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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

09/02/09 Attack on the Obamanation!! Obama Joker Video

Greenwich Libertarian Kid Stands Up To The Man !!!!!

The First Amendment In Action

Viva la ReVoLuCíOn!!!!!!



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09/10/09 Everything Is Fine At Wilbur Peck - You Don't Have To Worry, Because There Is No Gang Or Drug Activity There

TWO DAYS LATER GREENWICH POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT DISCLOSES AN ASSUALT VICTIM FROM WILBUR PECK WAS SENT TO GREENWICH HOSPITAL
Tito Jaramillo and a 17-year-old male were charged in connection with an assault after their victim told the Greenwich Police that he had been repeatedly punched and kicked in the face.
A massive police responce was sent to Wilbur Peck Court to locate and arrest the two assailants.

The male victim was taken to Greenwich Hospital with a broken nose and other facial injuries

Tito Jaramillo, 18, of 4 Ivy St was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

The juvenile was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, because he had previously been banned from Wilbur Peck.

Tito Jaramillo was released on a promise to appear in court.
Tito "I Will Smash You In The Face" Jaramillo was back on the streets before his victim was out of the Greenwich Hospital.
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09/02/09 Lowest Gas Prices in Greenwich


$ 2.95
1129 E Putnam Ave & Sheephill Rd
Sep 2, 5:23 PM

$ 2.95
Sunoco
780 W Putnam Ave near Byram Rd

Sep 1, 11:30 PM

$ 2.97
CITGO
392 E Putnam Ave near Orchard St
Sep 2, 5:23 PM

$ 2.99
Sunoco
2 Riversville Rd & Glenville Rd

Sep 2, 11:24 AM

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09/02/09 RECESSION BUSTER: Save 75 cents - Read Wednesday's Greenwich Time For Free On Tuesday Night !!!!!

New budget will 'nickel and dime' residents
HARTFORD -- The new budget's centerpiece may be higher taxes on the state's wealthiest ­-- generating a billion dollars over the next two years -- but virtually everyone else in Connecticut
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JEWISH SERVICES 9/4 - 9/10/09
Listings are published as a convenience for readers. The information is limited to the temple address, telephone number, Web site address, name of rabbi, and the day and time of services.
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Greenwich Avenue resembles obstacle course during end-of-summer construction
Famous for Lilly Pulitzer, Lexuses and lofty rents, Greenwich Avenue is developing an alter ego. Think orange traffic cones, lane closures, utility workers peering up from manholes and massive
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1,400 turn out for health-care town hall
NORWALK -- The majority of the 1,200 people who packed into the Norwalk High School auditorium Wednesday night agreed on one thing: the health care system needs some sort of reform.
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EMS parents protest bus policy
Parents driving their children to Eastern Middle School for the first day of school said they encountered heavy traffic Wednesday morning as many caravaned through the area in protest of a recent
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Stamford teen charged in jewelry theft from Greenwich home
A 16-year-old Stamford boy was arrested Tuesday after he broke into a home on Stanwich Road and made off with several thousand dollars worth of jewelry, police said.
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Performing arts studio rejected by zoning commission in bid to stay at its site
A Cos Cob performing arts studio owner is hoping for better reviews from the Zoning Board of Appeals after another town commission voted against allowing it to continue at its current site.
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Drivers welcome on Rye Lake Avenue, trash is not
You know what they say about first impressions. But what if that first impression is an empty beer bottle, discarded coffee cup and scraps of paper on the side of the road entering Greenwich?
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09/02/09 Forget About The Greenwich Time Classifieds We Have All The Greenwich Ads On Craigslist

Huge Multi Family Tag Sale Sat 9/5 & Sun 9/6
Multi Family tag sale with various items for all! Sat 8- 3pm Sunday 9-3 There is lots of clothes, kid stuff (girls), toys, baby crib,, books for kids, household goods, kitchen stuff. Beautiful oriental cabinet. Childrens items for boy...too much to list!!!! Come check us out!!!!
26 minutes ago


