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Monday, August 29, 2011

08/29/11 Power Was Restored To North Mianus School Tonight !!!!!

Connecticut Light And Power Has Made Schools A Priority

They Seem To Be On Track To Have All The Schools Open By Thursday.

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08/29/11 Even Though 3 Schools Don’t Have Power, Greenwich Teachers Are Ordered To Report For Work Tomorrow - The First Day Of School Is Thursday


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08/29/11 CL&P Is Making Progress: Current Electric Outages In Greenwich

GREENWICH Has 27900 CL&P Customers And Currently Report That They Have 10,512 Customers Without Power.

That Means That Now 37% Of Greenwich Homes And Businesses Are Dark.

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08/29/11 Greenwich Post Breaking News Alert


Breaking News Alert

Limited train service is coming back online in Connecticut at 4 p.m., according to the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council.

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4 1/2 Hours Ago .....

08/29/11 The Greenwich Metro North Train Station Will Be Up And Running This Afternoon



08/29/11 Even Though 3 Schools Don’t Have Power, Greenwich Teachers Are Ordered To Report For Work Tomorrow - The First Day Of School Is Thursday


The International School at Dundee, North Mianus and Glenville schools still have no electricity, but the Greenwich Board of Education says they’re are told that power will be restored by Thursday.

Greenwich Schools are on track to open Thursday, unless something happens between now and then.

The Towns teachers were supposed to have their first day today, but they were given a snow day instead.

Sports practices were also cancelled today.

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08//29/11 Despite Full Battery Power And a Backup Generator At Home Many Greenwich Residents Can't Get A Signal On Their Cell Phones

Countless Greenwich smart phone users have learned the hard way that the multitasking devices are only as good as the cell towers they rely on for a signal, many of which got cut off from the power grid in the storm.

Also, traditional "land line" phone service through through cablevision and FIOS also went down in wide parts of Greenwich.

Many Greenwich officials complained about connectivity problems after the storm.

T-Mobile employees were on the ground in the Greenwich working to restore the full local network.

Field technicians were focusing their efforts on connecting portable generators to cell towers without permanent generators or alternate power sources.

Power outages are behind customers' problems. There were about 200 cell towers out of commission after the storm, largely because they lost power.

About 1,000 generators have been trucked into Connecticut by ATT&T to restore cell towers.

AT&T is is also bringing in crews from Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio to help with restoration.

T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless announced that their customers can use their stores in Greenwich to place calls.

During the storm, Greenwich lost all Verizon connectivity.

So far, there have not been any cell towers or antennas that sustained any damage from the storm in Greenwich.

Greenwich Roundup is on the Sprint / Nextel network and did not experience any problems what-so-ever durring or after the storm.

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08/29/11 Afternoon Update On The Aftermath Of Irene

Connecticut Light & Power and Greenwich DPW road crews today are trying to reopen the town’s main north-south and east-west routes that are blocked by downed trees and wires.

So far about 5o of the approximately 120 blocked roads have been reopened.

Main north-south streets, such as Round Hill and Riversville roads Lake Avenue and King Street, are still blocked.

There are also a few CL&P crews are working to restore power in town.

If everything goes well, will take several days for all the power is fully restored.

Hurricane Irene did not caused as much damage as the March 2010 nor’easter.

However, town officials say Irene was worse than the nor’easter, because with coastal and overland flooding caused so much damage.

The damage in Greenwich is much less than in other parts of the state.

Currently, 11,800 CL&P customers are in the dark in Greenwich.

Over and over, CL&P has pointed out that Greenwich is better off than the 33 small municipalities in the state of Connecticut that are totally without power.

CL&P has brought in crews from other states to help in the recovery effort, and they are staying at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich.

There are about about 75 workers – based at the Hyatt, but they are also working in other cities and towns, such as New Milford and Newtown.

There are about 20 crews on the streets of Greenwich during the day. The majority of these crews are paired with Greenwich DPW crews that are clearing roads in town. These crews are working in 16 Hour shifts.

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08/29/11 CT News AlertAlert: Gov. Malloy Press Conference Expected At 12:15

Gov. Malloy Press Conference Slated For 12:15 pm

Governor Malloy has planned a press conference on the Hurricane Irene aftermath for 12:15 p.m. Fox CT will carry it live on air, and streaming at http://www.ctnow.com.

