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Sunday, October 30, 2011

10/30/11 GREENWICH FIRST SELECTMAN'S OFFICE: Winter Storm Press Release

Please see the attached update.

Best,

Dustin

P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2011
8:30 p.m.

First Selectman Peter J. Tesei participated in a statewide conference hosted call hosted by the
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30,
2011 for all municipal CEOs, Service Chiefs, Public Works Directors and Emergency
Management Directors. The purpose of the call was to update communities regarding the
statewide effort to mitigate the damages of the powerful winter storm that hit Connecticut
yesterday.

The State of Emergency that the Governor declared on Saturday is still in effect.
There are currently approximately 4,023 Connecticut Light and Power customers in the Town of
Greenwich without electrical service, down from approximate 4,900 at 12:00 p.m. There are over
779,561 customers without power throughout the State. At this moment, more people are out of
power Statewide than after Irene hit in August.

There is no current restoration schedule. Connecticut Light and Power are assessing the current
scope of damages.

To report outages or check the status of an outage, visit www.cl-p.com or call 800-286-2000.
Their automated phone and online systems can process your report and help them speed
restoration efforts. For helpful tips and news updates, go to their website at www.cl-p.com,
follow them on Twitter @CTLightandPower or visit them on www.Facebook.com. You can also
get updates on outages in Town by texting “outage” and your zip code to 24612 (texting fees may
apply).

Connecticut Light and Power has deployed 6 line crews and 2 tree crews to address the
widespread damage to Greenwich residences. These crews work on 16 hour schedules. Today they
worked to restore power to residents throughout Town. Tomorrow these crews will continue the
work of power restoration throughout Greenwich.

The Town of Greenwich deployed its tree crews throughout the night last night. As a result, most
roads are passable. There is one (1) impassible road currently in Town - Cameron Drive at North
Stanwich Road. This will be cleared before the morning commute.

The Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center at 449 Pemberwick Road will be open for
residents from 9:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. Here, residents can charge their electronic
communication devices and find water and snacks. Additionally, the Greenwich Main Library will
be open today from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the Byram and Cos Cob branches also operating
during normally scheduled hours.

Remember that if you are using a vehicle or a generator to charge electronic devices, please use
these outside. These devices should not be indoors. Having your garage door open is not
sufficiently safe. Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless and deadly.

All down wires should be considered “live” and lethal.

At this time, there is a 90 minute delay for Greenwich Public Schools. Parents and guardians
should monitor the Board of Education for up-to-the-moment school opening and closing
information at www.greenwichschools.org

For additional information please contact Dan Warzoha, Emergency Management
Director at 622 8003 ( emoc@greenwichct.org ).

Office of First Selectman
Peter J. Tesei

(203) 622-7710
Fax (203) 622-3793

Town Hall
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

E-Mail: ptesei@greenwichct.org

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10/30/11 GREENWICH BOE ANNOUNCES: 90 Minute Delayed Opening for All Schools Tomorrow

There will be a 90 minute delayed opening for all schools tomorrow, Monday, October 31, 2011.

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

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10/30/11 Temple Sholom's October Snow Storm Update About Kosher Food, Coffee, Electricity To Charge Mobile Devices And Computers, And WiFi Access

October Snowstorm Update

from Temple Sholom

October 30th, 2011

Dear Friends:


As we were able to provide a community gathering place during the hurricane, Temple Sholom is pleased to report that our building will be open Monday morning at 8:30am, to offer a gathering place for all those without power in our community. We are able to offer kosher food, coffee, electricity to charge mobile devices and computers, and WiFi access. Nursery School will be open for regular school hours.

Please feel free to invite neighbors and friends and anyone who might be in need of a welcome in the aftermath of the snowstorm.

We hope that you weathered the storm in safety and with a minimum of damage. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Baden via email at lori.baden@templesholom.com or call her at (203) 542-7172.

With prayers for blessings and peace --
Rabbi Mitch
and the Staff and Leadership of Temple Sholom

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

10/30/11 John Blankley's 4 point plan for storm management

John is out in Old Greenwich today with Former Secretary of State
Susan Bysiewicz surveying the damage from the storm and talking to
residents. This is John's second plan in a series of proposals to move
Greenwich forward. On Friday he released his suggestions on how to
improve the schools. We will be issuing more proposals over the next
week.

Here is his 4 point action plan.

1. Get a whole lot tougher with CL &P. They have one of the highest
ROE's, at 10%, of utilities, thanks to their rate structure and yet
have not invested in new equipment and have cut back on their work
force.

