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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10/11/11 The Raw Late Night Greenwich News Feed

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich, New Canaan Runners Win Chase Race
The Daily New Canaan
by Tom Renner
Today A crowd turns out for Sunday's 14th annual Susannah's Run at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich. OLD GREENWICH, Conn. – John Maas of Old Greenwich was the winner of the race and Sarah Endres of New Canaan was the female champion. ...
Greenwich volleyball team upends Ludlowe, 3-0
Stamford Advocate
At left, Pauline Blatt, # 24 of Fairfield Ludlowe High School flinches while getting out of the way as teammate, Emily Nelson, # 2, returns the ball during girls High school volleyball match between Greenwich High School and Fairfield Ludlowe High ...
Ex-Greenwich resident wins Nobel Prize in economics
Ct Post
PRINCETON, NJ - OCTOBER 10: Princeton University professor Christopher Sims speaks to the media on the campus of Princeton University on October 10, 2011 in Princeton, New Jersey. Sims and Sargent were honored with the Nobel Prize for their work in ..
Staples beats Greenwich field hockey in overtime
Greenwich Time
Having tied with New Canaan earlier in the week, the Staples field hockey team was determined to come out of Greenwich with a victory, but with one minute left in overtime it looked as though the Wreckers were headed for a second straight deadlocked ...
Greenwich Police Investigate Death of Woman, 22
Patch.com
By Barbara Heins Greenwich Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old town woman who was found unresponsive in a Glenville home late Monday morning. "At 11:18 AM Oct. 10 ..., members of the Greenwich Police Department and the Greenwich ...
POLL: Should Greenwich Schools Keep Spring Break?
Patch.com
Greenwich Public Schools started late this year on Wednesday, Sept. 7 instead of Thursday, Sept. 1 "due to the inaccessibility of roads for bus transportation to school and concern with safe passage for walkers to school and to bus stops due to downed ...
Greenwich Scores and Standings: Oct 11
Patch.com
7 last week, Windsor (4-0), Bunnell (4-0) and North Haven (4-0). Four FCIAC teams also are receiving votes, headed by Darien (4-0) at No. 13. The other FCIAC teams receiving consideration are Greenwich (3-1), Norwalk (4-0) and Trumbull (2-1). ...

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10/11/11 Fall Lifelong Learning at Temple Sholom in Greenwich

lifelong learning

Join us for Fall Classes at Temple Sholom!

New! Saturday Morning Torah Study
Start off the New Year "..in the beginning..."
studying the Torah portion of the week in an informal setting
with the Temple Sholom clergy team,
who will rotate as teachers on a weekly basis. A light breakfast will be served.

Class meets in Temple Sholom's Library

on Shabbat mornings 8:30 - 9:30am beginning October 15th.

Lunch 'n' Learn

Feed the mind and the body, and study Jewish ethics

through the lens of the rabbinic Sages with Rabbi Mitch.

A kosher lunch will be served.

Class meets in Temple Sholom's Davis Lounge

on Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm

Hebrew for Beginners

Need to brush up on your Hebrew skills?

Join our Ritual Director, Ezra Konigsberg, for an introduction

to the Hebrew language.

Class meets in Temple Sholom's Room 210

on Wednesday mornings 10:00am - 11:30am beginning November 2nd

Tales from the Torah: Our Legends and Language

Join Cantor Asa for a look at our Biblical stories and

the conversational Hebrew that will reveal some of the lessons

that Torah is trying to teach us.

Class meets in Temple Sholom's Davis Lounge

on Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 8:30pm beginning October 26th

Talmud Study: How Holy is the Holy Land?

Join Rav David to learn about Israel's history and heritage as interpreted

by the Sages of the Talmud.

Class meets in Temple Sholom's Davis Lounge

on Thursday evenings 7:00 - 8:30pm beginning October 27th

For more information, please contact Lori Baden at lori.baden@templesholom.com,

or call her at (203) 542-7172.


Temple Sholom
300 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-7191

10/11/11 John Blankley OP-ED


Hello,

Please see attached OP-ED piece from First Selectman candidate John Blankley. Thanks!!

Christopher Smith

10 YEARS AGO I HAD ONE BOSS, NOW I HAVE 200 BOSSES, MY CUSTOMERS. IN SEEKING THE OFFICE OF FIRST SELECTMAN I AM GOING TO HAVE OVER 60,000 CUSTOMERS – THE RESIDENTS OF OUR TOWN.

MY FIRST ASSESSMENT IS THAT MY NEW CUSTOMERS, GOING DOOR TO DOOR AND MEETING MANY OF THEM, ARE NOT HAPPY. THEY WANT TO BE BETTER SERVED BY TOWN HALL, THEY WANT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM TO BE IMPROVED, THEY WANT ISSUES THAT HAVE ACCUMULATED OVER YEARS TO BE TACKLED.

