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08/24/11 The Earthquake That Was Felt In Greenwich Is Still The Talk Of The Town, Despite The Poor Local Coverage In The Greenwich Time

THE GREENWICH TIME'S LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE IS A JOKE

Hearst Newspapers daily illustrates a point on what’s wrong with much of the “local news media” today.

The Greenwich Time's
news gatherers with great access to specific click of the town's news makers and they are inclined to ‘pitch them softballs’ rather than ask the more important in-depth questions.

The good news (pun intended) here is that access is rarely an absolute requirement for solid, in-depth reporting. In fact, with smart research (clue sniffing) and an understanding of the beat they cover a news gatherer can dig deep and drill out the facts to develop a good story with.

There is a reason that the money losing Greenwich Time can only distribute 5,000 to 6,000 papers a day and that the New York Times has a better penetration rate in the area.

Greenwich Time reporters just run town hall and board of education press releases through the spell checker, before hitting the publish button. If the Greenwich Time wants to stop its steady decline, then it needs to get and hit the bricks and talk to the towns taxpayers and parents..

Yesterday Greenwich Was A Buzz About The Earthquake And The Greenwich Time's Website Had No Local Coverage And Regurgitated Connecticut Post Reports Out Of Bridgeport.

08/23/11 CT BREAKING NEWS: Earthquake Shakes Greenwich And The Eastern Seaboard - Where Is The Greenwich Timw? (UPDATED)


02:08:00 PM

http://greenwichroundup.blogspot.com/2011/08/082311-ct-breaking-news-earthquake.html

08/23/11 Greenwich Post Breaking News Alert: Earthquake strikes Virgina, tremors felt in Greenwich - Where's The Greenwich Time? (UPDATED)

02:38:00 PM

http://greenwichroundup.blogspot.com/2011/08/082311-greenwich-post-breaking-news.html

08/23/11 BREAKING NEWS: Indian Point in Abnormal Operating Procedures - Greenwich Could Potentially Be At Risk: Where is the Greenwich Time? (UPDATED)

03:58:00 PM

http://greenwichroundup.blogspot.com/2011/08/082311-breaking-news-indian-point-in.html

08/23/11 THERE WAS NO EARLY WARNING: Animals at Greenwich Kennel Didn't React To Quake (Updated)

04:04:00 PM

http://greenwichroundup.blogspot.com/2011/08/082311-there-was-no-early-warning.html

Hearst Newspapers And The Greenwich Time Only Reguritated AP And Regional News Reports Until About Eight O'clock last night.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Seven Hours Later The Greenwich Time Eventually Filed This Local Earthquake Report......


Earthquake felt in Greenwich

Staff reports
Published 07:55 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2011

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Virginia-earthquake-felt-in-Greenwich-2138081.php

GIVE HIM AN E FOR EFFORT: Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber Is A Day Late And A Dollars Short, But He Did Manage To Put This Puff Piece Up As His Lead Story On The Greenwich Time Website.....

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You Just Can't Get A More Pitiful Lead Story Than This ....

Could someone go over and shoot the Greenwich Time and put it out of its misery


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08/24/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board (14 Stories) - TOP STORY: Westchester Red Cross Takes Over Greenwich Chapter And Adds Rockland, Putnam

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Westchester Red Cross merges with Greenwich chapter, adds Rockland, Putnam (LoHud)
The Westchester County and Greenwich, Conn., chapters of the American Red Cross are to be combined in a consolidation that includes Rockland and Putnam and which officials say will strengthen the organization's emergency response capabilities and make it more efficient.

Commuters Slam Proposed Fare Hikes in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
Fairfield County residents protested proposed New Haven Line rail fare increase and CTTransit bus service cuts at two public hearings in Stamford on Tuesday evening.

Greenwich looks to establish Fodor Farm-type community garden (The Hour Online)
NORWALK -- Greenwich officials got an up-close look at Fodor Farm Community Garden on Tuesday in search of ideas to launch a similar garden in their town."When you hear of all the elements that have been incorporated, the number of people that benefit, the utilization of federal and state monies to make it possible, it clearly illustrates a best ... (more)

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Earthquake in Virginia Felt in Greenwich (Patch)
Tremors from a earthquake centered in Virginia could be felt in Greenwich and throughout Connecticut Tuesday afternoon.

Animals at Greenwich Kennel Didn't React to Quake (The Daily Greenwich)
Did you feel the earthquake? Sharon Haught at Adopt-A-Dog Greenwich was doing laundry in the kennel at the time when someone came in and said the ground had shaken.

Like The Daily Greenwich on Facebook (The Daily Greenwich)
Did you know that TheDailyGreenwich.com is on Facebook? Get the most-up-to-date Greenwich headlines on news, sports, schools, events and neighbors by joining The Daily Greenwich's Facebook page today.

