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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

03/09/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Late Night Edition

The Latest News Reports About Greenwich

Greenwich hoops falls to Eagles 60-46 in class LL opener
Greenwich Post
Although the Greenwich High School boys basketball team was keeping its opening round Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference class LL tournament ...
Former Darien star hired as Greenwich High School boys lacrosse coach
Stamford Advocate
Torn between staying at Darien -- the town where he played and coached and currently lives and teaches -- or leaving for Greenwich High, Bulkley ultimately ...
Greenwich now gets Crumbs
Danbury News Times
Like a layer of the frosting that tops its signature cupcakes, Crumbs Bake Shop is covering lower ...
Greenwich and Ridgefield boys hockey teams primed for another duel
Greenwich Time
By David Fierro, Staff Writer Greenwich's Alex Liebers collides with Ridgefield's Brendan Bossidy during a game at Hamill Rink in January. ...
Greenwich Democratic Town Chairman Dies In Single-Car Accident
Hartford Courant
By Christopher Keating on March 9, 2010 12:22 PM Permalink Comments (0) The chairman of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee has died following a ...
Valero spokesman say Del City refinery may be sold
Dallas Morning News
... been supporting efforts to sell and reopen the refinery. The company has previously said it is engaged in talks with Greenwich, Conn.-based PBF Investments.
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividends on Class A Common ...
MarketWatch (press release)
GREENWICH, Conn., Mar 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At their regular meeting, the Directors of Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE: UBA and UBP), ...
Area Stocks: PartnerRe slides
Danbury News Times
WR Berkley Corp., a Greenwich-based insurance holding company, lost 50 cents to close at $26.23, after Citigroup gave a "sell" rating to its stock. ...
Brookfield man gets suspended sentence in bank fraud
Danbury News Times
Paul Mayotte, the former chief financial officer for two companies owned by Greenwich developer Richard Girouard, must spend the first six months of the ...
1A and 2A all-state boys basketball teams
Greenwich Time
Jim Himes got a physical-fitness stimulus package Monday at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. AP File Photo/Steve Nesius, Steve Nesius / AP.

Greenwich In The Blogosphere

Jackie O "The French Connection" Greenwich Blog :
By gb
The Alliance Francaise of Greenwich Author Talk & Book Signing Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:00pm. JACKIE O "THE FRENCH CONNECTION" – A Lecture by filmaker Karen Kelleher & JACKIE BEHIND THE MYTH, ON THE MAKING OF UNSEEN ...
Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of... - http://greenwichblog.com/
David Roberson (1967-2010) - Greenwich Real Time - Greenwich Time
By Neil Vigdor
Courtesy of Paul Curtis of Greenwich Community Television, here is a freeze frame of Dave addressing the 230-member legislative body just about an hour before his fatal accident. David Roberson (1967-2010) ...
Greenwich Real Time - http://blog.greenwichtime.com/realtime/
Greenwich, Singapore? City-State Seeks Mayfair Of Its Own
The city-state's JTC Corp. is touting Nepal Hill, a 15-minute drive west of downtown Singapore, as the perfect place to run a hedge fund. read more.
Institutional Partners - http://institutionalpartners.com/
Greenwich Post Report DTC Chair killed in car crash after RTM ...
By franktrotta
Greenwich Post Report DTC Chair killed in car crash after RTM meeting. Mar 9th, 2010. by franktrotta. Greenwich Post Report DTC Chair killed in car crash after RTM meeting. Here is link: Greenwich Post. Posted in: Uncategorized. ...
Our Greenwich - http://ourgreenwich.com/
iTeams - Connecticut High School Football, High School Basketball ...
Since losing its first five games to open the season under new coach Larry Vieria, Darien has collected wins against Ridgefield and Greenwich. Then again those are the only big, quality wins for the Blue Wave. And Darien isn't exactly ...
iTeams High School Sports blog - http://blogs.courant.com/school_zone/
EX-RBS trader Glover sees upstate NY investment at risk - Teri Buhl...
By Teri Buhl
Ron Geffner, a former Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement lawyer, told Greenwich Time after being asked if it was normal for the Feds to take no action for a month after the bank reported the case, "Glover's likely not ...
Teri Buhl - http://blog.ctnews.com/teribuhl/
Color me skeptical « For What It's Worth
By christopherfountain
No, Greenwich Landing is on South Water Street and is currently being marketed as one failed project by the lender who took it back from the builders. Riverstone is at the end of the Greenwich section of Route One, on the PC border. ...
For What It's Worth - http://christopherfountain.com/
2008 Global Alpha Forum Will Bring Together Institutional ...
By Admin
The Greenwich Hyatt will be the scene of the 2008 Global Alpha Forum–arguably the most important hedge fund event of 2008 for both fund managers operating in Connecticut and investors wishing to ...
Islamic banking and finance Source - http://www.financeislam.com/

