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08/12/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog And RS Feed

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Singer Justin Timberlake bought Mel Gibson’s house? - Update: 8/12/09 The hottest rumor in Greenwich today is that Justin Timberlake bought Mel Gibson’s $39 million house. Hoping to bump into you at the Roun...
2 hours ago

Vivapop Community Events RSS Feed
Weekend Section: Aug. 13-14th - Maritime Aquarium Norwalk, CT 203-852-0700 General Interest *THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK*, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT; (203) 852-0700, www.mar...
3 hours ago

Rock Star Diary
Amy Clarke at the Bitter End, 8/10/09 - On Monday night I went to see my friend Amy Clarke perform at the Bitter End. She rocked the house and I snapped away...... Here are the best of the best. XO...
3 hours ago

Today's Greenwich Time Most Viewed Web Article - RSS Feed
Hamilton Avenue principal to leave - The principal of Hamilton Avenue School is leaving at the end of the first week of this school year to begin a central office job in another Connecticut di...
3 hours ago

Greenwich Resident Jerry Dumas Writes And Draws The Comic Strip Sam And Silo, And Is A Greenwich Time Columnist
A day out and about with Emilie - Picked up Emilie, drove to John and Estelle Phillips' house, which perches high on a rocky outcropping, jutting out into Long Island Sound in Riverside.
4 hours ago

The Daily Spurgeon
Set your face like flint - We never do anything in this world until we set our faces thoroughly to it. The warriors who win battles are those who are resolved to conquer or die. Th...
4 hours ago

Topix - Greenwich News RSS Feed
Timberlake buys dream home - The 'SexyBack' singer, who is dating actress Jessica Biel, has invested in a sprawling 25.5 acre estate in Greenwich.
6 hours ago

CT Hosts Legislative Roundtable with Avant Business Services of Stamford - Stamford, CT – Greenwich State Reps. Livvy Floren, Fred Camillo and Lile Gibbons with Republican leaders of the State House and Senate today met with execu...
6 hours ago

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Jolly Green Giant - Well, not quite, maybe never - It's one less responsibility and expense: Not owning a car. It's now been almost two months since my trusty '03 Ford Escort was stolen. The two checks from S...
7 hours ago

The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
See Our Summer Reading Contest Winners! - Youth Services' Summer Reading Contest has ended, and now you can see all of our winners! We gave away one prize each week, plus a very special GRAND PRIZE...
7 hours ago

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
A liberal’s take on ObamaCare – it’s a friggin’ disaster - Here’s an Obama supporter who can’t believe the hash her hero has made of health care. But who would have thought that the sober, deliberative Barack Obama...
8 hours ago

Greenwich Student, Blogger And Receptionist krystle's Collection of things *not to forget*
Seven Indicted in Deaths of Florida Couple - PENSACOLA, Florida (CNN) -- Seven men charged in the deaths of a Florida couple slain last month were indicted Tuesday on murder charges, officials said. ...
9 hours ago

Today's Greenwich Time Most Emailed Web Article - RSS Feed
Hamilton Avenue principal to leave - The principal of Hamilton Avenue School is leaving at the end of the first week of this school year to begin a central office job in another Connecticut di...
10 hours ago

Ask the Doctor: Medical Health Articles
Simple Home Remedies for an Ear Infection - Did you know that there is a wealth of ear infection remedies that can help relieve the painful symptoms of ear ache, muffled hearing, congestion, swollen ...
11 hours ago

Exit 55 By Rob "WGCH" Adams - The Sports Voice Of Greenwich
To The Joe - I accomplished one of my goals - to visit another New York-Penn League stadium this year. This one was easy - Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, New York. T...
12 hours ago

Greenwich Blog : The Blog of Greenwich, Connecticut :: USA
In Harmony at Roger Sherman Park - Roger Sherman Baldwin Park (located on Arch Street by the Teen Center, and Island Beach Ferry Dock) Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:30pm-9:30pm IN HARMONY wil...
12 hours ago

