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Thursday, September 3, 2009

09/03/09 Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE Brown Nose" Gustafson Is Starting To Discover How Wrong He Has Been

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Shame, Shame, Shame On ......

Failed Former Assistant Greenwich Superintendent of Schools John Curtin.
The Very High Paid Curtain Wants To Blame Disabled Students, Because His Instructional Programs Were Not Effective

.....This newspaper's banner headline: "Test scores on the rise."

That tune changed somewhat Wednesday when a state report showed that four Greenwich public schools, or one in four across the district, had failed to meet achievement targets this year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

That's twice the number of schools that were cited by the state as underperforming last year, even though this year's achievement scores were up nearly across the board, and fewer disadvantaged students missed the proficiency target.....

.....said former Assistant Superintendent of Schools John Curtin, who is now analyzing the scores for the district as a special projects manager. "Even though we improved, we didn't improve uniformly across all student subgroups to the amount we had to. So we still fell short (of the federal standards)."

More often than not, it was students with disabilities who lagged consistently this year....

......Paige Davis, whose daughter received special-education services, believes disabled students would be able to hit the federal target if they get the proper instruction.

She believes more needs to be done to fine-tune the special-education curriculum at school as well as train teachers to address each student's unique learning needs.

"If you apply the appropriate programs in the special education setting, they should be able to perform better on these tests," she said. "If we do right by these kids, it will make a difference."

There are 963 students in the district receiving special-education services this year, or roughly 11 percent of the overall student population.......


Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE Brown Nose" Gustafson Did Not Report That Failed Former Assistant Greenwich Superintendent of Schools John Curtin Had Been In Charge Of Curriculum And Testing.
Failed Greenwich School Administrators Like Former Assistant Superintendent Of Schools John Curtin Want To Blame Disabled Students For His Failure To Provide Appropriate And Effective Programs.

This Is The Failure Of Very High Paid School Administrators And Disabled Students Should Not Be Blamed For Administrative Short Comings.
Greenwich Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund Should Say, "The Buck Stops Here. Greenwich School Administrators Have Failed These Children In The Past, But Now That I Am Here Things Are Going To Change."
These Children Did Not Fail, They Busted Their Tails And Did Their Best On These Tests.
It Was Very High Paid Aministrators Like Betty Sternberg And John Curtin Who Failed These Children.




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09/03/09 Damaris Rau Spends Her Last Days At The Failed Hamilton Avenue School Before Being Shipped Out

Greenwich Board Of Education Secrecy: Failed Hamilton Avenue Principal Damaris Rau Will Soon Start Her Undisclosed Position At An Undisclosed Connecticut School District

Back in the swing: 9000 return to school
Greenwich Time
Across town at Hamilton Avenue School, Principal Damaris Rau welcomed students to their first fall semester in a reconstructed school. ...

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09/03/09 RECESSION BUSTER: Save 75 Cents - Read Friday's Greenwich Time On Wednesday Night For Free !!!!

Police blotter-
- Amy Metter, 43, of 11 Cross Ridge Drive, was charged Saturday night with third-degree larceny. She was released on a promise to appear.

- Richard Dombrowski, 43, of 176 Henry St., was charged Friday morning with interfering with a 911 call, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He was released on $1,000 bond.

- Matthew Zeh, 19, of 21 Melrose Place, was charged Sunday night with tampering with a motor vehicle, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal mischief. He was released on a $500 bond.

- Stephen Dunleavy, 46, of 399 Round Hill Road, was charged Wednesday night with driving while under the influence, evading responsibility and following too closely. Dunleavy was held on a $5,000 bond.......
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28 motorists ticketed during police traffic operation
The plainclothes officer stepped into the crosswalk. The car kept going. A few minutes later the motorist, smarting from a $181 ticket, accused the town Police Department of entrapment. Read More »