Brand New Dining Room Table w/ Extension (Casana Brand) (Greenwich, CT) $140
We are selling a brand new Beautiful Dining Room table (3 weeks old). The table unfortunately has a small damage on one of the corners, it was damaged in-transit when shipped from the manufacturer. Besides the damaged corner, the table is scratch FREE and as I mentioned before....it is only 3 weeks old. This table retails for approx $700. We are selling because we received a replacement from manufacturer. The table seats 6 people, but has an extension for 2 additional seats. (Table for sale Only - Chairs Not Included) We will not deliver - Pick up Only. I will help you load the table onto your vehicle if desired. Let me know if you have any questions. Andres Gonzalez 786-269-3994
3 hours ago


Huge Tag Sale (Greenwich, CT) (See Below)
Huge tag sale! Loads of stuff. clothes. nic nacs.... glassware... ethan allen furniture........ sporting equipment. fishing equipment....... furniture.... you name it we have it. everything must go!!! Pick up a gift. find a treasure. collector's items... etc...... Inquire if your looking for something. Not your average tag sale!!!!! See you there. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday....... Saturday Only Location: 36 Cary Road Riverside, CT 06878 Exit 5 off I95 then make a left.... follow east putnam avenue (Post Road) for approximately 1 mile.... then make a right onto Cary Road...... Cul De Sac at the end...... House on the left with the American Flag.....
1 hour ago


Go Kart $350
Sell my used go kart. $350 OBO the go kart has some work to it but the motor has a lot of power for such a small motor. the things it needs are a new rim (the guy before me broke it) it needs two tubes for the back tires the chain is brand new have like 3 chain more which will give to you. i also have a flag i will give if you offer a good price. Call David at (203)-940-1259 make me an offer i ll try to work with you..
4 hours ago


laser sailboat $650
This Laser sailboat is in very good condition with a complete set of standard rig spars spars. It does not include any blades or a sail, i lent it to a friend and he lost all my stuff. The deck cleats work, and the Bottom is very smooth. The Mast Step is in very good condition and it does not have any cracks. The Dagger Board slot has very few hairline cracks, and they do not go all the way through the hull.
4 hours ago


Vintage Cavalier 19 1/2" 3 speed ladies bicycle $199
This is a rare vintage Cavalier 3 speed 19 and 1/2 inches ladies 3 speed bicycle in very good condition made in England circa 1940's or 1950's. This bike is not rusty and has been garaged. This bicycle may possibly need tires and/or a minor tune up even though the tires are in very good condition and are very ridable. This bike is for sale in Greenwich, CT for $199 cash in person at time of pick up.
4 hours ago


Schwinn 52 centimeter 21 speed Impact mountain bike $125
This is a 52 centimeter 21 speed men's Schwinn Impact mountain bike for sale for $125 cash in person at time of pick up in person in Greenwich, CT.
4 hours ago


52 centimeter Centurion Accordo 12 speed bike Exc $225
This is a 52 centimeter 12 speed blue Centurion Accordo racing bike in excellent condition for sale for $225 cash at time of pick up in person in Greenwich, CT.
4 hours ago


marble & granite router $3000
PHASE 3 MARBLE&GRANITE ROUTER MADE TO PROFILE EDGES SUCH AS OG,TRIPLE PENCIL,BULLNOSE,DUPONT, ALSO CAN USE FOR SINK CUT OUTS.TOP OF THE LINE BRAND NEW IN BOX.NEVER USED TAKE A LOOK MAKE AN OFFER.ORIGINALLY PAID $4,500 WITH RECEIPT . MAKE N OFFER FORMALLY KNOW TRI-STONE IN STAMFORD,CT AND PORTCHESTER,NY.YOU CAN CALL (203)667-6820 ASK FOR TONY.COMES WITH MACHINE AND POWER SUPPLY BOX.
6 hours ago


