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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

11/01/11 The Raw Overnight Greenwich News Feed

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Academy soccer blanks Sacred Heart
Greenwich Time
The cross town rivalry between Greenwich Academy and Convent of the Sacred Heart always seems to produce an added element of competition. Tuesday was no different as the Gators celebrated senior day with the backdrop of snow on the sidelines from this ...
Greenwich continues storm cleanup
Greenwich Time
As the numbers of residents in Greenwich without power continued to drop Monday, children went back to school after a wintry weekend and headed out trick-or-treating on Halloween, unlike many in other towns across the region. Greenwich was spared most ...
Greenwich Police Investigate 'Inappropriate Touching' Incident
Patch.com
By Barbara Heins Greenwich Police are investigating an incident that took place on Mallard Drive in central Greenwich were a female victim reported that she had been inappropriately touched on Halloween afternoon. At approximately 2 pm, police received ...
World Series ring in the Cards for Greenwich diplomat
Greenwich Time
Craig Stapleton poses next to a framed photograph of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington while holding the front sports page of Sunday's STLToday newspaper featuring the Cardinals in his office at 315 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. ...
Creative outlet: Local artisans display their wares at the Greenwich Exchange ...
Greenwich Citizen
By Anne W. Semmes For more than half a century, Greenwich residents have been heading to the Exchange at this time of year to purchase all sorts of gifts, from clothing to wooden toys and dolls to jewelry, stationery and items for the home -- all ...
Water main break closes Greenwich's DeKraft Road
Greenwich Time
A water main break in the area of a Greenwich midcountry Aquarion Water Co. plant closed DeKraft Road on Monday night, according to police. The road will be closed until further notice, police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray said Monday evening. ...
Greenwich Scores and Standings: Nov. 1
Patch.com
Your interactive, dailydigest for all Greenwich scores, schedules and standings — and a place for you to add information and images for all youthsports. By Bob Birge Editor's Note: Send any write-ups on youth or recreational games in your town to ...
State Reps: Vote for O'Neill, von Braun
Greenwich Time
The writers are members of the state House of Representatives from Greenwich's 150th and 149th districts, respectively. John Raben's recent letter raised certain issues about the tax collector race between Bill Grad and Tod Laudonia. ...

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11/01/11 The Raw Greenwich BLOG Feed

Blog Posts About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Nursing Home Worker Assaulted | The Daily Greenwich
By Anna Helhoski
GREENWICH, Conn. – A Bridgeport woman visiting the Greenwich Woods Nursing Home Monday was charged with assaulting a worker there, police said.Olivia Ma ...

Greenwich girls soccer, volleyball, swimming teams' schedules ...
By Greenwich Time Sports
The staff blog for the Greenwich Time sports department.

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11/01/11 Greenwich Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thanks for all the help in advertising the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
to the Town of Greenwich Residents.

Thanks

Frank Gabriele

(See attached file: Tree Lighting.doc)

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony will take place in front of Town Hall on Friday, December 2, 2010 from 3:45 PM until 4:30 PM.

This year’s ceremony will feature a holiday message from the First Selectman, a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and Rudolf, and Mechanical Polar Bear, and Reindeer Rides. The Greenwich High School Chamber Singers will be singing holiday songs. We will also have cider, hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes, as well as a lot of holiday cheer.

For more information please visit are website at www.greenwichct.org, or call or stop by the Dept. of Parks and Recreation at the Town Hall, 203-622-7830.

11/01/11 Greenwich Patch: Breaking News Alert - Police Investigate 'Inappropriate Touching' Incident


Greenwich Police Investigate 'Inappropriate Touching' Incident

Barbara Heins | Nov 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Police say incident involving man driving a white van occurred Halloween afternoon on Mallard Drive.

11/01/11 BREAKING NEWS: CL&P: All Greenwich Will Have...

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CL&P: All Greenwich Will Have Power by Saturday

GREENWICH, Conn. – Connecticut Light & Power projects that 99 percent of ...

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11/01/11 Greenwich First Selectman's Winter Storm Update 1200

Please see the attached.

Best,

Dustin Anderson
Town of Greenwich
p: (203) 622 7710
c: (203) 609 1945
f: (203) 622 3793
www.greenwichct.org

(See attached file: Winter Storm 110111 1200.pdf)

P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Align LeftNovember 1, 2011
12:00 p.m.

