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Sunday, September 6, 2009

09/06/09 New Haven Welcomes Damaris Rau. They Just Don't Know What They Are In For. The Staff Problems Will Soon Begin

Superintendent of New Haven Schools Reginald Mayo Has Just Made Another Boneheaded Decision

School board appoints 7 administrators; uncertified staff in flux ...
NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education has voted to appoint two principals, four assistant principals and a new director of instruction, but did not act on paraprofessional layoffs, as had been anticipated by the paraprofessionals union......

....Among administrative appointees Monday were Frank Costanzo as Cooperative Arts High School assistant principal, Yolanda Jones-Generette as Barnard Magnet School assistant principal, Jennifer Olson as Katherine Brennan School assistant principal, Sarah Rosner as James Hillhouse High School assistant principal, Karen Lott as Katherine Brennan School principal and Sabrina Breland as Urban Youth Center principal.

Salaries for the new principals and assistants range from $101,272 to $124,703.....

.....Also Monday, former Greenwich Principal Damaris Rau was tapped as the district’s new director of instruction, replacing Miriam Camacho, who retired this year.

Rau will earn $131,143 a year.

Rau will be responsible for managing schools and principals, focusing on improving student achievement, implementing curriculum, and reviewing student and staff assessments, among other tasks.

Rau began her career in New York City as an early-childhood teacher and later became an assistant principal. She most recently served as principal at the Hamilton Avenue School, a Title I school in Greenwich.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries said Rau is gifted in serving “high needs populations.”

Superintendent of Schools Reginald Mayo welcomed Rau and the new staff Monday.

You are going to move this system — help us go from good to great,” he said.


It Is Amazing That A Woman Who Left Hamilton Avenue School In Worse Shape Than She Found It, Is Now New Haven's Director Of Instruction.

It's Looks Like New Haven Superintendent of Schools Reginald Mayo Failed To Uncover How Many Times Hamilton Avenue School Failed No Child Left Behind Standards Under Principal Damaris Rau.

Things Are So Bad At Hamilton Avenue School After Rau Left That Greenwich Parents Will Be Able To Legally Able To Opt Out Of Sending Their Children To Hamilton Avenue School 2010.

Under Rau, Hamilton Avenue School Failed No Child Left Behind Standards Year After Year After Year In One Of The Wealthiest Communities In America.

Rau Is Going To Move The New Haven School System From Not So Good To Worse.


08/12/09 - 08/13/09 Greenwich Public Schools Gives Reporter Colin "BOE Brown Nose" Gustafson An Exclusive Story (Updated)

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

09/04/09 Hamilton Avenue School Principal Damaris Rau Says Goodbye And Heads To New Haven (Updated)


2/1/09 Principal Damaris Rau And Betty Sternberg Try And Get Thier Story Straight For The Greenwich Board Of Education And First Selectman Peter Tesei

09/11/08 School Board Member Mike Bodson Is Flipping Because Taxpayers And Parents Got To See What's Really Going On Inside Hamilton Avenue School

03/13/08 - Just How Much Are The Taxpayers Of Greenwich Paying Superintendent Betty Sternberg And Her Failed Administrators To Lie To The Public?

03/09/08 - Town Employees: Sternberg's Crew Knew - Mold Covered Tiles Replaced Over One Year Ago.

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09/06/09 RECESSION BUSTER: Save 75 Cents - Read Monday's Greenwich Time On Sunday Night For Free !!!!

Trio of tax collector hopefuls support deferral program for seniors
All three candidates running for tax collector support to some degree allowing low- to middle-income seniors to put off paying their property taxes until after they die or sell their home. Read More »

Labor Day's roots are still firm
Stores are gearing up for sales instead of closing and giving staff time off. Cops are preparing to hunt down and arrest the drunks who will terrorize the roadways.
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Search continues off Milford shore for missing kayaker
MILFORD -- A kayak capsized early Sunday tossing two men into the waters of Long Island Sound. While one of the men, a Milford resident, was able to swim to get help for himself, his friend, Michael
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school calendar
Sept. 7
Labor Day -- Schools closed.
Sept. 9
Public Middle Schools Open House.
Sept. 10
Board of Education Work Session, 7 p.m., Havemeyer Building.
Sept. 16
Public Elementary Schools Open House.
Sept. 17
Greenwich High School Open House, grades 9 and 12.
Sept. 23
Greenwich High School Open House, grades 10 and 11.
Early Release for Teacher Meetings -- All public schools......

