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04/08/10 You're Invited: RAMP Give In-Style Luncheon April 28, 2010

RAMP Give In-StyleRAMP Give In-Style(2)
Please join us for the 2nd annual

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 12:00 - 2:00 PM

At the home of Allison Barlow
14 Rocky Point Rd., Old Greenwich, CT

Special Presentations on Summer Style
for your Home & Yourself

Speakers: Katrina Bischoff (A-Dress the Issue),
Yana Mayerman (Pastiche, Inc.), and
Marcia Tucker (Marcia Tucker Interiors)

Light Fare & Fun Silent Auction Items
$50 per person
Please RSVP by April 23, 2010 - RSVP online via PayPal (see below) or mail your check to:

R.A.M.P. Give In-Style
187 Sound Beach Avenue, Ste. 2
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Call 203-940-1152 for additional information

Event co-chairs: Amy Guerrieri, Allison Barlow, Katrina Bischoff, Alison Cohen, Laurie Doherty, Jenifer Howard, Melissa Price, Ellen Sweeney, Heather Wise, Michele Wolfram

Reservations can be made online at www.RampAmerica.org

R.A.M.P. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Amy Guerrieri (of Old Greenwich). R.A.M.P. is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of poverty-stricken children and their families in the Appalachian region of the U.S. R.A.M.P. focuses on nutrition and basic needs, working family-to-family, Mom-to-Mom, and kid-to-kid.

To learn more about R.A.M.P., or to RSVP for the luncheon,
visit www.RampAmerica.org or call us at 203-940-1152

We hope to see you on Wednesday, April 28!
Let's RAMP it up!!

R.A.M.P. | 187 Sound Beach Ave., Ste. 2 | Old Greenwich | CT | 06870

04/08/10 Connecticut GOP is now following Greenwich Roundup on Twitter!

ConnecticutGOP (CTGOP) is now following Greenwich Roundup's tweets on Twitter.

A little information about ConnecticutGOP:

920 tweets

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04/08/10 Worksop For Greenwich Bloggers And Wanna Be Bloggers To Be Held April 24 Event

I’d like to submit to you an exciting event we are hosting on April 24th:



Saturday, April 24
Greenwich Water Club
Cos Cob, CT

Explore beyond tactics and tools how targeted and compelling content will make your blog successful. Learn to incorporate blogging into your greater strategic business plan and generate compelling creative content so people will read your blog, become loyal readers, and virally promote your blog.

Join the experienced duo of Robin Horton (marketing communications consultant, art director, creator of and blogger at award-winning blog Urban Gardens) and James Navé (writing teacher, creativity consultant, poet, storyteller, performer, director of The Imaginative Storm Creativity Workshops, and former co-director with Julia Cameron of the famous Artist’s Way workshops) to:

• use writing prompts and exercises to stimulate your imagination & generate ideas
• tap into concrete specifics and turn them into compelling blog posts
• practice, probe, and share ways to make your writing sizzle
• learn to promote your blog, make it “searchable” and generate buzz
• spark off with other bloggers, get feedback
• learn tactics & tech tips to connect with your audience
• experiment with form, harness the energy of words, electrify your writing
• launch into the blogosphere!

The more you exercise your imagination, the more it will surprise you with answers, solutions, and strategies.
We’ll begin with imaginative chaos and move toward creative form. We’ll hot-wire your imagination, open up surprising possibilities, uncover high-fidelity ideas, inspire you, support you, and help you discover the full power of your creative voice.

$195 Early bird registration by April 15
Includes lunch and blogger tool-kit
$25 discount for first 10 people to register!

($225 after April 15)

For more information or to register, visit our website:


Twitter: @blogworkshops



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04/10/08 Ada's in Riverside with its penny candy that has tempted kids for decades, or the general store on Round Hill Road, owned by many generations

Bob Horton: Loss of neighborhood stores both painful and an opportunity - GREENWICH TOPIX MESSAGEBOARD

When it comes to retailing and shopping, Greenwich is a tale of two towns. There is Greenwich Avenue, and then there are the many smaller neighborhood stores and shopping districts.

