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07/26/11 Greenwich Patch - Breaking News Alert

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Connecticut Mountain Lion Traveled from South Dakota

The cougar's 1,100-mile journey is the longest ever recorded.

By Michael Dinan | Jul 26, 2011

In what's being called the longest journey a mountain lion has ever taken in the United States, a cougar killed in Milford, Conn. six weeks ago—believed by some to be the same cougar sighted June 5 … Read More

07/26/11 Jim Himes: Raise the debt ceiling and get to work

Dear Friends,

As you know, Washington is embroiled in heated discussions regarding the federal budget and the nation's debt limit. We reached our debt limit on May 16, but through some accounting gymnastics, we’ve been paying our bills. On August 2, that changes. If we don't raise the debt limit, checks to Social Security recipients and soldiers might not get sent, and we could default on interest payments to bond holders. Failure to pay any of these bills would almost certainly trigger the loss of our nation's AAA credit rating and send the world economy into a tailspin. Interest rates would rise, causing the cost of home mortgages and student, small business, and car loans to follow suit, not to mention the extra $140 billion per year our nation will pay to finance the debt for every percentage increase in the interest rate.

We absolutely need to cut our debt, but holding our economy hostage is neither smart nor responsible.

You don't have to take my word for it. Yesterday, the Stamford Advocate said it best in their editorial, "Raise the debt ceiling and get to work." They're right. The debt ceiling has become dangerous, dishonest political fodder. Some key points from the editorial:

Here's a news flash for you: Government sometimes does things that accomplish nothing but give the impression that things are being accomplished. The granddaddy of them all is the debt ceiling, a meaningless "limit" that allows our leaders to tell us debt won't get out of control, but which is raised whenever needed -- which is often.

The debt ceiling allows our representatives to hold the country hostage to massive hypocrisy. Much like use of the filibuster, politicos tend to be for or against raising the debt ceiling depending on the party of the president in office at the time.

Click here to read the full editorial.

If our nation is going to lead the world in the areas we know are important for our long-term success—education, energy reform, innovation—we need leadership in Washington committed to an honest discussion about our spending priorities. That won’t happen if we aren’t first honest about the process, about the fact that the debt limit has nothing to do with this future spending. As I’m quoted in the editorial:

“Don't use the debt ceiling as a negotiating tool in the most challenging negotiations Congress may ever have.”

It's time to move beyond this foolishness. Neither party is blameless for our increased debt, but no one wins if we send the economy into another Great Recession.

Thanks, Jim

07/26/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

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07/26/11 Man Charged in Rape of Greenwich Juvenile and more news at the Greenwich Topix News Message Board

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Man Charged in Rape of Greenwich Juvenile (Patch)
A 43-year-old Stamford man has been arrested and charged in connection with the rape of Greenwich juvenile on Saturday.

Arguments - Including One Over Line at Byram Park Pool - Leads to Arrests (Patch)
A man from the Bronx, NY was arrested on disorderly conduct and interfering with an emergency call, following an argument with a woman over the couple's break-up. According to Greenwich Police, Andre Dogostiano, 41, of 234 Fleet Ct., Bronx, was arrested in connection with the incident about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Aggressive Geese Populate Greenwich Parks
Aggressive Geese Populate Greenwich Parks (The Daily Greenwich)
Picture yourself at Bruce Park, enjoying a view of the pond while munching on a tasty breakfast sandwich from a local deli.

Greenwich Selected for National Pilot Program on Emergency Response [Video] (Patch)
The Town of Greenwich is one of 8 communities selected by the Department of Emergency Services and Homeland Security to participate in a national program that will review how those towns plan to respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters.

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PatchCast: Socialite Busted on Second Shoplifting Charge, Teen Survives Bear Attack (Patch)
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Backyard Pond Leads to Orchard and Honey (The Daily Wilton)
When Win and Stephanie Baum decided to dig a hole for pond in their Fairfield, Conn.

Man Charged With Intent To Sell Pot in Greenwich
Man Charged With Intent To Sell Pot in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
A town man was arrested Saturday when he was found with marijuana in plastic baggies during a traffic stop, police said.

