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07/16/10 the Only Guy Arrested For Drug Possession In The Fourth Congressional Race Stakes Out Jim Himes' Hometown

Robert Merkle, who owns Management Recruiters in Westport, is one of three candidates running in the Aug. 10 primary for the Republican nomination in the fourth congressional district. Mr. Merkle is facing off against Dan Debicella and Bridgeport businessman Rick Torres in the primary to challenge incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Jim Himes this fall.

Mr. Merkle, who is a Norwalk resident, made a brief appearance in Greenwich on Monday to a small group of supporters.

Mr. Merkle is set to appear tonight at 8 in Stamford.

Monday night, Mr. Merkle took several positions to the right of current officeholders, particularly when it came to the powers of federal government, which he said had to be curtailed.

Mr. Merkle said. “There are approximately 18 specific areas in the constitution which the federal government is supposed to be in charge of, defense, border security, currency, international commerce and relations to name a few."

Mr. Merkle said he envisions cutting the Department of Education, Department of Labor and the Department of Energy.

He was questioned by Greenwich resident Dick Case on this who asked him which of the 18 areas in the constitution gave the government the power to work on transportation in the state. Mr. Merkle admitted it wasn’t one of the areas.

This lead to direct questioning from Greenwich resident Tim Graham who asked Mr. Merkle what he would do to help people in Fairfield County if elected. Saying that state programs can be paid for when less money is sent to the federal government.

Mr. Graham urged Mr. Merkle to worry less about national issues like immigration and the size of the government and instead address local issues like power consumption, congestion on Interstate 95 and the need for changes in the state transit system.

Mr. Merkle did not say if the the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency should be eliminated or if it was one of the "approximately 18 specific areas" in the constitution which the federal government is supposed to be in charge of.

Mr. Merkle said he is scheduled to swing through Greenwich again before the primary, but would not give a specific date.


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07/16/10 Former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy Is Closing In On Greenwich Resident Ned Lamont

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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford.
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That being said, he nailed it perfectly with his latest observation on
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New Quinnipiac Poll: Ned Lamont with a 9-percent lead in primary ...
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Ned Lamont is leading former Stamford Mayor
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The North Haven Way: Lamont's Enthusiasm Can't Hide Is Aaivete
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Indeed, Lamont's whole campaign, in which he first faces the candidate endorsed by the Democratic state convention, former Stamford Mayor
Dan Malloy, in the primary Aug. 10, increasingly looks like a dodge. ...
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07/16/10 Food Drive at Congressman Jim Himes' Bridgeport and Stamford locations

Dear Friends,

With many people out of town during the summer, food pantries have been struggling to keep supplied. This has been particularly problematic for Bridgeport's food pantries, especially after the tornado.

I recently received an email from the Bridgeport Rescue Mission asking for help. I turn to you, as involved and concerned supporters, to help our neighbors in need.

We will be holding food drives at our Campaign Headquarters in Bridgeport (350 Fairfield Avenue) and the Democratic Headquarters in Stamford (123 High Ridge Road) for the next two weeks. You can drop off cans on your way to or from work or when you come in to volunteer.

The contact for Bridgeport is Aaron Turner aaron@himesforcongress.com, and the contact for Stamford is Cara Pavlock cpavlock@gmail.com.

Below is the list of items that the Bridgeport Rescue Mission said they needed most:

  • large boxes of cold and hot cereal
  • pasta and jarred spaghetti sauce
  • boxed macaroni and cheese
  • large bags of rice or beans
  • Ramen noodles
  • instant mashed potatoes or canned potatoes (28-ounce and larger)
  • canned vegetables (14-ounce and larger)
  • canned fruits
  • canned meats such as: beef stew, canned tuna fish, canned hams and/or SPAM
  • instant Jell-O mixes
  • granola bars
  • iced tea and lemonade mixes

Thank you for your commitment to our community. I hope you'll join me in helping our neighbors who need us most.


Jim Himes


Please consider helping out those less fortunate in Fairfield County.

Donating a little food from your families table can make a big difference to our disabled, elderly, underemployed and unemployed neighbors.

In The Wealthiest County;

In The Wealthiest State;

In The Wealthiest Nation On Earth;

No Child Or Family Should Want For Food.

Shame On All Of Us When Food Panties

And Social Service Agencies Run Low On Food

What Does The Bible Say About Feeding The Hungry?

If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.
Isaiah 58:10 NSRV

Happy are those who are concerned for the poor; the Lord will help them when they are in trouble.
Psalm 41:1 TEV

If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry will not be heard.
Proverbs 21:13 TEV

God always keeps His promises; he judges in favor of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
Psalm 146:6-7 TEV

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill," and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has not works, is dead.
James 2:14-17 NRSV

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Defend the rights of the poor and needy,
Proverbs 31:8-9 NSRV

Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.
Isaiah 1:17

He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord and he will repay him for his deed.
Proverbs 19:17

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:9-11

"For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.'

