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Saturday, September 3, 2011

09/03/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board (11 stories) - TOP STORY: Sandy's Summer Stand - A Reminder of Simpler Times

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Sandy's Summer Stand: A Reminder of Simpler Times (Patch)
One of the nice things about a small family-owned business is that a rapport develops between proprietor and customer.

... it seemed every customer was a chatty regular who'd been loyal to Sandy for many years. Sandy D'Vileskis, a Greenwich resident for 40 years, started her summer stand 30 years ago on West Putnam Avenue in the parking lot outside a

Carbon Monoxide Concerns Mount in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
Many residents have experienced carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Greenwich, according to the town health department.

Greenwich health officials warn of carbon monoxide risk with generator use (NewsTimesLive)
Three Greenwich residents were briefly hospitalized this week with high levels of carbon monoxide attributed to exhaust fumes from a generator near their apartments, as officials warned residents to be cautious in their use.

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Greenwich Beaches Now Open to Swimming (Patch)
Greenwich opened its four beaches for swimming Wednesday after water samples collected Tuesday by the town Health Department showed the water had safe levels of bacteria.

Labor Days: A brief history of the workingman's Greenwich (Greenwich Citizen)
Long before Greenwich became known as a haven for hedge funders and a bastion for bankers, it was a workingman's town.

Wet and Wild: A Retrospective on the Soggy History of the Ten Acre Swamp (Patch)
Most of the GHS athletic fields are off limits due to discovery of contaminated soil when construction for the MISA project began this summer...

... Yet this is not a new story. This site has been controversial long before the 60's baby boom resulted in Greenwich outgrowing its old high school (now Town Hall) and moving into a new building at the current Hillside Road site in 1970 ...

Oxford Tells Blumenthal Concerns About Irene Response [Video]
Oxford Tells Blumenthal Concerns About Irene Response [Video] (Patch)
The biggest concern town officials expressed to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Thursday was that they don't believe Connecticut Light & Power devoted enough of its resources to bring Oxford customers back on the grid.

... River once again. Drayton-Rogers asked if Blumenthal, who said he also didn't have power at his house in Greenwich as of Thursday, if he could make applications to federal regulatory commissions that would force FirstLight to drop water levels to a ...

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Frustrations continue as CL&P scrambles to restore power (Connecticut Post)
Frustrations over power restoration in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene remains high among Greenwich residents, despite a continuing push by Connecticut Light and Power that turned the lights on for roughly 94 percent of town customers by late Friday evening.

Sallie Williams, a long-time Greenwich resident and wife of Webb Williams, died on June 26.

Lights Coming Back on in Most of Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
Just 8 percent of all Connecticut Light & Power customers in town were without power as of Friday afternoon in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, town officials said.

Genesee & Wyoming completes acquisition of Arizona Eastern Railway (Brotherhood of Lotive Engineers and T...)
GREENWICH, Conn. - Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Arizona Eastern Railway from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC for $90.1 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital.

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