Greenwich Citizens Police Academy Seeks Recruits (The Daily Greenwich)
Have you ever wanted to step into the shoes of a Greenwich police officer? You can at the 2011 Citizens Police Academy fall session hosted by the Greenwich Police Department.

Manhattan socialite accused of stealing another scarf
Manhattan socialite accused of stealing another scarf (WFSB-TV Hartford)
A New York City socialite, accused of stealing an $11,000 scarf in June from a high-end Greenwich boutique, was arrested again for stealing another scarf.

Did Beata Boman steal a $750 scarf from Richards a week before stealing the $11,050 scarf? (theoriginalgreenwichdiva)
The New York Post is reporting that social climber Beata Boman, who is accused of stealing an $11,050 scarf from Richard's in Greenwich last June, stole a similar scarf from the upscale Greenwich Ave. store weeks before she was busted. The newspaper claims that a "source" told them that the so called fashion designer was captured on the store's surveillance camera leaving the store with a $750 scarf that she did not pay for.

Mammography screening set in Westport (The Hour Online)
WESTPORT -- The Westport Weston Health District will host Stamford Health System's Mobile Wellness Program mammography van on Thursday, Aug

07/26/11 A 'Ruff' Afternoon at The Nathaniel Witherell and more from Greenwich Patch



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A 'Ruff' Afternoon at The Nathaniel Witherell

Leslie Yager | Jul 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageThe Greenwich nursing home hosts a 'Pooch Parade' for residents.

Sidewalk Sales Redux

Meg Nolan van Reesema | Jul 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageThis year's Sidewalk Sales were plagued by absurdly high temperatures, but that didn't deter the crowds nor the out-of-towners hunting for a bargain.

Arguments - Including One Over Line at Byram Park Pool - Leads to Arrests

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Greenwich Scores and Standings: July 26

Bob Birge | Jul 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageYour interactive, daily digest for all Greenwich scores, schedules and standings — and a place for you to add information and images for all youth sports

PatchCast: Socialite Busted on Second Shoplifting Charge, Teen Survives Bear Attack

Cecelia Smith | Jul 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

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07/26/11 Aggressive Geese Populate Greenwich Parks and more news at The Daily Greenwich

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Aggressive Geese Populate Greenwich Parks
by Anna Helhoski | 07/26/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — Picture yourself at Bruce Park, enjoying a view of the pond while munching on a tasty breakfast sandwich from a local deli. You see a gaggle of geese wade toward you and waddle up over the water's edge. Suddenly, it feels like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" as the

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Westport EMS Training Helps Teen After Bear Attack
by Vanessa Inzitari | 07/26/11

WESTPORT, Conn. – To help save the lives of seriously injured hikers in Alaska after a grizzly bear attack, Westport teen Samuel Boas recalled training he had received from Westport Emergency Medical Service — news that Marc Hartog was happy to hear. For Hartog, coordinator of Westport EMS, the fact

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Joan Bouton, Longtime Greenwich Resident
by Anna Helhoski | 07/25/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — Joan Bouton, a resident of Cos Cob for nearly 50 years, died June 15. She was 82. Bouton was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., and graduated from New York University. She was active in various parent teacher associations, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Christ Church's Sunday School and


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Man Charged With Intent To Sell Pot in Greenwich
by Anna Helhoski | 07/25/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — A town man was arrested Saturday when he was found with marijuana in plastic baggies during a traffic stop, police said. Willie Aurioles, 24, of 106 Spruce St., second floor, was a passenger in a car stopped at Henry Street and Byram Street. The driver, Ramiro Gudino, did not

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Westport Mom Proud of Teen's Actions in Alaska
by Vanessa Inzitari | 07/25/11

WESTPORT, Conn. – Carol Boas has always known her 16-year-old son Samuel was an amazing person. That's why she wasn't surprised to learn that after surviving a grizzly bear attack in Alaska, he stayed at the sides of those who were seriously injured. Samuel, a student at Staples High School, was

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