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08/18/11 Greenwich Police Make An Arrest For Drug Possession

A passenger in a car whose driver was stopped for a motor vehicle violation was arrested on a possession of marijuana charge early Wednesday.

According to a Greenwich Police report, Martin Ginejt, 22, of 71 Mead Ave., Greenwich, was arrested after police smelled marijuana in the car and found a folded piece of paper with a green leafy substance in it.

He was released on a $150 bond and scheduled to appear Sept. 2 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

08/18/11 Greenwich Patch - Breaking News Alert - "Honey I Am Going To Be A Little Late Comming Home"

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New Haven Line Trains Halted by 'Power Control Problem'

All New Haven Line trains were ordered to stop at the nearest station after a "power control problem" occurred in Manhattan, a Metro-North spokeswoman said.

By Sheryl Shaker | Aug 18, 2011

Update 4:32 p.m.: MTA Spokeswoman Marjorie Anders told Patch the train stoppage was due to a "power control problem in Manhattan." "We should be back in business by 4:21," Anders said. Anders said … Read More

08/18/11 PRESS RELEASE: Greenwich High School Creates One-of-a-Kind Textbook to Match its Unique Science Course

When ninth-graders enter their classrooms at Greenwich High School in a few weeks, they’ll be learning from a new, one-of-a-kind textbook created specifically for the district’s unique method for teaching science.

Greenwich High School offers its ninth-graders an “Integrated Science” course that combines chemistry, biology and physics rather than teaching each subject separately. This distinctive approach left Greenwich’s District Science Coordinator Sheila Civale searching for a textbook that corresponded with the course. But, she kept coming up empty handed—until the district turned to the learning company Pearson to turn their vision into reality.

“Because of the inquiry-based, rigorous nature of our Integrated Science course, there wasn’t a textbook that existed that truly could serve as a resource for our students. Yet, we knew that such a book would help our ninth-graders improve their critical thinking skills and their understanding of the material on the state test and in their future educational endeavors,” says Civale.

Civale, a devoted team of Greenwich teachers, and University of Connecticut professor Dr. David M. Moss, worked with Pearson to develop an original, customized book and corresponding digital text for the science course. Pulling from Pearson’s extensive library, the book weaves together higher education statistics and chemistry material along with high school science content.

“This is not your traditional textbook,” says Civale. “We literally put this book together page-by-page to reflect our state standards, ensuring our students have all of the right material to meet state-level expectations. And, at the same time, we focus on the concepts that our students will enjoy learning about—making each page of this text relevant to their lives.”

Civale added that the district surveyed students about their interests and used the results to develop the course and text, which centers around four real-world themes: survival, sports and human performance, space, and sustainability.

“We want students to react favorably to the text, using it as a reference to help them master the concepts and identify with real-life scenarios in science that engage them and take them beyond just the book,” says Civale.

“Greenwich Public Schools are changing the way science is taught, preparing their learners for success in college and in the fast-paced, global careers of tomorrow. The district’s leadership was a hands-on partner throughout the process as we worked to create a resource that would meet the district’s unique needs and set each student on the path to success,” says Don Kilburn, CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions.

This school year, “Integrated Science” will enter classrooms as a paperback and digital text. Next summer, Greenwich will work with Pearson to modify the content, if needed, based on teacher and student feedback.

Learn more about Greenwich Public Schools at http://www.greenwichschools.org/. For more information about Pearson’s custom publishing programs, visit http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/school.

About Pearson

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO).

Media contacts:

Stacy Skelly, stacy.skelly@pearson.com
(800) 745-8489

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08/18/11 Grenwich Resident Makes Partner At Loeb And Loeb LLP

Greenwich resident Ieuan Jolly has been named a partner with the law firm Loeb and Loeb LLP in their New York office.

Jolly advises on a wide variety of international privacy, technology and outsourcing matters, with a particular emphasis on regulatory issues such as multi-media marketing and data security.

He is acknowledged in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and the Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Privacy and Data Security.

Jolly received an LL.B. from the University of Bristol School of Law, and his Legal Practice Course from Nottingham Law School.

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08/18/11 CT NEWS ALERT: Unions Ratify Concessions Deal, Watch Live At 12:30

Unions Ratify Concessions Deal To Avert Layoffs; Announcement Coming At 12:30 PM

Union leaders will announce this afternoon that state employees have voted to ratify a labor savings and concessions agreement that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been counting on to bridge a $1.6 billion budget gap over the next two years, sources familiar with the voting said this morning.

08/18/11 Jazz On The Sound In Greenwich


Here is the press release for Jazz on the Sound. We were rained out last

If you guys can put this on your website it would be much appreciated.

Thanks for all your help.

Greenwich Recreation Department


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the final Jazz on the Sound Concert for this summer will be on Sunday August 21, 2011. The concert will feature a Dixieland Jazz band which will play on the 4:00 PM Island Beach ferry, continue on Island Beach and play again on the return trip 5:30 PM ferry.

Bring a picnic dinner and join us for some Dixieland Jazz at Island Beach. This is your last chance of the summer to enjoy this wonderful event. For more information please call the Recreation Office at 203-618-7649, or visit are website at www.greenwichct.org.

For rain postponement information call the Parks and Recreation weather line at 203-618-7650.

cc: Greenwich time, Greenwich Post, Greenwich Citizen, Community Answers, WGCH, and Recreation Staff

08/18/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report: Forget About A TEA Party Downgrade - They Are Talking About A Greenwich Downgrade !!!!!!

News And Commentary About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei

First The Mill Rate goes Up And Now This ......

