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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

07/21/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed Evening Edition By Greenwich Roundup

Ex-WG Trading employee pleads guilty in NY court
Reuters - USA
Deborah Duffy, 54, worked for 18 years for the Greenwich, Connecticut, company, whose two general partners were arrested in February on charges of running ...
Conn. man hit by train remains critical
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
AP GREENWICH, Conn. - A Connecticut man remains hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a Metro-North train in Greenwich over the weekend. ...
Greenwich: High-Touch Trading To Shrink Again
Wall Street Letter - New York,NY,USA
Greenwich surveyed 207 US equity fund managers about the research and sales service they received and 290 US equity traders about the trading services they ...
Funds for Norwalk dredging, Stamford and Greenwich projects gain ...
Norwalk Advocate - norwalk,ct,USA
... million for dredging Norwalk Harbor, as well as money to improve the Mill River in Stamford and pursue dredging in Greenwich, items requested by US Rep. ...
Judge Approves Liquidation of Madoff Feeder Funds
New York Times - United States
The ruling on Tuesday cleared the way for the fund's investors to pursue legal claims against the Fairfield Greenwich Group and its affiliates, ...
Man puts $50 mln with ex-Brevan Howard traders
Reuters - USA
Man's RMF Global Emerging Managers strategy has put money with 5:15 Capital Management, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based fixed income arbitrage firm set up ...

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07/20/09 Two Thumbs Up And Two Thumbs Down For Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber (Updated)


Two Thumbs Up For The Greenwich Time Putting A Hard Hitting Front Page Sunday Editorial That Informs Voters As To What Is Really Happening With The Greenwich Board Of Education......

In a democracy, voters get to vote - Greenwich Time Editorial

....This is a call for the nominating conventions to do the right thing, give voters a choice and make a stand for democracy.....

In other words the executive committees have said, "Let's end the Board of Elections elections right now.".....

..Makes you wonder if the party leaders are really about democracy, or just about power.....

...The full Republican and Democratic town committees don't have to listen to their executive committees. They usually do, but they don't have to. They can nominate more candidates than just two......

A total of eight Greenwich residents have come forward this year to say they want to be on the school board. On our editorial pages today you will find essays from most of them (one decided not to contribute)...

....They really do make the case that Board of Election elections should actually be contests.....

Two Thumbs Down For The Greenwich Time's Failure To Put This Hard Hitting Front Page Sunday Editorial On It's Website For The World To See.......

Why Didn't Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber Have The Journalistic Balls To Put Up The Greenwich Board Of Education Candidate Essays Up On The Web?

Where are the School Board Candidate essays for......

Republican endorsed Steve Anderson

Republican endorsed Peter Sherr

Republican ignored Kim Blank

Republican ignored Theresa Stanton

Republican chicken, Randall "I am afraid of public forums" Smith

Democratic endorsed Leslie Moriarty

Democratic endorsed Jennifer Dayton

Democratic ignored Nancy Kail

Once again, the Greenwich Time is treating it's online readers like red headed step children

Corruption loves a vacuum and the Greenwich Time is creating a vacuum by withholding these school board candidate essays from the world wide web.

Today's Quotes:

"An informed citizenry is the bulwark of democracy."- Thomas Jefferson

"There is in the nature of government an impatience of control that disposes those invested with power to look with an evil eye upon all external attempts to restrain or direct its operations. This has its origin in the love of power." - Alexander Hamilton - Federalist Paper No.15, 1787.

UPDATE:

When Greenwich Roundup Types The Greenwich Time Listens.

12 Hours Later

Lincoln Millstein blogs about Sunday's candidate statements on the Greenwich Time editorial page


July 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm by Lincoln Millstein

If you ever wanted an example of why we need our school board elections to be more transparent, get ahold of Sunday’s Greenwich Time and the candidates’ position statements (except for Randall Smith who declined). I had feared for the worst - puff and self promotion - but was pleasantly surprised by the content, passion and even some controversial positions from the candidates. Mostly, I was impressed by how different they were.

Consider this remark from Republican Kim Blank: “We have had a lot of turnover in leadership … Our new superintendent has already retired once … I think the board should work closely with Superintendent Freund with an eye to grooming a successor.” Wow, with one stroke of the pen (keyboard), Blank marginalized the new guy and began looking past him. You would never get this kind of candor from incumbents.

In fact the two incumbents did not acknowledge a single problem the last four years. Words like “Ham Ave” have been expunged from their vocabulary - just like the Chinese government redacting the Cultural Revolution out of all history books. Everything is hunk dory. Of the two, Republican Steve Anderson stood out the most with his effervescent view of revisionist history.....

Comment:

Lincoln, Why should online Greenwich Time readers have to digging through their neighbors blue recycling bins to read the school board the candidates’ position statements?

