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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

09/20/11 Pemberwick Memories: Anyone remember my brother Wayne Macomber?

Sharon Macomber-Milligan posted in Pemberwick (Greenwich CT).
Anyone remember my brother Wayne Macomber? We...
Sharon Macomber-Milligan 11:42pm Sep 20
Anyone remember my brother Wayne Macomber? We grew up on Moshier Street across the street from Pemberwick Park. He passed away 18 years ago and I have a picture of his son Ben posted with me on my wall and he looks just like Wayne. If you knew Wayne and have a story or would like to tell Ben something about his Dad please do so under the picture and Ben will get it. Thanks!! I miss Wayne and know he touched lots of people's hearts.

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09/20/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed; Late Night Edition

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
RTM approves $1.2 million for Greenwich High soil cleanup, MISA
Greenwich Time
A newly paved area that is part of the auditorium project near the gymasium at Greenwich High School Tuesday Sept. 20, 2011. The Representative Town Meeting voted Monday to approve nearly $1.2 million in funding to finance the clean-up of contaminated ...
C&W named exclusive agent for Greenwich building
Stamford Plus Magazine
STAMFORD, CT - Cushman & Wakefield today announced that it has been named the exclusive leasing agent for 500 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut. C&W was retained by the building's owners, Reckson, a division of ...
Art Greenwich Preview
Danbury News Times
The Art Greenwich fair collects a wide range of pieces from artists practicing in all kinds of styles and mediums. The fair, which is hosted on a megayacht in Delamar Harbor hosted a preview Sept. 15 for local notables. Here, Steve Cohen poses with his ...
Wilton Cyclist Wins Greenwich Race
The Daily New Canaan
by Tom Renner Today GREENWICH, Conn. – Daniel Fox of Wilton won the Volvo of Stamford Tour de Greenwich XXVII, a 20-mile bicycle race, Sunday morning at Greenwich High School. Fox, 45, got his front tire to the line first to win a tight finish among ...
Greenwich girls swim team primed for another title run
Stamford Advocate
Emily Stotesbery, a senior diver, warms up during a Greenwich High School varsity girls swimmers practice Monday, Sept. 19, 2011... Emily Stotesbery, a senior diver, warms up during a Greenwich High ...
McMahon "Focused on Economy" As She Announces Bid for U.S Senate
Patch.com
Greenwich Republican Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, said she would 'fight to lower taxes, streamline regulations and address the uncertainty that has paralyzed the economy.' Unemployment is at 9 percent, the national debt ...
Go Wild! in Greenwich supports open space
Ct Post
The Greenwich Land Trust's family field day, 'Go Wild,' which takes place Sunday, Sept. 25, will feature hot air balloons, games, activities, a petting zoo and more, all at the Greenwich Polo grounds in Greenwich. The nonprofit land conservation ...
Greenwich field hockey wins opener
Greenwich Time
The Greenwich High field hockey team won the opening game of the season 3-0 over Trumbull. Stephanie Iachetta scored twice and Sara Stinebaugh one for the Cardinals (1-0), who led 2-0 at halftime. "It felt great," Greenwich coach Ally Orrico said. ...

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09/20/11 Linda McMahon: Watch My Announcement Speech

Dear Brian,

Earlier today I stood on the factory floor of Coil Pro Machinery in Southington and announced my candidacy for United States Senate. Like thousands of small businesses across Connecticut, Coil Pro is the lifeblood of our economy, and that is why we need a proven jobs creator in Washington.

Please take a moment to watch my announcement speech and share it with other people in Connecticut who, like you, want to see our state and our country working again.

Click here to Play.

Tomorrow I begin a three-day Jobs Tour, where I will travel all over the state to speak with small business owners just like Jeff and Maureen Gagnon of Coil Pro Machinery.

As a part of the Jobs Tour, I am hosting an Online Stop. I invite you to participate by visiting our website tomorrow morning at 11:30. Please submit questions on our Facebook page or website, and I will answer them live at www.LindaforSenate2012.com.

If we want different results in Washington, we must stop electing the same type of people. It's time to elect a proven jobs creator who will fight each and every day for policies that will help hard-working, tax-paying families first.

Sincerely,

Linda McMahon

P.S. First 100 people who come to our Campaign Office Grand Opening BBQ on Friday, September 23, will receive a free t-shirt! Will you help spread the word? Share the invitation on Facebook.

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09/20/10 RTM Approves $1.2 Million To Pay MISA School Committee Screw Ups


GREENWICH HOMEOWNERS ARE GOING TO PAY, BECAUSE THE SAME OLD LOCAL TOWN OFFICIALS STILL CONTINUE TO REWARD FAILURE !!!!