I LOOK AT THE TOWN AS A BUSINESS. THE 60,000 CUSTOMERS ARE ALSO SHAREHOLDERS AND IF WE WERE QUOTED ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE OUR STOCK WOULD BE DOWN! BECAUSE THE BUSINESS IS NOT BEING WELL MANAGED. WE’RE SUFFERING FROM BENIGN NEGLECT. WE’VE LOST OUR STRATEGIC FOCUS.

WE’RE IN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY AND WE NEED TO GET OUR ACT TOGETHER. WHAT IS OUR STRATEGIC GOAL? I SAY IT IS TO ENHANCE THE PROSPERITY AND REPUTATION OF OUR TOWN. THAT MEANS THAT WE NEED TO GRASP THE NETTLES OF DECLINING SCHOOL PERFORMANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE DECAY. SCHOOLS IN PARTICULAR ARE THE KEY BECAUSE YOUNG FAMILIES COMING TO GREENWICH, AS WE DID ALMOST 30 YEARS AGO, ARE LOOKING FOR SUPERIOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.

I’M A BUSINESSMAN, NOT A LIFELONG POLITICIAN. I HAVE 30 YEARS OF MANAGING AND FINANCING LARGE PROJECTS, HANDLING LARGE BUDGETS AND 10 YEARS AS AN ENTREPRENEUR, CREATING A COMPANY THAT NOW HAS 30 EMPLOYEES.

I OFFER BUSINESS LEADERSHIP TO GREENWICH: THE FIRST SELECTMAN IS THE CEO OF THE TOWN AND IN THAT ROLE I WILLSET STRATEGY AND HOLD PEOPLE AND BOARDS ACCOUNTABLE FOR PERFORMANCE. WE NEED TO BE SHAKEN OUT OF OUR LETHARGY.

GREENWICH IS YEARNING FOR A FIRM HAND AT THE HELM AND I OFFER IT.

I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE AND YOUR OVERWHELMING SUPPORT ON NOVEMBER 8th.

10/11/11 Greenwich Patch: Breaking News Alert: Greenwich Police Investigate Woman's Death



Greenwich Police Investigate Woman's Death

Barbara Heins | Oct 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Police say woman is Kelsey J. Curley, 22.

Greenwich Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old town woman who was found unresponsive in a Glenville home late Monday morning.

"At 11:18 AM Oct. 10 ..., members of the Greenwich Police Department and the Greenwich Emergency Medical Service responded to 6 Benders Dr., on the report of an unresponsive 22 year old female," according to a police statement released Tuesday morning.

"Upon arrival, the female was found unconscious and unresponsive. Officers and medical personnel on scene confirmed that the victim was deceased. The victim has been identified as Kelsey J. Curley, 22," according to the statement.

MORE INFORMATION:

Kelsey Curley was found unconscious and unresponsive when officers arrived to her Pemberwick home at 11:18 a.m. Monday, police said. Officers and medical personnel confirmed Curley was dead.

The preliminary investigation, which is being handled by the Greenwich Police Department, did not reveal any suspicious activity,

The State of Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy. Cause of death is pending the completion of toxicology analysis.

Curley was a 2008 graduate of Arch School, an alternative education program within the Greenwich Public School system. At the time of her graduation, Curley planned to attend Norwalk Community College in the fall.

10/11/11 CT News Alert: Komisarjevsky Defense Says Hayes Claimed To Have Killed 17 Women

Komisarjevsky Defense Says Hayes Claimed To Have Killed 17 Women

The defense for Joshua Komisarjevsky said Tuesday that Steven Hayes claimed to have been involved in the murders of more than a dozen women.

10/11/11 A Lot Of Letters Supporting John Blankley Are Showing Up At The Daily Greenwich

Blog Posts About John Blankley
Letter: Camillo Supports Povinelli for Board of Ed ...
By State Rep. Fred Camillo
The following is a letter from Claire Gordon, a Greenwich resident, in support of John Blankley, a Democratic... Blankley Knocks on ... The following letter is from John Blankley, the Democratic candidate for Greenwich first selectman:These. ...
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10/11/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

News Reports About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Selectmen candidates set to debate on Thursday
Greenwich Post
As a service to the community The Old Greenwich Association and Riverside Association will present a first selectman and selectmen candidates debate with Peter Tesei, John Blankley, Drew Marzullo and David Theis on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 to 9 pm ...
Cos Cob's 'Highway to Hell' [VIDEO]
Patch.com
First Selectman Peter Tesei he specifically avoids using the street because of the traffic volume. One resident, Tara Stone pointed to a car and pickup truck - both with New York plates that were parked on the grass in front the home she's lived in ...