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School Group Chooses Principals Of Year - The Connecticut Association of Schools named a Hartford magnet school principal and a Greenwich middle school principal as principals of the year Tuesday. ...

Topix - Greenwich News RSS Feed
Greenwich now gets Crumbs - Stamford_092608_ Crumbs Bake Shop opening soon on High Ridge Road. Special TBA Photo: ST, TBA / 00008050A Started in 2003 with a shop on the upper west s...

Greenwich Real Time - A Team Blog Made Up Of The Third Rate Reporters At The Greenwich Time
Zoning Commission approves plan to turn site of former power plant into park - The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the proposal by the town to turn the site of the former Cos Cob power plant into a park at its meeting Tuesday....

"Greenwich, Conn" - Google News
Valero spokesman say Del City refinery may be sold - Dallas Morning News - *Valero spokesman say Del City refinery may be sold* *Dallas Morning News* *...* been supporting efforts to sell and reopen the refinery. The company has p...

Greenwich Post News Feed
Greenwich hoops falls to Eagles 60-46 in class LL opener - Greenwich Post - *Greenwich hoops falls to Eagles 60-46 in class LL opener* *Greenwich Post* Although the *Greenwich* High School boys basketball team was keeping its openi...

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
Ah, Instapundit! -

Former Greenwich Resident Rosie O'Donnell"s RBlog
AskRo - Teresa writes: Heard on NPR today that in FL Gays can foster children, but not adopt. Makes no sense to me. happened 2 me

Greenwich Blog : The Blog of Greenwich, Connecticut :: USA
Jackie O “The French Connection” - The Alliance Francaise of Greenwich Author Talk & Book Signing Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:00pm JACKIE O “THE FRENCH CONNECTION” – A Lecture by filmaker Ka...

The Twits At The Greenwich Time Are On Twitter
GreenwichTime: Huskies lose to St. John's http://bit.ly/d5cagj -

Vivapop Community Events RSS Feed
Filmmaking Lecture: March 10th - The Greenwich Arts Council Greenwich, CT 203-629-1340 Arts Karen Kelleher discusses the making of “Unseen Versailles” and the collaboration between Jacq...

Ask the Doctor: Medical Health Articles
How Will Herpes Virus Act and Spread? - Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes virus, characterized by the formation of painful blisters in the genital area of both...

The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
Two Recent Losses - Perrot has sadly suffered the loss of two former employees recently. Our thoughts and love are with their friends and families. *Jane Van Tassel Crowle *Bo...

The Daily Spurgeon
Are you a stuffed Christian? - How like to a Christian a man may be and yet possess no vital godliness! Walk through the British Museum, and you will see all the orders of animals stan...

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Chef Daniel Angerer uses his wife’s breast milk in many of his dishes at his NYC restaurant, Klee Brasserie - Got Milk! If you think a mother’s breast milk is only used to feed her children then think again, because you are wrong. Daniel Angerer, the chef of Klee B...

Greenwich Student, Blogger And Receptionist krystle's Collection of things *not to forget*
RIP John Huges, Academy Award Tribute -

EDDIE "Greenwich Native" ROSS
Bold as Love - How can the color palette for a room inspire an entire wedding? Take this one I designed for a story back at Martha. My inspiration came from the wallpaper c...

Getting involved in Greenwich - By Byram Neighborhood Association Member John Bowman
Cell Towers - I’ve been watching the cell tower debates, protests and rants closely and have to say that now I come down on the side of changing the CT law that gives fu...