However, we give Lincoln two thumbs up for telling it like it is......

....We didn’t hear many divergent views from this board as they proceeded to give Betty Sternberg almost $1 million of taxpayers’ money and taking our schools nowhere. Moriarty has some blood on her hands like or not....

...By far the biggest surprise was Republican Peter Sherr...Who is this guy? And how did he get on the ticket in a party that says “all of our constituents go to private schools so let’s not waste too much on the kids in Byram who wouldn’t vote for a GOP candidate anyway.” You go Peter. You the man!....

....By far the most qualified candidate of the bunch is Nancy Kail, whose resume is unbelievably suited to be a board member for this community. Founding member of the Greenwich Alliance, Riverside PTA president, mother of three public school students in Greenwich, member of Secondary School Reform Committee, and on and on. Unbelievable to me that she was not nominated by the Dems...
UPDATE #2
Greenwich Time Education Reporter Colin Gustafson Comes Out Of His Self Induced Coma And Starts Reporting What's Really Going On Behind The Scene At Republican Headquarters......
....Incumbent Steve Anderson and newcomer Peter Sherr received the recommendation of party leaders earlier this month .....

While favored to win the Republican seats if endorsed, however, the candidates' success is not guaranteed.

The town's political parties usually endorse the recommended candidate, but there have been exceptions.

A write-in candidate also could complicate matters for Anderson and Sherr, who would then have to campaign for the school board seats.....
MORE BEHIND THE SCENCES COVERAGE:

With or without her party's endorsement, Republican school board candidate Theresa Stanton said voters haven't heard the last of her.

The 47-year-old Cos Cob mother was one of three office-seekers passed up earlier this month by Republican leaders for a recommendation to run on the GOP ticket for the Board of Education.

However, while the other two hopefuls plan to bow out if they fail to get the Republican Town Committee's endorsement Wednesday, Stanton said she'll keep running as a petition candidate.
As a certified teacher, the PTA member said she has a better grasp on education policy and curriculum issues than both the candidates and some current board members......
COMMENT:
Why Can't The Republican Town Committee Put
The Children Of Greenwich First?
The Republican Town Committee Should Endorse 4 Of The 5 Republican Hopefuls And Then Let The Single Family Homeowners Of Greenwich Choose What Is Best For Their Children.

