anne Young, archivist for the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, which is near Cos Cob harbor. Young described how, even after the initial disaster, there was a long-standing effect on ...

Blumenthal probes Lionshare Farm request for cheetahsposted on July 09, 2009 01:19:33 pm... the center's proximity to several schools, including Parkway and North Street elementary schools, Whitby and Greenwich Catholic schools, as well as the Stanwich Golf Club. If the center's application is approved, the three cheetahs would join ...

LTCM Founder Shuts Down Current Fundposted on July 09, 2009 12:54:54 pm... also lost four of the firm's seven active partners and told investors that he has been forced to cut staff at Greenwich, Connecticut-based JWM Partners LLC in the wake of plummeting assets. For months, Meriwether and his partners had debated what to ...

Unemployment shouldn't overshadow signs of recoveryposted on July 09, 2009 12:21:59 pm... generation, and we shouldn't sugarcoat it," said Michael Darda, chief economist at investment firm MKM Partners in Greenwich, Conn. "But the labor market is not going to lead the economy." Although the net loss of 467,000 jobs in June was well above ...

Dr. Samuel E. Kelly -- Founder and First Vice President of the Office ...posted on July 09, 2009 12:05:42 pm... Minority Affairs at the University of Washington, passed away on July 6th due to congestive heart failure. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1926, Kelly was an educational advocate who opened doors for hundreds of students of color as well as those ...

Blumenthal Questions Zoo's Plan To Import Cheetahsposted on July 09, 2009 11:42:10 amThe state attorney general is asking for a close examination of plans by a private Greenwich zoo to import three cheetahs from South Africa.

JWM Partners winds down flagship fundposted on July 09, 2009 10:30:04 am... suffered a down year until 2008. JWM Partners employs about 25 people worldwide, with its principal operations in Greenwich, Connecticut, and an office in London. Staff numbers were cut at the start of this year after the fund made big losses in ...

WG Trading to go on the blockposted on July 09, 2009 09:57:21 amThe contents of the Greenwich headquarters of investment firm WG Trading Co. will go on the auction block later this month in Stamford, although the firm accused of being a mini-Madoff continues to battle criminal and civil charges.

Cos Cob coast brings adventure, restrictionsposted on July 09, 2009 09:56:30 amAn example of a waterfront view from the Waterford at Greenwich condos which overlook the Cos Cob Harbor and proved to be the end of shoreline access until we reached Indian Harbor.

Is media consolidation a good thing?posted on July 09, 2009 09:53:34 am... newspapers in Fairfield County. For those who didn't know, the News-Times, Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time are all owned by the Hearst Corporation and recently, the company has moved the printing operations for their area ...

Contrarian Capitala not so muchposted on July 09, 2009 03:31:19 amWith a name like Contrarian Capital one would think this Greenwich, Conn. hedge fund would have been savvy enough to sniff-out the impending trouble at Lehman Brothers.

The Revolution, it already happened, as accessibility, cheap go mainstream: Google's OSposted on July 09, 2009 03:07:21 am... is finally becoming bug-eyed. From their pricey real estate where they rent space in Manhattan and live in Greenwich, Connecticut they are spotting The New Barbarians climbing over the gates. Of course, The Establishment has the branding, money and ...

Goldman Sachs pumps $3 bn into global equity fundposted on July 09, 2009 02:54:38 am... percent in August, and the firm has received commitments for at least $700 million in new capital. AQR, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, manages about $10 billion in hedge funds. Highbridge's $1.7 billion Highbridge Statistical Opportunities Fund, ...

CT-SEN: Worried Simmons Attacks Foley On Ties To Bushposted on July 08, 2009 10:07:11 pm... silly bravado of the campaign "memo" and note that he also used it as an opportunity to attack the Ambassador from Greenwich for his ties to George W. Bush : We learned yesterday that Ambassador Foley raised about $530,000 this quarter, a ...

Seller Stands Ground on $125 Million Mansionposted on July 08, 2009 09:41:44 pm... market. The Fleur de Lys once shared the "most expensive" distinction with Leona Helmsley's Dunnellen Hall in Greenwich, Connecticut. By October, Dunnellen Hall's listing had dropped to $75 million, $50 million lower. In May, casino mogul Donald ...

John Meriwether to shut hedge fund: reportposted on July 08, 2009 09:34:53 pm... a year in the same period. JWM could not be immediately reached for comment by Reuters. JWM Partners, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, managed about $1 billion at the beginning of 2008, Bloomberg said. The news agency said JWM's London chiefAdrian ...

Raising Money To Unseat Doddposted on July 08, 2009 03:00:00 pmGreenwich millionaire Tom Foley has raised more than $530,000 in the first 26 days of his U.S. Senate bid to unseat Democrat Chris Dodd.

7 Daysposted on June 11, 2009 03:00:00 pm... Shakespeare on the Sound's already-in-progress run of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Baldwin Park, 100 Arch St., Greenwich. 7:30 p.m. through July 12. Free. (203) 299-1300, www.shakespeareonthesound.org ) are Curtain Call's presentation of The Tempest ...

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