Publicani By Dr. Zak Maymin Of Greenwich
Russian TV weighs in on 9/11 truth -

Inside Greenwich Real Estate
Greenwich Real Estate News - Avoiding Home Selling Mistakes - When you get ready to sell your home, there are many things to consider. Some of these things may include: the market, pricing, open houses, marketing, a...

Our Town By Greenwich Resident Alma Rutgers
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING? - All indications are that on Tuesday evening (March 9) the Planning and Zoning Commission will grant final approval for a coastal site plan on “a 9.678 acre...

Lincoln's Log - Hearst Newspaper VP Lincoln Millstein
Bill to curb power of cell tower council gets support in Hartford - While the Greenwich legislative delegation – also known as the Feckless Foursome – were at yet another self-promoting PR event on Friday, there was actuall...



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03/09/10 Reader Submited Comments: "I am totally disgusted with the the Greenwich Time"


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Dear Greenwich Roundup,

In Monday's Greenwich Time there was absolutely nothing about what was going to be discussed at that night's RTM meeting, despite many calls from myself and other school parents during the previous week.

The RTM meeting was never listed in the town meeting calender of the Greenwich Time.

Then on Tuesday the Greenwich Time Comes out with the following headline:

RTM LEADER IRKED BY VOTE RULES

Greenwich Time staff reporter Niel Vigdor chose to focus his article on something that took up only a few minutes of the RTM Meeting and virtually ignored the cell tower issue that took up over 80% of the entire meeting.

Now this morning's Greenwich Time only reports this little bit about the cell tower issue that dominated last nights RTM meeting.......


"Byrne's harangue opened up a long night for the legislative body during its second meeting of the new term, which was scheduled to culminate with a debate over a nonbinding resolution banning the location of cell towers within 1,500 feet of accredited schools.


The discussion on the resolution, which was borne out of a controversial proposal by T-Mobile to build a tower next to North Mianus School, didn't start until 10:15 p.m. at Central Middle School, where parents gathered to show their support for the safety measure.


"You have an opportunity tonight to send a very clean and clear message," said Peter Sherr, a school board member."


There was nothing about the discussion to including a Byram park in the sense of the meeting resolution amendment, nor was there anything about First Selectman Peter Tesei's promise to form a special cell tower committee.

I am told the Greenwich Time reporter didn't even bother to stay for the cell tower discussion.

He just stopped in to grab a few sound bites for a sloppy Greenwich Time front page article.

LB


Byram


PLEASE SEE:





Neil Vigdor, Staff Writer
Published: 11:21 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2010


The head of the Representative Town Meeting lashed out Monday night when his authority to cast tie-breaking votes on legislative business, including the election of officers, was called into question by rank-and-file members.

RTM Moderator Thomas Byrne said it was his prerogative to break a tie in January's vote for moderator pro tempore won by incumbent Joan Caldwell over Paul Curtis 100 to 99 with one abstention.

"The rules of the RTM were precislely followed," Byrne said. "There was nothing improper."
But when several members tried to amend the legislative body's minutes from the January meeting to reflect that Byrne cast the tie-breaker, things got testy.


Christopher von Keyserling, a District 8/Cos Cob delegate and RTM Appointments Committee chairman, appeared to get under Byrne's skin when he suggested that he recuse himself as moderator during a discussion of the controversial vote.

"I'm wondering if you want to come down and join me in the debate," said von Keyserling.....

....."I am not recognizing you, Mr. von Keyserling," Byrne said. "Excuse, Mr. von Keyserling, you do not have the floor."

Byrne earlier argued that the 230-member legislative body's rules and Robert's Rules of Order allow for the presiding officer of such an assembly to vote last if needed to break a tie.....


COMMENT:


If Greenwich Time Reporter Niel Vidgor wont properly cover the cell tower issue, then it looks like Greenwich Roundup is going to have to get involved and do the story for him.


UPDATE:


When Greenwich Roundup Types


The Greenwich Time Listens


Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber Gets Greenwich Time Reporter Frank MacEachern To Help Niel Vidgor Properly Cover The Cell Tower Issue That Was Discussed In Last Monday's RTM Meeting




By Frank MacEachern And Neil Vigdor, Staff Writers

Published: 10:03 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010


A backer of a Representative Town Meeting resolution Monday on cell towers said it sends a strong signal to state officials that the town doesn't want cell towers looming over schools.


