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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

11/15/11 The Raw Greenwich Late Night News Feed

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Academy field hockey eager for NEPSAC playoffs
Greenwich Time
Pam Schulman of GA during field hockey match between Convent of the Sacred Heart and Greenwich Academy at Greenwich Academy, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. GA won the match over CSH, 6-1. GA Coach Angela Tammaro got her 700th career win. ...
SP Newsprint files for Chapter 11 protection
CBS News
The Greenwich, Conn.-based supplier of newsprint is negotiating financing with its lenders so it can maintain operations during bankruptcy. Chief Financial Officer Ed Sherrick said a weak economy and record prices for key raw materials have reduced ...
Greenwich police blotter
Greenwich Time
Greenwich police responded to the area of Sumner Road Nov. 11 on a report of a suspicious male, wearing a camouflage jump suit with a rifle on his back, riding a bicycle in the road, police said. Police later stopped a black pickup truck and found a ...
Greenwich Woman Critical After Head-On Crash With Dump Truck, Police Say
Hartford Courant
The woman, who was not publicly identified Tuesday, was "heavily entrapped" and had to be extricated by members of the Greenwich Fire Department, Lt. Kraig Gray said. She was "found to be critically injured" and was taken by paramedics to Greenwich ...
Pomperaug boys blast Greenwich in Class LL soccer tournament
Greenwich Time
Pomperaugs Richard Pitman has possession of the ball during the Class LL boys soccer state tournament 2nd round Greenwich at Pomperaug on Monday Nov. 14, 2011. Photo: Lisa Weir / The News-Times Freelance Greenwich goalie, Jake Leaman, kicks the ball ...
Greenwich Aerogroup Forms Financial Services Division
Helicopter Association International
To assist operators in acquiring turboprop powered aircraft or rotorcraft, Greenwich AeroGroup has established Greenwich AeroGroup Financial Services. Greenwich AeroGroup Financial Services is structured to provide finance and leasing options for a ...
Greenwich field hockey continues run in Class L, edges Hamden
Greenwich Time
1, that is what Greenwich field hockey is and we are going to get it. We are going to the semifinals and I cannot believe it." The winning goal came after Greenwich earned its seventh penalty corner in the final seven minutes, finally converting a goal ...
More Fields Reopen as Greenwich High Environmental Cleanup Continues
Patch.com
By Leslie Yager Field 7, artificial turf, serves as resting spot for flock of Canada Geese just before the Sept. 7th public hearing on MISA and toxic soil discoveries. Though the beleaguered Greeniwch High School Music Instructional Space and ...
RTM approves teacher's contract, community development grants
Greenwich Post
Negotiations between the Board of Education and the Greenwich Education Association, which represents the teachers, attempted to cut costs without hurting loyal Greenwich teachers. The negotiators told the RTM they feared that cutting pay or benefits ...

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11/15/11 Claudia Collins' Letter to the Editor About The 29th Annual Halloween Happenings

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(See attached file: 2011 Letter to the Editor.doc)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

On behalf of the Department of Parks and Recreation, I would like to thank the following volunteers and sponsors for their assistance at our 29th Annual Halloween Happenings.

Girl Scout Troop 50231: For not only contributing a new game to the event but for welcoming the guests at the haunted entrance to the Civic Center: Corrine Cella, Sophia Ferraro, Katie Harkness, Ana Heavey, Jackie Steinman

Sacred Heart Confirmation Class who worked the games: Sebastian Cano, Peter Cartine, Daniel Combs, Marco Garcia, Eddie Giuliani, and Tommy Krupa.

A big thank you to our sponsors: Pepsi Beverages Company, Dr. Juan of Valley Pediatrics, McDonald’s, and Stop and Shop. They helped to supply the treats, refreshments and prizes for the event.

I would also like to extend a special thank you to Madison, Teresa, Katelyn and Walter Burhans, Kristian Cunningham, Pam Ferraro and Eddie Giuliani. Without our wonderful volunteers and sponsors this annual event would not be possible.

Sincerely,

Claudia Collins

Recreation Supervisor

Greenwich Parks and Recreation

11/15/11 Onetime Greenwich Billionaire, Arts Patron Peter Brant's SP Newsprint Files Bankruptcy

Greenwich, Connecticut newsprint maker files Chapter 11

SP Newsprint Co, owned by newsprint magnate and arts patron Peter Brant and which has called itself the fourth-largest North American newsprint manufacturer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday.

The filing by the Greenwich, Connecticut-based company and three affiliates follows a Sept. 7 bankruptcy filing by NewPage Corp, which is North America's largest maker of magazine paper and owed by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP.

SP Newsprint has between $100 million and $500 million of both assets and liabilities, according to its petition filed with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware.

Paper makers have struggled in recent years with rising raw material costs, increased competition from Asia and Europe, and falling demand as more advertisers and readers move online.

Brant has been listed as a billionaire on Forbes magazine's annual list of the richest Americans, though he did not appear on this year's list. His second wife is the supermodel Stephanie Seymour.

The law firm representing SP Newsprint in the bankruptcy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Another of Brant's companies, newsprint manufacturer White Birch Paper Co, filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2010.

The case is In re: SP Newsprint Holdings LLC, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, No. 11-13649.

11/15/11 CT NEWS ALERT: Body Found At Plainville High School

Body Found At Plainville High School

A body has been found on the grounds of Plainville High School, police said. The dead person was found on an athletic field at the school, which is at 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Police and the medical examiner are on the scene.