Greenwich man arrested for alleged handgun discharge (NewsTimesLive)
Greenwich police used a Taser to subdue a 49-year-old man after he allegedly discharged a handgun into a wooded area behind a home in northwest Greenwich on Monday afternoon.

Zackham's 'Wedding' directorial debut also marks Greenwich homecoming
Zackham's 'Wedding' directorial debut also marks Greenwich homecoming (Connecticut Post)
Not only is Greenwich High School alumnus on a first-name basis with Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon, but he gets to boss them around on the set of "The Wedding." The big-budget comedy shot in Greenwich marks the directorial debut and homecoming for Zackham, 40, whose break-out film project came in 2007 when he wrote ... (more)

The Need Exceeds the Means (Patch)
Representatives of service organizations addressed members of a committee charged with recommending how to allocate $963,000 in federal grants, at a public hearing at Greenwich Town Hall on Monday night.

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Great Deals in Greenwich
(Patch)
Time to start thinking about back to school shopping! Take advantage of these deals and enjoy yourself too! Conneticut Tax free Week - This week through Saturday, August 27th, Connecticut shoppers will enjoy a 'tax-free' holiday.

Jane Fonda's New Biography: 14 Juicy Bits
(MSNBC)
Has there ever been a dull moment in Jane Fonda's life? Likely not. But if yes, it doesn't come up in Patricia Bosworth's 534-page biography, 'Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman.' From battling bulimia to fighting for women's empowerment, The Daily Beast speed-reads. There have been nine biographies of Jane Fonda published, all written ...

....... from the Army, he was offered the lead in Broadway's Mr. Roberts and uprooted his family from Hollywood to Greenwich, Conn. A year later he dropped another bombshell: he was in love with another woman, and wanted a divorce. Frances put up a stoic ...

Fashion's Night Out Ready to Strut
(The Daily Darien)
If you haven't already blocked out the evening of September 8 on your calendar, it's hard to imagine what's stopping you.

... Boutique for bargains and tips on the best for fall 2011. Connecticut's style mecca for FNO is On the Ave. in Greenwich. Music, food and plenty of deals and steals await. With Saks Fifth Avenue spearheading the evening, you know it's going to be ...

Conn. firm buys St. Paul-based candy maker Pearson
(Marshall Independent)
A Connecticut-based private equity firm says it has acquired the 102-year-old maker of Pearson's Salted Nut Roll and Nut Goodies.

... sold the company to a private equity firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Brynwood Partners of Greenwich, Conn., looks to obtain companies outright and then identifies niche opportunities, "building long-term value through hands-on ...

Us Stocks-Wall St rises on Fed speculation, data
(Reuters)
U.S. stocks gained 1 percent on Tuesday as stronger-than-expected data from overseas sparked buying before a keenly awaited speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this week.

... like people had been worried about," said Andrew Wilkinson, senior market analyst at Interactive Brokers Group in Greenwich, Connecticut. New U.S. single-family home sales fell more than expected in July to hit a five-month low ...



08/24/11 BREAKING NEWS: Hurricane Irene Heads Toward Fairfield...


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Hurricane Irene Churns Toward Greenwich

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08/24/11 BREAKING NEWS: Commuters Slam Proposed Fare Hikes...

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08/24/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

News Reports About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Fashion's Night Out Ready to Strut
The Daily Harrison
by Meaghan Morelli 08/23/11 Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei and Saks Fifth Avenue's Geri Corrigan share the skinny on FNO 2011. If you haven't already blocked out the evening of September 8 on your calendar, it's hard to imagine what's stopping ...

The Daily Harrison
'Disruptive' downtown TV shooting asked to change locations
Greenwich Time
"We told them, `You can't film here,' " Dustin Anderson, the executive assistant to First Selectman Peter Tesei, said, describing the Tuesday filming around Greenwich Avenue of the hit ABC show "What Would You Do?" as "disruptive. ...
Town unveils plans for temporary fire station in Horseneck lot
Greenwich Time
First Selectman Peter Tesei called it essential to maintain a firefighting presence in central Greenwich, a high population density area where one quarter of all the assessed real estate in town is located. "The need for a central fire station is ...
Could Marzullo's supporters be tempted to 'bullet vote' for him in selectman's ...
Greenwich Time
Since then, he has developed an amicable rapport with the board's majority Republicans, First Selectman Peter Tesei and Selectman David Theis, both of whom said they would like to see Marzullo return. Blankley, who is seeking to become only the third ...

08/24/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

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Where's The Greenwich Time?

The Greenwich Red Cross Is Taken Over And We Have To Read About It In A New York Newspaper !!!!


