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Friday, October 9, 2009

10/09/09 Progress report for GOP senate hopefuls aiming at Dodd

Chris Dodd's dream opponent -- had local Republicans gathered in Windsor cheering at a reception for four of the five GOP would-be senators last night.

Only Peter Schiff was a no-show.

All candidates think Dodd is soley responsible for the current recession. They don't like the stimulus. They hate taxes. One, Tom Foley of Greenwich, doesn't like federally-backed student loans. That's not likely to win many votes in Connecticut.

....I'm going to give Linda McMahon a solid C for her effort, despite the fact that her delivery is about as interesting as listening to an assistant principal read the morning announcements. This could be because she is trying to reshape her public persona, previously on display as a crass character in the wrestling ring.

Still she hit the right Republican notes, including her CEO background. No doubt her grade will improve as she grows more comfortable on the campaign trail.

Foley, who apparently decided to run after worrying that his son might not have the same opportunity as he did, needs to work on his stump speech. Should we be all that worried about the life prospects of a wealthy kid from Greenwich? Foley gets a C-.

There's interesting stuff there -- his return to Ireland as a political-appointee ambassador generations after his family left, working for President Bush in Iraq and building a business from scratch are pretty engaging stories. But what was that business? And what did he do in Iraq that only took seven months to complete?

Still, he gets points for noting the "sense of betrayal and resentment" that Sen. Dodd has created. Foley will only get better and, like McMahon, he has the money to hang in there until he does.....

Full story: blogs.courant.com

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10/09/09 Former Greenwich Time Editor Is Afraid To Share Reader Comments With Newspaper's Readers

Carter column causes contention - Bernie Yudain former Greenwich Time editor

Purging my e-mail basket from the flurry of letters responding to the column I did about Jimmy Carter , I counted the replies: 10 thumbs up, 10 thumbs down.

Most were thoughtful, literate letters. A few were downright nasty. Of the latter, I looked up the names of six respondents and discovered none of them had a listing in the Greenwich phone book.

I also noticed that while there was a lot of hot invective, not one addressed the gravamen of that column: Carter's irresponsible statement that Americans are basically racist and that's why so many oppose President Obama's policies. They just expressed outrage that I should dare to indict poor Mr. Carter....

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10/09/09 The gloves come off in Greenwich selectmen's debate - Greenwich Time

Democrat Lin Lavery and Republican incumbent Peter Tesei face off during a first selectman candidates debate at Town Hall sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Thursday evening.

Within minutes of the event's start, Lavery, 61, accused Tesei of "deluding" himself if he thought the economic situation in Greenwich was good.

"Fellow members of your own party believe you are deluding yourself," she said before a standing-room-only crowd of about 160 crammed into the Town Hall meeting room for the League of Women Voters of Greenwich-sponsored debate, which also featured selectmen candidates David Theis and Drew Marzullo.....

..."Why was the only answer to lay off people? Why aren't we running a tight ship in the first place?" she asked.

In a jibe at his past chairmanship of the BET, Lavery said former BET leaders should have put money away to prepare for rough times.

Tesei called the firings a "decision of last resort," adding that the town's move to balance its budget earned town residents' approval.....


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10/09/09 Motorcyclist killed in backcountry Greenwich accident - Greenwich Time

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon in a collision with a car on Riversville Road, police said.


The crash happened just after 3 p.m. when police received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcyclist who was wedged underneath a car.


Police, fire and medics responded, closing off the scene and shutting down a stretch of the roadway between Hycliff Road and Sherwood Avenue north of the Merrit Parkway.


"There was a motor vehicle versus motorcycle accident," said Lt. Daniel Allen, the spokesman for the department. "The motorcyclist has expired from his injuries and his name will not be released until the next of kin is notified....."



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10/09/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed Evening Edition

'Dirty Little Secret' - Overcoming Battered Lives
By Hartford Courant
There have been 220 to 250 domestic abuse cases so far this year in one of Connecticut's wealthiest communities, the Greenwich Citizen reports. Domestic violence the second most-investigated crime in Greenwich. ...
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Slideshow Greenwich Girls Soccer team hands Darien its first loss ...
DARIEN It didnt take long for the Greenwich High School girls soccer team to set a winning tone in Wednesday's showdown against rival Darien ...



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10/09/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

Greenwich Field Hockey wins on Senior Night
Stamford Advocate
By Christopher Falvo It was Senior Night for the Greenwich field hockey team, but it was the underclassmen who saw the lion's share of the work. ...
Greenwich artist to take paintings to new heights
Connecticut Post
By Debra Friedman His paintings splash the walls of the United Nations, flow through the pool of his former Greenwich home and keep watch on the border ...

Make-or-break weekend for NHS football - Norwalk News - The Hour
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It wants to believe its young players have learned valuable lessons after getting run through the meat grinder during blowout losses against Greenwich, Staples and Trumbull. It wants to believe a healthy offensive line, something the ...
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Stephanie Seymour's Ex Alleges Drug Use, A Ridiculous Shopping Habit
By The Huffington Post News Editors
New legal filings in the Greenwich, Conn., divorce of the power couple show the split is getting cruel, nasty and even amusing with the allegation that Seymour spends $257000 per month, including $50000 on new clothes alone.
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10/09/09 GPD PRESS RELEASE: Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Please see attached press release from the Traffic Section.

(See attached file: Riversville Rd MVMotorcycle)


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

P r e s s R e l e a s e


GREENWICH POLICE DEPARTMENT
Police Administration Building
11 Bruce Place
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone (203) 622-8010
Fax (203) 618-8866


Contact: Lt. Timothy D. Berry
Phone: (203) 622-8015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2009


On Thursday October 8, 2009 at approximately 3:01 PM the Greenwich Police Department received a 911
call reporting a motor vehicle crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Riversville Road. Police and
medic units were dispatched to the area of 390 Riversville Road and found the collision in the middle of the
roadway. The motorcycle rider was found to be deceased upon the arrival of emergency personnel.


The collision involved one rider on a single motorcycle and one operator of a vehicle. The operator of the
vehicle was transported to Greenwich Hospital as a precaution, but did not complain of any significant
injury.


The State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was notified and responded to the scene of the crash. The
Medical Examiner’s Office removed the deceased and transported him to their office to perform an autopsy
to determine the exact cause of death.


The deceased was a 40-year-old male who was a resident of New York State. His relatives are still being
located at this time. Pending notification of all of the deceased’s family, the operator’s identity has not
been released.


The Police Department’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and is investigating the
collision.


The roadway was closed at the time of the crash and was reopened by approximately 6:30PM.

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