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Friday, March 19, 2010

03/19/10 Storm Puts Stress On First Selectman Peter Tesei's Office After A Week Of Calaminity

Today one of the many ladies that run First Selectman Peter Tesei's Office was rude to a Greenwich resident who wanted to make an appointment.

The town resident wanted speak to Mr. Tesei next week about how his employees responded to the storm.

The Greenwich resident was not given the courtesy of entering the first selectman's office and was left standing at the red phone that is now next to the First Selectman's front door.

Mr. Tesei's secretary told the North Mianus resident that she was too busy to make an appointment for Mr. Tesei, because of the town emergency and then hung up her end of the phone on the taxpayer

This Greenwich taxpayer who pays her and Mr. Tesei's salary was totally shocked by her rude behavior.

As the North Mianus resident hung up the phone two Greenwich Police Detectives who were sitting on Mr. Tesei's couch came out and asked, "What's the problem."

The North Mianus resident once again stated that he was seeking an appointment to speak to Mr. Tesei.

One of the Greenwich Detectives said, "Why don't you came back on Monday. She's having a very bad day."

It looks like Mr. Tesei's open door policy has been thrown out the window.

How is that North Mianus resident going to vote for or support Peter Tesei in the next election when he was treated so poorly at the First Selectman's front office door..

Would it have been too much to invite the North Mianus taxpayer and voter in to make an appointment to talk to his First Selectman.

I am sure this Greenwich resident would have understood if Mr. Tesei's would have had to make the appointment a week or two later.

It looks like Mr. Tesei has a huge backlog of meetings with very unsatisfied Greenwich residents.

This poorly handled storm is going to cost Mr. Tesei a great deal of support in town.

Mr. Tesei should be notified when one of his constituents is not invited into his office and told why the town resident is left holding the red phone in the hallway.

The red phone might be one of the dumbest Moves
Mr, Tesei Has Made In His Public Service Career.

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03/19/10 Greenwich Public Schools Will be Open on Monday!

FYI - we are planning for schools to be open on Monday, here is the web
site message:

Schools will be OPEN
and buses will run a regular schedule on
Monday, March 22, 2010.
Please continue to check the web site throughout the weekend
for possible updates on bus routes and/or other important information.

The Greenwich Police Department has advised us that some debris may remain
on walks to school or to bus stops. We join the Town in asking you to walk
with your children this weekend on a 'dry run' of the path that they take
to school or to the bus stop to ensure that they have safe passage - to
avoid any debris that may still exist - or - to plan an alternate route if
necessary. Please advise your children not to play in or around piles of
debris and to continue to avoid any downed wires. If you are eligible for
bus service, we strongly encourage you to have your children take the bus.
Also, please let the appropriate staff know if your child needs any
additional support due to this past week's events.

District officials are discussing the impact to the school calendar and
how best to make up the instructional days lost due to this storm and the
two snow days.
The Board of Education will make that determination at its meeting on
March 25, 2010 at Julian Curtiss School.

Thank you all for your incredible patience and
cooperation during this emergency situation.

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

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03/19/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

The Latest News About Greenwich

CL&P reducing power outages
TheDay.com
There were 16 outages remaining in Norwalk, 75 in Stamford, and
3100 in Greenwich, up from a total count of 2500 this morning, Tilghman said. ...
Eyewitness accounts of storm tossed Greenwich
Greenwich Citizen
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We called 911, and the Greenwich Police didn't answer twice and the third time they did and said for us to call a tree service. ...
CL&P races to meet midnight deadline as state officials probe response time
Greenwich Time
Watch Hill Road had a lot of damage, both trees and wires, from the storm, in Glenville, March 18,
...
Farricker elected to fill DTC chairman seat after Roberson's death
Greenwich Post
As an active participant in Town affairs, Mr. Farricker has served on the
Greenwich Planning & Zoning Commission since 2004, as well as numerous local ...
Judge Martin Nigro to lead St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday
Greenwich Citizen
By Julie Ruth When the
Greenwich Hibernians asked Judge Martin Nigro to lead the 2010 St. Patrick's Day parade as its Grand Marshal, he answered, ...
Poll shows many undecided in Connecticut governor race
Waterbury Republican American
Greenwich businessman Tom Foley has the most support among Republican voters, with 30 percent saying they'd vote for him in a primary. ...
Greenwich Post
Albano takes dream job, steps down as GHS wrestling coach
Greenwich Post
Albano has patrolled the sidelines for the
Greenwich High School wrestling team, taking them to great heights in his three years as head coach. ...
Sun after storm for St. Patrick's parade
Greenwich Time
By Lisa Chamoff, Staff Writer For the past few years, the
Greenwich Hibernian Association has been holding its annual St. Patrick's Day parade on the Sunday ...
Three major school districts remain closed Friday
Danbury News Times
Schools in the
Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford school districts remain closed Friday as cleanup work continues in southwestern Fairfield County. ...
Greenwich Post
TocToc: Creating community with international sensibility
Greenwich Post
"I want to make sure that not all of
Greenwich is wearing the same thing," she said. "There are a lot of one-of-a-kind items, so people have a feeling of ...
Chabad.org
Jewish Communities Pull Together After Massive Northeastern Storm
Chabad.org
As soon as power was restored at Chabad of
Greenwich, Conn., Monday night, Rabbi Yossi and Maryashie Deren swung into action, moving first to reopen their ...
Remembering David Roberson
Greenwich Citizen
At the intersection of Riverside Avenue and the Post Road Roberson's car veered out of control according to an eye witness and crashed into
Greenwich ...
SENIORITY by Anne W Semmes: JERRY DUMAS
Greenwich Citizen
And I write a column for the
Greenwich Time, which I've been doing off and on since 1960. What did you want to be when you grew up? ...