"We believe this a clear statement of the town's desires as far as placement of cell towers," said Greg Schulte, a District 12/Havemeyer member who authored the resolution. "We were very pleased with the margin of the (vote)."


The resolution to prohibit cell towers from being within 1,500 feet of accredited schools received overwhelming support at the RTM on Monday, where it passed 124 to 29 with 13 abstentions....


When Greenwich Time Reporter Frank MacEachern Gets Involved

Then More Greenwich Voices Get Heard


....The resolution arose out of concerns by North Mianus residents regarding a proposed cell tower on Palmer Hill Road close to North Mianus School, he said. Schulte praised the work of two residents, Karen Ayoub and Christine Ragusa, in spearheading neighborhood opposition last year.


Peter Berg, a District 8/Cos Cob member and chairman of the RTM's Land Use committee, expressed disappointment an amendment suggested by his committee that would prohibit cell towers in the Montgomery Pinetum was defeated.


"The purpose of the resolution was that we want to protect the kids but we don't want to do it at the expense of our scarce protected open space," he said about the 91-acre site in his district.
That amendment failed by a vote of 155 to 27 with three abstentions.....


....many parents and child safety advocates, some toting bumper stickers saying "No Cell Towers Near Our Schools."


Berg expressed admiration for that district's lob-bying effort.


"The District 12 contingent made it a case that this was just about the kids and said they wanted to keep it simple," he said. "I think they did an effective job of campaigning. That influenced a lot of members."


Another amendment suggested by Jim Boutelle, chairman of District 8/Cos Cob, also failed to get support, which left him bewildered.


"I was stunned," Boutelle said Tuesday. "Because it was late, I am not sure the majority of the members understood what I was trying to do."


His amendment, which failed by an 84-74 vote.....


.....First Selectman Peter Tesei announced to the assembly that the town is forming a task force to look at the broader issue of cell tower siting......


.....Some residents advocated that the town take a much broader-based approach to the issue of cell tower construction.


"I don't necessarily think drawing circles around schools is a way to make this decision," said Matt Armstrong, a former RTM member from Cos Cob.....


COMMENT:


The Story Might Have Been A Day Or Two Late, But Greenwich Time Reporter Frank MacEachern Got The Job Done For Niel Vigdor.


REMEMBER THIS:


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03/09/10 GREENWICH BOE SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTS DR. STACEY GROSS AS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sidney A. Freund has appointed Dr. Stacey
Gross as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and
Professional Learning (CIPL), effective July 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 APPOINTS DR. STACEY GROSS AS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

(For immediate release: Greenwich, CT – Tuesday, March 9, 2010)

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sidney A.Freund has appointed Dr. Stacey Gross as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction andProfessional Learning (CIPL), effective July 1, 2010. After a national search and an interview process thatincluded both internal and external candidates, Dr. Gross was identified as the most highly qualified for theposition.

Dr. Freund said, “As an educator for 24 years - 18 of which have been spent with the Greenwich PublicSchools - Stacey Gross brings a wealth of experience, expertise and talent to this position. She is a masterfulinstructional leader, a strategic facilitator, and a skilled collaborator. I am looking forward to having her on ourCentral Office team as an essential component to achieving our vision for the District.”

As Assistant Superintendent for CIPL, Dr. Gross will be responsible for working with district coordinators as well as with building leaders on curriculum development, a continuous program for the development andimprovement of instructional practices, and a coordinated professional learning program that supports Board anddistrict goals and initiatives.The search for a new Western Middle School Principal will begin immediately.

Bio Brief:

Dr. Stacey GrossAn educator for 24 years, Dr. Gross joined the Greenwich Public Schools in 1992 as a Special Educationteacher, was the first Housemaster for Greenwich High School’s Cantor House from 2003 to 2006, and has beenPrincipal of Western Middle School since 2006.

She has been Lead Principal for the District working under theguidance of the Deputy Superintendent to support first, second and third year principals, and was recentlynamed the 2010 Connecticut Middle School Principal of the Year by the CT Association of Schools.

As Principal of Western Middle School, Dr. Gross has led the school in increasing achievement for all students,and in closing gaps in achievement among student sub groups. This year, she guided the staff in an explorationof the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, resulting in a staff decision to adopt the program.

