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02/13/10 Greenwich Newsmaker Richard Blumenthal

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02/12/10 You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time: Greenwich Resident Richard "The One-Man Wrecking Ball"Blumenthal Has Cost Taxpayers 18 Million

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$18 million verdict: black eye for Connecticut's Blumenthal

Of COURSE Blumenthal Is Running against Civilian Law
Firedoglake (blog)
Gregg has a post up expressing shock that Richard Blumenthal, CT's craven Attorney General running to replace Chris Dodd, advocated against using civilian ...

Popular gossip site under scrutiny by AG
Richmond Register
Attorney General Jack Conway co-signed a letter with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal that was sent directly to Topix.com chief executive ...

Related Post About Topix And Richard Blumenthal - 02/13/10 Reader Submitted Comments: Would you ever reveal the identities of your contributors?

Late Night: See Dick Run
Firedoglake (blog)
Connecticut's five-term Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, made an appearance this week on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, and what he said (and the way he ...
A Little Sunlight Can Be Revealing
Hartford Courant
... spring and has seen a long lead against Chris Dodd, now departed from the race, become a daunting deficit in matches with Democrat Richard Blumenthal. ...
Aquarion wants to raise water rates
TheDay.com
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal opposed the rate hikes, arguing that "Aquarion should tighten its own belt." And that's just what Aquarion claims to ...
OpEdNews
The Republican Party and a self-diagnosis
OpEdNews
Richard Blumenthal. As the CT State Attorney General,one of his big issues was halting mandatory anthrax shots for the CT National Guard because of all of ...

Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal In The Blogoshere

Connecticut Commentary: Red Notes from a Blue State:...
By Don Pesci
Mr. Gregg Levine of FireDogLake has launched several rhetorical missiles at the highly partisan Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for Chris Dodd's seat in the U.S. Senate: "Those who know Dick tell me that he ...
Connecticut Commentary: Red Notes... - http://donpesci.blogspot.com/
Famous Birthday Listings and Celebrity Real Names: Celebrity ...
By Tony
Richard Blumenthal was born on February 13, 1946. American lawyer and politician. Robbie Williams was born on February 13, 1974. English singer-songwriter. Rebop Kwaku Baah was born on February 13, 1944. ...
Famous Birthday Listings and... - http://ibirthdayworld.blogspot.com/
File-Claim.com
By admin
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that consumers who have unresolved complaints against Vonage — an Internet-based phone service — may be entitled to restitution under a $3 million settlement reached with his office and ...
File-Claim.com - http://file-claim.com/

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Yale Dems Hosting Richard Blumenthal, followed by Susan Bysiewicz ...
This Monday, at 7pm in the Branford Common Room, the Yale College Democrats will be hosting CT Attorney General and Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal, ...
Twitter / Richard Blumenthal: Treating terrorists like A ...
Treating terrorists like American citizens is NOT defending our nation! # cspansotu.
Photo from AP Photo - Richard Blumenthal News, photos, topics, and ...
FILE - In a Tuesday, May 26, 2009 file photo, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announces during a news conference in his office in Hartford, ...



Connecticut jury: Blumenthal wrongly ruined business
Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Attorney General who is now running for U.S. Senate, has long been a subject of fascination to this site because of his ...


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02/13/10 Greenwich Newsmaker Ned Lamont

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Lieberman: I'm trying to be less political in 2010
The Hill
Boxer, who opposed the Iraq war, traveled to Connecticut in 2006 to rally for Lieberman in his primary against Ned Lamont. At the time, she told voters, ...
Run for governor offering only blood, toil, tears, and sweat
Journal Inquirer
Most of those candidates act as if this is just another campaign, to be won by whoever is the most charming -- or, in the case of Democrat Ned Lamont and ...

Greenwich Resident Ned Lamont In The Blogoshere

My Left Nutmeg:: CT Gov Straw Poll
By Jon Kantrowitz
Ned LAMONT, 2006 Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate. http://www.NedLamont.com. Dan MALLOY former 4 term Mayor of Stamford. http://www.danmalloy.com. Rudy MARCONI long term Democratic 1st Selectman of Ridgefield http://rudymarconi.com ...
My Left Nutmeg - Front Page - http://www.myleftnutmeg.com/
CT Dem Party Chair Needs Removed for Defending Sen.Lieberman
Loserman eventually lost the primary to Ned Lamont and ran as an independent but the anti war, popular Senator Obama still had Loserman's back by not fully supporting Lamont's general election efforts. ...
Action News Phoenix - http://www.actionnewsphoenix.com/
LYNN SAMUELS:
By Lynn Samuels
NED LAMONT TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF CT. Posted by Lynn Samuels on February 13, 2010 at 08:15 AM
LYNN SAMUELS - http://lynnsamuels.typepad.com/lynn_samuels/
ShereeKrider: In My Opinion...: FW: Abolition Times - February 12 ...
By ShereeKrider
Ned Lamont, a businessman who became a national figure when he defeated U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democratic Primary four years ago, pledged if elected Governor to repeal the death penalty. Polls indicate Lamont is the front-runner ...
ShereeKrider: In My Opinion... - http://smkriderinmyopinion.blogspot.com/

