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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Brunswick comes back to beat Greens Farms in FAA quarterfinals

Matt Gendell of Brunswick powers over Greens Farms Academy's Jim Djema, bottom, to grab a rebound during the FAA boys high school basketball playoff game between Brunswick School and Greens Farms Academy of Westport at Brunswick in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday night, Feb. 25, 2015. Djema took an elbow to the head on the play from Gendell, drawing blood, and had to leave the game.

http://m.westport-news.com/sports/article/Brunswick-comes-back-to-beat-Greens-Farms-in-FAA-6102155.php

Toll Opponents, Border Towns Plead Their Cases

Residents of Danbury, Greenwich, Enfield and other border towns deluged state legislators Wednesday with emails urging them to oppose highway tolls. "It would almost appear to be political suicide for anyone to go down this path," said Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, who is joining other Republicans in opposing tolls in Connecticut.

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-highway-tolls-0226-20150225-story.html

Brunswick comes back to beat Greens Farms in FAA quarterfinals

Matt Gendell of Brunswick powers over Greens Farms Academy's Jim Djema, bottom, to grab a rebound during the FAA boys high school basketball playoff game between Brunswick School and Greens Farms Academy of Westport at Brunswick in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday night, Feb. 25, 2015. Djema took an elbow to the head on the play from Gendell, drawing blood, and had to leave the game.

http://www.westport-news.com/sports/article/Brunswick-comes-back-to-beat-Greens-Farms-in-FAA-6102155.php

Trinette Ely, 88, Of Norwalk

... Traphagan School of Design in New York City. Before starting a family, she worked for Conde Nast Publications in Greenwich, sketching Vogue fashion patterns. She was a member of Our Sister's Rebekah Lodge and taught Sunday school at Grace Episcopal ...

http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/trinette-ely-88-norwalk

Tolls on the Table in Transportation Committee

... from neighboring states isn't fair to the residents who live there. State Sen. Scott Frantz, a Republican from Greenwich, said he even thinks such a specific tolling system wouldn't be constitutional. He also said it could put excess strain on local ...

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics/Tolls-on-the-Table-in-Transportation-Committee-294122241.html

Shakespeare gets his due; Greenwich students place in annual contest

Greenwich High School student Carly Polistina as Hermione from "The Winter's Tale," during the 31st annual Shakespeare Competition at Greenwich Library, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2015. The event is sponsored by the Greenwich Branch of the English-Speaking Union, the Smith College Club of Greenwich & Stamford and the Friends of Greenwich Library.

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/articleGallery/Shakespeare-gets-his-due-Greenwich-students-6101840.php

Eversource to pitch new energy substation in Greenwich

Eversource, the energy company formerly known as Connecticut Light and Power, will host an open house at Greenwich Town Hall on Tuesday to present plans for a new power substation on Railroad Avenue. "Building a new substation is not something we do frequently," Eversource spokesman Frank Poirot said.

http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Eversource-to-pitch-new-energy-substation-in-6102000.php

tolls

... the pros and cons of re-instating highway tolls on six major highways in the state. State Senator Scott Franz of Greenwich was outspoken in his opposition to the idea. "You're going to have backups on the exits," said Franz, R-Greenwich. "You're ...

http://wtnh.com/2015/02/25/state-lawmakers-debate-highway-tolls/

Bootstrapping a career in real estate development

Jonathan Cohen, owner of J. Forrest Development, talks about his construction and development business as he looks over plans for a house he is building in Greenwich, Conn., on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.Photo: Lindsay Perry When Jonathan Cohen decided to try his hand at property development -- with his own money on the line -- he recalls getting a cautionary word from none less than Clay Fowler , his boss and the developer who engineered deals to redevelop Stamford's sprawling Clairol factory into a new headquarters for NBC Sports and a massive athletic complex for Chelsea Piers. "I told what I wanted to do, and he was kind of like, `You're crazy,'" Cohen said.

http://www.ctpost.com/printpromotion/article/Bootstrapping-a-career-in-real-estate-development-6101770.php

Things to do in and around Greenwich

Jack A. Somer will discuss his collection of 30 European-made maps and sea charts at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bruce Museumis Bantle Lecture Gallery. Free with Bruce Museum admission. Information: educationreservations@brucemuseum.org. Photo: Contributed Photo

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/articleGallery/Things-to-do-in-and-around-Greenwich-6101785.php

Video: Greenwich Adds to Snow Emergency Street List

... 28 new streets have been added to the Town's snow emergency street list, including Connecticut Ave. in central Greenwich. "The Board of Selectman can declare a snow emergency. Once they declare that, it means it's going to be a pretty severe storm ...

http://greenwich.itsrelevant.com/content/22339/Greenwich-Adds-to-Snow-Emergency-Street-List-

Paul P. Palmer, Connecticut's Oldest Living Eagle Scout, Former Sound Beach Fire Department Chief

... e to him. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/paul-p-palmer-connecticuts-oldest-living-eagle-scout-former-sound-beach-fire-department-chief?

