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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

09/15/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

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09/15/09 PRESS RELEASE: Arrest made in Estate Teasures Robbery

Please see updated press release on arrest made in connection with the
armed robbery of the Estate Teasures on July 13, 2009.

(See attached file: Estate Treasures Arrest)

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

On Monday, September 14, 2009 at 11:45 A.M., members of the Greenwich
Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, along with
members of the Stamford Police Department arrested the below
identified subject by warrant;

September 15, 2009

Name: Lakeem R. Jetter, Age 18, DOB- March 19, 1991
519 Hawley Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606

For the following violations of the Connecticut General Statutes;
Robbery 1st Degree- CGS 53a-134 Felony

Conspiracy to commit Robbery 1st
-CGS 53a-48(53a-134) Felony

Conspiracy to commit Larceny 1st
- CGS 53a-48(53a-122) Felony

Larceny 1stDegree- CGS 53a-122 Felony

The arrest warrant stems from the July 13, 2009 armed robbery of
Estate Treasures, 1162 East Putnam Avenue, in which an estimated
value of two hundred fifty thousand dollars of jewelry was taken
during the crime.

The arrest comes after a two month investigation involving multiple
jurisdictions in Fairfield County that led to the arrest of Jetter
and an active arrest warrant for his accomplice in this crime who is
presently incarcerated at the Bridgeport Correctional Facility.

Jetter is presently being held at Greenwich Police Department in lieu
of a $250,000.00 Cash Bond and has an assigned Court Date of
September 21, 2009.


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09/15/09 Press releases for fall programs at WGCC

Your help in getting this info out is much appreciated.

Although most of these programs have start dates in November or late
October registration begins October 5, so it is important that the info
gets out soon.


(See attached files)


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that youth basketball clinics will begin at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center on Thursdays starting November 5 for six weeks.

The program for children in Kindergarten and first grades will run from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm. Children in second and third grades will meet from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm, and fourth and fifth graders 5:15 to 6 pm. The cost for the program is $100.00

Coach John Czarnecki will teach this junior basketball class. Coach Czarnecki is certified by the State of Connecticut, and has coached for over 25 years. He has coached for the Greenwich Basketball Association, Greenwich Flame travel team, Greenwich Boys and Girls Club, and the freshman, JV, and Varsity Basketball teams at GHS.

The course will be held in the Bendheim Western Civic Center Gym. Registration will begin by mail only Monday October 5 – 10 by mail only. In person registration at the Civic Center begins on Monday October 12.

For more information, or to receive a registration form, please call, or stop by The Bendheim Western Civic Center at 532-1259, or visit our website at

Indoor Field Hockey Clinics
The Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that it will be starting an Indoor Field Hockey Clinics starting Sunday November 8 and running for 5 weeks until December 13.
Registration for these Sunday Clinics will begin by mail only starting Monday October 5 – Friday October 9. In person registration will begin on Monday October 12 at the Bendheim Western Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd.

The classes will meet for five Sundays. Session 1 will meet from 3 to 4 pm for children 8 and 9 years old. Session 2 will be from 4 to 5 pm for children 10 – 12 years old. The program will help children develop skills in stick work, passing, receiving, shooting, basic offensive and defensive skills and small sided games.

For more information or to register please visit our website at
www.greenwichct.org, or call, or stop by the Bendhiem Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd., 532-1259


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that there is still space available in the Future Stars soccer clinics at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. This program will run on Wednesdays starting October 21 for seven weeks.

The clinics will be for children in Pre K from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm, Kindergarten children will go from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm, and children in first and second grades will go from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
The Pre K, and Kindergarten clinic fee is $115.00 per child; the fee for the first and second grade program is $140.00.

The clinics will give instruction with an emphasis on drills, skills, competitions, scrimmages, and most of all fun.

For more information, or to get a registration form please call the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center at 532-1259, or visit our website at


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Tennis for Tots will begin indoors at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center on Mondays starting October 26 for six weeks.