She has worked with the Western staff to create a comprehensive approach to increasing academic achievement andimproving the social-emotional learning experience for all students. This plan resulted in an increase in student engagement and achievement, an increase in participation in extra-curricular activities, and a dramatic reductionin disciplinary issues.

She has been instrumental in developing and implementing numerous classes andprograms designed to address the specific needs of students; including a collaboratively taught ESL/ReadingEnglish class, a “Structured Reading” support class, Peer Mentoring and Mediation programs, a StudentCouncil, and an Advisory program.

In addition to her outstanding contributions to the school, Dr. Gross works at the District level to support improvement efforts as Lead Principal training and advising first, second and third year Principals; as a memberof the District Data Team developing the Strategic Improvement Plan for the District; and as a Tri-Chair of theVision Implementation Team ensuring that the Vision of the Graduate becomes a reality.

Under her leadership,Western Middle School has been the recipient of the CAS Exemplary School Climate Award, the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge Award in 2007 and in 2008, and the Connecticut Challenge to Educational Citizenship Award.

Dr. Gross is credited with opening the high school’s ‘Fifth House’ in 2003 as its first Housemaster. She was responsible for managing the budget process, recruiting staff, implementing policies, procedures and services,and initiating the Peer Tutoring/Mentoring Program in the new House.

She facilitated the introduction of Professional Learning Communities at the high school and was actively involved in numerous schoolcommittees, serving as Chair for the Senior Internship Program, the Staff Development Committee, and the School Crisis Team.

She participated on the high school’s New Teacher Orientation Committee, the NEASC Steering and Visitation Committees and the Ninth Grade Transition Committee. Additionally, she participatedon multiple district-wide committees including the Closing the Achievement Gap Design Team, the Administrative Redesign Team and the International Baccalaureate Committee.

Dr. Gross began her career in education in 1986 as a teacher for the These Our Treasures Preschool in Bronx, N.Y. In 1987, she moved to The Hallen Center for Education in Mamaroneck, N.Y., a comprehensive special education school.

From 1989 to 1992, she was a middle school educator for the Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Services in Rye Brook, N.Y. at the Ardsley Middle School.

Dr. Gross received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1986 with a Major in Psychology, from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York City, NY.

She received her Master of Science Degree in Special Education in 1989; her Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision in 1998; and her Doctor of Education/Executive Leadership in 2008 from Fordham University, Graduate School of Education, Tarrytown, New York.

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03/09/10 Forget About The Greenwich Time: You Can Freely Comment About These Greenwich News Stories At Topix

Topix Greenwich
Greenwich News - March 9, 2010
FATAL MVA
On Monday, March 8, 2010 at approximately 11:40 P.M., the Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting that a car had struck a building at 1064 East Putnam Avenue.
Greenwich Police, Fire, and GEMS were detailed. Upon police arrival on scene it was discovered that a single car had struck the west facing side of 1064 East Putnam Avenue, directly across from Saint Catherine's Church.
The operator and sole occupant of the vehicle was trapped within the car due to impact damage. The Greenwich Fire Department extricated the operator from the vehicle and GEMS transported him to Stamford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The deceased is identified as:
David H. Roberson, Age 42, DOB- 09/22/1967 16
Hassake Road, Old Greenwich, CT
An at scene investigation has revealed that Mr. Roberson was traveling eastbound on East Putnam Avenue approaching Riverside Avenue when his vehicle went out of control and struck the building.
The crash remains under investigation by the Traffic Section Crash Reconstruction Unit.
COMMENT:
Mr. Robertson Was A Member Of The Democratic Town Committee And A Member Of The RTM.
Our Thoughts Go Out To His Family And His Many Friends In Town.
He And His Contributions To The Town Of Greenwich Will Be Greatly Missed.
ALSO IN THE NEWS:

What Are The Current Plans To Fill That Massive Hole On West Putnam Avenue In Greenwich?
Town Hall Insiders Say That John J. Fareri is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fareri Associates, A Real Estate Development Company In Greenwich, Plans Fill The Hole That Greenwich BMW Left With A National Drug Store Chain And A Local Bank.

Everyone Is Guessing That The Drug Store Will Be CVS, But Everyone Knows That The Bank Will Be A Branch Of The Cos Cob Bank That Was Known As The The Bank Of Greenwich And Is Now Known As The First Bank Of Greenwich .

