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Monday, November 5, 2012

One week after Sandy, darkness and frustration

A week after Hurricane Sandy pummeled Connecticut with 80-mph winds and a devastating tidal surge, more than 3,000 Greenwich Connecticut Light & Power customers remained in the dark Monday evening -- far too long, according to town officials and cold, frustrated residents who are searching for answers.


Kristallnacht At Temple Sholom In Greenwich

Temple Sholom
300 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-7191

The Challenge of Global Anti-Semitism During a Time of Silence
Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Dr. Charles Asher Small is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).  Dr. Small specializes in social, cultural theory, globalization and national identity, socio-cultural policy and racism(s), including antisemitism.

Join us for Dr. Small's presentation followed by dessert sponsored by Debbie & Alan Simon

Kabbalat Shabbat with special memorial readings
Friday, November 9, 6:30 pm

Torah Study with an Emphasis on the Holocaust
Saturday, November 10, 9:00 - 10:00 am This week's Torah Study will be taught by Rabbi Mitch.

Holocaust Survivor Agnes Vertes
Saturday, November 10, during regular morning services Agnes is President of Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut.  She will speak about her experience as a child survivor of the Holocaust.

Temple Sholom
| 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

Merrill: Connecticut Is Ready For Voting Tuesday

... blazed a path from Groton west down the coast, then up to central Connecticut and finally to her hometown of Greenwich . "It's been an incredible year for me," she told about 70 supporters on the factory floor of Coil Pro Machinery Inc. in ...


Murphy and McMahon Wrestle in US Senate Race

... personal spending by any Senate candidate -- a growing total of at least $92 million over two campaign cycles. The Greenwich multimillionaire spent $50 million of her family's fortune in 2010, her first attempt at elected office. Richard Blumenthal, ...


Join Jim Himes for Election Night Victory Party

Jim Himes for Congress 
Dear Greenwich Roundup,

Join Jim Himes for Election Night Victory Party

Bridgeport Holiday Inn
1070 Main Street  
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Doors open at 8:30 PM

Until the polls close at 8:00 PM tomorrow, our Get Out The Vote operation will continue at full speed. Volunteers are knocking doors and making calls to ensure that we keep our thoughtful, independent Congressman who works tirelessly to create Connecticut jobs, reduce the deficit responsibly and ensure every American has access to quality, affordable health care.

In order to make this a Victory Party we need everyone to vote between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM tomorrow.

Come out and join the Victory Party with Jim, his family and all our supporters. But only after you have voted and made sure your friends, families, and co-workers have voted for Jim too!

Justin Myers
Campaign Manager

All Greenwich Public Schools Will Open On Veterans Day

Dear Editor,

Board of Education Chair Leslie Moriarty has announced that all public schools will be open on Monday, November 12, 2012. See attached for more information.

Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Public Schools
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT, 06830


Phone: 203-625-7415
Fax: 203-869-8003

Daily EOC Update - Sandy Recovery 11/5/12

Good evening. 
This is Captain Mark Kordick of the Town of Greenwich Police Department with the daily update on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts for Monday, November 5th from the Town’s Emergency Operations Center.

The Town remains in a declared state of emergency and the Emergency Operations Center is open.  As of this evening, 19% of Connecticut Light and Power customers in Town remain without service.  At total of 170 line crews, 80 tree crews and 31 pole set crews are at work in Greenwich.  CL&P still cannot provide a solid timetable for complete restoration of all service in Greenwich.

Temperatures tonight are expected to be near or slightly below freezing.  The shelter at Eastern Middle School remains open on a 24-hour basis.  If you are without power and heat, there is no reason to remain at home, in the dark and be cold.  Please feel free to come to the shelter. 

A Nor’easter is scheduled to arrive in our area Wednesday night into Thursday.  We are watching this storm closely in the Emergency Operations Center.  Wind gusts up to 60 MPH are considered possible along the coast.  A storm surge 3 to 5 feet above normal is predicted but fortunately, the astronomical tides are low this week.  Still, some local flooding may be possible, and with Sandy leaving so many compromised trees and structures behind, the winds may be problematic.  Please watch the forecast and be prepared for this weather event – especially if wind or flooding predictions worsen.

Carbon Monoxide poisoning is a real danger.  Never use generators indoors or allow them to run near open doors or windows.  Never allow vehicles to run inside garages, even with the garage door open.  Never use a stove or oven for heat.

Please do not leave debris, wood or leaf piles on any part of the Town right of way or on the paved portion of any street.  Not only is it unsafe for pedestrians, motorists and emergency vehicles, it is discourteous to your neighbors, and most importantly, it is illegal.  For those of you looking to do something to assist your community’s first responders, not obstructing streets with debris is really very, very helpful to us. 

