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01/29/10 Greenwich Newsmaker Tom Foley

The Latest News Reports On Greenwich Resident Tom Foley

More Equal Time: Tom Foley Gets Back to Me on Iraq
Hartford Courant
In a recent newspaper column, I took a swipe at the work that gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley did in trying to rebuild the Iraq economy when he served as ...
Columnist Dan Haar On Oz Griebel's Run For Governor
Hartford Courant
Griebel joined the race Thursday and will be battling against Republican frontrunners Tom Foley of Greenwich and Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele of Stamford. ...
Web site helps confirm Boughton's gubernatorial run
Danbury News Times
Former Ambassador Tom Foley led the poll with 17 percent of respondents, while Boughton received six percent. Eight percent of respondents said they'd vote ...

Greenwich Resident Tom Foley In The Blogoshere:

Oz Is In GOP Race for Gov
By Heath
Mr. Griebel joins a thick field of Republican candidates for Governor: former Ambassador Tom Foley, Lt. Governor Michael Fedele, and Chester First Selectman Tom Marsh have already officially announced their intentions. ...
Connecticut Local Politics - http://ctlocalpolitics.net/
Political Comings and Goings « The Laurel
By kevhill100
Dean will be a media consultant to Tom Foley, Republican gubernatorial candidate. Colleen Flanagan, the state Democrats' 'Attack Husky', has moved on to work in the Hartford office of Sen. Chris Dodd. For now, state Democratic party ...
The Laurel - http://thelaurelct.com/

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Green: In Race For Governor, Tom Foley Deserves To Be Heard
I'm searching for an outsider candidate for governor willing to do the impossible: set priorities, stick to them and lead. That means taking on Democrats ...


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01/29/10 Greenwich Newsmaker Richard Blumenthal

The Latest News Reports About Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal

Big loss for the state -- will it have repercussions for Blumenthal?
Hartford Courant
At the time, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal claimed that, for more than 10 years, the company had been selling the state computers that lacked the ...
Senate landscape shifts, Republicans primed for gains
Washington Post
... day was mitigated somewhat by the Dodd retirement and the quick emergence of state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) as the replacement candidate. ...
AG's Former Political Foe Wants to Settle Lawsuit
NBC Connecticut
By KRISTIE BORGES The attorney general's the man who files lawsuits against those who do wrong to Connecticut, now Richard Blumenthal's former foe wants to ...
Washington Post
The Live Fix
Washington Post
The issue for Nevada Democrats is that there is no candidate like Connecticut Attorney General Richard BLumenthal waiting in the wings if Reid steps out. ...
Blumenthal's former foe offers to settle lawsuit
Waterbury Republican American
HARTFORD (AP) — Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's Republican challenger back in 2002 has offered to settle a lawsuit she filed against him, ...
Simmons' 4Q fundraising drops off
Politico
Democrat Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's Attorney General, entered the race after the new year, and won't report fundraising figures until the next ...
Guest Column: Global warming a foolish, convenient political crusade
Norwich Bulletin
Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal an excuse to control our lives. Kendall F. Svengalis, of North Stonington, ...

Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal In The Blogoshere:

The Center of the Universe » Blog Archive » Richard Blumenthal on ...
By WARREN MOSLER
http://overlawyered.com/2010/01/richard-blumenthal-guns-tobacco-and-grandstanding-ags/. Since CT lacks a sore loser law (most states bar losing primary candidates from running again in the general election), you have till August 11, ...
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EarthNews » Archive » Are smart meters really smart?
By Arielle.conti
After learning about the lawsuit, Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal convinced state regulators and Connecticut Light & Power, which was about to begin a large smart meter roll out, to run a pilot program first. ...
EarthNews - http://www.earthportal.org/news/
Pratt & Whitney aero plant closures go before judge; company wins ...
Connecticut's state attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, filed a brief in support of the IAW's arguments, saying that Pratt was contractually obligated to undertake every reasonable effort to preserve jobs. Pratt & Whitney in the past ...
Metal-Pages news - http://www.metal-pages.com/
New laws sought to protect environment from effects of FAA plan ...
By Staff
We are grateful to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for his determination to continue this battle outside the courts. With no legal recourse at this time, it is essential for residents to ensure that our voices be heard. ...
The Hour Headlines - http://www.thehour.com/
Bysiewicz decision coming soon from AG
By ConnPolitics.tv Editor
Hartford (WTNH) – Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says his office will issue an opinion on what constitutes the legal qualification to be Attorney General as soon as next week. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz requested the ...
ConnPolitics - http://connpolitics.tv/index.php

