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10/15/11 The Raw Overnight Greenwich News Feed

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Academy field hockey team turns back Tabor
Stamford Advocate
Pam Schulman and Liv Tapsall scored two goals apiece for the Greenwich Academy field hockey team in its convincing 6-0 victory over host Tabor Academy on Saturday. Schulman set the tone of the game, beating three defenders down field en route to ...
Zenner's four goals power Greenwich boys soccer past McMahon
Greenwich Time
NORWALK -- Of all the ways to describe Pieter Zenner's four-goal outburst at wind-swept Jack Casagrande Field on Saturday, Greenwich head coach Kurt Putnam took perhaps the most direct route. "With respect to scoring goals, it was a single-man show. ...
HS Football: Greenwich vs. Ludlowe
Greenwich Time
Runningback Mike Daly, # 23 of Greenwich High School in action during football game between Greenwich High School and Fairfield Ludlowe High School at Greenwich, Friday night, Oct. 14, 2011.
Man who posed as vet avoids jail time
Greenwich Time
This photo released by the Greenwich Police Department shows Jesus M. Garcia. The Greenwich man was put on a two-year probationary period, beginning Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, and must turn over any military uniforms and memorabilia in his possession, ...
Boaters prepare for battle
Greenwich Time
Longtime Stamford boater Tom Saunders points the bow toward Greenwich, where many boats that dock in Stamford now must go to refuel. Photo: Angela Carella / Stamford Advocate | Buy This Photo Residents are fighting to keep Stamford's last working ...
Incredible 85 Open Houses in Greenwich
Patch.com
The 85 open houses are in Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob, central Greenwich, Byram, Glenville, Pemberwick, mid-country and backcountry Greenwich. By Mark Pruner A public open house will be held Sunday at 127 Lake Ave. This Sunday, Oct. 16, ...
Brunswick football falls on homecoming to Berkshire
Greenwich Time
Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time | Buy This Photo Recovering a Berkshire fumble on the 22-yard line with 7:49 to play and trailing by eight, the Brunswick football team had a chance to turn the game -- and its season -- around with a touchdown. ...

10/15/11 The Raw Greenwich Blog Feed

A Blog Post About Greenwich, CT
Woman Learns Light-Making Skills from Dad | The Daily Greenwich
By Fenella Pearson
Finding that perfect light fixture can be daunting, especially if you're looking for something with a bit of character. So when a friend told me about G ...
The Daily Greenwich

10/15/11 Greenwich's Hardest Working Journalist And Orthodox Jew Is Taking His Ex-Buddhist Wife And Heading Up To The Fastest Growing Church In Town

Greenwich Roundup Is Signing Off And Headed Up On King Street To Harvest Time Church To Watch The Saturday Service On The Big Screen TV In The Coffee Bar.

In Fact, Greenwich Roundup Will Be Watching All Three Sunday Services Tomorrow On The Coffee Bar's Big Screen TV At The Town's Most Diverse Church.

The Best Kept Secret In Greenwich Is Right Where Bedford Road Meets King Street. Just North Of The Westchester County Airport.

All Are Welcome To Come Watch This Dynamic Church Break Ground On The New 1,000 Seat Sanctuary That Will Be The Biggest Auditorium In The Town Of Greenwich.

This Bible Believing Spirit Filled Church Just Broke Ground On Their New Parking Lot This Week.


10/15/11 John Blankley And Drew Marzullo An Ideal Team To Lead Greenwich

To the editor:

As Election Day approaches on November 8, the outcome of the Board of Selectman race will have significant bearing on the future direction of our town over the next few years. I would like to offer my encouragement and support for Drew Marzullo and John Blankley for the Board of Selectman.

I strongly believe that these candidates deserve thoughtful consideration and your vote. Drew, as an incumbent selectman, has proven to be an exemplary public servant and has had a significant positive impact on numerous people in our town. He has undoubtedly earned the right to be re-elected.

Among his many accomplishments, Drew has been a strong champion for public safety issues and been a consistent advocate for those among us who need a voice in government. Those of us who have had an opportunity to work with Drew on issues understand that he is accessible, humble and cares deeply for all Greenwich residents.