Westchester Red Cross merges with Greenwich chapter, adds Rockland, Putnam
The Journal News | LoHud.com
WHITE PLAINS — The Westchester County and Greenwich, Conn., chapters of the American Red Cross are to be combined under a consolidation that officials say will strengthen the organization's emergency response capabilities and make it more efficient. ...
Billionaire Pual Tudor Jones Wastes Money Increasing His Carbon FootprintOn Extravagant Personal Christmas Light Displays, While Public School Children In His Hometown Suffer From Declining Test Scores.

Greenwich Needs Tutors Not Garish Flashing Peace Symbol Displays At Christmas !!!!!


Investors Pay Price for Fund's Success
Wall Street Journal
Paul Tudor Jones II may lower some fees, but he ups the wattage for the annual Christmas show at his Greenwich, Conn., estate, shown in 2008. WSJ's Alan Murray shows us the latest extravagant light display decorating the home of hedge fund manager Paul ...


Wall Street Journal
What Recession???

Investment Bankers And Hedge Funds Are Cleaning Up In Greenwich


The Morning Leverage: Brynwood Partners Is Sweet On Pearson Candy Co.
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The Greenwich, Conn., company makes Pearson's Salted Nut Roll, Pearson's Mint Patties and Pearson's Bun. It joins Brynwood portfolio companies Balance Bar Co., DeMet's Candy Co., Lincoln Snacks and Stella D'oro in the snack sector. ...


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08/24/11 The Countdown Continues At Greenwich CT.com

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THING 199 – Gaming @ Greenwich Library

Posted: 23 Aug 2011 07:07 PM PDT

Event Type: All Ages Date: 8/25/2011 Start Time: 3:30 PM End Time: 7:00 PM Description: Join us for board games, video games, cards and role playing. All ages are welcome! Library: Greenwich Library Location: Meeting Room Contact: Nicole Allen Contact Number: 203-625-6523

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08/24/11 Riverside’s Marcia O’Kane is New Director of Chamber of Commerce and more from Greenwich Patch


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Riverside's Marcia O'Kane is New Director of Chamber of Commerce

Patrick Barnard | Aug 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageO'Kane, who starts in her new role Sept. 12, replaces former chamber director Mary Ann Morrison, who resigned in April.

Norwalk Man Arrested for DUI

Patrick Barnard | Aug 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

imagePolice stopped car after noticing heavy front end damage.

East Coast Earthquake, Missing Teen Found Safe, Bank Robbers At Large

Michael Gibney | Aug 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageA roundup of the major headlines around the area for Tuesday, August 23.

Earthquake in Virginia Felt in Greenwich

| Aug 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageQuake at 1:51 p.m. caused minor tremors to be felt throughout town.

Greenwich Man Resists Arrest After Allegedly Firing Handgun in Backyard

Patrick Barnard | Aug 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

imageMan charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, interfering with an officer, breach of peace and reckless endangerment after he allegedly discharged a handgun in the backyard of his home.

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Great Deals in Greenwich

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imageTime to get ready for back to school.

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08/24/11 Commuters Slam Proposed Fare Hikes in Greenwich And More In The Daily Greenwich

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Commuters Slam Proposed Fare Hikes in Greenwich
by Anna Helhoski | 08/24/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — Fairfield County residents protested proposed New Haven Line rail fare increase and CTTransit bus service cuts at ...

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Animals at Greenwich Kennel Didn't React to Quake
by Anna Helhoski | 08/24/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Did you feel the earthquake? Sharon Haught at Adopt-A-Dog Greenwich was doing laundry in the kennel at the time ...

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Virginia Earthquake Felt in Westchester, Fairfield
by Peter Moses | 08/23/11

An earthquake in Virginia shook buildings up and down the East Coast including Westchester, Fairfield County and New York City ...

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Greenwich, Share Your Earthquake Experiences
by Anna Helhoski | 08/24/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — Did you feel the earth move under your feet Tuesday? This came from Phoebe Griffith of Cos Cob. "I was sitting at ...

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Virginia Quake Should Worry NY, Fairfield - Author
by Margot Slade | 08/24/11

Tuesday's 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Virginia should shake Westchester residents free from any sense they are safe from ...

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08/24/11 Greenwich Roundup Is Restored To The Greenwich Board Of Education Press Release Distribution Lists

Mr. Harrod,

I returned from vacation and understand that you have been concerned about not receiving press releases.

We recently switched email providers and I believe in the transition we lost many of our contacts. My apologies.

I have returned your email address to my press address block and the problem should now be rectified.

Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Public Schools
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT, 06830

www.greenwichschools.org

Phone: 203-625-7415
Fax: 203-869-8003
kim_eves@greenwich.k12.ct.us

RESPONSE:

Dear Ms. Eves,

Thank you for your quick response to this matter.

And we look forward to receiving and informing our readers of any and all public releases generated at Greenwich public schools.

Based on Google Analytic results, we have found that Greenwich taxpayers and parents are highly interested in news generated anywhere in the school system.

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