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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

09/27/11 The Nightly Recap Of Today's Greenwich Roundup News Stories

09/27/11 The Raw Late Night Greenwich News Feed

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich woman injured in Springdale train accident
Stamford Advocate
STAMFORD -- An 80-year-old Greenwich woman is in stable condition at Stamford Hospital after she apparently ran into a Metro-North train in Springdale shortly after noon Tuesday. ...
St. Joseph girls soccer beats Greenwich on late corner kick
Stamford Advocate
The latter characteristic was on display Tuesday at Indian Ledge Park during the Cadets' 2-1 FCIAC victory over Greenwich. Nogueira's team was tied at 1 with Greenwich when the referee awarded the Cadets a corner kick with two minutes remaining in the ...
Copland classic among works for Greenwich Symphony's opener
Danbury News Times
Acclaimed clarinetist Stanley Drucker, recently retired from the New York Philharmonic after a 60-year career, will be the soloist for the opening concerts of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra's 2011-12 season, Oct. 1 and 2. ...
Himes talks economy, debt reduction at Greenwich Chamber luncheon
Ct Post
Marcia O'Kane, the executive director of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce's spoke at the Update from Washington luncheon before Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., gave his speech at Hyatt Regency Greenwich,Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. ...
Newgate Capital Management Rebrands Long-Standing Investment Portfolio
MarketWatch (press release)
GREENWICH, Conn., Sep 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Newgate Capital Management LLC is pleased to announce that it has changed the name of its Global Fixed Income Portfolio. Launched in 1988, the Portfolio invests in closed-end and exchange-traded funds ...
Geithner, Brunswick cross country win
Greenwich Time
The Bruins will run against St. Luke's at Waveny in New Canaan next Wednesday at 4:30 pm BOYS: Norwalk 24, Fairfield Ludlowe 31; Norwalk 15, Harding 50; Greenwich 27, Norwalk 30; Fairfield Ludlowe 15, Harding 50; Greenwich 22, Fairfield Ludlowe 36; ...
Greenwich water polo finishes second at ...
Greenwich Time
Greenwich High School's Matthew Fraser rises up to take a shot in the Beast of the East championship game against Cumberland Valley. Fraser scored four of the team's six goals and led all Greenwich scorers on the weekend with 19 goals. ...

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09/27/11 Rabbi Mitch's Weekly Teaching

Weekly Teaching
By Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz


L'Shanah Tovah


On behalf of the clergy, professional staff, and lay leadership of Temple Sholom, we would like to wish you a sweet, healthy, prosperous and blessed 5772.

A complete list of High Holiday services is available by visiting www.templesholom.com, or click here for more information.

Rabbi's Weekly Teaching

Parashat Ha'azinu

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

This week, our community gathers together for the annual celebration of the "Jewish Super Bowl" -- our High Holy Days. It's the time of year when most Jews stop what they are doing and pause to consider the events of the past year, what we have done and what we have failed to do, and how we want to improve our direction in the year to come. But what is significant is the act of actually stopping what we are doing to consider what God expects of us, and how that can fit with what we expect of ourselves.

During the year, it's very easy - sometimes too easy -- for us to feel overwhelmed and busy with the ordinary secular aspects of our lives. Sometimes we even fall into the trap of wishing that we could delegate our spiritual responsibilities to others.

There is a Hassidic story about a young man, who a week before Yom Kippur, set out to travel a far distance in order to be present at the Baal Shem Tov's synagogue on the holiest day of the year.

During the long journey, the young man confronted numerous obstacles: the rains were heavy; his cart turned over and got stuck in the mud; his horse refused to move forward. When he was about one day away from his final destination, in a rush to be at the Baal Shem Tov's synagogue before Yom Kippur, the young man came across a small group of shabbily dressed men waving him to the side of the road.

They approached the young man and began to desperately plead with him: "We're so happy you've come this way. We are in dire need for a tenth man to join us for Yom Kippur; so that we can have a minyan and a proper service. Won't you please stop here to pray with us?"

The young man laughed at the shabby group, and immediately started on his way, shouting back: "Are you kidding, do you think I've travelled all this way here to pray with you? I'm going to the Baal Shem Tov's synagogue to observe Yom Kippur!"

Right before the Kol Nidre prayer was to begin, the young man finally arrived at the Baal Shem Tov's synagogue. The founder of the Hassidic movement; the great and holy master was shaking hands with each and every man who was coming into the shul. But, when the young man's turn in line came, the Baal Shem passed by him without saying a word.

The young man was terribly upset, and spent the entire time at Yom Kippur services feeling confused and perplexed. After Neilah, the concluding service, when everyone was busy breaking the fast, he approached the Baal Shem Tov and asked: "Rabbi, why didn't you shake my hand?"

The Baal Shem Tov looked at the young man and replied: "Son, don't you know that God brought you into this world for only one reason: to join those nine men in prayer -- and you turned your back on them?!" And the Baal Shem Tov walked away from him.

