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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Footage released of Old Greenwich fire

If you haven't seen it yet, check out footage of the conditions that Greenwich firefighters had to contend with as they battled the blaze on Binney Lane Monday night that destroyed three homes and could have destroyed many more.


More footage released of intensity of Monday's fire

Additional footage of the Greenwich Fire Department and the force of the blaze Monday night on Binney Lane where firefighters are credited with stopping potentially wider destruction of Old Greenwich homes.


Trains to NYC to resume Thursday

... in Mamaroneck, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012, during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time A Metro-North clean-up crew attempts to clear a downed tree that was resting on the electric lines by the railroad tracks near ...


Corning Museum of Glass unveils 2012 Rakow Commission by Danish artist Steffen Dam

... Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT; The Anneberg Collections, Nykobing, Denmark; The Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark; The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, ...


Some Commuter Trains Returning Thursday

That is the problem for some of the businesses around the Greenwich train station that rely heavily on the Metro-North Railroad for customers.


Video: Inferno destroys Binney Lane

The aftermath of a house fire at 44 Binney Lane in Old Greenwich, Tuesday afternoon, Oct.


Metro-North to resume service to NYC

... in Mamaroneck, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012, during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time A Metro-North clean-up crew attempts to clear a downed tree that was resting on the electric lines by the railroad tracks near ...


Sandy won't delay next week's elections

... Connecticut, and in other parts of the state, also have areas with no power, Merrill said. She noted that Greenwich and Norwalk both have polling places with no power. "In Norwalk, only two of 12 polling places are operational. In Greenwich, there ...


Greenwich zip codes cost a lot of green

Mansions such as the one belonging to Paul Tudor Jones, seen above in this file photo, make ZIP codes in Greenwich among the priciest in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.


It pays to have friends in your corner

... ed who carried the corner of their mat, names you? Msgr. Frank C. Wissel , D.Min., is pastor at St. Mary Church in Greenwich and the founding director of the St. Maximilian Kolbe


Greenwich zip codes cost a lot of green

Mansions such as the one belonging to Paul Tudor Jones, seen above in this file photo, make ZIP codes in Greenwich among the priciest in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.


Aftermath: Pictures from a perfect storm

A garage off its foundation on Binney Lane during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Old Greenwich, Tuesday, Oct.


Lyme Research Alliance holds annual Holiday Boutique

... and a broad range of costume and fine jewelry from several exhibitors. Organizers Barbara Edwards , a former Greenwich resident and board member of the organization, and Libby Tuttle of Greenwich were on hand to host the event, which raised more ...


NYC trains resume

... in Mamaroneck, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012, during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time A Metro-North clean-up crew attempts to clear a downed tree that was resting on the electric lines by the railroad tracks near ...


Metro-North to resume service to NYC from Stamford

... in Mamaroneck, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012, during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time A Metro-North clean-up crew attempts to clear a downed tree that was resting on the electric lines by the railroad tracks near ...


Ten schools without power in Greenwich

With 10 of Greenwich's 15 public schools lacking power, district officials made the call Wednesday to cancel classes for the rest of the week.


Milestone birthday, monumental storm

... her at the shelter. "She clapped and she was smiling." Martine moved to a small house on Nawthorne Road in Old Greenwich 20 years ago, at the age of 75, after raising her five children in a larger Greenwich house. She and Marks stayed at a hotel in ...


Greenwich Schools To Remain Closed Thursday, Friday

Greenwich remains in a state of emergency, and residents who evacuated should take extreme caution when returning to their homes.


Stunning video: Homes burn during Hurricane Sandy

The aftermath of a house fire at 44 Binney Lane in Old Greenwich, Tuesday afternoon, Oct.


Annals of Hurricane Deprivation: Wall Street Edition

... see their whole worlds just wiped away," Gambino wrote. "Cars were just all over." The impact was less severe in Greenwich, Connecticut, where a 41-year-old hedge-fund manager played a family game of Monopoly on and off from lunchtime to 9:30 p.m. ...


Halloween Postponed In Greenwich; Recovery Continues

GREENWICH, Conn. Greenwich officials have postponed Halloween following Hurricane Sandy, according to a statement released by the town.


New domestic violence program applauded for life-saving capabilities

In a town where domestic violence is the second most investigated crime, the Greenwich Police Department's recent implementation of the Lethality Assessment Program is being hailed.