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YouTube - Richard Blumenthal LAW '73
CT Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW '73 discusses his bid for Christopher Dodd's US Senate seat.
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal The Connecticut Mirror
Background: Richard Blumenthal, the state's longest-serving attorney general and its most popular Democrat, repeatedly teased Connecticut with talk of ...
Quotes from SCOTUSblog
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who has announced he will run for Sen. Chris Dodd's soon-to-be-vacant seat, argued and lost the case.

Blumenthal on Brown win: 'Lesson learned' at Boston.com
In Connecticut popular attorney general Richard Blumenthal is seeking a ... can be pretty sure that Richard Blumenthal will make sure he does not go the way ...
Connecticut AG Blumenthal to Run for Dodd's Senate Seat WBIR.com ...
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he will seek to succeed fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd in the US Senate. HARTFORD, Conn.
Bysiewicz Seeks Blumenthal's Opinion On Her Qualifications For AG ...
"I am so confident that this is the case, that, to put this to rest, I have asked Richard Blumenthal for an opinion," she said. ...
Connecticut's Blumenthal Completes Nixon Trifecta - Washington ...
When Connecticut Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced plans to run for retiring Sen. Chris Dodd's seat, it was one more in a string of ...
LegalNewsline Blumenthal again weighs in on layoff issue
(Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed a post- trial brief with a federal court Friday, continuing to argue that a company ...



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01/29/10 Greenwich Newsmaker Ned Lamont

The Latest News Ablout Greenwich Resident Ned Lamont

Griebel joins crowded field for governor
TheDay.com
A core of wealthy candidates and prodigious fund-raisers, including Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Ned Lamont, is pulling away from participation in the ...
Lieberman likely to remain independent
New Haven Register
Lieberman lost the Democratic nomination in a party primary in 2006 over the Iraq war issue to Ned Lamont, but won re-election as an independent in the ...

Greenwich Resident Ned Lamont In The Blogoshere:

Connecticut Bob: Lamont addresses Milford DTC
By CT Bob
Lamont addresses Milford DTC. posted by CT Bob. Ned Lamont spoke at the Milford Democratic Town Committee last night. posted by CT Bob at 12:44 PM. 0 Comments: Post a Comment · << Home. Click to go HOME. Contributors ...
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Malloy, In Pol Pod, Says He's Prepared To Lead, State Should Be ...
By LennieGrimaldi
One of those guys is Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont who shocked the country in 2006 defeating Joe Lieberman in a U.S. Senate primary only to lose to Joe, who ran as an independent, in the general election. ...
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Lieberman likely to remain independent - New Haven Register...
Lieberman lost the Democratic nomination in a party primary in 2006 over the Iraq war issue to Ned Lamont, but won re-election as an independent in the general election. He said the hardest re-election road for him would be to run as a ...
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NedLamont.com Lamont 2010 Exploratory Committee Contact
Official website of Lamont 2010 Exploratory Committee.
Q-Poll: Lamont, Foley Lead Race For Governor WOPULAR
Democratic side, Ned Lamont has taken the 'lead . ... The Q Poll reveals today that Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Tom Foley are in a dead heat in the ...

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... away from the crowd assembled to listen to them, was the only interaction gubernatorial candidates Dan Malloy and Ned Lamont would have with each other. ...


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01/29/10 Another Greenwich Blogger Starts To Cover THE BOE Scandal Involving Tony Byrne



Soon The Out Of Town Newspapers Will Have To Come In And Do Greenwich Time Editor David McCumbers Job:


The Out Of Town Editors And Reporters Know How To File Freedom Of Information Requests And Investigate The Fraud Waste And Abuse At The Greenwich Board Of Education .....