Fender Rumble 15 Bass Combo Amp $50
OBO
7 hours ago


Johnson J4RSIB 4hp 35-lb 2-cyl ULTIMATE dinghy outboard $895
This is a rare find! They simply do not make small, lightweight outboard engines like this anymore and they never will again, because it’s too costly for the small dinghy engine market. The people who own them aren’t selling them because they know what they’ve got and it’s good. The current crop of small dinghy engines (under 8 hp) is made cheaper, by cutting corners and using only one cylinder. This one’s made like the bigger engines. Single-cylinder engines cannot compare with two-cylinder smoothness and lack of vibration. Compare this with other outboards under 8HP being sold today in the US -- all the others are single-cylinder 4-strokes, and they all vibrate far more than this engine. Other 4HP engines weigh about 50% more than this one, and vibrate twice as much. Why is it the ultimate? · 2-cylinders for smoothness. · Light weight -- only 35 pounds · Shallow-water drive setting. Most small dinghy motors don't have this. It's either down or up. · Internal fuel tank AND connection for external tank · Forward/neutral gears · 2-stroke design for superior power/weight ratio and no concern about leaky oil crankcase when you store the engine. If you’re looking for a lightweight dinghy engine you have found the ultimate. Yes it’s more expensive, but it’s worth it and if you appreciate the best you will be glad you bought it. If you have been looking for one of these you know they’re hard to find, here it is. Parts are still available from Johnson dealers. Model J4RSIB Year 2000 Horsepower 4 2-stroke, 2-cylinder, 35 pounds Condition used, in good working order. Runs well. Cosmetically clean, near-new appearance shows only minor wear indications.
8 hours ago


Hand painted (Fish Red) Chinese ceramic tile. 14" x 11" (Greenwich CT)
Hand painted (Fish Red) Chinese ceramic tile. 14" x 11"
8 hours ago


Toyota Sienna 2008, **Low Mileage**, leaving the country $18500
Sienna LE 2008, Minivan, 3.5L V6, AUTO, FWD, 5 doors, only 20,000 miles, Tan (beige), Third Row Seats. Power Sliding Doors, Car reverse sensor (Rear Intuitive Parking Assist), Non smoker. Only used in the city (school commute basically), bought new (Oct 2007) ABS, Air Conditioning, Alarm, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Radio, CD Changer (6), CD Player, Cruise Control, Driver-Side Airbag, Luggage Rack, Passenger-Side AirBag, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Air Conditioning, Rear Window Defroster, Rear Window Wiper, Remote Alarm Control, Remote Keyless Entry, Side-Impact Airbags, Tinted Glass Passenger-side power sliding door, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Front Wheel Drive, Power Windows, 4 wheel standard Anti-lock Brakes, 6 Cylinders, Traction Control System. With third row seating, now the entire family can tag along Selling it because we are leaving the country.
8 hours ago


Cheap 1999 Chrysler 300M $2000
Chrysler 300M sale price For sale is a very nice 1999 Chrysler 300M, engine runs strong,new transmission (February 2009) ,new battery Interstate, oil changed May 15, new thermostat, chrome wheels (including the spare ), leather seats in clean condition, moon roof , power everything, cd player,floor mats,nothing missing interior, 158300miles,mostly highway, Florida car. The car is currently overheating due to the water pump and the car has a crack in the passenger fender( as in picture).Possible head gasket problem.The car must be towed. 1999 CHRYSLER 300M : Engine: 3.5L V6 Transmission: AUTO 4SPD, Drive train: FWD, Doors: 4 Features: 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Rear Defrost, Child Safety Locks, Front Wheel Drive, Front Floor Mats, Rear Floor Mats, Auto-On Headlights, Key less Entry, Power Door Locks, Heated seats,power windows,power mirrors. Price is negotiable. No bargain offers please. Feel free to call for more information or to schedule a meeting. 561-427-3772, Caesar. Price reduced,way bellow Kelley Book Value (3800$) * Location: Greenwich,CT Not nissan maxima honda civic accord lexus es gs ls lincoln ls jaguar s type x type impala acura tl rl cl legend double din indash tvs h.i.ds subs amps bmw 528i 540i benz clk mazda concorde eclipse porche mercedes audi
8 hours ago


Like NEW BRITEK PRO BACKGROUND SUPPORT SYSTEM 4145 $69
Like NEW BRITEK PRO BACKGROUND SUPPORT SYSTEM 4145 Used 3 - 4 times Professional photographers have used this system for years with excellent results. Made for extra heavy duty use, with non-slip tips on the legs to prevent movement, the stands extend up to 9 feet with a telescopic cross bar that extends out to 9 feet. This system comes complete with a carry bag, a must for location work. Please do not confuse this system with any other it will give you years of service. Comes with one cross bar. Compacts down to 42" 9'
8 hours ago