08/32/11 If You Need To Charge Up Your Phone Or Need Internet Access Go To 32 Field Point Road

During The Day When 32 Field Point Road Is Open Greenwich Residents, Who Are Without Power, Can Use One Of The Three Vacant Offices On The First Floor To Charge Electronics And Use WiFi.

Greenwich Roundup has arranged this through the buildings owner Barry Montgomery, who is generously allowing town residents in the dark a chance to power up and get online.

If Greenwich Roundup is not there just tell any of the other tenants that Brian Harrod or Barry Montgomery said you could come in and hook up your phone and computer.

For more information you can reach Greenwich Roundup, aka Brian Harrod at (203) 559-2555.

Or Barry Montgomery at (203) 518 -2918.

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08/29/11 BREAKING NEWS: Greenwich Supermarkets Open As Roads...

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08/29/11 The Greenwich Metro North Train Station Will Be Up And Running This Afternoon

THE MTA IS COMING BACK TO LIFE

A Metro North Spokesperson has said that the Greenwich Train Station will on a limited schedule this by late afternoon.

With in 24 hours there should be full local service up to the Stamford train station, thus putting the Cos Cob and Old Greenwich train stations on a local schedule.

UPDATE:

1:00 PM


If things go as planed the 3:54 p.m. train from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal will be the first train to run since trains were shut down during Tropical Storm Irene.

The first outbound train from Grand Central will be the 4:37 p.m. train to New Haven, which also stops in Stamford.

Trees continued to fall all along the 70-mile line into, further extending efforts to clear the right of way and deal with signal problems, this could effect the above mentioned times.

As of 12 PM today, Metro-North was running regular service on the Harlem line between North White Plains and Grand Central Terminal, though several more northern stops of that railway line remain submerged by flood waters.

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08/29/11 Hurricane / Tropical Storm / Flood Irene Is Still An Organized Storm Over The Atlantic


We can't put a stake and in Irene and declare her dead yet.

Irene is now a storm that is over the North Atlantic and will start hitting Greenwich England tomorrow or Wednesday.

08/29/11 Greenwich Point will open at noon, but for boaters only so they can check on their vessels

The Point will be closed to the general public to allow cleanup to continue

Access to the Town’s marinas in Cos Cob and Byram, and at Grass Island, remain open for boaters and the general public.

A boat was tossed ashore on the beach in Byram and one was submerged at Grass Island.

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08/29/11 Co Ed Volleyball Meeting Press Release

Hi,

If you could please post this release one more time I would appreciate it.

Meeting is this Thurs. Sept. 1.

Thanks,

Frank Gabriele

DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION

Recreation Division

101 Field Point Road

Greenwich CT 06836-2540

Phone: 622-7830


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 9, 2011

For additional information contact:

Frank Gabriele, Recreation Supervisor

622-7821


Press Release


Town of Greenwich

Co Ed Volleyball League


The Town of Greenwich, Parks and Recreation Dept. announces that the Registration/Organizational Meeting for its Co Ed Volleyball League is set for Thursday, September 1, 2011, 7 pm at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd.

The league is Co Ed and will run from October 2011 – February 2012. All games will be played at Western Middle School on Tuesday, or Thursday evenings. All residents 16 years of age or older that live in the Town of Greenwich can enter a team, as well as employees of Corporations that reside in Greenwich.

The cost to enter a team is $300.00. The fee should be paid on the meeting day, or by Friday September 9, 2011

For more information call Frank Gabriele, Recreation Supervisor at 203-532-1259, or visit our website at www.greenwichct.org


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08/29/11 Greenwich Emergency Management Officials Are Questioning A Decision By CL&P Not To Deploy Crews After Hurricane Irene Left The Town


WHAT'S WITH THE BIG FAT DELAY ?????

Utility officials have repeatedly said the winds were initially too high to safely send out workers to restore power.

CL&P did not begin any work until 1 p.m., due to company and OSHA policies that do not allow workers on the job in winds above 35 miles per hour.

Greenwich officials argued that the winds had died down in Greenwich, but CL&P managers were looking at conditions all around the state

Greenwich tree and DPW crews were ready to go, but the CL&P crews could not get authorization to go to work in Greenwich.

More than 12,500 of CL&P’s Greenwich customers, or close to 50 percent of Greenwich is currently without power.