Greenwich Time: Local Sports - RSS Feed
Despite lack of major title so far, Woods says year has been a success - CHASKA, Minn. -- Tiger Woods used to say it was only a great year if he won a major. He has one shot left at the PGA Championship, yet he already has rende...
12 hours ago

Wowzio Pulse - Greenwich Police - Engaging Late-Breaking Articles
Town asks judge to overturn Greenwich police racial discrimination verdict - The battle between the town and eight minority Greenwich police officers rages on after the town filed a motion Monday asking a federal judge to overturn a...
13 hours ago

My Greenwich Properties Blog By Greenwich Resident And Homeowner James Martin
Lovely Two Bedroom Condo, Bedford Hills, NY - Very Spacious 2 BR 2 Bath Condo with excellent views from terrace of the lake and Bedford Hills Town Park. Recently renovated, this lovely condo shows well...
20 hours ago

Former Greenwich Resident Rosie O'Donnell"s RBlog
AskRo - cathy Burke writes: Is Vivi more nervous or excited about first grade? excited [...]
23 hours ago

Wowzio - Greenwich Ct - Engaging late-breaking posts
08/11/09 The Greenwich Briefing By Robo Blogger (Updated) - Comprehensive News Feed for Greenwich, CT.Cashmere store knits up Madison Ave. shopposted on August 12, 2009 05:54:28 am... he already boasts a seven-year-...
1 day ago

Today's Greenwich Time Editorial
Thumbs up -- Thumbs down - Thumbs down to a United Way fund-raising campaign that fell short of its goal for the first time in five years. The recession has caught up to the Greenwic...
1 day ago

Today's Greenwich Time Letters To The Editor
Change yet to come to Greenwich politics - Change yet to come to Greenwich politics To the editor: When the Democratic Town Committee voted down the nomination of Rick Novakowski for tax collector, ...
2 days ago

Greenwich Gossip By "The Scribe Of Greenwich" Bill Clark
Dog Days on the Avenue - Today is the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures up in the 90s. If you were driving an 18-wheeler down Greenwich Avenue and wanted to park, y...
2 days ago

Cos Cob Blogger Iggy Makarevich At High Strangeness
Innermost Images, # 1 - Apart by Mr. Gris Grimly, The Mad Creator.
2 days ago

Lincoln's Log - Hearst Newspaper VP Lincoln Millstein
Attention incoming GHS freshman! You need to prove you actually live in Greenwich! - Here is another looming Greenwich PR disaster: On the first day of school at GHS in a few weeks, many students are going to discover in the most embarrassi...
3 days ago

Greenwich Time: Life And Family - RSS Feed
Get back in the game - Oliver and Mirjana met while playing basketball in college. Many games (and many years) later, they found themselves married, with two kids, in a suburban ...
4 days ago

Greenwich Citizen News Feed
Family Centers - Greenwich Citizen - *Family Centers* *Greenwich Citizen* With offices in *Greenwich*, Stamford, Darien and New Canaan, Family Centers is a United Way partner agency that offer...
5 days ago

Ex-Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bernie Yudain
Screen smoking better than toilet humor - As an admirer and victim of the Turner Classic Movies station that features late night vintage movies sans commercial interventions, I enjoy observing beha...
5 days ago

CAMILLO: REAL WORLD ‘NO TAX’ BUDGET UNVEILED - HARTFORD – In an effort to fuel stalled budget negotiations, Greenwich State Reps. Livvy Floren and Fred Camillo along with House and Senate Republicans to...
5 days ago

"Greenwich, Conn" - Google News
Fatal car crash in Winhall claims life of young Connecticut woman - Manchester Journal - *Fatal car crash in Winhall claims life of young Connecticut woman* *Manchester Journal* *...* where a 2002 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Hannah Smith of *Gr...
5 days ago

Zez Says: Greenwich Time / Stamford Advocate Columnist Jerry Zezima
"Moving Violations" - By Jerry Zezima The Stamford Advocate If I can ever find a television executive who is either foolish or drunk enough to make my life into a sitcom, I am g...
5 days ago

Greenwich Post News Feed
Marlins, Dolphins to compete at States - Greenwich Post - Greenwich Post *Marlins, Dolphins to compete at States* *Greenwich Post* For four days last week, over 30 *Greenwich* swimmers traveled to pools at the Che...
5 days ago

The Blonde Excuse
Live Update - Rocking out to "Every Morning" like it's 1999 at the free Sugar Ray concert at Columbus Park in Stamford, CT...
6 days ago

EDDIE "Greenwich Native" ROSS
Boo! - Did I scare you!? For the next two weeks, while most of us will be enjoying the dog days of summer, Jaithan and I will be knee-deep in gauze, shooting a Hall...