2. We need to get proactive in terms of starting the discussion with
C L & P , and regulators to develop a long term plan to bury the
lines. It will start with arterial roads and hotspots. Other
communities have started this, we should begin the process of looking
into this issue.

3. Communication: The website says crews are working diligently and
I'm sure they are. This is not a criticism of them. But how many crews
do we have? How many crews does CL &P have? The robocall yesterday
said power would be restored as soon as possible but made no estimate.
What areas first etc. The town's emergency call number says "no
emergency messages" at this time. It would help to know what streets
are blocked because of trees or downed power lines.

4. We need to look into the way pruning trees are handled and be more
proactive about it. We are very reactive when it comes to preparing
for storms as seen in this time and also in March 2010 and for
Hurricane Irene.

10/30/11 John Blankley's 5 point plan to improve schools

Here is my "Five Point Plan" for getting our public schools back on track. I am going to be proactive as First Selectman and that means bringing ideas to the table for action. My real objective however is for the BOE to come up with their ideas that then get presented to me and the BET, rather than the current procedure whereby the BET tells the BOE that it will be "same as last year and level services" – i.e. no new initiatives. How not to run our public schools! If any of my ideas or none are presented by the BOE is not the point: it is that the BOE should be encouraged to be proactive and to tell us how they are going to get the schools back on track. My list is intended to get the ball rolling.

1. Restore funding for the ALP program

2. Expand the pre-K program beyond the 150 seats currently available

3. Reinstate funding for AP and PSAT exams

4. Explore class size reductions in the early school grades

5. Address the chronic shortage of math and science teachers at GHS

10/30/11 Greenwich Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha's Storm Update

Good afternoon this is Greenwich Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha updating you on Greenwich's storm status and operations. There are approximately 4,978 CL&P customers in the Town Of Greenwich without power. Down from 5,421 at 1:00 AM . There are 804,000 CL&P customers without power in the State Of Connecticut. The Statewide total exceeds the number of customers out during Hurricane Irene in August. CL&P has deployed 6 line crews and 2 tree crews to address damage and restoration. These crews work on 16 hour schedules. The Town Of Greenwich deployed its tree crews throughout last evening and most roads are passable. A list of locations can be found on our website www.greenwichct.org The Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center is open for residents from noon today today until 8PM this evening. The Center provides charging stations for eletronic devices along with water and light snacks. Greenwich Library is also open from 1 Pm until 5 Pm today. All downed wires should be considered Live and lethal and reported by calling 911. Parents should keep this in mind especially in light of Halloween trick or treating that will be taking place. At this time there are no planned public school closures or delays. Parents and guardians should monitor the Board of Education for up-to-moment school opening and closing information at www.greenwichschools.org




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10/30/11 Greenwich Patch: Breaking News Alert


9 Greenwich Roads Closed; Services Available for Powerless Residents [UPDATE]

Michael Dinan and Barbara Heins | Oct 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Scroll down to find an interactive map of road closures in town.



10/30/11 FIRST SELECTMAN PETER TESEI: Winter Storm Press Release

Please see the attached.

Best,

Dustin Anderson
Town of Greenwich
p: (203) 622 7710
f: (203) 622 3793
www.greenwichct.org

(See attached file: Winter Storm 103011 1200.pdf)

P R E S S R E L E A S E

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 30, 2011

12:00 p.m.

First Selectman Peter J. Tesei participated in a statewide conference hosted call hosted by the

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 30,

2011 for all municipal CEOs, Service Chiefs, Public Works Directors and Emergency

Management Directors. The purpose of the call was to update communities regarding the

statewide effort to mitigate the damages of the powerful winter storm that hit Connecticut

yesterday.

As of 10:00 a.m. this morning, the state of emergency that Governor Dannel P. Malloy declared yesterday is still in effect.

There are currently approximately 4,900 Connecticut Light and Power customers in the Town of Greenwich without electrical service, down from 5,421 at 1:00 a.m. There are over 790,000 customers without power throughout the State. At this moment, more people are out of power Statewide than after Irene hit in August.

There is no current restoration schedule. Connecticut Light and Power are assessing the current scope of damages.

Connecticut Light and Power has deployed 6 line crews and 2 tree crews to address the widespread damage to Greenwich residences. These crews work on 16 hour schedules. Last night Connecticut Light and Power crews worked through the storm to help Greenwich clear roads and eliminate fires caused by downed lines. Today they are working to restore power to residents throughout Town.