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Ned Lamont To Officially Enter Governor's Race On Tuesday - Topix
Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont will officially announce Tuesday morning that he is running for governor..... Share ...
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Ned Lamont, listens ...
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Ned Lamont To Officially Enter Governor's Race On Tuesday
Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont will officially announce Tuesday morning that he is running for governor. The announcement will be made ...
Ned Lamont to announce on Tuesday
From Susan Haigh of the Associated Press: HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ned Lamont, the political upstart who challenged US Sen. Joe Lieberman four years ago, ...
Ned Lamont Running For Governor In Connecticut: Official WOPULAR
HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut Democratic official says Ned Lamont plans to officially announce his bid for governor. The official told The Associated ...
Ned Lamont Entering CT-Gov Race Tuesday, Officals ... - Silobreaker
Ned Lamont Entering CT-Gov Race Tuesday, Officals Say.
Photo from AP Photo - Ned Lamont News, photos, topics, and quotes
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Ned Lamont, listens to speakers at a bipartisan forum in Cromwell, Conn. A state Democratic official told The ...
Lamont to declare candidacy for governor - Norwalk News - The Hour ...
Ned Lamont, the political upstart who challenged U.S. Sen. ... There is absolutely no way that when Ned Lamont files his 1040 with the IRS, he doesn't have ...
AP Photo Photography for Dallas, Texas Dallas Morning News
Democratic candidate for governor, Ned Lamont, listens to speakers at a bipartisan forum in Cromwell, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.



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02/13/10 Linda McMahon"

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Pro Wrestling Torch
A PROUD UGO AFFILIATE SINCE 1999
Pro Wrestling Torch
-Linda McMahon wishes that her "WWE background" was thin. Instead it's a big, fat cancerous sore on her campaign. You gotta give it up for Linda, though. ...
Republican senatorial candidates lay out agendas
Torrington Register Citizen
The US Senate candidates included Rob Simmons, Peter Schiff and Linda McMahon. Simmons blasted US Attorney General Eric Holder for planning to prosecute ...

Greenwich Resident Linda McMahon In The Blogoshere

Video: Linda McMahon Confronted About Steroids On MSNBC
By Keelan Balderson
Check out video Linda McMahon getting grilled about steroids on MSNBC.
• Wrestling News & Wrestling... - http://wrestlingtruth.com/
FRI UPDATE: TNA announcement, Morrison update, Danielson, Hodge ...
We've got more on WWE WrestleMania week plans, how Serena Deeb made it to the main roster, an update on the Linda McMahon campaign for the senate, attempts for Vancouver too get WrestleMania, future of ECW talent, Fozzy and WWE new CD ...
zacsgames.com - http://zacsgames.com/wrestling/
MSNBC Attacks Linda And WWE - GamingRing Forums
By MASTBLAST.
I'm far more likely to support Linda McMahon--who is definitely an outsider--than some politico that is just regurgitating something he heard from a smarks magazine/website to get votes. ...
GamingRing Forums - http://gamingring.com/forum/member.php?u=61220
Matches for SmackDown, WWE Employee Receives Promotion
By Ghep®
He will fill in for former CEO Linda McMahon. He has been with WWE since 1985 and has served as WWE's Business Strategy adviser since 2003. - Matches airing on tonight's episode of SmackDown include Rey Mysterio vs. ...
Wrestling International - http://gwf.forumcommunity.net/?f=5982178

Recently Updated Web Pages About Linda McMahon

LINDA MCMAHON QUESTIONED ABOUT WRESTLING'S ILLS AND MORE ON MSNBC ...
Linda McMahon appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning. She handled herself very well, especially with Lawrence O'Donnell. ...
WWE-Club.com - View topic - Linda McMahon Being Attacked Over The ...
The point is, I don't see how the perceived quality of a wrestling product is a big indicator of Linda McMahon's qualifications for U.S. Senate. ...
PWTorch - WWE News and Pro Wrestling Coverage Since 1987
CALDWELL: Linda McMahon dodges the tough questions again on MSNBC this morning ... Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon combated questions about pro wrestling's ...
(WWE) MSNBC Reporter Bickers With Linda McMahon Over Steroid Use ...
Get wrestling news & rumors, or obtain specific information about WWE, TNA and other wrestling federations.
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On January 6th, 2010, Linda mcmahon appeared on the Kudlow Report on CNBC. www. linda2010.com.