Greenwich schools facilities director fired « For What It's Worth
By christopherfountain

Yet another head lopped off by our new superintendent. Good. There are a lot of heads still on their owner's shoulders that deserve to roll, but the new man seems to be getting off to a good start. ...
For What It's Worth - http://christopherfountain.com/


QUESTIONS:

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Sound Beacher


CF: You are good at getting the real story. What is it? There seems to be some missing info. like WHY?



christopherfountain


Rumor has it, theft. But that’s rumor – I have no facts to back it up. On the other hand, something caused his termination and kick backs would certainly accomplish that.



Anonymous


$139K salary ranks him 72nd in top pay for Greenwich? Why work in private industry? And I suppose that’s before benefits (I mean like insurance not kickbacks).

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01/29/10 They Just Cover Stuff Up In Greenwich - The Single Family Home Owners Have An Obligation To Pay The Bill, But They Don't Have A Right To Know

01/27/10 Forget About The Greenwich Time: You Can Comment On These Greenwich News Stories At The Greenwich Topix Message Board

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Key Figure In Hamilton Avenue School Mold Fiasco was escorted from his job at the Greenwich BOE

01/27/10 Greenwich Diva Starts To Cover The Story That Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber Is Affraid To Touch

01/26/10 You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time; Key Figure In School Mold Fiasco was escorted from his job at the Greenwich BOE

01/24/10 Can Parents Trust Stacy Gross And The Board Of Education To Tell Them The Truth About Mold And Asbestos At WMS ?
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01/29/10 Greenwich Newsmaker Linda McMahon

The Latest News About Greenwich Resident Linda McMahon

Senate fundraising: Reid raises $2M, McMahon up to $6M self-funding
The Hill
raised $630000 and banked $1.3 million, while primary opponent Linda McMahon raised $35000, self-funded $3 million ($6 million total now), ...
McMahon boosts Senate race spending
TheDay.com
By Ted Mann Hartford - US Senate challenger Linda McMahon's fundraising may have dropped off significantly in the last three months of 2009, but the former ...
Muchnick to appear in Linda McMahon's backyard
Hartford Courant
By Daniela Altimari on January 29, 2010 2:01 PM Permalink Comments (0) Irv Muchnick, author, blogger and one of Linda McMahon's most persistent critics, ...
BISCHOFF AND THE X-DIVISION, BRYAN DANIELSON, WWE UNIVERSE VS. MORTAL COMBAT ...
Pro Wrestling Insider
If Linda McMahon is devoting full time in her bid to be elected Senator from Connecticut who has taken her place (position) within WWE? ...
Socialist Party response to Obama's state of the union speech
Hartford Courant
By Daniela Altimari Wharton, co-chair of the Socialist Party USA, sees to agree with Linda McMahon's ...
Obama and House GOP: no "steel-cage match," he says, emulating a British PM
Dallas Morning News
No steel-cage match? Sounds like an anti-endorsement of Linda McMahon, the pro wrestling executive running for the Senate in Connecticut.
Senator Chris Dodd's Race Was Never A Piece Of Cake
Hartford Courant
Rob Simmons and World Wrestling Entertainment entrepreneur Linda McMahon. Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who attended the party, appeared stunned when an attendee ...

Greenwich Resident Linda McMahon In The Blogoshere:

West Coast author who has been dogging Linda McMahon coming to ...
By Brian Lockhart
Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford.
Political Capitol - http://blog.ctnews.com/politicalcapitol/
Linda McMahon on the Campaign Trail » Campaign Trail - Official ...
By Steven Foley
Linda McMahon visited Woodbury to meet voters from Woodbury, Southbury and Roxbury. http://www.linda2010.com. Linda McMahon in North Haven and East Haven ...
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Chris & Nancy: 'After Massachusetts, All Eyes Turn to Connecticut ...
By Irv Muchnick
Linda McMahon acquitted herself poorly on these questions, and overall exuded a painfully unsenatorial bearing – but that will quickly pass in the Republicans' euphoria over Scott Brown and in a new flurry of slick McMahon campaign ...
Chris & Nancy - http://benoitbook.blogspot.com/
CT News Junkie Spunky Spokeswoman Goes Back To Work For Dodd
By CT Newsjunkie Staff
Ed Patru, Linda McMahon's spokesman, sent back a lighthearted response in reference to a Hartford Courant article in which Rep. Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, mistakenly called Colleen, Kathleen. "Who's Kathleen Flanagan?" ...
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Capitol Watch Blog - Connecticut Politics, Political News and ...
He is fighting fellow Republicans Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff. McMahon, a multi-millionaire, has said she could plow up to $50 million into her Senate bid. Neither Schiff nor McMahon released their fundraising totals; their reports ...
Capitol Watch - http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/
Simmons' fundraising dropoff - The Scorecard - POLITICO.com
By Josh Kraushaar
Simmons' primary opponent, former WWE executive Linda McMahon, hasn't released her fundraising totals yet but has already committed millions of her own personal money to bankroll the campaign. Democrat Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's ...
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Linda Mcmahon and WrestleMania IX Theme : WWE Video
By WWE-TUBE
Linda Mcmahon and WrestleMania IX Theme. January 29, 2010 by WWE-TUBE Filed under: Uncategorized. Linda Mcmahon and wrestlemania IX Theme All rights belong to the WWE. Tags: mcmahon, wrestlemania, wwe. Comments ...
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WWE'S AL SNOW IN A FAILED TV AD With Leather
By JOSH
Linda McMahon stepped down as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. to seek the Republican nomination for Connecticut's US Senate [...] [image]. WWE SHAQ HOSTED WWE'S MONDAY NIGHT RAW Shaquille O'Neal made his debut in the universe ...
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Scully Communications » - The Hanging Shad - » BERNANKE MAKES ...
By pscully
Try to think of an issue that would put Richard Blumenthal and Rob Simmons on one side with Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman and (tepidly) Linda McMahon on the other. Well, the headline above gave it away. It's the reconfirmation of Ben ...
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Muchnick to appear in Linda McMahon's backyard
By Daniela Altimari
Irv Muchnick, author, blogger and one of Linda McMahon's most persistent critics, will appear in Stamford on March 25. Muchnick will sign copes of his book, "Chris & Nancy," which details the events surrounding the murder-suicide of ...
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Linda McMahon Statement on Scott Brown's Upset Victory in ...
Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Linda McMahon issued the following statement tonight following Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts: ...
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01/29/10 Greenwich Board Of Education Press Release: Interim MDO Announcement

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sidney A. Freund, has announced the
appointment of Dr. Robert V. Lichtenfeld as Interim Managing Director of
Operations, effective Monday, February 1, 2010. See attached for more
information.

Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Board of Education
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

www.greenwichschools.org

Phone: 203-625-7415
e mail: kim_eves@greenwich.k12.ct.us
Fax: 203-869-8003

SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF
INTERIM MANAGING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

(For immediate release: Greenwich, CT – Friday, January 29, 2010) Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sidney A. Freund, has announced the appointment of Dr. Robert V. Lichtenfeld as Interim Managing Director of Operations, effective Monday, February 1, 2010. Dr. Lichtenfeld retired as Superintendent of Schools from the Katonah-Lewisboro School District having served in the district for twenty-nine years. Dr. Freund said, “Bob is an experienced education leader and has extensive knowledge on managing the operations of a school district. As a Greenwich resident and member of the RTM, he knows the community; and as a parent of two Greenwich High School graduates, he knows the schools. We are very fortunate and grateful that he has agreed to assist us during this time oftransition.” Dr. Lichtenfeld will assume the responsibilities of the position open due to Dr. Susan Wallerstein’s retirement, including Budget and Systems, Facilities and Maintenance, Transportation, Food Services, and IT/MIS. He will support the departments in moving forward with the projects, initiatives and goals currently in progress and planned for this year

BIO BRIEF: Robert V. Lichtenfeld

After beginning his career in education in New York City, NY as an elementary and special education teacher, and ultimately an Assistant Principal, Dr. Lichtenfeld left the New York City schools in 1972 to become Principal of an independent school, Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY. He returned to the public school system in 1978 as Principal of Lewisboro Elementary School, thus beginning his 29-year tenure with the Katonah-Lewisboro School District (KLSD). From 1980 to 1984, he served as Principal for John Jay Junior High School, and then as Assistant Superintendent for KLSD for sixteen years (1984-1999) before becoming Superintendent for the District in 1999. Dr. Lichtenfeld has a track record of success in improving achievement for students, providing professional development for staff, mplementing new programs designed to improve outcomes, managing large-scale facility projects, and planning for long-term improvement in the schools