A Man With A Van
I am a hard working and reliable man, with a van. I do guaranteed same day delivery, transportation and small moving for a fair price. No job is too small for me. I am interested in working anywhere, but especially in the Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford area. Years of Experience. Good references. Please contact me at 203-667-7993 or at sls1970_06830@yahoo.com with questions and/or for an estimate.
9 hours ago


Mercedes-Benz 380SL Hardtop $4995
1982 Mercedes-Benz hard top for sale. Dark gray/metallic color. Comes with stand. The actual automobile was totaled - the hard top was not on it at the time of the accident. The top has been garaged and is in pristine condition. Per Mercedes-Benz, a new hardtop for a 1982 Mercedes-Benz retails for $10,000.00. Please call 203-326-0153 with any questions / if you would like to see photos. Serious inquiries only please.
10 hours ago


1964 Lambretta li150 $2000
1964 Lambretta li150 - no title (pre 1972), but i do have the official NY state statement of ownership and bill of sale runs great mostly original except for obvious wear items (cables, tires, etc...) original paint (obviously worn) an excellent restoration project as it is untouched (ie no second rate restoration attempt) serious offers only please!
10 hours ago


2005 WAVERUNNER YAMAHA XLT 1200 $5900
2005 YAMAHA XLT 1200 WAVERUNNER 3 PERSON 3 CYLINDER 2 STROKE ENGINE 1176 CC'S 155hp 780 LBS 10.37 FEET 18.5 GALLON FUEL CAPACITY 72 HOURS TRAILER W/ SPARE RUNS GREAT,THIS IS A VERY FAST SKI, 50+MPH. I PULLED SKIERS BEHIND IT ALL SUMMER. DAN 2034969226
10 hours ago


2008 red altima coupe 6spd fully loaded $339
I am trying to get out of my lease because I have anew job which requires a lot of driving. The car is a 2008 red altima 2dr coupe with black leather interior, blue tooth, sun roof, tints, 6sp manual. It has 21,000 miles on it right now and has 22 payments left of $339 and the lease allows a total of $39,000 miles. please contact me if you have any questions at all. In order for you to take it over you (or whoever the cars name would go in) must have as good of credit or better then mine in order for nissan to allow the transfer. I love the car and wouldn't be giving it up if I didn't have to!
10 hours ago


2006 DODGE RAM 1500 THUNDERROAD 4X4 (Milage 24,400) (Greenwich, CT ) $25500
2006 QUAD CAB THUNDER ROAD CHROME EDITION: - Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4 - Mileage: 24,400 - Exterior: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat - Interior: Grey Slate - Engine: 4.7-Liter Magnum (R) V8 Engine - 5-Speed Automatic 545RFE Transmission - 20" x 9.0" Aluminum Wheels - Front Bag Air Bags - 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Rear-Wheel Anti-Lock - Power Rack-and-Pinion Steering - 26-Gallon Fuel Tank - Air Conditioning - Tilt Steering Wheel - Speed Control - Power Locks - Power Windows - Remote Keyless Entry - AM/FM Stereo with CD Player (4 Speakers) - Power Heated Fold Away Mirrors Call Mike at (203)869-4742 to View and Test Drive
11 hours ago


17.5 " Gary fisher mtb. wahoo disk $300
MED/17.5 2006 WAHOO DISK MOUTAIN BIKE AS STATED IN PICTURE,I UPGRADED THE SEAT AND THE BIKE HAS NOT SEEN HEAVY USE,FISHER ARE THE BEST !!!!IT SHOW A FEW COSMETIC MARKS,ITS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION,FUNCTIONS PERFECTLY,BUY IT AND RIDE IT........ TO ENSURE A SAFE PURCAHSE FOR BOTH OF US,WE CAN MEET IN CENTRAL GREENWICH AT STARBUCKS ACROSS FROM THE GREENWICH POLICE STATION... THIS IS GREAT BIKE IF YOU LOOKING FOR A NICE DEAL....MSPR $750.00
11 hours ago


Sailboat Newport 30' $3900
Newport 30 Sailboat Atomic 4 inboard, profurl roller furling w 140 jenny, tiller autpilot, new blue sea 16 position electrical panel, Signet wind instrumets, 5 winter stands. I have owned this boat for over 10 years and I am moving. The boat needs clean up but is a good sailer. Includes spinnaker pole and extra sails. The boat is currently on a mooring in Greenwich. Pictures on request
11 hours ago