Moody's Threatens To Downgrade Greenwich's Tripple-A Credit Ratting

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei And The BET Finally Start To
Put Long Over Do Financial Controls In Place

Greenwich could be in danger of losing its AAA bond rating from Moody's, which recently put the town on a negative outlook list.

Moody's, a member of the big three credit ratings agencies, put on notice Aug. 4 that their top borrowing status could be at risk.

Greenwich has a negative outlook, which basically means there's a risk of downgrade over the next year or two.

Greenwich been consistently rated triple-A in recent decades.

If Greenwich was downgraded, the immediate impact would be higher interest costs.

Bonding had been commonplace up until 1933, when the town, saddled with debt, decided to go in a new direction of pay-as-you-go.

For decades, Greenwich never went to the bond market with the exception of sewer debt.

Greenwich turned to short-term borrowing to augment tax revenues to pay for capital items in recent years, resorting to long-term bonds for sewer improvements and other projects in which the town will get a guaranteed return on its investment through fees.

The town is currently carrying $129 million in debt, a total that excludes $17 million in potential borrowing for a new music instruction space and auditorium at Greenwich High School and $15.6 million in potential borrowing for other projects.

The town of Greenwich have to make a decision on how much to borrow for GHS auditorium or other capital projects until January 2012,

In an attempt to prevent a Moody's downgrade the Board of Estimate and Taxation recently imposed a $210 million cap on borrowing.

The new policy also limits the amount of money the town can apply toward debt service and interest payments to 70 percent of the capital tax levy, the amount of tax revenue dedicated to infrastructure projects and equipment upgrades.

The town is currently taxing property owners for $32 million for capital items.

In an effort to prevent a Moody's downgrade, the town also adopted a policy that requires it to keep a cash reserve at the end of each fiscal year that is equivalent to 5 to 10 percent of anticipated operating expenses.

Greenwich residents want to know how this could of happened to Greenwich and what happened to all of those the town reserves?

While many in Town say the Republican administration has done a poor job of managing the towns finances over the last decade, there is plenty of blame to go around.

Well part of the problem is politicians like Larry Simon who has his head in the sand.

Clueless Larry Simon who Is the finance board's longest tenured member is running around Greenwich, sounding like an extremist TEA Party lunatic saying,"This is not newsworthy!!!!"

Thank goodness Larry Simon and his partner in crime on the Billy Kelly are going to forgo running for re-election to the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

It was just five months ago that Bill Kelly was publicly proclaiming,"The BET's in good hands. They'll be fine."

Apparently, Kelly was unaware that Moody's was pouring over the towns books wondering what happened to all those cash reserves and where did all of this short term borrowing come from?

As I said above .....

For decades, Greenwich never went to the bond markey with the exception of sewer debt.


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08/18/11 Six Great Date-Night Destinations And More News From The Greenwich Topix News Message Board

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Patch Picks: Six Great Date-Night Destinations


Looking for a great spot to take your date on Saturday night? Some of the best eateries and activities are just around the corner.

Repubs Tesei And Theis Are Losing Money Battle To Dems Blankley And Marzullo In Greenwich


The war chests of Democrats John Blankley and Drew Marzullo, running mates for first selectman and selectman, added up to $38,188 at the June 30 close of the second quarter.

Republicans Peter Tesei and David Theis had $29,934 between them during the same period, the most recent for which fundraising totals were available Tesei raised $31,255 from 113 donors, including former U.S. Senate candidate and former WWE Chief Executive Linda McMahon, who gave Tesei $250.

Tesei's campaign spent $1,431, leaving him with a balance of $29,793.

Blankley finished the quarter with $22,140 cash on hand for his challenge of Tesei, including a personal contribution of $1,000 to his own campaign

Blankley a Representative Town Meeting member who runs Flagship Networks Inc., a Greenwich-based information technology company,

The three seats on the board are filled by the winners in the first selectman and selectman races, as well as the second-place finisher with the most votes in the two races.

Theis, who is seeking a second term as a selectman, finishing the second quarter with $141 cash on hand that was leftover from his 2009 campaign.

Marzullo started the second quarter with $6,700 cash on hand and ended with $16,048, raising $15,705 in contributions from 107 donors and spending $6,356.

Marzullo a fourth-generation town resident who is a paramedic for Greenwich Emergency Medical Service,

Local Businesses Honored as 'Best of Greenwich'


See your favorite local businesses honored in the best of their class at the "Best of Greenwich," hosted by the Delamar Greenwich Harbor and L'Escale on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Samples from select winners, including Horseneck Wines & Liquors, Boxcar Cantina, DiMare Pastry, Barcelona, and more, will be available.....

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Serving up Italian on the 'Doppio'


You may have heard this one before. Two brothers leave their respective jobs and lucrative career paths in investment banking and law to go into the family business.

Lessons learned: Remembering that first day of school

(Greenwich Citizen

The first day of school is fast approaching and for many young ones the day looms large with separation anxiety and with fears small and large of stepping into a new space with new faces.

Zing goes the strings in music shops

(Darien News-Review)

The ancient and exquisite art of restoring the violin family of stringed instruments is passionately preserved in a Westport studio on Davenport Avenue near the Metro North Railway Station -- and another studio in Greenwich with a music school next door.

The sentencing hearing for a former Greenwich man who has pleaded guilty to killing his daughter has been pushed back to Sept.

A 'Freundly' Farewell


About 75 people gathered TuesdayA afternoon at the Board of Education building inA downtown Greenwich to wish Dr.

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