Dr. Lichtenfeld received his B.A. from New York University, New York, NY; and his Masters in
Education, Masters in Educational Administration and his Doctorate of Education from Columbia
University Teachers College in New York City, NY

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01/29/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Stories

Business People: Beitel joins Greenwich Hospital
Danbury News Times
Dr. Mark Beitel, a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, has joined the Greenwich Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine at 35 River Road ...
The Little Chocolate Company opens first retail shop
Connectcut Plus
The Little Chocolate Company™ is located at 99 Mill Street, Greenwich, CT 06830. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and ...
Greenwich Post
GHS cheerleaders win at Wolcott, eye FCIACs
Greenwich Post
While looking at her cheerleading team during practice, Greenwich High School head coach Maryanne Catalano has plenty of reason to be confident of her ...
Plainfield Faces Manhattan DA Investigation
Emii.com
The Greenwich-based firm has been in litigation in federal and state courts with several companies it took stakes in, which claimed Plainfield conducted ...
Foley wouldn't take salary if elected governor
Journal Inquirer
The Greenwich millionaire and former US ambassador says he won't accept the $150000 annual salary that comes with the job if he's elected this November. ...
CompuCredit closing here
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CompuCredit added about 55 jobs in Wilkesboro when it formed a buying consortium with Charlotte-based Banc of America Securities and Greenwich, Conn. ...
W. SQUASH Bulldogs look to rebound vs. Tigers
Yale Daily News
"Our girls went down to Greenwich, [Conn.,] on Friday night to play with several players on the professional tour," Talbott said. ...
Med school on the way at Quinnipiac (with video)
New Haven Register
He said while Yale-New Haven Hospital may not have openings, given its affiliation with the Yale Medical School, Bridgeport and Greenwich hospitals, ...

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In a memorandum that was put before the Superior Court of Stamford on Wednesday, attorney Edward Gavin stated that the case against his clients, Greenwich, Connecticut residents Pasquale and Angelo Ciucllo, is tainted by jurors who have ...
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01/29/10 In this week's Greenwich Post





Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut


Have you seen the 'Post' yet?

The Greenwich Post came out yesterday. Have you seen what’s inside? Here are a few of the news items and features in this week’s issue. The Post is available on newsstands today, and online and by mail to subscribers.

News:

• Representative Town Meeting Moderator Thomas Byrne has fired off a five-page memo in response to suggestions that the procedures he followed in voting for moderator pro tempore at last week’s RTM meeting might have been less than proper.

• Yankee manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman brought the World Series trophy to Convent of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday to give invited staff, students and families a closer look.

• The Greenwich Post has launched a new photo series highlighting an adoptable dog from one of the town’s shelters. This week, meet Tyke, an affectionate five-year-old pit bull terrier.

• The case of a Greenwich man accused of murdering his daughter and attempting to commit suicide has been pushed back as the Superior Court judge says he wants to deal with the issue of probable cause first.

• Teens at Greenwich High School are shedding light on teen dating violence as the community reports that about 13% of teens in Connecticut report abuse.

• After problems with mold at the modulars during Hamilton Avenue School construction, a sect of parents who now have children at Western Middle School say they are displeased with the choice of a remediation company to clean up mold at Western.

• The plans for a major renovation to Nathaniel Witherell will head to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review now that the Board of Selectman have granted the project municipal improvement status.

• First Selectman Peter Tesei says this year’s budget for captail projects will require the town to make some “hard choices” as costs for proposed projects exceed the money available. However advocates for the high school auditorium and the proposed Central Fire Station say both projects cannot be delayed.

• With a lawsuit behind it, the way is cleared for the Greenwich Police Department to finally make promotions.

• Police followed buses around town this week to make sure drivers follow the rules of the road and give buses respect on the road after a number of complaints from residents.

• With the recent school opening, Glenville is getting buzz among young families looking to settle down in Greenwich.

Opinion

• With the recent passing of a town tree ordinance, JoAnn Messina of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy is calling for the community to reach out to her organization with a donation to help preserve town trees.