Taylor 714-CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar $2195
Taylor 714-CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar: This Taylor 714-CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric guitar, which combines the full-bodied sound of Indian rosewood with the responsiveness of a Western red cedar top, creates supple and robust tone. And the cutaway provides easy access for high-fret play. Cost with case: $2195 (Retail: $2799 Guitar Center Guaranteed lowest price: www.guitarcenter.com ; MSRP: $3,778).
11 hours ago


C&C 35 MK III Racer/Cruiser (1984) (Greenwich, CT) $44950
C&C 35 MK III Racer/Cruiser (1984) They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Look closely at the pictures that accompany "Sublime's" listing. The attention to detail is evident throughout. Her glistening floor boards, refinished overhead hatches, freshly touched up interior varnish, repainted metal hand holds, Bose stereo speakers, custom interior overhead lighting. Don't let all this subliminally lure you away from the sailing performance the C&C 35 MK III. Good sail inventory, racing bottom and a PHRF rating of 120 makes "Sublime" a true performance cruiser. REDUCED BY $10,000 For more information, visit: http://www.boats.com/boat-details/C%26c-35-Mk-Iii/19468551
11 hours ago

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09/02/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Greenwich Wives Freak Out Over obamacare
The Business Insider
Tony Greenwich, Connecticut isn't immune to the fear and loathing that has been seen at townhall meetings across the country during the Congressional recess ...

Final Casting Call Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of Greenwich ...
By gb
The final casting call for Greenwich Has Got Talent: Variety Show 2009 hosted by the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will be on Thursday, September 3, 7 – 10 p.m. in the Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium. If you are auditioning for a ...
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09/02/09 The Raw Greenwich Business Feed

United Rentals names vp of business development
The Associated Press
GREENWICH, Conn. — United Rentals Inc. said Wednesday it has appointed an industry veteran as vice president of business development. ...
Blyth swings to Q2 loss on charges, backs FY10 EPS view
Reuters
The Greenwich, Connecticut-based company said it still expects per-share normalized earnings of $3 to $3.30 for fiscal 2010. For the second quarter, ...




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09/02/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Did you see this Himes Greenwich coverage?

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09/01/09 Greenwich Blogger Prevented By Police From Attending Himes Meeting

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09/01/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Greenwich Blogger's Town Hall Seat Taken By Out Of Town Blogger


My Left Nutmeg:: Greenwich Town Hall: Jim Himes Calms the Savage ...

By thomashooker I attended the just-completed health care town hall meeting at Greenwich Town Hall attended by roughly 300 people. To summarize Congressman Himes did a very admirable job of explaining the problems with our health care system, ...My Left Nutmeg - Front Page - http://www.myleftnutmeg.com/

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Video: Himes will meet public on health care tonight

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will host the second of three health care reform town halls in Fairfield County tonight at Norwalk High School.

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09/02/01 BREAKING NEWS: CT Once Again Sites The Greenwich Board Of Education (Updated)


STOP THE PRESSES

WE HAVE A BREAKING GREENWICH FRONT PAGE NEWS STORY:


Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE BROWN NOSE" Gustafson Wont Tell You This But Greenwich Roundup Will.......

THE HARTFORD CURRENT JUST PUT UP THIS STORY:

Report: 40 Percent of Conn. Schools Fail Performance Standards

Grace E. Merritt
The Hartford Courant


Some of the state's prestigious high schools, including Hall High School in West Hartford, Glastonbury High School and Greenwich High School, have been put on the state's "needs improvement" list because they failed to meet yearly benchmarks under No Child Left Behind, according to a report released Tuesday......


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Greenwich High School, have been put on the state's "needs improvement" list because they failed to meet yearly benchmarks under No Child Left Behind, according to a report released Tuesday.

The benchmarks measured by No Child Left Behind are based on the proportion of students achieving proficiency or better on the Connecticut Mastery Test and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test.

Schools land on the "needs improvement" list after they have failed to make "adequate yearly progress" for two years in a row.


The law is about expectations and moving the agenda forward and also looking to each school to find ways to improve the achievement not only of the whole school but of every child. Including Students on the Westside of Greenwich, as well as, special needs children.