It's not exactly a tale of the haves and the have-nots, more like the haves and the have-a-lots. But the story is interesting in that it brings into sharp relief the difference between the Greenwich of the mind, as seen through the lens of its national reputation as home of the rich and (in)famous, and the Greenwich of the neighborhoods, as seen through life in its smaller villages.

The Avenue's emergence as our version of Chicago's Miracle Mile or Beverly Hills's Rodeo Drive is a well-known story often told. What was once the town's central shopping district is now a regional retail mecca, luring shoppers from far and wide, while many Greenwich residents do their best to avoid it on weekends.....

Full story: www.ctpost.com

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04/08/10 Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Annonces That A New Probationary Police Officer Has Been Hired

Click Document To Enlarge Press Release

The following new Police Officer will be sworn in as a member of the Greenwich Police
Department on Monday, April 12, 2010:

Gregory J. Parrillo

The Swearing-In Ceremony will be held in the Selectman’s Office at 2:00 pm and family
and friends of the new officer have been invited to attend. A brief biography of the newest officer is attached.

He will be required to complete an eighteen-month probationary period commencing
April 12, 2010.


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04/08/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

The Latest News About Greenwich

Greenwich High School baseball tops Norwalk in season-opener
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich High School pitcher, Yuta Okazaki, throws hard during game against Norwalk High School at GHS Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 2010. ...
New Canaan topples Greenwich in lacrosse opener
Peter Kraus, Pat Ryan and Henry Eshricht also scored for the Rams, who led 5-3 at halftime and 9-3 after three quarters. For Greenwich, David Dickson scored ...
Singer/songwriter Rob Mathes produces special music extravaganza in Greenwich
Stamford Plus Magazine
By Rob Mathes Music A truly remarkable musical experience is happening in Greenwich on Saturday, May 1, 2010, with the world premiere of At Night A Song Is ...
Agents & Agencies
Danbury News Times
Barbara Wells in the Greenwich office of Prudential Connecticut Realty was named a member of the company's Chairman's Circle Diamond and was ranked in the ...
Interactive Brokers Group to Host First Quarter Earnings Conference Call
MarketWatch (press release)
GREENWICH, Conn., Apr 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) plans to announce its first quarter 2010 financial results ...
Suspended GHS assistant arraigned on sexual assault charges
Greenwich Time
Andrew Knapp, a 28-year-old Greenwich High School special education assistant charged last week with fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of ...
Simmons, McMahon Ready to Square Off in Litchfield
Litchfield County Times
... of the Speakers Committee for the Litchfield-Morris Rotary Club, said next week's forum between Greenwich businessman Linda McMahon and former US Rep. ...
Local census office now hiring; Jobs pay up to $24.25 an hour
Easton Courier
The Bridgeport office serves Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull and Westport. ...
New England Hockey Journal
No easy road to title for BC
New England Hockey Journal
BC's Cam Atkinson (Greenwich, Conn.) celebrates a goal in the 9-7 regional final win over Yale. (photo: Mark Seliger) There are few ...
Wilson to make local stop in statewide tour
Politics on the Hudson
He is a restructuring expert who retired from a Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund a few years ago. Former Larchmont Mayor Liz Feld is expected to be in ...
Fund for Women and Girls 11th annual luncheon
Connectcut Plus
The Fund for Women and Girls luncheon, held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, brings together 800 supporters each year.
Did I say that? — No time for crises
Last week, I was in Greenwich Hospital and heard a fellow say he was hitting the big 4-0. To my thinking, 40 is better than 30, except for the college ...

