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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

11/02/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - (10 News Reports) - First Story: Greenwich pose roadblocks for Staples on drive to FCIAC championship game

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Warde, Greenwich pose roadblocks for Staples on drive to FCIAC championship game
Minuteman News Center
NC now has a .3 lead 128.6 to 128.3 with a 6-0 Greenwich team not too far behind. Thanksgiving Day could be another classic. Staples is considered the fastest team in the county, averaging 255 rushing yards per game. Speed may be New Canaan's Achilles ...

Minuteman News Center
Greenwich Academy volleyball swept by Choate
Greenwich Time
In their last home game before the FAA tournament begins next week the Greenwich Academy volleyball team knew it was in for a test against a Choate team which was undefeated in New England competition. Despite a valiant effort on behalf of the Gators, ...
New technology powers Greenwich home during storms
Ct Post
George Woodcock and Chris Dockery, right, both of Yanmar America Corporation, speak with each other near the inverter boxes of the new M-CHP system their company provided for a Riverside ...
Universal Hotel Liquidators to Liquidate the 4 Star Greenwich Hyatt
MarketWatch (press release)
2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Universal Hotel Liquidators (UHL) is pleased to announce they have been chosen as the exclusive liquidator of the 4 star Hyatt Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut. Construction has already begun and the truck loads of ...
Number of Greenwich outages dropping
Greenwich Time
Frustration is mounting for Greenwich residents without power, even as more town residents have seen the lights come on. The number of people without power dropped dramatically Tuesday, with Connecticut Light & Power reporting that 1829 Greenwich ...
St. Joseph girls turn back rival Trumbull in FCIAC quarterfinals
Greenwich Time
The unprecedented winter storm over the weekend pushed the game, originally scheduled for Saturday, all the way to Wednesday with a semifinal against Greenwich -- the only league team to complete its quarterfinal as scheduled -- waiting less than 24 ...
Greenwich sisters make anti-plastic push
Greenwich Time
Christina Chartouni, 17, of Greenwich displays a supply of reusable shopping bags Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Chartouni and her sister Monica, have been passing out reusable bags to shoppers at Stop & Stop and A&P grocery stores to encourage them to stop ...
Heavey sworn in as police chief
Greenwich Time
James Heavey smiles before the ceremony at which he was sworn in as Greenwich chief of police at Greenwich Police Headquarters Tuesday afternoon Nov. 1, 2011.... Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett ...
Freepoint Commodities Announces $500 Million Credit Facility
MarketWatch (press release)
GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Freepoint Commodities LLC, a physical commodity trading and marketing company founded by former Sempra Energy Trading executives with over $300 million in committed equity capital, ...
Wilton upsets Westhill in FCIACs on penalty kicks
Stamford Advocate
Tegan Helms, # 16 of Wilton High School reacts after scoring on a header during Soccer match in which the Wilton High School girls team defeated host Westhill High School, 3-2, ...

11/02/11 The Raw Greenwich BLOG Feed

Blog Posts About Greenwich, CT
Heavey Becomes Greenwich's 16th Police Chief | The Daily ...
By Anna Helhoski
GREENWICH, Conn. — James Heavey plans to continue to push crime prevention and community efforts in addition to intelligence-led policing in his new rol ...

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11/02/11 Message To District & RTM Members: 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:


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,


Bill Effros

11/02/11 CL&P: 150 K More Customers Should Have Power Within 24 Hrs

CL&P: 150 K More Customers Should Have Power Within 24 Hrs

Connecticut Light & Power expects to restore electricity to an additional 125,000 to 150,000 customers within the next 24 hours as additional crews arrive in Connecticut, the company's chief operating officer, Jeffrey Butler, said this morning.

11/02/11 Last Chance to Have Lunch with Henry Kissinger

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Seats Still Available to See
Dr. Henry Kissinger
Friday, November 4
12-2 p.m.
Hyatt Regency
Old Greenwich, CT

How Will China's Surging Economy Impact the U.S.?
Dr. Henry Kissinger -- who recently returned from his 40th trip to China -- will discuss his new book On China, and share his expert perspective on the global impact of China’s emerging economy on Friday, November 4. His remarks will be the centerpiece of a luncheon benefitting Family Centers at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich.

Dr. Kissinger is widely recognized as the foremost authority on Chinese culture and economic strategy. He served as Secretary of State from 1973-1977 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. While in office, Kissinger played a dominant role in United States foreign policy, having pioneered détente with the Soviet Union and orchestrated the opening of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. In 1973, Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Paris Peace Accords and ending the Vietnam War.

Click here or visit www.familycenters.org for tickets and sponsorship information, or scan the code below from your iPhone, BlackBerry or Android Smartphone.
203-869-4848| www.familycenters.org

11/02/11 MEDIA ALERT: Greenwich Hospital Diabetes Month Experts To Interview

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November 2, 2011


Media Contacts:

George Pawlush 203-863-3126

Marcia Simon 860-395-7244

Sleep, Hormones, Weight, Exercise, Diabetes

All are intertwined. November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Greenwich Hospital's Weight Loss & Diabetes Center takes a "whole person" approach to diabetes prevention and management with dietitians, psychologists, an endocrinologist and exercise physiologist on staff.