The program for children 3 and 4 years old will run from 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm, or 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm. The 5, 6 and 7 year old program will be from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm, 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm, or 5:15 pm to 6 pm. The cost is $75.00 for the 3 & 4 yr olds, and $85.00 for the 5 – 7 yr olds.

Pat Cianciulli who has been the director of the Town’s Tennis Program for two years will teach the program. He also teaches at various private clubs in Greenwich, and has worked at the US Open. He has taken the latest workshops with the USPTR.

The course will be held in the Bendheim Western Civic Center Gym. Tennis rackets will be provided. Registration will begin by mail only Monday October 5 – 10 . In person registration at the Civic Center begins on Monday October 12.

For more information or to receive a registration form, please call The Bendheim Western Civic Center at 532-1259, or visit our website at


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09/15/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

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GreenTeaPop: Chinese at Greenwich YMCA After School Programs
By Susan
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09/15/09 Media Alert: Kid's "World of Wonder" Area at WOW! Walk on Water Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase

Clear Group WOW
Weekend of October 2-4 in Greenwich, Conn.
WHO: WOW! Walk on Water and the Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase held the weekend of October 2-4, at the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich, Conn.,will feature fun for children of all ages! New this year is the "World of Wonder" children's area that will feature nautical themed activities for kids, both big and small.

WHAT: WOW! Walk on Water is a proud addition to the third annual Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase, a premiere event that showcases luxury yachts, automobiles, and one-of-a-kind exhibitors. This year will also feature extraordinary individuals including disabled sailors, Paralympians, and accomplished disabled individuals... all to raise funds for and awareness about spinal cord injuries

Entrance is free for the general public to the WOW! Walk on Water & Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase and includes access to the yachts, cars and children's "World of Wonder" area; a separate entrance fee of $35 gives entry to a VIP "International Ports of Call" tent; a VIP Soundwaters Celebrity Cocktail Sunset Cruise is also offered both Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and guests will sail out of Greenwich Harbor aboard an 80-foot, 3-masted schooner. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling 203-682-0262 or visiting http://www.wowgetonboard.org. All proceeds benefit WOW! Walk on Water Benefit 2009.

The children's "World of Wonder" area will feature: Face Painting · Arts & Crafts · Nautical Knot Tying · Boating Safety (life preservers, safety tips, etc.) · Confidence is Cool Video Demonstrations · Fish Tales (storytelling) · Fun Nautical Photo opportunities and more! Children will have fun and come away with a greater appreciation for those with disabilities, learning how everyone can live life to its fullest.

(And for the parents - a special VIP Preview Party is offered Friday night, October 2, from 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and may be reserved in advance by calling 203-682-0262 or visiting http://www.wowgetonboard.org).

WHEN: 5:30 - 10 p.m., Fri., Oct 2 (VIP Preview Party)
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sat., October 3rd, & Sun., October 4th (WOW! Walk on Water & Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase)

WHERE: The Delamar Hotel, 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

WHY: WOW! Walk on Water's goal is to raise awareness and funds for Shake-A-Leg's adaptive sailing programs and Spinal Research. Get Inspired. Get Onboard. WOW! Walk on Water Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase is sponsored by Clear Group International, The Delamar Hotel, Moffly Media and RNT Wealth Management LLC.

Nancy Moon, 917-533-8933

Jenifer Howard, 203-273-4246

WOW World of Wonder Kids

WOW! Walk on Water Benefit 2009 & The Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase c/o The Delamar Hotel 500 Steamboat Road Greenwich CT 06830

09/15/09 New Lebanon Children Say,"Gee, It Is Crowded In Here!!!" (Updated)

There's No Class Room

Poor Students In West Side Greenwich Classrooms Are Overflowing With Students

Class sizes anger New Lebanon parents - Greenwich Time

As school officials work to counter enrollment spikes in the public schools, some New Lebanon School parents said their children are getting the short end of the stick in the efforts to control class sizes.