The Holly Hill Lane Transfer Station will be open tomorrow from 7am to 4pm and residents may dispose of their own storm-related organic debris at no cost.  Commercial landscapers and haulers are still required to pay normal fees.

As a reminder, schools are closed tomorrow for Election Day.  All polling places in Greenwich will be open.  Please take the time to come out and vote.

And now the news everyone is anxious to hear: The Town is suggesting that those residents who wish to engage in Halloween Trick-or-Treating do so this Sunday, November 11th from 4 to 8 pm.  With the time change and the early onset of darkness, we are encouraging children to get out early and return home before dark.

If you are cold and have no power or if you need water, food or other essential assistance, please feel free to call the Greenwich Police Department’s non-emergency number at 203-622-8000 for help.
Residents will be updated via this same system tomorrow evening.  Until then, please be patient, remain civil, keep warm and stay safe.

Election Night Party Invitation From Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy for Senate

Dear Editor,

Tomorrow night, after you've volunteered, voted, and made sure your friends and family made it to the polls, please join us for our election night party in Hartford.

Here are the details:

Time: 8pm
Location: Hartford Hilton, Grand Ballroom
Address: 315 Trumbull Street - Hartford, CT 06103

RSVP Here:


Weston Schools To Reopen Wednesday

... ng. On Monday, Weston was one of eight Connecticut school systems that remained closed. The others were Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford and Wilton, according to the Connecticut State Department of Education.


5 Tips for Coping with Stress After Hurricane Sandy

... dealing with such challenges can be pretty powerful forces in their own right. Henri Roca, MD, medical director of Greenwich Hospital's Integrative Medicine Program in Greenwich, Connecticut says it's about more than just turmoil and uncertainty. ...


Schools to open on Veterans Day

To try and start to ease what is quickly becoming a calendar crunch thanks to all the missed time in the Hurricane Sandy aftermath, Greenwich's public schools will open on Nov.


Hartford Public Library To Forgive Fines On Election Day For Those With 'I Voted' Stickers

People with "I Voted" stickers can walk into the Main Street library or any of the city's public library branches and get their overdue library fines forgiven for casting a ballot.


Power workers come from across the U.S.

... Electric , assembled their line trucks in Scalzi Park Sunday, one of four major staging areas between Westport and Greenwich established by Connecticut Light & Power to deploy out-of state workers to restore electricity in the wake of Hurricane ...


Live Video: Gov. Malloy Press Conference at 5 p.m.

XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

Adds Three New Cold-starts GREENWICH, Conn. - November 5, 2012 - XPO Logistics, Inc.


Bette Midler's fundraising spooktacular

... the five boroughs. Now during the evening of the event, Suzanne Eisenberg of New York and Harrison Katz of Greenwich, Connecticut who were adorably costumed as Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head shared why they were both here to support this important cause. ...


Hearst Connecticut sees jump in website visitors

... print and online audiences have grown for the past three years at The Connecticut Post , The Advocate of Stamford, Greenwich Time and The News-Times of Danbury across digital and mobile platforms. Daily individually paid circulation slipped 4.5 ...


U.S. Senate race one of twists, turns, changing leads

... personal spending by any Senate candidate - a growing total of at least $92 million over two campaign cycles. The Greenwich multimillionaire spent $50 million of her family's fortune in 2010, her first attempt at elected office. Richard Blumenthal, ...


AQR Capital Management Launches Risk Parity Mutual Funds

... and sovereign wealth funds, as well as registered investment advisors. Founded in 1998, AQR is based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in Chicago, London and Sydney. This Fund is not suitable for all investors. An investor considering the ...


Morning Emergency Operations Center Update

... town. As of 7 a.m., Westport had 13 percent of homes still in the dark. For comparison, Darien is 22 percent out, Greenwich also 22 percent out, New Canaan 34 percent out. Norwalk and Stamford are at 5 percent out. In assigning crews to Westport ...


After voting, shop Election Day Plant Sale

... want. So on Nov. 6, don't just take a trip to your local polling place. Also visit the Garden Education Center of Greenwich for its Election Day Plant Sale taking place at 130 Bible Street that same day. The sale serves as one of the "best kept ...


6,100 Still Without Power In Greenwich Monday AM

... out of 1,240,246 total customers served by CL&P are out of power across Connecticut as of 5:30 a.m. Monday. GREENWICH, Conn. More than 6,100 Connecticut Light & Power customers remained without power in Greenwich Monday morning, a week after ...


Power Remains Out for 33,000

Most of the outages are in New Canaan and Weston, where 33 percent of the population does not have power, Wilton, where power is out for 26 percent, Darien, where 22 percent of customers remain out of power, Greenwich, where 21 percent of customers have no power.


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