Peter J. Tesei
First Selectman

Office of First Selectman

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

Town Hall
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

E-Mail: ptesei@greenwichct.org

www.twitter.com/GreenwichFirst

SITUATION:

Storm recovery efforts continue within the Town of Greenwich. Greenwich assets are focused on ensuring the delivery of emergency services to all areas of the community, restoration of roadways, and recovery of all Town facilities and infrastructure.

There are numerous roadway obstructions throughout the Town, but most are passable. Current road closures include the following: Serenity Lane, Ferncliff Road, Lockwood Lane, Marks Road, Baldwin Farms Drive South, and Baldwin Farms Drive North.

There are currently 2,885 Connecticut Light and Power customers in the Town of Greenwich without electrical service, down from approximate 3,665 at 5:30 p.m. Monday. There are 676,914 customers without power throughout the State, down from the 740,619 customers without power yesterday.

Over 50 Towns across the State of Connecticut have 75% or more of their residents without power. More than half the Towns across Connecticut have 50% or more without power.
Current CL&P priorities are roadway closures due to power lines, restoring power to dense customer areas (i.e. mass density captures), restoration to schools, and waste water systems (i.e. grinder pumps and pump stations).

CL&P crews will be working on and around the following locations: Orchard Street, Lake Avenue, North Street and Lapboard Ridge.

FUTURE OPERATIONS:

The Town is striving to ensure that all roadways will be open by the end of 1 November 2011 (Tuesday). CL&P is currently projecting that 99% of the Town customers will have their power restored by 3 November 2011 (Thursday) at 11:00 PM. CL&P is projecting 100% restoration by the end of the day on 5 November 2011 (Saturday).

PUBLIC INFORMATION POINTS:

CL&P is responsible for the restoration of power and maintenance of the power grid.
The Town of Greenwich does not have any supervisory authority over CL&P. The State of Connecticut Utilities Commission is their governing authority.

The Town operates an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate all Greenwich departments and assets in response to storm recovery efforts.

CL&P provides a liaison to the Greenwich Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The Town EOC provides input to CL&P on restoration priorities. Overarching priorities communicated by the Town to CL&P include public safety capabilities, medical treatment facilities, roadway access, assisted living facilities, critical infrastructure (i.e. waste water), and efforts that result in the highest number of restorations.

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 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 http://www.ct.gov/dpuc/cwp/view.asp?a=3352&q=404030

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

11/01/11 EPA/DEEP GHS PCB Testing and Remediation

To: District 7 RTM Members
From: Bill Effros
Subject: EPA/DEEP GHS PCB Testing and Remediation
Date: Nov. 1, 2011


I attended a major environmental conference over the weekend at which I had the opportunity to discuss the GHS MISA PCB situation with national, regional and state EPA and DEEP administrators.

Typical was this response from an adviser to Ms. Lisa P. Jackson, (EPA Administrator, Obama Administration Cabinet Member, Chemical Engineer) who literally laughed when I told him the town has allocated $1.5 million for PCB remediation,

"$1.5 million won't even cover the cost of testing. You will probably have to remove all the fill and test under all of the buildings; or remove all the fill to a depth of 4 feet below the surface, and cap the entire site. The remediation will take years--I can't even begin to estimate the final cost, or whether you will ever be able to use the facility again. That will depend on the results of the testing."

Every EPA/DEEP official I have contacted, at every level, has affirmed the substance of the comment above. All have asked to see the permits Greenwich claims to have, along with test results, supporting documentation, and public notice pursuant to federal, state, and municipal law. All have promised EPA/DEEP will ensure the entire high school site is properly tested and remediated.

I have sent the following FOIA request to town officials and contractors working for BOE and DPW asking for copies of documents EPA and DEEP officials have asked me to forward to them:


GHS PCB Remediation FOIA Request

PCB remediation at Greenwich High School is a Municipal Improvement requiring public notice, agendas, meetings, minutes, votes, permits, site plans, Planning and Zoning Commission and RTM approval, etc.

Please send pdf copies via email of all notices, agendas, meetings, minutes, votes, permits, site plans, contracts, or any other document in your possession regarding PCB remediation at Greenwich High School, along with all notes, email, risk calculations, test results and every other physical record of your involvement.