Greenwich father-son duo set sail in Vineyard Race
For as long as he's been sailing, Victor Ansart, 17, has been second mate to his dad, Benoit. But Friday, the Greenwich High School senior steps into the skipper's shoes, captaining his dad's
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Greenwich town meetings
FRIDAY PTA Council Meeting: 8 a.m., Town Hall, Cone Room. Registrars of Voters: 8 a.m., Town Hall, Meeting Room MONDAY Labor Day -- Town Hall closed TUESDAY Affirmative Action Advisory Committee:
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Auto thefts on the rise in Greenwich
While high-end car brands like Mercedes Benz, BMW and Lexus seem to be popular choices for drivers in town, police say they are also major targets for car thieves who have been hitting the area more
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CDC study: Swine flu deaths higher in older kids
ATLANTA -- About one in 13 U.S. swine flu deaths have been children and most of the kids have been of school age, the federal government said Thursday in its first study of the new flu's youngest
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Star-filled mausoleum awaits Michael Jackson
GLENDALE, Calif. -- Michael Jackson will share eternity with the likes of Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields, entombed alongside them in a grand marble mausoleum that will be all but
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1.3 million to lose jobless benefits by year's end
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jobless since January, Donald Money has already moved in with his elderly parents, stopped going to the movies and started using less of his prescription medication so it will
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Gates: It's not time to leave Afghanistanand Pauline Jelinek WASHINGTON -- Facing eroding public support for the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon chief said Thursday that the Obama administration's effort in the eight-year-old conflict is Read More »

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09/03/09 The Twits On Twitter Are Tweeting About Greenwich

realestateusa : Investor Alert. Prime Greenwich dntwn parcel for new construction or renovation! .237 acre Build up to 5600SQ FT $1,895,000 http://bit.l ...

jimmymcdonald : Big audition for Greenwich Has Talent tonight.
Greenwich, CT

datapanda : Greenwich client call complete, on the way back to Stamford office and then Norwalk

greenwichpost : #Greenwich school district's progress not enough with #No Child Left Behind http://bit.ly/3wIrAc

greenwichpost : #Greenwich's #McKinney Terrace expansion on tap again http://bit.ly/3wIrAc›

datapanda : In Greenwich appt, completion time unknown

Stamford_News : Stamford teen charged in jewelry theft from Greenwich home - Greenwich Time: http://bit.ly/VNraS

datapanda : Back in Stamford office. lunch then Greenwich appointment

GWLIBRARY : Greenwich Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches will be closed on Sept. 5, 6, and 7 for Labor Day. Stock up for the weekend!

datapanda : Prepping for Greenwich on-site visit. ETA 9:30am. On Time.

CortiCoop : I'm excited about Greenwich Yoga's new location. http://www.greenwichyoga.com/

Stamford_News : Teen charged in murder after hearing - Greenwich Time: http://bit.ly/uxvDS

GreenwichBlog : RT @greenwichblog Himes on Health Care Reform Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of Greenwich, Connecticut :: USA http://bit.ly/ZRewk
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09/03/09 Only A Fool Would Pay Cash For A Greenwich Time Classified When Craigslist Is Free

Beautiful French tapestry. In perfect condition. Thick and lined. Can be hung for decoration, like a painting

Cabrio VW $2,500 $2500
2001 VW Cabrio for sell by owner.The car has 104.000 miles .This car's Exterior is in good condition. Needs some Transmission Work and Brake sensor needs to be replaced. Askin price is $2500.00 but Negotiable... MUST SELL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE....

*BARGIN!! MUST SELL* Large TV $550
PIONEER ELITE PRO-510HD REAR PROJECTION TV IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. It has a 53" screen and an all black exterior. The dimensions are 50"W X 50"H X 21 3/4"D. Asking $550 or BEST OFFER. Need to sell ASAP to clear out apartment and to clear up owners estate. Call 914-610-5323 for further info. Please NO email inquiries. Thank You.....