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02/13/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: PM Edition

The Latest News Reports About Greenwich

Ned Lamont To Officially Enter Governor's Race On Tuesday
Hartford Courant
By Christopher Keating Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont will officially announce ...
Drug-sniffing dogs come to Greenwich High
Greenwich Time
The random search came as Greenwich police released new figures showing that the number of drug-related arrests of GHS students more than doubled during the ...
Greenwich ski teams excel
Greenwich Time
The Greenwich High School girls ski team improved to 11-1 on the season as the Cardinals posted victories over Amity (310.40-353.32) and Wilton ...
New York Times
North Carolina as It Was, Split and Seething
New York Times
... vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, Mr. Steel found Dr. Tyson's work "fascinating and compelling," he said in an interview in his office in Greenwich, Conn. ...
How to maintain a healthy romantic relationship
Times of India
According to Dr. Mark Beitel, a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist at Greenwich Hospital''s Center for Integrative Medicine in Cos Cob, CT, ...
Friday
Stamford Advocate
GREENWICH 51, STAPLES 48: Aminu Tedla scored 13 points while Brian Leeds added 10 as Greenwich (10-6, 8-6) edged Staples. Greenwich led 28-16 at halftime. ...
Volunteers on Call plans to raise $100K for Haiti
Greenwich Post
Greenwich based Volunteers on Call, Inc. plans to raise $100K in the next few weeks to assist in the relief efforts in Haiti. This will be used to purchase ...
Darien gymnasts vault to the top of the FCIAC
Stamford Advocate
Photo: Dru Nadler / Stamford Advocate Buy This Photo Display by Greenwich High School girls at FCIAC Gymnastics Championships at Westhill High School on ...
Play With Your Food rescheduled after snowstorm
Greenwich Post
The fare begins with a buffet lunch of sandwiches and salads catered by Centro Ristorante at noon, against the backdrop of the Greenwich Art's Society's ...
'Milkshake murder' conviction overturned
Post-Bulletin
But when he was unable to care adequately for the children, custody went to Mr. Kissel's brother, Andrew, and his wife, Hayley, who lived in Greenwich, Conn ...
AP source: Lamont to announce Conn. governor bid
The Associated Press
The 56-year-old Greenwich businessman, founder of a cable television company that services colleges and universities, formed an exploratory committee in ...
The Global Leaders' Inaugural Meeting a Resounding Success
Earthtimes (press release)
Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) February 13, 2010 -- The inaugural meeting of The Global Leaders, an international networking group designed to facilitate the trade ...
Stamford expands hiring freeze, announces 'moratorium' on capital projects
Stamford Advocate
... will put on hold a three-year clerk of the works contract the mayor had previously offered to city constable and Greenwich mortgage broker Robert Hagan. ...
Solo Suspended After Sister Allegedly Stole From Clients
Law.com
In one instance, Williams had secured a home equity loan for nearly $150000 on behalf of a Greenwich, Conn., homeowner. The problem was the homeowner had ...
Childhood TV Crushes: Where Are They Now?
TV.com
Mary, believe it or not, is 73 now and lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. Diagnosed with diabetes when she was 33, she is the international chairman of the ...
Business briefs: KFC restaurant garners honor
Danbury News Times
Fortinet, a Greenwich-based global provider of integrated network security appliances to enterprise and service providers, was named the "Renaissance ...