The Town of Greenwich deployed its tree crews throughout the night last night. As a result, most roads are passable. There are nine (9) impassible roads currently in Town

10/30/11 Don't miss Temple Sholom's trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage - Sunday, Nov. 13th


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

10/30/11 The Greenwich Topix Message Board - (10 stories) - TOP STORY: Here We Snow Again

Topix Greenwich

Brian Harrod - Greenwich Editor

Greenwich - News October 30, 2011


Here We Snow Again
Here We Snow Again (Patch)
Forget about frost on the pumpkin. This weekend there's going to be snow covering that Halloween pumpkin.

Early Storm Coats Greenwich With Heavy Snow (The Daily Greenwich)
A Halloween nor'easter that continued to rage Saturday night was expected to fizzle by Sunday morning.

Pre-Halloween snowstorm spooks Greenwich (Connecticut Post)
Shree Karki's flashlight beam shone down dark aisles filled with salt bags and snow shovels at Cos Cob Hardware store Saturday afternoon.

Rogers International Wins Better Schools Bonanza (The Daily Fairfield)
Congratulations to Rogers International School in Stamford. It's the grand winner of the $10,000 top prize in Main Street Connect's Better Schools Bonanza, sponsored by Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich .

Heavy snow causing headaches in Greenwich
Heavy snow causing headaches in Greenwich (Connecticut Post)
In the midst of a freak storm that is dumping heavy snow across the region, Greenwich is already dealing with numerous problems across town.

Keep Safe This Halloween in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
With all the excitement of trick-or treating, it's easy to forget safety precautions that are important when celebrating Halloween.

Dog finds no bedbugs at Ham Ave School (Connecticut Post)
A dead bedbug was discovered at Hamilton Avenue School Thursday, but district officials say an exterminator has found no evidence of infestation.


UPDATE: More Greenwich News

Downed Trees, Outages Spread in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
A downed tree across West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich leading into Port Chester, N.Y., was causing motorists to backtrack and find alternate routes Saturday night as a slushy unprecedented Nor'easter moved through the area.

Snow Blankets Area, Knocks Out Power (The Daily Stamford)
Thousands of residents were in the dark and cold Saturday afternoon as a historic Nor'easter dumped up to a half-foot of snow on the region and caused widespread power outages.

Powerless in Greenwich Rises to 12 Percent [UPDATE] (Patch)
Update 4:20 p.m. In just one hour, the number of Greenwich CL&P customers has more than doubled , as night approaches amid continued rain and snow.


10/30/11 The Hardest Working Journalist In Greenwich Is Now Headed To The Fastest Growing Church In Town

I Survived The Storm I Am Going To Travel The Dangerous Streets Of Greenwich To Go Up King Street And Watch The Service On The Coffee Bar's Big Screen TV.

Join Me In Praying For The Family's In The Cold This Sunday. Take Time And Look After Your Neighbor. You Are Your Brother's Keeper.

10/30/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed... TOP STORY: The October Surprise

  1. Early Storm Coats Stamford With Heavy Snow w/Photo

  2. The Daily Stamford

    ... of its customers. Outages included 2,166 customers in Darien, or 27 percent of the town; 5,258, or 18 percent in Greenwich; 3,549 in New Canaan, or 42 percent; 6,128 in Norwalk, or 20 percent; 4,785 in Stamford, or 8 percent; 2,334 in Weston, or 61 ...

  3. Letter: Povinelli 'Well Grounded' Education Steward

    Patch.com

    Dear Sir and Madam, I am writing to urge your readers to consider voting for Anna Saras Povinelli, candidate for the Greenwich Board of Education, in the next election.

  4. Pre-Halloween snowstorm spooks Greenwich

    News Times

    ... mid-afternoon, leaving Karki and aisles of winter-weather supplies in the dark. Such was the sentiment for many Greenwich residents, who are more accustomed to dealing with falling leaves than falling snow this time of year. Called "historic" by the ...

  5. Burton, Hinman, Riley Elected to Us Sailing's Board of Directors w/Photo

    US SAILING

    ... Board of Directors. Bruce Burton (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.), Dawn Riley (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and George Hinman (Greenwich, Conn.) were officially elected this evening. Hinman was nominated by the House of Delegates and ran unopposed for a three-year ...

  6. TV property expert Melissa Porter's tug of love with baby's American father w/Photo

    Daily Mail

    ... interior designer Cindy Rinfret, and going through an acrimonious divorce. The mansion the Rinfrets shared in Greenwich, Connecticut, is now on the market for 12 million. As her romance with Rinfret blossomed, Melissa joked of that first meeting: 'I ...