Recently Updated Web Pages About Greenwich, CT
Peter Tesei - Greenwich, CT Patch
Both are one-term selectmen who most times find themselves on the same side of the aisle with incumbent First Selectman Peter Tesei, also a Republican. ...


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10/11/11 POLL: Should Greenwich Schools Keep Spring Break? and more from Greenwich Patch


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POLL: Should Greenwich Schools Keep Spring Break?

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Will Greenwich Public Schools have an April break this school year?

State Rep. Endorses Povinelli for Board of Ed

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By Fred Camillo

Support for Re-Election of Ponns Cohen to Ed Board

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By Richard F. Grieb

Lawyer Supports Greenwich Town Clerk's Re-election

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By Jeremy E. Kaye

Greenwich Scores and Standings: Oct 11

Bob Birge | Oct 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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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Local Voices

October 11, 2011

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Writing a Novel this November? I am...

Gabi Coatsworth

If you're writing a 50,000 word novel in one month, you need caffeine!
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Gala to Honor Carrie Fisher

Sigurd Ackerman, MD

Silver Hill is not-for-profit. Fundraising goes directly to new patient programs. Our Gala is at Cipriani's in Manhattan. For tickets, contact our Gala Benefit Office, 212 843-1741 or shh@hgnyc.com.


Community Bulletin

October 11, 2011

Social Notes

Wildlife in Crisis Fundraiser

Amy Jenner | Oct 10, 2011

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[Editor's Note: This announcement was originally published on Oct. 9.] Please join us on Sunday, October 16th from 4-6 p.m. for the …

Accomplishments

Brunswick School Embraces Its Heritage for Homecoming 2011

Bonni Brodnick | Oct 10, 2011

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[Editor's Note: This announcement was originally published on Oct. 7.] In preparation for Brunswick School's Homecoming weekend on …

Local Connections

Interior Designers' Tag Sale

virginia cohen | Oct 10, 2011

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[Editor's Note: This announcement was originally published on Oct. 9.] Home Furnishings at Below Wholesale Prices The CT Chapter of …

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Things to Do

October 11, 2011

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Rembrandt and His Circle: Dutch Drawings from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams

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Over five decades, George and Maida Abrams assembled the finest private collection of Dutch drawings in the world. The collection …

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Fall Recreational Soccer



OGRCC Fall Recreational Soccer Enrollment for Grades K - 8 includes 8 weekday practices with Mickey Kydes and his staff together …

10/11/11 Greenwich OKs Parking Limits for Mead Avenue And More News In The Daily Greenwich

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Greenwich OKs Parking Limits for Mead Avenue
by Anna Helhoski | 10/11/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Residents of Mead Avenue in Greenwich will get a reprieve from parking congestion after the Board of Selectmen ...

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Woman Accused of Breaking Into Ex's Greenwich Home
by Anna Helhoski | 10/10/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – A New Jersey woman was charged with breaking into the Greenwich home of her ex-boyfriend ...

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Letter: Candidate Draws Support From Far Away
by Charlyne Austin Wozniak, Former Greenwich Resident | 10/10/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – The following letter was written by former Greenwich resident Charlyne Austin Wozniak ...

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Letter: Camillo Supports Povinelli for Board of Ed
by State Rep. Fred Camillo | 10/10/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – The following letter was written by State Rep. Fred Camillo, R-151, in support of Greenwich ...

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Check Out Greenwich's Town Meetings
by Anna Helhoski | 10/10/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Here is a list of town meetings scheduled for this week:

Monday, Oct. 10 – Columbus ...

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10/11/11 Jeffrey Goldberg: Arab Spring Has Turned Autumnal * Turkey is on a War Path * The Greater Goal Cannot be Accomplished in One Go

Arab Spring has Turned Autumnal

by Jeffrey Goldberg

The Middle East is plunging toward crisis. The early promise of Tahrir Square has been supplanted by dismay that the Egyptian authorities -- such as they are -- allowed mobs to lay siege to the Israeli embassy in Cairo this past weekend.

Not long ago, Turkey and Israel were strategic partners. Now, relations between those two key U.S. allies are in ruins. When a recent United Nations report on the deadly confrontation between the Israeli military and a flotilla of Gaza-bound activists that sparked this crisis largely exonerated Israel, Turkey reacted by threatening to send warships to the eastern Mediterranean.

And the Jewish state faces a miserable month at the UN, where the Palestinians, who have refused to meet Israel at the negotiating table, are planning to seek recognition as an independent state, with potentially catastrophic consequences for both sides.

"As the months of Arab Spring have turned autumnal, Israel has increasingly become a target of public outrage, the New York Times" Ethan Bronner wrote this weekend from Jerusalem. "Some here say Israel is again being made a scapegoat, this time for unfulfilled revolutionary promises. But there is another interpretation, and it is the predominant one abroad - Muslims, Arabs and indeed many around the globe believe Israel is unjustly occupying Palestinian territories, and they are furious at Israel for it." (The third interpretation, which is supported by the history of the conflict, is that Arabs never were interested in peace with Jews. Since 1920s Arabs have been systematically and quite successfully undermining and destroying the inspiration for Jewish homeland - Eretz-Israel!)