Greenwich In The Blogosphere

GHS Math Champs advance to New Englands - Greenwich Real Time ...
By Chris Preovolos
Greenwich High School competes in the 'large' division at the State level. The score is cumulative, so the best teams will differentiate themselves as the long season progresses. The GHS Math Team has been competing in the Fairfield ...
Greenwich Real Time - http://blog.greenwichtime.com/realtime/
Did I Really Move to Greenwich?: More Projects To Unfinish
By Yelena
I see a pattern developing. The table I've been meaning to paint blue...still not blue. Even though I have all the equipment downstairs in a bag. The iron lawn furniture we bought last summer...still not finished being spray painted. ...
Did I Really Move to Greenwich? - http://didireallymove.blogspot.com/
The Golf Coast: AJGA results, part two
By Bradenton Herald
MC Stephen Pastore Greenwich, Conn. (2012) 79-81--160 +18. MC Kameron Williams Hoschton, Ga. (2013) 80-80--160 +18. MC Peter Kim Metuchen, N.J. (2013) 81-80--161 +19. MC Ingram Tynes Birmingham, Ala. (2013) 79-82--161 +19 ...
The Golf Coast - http://thegolfcoast.blogspot.com/
little birdie art: CRAFT: Bubble Wrap Printing
By Nicole
Nicole: Greenwich, CT, United States: I run a small art studio for children. We also sell handmade dough, handmade paint, and Do-It-With crafts for parents on the go that want to get creative with their own little birdies. ...
little birdie art - http://littlebirdieart.blogspot.com/
Morning Round-up: Spring Season Gets Rolling « Rye on the Ball
By ryerecordsports
In the first match of the season, the Rye Country Day girls' golf team was defeated by Greenwich Academy 4-1 at Greenwich Country Club. Skye McCaine was the sole winner for RCDS. Next week the Wildcats host Holy Child Monday and travel ...
Rye on the Ball - http://ryerecordsports.wordpress.com/

Recently Updated Web Pages About Greenwich

Bearing the cross: Greenwich Christians mark Good Friday with ... Peldunas, her husband Brian, and their 6-year-old daughter Julia, accompanied more than a dozen teenagers who carried a heavy wooden cross during the trek, ... http://www.dariennewsonline.com/default/article/Bearing-the-cross-Greenwich-Christians-mark-Good-433291.php

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04/08/10 More Bad News For Greenwich Resident Jim Himes: Dan Debicella's Fundraising Tops $440,000

Debicella Fundraising Tops $440,000

Raises $206,000 in Q1, with $415,000 cash-on-hand

State Senator Dan Debicella reported today that he has raised $440,094 in his campaign for Congress in Connecticut’s Fourth District, with $414,890 in cash-on-hand as of March 31.

“Washington is leading us in the wrong direction, with a record of failure on the economy, enormous deficits, and out-of-control spending,” said Debicella. “Fairfield County needs a Congressman with ideas to get our country moving in the right direction again—not a rubber-stamp for Nancy Pelosi like Jim Himes has been.”

Debicella noted that he has raised more than any other Republican candidate, with over 1,000 people donating to his campaign. The campaign received $206,639 in donations in the first quarter, and spent less than $12,000.

“People are frustrated with the direction Washington is taking our country,” said Debicella. “Instead, they are excited about my proposals to create jobs by replacing the stimulus package with a payroll tax cut, eliminate the budget deficit through a new federal spending cap, and developing true healthcare reform by reducing costs rather than expanding government control.”

Debicella’s fundraising numbers come on top of over 100 endorsements he has received from nearly every town in the district. Mayors, First Selectmen, state legislators, and Republican Party officials have all endorsed his candidacy. Additionally, Debicella has received the endorsement of three Republican town committees.

Debicella is a second-term Republican State Senator representing the eastern part of Fairfield County, including Shelton, Stratford, Monroe, and Seymour. He is a lifelong resident of Fairfield County, and grew up in Bridgeport where his father was a police officer. He was the first in his family to go to college, attending the Wharton School and receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School. He has spent most of his career in business, having worked for management consulting firm McKinsey in Stamford, as Director of Strategy at PepsiCo in Purchase, NY, and as Assistant Vice President of Marketing at The Hartford Financial Services.