Greenwich In The Blogoshere

Greenwich school chief dares to defy town's mill rate altar ...
By Lincoln Millstein
Lincoln Millstein offers his unique views and insight on Greenwich and its community.
Lincoln's Log - http://blog.ctnews.com/lincolnmillstein/
The Hour's News Hound » Blog Archive » Greenwich/Stamford doctor ...
By Nanette Morges
Dr. Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MS, FACS, FAAOS, a leading orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with offices in Greenwich and Manhattan has been named a top orthopaedic doctor in 2010 by Connecticut Magazine. ...
The Hour's News Hound - http://blogs.thehour.com/newshound/
Capitol Watch Blog - Connecticut Politics, Political News and ...
As a member of the board of selectmen and the town's finance board in the 1980s and early 1990s, Lamont was never viewed as one of the richest people in town, and he does not live on one of the largest estates in Greenwich - such as the ...
Capitol Watch - http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/
Seven wrestlers earn spots in semis - Norwalk News - The Hour ...
By Staff
Greenwich 39. The Wreckers (14-5 overall, 13-4 FCIAC) broke open a close in the fourth quarter with Suvi Puritpatarrapan going 9-of-10 from the free-throw line in the quarter and Remy Nolan hitting a key 3-pointer. ...
The Hour Headlines - http://www.thehour.com/

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Has Greenwich Got Its Groove Back?
But until Wall Street bonuses were back, real estate just wasn't the same in gilded Greenwich, Conn. But has the housing market in the jewel of ...

Greenwich girls fall to Staples - NewsTimes
Four years can go by in the blink of an eye, and for Greenwich High seniors Erin Laney and Jen Biagiotti that was especially true Friday night as the girls ...


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02/13/10 Reader Submitted Comments: Would you ever reveal the identities of your contributors?

Dear Greenwich Roundup,

Topix has apparently evolved its notion of community policing of hateful speech by making people pay to remove defamatory posts.

The Greenwich Time should be thanking their lucky stars (if they have any) that they stopped using topix.

Kentucky Attorney General Addresses Topix Website

Do you ever fear getting a subpoena to reveal the identities of your contributors?

Name Withheld By request


COMMENT:

The rule at Greenwich Roundup is that we publish who a contributor is unless they tell us not to.

While complying with subpoenas isn't unusual for newspapers and some bloggers.

However, the ease with which an ID can be acquired should be made clearer to those using comment boards.

News organizations everywhere are untangling these issues.

A few times a month Greenwich Roundup gets threatened with lawsuits.

Sometimes big corporations actually go out wasting money on lawyers in an attempt to intimidate Greenwich Roundup.

Once Greenwich Roundup traded angry e-mails with Hearst Corporate Lawyer Ravi Sitwalla because a former Greenwich Time Editor named Bruce Hunter wanted posts about his poor performance removed from this blog.

The Greenwich Times threats of a SLAPP lawsuit (Strategic lawsuit against public participation ) were soon dropped as Greenwich Roundup stood his ground and published Hearst Newspaper letters And emails at this blog.

Even under subpoena Greenwich Roundup would try to inform a commenter before releasing information about him or her, something the Greenwich Time might not do.

Greenwich Roundup has been subpoenaed for information about anonymous posters, who people felt they had been defamed and criminal cases where someone may have witnessed a crime.

Greenwich Roundup would always try to give time to let the poster go to court and quash the subpoena.

There may also be instances where Greenwich Roundup would determine that the commenter was acting as a news source and Greenwich Roundup would elect to fight to protect the person's privacy.

Internet culture of free-wheeling commentary, and the results can be unpredictable.

Greenwich Roundup is a free speech purists who think the internet is a fundamentally different medium and that the old rules — that is, vetting letters to the editor — should not be applied to comments.

If you limit these comments like the Greenwich Time does, then you're engaging in censorship.

At Greenwich Roundup Or At The Greenwich Topix message board, you will find that those judged guilty of violating a poster's privacy can be sentenced to serious digital scorn.

A good example is Kurt Greenbaum, an editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who tipped off the employer of an anonymous commenter who posted an offensive statement on the paper's Web site.Greenbaum posted a question last November on a blog on the Post-Dispatch site asking, "What's the craziest thing you've ever eaten?" One commenter, according to a post Greenbaum later wrote, replied with a vulgarity. Greenbaum reported he deleted the post, but it popped up again from the same user.This time he used the Internet protocol address to contact the place where the comment originated, a school. Officials tracked down the poster, an employee, and confronted him. The man resigned, Greenbaum reported in a blog post titled: "Post a vulgar comment while you're at work, lose your job."Hundreds of comments excoriating Greenbaum were posted on the newspaper's site — as well as on Greenbaum's personal blog posts on the topic.

"Did I overreact?" asked Greenbaum in a later post. "Maybe I did. I am constantly frustrated by the difficulty of dealing with this kind of language."

Some lament civility's demise online.

Others like Chris Tolles the CEO of Topix.com, which posts between 120,000 and 150,000 comments a day, says....

