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Friday, July 23, 2010

07/23/10 NORWALK FIELD OFFICE GRAND OPENING WITH LINDA MCMAHON

Greenwich Roundup:

You are cordially invited to the Norwalk Field Office Grand Opening to take place on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 7:30PM.

This is a great opportunity to meet Linda and see why she is the best candidate in the race for US Senate.

Try to arrive early, there is plenty of parking located in the back of the building.

Linda looks forward to seeing you there.

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07/23/10 BREAKING NEWS: Tornado Watch Issued For Fairfield County

Tornado Watch Issued For Fairfield County; Heat On Way For Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Fairfield County. The alert, which was issued just before 6 p.m. Friday, is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday.

Read more at courant.com

07/23/10 Rick Torres agrees to News 12 Debate Will Dan Debicella And Rob Merkle Be Man Enough To Show Up


IT IS DEBATING SEASON

TIME TO STAND AND DELIVER FOR THE VOTERS

Republican Congressional Candidate Rick Torres became the first of the three primary contenders to agree to a debate sponsored by News 12 on Friday August 6th at 9:30am. 

The Campaigns are also expected to schedule a debate through the 4th CDRO on either August 1st or August 8th.

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07/23/10 Greenwich Newsmaker Congressman Jim Himes

News Reports About Greenwich Resident Jim Himes
Himes Wants to 'Separate Rhetoric from Reality'
Patch
By Cathryn J. Prince | Email the author | 7:00am When it comes to getting re-elected, Congressman
Jim Himes said he wants to separate rhetoric from reality. ...

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07/23/10 Status Report on repairs to the Indian Harbor Ferry

The Indian Harbor Ferry is in its final phase of repair. The boat is
slated to be launched in a sea trial that is scheduled for tomorrow, July
24th. If the ferry is cleared to operate and carry passengers, the boat
will return to Greenwich late tomorrow and will be placed into service on
Sunday, July 25th.

*Please note that the Island Beach Ferry will run on Saturday, July 24th
on the hour leaving the ferry dock. Please visit our website
www.greenwichct.org, click on check out parks and Recreation throughout
the weekend as periodic updates will be made to the "News" section on

the status of the ferry service.


Lenore Caserta-McClester

Administrative Assistant, Director's Office

Department of Parks and Recreation
Town of Greenwich, Connecticut
Phone: 203-622-6472
Fax: 203-629-6979
Town Website: www.greenwichct.org

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07/23/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed:Morning Edition

News Reports About
Greenwich, CT

Madoff trustee demands $3.6 million in damages in lawsuit
Palm Beach Daily News (blog)
Irving Picard is demanding more than $3.6 billion in damages from Fairfield
Greenwich, a Madoff feeder fund. Picard, the court-appointed trustee, ...
A Greenwich survivor of the Saint-Lo Breakout tells his story
Greenwich Citizen
Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dave Curcio, 89 and retired physicist Lee Davenport, 94, both of
Greenwich, have found they have something in common. ...
Powerful 'microburst' slams Northeast Greenwich
Greenwich Time
Photo: Helen Neafsey /
Greenwich Time | Buy This Photo Destruction from Wednesday's storm on Stanwich Road, on Thursday, July 22, 2010. ...
A 'special' evening of lacrosse in Greenwich
Greenwich Post
The Garden Catering Pineapples battled the Chicken Joe's Young Braves for a 6-4 win this past Thursday at
Greenwich High School. The contest was a match-up ...

Greenwich Post
Greenwich's Houston focuses on kids instead of Knicks' GM rumors at YMCA event
Stamford Advocate
Former NBA player Allan Houston visited the YMCA in downtown Norwalk, Conn. to kick off the FISLL program for area youths on Thursday July 22, 2010.
...
Greenwich Cannons reach Senior American Legion state tournament
Stamford Advocate
Cannons pitcher Ryan Carr throws during American Legion playoff game against Rockville, at
Greenwich High School, Thursday afternoon, July 22, 2010. ...
Interactive Brokers Group posts drop in 2Q profit
The Associated Press
GREENWICH, Conn. — Interactive Brokers Group Inc. reported a 70 percent drop in second-quarter earnings Thursday, hurt again by a decline in its ...
Reluctant to extend the grace period, town investigates tax bill delay
Greenwich Time
Photo: File Photo /
Greenwich Time File Photo Larry Simon, senior Democrat on the 12-member Board of Estimate and Taxation. Photo: File Photo / Greenwich ...
Mission Accomplished .....