Debicella is one of approximately forty “Young Gun” candidates for the GOP nationwide. These are the candidates that the national GOP believes are the most likely to defeat incumbent Democratic Congressman.

“As an incumbent, Jim Himes will undoubtedly campaign using millions of dollars from Washington special interest groups. Republicans will need to be unified to defeat Jim Himes in November,” Debicella said. “Our strong fundraising has made me one of the top challengers nationwide, and reinforces that I am the most credible Republican candidate against Jim Himes.”

The Fourth Congressional District comprises most of Fairfield County, including seventeen towns from Greenwich in the west, to Shelton in the east, and Ridgefield in the north. The seat was held by Congressman Christopher Shays from 1987-2009.

04/08/10 MEDIA ALERT: April 13 @ 1 pm- Boys & Girls Club-Kick off Event-Buddy Up Bike Ride Program


Bob DeAngelo

Executive Director

(203) 869-3224 ext 106

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greenwich Kicks-Off Buddy Up Bike Ride Fundraising Effort to Promote Fitness & Nutrition Awareness on April 13th

BGCG Executive Director to Cycle 3,000 Miles

Cross-Country to Generate New Donor Support

GREENWICH, CT--April 8, 2010- The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich will launch its Buddy Up Bike Ride fundraising program on April 13th to promote fitness and nutrition awareness among Club members. The two-part program will officially kick-off on April 13th, when approximately 100 Club members ages 6-18 will ride stationary bikes for a combined 3000 miles at the club’s headquarters. The goal of the program is to engage 100+ children, staff and volunteers to ride the route in commemoration of the Club’s 100th anniversary. On May 29th, BGCG Executive Director Bob DeAngelo, will embark on a 3,000 mile cross-country trek beginning in Concord, California and ending his 30-day journey at the BGCG in Greenwich on July 2nd.

The Buddy Up Bike Ride is an initiative conducted in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Make-A-Wish Foundation Connecticut and ARC George Miller Center. The program is designed to raise money for three charities and elevate awareness of the benefits of daily exercise and nutrition among Club members. Make-A-Wish Foundation Northeast vice president Michael K. Burke will be on hand at the kick-off event in addition to an ARC representative, who will join the event via video or phone link. dren, adults, and families who need our help….”Join the Pack!” dren, adults, and families who need our help….”Join the Pack!”

“The aim of the Buddy Up Bike Ride program is to build a team of supporters and riders that will share the sense of adventure and feel the pride of encouraging children to grow beyond their exercise and fitness comfort zones,” said Bob DeAngelo, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. “The BGCG will partner with Greenwich community volunteers and donors for the bike ride initiative as the program’s goals are far reaching, and affect the whole child, beyond their time spent at the Club,” added DeAngelo.

“As a donor and volunteer, I am pleased to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich to assist with its fitness and fundraising efforts,” said David Platter. “Fostering fitness early on in children’s lives is a key step to long-term health for all BGCG Club members,” added Platter.

The BGCG’s Executive Director’s 3,000 mile bike route will incorporate passage through numerous cities including San Francisco and Pueblo, Colorado via the Western Express bike route. From there, DeAngelo will travel the Bikecentennial route which will take him east toward the Kentucky border followed by the Underground Railroad route. At that point, DeAngelo will head northeast toward Pennsylvania and then north to Route 6’s Grand Old Highway, into Port Jervis, near the Delaware River. The last leg of the trip will lead DeAngelo into the Hudson Valley region in New York, and subsequently towards Greenwich, Connecticut on July 2nd.

Greenwich-based volunteers are actively being sought to ‘buddy-up’ with Club members for the April 13th official kick-off event at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. Club members began the BGCG-based stationary bike riding portion of the program a month ago. Donors and volunteers are encouraged to learn more about the program by visiting http://www.buddyupbikeride.net/. Proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit the following Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich initiatives and programs: versatile character development, academic support, athletics and recreation.