John Blankley is an outstanding candidate for first selectman. John is not a career politician, but a man with tremendous integrity and intelligence who is also a successful businessman and entrepreneur. John is a proven leader and manager who has a track record of success in the private sector. We need a leader who possesses these skills to lead our town through these challenging times and make difficult decisions that are in the best interest of our town.

Please join me in supporting John Blankley and Drew Marzullo on November 8.

Shawn Asselin
Riverside

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10/15/11 Greenwich Apple Guru Upstart Prospers As A New Fast Growing Business Chain

PHOTO: Gadget fixer Brendan McElroy is building a brand by doing iPhone repairs that the “Genius Bar” at Apple stores won’t usually do

A swarm of Apple gadgets with cracked screens, dead buttons, and lost data is leaving repair desks at the tech giant's slick retail stores-- and moving toward upstart shops like "Dr. Brendan's Mac Repair" in Byram the New York Post reports.

The chain has quickly grown into three stores since the first opened last fall with additions in Brooklyn and the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn., and has plans for several more New York-area stores in the coming year.



iRepair iPhones

Apple guru beats geniuses at the bar



Clients include 33-year-old Perri Gorman who, in addition to getting her iPhone 4 repaired, recently paid to switch the body to a lime-green color with a bright pink home button. (Total cost: $160).

“People are constantly stopping me on the street asking ‘Where did you get that?’” Gorman says.

Last year, McElroy had built a neighborhood reputation by repairing iPhones out of his fifth-floor apartment -- a side gig he developed after repairing his own iPhone with parts he bought off eBay.

“I had as many as 20 to 30 customers a day coming into my living room,” McElroy told The Post, noting he had lured clients with flyers and ads on Craigslist. “The other tenants weren’t too crazy about that.”

The St. Marks shop -- whose exposed-brick walls and sleek counter-tops evoke Apple’s cool aesthetic -- is already expanding into a second storefront across the street to help meet the expected 100 percent growth McElroy is forecasting, an increasing share of which is coming from business customers.

“We all own and love Apple products, and I think they offer a fair policy of backing up their product,” McElroy says, brushing off the notion that he’s a competitor. “When it comes to out-of-warranty repairs, Apple has to draw the line somewhere.”

Nevertheless, some clients say they came to McElroy’s store partly out of frustration with the service at Apple’s “Genius Bar.” Confronted with cracked screens and dead home buttons, techies at the Genius Bar frequently suggest buying a new gadget rather than replacing it.

“With the Genius Bar, you have to wait and wait for an appointment and they’re never on time,” gripes Victoria Phillips, a 31-year-old writer. “It’s a pain in the ass.”

McElroy -- who, less than three years ago, was still tending bar in Hell’s Kitchen -- says he’s angling to open as many as 20 stores across five states in the next two years, with New Jersey and California locations likely.

The growth will be mostly self-funded, according to McElroy, though he’s also in talks with regional partners.

10/15/11 You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time: Head of The Greenwich Red Cross Resigns

John Ravitz, the chief executive officer of the Westchester chapter of the American Red Cross, resigned Friday.

He left his post to become the executive vice president of the Business Council of Westchester, according to an Oct. 7 memo he sent to his colleagues.

"In this position I will be working and lobbying for the creation of jobs and job retention so critical in today's economy," he said in the memo. "I will continue to be an advocate for the American Red Cross and continue our work to improve our communities and our lives, but in a different forum."

In September it was announced that the Westchester and Greenwich, Conn., chapters would consolidate....

http://www.lohud.com/article/20111015/NEWS02/110150367/Head-Westchester-Red-Cross-resigns?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s

10/15/11 If You Want To Know What's Going On In Greenwich You Have Got To Read The Out Of Town Newspapers

FBI arrests 'jockey' in $2.5m fraud

The Sydney Morning Herald

... the United States and charged with a $2.5 million fraud. Christopher James Woods, 52, was arrested by the FBI in Greenwich, Connecticut, and extradited to Los Angeles where he appeared in the US District Court. In an affidavit to the court, FBI ...

http://www.smh.com.au/national/fbi-arrests-jockey-in-25m-fraud-20111015-1lq8v.html

10/15/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board - (14 stories) - FIRST STORY: Cameras on the Bus Go Snap Snap Snap

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Cameras on the Bus Go Snap Snap Snap (Patch)
Cameras on board school buses are another tool in the battle against bullying, according to Fairfield County school districts.

