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Monday, October 31, 2011

10/31/11 The Raw Overnight Greenwich News Feed - (5 News Reports) - TOP STORY: Red-hot Greenwich football team powers past Westhill

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Red-hot Greenwich football team powers past Westhill
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich High School's #3 Joel Arroyo carries the ball during the GHS football team's 41-7 win over Westhill HIgh School at Cardinal Stadium Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Photo: Helen Neafsey / Greenwich Time | Buy This Photo Greenwich High School's #48 ...
Greenwich mainly escapes storm's fury
Greenwich Time
Luckily for Jamroz and thousands of town residents, Greenwich escaped the worst of Saturday's snowstorm, although thousands of Greenwich residents are still without power as of Sunday night. "This is a record breaker," said Daniel Warzoha, ...
Greenwich police blotter
Greenwich Time
• David Castellanos, 25, of 16 Sylvan Lane, was charged Saturday with six counts of injury, risk or impairing morals. Police responded to the residence and observed evidence of underage drinking inside, according to a police report. ...
Headless horseman appears in Greenwich
Greenwich Time
Sal Tarantino, of Colchester, as the Headless Horseman, rides Prince at Putnam Hill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution's "Headless Horseman at the Haunted Cottage," at the Putnam ...
Op-Ed: Ponns Cohen: School board has obligation to be informed
Greenwich Time
I am running for re-election to the Greenwich Board of Education because I am passionate about excellence in education. My first job after college was as an AP high-school teacher. I am equally passionate about having open government people can trust. ...
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10/31/11 The Raw Greenwich BLOG Feed

Blog Posts About Greenwich, CT
$100000 Bonus For Sale Of Greenwich Home | REALTOR.com ...
By Blockershopper
A flood of e-mails were sent out a few of weeks ago informing agents that the owners of 6 Wyckham Hill Lane, listed for $4.9 million, are offering a $100000 bonus for the completed sale of the property until Thanksgiving. The reward will be ...
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Greenwich Candidate Outlines Storm Prevention Plan
By Anna Helhoski
GREENWICH, Conn. – As the town cleans up after a freak snowstorm, Democratic first selectman candidate John Blankley has developed a four-point action p ...
The Daily Greenwich | Recently Published
Muckraking in Greenwich - Many Happy Returns - Connecticut News
By Greenwich Library
News, Suggested Reading and More from Greenwich Library.
Many Happy Returns

10/31/11 GREENWICH FIRST SELECTMAN'S REPORT: Winter Storm Press Release

Please see the attached.


Dustin Anderson
Town of Greenwich
p: (203) 622 7710
f: (203) 622 3793

(See attached file: Winter Storm 103111 1730.pdf)



October 31, 2011

5:30 p.m.

Peter J. Tesei

First Selectman

Town Hall- 101 Field Point Road - Greenwich, CT 06830

E-Mail: ptesei@greenwichct.org


There are currently 3,665 Connecticut Light and Power customers in the Town of Greenwich without electrical service, down from approximate 4,023 at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. There are over 740,619 customers without power throughout the State, down from the 779,561 customers without power yesterday.

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 7 line crews and 3 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.

For those residents who have found Connecticut Light and Power’s response to be insufficient to the task at hand, complaints can be made to the Public Utility Regulatory Agency (PURA) of the State of Connecticut. PURA complaints may be lodged via toll-free phone at 1 800 382 4586 or on-line at...


There are three (3) impassible roads currently in Town – Dekraft Road, Stag Lane and Cameron Drive.

Deputy Police Chief James Heavey is not advising against trick-or-treat activities within the Town of Greenwich tonight, but is advising that participants exercise additional caution. All participants should be wearing highly visible clothing (i.e. bright colors) with every individual possessing light reflective vests or belts, working flash lights, and/or chemical luminescent lights. Adults should provide close supervision of all children and use flashlights to check all footpaths and overhead areas. While all electrical wires are believed to have been mitigated, there is a remote possibility of downed power lines and therefore all downed wires should be given a wide berth and reported to 9-1-1. As an additional precaution trick-or-treaters should avoid dark houses and dark streets (i.e. areas without power). “Kids should be able to enjoy Halloween tonight as long as parents ensure that their children follow basic safety precautions and they provide close supervision,” Deputy Chief Heavey related. Extra officers will be on patrol during the evening in order to enhance pedestrian safety, he also noted. The Police Department is encouraging trick-or-treat participants, especially younger ones, to begin their activities in the afternoon and conclude before darkness.

Office of First Selectman (203) 622-7710 Fax (203) 622-3793

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.