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08/29/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In ....

GREENWICH TIME EDITOR DAVID McCUMBER IS STILL ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH

GREENWICH ROUNDUP IS HAVING TO SPAN THE GLOBE TO GET THE LATEST "LOCAL" NEWS FROM OUT OF TOWN NEWSPAPERS ......

  1. Local volunteers to help storm victims

    Buffalo News

    ... with power lines being down and trees that have fallen," Turner said in a phone interview from a Red Cross camp in Greenwich, Conn., just outside New York City. "There are many roads that are not passable, and we're just trying to meet the immediate ...

  2. Morning commute: Bus the only choice for some

    LoHud

    ... near the bus stop, "so this is a good option." Donovan Richards usually takes the train from Mount Vernon East to Greenwich, Conn., but this morning took the 42 bus to the New Rochelle transportation hub, where he planned to catch the 61 bus to ...

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  4. New leaders to guide county special education students

    Santa Cruz Sentinel

    ... of coordination between the county office, the SELPA and the districts it serves. A mother of one who grew up in Greenwich, Conn., she also worked for the huge Los Angeles Unified School District and has taught in settings including a locked ...

    UPDATE:

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08/29/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board Over the Banks (12 Stories) - TOP STORY:Byram, Glenville, Pemberwick, the Shoreline [Video]

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Over the Banks: Byram, Glenville, Pemberwick, the Shoreline [Video]

(Patch)
Hurricane Irene left her mark throughout Greenwich which remains under a state of emergency.

Irene Brings Down Trees, Branches; Swells Rivers and Streams [Video]

(Patch)
Although Hurricane Irene lost some of her punch when she hit Greenwich early Sunday morning - the winds and rain were not quite as bad as had been forecasted - the storm did bring down quite a few trees and large branches in the North Mianus section of town.

(Patch)
In the wake of Irene, there were relatively few signs of havoc in Greenwich by Sunday afternoon.

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Tesei, Theis Survey Greenwich During Hurricane

(Patch)

First Selectman Peter Tesei and Selectman David Theis spent Sunday morning surveying damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

Greenwich Officials Advise Residents To Stay Put

(The Daily Greenwich)
Greenwich was still experiencing high winds and floods Sunday afternoon as well as downed power lines and trees in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.

Irene's aftermath in Greenwich

(theoriginalgreenwichdiva)
Irene's destruction in Greenwich. Old Greenwich, Merritt Parkway and Round Hill Road

Flooding Concerns Increase; More Than A Half-Million Homes Without...

(Hartford Courant)
Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it passes over Connecticut, but more than a half-million households across the state are without power and travel is treacherous....

... if you have a relative who is threatening to go out, take the keys away.'' Malloy noted that Interstate 95 between Greenwich and Stonington was not closed, except to tractor trailers that were banned statewide at 7 a.m. Sunday. When asked about the ...

Merritt And Wilbur Cross Parkways Closed; Malloy Announces Tractor...

(The Hartford Courant)
After many hours of preparations by hundreds of state officials and extensive warnings about the since-downgraded Tropical Storm Irene, Connecticut citizens largely avoided troublespots Sunday through voluntary compliance...

... in recent memory, and crews will likely take days to restore all power. With large numbers of downed trees from Greenwich to Old Saybrook , state and local officials will be working overtime in the coming days to restore the state to normalcy. ...

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Half of Greenwich without Power; School Canceled
(Patch)
At 9 p.m. Sunday, about half of Greenwich's homes- 13,684 in total-remained without power, according to Connecticut Light & Power.

Storm Abating; Residents Allowed to Return to Homes
(Patch)
Greenwich town officials released the following statement at 3:30 p.m. today: The eye of Hurricane Irene has passed over Greenwich; however the Town is still experiencing lingering winds, flooding as well as numerous downed power lines and trees.


08/29/11 Ferry Service To Island Beach Is Expected To Resume Tuesday - The General Public Will Be Allowed To Return To Greenwich Point.

Beach goers won't be allowed to swim, as the town plans to test water near town beaches Tuesday to check if stormwater runoff sent pollution into the waters off Greenwich.

If everything is fine when the Greenwich Department of Environmental Services gets the results back Wednesday, then the town will reopen the beaches.

The town is also urging residents who have their own wells that experienced flooding to disinfect them, since they may be contaminated.