Car Rolls off Carrier Truck on I-95, Causes Gridlock (Patch)
The Stamford Advocate reports that a car fell off ai»¿ A carrier truck on I-95 near exit seven, in the Stamford and Greenwich are a, causing massive delays on the highway.

Deal between school, synagogue sinking?
Deal between school, synagogue sinking? (Connecticut Post)
A deal between a Greenwich synagogue and a backcountry private school to build a new synagogue and school on Stanwich Road appears likely to collapse as the synagogue explores developing condominiums instead.

Henry Kissinger to speak at Family Centers luncheon (Darien News-Review)
China's rapid rise from a poverty-stricken nation to a global economic powerhouse is considered by many to be the one of the greatest success stories in modern times.

Greenwich housekeeper charged with assault (Connecticut Post)
Police said Shoman, a housekeeper, was involved in a verbal altercation with a Byram Shore homeowner over her work performance.

Car falls off carrier truck on I-95
Car falls off carrier truck on I-95 (Connecticut Post)
Traffic is snarled in both directions on Interstate 95 in Stamford and Greenwich after a car fell off a carrier truck and rolled over in the northbound roadway near exit 7, state police said.

Send Us Your Best Photos of Fall in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
Crisp, autumn air has returned to Greenwich once again and that means colorful leaves, children bundled in sweaters and spectacular landscapes.

POLL: Does Greenwich Need a 300+ Unit Senior Facility? (Patch)
There hasn't been a formal presentation yet but a proposal to build a 300-plus unit senior living facility on a 15-acres of land in central Greenwich, is drawing the ire and opposition of nearby residents.


Greenwich Local Sports

Ridgefield Scores and Standings, Oct. 14 (Patch)
The 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 The Ridgefield football team seeks its fourth straight victory on Friday when the Tigers host ... (more)


Greenwich Local Business

Squirrel turns off the lights (New York Post)
A day after a rascally rodent went nuts in an East Harlem CVS, another caused mayhem in Greenwich, Conn., when it bit into a power line and caused a spark that sent flames 150 feet in the air.

Apple Guru Upstart Prospers as New Business Alternative (Fox News)
A swarm of Apple gadgets with cracked screens, dead buttons, and lost data is leaving repair desks at the tech giant's slick retail stores-- and moving toward upstart shops like "Dr. Brendan's Mac Repair" which offer lower-cost repairs in New York City, the New York Post reports.

United Rentals Announces Execution of Asset-Based Loan Facility (Business Wire)
United Rentals, Inc., United Rentals , Inc. and certain of their subsidiaries announced today that they entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which provides for a senior secured asset-based loan facility of $1,800 million, a portion of which is available for borrowing in Canadian Dollars.

5 Warning Signs for IPOs (The Motley Fool)
Investors looking to jump aboard social-gaming darling Zynga and group-buying biggie Groupon may have been taken aback recently when these pre-IPO companies restated their financial results.

The Great Class War - a history (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
When historians come to write the history of the Great Class War , they won't see Occupy Wall Street as its Fort Sumter.


10/15/11 Public Update on GHS Fields

Please see attached for 10/15/11 Public Update on GHS Fields.

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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

JOINT RELEASE

Greenwich Board of Education and Town of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT

Saturday, October 15, 2011
GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING UPDATE
Field 6 Opens This Weekend!

Site Status Recap:

West (back) Parking Lot – The west parking lot is open for use.