"Enabling people to say what they will makes for a better society in the long run, because it means people have to have a thicker skin and it means a lot of things come out that wouldn't have come out."

As a matter of full disclosure, Greenwich Roundup has been the editor of the Greenwich Topix board for years and he has never banned any commenter or deleted any comments.

However, other Topix moderators have banned and deleted persons and what they have said on the Greenwich Topix message board.

When the Greenwich Time used the Topix message boards, Greenwich Roundup was horrified at how the news paper banned and censored members of Greenwich society who disagreed with the newspaper and the powers that be.

Greenwich Roundup knows some may not like what he writes.

However, Greenwich Roundup is not going to stop commenting online and defending the rights of others to express their own controversial or silly opinions.

Whether people want to hear it or not, a commenter does have the constitutionally protected right to say something really stupid.

Further, Greenwich Roundup does not believe that topix users can get posts removed for $19.99.

Should Glenville Principal Marc Marc D'Amico Be Able To Pay $19,99 A Revise History By Removing This Post At Topix....

15 posts - 8 authors - Last post: Jun 1, 2008


Glenville School Principal Marc D'Amico was suspended pending an investigation into serious allegations, school officials said yesterday.....


When You Search The Sanitized Greenwich Time Website You Will Read Nothing About Cupcakes, Changing A Written Policy To Punish A School Critic, Poor Administrative Judgement, Personal Vendettas, Or School Administrators Lying To The Superintendent.

Glenville Principal Marc D'Amico Is Probably Willing To Shell Out Another $19.99 To Delete This Topix Post



As Glenville parents grappled with the turmoil besetting their school, suspended principal Marc D'Amico prepared to meet with district officials next week, his lawyer said ....

At Topix You Can Still Read All 85 Comments In This Post, That Is Until Principal D'Amico Pulls Out His Credit Card.

But The Real Question Is Why Has Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber Sanitized And Protected The Powers That Be, By Removing The News Articles About Marc D'Amico Suspension From The Greenwich Time Website.

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02/13/10 Comment About Greenwich Resident Richard "The One-Man Wrecking Ball" Blumenthal Has Cost Taxpayers 18 Million At The Greenwich Topix Website

Topix Greenwich
Greenwich News - February 13, 2010
Greenwich Resident Richard "The One-Man Wrecking Ball" Blumenthal Has Cost Taxpayers 18 Million (greenwichroundup.blogspot)
$18 million verdict: black eye for Connecticut's Blumenthal Point of Law Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Attorney General who is now running for U.S. Senate, has long been a subject of fascination to this site because of his remarkable success in pushing businesses around. Many other state AGs have been known to grandstand on occasion, take overreaching legal positions, try cases in the press, use aggressive litigation tactics, and so forth, but few if any have combined these practices into a smoothly humming machine the way Blumenthal has. Over his career, despite -- or perhaps because of -- these propensities, Blumenthal has enjoyed an almost unremittingly good press, and all the favorable coverage has presumably contributed to his high standing in voter popularity polls. A trial outcome late last month might do something to change that. In a verdict the Hartford Courant called "stunning", a jury awarded $18 million to Gina Malapanis, a computer firm owner who had been the target of a lengthy and aggressive Blumenthal crusade. Malapanis's firm, Computers Plus, had sold computers to the state government for years, and when state officials decided that the machines they were getting did not match the specifications they thought had been agreed on, they protested. Blumenthal proceeded to sue for $1.75 million, and send out aggressively worded press releases. More dramatically, police arrested Malapanis at her Hebron, Ct. home., on criminal charges that were later dropped. Comment

Northwest Greenwich residents want new fire station to go with 24/7 ambulance coverage (Connecticut Post)
Poised to get 24/7 ambulance coverage for the first time for their neighborhood, northwest Greenwich residents are calling for the town to go the extra mile and expedite a languishing fire station project. Comment

Don't cry for the ladies of Greenwich, CT (Jane Genova)
One unfortunate lady of Greenwich, Connecticut was forced to settle for a Mercedes S550 instead of the Rolls-Royce she had her heart set on. Comment

Quilt show a natural for Audubon Greenwich (Connecticut Post)
It is a description that could be used to describe nature, as well, with its interplay of colors and textures, an ever-changing shift of scenery. Comment

