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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

09/28/11 GREENWICH BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESS RELEASE: Public Update on GHS Environmental Evaluation

Attached please find the 9/28/11 Public Update on the GHS Environmental Testing & Remediation

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

JOINT RELEASE
Greenwich Board of Education and Town of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING UPDATE

Senior Parking Available October 3rd!

Middle School Interscholastic Athletic Program to Begin Week of October 3rd

Site Status Recap:

West (back) Parking Lot – Over the past six weeks, the progress in the West lot has included the removal of all soil piles, according to approved plans, and cleaning of the asphalt, which was tested and not found to be contaminated. The Town is currently implementing the Interim Remediation Measures (IRM) approved by the EPA, DEEP and DPH, which will allow access to the full lot. The IRM includes installing a fence around the West lot to limit access to contaminated soil between the lot and Fields 2/3/4.

This work is expected to be completed this week, weather permitting. When done, the lot will be open for public use, including senior parking beginning Monday, October 3, 2011.
Fields 6 & 7 (Turf) – Approved interim remediation efforts will begin this week for fields 6 & 7.

This will include removing shallow soil (the top 6 inches) and disposing of the soil at a permitted facility. Please note that workers will be wearing Tyvek suits (white body suits) and gloves. This will prevent the workers from contacting the soil directly, and will help to keep their clothes clean. Weather permitting, it is expected that fields 6 & 7 will be open for practice and games in mid to late October.

Fields 3 & 4 (Turf) – We will begin installing fencing around PCB areas surrounding fields 3 and 4 this week.

Interim remediation plans will also be prepared to address these areas; these plans will be submitted to the EPA, DEEP and DPH for approval. Weather permitting, it is expected that fields 3 & 4 will be open for practice on October 17th.

Fields 2 &5 (Grass) –Interim remediation plans proposed for field 2 include removing soil from a small area of shallow soil contamination. This plan, which would allow for fall field maintenance to be completed before the winter arrives, is being submitted to the EPA, DEEP and DPH for approval. At field 5 the results of testing of shallow soil show no PCBs present in the field area and low levels of PCBs (less than 1ppm) in the grass covered outfield.

Therefore, a request will be submitted to the regulators to open field 5 for use.

Environmental Study Status Recap:

Project Management: The Town Department of Public Works (DPW) is now overseeing the interim remediation measures planned and the long-term environmental study and remediation for the project. DPW has hired AECOM, an environmental consulting company, to be responsible for managing the project and leading the environmental study and remediation efforts. AECOM has a long history of working with the Town on important environmental remediation and protection projects.

Immediate Next Steps:

The immediate focus is on completing the necessary interim remediation measures so
that the west parking lot can be opened, competitive play on fields 6 and 7 can be resumed, practice on fields 3 and 4 can be resumed, and fields 2 and 5 can be opened for routine fall maintenance.

A comprehensive environmental study of the soil to support the MISA project will begin in October. A large rig will be used to drill down beneath the ground surface to collect samples. This drilling will be done through the parking lots at the High School. The work will be performed on the weekends (in order to limit interference with parking during the week), and will commence this Sunday (10/2/11).

The work will be limited to the daytime hours, so as to minimize any noise impact to the community.

Public Health: As described by the DPH at our public meeting, to be exposed to health risks associated with PCBs, one must come into contact with the material (i.e., directly touching it, breathing it, or ingesting it). The potential risks will also vary by individual depending on how often the contact is made, the general health of the individual, age, etc. Areas of potential environmental concern will be fenced (thus isolating people from contacting the materials) until they are “cleared” for use by EPA, DEEP and DPH.

Acronyms:

DEEP = CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
DPH = CT Department of Public Health
DPW = Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works
EPA = US Environmental Protection Agency
MISA = Music Instructional Space and Auditorium
PCB = polychlorinated biphenyls

Middle School Interscholastic Sports Program:

The Middle School Interscholastic Athletics program will begin with tryouts and practice the week of October 3, 2011. The restoration of field #1/Cardinal Stadium and the imminent return of fields 6 & 7 for high school games, coupled with approved access to some Town fields, has provided the necessary space to begin to run the middle schools’ program.

Please see the middle school web sites for specifics on the times, dates, and locations for tryouts, practices and games.

Ongoing Communications:

Public Updates will continue on a monthly basis at a minimum, and more frequently as needed. The Public Updates are posted on the GPS Web Site, and are sent via email and/or Parentlink to GPS families, GHS neighbors, community officials, and the local media.

Also, the Town of Greenwich and AECOM will develop a Public Participation Plan (PPP). This plan will outline our communications and outreach program for the project.

For all information requests, please contact:

Kim Eves, Greenwich Public Schools Director of Communications
203-625-7415 or kim_eves@greenwich.k12.ct.us

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09/28/11 Some Greenwich Residents Are Asking Questions About Stanwich School

Have you been following the Stanwich School?

