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Tuesday, September 6, 2011


(HARTFORD, CT) – After receiving notification of the federal assistance available to cities and towns, businesses, individuals, and non-profits, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that residents who suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Irene must register with FEMA, by phone or online to access that aid.

“This declaration will bring much-needed financial assistance to residents that were impacted by Hurricane Irene,” said Governor Malloy. “But it is critical to note that you must register with FEMA to begin the process of accessing possible federal assistance”.

It is important to note that residents who have already provided damage information to their towns, FEMA, state officials or 2-1-1 must still register with FEMA at this juncture.

To register by phone, residents can call: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY line for people with speech or hearing disabilities is 1-800-462-7585. The line is open from 7 am to 10 pm, 7 days per week.

To register online, applications may be completed at www.disasterassistance.gov.

If residents have disaster assistance questions, they may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.

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09/06/11 Greenwich Man Accused Of Posing As A Wounded U.S. Army Veteran Who Served Four Tours In Afghanistan Is Asking For Accelerated Rehabilitation

PHOTO: Greenwich Police Department photo shows Jesus M. Garcia, 20, who was charged in June with larceny, fraudulent representation of Armed Force uniform, fraudulent use of military insignia and interfering with an officer after he gave a false name and date of birth.

... Attorney Mark Sherman said Jesus M. Garcia, who appeared in state Superior Court Tuesday after he was charged June 16 with fraudulent use of military insignia, fraudulent representation of an armed forces uniform and several counts of larceny, will also pay back about $1,200 he allegedly made while asking friends, family and the public to pay for fabricated medical procedures.

If the court approves Garcia's application for accelerated rehabilitation, he will enter a special program for first-time, nonviolent offenders that involves placing him on probation and dropping the charges after he completes the terms with no further arrests....

...Greenwich police Capt. James Heavey said he suspected Garcia was a fraud in late May because Garcia's uniform was askew. Garcia did not have his military identification card when Heavey asked him for it, Heavey said at the time.

Heavey met Garcia before he was slated to speak at a Memorial Day event in Greenwich. During an interview, Garcia said he had wanted to join the military since he was a child. Garcia failed a test to enlist and never graduated high school....



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09/06/11 Shoplifter Beata Boman gets slap on wrist for stealing scarves worth over $17,000

Judge Probably Thinks The Mitchell Family Should Put In Jail For Selling Two Scarf For Over $17,000 At Richards On Greenwich Avenue

Full story: theoriginalgreenwichdiva.com

A Connecticut judge gave thirty-eight year old Beata Boman a slap on the wrist for stealing two very expensive scarves at Richards.

Stamford Superior Court Judge Robert Genuari ordered shoplifter Boman to continue with her mandated therapy and community service.

If she can find a way to stop stealing until March 2013, all charges will be dropped against her.

09/06/11 Associated Press: US, Conn., NY Announce LI Sound Protection Plan

Environmental officials have announced new efforts to reduce sewage and storm water dumped into Long Island Sound and to improve habitats in the waterway shared by Connecticut and New York.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New York Department of Environmental Conservation and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced the plan in Greenwich on Tuesday. It calls for coordinated actions in the next two years.

Officials want continued progress in reducing nitrogen pollution and sewer and sanitary sewer overflows. They also promise new programs using shellfish and seaweed to reduce nitrogen pollution.

They set new targets to restore 200 acres of coastal habitat and reopen 80 miles of migratory areas to fish.

New York and federal environmental officials announced separately a ban beginning Thursday against boaters discharging sewage into Long Island Sound.

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09/06/11 Greenwich Students Named Future Leaders

he World Affairs Forum announced the 34 winners of the 2011 Future Global Leader Awards from the participating Fairfield County high schools, including three from Greenwich schools. The three from Greenwich are Nicole Narea of Convent of the Sacred Heart, Karna Nangia of Greenwich Academy, and Michelle Socher of Greenwich High School.

Established in 2009, the Future Global Leader Award program honors junior year students at each participating high school throughout Fairfield County who demonstrate outstanding leadership in understanding global issues and solving global problems. The high school principals designate their Future Global Leader based on this criterion.