Greenwich BOE Hands Over Two Anthony Byrne Memos (greenwichroundup.blogspot)
Click To Enlarge BOE Internal Memos About Ex-Greenwich Board Of Education Facilities Director Anthony Byrne Greenwich Board Of Education Hands Over Byrne Memos In An Effort To Avoid A Lawsuit From The State of Connecticut - Freedom of Information Commission Sidney, Sidney, Sidney....... If Greenwich Roundup said it once he must have said it a hundred times. "The Coverup Is Always Worse Than The Crime" Dr Frued and a bunch of failed administrators have been saying that there was nothing unusual with Anthony Byrnes departure. Mr. Byrne simply decided to voluntarily go in administrative leave for three months and then retire early from the Greenwich Public School System. Dr. Freud wants everyone to believe that everything was done in an orderly and smooth fashion and Mr. Byrne gave proper notice to him. But Susan Wallerstein's July 4th memos seem it indicate that the were not so smooth and planned out in advance. As you can see from the first memo, on January 4th at 3:06 in the after noon Ms. Wallerstein informs all school principals and the BOE cabinet only that .... "...Byrne, will not be in this week." There is nothing mentioned about Byrne applying and going onto three months of administrative leave with $30,000 in pay. Apparently on January 4th, no deal had yet been made concerning Mr. Byrnes $30,000 Taxpayer funded vacation. More At Greenwich Roundup ..... 1 Comment

You Probably Wont See This Letter From The School Superintendent In The Greenwich Time (greenwichroundup.blogspot)
February 12, 2010 To The Greenwich Community: As part of the BET's annual budget review process, the Superintendent, Board of Education Chairman, and the BET Budget Committee met on Thursday for an in-depth, five-hour discussion of the schools' 2010-11 Budget request. The Greenwich Time chose to focus a front page article with a sensational headline on a two-minute exchange that took place at the Thursday meeting and thus missed the essence of the conversation onresource allocation and accountability. I was asked to comment on the comparison of our buildings to those in other districts with which I am familiar. My frank response was that overall our buildings are not as well maintained or up to date as those in some other districts. I stated that while much is provided for in the way of technology, furniture and supplies, the physical buildings are not what I would have expected in a community such as Greenwich. While I acknowledged the success and importance of tax rate stabilization, I questioned whether the current practicesfor funding were serving the schools' needs. Had the discussion continued I would have applauded the Town'sspending of over $60 million on two new schools, Glenville and Hamilton Avenue, and the millions of dollars spent for repairs and maintenance over the last several years. The BET, RTM and the First Selectmen have to make tough financial decisions. Allocating resources requires planning and priorities. My perspective by the nature of my responsibilities is focused on the schools. I will always strongly advocate for our children. As I frequently state to the Board of Education, "I propose, but you dispose." So, it is at the Town level too. I meant no criticism, despite the paper's headlines, and I look forwardto my continued cooperative working relationship with everyone in our great Town. Sincerely, Dr. Sidney A. Freund Superintendent Greenwich Public Schools Comment

Luger Olympian, Nodar Kumaritashvili dies in training-run crash (theoriginalgreenwichdiva)
A men's Olympic luger from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia died today after losing control of his sled and crashing into a steel pole. Nodar Kumaritashvili was almost at the finished line at the Whistler Sliding Center in Whistler, British Columbia when the accident occurred. Although medics tried to revive the 21-year-old athlete he was pronounced dead at the scene. Training has been suspended indefinitely. 1 Comment

The following new Police Officers will be sworn in as members of the Greenwich Police Department on Tuesday, February 16, 2010: Marc J. LevyCraig A. ZottolaThe Swearing-In Ceremony will be held in the Selectman's Office at 11:00 am andfamily and friends of the new officers have been invited to attend. Brief biographies of thenewest officers are attached.They will be required to complete an eighteen-month probationary period commencingFebruary 16, 2010.Biography of Marc J. LevyMarc Jason Levy resides in Wilton, CT. He is a graduate of Wilton High School.He has a Bachelors Degree in Business –Marketing from Quinnipiac University and received his MBA in Business from Quinnipiac University. Prior to becoming a police officer, he was employed withseveral different companies in marketing research, accountmanagement and business development.Biography of Craig A. ZottolaCraig A. Zottola resides in Greenwich, CT. He is a graduateof The Harvey School in Katonah, NY.Degree in Political Science from Pace University. He has takencourses in International Relations at Syracuse University and courses in Information Systems at Pace University. He was in the US Navy and is currently in the US Navy Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.Prior to becoming a police officer, he worked in IT for several different local companies.
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Ned Lamont To Officially Enter Governor's Race On Tuesday
Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont will officially announce Tuesday morning that he is running for governor.....
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NS Capital cuts out middleman
Individual investors aren't getting their money's worth because much of it is going into the pockets of middlemen, according to Louis Cameron Day, senior managing partner of NS Capital LLC.....

