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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

09/14/10 PRESS RELEASE: Versailles Restaurant Moves to New Location

Renaissance on the Avenue: Historic Versailles Restaurant Moves to New Location on Greenwich Avenue

GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Versailles Restaurant, considered "an icon on the Avenue," has moved a little over 100 feet on Greenwich Avenue to 339 Greenwich Avenue from 315 Greenwich Avenue and officially opened for business today in its new location. The opening extends Versailles' 30 years of uninterrupted service to the community on Greenwich Avenue, and is among the few restaurants in Greenwich still operating under its original name.

The restaurant, which is also offering a formal dinner menu for the first time in six years, has an additional 800 square feet in the new location that features a coffee bar and expanded wine list. Versailles has also greatly expanded its wine cellar and will now offer more than 40 varieties of champagnes and wines, the majority of which will come from France.

Versailles also has a new executive chef and general manager, Jean-Pierre Bagnato. Chef JP, who joined Versailles in May, has created an exciting new menu that offers many new culinary delights in addition to the traditional heartwarming dishes for which Versailles is renowned.

"Keeping Versailles on the Avenue was critical when we bought the restaurant but we knew for it to succeed would require a change of location and major investment in culinary talent," said Ingrid McMenamin, co-owner of Versailles adding, "We love this restaurant and saving it has become a passion for everyone involved."

Versailles faced certain closure in the spring of 2009 when the original owner/chef died in a tragic accident. Ingrid McMenamin and her husband Steve immediately stepped in, saving not only the famed local restaurant, but retained over a dozen long standing employees who all faced an uncertain future if Versailles closed.

"This restaurant is part of the fabric of the Greenwich community and its closure would have been a true tragedy as generations of families gather regularly and local business leaders meet daily," McMenamin said.

"We are delighted that Versailles' long tradition will continue on Greenwich Avenue. It's pastries are decadent and their breakfast-brunch are legendary," said Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei, the Town's highest ranking public official. "TheVersailles team and Ingrid and Steve have our very best wishes for another 30 prosperous years in our community."

Versailles has expanded its hours from 7:30 am to 10 pm. The new dinner menu will feature an assortment of regional cuisines including Cassoulet, souffles and Steak Frites.

"Our new location will allow us to improve every facet of Versailles from our food to the comfort of our customers without losing the restaurant's original character," said Jean-Pierre Bagnato, adding, "Our new location will also offer an ideal venue for private events and expand our catering capabilities with our exclusive bakery."

About Versailles

Versailles is located at 339 Greenwich Avenue. The restaurant is open from 7:30 to 11 AM, for breakfast, 11 AM to 2:30 PM for lunch, and 6 to 10:00 PM for dinner. Visit us on the web at: www.versaillesgreenwich.com or call us at (203) 661-6634 for reservations or further information.


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09/14/10 BREAKING CT NEWS: Madison Police Arrest Man For Political Fundraiser Bomb Threat

Madison Police Arrest Man For Political Fundraiser Bomb Threat

Police have arrested a Madison man for calling in the bomb threat that disrupted
a Republican fundraiser on Sunday.

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09/14/10 Events: Sept 16-Pullman & Comley Hosts Networking Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich


Pullman & Comley, LLC Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

Sally Laroche Kathy Seiden

203.330.2007 (203) 869-3224

slaroche@pullcom.com. kseiden@bgcg.org

Pullman & Comley Hosts Networking Fundraiser to Support

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

September 16th Cocktail Party at Greenwich Water Club to Draw Professionals from Greenwich & Fairfield County

GREENWICH, Conn. --August 31, 2010- The law firm of Pullman & Comley, LLC today announced that it will host a networking cocktail party on Thursday, September 16 at the Greenwich Water Club to raise funds for the after school program at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. The networking party will take place from 6-8:30 pm at the Club House located at the Greenwich Water Club, 29 River Road in Cos Cob.

More than a dozen corporate sponsors and donors of the benefit include companies based in Greenwich and Fairfield County, Connecticut including Vineyard Vines, Bigelow Tea, Garden Catering, Visible Changes and Weeden & Co., among others. Valuable prizes include a private Lilly Pulitzer shopping party, Boston Red Sox tickets, Vineyard Vines neckties, a NARS cosmetics package, airport shuttle certificates, a professional photography session and more. Sponsors and donors are featured in a program booklet.

“We are ecstatic to host an event that will benefit a key program at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich,” said Cara Ceraso, attorney with Pullman & Comley, LLC. “We’ve planned the party to be an ideal venue to bring local professionals together to support the largest youth afterschool program in Greenwich.”

A native of Greenwich, Ms. Ceraso organized the event with fellow Pullman attorney and Greenwich resident Aimee Wood. “The funds raised from this event will enhance the offerings provided to area children,” Ms. Wood noted.

Tickets to the event are $35 purchased in advance and include hors d'oeuvres and open bar. Please contact Brooke Sforza at bsforza@pullcom.com or at 203-330-2008.