The Future Global Leader Award winners have received certificates of award and are eligible to compete for the World Affairs Forum’s $10,000 merit college scholarship, which will be awarded to the outstanding Future Global Leader in Fairfield County this fall.

The World Affairs Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America’s role in the world. The forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America.

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09/06/11 Greenwich Synagogue Offers Workshops For Young Families

Greenwich Reform Synagogue recently launched the Center for Young Families to serve children from birth to age six and their parents. The center kicks off its first program this fall with Little Hilltoppers Workshop, a program for three- and four-year-olds, open to all families, including non-members of the congregation.

Little Hilltoppers Workshop aims to immerse three- and four-year- olds in a high-energy learning environment rich with the spirit of Judaism and community. It is intended as a drop off program and meets weekly from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings beginning Sept. 18 and running through May 20, 2012.

The workshop will allow the children to experience Jewish teachings through song, prayer, art and dance, according to Lisa Gittelman Udi, director of education at Greenwich Reform Synagogue.

The synagogue is located at 257 Stanwich Road. For information, contact Stephanie Glaser, 203-629-0018, ext. 222

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09/06/11 This is not a joke

The Board of Education is trying to trivialize the discovery of PCBs on the high school grounds. Typical is this quip from Coach Albanizio:

"Between me and my predecessor, it's been 40 years and
neither one of us has turned green yet."

In contrast, New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler testified in April on PCBs found in New York City Schools:

"The dangers of PCB exposure are well-documented...so much so that Congress banned the chemicals in 1976. PCBs are a known neurotoxin and a fertility toxin, making exposure for children and pregnant women particularly dangerous. The EPA, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the National Toxicology Program of the National Institute of Health have all determined that PCBs are a probable human carcinogen. Expert environmental health physicians and scientists have linked PCBs to cardiovascular, endocrine, immune and cognitive disabilities.
"Prenatal and early childhood exposure shows serious risks, including ADHD, increased aggression, and the concerns already mentioned. Children can be exposed to PCBs by breathing contaminated air, in addition to ingesting PCB-contaminated food and coming into physical contact with PCBs. The longer... the more intense their exposure becomes, the more risk they bear of developing a serious health condition – or simply of not reaching their full developmental potential."

The PCBs and other contaminants already found at Greenwich High School are a serious matter. Allowing children to play on untested fields just a few feet away from known PCB concentrations is irresponsible. Skin contact with PCBs is a known cause of chloracne. The Town's consultants have already reported finding PCB concentrations at twice the level that automatically triggers federal oversight. Neither the ground under the playing fields and the parking lots, nor the area where MISA construction is planned directly next to the school building, has yet been tested. No tests of any soil or ground water more than 1 foot below the surface have been reported.

The High School playing fields contain from 5 to 15 vertical feet of fill. It is assumed the PCBs were in the fill. The PCBs now on the surface probably migrated from below. All of the fill should be tested to ensure PCBs are not also migrating downward into ground water or draining laterally with surface water.

The extra cost estimates provided by the Board of Education are woefully incomplete. They do not take into account any of the additional necessary testing or remediation, including liability, costs. The final cost will be high--we are talking about the health of our children and our community.

This is not a joke.

Bill Effros

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09/06/11 More Breaking Greenwich Associated Press Reports At The Green Kitty Liner Known As The Greenwich Time



09/06/11 Follow up message about the anniversary of 9/11


I am following up on an email I sent you last week about the anniversary of 9/11. In memory of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I would like to offer you and your readers of Greenwich Roundup a message of peace in a short video along with a pledge of tolerance.


If you are able to post or tweet about the video and the pledge, please let me know. I am here if you have any questions.

Thank you so much,

Elizabeth Potter
Unity Productions Foundation


Dear Elizabeth,

I Did Post The Link For You.

I Will Post It Again, Just In Case You Missed It

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09/06/11 Today's SoundVision Event in Greenwich

I am planning to attend today's Long Island SoundVision event at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich. SoundVision is a two-year action agenda for cleanup and restoration of the Sound, put together by the Long Island Sound Study's Citizens Advisory committee. U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding, and Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty will all be participating in the event.