Tesei: Town has fulfilled affordable-housing mandate
Greenwich Time
Hanging over the town like a dark cloud for much of the past two decades, a mandate that
Greenwich build 24 affordable-housing units in return for the Cos Cob power plant site ...

...
Appearing on Sam Romeo's "Greenwich Matters" radio show on WGCH, Tesei said the town received a waiver from the state Department of Economic andCommunity Development stating that the town has satisfied its affordable housing obligation......
Town "Waterways Management Study" on its way to the public
Greenwich Citizen
Photo: Contributed Photo /
Greenwich Citizen The countdown has begun on a major study of the state of the intricate coastal waterways of Greenwich. ...
Hedge funds gain strength at summit
Danbury News Times
... said Russell Mason, president of the Greenwich-based Investment Management Institute, which hosted its third annual Alternative Investment Consultant ...
Radio Days: One man's collection lives on
Greenwich Citizen
Greenwich has a significant history in radio, according to Baker. "It had the first home radio station in America. It was in a shack. ...
ESPN ombudsman criticizes LeBron James coverage
MiamiHerald.com
In a photo provided by ESPN, LeBron James sits with Jim Gray before an interview on ESPN on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in
Greenwich, Conn. ...

MiamiHerald.com
Waterbury 1 bounced from state tournament
Waterbury Republican American
By Mark Jaffee Republican-American
GREENWICH — A gutsy performance by Christian Cuevas and the typical hustle from Darryl Wilson kept hopes alive for the ...
Off the hook: Fishermen catch 27 yellowfin on tuna adventure
Greenwich Citizen
Greenwich residents Stephen McMenamin and Alan Freedman don't have to imagine this situation -- they lived it. On the Fourth of July, McMenamin and Freedman ...
Palo Alto ranks third on list of 'top-earning towns'
Palo Alto Online
by Chris Kenrick Palo Alto trails behind Bethesda, Md., and
Greenwich, Conn. in CNN Money Magazine's 2010 list of "top-earning towns. ...
The art of fashion on display at Bruce and other area museums
Greenwich Citizen
Exquisite gowns from
Greenwich families grace the exhibit, called "The Dressmaker's Art," and convey us to another era. Usually I am not enthralled with ...
McMahon: I'm focusing on the general election
Norwich Bulletin
McMahon told reporters that she hadn't heard much chatter from the party about Simmons' re-entry into the race — a power outage in her
Greenwich ...
Laux doubles up foes
Westport-News
"It was a very big honor because to have something in common with
Greenwich and New Canaan girls is exciting," Laux said. She always wanted to play doubles ...

And If You Believe This I Have Got A Bridge For Sale In Brooklyn .....
Students' scores 'moving in right direction'
Greenwich Post

The Connecticut State Department of Education released the results of last March’s standardized test of public school students’ academic performance and for Greenwich, the results are decidedly mixed.

Noting that science is still an area “in need of improvement,” Superintendent of Schools Sidney A. Freund said, “We are moving in the right direction....

...Reading among 10th graders, however, showed a trend away from high achievement.....

...the percentage of 10th graders earning Advanced status slid from a five-year high of 41.2% in 2007 to 33.5% for 2010.....

...The bad news in writing skills included the percentage of third graders scoring Advanced, dropping from 45.9% in 2009 to 38.0% this year, and the percentage of fifth graders scoring Advanced from 42.6% to 39.5% in the same time frame......

....Just under one out of four fifth graders earned Advanced status in science; among eighth graders, only 17% of the class scored in the Advanced category, down from 26.7% last year....

...Mr. Freund said. “Early results are promising, but we still have work to do".. ...
Wilton Sports Briefs
Wilton Villager
SportsNight takes place Monday, Oct 18 at the
Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 6 pm. From July 15-Sept. 15 dinner tickets are priced at $115, a $10 discount. ...