Experts available for radio, TV and print:

Christopher Mosunic, RD, PhD

Dr. Mosunic, director of the Weight Loss & Diabetes Center, is among a handful of healthcare professionals nationally who is credentialed as both a registered dietitian and clinical psychologist. He helps people understand WHY they eat. He speaks frequently on Sleep and Its Affect on Weight, Hormones and Diabetes.

Erica Christ, Exercise Physiologist, RD, CDE

Ms. Christ is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who specializes in disease prevention and sports nutrition. She has a master's degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University, and is certified as a health and fitness instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Joshua Hrabosky, PsyD

Dr. Hrabosky is a clinical psychologist. He helps people understand the issues surrounding self-esteem and body image and how these impact a person's ability to lose and maintain weight. He is well versed in the connection between excessive weight and diabetes risk.

Yi Hao Yu, MD

Dr. Yu, Medical Director of the Weight Loss & Diabetes Center, is a board-certified endocrinologist. He helps people understand the connection between hormones and diabetes. His expertise is in helping diabetics transition from some of the older medications (with significant side effects) to newer medications (with minimal side effects). He works with the Center's team to help people understand how lifestyle factors also influence hormones and glucose levels for better diabetes self-management.

Gavin Pritchard, RD, CDE

Chef Gavin loves to cook healthy meals. His "In the Kitchen" cooking classes teach people to that healthy food can be delicious, easy and no more expensive than other family meals. Gavin is a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator and also provides "one-on-one" meal coaching and cooking sessions.

Diabetes now affects about 1 in 3 Americans. Being overweight is a significant risk factor. Other lifestyle and genetic factors come into play.

Call 203-863-3126 to schedule an interview with one of the above experts from Greenwich Hospital's Weight Loss & Diabetes Center.

About Greenwich Hospital

Greenwich Hospital is a 206-bed (includes 32 bassinets) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale New Haven School of Medicine and a member of the Yale New Haven Health System. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs.

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Greenwich Hospital
| 5 Perryridge Road | Greenwich | CT | 06830

11/02/11 The Greenwich Topix Message Board - (11 stories) TOP STORY: P&Z Reviews Lexus Greenwich Expansion

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Brian Harrod - Greenwich Editor
Greenwich - News November 2, 2011

P&Z Reviews Lexus Greenwich Expansion (Patch)
The Planning & Zoning Commission will be reviewing plans for two controversial proposed car dealership service center expansions later this month, providing the applicants do not withdraw or postpone.

Letter: Marzullo 'A Man for All Seasons' (Patch)
To the Editor: Two years ago, a young man came on the scene to run for the Office of Selectman for the Town of Greenwich.

Heavey Becomes Greenwich's 16th Police Chief
Heavey Becomes Greenwich's 16th Police Chief (The Daily Greenwich)
Jim Heavey's daughter Anna and wife Kia attend the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday in front of the Greenwich Police Department.

New work brings original flavor to Darien Players' season (Connecticut Post)
Tracy James of Newtown, Jimmy Santora of Greenwich and Deborah Burke of Stamford rehearse a scene from 'The Case of the Curious Condiment,' which will have its first full staging at the Darien Arts Center beginning Friday, Nov.

Creative outlet: Local artisans display their wares at the Greenwich Exchange for Women's Work (Greenwich Citizen)
Chitra Ramcharandas has been making jewelry since her teenaged years in India, collecting the colorful beads and pendants she uses while on her many travels.

Greenwich Police Investigate 'Inappropriate Touching' Incident (Patch)
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.

Greenwich Nursing Home Worker Assaulted (The Daily Greenwich)
Olivia Marie Adams, 33, of 1308 Madison Ave., was charged with assault and disorderly conduct and released on a $1,000 bond.

Number of Greenwich outages slowly dropping (News Times)
The total of power outages in Greenwich is continuing to drop Tuesday afternoon, three days after a freak winter storm knocked out power to more than 5,000 town customers.

David Theis Releases Position Paper (The Daily Greenwich)
I feel fortunate to have been born in this town. With the benefit of serving in the selectman's office for the last two years, it has become even more apparent.

Letter: Ponns Cohen Makes Case for Re-Election (The Daily Greenwich)
GREENWICH, Conn. - Here is a letter to the editor by Greenwich Board of Education member and candidate for re-election Marianna Ponns Cohen: I am running for re-election to the Greenwich Board of Education because I am passionate about excellence in education.

UPDATE: More Greenwich News

CL&P: All Greenwich Will Have Power by Saturday (The Daily Greenwich)
Connecticut Light & Power projects that 99 percent of Greenwich residents will have power by late Thursday and 100 percent by Saturday.