Town filmmaker creeps out audiences in'The Housesitter'

There's a new horror movie in town, just in time for Halloween, and it's a product of Greenwich.


67 Percent Still Without Power In Greenwich Wednesday AM

GREENWICH, Conn. An estimated 67 percent of Connecticut Light and Power customers in Greenwich are still without power Wednesday morning.


Coffee Talk: ABC Orders Nine More Episodes of S candal

... the pace that's great for us." [Just Fab] a Jennifer Hudson brought the crowd to its feet at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn. recently. The diva honored Clive Davis with a medley of Whitney Houston songs including "I'm Every Woman" and "How ...


Eagle Hill goes for reading record

On Oct. 4, the Lower School students at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich joined more than two million other children in classes across the United States, as part of the Read for the Record campaign.


Chabad Gan to show off programs, classrooms at open house Wednesday

Chabad Gan of Greenwich Preschool is hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at 75 Mason Street.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Streamline shareholders vote in special meeting Wednesday

... to purchase 1.2 million shares of common stock as part of their Aug. 16 investment deal. The investment was led by Greenwich, Conn.-based Great Point Partners, a healthcare investment firm, and Noro-Moseley Partners, an Atlanta-based venture capital ...


Malloy Tours Devastated Neighborhoods

... took in the devastating sweep of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, inspecting the still-smoldering shells of mansions in Greenwich, the scattered remnants of beachfront cottages in East Haven and the downed power lines and uprooted trees strewn across ...


Town hails 'heroic' response to Old Greenwich fire

Three Old Greenwich homes and a carriage house were left completely destroyed by a fire Monday night on Binney Lane.


Greenwich Library, Town Hall to reopen on Wednesday, Halloween to be postponed

The town is starting to get back to normal after Hurricane Sandy, but Greenwich remains in a state of emergency as thousands of residents have been left without power.


'Mission Not Done' For Greenwich Emergency Crews

GREENWICH, Conn. The town of Greenwich is still under a state of emergency and people going out to survey the damage in affected areas should think twice before leaving their homes, according to Lt.


Malloy, Himes Tour Greenwich Storm Damage

GREENWICH, Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei toured the remains of three homes that burned down during the height of Hurricane Sandy.


Chief: Old Greenwich Blaze Could Have Been Much Worse

GREENWICH, Conn. A fire that destroyed three large homes and a carriage house in Old Greenwich during the height of Hurricane Sandy could have been even more devastating if not for the efforts of Greenwich firefighters, said Greenwich Fire Chief Peter J. Siecienski.


Moxley killer denied parole

... a night of partying with Skakel, his older brother Tommy and other teenagers in an affluent gated community in Greenwich, Connecticut. Skakel, now 52, was also 15 at the time of the murder. Twenty-seven years later, he was tried and convicted as an ...


In Westport, Sandy Turned Backyards Into Beaches, Basements Into Basins

Shoreline residents, particularly those in the Compo Beach area, walked through water and trudged through sand Monday to assess storm damage that left the affluent area looking like a shanty town.


Streamline shareholders vote in special meeting Wednesday

... to purchase 1.2 million shares of common stock as part of their Aug. 16 investment deal. The investment was led by Greenwich, Conn.-based Great Point Partners, a healthcare investment firm, and Noro-Moseley Partners, an Atlanta-based venture capital ...


Capossela; Wibby Named America East Divers of the Week

... honored as America East Diver's of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Juniors Kara Capossela (Greenwich, Conn.) and Travis Wibby (South Portland, Maine) were each honored with the awards following the Black Bears' first meet of the ...


NBC's Deception, Starring Victor Garber and John Larroquette, Schedules Series Premiere Date

... who was once her closest friend. Garber will star as Robert Lawson, a spectacularly wealthy man with a mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut. Robert has four children, a second wife and a mistress and is CEO of Lawson Pharmaceuticals. Larroquette will ...


Greenwich Hospital says outpatient and elective surgeries will return Wednesday

Greenwich Hospital said on Tuesday that it was able to get through Hurricane Sandy without damage and that it will have a full return to services by Wednesday.


Town Hall career fair set for Oct. 31

The Greenwich Department of Social Services and Goodwill Western and Northern Connecticut will be joining together to sponsor a career fair to be held at Greenwich's Town Hall Wednesday, Oct.