April 13th kickoff event details:

Who: Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich members, participants, donors are welcome

Where: 4 Horseneck Lane in Greenwich, game room on 2nd floor

When: 1 pm

Key Dates: April 13th, May 29th, July 2nd

About Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich offers over 85 comprehensive programs for school aged children, the most extensive set of programs for kids in Greenwich. The Club’s state-of-the-art facilities feature a seasonal indoor ice skating rink, 25 meter swimming pool, turf field, multi- sport gymnasium, indoor and outdoor summer camps in addition to serving as the lead sponsor of numerous athletic leagues and several competitive teams. The Boys & Girls Club strives to provide “A Positive Place for Kids” ages 6 -18. For more than 100 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, has provided high-quality programming which builds character and citizenship and offers kids a safe, nurturing, affordable environment in which to succeed. The mission of the Club is to enable young people; especially those who need it most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

To donate or to learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, visit us at www.bgcg.org

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I've paid my dues -
Time after time -
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime -
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But I've come through

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions - of Mathamatics!!!!!

The Greenwich High School Math Team has been named the 2009-10 Connecticut State Math Champions
Greenwich won the Connecticut State Association of Mathematics Leagues (CSAML) competition on
Hats off to GHS Math Team Members who include: Henry Armero (Grade 11), Warren Bein (Grade 10), Dan Chang (Grade 11), Marty Clarke (Grade 12), Connor Harris (Grade 10), Ryota Ishizuka (Grade 10), Jae Lee (Grade 12), and Yuhei Urakami (Grade 11).

Connecticut counties conduct competitions, sending the top winners to the State CSAML competition each year in March/April. There are three divisions for small, medium and large high schools. Greenwich High School competes in the ‘large’ division at the State level. The score is cumulative, so the best teams will differentiate themselves as the long season progresses. The GHS Math Team has been competing in the Fairfield County Math League (FCML) matches every month since October 2009. Their successful efforts at the county level earned them a place in the State Competition. As State Champions the team will now move on to compete in the regional competition: New England Association of Math Leagues’ (NEAML) competition in Canton, MA on Friday, April 30, 2010.

04/08/10 Complaint Corporate Media Is Greenwich: The Three Local Rags Ignore Many Greenwich Voices

The Silence Of The Greenwich Media Lambs

There Is Nothing To Report Here


The Greenwich Citizen, The Greenwich Post And The Green Kitty Litter Liner Known As The Greenwich Time Are Afraid To Rock The Boat Of The Powers That Be In Greenwich

Last week this editorial was sent it to all the print media in Greenwich. Interestingly, two corporately owned newspapers stated they would not publish it, and the other newspaper has not published it still.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Should Require That All Three Greenwich Newspapers Paste The Following Warning On It's Masthead:


This Newspaper Is Owned By
An Out Of Town Corporation
And Lacks The Diversity, Skeptism
And Alternative Points Of View
Required For A Democracy.

Here Is The Editorial That Hearst And Acorn Newspapers Have Censored From The Voters Of Greenwich......

The Power of the Assembly

The Representative Town Meeting (RTM), as a deliberative society, undertakes the onerous task of balancing the wishes of those we represent with the goal of making decisions for the good of the community as a whole. This balancing, like any debate, will have proponents and opponents whose desires are at odds with each other. The task put to the RTM and its members requires orderly and fair discussion and debate of the questions and issues at hand. Without rules and procedures, the discussion
can quickly descend into chaos.

As a public agency, the RTM is also bound by some statutes that govern the public's right to know how we conduct our business. We deal with public ordinances, public boards and commissions, and the use of public funds. Foremost of these statutes are those codified in the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act. This requires, among other things, public notifications of meeting times and places, publication of the agendas, and the ability for the public to know (within 48 hours) how each member of the public agency voted on the agenda items. The statute, however, does not dictate the method used to vote on those items. The Freedom of Information Act assures the public that they can examine how their elected officials are representing them.