... been holding seminars on how it does that, the latest of which takes place at 6:30 tonight at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich . "We go through and tell you all the stories with what's going on in the retail market," Day said. NS Capital is looking to ...
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First responders are here to save lives, no matter what species
Emergency responders race to the front lines of fires, accidents and natural disasters with one primary mission in mind -- saving lives....

... as the dramatic rescue attempt of a chocolate Labrador retriever from a burning house Thursday afternoon showed, Greenwich emergency responders are willing do whatever it takes to save any kind of life, be it human or animal. "We have a lot of ...
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Leadership 100 Extends Support of Holy Cross Scholarships
The 19th Annual Leadership 100 Conference at Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California, which concluded on Sunday, February 7, was highlighted by an increased commitment to "The Spirit of Giving" by providing scholarships through 2018 for seminarians preparing for the Priesthood at Holy Cross School of Theology to be known as Leadership 100 ...

... Delaware as Chairman; Charles H Cotros of Memphis, Tennessee as Vice-Chairman; and George S. Tsandikos of Greenwich, Connecticut as Treasurer. Kassandra L. Romas of Short Hills, New Jersey continues to serve as Secretary. The Board also elected ...
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Bensoni
Benjamin Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon gave their imaginary Fall muse a familiar backstory: A generous grandmother from Greenwich, Connecticut, has bequeathed her a new wardrobe, and she's had it tailored for a more modern fit.....
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Hong Kong court overturns conviction in milkshake murder
Nancy Kissel has always maintained that she killed her investment banker husband in self-defense, fending off a physical and sexual attack, but a Hong Kong jury found her guilty four years ago of sedating him with a laced milkshake before bludgeoning him to death...
..... murder has been documented in a book - which also examines the 2006 murder of his brother, Andrew Kissel, in Greenwich, Connecticut - and a special on CBS' "48 Hours Mystery." Robert worked for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, where the ...
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Haircuts for Haiti at Becker Salon @ Greenwich
Event details: Haircuts for Haiti at Becker Salon Date: 02/14/10 Venue: Greenwich 10:00AM 5:00PM Description: On Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14 and again on Sunday, February 21, Becker Salon will embark on a special fundraiser, 'Haircuts for Haiti,' offering haircuts for $50 and donating all proceeds to the American Red Cross Greenwich ...
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Greenwich girls fall to Staples
Four years can go by in the blink of an eye, and for Greenwich High seniors Erin Laney and Jen Biagiotti that was especially true Friday night as the girls basketball team hosted Staples on senior night.
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Greenwich boys fend off Staples on the road
In a battle of two FCIAC boys' basketball teams vying for a berth in the conference playoffs, visiting Greenwich High School built an early 20-point cushion and held off a scrappy Staples team for a wild, tense and at-times-downright ugly 51-48 win Friday night...
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Julie Jason: What's acceptable, what's not in Medicaid planning
This is the final installment of a series that began Dec. 27, 2009, on the challenges of financing elder care....

... directors, suggested Susan Welch , director of admissions at the Nathaniel Witherell Rehab and Nursing Center of Greenwich . Or ask agencies that are closely related to your situation, such as the Alzheimer's Association or Children of Aging ...
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02/12/10 You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time: Greenwich Resident Richard "The One-Man Wrecking Ball"Blumenthal Has Cost Taxpayers 18 Million


$18 million verdict: black eye for Connecticut's Blumenthal
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Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Attorney General who is now running for U.S. Senate, has long been a subject of
fascination to this site because of his remarkable success in pushing businesses around. Many other state AGs have been known to grandstand on occasion, take overreaching legal positions, try cases in the press, use aggressive litigation tactics, and so forth, but few if any have combined these practices into a smoothly humming machine the way Blumenthal has. Over his career, despite -- or perhaps because of -- these propensities, Blumenthal has enjoyed an almost unremittingly good press, and all the favorable coverage has presumably contributed to his high standing in voter popularity polls.

A trial outcome late last month might do something to change that. In a verdict the
Hartford Courant called "stunning", a jury awarded $18 million to Gina Malapanis, a computer firm owner who had been the target of a lengthy and aggressive Blumenthal crusade. Malapanis's firm, Computers Plus, had sold computers to the state government for years, and when state officials decided that the machines they were getting did not match the specifications they thought had been agreed on, they protested. Blumenthal proceeded to sue for $1.75 million, and send out aggressively worded press releases. More dramatically, police arrested Malapanis at her Hebron, Ct. home., on criminal charges that were later dropped.

