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Friday, August 14, 2009

08/14/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed Evening Edition

Reuters
Mass. regulator will not settle Madoff feeder suit
Reuters
The move comes a few weeks after Fairfield Greenwich Group, the hedge fund firm that invested heavily with Madoff, offered to repay fully the losses ...
WR Berkley forms new unit
The Associated Press
GREENWICH, Conn. — Insurer WR Berkley Corp. on Friday said it formed a new operating unit called Berkley North Pacific Group LLC. ...
Slideshow: Suspect eludes Stamford, Greenwich police after drug ...
Greenwich Time
By Debra Friedman and Jeff Morganteen GREENWICH -- Police say a known drug dealer from Stamford, who nearly struck two city cops Thursday while fleeing from ...
Bringing Sexy Back To Greenwich, Or Not
NBC Connecticut
By CHRIS AYOTTE Pop sensation Justin Timberlake has eyes for Jessica Biel and there are conflicting reports on whether he's also eyeing a Greenwich mansion. ...
Brazilian Real Is Poised for Weekly Decline as Stocks Drop
Bloomberg
Investors may be moving from the real to the Mexican peso, said Benito Berber, an economist at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets in Greenwich, Connecticut, ...

Greenwich Bans Clotheslines in Public Housing Planetizen
By franny.ritchie
Greenwich cites concerns over aesthetics and liability. A public housing project in Greenwich has recently banned outdoor clothes drying. Lawyers asserted that the poor nighttime visability created a safety hazard for residents. ...
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Town Approves Sex Offender Restrictions - Connecticut News Story ...
GREENWICH, Conn. -- Officials in Greenwich have voted to ban sex offenders from schools, parks, playgrounds and public beaches, despite the threat of a lawsuit by civil liberties advocates. Friday, August 14, 2009.
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08/14/09 The Greenwich Briefing By Robo Blogger (Updated)