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These financial and governmental institutions are closed for Labor Day: Banks: Bank of America; Chase; First Bank of Greenwich; Greenwich Bank & Trust; People's Bank, closed Monday.
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09/06/09 Once Again Hearst Newspaper VP Lincoln Millstein Tells It Like It Is

Jim Himes stands up to the talk radio crowd

Anytime you vote for a first-term congressman, as I did for Jim Himes, you do it on some measure of blind faith. I liked what he had to say and I liked the fact that he was a champion of affordable housing in his hometown which was not a very popular position to take in Greenwich. But I also worried that he would wilt under the weight of political hand-to-hand combat which is, unfortunately, what the talk radio crowd has done to our national civil discourse. The chameleon Joe Lieberman represents the worst of an archetype of convenience. I defy anyone to tell me what Joe Lieberman stands for, if anything, other than his own political preservation. Therefore I was extremely heartened by Jim Himes’s performance, deportment and expressed opinions in front of the “town halls” last week in Fairfield County.

For anyone who missed the coverage, Hearst Newspapers have compiled all the stories and videos under a web page. Click here for web page

Jim Himes was a profile in courage last week. When in doubt, Jim, follow your own moral compass. It will serve you well as a congressman.

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....


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

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09/06/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In.....

Here's a surprise: hedge funds' demise hurts Greenwich commecial ...
No wonder executives at Antares paid a whopping $880 a square foot in March 2007 for a building in an area thick with hedge funds paying rents in the triple digits per square foot. The developers planned to upgrade the building and cash ...
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09/06/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

'Assaulted model' deal
New York Post
... was hired by Seymour's estranged, polo-playing billionaire hubby Peter Brant, 62, to keep an eye on their Greenwich, Conn., estate. ...
Financial firm rout is downer for Greenwich
Crain's New York Business
But Antares was betting on a different market entirely: Greenwich, Conn., one of only three places in the nation where office rents broke through the ...
Video: In the market: An insider's look at a Greenwich home search
Greenwich Time
Now, with the real estate market leveling off, the couple recently started a house hunt in Greenwich, where many of their friends live. ...

Here's a surprise: hedge funds' demise hurts Greenwich commecial ...
By christopherfountain
But Antares was betting on a different market entirely: Greenwich, Conn., one of only three places in the nation where office rents broke through the $100-per-square-foot level, according to Cushman & Wakefield Inc. ...
For What It's Worth - http://christopherfountain.com/
Just Books Welcomes Mimi and Lulu Greenwich Blog
By gb
The online journal about everything greenwich. .....
Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of... - http://greenwichblog.com/

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09/06/09 Forget About The Paid Greenwich Time Classifieds Post Your Greenwich Ad On Craigslist For Free


Sofa & Loveseat $450
Suede microfiber brown Sofa & Loveseat. Less then 1yr old. Good condition - COMFY!!! Only selling because they didn't fit in my new downsized apartment. Asking $450 OBO for both. Cash and carry only! Call Karen 203-559-2521

2 Brand new twin box springs $125
We bought a king size mattress and box spring set at Costco, and don't need the box spring in the bed frame we have! Two, brand new, still wrapped in factory plastic, box springs...I'll sell them together for a king mattress or separately for a twin!

1995 Aquasport 195 Osprey 19.5ft $8000
1995 Aquasport 195 Osprey w/150 HP Johnson Ocean runner and Noreaster trailer 2 Batteries w/ switch 1, 2, both, off. New marine radio and antenna Piranha Max 10 fish finder Mooring cover Bimini top Raw water wash down, live bait well Igloo cooler w/seat cushion Life jackets, flares, first aid kit Anchor and rode, spare anchor and rode Fire extinguisher Dock bumpers and lines Front deck cover Over the side ladder Currently in the water ready for immediate use. (Slip not available to new owner)

4 mugs - pick up or free delivery
Assorted. Free delivery only for Greenwich/Stamford/Darien.