Same issues as Greenwich High School -- Town Permits without federal permits.

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09/28/11 Temple Sholom Weekly E-Bulletin


Temple Sholom E-Bulletin September 28th, 2011
Temple Sholom Sancuary

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 full schedule of High Holiday services is included below, or please visit our website at www.templesholom.com.


Candle Lighting
Wednesday, September 28th
Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:25pm


Shabbat Worship
Schedule
Friday, September 30th
6:30 - 7:15pm

Saturday, October 1st
9:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday, October 2nd
8:30 - 9:15am

parking sign
Because of our abundant attendance for the High Holidays, we have limited on premise parking. Click here for a complete listing of satellite parking locations.


High Holiday Food Drive

in support of

Neighbor to Neighbor

As part of our High Holiday observance, Temple Sholom will collect non-perishable food items during the High Holidays in support of the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry. Most needed items are:

Cereal

Canned Fruit

Fruit/Veggies

100% Juice (shelf-stable)

Soup

Pasta and Sauce

There will be collection bins at all High Holiday services. If you cannot bring your donations to services, please bring them at another time prior to Friday, October 28th.

For more information, please contact Margie Black, Food Drive Chairperson, at (203) 629-2433.



Get Ready For Sukkot!

Order your lulav and etrog before Monday, October 3rd by emailing Eve Jedda at eva.jedda@templesholom.com.

Please mail in your check in the amount of $50 for each standard set ordered. $75 for each superior set ordered.

Please make your checks payable to Temple Sholom.


Join Us For Tashlich & Lunch With

Sheldon Low

Friday, September 30th at 2:00pm

Sheldon Low Publicity Photo

Join Rabbi Mitch with special guest Sheldon Low, at the home of

Jen and Mickey Lowitt.

We'd love to have you join us.

Please RSVP to Alice Schoen at

(203) 542-7165 or email her at alice.schoen@templesholom.com.

Co-sponsored by Sisterhood of

Temple Sholom.


Join Us for Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Sukkot Day 1 Services

Thursday, October 13th at 9:30am

Young Children's Family Service at 10:45am for families with children in first grade and below.

Kiddush lunch in the sukkah following services.

Sukkot Day 2 Services

Friday, October 14th at 9:30am

Kiddush lunch in the sukkah following services.

Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor

Thursday, October 20th at 9:30am

Yizkor at approximately 10:30am

Erev Simchat Torah

Young Children's Family Service at 5:30pm

Congregational Celebration at 6:30pm

Simchat Torah

Friday, October 21st at 9:30am

Kiddush lunch following services


Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 28th

Ma'ariv Service

8:00pm

Albert and Vera List Sanctuary

Tickets Required

Followed by an oneg

in the Davis Lounge


Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Thursday, September 29th

Albert and Vera List Sanctuary

Tickets Required

Preliminary/Shacharit - 9:00am

Torah Service - 9:45am

Musaf - 11:00am

Sermon - 12:00pm

Musaf (con't) - 12:30pm Benediction - 1:15pm

Please join us for Kiddush sponsored by our Sisterhood at the conclusion of services.

Ma'ariv Service will take place in the Tunick Chapel at 7:15pm.


Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Friday, September 30th

Albert and Vera List Sanctuary

Tickets Required

Preliminary/Shacharit - 9:00am

Torah Service - 9:45am

Musaf -11:00am

Sermon - 12:00pm Musaf (con't) - 12:30pm

Benediction - 1:15pm

Please join us for Kiddush sponsored by our Sisterhood at the conclusion of services.

Tashlich / Mincha will take place at 2:00pm at the home of Jen and Mickey Lowitt.


Kol Nidre

Friday, October 7th

Services will take place at 6:00pm

Albert and Vera List Sanctuary

Tickets Required


Yom Kippur

Saturday, October 8th

Albert and Vera List Sanctuary

Tickets Required

Shacharit - 9:00am

Torah Service - 9:45am

Musaf - 11:00am

Sermon - 11:45am

Yizkor - 12:05pm

Musaf (con't) - 12:30pm

Avodah - 1:00pm

Mincha - 2:45pm

Sacred Study - 4:00pm:

Ahavat Tzion V'Am Yisrael: Love of Zion and our People Israel

with guest speaker

Nonie Darwish, author and human rights activist.

Martyrology - 5:30pm

N'eilah - 6:00pm

Concluding Shofar -7:00pm

Ma'ariv Minyan - 7:05pm

Please join us for breaking the fast in the Davis Lounge at the conclusion of services. Sponsored by our Sisterhood.


High Holiday Services
for Families and Young Children

Thursday, September 29th

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Family Service for families with children grade 2 and above at Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road

10:15am -12:30pm Tickets Required

Young Children's Family Service

for families with children grade 1 and below at Temple Sholom, Main Sanctuary

1:45 - 2:30pm · Open to the community

Friday, September 30th

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Family Service

for families with children grade 2 and above at Parish Hall, Christ Church - 254 East Putnam Ave.

