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Saturday, August 25, 2012

08/25/12 Greenwich Newswire

Greenwich Newswire
Police: Man embezzled over $1 million
August 24, 2012 at 10:18 PM
A Stamford man already sentenced for filing false tax returns was charged Thursday with embezzling more than $1 million from a car repair shop formerly in Greenwich.
Ten of 12 jurors chosen for murder trial
August 24, 2012 at 10:15 PM
... November, LeConte shot a gas station attendant in the head at the Mobil on the Run on East Putnam Avenue in Old Greenwich in an unprovoked attack, police said. The clerk survived.Then, in December of that year, LeConte was involved in the botched ...
Ten of 12 jurors chosen for murder trial
August 24, 2012 at 7:44 PM
... November, LeConte shot a gas station attendant in the head at the Mobil on the Run on East Putnam Avenue in Old Greenwich in an unprovoked attack, police said. The clerk survived. Then, in December of that year, LeConte was involved in the botched ...
Truck Crash Causes Major Gas Leak, Road Closures
August 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM
A A natural gas leak caused when a truck crashed into the Connecticut Light & Power office building on Railroad Avenue at Field Point Road Wednesday afternoon shut down traffic in central Greenwich for nearly 2 hours.
Nancy Standard, 90, Longtime Greenwich Resident
August 24, 2012 at 6:45 PM
Standard was recognized by Greenwich Time as Community Leader of the Year in 2001.
Greenwich Schools Won't Require Landlord Affadavit
August 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM
"We are confident that we have maintained an effective process for verifying residency in Greenwich while eliminating a potentially undue burden of paperwork for families," McKersie said.
Greenwich Police Investigating Fires As Arson
August 24, 2012 at 6:15 PM
Two fires at a home under construction on Winthrop Drive in Greenwich appear to have been set intentionally, police and fire officials say.
Truck knocks out gas meter at CL&P building
August 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM
A truck knocked over a natural gas meter at the Connecticut Light & Power facility in central Greenwich early Friday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of the building, according to an employee for the utility company.
Greenwich Grocer Will Be Honored At Golf Event
August 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Greenwich grocer Jerry Porricelli Jr. will be honored Oct. 15 for his decades of support for Abilis , people with disabilities and local charities during Golf for Abilis at Trump National Golf Club.
School district ends landlord affidavit requirement to provide residency
August 24, 2012 at 4:39 PM
According to a press release on Friday afternoon from Superintendent of Schools William McKersie, parents will no longer have to give the district an affidavit from their landlord to prove they live in town and can legally send their children to Greenwich schools without having to pay tuition costs.
The 'Best of Greenwich' is celebrated
August 24, 2012 at 4:38 PM
If you are looking for the Best of Greenwich then you didn't have to look far last Thursday night.
Comings & Goings: Jonathan Adler to Main St.
August 24, 2012 at 4:12 PM
... has 20 stores throughout the country and one in London. This will be his second store in Connecticut, the first Greenwich. HK Group and The Dartmouth Company were co-brokers for the 2,162-square foot retail space. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for ...
Truck crash at CL&P causes gas leak
August 24, 2012 at 3:41 PM
Several buildings in Greenwich were evacuated after a truck crashed into the side of CL&P's office building causing a gas leak Friday.
All Greenwich High Fields Open After Testing
August 24, 2012 at 3:03 PM
With school starting Tuesday, all fields at Greenwich High School are open again after several rounds of environmental testing, Greenwich Public Schools announced Friday.
Tickets to South Whidbey Gypsy jazz festival are on sale
August 24, 2012 at 2:41 PM
... Zazi is in the lineup, and making her Northwest debut, Cyrille Aimee with Brazilian nylon master Diego Figueiredo. Greenwich, Connecticut-born Whit Smith plays along with Matt Munisteri and Beau Sample. Last year's sensation, the father son duo from ...
Stamford Skaters Kick Off New Season
August 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM
... Mensah, Julia Brown, Lily Fine, Kathryn Berger, Alyssa Fish, and Isabela Malone. Girls from Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport and Rye Brook, N.Y. include Kalaudia Auz, Michelle Han, Margot Sosa, Haley Fuller, Sydney Willis and Rhea ...
Town looks to 'drive' fire prevention to next level
August 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM
... is even the option to include a severe weather component, which would particularly help a coastal community like Greenwich understand the ramifications of big storms, Chief Siecienski said. "The community is very engaged in public safety and fire ...
Railroad Avenue accident causes gas leak concerns, company says there is no danger
August 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM
... there is no danger in the area of Railroad Avenue after a truck accidentally struck a gas meter Friday afternoon. Greenwich fire and police personnel are at the scene of the accident which took place at 33 Railroad Avenue, which is the Greenwich ...
Jim Martin Aviation Playground Dedicated in Verplanck
August 24, 2012 at 1:38 PM
... son among 10 children, Puglisi told the gathering as she reviewed the highlights of his life. His family moved to Greenwich, CT, in 1921. Martin developed an interest in aviation and, at the start of World War II, still a British citizen, enlisted ...
YMCA Greenwich Aquatics water polo team has historic run at Junior Olympics
August 24, 2012 at 1:36 PM
Borden Wahl takes a shot during one of the YMCA Greenwich Aquatics 12-under teamaAos game at the Junior Olympics in Palo, Alto, Calif.
Cecilia Norris
August 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Cecilia Norris, formerly of Blowing Rock, died August 6, 2012, while in residence at the Greenwich Woods Nursing and Care Facility in Greenwich, Conn.
Curtains for MOG: Townsquare buys MOG's blog & ad business
August 24, 2012 at 11:44 AM
... was sold in pieces. One half went to Beats Audio & Townsquare media has bought the other half. Townsquare Media of Greenwich, CT, that runs live events and owns radio propertiesA has bought the MOG Music Network business. The news was first reported ...
Ainslie up 20 percent leads stock hedge funds defying four-year slump
August 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM
... it expected to fall as well as those it bet would rise, and by wagers outside Mandel's Lone Cypress hedge fund in Greenwich, returned 20 percent through Aug. 10, according to investors. Eminence Capital gained 16 percent through Aug. 3, according to ...
Old Greenwich bids farewell to Porricelli's
August 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM
It's the end of an era for Porricelli's Market, which will soon be replaced by the upscale chain Kings Food Markets at its Old Greenwich location, ending a presence in town that's lasted six decades.
2 Arsons Under Investigation
August 24, 2012 at 6:08 AM
A Greenwich Police and the Greenwich Fire Marshal are investigating 2 early morning arsons which were set at a home under construction in the Riverside section of town.
Greenwich's Balin Rides Wild Comeback To Met Win
August 24, 2012 at 3:01 AM
Danny Balin erased a seven-shot deficit and leapfrogged 12 other golfers in the final round of the 97th Met Open Championship to win his first-ever title at the prestigious Metropolitan Golf Association event held in Edison, N.J. Balin, an assistant pro at Burning Tree Country Club, stunned the field with arguably his best round of the summer, ... (more)
Golf: Danny Balin can't be caught at Met Open
August 24, 2012 at 3:00 AM
... bit and went over and putted, hoping we'd get into a playoff," the assistant pro at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., said. "There are a couple birdie holes coming in and you gotta expect the guys behind you to make a couple, but you ...

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