  7. Downed Trees, Outages Spread in Greenwich w/Photo

    The Daily Greenwich

    A downed tree across West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich leading into Port Chester, N.Y., was causing motorists to backtrack and find alternate routes Saturday night as a slushy unprecedented Nor'easter moved through the area.

  8. October nor'easter

    News Times

    Mark Nielsen, 14, a Greenwich High School freshman, plays football in the snow at Cardinal Stadium after the homecoming game was cancelled due to the snowstorm in Greenwich, Saturday Oct.

  9. Snow Blankets Area, Knocks Out Power w/Photo

    The Daily Stamford

    ... of its customers. Outages included 3,687 customers in Darien, or 46 percent of the town; 4,094, or 14 percent in Greenwich; 2,986 in New Canaan, or 35 percent; 5,488 in Norwalk, or 18 percent; 4,451 in Stamford, or 8 percent; 2,869 in Weston, or 75 ...

  10. Heavy snow causing headaches in Greenwich w/Photo

    Connecticut Post

    In the midst of a freak storm that is dumping heavy snow across the region,Greenwich is already dealing with numerous problems across town.

  11. Powerless in Greenwich Rises to 12 Percent [UPDATE]

    Patch.com

    Update 4:20 p.m. In just one hour, the number of Greenwich CL&P customers has more than doubled , as night approaches amid continued rain and snow

  12. Greenwich Girl 4th in State Cross Country w/Photo

    The Daily Greenwich

    Greenwich High senior Abby Markowitz finished fourth and the Cardinals finished sixth in team scoring at Saturday's Class LL cross country championships at Wickham Park in Manchester.

  13. Snow Postpones Westhill Football to Monday w/Photo

    The Daily Stamford

    With snow starting just before noon the decision was made to postpone many of Saturday's football games. Greenwich's homecoming game against Westhill was called and moved to Monday at 2 p.m. Greenwich (5-0 FCIAC, 5-1 overall) is one of three ...

  14. Greenwich Defeats Darien In FCIAC Girls Soccer Playoffs w/Photo

    Patch.com

    Despite a snow-covered field at Greenwich High School, the Cardinals and Darien girls soccer teams got in their FCIAC quarterfinal playoff game Saturday morning.


  15. Rogers International Wins Better Schools Bonanza w/Photo

    The Daily Fairfield

    Congratulations to Rogers International School in Stamford. It's the grand winner of the $10,000 top prize in Main Street Connect's Better Schools Bonanza, sponsored by Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich .

  16. October nor'easter hits, thousands in state already in the dark

    News Times

    ... CL&P reported more than 6,200 customers without power including 3,103 in Norwalk, 145 in Westport and 114 in Greenwich. And it it looks like it's going to get worse. There are numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. This comes when there ...

10/30/11 Bridges of Sighs, Creaks and Cracks and more from Greenwich Patch


Today s 45° 28° Tomorrow s 48° 35°

October 30, 2011

Your News

October 30, 2011

Bridges of Sighs, Creaks and Cracks

Cathryn Prince | Oct 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Fairfield County's spans need a major overhaul, according to state officials and transportation advocacy groups.

Coming This Week

Leslie Yager | Oct 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Town meetings scheduled for the week of Oct. 31, 2011. Information obtained from the Town of Greenwich website, and meetings are held at Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., unless otherwise noted.

Watching Greenwich This Week on GCTV

Leslie Yager | Oct 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Greenwich Community Television Schedule for Week of Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2011

Letter: Ponns Cohen Will 'Ensure Transparency'

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By Karen Fassuliotis

Malloy: 'Expect to Be Without Power for A Prolonged Period of Time'

David Moran | Oct 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

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The governor declared a state of emergency Saturday evening and warned that more than 550,000 could lose power as a result of the storm.


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October 30, 2011

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Community Bulletin

October 30, 2011

Accomplishments

Real Estate Sales for the week in Greenwich

Monica Webster | Oct 29, 2011

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Please see chart........There were 6 sales this week from a condo that sold in 75 days just under $500,000.00 condominium at 453 E. …

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Things to Do

October 30, 2011

12:00am

JCC Basketball League Registration

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Registration is now open for the Greenwich Basketball League, open to all boys and girls, grades 1-8. Players will enjoy first rate …

12:00pm

Boo at the Zoo

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This spooktacular afternoon includes music, harvest hayrides, face painters, and we will announce the winners of our Scarecrow …

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