Malloy visits as town begins Sandy cleanup, residents still urged to stay home

... on Tuesday morning as part of a series of visits around the state to see storm damage. Mr. Malloy visited Old Greenwich, which not only had large numbers of trees fall and waters from Long Island Sound flood the area, but also had three homes and a ...


Officials assess rubble of 3 Old Greenwich mansions

With the embers still smoldering from a raging inferno that reduced three multimillion-dollar homes on the Old Greenwich waterfront to rubble, Gov.


Technology Softens Sandy's Impact for Advisers, Clients

... "A lot of our advisers work in other parts of the country," Mr. Tuttle, who runs Tuttle Wealth Management in Greenwich, Conn., said from his home Tuesday. Most of his clients in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy were focused on "trying to figure out ...


Seesmart LED lighting products approved by DLC and LDL

... to improve the quality and cost advantages of LED lighting." Scott Glidden is an energy reduction specialist in Greenwich, CT working closely with commercial businesses and real estate companies in the Tri-State area. Our comprehensive audits and ...


17' surge destroys pier

usmm3311 , a merchant mariner in Greenwich, Connecticut, went out to the docks this morning to see the effects of last night's 17-foot surge. 'No boats were lost of damaged but the pier sustained enough damage to make it collapse,' he said. While he ...


Greenwich Woman Says Her Binney Lane House Burned Down During Sandy

"We were evacuated. My husband stayed in the house. The police came and took him out," Helen Lobrano, whose home burned, said Tuesday morning. "I guess we thought the house was gone - all the other ones are, but the main thing is everyone's fine, everyone's safe," she said.


Gov. Malloy to come to Greenwich Tuesday morning

... Sandy. Mr. Malloy is expected at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and will go to the scene of the flooding in Old Greenwich as well as to the scene of the devastating fire on Binney Lane that destroyed at least one home and reportedly two more. No ...


United Rentals Announces Redemption of 107/8% Senior Notes due 2016

... Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 3000 IndexA and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange ...


As Sandy strikes, another big data opportunity emerges

... were sent to more than 300 partners in the path of the storm and along evacuation routes." Datum Companies: A Greenwich, Conn., company called Datum Companies on Friday (we'll assume the timing isn't entirely coincidental) launched its flagship ...


The NYSE, Shut Down by Sandy, Isn't as Vital as You Think

... heart of the stock market. But most trades these days are executed via computer by market makers who could be in Greenwich, Conn., or Princeton, N.J., or Kansas City or almost anywhere. So the financial markets, in theory, could still operate even ...


22,000 Without Power In Greenwich After Hurricane Sandy Tues AM

Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for nearly 80 percent of Greenwich customers as of Tuesday morning, according to Connecticut Light and Power reports.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Greenwich residents marvel at nature's fury

... unplugging appliances and sealing doors with plastic sheets. That drill is becoming all too familiar for the Greenwich couple, whose Steamboat Road apartment was nearly overwhelmed by the surge from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. "We weren't really ...


Flood fears may force Greenwich fire stations to higher ground

Greenwich took a pounding from Hurricane Sandy Monday, with an unprecedented storm surge turning streets into canals and a cyclone of wind leaving a path of destruction, conditions that had even the most hardy first responders on edge.


Malloy: We're Halfway Through Hurricane Sandy

... expecting a large storm surge in Long Island Sound that could imperil homes and businesses near the water, from Greenwich to Stonington. "The worst is still to come," he said. UI will shut down its Bridgeport substations before they flood to protect ...


More Port Chester Residents Ordered To Evacuate

... after the village entered into a state of emergency, homeowners on Riverdale Avenue from Putnam Avenue to the Greenwich boundary line, Grey Rock South and North Main Street from Mill Street to the Greenwich line were ordered to evacuate. Check back ...


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The Round Hill area in Greenwich is the setting for this picturesque, lush 5.8 acre parcel in 2 acre zone.


Big Changes Over the Last Month to the 127-room Holiday Inn Express...

... tp://www.mckibbon.com Location Description: McKibbon Hotel Management Inc. Wheelock Street Capital 52 Mason Street Greenwich, CT 06830 PH: 203-413-7700 http://www.wheelockst.com Location Description: Greenwich Headquarters


Moxley killer denied parole

... a night of partying with Skakel, his older brother Tommy and other teenagers in an affluent gated community in Greenwich, Connecticut. Skakel, now 52, was also 15 at the time of the murder. Twenty-seven years later, he was tried and convicted as an ...