Four-Poster Vintage Bed $145
Full size (Double) bed - Elegant dark wood, beautifully finished headboard & footboard in excellent condition. Posts are 67" high. Must see to appreciate. 203-637-4671

Konica Hexanon Lens $18
Konica Henanon AR 28mm F3.5 203-637-4671

Konica 80-200 Zoom Lens $25
Koica 80-200 Lens in Case. 203-637-4671

*BARGIN!! MUST SELL* Living Room Set $200
1 Rocker Recliner and 2 Wall hugger Loveseat couches that also recline in both seat locations. All 3 pieces are in a brown corduroy material. There are some stains on one of the seat areas of one loveseat, but there are no rips or tears on any material of any of the pieces. Need to sell ASAP to clear out apartment and to clear up owners estate. Please call 914-610-5323 for further info. Please no email inquiries!! Thank you....

*BARGIN!! MUST SELL* Futon $125
Black metal futon frame with thick heavy navy blue full size cushion. Both the frame and cushion are in excellent condition. Need to sell ASAP to clear out apartment and to clear up owners estate. Please call 914-610-5323 for further info. Please NO email inquiries. Thank you...

Trampoline for sale!! :)
email me if you are interested and I'll send you info and pictures :)

Doll (Horsman) from the 1950's (Old Greenwich CT) $12
1950's charming plastic/rubber doll with pretty blue eyes that open & close. Short blond hair. Drinks water & wets. Arms & legs move, can sit. 16 inches tall. Made by Horsman. Very good condition. A great surprise gift for the baby boomer. Can mail for modest additional fee. 203-637-4671

Chandelier - Heavy Black wrought iron. $50
Candelabra style with 4 lights. Well made, top quality. Very good condition.Great for rustic room or foyer. Must see to appreciate. Comparable ones sell for $200 & up. Picture available. Suggestion: rewire with outdoor wiring for use on patio or porch - absolutely stunning. 203-637-4671

Beverage Coasters, Vintage Aluminum from 1940/1950's $9
From the 1940's or 1950's. Collectible. 22 Total (14 never used) Imprinted as follows: J.A. Dougherty's Sons, Inc. Distillers of fine whiskey. The name you can trust. Philadelphia, PA. Plus 4 Imprinted as follows: STANHOME A quality home product. Great conversation starters at your next party or to add to your collection.Can mail.203-637-4671

*Bargin!! MUST SELL* Spa/Hot Tub $250
Duet Spa for Sale Oval in shape with a padded cover on top that flips open half way or can be completely removed. Seats 2 people. Excellent condition. Need to sell ASAP to clear out apartment and to clear up owners estate. Call 914-610-5323 for further info. Please NO email inquiries. Thank you.....

*BARGIN!! MUST SELL* Closet $30
Free standing closet for sale. Has a shelf also with adjustable pins on either side. Doors close well. Need to sell ASAP to clear out apartment and to clear up owners estate. Call 914-610-5323 for further info. Please NO email inquiries. Thank you....

*BARGIN!! MUST SELL* Upright Freezer $100
Whirlpool Upright Freezer 15.8 cubic ft. Has key lock Dimensions: 65 1/8 H X 32 W X 30 5/8 D Need to sell ASAP to clear out apartment and to clear up owners estate! Call 914-610-5323 for further info. Please NO email inquiries! Thank you.....

2 Yankee Tix - Monday!!!!! $100
2 Yankee Tickets for sale for Monday's Labor day game!! field level.. email me for details :)

SONY 400 Disc CD/DVD player $200
SONY 400 Disc CD/DVD player Sony DVP-CX985V multi-disk player. Excellent condition. All manuals and remotes included. PRODUCT FEATURES o Progressive-scan DVD player, compatible with DVD-RW/-R, DVD+RW/+R, SACD (Super Audio CD), and CD-R/RW discs with CD and MP3 audio o 400-disc changer holds your entire movie and music library; find your favorites with DiscExplorer onscreen management o Connections include component, composite, optical, and coaxial o High-speed 108MHz/12-bit video D/A converter; Dolby Digital and DTS output o Measures 17 x 7.4 x 21.1 inches (W x H x D) Available for immediate pickup.

Pioneer 53" TV $350
Pioneer SD-533HD5 53" rear projection HDTV. EXCELLENT condition. Everything you watch on this 53" projection monitor looks fabulous. The SD-533HD5 delivers a stunning high-definition picture (when combined with an HDTV tuner). A glow-in-the-dark smart remote and manuals are included. Available for immediate pickup.

