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09/29/11 The Raw Late Night Greenwich News Feed

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich-New London set to square off in a rare football matchup
Greenwich Time
Greenwich has slowly moved up the rankings and is currently 16th. If you think Friday night's football game between Greenwich and New London sounds like an unfamiliar matchup, you're right. According to Cardinals veteran coach Rich Albonizio, ...
Saab Auto's owner finds Greenwich buyer for Spyker supercar unit
Danbury News Times
Antoine Antoniol / CT North Street Capital LP, the Greenwich-based private equity firm, reached a preliminary agreement to buy the Spyker sports-car division from Swedish Automobile NV for 32 ...
5th congressional district hopeful Bernier flocks to Greenwich for cash
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Greenwich auto magnate and GOP benefactor Malcolm Pray Jr. will host a fundraiser for Bernier, a decorated veteran of the war in Afghanistan who served as an intelligence officer in the US Navy Reserve. The reception will take place at Pray's ...
Teufel Celebrity Golf Tournament celebrates 21st anniversary
Greenwich Time
Tim Teufel at the Annual Tim Teufel celebrity charity golf tournament at the Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Photo: Helen Neafsey / Greenwich Time | Buy This Photo Bob Ojeda at the Annual Tim Teufel celebrity charity ...
GHS student parking set to resume Monday
Greenwich Time
A sign attached to a fence in the western parking lot at Greenwich High School Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, warns of PCBs unearthed during the school's project to build a new auditorium and music space. The school board and town announced Wednesday, Sept. ...
Greenwich golfer wins on IJGT
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In the Girls U-19 Division, Camilla Vik of Greenwich, CT took home the first place honors. With rounds of 82 and 88, Vik was able to fight through the tough conditions to post a total score of 170. When Vik was asked what went well for her this weekend ...
Girl's Soccer: Avengers Squeak out a Victory Against the Falcons
Patch.com
Cranston West bounced back in the second half after being down 1-0, but couldn't net the tying goal and fell 2-0 to East Greenwich. By Mike Petrarca East Greenwich and Cranston West played close Division I soccer match on Wednesday night, which pitted ...

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09/29/11 The Raw Greenwich Blog Feed

Blog Posts About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Man Takes 3rd in Westchester Triathlon | The Daily Weston
By Tom Renner
Greenwich's Robert Dahl finished third overall in the men's field Sunday at the Jarden Westchester Triathlon in Rye, N.Y.Dahl, 55, completed the Olympic ...
The Daily Weston
Bring Lulu Into Your Greenwich Home | The Daily Greenwich
By Anna Helhoski
GREENWICH, Conn. – The Greenwich pet of the week is Lulu, a one-and-a-half-year-old greyhound/shepherd Mix. She is spayed and weighs 60 pounds. Lulu was ...
The Daily Greenwich

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09/29/11 BREAKING CT NEWS: Non-Profit Research Institute To Build $1.1 Billion Lab At UConn Health Center

Non-Profit Research Institute To Build $1.1 Billion Lab At UConn Health Center

A Bar Harbor, Maine-based genetics research institute plans to build a $1.1 billion laboratory at the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to announce Friday morning.

09/29/11 Palmer Hill Achieves 100th Sale Milestone: Premier Luxury Residential Community Continues Strong Sales Momentum

Palmer Hill Partners, developer of Stamford’s premier luxury residential community Palmer Hill, has reached its 100th sale milestone. A steady flow of buyer traffic and sales momentum resulted in 30 home sales totaling over $20.2 million since the start of 2011. In addition, the private, gated community has entered Phase III of construction with the commencement of the East Building. A press release is below with complete information.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Dan

Dan Bullock | Quinn & Co. | 520 Eighth Avenue, 21 Fl. | New York, NY 10018 |

T: 212.868.1900 x362 | F: 212.465.0849 | dbullock@quinnandco.com| www.quinnandco.com |

Contact: Dan Bullock / Quinn & Co. / dbullock@quinnandco.com / 212.868.1900 x362

PALMER HILL, STAMFORD’S PREMIER LUXURY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY,

