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Monday, March 2, 2015

GOP critic: Gov. redistributing income from rich towns to cities

A leading GOP critic of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has accused the second-term Democrat of redistributing income from wealthy towns such as Greenwich to poor cities like Bridgeport, drawing new scrutiny to what is the widest wealth gap of any state in the nation. State Sen. Toni Boucher , R-Wilton, emailed her supporters a link Sunday night to a series of interactive maps -- incorporating 2012 data from the state Department of Revenue Services -- that she said illustrate the inequity in municipal aid distributed by the state.

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/GOP-critic-Gov-redistributing-income-from-rich-6111274.php

GOP critic: Malloy redistributing income from rich towns to cities

A leading GOP critic of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has accused the second-term Democrat of redistributing income from wealthy towns such as Greenwich to poor cities like Bridgeport, drawing new scrutiny to what is the widest wealth gap of any state in the nation. State Sen. Toni Boucher , R-Wilton, emailed her supporters a link Sunday night to a series of interactive maps -- incorporating 2012 data from the state Department of Revenue Services -- that she said illustrate the inequity in municipal aid distributed by the state.

http://m.newstimes.com/local/article/GOP-critic-Malloy-redistributing-income-from-6111272.php

Greenwich Cargill heiress lands on Forbes billionaire list

Greenwich is known throughout the nation and world as a safe place for billionaires to call home. But the town's "billionaires club" has always been a boys' club.

http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Greenwich-Cargill-heiress-lands-on-Forbes-6111168.php

Danbury's Buck Makes List Of Forbes Billionaires

Ray Dalio of Greenwich, founder & co-chief investment officer of Westport's Bridgewater Associates, ranks No. 60 on the list of the world's richest billionaires, according to a report published Monday by Forbes.

http://danbury.dailyvoice.com/business/15-ties-fairfield-county-make-forbes-list-billionaires

Taxi drivers and Uber clash over licensing

The old and the new -- traditional cab drivers and the technology-driven Uber -- clashed Monday over whether ride-sharing companies should be licensed and regulated the same as taxi and livery companies. "These gypsies are low-balling the prices," said Ernie Paglieri , a driver with the Greenwich Taxi Inc., referring to Uber, which offers rides through an app downloaded to smartphones.

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Taxi-drivers-and-Uber-clash-over-licensing-6111148.php

Westport's Dalio Is Fairfield County's Wealthiest Billionaire

Ray Dalio of Greenwich, founder & co-chief investment officer of Westport's Bridgewater Associates, ranks No. 60 on the list of the world's richest billionaires, according to a report published Monday by Forbes.

http://westport.dailyvoice.com/business/14-ties-fairfield-county-make-forbes-list-billionaires

What to do in and around Greenwich

Paralympic Gold Medalist Pilot Noam Gershoni will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Ave. To RSVP, call 203-869-7191 or visit www.templesholom.com. For more information, call Alice Schoen at 203-542-7165 or email her at alice.schoen@templesholom.com.

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/articleGallery/What-to-do-in-and-around-Greenwich-6111005.php

Forbes List 16 Connecticut Billionaires, Up From 13 In 2014

... for 2014; and Thomas Peterffy, the electronic trading pioneer. Alexandra Daitch of Lyme and Lucy Stitzer of Greenwich, sisters, are heirs to the Cargill fortune; Andreas Halvorsen is a citizen of Norway who lives in Darien; and William Berkley, ...

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-list-of-connecticut-billionaires-grows-to-16-20150302-htmlstory.html

Taxi drivers and Uber clash over licensing

The old and the new -- traditional cab drivers and the technology-driven Uber -- clashed Monday over whether ride sharing companies should be licensed and regulated the same as taxi and livery companies. "These gypsies are low-balling the prices," said Ernie Paglieri , a driver with the Greenwich Taxi Inc., referring to Uber, which offers rides through a smart app downloaded to smart phones.

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Taxi-drivers-and-Uber-clash-over-licensing-6110809.php

The Wearin' of the Green in Stamford

... offer nearly 80 marching units, bagpipe bands and floats. Favorites will include the Celtic Cross Pipe Band, the Greenwich Pipe Band, and the popular Shriners mini T-Bird cars. Several Stamford school bands also will be participating. The parade ...

http://patch.com/connecticut/stamford/wearin-green-stamford-0?

Stamford billionaire-less on Forbes list with McMahon's exit

... Linda McMahon have a suite, Stamford's moneyed neighborhood spreads out below, shaped like a "b" running down the Greenwich border before ballooning out east into wealthy enclaves along the shore neighborhoods, with nearly 2,300 taxpayers averaging ...

http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Stamford-billionaire-less-on-Forbes-list-with-6110825.php

Stamford billionaire-less on Forbes list with McMahon's exit

... Linda McMahon have a suite, Stamford's moneyed neighborhood spreads out below, shaped like a "b" running down the Greenwich border before ballooning out east into wealthy enclaves along the shore neighborhoods, with nearly 2,300 taxpayers averaging ...

http://m.ctpost.com/business/article/Stamford-billionaire-less-on-Forbes-list-with-6110825.php

Long Duration Snow, Ice and Rain Storm to Hit Greenwich

Another Monday in Connecticut must mean another storm that dumped snow on the state and led to mass school delays and cancellations. The latest storm dumped 3 to 6 inches of snow on the state and the big winner, I guess you can call it that, was Milford receiving 7 inches of snow, according to WFSB 3 TV.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/weather-update-long-duration-snow-ice-and-rain-storm-hit-greenwich-0?