Computers, servers, video-conf equipment $200
OFFICE CLOSING - need to sell! Tandberg high resolution HD video conferencing camera (new retails for $2,900). Selling for $1,000 Tandberg 3000 MXP HD INT pack 512 ISDN/2mb IP (new retails for $3,000). Selling for $1,000 HP ProLiant DL 380 G5. $750 (see pic) 2 APC Smart UPS RT Battery backups (SURTD 5000XL) (new sells for $3,800 apiece) - Selling for $1,000 each 2 power supplies for SMART UPS (Rack power distribution Unit AP9571) (new $200 apiece) - Selling for $50 each APC Smart UPS (SURTA 1500XL) (new sells for $1,100) - Selling for $350 each 10 HP Towers (HP dc7800 convertible tower) $200 each (see pic) HP Storage Works Ultrium 230 - $100 **Keyboards and mouse for each Available for immediate pickup

Conference room chairs $350
OFFICE CLOSING! 10 almost new and hardly used slate blue (upholstered) conference room (swivel) chairs. Custom ordered 6 months ago for $1,295 each. Selling for $350 each or $2,000 for all 10 (or best offer). Available for immediate pickup.

Clean & Screened Fill, Topsoil , Stone
Krois Construction LLC Greenwich, CT Bryan (203) 496-1241 Deliveries of: * Screened Topsoil * Compost/Leaf Mulch * Clean & Screened Fill * Wall Stone * 3/8",1/2",3/4",1 1/4", 2" Stone * Stone Dust * Bedding/ Mason Sand * Process * 4" Minus (Road Base)* Millings * Mulch * Tailings* Rip Rap / Surge Stone

Firewood for Sale
Firewood for Sale 150 + Cords Mixed Hardwoods Ready for Delivery Wood has been split and stacked since early Spring Take advantage of off-season pricing- Full Cord Delivered $225 ($275 normal price) 1/2 Cord Delivered $175 ($200 normal price) 1/4 Cord Delivered $125 ($150 normal price) Free Local Delivery - Stacking Available for an Additional Fee Call Bryan (203) 496-1241

Honda Accord for Sale!
I am selling my 1994 Honda Accord. Despite its age, it is in great condition... if you are interested please email me with more information and photos! thanks :)

Field Level Yankee Tickets for Labor Day!!! $100
Hi!! We are selling 4 Yankee tickets for Monday's Game- Labor Day Field Level Seats!! $100 Each... email me if you are interested!!

*Yankee Tickets for Labor Day!!* Field Level! $100
Hi!! Selling 4 Yankee Tickets for this Monday's Game (Labor day!) Field Level Tickets :-D Email me for more information if you are interested!!

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09/03/09 Forget About Paying For A Greenwich Time Real Estate Ad - Check Out Greenwich Real Estate Listings On Zillow !!!!

Greenwich Real Estate & Homes For Sale

118 Pilgrim Dr, Greenwich, CT (06831)
House For Sale: $950,000
5 Beds
3.0 Baths
-- sqft
Built: 1971

39 Bedford Rd, Greenwich, CT (06831)
House For Sale: $5,200,000
6 Beds
7.0 Baths
9,000 sqft
Built: 2008
Lot Size: 87,120

1369 King St, Greenwich, CT (06831)
House For Sale: $1,225,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,686 sqft
Built: 1954
Lot Size: 93,218

23 Eggleston Ln, Old Greenwich, CT (06870)
House For Sale: $4,850,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,241 sqft
Built: 1918
Lot Size: 3,241

5 Glen St, Greenwich, CT (06830)
House For Sale: $674,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,750 sqft

118 Pilgrim Dr, Greenwich, CT (06831)
House For Sale: $950,000
5 Beds
3.0 Baths
-- sqft
Built: 1971
Lot Size: 10,890

44 Brookridge Dr, Greenwich, CT (06830)
House For Sale: $7,500,000
6 Beds
8.0 Baths
10,000 sqft
Built: 2008
Lot Size: 67,082