About Pullman & Comley

Pullman & Comley, LLC provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. The firm’s major practice areas include corporate and business, health care, litigation, public finance, property valuation, real estate and environmental, and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford and White Plains. For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.

About Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich offers over 85 comprehensive programs for school aged children, the most extensive set of programs for kids in
Greenwich. The Club’s state-of-the-art facilities feature a seasonal indoor ice skating rink, 25 meter swimming pool, turf field, multi- sport gymnasium, indoor and outdoor summer camps in addition to serving as the lead sponsor of numerous athletic leagues and several competitive teams. The Boys & Girls Club strives to provide “A Positive Place for Kids” ages 6 -18. For more than 100 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, has provided high-quality programming which builds character and citizenship and offers kids a safe, nurturing, affordable environment in which to succeed. The mission of the Club is to enable young people; especially those who need it most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

To donate or to learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, visit us at www.bgcg.org

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Photo caption: Pullman & Comley attorneys Cara Ceraso (L) and Aimee Wood ®, organizers of the September 16 fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.

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VMW Public Relations, LLC


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p: 203.542.7222


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09/14/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

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09/14/10 BREAKING CT NEWS: We Don't Need "Real"Healthcare Reform - Health Insurers Seeking Rate Hikes Of More Than 20 Percent In Connecticut

Health Insurers Seeking Rate Hikes Of More Than 20 Percent In Connecticut

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09/14/10 Tony Mullen on CNN with Commentary on President's Address


Anthony Mullen, GHS/Arch School teacher and 2009 National Teacher of the
Year, will be commenting live on CNN today following the President's Back
to School address at 1:00pm.

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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09/14/10 Linda McMahon for Senate 2010 Statement on the Quinnipiac University Poll

Linda McMahon for Senate 2010 Statement on the Quinnipiac University Poll

West Hartford, Conn., September 14, 2010 – Linda McMahon for Senate 2010 spokesman Ed Patru released the following statement in reaction to today’s Quinnipiac University poll:

"Connecticut voters are anxious about the state of the economy and frustrated that the career politicians just don’t get it. They are moving toward Linda because she gets it. She’s been a working mother who’s had to balance raising a family with a career; she’s been bankrupt and she’s started over. She doesn’t have to pretend she knows what’s it’s like to experience economic anxiety and hardship, because she’s actually lived it. And unlike the career politicians, she doesn’t have to pretend she understands how small businesses create jobs because she’s actually built a business and created jobs. She has the right kinds of experience, right now.

“Dick Blumenthal is just another politician and Connecticut can’t afford more of the same. He says he’s fighting for ordinary people, but he supported a partisan assault on health care that made health care more expensive while cutting over $500 billion from Medicare. He supports the President’s national energy tax that will increase electricity bills by $1,000 per household, raise gas prices by 68 cents a gallon and will cost Connecticut another 13,600 jobs. He says he supports lower taxes, but he voted for the largest tax in Connecticut history. Dick Blumenthal just doesn’t get it.

“Since January, Dick Blumenthal’s 41-point lead in the polls has all but evaporated. While Linda has been focused on economic recovery and job creation, Blumenthal has been waiting out the clock and relying on his political allies to run negative attacks against Linda – attacks that were paid for by tens of thousands of dollars secretly funneled from the Blumenthal estate.

“This will be an election, not a coronation. And in November, Connecticut voters will have a clear choice between a career politician who doesn’t get it and a proven job creator who does.”


For more information, contact the Linda McMahon for Senate
Press Office, 860-244-2010.

09/14/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed:

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“I’m mesmerized by it. We were just saying that there’s so much in it about the divine, and the scenery, and costumes so blend together, and then the dance is … what can I say? It’s very special,” Ms. Prince said.

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To the editor (Greenwich Post):

In his letter on September 9th, former Selectman Peter Crumbine assailed “liberal politicians” in Washington and Hartford for trillion-dollar deficits, sky-high unemployment and health care reform. The problem with Mr. Crumbine—and the Republican establishment—is that they love to play fast and loose with the facts.

They conveniently ignore that President Bush added nearly $5 trillion to the federal debt, reversing budget surpluses left to us by Clinton economic policies. The unemployment rate started its steady march upward well before President Obama took office. While it has continued to climb, the trend in job losses reversed itself after the Obama stimulus package was passed, supporting the perspective that the stimulus is achieving its goal of restoring the economy to health. If Republicans are so masterful at managing the economy, how is it that under Clinton, four times as many jobs were created as during the following Bush years?

Republicans appear to be pleased with the current state of health care, since they did everything in their power to block any attempt at reform. Apparently 45 million non-elderly uninsured (four out of five of whom are in working households), a steady decline in employer-based coverage and premiums growing four times faster over the past decade than wage increases are facts that don’t matter.

Mr. Crumbine encourages us to send “free market business executives with proven records of success” to Washington and Hartford. The same successful business executives, no doubt, that brought the global economy to its knees with their “fiscally conservative” risk taking and whose banks had to be bailed out by Bush with a $700 billion rescue package.

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