However, Many In Town Call The It The Bank Of Fareri, Because John J. Fareri Is An Owner And Director Of Newly Named First Bank Of Greenwich.

It Is A Sure Fire Bet That Anthony J. Melillo, Jr. Who Is President And Owner Of Melillo Maintenance Will Be Cleaning The New Building, Because He Too Is A Director Of The Newly Named First Bank Of Greenwich.

It Is Always Comforting When The Bank's Janitor Sits On The Companies Board Of Directors.
If You Can't Get To The Bank Before It Closes, Then Just Tap On The Glass Late At Night And Maybe Anthony Will Put Down His Mop And Take Your Deposit.

Now That's Hometown Service That Other Banks Just Don't Provide.....
....Another Bank Of Greenwich Director Is Noel Levine is President of Troon Management, a real estate and equity management company, located in New York City. Mr. Levine was formerly the Chairman and CEO of Associated Products. Many Greenwich Residents Originally Brought Up Bank of Greenwich Because Noel Levine Connections To Bernie Madoff.

....It Is Odd That The Greenwich Time Has Refused To Report On The Relationship Between Bernie Madoff and Noel Levine. Greenwich Roundup Only Found One Reference To Noel Levine Possibly Losing Money With Madoff

The Greenwich Time Won't Report That Levine's Firm, Troon Management Inc., Shared An Office And A Phone Number With Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

The Address Is The 17th Floor, 885 Third Ave NYC. The Phone Number Is (212) 240-2424 And The Fax Is (212) 486-8178.

More At Greenwich Roundup ....
SENIORITY By Anne W. Semmes: Evelyn Lucashu, 84
Do you live in Greenwich? All my life. Are you married? I'm a widow. Do you have any children? Yes, four and seven grandchildren.
Comment?
A Citizen Q&A with Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley
Greenwich resident and former Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley hopes his business experience will help him in his run for governor of Connecticut.
Comment?
Starwood Hotels Elevates CFO Prabhu To Vice Chairman
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced today that the company has named its Chief Financial Officer, Vasant Prabhu, Vice Chairman, in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the company.
Comment?
THIS JUST IN TO THE
GREENWICH TOPIX MESSAGE BOARD:
Area Stocks: PartnerRe slides
Area stocks took a slight dip Tuesday led by Priceline.com Inc. and PartnerRe. The Hearst/Bloomberg Southwest Connecticut Index went down 0.01 as 41 stocks fell, 36 gained, and four were unchanged....

... service, lost $2.18 to close at $238, while Partner Re, an international reinsurer with its U.S. headquarters in Greenwich, slipped $1.74 to close at $77.43. W.R. Berkley Corp., a Greenwich-based insurance holding company, lost 50 cents to close at ...
Comment?
Medical examiner: Multiple blunt traumatic injuries killed DTC chief Roberson
Photo: Dave Roberson, the Democratic Town Committee chairman, at the opening of the Greenwich Democratic Headquarters on Railroad Avenue in 2008.
Comment?
'Miss Daisy' drives to Curtain Call
Just in time for spring, Stamford's Curtain Call will stage "Driving Miss Daisy" through this month at its Dressing Room Theatre ....
... Hoke, and the transformations that occur in society and in their relationship as time passes. Nancy Thode of Greenwich and David Tate of Milford take on the lead roles. Brian Bianco of Stamford rounds out the cast, playing Daisy's son, Boolie...
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Malloy to announce run for governor
Former Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy says he'll officially announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for governor....

... Commission on Wednesday, switching from an exploratory committee to a candidate committee for governor. Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont has also created a candidate committee for governor. Several other Democrats are still exploring possible bids ...
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By OSHRAT CARMIEL
Bloomberg News
Bryan Roddy says it seemed a smart investment in April 2007 when he and his partners bought a $1.2 million home in Greenwich, added two bedrooms and baths and priced it at $2.9 million to lure Manhattan buyers.....
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Himes hits the fitness circuit to tout affect of stimulus package
Congressman Jim Himes visits the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club, having a tour of the facility, meets swimmers in the pool....
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Zoning commission to review private school's tree cutting
Last October, Greenwich Academy cut about 100 arborvitae trees that screened the school's tennis courts from Patterson Avenue....
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N.Y.a s Paterson Shuns Wall Street Stock Transfer...
New York Governor David Paterson, facing at least a $9 billion budget deficit, rejected a call for a stock transfer tax on Wall Street....