Blog Posts About
Greenwich, CT

Fairfield Counts at Greenwich Point | Greenwich Blog ...
By gb
Open and free event to all
Greenwich Point visitors. (Permits required for park entry.) The lovely garden lawn can accommodate 200 or more listeners while the musicians perform on the brick patio at the west end of the garden. ...
Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of... - http://greenwichblog.com/
Off the Record » Waterbury falls in Greenwich
By Joe Palladino
Waterbury falls in
Greenwich. Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Joe Palladino. No details yet, but just found out that Waterbury Post 1 lost its play-in game today against Rockville, 4-3. Share and Enjoy: ...
Off the Record - http://blogs.rep-am.com/off_the_record/
Greenwich Roundup: 0722/10 Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal ...
By GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com (Greenwich Roundup)
Taxpayers beware of hidden fee in paying
Greenwich tax bills online - I got my tax bill like everyone else in Greenwich this year- late. Mine arrived on July 21 for bills due July 1. I had already paid my property tax and did. ...
Greenwich Roundup - http://greenwichroundup.blogspot.com/
Dental Assistant (Greenwich, CT) - Health Care Assistant Jobs
By webmaster@craigslist.org
IF YOU'VE GOT THE SKILLS, WE'VE GOT YOUR JOB! We are seeking a full time/part time, experienced, highly motivated chairside assistant. You must have computer skills but we will train you on our software and digital x-ray.
Health Care Assistant Jobs - http://www.healthcareassistant-jobs.co
Arrest in Quarry Knoll Robbery – Our Greenwich
By sarahdarerlittman
At approximately 1840 hours on 07/21/10
Greenwich Police Detectives arrested the below listed individual in relation to the incident that occurred at the residence in Quarry Knoll on 07/18/10. During the incident, the homeowner was ...
Our Greenwich - http://ourgreenwich.com/
Connecticut Bob: Himes marks 100 days to victory
By CT Bob
Jim will visit events in these locations: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk,
Greenwich, Shelton, and Westport at various times during the day. Visit Jim's campaign website to find out more info, at HimesForCongress.com. ...
Connecticut Bob - http://ctbob.blogspot.com/
The art of fashion on display at Bruce and other area museums ...
The art of fashion on display at Bruce and other area museumsGreenwich CitizenWe are awash with fashion this summer as our three major art museums are.
Fashionista 365 - http://www.fashionista365.com/

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07/23/10 Reminder: This Friday Night Beach Service at Tod's Point

It's Shabbat! Where's Rabbi Mitch?

He's At Tod's Point.


Please join us Tomorrow Night for a Kabbalat Shabbat Service
at Tod's Point in Greenwich
Temple Sholom is "On the Road" with our annual Shabbat at the beach.

Friday, July 23rd
6:00 pm wine & cheese
6:30 - 7:15 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Rabbi Mitch & Cantor Asa


**Bring the whole family. There will be special shabbat activities for the kids.

Service will take place at the "Seaside Garden" area at Tod's point
.
For directions, click here.

Please note: You do not need a beach pass to join us.

Also, in case of inclement weather we will be at Temple Sholom. Otherwise, there is no service on Friday at the synagogue.

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If you are unsure about the weather and if we will hold the service or not, please call (203) 869-7191.
Temple Sholom
300 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
203-869-7191
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07/23/10 THE GREENWICH BRIEFING: Try celebrating America's independence in Normandy

This Just In To The Greenwich Roundup Newsroom ......
My host during my recent journey to Normandy was Count Denis de Kergorlay, owner of the 1,000-year-old Chateau de Canisy, located near St.-Lo. Photo: Anne W. Semmes / Greenwich Citizen Two Frenchmen who survived the Normandy invasion, Jean Mignon, left and Roger Portier, gathered in Portier's Operation Cobra museum that tells the St.-Lo Breakout ...
Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dave Curcio , 89 and retired physicist Lee Davenport , 94, both of Greenwich, have found they have something in common.
By VANESSA DE LA TORRE, vdelatorre@courant.com , July 22, 2010 hc-west-hartford-test-scores-0723-20100722 WEST HARTFORD - - July is no vacation for superintendents and principals.
Pinkberry, a Los Angeles-based upscale frozen yogurt store, plans to open one of its first stores in Connecticut in this 1512 Post Road storefront that was previously occupied by Pizza Works
Another Nightmare on the Merritt (Connecticut Magazine)
Wednesday was another rough night for commuters using the tree-lined Merritt Parkway.
The almost 3,700-square-foot, nine-room, 18th-century Ebenezer Smith home, framed by the biggest sugar maple in Connecticut, was partly remodeled at the turn of the 19th century into the Federal style, and a north wing was added later still.
Greenwich High School sophomores made gains in math, science and writing in the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, but saw a dip in reading compared to last year's results.
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