• Abilis, Fairfield County’s provider of support to teens with developmental disabilities, recently teamed up with Arch Street Teen Center to provide a night of fun for Abilis families.

• The proposed cell tower first proposed for North Mianus and then the Montgomery Pinetum is still causing a stir among residents as the town debates the appropriate place for a tower, and whether Greenwich needs one at all.

• Jim Cameron shares the story of P.T. Barnum’s love of the rails. Could Rell be taking on his role as an advocate for commuter trains?

• While there is nothing in the town charter about taking a recount on an RTM election vote, we suggest that a vehicle be put in place to do so.

• Mary Ann Clark says sellers need to know the rules if they want to play the game. Price a house right and be cooperative with showings and a house will sell, she says.

• Andrew Szabo answers questions about Roth IRAs and whether they are a good choice for retirement investments.

• “Poor Bette Davis may not have gotten the romantic lead later in life, but she knew what she was talking about when she grumbled, ‘Old age ain’t for sissies.’” Says Joe Pisani in his column on Baby Boomers.

About Town

• The Greenwich Commission on Aging is planning to hold a free seminar titled “Rescuing Your Retirement” on Feb. 20.

• Gus Ruchman of Cos Cob won second place in a “Faces and Figures” art contest through the Stamford Art Association Gallery.

• More than 500 people came out for the Greenwich Hospital Emergency Department “My Kind of Town” gala. Proceeds will help the department handle its 41,000 visits a year.

• The Fairfield County chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will honor the Eck family at its annual spring gala this May.

• Best-selling author Peg Tyre will spend the evening next Thursday talking about her ground-breaking book “The Trouble with Boys.”

• The Department of Parks and Recreation will hold “Hoops Week” during the Greenwich Public Schools’ winter recess Feb. 15 to 18.

• The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy will hold an information symposium on brain cancer and searching for a breakthrough with cell gene therapy.

• WGCH Radio will hold a three-day radiothon to benefit Adopt-A-Dog Friday through Sunday.

• The Boys and Girls Club will hold a pool party for sixth graders Friday from 7 to 9:30.

• Audubon Greenwich will hold a breakfast and live animal show from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

• The Musicians from Marlboro perform with two vocalists as part of the Friends of Greenwich Library Cole Concert Series

• Great Chef Rafael Palomino met with media on Tuesday as the 25th annual Great Chefs culinary event kicks off a month of preparation. The event will be Friday, Feb. 26 at the Greenwich Hyatt.

• Lisa Lowden and Jacques Larsen married at the North Castle Town Hall in Armonk on Jan. 7.

• Pianst Tracey Lyons, a local musician, shared her talents in a presentation at a recent meeting of the Business Networking International Greenwich chapter.

• Jane D. Marsh of Greenwich was named vice president of executive search for Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. by the National Executive Service Corps.

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01/29/10 They Just Cover Stuff Up In Greenwich - The Single Family Home Owners Have An Obligation To Pay The Bill, But They Don't Have A Right To Know

When Greenwich Roundup Types The Greenwich Time Listens:

The Greenwich Time Tries To Report On What Happened With Tony Byrne But No One At The Greenwich Board Of Education Or In Town Govenment Is Talking




One Month After Security Escorted Tony Byrne Out Of BOE Headquarters.....

Greenwich Time Cub Reporter Colin "BOE BROWN NOSE" Gustafson Starts To Ask questions About Tony Byrne, But Hits A Stone Wall With The Powers That Be


Greenwich schools facilities director to step down
By Colin Gustafson, STAFF WRITER

Director of Facilities Anthony Byrne has tendered his resignation, effective sometime in March, according to Board of Education Chairman Steve Anderson.

School officials declined to discuss the reasons for Byrne's departure, saying it was a confidential matter.

"I'm not going to discuss personnel, one way or the other," Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund said.

Efforts to reach Byrne, whose absence began Jan. 4, on Thursday were unsuccessful.

"I was told (Byrne) was going to be retiring," First Selectman Peter Tesei said. He declined to discuss the matter further, saying it does not fall within his authority as first selectman.

District employees were notified of Byrne's absence in an internal memo on Jan. 4, a school official said.