Fields 6 & 7 (Turf) – Field 6 will be open, with conditions for use, on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Field 7 remains closed and in order to use Field 6, additional adult supervision designated by Town officials, must be provided to restrict access to Field 7. Interim remediation efforts for Field 7 are nearing completion. The interim remediation included removing shallow soil (the top 6 inches), disposing of the soil at a permitted facility, and restoring the area with clean topsoil and grass. A report of activities will be submitted to EPA, DEEP, and DPH along with a request to open Field 7 for use.

Fields 3 & 4 (Turf) – Fencing has been installed around fields 3 & 4. Plans outlining the interim remediation efforts for these fields were submitted to the EPA, DEEP and DPH for approval. Once approved, the interim remediation will be implemented and a request to open fields 3 & 4 and the bleacher access will be submitted.

Original time estimates for opening these fields next week have been delayed.

Fields 2 &5 (Grass) –Interim remediation plans for field 2 were submitted to the EPA, DEEP, and DPH which details removing soil from a small area of shallow soil contamination. This work is tentatively scheduled to begin October 14, 2011, pending regulatory approval. This will allow for fall field maintenance to be completed before winter. 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 was submitted to the regulators to open field 5 for use.

Environmental Study Status Recap:

Immediate Next Steps: A comprehensive
environmental study of the soil beneath the
proposed MISA Auditorium began in early
October. Soil samples were collected and are in
the process of being analyzed. Draft study
findings will be available October 28, 2011.

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 removed or
fenced (thus isolating people from contacting the
materials). All facilities will remained closed
until they are “cleared” for use by EPA, DEEP
and DPH.

Project Background and Future Plans

Since the discovery of PCB impacts during construction
activities, the Town has moved quickly to address this
issue. The Town has performed a site-wide
investigation of surface soil and is performing Interim
Remediation Measures (IRM) with approval by the
EPA, DEEP and DPH to allow utilization of athletic
facilities.

A full-scale environmental investigation and
remediation program is also being developed for the
entire site. The full-scale program involves three
phases. The first phase will include investigation of soil,
groundwater, and on-site surface water and sediments.
This investigation will be developed in conjunction with
state and federal regulatory agencies and then
implemented. The second phase will be to finalize
remedial plans to address impacted areas identified
during the site investigation. The remedial plan will
require review and approval from the state and federal
regulatory agencies. The third stage will be to
implement the approved remedial plans.

Middle School Interscholastic Sports Program:

The Interscholastic Sports Program at all three schools is up and running. The game schedule for all three schools will begin the week of October 17th.

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 its contractor AECOM will develop a Public Participation Plan (PPP) available beginning early November. This plan will outline our communications and outreach program for the project, which will include the schedule for full-scale environmental remediation.

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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10/15/11 High Tech Solution to School Bullying? and more from Greenwich Patch



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October 15, 2011

High Tech Solution to School Bullying?

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Do school bus on-board cameras deter bad behavior?

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Your Patch local editor and those from surrounding communities choose their favorite photos from the past week.

Too 'Chicken' to Pay for the Order?

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Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

Supporter: O'Neill Has the 'Right Stuff'

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Job Performance Eval Leads to Argument, Arrest

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


Community Bulletin

October 15, 2011

Awareness

Food Day Celebration Features Nationally Recognized Experts Offering Advice on Improving School Food

Analiese Paik | Oct 14, 2011

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Amy Kalafa, author of Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children's Health and producer/…

Social Services

For Female Veterans, A Place to Call Home

Laura Walbert | Oct 14, 2011

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October 21, 2011 will be a landmark day in the State of Connecticut. On that day, Homes for the Brave/ABRI will hold the ribbon-…

School Awards

King Student Michael Del Genio, of Cos Cob, announced as Semifinalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship competition

Kathleen O'Rourke | Oct 14, 2011

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One King student from Cos Cob has received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Program for their academic …

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Things to Do

October 15, 2011

11:00am

Old Greenwich School's Pumpkin Patch

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Pumpkin Patch is an annual fall festival offering games for all ages, including a spook-tacular haunted house, hay maze, bouncy …