... "If you want to move Wall Street to Greenwich, Connecticut, impose a stock transfer tax," Paterson said at a so-called town hall meeting in Brooklyn today. The proposal was ...
Comment?
Eleanor M. Ward
Eleanor M. Ward, 84, of Greenwich, died Feb. 16, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband.....
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03/09/10 Keep Up The Good Work

I enjoyed reading the suggestions from one of your readers and your reply.

The suggestions were well thought out and so were your answers. Reading your answers was one of the most interesting things you have written. It gave me a much clearer picture of just who you are , the problems under which you work and the roadblocks you have had to face in getting the whole story at times.

Being a pretty much one finger typist also (the keyboard is just too sensitive for my clumsy meat hooks) I appreciate the problems with that.

The number of hits you mention your blog gets doesn't sound too bad.

What is the production run of the infamous GT?

Things like that do go by plateaus and I think there will be an upswing coming.

I am still amazed what you produce virtually alone!!

Keep going a second voice is needed in Greenwich.

COMMENT:
Thank you for your kind words and understanding of the situation at Greenwich Roundup.
I am told the Greenwich Time daily press run averages out to about to 8,900 copies each day.
The run increases on the weakened and peaks on Sunday.
Greenwich Roundup's pattern is the exact opposite.
The web traffic is higher during the week and the number of Greenwich Roundup visitors dip on the weekend.
PLEASE SEE:

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03/09/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

The Latest News Reports About Greenwich

Greenwich and Ridgefield boys hockey teams primed for another duel
Danbury News Times
By David Fierro, Staff Writer Greenwich's Alex Liebers collides with Ridgefield's Brendan Bossidy during a game at Hamill Rink in January. ...
Greenwich, Singapore? City-State Seeks Mayfair Of Its Own
FINalternatives
Singapore seeks to become a major hedge fund center, and is planning its own Greenwich or Mayfair to attract alternative investment firms and professionals. ...
Himes hits fitness circuit to tout effect of stimulus package
Greenwich Time
By Colin Gustafson, STAFF WRITER Congressman Jim Himes visits the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club, having a tour of the facility, meets swimmers in the pool, ...
A brief glimpse of good David
New York Daily News
... Paterson warned, accurately, that it would accomplish nothing but drive Wall Street firms to pack up for friendlier climes in Greenwich or Newark.
Natural Gas Is Little Changed on Weather Outlook, Stockpiles
BusinessWeek
... and people have been focusing on the rig count and it has risen a lot," said Tom Orr, research director at Weeden & Co., a brokerage in Greenwich, ...
Suburbs a tough sell in real estate
The Hour
By OSHRAT CARMIEL Bryan Roddy says it seemed a smart investment in April 2007 when he and his partners bought a $1.2 million home in Greenwich, ...
Comedy night with Jane Condon and friends at Arcadia Cafe
Norwalk Plus Magazine
The landmark Arcadia Café, is located in the heart of historic Old Greenwich, Conn. The recently renovated interior is a highly regarded exhibit space for ...
Town DTC chairman David Roberson killed in car accident
Greenwich Time
Dave Roberson, the Democratic Town Committee chairman, at the opening of the Greenwich Democratic Headquarters on Railroad Avenue in 2008. ...
Zoning commission to review private school's tree cutting
Greenwich Time
By Frank MacEachern, Staff Writer Last October, Greenwich Academy cut down about 100 arborvitae trees that screened the school's tennis courts from ...

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03/09/10 MEDIA ALERT: First County Bank Donates $44,474 to United Way Chapters

Good afternoon,

Hope your day is going well so far. Thought your readers may benefit from knowing First County Bank Foundation and the bank’s employees have combined their resources to donate $44,474 to United Way of Western Connecticut. This is the first donation of the year for the foundation. Last year First County Bank Foundation donated a record $567,276 in grants to area non-profits.