10:15am - 12:30pm · Tickets Required

Saturday, October 8th

Yom Kippur Family Service

for families with children grade 2 and above at Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road

10:15am - 12:30pm · Tickets Required

Young Children's Family Service

for families with children grade 1 and below at Temple Sholom, Main Sanctuary

1:45 - 2:30pm · Open to the community

Young People's N'eilah

6:00pm

Join Reb Allison and Rav David

for a spiritually charged N'eilah service

especially for children and teens.
Following this service, participants will rejoin the Main Sanctuary Service for Concluding Shofar.

Thursday, October 13th

Sukkot with Young Children's Family Services at Temple Sholom

10:45am

Kiddush lunch in the sukkah following services.

Thursday, October 20th

Erev Simchat Torah with Young Children's Family Service

5:30pm


Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

09/28/11 Greenwich Department Of Parks And Recreation: Press Release: Indoor Field Hockey Clinics

Thank you for helping to advertise this fun program for the children in
Greenwich.

Your help is much appreciated.

Frank Gabriele

(See attached file: Indoor field Hockey fall 11.doc)

Indoor Field Hockey Clinics

At

The Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center


The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that it will be starting Indoor Field Hockey Clinics on Sunday November 27 and running for 4 weeks until December 18.

Registration for these Clinics will begin by mail only starting Monday October 17 – Friday October 21. In person registration will begin on Monday October 24 at the Bendheim Western Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd.

The classes will meet for four Sundays. Session 1 will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for children 8 and 9 years old. Session 2 will be from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for children 10 – 12 years old. The program will help children develop skills in stick work, passing, receiving, shooting, basic offensive and defensive skills and small sided games.

For more information or to register please visit our website at www.greenwichct.org, or call, or stop by the Bendhiem Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd., 532-1259.

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09/28/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board: (11 stories) - FIRST STORY: Lawmakers Debate Plan To Restrict Home-Heating Aid

Topix Greenwich

Greenwich - News September 28, 2011


Lawmakers Debate Plan To Restrict Home-Heating Aid (The Hartford Courant)
With federal money being slashed deeply by President Obama, state legislators Tuesday debated the merits of a plan by the Malloy administration to distribute the federal money only to residents who use oil to heat their homes....

... have no hardships cannot simply refuse to pay their bills when the temperature drops. A millionaire living in a Greenwich mansion or at the top of the mountain in Avon can still be shut off - even during bitterly cold temperatures - if the bills are ...

Himes Talks Small Business Struggles in Greenwich
Himes Talks Small Business Struggles in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes focused on bipartisanship and the national economy's effects on small local businesses during his "Update from Washington" speech at the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce's luncheon Tuesday.

Parent Praises Better Schools Bonanza (The Daily Westport)
Better Schools Bonanza returns to Main Street Connect this year to offer elementary schools a chance to win $10,000 for programs and supplies....

... technology for the classrooms. This year's Better Schools Bonanza is sponsored by Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich . Fairfield County elementary schools are welcome to participate, and at the close of contest, Main Street Connect will ...

Greenwich woman injured in Springdale train accident (News Times)
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.

Greenwich Historical Society Needs Volunteers
Greenwich Historical Society Needs Volunteers (The Daily Greenwich)
GREENWICH, Conn. - Do you enjoy history and the arts? The Greenwich Historical Society is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer.

Greenwich Charges Man With Faking Oxycodone Rx (The Daily Greenwich)
A Bronx, N.Y., man was arrested in Greenwich Monday after he tried to fill a fraudulent prescription for oxycodone at the Greenwich Avenue CVS Pharmacy, police said.

Look Who's Hiring in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
Have a job posting you'd like to see on The Daily Greenwich? Contact Anna Helhoski by emailing ahelhoski@thedailygreenwich.com . F ollow TheDailyGreenwich.com on Facebook and Twitter ! GREENWICH, Conn.

Howl & Prowl Parade and Costume Contest (StamfordPlus)
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 in Greenwich, CT.


Greenwich Local Business

Local Firm Hires New President (Patch)
Ron D'Andrea thought his career would be focused on teaching people things they need to know to succeed....

... would be focused on teaching people things they need to know to succeed. He was right. D'Andrea taught in the Greenwich, Conn., school system after getting his graduate degree from Columbia University. He hasn't moved far from those roots, even as ...

Real Estate Deals Hindered by Financing, Economy, Investors Say (BusinessWeek)
Rising borrowing costs and anemic economic growth are hindering investments in U.S. commercial real estate, said panelists at the Bloomberg Dealmakers Summit in New York today....

... distressed assets, said Barry Sternlicht, chairman and chief executive officer of Starwood Capital Group LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut, and of real estate lender Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) U.S. regions are recovering at different rates, the ...


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