11/15/11 The Greenwich Topix (13 stories) Baby Fennec Foxes and 'Momma' Are Guests at The Children's Museum

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Baby Fennec Foxes and 'Momma' Are Guests at The Children's Museum
Baby Fennec Foxes and 'Momma' Are Guests at The Children's Museum (Patch)
It's the kind of heartwarming story that combines good deeds, ingenuity, a biology lesson, and some really cute baby animals all into one....

... them. The fennec foxes were born at the LEO (Lionshare Educational Organization) Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich. When the birth of the fox pups was imminent, Marcella Leone, owner of LEO, began looking for a surrogate mother since the ...

Retirement facility comes under fire from residents (News Times)
Developers of a massive retirement facility on West Putnam Avenue faced a withering assault Monday night from town officials and residents, who argued the proposed community is too large for Greenwich and could have a negative impact on the environment.

Tree trimming under review following snowstorm (Norwalk Citizen News)
A state Department of Transportation review of three accidents caused by falling trees on the Merritt Parkway in the past two weeks determined that two of the three trees were in healthy condition and the third is still being looked at.

Drivers Busted for DWI; Underage Alcohol Possession (Patch)
A Ridgefield man whom Greenwich Police say made too wide of a turn on a curve in Byram, was arrested on a drunken driving charge over the weekend.

Greenwich Woman Critically Injured in Crash (Patch)
An elderly Greenwich woman was critically injured when the Lexus sedan she was driving was involved in a crash with a 10-wheel dump truck in the 400 block of North Street Monday afternoon.

Gun-Toting Bicyclist Arrested in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
A man from Larchmont, N.Y., was arrested in Greenwich on Friday after a resident reported a suspicious person in a camouflage jumpsuit with a rifle on his back riding a bicycle on Summer Road.

Kissinger speaks on global economy for the benefit of local families
Kissinger speaks on global economy for the benefit of local families (The Greenwich Post)
Former colleague to presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger was in town last Friday to speak about the state of the global economy and the interconnectivity of upheavals taking place around the world....

... Secretary of the State for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford touched on global issues, the event for the Greenwich-based Family Centers benefited local families who have been affected by the current economic decline. The organization has ...

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Greenwich Sports News

Greenwich's Mazzilli Swings a Mighty Bat (The Daily Greenwich)
When it comes to swinging a bat, L.J. Mazzilli of Greenwich is a natural. The soft-spoken son of major league player and coach Lee Mazzilli has been looking for a challenge at the plate his whole life.

Ridgefield Scores and Standings, Nov. 15 (Patch)
Editor's Note: Send any write-ups on youth or recreational games in your town to michaeld+sports@patch.com After upsetting two top-10 seeds in the first round in West Haven and reigning FCIAC champion Greenwich, the 25th-seeded Ridgefield girls soccer team visits top seed Glastonbury in the quartefinals of the Class LL state tournament on Tuesday .

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Greenwich Business

Skowron's Wife Urges Leniency, Says He Was Unaware He Had Committed Crimes (Bloomberg)
Ex-FrontPoint Partners LLC hedge fund manager Joseph F. "Chip" Skowron's wife asked a judge to sentence him leniently for insider trading , saying he didn't realize he'd done anything wrong that could send him to prison....

... , saying he didn't realize he'd done anything wrong that could send him to prison. Skowron, a physician from Greenwich, Connecticut , pleaded guilty in August to conspiring to commit securities fraud and obstructing a Securities and Exchange ...

Auto dealer's plans go before zoning commission (News Times)
Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich is again hoping to convince the Planning and Zoning Commission to approve its plan to demolish the existing Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich sales and service building on West Putnam Avenue and construct a new, service-only building.

Woman severely injured in dump truck crash on North Street (Connecticut Post)
An elderly Greenwich woman was badly injured when the car she was driving slammed into an oncoming dump truck on North Street, closing a stretch between Clapboard Ridge and Doubling roads Monday afternoon.

Evercore to Acquire 45 Percent Interest in ABS Investment (Lipper HedgeWorld News)
Investment bank Evercore Partners Inc. said it will acquire a 45 percent non-controlling interest in privately-owned ABS Investment Management LLC for about $45 million in cash....

... Oct 31, it partnered with the investment banking arm of India's Kotak Mahindra Bank for cross-border M&A advisory. Greenwich, Conn.-based ABS began operations in 2002 and is an institutionally focused equity long/short hedge fund-of-funds manager, ...

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11/15/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

A Recently Updated Web Page About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Peter Tesei for First Selectman - Greenwich, CT Patch
Peter Tesei has earned the right to serve another term in Town Hall.
greenwich.patch.com/blog_posts/peter-tesei-for-first-selectman

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11/15/11 County Food Bank Needs Donations as Holidays Near And More News From The Daily Greenwich

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County Food Bank Needs Donations as Holidays Near
by Anthony Buzzeo | 11/15/11

STAMFORD, Conn. — The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County received 10,000 requests for turkeys for this Thanksgiving. But as of last ...

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Greenwich Plans To Open More School Fields
by Anna Helhoski | 11/15/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – With the first snowfall a not-so-distant memory, the Department of Public Works and the school district are ...

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Gun-Toting Bicyclist Arrested in Greenwich
by Anna Helhoski | 11/14/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – A man from Larchmont, N.Y., was arrested in Greenwich on Friday after a resident reported a suspicious person in ...

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New Canaan Rower Wins National Honor
by Tom Renner | 11/14/11

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – New Canaan's Andrew Campbell has been selected as the 2011 USRowing Man of the Year, the organization ...

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Woman Critically Injured in Greenwich Crash
by Anna Helhoski | 11/14/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – An elderly woman was critically injured early Monday afternoon when her car collided with a 10-wheel dump truck ...

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