There needs to be some questioning as well as soul searching on the Greenwich Board of Education.

While Greenwich remained on the list once again, 10 schools statewide improved enough to come off the list, including two magnet schools in New Haven as well as schools in Ellington, Middletown and Windham.In New Haven, school administrators were elated by the news that the King/Robinson Magnet School and the Sheridan Communications and Technology Magnet School were removed from the list.

The King/Robinson school, in particular, had languished on the list for nine years before it was completely rebuilt and reconstituted as a pre-K through Grade 8 magnet school with an international baccalaureate curriculum.

Overall, the state's performance as a whole hasn't changed much, it is just that things got worse in Greenwich.

It is time to clean house on the Greenwich Board of Education.

No Wonder, Greenwich Blogger Lincoln Millstein Recently Wrote That Nancy Weissler Has "Blood On Her Hands"


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









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When Greenwich Roundup Types The Greenwich Time Listens

Posted: 09/02/2009 07:27:25 AM EDT

A quarter of Greenwich public schools are failing to reach federal achievement targets on the state's two proficiency exams, according to a state report expected to be released Wednesday. In addition, the district, as a whole, was identified as "in need of improvement" for the first time since the federal No Child Left Behind Act was enacted in 2001. Local schools failed to reach targets in math for students with disabilities on the two exams. Greenwich High and Central Middle schools have been deemed by the state as "in need of improvement" for the 2008-09 school year, after they failed to meet federal achievement targets for two consecutive years, based on the scores of some student groups. Those schools' citations were downgraded from their 2007-08 level as schools not making "adequate yearly progress," under the federal law. On top of that, Western Middle and Hamilton Avenue schools were identified as not making adequate yearly progress in the 2008-09 school year, according to the state Department of Education. To make adequate yearly progress, standards must be met both by the whole school and each subgroup of 40 students or more, including white, black, Hispanic, American Indian and Asian students, students with disabilities, English-language learners and economically disadvantaged students. The results are based on performance in math and reading of public elementary and middle school students on the Connecticut Mastery Test and of 10th-grade students on the Connecticut Academic Performance Test. If a school or subgroup does not achieve progress in the same area for two consecutive years, the school is identified as "in need of improvement" and must develop a two-year improvement plan to tackle the academic problem areas. School officials tried to put a positive spin on aspects of the achievement results, pointing out that many of the cited schools had made progress closing the achievement gap among economically disadvantaged students last school year. "The good news is, we are closing the achievement gap," said Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund. "We've got to cross that finish line." Still, he acknowledged that other groups, like disabled students, have continued to lag academically, leading to many of the recent citations. "We've got issues, and we've got some problems, and we certainly do have some work to do," he said. The federal achievement standards were increased last year to require that about eight in 10 students score at or above the "proficient" level on the math and reading sections of the CMT and CAPT. This year's standards were the same as last year's. The standards will rise in 2010 to require that about nine in 10 students meet the proficiency standard in math and reading. The federal law requires that 100 percent of students achieve proficiency in these areas by the 2013-14 year. The district has already begun developing its federally mandated improvement plans for GHS, Central and the district ahead of the 2010 deadline, said former assistant Superintendent of Schools John Curtin, who's currently working for the district as a special projects manager. "We are implementing those plans as we speak, so we are ahead of the curve," Curtin said. "We've launched this thing and we're going full bore into it." Other schools could face sanctions if their performance continues to falter in future school years. For instance, Title I schools that receive federal grants because many of their students receive free or reduced lunches, must give parents the option to transfer if the school is cited as in need of improvement. As a Title I school, Hamilton Avenue would face that "opt-out" sanction in 2010, if its scores do not improve enough on the CMT. Longer-term sanctions for Title I schools in need of improvement include corrective measures such as having to re-tool the curriculum after three years on the underperforming list, as well as undergoing a full-blown school restructuring after five years on the list. For Central, the latest citation is its third in four years: The middle school was added to the underperforming list in 2006, but it was taken off the list in 2007, only to return to it in 2008. Similarly, Western was cited as not making adequate yearly progress in 2007, but made enough progress to be removed from the list last year, only to return this year. According to this year's statewide achievement report: GHS did not reach federal targets in math for students with disabilities. Central did not reach targets in reading and math for students with disabilities, and in reading for economically disadvantaged students. Western did not reach targets in reading and math for students with disabilities. Hamilton Avenue did not reach targets in both reading and math for Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, as well as on a school-wide basis. And the district, as a whole, has not reached the target in math for students with disabilities two years in a row. Despite the recent lags in achievement, school officials said there were other bright spots. They noted, for instance, that two of the district's three Title I schools -- New Lebanon and Julian Curtiss -- made adequate yearly progress this year. In addition, Greenwich High and Western Middle schools made adequate progress in math and reading for economically disadvantaged students, and the high school made adequate progress in reading for students with disabilities, they said. Four-hundred and six schools across Connecticut, or about 40 percent of the public schools, failed to reach the federal standard this year, state education Commissioner Mark McQuillan said. That tally is "virtually unchanged from last year's of 408 schools," he added. Staff Writer Colin Gustafson can be reached at colin.gustafson@scni.com or 203-625-4428.