150 Prospect St APT 18, Greenwich, CT (06830)
House For Sale: $325,000
1 Beds
1.0 Baths
719 sqft

2 Ivy St, Greenwich, CT (06830)
House For Sale: $447,500
3 Beds
1.5 Baths
1,350 sqft

20 The Ave, Greenwich, CT (06831)
House For Sale: $895,000
3 Beds
1.0 Baths
-- sqft
Built: 1962
Lot Size: 69,260

34 Hearthstone Dr, Riverside, CT (06878)
House For Sale: $2,350,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,300 sqft
Built: 2002
Lot Size: 15,681

14 Hickory Dr, Greenwich, CT (06831)
House For Sale: $3,950
4 Beds
3.0 Baths
2,800 sqft
Built: --
Lot Size: 43,560

1 Milbank Ave # IVH, Greenwich, CT (06830)
House For Sale: $2,550,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,347 sqft

6 Ridgeview Ave, Greenwich, CT (06830)
House For Sale: $2,300,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,768 sqft
Built: 1926
Lot Size: 43,560

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09/03/09 PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian Safety Operation

See attached press release for details.

(See attached file: Pedestrian Safety Operation)

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


Pedestrian Safety Operation

On Thursday September 3, 2009, the Greenwich Police Department Traffic
Enforcement Unit along with the Community Impact Section conducted a
Pedestrian Safety Operation on Mason Street at the intersection of
Fawcett Place and Milbank Avenue.

The focus of the enforcement effort was motorists failing to yield to
pedestrians trying to cross the street in the two clearly marked
crosswalks. In addition, those motorists using a cell phone while
driving were also stopped. The enforcement operation consists of a
plainclothes police officer acting as a pedestrian trying to cross the
street, in the clearly marked crosswalk, and then observing which cars
stop and which do not. Uniformed officers, in radio contact with the
plainclothes officer, pull over those motorists that do not stop down
the street.

The effort was a result of numerous complaints received by the Police
Department concerning the problems encountered at that location by
pedestrians trying to cross Mason St by utilizing the crosswalk. The
results of this morning’s effort are as follows:

(3) Stop sign violations
(7) Cell phone violations
(18) Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
28 total citations issued

These, and other efforts will continue as the Department strives to
respond to the public in attempting to make the Town of Greenwich safer
for pedestrians and motorists. As of this date, motor vehicle collisions
are down almost 10% for 2009 as opposed to the same time period in 2008.


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09/03/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: More Posts About The Greenwich Rental Market

Greenwich Attempts to Stave Off 'Inevitable' Decay -- Daily Intel ...
By Jessica Pressler
Like an aging trophy wife, the land of hedge funds is trying to keep up appearances.
Daily Intel - http://nymag.com/daily/intel/

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09/03/09 Greenwich Real Estate Blogger Chris Fountain Now Has Competition From Eric Bjork, Vice President Of Prudential Connecticut Realty

Greenwich owners put houses up for rent

As sales have fallen in pricey Greenwich, Conn., this year, more homeowners have put their homes up for rent. The number of single-family properties for rent increased six-fold this year, with more than 525 houses rented or available for lease as of August, according to Eric Bjork, vice president and sales director for Prudential Connecticut Realty. About 50 of those homes were listed for a rent of at least $15,000 per month. The most expensive lease currently available in Greenwich is $42,000 per month for a 14,800-square-foot, six-bedroom home on Conyers Farm Drive.

Here Is Today's Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed:

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
Does Greenwich Time think we’re cannibals? - Greenwich Time assigned a reporter (from Bridgeport, probably) to cover the Jim Himes ObamaKare meeting in Norwalk. That shows admirable effort,but it’s a ...