11/02/01 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

News Reports About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Letter: Tesei 'Deserves Another 2 Years'
We residents of the Town of Greenwich are very fortunate to have Peter Tesei as our senior ranking municipal official, who has for nearly four years demonstrated outstanding leadership on all fronts, be they dealing with devastating acts of nature, ...
Heavey Sworn In As Greenwich Police Chief
By Barbara Heins Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey is sworn in by First Selectman Peter Tesei in front of police headquarters on Nov. 1. James J. Heavey, a 25-year Greenwich Police veteran, was sworn in as the department's 17th chief during a ...
P&Z Reviews Lexus of Greenwich Expansion Plans
During the pre-application hearing, First Selectman Peter Tesei, an ex-officio member of the P&Z Commission, said he had "concerns about the impact this particular use, in this particular neighborhood, will have on the residential communities and ...

Blog Posts About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Video of how I voted on absentee ballot in Greenwich elections ...
By Lincoln Millstein
On the other hand, Peter Tesei has been managing town affairs by reaction for four years. He is petulant, small-minded and always seems to take the low road – i.e his removal of Frank Farricker from Planning and Zoning and now his ardent ...

11/02/11 Letter: Tesei 'Deserves Another 2 Years' and more from Greenwich Patch

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November 2, 2011

Letter: Tesei 'Deserves Another 2 Years'

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Letter: Marzullo 'A Man for All Seasons'

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By Penny Monahan

Letter: Thank You Greenwich PD

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By Despina Fassuliotis

Post It: Going, Going, Gone

Barbara Heins | Nov 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Get a leg up on some home furnishings that are for sale, before the weekend tag sales.

Greenwich Scores and Standings: Nov. 2

Bob Birge | Nov 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

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

Community Bulletin

November 2, 2011


Family Centers Honors Wells, Hoffman for Volunteer Service

Bill Brucker | Nov 1, 2011

[Editor's Note: This announcement was originally published on Oct. 31.] At its 120th Annual Meeting, Family Centers recognized two …


Brunswick Soccer Team Goes Snowy During Saturday Storm

Bonni Brodnick | Nov 1, 2011

[Editor's Note: This announcement was originally published on Oct. 31.] On Brunswick School's Robert L. Cosby Field, the Brunswick …

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11/02/11 Heavey Becomes Greenwich's 16th Police Chief And More News In The Daily Greenwich

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Heavey Becomes Greenwich's 16th Police Chief
by Anna Helhoski | 11/02/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — James Heavey plans to continue to push crime prevention and community efforts in addition to intelligence-led ...

CL&P: All of Greenwich Will Have Power by Saturday
by Anna Helhoski | 11/01/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Connecticut Light & Power projects that 99 percent of Greenwich residents will have power back by late ...

Greenwich Teen Reports Stranger Touched Her
by Anna Helhoski | 11/01/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – An 18-year-old girl told police she was inappropriately touched by a man who persuaded her to get into his white ...

Greenwich Resident Supports O'Neil for Board of Ed
by John V. Bologna, Greenwich resident | 11/01/11

GREENWICH, Conn. - The following letter from Greenwich resident John Bologna endorses Board of Education candidate Barbara ...

Greenwich Nursing Home Worker Assaulted
by Anna Helhoski | 11/01/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Bridgeport woman visiting the Greenwich Woods Nursing Home Monday was charged with assaulting a worker there, ...


11/02/11 Greenwich Time Reporter David Hennessey Doesn't Have The Journalistic Balls To Ask The Greenwich Clerk Why She Refuses To Debate Stephen Ng


Budkins faces Ng in rare challenge

It has been a long time since town clerk Carmella Budkins faced an opponent in the Greenwich municipal elections.

Unopposed since 1991, when she first ran for the office, Budkins, the 10-term Republican incumbent, finally has a challenger in Democrat Stephen Ng, a Representative Town Meeting member....

...For Ng, serving as town clerk would be an opportunity to modernize an office for the next generation of tech-savvy Greenwich residents....

...If elected, Ng, a 14-year town resident originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., said he would strive to make adjustments to the department's office hours. For many working people, getting to the town clerk's office by 4 p.m. is impractical, he said. Ng explained that he'd like to extend office hours on at least one day mid-week by having an assistant. The assistant would leave early on another day, so the adjustment wouldn't require overtime, he said.

Ng, who has been endorsed by former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, a Democrat currently campaigning for U.S. Senate, added that he has spoken with town clerks across the state, including the clerk in Norwalk, as well as across the country, about how to fully modernize the office.

"I think the town clerk's website is archaic," he said.

Ng said more information about absentee ballots should be readily available on the site, particularly since there are students away at college who want to vote...

...Ng would also like to see a more streamlined system for people to submit documents, such as dog license applications, to the town.

Unseating Budkins won't be an easy task. Always one of the top vote-getters in local elections...

09/20/11 Shame, Shame, Shame On Greenwich Town Clerk Carmella C. Budkins For Refusing To Debate - Greenwich Taxpayers Deserves Better Than This

09/21/11 Brave Women And Men Are Standing In Harm's Way In Afghanistan And Iraq, Facing Bullets, And Budkins Can't Stand In A Room & Answer Questions

10/08/11 Well Isn't This An Intersting Photo Of Poor Grieving Carmella Budkins

10/17/11 Bill Effros To Greenwich Town Clerk Carmella C. Budkins: I Want To See The LEPC EPCRA Records

10/24/11 Whack-A-Mole Bafflegab In Greenwich

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