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04/10/10 There Is A new comment About Westchester Resident Richard Fuscone

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04/10/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

The Latest News About Greenwich

Cardinals clip McMahon
The Hour
"
Greenwich was awesome. They had some beautiful passes and each girl had about eight inches on us. We're short and they're not. ...
Poll Finds Republican Foley Leads Race in Connecticut
The State Column
Foley, a
Greenwich millionaire leads fellow Greenwich millionaire and Democratic opponent Ned Lamont 44 percent to 37 percent. ...
NCAdvertiser.com
Publisher's Notebook: 'Young charge' recalls mentor
NCAdvertiser.com
Bernard Yudain, a veteran newsman of many hats and
Greenwich mainstay who cut his eye teeth in journalism at the the New Canaan Advertiser, died Saturday, ...
THE REV. BOB NAYLOR: Time to bring back the day of rest
Greenwich Time
And since I live in
Greenwich, I root for all the wrong teams -- family connections lead me to Philadelphia and Boston (forgive me and please read on). ...
No. 9 Dartmouth Picks Up Key Win at Cornell
LaxPower
Junior defender Shanne MacKenzie (
Greenwich, Conn.), who had three ground balls on the day, drew a charge on the next Cornell possession. ...
Radisson Hotel, waterpark near Mall of America sold
Pioneer Press
By Gita Sitaramiah A
Greenwich, Conn., private equity firm's subsidiary has acquired the Radisson Hotel and adjoining Waterpark of America near the Mall of ...
Fresh Air Fund: Extending your summer family
Wilton Bulletin
"Growing up we were friendly with a family in
Greenwich that hosted kids from the Fresh Air Fund," Mrs. Murphy said recently. "When they got off the bus it ...
Two-bedroom condo in Scarsdale offers convenience, affordability
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Michael Batt has been a chef at several Manhattan restaurants, and he and his wife now own a high-end catering company in
Greenwich, Conn., ...
New York Daily News
Online grocer FreshDirect seeks $100M to finance expansion in suburbs, Connecticut
New York Daily News
FreshDirect this week announced plans to add four Connecticut communities, including
Greenwich and Riverside, to its delivery route. ...
The Advocate and Greenwich Time Business Briefs: Jason to address investor group
Danbury News Times
Julie Jason, an attorney and columnist whose financial advice appears each Sunday in Hearst Connecticut Media Group newspapers, will address the Connecticut
...
With a better back, Lendl back in tennis tonight in Atlantic City
Press of Atlantic City
When the two lived in
Greenwich, Conn., they raced to their respective homes after events. "I think he was quicker back home," Wilander said, ...

Greenwich In The Blogosphere

Greenwich Avenue post office cancelled « For What It's Worth
By christopherfountain
The USPS has decided to abandon its 1917 building on
Greenwich Avenue. No complaint here – the feds abandoned this building years ago when they moved operations to Valley Road, and there's been no excuse for its existence since. ...
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Bonni Brodnick Blog: RECORD-REVIEW "Talk of the Town"
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Greenwich, Conn., for which she is also director of communications. Bonni writes the weekly newspaper column, ...
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For sale: Historic Greenwich Avenue post office - StamfordAdvocate
Maureen Marion, a Postal Service spokeswoman for Connecticut, said the 17000- square-foot facility at 310 Greenwich Ave. -- built as a post office in 1917 ...
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04/10/10 Greenwich Roundup Reader Reaches Out To Planning And Zoning' Member Frank Farricker: R-6 Zone change and its impact on affordable housing.

Mr Farricker-

Thank you for your time in the office and your willingness to consider
detailed analysis of the build-out potential of the R-6 Zone.

I will provide further discussion shortly about drainage issues, but
it is my contention that the Drainage Manual addendum No 3, in effect
since Oct 2008, as well as the proposed update to the drainage manual,
will render build-out potential in the R-6 zone virtually impossible
under "special permit" review procedures.

Therefore, it is my position with the following analysis, that the
Town will sacrifice an "as-of-right" potential for 334 units of
housing, mostly in the affordable R-6 zone.

This should be considered before the "two-family" right in R-6 is
eliminated by rule change.

Please see: http://bit.ly/ceBfnw

Thank you.

Michael W. Finkbeiner
Prof. Land Surveyor (CT & NY)
Earth Image Dot Net
4 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830-5617
Tel: 203 661-3897 Office
cel: 203 561-3293 cell
email:
mwf@earthimage.net

My business website is EarthImage.Net

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04/10/10 Westchester Resident Richard Fuscone, Who Used To Work At Merrill Lynch Is Leaving Greenwich Merchants Holding The Bag

Wednesday, Richard Fuscone, a former top Wall Street executive, declared personal bankruptcy, forestalling a foreclosure auction that had been scheduled this week on his 14-acre Westchester mansion.

Mr. Fuscone, Merrill Lynch’s one-time head of Latin America, put his mansion up for sale in November, asking $13.9 million. But he couldn’t find a buyer.

