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Sunday, August 1, 2010

08/01/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

News Reports About
Greenwich, CT

Mother's Presence, Uncertainties Caused Delay in New Canaan Police Standoff
Troxell described the challenges facing the officers at the site, which included members of the
Greenwich Police Department as well. ...
Pool safety campaign in honor of drowning victims
Cohn, of
Greenwich, Conn., and Baker, who lives in Maine, have united in their grief and joined forces to fight for tougher pool safety laws and to resist ...
The Hour
The oldest would be "The Country Doctor," a 14-minute black and white silent film which was shot in
Greenwich and released July 8, 1909. ...
Amid grief, parents champion pool safety
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple whose son drowned in their swimming pool three years ago have become champions of pool safety. ..
Weevils unleashed on Greenwich invasive vines
By FRANK MACEACHERN (AP) - Scientists are encouraged that tiny beetles unleashed last year in northwest
Greenwich are beginning to ...
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» Dozens of dead fish found in pond in Bruce Park Greenwich Diva ...
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COME TO THE PARTY TODAY — foot of Greenwich Ave. 3-8 p.m.
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Donations may be made and mailed to The Silver Shield Assn., PO Box 1123
Greenwich, Ct 06836.
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Titans extend sellout streak to 124 straight games – Greenwich ...
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Titans extend sellout streak to 124 straight games.
Greenwich Time The team had postponed single-game ticket sales three weeks due to May flooding that hit Tennessee. "We can't thank our fans enough," said Don MacLachlan, . ...
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As weevils gobble, invasive vines topple in the state?- The ...
In 2009, 7000 weevils were brought to Connecticut for the first time, 2000 of them released in 80-acre Gimbel Sanctuary, a nature preserve maintained by Audubon
Greenwich. The insects immediately went to work last summer nibbling away ...
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The blog of El Director!: Crossings of the River Thames 33: The ...
By el director!
And just like the
Greenwich Foot Tunnel, it is filthy, over a century of soot and dirt line these walls, where many feet have trodden before, below the depths of the River Thames. This is one long tunnel. And unlike Greenwich to the ...
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Fairfield Roundup: The Real Alice in Wonderland
By Fairfield Roundup
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Madoff Trustee Files Suit Against Fairfield Greenwich Group ...
By freshcontentengine.com
The trustee in charge of overseeing the firm once run by convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff has sued 43 new affiliates of Fairfield
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Bargains Galore in Area Stores Through Saturday August 7th, 2010 ...
By admin
I have a few minutes on my hands this morning so thought I'd highlight some of the best deals around this week. I don't endorse one company over another - I.
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08/01/10 2010 ELECTIONS - CT CANDIDATE ROUNDUPS: Secretary of the State (Jerry Farrell Jr, Gerry Garcia, Denise Merrill

Photo: Connecticut Republican Candidate Secretary Of State
Jerry Farrell Jr

Even the politically astute of Connecticut have got to be preparing scratch sheets to keep track of who is running for what this political season.

It is a tough job to try and keep track, but it is a job that needs to be done.

People shouldn't complain about their elected representatives if they don't at least cast an educated ballot first.

Do a little homework first. Visit the candidates' websites and study their positions on issues that you care about.

Not sure who is running? Then go to the secretary of the state's website (ctgov.org will get you started) and find out the candidate's names, political parties and offices that they are seeking.

Speaking of the secretary of state, did you know that Gerry Garcia (yes, that's really his name) could get bumped in next week's primaries in his bid to be Connecticut's new secretary of the state?

The Democrat is vying for the seat against party endorsed candidate Denise Merrill in what will be a three-way race Nov. 2 pitting either Garcia or Merrill against Republican Jerry Farrell Jr. and Green Party contender S. Michael DeRosa.

It's an important job, overseeing the state's elections, so we'd all do ourselves a favor by brushing up on the candidates' qualifications and platforms so we can make informed decisions come November.

Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr, nominated at convention for Secretary of State, reiterated the calls for fiscal conservatism, even through the Secretary of State's office.

Farrell just qualified for public campaign financing.and submitted his paperwork to the State Elections Enforcement Commission in preparation of the November general election.

Farrell’s campaign raised over $75,000 from over 900 contributors who were limited to a maximum of $100 per person.

Once approved, Farrell will receive a grant of $750,000 to compete with a Democratic opponent who will receive the same grant.

Farrell and Democratic attorney general candidate George Jepsen are the only statewide candidates without a primary election to receive public funding.

08/01/10 Census workers losing jobs as count nears completion

This Just In To The Greenwich Roundup Newsroom ......