Cops nab New York women involved in credit card theft ring
Greenwich Time
By Debra Friedman, STAFF WRITER One of two women connected with a statewide credit-card theft ring has been arrested by
Greenwich police following a ...
Greenwich Post
Pegasus kids aren't just horsing around
Greenwich Post
Alexandra Frumin of
Greenwich and her fellow students shared their equine know-how with family and friends at the non-profit's Pegasus Farm chapter in ...
Poll: Public rejects tolls, keno, but likes Sunday liquor sales
New Haven Register
... with Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz continuing to lead in the attorney general's race, and Greenwich millionaires Republican Tom Foley and ...
Connecticut Through Music
NBC Connecticut
... of Connecticut as a philosophy major - before he dropped out, that is. Then he lived in Stamford and Greenwich before he caught his big break in 1999.

Greenwich In The Blogosphere

Poet's Voice Series Welcomes National Children's Poet Laureate and ...
By Kate
The Poet's Voice, in its 33rd season, will present the National Children's Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman, on Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in the Meeting Room at
Greenwich Library. Hoberman has lived in Greenwich for over 50 years. ...
Library News - http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/blog/library_news/
Greenwich Roundup: 03/18/10 Greenwich News Maker Linda McMahon
By Greenwich Roundup
Greenwich Roundup - http://greenwichroundup.blogspot.com/
Straw Poll Closing Soon – Our Greenwich
By franktrotta
It is approaching the end of balloting for the OurGreenwich.com GPD Captains poll. Still a little time time to vote. Click here. Four runners remain, in alphabetical order, T. Berry, J. Heavey, M. Kordick, M. Marino.
...
Our Greenwich - http://ourgreenwich.com/

A Recently Updated Web Page About Greenwich

Greenwich claims Class LL swim crown; Westhill/Stamford third ...
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03/.18/10 First Selectman Peter Tesei's Emergency Management Office Has A Failure To Communicate With Residents

The Quote Of The Day Is From Clueless Greenwich Selectman David Theis:

"Can You Show Me Your Press Pass?"

During the Height Of The Storm The Greenwich Citizen, The Greenwich Time And WGCH Were All Down.

Only The Greenwich Post, Greenwich Roundup And A Few Other Greenwich Blogs Were Helping To Pass On Vital Information To Greenwich Residents

The Greenwich Time, The Greenwich Citizen And WGCH Were Unable To Report On The Disastrous Storm For A Good Part Of The Storm.

At the Greenwich Time finally announced,"We've finally got power back at our offices on East Putnam Avenue."

Since Monday Greenwich Roundup was repeatedly contacting First Selectman Peter Tesei's office, and the departments that report to him, asking to be sent town email updates and press releases about the towns response to the storm.

Over and over this reporter was told the emailed updates would be coming or that one of the pencil pushing officials that report to Mr. Tesei would be getting back to Greenwich Roundup.

Almost all of the news media websites were down and Greenwich Roundup was asking to help get emergency information out to residents who wanted to know what was going on.


It would have taken just 30 second for one of Mr. Tesei's staffer's to add Greenwich Roundup's email address on the press and update list,

But Mr. Tesei's staffers were too busy hanging out in the Emergency Pizza Center located on the first floor of town hall.

Over and over angry town residents sent Greenwich Roundup emails blasting the hard working town employees who were working their butts off in horrible weather.

Greenwich Roundup has been around town and seen these men doing their very best to help the town recover the storm.

Anyone who blames the hard working Greenwich DPW And Emergency responders should be ashamed of themselves.

All of the blame should go to the clueless pencil pushers and town officials that are hanging out in the Emergency Pizza Center on the first floor of town hall.

Today Greenwich Roundup went to see town's Emergency Management Coordinator, a position held by former Fire Chief Daniel Warzoha.

No one in the Emergency Pizza Center knew where he was.

This reporter was told to return an hour later and that Mr. Warzoha would probably return by then. Greenwich Roundup returned an hour later and still no one in the room knew where Mr. Warzoha was.