Hurricane Sandy Power Outages Rising In Wilton

... in areas like Westport and Wilton. More than 4,000 customers had lost power in Stamford,while 1,500 were out in Greenwich. More than 1,300 were out in Wilton and more than 1,100 customers had lost power in Weston. Update, 2:15 p.m. FAIRFIELD COUNTY, ...


Rising Flood Waters May Cause 3 Greenwich Fire Companies to Relocate [VIDEO]

As the residents of 4,000 Greenwich homes are under mandatory evacuation orders, Greenwich volunteer and career firefighters are finding themselves preparing to do the same.


Town remains in state of emergency

According to a town press release, Greenwich remains in a state of emergency. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for areas 1, 2, and 3 as identified on the Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes map found on the town's website at . The next high tide will ... (more)


With worst of storm coming, town officials say not to be complacent

With the brunt of Hurricane Sandy expected to hit town tonight, Greenwich officials are warning residents not to be complacent just because the worst of the damage has not yet begun.


Sandy Knocking Out Power in Fairfield County

... a.m. were in Norwalk, where more than 1,600 customers had lost power. More than 350 customers had lost power in Greenwich and 300 were out in Weston. The highest winds are expected to hit the region from about noon to midnight. Of greatest concern ...


Staples girls swim and dive team makes swift turnaround

Verity Abel of Staples High School in the 500 free-style event during the FCIAC girls swimming championships at Greenwich High School, Saturday afternoon, Nov.


Starwood Capital Group buys Nashville medical office building for $2.75M

... for $2.75 million. An entity tied to Starwood Capital Group, a privately held global investment firm based in Greenwich, Conn., bought the building at 330 Wallace Rd., according to Davidson County property records. Starwood, led by real estate ...


Malloy: It's getting more dangerous out there

... free up federal funding to cover storm damage sooner, Mr. Malloy said. Power outages so far have been minimal, Greenwich has 360 customers without power as of 9:20 a.m., but Mr. Malloy said they will continue as the wind picks up. The worst winds ...


Malloy: Sandy Could Cause 'Loss Of Life' Along Water

... could hit 50 mph along the coast and 40 mph inland. Evacuations have been ordered in coastal communities from Greenwich to Bridgeport. The storm surge during high tide at noon Monday will be higher than Irene, and the surge Monday at midnight will ...


Feds Declare Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

... the water," he said. Mandatory evacuations have been order in numerous shoreline communities all the way from Greenwich to Stonington . Malloy said tidal rivers and streams will also rise with the surge and residents who live near them might also ...


Storm Surge of 6 to 11 Feet Predicted

... by the mandatory evacuation orders, to stay indoors. "We want to keep all unnecessary traffic off the roads," said Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey. "We want to keep the roads clear for emergency personnel, the utility repair crews ... help us ...


Friday, October 26, 2012

10/26/12 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

This Just In To The Greenwich Bee Local Newsroom...