08/12/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

Stamford upends Greenwich for Sharkey Laureno Tournament title
Greenwich Time
STAMFORD -- The Stamford Warriors exploded for five runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth on their way to an 8-4 triumph over the Greenwich ...
New York Magazine
Justin Timberlake May Be Moving to Greenwich
New York Magazine
And Justin Timberlake reportedly shelled out $18.7 million for a 25.5-acre spread in a Greenwich gated community, which can only mean one of two things: He ...
Greenwich Appeals Police Racial Discrimination Suit
Hartford Courant
GREENWICH — - The town filed a motion with a federal judge this week, asking him to overturn July's jury verdict in a lawsuit filed by eight minority ...
Lit candle may have caused Greenwich mattress fire
Greenwich Time
Anthony Johnson, executive director of the Greenwich Housing Authority, said he was told by fire officials that the teenager knocked over a candle after he ...

Greenwich Appeals Police Racial Discrimination Suit -- Courant.com
The town filed a motion with a federal judge this week, asking him to overturn July's jury verdict in a lawsuit filed by eight minority officers, which found the town allowed a practice of racial discrimination to exist within the ...
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In Harmony at Roger Sherman Park Greenwich Blog ::
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The online journal about everything greenwich. ... Greenwich News · Lit candle may have caused mattress fire · Dog days bring major road repaving projects to Greenwich · RSS Local News · Eunice Kennedy, founder of Special Olympics, ...
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Police Speeding contributed to Greenwich woman's fatal accident ...
GREENWICH A Greenwich woman was speeding talking on a cell phone and not wearing a seat belt when she lost control of her car and slammed into a telephone ...

08/12/09 MEDIA ALERT: Greenwich Has Got Talent Announces Casting Calls


Greenwich Has Got Talent: Variety Show 2009's first two casting calls are set for Thursday August 20 and Thursday September 3, from 7-10 PM(both days) at the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library. The event is being held October 16 & 17 with 7:30 PM performances in Greenwich and is sponsored by the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds will go toward funding a scholarship for a Greenwich High School student who will major in Business in college. .To sign up to audition on either night, please call Maria at 570-7021 or email mksproductions1@yahoo.com. Those auditioning should bring their own audio including CD's, etc.

The event is chaired by Leah Mattoni, Market Manager for People's United Bank;Jeff Weber, Executive VP of the Business TalkRadio Network, owners of WGCH Radio;and Scott Weiner, General Manager of Roto Rooter Services Company. Numerous volunteers from the chamber will be assisting in the implementation of the variety show while various businesses from the community have already stepped up to sponsor Greenwich Has Got Talent as well.

"Our event is really taking shape," said Leah Mattoni, one of the event's co-chairs. "There is so much talent in the area and this will be a tremendous opportunity for them to be showcased."

Scott Weiner, another co-chair, added, "This is a family friendly event that you'll either want to be a part of--or come watch."


for more information

please contact Jeff Weber

at 203.273.2293

Jeff Weber
Executive Vice-President
Business TalkRadio Network®
Lifestyle TalkRadio Network®
P.O. Box 4826
Greenwich, CT 06831
FAX: (203)323-7302

08/12/09 The Greenwich Briefing (Updated)