The Representative Town Meeting voted Monday to pay about $1.2 million to finance the cleanup of contaminated soil at Greenwich High School and will further reward failure by replenishing funds that have already been spent from the school's building committee's auditorium project budget.

The $1.2 million was approved by the Board of Estimate and Taxation last week, and will come from the town's capital non-recurring expense account.

However, Greenwich taxpayers need to be altered that, if any of more test borings come up positive for PCB's, then the price for remediation climbs exponentially.

The very important RTM vote was the last of the evening, so that it would be taken after reporter deadlines at mainstream media outlets like the Greenwich Time. It is a damn shame that the Hearst Corporation would not pay overtime for a reporter to be at this crucial RTM vote.

The cleanup plan includes removing contaminated soil in four areas around the fields, and then replacing it with clean fill. The public will then be allowed to access that area of the site.

The town is reviewing remediation options for turf fields 3 and 4, and developing plans for grass fields 2 and 5. District officials foolishly expect fields 2 and 5 will be open in time for spring sports.

In the west parking lot, the piles of contaminated soil have been removed. Tests on the asphalt underneath supposedly did not find any residual PCB contamination.

If the EPA is persuaded to sign off on the tests conducted for the Greenwich Board of Education, district officials expect to reopen the parking lot to students in two to three weeks.

Most Greenwich Taxpayers don't realized that they are being nickled and dimed on on this High school PCB cleanup, because the mainstream media owned by the Hearst Corporation is not keeping them updated.

Last Monday, the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorized yet another the release of funding that will go toward remediation work and the testing of deep soil at Greenwich High School.

The money will be separate from funding for MISA, which had just gotten under way when workers discovered the contamination in July.

Joseph Ross, who was involved in the millions of dollars in Hamilton Avenue School cost over runs and is now the chairman of the MISA building committee, said last week that his group should be compensated for trying to minimize the environmental issues they caused over the summer.

This problem was made worse, because Mr. Ross did not immediately step aside and let town, school and federal authorities take command of the PCB's he had dug up.

Contractors discovered the contamination while undertaking work to expand the school's western parking lot and dig a trench for an irrigation line for the MISA project and Mr. Ross until recently refused to step back from his errors.

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09/20/11 If You Want A Sat Job Go To First County Bank On Mason Street - FCB Named Top Workplace in Recent Employee Survey

Good afternoon,

Please take a look at the news release below to find out how the companies were judged.

If you have any questions or would like to talk with a bank representative, please contact me anytime.

Thank you.

All the best,

Jason

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Jason Kannon

Creative Partners

203.705.9203

jkannon@creativepartners.com

FIRST COUNTY BANK NAMED TOP WORKPLACE

-- Top Mid-Sized Bank in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties --

Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, publishers of The Advocate, Greenwich Time, Connecticut Post and The News-Times, announced the results of its Top Workplaces 2011 survey of the best places to work in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties. First County Bank was voted the top and only bank among medium-sized businesses in these counties.

The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based on feedback from an employee survey conducted over the summer asking opinions on six areas of the workplace: company values, leaders and strategy; how the company communicates and gets work done; opportunity for training and progression; working atmosphere and environment; quality of managers and their staffs; and employee compensation. A total of 35 companies made the list this year, including 15 small companies (defined as less than 125 employees), 10 medium companies (defined as having 125-249 employees) and 10 large companies (defined as 250 or more employees).

“On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank the First County Bank team for recognizing and appreciating the same core principles that make this bank a great place to work,” said Rey Giallongo, chairman and CEO of First County Bank. “Placing depositors’ security ahead of dividends, providing excellent customer service and helping our communities have paid off handsomely in allowing this bank to prosper for 160 years. None of it would be possible without the talent and dedication of all our employees.

“You’ve made this a great place to bank and you’ve also made it a great place to work. Thank you!” concluded Giallongo. Seventy percent or approximately 154 First County Bank employees filled out the survey.

The Top Workplaces surveys are about more than just perks. They are about a better way of doing business. Extensive research has shown that employees want to be part of something meaningful, where they can contribute and give their best. Top Workplaces recognize that having an inclusive approach means they can be more innovative, operate more ethically and serve customers better.

In 2010 more than 3,000 organizations across the United States have had their workplaces assessed by employees. The workplace surveys are conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, and the programs are run in conjunction with the major newspaper in the regional area.

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, trust and investment services, business banking services and online banking. First County Bank, which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.3 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com.

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Jason Kannon

Vice President

Creative Partners

One Stamford Landing

62 Southfield Avenue, Suite 110

Stamford, CT 06902

203 705 9203

E: mailto:jkannon@CreativePartners.com


09/20/11 Annual Halloween Happenings

Hi All,

Please run the attached. Thanks ever so much !