The RTM also, as a deliberative society, has all the authority to control how they conduct their business.

Throughout the Town Charter, ordinances, and the Rules of the RTM, the authority for the assembly itself to judge its own members, its own votes, its own procedures, and its own elections is granted solely to the RTM. It is with this authority that the RTM has the ability to change its own rules and processes. With the exception of contradicting law, no elected official or body can tell the RTM how to conduct itself. In fact, the RTM has all authority under the Town Charter that is not specifically granted to other entities.

It is the will of the assembly, the RTM itself, in conducting its business, that is paramount. “The majority rules.” “The rights of the minority must be protected.” “The will of the assembly supersedes the will of the individual.” These statements have been heard by all, and they govern all actions the RTM takes as an assembly. Opponents and proponents have the ability to debate their perspectives on the issues, but, in the end, items are approved by a majority vote. That majority is the will of the assembly on the question placed before it.

The RTM appoints and elects members to help the assembly conduct their business. These individuals are members of the RTM, and so have the same privileges as all members, but have no additional authority. It is, therefore, the majority of the assembly who decides what their roles are, and how they are to execute their roles in support of the RTM.

These individuals are not supervisors or bosses or managers, as they have no authority to control the will of the assembly. They are facilitators ... members appointed or elected to assist the RTM in the conduct of its business.

But, like all members of the assembly, they are entitled to their opinions and they are entitled to vote along with their colleagues. Beyond that, they hold only the power of their opinions ... they do not have the power or the authority of the RTM itself. It is only a majority of the RTM that can express that authority: no individual can speak for, or rule over, the other members. While these individuals, either as a single person or as a committee of members, are charged with certain responsibilities, those responsibilities are granted solely by the majority of the whole RTM.

There are no dictators or kings in our form of government: there are opinion leaders, well spoken legislators, resolution authors, and those the assembly elects or appoints to facilitate the conduct of their business.

The RTM has codified some rules to govern its own procedures, and has designated the use of Robert's Rules of Order to assist the assembly when our own rules are silent. But Robert's Rules of Order are not law, nor are they infallible. Because the RTM has some rules of its own, the interpretation of how to apply Robert's Rules of Order in any given situation is subject to debate. So, as a deliberative society, the RTM as the assembly looks to the will of the majority to decide how our assembly chooses to apply the guidance of Robert's Rules of Order.

There is no single individual who dictates how the rules are applied. It is the will of the majority that decides how and when Robert's Rules of Order are used in the conduct of our business.

Once the debate ends, and all of the opinions have been expressed, it is the assembly as a whole that expresses their will through their votes. No single individual can dictate to the other members what the will of the assembly is. Those holding opinions can cajole, persuade, discuss, and debate their point of view, but even then, those points of view remain opinions. It is only when the votes are counted, and the majority spoken, does the issue become the single voice of the whole RTM.

This is the power of the majority rule ... and this is what a democratic, deliberative society holds as its highest, and most important, rule.

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
-- Thomas Jefferson

By Paul Curtis
Greenwich RTM District 9

04/08/10 Those Were The Days: Bernie Yudain worked at the New Caanan Advertiser and was paid the princely sum of five cents a column inch

Photo: Mr. Yudain began his journalism career in the middle 1930s writing a New Canaan High School news column for the late John E. Hersam, founder and publisher of the Advertiser. In later years he railed against the editor of that paper, Lew Rowand, for editing his prose.

Newspaperman leaves legacy, memorial is today
Written by Donald Hersam Jr., Hersam Acorn Newspapers

Bernard Yudain, a veteran newsman of many hats and Greenwich mainstay who cut his teeth in journalism at the Post’s sister paper, the New Canaan Advertiser, died April 3. He was 91. A memorial service will be held today, Thursday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave., for all friends and family, with a reception following at Indian Harbor Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Family Centers of Greenwich. Click here for his obituary.