It was clearly the easier decision for the young man to turn away from those who needed him. Some of us can even see ourselves in the story, and hear the excuses that we ourselves would make - that if the group of men waited long enough, they would surely find another tenth man traveling along the road. But what the young man didn't realize - in the rush to complete the journey, arrive at his destination, and bask in the honor of his esteemed teacher - was that he was missing out on his divine purpose. Sometimes, in our haste to achieve our goals, we fail to hear the voices of those who cry out for our help - and sometimes even fail to hear our own voices, guiding us toward our divine destiny.

God created each of us for a purpose, and there is no one else in the world that can do what we are intended to do. On these High Holy Days, may we stand together in God's presence and truly hear God's message to us. Let's be determined to be a little less distracted from the ordinary, so that we can hear the voices that will enable us to pursue the extraordinary.

L'Shanah Tovah -- A Happy, Healthy, Blessed & Peaceful New Year!!

-Rabbi Mitch

Temple Sholom
300 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

09/27/11 The Raw Afternoon Greenwich News Feed: Just Look At All The News That Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber Missed

  1. Work of one of America's premier printmakers on view at the BruceRead the original story

    Norwalk Citizen News

    ... Diane Myers , members of the Bruce Museum Education Department . The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich. General admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for children under five and Bruce Museum members. ...

  2. Pressures Of Schoolwork Debated In West HartfordRead the original story


    ... been shown at dozens of Connecticut schools over the past year, with additional screenings planned next week at a Greenwich nursery school and in Old Lyme. List said she wanted to continue the dialogue from March but has asserted that the great ...

  3. Please send your comments, news tips and press releases to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com ..... More Greenwich News Reports .......
  4. Pinkberry Opens In West Hartford's Blue Back Square Oct. 6Read the original story


    ... Road in Fairfield. A public relations representative said other Connecticut stores are planned, including one in Greenwich that will open by the end of the year. A location in South Windsor's Shoppes at Evergreen Walk is another possibility, she ...

  5. Golf marathoners benefit WGA's Caddie Scholarship FundRead the original story

    Journal News

    GREENWICH, Conn. - Your initial reaction might be the same as mine was when I first heard about a golf marathon: 'Oh, cry me a river.' How tough can it be to play golf all day? Well, it's plenty tough.

  6. Greenwich Scores and Standings, Sept 27Read the original story


    Daily Sports Digest is designed for you to add your best photo and/or video to share i»¿. If you see anything in our scores, standings, or schedules that requires updating, please e-mail regional editor Michael Dinan at michaeld+sports@patch.com . MONDAY'S SCHEDULE Boys soccer Trumbull 2,Greenwich 1 -- Martino Patrk scored the only goal for the ...

  7. Downtown Greenwich ranks third for priciest office space in North AmericaRead the original story

    News Times

    Exclusive retailers have long recognized Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich as an elite location for a shop, making for lofty rental rates, but a Jones Lang LaSalle study shows the high pricetag commanded in the town's central business district extends to office space as well.

  8. Old Greenwich Resident Supports Re-election of Marianna Ponns Cohen to Board of EdRead the original story


    To the editor:A A Marianna Ponns Cohen has spent the past four years on the Board of Education working to stop bad things from happening in Greenwich and trying to make good things happen.

  9. Tom Foley: I'm For LindaRead the original story

    The Hartford Courant

    Greenwich neighbor Tom Foley -- looking to stay relevant -- isn't wasting any time jumping aboard Team Linda.

  10. Byram Man Charged With Endangering MotherRead the original story

    The Daily Greenwich

    ... endangerment. He was released and is due in court Monday. a- Tyler Lucian Schiano, 18, of 34 Miller Lane in Greenwich was arrested on a warrant last week charging him with breach of peace in connection with a domestic violence incident. He was ...

  11. Dogs Strut Their Stuff at Greenwich FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    The Daily Greenwich

    ... al at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Sunday? Check out the gallery of photos submitted by resident Kerri Ann Hofer. GREENWICH, Conn. - The Greenwich pet of the week is Lincoln, a 1-year-old basset-bloodhound mix. He was transferred to...

  12. Hanson Enters the Qualifying Round of U.S. Squash OpenRead the original story

    Dartmouth Big Green

    Dartmouth junior Chris Hanson (Greenwich, Conn.) was recently named a wild card to qualify for the 2011 U.S. Squash Open at Drexel. He will compete in the qualifying tournament along with 31 other competitors for the final eight spots in the main ...

  13. Interior Designers Hold Tag SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    The Daily New Rochelle

    ... chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is holding a tag sale to beat all tag sales in Greenwich, Conn. Members of the Society are emptying their storerooms of fabrics, lamps, furniture and accessories - and the sale is open to ...