ACHIEVES 100th SALE MILESTONE FOLLOWING STRONG SALES MOMENTUM

- Palmer Hill Enters Phase III of Construction with New East Building -

Palmer Hill Partners, developer of Stamford’s premier luxury residential community Palmer Hill, is excited to announce its 100th sale. A steady flow of buyer traffic and sales momentum resulted in 30 home sales totaling over $20.2 million since the start of 2011. Ninety families are currently living at Palmer Hill and 15 more are scheduled to move in by year-end. In addition, the private, gated community has entered Phase III of construction with the commencement of the East Building. The East Building will provide new buying opportunities, with closings anticipated to take place in spring 2012.

“We attribute the strong 2011 sales activity at Palmer Hill to the progress of construction and our top-quality homes, both of which have positioned Palmer Hill as the premier option for homebuyers seeking new construction.” said Bill McGuinness, principal of Palmer Hill Partners. “Our research suggests that Palmer Hill home sales account for more than fifty percent of the new construction market in Greenwich and Stamford, which is a testament to the value we offer.”


Phase I is completely sold out and fully occupied, while only a few offerings remaining in Phase II. Phase III offers new inventory including 27 garden condominiums in five different floor plans currently priced from the low $500,000s to the high $700,000s. Phase III will also feature a new line of townhome floor plans that will be available for occupancy in 2012.


“Sales at Palmer Hill have maintained a steady pace due to its uniquely broad appeal to buyers ranging from single professionals to young families and empty nesters” said Bob Dale, principal of Palmer Hill Partners.

Ideally situated in the heart of lower Fairfield County, where Old Greenwich meets Stamford, Palmer Hill is an award-winning community set on nearly 20 acres of park-like landscaped grounds and conservation areas and is designed in the traditional architectural style of coastal New England. The private, gated community features 195 residences, including 114 townhomes and 81 condominium residences with dozens of custom options, including all flooring, cabinetry, counters, tiles and electronics, and each home has its own private outdoor spaces including patios, terraces and/or balconies. Renowned designer Lynn Morgan has decorated the model homes and includes furnishings from a variety of local merchants.

Palmer Hill offers five single-level two- and three-bedroom condominium plans, with homes ranging in size from 1,200 to over 2,000 square feet, and priced from the $500,000s to the high $700,000. The condominium buildings are designed in traditional shingle-style architecture with dramatic rooflines, brick chimneys and other elegant details, set on a centrally located landscaped courtyard. Condominium residents each have access to garage parking for two cars and direct elevator access onto each floor.

The three-bedroom townhomes feature New England cottage-style architecture, with clapboard siding, large flagstone porches and patios, brick chimney pots and window boxes. Townhomes range in size from approximately 2,000 to 4,000 square feet and offer private two-car garages and brick-paver driveways and walkways. Select models include first-floor master bedroom suites. The townhomes are priced from the $700,000s to over $1 million.

Amenities include a dramatic 3,500-square-foot community clubhouse with a resort-style swimming pool, spa hot tub and outdoor fire pit. French doors lead from the pool terrace into the well-appointed clubroom which offers a catering kitchen, flat-screen television, fireplace and luxurious furnishings. Palmer Hill’s fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment and flat-screen televisions, and a yoga studio with hardwood floors, mirrored walls and ballet bar. A business center is available to residents as well, complete with wireless Internet access, conference table and computer kiosks.

For more information or to schedule a visit and tour the fully decorated model homes, please call 203-989-0315 or visit www.palmerhillhomes.com.

Palmer Hill Partners is a venture of Buckingham Partners, Sun Homes and O’Connor Capital Partners.

About Buckingham Partners

Buckingham Partners is a real estate development firm founded by Bob Dale in 1998 for the purpose of developing residential communities in the Northeast. Since its inception, Buckingham Partners has developed more than 2,000 residential units in 5 states from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island, including MerrittPark in Dutchess County, N.Y. and Riverview Landing in Valley Forge, PA. Buckingham Partners is based in Haddonfield, N.J.