Restoration Hardware Glass Tables $600
These tables were purchased at the Restoration Hardware outlet less than 2 years ago. We paid over 1500 for both tables. . we are giving such a great deal on them because I do not have a receipt and cannot find the furniture line name online-it's obviously discontinued! There are minor scratches on both tables. I will sell them separately, also, for 300$ each. Coffee table is 30 inches wide x 52 inches long x 18 inches high Console table is 16 inches wide x 53 inches long x 29 inches high

++++---AUDI SHOWCAR NEED 2SELL ASAP+++___ $2700
i have a 5spd 1996 audi a4 quattro. the back seats were taken out and replaced with a wall of speakers and subs, the trunk is set up but nothins hooked anything up yet, all it needs is a screen and your good. the car has underglow, all 7 colors, as well as neons inside, and strobe lights in the box. 2700 is the price without the radio, which is a 7'' touch screen dvd/ipod/mp3 player and 3000 with it. the cars got 203xxx. also the oil pan needs a gasket, and it could use a tune up. i just changed the spark plugs and i changed thge fuel filter about 2 days ago. i am lookin for another car so jus let me know what you got, i might trade. sittin on 17'' konigs. u can reach me at 914 437 0753 text or call anytime day or night more pix from when the back seats were still there. need to get rid of ASAP.

VW Cabrio 2001 $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....

volvo S60 AWD, 55k, fully loaded, excellent condition,must see!!! $10900
One of a kind S60 AWD, fully loaded, heated seats, 17" rim + new tires, wife's car, hardly used, must see!!

2005 sebring convertible, 49k, like new!! $10299
light green sebring convertible, all power + power seat, touring edition!! must see!!!

Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT Gourmet Kitchen For Sale! Entire gourmet kitchen and matching cabinetry of adjoining family room available immediately from multi-million dollar home in exclusive estate section of Greenwich; house being renovated by new owner. Kitchen includes: • custom cherry cabinets by Nichols Cabinetry, • granite countertops, • custom island with stainless prep sink & Grohe faucet, double bowl stainless sink with Grohe faucet. Stainless steel appliances include: • 48” KitchenAid double door refrigerator, • 36” Dynasty gas range, • Rangecraft hood, • Asko dishwasher, Family room cabinetry (adjacent to kitchen) includes (but not shown in pictures below): • fireplace surround in cherry wood, • cherry mantle piece, • pair of floor to ceiling cherry bookcases w/cabinet bases, • cherry china cabinet/pantry with glass door top & drawer and cupboard base. All are in excellent condition….this is an incredible opportunity! Asking: $9,500 for all cabinets, countertops and appliances. Removal must be arranged by buyer. Contact: ejestatesales@msn.com.

wicker table 30 inch top excellent $40
wicker table 30 inch top and 28 inches tall steel frame very solid, pick up in greenwich connecticut, mark 203-667-8949

chair $5
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paper shredder max.5 sheets $35
good deal or more moving stuff, please visit my temporary page at http://move-outer.blogspot.com/ thanks!

big ice container $8
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NEW Stark Carpeting $895
Stark Carpeting, New, still in roll Design: Canberra Color: Oak Grove (tan) not binded Size: 9' x 19' Price: $895

Antique Solid Brass Light Fixture $85
Antique solid brass chandelier, early 1900s. Beautiful floral detail. Needs to be wired for today's home. Purchased at an estate sale. 6 lights

elegant lamp, two for $60 $60
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moving sale any daytime
a lot of stuff on sale, good price . you can take a look first from my website http://move-outer.blogspot.com/ location: 121 valley drive , Greenwich, ct06831 call first to make sure I am home. (203 570 1924) thanks! :)

weber black port grill super grill $100
weber black super grill small propane tank , needs gas, on wheels has ash collector. in perfect condition, not used in over a year and not used much at all very clean. mark 203-667-8949.