Byrne earned $138,758.27 in the 2009 calendar year.....

.......As facilities director, Byrne was responsible for helping select contractors for school-related construction projects and maintenance work. He also supervised the work of these contractors, oversaw the district's capital projects, and managed the budget and operations of the custodial staff, a school official said.

His job has been filled on a temporary basis by Susan Chipouras, an independent contractor who worked with Milford-based Turner Construction during its management of Glenville School's reconstruction.........


....Town Attorney John Wayne Fox also declined to comment on Byrne's decision to take leave.


Greenwich Roundup Is A
Lean Mean Truth Telling Machine
That Is On The Side Of The Taxpayers

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01/26/10 You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time; Key Figure In School Mold Fiasco was escorted from his job at the Greenwich BOE

Greenwich Public Schools Facility Director Tony Burns was escorted from his job at the Board Of Education last week by security because he is under investigation for receiving kickbacks on the modular project and the Hamilton Avenue School building project.So far the official BOE spin for his firing is that he falsified time sheets.

That's Why Western Middle School Parents Are Crazy, If They Trust The BOE With The Situation At Western Middle School.

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Who Knows Maybe Tony Byrne Was Taking Kick Backs From Charles Schwartz, who the Hamilton Avenue School parents proved was no longer licensed, nor is his company Environmental Assessments & Solutions, Inc. registered with any reputable Environmental Agency or Group.

Anything Is Possible At The Fraud Plauged Greenwich BOE.

Why Do BOE Administrators Keep On Insisting On Using Charles "I Didn't Need A Stinking License" Schwartz?
Just Look At The Crap That Greenwich Time Cub Reporter
Colin "BOE Brown Nose" Gustafson Writes ....

Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund believes his success as the town's latest education leader depends heavily on the success of his teachers and how effectively his administration supports them.

That's why some of his first moves since taking over as the superintendent have included holding off on introducing new initiatives that might add to the burden on educators and expanding the use of so-called "data teams" to set priorities from the ground up, he said.....

The Public Schools Don't Need Any Freaking "DATA TEAMS". They Need Empowered Parental Investigative Teams Who Will Put And End To The Fraud Waste And Abuse That Is Bankrupting The Single Family Homeowners Of Greenwich.

Top Story:
Greenwich Time Is Too Affraid To Tell The Single Family Home Owners About The Fraud Waste And Abuse At The Greenwich Public Schools, But Greenwich Roundup Is Never Afraid To Tell Taxpayers The Truth.
Taxpayers And Parents Just Can't Trust Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund And The Greenwich Board Of Education Members To Be Upfront And Honest
Freund Just Wants To Hide And Cover Things Up When Greenwich Residents Hard Earned Tax Dollars Are Wasted And Small Children Are Put In Danger.....

Protecting Taxpayers And Public School Children:
Greenwich Bloggers Go After The Story That
Greenwich Time Reporters Turn A Blind Eye To...
By Claudette Rothman
A Board of Education employee in Greenwich, Connecticut was fired for allegedly taking "kick-backs" on the Hamilton Ave school project. It is alleged that Tony Burns, the former Facility Director for the BOE, received payments from ...
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UPI Uses Greenwich Roundup Post To Report On The Top Earners In The Town As Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber's Crew Is A Sleep At The Switch.....
.....A Greenwich Roundup Reader In The Greenwich Police Department Just Informed Us That ....
The UPI sent this Greenwich Roundup report around the globe to virtually every news organization in the world
AND:
Only A Fool Would Pay A Buck To Read The Greenwich Time:
Bloggers Have Been Reporting This For Over 3 Days
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01/29/10 Quick Read: It Only Takes A Minute To Read The Greenwich Time

TOP STORY #1

GHS lacrosse coach Burke sentenced to six months for DUI
The prosecutor said the case was not about alcoholism, but about getting behind the wheel and driving drunk....
.....His lawyer, Eugene Riccio, asked the judge to sentence Burke to the minimum of 120 days in prison, arguing that Burke had a disease and more jail time was not warranted.

"Simply put, my client has a disease and the disease is alcoholism," Riccio said.....
....Riccio said a jail term was likely going to lead to the loss of his job teaching and coaching at Greenwich High School.