Copies of these documents in your possession are required within 4 days whether, or not, you consider yourself subject to FOIA requests. If you do not have any GHS PCB Remediation related documents, or if you dispute your obligation to release them, or cannot provide them within 4 days, you must immediately send me an email telling me so. No one else can do this for you.

I currently have a FOIA complaint before the Freedom of Information Commission regarding GHS PCB Remediation documents. I have requested the Commission impose a fine of $1000 per document against the custodian of each, and a Court Order compelling their public release.

My Complaint has been heard by the Commission on an expedited basis. A ruling from the Hearing Officer is expected in November.

Please Respond to:

Bill@Effros.com

Thanking you in advance for your immediate attention to this critical matter concerning the lives and safety of our children and members of our community, I remain,

Respectfully,

Bill Effros

11/01/11 CT BREAKING NEWS: Carbon Monoxide Death Reported In Enfield

Carbon Monoxide Death Reported In Enfield

An 80-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday morning, police said.

11/01/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board - (20 stories) - TOP STORY: Thousands in Greenwich Remain in the Dark

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Brian Harrod - Greenwich Editor

Greenwich - News November 1, 2011


Thousands in Greenwich Remain in the Dark (The Daily Greenwich)
Jennifer Kotz was among the residents without power at the Western Greenwich Civic Center on Monday in the aftermath of a rare October snowstorm that hit the area Saturday.

Greenwich police blotter (News Times)
Police responded to the residence and observed evidence of underage drinking inside.

AmBase Reports Senior Judge Smith Denies the Department of Justice's Motion to Reconsider (Sys-Con Media)
GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 31, 2011, Senior Judge Loren A. Smith denied the Department of Justice's Motion to Reconsider and has clarified its opinion as follows: "The Court hereby DENIES Defendant's Motion to Reconsider.

Famous children's author drops in at Eagle Hill
Famous children's author drops in at Eagle Hill (The Greenwich Post)
Children's book author and illustrator Patricia Polacco, the recipient of more than 20 writing awards, visited Eagle Hill School in Greenwich on Friday, Oct.

Greenwich Witch Offer Good Wishes for Halloween (The Daily Greenwich)
Giving out candy to kids is one way Angela Pizzarella, Christian Clarke and Suzanne Whittle spend Halloween.

Greenwich Cops Promote Halloween Safety (The Daily Greenwich)
As your little goblins and ghouls set out for treats Monday night, the Greenwich Police Department wants parents to be aware of the potential dangers children face on the streets of Greenwich as they go door-to-door on Halloween.

Who is Jim Reilly? Write in candidate thinks town can be a model for nation
Who is Jim Reilly? Write in candidate thinks town can be a model for nation (The Greenwich Post)
James C. Reilly, a write-in candidate for first selectman, believes Greenwich can become a model town for the entire country.

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UPDATE: Greenwich News

Update Posted for Greenwich Sports Schedule (The Daily Greenwich)
The Greenwich High School football game against Westhill is still on for Monday at 2 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.

Playoff Games Moved For Greenwich And Other Local Teams ....

Fairfield Games Move Due to Storm (The Daily Fairfield)
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The aftermath of Sunday's storm has forced the postponement of playoff games for Fairfield teams in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournaments.

Staples Playoff Games Postponed Due to Storm (The Daily Westport)
WESTPORT, Conn. - The weekend storm has forced the postponement of playoff games for Staples teams in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournaments.

Norwalk Field Hockey Moved to Wednesday (The Daily Norwalk)
NORWALK, Conn. - Playoff games have been postponed for the Norwalk teams in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournaments in the aftermath of Sunday's storm.

Fairfield Man Runs a 'Marathon' Most Days (The Daily Fairfield)
Most days can be a marathon for Fairfield's Matthew Day. They are not the 26.2-mile variety - like the New York City Marathon in which he will run on Nov.

Update Posted for Stamford Sports Schedule (The Daily Stamford)
The Westhill High School football game against Greenwich is still on for Monday at 2 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.


UPDATE #2: Greenwich News

MF Global downfall (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
MF Global Holdings Ltd., the securities firm run by former New Jersey Gov. and Goldman Sachs head Jon Corzine, is seeking bankruptcy protection one week after reporting its biggest-ever quarterly loss.

Storm Clean-Up Continues (Patch)
The sounds of chain saws and generators were about the only thing one could hear traveling through Greenwich Monday.