04/08/10 Krasniewicz's Brother Inlaw Michael Crane: "This woman is crazy. She is going to spend some time in jail, and we're looking forward to that."

Friends of librarians praise Colorado guilty verdict
Colin Gustafson, Staff Writer

For some friends of Kathleen Krasniewicz and Kate McClelland, Wednesday's news that a jury convicted a woman of killing the two Old Greenwich librarians while driving drunk was a relief, tinged with sorrow.

Denver jurors convicted Sandra Lee Jacobson, 41, of Colorado, of killing McClelland, 71, and Krasniewicz, 54, after crashing into a taxi taking the women to the Denver airport after a librarians' convention in January 2009.

Old Greenwich librarian Kathy Jarombek could not hold back tears as she spoke about the decision.

"We're all grateful they found her guilty, and that justice was served," said Jarombek, her voice growing shaky. "But it's still a great loss."....

04/08/10 Riverside Second-grader Julia Butler wants to know why that..... "When you look at the front of a spoon, why is your reflection upside down?"


Second-grade Riverside School student Morgan Brog shows her classmates her science project, how to make rock candy, at the school's annual science fair, on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

Colin Gustafson

What household liquids are best for cleaning the tarnish off a copper penny?

Riverside School second-grader Sophie Dixon was surprised to learn that ketchup does a better job than most products. Other low-acid liquids like vinegar and pomegranate juice also do the trick, she found.

Dixon was one of more than 200 Riverside students to present their findings to parents, peers and teachers at the elementary school's sixth annual science fair, "Explorations in Science," on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Organized by the Riverside PTA, the science fair asked students to come up with their own questions -- not necessarily ones related to what they're studying in class -- and then use the scientific method to find an answer. Questions ran the gamut this year.....

04/08/10 Candace Garthwaite says this was all done "behind closed doors"

Old Greenwich couple receive zoning approval for subdivision despite neighbors' misgivings
Frank MacEachern, Staff Writer

An Old Greenwich couple received approval to subdivide their property into two lots, but not before some testy comments made by the couple and some neighbors.

Erford Porter II and his wife Jane succeeded Tuesday, four years after they had been initially denied by the Planning and Zoning Commission in their first attempt to subdivide the property at 34 Park Ave.

However, any drainage system they install -- in an area that is prone to flooding during storms -- must first be approved by town agencies before a building permit would be granted on the lots, the commission ruled.

Erford Porter, who said he was referred to as "the rain man at town hall" for his lobbying of the town to improve its storm water and flood control, said the couple agreed to the stipulation.....