However, the prosecutor, Assistant State's Attorney David Applegate, said Burke was lucky he didn't injure himself or others while driving drunk and never took advantage of the second chances he was given.

"I think he is lucky," said Applegate. "He is so lucky that car veered to the right and hit a stone wall that night. It was a busy road and he shouldn't have been behind the wheel of a car. That's why he is here today. It's not because he is an alcoholic.".....
.....Wenzel ultimately sentenced Burke to a two-year jail term suspended after six months and three years of probation. Burke will be required to conduct 100 hours of community service when he is released, attend a victim's impact panel and will only be able to drive with an alcohol monitoring device installed in his car.

Burke was escorted away by court marshals following the sentencing in handcuffs. Riccio requested an appellate bond for Burke to be able to get out of jail while an appeal is filed, but the judge denied that.

"I think it's in his best interest to move forward," said Wenzel.

School district officials declined to comment Thursday on the status of Burke's employment with the school as a teacher and coach now that he has been sentenced.....

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Lately, We have all seen the Greenwich Time Headlines


About The Paul Burke Trial .


What The Greenwich Time Fails To Report Is That.....


Concerned parents repeatedly approached the Greenwich Time, but were ignored, because reporters were too afraid to take on the coach of the Greenwich lacrosse team.


But When The Parents Came To Greenwich Roundup The Truth Came Out .....




But The Greenwich Time Never Fully Reported The Paul Burke Story......




Soon Other Greenwich Bloggers Were Reporting About Burke.....


Soon Out Of Town Blog Readers Started Commenting About


High School Drunkards Like Paul Burke.......


The Fact Is That ....


When Greenwich High School Mothers Were Ignored By The Greenwich Board Of Education And The Greenwich Time.


They Came To Greenwich Roundup And Got Results.


It Was The Same Story ......


When The Hamilton Avenue School Mothers Were Ignored By The Greenwich Board Of Education And The Greenwich Time.


They Came To Greenwich Roundup And Got Results.


Here was one of the first emails About Coach Paul Burke.....


Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 6:59 PM


As a local parent and sports mom, I was recently notified that the Lacrosse coach Paul Burke at GHS has recently received his 4th DWI. I am stunned and outraged that this man still hold this position of leadership and authority!


Where is the local news coverage?


That would explain the lack of town outrage - though there are many upset parents at GHS. This lackadaisical handling of our schools also affects real estate values. Perhaps you can look into this or open a discussion. What do you think?


Here is another email......


Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 8:17 PM


There was a meeting last night at the high school where coach Paul Burke read a prepared statement. He has figured out a way to get out of 4 DWI's and avoid jail by having his arraignment delayed by several weeks so he only has 3 DWIs within a certain period.
I am not up on the exact specifics and I was not at the meeting last night but heard about it from friends who were there. There was no Greenwich Time coverage today in the paper - I guess I should not be surprised.


I am very concerned about my incoming lacrosse player.


Not the role model I was hoping for.


Over And Over And Over Greenwich Roundup Has Covered The Stories That The Greenwich Time Was Afraid Of.


We Now Return You To The Inept Reporting At The Greenwich Time.......


Top Story #2


Mud, sweat and trains: Tunnel dig going full bore
The terminals will be a major boon for thousands of Connecticut commuters seeking connections to Penn Station.

Top Story #3

Discharged juror continues to cause a stir; trial hangs in the balance
A discharged juror's claim about questionable conduct by other jurors could result in a mistrial of a Byram father and son.

Greenwich schools facilities director to step down
By Colin Gustafson, STAFF WRITER
The school system's director of facilities is expected to step down this...


Greenwich pols at the ready to do CPR
By Neil Vigdor, Staff Writer
A paramedic for Greenwich Emergency Medical Service for the past 17 years,...

BOB HORTON: District should show their cards on drugs in school
Faced with what he called a spike in drug use and sales by students, Winters...

Stamford woman killed in High Ridge crash
By Jeff Morganteen, Staff Writer
A 27-year-old Stamford woman was killed in a car accident early Thursday...

Morning snow catches everyone off guard
By Lisa Chamoff, Staff Writer
The storm resulted in about 40 to 50 accidents on state roads and highways...

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