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Monday, August 3, 2009

08/03/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

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Human Smuggling Ring Broken Up in Greenwich NBC Connecticut
A human trafficking operation was broken up in Greenwich Sunday morning, resulting in almost two dozen people being detained.

08/03/09 PRESS RELEASE: One more concert on Aug. 19

Some have said they need to get press releases a little earlier to meet
deadlines. Here is the Aug. 19 concert with pictures.


See attached files: Sister Funk

Department of PARKS & recreation
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06836-2540
Phone 622-7830

August 3, 2009
For additional information contact:
Frank Gabriele, Recreation Supervisor

Press Release


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Sister Funk will be performing in the Park and Recreation Wednesday Night Concert Series at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on August 19, 2009.

For the past 8 years, Sister Funk, the nation’s hottest female group has been heading music festivals, concert arenas and clubs performing songs off their 3 independent original CD’s. Sister Funk has a sound and style best described as commercial Pop/Rock and is most compared to artist like: Pink, and Maroon 5. In May 2009, Sister Funk out rocked New England’s best original bands stealing 1st place for the 2009 Red Door Battle of the Band competition!

CURVE Magazine describes Sister Funk as “provocative, high energy, and entertaining. These women put on a hot show”. According to Conch Key West Chronicle Sept 2006 “Sister Funk, this incredible all girl rock group, absolutely stunned hundreds of concert goers on Duval St. proving themselves not only the hottest all girl group to hit the southernmost City but impressed even seasoned rockaholics.

Now is your chance to see this great group in your own back yard. Bring a picnic dinner, blanket, and the family and listen to some hot Rock music at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park is located on Arch Street by the Teen Center, and Island Beach Ferry Dock. The rain date for the concert is Thursday August 20th.
The final Wednesday night performance of the summer will be The Bob Button Orchestra on August 26, 2009.

For more information please call the Recreation Office at 622-6478, or visit our website at www.greenwichct.org.

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

08/03/09 MEDIA ALERT: Next weeks concerts and events

Here are the concerts and events for next week.


(See attached file: In Harmony.doc)(See attached file: Jazz on the Sound
Final Aug. 9, 09.doc)(See attached file: Family Movie Night August 09.doc)

Recreation Division
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich CT

Press Release


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that IN HARMONY will be performing on Wednesday, August 12 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

IN HARMONY is one of New England’s premier oldies groups. This sweet sounding vocal ensemble is comprised of three guys, and three women and a multi talented synthesizer/keyboardist.

The group consisting of Dee Heavrin, Robin Miller, Scott Poarch, Lenny Seiter, Adrienne Lisko, and Peter Randazzo have always found great joy in singing such classics as “At the Hop” “Be My Baby”, “I Wonder Why”, and “Duke of Earl”.

While performing together for many years the group has worked with such legendary Doo-Wop acts as Johnny Maestro & The Brookly Bridge. The Drifters, The Platters, and The Dimensions. They were also called to perform at The White House for President Bill Clinton, and at the home of Terry Stewart, CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. They have also performed an acappella arrangement of The Star Spangle Banner to a sold out crowd at Shea Stadium in 1999.

The Group has recorded two songs “Lonely Way, and “Come Back to Me” which can be heard on the Starlight Serenade 2000 Doo-Wop compilation CD.

Now is your chance to listen to this wonderful group in your own backyard in Greenwich, Ct.

Bring a picnic dinner, relax and listen to some wonderful music under the stars.

The rain date for the concert is Thursday August 13. For rain cancellation information call 618-7650


Press Release


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Jazz on the Sound Concert Series will hold its final concert of the summer on Sunday, August 9th. The concert will feature a Dixieland Jazz band which will play on the 4:00 pm Island Beach ferry, continue on the island and play again on the return trip 5:30 pm ferry.

Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket and come enjoy Dixieland Jazz at Island Beach.

This is your last chance of the summer to enjoy this wonderful event.

The rain date will be the following Sunday August 16.
For more information please call the Recreation Office at 622-7830


Press Release


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Family Movie Night will be outdoors at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center on Monday August 10. The rain date is Tuesday August 11.

The entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm with a children’s concert featuring Graham Clarke. After the concert at approximately 8:00 pm we will show the movie Kung Fu Panda on a large 9’ x 12’ screen. Come early, bring a picnic dinner (no barbecues please), a blanket, Frisbee, wiffleball and bat, and enjoy a movie under the stars.

For more information please call The Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center at 532-1259, or visit our website at www.greenwichct.org .

08/03/09 Press Release on Riverside Commons

As previously indicated in my last email, attached is the department's
press release

(See attached file: Riverside Commons altercation)

Lieutenant Daniel Allen
Greenwich Police Department
Public Information Officer
11Bruce Place
Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel. 203-618-8819
Fax 203-618-8852

P r e s s R e l e a s e

Police Administration Building
11 Bruce Place
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone (203) 618-8819
Fax (203) 618-8852

Contact: Lieutenant Daniel Allen
Phone: (203) 618-8819

August 3, 2009

Physical Altercation at Shopping Plaza

On Sunday, August 2, 2009 at approximately 11:30 A.M., members of the
Uniformed Services Division responded to the parking lot of the
Riverside Commons, a small shopping mall, located at 1233 East Putnam
Avenue on a report of a large group of individuals involved in a
physical altercation where baseball bats were possibly being used as

On arrival of police personnel it was determined that a large group
of Hispanic males had dispersed from the area in several different

Further inquires revealed that the individuals left in four vehicles
and a subsequent description of the vehicles was disseminated to
local police units.

The four vehicles were subsequently observed and detained by
uniformed officers throughout the eastern section of town.

During the detention of the individuals information was developed
that this matter might be connected to illegal activity involving a
blue van located in the Riverside Commons.

A blue van was located in the aforementioned parking lot and the
driver was subsequently located within the parking lot by uniformed
police personnel.

ICE in Connecticut has arrested four people for immigration

They are currently detained by ICE pending further investigation.

This case is currently under investigation and discussing any
further details about this case will be inappropriate.

08/03/09 MEDIA ALERT: Altercation within the Riverside Commons

Good morning to everyone,

First, I need to clarify some information, the press release some of you
received yesterday was not prepared by me, so I can not comfirm or denie
any of the information contained in the release that was prepare by other
officer of this department and desimminated under my name.

There is also information being reported that an arrest was made, This
information is also incorrect. The Greenwich Police Department did not
arrest anyone connected with this reported melee incident yesterday.

Any inquires about the Department of Homeland Security- ICE relative to
this incident should be directed to the DHS- ICE office in New Jersey at

The department is not holding any on-camera interviews relative to the
matter and the press release will serve as our response to this incident.

A press release will follow.

Lieutenant Daniel Allen
Greenwich Police Department
Public Information Officer
11Bruce Place
Greenwich, CT 06830

Tel. 203-618-8819
Fax 203-618-8852

08/04/09 PRESS RELEASE: Making Sense of Math and Reading Response to Intervention (RTI) with GRADE and GMADE from Pearson

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08/03/09 Tthe Raw Greenwich News Feed; Overnight Edition

Police: Kidnapped Texans Found In Greenwich
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