07/21/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed By Robo Blogger

  • Man hit by train remains critical
    posted on July 21, 2009 10:52:22 pm
    A Connecticut man remains hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a Metro-North train in Greenwich over the weekend.
  • Heavy rain likely today in region
    posted on July 21, 2009 10:38:20 pm
    ... Connecticut River. High tides today in Bridgeport harbor will occur at 11:10 a.m. and 11:28 p.m. In Stamford and Greenwich harbors, high tides will be at 11:14 a.m. and 11:32 p.m. Sunset will occur at about 8:21 p.m., and there will be about 14 ...
  • Story, photos: Greenwood Fuels turning paper sludge into fuel pellets
    posted on July 21, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... The $20 million project is bankrolled by Plainfield Asset Management, an equity firm with headquarters in Greenwich, Conn. Plainfield is the majority owner of Greenwood Fuels, 600 Liberty St. Fuel pellets are not new, but making them from pulp ...
  • Charlie Ulmer Joins Amherst Securities Group as a Mortgage-Backed Securities Salesperson
    posted on July 21, 2009 09:26:41 pm
    ... mortgage-backed securities (MBS) salesperson. Mr. Ulmer, who joins Amherst after spending the last 15 years at RBS Greenwich Capital, is based in the Company's Greenwich, Connecticut office. "We are very pleased to have added Charlie to our ...
  • Greenwood Fuels turning paper sludge into fuel pellets
    posted on July 21, 2009 05:58:09 pm
    ... of coal. The $20 million project is bankrolled by Plainfield Asset Management, an equity firm with headquarters in Greenwich, Conn. Plainfield is the majority owner of Greenwood Fuels, 600 Liberty St. Fuel pellets are not new, but making them from ...
  • Miller in good position at U.S. Junior Amateur
    posted on July 21, 2009 04:28:57 pm
    ... here today knowing if I shoot another good round, I'm fine." Juan Luna of Colombia led after one round at 6 under. Greenwich, Conn., resident David Pastore, who beat Miller in the quarterfinals of last week's Met Junior en route to the title, was ...
  • Doubts on chicken demands spur Tyson plunge
    posted on July 21, 2009 03:27:24 pm
    ... September. Lower feed costs may be encouraging higher chicken weights even as demand weakens, Christina McGlone, a Greenwich, Conn.-based analyst with Deutsche Bank, wrote in a note Sunday. "Demand in the food service sector has softened in the last ...
  • Man in critical condition after being hit by train
    posted on July 21, 2009 01:17:22 pm
    Michael C. Robertson, 38, of 55 Bush Ave., Greenwich, is the man who was hit by a train at the Old Greenwich train station Sunday afternoon, a Metro-North Railroad spokesman said.
  • TigerRisk, Karen Clark join to evaluate cat risks
    posted on July 21, 2009 11:19:59 am
    GREENWICH, Conn.-Reinsurance brokerage TigerRisk Partners L.L.C. said it has entered into a partnership with catastrophe modeling and consulting firm Karen Clark & Co.
  • Slump offers chain a spot on the Avenue
    posted on July 21, 2009 10:07:41 am
    A boutique Belgian food chain has seized on the softer rents of the recession to launch a store in Greenwich.
  • College counselors turning admissions into game
    posted on July 20, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... activities, review essays, and help their young clients prepare for standardized tests. One college consultant in Greenwich, Conn., held a fashion show recently at a local boutique to show her clients examples of what to wear to interviews. Given ...
  • Not a New Deal But a BAD Deal
    posted on July 21, 2009 04:20:48 am
    ... officials-- announced profits of $3.4 billion for the second quarter. So the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Greenwich, Conn. are doing just fine. But elsewhere, nationwide, unemployment has shot up to 9.5 percent. Whoever thought that a liberal ...
  • Kansas City firm takes Wright approach
    posted on July 21, 2009 03:03:36 am
    ... times of turmoil is when you start to see people move around," Lerman said. This month, CRT Capital Group of Greenwich hired 16 former RBS Securities veterans as it added 29 people. There are plenty of reasons for changing firms, Lerman said. People ...
  • Kansas City investment firm takes Wright approach
    posted on July 21, 2009 02:13:08 am
    ... times of turmoil is when you start to see people move around," Lerman said. This month, CRT Capital Group of Greenwich hired 16 former RBS Securities veterans as it added 29 people. There are plenty of reasons for changing firms, Lerman said. People ...
  • Natural Gas ETF Falls More Than Fuel on Record Supplies as Shares Sell Out
    posted on July 21, 2009 01:42:08 am
    ... is down and not looking to change any time soon,a said Tom Orr , the director of research for Weeden & Co. LP , a Greenwich, Connecticut, securities brokerage, in a telephone interview. He predicted natural gas, this yeara s worst performing major ...
  • Former FERC Director William Hederman Joins Concept Capital's...
    posted on July 20, 2009 11:39:08 pm
    ... in the most cost effective manner possible. Concept Capital is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Greenwich, Conn., Garden City, NY, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Boca Raton, FL. Concept Capital is currently a ...
  • Knight Libertas Appoints Al Lhota as Managing Director, Head of U.S....
    posted on July 20, 2009 10:03:37 pm
    ... twenty years experience in fixed income sales. Prior to joining Knight Libertas, Al led High Yield teams at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets and UBS. In his role at Knight Libertas, Al is responsible for leading sales of High Yield, Distressed and Bank ...
  • Wall St set to open higher on CIT deal
    posted on July 20, 2009 09:24:02 pm
    ... role the private sector is taking in the rescue, according to Steve Goldman, market strategist at Weeden & Co in Greenwich, Connecticut. "Slowly the private sector is taking over its leadership role, now that fear and panic is slowly subsiding," he ...
  • Heavy rain on tap for Tuesday
    posted on July 20, 2009 08:58:46 pm
    ... flooding are expected. High tides today in Bridgeport harbor will be at 10:15 a.m. and 10:32 p.m. In Stamford and Greenwich harbors, high tides will occur at 10:19 a.m. and 10:36 p.m. Sunset today will occur at 8:22. There will be 14 hours and 44 ...

07/21/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Overnight Edition

Greenwich Senior Babe Ruth All-Stars regroup for title run
Greenwich Time
By Jesse Quinlan The first order of business for the Greenwich Senior Babe Ruth All-Stars was to get through the weekend. Now comes the next task -- getting ...
Greenwich man remains in critical condition after being hit by train
Greenwich Time
He was hit while he sat on the edge of the platform in Old Greenwich with his legs dangling over the side, it was reported. But John Lyddane, who spoke with ...
Slump offers chain a spot on the Avenue
Connecticut Post
By Richard Lee A boutique Belgian food chain has seized on the softer rents of the recession to launch a store in Greenwich. ...
Witherell taps Smith House director for top post
Greenwich Time
Livvy Floren, R-Greenwich, also represents the neighborhood in Stamford where Smith House is located. "Stamford's loss is Greenwich's gain," Floren said of ...

Greenwich school board candidates share good ideas and vision ...
By Lincoln Millstein
If you ever wanted an example of why we need our school board elections to be more transparent, get ahold of Sunday's Greenwich Time and the candidates' position statements (except for Randall Smith who declined). ...


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