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Thursday, September 1, 2011

09/01/11 Election Frustration Mounts As Many Greenwich Politicians Seek To Place The Blame For Homeowners Who Are Still Without Power

... In Irene's wake, first selectman candidate John Blankley has criticized incumbent Peter Tesei for a lack of pre-planning and proactive leadership.

"There are a bunch of things where you can say, `Why are we talking about these things now and not 18 months ago?' " Blankley, a Democrat, said Thursday.

The first selectman candidate was referring to the March 2010 nor'easter that ripped through Greenwich, shredding branches and knocking down trees.

"In between storms, there are a lot of things that should have been done," Blankley said.
Extensive tree pruning and more efficient management of emergency crews would have spared some of the town's suffering following Irene, Blankley said.

The town already has an at-risk-tree program in place, according to Tesei. That program has $293,000 allocated to it this year. The program is a precautionary measure on top of the parks gardeners and 10 full-time tree workers the town employs. Private trees, over which the town has no control, can also bring down power lines, Tesei said.

"The next several days, the focus is on restoration," he said. "It's unsatisfactory and unacceptable that the restoration should take this long. This has little to do with the town and more to do with CL&P.

"Most people have been more than patient. But it's beyond that now."

Read more: http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Frustration-mounts-as-many-Greenwich-residents-2151901.php#ixzz1WopPsyhZ

09/01/11 Those Jerks At Go Daddy Are Being Sneaky And Trying To Make A Fast Buck Off John Blanley's Website With Fake Search Ads

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09/01/11 Greenwich Woman Attacks Car

Andrea Gottfried, 48, of 10 Livingston Place, Apt. #3, Greenwich, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Gottfried was charged with tampering with a vehicle, Greenwich police said.

She is scheduled to appear in court September 14th.

09/01/11 Police charged two Bronx women with thefts that occurred on Greenwich Avenue Wednesday afternoon

Kiana Brooks, 20, of 2912 Bruner Ave., and Dionne K. Charles, 26, of 1019 E. 214th St., were observed concealing property inside the LF clothing store, according to Greenwich police.

Police apprehended the women and charged Brooks with fifth-degree larceny and Charles with sixth-degree larceny.

Both were issued a bond of $500 and are scheduled to appear in court September 7th.

09/01/11 Reminder: 9/7 Public Open House On GHS Environmental Evaluation

Hi,

Anything you can do to get the word out to the community about this opportunity would be much appreciated!

Thanks
Kim

You are invited to attend a

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

on the

Greenwich High School Environmental Evaluation

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

7:00 PM

Greenwich High School Auditorium

10 Hillside Road

Greenwich, CT

Please join us to receive an update on the environmental evaluation in progress at Greenwich High School (GHS), and information on the GHS fields, athletic programs, transportation, parking, and the GHS Music Instructional Space and Auditorium (MISA) project.

Representatives from the school District, the high school, the MISA Building Committee, environmental consulting companies, CT Department of Public Health, the CT Department of Environmental and Energy Protection and the Town of Greenwich Department of Health will be in attendance. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the representatives at the Open House. If you would like to submit your questions in advance to be answered at the forum, please send them to GreenwichPTA@gmail.com

For updates and more information on the GHS environmental evaluation, please go to www.greenwichschools.org

or

www.greenwichschools.org/ghs


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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

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09/01/11 Praying for Madison Reese Jones - To All my Facebook Family & Friends today is...

To All my Facebook Family & Friends today is...
Michelle Jones 4:25pm Sep 1
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09/01/11 Greenwich First Selectman Candidate John Blankley Has Just Issued A Press Release About Greenwich's Response To Tropical Storm Irene



For Immediate Release Contact:
Austin Finan (917) 828-3494

BLANKLEY CALLS ON FIRST SELECTMAN TESEI TO ADDRESS STORM MANAGEMENT SHORTCOMINGS

First Selectman Candidate Promises to Improve Emergency Management Preparation and Planning

GREENWICH, CT September 1, 2011 – First Selectman candidate John Blankley today called on First Selectman Peter Tesei to take accountability for the lingering aftermath of Hurricane Irene that has left 4,000 homes without power, a number of roads impassable and school openings delayed by a week.

Five days after Hurricane Irene hit the northeast, 4,000 Greenwich homes are still without power and a number of roads remain impassable. This is simply unacceptable and I believe Greenwich residents deserve better,” said Blankley. “This unsatisfactory state of affairs directly correlates to the inadequate pre-planning and lack of proactive leadership demonstrated by Mr. Tesei.”

The Town of Greenwich and its hardworking emergency response workers would be better served if Mr. Tesei implemented real preventative measures, including extensive tree pruning and more efficient emergency crew coordination so that fallen power lines, trees and other debris can be removed in a timely manner. In addition, the town should also work with Connecticut Light & Power to explore the possible burial of power lines along key arterial routes to reduce the effects of power outages in future storms.”

As First Selectman, I will take these necessary and proactive steps to ensure that Greenwich has a competent emergency and storm management plan in place the next time disaster strikes.”

Please visit www.BlankleyForFirstSelectman.com for more information on John Blankley’s campaign for First Selectman.

UPDATE:

GREENWICH NEWS ORGANIZATIONS BEGIN
TO REPORT ON BLANKLET"S PRESS RELEASE


Greenwich Candidate Faults Tesei on Storm Cleanup

The Daily Greenwich

First Selectman candidate John Blankley called on First Selectman Peter Tesei Thursday to take responsibility for Greenwich.....

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09/01/11 Shame, Shame, Shame On Greenwich Board Of Education President Steve Anderson For Not Helping This Greenwich Taxpayer

MISA Open Records Policy FOIA Request

To: Town of Greenwich Clerk

From: Bill Effros

Subject: MISA Open Records Policy FOIA Request

Date: September 1, 2011


"Every person has the right to look at any public record during regular office hours simply by asking. They need not give their names or the reason for their interest. All public records of every division of the Town must be kept in its regular office or, for officials and commissions which have no regular office, in the Town Clerk's Office. They must be kept in an accessible place during regular business hours - for example, not in a locked drawer when the keys are not immediately available."
Pursuant to The Town of Greenwich Open Records Policy (attached) and in compliance with Connecticut's "Freedom of Information Act," I wish to see all MISA Building Committee records, including all records generated by all outside consultants, contractors, and testing laboratories; as well as the minutes of all MISA Building Committee meetings, the record of votes taken at those meetings, and the agenda sent to your office no less than 24 hours before the meetings took place.

According to the Town's own clearly written policy, since there are no pending legal actions with regard to the MISA Building Committee, correspondence with the Law Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Connecticut Department of Health, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, and all outside Town Attorneys are not privileged or exempt from this request.
Please advise immediately where I can see these records.
Respectfully,
Bill Effros
Bill@Effros.com

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