Please find the news release, photo and caption attached here. If you would like to talk with any of the people involved, I’d be more than happy to schedule an interview at your convenience. In the meantime, if you have any immediate questions about the United Way donation or First County Bank Foundation, please give me a call at 203.705.9203.

The news release and caption follow:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Jason Kannon

Creative Partners

203.705.9203

jkannon@creativepartners.com

FIRST COUNTY BANK FOUNDATION AND BANK

EMPLOYEES DONATE $44,474 TO UNITED WAY

STAMFORD, Conn., March 9, 2010 -- First County Bank Foundation Inc. recently donated $25,000 to United Way agencies located in southwest Connecticut. In addition to the foundation’s donation, First County Bank employees donated $19,474 in 2009 for a total of $44,474. The bank has been providing financial support for United Way agencies in lower Fairfield County for more than 30 years.

“United Way’s activities are helping millions of people enjoy a better life,” said Rey Giallongo, executive vice president at First County Bank. Giallongo also is chairman of the board of directors for United Way of Western Connecticut. “United Way helps children and youths achieve their potential. It promotes financial stability and independence. And it improves people’s health. These are some of the same principles we practice here at the bank and/or sponsor through our First County Bank Foundation. This year’s donation is our way to say ‘thank you’ for the hard work United Way chapters put in every year to benefit the citizens of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Westport.”

“As we’ve already seen, 2010 is going to be a challenging time especially for those people and countries affected by natural disasters. However, in our own backyard of Fairfield County, more and more people are finding it difficult to afford health care, find affordable housing and earn a degree,” explained First County Bank Foundation Vice President Katherine Harris. “These local United Way chapters are going to be stretched to their limits. So it was with great pride that we presented this $44,474 check to United Way to help local chapters continue to support community and economic development for children and families in Fairfield County.”

“First County Bank Foundation and bank employees continue to be extremely supportive partners of United Way,” said Michael Johnston, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut. ”We are inspired by the bank’s spirit of optimism in our communities and commitment to improve our neighbors’ lives. Their generous contribution will be invested into programs that have demonstrated success in improving lives right here in Fairfield County.”

Established in 2001 in honor of the bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development for children and families.

As a mutual bank with no shareholders, the bank considers contributions made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves. Through 2009, the foundation has been able to award 343 grants totaling $3.5 million to various community organizations.

About United Way

United Way is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. The United Way movement creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit: LIVEUNITED.org.

About First County Bank Foundation Inc.

To be eligible, organizations must have nonprofit tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; be located in one of the six above mentioned towns; have community support; address community needs; have measurable outcomes; and demonstrate fiscal and administrative responsibility. Special consideration will be given to those agencies or programs benefiting low to moderate income populations.

To apply for a First County Bank Foundation grant, applicants should visit www.firstcountybank.com/foundation.htm or their nearest First County Bank branch, fill out the one-page application and submit one completed copy to First County Bank Foundation Inc., attn: K. Harris, 117 Prospect St., Stamford, CT 06901.

First County Bank Foundation does not support the following: individuals, political causes, capital/endowment campaigns, fundraising events, trips/tours/conferences, deficit spending/debt liquidation, religious organizations (unless stated program is for the benefit of the community), private/parochial schools or organizations not open to the public.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, trust and investment services, business banking services and online banking. First County Bank has assets in excess of $1.2 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com.

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PHOTO CAPTION:

FIRST COUNTY BANK DONATES $44,474 TO UNITED WAY

STAMFORD, Conn., March 9, 2010 ─ Pictured above (l. to r.) are Rey Giallongo, executive vice president First County Bank and chairman of the board of directors for United Way of Western Connecticut; Lynn Abramson, chair United Way of Coastal Fairfield County; Katherine Harris, vice president First County Bank Foundation; Kevin Batterton, United

Way of Greenwich Business and Professional Division chairman and senior director of BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Richard Taber, CEO First County Bank; and Michael Johnston, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut, taken at United Way of Western Connecticut’s office located at 62 Palmer’s Hill Rd. in Stamford.

CONTACT:

Thank you!

All the best,

Jason

Jason Kannon

Vice President

Creative Partners

One Stamford Landing

62 Southfield Avenue, Suite 110

Stamford, CT 06902

T: 203 705 9203

M: 203 981 4230

E: mailto:jkannon@CreativePartners.com

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