Greenwich, CT Weather from Weather Underground
Current Conditions : 80.4F, Scattered Clouds - 1:38 PM EDT Sep. 3 - Temperature: 80.4°F Humidity: 51% Pressure: 30.10in ( Falling) Conditions: Scattered Clouds Wind Direction: South Wind Speed: 4.9mph

"Greenwich, Conn" - Google News
Interactive Brokers says volume rose in August - CNBC - *Interactive Brokers says volume rose in August* *CNBC* *GREENWICH, Conn*. - Automated electronic broker Interactive Brokers Group Inc. said its daily aver...

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Pastor Jonathan Ayers shot and killed during a drug sting operation by Georgia police. - A Pastor in Stephens County Georgia was shot and killed on Tuesday following a drug sting. Pastor Jonathan Ayers of the Shoal Creek Baptist Church was pron...

Exit 55 By Rob "WGCH" Adams - The Sports Voice Of Greenwich
Live From KeySpan Park - (Photo courtesy Tim Parry) That's me - preparing my scorecard and notes for last night's Renegades-Beltran...oops...Cyclones game. I didn't know Tim Parry...

Greenwich Student, Blogger And Receptionist krystle's Collection of things *not to forget*
Stranger Allegedly Slaps Crying Child in Store - (CNN) -- A Georgia man allegedly slapped a toddler at a Walmart store because she wouldn't stop crying, authorities said. Roger Stephens, 61, was arrested ...

Former Greenwich Resident Rosie O'Donnell"s RBlog
AskRo - beth writes: Rosie, Where are you? miami [...]

The Daily Spurgeon
Christian unity - We can dispense with uniformity if we possess unity: oneness of life, truth, and way; oneness in Christ Jesus; oneness of object and spirit - these we mu...

Greenwich Time: Local Sports - RSS Feed
Tigers' Inge develops bond with pediatric patients - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Detroit Tigers All-Star Brandon Inge has dedicated two recent homers to pediatric patients he knows at Mott Children's Hospital. And no...

Today's Greenwich Time Most Viewed Web Article - RSS Feed
Osi back, Tedy gone as Giants face Patriots - FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Osi Umenyiora apologized for walking out on the New York Giants. Tedy Bruschi expressed no second thoughts about leaving the New Engla...

Today's Greenwich Time Most Emailed Web Article - RSS Feed
Eastern Middle parents protest bus routes - Parents driving their children to Eastern Middle School for the first day of school said they encountered heavy traffic Wednesday morning as many caravaned...

Greenwich Post News Feed
Health care forum: Congressman says package with public option ... - Greenwich Post - *Health care forum: Congressman says package with public option ...* *Greenwich Post* *Greenwich* resident John Murphy said he was lucky to have access to t...

Wowzio - Greenwich Ct - Engaging late-breaking posts
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!……only minor wear indications.8 hours ago Hand painted ...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
THE NEW YORK OBSERVER: Was buying it, like THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, a mistake - The grapevine is crawling with rumors that Jared Kushner wants to be rid of his toy: THE NEW YORK OBSERVER. Like THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, this prestigious pu...

Topix - Greenwich News RSS Feed
Large crowd expected for Himes forum - GREENWICH, Conn. - U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, a freshman Democrat, is spending his week hosting health care reform forums along Connecticut's Gold Coast .

Greenwich Resident Jerry Dumas Writes And Draws The Comic Strip Sam And Silo, And Is A Greenwich Time Columnist
He's one of the greats, he'll be happy to tell you - Last week we talked about Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, and how eloquent certain passages of his music are. It's interesting to note that the composer hi...

Today's Greenwich Time Editorial
A beacon of compassion, service and hope - How different this country, and world, would be if there were more people like the Rev. Richard L. Schuster in it. There are so many great attributes to ou...

Greenwich Blog : The Blog of Greenwich, Connecticut :: USA
For Lovers of Fine Art - Just in time for fall are two lovely autumn landscape original oil paintings offered by Bantam Fine Arts in Litchfield County. The paintings are the works ...

Greenwich Time: Life And Family - RSS Feed
Creating a multi-functional guest suite - The room: An upstairs "bonus" room -- a "Jack and Jill" arrangement with a bath between it and a guest bedroom. Three windows, hardwood floors and good nat...