It Obviously Got Very bad, Very Quickly

At least 23 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded in Cairo as security forces fought Christian protesters demonstrating against the burning of a church in the south of the country. The ruling military council has promised to protect all Egyptians while the country deals with a transition between a revolution and elections, but Egypt's minority Christians say the council is doing nothing to stop attacks on their churches and people by radical Islamists.

Islamist Winds in Egypt - No Jews Allowed

For the first time in recent history, Egypt has decided to completely bar Jews from visiting the tomb of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira, head of the dynasty that included Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, the famed "Baba Sali."

Food for Thought
by Steven Shamrak

I hate anti-Semitic stupidity of anti-Israel idiots! They have complete contempt of the facts of history, never question words or actions of Israels enemies as Arab propaganda, but always insist that Jews must prove every point they make in Israels defence, which are immediately dismissed and delegitimised as Zionist propaganda, without due consideration. Even pictures of the proposed by PA/PLO/Hamas map of Palestine, which encompass all land of Israel , are dismissed as a Photoshop product made by Zionists. (I wrote this after face to face conversation with a journalist.)

Obama's Main Priority

The Obama administration is in "intensive" discussion with lawmakers to release $200 million in blocked aid to the PA. Congressmen Gary Ackerman, a member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, is saying that "if the PA is willing to place its fate in the hands of the UN, perhaps they should also seek aid from the UN." State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said "We still have some money in the pipeline..." US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta insisting the funds have helped improve Israel's security. Meanwhile, it was reported that European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has assured PA officials they were still on the EU dole. (The United States government is financing Islamic terror organizations like PLO and Hamas and Islamic terror sponsored states like Pakistan!)

Settlement Freeze or No Talks

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said A return to negotiations requires a commitment by Israel to stop settlement construction and to recognise the 1967 borders (1949 armistice lines -ed.)" (How about - Recognise Israel as a Jewish state and end terror attacks or no talks?)

Turkey is on a War Path

Turkish warships have been harassing Israeli merchant vessels in waters off Cyprus, ordering them to change course in a bid to assert Turkish mastery in the eastern Mediterranean. Western naval sources say the situation is getting explosive enough to spark a major conflict.

Jewish State a "Silly" Idea?

"It is silly to talk about a Jewish state," French President Sarkozy said in reference to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's assertion no true peace could be made until officials in Ramallah accepted Israel's essential Jewish identity. "It would be like saying that this table is Catholic." (The idiot has compared state of Israel with a table! But it is not idiotic to ban wearing burkas to protect the French character of his country.)

Money does not Buy Love

PA officials slammed the freeze of $200 million in aid by US lawmakers while protesters hurl shoes at US diplomats in Ramallah.

Ayatollah Pulling Plug on Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the driving force behind Iran's nuclear program and most vocal of Israel's enemies, is on his last legs as president. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has stripped him of most of his powers and shut the door against his allies running for the Majlis (parliament) in March 2012.

Quote of the Week:

"The PLO considers that the signing of the Declaration of Principles constitutes a historic event, inaugurating a new epoch of peaceful coexistence, free from violence and all other acts which endanger peace and stability. Accordingly, the PLO renounces the use of terrorism and other acts of violence and will assume responsibility over all PLO elements and personnel in order to assure their compliance, prevent violations and discipline violators." - Letter from Arafat to Prime Minister Rabin - Sept 9, 1993 - The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, known as Oslo accords, was based on premeditated lies!

The Greater Goal Cannot be Accomplished in One Go

Following are excerpts from an interview with Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on September 23, 2011.

Abbas Zaki: The settlement should be based upon the borders of June 4, 1967 . When we say that the settlement should be based upon these borders, President (Abbas) understands, we understand, and everybody knows that the greater goal cannot be accomplished in one go.

If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem , evacuates the 650,000 settlers, and dismantles the wall - what will become of Israel? It will come to an end...

Who is nervous, upset, and angry now? Netanyahu, Lieberman, and Obama... All those scumbags. Why even get into this? We should be happy to see Israel upset...

If we say that we want to wipe Israel out... C'mon, it's too difficult. It's not (acceptable) policy to say so. Don't say these things to the world. Keep it to yourself& (Arabs or so-called Palestinians have always been disrespectful toward Israel and they have never hidden their true intention to destroy the Jewish state. It is time to stop playing the deceitful game called "Peace process" and pursue the Zionist dream of Jewish people. This is the only way for Israel to reunite Jewish land and regain international respect!)

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