Comprehensive News Feed for Greenwich, CT.
  • Retail sales fall unexpectedly, new jobless claims rise
    posted on August 13, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... path next year. The consumer is not going to lead the recovery," said Stephen Stanley, an economist at RBS in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Federal Reserve, in leaving short-term interest rates near zero on Wednesday, said economic activity was ...
  • U.S. consumer morale sags, industrial output rises
    posted on August 15, 2009 03:25:19 am
    ... and they probably won't until the labor market begins to firm," said Michelle Girard, an economist at RBS in Greenwich, Connecticut. Separately, industrial output rose 0.5 percent, beating market expectations for 0.3 percent advance, after a 0.4 ...
  • Retail sales fall, new jobless claims rise
    posted on August 15, 2009 01:55:11 am
    ... path next year. The consumer is not going to lead the recovery," said Stephen Stanley, an economist at RBS in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Federal Reserve, in leaving short-term interest rates near zero on Wednesday, said economic activity was ...
  • Cross-dressing bank robber gets 12 years in prison
    posted on August 13, 2009 10:37:00 pm
    ... two bank robberies - the robbery of a Commerce Bank in Bergenfield on April 20, 2008 and of a Wachovia branch in Greenwich, Conn., on Jan. 11, 2008. But he admitted to the seven others, crimes that were taken into consideration at his sentencing ...
  • Conn. town approves sex offender restrictions
    posted on August 14, 2009 11:10:12 pm
    Officials in the wealthy Connecticut town of Greenwich have voted to ban sex offenders from schools, parks, playgrounds and public beaches, despite the threat of a lawsuit by civil liberties advocates.
  • Brookfield's new principals introduced
    posted on August 14, 2009 10:58:16 pm
    Educators left posts in New Fairfield, Stamford and Greenwich to join the ranks of school leaders in Brookfield this month.
  • Town approves sex offender restrictions
    posted on August 14, 2009 10:34:43 pm
    Officials in the wealthy Connecticut town of Greenwich have voted to ban sex offenders from schools, parks, playgrounds and public beaches, despite the threat of a lawsuit by civil liberties advocates.
  • Starwood Property Trust Shares Dip In Debut
    posted on August 14, 2009 10:18:38 pm
    ... strong demand. That makes it the largest IPO in 2009, according to Renaissance Capital. Starwood Property Trust of Greenwich, Conn., focuses on managing and investing in commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt ...
  • Genesee Wyoming July traffic falls 1.2 percent
    posted on August 14, 2009 09:32:44 pm
    ... than $140?'' Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo asked the gathering. ``All of us in the Caribbean have triumphed.'' GREENWICH, Conn. -- Regional freight railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Friday that traffic on its tracks fell 1.2 percent ...
  • City dips toes in IPOs
    posted on August 14, 2009 09:31:29 pm
    ... You've given us two IPOs. Someone must be working there," says Kathy Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital of Greenwich, Conn., an independent research and investment management firm that monitors IPO filings and newly public companies. But ...
  • NPB Notebook D'Antona hits stride for surging Swallows
    posted on August 14, 2009 07:30:39 pm
    ... for Yakult since being acquired in the offseason, but will miss the next three weeks with a hamstring injury. The Greenwich, Conn., native is batting .298 with 19 home runs and 69 RBIs through Wednesday. "Every year you always want to hit .300," the ...
  • $40m loss drives Presstek to slash 10% of work force
    posted on August 14, 2009 06:27:09 pm
    ... in Hudson. Presstek also has U.S. facilities in South Hadley, Mass., Des Plaines, Ill., and a corporate office in Greenwich, Conn. According to LaBaugh, nearly 20 of the job cuts have already occurred, some through freezing open positions. The ...
  • Millstein speaks out on his Nuke film
    posted on August 14, 2009 05:59:21 pm
    ... It took me a year from the time Steve Myers came and talked with us." Millstein called Myers, the president of the Greenwich Forum on War and Peace, which provided funding for the film, the "forefather" of the project. "He got me thinking about ...
  • Film challenges high schoolers to address threat of nuclear weapons
    posted on August 14, 2009 05:57:56 pm
    A unique film by 2008 Greenwich High School graduate Ben Millstein was shown to the general public for the first time on Sunday as part of a program commemorating the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Stepping lightly onto Block Island
    posted on August 14, 2009 05:57:15 pm
    ... off wearing my straw hat to make my way along the coastal road on the eastern side of the island to say hello to a Greenwich couple I knew, Roy and Helen Rowan. Don't let those passenger ferries fool you. Block Island is awash with four wheelers. ...
  • Charlton Heston
    posted on August 14, 2009 05:16:29 pm
    'Bowling for Columbine' Heston's last major film appearance was in Michael Moore 's 2002 documentary, "Bowling for Columbine," which examines gun violence in America.
  • Greenwich Library Oral History Project captures people's stories
    posted on August 14, 2009 01:37:52 pm
    ... Spain on the first money she earned as a child during the early part of the 20th Century when she grew up in Greenwich. It appears in A Doctor's Daughter, a book published on Ms. Spain's life in Greenwich from 1903 to 1977. It is part of the ...
  • Elderly man again ruled competent to stand trial
    posted on August 13, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... hot Alison McKnight-Lombardi to death last year in an apparent property dispute with her. ------ Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com AP-ES-08-13-09 0940EDT
  • A native of Japan looks at the legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    posted on August 06, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and then on Nagasaki, bringing death to some 200,000 people. Sakamaki moved to Greenwich in 1991 from his native Japan. He is a business management and computer consultant and the president of the Japan Society of ...
  • Westport medical building sells for $6.49 million
    posted on August 14, 2009 12:45:42 pm
    ... investor, has purchased 162 Kings Highway North in Westport for $6.49 million from 162 Kings Highway North, a Greenwich-based private investor, whose principal and managing member is Peter Dapuzzo of Greenwich. Dapuzzo did not respond to a request ...

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