COMMENT:

Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE BROWN NOSE" Gustafson Cut And Pasted This Story So Fast He Forgot To Break The Story Into Paragraphs

Colin Why Are You So Rushed ?????

What's Up With The One A News Story Made With One Gigantic Paragraph????

Did you notice that Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE BROWN NOSE" Gustafson did not interview one parent or single family homeowner for this story.

Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE BROWN NOSE" Gustafson only talks to Greenwich Public School Officials.

That's Why Colin Often Gets The Story Wrong.
UPDATE #2
The Topix Message Boards Are Full Of Parent Comments About This Greenwich Time Story.
Carol says:
So much for the former superintendent who professed that "if you can't do it in Greenwich, you can't do it anywhere". Her leadership was a farce and she got over $200K for being less than successful.
Greenwich Schools are a mess.
06831 GW CT says:
Oh, Betty did it in Greenwich - what other Town would have have paid such a huge salary in addition to the perks she recv'd for commuting and housing.
Parent says:
The district needs to overhaul special education from the ground up. Children with disabilities are not getting educated properly and the district treats their parents horribly. None of the elementary schools have enough special education students to report out those scores separately for NCLB but I bet if they ran the stats, they are failing to educate them as well. The problem begins in kindergarten and spirals out of control from there. The middle and high schools can't expect to take a failing child with disabilities and suddenly get their test scores to proficiency level.
The BOE needs to start examining special ed from the bottom up and the top down, from kindergarten to the administrator at Havemeyer.
Town-born says:
This is the worst article to appear in the GT in a while, and that's saying something.
The entire article is a single paragraph, and it is so garbled you can't really indentify the issue. Looking at the second and third sentences, you can't tell if the first-since-2001 citation is only for underperformance by people with disabilities, or if it is for some of the other issues indentified later in the article. There is a huge difference there in terms of how generalized people's concerns should be.
I guess we'll have to wait for the actual report to be released Wednesday, but, as usual, the initial media spin will have already overshadowed the facts that eventually emerge.
Curious says:
How is it that every article until today in Greenwich Time touted the wonderful progress Greenwich students had made on this battery of exams, the "dramatic improvements" the school system has made. Now, however, we're told by the same reporter that the school system's performance is terrible and that it's failed to meet NCLB guidelines. Why didn't he tell us that before? Why didn't he ask that question when the results came out? Which is it: is the school system recording dramatic improvement, or failing to improve? Can't be both. And this newspaper should have asked the questions long before today.
Dr. Freund says that the good news is that we've gone some way to "close the achievement gap." That is small consolation when the entire student body is falling far behind its peers in this state and the country.
Isn't it time for some straight talk from our board of education and the superintendent?