  14. The Leather Man still inspires wonder in Greenwich and beyondRead the original story

    Norwalk Citizen News

    ... vagabond who trekked through Connecticut and New York state in the late 1800s. Photo: Contributed Photo / Greenwich Time Contributed The headstone marking the gravesite of the 19th-century wanderer known as the Leatherman, whose identity is a ...

  15. Road Paving Planned for US-1 in GreenwichRead the original story

    The Daily Greenwich

    The state Department of Transportation plans to resurface portions of US Route 1 inGreenwich from Dearfield Drive to the New York State border starting this weekend.

  16. Howl & Prowl Parade and Costume ContestRead the original story


    Costumed pets and their owners are invited to participate in the fourth annual Howl & Prowl parade and costume contest held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 29 inGreenwich, CT.

  17. Manhattanville Golf Grabs Second at WilliamsRead the original story

    The Daily Harrison

    ... two-day score set just two weeks ago at the Trinity (Conn.) Invitational. Graduate student George Tischler of Greenwich, Conn. led Manhattanville with a five-over 76 on Sunday, giving him a two-day score of 146 and tying him for third place overall ...

  18. FEMA Center leaves Greenwich, moves to BridgeportRead the original story

    Stamford Times

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center that opened in Greenwich earlier this month to help people impacted by Tropical Storm Irene is relocating to Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport on Monday.

  19. Greenwich Agent Does Her HomeworkRead the original story

    The Daily Greenwich

    If you want to do well in life, you have to do your homework. Just ask Monica Collins at Anderson Associates in Greenwich.

  20. Trickle-down economics from the demand-sideRead the original story


    ... of wealth in America is no longer found in the San Francisco bay area, Manhattan, or even the hedge fund magnet of Greenwich, Connecticut. The greatest concentration of wealth in an American city is now found in Falls Church, Virginia, where you can ...

  21. Greenwich Home of Sergeant Roger Petrone Selected for Renovation and PaintingRead the original story


    A.G. Williams Painting Company donates and coordinates "Home in Need" paint job. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Greenwich resident Sergeant Roger Petrone dedicated his career to making a difference in his community, ...

09/26/11 Letter to the Editor: In Support of Marianna Ponns Cohen for the BOE

To Greenwich Roundup:

Please accept my letter to the editor set forth below in support of the BOE candidacy of Marianna Ponns Cohen.

Thank you.

Rebecca S. Breed

Greenwich, CT

To the editor:

When I grew up in Greenwich, there was no question that Greenwich public schools ranked among the best in the nation. Later, when I returned to my hometown after my marriage and in the '80s when I served as First Selectman of Greenwich, that outstanding reputation of the schools was still intact.

Recently I was shocked to read that the standing of our schools has slipped substantially. Despite the highest cost per pupil in the state, if not the nation, test results of Greenwich students, which for better or worse, are the only objective measures of student achievement, are significantly below those of other Connecticut school districts. We are now 48th among 166 Connecticut school districts.

Marianna Ponns Cohen has been the conscience of the Board of Education during her past term. Marianna will continue to advocate a strong curriculum and to demand accountability on the part of the Board and the administration for both improved student performance and responsible fiscal stewardship.

I urge you to join me in voting in November for Marianna Ponns Cohen for another term on our Board of Education.

Rebecca S. Breed

Greenwich Native

Greenwich, CT

09/26/11 Here Is A Question Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber And His Third Rate Reporters At The Greenwich Time Are Afraid To Ask Steve Anderson

If The Greenwich Board Of Education And Highly Paid Failed Administrators Lied And Covered Up In 2008, Then What's To Stop Them From Lying About Greenwich High School PCBs In 2011?

Can Greenwich High School Parents Trust The Greenwich Board Of Education About PCB removal near their children.

These are the same Greenwich Board of Education members who lied and covered up about the mold in the modular classrooms.

The only problem is PCBs Are A Hell of A Lot More Dangerous Than Mold, When It Comes To The Health Of Greenwich School Children.


03/17/08 - "It's not just one classroom, it's the whole school," Tom Hardman of the Modular Building Institute said, "It's a bad situation all around.

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09/27/11 Press Release From Greenwich Recreation Department: Registration/organizational meeting for the Men’s Basketball leagues

Thanks for all your help in getting the word out to the Town of Greenwich.
Your help is vital to the success of this program.

Frank Gabriele

(See attached file: Mens BBall press release.doc)





The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Registration/organizational meeting for the Men’s Basketball leagues will be on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7 pm at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center located at 449 Pemberwick Rd. in the Glenville section of Greenwich 06831.

Anyone wishing to enter a team, or people that want to get on a team must come and register at this meeting. We accept resident teams, and teams from Greenwich businesses, and corporations.

Games are played Monday thru Thursday evenings at various gym locations around town. The league is set to begin January 2, 2012.

For more information please call Frank Gabriele at 203-622-7821 or visit our website at www.greenwichct.org.

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