Comprehensive News Feed for Greenwich, CT.
  • Starwood Property Trust shares decline on 1st day of trading, IPO prices at $20 per share
    posted on August 13, 2009 01:22:30 am
    ... to Renaissance Capital. In afternoon trading, the stock slipped 23 cents to $19.77. Starwood Property Trust of Greenwich, Conn., focuses on managing and investing in commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt ...
  • Timberlake buys dream home
    posted on August 12, 2009 10:16:00 pm
    The 'SexyBack' singer, who is dating actress Jessica Biel, has invested in a sprawling 25.5 acre estate in Greenwich.
  • Starwood Property Trust shares dip in debut trade
    posted on August 13, 2009 01:04:30 am
    ... shares priced at $20 per share. The stock fell 31 cents to $19.69 in midday trading. Starwood Property Trust of Greenwich, Conn., focuses on managing and investing in commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt ...
  • Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Celebrates IPO, First Day of Trading on NYSE
    posted on August 12, 2009 11:56:03 pm
    Starwood Property Trust, Inc., headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., opened for trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "STWD" after its successful initial public offering in which it raised $810 million in gross proceeds.
  • U.S. trade gap widens on oil prices
    posted on August 12, 2009 11:45:17 pm
    ... stock prices) we've seen over the past month and a half," said Steve Goldman, market strategist at Weeden & Co in Greenwich, Connecticut. U.S. imports of goods and services rose 2.3% in June to US$152.8-billion, the highest since January. Higher oil ...
  • Justin Timberlake has decided to become a country gentleman
    posted on August 12, 2009 10:31:47 pm
    The pop singer has bought a sprawling home in the most exclusive part of Greenwich, reports The Post's Jennifer Gould Keil.
  • Timberlake Eyes Greenwich Nesting Site
    posted on August 12, 2009 10:14:22 pm
    JUSTIN Timberlake has decided to become a country gentleman. The pop singer has bought a sprawling home in the most exclusive part of Greenwich, reports The Post's Jennifer Gould Keil .
  • Cloudy, cooler, a chance of rain today
    posted on August 12, 2009 09:47:23 pm
    ... temperatures in the upper 70s. High tide will occur at 4:12 p.m. in Bridgeport harbor, and at 4:16 in Stamford and Greenwich harbors. Sunset today will occur at about 7:55 and sunrise Thursday will be at 6:00 a.m. There will be 13 hours and 56 ...
  • Bruce Museum Opens Exhibition of West African Gold from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection
    posted on August 12, 2009 07:37:29 pm
    West African gold ornament from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection. GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens a second show this summer drawn from the collections of former Greenwich native Olga Hirshhorn entitled West African Gold from the Ivory Coast: The Olga Hirshhorn Collection, on view through Sunday, November 8, 2009.
  • Renee Martin, 84
    posted on August 12, 2009 07:18:11 pm
    Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 4:30 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 5:35 p.m. Renee Mary Martin, 84, of Hendersonville, and formerly of Greenwich, Conn., died Tuesday morning, Aug.
  • Starwood IPO may debut this week
    posted on August 12, 2009 12:47:41 pm
    ... this week is expected to launch a new real estate investment trust company, Starwood Property Trust, from scratch. Greenwich-based Starwood Property will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol STWD. The company said it will offer 25 ...
  • Eunice Kennedy, founder of Special Olympics, dies
    posted on August 12, 2009 12:44:54 pm
    ... The two-day event drew more than 1,000 participants from 26 states and Canada. In the late 1960's, she contacted Greenwich resident, Frank Gifford, who had just started his sports broadcasting career. She wanted him to find professional athletes who ...
  • Pilots caution against tighter rules in wake of tragedy
    posted on August 12, 2009 12:42:17 pm
    ... helicopter. Investigators are trying to piece together why the two aircraft collided. Frantz, who represents Greenwich as a state senator in Hartford, suggested one way to prevent further accidents is to prohibit helicopters, many of which fly ...
  • Stimulus Funds Help Health Centers Meet Growing Needs
    posted on August 12, 2009 04:10:00 am
    ... rooms because of the stimulus money. "We were never in danger of going anywhere," said FP Daren Wu, M.D., of Greenwich, Conn., chief medical officer at Open Door. "But we were never going to advance and get ahead." Open Door serves about 750 ...