Nearly 125 more students than expected enrolled in public schools this year, according to the latest available figures. To accommodate the increase, school officials have hired more staff, including two employees at the high school and one at both Hamilton Avenue and Glenville schools.

New Lebanon received one new teacher this fall after losing the equivalent of two full-time staffers as part a $4 million reduction in the district's 2009-10 budget mandated by the town finance board. The budget included cutting the equivalent of more than 20 staff district-wide......

Parents Tell Board Of Education To Help With The Flood.....

......New Lebanon's average fifth-grade class size is 27 students, the largest average class size of any grade level at any school in the district, according to the latest data. It also exceeds by one student the district's guidelines.

The school is also home to fourth-grade classes with the largest average class size in the district, at 26 students, the data show. The lower grades fall within the guidelines. The one additional teacher was added to the second grade......

Parent Joseph Pecora Says His Childs School Is Bursting With Students......

.....the larger class sizes in the upper grade levels this school year threaten to erode the achievement gains made in recent years. These gain have come even as New Lebanon routinely scores lower than nearly every other school in the district on standardized exams.

"For you to choose to allow the school to have classes that exceed or match the guidelines ... shows that your intentions are not in line with helping the students at the one school which consistently scores the lowest," Pecora wrote in a letter to schools chief Sidney Freund.

Pecora, who runs Pecora Brothers, a construction company that helped expedite work in the delayed Hamilton Avenue reconstruction, recently met with Freund, but said later he was not satisfied with how it went......

Three Cheers For Joseph Pecora !!!!!!

Where Is The Greenwich Board Of Education?????

.....Several attempts to contact Freund were unsuccessful Monday. Messages were also left with Kim Eves, the district's communications director, and Gene Nyitray, principal of New Lebanon School......

New Lebanon Teachers Face Challenges That Are Very Different From Their Old Greenwich And Riverside Colleagues.....

.....New Lebanon is one of three so-called "Title I" schools in Greenwich, along with Julian Curtiss and Hamilton Avenue schools, that receive federal grants because many of their students receive free or reduced lunches.

Last school year, it was considered the most racially imbalanced school in the district, with minority students accounting for 58 percent of the school population......

Maybe, The Well To On The Eastside Of Town Could Do The Right Thing And Help Out Some Of The Weakest And Most Disadvantaged Members Of Greenwich Society.....

.....Pecora also worries the larger class sizes could make it harder to attract non-minority students to reduce the imbalance, however.

Pecora said that a high-performing school like Riverside could give up one teacher to New Lebanon and still remain comfortably within the class-size guidelines.......

Thanks A Lot Nancy.....The Greenwich Board Of Education moved from two New fifth grade classes down to one.....

......In recent school years, the district would have been required to hire another teacher for New Lebanon's oversized fifth grade. This spring, however, the school board eased those rules, shifting from hard caps to more flexible guidelines to give school officials more leeway to deal with a meager budget and a rise in enrollment. ....

Greenwich Time Reporter Colin Gustafson Has Started Lisening To Westside Parents.....

.....Jan Cash, the mother of a fifth-grade boy, said she worries fifth-grade class sizes will create a larger burden for the teachers.

"Twenty-seven kids is an awfully large load for any person to handle, and it's just way too many different levels to teach at," she said. "It is going to be really difficult."

Rick Masi, whose daughter is in fifth grade, echoed those sentiments.

"The teacher is going to be stuck in a bad situation. It's just too many kids to control," ......

Full Story: Greenwich Time

Every Greenwich Child Deserves To Be In A Classroom Where They Can Get Individual Attention.
This Is What Parents Want.
This Is What Teachers Want.
This Is What These Disadvantaged Children Need !!!!!
These Oversized Byram Classes Do Not Teacher's Pay Attention To All Of The Students.
If A Child In The Class Has A Problem In One Area, A Teacher Can't Stop And Help.
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