The court had scheduled a foreclosure auction for Thursday for the 18,471-square-foot mansion—with two swimming pools, two elevators, six fireplaces, 11 bathrooms and a seven-car garage. The personal bankruptcy filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Wednesday temporarily freezes the foreclosure process.

In his bankruptcy filing, Mr. Fuscone provided a list of his debts, including ones to the Greenwich Country Day School, American Express, Mercedes-Benz, a local hardware store, a pet store, and Richards of Greenwich, a fine-clothing store.

“My background is in the financial-services industry and I have been personally devastated by the financial crisis which came to a head in March 2008,” Mr. Fuscone said in his bankruptcy declaration. “I have been sued by Patriot National Bank” as part of a foreclosure action. “I currently have no income for the 30-day period” following his bankruptcy petition.

C.W. Kelsey, owner of Greenwich Hardware, was among the local merchants owed money by Mr. Fuscone, though he wouldn’t say how much.

Traditionally, the majority of Greenwich Harware's credit problems were contractors, Now there are people you’d never expect two or three years ago to have problems, who live in multimillion dollar homes.

The rich and famous of Greenwich and New York now have something in common with hundreds of thousands of middle and lower-class Americans: The bank is about to take their homes.

Houses with loans of $5 million or more will likely see a sharp rise in foreclosures this year according to Greenwich Real Estate proffessionals.

Greenwich banking executives say the super-wealthy are among the last to lose their homes in a mortgage crisis because they usually have high savings, better access to credit and other means for staving off foreclosure.

Many of Greenwich's wealthy work in financial services and other industries hit especially hard by the crisis, and have seen their wealth shrink in the market crash.

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04/10/10 Henley Smith of Commonwealth Asset Management Tells Town Investment Leaders To Get Their Advice From A Kid Instead A Pack Of Lemmings

Topix Greenwich
Greenwich News - April 10, 2010
Twenty-seven municipal investment leaders gathered Thursday to hear about the risks and potential rewards in a low-interest environment that is being stalked by the spectre of inflation
Twenty-seven municipal investment leaders gathered Thursday to hear about the risks and potential rewards in a low-interest environment that is being stalked by the spectre of inflation.
"We're starting to see some risk-taking," said Henley Smith, chief investment officer of Greenwich-based Commonwealth Asset Management, who lectured on making investment decisions while interest rates are low to the half-day symposium at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.....
.....But he also named investments he would consider in this environment -- and some he said should be avoided. He said people should consider U.S. Treasuries, but gold makes him nervous, partly because there are so many people pushing it.

Smith told an anecdote about Joe Kennedy's decision to sell stocks after a shoeshine kid gave him a stock tip. Put another way, he said, it's a good idea to get away from a pack of lemmings, they're only headed for a fall......
.....Setting clear goals and strategies is part of how a municipality can invest wisely, according to another event speaker, Guy LeBas, chief fixed-income strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott in Fairfield, which organized the symposium.

LeBas said investors should act more like the "smart money" in the market, hedging risk like the big banks and insurance companies......
.....Carolyn Frzop, a Fairfield resident and a vice president with Janney Montgomery Scott, said the idea was to get the municipal investment professionals together to discuss trends in the market.....
COMMENT:
Greenwich Roundup Hopes that Town Of Greenwich Employees Missed This Pitch To Put Taxpayer Funds Investments With A Higher Level Of Risk.
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How the Greenwich Red Cross responded to the storm (Westport News)
In the wake of the March 13 storm, there has been much conversation and press regarding what happened, what didn't and what should have happened.

Every quilt tells a story at the Greenwich Historical Society (Greenwich Citizen)
In the fast pace of today's world, the image of young women gathered together in a quilting bee, skillfully stitching a quilt for a bride-to-be is a wonder to contemplate.

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04/10/10 Superintendent of Schools Sidney Freund said the district allocates resources to different groups of students based on the level of need


BOE Member Ponns Cohen: "I object, and will object, to the continued expansion of the BOE into what appears to be a `nanny organization,' with bells and whistles."

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sidney Freund: "It's not either/or when it comes to providing for kids with special needs. We are not taking anything away from anyone else. We are trying to address the needs of every child."



The school district has done plenty to help students learning English as a second language, but not enough to address the needs of some native English speakers struggling to learn in their first language, a school board member said Friday.

Board of Education member Marianna Ponns Cohen believes the district is allocating heavy resources to English Language Learners at the expense of being able to develop other programs that serve English-speaking students with different learning challenges.

ELL students currently receive a variety of special services including tutoring, home visits and Saturday classes. The schools chief also plans to create a part-time "parent liaison" position to facilitate communication between the district and families that do not speak English as a first language.....

......Public school parent Paige Davis believes the district ELL program has done a better job than its special education counterpart at identifying students' needs, coming up with plans to address them, and measuring their progress.

"The ELL program seems very focused," said Davis, who attended the work session. "There seems to be more strategic planning.".....