Then these righteous ones will reply, 'Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? And the King will tell them, 'I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'"
Matthew 25:31-40 NLT


When you gather your crops and fail to bring in some of the grain that you have cut, do not go back for it; for it is to be left for the foreigners, orphans and widows...When you have gathered your grapes once, do not go back over the vines a second time; the grapes that are left are for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Never forget that you were slaves in Egypt; that is why I have given you this command.
Deuteronomy 24:19-22 TEV

...do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor...
Zechariah 7:10 RSV

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord
require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk
humbly with your God?'”
Micah 6:8

Jesus said to him "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
Matthew 19:21 RSV

"But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just."
Luke 14:13 RSV

"Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me."
Luke 18:22 KJV

Begin using your hands for honest work, and then give generously to others in need.
Ephesians 4:28 NLT

"Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life."
1 Timothy 6:18-19

Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.
James 1:27 NLT


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07/16/10 Greenwich Resident Ned Lamont Reminds Democrats:25 Days and Counting!

Dear Friend,

In the past few months, I have written to you with pride about the growth of Ned's grassroots campaign. We have opened field offices across the state, welcomed 2,500 volunteers to our campaign, made more than 600,000 phone calls, and held 15-20 canvasses every weekend.

And we're seeing great results. A new Quinnipiac University poll came out yesterday showing Ned with a solid lead among likely voters (the first time this measure has been used so far). In fact, Ned actually increased his lead from the June poll among registered Democrats, and now leads by 20 points!

Our online grassroots campaign is gathering strength as well. Our Facebook page features images and videos from the campaign trail, plus the latest news, updates, and a schedule of events. Click "like" on the top of our page, and then join us out on the campaign trail.

Grow the online power of this campaign by clicking this link and joining the campaign on Facebook.

The next few weeks will be just as exciting online as they will be out in the field. We will soon launch a full resource for registering to vote, finding voting information, and getting in contact with our field team, right on the front page of the website.

As one of our most loyal supporters, I also want to offer you the opportunity to get a first peek of one of our exciting new web tools. Our "People" page will allow you to connect with other supporters, upload pictures and video, and become a part of our online community - together, we can help Ned get Connecticut back on offense.

Please click here to join our new online community!



Joe Abbey
Campaign Manager
Lamont for Governor

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07/16/10 What Ever Happened To Peter Schiff?

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07/16/1`0 Greenwich Resident Linda McMahon Says:Pick one

Linda McMahon For Senate

Greenwich Roundup –

Richard Blumenthal will be the guest on Sunday's "Face the State," which airs on Hartford station WFSB.

The program's moderator, Dennis House, says that while recording the interview, he encountered "a very different Dick Blumenthal."

House notes that Blumenthal "used to the be the most accessible public official in our land ... offering reporters his personal cell phone number and granting interviews at a moment's notice. His eager willingness to go on camera was a running joke among his staff, journalists, columnists and radio disc jockeys ... even himself."

Those days are over. House says Blumenthal dodged questions and "delivered answers to something else that seemed rehearsed."

A newspaper reporter thinks Blumenthal "has been in absentia." A columnist writes that he "seems to have gone underground." A prominent political consultant says he appears "unprepared to shift into a dialogue on national issues."

My agenda's no secret: I'm running to stop runaway spending in Washington, prevent middle-class tax increases and put Connecticut back to work.

I'm not avoiding anyone. As I've toured downtowns, visited ballparks, and attended local festivals -- 600 events so far -- I've invited the media to come along.

Connecticut deserves a Senator who faces the public and the press.

Here's what you can do today to help our campaign bring change to Washington:

  1. Join a winning team dedicated to putting an end to politics as usual at my.linda2010.com. myLinda is a revolutionary online activism center that gives you the tools you need to advance our grassroots campaign.
  2. After you join myLinda, please invite your friends to join you in our campaign to bring change to Washington.

All the best,
Linda McMahon

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07/16/10 Board Of Education Press Release: CMT & CAPT Release

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Please find attached a revision of yesterday's CMT release/reports to
include the CAPT 2010 scores.

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


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


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07/15/10 The 2010 Connecticut Mastery Test Scores: How Did Greenwich Do?

If You Want To Know What's Going On In Greenwich You Have To Read The out Of Town Newspapers.....

2010 Connecticut Mastery Test Scores: How Did Your Town Do?

Results from statewide Connecticut Mastery Tests released this morning show that elementary and middle school students have generally improved since 2006, though the scores are difficult to compare because, for the first time, many school districts did not include scores for special education students.

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07/15/10 Greenwich Board Of Education Press Release: CMT Scores
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Update #3 - Over Ten Hours Later

Hearst Newspaper President Steven Swartz Gets An F

Why was the Hartford Courant Newspaper Able To Get A CMT News Story And A Database Up 12 Hours Before Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber?

Math and reading scores up, writing and science down at town primary schools

Published: 10:33 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2010


students' writing scores declined, with 79.4 percent reaching goal in 2010, down from 81.2 percent in 2009, state figures show. In science, 73.6 percent of students reached goal this year, down slightly from 73.9 percent last year.

This was the second year of decline in science scores since the subtest in the topic was introduced as part of the CMT in 2008.....

....critics said the schools should be performing well ahead of where they are.

Democratic Town Committee member Sean Goldrick noted that Greenwich ranks lower than many districts in the state's groupings of both the wealthiest districts as well as the second-ranked group, of which Greenwich is part.

"Compared with our peers, we do poorly, overall," Goldrick said. "We are not at the top of anything, and yet we are one of the wealthiest towns in America, with one of the best-educated populations of parents."....


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