I am the author of This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound (Yale University Press) and I blog about the Sound and other environmental topics at Thissphere.blogspot.com.

I am wondering if I might submit a short blog post about today's event to GreenwichRoundup? I think the event is significant enough to interest your readers.

Tom Anderson


Dear Tom,

Please submit any story long or short about this event to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com. I am sure that the thousands of Greenwich Roundup visitors will be very interested in this.

Please also include any photos of the event that you might have.

We will also post a link on our Facebook page so that our 2,400 Facebook friends can learn of your event.

If you want you can post a short note about your event and blog on our facebook page today.


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Thank you.

Tom Andersen
914 409 6470

09/06/11 As The 10th Anniversary Of The 9/11 Attacks Approaches, Many Town Organizations Are Planning Events To Mark The Somber Occasion (Updated)

On Friday evening, the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company will dedicate a memorial to local victims of the terrorist attacks. The fire department is the recent recipient of an 8-foot section of I-beam from the former World Trade Center site.

Members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony, which will take place at 6 p.m. in front of the firehouse, at 266 Glenville Road.

The Police Department's honor guard will participate in the dedication ceremony.

The volunteer fire company has been working with the Greenwich chapter of the American Red Cross to invite families of local victims of the attacks to the tribute. For more information, call 203-910-4479 or email cathleen.ragone@vitas.com.

The town's official tribute will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in front of Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. The event will honor the memory of those lost on 9/11, especially the 23 Greenwich residents who died, the victims at the Pentagon and those aboard United Airlines Flight 93. There will be a presentation of a wreath and flowers, a 21-gun salute and special tributes to remember the sacrifices made by the first responders who died. For more information, call 203-253-2836.

Greenwich Hospital will hold a ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday to honor those who died and pay tribute to its hospital staff during that time. The ceremony will be held near the 9/11 memorial sculpture in the hospital's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Community Garden, with keynote speaker Silas Seandel, the sculptor. Seandel, who witnessed the attacks from his studio near ground zero, will explain how his impressions of that day influenced his work.

The sculpture rests in the southwest corner of the garden, directly in line with where the twin towers stood. The garden is near the Watson Pavilion on the main campus at 5 Perryridge Road.

Some local organizations are conducting charity drives to mark the anniversary. Greenwich High School is responding to President Barack Obama's call for a day of remembrance and service with a one-month food drive for Neighbor to Neighbor, donating one food item for each death on 9/11.

On Sunday, Operation Support Our Troops will conduct a care package drive for overseas troops from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Stop & Shop, 161 W. Putnam Ave. Wish list flyers will be handed out when entering the store. The goal is to collect money and supplies for 2,000 Christmas boxes. For information, visit www.carepackagedrive.com.

Town churches will also mark the anniversary.

Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, will conduct a service of remembrance at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Douglas Miller will present the sermon "A Mighty Fortress" and the service will include music by David Glukh on trumpet, with soprano Risa Renae Harman. The congregation's traditional Rally Day Picnic will follow at 11 a.m., and the public is welcome.

Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave., will have a 9/11 remembrance as part of the church's annual homecoming weekend. The Rev. Holly Adams will deliver the sermon during the 10:30 a.m. service, followed by a barbecue luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Reservations for the luncheon are encouraged. For reservations and further information, contact Gloria LaDestro at 203-869-9311, ext. 120, or gloria@2cc.org.




The sixth annual Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase will dock Sept. 9 to 11 at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor hotel, located at 500 Steamboat Road. Visitors can catch the first look at the yachts from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at a kick-off preview party to benefit Audubon Greenwich and its conservation efforts in Long Island Sound. Admission is $75 per person and includes entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. The showcase continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at no charge. The showcase will feature complimentary family activities, and land exhibits ranging from fall fashion to a $2 million 1963 Corvette Rondine Concept Car. For more informaion, call 203-531-3047 or visit www.thedelamar.com.