08/12/09 Dan Debicella Announces Run for 08/12/09Greenwich Resident Jim Himes Congressional Seat

State Senator Dan Debicella (R-Shelton) today announced he has formed a committee to run for Congress in 2010 in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District.

“We need Washington to start creating practical solutions to improve the quality of life for Fairfield County families,” said Debicella. “Rather than partisan, ideological fights, we need to start focusing on areas of consensus that can improve the economy, lower healthcare costs, and fix transportation issues in our state.

“Fairfield County wants an independent-minded Congressman in the mold of Chris Shays who will work in their families best interest—not a political party’s interests.”

Debicella said he was planning on supporting State Senator John McKinney for Congress until last month when McKinney decided not to run for family reasons. “John would have made a fantastic Congressman,” said Debicella, “and like John I will be a moderate voice who gets results for the people of Connecticut.”

Debicella is a lifelong resident of Fairfield County. He grew up in Bridgeport, where his father was a police officer. He was the first in his family to go to college, attending the Wharton School and receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School. He has spent most of his career in business, having worked for management consulting firm McKinsey in Stamford, as Director of Strategy at PepsiCo in Purchase, NY, and currently as Assistant Vice President of Marketing at The Hartford Financial Services.

Debicella ran for the State Senate from eastern Fairfield County in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008. His focus at the Capital has been on economic issues ranging from stopping tax increases in the state budget to writing a landmark 2007 law that gives tax credits to companies who create 10 or more jobs in Connecticut.

Debicella is a fiscal conservative who has co-authored “no tax increase” budgets in both 2007 and 2009. He believes in a small, efficient government because it is individual people and small businesses—not big government—that create jobs and improve the quality of life for families in Connecticut. He holds moderate positions on social issues, supporting a woman’s right to choose and having voted for state funding for stem cell research.

Debicella said there are three key issues he believes Washington needs to focus on. First is improving the economy. “Rather than trillion-dollar bailouts and pork-barrel stimulus, government needs to help small businesses create jobs. Through job-creation tax credits and smarter regulation, we can give small businesses the boost they need to create jobs and bring us out of the recession,” said Debicella

Reforming healthcare would also be a focus for Debicella. “We need to control costs to reduce premiums for the middle class and make coverage affordable for the uninsured,” said Debicella. “By providing incentives for preventive medicine, improving healthcare IT, instituting real malpractice reform, eliminating mandates, and lowering the cost private plans, we will drive down healthcare expenses for everyone.”

“Reducing costs is a better solution than Jim Himes’ vision of expanding government-run healthcare,” said Debicella. “The Democrats’ plan will tax the 94% of us with insurance to cover the 6% without insurance without addressing the root cause of the problem—out-of-control costs.”

Finally, Debicella said that fixing transportation in Connecticut had to be priority. “We need common sense solution for our rails and roads to resolve the choke points where traffic builds or where mass transit fails,” Debicella said. “To increase ridership on MetroNorth, we need more parking in eastern Fairfield County and a comprehensive shuttle system in western Fairfield County. For our roads, we need to increase capacity at heavy traffic areas along I-95 and the Merritt Parkway—just like we did at the Sikorsky Bridge, where just adding 1,000 yards of an entrance and exit lane removed a massive traffic backup area.”

The Fourth Congressional District comprises most of Fairfield County, including seventeen towns from Greenwich in the west, to Shelton in the east, to Ridgefield in the north. The seat was previously held by Congressman Christopher Shays from 1987-2009.

08/12/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Overnight Edition

Storm wreaks havoc in Greenwich
Greenwich Time
By Frank MacEachern A fierce summer storm ripped through Greenwich Monday night, knocking down trees and cutting power to thousands of residents. ...
Two new officers join Greenwich police
Greenwich Time
By Colin Gustafson Newly minted Police Officer Lisa Ruiz receives flowers from her parents, Marie and Vincent La Russo, after ceremonies in Town Hall on ...
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BMW of Greenwich Calls on Single Throw Internet Marketing to ...
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