10:00am

Acacia Lodge #85 A.F.&A.M. Open House



Our Lodge would like to extend an invitation to any and all who are interested to learn about Freemasonry, view our lodge and learn …

8:00am

2011 ONS Foundation Conference for Medical Professionals to focus on Children - October 15th

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The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine Update, a one-day …

10:00am

Farmers Market At Danbury Fair Mall

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Drawing inspiration from America's great Markets such as The San Francisco Ferry Building Market, and New York's Green Market, Elite…

10/16/11 Metro-North Preps for Winter Woes And More In The Daily Greenwich

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Metro-North Preps for Winter Woes
by Richard Weizel | 10/15/11

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Don't be fooled by all those autumn leaves and recent summer-like temperatures: Cold weather is just weeks ...

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New Canaan Hosts NFL Flag Tournament
by Melvin Mason | 10/15/11

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – New Canaan will be the flag football capital of the Northeast this weekend.

The National Football League ...

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Malloy Calls Special Session on Jobs
by Richard Weizel | 10/14/11

HARTFORD, Conn. – Fresh off his meeting this week with Fairfield County business leaders in Stamford that highlighted ways to create ...

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16 Arrested at Saxon Woods in Public Sex Sting
by Sarina Trangle | 10/14/11

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. --Saxon Woods Park in White Plains has become a destination for anonymous sexual encounters, said Westchester ...

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AT&T Improves Service in Norwalk
by Nancy Chapman | 10/14/11

NORWALK, Conn. – AT&T customers are likely to experience better service now that the company has completed a key initiative, ...

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10/15/11 Occupy Greenwich: Get Out And Do Something In Greenwich Today

Old Greenwich School will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15. The fall festival includes a haunted house, hay maze, games for all ages, bouncy slide and much more.

The Connecticut Freemasons Acacia Lodge #85 is holding an open house for local residents to learn about Freemasonry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center, 289 Delevan Ave. Anyone is welcome to visit. There will be refreshments, tours of our facility, and much more.

Audubon Greenwich will host a trip to the Hook Mountain Hawk Watch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15. Travel with Audubon Greenwich to this mountaintop viewpoint across the Hudson with excellent hawk watching and spectacular views across the autumn landscape. The trip involves a moderate half-mile hike uphill. Bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, lunch, water bottle, hiking shoes. Ages 8 and up. Price is $15 per person. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272 ext. 230.

The New Lebanon PTA will hold a tag sale Oct. 15 at New Lebanon School. Donations can be dropped off either Tuesday or Thursday between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Oct. 15 at Greenwich Country Day school, 401 Old Church Road. For more information, contact the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or www.redcrossblood.org.

Community Answers will present “An evening of Comedy @ The Cole” Oct. 15 at the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium. The event will include Cory Kahaney, Brian Scott McFadden & Rodney Laney, comics from the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. This year’s MC is town resident Gary Lico, president and CEO of CABLEready and a 30-year veteran of broadcasting industry. Tickets, starting at $65, includes a wine and cheese reception before the show and three 30 minute sets. To purchase tickets, visit www.communityanswers.org.

Audubon Greenwich will host a “Farm-To-Table” dinner party from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at the historic Ketay-Asnes Barn at the Audubon center, located at 613 Riverville Road. The event will showcase local organic farms, seasonal meals, and sustainably-managed vineyards. The evening will include wine education from the Wine Institute of New England, live music by trio Jealous Dog, and an auction of small items to benefit Audubon’s conservation and education initiatives. Dinner is $120 per person. Advance tickets required and limited to 80 guests. To reserve your tickets or a table for 10, contact Audubon Events Manager Jeff Cordulack at 203-613-8813.

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present a one-day conference on pediatric and adolescent sports medicine from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital, located at 5 Perryridge Road. The half-day program, aimed at aimed at professionals, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers and coaches, will feature presentations by orthopedic, sports medicine and neurosurgery specialists. Greenwich Hospital Association is accredited to provide continuing education credit for physicians who attend. The conference is free of charge. Lunch and program materials are included. To register, visit www.ons-foundation.org or call 203-869-3131.

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