One emergency management official said that Greenwich Roundup should go and try the Polish club on Arch Street.

This reporter then saw Selectman David Thies standing around with his hands in his pockets in the Emergency Pizza Center and asked if he could help in getting Greenwich Roundup added to the storm update press releases.

A clueless David Theis said the town couldn't send out updates and press releases unless Greenwich Roundup had press credentials.

When Greenwich Roundup asked Mr. Theis where should he go to get a Town Of Greenwich press credential. Mr Theis said that this reporter should ask town attorney John Wayne Fox.

In the United States no national press credential exists because it has been held to violate the freedom of press provisions of the country's constitution, but individual government entities (such as the White House and the military) can issue and require press credentials for their own spheres of influence.

The town attorney's office and other town officials said that they did not know what Mr. Theis was talking about and could not understand why First Selectman Theis and the emergency management officials were withholding information from Greenwich Roundup.

Someone needs to tell Selectman David Theis that this America and you do not need to ask permission from anyone to be a journalist. It's Called Freedom Of Speech.

Greenwich Roundup's youngest son is a Sargent in The United States Army and has survived three IED attacks in Iraq defending the Constitution of the United States.

Only an ignorant Un-American fool like Selectman David Theis would try and restrict a free press in a time of war or at the tail end of a town emergency.

If Daid Theis was a real leader he would have thanked Greenwich Roundup for wanting to get vital information out to the town and the ordered the information officer of the emergency management center to add this reporter to the storm update press releases.

Unfortunately, Selectman David Theis looks like a bozo asking for press credentials that the town has never issued in it's 400 years of existence.

When emergency management coordinator Daniel Warzoha still had not shown up at the emergency pizza center, Greenwich Roundup went over to speak with Greenwich Town Administrator John Crary who was arguing with two town residents.

Mr. Crary's responces were very flipant to the North Mianus residents.
One Lady said, "The Governor said that power would be restored in 48 hours."
Mr. Crary said, "That's What you get for listening to the Governor. She has no clue as to what's going on in Greenwich."

Mr. Crary refused to take down or look into their complaints. They went away angry saying that they were sorry they had voted for Mr. Tesei and were going to take their concerns to News 12.

Greenwich Roundup eventually spoke to Mr. Crary who promised to put Greenwich Roundup on the storm email update list. However, Mr. Crary said there were a lot of person's sending out email alerts and that Greenwich Roundup would have to track down each person sending out emailed updates and press releases.

When Greenwich Roundup asked who he should speak to to get on the other email press release lists Mr. Crary said....

"Oh I don't know. People just kind of do what they want to around here.'

Can you belive that there is no Chief Information or Press officer assigned to the Emergency Management Center. No wonder the the clean up of the town of Greenwich has been chaotic at best.

Please don't blame the hard working town employees who are giving their best to the town.

Blame the disorganized pencil pushers in the emergency pizza center who are haphazardly directing them.

Greenwich Roundup has still not seen the emailed updates he promised and we do not know if Daniel Warzoha found his way back to the Emergency Pizza Center.

UPDATE:

For The Record, Greenwich Roundup gets press releases from the Greenwich Board Of Ediucation, The Greenwich Parks Department And The Greenwich Police Department.

Greenwich Roundup also gets the press packet from Greenwich Planning and Zoning.

Greenwich Roundup contacted the Towns of Daien, New Canaan and Westport and asked if the towns had any restrictions on giving press packets and press releases to reporters who report exclusively on the internet.

In fact, Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff always has his departments include WestportNow.com when he disimanates information to the press.
WestportNow has none of the ancient printing presses or brodcasting towers that simple minded Selectman David Theis is looking for.
It looks like the information revolution went right past David Theis Who Is Still Probably Trying To Figure Out How To Work His Cell Phone.
Can Someone Please Help Mr. Theis With His Jitterbug Phone.

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei Could Take a Lesson From Gordon F. Joseloff On How To Get Information Out To The Public Durring An Emergency


PLEASE SEE:
























































































CL&P: 4,339 Westport Customers Without Power at 6 P.M.









Power Restoration Accelerates












































CL&P Crews Patrolling Westport Streets as Part of Clean Up







Wesport Residents Are Praising The Excelent Job That First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff Did Of Getting Information Out To The Public, While Thousands Of Greenwich Residents Are Frustrated And Angry At Peter Tesei's Emergency Pizza Center.


Peter Tesei Needs To Quickly Appoint A Chief Information Officer For The Emergency Management Center.

Then Peter Tesei Should Accept Responsibility And Tell Greenwich Residents Not To Blame Town Work Crews For Any Failures Durring This Storm.

Lastly, Peter Tesei Should Debrief Daniel Warzoha And John Cary To Find Out What Went Wrong In The Emergency Pizza Center.

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