The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
New Magazine Subscriptions! - Perrot now has subscriptions to *Entertainment Weekly*, *Runner's World*, *Men’s Fitness*, and *Women’s Health*. Reminder: Our magazines (aside from the ...

Ask the Doctor: Medical Health Articles
Doctor's Advice for Treating Skin Burns - Burns can either be minor or very serious. Serious burns require a doctor's attention, so before you begin home treatment you need to determine how severe ...

Hartford Courant's Greenwich RSS Feed
United Rentals appoints industry veteran to v.p. of business development - GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — United Rentals Inc. said Wednesday it has appointed an industry veteran as vice president of business development. The appointment ...

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09/03/09 Greenwich Post Headlines

McKinney expansion on tap again
Written by Kerry Weber, Staff Reporter

Greenwich Housing Authority officials asked the Planning and Zoning Commission this week to take a second look at its plans to expand the senior residence at McKinney Terrace on Vinci Drive, nearly two years after they were tabled due to opposition from both neighbors and local officials.

District's progress not enough with No Child Left Behind
Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund is the first to admit that the No Child Left Behind progress report for Greenwich’s public school system contains both good and bad news.

Glenville construction: Ready for Thanksgiving move?
Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

The grand opening of the renovated Glenville School is still months away, but a select group of parents, school officials and community leaders were pleasantly shocked by what they saw Monday when they got a first-hand progress report on site.
Sue Rogers, a former Glenville PTA president and longtime advocate for the renovation who now heads the town’s PTA Council, said it was hard to believe the building of today was the same one they had left behind more than a year ago.

Election '09: Marzullo kicks off campaign with strong support
Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

After pulling off a mini-upset at July’s Democratic Town Committee meeting and securing the party’s nomination despite the executive committee’s endorsement of John Conte, Drew Marzullo threw himself into the race for selectman Sunday as he officially kicked off his campaign. Mr. Marzullo was joined not only by friends, family and runningmate Selectwoman Lin Lavery, but also by United States Rep. Jim Himes (D-4), state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and state Sen. Andrew McDonald (D-27).

Health care forum: Congressman says package with public option ‘critical’ to nation
Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

In front of a packed crowd Monday night at Town Hall, United States Rep. Jim Himes (D-4) strengthened his commitment to a health care reform package that includes a public option, calling it “critical” for the nation.

Retirees receive honor, will save town thousands with departure
Written by Kerry Weber, Staff Reporter

Julie Rodriguez remembers the many times her father Skip Azud worked through snowstorms and other extreme weather conditions to do his job during his 35 years as highway operations manager in town. This winter, he may have a chance to relax, as Mr. Azud was among the 49 town employees who opted to retire this year. Twenty-two of these employees were honored at an Aug. 28 ceremony at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium.

Abdal's departure leaves void not easily filled
Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

Their pictures decorate a wall at Town Hall and their names are known in Greenwich lore, but the tenures of former First Selectmen William Lewis, Ruppert Vernon, Ruth Sims, Rebecca Breed, Roger Pearson, John Margenot, Thomas Ragland, Lolly Prince, Richard Bergstresser and James Lash all the way up to current First Selectman Peter Tesei have had one thing in common...the invaluable help of Town Hall icon Charlene Abdal.

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09/03/09 The Greenwich Briefing By Robo Blogger

Comprehensive News Feed for Greenwich, CT.

