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Friday, January 18, 2013

William Fox, 91, Longtime Greenwich Resident, WWII Vet



GREENWICH, Conn. William "Bill" Joseph Fox, a longtime resident of Old Greenwich and Stamford, died Jan.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/william-fox-91-longtime-greenwich-resident-wwii-vet

Girl Talking On Cell Phone Walks Into Side Of School Bus In New Britain



A girl who was distracted as she spoke on her cell phone suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon when she stepped off a curb and walked into the side of a school bus.

http://www.courant.com/community/new-britain/hc-new-britain-kid-school-bus-0119-20130118,0,1126344.story

At Hartford's Breakthrough Magnet School, Finding Peace In MLK And Meditation



"I don't know if you all know this," teacher Katie Leonard told them, "but Breakthrough Magnet School is a manifestation of Dr.

http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-mlk-breakthrough-school-0119-20130118,0,1686529.story

Vast Divide Between CT Rich and Poor



An article published this week on NPR.org juxtaposes the economic and social disparity between Bridgeport and Greenwich , and uses the comparison to argue that the American dream is a pie in the sky for most Americans.

http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/vast-divide-between-ct-rich-and-poor

Jackson Says Sandy Hook Panel Faces Difficult Job



Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson sat in his office staring at his iPad on Dec. 14 2012, watching coverage of a school shooting 30 miles away.

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-scott-jackson-newtown-20130118,0,2239909.story

Staples edges Greenwich in gymnastics



Victoria Houson of Greenwich dismounts off the uneven bars while being spotted by her coach Sue Knight during the girls gymnastics meet between Staples High School and Greenwich High School at the YWCA in Greenwich, Thursday afternoon, Jan.

http://www.westport-news.com/sports/article/Staples-edges-Greenwich-in-gymnastics-4205856.php

Sternlicht Cashing In on Housing Rebound in U.S. With IPO



... Taylor Morrison Home Corp. (TMHC) said on Jan. 16 that it wants to raise $250 million. Starwood Capital, based in Greenwich, Connecticut , has about $20 billion of real estate assets under management, including office buildings, hotels and ...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-18/sternlicht-cashing-in-on-housing-rebound-in-u-s-with-ipo.html

Postcard Inn joins Choice Hotels International's Ascend collection



... n programs as well as a loyalty program. Postcard Inn is owned by an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, based in Greenwich, Conn., and is managed by Hersha Hospitality Management of Philadelphia.

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2013/01/18/postcard-inn-joins-choice-hotels.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+vertical_65+%28Travel+Service+Industry+News%29

Webster's Focus on Wealth Biz Shows in Earnings



... president and chief operating officer, Jerry Plush, listed the bank's new retail and private banking office in Greenwich, Conn., which opened this month, among the bank's significant achievements in the fourth quarter. 'In 2013, we will continue to ...

http://www.financial-planning.com/news/websters-focus-on-wealth-biz-shows-in-earnings-2682894-1.html

Webster's Focus on Wealth Biz Shows in Earnings



... president and chief operating officer, Jerry Plush, listed the bank's new retail and private banking office in Greenwich, Conn., which opened this month, among the bank's significant achievements in the fourth quarter. 'In 2013, we will continue to ...

http://www.onwallstreet.com/news/websters-focus-on-wealth-biz-shows-in-earnings-2682894-1.html

Local Girl Scout goes for the 'Gold'



After 11 years as a Girl Scout, Greenwich High School junior Sammy Salkin is finally working to cap off her scouting career by guiding middle school students through an animal awareness program that culminates in her acquisition of a Gold Award.

http://www.greenwich-post.com/online/daily-featured/local-news/101934-local-girl-scout-goes-for-the-gold.html

Students to fulfill dream of rebuilding in Haiti



Greenwich High School students are preparing to honor a fellow student who passed away by fulfilling her dream of helping to rebuild Haiti, with the help of buildOn, an organization that works with teens in struggling communities.

http://www.greenwich-post.com/online/daily-featured/local-news/101935-students-to-fulfill-dream-of-rebuilding-in-haiti.html

NY: MTA Pricing Anomaly To Lower Upcoming Port Chester Fare Hike



Initial monthly pass fares for Rye and Port Chester commuters were poised to price higher than Greenwich, Conn., come March, until the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reached an agreement with the neighboring state.

http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/10855364/ny-mta-pricing-anomaly-to-lower-upcoming-port-chester-fare-hike

Roundtable discussion focuses on gun control



... at the Yerwood Community Center in Stamford on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Photo: Lindsay Perry John Tamerin of Greenwich asks a question during a roundtable discussion about curbing gun violence at the Yerwood Community Center in Stamford on ...

http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Roundtable-discussion-focuses-on-gun-control-4205115.php

Gun control round table



... at the Yerwood Community Center in Stamford on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Photo: Lindsay Perry John Tamerin of Greenwich asks a question during a roundtable discussion about curbing gun violence at the Yerwood Community Center in Stamford on ...

http://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/article/Roundtable-discussion-focuses-on-gun-control-4205115.php

Redistricting won't be used for racial balance; Could return to deal with enrollment



... and that the state recognizes that. "The state Board of Education does know that, for all the right reasons, Greenwich is going at a judicious pace on this," Dr. McKersie said. "I've explained it to them and they understand that. a The state wants ...

http://www.greenwich-post.com/online/daily-featured/local-news/101933-redistricting-wont-be-used-for-racial-balance-could-return-to-deal-with-enrollment.html

Newington Water Main Break



Crews from the Metropolitan District Commission responded to the break at 195 Miami Ave. at 3 a.m. to begin making repairs, said Kerry Martin, spokeswoman for the MDC .

http://www.courant.com/community/newington/hc-newington-water-break-0118-20130118,0,7651457.story

Letter: How Should Fairfield Measure Affordability?



... taxpayers can get services comparable to those in Fairfield at discounts of 4 percent (Guilford) to 56 percent (Greenwich). All town bodies should be required to explain the basis upon which they have concluded that any budget they approve is ...

http://fairfield.patch.com/articles/letter-how-should-fairfield-measure-affordability

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Greenwich



Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park.

http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/martin-luther-king-jr-day-in-greenwich

Pols Toss Dirt at Nathaniel Witherell Groundbreaking



Federal, state and local officials joined with top brass from the Nathaniel Witherell nursing home in Greenwich Thursday afternoon to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the planned $24 million renovation of the town-owned facility.

http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/pols-toss-dirt-at-nathaniel-witherell-groundbreaking

Local Bistro at Vineyard Opens its Doors



... in the 80s when French cooking, Nouvelle Cuisine, was hot. His first positions were with Restaurant Bertrand in Greenwich and Le Chambord in Westport. This experience with classic French cuisine was important to us. In 1990, Brad went on to study ...

http://clinton.patch.com/articles/in-progress-cheers-the-bistro-at-chamard-vineyards-is-serving

Renovations Finally Begin At Greenwich Nursing Home



Gov. Dannel Malloy makes remarks at Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony for major renovations to Greenwich's Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Center.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/news/renovations-finally-begin-greenwich-nursing-home

What To Do In And Around Greenwich This Weekend



GREENWICH, Conn. Here's a look at some events happening in Greenwich this weekend.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/events/what-do-and-around-greenwich-weekend-0

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