About Sun Homes

Sun Homes is a design/build firm in the truest sense of the phrase. A highly product-driven organization, its involvement typically extends from land acquisition through sales and warranty. Sun Homes most recently completed The Willows at Crestwood (Tuckahoe, NY). Sun Homes is unique not only in its attention to design details, but that the company also serves as general contractor to ensure that the finished home fulfills its initial promise. A close eye is kept on new technologies and consumer preferences, but with careful adherence to classic principles of residential design and community planning. Sun Homes prides itself in achieving a proper balance between progressive design and the enduring values of good taste and solid construction. For more information visit www.SunHomes.com

O’Connor Capital Partners

O’Connor Capital Partners is a privately-owned, independent real estate investment and development firm focused on principal investing through private equity funds. O’Connor concentrates its efforts on making direct investments in high-quality assets in major metropolitan markets in North America.

Over the past 25 years, the firm has acquired or developed more than $15 billion of property on behalf of various investment funds, institutional clients, and its own account, encompassing all major property types. The firm is based in New York City, with a regional office in Mexico City. For more information, please visit www.oconnorcp.com.

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09/29/11 Letter To Editor In Support of BOE Candidacy

To Greenwich Roundup:

I am submitting for publication the following letter to the editor in support of the BOE candidacy of Marianna Ponns Cohen.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Hal Rogers


To the editor:

We are very fortunate to have Marianna Ponns Cohen on our Board of Education. And she deserves our full support for a second term. This is why.


Ms. Ponns Cohen has consistently advocated that the Board allocate resources more fairly among our schools, when others haven't. When she joined the Board in 2007, Marianna discovered wide discrepancies in school funding among schools not accounted for by school size. Some schools received over $17,000 per student (New Lebanon) and others received around $7,000 (Riverside). She recommended that the Board review its allocations. Her fellow Board members rejected this self-evident review, though Boards are mandated under Connecticut law to provide "equitable allocation of resources among our schools." Who will have the courage to advocate for that if is she is not there?


In addition, prior to her joining the Board, student residency verification was handled at each of our 15 schools, with varying degrees of latitude. As part of responsible stewardship of the Town's funds, Marianna successfully promoted centralized student residency verification to ensure consistent application of the rules. Now there is residency verification at varying entry points in the public school system.

Since Greenwich spends $18,400 per student, 10 non-resident students alone would cost our taxpayers almost $185,000. This would divert funds away from educating our students and improving their achievement. Our taxes should be going to educate our Town's students, not out of Town or out of state residents.

Marianna's actions are the very definition of responsible leadership. I will vote for Marianna Ponns Cohen on November 8, and expect you would want to do so as well.

Hal Rogers

Riverside, CT

09/29/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board - (9 stories) - TOP STORY: Board of Ed. Debates Coming Up in Greenwich

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Greenwich - News September 29, 2011


Board of Ed. Debates Coming Up in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
You'll get a chance to hear the candidates for Board of Education sound off when two groups host upcoming forums in Greenwich.

The fall run has begun in Long Island Sound (The Hour Online)
Barring traffic jams, the trip up I-95 from the New York line and Greenwich to the beaches of Westerly R.I., takes about two hours.

Hundreds turn out for Greenwich dog show (New Canaan News-Review)
Standing in a judging ring at "Puttin' On The Dog," at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Sunday, Cos Cob resident Pauline Marron proudly talked about her 9-year-old collie, Chase.

Fifty years of Great Books in Greenwich (Greenwich Citizen)
A worn collection of paperback books was piled in the center of a table at the Greenwich home of John Caron .

Jillian Rowe Kent, Greenwich Native
Jillian Rowe Kent, Greenwich Native (The Daily Greenwich)
Jillian Rowe Kent of Norwalk, formerly from Greenwich, died in late August after a battle with brain cancer.

Meet Marcel, A Kitten Who Loves to Explore (Patch)
Meet Marcel the kitten. He's an adroit little climber who right now is scaling the inside of his wire cage to pass the time until he finds a home.

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.