  • Tumultuous town hall meetings about health care in wealthy, blue blood Connecticut towns
    posted on September 03, 2009 10:40:42 pm
    This is quite extraordinary, in-your-face town hall meetings about health care in the privileged, wealthy enclaves of West Hartford and Greenwich in Connecticut Look folks, I grew up in West Hartford, and we lived near there for a year recently.
  • Learn More about this event
    posted on September 03, 2009 10:08:54 pm
    Join the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich at the Bush-Holley House in Cos Cob, Connecticut for a day seminar to learn strategies for discovering your family history.
  • Sunny weather to continue through holiday weekend
    posted on September 03, 2009 09:31:58 pm
    ... rise at this evening at 6:44. High tides today in Bridgeport harbor are 11:12 a.m. and 11:28 p.m. In Stamford and Greenwich harbors, high tides will occur at 11:16 a.m. and 11:32 p.m. Today, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5 ...
  • 1,200 turn out for health care town hall
    posted on September 03, 2009 09:24:11 pm
    ... would create a government-run insurance option. Michael Pope, a self-described conservative and independent from Greenwich, told the crowd of his son's autism. Pope said his family funded the majority of expenses through careful research of options. ...
  • Oracle-Sun deal likely to win Europe OK
    posted on September 03, 2009 06:13:57 pm
    ... investors are taking caution given the uncertainty over the EC's ruling," Caitlin Duffy, equity options analyst at Greenwich, Connecticut- based Interactive Brokers Group Inc., wrote in a note. The EC said in July it would either approve the deal by ...
  • Editorial missed mark on the bottle bill
    posted on September 03, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... es to pass a new bottle bill that is a more clear and decisive 'victory' for the environment. Kim Jeffery Greenwich, Conn. The writer is CEO, Nestle Waters North America.
  • 1,400 turn out for health-care town hall
    posted on September 03, 2009 02:51:49 pm
    ... dispute during the two-hour meeting, which was the second of three health-care town halls U.S. Rep Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, is hosting in Fairfield County this week. The meeting was marked by outbursts -- the loudest of which erupted after Himes ...
  • Greenwich Homeowners Push $40,000 Luxe Rentals in Worst Market in 30 Years
    posted on September 03, 2009 02:41:48 pm
    Cheryl MacCluskey broke ground on a five-bedroom luxury home in Greenwich, Connecticut, last year, hoping it would sell by June.
  • Memo Pad: Dooney Bourke Skips Stars... Sarah Palin, On Guard...
    posted on September 03, 2009 12:01:00 pm
    ... ready for a new, fresh approach to its advertising. Tesh photographed Rizer on location at Peter Dooney's farm in Greenwich, Conn., and the ads will debut in the October issues of Elle, InStyle, Lucky, Teen Vogue and Vogue. The brand also plans to ...
  • DCP Midstream Partners to Present at Master Limited Partnership Investor Conference
    posted on September 03, 2009 11:22:03 am
    ... of Publicly Traded Partnerships, at approximately 8:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 16, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut. To listen to a live audio webcast of the presentation and to view the related presentation material, visit the ...
  • Area stocks
    posted on September 03, 2009 09:53:20 am
    ... Connecticut Index slipped 0.64, to 91.23, as 51 stocks fell, 22 gained and eight were unchanged. Blyth, a Greenwich-based maker of candles, home fragrance products and Sterno, dropped $4.31 to close at $39.65. Blyth on Wednesday gave its outlook for ...
  • Dominick Dunne, Done
    posted on September 03, 2009 09:45:18 am
    ... If these pieces focused a little bit too much on the defendants' Adolfo suits and the luxuriousness of places like Greenwich, Connecticut or Beverly Hills, California, the point was made: the American rich hire defense attorneys widely outside the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Blyth Posts Loss in Second Quarter
    posted on September 03, 2009 05:48:00 am
    ... and household convenience items, said its second quarter sales slid 16% to $199.4 million. At the same time, the Greenwich, CT-based company lost $15.6 million in the three months ended July 31. That compares with a profit of $3 million, a year ago. ...
  • Alli Oakes honored as FCSC's Stamford Sports Person of the Year
    posted on September 03, 2009 04:52:52 am
    ... The local sports honorees will be recognized at the Sports Night event, Monday, Oct. 19, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 6 p.m. For more information concerning tickets and sponsorship opportunities for Sports Night, visit ...
  • United Rentals names v.p. of business development
    posted on September 03, 2009 03:28:27 am
    ... immediately. He will lead the development of strategies and improvements related to business expansion, the Greenwich, Conn., company said. Graham was most recently senior vice president of operations for RSC Equipment Rental in Scottsdale, Ariz. ...
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