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Thursday, August 27, 2009

08/27/09 RECESSION BUSTER: Don't Pay 75 Cents For The Friday Edition Of The Greenwich Time When You Can Read It For Free On Thursday Night (Updated)

It's No Wonder That The Old Greenwich Elementary School Most Consistently Outscores All Other Greenwich Elementary Schools

The Greenwich Board Of Education Listens To Eastern Greenwich While Ignoring Western Greenwich.......

School district will add Riverside, Old Greenwich bus stops in wake of outcry
School officials plan to add a bus stop to the district's routes this school year, after some Riverside parents complained that proposed changes to the routes would endanger their children walking to school.

At a Board of Education meeting Thursday night, Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund announced that a stop will be added at Lancer Road and Sound Beach Avenue Extension to what the district calls Bus Route 4 during the 2009-10 school year. That bus stop was eliminated under the proposed changes in school bus services.......

......The public works and police departments are conducting studies to assess the pedestrian safety conditions along the routes where service is eliminated under the proposed changes, school officials announced at the meeting..

Additionally, the district will hire a traffic consultant to assess middle school pedestrian crossing routes to schools within the 1.5-mile radius. The results of these studies will be used to develop a plan for bus routes and stops during the 2010-11 school year......
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Greenwich bookkeeper sentenced for embezzling over $250K
A former bookkeeper for a Stamford towing company received a suspended five-year sentence at state Superior Court Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing a quarter of a million dollars from her
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Credit card thieves strike again in Greenwich
Two women at the center of a statewide credit card theft spree allegedly struck again Tuesday afternoon, stealing a woman's credit card and using it to buy items at a Greenwich store, police said.
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Himes pitches federal bond programs
As he kicked off an effort Wednesday to publicize the availability of millions of dollars in federal bond programs for the region, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, said Wednesday he expects record
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Stamford police arrest two suspects in bank robbery spree
STAMFORD -- Two city men who police say worked both together and alone in a dozen bank robberies throughout lower Fairfield County this summer were arraigned in state Superior Court Thursday.
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Human-powered helicopter race is on
For those people who watch seagulls cutting and gliding through the air over Long Island Sound and think, "I could do better," now's your chance to earn $250,000 while proving it.
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Heidenreich strengthens its grip on tanker data
Before an oil company hires a ship to schlep a batch of crude from the Persian Gulf to Europe or the U.S., it tends to have a few questions of the broker: - Will the ship fit through the Suez Canal?
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08/27/09 Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE Brown Nose" Gustafson Wont Tell You The Truth, But Greenwich Roundup Will.....

Principal Damaris Rau was shown the door and is now headed to an undisclosed position at an undisclosed Connecticut School district, because .....

Hamilton Avenue School was once again the lowest scorer among the 11 elementary schools in Greenwich

Here Is More Evidence That Western Greenwich Is Getting Screwed Over By The Greenwich Board Of Education .....

Western Middle School was the lowest scorer of all of the town's three middle schools

The achievement gap between disadvantaged students of Western Greenwich and their wealthier peers continues to grow.

The wide gulf between white and Hispanic high schoolers grew wider between 2008 and 2009.

The percentage of white students reaching goal jumped from 83 percent to 87 percent, while the percentage of Hispanics at that level declined from 54 percent to 47 percent.

The United States Department Of Justice has inquired about Hamilton Avenue School and they are going to be back if the Greenwich Board Of Education continue to refuse to fix the failing schools in Western Greenwich.


Meanwhile, Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE Brown Nose" Gustafson Is Putting On His Rose Colored Sunglasses And Cheerfully Reporting.....




High school science and reading scores improved dramatically on state exams this year, while primary students showed gains in reading, writing and math. Some lower-scoring schools also made impressive year-over-year gains.....

....Released this week, the report includes scores from the Connecticut Mastery Test, taken by third- through eighth-graders, and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, taken by 10th-graders, in the spring. The exams allow the state Department of Education to assess whether schools and districts are complying with the federal No Child Left Behind Act.....

....Old Greenwich School most consistently outscored other elementary schools this year, with the highest percentage in the district of students reaching the goal level in three of the CMT's four subject exams.....

...."I'm quite pleased to see the upper trajectory in most subject areas," said school board Chairwoman Nancy Weissler. While science scores remain a concern, she added, "overall, I think it looks like we are headed in the right direction.".....

....The district is scheduled to present its 2009 achievement report to the board at a meeting tonight at 7 at Cos Cob School......

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08/27/09 Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE Brown Nose" Gustafson Shows Up A Day Late And A Dollar Short With This Hamilton Avenue School Report..

Hamilton Avenue School parents sue over mold

Parents: Health issues resulted from exposure

A group of Hamilton Avenue School parents has slapped the town with a lawsuit, saying that the school board failed to address persistent moisture- and mold-related problems at a temporary modular facility where students were housed for most of three school years.

Because of this, the suit claims, students were exposed to unhealthy levels of mold that has led to a slew of health issues, including lasting cases of strep throat, ear and sinus infections, coughs, nose bleeds, dizziness, nausea and neurological symptoms......

.....Hamilton Avenue School mothers Laura DiBella and Mina Bibeault, both outspoken critics of the town's handling of the Chickahominy school's delay-mired reconstruction, are listed as the lead plaintiffs, among six other mothers whose names appear in the suit......

....Officials failed to check for this possible mold growth while addressing the leaks and moisture issues, the suit claims.....

....Board of Education Chairwoman Nancy Weissler declined comment, saying it is against board policy to talk about pending litigation....

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08/27/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Greenwich woman to climb three peaks in Africa for charity mission
Greenwich Time
By Lisa Chamoff Sarah Winters Papsun first visited Africa in 2002 through Semester at Sea, a study abroad program, and the Greenwich resident said her heart ...
Greenwich volunteers help ease cancer patients' recovery
Greenwich Time
By Lisa Chamoff These days, the retired Greenwich police detective is devoting his time to helping others in the area get the treatment they need for their ...



08/27/09 Police would not confirm whether the assault had any connection to a gang fight that occurred in Port Chester, N.Y., on Sunday night .....

Police investigate possible Byram assault

Police are investigating an alleged assault that occurred in Byram Monday night after a woman claimed she was attacked during a clash between a group of men, officials said.

The woman, who was not identified, told police she was struck with different objects by a group of men who had pulled their car beside her and her two male friends at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday on South Water Street.....

....Allen said the police reports did not indicate that the woman had any noticeable injuries or if she had received medical treatment following the alleged incident.....

.....Police would not confirm whether the assault had any connection to a gang fight that occurred in Port Chester, N.Y., on Sunday night in which six men were arrested......

......"We are trying to ascertain what actually happened."......

....."This is an allegation that is under investigation," said Allen. "This was not a random assault."

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08/27/09 Greenwich Drug Busts

Matthew Joshua, 19, of 27 Congress St., Stamford, was charged Wednesday night with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a promise to appear.

A 17-year-old boy from Greenwich was charged Wednesday morning with possession of cannabis, weapons in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $500 bond.

A 16-year-old boy was charged Wednesday morning with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a promise to appear.

Michael Pucket-Humphrey, 19, of 15 Meadow Place, was charged Tuesday night with intent to sell a controlled substance, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $500 bond.

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