Artist Annie Gorin, left, with the help of Tim Putnam and Charles.... photo: 7559766 slideshow 847

Artist Annie Gorin, left, with the help of Tim Putnam and Charles Brinley unveils the new Putnam Hill Park sign during the Putnam Hill Park Rededication and American Revolutionary War Reenactment at Putnam Hill Park in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7559766.php

Caroline Despres Obituary, 77

... are her husband, Richard Despres of Woodstock; two daughters Kathleen Baran of Woodstock, and Jeanne Lightbody of Greenwich, Connecticut; two sons, Richard Despres of Halton City, Texas, and John Despres of Saugerties; two brothers William Nichols ...

http://www.thevermontstandard.com/2015/02/caroline-despres-obituary-77/

Jaden Pabon organizes free samples during an opening party for.... photo: 7566093 slideshow 847

Jaden Pabon organizes free samples during an opening party for Juice Press on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Conn., on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7566093.php

Founder Marcus Antebi, right, chats with investor Mark Teixeira and.... photo: 7566091 slideshow 847

Founder Marcus Antebi, right, chats with investor Mark Teixeira and his wife, Leigh, during an opening party for Juice Press on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Conn., on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7566091.php

Renowned Lyme Disease Researcher Dr. John N. Aucott to Be Honored at...

Dr. Aucott, president of the Lyme Disease Research Foundation and the principal investigator of a landmark series of Lyme studies done in collaboration with scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will receive the Lauren F. Brooks Hope Award at the Lyme Research Alliance and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance annual Gala, April 11, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT. His clinical expertise and dedicated efforts toward unraveling the natural history of Lyme disease are worthy of the Hope Award's prestigious recognition.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12541472.htm

First Selectman Peter Tesei during the Putnam Hill Park.... photo: 7559765 slideshow 847

First Selectman Peter Tesei during the Putnam Hill Park Rededication and American Revolutionary War Reenactment at Christ Church parish house in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7559765.php

Manfredi Jewels: 26 Years in Greenwich and Now in New Canaan

There is, again, a jewelry and watch store at 72 Elm St. in downtown New Canaan, now that Manfredi Jewels has opened in the store there, the former location of Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers. The Manfredi store, which officially opened this past weekend, is the first branch location for the store, founded in 1988 in downtown Greenwich.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/manfredi-jewels-26-years-greenwich-and-now-new-canaan-0?

Malloy Hits The Road To Pitch Transportation Plan In Stamford

... systems or replacing systems," Malloy said of the 1983 tragedy when the Mianus River Bridge on Interstate 95 in Greenwich collapsed, sending three people to their deaths and seriously injuring three others. "What we are trying to do is totally ...

http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/politics/malloy-hits-road-pitch-transportation-plan-stamford

N.Y. Times Focuses On Display Of Civil Rights Icons At Greenwich Church

An art exhibit featuring icons of the civil rights movement at Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich was recently featured in a story in the New York Times. The project features the work of New Canaan native Pamela Chatteron-Purday, and includes a a series of mixed-media icons commemorating the civil rights movement.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/ny-times-focuses-display-civil-rights-icons-greenwich-church

Vanderbilt Ed Center Celebrates Figures In Greenwich History

The Vanderbilt Education Center in Greenwich will hold an exhibit to tell the story of some of the extraordinary figures in Greenwich history, who experienced World War I, through different mediums including journals, music and more. The event will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the Vanderbilt Education Center, 139 Strickland Road in Cos Cob.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/vanderbilt-ed-center-celebrates-figures-greenwich-history

Collection Owner Leads Talk On Maps, Sea Charts At Greenwich's Bruce

A discussion of The Bruce Museum's new exhibition, " Discovering the 'New World': Maps & Sea Charts from the Age of Exploration," will be held on March 1. The exhibition, which will run until May 31, features more than 30 European-made maps and sea charts inspired by New World exploration. They were all published between 1511 and 1757, and present a study in geographic and human progress as well as a feast for the eyes.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/collection-owner-leads-talk-maps-sea-charts-greenwichs-bruce

Single-Family Home Sales In Greenwich Slide In January

A total of 23 single-family residential closings were reported in Greenwich in January, according to a report released by the Greenwich Association of Realtors. The figures were provided by the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service Inc., the multiple listing service used by Realtors in the Greenwich area.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/real-estate/single-family-home-sales-greenwich-slide-january

William 'Bill' Hissner, 88, Wooster

... with his mother, Erie Caskey Hissner. Surviving are a son, Will Hissner of Wooster; brothers, Jack Anderson of Greenwich, Conn., and Gene Simmons of Mansfield; and sisters, Marilyn King of Mansfield, and Darlene Elliott of Cooper City, Fla. He was ...

http://www.the-daily-record.com/obituaries/2015/02/25/william-bill-hissner-88-wooster

Greenwich resident Mark Teixeira juicing on The Ave

Founder Marcus Antebi, right, chats with investor Mark Teixeira and his wife, Leigh, during an opening party for Juice Press on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Conn., on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Juice Press is a vegan organic raw juice and smoothie bar.

http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Greenwich-resident-Mark-Teixeira-juicing-on-The-6099736.php

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