Claudia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Release

29th Annual Halloween Happenings


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces tickets are now on sale for the 29th Annual Halloween Happenings. This family event will take place at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center located at 449 Pemberwick Road in Glenville on Friday, October 21 from 6 – 8pm.

Children will play games in Dracula’s Den from 6 – 7pm where they are guaranteed to win prizes and treats. Once again Rick Rock the ever popular DJ will be on hand to lead families through the limbo, mummy, and other dances.

Everyone is welcomed to come in costume. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $11.00 for this event and may be purchased at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, the Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall, 2nd floor or through the mail. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. For a registration form please visit our website at greenwichct.org. and click on check out Parks and Recreation.

Sponsors of this event will include the Pepsi Beverages Company and Dr Paul Juan of Valley Pediatrics.

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09/20/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board -(11 stories) - RTM Paves Way For Demolition of Greenwich's Central Fire House

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Greenwich - News September 20, 2011


RTM Paves Way For Demolition of Greenwich's Central Fire House (Patch)
Despite an appeal from members of the Greenwich Preservation Trust to renovate the historic building, the Representative Town Meeting on Monday upheld a decision of the Planning & Zoning Commission allowing for the demolition of the Central Fire House at 15 Havemeyer Place, thus paving the way for the construction of a new, code-compliant fire ... (more)

RTM Votes to Accept Grant For New High-Tech Police Boat
RTM Votes to Accept Grant For New High-Tech Police Boat (Patch)
The Representative Town Meeting on Monday voted 166 to 19 to accept a $600,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security for a new, high-tech "port security" police boat capable of detecting chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive devices, as well as fighting fires.

Arrests Made in Statewide Burglary Spree (Patch)
Greenwich Police have arrested a duo of daring thieves who are charged with ripping off dozens of residents throughout the state.

Greenwich Schools Fail To Meet Federal Standards (The Daily Greenwich)
The Greenwich Public School District did not meet federal requirements under No Child Left Behind in the 2010-11 academic year based on test scores, the Connecticut Department of Education reported Monday.

Greenwich fails to meet No Child Left Behind standards
Greenwich fails to meet No Child Left Behind standards (News Times)
The Greenwich public school district is part of a growing group across Connecticut that failed to make progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law, according to information the state released Monday.

Greenwich police blotter: Woman charged with DUI after police find her asleep behind wheel (News Times)
A 36-year-old Tomney Road resident has been charged with driving under the influence after police said they found her asleep behind the steering wheel of her car at the intersection of Stanwich Road and Orange Street late Saturday night.

Westport August Unemployment Rate Down to 5.8% (Westport Now)
Westport's unemployment rate in August was 5.8 percent, down from 6.0 percent in July and the lowest in eight months, the Connecticut Department of Labor said today.

... had a 6.0 percent unemployment rate. Among suburban Fairfield County towns, Wilton's 6.0 rate was highest. Greenwich and New Canaan had a 5.9 rate, Weston matched Westport at 5.8, and Darien improved to 5.6. The department said the number of ...

At Irene Hearing, A Call For Better Response In Next Storm (The Hartford Courant)
The legislature opened a day-long hearing Monday morning that will examine the response by the electric companies that frustrated thousands of Connecticut residents - including some who were without power for more than a week...

... were largely deferential to Butler and did not blast either CL&P or UI officials who were testifying. From Greenwich to eastern Connecticut, legislators and customers had initially complained loudly about CL&P's response. Four days after the storm, ...

More Greenwich News

Florence McGrath, 93, Greenwich Hospital Volunteer (The Daily Greenwich)
McGrath was born on Jan. 6, 1918, in Pawtucket, R.I. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1935, Catherine Gibbs School in 1937 and the Boston School of Dental Nursing in 1943...

Watson, Zengo Lead Huge Field at Darien Road Race (The Daily Stamford)
Jeff Watson of Stamford and Wilton's Mary Zengo won the 2011 edition of the Darien Road Race, but the real revelation may have been the second-place finish of Danielle Simms...

... their inception. Each year the top fundraiser has been presented with the Jim Fixx award, named after the late Greenwich runner and author whose "Complete Book of Running" fueled the running boom of the 1980s. Perhaps fittingly, this year's award ...

Gas Execs Call for Disclosure of Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing (Alter Net)
Environmentalists have long been calling for the disclosure of chemicals in fracking and now even some industry execs are on board, too...

...... chemicals are protected trade secrets. At a panel discussion at the IHS Herold Pacesetters Energy Conference in Greenwich, Conn., McClendon told attendees that fracturing should be demystified, and that "we need to disclose the chemicals that we are ...