Cheap men's bike wanted
Please reply with a photo and details of a man's bike you have for sale.

wooden garden cart need tire and tube $65
giant garden cart needs tire and tube big bicycle size, otherwise in great shape. mark 203-667-8949

brick pavers have thousands 25 cents each
i have thousands of brick pavers concrete pavers home depot sells for 69 cents plus tax, you get for 25 cents each bring your truck or car or delivery for a fee, mark 203-667-8949.

2001 Honda CR-V LX
117K miles, 4 dr., auto trans. - was purchased in February 2009 for $6,000/timing belt was replaced plus tune up by private mechanic immediately after purchase ($700 -can show receipts). Kelly Blue book value listed at $5800 - will settle for $5,000 (firm) for quick sale. Call 203-496-2252 (Patty)




Freshly painted 2BR,1B apt in Byram section of Greenwich $1600 2bd

One bedroom, den and kitchen/Lr $1250


Location AND a beautiful home........... $3700 3bd

Commuters Dream $650

**FABULOUS**Reduced Newer Townhouse 3BR/3.5BA/2CAR 203-644-HOME(4663) (Stamford, Greenwich CT) $565000 3bd

*FAB HIRISE* Large 1BR Beautiful Views 203-644-HOME(4663) (Downtown Stamford, Greenwich,CT) $359000 1bd

In town..clean & simple! $1600 1bd

Sunny 2 bdrm + sunrm just mins from everything! $1725 2bd

*Concierge Downtown HiRise,Elegant Large Condo 203-644-HOME(4663) (Downtown Stamford, Greenwich CT) $517500 1bd

Reduced! Value Pricing Opportunity 2+Acres/Ranch 203-644-HOME(4663) (Greenwich,CT) $1125000 3bd

*Dream*The Terrace Condo @Luxury The Classic 203-644-HOME(4663) (Downtown Stamford, Greenwich CT) $638000 2bd


Greenwich Luxury Townhouse $3400 3bd

Greenwich Recently Renovated 2BR / 2.5Bath $1950 2bd

Country Cottage - Fireplace - Tennis Court $2750 2bd

Luxury Living $1200

Renovated Antique-2BRs, 2BA Single Family $545000 2bd

Luxury Living $2400 1bd

Open Sun 2-4pm 9/6-New Build Townhouse Owner says sell! $579750 3bd


Nice room for rent, all utilities incl. $650

Looking for a Roommate $700

-$379900/riverviews or downtown convenience $367900 2bd

Greenwich - great location $800


Open House - Hiring for new restaurant!

PT/FT Ad Sales Reps for Magazine

manager/assistant manager/sales representative


LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN is growing our group of restaurants, and opening a n

Certified Teacher- Part Time Tutor

Cleaning Lady Needed ASAP

Educator / Therapist

Full Time Nanny Position

Christopher Fischer / Assistant Store Manager

Sous chef & Line cooks

Administrative Assistant wanted for jewelry designer

Science Enrichment Program - After School Instructor

Tutors Needed for SAT/Academic Tutoring

Hair Stylist and Colorist Needed


Graphic Designer/ Layout Artist

J Crew Part Time Sales Associate

Top Youthful Live Out Nanny Needed ASAP $55k-$65k DOE

Fashion Boutique seeks FT Stylists/Sales Associates

Fund Development Associate

Interior Designer/ Autocad

Private Tutors Needed for Academic/Test Prep Tutoring

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09/06/09 PRESS RELEASE:St. Paul Lutheran religious school

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 286 Delavan Ave., is scheduled to host religious school and Bible study every Wednesday starting this week.

The religious school is slated for 3 p.m. every Wednesday.

Students will listen to music and hear Bible stories. The program is followed by a family supper and adult Bible study. The program has open enrollment for preschool through high school.
The "Crossways!" Bible study program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

The program, which is geared toward adults, explores the themes and contents of the Bible. Cost of the materials is $70 and may be collected in installments.

For more information or to register, call Pastor Perling at 203-536-5159, or e-mail pastor.perling@verizon.net.

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