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Sunday, October 4, 2009

10/04/09 The Twits On Tweeter Are Tweeting About Greenwich

ndambrosio : Oh boy! Rumors becoming stronger that #Apple is opening up shop on Greenwich Avenue!!!!

cheapgreenwich : Ace Your Phone Interview; Learn Business Etiquette at Greenwich Library, Monday October 5th @6pm http://tinyurl.com/ye8k8tw

jimmyweeks : Happy 40th year reunion tonight to the Greenwich High - Class of 1969, Greenwich, CT. CS&N Long Time Gone http://bit.ly/17gc9h

stamfordtalk : Fabulous service from Laura @giggle in Greenwich as usual!

Openmindfitness : @kirstiealley come experience fall in greenwich ct

dannnymac : Just read that our newest "neighbor" here in Greenwich CT is Justin Timberlake. Guess we're getting our 'sexy back' ! :)

jimmyweeks : @dirkstanley big month at Greenwich. We hit 90% of med orders are via CPOE. The power of an CMIO :)

rherbertson : I'm at Whole Foods - Greenwich (East Putnam Ave, Greenwich). http://bit.ly/1LZIL

LVSG : Welcome to the official Twitter page for Literacy Volunteers Stamford / Greenwich. Follow us here or on Facebook, just search for our name!

LoryKelsey : Attended Greenwich YWCA Domestic Abuse Center candlelight vigil for the victims of domestic violence during the past year in Connecticut.

cheapgreenwich : Greenwich Town Dump; Not So Secret Source for Free Books http://tinyurl.com/y8tfjuq

cheapgreenwich : Free Books at the Greenwich Dump: http://www.greenwichonthecheap.com/
Greenwich, CT

canaiden : Fashion show at Saks in Greenwich Oct. 15 to benefit CancerCare: Heidi Klum in .. http://bit.ly/2jcBQg

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10/04/09 Read Mondays Greenwich Time On Sunday Night And Then Comment About The Stories On The Topix Messageboards

Candidates take wrong position - Greenwich Time Editorial
Here's something you don't see every day: Four candidates for an elected board meet to debate a controversial issue, and all four agree with each other.


The issue: The Greenwich Housing Authority's desire to expand its McKinney Terrace senior housing complex in Byram.

Many in Byram are opposed to the idea, and the candidates this week agreed with them during a debate sponsored by the Byram Neighborhood Association.

"I don't think it's the right area of town for our seniors," said First Selectman Peter Tesei, a Republican, who is vying to keep his position against Democratic Selectman Lin Lavery.

While we credit the candidates for taking a clear stand on the issue, all four are wrong in this case.

The town needs more affordable housing. It needs more senior housing. Expanding McKinney Terrace will not get the job done, not by a long shot, but there is available space there to make progress on the problem, and 56 new units of senior housing is not going to have a drastic impact on Byram.

In short, Greenwich's record of creating affordable hosing is a bad one. By state statute, the affordable housing stock in a town should be at least 10 percent. Greenwich is at roughly half that. It needs to become more aggressive in closing that gap. The McKinney expansion would be a step, one whose plusses would outweigh any potential minuses....
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Residents 'Go Wild' for land trust
On a beautiful autumn day, one day after a thunderstorm drenched the area and kept people indoors, Old Greenwich resident Chad Messer relished the chance to take his three daughters outside Sunday.


He decided there was no better place than the Greenwich Land Trust's annual fundraiser, "Go Wild!"

"It's a good cause and it's great to get out of the house," he said as he held 16-month-old daughter Lindsay as his two other daughters Caroline, 5, and Hartley, 7, waited for a pony ride.

It's the 10th year the land trust has held the popular fall event....
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Japanese school opens its doors to all for cultural festival
In a quiet area of Greenwich just off one of the town's main thoroughfares, Japanese culture bloomed on a fall day as leaves fell to the ground.
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Marina receives funding in drive to improve water quality
A town marina received just under $10,000 as part of drive to keep Long Island Sound clean.


Beacon Point Marine in Cos Cob will receive $9,750 for operating and maintaining a marine pumpout facility. Boaters can have their sewage pumped out at the facility instead of dumping it into the water.

Rick Kral, the marina's owner, said the station has operated for the last six years and the state provides an annual grant to offset some of the operating costs.

"It's a free service (to the boaters) so the state provides the grant. If we charge for it they won't do it," he said.....
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Sales up but prices down for houses in region
Sales of single-family homes in Fairfield and New Haven counties increased in August compared with a year ago, although prices continued a downward slide.


The median price of a home sold in Fairfield County in August 2009 was $490,000, down 13.35 percent compared with a median price of $565,500 in August 2008, according to the monthly report by The Warren Group of Massachusetts. The Warren Group, which tracks real estate trends in New England, said 642 single-family homes were sold in Fairfield County in August of this year.

