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Who's picking up those political campaign signs?
Political signs that popped up like flowers after a spring rain during the hopeful pre-election days become little more than political collectibles and detritus once the votes are cast.
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Greenwich superintendent considers shifting Ham Ave. swimming class funds to academics
A proposal by the schools chief to cut a popular physical education class at Hamilton Avenue School to fund its academic programs is drawing mixed reviews from parents.
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Officials bust two stores for selling cigarettes to minors
Employees at two stores were ticketed Tuesday for selling tobacco to minors after town and state officials conducted an undercover operation. An employee from the Tobacconist of Greenwich, at 8
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Town man continues fight with church
A town dentist is casting himself as a David-like figure versus a church Goliath in his continuing legal battle against the First Presbyterian Church.
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Homebuyer tax credit extension not likely to impact Greenwich, agents say
While Realtors across the country are cheering the likely extension of the $8,000 federal tax credit for first time homebuyers, set to expire at the end of the month, the move has been met with a yawn in Greenwich, where it hasn't seemed to make much of a dent in the market. Read More »

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11/04/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Lamont Could Run for Gov.
NBC Connecticut
Last time Ned Lamont jumped into the political ring, the Greenwich businessman caused trouble for Sen. Joe Lieberman. This time, he's thinking of taking on ...
WR Berkley names president, chief operating officer
Business Insurance
In a statement Tuesday, the Greenwich, Conn.-based insurer said its board of directors approved the appointment of Mr. Berkley, who had been executive vp ...

My Left Nutmeg:: Bitter Defeat for Democrats in Greenwich
By thomashooker
Greenwich Democrats suffered bitter defeats on Tuesday as Lin Lavery lost to Republican incumbent first selectman Peter Tesei by a very wide margin- 65% to 35% with one district still to report. Indeed, she was so far behind that she ...
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Tesla owner makes Greenwich, CT Greener - CleanMPG Forums
By xcel
Tesla owner makes Greenwich, CT Greener In the News.
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11/04/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

Tesla Owner Makes Greenwich Greener
Reuters
Real Estate Agent Ken Edwards Joins Clean Tech Vanguard with Solar-Powered Roadster GREENWICH, Conn.--(Business Wire)-- Connecticut real estate agent Ken ...
Sternlicht Wagers Greenwich Rebound With Home Price
Bloomberg
4 (Bloomberg) -- Real estate investor Barry Sternlicht is betting the Greenwich, Connecticut, housing market is making a comeback. ...
Low voter turnout reported in Greenwich elections
Greenwich Time
By Frank maceachern GREENWICH - In past elections impatient early-morning commuters would be waiting at the door for the North Mianus School polling station ...
New Canaan field hockey edges Greenwich to reach FCIAC final
Greenwich Time
Greenwich (11-6-1), which lost to Wilton in the FCIAC semifinals a year ago, will look to regroup after the heartbreaking defeat. ...
Lamont forms exploratory committee
Danbury News Times
Ned Lamont, the Greenwich businessman who defeated Joseph Lieberman in a Democratic primary in the 2006 US Senate race, has formed an exploratory committee ...
BBC News
Officer hurt in youth bus attack
BBC News
Officers and dog handlers from neighbouring Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham were called to the scene. A spokesman for East London Bus Group said an internal ...

New clothing store in Old Greenwich space once occupied by Kerr's ...
By Lincoln Millstein
Lincoln Millstein offers his unique views and insight on Greenwich and its community.
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Greenwich to get money for water management CT Environmental ...
By Christopher Zurcher
Jim Himes (D-4) has secured funding for four Fairfield County environmental and energy infrastructure projects in the Energy & Water Appropriations Act signed into law late yesterday including $100000 for Greenwich. ...
CT Environmental Headlines - http://environmentalheadlines.com/ct/
Sternlicht Wagers Greenwich Rebound With Home Price (Update1 ...
By Yahoo! News Search Results for investment property
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Real estate investor Barry Sternlicht is betting the Greenwich, Connecticut, housing market is making a comeback. Sternlicht, who helped build Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
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11/04/09 If You Want To Know What's Going On In Greenwich, Then You Have To Read The Out Of Town Newspapers

Democrat Ned Lamont Exploring A Run For Governor In 2010
Hartford Courant

In a move that sharply changes the dynamics of the governor's race, Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont announced Wednesday that he is opening an exploratory committee for governor.