Malapanis sued claiming that Blumenthal had violated her rights and ruined her business in part through false allegations. It's hard from a distance to sort out the details, but it sure sounds as if the jury wasn't buying Blumenthal's defense. Besides the
Hartford Courant account, details on the verdict also appeared in the Waterbury Republican-American, a paper critical of Blumenthal, which called him a "one-man wrecking ball".

Connecticut political columnist Don Pesci
sees a wider pattern, and in earlier posts offered plenty of details about Blumenthal's distinctly aggressive pursuit of a Bethel tea and herbal product vendor and an Enfield wood-pellet company.

Reading through the stories, you do wonder whether at some point they might even begin to affect Blumenthal's political untouchability.


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02/13/10 HOLLYWOOD EAST: A Greenwich Producer And A Screenwriter Bring "Blood Done Sign My Name” To The Big Screen

North Carolina as It Was, Split and Seething

New York Times

By GODFREY CHESHIRE

For Robert K. Steel, the re-evaluation of his placid recollections of the white-picket-fence world of Durham, N.C., accelerated in the summer of 2005 when he read Timothy B. Tyson’s “Blood Done Sign My Name.” That acclaimed book recounts how, in 1970, the author’s hometown, Oxford, N.C., erupted in racial turmoil after an all-white jury acquitted a white store owner and one of his sons of the murder of a young black man.

A former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, Mr. Steel found Dr. Tyson’s work “fascinating and compelling,” he said in an interview in his office in Greenwich, Conn. Though he’d never had an itch for movie producing, he was so struck by the book’s cinematic potential that he urged it on a Greenwich acquaintance and fellow North Carolina native, Jeb Stuart, who has screenwriting credits on Hollywood action hits including “Die Hard” and “The Fugitive.” The result of their collaboration reaches theaters across the Southeast and in other major markets on Friday.
Mr. Stuart also found personal as well as cinematic reasons to connect with the material. Dr. Tyson, who was 11 in 1970, chronicles the struggles that his father, Vernon, a Methodist minister, faced in advocating civil rights progress to a conservative parish. (Vernon Tyson was effectively driven out of Oxford by the end of 1970.) Mr. Stuart’s father was a Presbyterian minister who faced similar trials in Gastonia, N.C.

When Mr. Steel and Mr. Stuart met with Dr. Tyson to discuss turning “Blood Done Sign My Name” into a movie, with Mr. Stuart as writer and director, the author was initially leery of turning over his work to a Hollywood filmmaker bearing the name of a Confederate general. (Mr. Stuart was nicknamed for, but not descended from, the rebel cavalry officer J. E. B. Stuart.) But the men soon discovered they agreed on what the movie should avoid.

“One of the goals was not to make ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ” Mr. Stuart said in an interview at Mr. Steel’s Greenwich office.....
.....Dr. Tyson was happy to learn that he and Mr. Stuart both loathe movies like “Mississippi Burning” and “Ghosts of Mississippi,” in which conflicts between good and bad white people overshadow the actions of blacks.....
.....The sit-ins swept out of North Carolina and across the South in the spring of 1960, and there were practically no grown-ups in the United States who thought right away that it was a good idea, but the young people just did it anyway. Most Americans thought it was bad and crazy. In 1961 the Freedom Riders rolled through the region, criticized sharply by the Kennedy administration as well as the Southern politicians, denounced in emphatic terms by The New York Times, and three-quarters of Americans disapproved.....
....by 1970 much had not changed. In Oxford the movie theaters were still segregated. Downtown businesses sold to African-Americans but would hire them only as janitors. Public pools and recreation areas had been closed to keep them out. Thus, in May of that year, when a young black Vietnam veteran named Henry Marrow was beaten and killed on an Oxford street by three white men, an incident watched by several witnesses, the town was ready for an explosion. As the movie shows, the trial of two of the men was of intense concern to 22-year-old Ben Chavis (played by Nate Parker), a black Oxford native who had recently returned to teach high school after having become a civil rights organizer while in college in Charlotte, N.C.....
.....Dr. Chavis echoed remarks by Dr. Tyson in saying that he believes the struggles depicted in both the book and the movie are not particular to North Carolina or the region.

Malcolm X once said that the South is anything south of the Canadian border. On certain issues the whole country is the South.”....
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