As we all work to clean up in the aftermath of the hurricane, please assist the Town by refraining from placing your yard waste and storm debris in the right of way. The Department of Public Works will not remove debris from private property.

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

10/31/11 Greenwich Resident Barry Montgomery Is Once Again Opening Up His Office Building To Help Town Residents Who Have No Power

When Hurican Irene Struck, Barry Montgomery Opened His Office Building To Anyone Who Lost Power, And He Is Once Again Opening Up 32 Field Point Road To Those In Need.

If You Need To Warm Up Your Family Or To Power Up Your Electronic Devices After The Shelter And Town Library Closes At 8 Or 9 PM, Then You Can Go To 32 Field Point Road In Greenwich And Warm Up And Power Up (Day Or Night).

The Parking Lot Door Is Unlocked, If Anyone Is There Just Tell Them Barry Or Brian Said You Can Use One Of The Furnished Empty Offices Or Conference Rooms.

If Barry Is In The Office Working Late, Then He Will Most Likely Make You Something Warm To Drink Or Maybe Find Something For You To Eat.

Just Go In And Say Hello. There Is Even A Free WiFi Connection Inside.

You Can't Miss The Place. It Is Between The Greenwich Library And Town Hall. The Front Of The Building Is Covered In Banners For The Democratic Party.

The Greenwich Democrats Are Temporarily Using The First Floor Of 32 Field Point Road.

Greenwich Roundup's Offices Are On The Second Floor Of 32 Field Point Road.

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10/31/11 President Obama signs disaster declaration for Connecticut:

President Barack Obama has signed an emergency declaration for Connecticut, ordering federal aid for commodities, food, water, emergency power and debris removal following a devastating October snowstorm.

Gov. Dannel Malloy said Monday this is a "first stage declaration" and his administration will continue to seek federal reimbursement for state and local government expenditures in the wake of last weekend's nor'easter.

Nearly 750,000 utility customers were still out of power across the state as of early Monday evening.

United Illuminating had 7,400 customers in the dark, but expected the service would be restored by Tuesday.

Connecticut Light and Power restored power to 170,000 customers on Monday, but still had 740,000 out.

CL&P President Jeff Butler said more out-of-state line and tree-cutting crews are coming in over the next few days.

10/31/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board - (9 stories) - FIRST STORY:Letter: O'Neill 'Uniquely Qualified' for Ed Board (Updated Twice)

Topix Greenwich

Brian Harrod - Greenwich Editor

Greenwich - News October 31, 2011

Letter: O'Neill 'Uniquely Qualified' for Ed Board (Patch)
On Nov. 8, you will have the opportunity to elect a candidate that truly embodies integrity and thoughtfulness.

Letter: Re-Elect Town Clerk Budkins (Patch)
Re-Elect Carmella Budkins for Town Clerk! I enthusiastically ask you to join me in supporting Carm.

Greenwich mainly escapes storm's fury (Connecticut Post)
After he lost power for three days following Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 28, Glenville resident Robert Jamroz had a feeling he was going to lose power when the pre-Halloween nor'easter roared through town Saturday.

Letter: Povinelli 'Well Grounded' Education Steward (Patch)
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.

Gofer a goner in Fairfield's frozen treat war
Gofer a goner in Fairfield's frozen treat war (Fairfield Citizen-News)
Gofer Ice Cream, an ice cream shop opened in the spring of 2010 in this retail location at 1241 Post Road, recently closed as a result of competition from the town's high number of ice cream and yogurt shops, according to owner Jay Ragusa.

UPDATE: More Greenwich News - Local Sports

Fairfield County Field Hockey Playoffs Moved Again (The Daily Greenwich)
For the second time in as many days, the first round of the varsity girls field hockey conference playoffs have been postponed.

Read Greenwich Local Sports...

UPDATE #2 - More Greenwich News

Greenwich Runner Tackles Marathons for Charity (The Daily Greenwich)
When the 54-year-old steps onto his 15th-straight starting line at the New York City Marathon on Nov.

Check Out Greenwich's Map of Road Closures (The Daily Greenwich)
Keep track of road closures along with downed trees and power wires in Greenwich using the town's public Google map online.

Greenwich Works To Restore Power, Clear Roads (The Daily Greenwich)
Update: Sunday 9 p.m. The state of emergency Gov. Dannel Malloy declared Saturday is still in effect for Monday for Greenwich and other towns throughout Connecticut after a snowstorm caused widespread power outages and downed trees.

10/31/11 Forget About Local News ... Greenwich Has The Best Regional Newspaper In Connecticut !!!!

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