The Warren Group noted in a statement that August was the second month in a row that showed higher sales of single-family homes than the same month a year ago....
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Tesei has earned second term - Letter To The Greenwich Time Editors
Peter Tesei deserves a second term as first selectman. Firstly and most importantly, he has been a terrific leader of our town, a performance I have witnessed up close.


Secondly, he has the financial background that we will so critically need during the next two years. He was on the Board of Estimate and Taxation for 10 years, the last six as chairman. As first selectman and in spite of the negative impacts caused by the recession, he maintained a 3.5 percent mill rate increase, far smaller than most other towns in Connecticut.

His opponent, Lin Lavery, has done a commendable job as selectman, especially on the environment. Let's keep her in that position.

Please join me on Nov. 3 in voting for Peter Tesei.

Peter Crumbine
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No need for fences with neighbors like these - By Bernie Yudain A Former Greenwich Time Editor
Reviewing the various domiciles we occupied in a fairly peripatetic life, I thought how important a part neighbors played in that adventure.

For the most part, we were lucky. Indeed, we made some strong friendships. The few clunkers we suffered were a passing annoyance but nothing more.

One family we cherished lived in one of our Georgetown situations. We had rented a small row house on O Street NW, across the street from Rose Park.

Settling in, I addressed the tiny patch of garden in front of the house, which was overgrown with weeds and a few skeletons of neglected shrubs. I picked up a bushel basket on the sidewalk and stuffed the debris into it.

Next day I found a terse note stuck in the door from my next-door neighbor informing me I had scarfed his bushel basket.....
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Greenwich Roundup's Comment:
Bernie Is Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Boring......
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10/04/09 Blogspace News Has An Alex Capozza Page

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10/04/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: afternoon Edition

Eastern equine encephalitis found in Greenwich mosquitoes
Connecticut Post
By Lisa Chamoff GREENWICH -- Mosquitoes have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, according to the town's health department. ...

Spirits high at soggy Greenwich High homecoming Greenwich Time
lot of support at the afternoon game a 410 shutout against Harding High School despite a few downpours and the fact that the annual parade down Greenwich Avenue...



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10/04/09 Adornments Wrought From Liquid Gold

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich has come up with some refreshingly different shows this year. In addition to an exhibition of European masterpieces from the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, it is offering two shows of works from the collection of Olga Hirshhorn: “West African Gold from the Ivory Coast,” the smaller but in certain ways more impressive of the two shows, and “The Mouse House” (reviewed in the Sept. 4 Weekend section of The Times), which contains some 200 small-scale artworks and artifacts that Ms. Hirshhorn used to decorate her 500-square-foot pied-à-terre in Washington.

Hirshhorn, 89, grew up in Greenwich but now lives most of the year in Florida and on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. She is the widow of the art collector and philanthropist Joseph Hirshhorn, who, in 1974, founded the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the mall in Washington. Like her husband, Ms. Hirshhorn is an avid collector — not only of art but also of toasters, hats, even pencil sharpeners.

She began her African gold collection in the 1970s, focusing on the very finely wrought ornaments and pendants made by skilled goldsmiths of the Baule and Lagoon peoples of Ivory Coast, especially those of the Akye, Kyaman and Adjukru communities. About 90 of these objects make up the current display, arranged in cases and dramatically lighted in a darkened room......

Full story: www.nytimes.com

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10/04/09 Greenwich football routs Harding for Homecoming win

Any fears that Greenwich High football coach Rich Albonizio had of a Harding hiccup were quickly put to rest Saturday following a defensive stand that forced the Presidents to punt on their opening possesion.....

Full story: www.connpost.com

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10/04/09 At Home and Abroad and Revival @ Art Place

Event details: At Home and Abroad and Revival

Event URL: http://www.artplace.org

Description: ART PLACE FEATURES TWO BRILLIANT COLORISTS, TWO VARYING VISIONS

... will showcase the works of two artist members: Barbara Bernstein of Weston and Liana Moonie of Greenwich . Both artists use sensuous color combinations to enhance their visions of the world around us, but their styles are vastly ...

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10/04/09 Batali and Bastianich plan gourmet market as Tarry Lodge offshoot

PORT CHESTER - Celebrated chef Mario Batali and partner Joe Bastianich are planning to give the village another venue for gourmet food with a market around the corner from their Tarry Lodge restaurant....

... known for thin-crust pizzas and creative Italian dishes, opened a year ago. Its location just over the line from Greenwich, Conn ., was considered key because of the nearby dining clientele. 'It's been fabulous. The reception at Tarry Lodge has been ...

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