04/08/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Overnight Edition

The Latest News About Greenwich

Nearby Hospitals to Fill Gap When St. Vincent's Closes
New York Times
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS A day after St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village announced it was closing its inpatient facilities, other Manhattan hospitals ...
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Norwalk baseball falls at Greenwich in opener
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich High School pitcher, Yuta Okazaki, throws hard during game against Norwalk High School at GHS Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 2010. ...
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Greenwich lacrosse comes up short against New Canaan
Stamford Advocate
GREENWICH -- When Greenwich High first-year coach Scott Bulkley gave his pregame speech, he told his Cardinals that their season opener could go one of two ...
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The Art of the Straddle: A Saxophonist Ranging at Will
New York Times
The saxophonist David Binney performing Tuesday night in Greenwich Village with, from left, Dan Weiss, Thomas Morgan and Jacob Sacks. ...
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GIRLS TENNIS Greenwich's win streak at 71 and counting
Stamford Advocate
And that is what has made the Greenwich girls tennis teams' run of 70 straight wins, entering Wednesday's season opener against visiting Bridgeport Central, ...
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Cougars top East Greenwich in baseball opener
Valley Breeze
Lefty John Kolajian started on the mound for East Greenwich and took the loss. The Cougars were scheduled to host Chariho today, Wednesday, April 7, ...
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April 7: Greenwich wins own tourney
Glens Falls Post-Star
VALLEY FALLS -- Greenwich racked up 23 runs in two games as the Witches captured their own baseball tournament Wednesday at Chapko-Lewis Field. ...
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Greenwich: Institutions increasing tactical use of ETFs
Pensions & Investments
By Douglas Appell A recent survey by Greenwich Associates shows growing institutional interest in using ETFs for tactical purposes. ...
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Siemens gets Thunder Bay wind turbine contract
Siemens said it will install the turbines at the Greenwich wind energy project near Thunder Bay, which is expected to be running in June 2011. ...
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ROUNDUP Second-half rally lifts Brunswick lacrosse past Taft
Greenwich Time
Receiving a balanced scoring effort, Greenwich ran its winning streak to three games Wednesday, topping Harvey School, 47-24. Pete Cavini and John Capoccia ...
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Boitumelo McCallum's Accused Killer Pleads Guilty to Strangling Her at NYU ...
Boitumelo McCallum was strangled to death inside this NYU faculty apartment building in Greenwich Village. (AP/Bebeto Matthews) By Shayna Jacobs MANHATTAN ...
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11-run third lifts McMahon
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Greenwich right-hander Yuta Okazaki picked up the win, allowing seven hits over six innings. Greenwich scored all four of its runs in the third, ...
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US CREDIT-Bond rally likely to continue, though risks lurk
"The fundamental outlook for credit is very good, though macro threats remain," said Brian Yelvington, fixed income analyst at Knight Libertas in Greenwich, ...
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Newspaperman leaves legacy, memorial is today
Greenwich Post
He did stints locally with the Advertiser, Darien Review where brother Harold Yudain was editor, and arrived in Greenwich as a cub reporter covering Town ...
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New commission aims to close achievement gap
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"Something is not right with the business of education when you have that kind of situation," said Steven Simmons, a Greenwich businessman. ...
Edsall: Recruiting in Fairfield County very important
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The building of Rentschler Field and our practice facilities on campus, guys like Bob Burton from Greenwich and Mark Shenkman from Greenwich, ...
United Rentals Offers Zero Percent Financing on Used Equipment
GREENWICH, CT - United Rentals Inc. announces zero percent financing on used equipment purchases committed by June 30, 2010. The special program applies to ...
US: FreshDirect expands to Connecticut
FreshDirect now delivers to four communities in the Greenwich, Conn., area, and has doubled its presence in upstate Westchester County, NY to 21 communities ...

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A week after a Greenwich High School special education assistant was charged with sexual assault, a Stamford judge ordered him to stay away from all public schools in town. Stemming from a 2009 incident, Andrew Knapp was arrested last ...
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Connecticut this Month of April
By Frank Don
On Tuesday, April 20th, I shall be giving my talk at Greenwich High School sponsored by Greenwich Continuing Education. My program begins at 7:00 PM and runs until 9:20 PM. The fee is $39.00. For registration, please contact Greenwich ...
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Outdoor Dining: Fairfield County Small Bites
By Liz Johnson
It's gorgeous out! Where are you going for drinks or dinner after work? After the jump, a list of places in Greenwich, Norwalk, SoNo and.
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StreetEasy: Talk - Section 8: Thousands May Lose Rental Vouchers
If you want to live in any expensive locale, whether it's New York, Miami Beach, Greenwich, or Beverly Hills, you do the things you need to do to be able to afford to live in that locale. And if you fall short -- like so many other ...
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This is not brother Gideon's listing, though one might think so ...
By christopherfountain
Gideon's not the only Greenwich realtor who thinks the market is poised for a roaring comeback, apparently. Here's a 3 bedroom, one bath cottage in Old Greenwich that sits on 0.12 of an acre, is assessed at $770000, ...
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