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  • FOREX-Dollar rises vs euro, yen gains on risk aversion
    posted on September 02, 2009 10:35:33 pm
    ... recent equity slippage," said Alan Ruskin, chief international strategist at RBS Global Banking and Markets in Greenwich, Connecticut. The yen and the dollar have tended to gain when risk aversion rises as investors see them as safe havens in times ...
  • Dry, sunny days to continue, Erika forms in tropics
    posted on September 02, 2009 08:11:44 pm
    ... minutes of sunlight today. High tides in Bridgeport harbor will occur at 10:33 a.m. and 10:49 p.m. In Stamford and Greenwich harbors, high tides will occur at 10:37 a.m. and 10:53 p.m. Today will be sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5 to 9 mph ...
  • God Must Be An Octopus
    posted on September 02, 2009 05:51:34 pm
    ... air conditioner. People outside are wearing masks.' Vance got out the car and we headed to my parents' house in Greenwich, Connecticut. When I told my parents we were coming to stay with them, they sounded surprised. 'Oh, okay,' my father said, ...
  • TownBug.com Makes Every Town In Fairfield County Go 'Hyperlocal'
    posted on September 02, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... websites offering 'hyperlocal' content to Fairfield County-area towns such as Wilton (wilton.townbug.com) and Greenwich (greenwich.townbug.com). The sites offer Twitter tweets, news, event info, social media, classifieds and even gas prices targeted ...
  • ANALYSIS - Second term tests ...
    posted on August 26, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... and possibly sharply in the face of massive political opposition," said Stephen Stanley, an economist at RBS in Greenwich, Connecticut. That opposition is already on full display in Congress. Many lawmakers think the Fed overstepped its authority ...
  • Group devises strategy to put Himes on defensive
    posted on September 02, 2009 02:22:19 pm
    ... on his heels on topics such as government spending and his support of a public option for health care reform. The Greenwich Time, a Hearst Connecticut Newspaper, obtained a copy of the playbook, a political action memo recently disseminated to ...
  • Report: 40 Percent of Conn. Schools Fail Performance Standards
    posted on September 02, 2009 12:11:24 pm
    Some of the state's prestigious high schools, including Hall High School in West Hartford, Glastonbury High School and Greenwich High School, have been put on the state's "needs improvement" list because they failed to meet yearly benchmarks under No Child Left Behind, according to a report released Tuesday.
  • Natural-Gas Futures Fall in New York on Concern Fuel Glut Will Increase
    posted on September 02, 2009 08:55:32 am
    ... s just going to be impossible to work it off,a said Tom Orr , director of research at brokerage Weeden & Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut. a oePeople are starting to say the over-storage may stretch through this yeara s heating season into next ...
  • Enbridge Energy Partners to Present at the 2009 MLP Investor Conference
    posted on September 02, 2009 08:04:03 am
    Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. will be a presenter at the 2009 MLP Investor Conference in Greenwich, CT.
  • Bonds mostly rally as stocks lose luster
    posted on September 02, 2009 04:48:35 am
    ... best case scenario in the economy," said William O'Donnell, head of U.S. Treasury strategy at RBS Securities in Greenwich, Connecticut. The benchmark 10-year note rose 8/32 in price, yielding 3.37% versus Monday's close of 3.40%. The yield reached ...
  • Cashmere store knits up Madison Ave. shop
    posted on August 11, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... he already boasts a seven-year-old SoHo store on Wooster Street, along with two stores in the Hamptons and a Greenwich, Conn., location. However, the Madison Avenue spot, set to open shortly after Labor Day, will be smaller than the typical ...
  • Overflow crowd greets Himes at forum
    posted on September 02, 2009 01:15:09 am
    GREENWICH, Conn. - U.S. Rep. Jim Himes faced a divided crowd that filled Greenwich Town Hall for a forum on health care reform.
  • Cummings Lockwood marks 100th birthday
    posted on September 01, 2009 10:35:28 pm
    ... The law firm, now at Six Landmark Square, has moved three times since its founding and added its first branch in Greenwich in 1960, followed by offices in Naples, Fla., in 1978, Bonita Springs, Fla., in 1996 and West Hartford in 2001. Jonathan ...
  • Preaching the Gospel of Momentum
    posted on September 01, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... so could cost them their competitive edge. One of the largest firms in the field is AQR Capital Management of Greenwich, Conn. Founded in 1998, it oversees more than $20 billion, primarily for institutional investors. AQR, which stands for Applied ...
  • Coxswain aspires to inspire
    posted on September 01, 2009 06:56:29 pm
    ... Edsell was teamed with Eric McDaniel of Weeki Wachee, whose left side was affected by a stroke; Andrew Johnson of Greenwich, Conn., who only perceives light; Emma Preuschl of Indianapolis, who has limited use of her left arm; and Jen Klapper of ...

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