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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

06/16/10 US Congressional Candidate Rick Torres: Israel fighting for its very survival

Dear Editor,

Imagine, if you will, living in a neighborhood where all of your neighbors hate you. They routinely walk through your yard and many throw rocks through your windows. You have one loyal friend in your life but he lives a couple of towns over and, though he used to visit and give you a chance to sit on your porch and enjoy the fresh air -- because there is strength in numbers -- he rarely visits anymore.

You try to live your life. You go to the coffee shop but people still scorn you. You hire a police officer to make sure that the people walking through your yard are not carrying rocks. You don't stop them.

You just want to make sure that they don't throw rocks through your windows. Occasionally you have to take action against a neighbor who bursts into your living room and smashes your TV. It's not that they want to steal it -- they just don't want you to have it.

Then, yesterday, the insult of all insults: That good friend of yours from a couple of towns over comes to your neighborhood ... but he doesn't come to see you. He stops next door and drops off a cheesecake to the guy who lives there -- the guy who throws the most rocks at your windows. It's not any cheesecake, though, it's a huge Godiva chocolate cheesecake in a beautiful gold box with a hand-tied ribbon.

How's that make you feel?

Israel has been on the front lines of a holy war, waged by her neighbors against the world since the nation's founding in 1948.

Israel has endured more relentless attacks than any other nation on earth. Her Muslim neighbors vow to never recognize her right to exist, let alone the right of her citizens to move safely through their lands.

Recently there was controversy over the Mavi Marmara incident. In short, Israel has made a decision that requires Gaza-bound ships put into a nearby Israeli port, submit to inspection, and have the cargo delivered by land, at Israel's expense, to its destination. It's not a terribly onerous blockade. It doesn't prevent any legal cargo from entering Gaza -- just the rocket launchers and bomb components that are used to kill Israel's citizens.

In February, Jim Himes signed on to a letter with 52 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives. In response to that letter, President Obama signed an Executive Order earmarking $20 million U.S. taxpayer dollars to "aid in the resettlement of Gaza refugees."

Recently he announced that an additional $400 million will go to the Palestinian Governing Authority to aid in a "humanitarian crisis" ostensibly created by the blockade. The president recently remarked to CNN's Larry King that "Israel's got a legitimate concern there. On the other hand, you've got a blockade up that's preventing people in Palestinian Gaza from having job opportunities and being able to create businesses and engage in trade and have opportunities for the future."

The president is wrong. The blockade does nothing of the sort.

In a year of record budget deficits, unemployment and foreclosure, we are abandoning Israel in order to support a "humanitarian crisis" halfway around the world. That "crisis" is "caused" by an isolated nation imposing a blockade so mild that it has them paying to deliver cargo across land to followers of Hamas who would not allow the Israelis the chance to breathe the same air? Our Congress is out of control and way off the mark.

Imagine again that the neighborhood is the Middle East and that you are Israel. The neighbors are the surrounding Muslim countries, governed by Sharia law. The rocks are bombs and that loyal friend is the United States. Your former best friend has given Hamas $420 million dollars at the urging of Jim Himes and 52 other congressmen and they are mad at you for attempting to protect yourself from being blown up. You can either fight for your life or roll over and die.

How does that make you feel?

- Rick Torres

Mr. Torres, of Bridgeport, is a Republican candidate for Congress seeking to take Greenwich resident Jim Himes' seat in the Fourth Congressional District.

06/16/10 Greenwich BOE Press Release: Assistant Principal Appointments

Click To Enlarge Greenwich BOE Press Release

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sidney A. Freund has announced the
appointment of the following Elementary Assistant Principals, effective
July 1, 2010.

Cos Cob School Assistant Principal: Kristin Goldstein
Hamilton Avenue School Assistant Principal: Claudia Segneri
North Street School Interim Assistant Principal: Bill Bogardus
Parkway School Assistant Principal: Barbara Riccio

See attached for more information.

Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Board of Education
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830


Phone: 203-625-7415
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Fax: 203-869-8003


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06/16/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

The Latest News Reports About Greenwich

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Greenwich honors
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Republican candidate for Governor
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DJ WORLD FOREX Euro Slips But Optimism For Growth Tempers Loss ...
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VISIONISTS: Classic lines, deep pockets
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06/16/10 Bob Boothroyd is now following Greenwich Roundup on Twitter!

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06/16/19 Tom Foley: Campaign Corner Update: Help Tom Win

After Tom's success at the Republican convention we are pushing forward by phone banking every week until the primary. The phone banks are a great opportunity for volunteers to get involved, and they will play a large role in helping Tom win in August and November.

We hope you will consider joining us for one or more of the phone banking sessions in either West Hartford, Stamford, or Norwich. Information on dates, times, and who to contact to participate is below. I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.

Justin Clark

Campaign Manager

West Hartford:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 5pm to 8:30pm

Saturdays from 11am to 5pm

Sundays from 12pm to 5pm

The West Hartford office is located at 7 South Main Street in West Hartford, CT.

For more information about the West Hartford phone banks please contact:

Chris Covucci, Field Director
(203) 350-2283


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 5pm to 8:30pm

Saturdays from 11am to 5pm

The Stamford office is located at 20 Summer Street in Stamford, CT.

For more information about the Stamford phone banks please contact:

Courtney Weaver, Regional Field Director
(203) 998-0781


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 8:30pm

Saturdays from 11am to 5pm

The Norwich office is located at 507 New London Turnpike, 2nd Floor in Norwich, CT.

For more information about the Norwich phone banks please contact:

Ben Hartman, Regional Field Director
(860) 949-8126

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06/16/10 Amanda Romaniello is now following Greenwich Roundup on Twitter!

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06/16/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Morning Edition

The Latest News About Greenwich

Greenwich man faces new stalking charges
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Greenwich Water Polo qualifies several teams for Junior Olympics
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Greenwich High scholar athletes honored
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Greenwich Historical Society quilt exhibit extended
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Greenwich In The Blogosphere

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Two accused of plotting burglary

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Greenwich News - June 16, 2010
Two Greenwich residents were arrested Friday night after police said they attempted to break into a home under construction on Old Orchard Road.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dannel Malloy unveiled his jobs plans Tuesday, saying job creation will be his "single highest priority'' if elected governor.
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An Open Letter From Dan Debicella
Dear friends,
Recent reporting in the Jewish Ledger on June 9th indicates just how unwilling Jim Himes is to take a strong position in support of Israel. The full story can be found at www.jewishledger.com. It is clear that we need a Congressman who is unequivocal in his support for Israel. Jim Himes says he supports Israel, but then is unwilling to take a strong stand to support our ally when they are most in need. The United States needs to support Israel as they work to secure their borders and stop weapons from reaching terrorist groups like Hamas. Fairfield County deserves a Congressman who will speak strongly and clearly for our allies in Israel. These are the contrasting statements reported in the Jewish Ledger:
REP. JIM HIMES (D) "Israel is our good friend and our only long term ally in a dangerous part of the world. As Americans we do not rush to judgment before we have the facts. As tragic as the situation in the Mediterranean is, I urge all parties involved to do all they can to reduce tension and to allow the facts to be examined."
DAN DEBICELLA (R) "The United States needs to back Israel as it tries to secure its borders against terrorist groups like Hamas. They have a right to stop ships to ensure no weapons are being moved into the Gaza Strip. Israel is trying to reach out to moderate Palestinians to reach a lasting peace, yet the extremists in Hamas continue to try and pick a fight with Israel. I firmly believe the U.S. should stand with our allies in Israel and promote the removal of terrorist organizations like Hamas from power."
I will continue to advocate for the Israeli people and for their right to defend themselves from extremism. You can help me today by making a contribution of $25, $50, or $100 or by volunteering with the campaign. Together we can defeat Jim Himes and restore common sense to Washington.
All my best,
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