Greenwich Local Business

Woman Charged With Pulling Switcheroo on Store (The Daily Greenwich)
A Weston woman turned herself in to the Greenwich Police Monday on a warrant charging her with attempting to return fake designer items to Richards on Greenwich Avenue.

09/29/11 Inside this week's Greenwich Post

Inside this week's Greenwich Post...

The Greenwich Post came out today. Have you seen what's inside? Here are a few of the news items and features in this week's issue. The Post is available on newsstands today and by mail to subscribers.

News:
• Congressman Jim Himes gives the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce his economic outlook.
• RTM backs new emergency boat
• Gov. Malloy is set to make his first visit to the town-owned nursing and rehab center next week.
• Police arrest two in connection with a jewelry store robbery.
• The Post begins its Board of Education race series with a profile on Anna Povinelli.
• An 88-year-old Greenwich resident shares her experiences as she marks her 50th year of volunteer service.
• The resurfacing of Route 1 is expected to start on Sunday.

Opinion:
• Editorial: Some things you should know as election season begins to heat up.
• Growing up Greenwich columnist shares insights as 11th grade begins.
• Joe Pisani gives a humorous take on the unsettling questions of love, loyalty and commitment.
• Market Watch columnist answers readers' questions about refinancing mortgages, first homebuyers, and more.

Sports:
• Greenwich Academy field hockey's record is still perfect.
• Last week's tough game was just what the QB of the GHS football needed as the team awaits the Whalers.
• GHS water polo team took on the Beast of East challenge. See how they fared.
• GHS athlete of the week has shown great defensive skills.

Around Town:
• Brunswick teacher leaves to serve in Afghanistan
• A Riverside landscaper starts his own business saving gardens
• Greenwich Country Day School's construction project is done. Check out what facilities are new there.
• Police offer women self-defense classes
• Whitby begins the new school year with record high enrollment.
• New Lebanon School PTA is planning a big tag sale
• Manhattan Jazz will perform in Old Greenwich.
• A wildlife photo exhibit is set to open at the Cos Cob Library,

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09/29/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

News Reports About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Decking the Halls [VIDEO]
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Fred Camillo and First Selectman Peter Tesei were instrumental in allowing the exhibition. "Over the past few years, Ms. Nixon has tirelessly promoted the ...

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09/29/11 Decking the Halls [VIDEO] and more from Greenwich Patch


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Decking the Halls [VIDEO]

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A public venue for student artistic creativity ... at Town Hall.

Cricket Match to Make Noise in Greenwich This Weekend

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Tri-state cricket teams to converge on Greenwich Saturday.

Which Properties Sold in Greenwich

Barbara Heins | Sep 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Property transfers as recorded in the Greenwich Tax Assessor's Office Sept. 1 and Sept. 7, 2011.

Greenwich Scores and Standings, Sept 29

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Your interactive, daily digest for all Greenwich scores, schedules and standings — and a place for you to add information and images for all youth sports

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Patch Picks: Five Local Live Music Bars

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Another jam-packed family weekend ahead!

09/29/11 Parking Restored for Greenwich High Seniors And More News In The Daily Greenwich

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Parking Restored for Greenwich High Seniors
by Anna Helhoski | 09/29/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich High seniors will be able to park their cars at the school once again as of Monday thanks to efforts to ...

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Himes Calms Fears of Darien Seniors
by Casey Donahue | 09/29/11

DARIEN, Conn. – Today's senior citizens don't have to worry about cuts in their Social Security, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes says. Although ...

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High School Football Analyzed in Just Five Minutes
by Eric Gendron | 09/29/11

The storylines are starting to emerge in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference for the 2011 football season — and ...

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School Board Debates Coming Up in Greenwich
by Anna Helhoski | 09/28/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – You'll get a chance to hear the candidates for Board of Education sound off when two groups host upcoming forums ...

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Woman Charged With Pulling Switcheroo on Store
by Anna Helhoski | 09/28/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Weston woman turned herself in to the Greenwich Police on Monday on a warrant charging her with attempting to ...

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