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08/29/11 The Raw Greenwich Business News Feed

Back To Business In Greenwich - The Money Has Got To Flow
Contract Research
Chemical & Engineering News
The Greenwich, Conn.-based contract research and manufacturing firm says the deal will enable it to pay off its debt and narrow its focus on early-stage drug development. The sale includes Aptuit facilities in Kansas City, Mo.; Mount Laurel and ...

08/29/11 Message At Pemberwick (Greenwich CT) Facebook Page: I hope everyone in the old neighborhood is well...

The Greenwich Time's Coverage Was So Horrible, That People had to get their news from social media like blogs, Facebook twitter, etc.

Cynthia Thunquist Quartararo posted in Pemberwick (Greenwich CT).
I hope everyone in the old neighborhood is well and they have power...if anyone has photo's of the Byram river or anything interesting from Glenville and Pemberwick in the aftermath of Irene, please share!
Cynthia Thunquist Quartararo 7:39am Aug 29
I hope everyone in the old neighborhood is well and they have power...if anyone has photo's of the Byram river or anything interesting from Glenville and Pemberwick in the aftermath of Irene, please share!

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08/29/11 Zumba Crazy Hits Nathaniel Witherell and more from Greenwich Patch


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imageAs of 9 p.m. Sunday, 13,684 Greenwich homes were without power, according to CL&P.

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08/29/11 Greenwich Officials Advise Residents To Stay Put and more news from the Daily Greenwich

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Greenwich Officials Advise Residents To Stay Put
by Anna Helhoski | 08/28/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich was still experiencing high winds and floods Sunday afternoon as well as downed power lines and trees ...

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Metro-North Trains Will Not Run Monday
by Casey Donahue | 08/29/11

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Metro-North Railroad will not operate Monday because of significant damage to many portions of the system, ...

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Greenwich School Activities Canceled for Monday
by Anna Helhoski | 08/28/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — All activities and athletic practices at Greenwich Public Schools are closed Monday because of power outages and ...

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Windsurfer Rides Out Irene at Golf Course
by Matt Zalaznick | 08/28/11

FAIRFIELD -- Reader Stacey Wymbs sent in this photo of a windsurfer riding the greens at the Country Club of ...

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Metro-North Shut Down by Storm Damage
by Anna Helhoski and Andrew Meola | 08/28/11

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Metro-North, which suspended service Saturday before the storm hit, has been damaged in many areas by ...

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08/29/11 Church Homecoming - All Of The Public Welcome

Second Congregational Church is inviting the community to take part in a family-friendly homecoming weekend Sept. 10-11. Events are free and will be held at the church, at 139 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich.

The homecoming theme will be “The Living Stones,” inspired by Peter’s first letter to early Christians, in which he calls them to holy living and urges them to “love one another deeply from the heart.”

On Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the church will offer, for younger children, a program of crafts and engaging activities centered on a geological theme.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the Rev. Holly Adams, transitional senior minister, will deliver the homecoming sermon on the “living stones” theme and include a remembrance of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

A barbecue luncheon, complete with an ice cream truck, will follow at 11:30 a.m. A “Building for the Ages” event also will be held.

Reservations for the Saturday event and the Sunday luncheon are strongly encouraged.

For reservations and further information, please contact Gloria LaDestro, church office manager, at 203-869-9311, ext. 120 or gloria@2cc.org.

To learn more about this activity and/or Second Congregational Church, please also visit the church’s website at www.2cc.org.

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08/28/11 The the Hyatt Regency In Old Greenwich Gets Expedited Service


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Power went out Sunday evening at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, where 75 CL&P workers were staying.

The hotel's power was restored just before midnight last night.

Some people, more than half joking, found it very ironic that power was restored quickly to the hotel where Cl&P crews were staying.

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08/29/11 Manhattan meets Greenwich on Railroad Avenue

Greenwich CT.com


Thing to Do 201 in Greenwich! Manhattan meets Greenwich on Railroad Avenue

Posted: 28 Aug 2011 11:12 AM PDT

Chinawhite…Organic Chic Chinese food executed with Perfection. Fortunate for residents of the Greenwich community we can take the express train to Grand Central, or take the real express walk to dine at the recently opened (June) Chinawhite at 249 Railroad Avenue. The peace and serenity of our lovely town is complimented by the high level

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