Greenwich continues storm cleanup (News Times)
As the numbers of residents in Greenwich without power continued to drop Monday, children went back to school after a wintry weekend and headed out trick-or-treating on Halloween, unlike many in other towns across the region.

Report: MF Global to seek bankruptcy protection (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Trading in shares of MF Global Holdings Ltd. has been halted amid reports that the ailing securities firm is desperately trying to sell itself.

Greenwich Candidate Outlines Storm Prevention Plan (The Daily Greenwich)
As the town cleans up after a freak snowstorm, Democratic first selectman candidate John Blankley has developed a four-point action plan to deal with future storms.

MF Global files for bankruptcy protection (The Wichita Eagle)
In this Jan. 9, 2011 file photo, former New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine reflects on his four year term in office during an interview with The Associated Press at his home in Hoboken, N.J. MF Global Holdings Ltd.

MF Global files for creditor protection (CBC News)
MF Global, run by Obama fund raiser Jon Corzine, shown in January, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday.

11/01/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

News Reports About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Letter: Tesei Has 'Provided Exemplary Leadership'
Patch.com
On November 8 it is critically important that we re-elect Peter Tesei as our First Selectman. For the past four years Peter has provided exemplary leadership for our town. He has controlled operating expenses, made needed spending cuts, and held down ...

11/01/11 Storm Clean-Up Continues and more from Greenwich Patch


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November 1, 2011

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November 1, 2011

Storm Clean-Up Continues

Barbara Heins | Nov 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

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The sounds of chain saws and generators pierce dthe air.

Super to Discuss Student Achievement Recommendations and More

Sue Rogers | Nov 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Public comment will be allowed at the Thursday work session.

Letter: O'Neill, von Braun 'Highly Qualified Candidates'

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By Donna Berger and Debbie Gunzelman

Desperately Seeking Kevin the Cat

Barbara Heins | Nov 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Post It Pets: Lost, found or available these friendly critters need your help.

Ponns Cohen: 'My Obligation to Correct the Record'

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By Marianna Ponns Cohen


Local Voices

November 1, 2011

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The Quandry Posed By The Board of Education Race.

Ed Krumeich

A Democrat's Dilemma: How to Choose Between the Four Republican Candidates.


Community Bulletin

November 1, 2011

Accomplishments

Family Centers Honors Wells, Hoffman for Volunteer Service

Bill Brucker | Oct 31, 2011

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At its 120th Annual Meeting, Family Centers recognized two people whose contributions have impacted thousands of area residents and …

Accomplishments

Brunswick Soccer Team Goes Snowy During Saturday Storm

Bonni Brodnick | Oct 31, 2011

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(Greenwich, Conn. – October 31, 2011) – On Brunswick School's Robert L. Cosby Field, the Brunswick vs. Hopkins soccer game …

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Things to Do

November 1, 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 …

6:00pm

How Not to Fall at Brain and Spine Injury Prevention Seminar

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Falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States. Each year more than 11,000,000 Americans over age 65 are …

11/01/11 Thousands in Greenwich Remain in the Dark And More In The Daily Greenwich

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Thousands in Greenwich Remain in the Dark
by Anna Helhoski | 11/01/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Jennifer Kotz was among the residents without power at the Western Greenwich Civic Center on Monday in the ...

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Obama Declares State of Emergency in Connecticut
by Richard Weizel | 11/01/11

HARTFORD, Conn. – President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Connecticut on Monday and ordered federal aid to ...

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Water Main Break Closes Road in Greenwich
by Anna Helhoski | 10/31/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – A major water main break Monday night in the area of 10 Dekraft Road near has closed the road until further ...

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Letter: Noted Republican Weighs In on School Board
by John Raben, Ex-Greenwich Republican Town Committee Chairman | 10/31/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Here is a letter from a former Republican Town Committee chairman in Greenwich, John Raben, about the Board ...

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Greenwich High Opens Two Athletic Fields
by Anna Helhoski | 10/31/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Artificial turf fields 6 and 7 at Greenwich High School opened last weekend after contaminated soil was ...

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11/02/11 Assault At Greenwich Woods Nursing Home

Olivia Marie Adams, 33, of 1308 Madison Ave., Bridgeport, was charged Monday with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Adams, who was visiting the Greenwich Woods nursing home, physically assaulted a worker there, police said. She was released on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on November 7th.

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