Lamont, who spent about $16 million of his own money to run for the U.S. Senate against Joseph I. Lieberman in 2006, would clearly be the wealthiest candidate in the race. The other Democrats have started down the path of seeking public financing and would be limited to $1 million in public funds for an August 2010 primary. The winner of a potential six-way primary would then receive $3 million in public money for the general election.

If Lamont spent only half of what he spent in 2006, he would clearly outspend all other candidates in the race.

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell has not made any formal announcements, but she has formed an exploratory committee that is raising small amounts of money under the public-financing guidelines. With far higher name recognition than the pre-Lamont Democratic candidates, Rell has had the luxury of delaying any official announcements. Her supporters concede that her name recognition has given her a multi-million-dollar advantage over the Democrats who have been in the race so far.

Lamont, though, has high name-recognition statewide, particularly in the Republican strongholds of Fairfield County that have provided votes for the last three governors - Rell, John G. Rowland, and Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. The Democrats have not won the governor's race since 1986 - a drought that will stretch to 24 years by next year's election.

"As I have continued to meet with citizens across our state over the last three years, as co-chairman of President Obama's Connecticut campaign and on behalf of health care reform, I have been constantly reminded that Connecticut is not living up to its potential and that too many of our families are being left behind," Lamont said in a statement.......

......Like businesses, states thrive with strong executive leadership, and they fall behind with weak leadership. As measured by the loss of jobs, young people leaving our state, and the never-ending budget crisis, Connecticut's chief executive is simply not getting the job done."

Currently, Lamont is chairman of Campus Televideo, a firm that he created after moving to Greenwich more than two decades ago. Originally called Lamont Television Systems when the young Lamont was serving on the Greenwich board of selectmen, the company has had various names through the years.

He is also currently teaching political science and overseeing a policy center at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

Lamont is planning a speech at CCSU on Thursday that is entitled: "An Entrepreneur's Approach to Government: Businesses reinvent themselves all the time; Why am I still waiting in line at the DMV?''......

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11/04/09 Greenwich Post Breaking News:RTM





Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut


Breaking News

The final results for all town seats except RTM are in. Result totals and results by district are available on our Web site.
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11/04/09 If You want To Know What's Really Going On In Greenwich, Then You Have To Read The Out Of Town Newspapers: Greenwich Housing Prices Going Up?

Sternlicht Bets on Greenwich Rebound by Raising Home Price to $6 Million w/Photo
Bloomberg

Real estate investor Barry Sternlicht is betting the Greenwich, Connecticut, housing market is making a comeback.

Sternlicht, who helped build Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and took his real estate investment company public this year, raised the asking price of his 5.8-acre estate there to $5.95 million, even as the town is headed for its worst year for property sales in more than three decades.

“We increased it because we felt like we were giving it away,” and there was interest in the property, Sternlicht’s broker, Jean Ruggiero of William Raveis Real Estate, said in an interview. “Just because people are lowering their price doesn’t mean it’s right, because he’s not a desperate seller.”

Sternlicht, 48, raised his price 8.3 percent from $5.495 million as single-family home sales in Greenwich slid 40 percent to 245 this year through September, according to data from local broker Russell Pruner, owner of Shore & Country Properties. As prices fall and inventory rises in the town, which is home to more than 100 hedge funds, Sternlicht’s Starwood Property Trust Inc., raised $810 million to invest in distressed commercial and residential real estate debt.

Sternlicht was chairman of Starwood Hotels, the third- largest U.S. lodging company, from 1997 to 2005 and has been chief executive officer of closely held investment firm Starwood Capital Group LLC since its founding in 1991. He’s also chairman and CEO of Starwood Property Trust Inc......

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