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

The Latest News About Greenwich

McMahon girls fall in lacrosse to Greenwich
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich High School's girls lacrosse team poured it on in a 17-4 win over host Brien McMahon in a battle of FCIAC teams on a windy, chilly evening. ...
New Fairfield lacrosse edges Greenwich in OT
Greenwich Time
Woody Waesche, # 3 of Greenwich High School, takes a shot on goal during lst quarter action of game against New Fairfield High School, at GHS, April 9, ...
Greenwich girls lax slams Sens, 17-4
Greenwich Post
The Greenwich High School girls lacrosse opened its season in emphatic fashion Friday night, taking care of Brien McMahon High School 17-4. ...
Downtown Greenwich posts strong quarter
Westfair Online
The segmented Greenwich commercial real estate market is seeing some movement as businesses take on smaller spaces downtown. Industry watchers have always ...
Greenwich Post
Greenwich promotes sexual assault awareness and education
Greenwich Post
Greenwich joins the communities of Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Weston and Wilton, which are involved with the effort, now ongoing for ...
Red Cross blood drive is Saturday, donors needed
Greenwich Post
The American Red Cross is in need of blood donors for this Saturday, April 10, at the Greenwich Police Department Public Safety Complex, 11 Bruce Place, ...
Fragrance Company Doubles Its Fourth-Quarter Profit
New York Times
Stock in Blyth, which is based in Greenwich, Conn., rose $14.72, or 45 percent, to $47.10 a share. A version of this brief appeared in print on April 10, ...
Point to Point?
Westfair Online
As it turns out, CEO Carl Kuehner III may be courting deep-pocketed and Greenwich-centric hedge funds. Silver Point Capital, a major fund based in Greenwich ...
Himes talks reform at FINRA dinner
Danbury News Times
Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, will not be surprised if three months from now the game has changed for players in the investment industry. ...
School
Stamford Advocate
GREENWICH 5, BRIEN MCMAHON 0: Ryan Carr tossed a two-hit shutout as Greenwich (2-0) blanked McMahon. Carr allowed no hits after the first inning. ...
GHS softball notches first win, crushes McMahon 12-4
Greenwich Post
The Greenwich High School softball team traveled up to Brien McMahon High School and picked up its first win of the season, easily handling the Senators ...
Conn. student headed to prestigious science fair
Hartford Courant
AP Greenwich Time The question has been raised in science journals, but seldom put to the test: Can the light-trapping features in algae be used to make ...
Boating industry starting to emerge from recession doldrums
Danbury News Times
Last May, in a story in Greenwich Time, Dammrich predicted there would be about 180000 new boats sold in 2009. The reality was worse. ...

Greenwich In The Blogosphere

Sounds like Greenwich to me « For What It's Worth
By christopherfountain
Nantucket real estate heading for the dumpster. As everywhere, real-estate prices in Nantucket went vertical about five years ago. In the early 1990s, the average house on the island sold ...
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Train to the game. Details here. – Greenwich Real Time – Greenwich
On game days, train tickets will be collected as you exit the station and head into the overpass. On your right, be sure to admire "The Home of the Stars," a glass, marble and ceramic mosaic by artist Ellen Harvey, who was commissioned ...
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GPD NEWS: New Police Officer to be Sworn in Monday – Our Greenwich
By franktrotta
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 ...
Our Greenwich - http://ourgreenwich.com/
News of the Rebellion: Tax Day Tea Parties in Connecticut ...
Greenwich Tea Party When: Thrusday, April 15th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.. Where: Greenwich Town Hall, Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT Website: gstpp.org. Hartford Tea Party When: Thursday, April 15th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ...
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New Fairfield lacrosse edges Greenwich in OT - Connecticut Post
Moments later New Fairfield capitalized on its offensive opportunity as Mallon found a loose ball in front of the Greenwich net and put it past GHS goalie ...
http://www.ctpost.com/othersports/article/New-Fairfield-lacrosse-edges-Greenwich-in-OT-442597.php
How the Greenwich Red Cross responded to the storm - Westport News
Volunteer Director of Disaster and Emergency Services Holly Izant-McSharry oversaw the disaster response efforts throughout the week, sending volunteers out ...
http://www.westport-news.com/local/article/How-the-Greenwich-Red-Cross-responded-to-the-storm-430368.php

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04/10/10 In late 2009, Police Chief David Ridberg added personnel to the narcotics unit and allocated more resources to it.

Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg has said he hopes to continue the drug initiative throughout the year in order to reduce the prevalence of drugs in the community.

The Greenwich Police Department will automatically issue an internal report on the incident, because a taser was deployed and discharged


A drug bust set up by the Police Department's narcotics unit turned violent Thursday when officers were forced to use a stun gun on a New York man wanted for allegedly selling crack cocaine in town, according to police.

Two officers were injured as they attempted to subdue the man and take him into custody, police said.

The confrontation occurred at 5 p.m. Thursday in the area of 107 Mill St. after police learned Ralph Jones, 28, of 111 Midland Ave., Port Chester, N.Y., was walking through Byram.....

.....After being discharged from Greenwich Hospital, Jones was processed at police headquarters and held overnight on a $250,000 bond. Police said Jones was scheduled to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford Friday. As of Friday morning, Jones did not have a lawyer.

Jones has no prior convictions in Connecticut, according to court records......

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