09/20/11 Linda McMahon:Today's The Day

Dear Greenwich Roundup,
I have seen enough of America to know what our people are capable of achieving - the enterprises we can build, the jobs and opportunities we can create. Yet here we are, in the fourth year of a lifeless economy that last month didn't add a single new job for the millions who need one. Not a single job!
Washington tells us that 9% unemployment is the best this country can do for months or even years to come. Our own government works harder to lower our expectations than they do to find solutions.
I firmly believe that if we want different results in Washington we must stop electing the same type of people. That is why today, I will announce my candidacy for the United States Senate.

I am running again because I believe with all of my heart that the largest, richest economy can and will regain its strength and create jobs for every woman and man who wants to work - and with your help, I will go to Washington to fight each and every day for policies that will help hard working, tax paying families first.

I hope that you take a moment to connect with me on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages so you can follow my announcement today and interact with me as I seek to represent the people of Connecticut as I know them to be: direct and fair-minded … clear-thinking and unafraid to take a stand.

Time to get Connecticut working again!

Linda McMahon

P.S. You are invited this Friday to our Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening in North Haven. View the invitation and RSVP here.

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09/20/11 Save Trees And Prevent Power Outages

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy, a non-profit citizen group dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of our "urban forest," urges our elected officials to require Connecticut Light & Power to bury power lines in Greenwich, wherever it may be feasible.

Many Greenwich residents are insisting after the devastation of Hurricane Irene that this be accomplished.

Burying power lines may actually be more cost effective in the long run for CL&P than repeatedly repairing the damage to overhead power lines after a major storm such as Irene and the nor'easter of March 2010, which cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

As a result of climate change, it is projected that hurricanes will be increasingly frequent. There would also be a savings to the utility through the elimination of the continuing cost of tree removal and pruning.

The town would not bear the capital cost. The utility should advance the cost at the currently low bond interest rates and recover it over the life of the improvement through relatively nominal rate adjustments.

Burying power lines will reduce the power outages that have destroyed property and severely impacted both town residents and businesses. It will also save our trees, which are a staple of nature's bounty and absolutely essential to our environment and well being.

Peter Malkin

The writer is president of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy

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09/20/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

A News Report About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Central Firehouse Project Vote Before RTM Tonight
Patch.com
First Selectman Peter Tesei issued a letter and report supporting the municipal improvement status to RTM members ...

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09/20/11 Three Drivers Charged by Greenwich Police and more from Greenwich Patch



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3 Drivers Charged by Greenwich Police

Barbara Heins | Sep 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Information is supplied by Greenwich Police and does not reflect guilt or convictions.

RTM Votes to Accept Grant For New High-Tech Police Boat

Patrick Barnard | Sep 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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The new police vessel — free to the town through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security — will include gear for detecting chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive devices, as well as firefighting equipment.

William Sadock Whiz Kid

Sue Rogers | Sep 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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GHS Student Government President

Some Children Are Being Left Behind in Greenwich

Barbara Heins | Sep 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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State report indicates some students are not making the grade.

Posted: Missing Dog 'Wrigley' Afraid of People

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Community Bulletin

September 20, 2011

Accomplishments

Brunswick School Teacher Saves a Life

Courtney Kennedy | Sep 19, 2011

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(Greenwich, CT – September 19, 2011) – Kim Iorillo, a 4th grade teacher at Brunswick School has always dreamed of saving a life…

Volunteers Needed

Running For A Cause

Barbara Lovely | Sep 19, 2011

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Team In Training is on the look out for corporate teams to run on our behalf in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend January 7th …

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09/20/11 Greenwich Schools Fail To Meet Federal Standards And More News In The Daily Greenwich

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Greenwich Schools Fail To Meet Federal Standards
by Anna Helhoski | 09/20/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – The Greenwich Public School District did not meet federal requirements under No Child Left Behind in the 2010-11 ...

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Will Fairfield County Embrace Housing at Hubs?
by Richard Weizel | 09/19/11

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Building housing near and around transportation hubs such as train stations and town centers to make it ...

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12 Greenwich Academy Girls Are Merit Semifinalists
by Anna Helhoski | 09/19/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Twelve Greenwich Academy students were chosen National Merit Semifinalists for the 2011-2012 school year, the ...

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Greenwich Man Charged With Leaving Crash Scene
by Anna Helhoski | 09/19/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Greenwich man was arrested after he left the scene of an accident in which his vehicle struck two parked cars, ...

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Florence McGrath, 93, Greenwich Hospital Volunteer
by Anna Helhoski | 09/19/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Florence Clark McGrath, a longtime Greenwich resident, died at Greenwich Hospital Saturday, Sept. 10. She was 93 ...

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