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Saturday, July 23, 2011

07/23/11 George Washington Attends Ribbon Reopening Ceremony at Palmer Hill Bridge

The historic Palmer Avenue bridge reopens after being closed for 11 days for repaving.

The repaving was the second phase of a million dollar refurbishment project that began last fall.

Town officials, residents and local business owners celebrate the completion of the renovations with a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday morning.

Also attending was "George Washington" himself (played by RTM District 8 Member Christopher von Keyserling) — who read a proclamation for his "fourth crossing" on the historic bridge.

"This will be the fourth time I have crossed this bridge over the Mianus River," von Keyserling said, referring to his famous previous crossings of the bridge during Revolutionary times, as chronicled by historians. "My first time was with my troops hurrying to defend New York City. We were facing daunting odds against the greatest military empire ever."

"Thank God the good people of Horseneck and Sound Beach had built this bridge of the King's Highway between Philadelphia and Boston," he said. "You may remember that, at one time, the forces of King George had chased one of my best generals, Israel Putnam, out of Greenwich across this very bridge to rally the colonial forces of Stamford."

"Later, after we young Americans had won our independence at great sacrifice of blood and property, I returned to tour the New England states in order to consolidate and firm up our new Republic, our experiment form of government," he said. "Again I crossed this sturdy bridge, up and back."

"Now I will proudly cross the Palmer Hill Bridge for the fourth time in honor of those who built and continuously maintained it over almost four centuries, the People of Greenwich, and especially our modern patriots, the members and staff of the Greenwich Public Works Department, led by their own general, Amy Siebert," von Keyserling concluded.

After town officials cut the bright red ribbon that had been drawn across the bridge, workers immediately removed the construction barricades and allowed cars to pass through.

Area business owners said they were relieved the bridge was reopened.

The Town of Greenwich is reportedly eligible for reimbursement of 10 percent of the bridge project’s cost as part of a Federal Highway Administration program.

07/23/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

News Reports About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Rutgers: Parties have chosen, now it's the voters' turn
Greenwich Time
First Selectman Peter Tesei seconded the nomination. Parkway PTA member Anna Povinelli, who has a financial background, was the second highest vote getter, ...
Familiar foe: Grad to challenge Laudonia for tax collector
Greenwich Time
"Tod Laudonia is a listener," First Selectman Peter Tesei said Wednesday night in his nominating speech for Laudonia. "Tod understands his important role in ...
Retroweek: A look back on Greenwich news
Greenwich Time
"It's a wonderful memorial out there, but the reality is it isn't as accessible because of its unique location," said First Selectman Peter Tesei. ...

07/23/11 The Raw Greenwich VIDEO Feed

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07/23/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Press Releases And News Reports About Greenwich, CT
InVillas Adds 'Advanced Villa Search' Tool to Their Website
Online PR News (press release)
Greenwich Ct, USA - July 22, 2011- InVillas is a renowned source for finding quality luxury villas in Italy, France, England, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Tropical and USA. They have been offering quality services to their clients in different parts of the ...
Nutley resident to conduct orchestra Sunday
Gilbert is conductor in residence at the Manhattan School of Music, and music director of the Greenwich (Conn.) Symphony Orchestra. He is also music director of the Bergen Philharmonic and the Senior Concert Orchestra of New York. ...

07/23/11 Greenwich Resident Featured In Norwalk Police Blotter And More News From The Greenwich Topix News Message Board

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Norwalk police blotter (The Hour Online)
July 22• Eugene Delevante, 32, of 27 Ward St., was charged with criminal violation of a protective order, risk of injury to a minor, assault and disorderly conduct.

....Jennifer Taylor, 45, of 155 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, was charged with failure to appear in court. She was held on $2,500 bond and given a court date of July 28 ....

WQSH "The Crush" slips in ratings (Business Journal)
WQSH "The Crush" 105.7 FM may have taken a step back in the latest Arbirtron book, but general manager Bob Ausfeld is not panicking.

... atop with the 18-to-34 crowd. "The numbers we got in the winter were unbelievable," said Ausfeld, regional GM for Greenwich, Conn.-based Townsquare Media. "We figured they'd level off. But they leveled off more than we expected." Ausfeld said ..

Work Doesn't Stop for the Heat on Greenwich Farm
Work Doesn't Stop for the Heat on Greenwich Farm (The Daily Greenwich)
John and Kathy Augustine, the husband and wife team of Augustine's Farm in Greenwich, were trying to keep cool in the shade Friday while shoppers perused their colorful selection of fresh, organic zucchinis, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, and potatoes.

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Danbury man charged in Greenwich with patronizing a prostitute (NewsTimesLive)
A Danbury man was charged last week with patronizing a prostitute at a brothel investigators say was masquerading as a massage spa.

Greenwich Estate Goes to Auction
Greenwich Estate Goes to Auction (The Daily New Canaan)
The current high bid for a renovated 6,222-square-foot residence with six bedrooms and four full and two half bathrooms in Greenwich stands at $1.775 million.

Greenwich woman cited after colliding with Stamford fire truck (Connecticut Post)
A 60-year-old Greenwich woman who suffered serious injuries Thursday morning after being struck by a fire engine on Long Ridge Road was issued a ticket for failing to grant the right of way.

More Greenwich News

Greenwich Reports Property Sales (The Daily Greenwich)
GREENWICH, Conn. -- Here is a list of recent paid property transfers provided by the Greenwich Tax Assessor's Office: a Barbara Erdman Trust sold property at 59 LeGrande Avenue, Unit 16 to Winthrop Brignoli and Helga Orosz for $1,190,000 on July 18.