The U.S. economy is still prone on a proverbial gurney and in great need of resuscitation....
....... the office itself and about 2,000 in the field. They covered 10 municipalities in southwestern Connecticut, from Greenwich to Bridgeport. Currently, there are about 300 people working in the field and 35 and 50 people in the office, according to ...
... its two gubernatorial contenders on primary day. Both Ned Lamont , a 56-year-old cable TV entrepreneur from Greenwich, and Mr. Malloy, 55, from Stamford , are smart, personable, capable, innovative. Both support humane social policies, such as ...
The Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department held a block party Saturday in hopes of raising funds to replace a 20-year-old fire engine and renovate its circa-1957 building, last renovated in the '70s. "Our goal is to raise $2 million," department Chief Rick Strain said.....
... firefighters all wet. Dennis Stephens, 50, a resident of Falls Church, Va., who was visiting the family of a Greenwich resident he's known since college, loved the atmosphere at the West Old Mill Road fire station. "It's classic small-town ...
The suspect in an all-night police standoff has been transferred to the custody of Weston police while offiicials continue to search and patrol the Ponus Ridge Road home where the confrontation took place.A According to the New Canaan Police Department, the suspect, a man reportedly in his mid-40s, had made "threats of violence" on Friday against ...
... for. "The suspect refused to come out," DeMaio said. "We called in Special Response Teams from New Canaan and Greenwich, and had negotiators from both towns on the scene."A The standoff ended at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday when the suspect left the ...
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08/01/10 CT PRIMARY CANDIDATE ROUNDUPS: State Comptroller

Photo: Kevin Lembo On The Campaign trail

Lembo And Jarjura Battle In The Democratic State Comptroller Primary

A week from Tuesday, Aug. 10, registered Democrats will go to the polls to narrow the field in a number of contested races, but even after that, there are so many contenders in so many races that it's really hard to keep track.

People shouldn't complain about their elected representatives if they don't at least cast an educated ballot first.

Do a little homework first. Visit the candidates' websites and study their positions on issues that you care about.

The battle to be comptroller, is very important given the state's nearly $3 billion deficit.

Many wonder why this seat is contested in such hard times. One would think that it would be more fun to be the money person when the state is flush rather than broke. But this hasn't deterred Democrats Kevin Lembo and Michael Jarjura from battling for the democratic nod.

The winner of that race will face Republican Jack Orchulli and Green candidate Colin Bennett.

Democrat Kevin Lembo, who served as assistant state comptroller to Nancy Wyman, is the party-endorsed candidate running against Michael Jarjura for the state comptroller seat.

Lembo is nationally recognized for his expertise in
health care systems and consumer protection, according to his campaign website. He currently leads the Office of the Healthcare Advocate for the state. He lives in Guilford with his wife; they have three children.

Today the Harwinton Democratic Town Committee is hosting a meet and greet so voters can meet candidates. The event will be held at the Harwinton Senior Center, 209 Weingart Road, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Mr. Lembo has confirmed that he will attend.

Mike Jarjura is the mayor of Waterbury. He worked as a state representative in the 1990s and as an assistant
attorney general. He has a B.S. in management from Post College and a J.D. from the University of Bridgeport School of Law.

This weekenday, with Waterbury Mayor Jarjura was on the ropes after Lembo came out with three body blows.

First, a YouTube video surfaced of the Democrat speaking at a Tea Party rally.

"We needed a spark, and you're the spark that is going to be the change. So don't give up. Don't get discouraged because this country is worth fighting for and you're fighting for it," Jarjura said at the rally in Waterbury last September.

Jarjura, a Democrat, defended his attendance at the ultra-conservative rally.

Jarjura claimed he was there at the request of Waterbury citizens and he wasn't there to advocate for any political group," he said. "Every one is trying to do a 'gotcha' in these campaigns and manipulate things to something you don't even represent."

Lembo isn't buying it.

"It's an odd choice for a Democratic mayor to be attending a Tea Party rally," he told the press.

The second blow to Jarjura's campaign was the Waterbury teachers union endorsing Lembo, following the lead one week ago of the local police union.

Jarjura's response: it's backlash from the tough contract negotiations between the city and the unions as a result of the tight economy.

Finally, Lembo launched a television advertisement attacking Jarjura for hiring former Gov. John Rowland, a Republican forced to resign by a corruption scandal.

"Jarjura hired Rowland to a $100,000 dollar a year job after he got out of prison -- calling him the best governor Connecticut has ever had," the 30-second advertisement says.

Jarjura backed the hiring of John Rowland, the disgraced former Republican governor, in an economic development job partly funded with city money.

Jarjura has responded with mailings touting his negative web site, called Lembo Lies, and filed a lawsuit attempting to block Lembo's ability to spend public financing money.

Jarjura's mailer to registered Democrats, accusing Lembo of being a secret conservative. The mailer directed Democrats to a web site created by Jarjura's campaign.

“Some of my opponents’ claims are just bizarre. But let me be clear – I have never ever lied to the people of Connecticut or distorted my record," Lembo said.

The Lembo campaign responded by saying that Jarjura is a cultural conservative who opposes abortion rights.

A Superior Court judge Tuesday rejected Michael Jarjura's effort to block Kevin Lembo from using public financing in their Democratic contest for state comptroller.

The terse order by Judge James T. Graham frees Lembo to begin spending the $375,000 awarded to him last week for his Aug. 10 primary with Jarjura, the mayor of Waterbury.

Jarjura, who also has received $375,000 in public financing.

This legal challenge is the second of two attempts by Jarjura to deny public financing to Lembo.

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