  • Super PAC backed by Greenwich billionaire fuels anti-Maynard ads 2012-10-26, 10:23 pm
    A Greenwich billionaire whose super PAC is spending millions across the country opposing national Democratic candidates has set his sights on Andrew Maynard of Stonington, the three-term Democratic state senator running for re-election in the 18th District.
  • Prep continues as 'Frankenstorm' looms 2012-10-26, 10:14 pm
    ... boat out of the water Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at South Benson Marina in Fairfield. Photo: Autumn Driscoll / CT Old Greenwich resident Mike Poles stocks up on batteries at Feinsod Hardware Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in preparation for Monday's possible ...
  • Greenwich boys soccer team beats shuts out Staples, advances to FCIAC semifinals 2012-10-26, 09:16 pm
    At left, Aidan Rafferty # 11 of Greenwich reacts after teammate, Joao Galbier, right, scored the second goal for his team during the second half of the FCIAC boys soccer quarterfinal match between Staples high School and Greenwich High School at Greenwich, Friday afternoon, Oct.
  • Billionaire Peterffy's pro-Republican ads get local in Hartford 2012-10-26, 09:04 pm
    ... networks, has turned his attention to state politics. Peterffy, the chairman and chief executive officer of Greenwich-based Interactive Brokers Group Inc. , is financing a TV campaign against a Senate Democrat from a Hartford suburb in a drive to ...
  • Police blotter: Youth charged with shooting BB gun 2012-10-26, 08:28 pm
    A Greenwich preteen shot another youth with a BB gun in a town park on Bible Street in Cos Cob on Monday, police said.
  • Jewelry trunk show: Benefiting breast cancer programs 2012-10-26, 07:47 pm
    Jewelry lovers are in for a treat this week at Lux Bond & Green at 169 Greenwich Avenue, where a Carelle fine jewelry trunk show will take place today through Saturday, Oct.
  • As Hurricane Sandy nears, town offers safety tips, urges residents to be prepared 2012-10-26, 07:47 pm
    ... state residents up-to-date on all pertinent information on Hurricane Sandy, which can be accessed at ct.gov/sandy. Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei said Friday evening that he had met with town officials and key stakeholders like Greenwich ...
  • Moderate McMahon Offers Promise Of Revival 2012-10-26, 07:18 pm
    ... of having earned her fortune. This is a great offense among liberal voices in Connecticut. It was a virtue when Greenwich scion Ned Lamont funded his campaigns for the Senate and governor a few years ago. Lamont's money had been laundered through ...
  • Jim Himes the right candidate in the 4th 2012-10-26, 06:52 pm
    ... in the Fourth district, a district of economic extremes, stretching from the rarefied air of backcountry Greenwich, his home town, to impoverished pockets of inner-city Bridgeport. He's tended to the needs of each, and when he has focused on a ...
  • Wesley Snipes Returns to the Silver Screen, Gun-slinging his way through the Wild, Wild West 2012-10-26, 06:16 pm
    ... in 2008 by Courtney Lauren Penn and Brandon Burrows, Boundless Pictures is a New York City, Los Angeles and Greenwich, Connecticut-based production company that develops, co-finances and produces independent film. They have produced alongside Jack ...
  • Short getaway to historic Greenwich Connecticut. 2012-10-26, 05:55 pm
    The foliage season is fast waning, but it isn't over yet. The scenery between Boston and Greenwich Connecticut is spectacular right now and the old towns of Greenwich are well worth a visit.
  • Police sharpen efforts to catch supermarket gunman 2012-10-26, 04:23 pm
    Police say they will try again to sharpen surveillance photos of the man who shot a Greenwich woman in the stomach during a robbery in the Super Stop & Shop parking lot on Connecticut Avenue two weeks ago.
  • ENDORSEMENT Chris Murphy Better Choice For U.S. Senate 2012-10-26, 04:19 pm
    ... for U.S. Senate. The Cheshire Democrat, 39, is running against Republican businesswoman Linda E. McMahon , 64, of Greenwich, for the seat that U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman , Democrat-turned-independent, is retiring from after 24 years. The contest ...
  • Greenwich Begins Preparations For Hurricane Sandy 2012-10-26, 01:30 pm
    GREENWICH, Conn. First Selectman Peter J. Tesei convened a meeting with Greenwich Town Department Managers and Emergency Management Director, Dan Warzoha, on Thursday evening to discuss preparations for the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy on the town.
  • Greenwich Asks For Byram River Flooding Photos 2012-10-26, 01:00 pm
    Specifically, the town wants photos of flooding from Hurricane Irene, which hit Aug. 26, 2011, or from the April 15, 2007 storm. The town and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been studying how to manage flooding of the river on the New York-Connecticut border.
  • Pitney Bowes to Showcase Latest Customer Communication Management... 2012-10-26, 08:30 am
    Pitney Bowes today announced that it will showcase its latest customer communication management and document processing solutions at the Document Strategy Forum , October 29-31, 2012 in Greenwich, Conn.
  • Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week 2012-10-26, 02:40 pm
    ... following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings. Delek Logistics Partners LP - Brentwood, Tenn., 8 million shares, priced ...
  • UJA Federation celebrates Jewish philanthropy 2012-10-26, 02:15 pm
    The UJA Federation of Greenwich will celebrate its annual dinner Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tamarack Country Club where more than 150 philanthropic leaders and dignitaries will be in attendance.
  • Festive parade marks U.N. Day at Julian Curtiss 2012-10-26, 11:26 am
    It was a celebration of the diverse cultures and backgrounds that make up Greenwich as the students at the Julian Curtiss School of World Languages presented its United Nations Day Parade of Nations last Thursday.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire, Jennifer Hudson to perform at gala for multiple myeloma 2012-10-26, 11:26 am
    ... by Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire and Jermaine Paul. The event, which will be at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich with a cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30, serves as a fund-raiser to support the development of ...

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