It's Unanimous - Democrats Endorse Entire Slate with Blankley, Marzullo at the Top of Ticket (Patch)
Greenwich Democrats made short shrift of finalizing their November ballot at its nominating convention Thursday, with a unanimous voice vote approval of the candidate slate they nominated back in May.

07/23/11 Hot Weather a Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus and more from Greenwich Patch

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Hot Weather a Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Nancy Burton | Jul 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageSo far this year only one carrier of the deadly virus has been identified in southeastern CT. But experts say the season is just getting started.

How Hot is Too Hot for Your Dog in A Car? This Hot

Carrie Jacobson | Jul 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageYou won't need any more proof than this. Leave your dog at home.

Aux Délices Owner Demos Buttermilk Chicken on Today Show

John Davisson | Jul 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageDebra Ponzek showed host Savannah Guthrie how to prepare the quick-and-easy grilled dish.

PatchCast: It's a Scorcher, Caucuses and Good 'Vibes'

Justin Reynolds | Jul 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageA review of the county's major developments for Friday, July 22.

Remember Wishing for Warmer Weather? [Video]

Barbara Heins | Jul 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageWith a record-breaking heatwave baking the Northeast this week, take a look at what Mother Nature hurled at the region a few months ago.

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07/23/11 Work Doesn't Stop for the Heat on Greenwich Farm and more news from The Daily Greenwich

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Work Doesn't Stop for the Heat on Greenwich Farm
by Anna Helhoski | 07/22/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — John and Kathy Augustine, the husband and wife team of Augustine's Farm in Greenwich, were trying to keep cool in the shade Friday while shoppers perused their colorful selection of fresh, organic zucchinis, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, and potatoes. "The store is not bad," said

State Gas Prices Almost Highest in Nation
by Richard Weizel | 07/23/11

So, you guessed when gas prices started falling a few months ago that the cost of filling your tank was headed in the right direction. Guess again. Gas prices are climbing back up and Connecticut now has the dubious distinction of having the highest gas prices in the contiguous continental United

Greenwich Hit by Only Minor Outages So Far
by Anna Helhoski | 07/22/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich residents had mostly dodged the threat of power outages as of Friday evening despite increased energy use due to the heat. Connecticut Light & Power reported that less than 1 percent of Greenwich customers were without power. The opposite was the case last

Malloy Urges Congress to Raise Debt Ceiling
by Governor Dannel P. Malloy | 07/22/11

The following letter from Gov. Dannel Malloy to congressional leaders urges Washington to approve an increase in the federal debt ceiling now. It is addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and House Minority Leader

Greenwich Reports Property Sales
by Anna Helhoski | 07/22/11

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Here is a list of recent paid property transfers provided by the Greenwich Tax Assessor's Office: •Barbara Erdman Trust sold property at 59 LeGrande Avenue, Unit 16 to Winthrop Brignoli and Helga Orosz for $1,190,000 on July 18. •Gaetano Lanni sold property at 140 Field Point


07/23/11 PRESS RELEASE: University of New Hampshire Graduate School Student and Cos Cob Resident Luke Vartuli Joins Burns And McDonnell

Wallingford, CT - The New England regional office of Burns &McDonnell announced that Cos Cob, CT resident Luke Vartuli has joined their team as a Summer Intern.

Burns & McDonnell has an established internship program that is offered to more than 100 students worldwide. Candidates are selected based on their academic discipline as well as their skillset. The program seeks to offer a meaningful and hands-on experience for interns, while enabling them the opportunity to become involved in some of the industry’s largest and most challenging projects.

Vartuli is currently earning his Graduate Degree from the University of New Hampshire, and has a goal to obtain a job in the power industry. Vartuli is currently working with Burns & McDonnell employee-owners working on the Central Maine Power Project to revamp transmission and distribution power throughout the state. Vartuli is assisting with work at new and enhanced substation locations as part of the project.

“As part of my internship thus far I’ve already learned a lot about the power grid and how it is set up,” said Luke Vartuli. “My father and grandfather are both electrical contractors, and I’ve always had a passion to learn more about energy industry, and this opportunity has presented me the chance to do that.”

Each intern is given a mentor within the firm to assist them in their learning process. The interns are also invited to weekly lunch and learn through Burns & McDonnell University to introduce them to company leaders, the firm’s ten global practices, as well as key projects the firm is working on. Interns are also asked to perform a community service project as part of their experience.

“As our company continues to grow and prosper, so do our college initiatives,” said Burns & McDonnell Human Resources Generalist Marisol Velazquez. “We are always seeking the best and brightest talent that the industry has to offer, and this program is another way for us to recruit young energetic leaders.”

About Burns & McDonnell

In 2011, the New England office of Burns & McDonnell was named for the second consecutive year one of the top 25 Best Places to Work in Connecticut from the Hartford Business Journal.

The New England office of Burns & McDonnell is headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut and services the entire Northeast region. The office is home to more than 125 Burns & McDonnell employee-owners and ranks among the firms fast-growing offices. With multibillion dollars of experience designing and building the infrastructure that powers the Northeast, the Burns & McDonnell New England office has become a center for excellence in program management.

Burns & McDonnell, founded in 1898, provides engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services to clients throughout North America and abroad. More than 3,000 engineers, architects, scientists, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and other professionals work in 20 offices throughout the United States. For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit its website at www.burnsmcd.com

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