The inaugural first responders BBQ Benefit and Touch a Truck event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Greenwich Polo Club, located on Hurlingham Drive. A polo match will follow. Tickets ($50 adults, $20 children 6 to 12) can be purchased at the Greenwich Police Department, Greenwich Fire Department, GEMS headquarters, or Corbo’s Corner Deli. The proceeds are to benefit the Greenwich police and fire departments and Greenwich Emergency Services. The event will be held rain or shine. Limited tickets are available at the door.

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09/06/11 The Greenwich Topix News Board (3 stories): TOP STORY: Greenwich Police Make Second Arrest in Harris Case

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Greenwich Police Make Second Arrest in Harris Case
Greenwich Police recently made a second arrest in connection with the accidental death of Riverside teenager Christopher Harris , who died of an apparent overdose at his Florence Road home inA January.

Greenwich Board Of Education President Steve Anderson, Greenwich Town Attorney John Wayne Fox, Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber And Greenwich Time Reporter Neil Vigdor Forced To Take Action....

09/02/11 BIll Effros: Please Change Public Forum Location

Please change the location of the upcoming "Public Information Forum on the Environmental Impact at Greenwich High School" scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Greenwich High School.

As an abutting neighbor, I clearly have a direct interest in the information disseminated.

The Town of Greenwich Police have stated I will be arrested if I so much as set foot on the High School property.

The MISA Building Committee and the PTA are aware of this, and it has been confirmed by the Chief of Police, the First Selectman, the Board of Education, and the Legal Department.

I have a right to participate in the planned public forum.

Please change this public meeting location so I can attend.

Bill Effros GHS Abutting Property Owner


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

08/30/11 QUESTIONS: Where's The Transparancy? - Why Is It So Hard For A Taxpayer To Get Access To Public Documents? - Where Is The Greenwich Time?

08/27/11 ONCE AGAIN THE GREENWICH TIME IS MIA: Greenwich Taxpayer Wants Information From The BOE: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan - FOIA Request

08/22/11 If This Report Has Been Filed, It Changes, Forever, The Town's Ability To Grant Itself Permissions And Waivers For Use Of The GHS Site

Here Is A Question The Greenwich Time Wont Ask ...

What Is Greenwich Board Of Education President Steven Anderson Hiding From This Taxpayer And Greenwich High School Parents?

Ward Bests Field of 33 to Win Classic Grand Prix
In the end, it all came down to just over a tenth of a second. That's all it took for Olympian McLain Ward to walk away from Sunday's $250,000 Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic with the first place check for $75,000, leaving second-place finisher Kent Farrington with the red ribbon and a check for $55,000. The winner was decided in an exciting ...

... Open Jumper class on Thursday. In a press conference held after the class completed, Farrington, who lives in Greenwich, Conn. said that although he had set a fast pace, he felt he may have left the door open for Ward to go just a little faster ...

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09/06/11 Thirty Six Greenwich Residents Still With Out Power In Greenwich

According0 to the Connecticut Light And Power's outage page there are 36 persons in the dark in Greenwich at 8:31 AM This morning


The Numbers From The Ulitity Keep Going Up And Down

09/05/11 CT News Alert: Homes In CT Without Power Drop Under 1,000

09/05/11 Only Two Connecticut Light And Power Customers In Greenwich Were Still Without Power As Of 7:30 PM

09/05/11 Greenwich Power Outages Shoot Back Up To 179 Customers In The Dark

09/05/11 Connecticut Light And Power: 18 Customers Away From Full Power Restoration (11:32 AM)

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09/06/11 Can You Please Tell The Greenwich Time When Your Power Was Restored So They Will Stop Re posting The Same Dumb Article Over And Over And Over



09/05/11 Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber Celebrates Another Holiday By Putting Up Old News And AP Reports On The Greenwich Time Website

09/05/11 Are You Ready For Some More Flooding? A Flash Flood Watch Is In Effect For Greenwich Through Tuesday Morning

09/05/11 Associated Press: Mark Teixeira Is Complaining About The Cost Of Sending 3 Kids To Private School In Greenwich. Alex Rodriguez Backs him up

09/05/11 Topix News, Which Is Owned By McClatchy Newspapers, Tribune and Gannett Media Companies, Covers Hearst Newspaper Failings In Greenwich

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