In Drug Trial, Parents Weigh Life and Loss

... Mr. Marella said. "This is a logical trade-off." He looked over at Andrew, who on the drive from their home in Greenwich, Conn., had been lobbying for a PlayStation 4. "You can rationalize all you want," Mr. Marella said. "There is still a moment of ...

http://www.wsj.com/articles/deaf-or-death-in-drug-trial-parents-weigh-life-vs-hearing-loss-1425267002?mod=WSJ_article_EditorsPicks

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The Chinese Language School of Connecticut's 13th annual Chinese New Year Festival was held on March 1, 2015. For the year of the ram, the school will gather at Eastern Middle School in the Riverside section of Greenwich.

http://www.dariennewsonline.com/entertainment/slideshow/The-Weekend-in-Photos-Feb-27-to-March-1-2015-104371.php

The Weekend in Photos

The Chinese Language School of Connecticut's 13th annual Chinese New Year Festival was held on March 1, 2015. For the year of the ram, the school will gather at Eastern Middle School in the Riverside section of Greenwich.

http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/entertainment/slideshow/The-Weekend-in-Photos-Feb-27-to-March-1-2015-104371.php

Tractor-Trailer Crash Blocks Lanes Of I-95 In Greenwich

A crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer on Monday morning is blocking two lanes of northbound I-95 in Greenwich, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The accident is between Exit 3 for Arch Street and Exit 5 for Route 1. The right and center lanes are closed in the area.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/news/tractor-trailer-crash-blocks-lanes-i-95-greenwich

Truck Crash Closes 1 Lane of I-95 in Greenwich

Emergency crews are on the scene of a Monday morning crash involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle on I-95 in Greenwich.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/truck-crash-closes-1-lane-i-95-greenwich-0?

Decisions Made on Greenwich School Openings

Because of the weather and road conditions Greenwich Public Schools and most private Greenwich schools will have a delayed opening on Monday.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/decisions-made-greenwich-school-openings-0?

City Consultant Says No New Office Space Is Needed In Norwalk

... rents for an average of $32 per square foot; Stamford commands slightly higher rents of $38 per square foot; while Greenwich commands significantly higher rents at $71 per square foot. CBRE Group's report states today's new construction costs ...

http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/business/city-consultant-says-no-new-office-space-needed-norwalk

Girl Scouts Launch A New Cookie Season In Greenwich

The annual delivery of Girl Scout cookies descended on Norwalk on Saturday, drawing troop members from across lower Fairfield County to Norden Park to collect their iconic desserts for delivery to excited customers. One of the 23 locations statewide delivering nearly 2 million boxes of cookies, the East Norwalk pickup spot was responsible for distributing to Girl Scout troops in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan, Weston, Wilton and Westport.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/girl-scouts-launch-new-cookie-season-fairfield-county

Greenwich Library Holds Programs For Teens In March

GREENWICH, Conn. Greenwich Library will hold several programs for teens throughout March including teen tech week, gaming day, showing the independent film "Haze" and more.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/greenwich-library-holds-programs-teens-march

Mamaroneck's Murphy Brothers Win National Award

The Shore Road Project in Old Greenwich, Conn., was recently recognized as one of the most innovative projects in the country. The honor was presented as part of the ICF Builder Awards, an international competition designed to showcase the advantages of building with insulated concrete forms, commonly called ICFs.

http://mamaroneck.dailyvoice.com/business/mamaronecks-murphy-brothers-win-national-award

SEEN: Chinese New Year Festival in Greenwich

The Chinese Language School of Connecticut's 13th annual Chinese New Year Festival was held on March 1, 2015. For the year of the ram, the school will gather at Eastern Middle School in the Riverside section of Greenwich.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/seen/slideshow/SEEN-Chinese-New-Year-Festival-in-Greenwich-104379.php

Amy Klein, center, runs with her dog, Wyatt, and her friend Taruna.... photo: 7593377 slideshow 847

Amy Klein, center, runs with her dog, Wyatt, and her friend Taruna Reddy as a snow storm hits Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7593377.php

Cycling instructor Gary Morello pumps up the crowd of cyclists.... photo: 7593583 slideshow 847

Cycling instructor Gary Morello pumps up the crowd of cyclists during Cycle for Survival at Equinox fitness club in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7593583.php

Kathy Magid, with the team Cheryl's Crusaders, begins her cycling.... photo: 7593582 slideshow 847

Kathy Magid, with the team Cheryl's Crusaders, begins her cycling as Cheryl's husband, Ira Lutsky, looks on during Cycle for Survival at Equinox fitness club in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7593582.php

Craig Robinson hangs out at the bar of Mackenzies Grill Room in the.... photo: 7593648 slideshow 847

Craig Robinson hangs out at the bar of Mackenzies Grill Room in the Old Greenwich neighborhood of Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Robinson remembers going to the bar in the late 1970s when it was called Tracks, moved away for a time, and moved back across the street and has been a regular since the late 1990s.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7593648.php

Eric Campinell and his children, Eric, left; Quinn, at right; and.... photo: 7593646 slideshow 847

Eric Campinell and his children, Eric, left; Quinn, at right; and Claire; leave Mackenzies Grill Room after having a meal there in the Old Greenwich neighborhood of Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7593646.php

Wearing boxing gloves Sandy Goodman pumps up cyclists during Cycle.... photo: 7593581 slideshow 847

Wearing boxing gloves Sandy Goodman pumps up cyclists during Cycle for Survival at Equinox fitness club in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7593581.php

Niel Bluger hangs out at the bar of Mackenzies Grill Room in the.... photo: 7593651 slideshow 847

Niel Bluger hangs out at the bar of Mackenzies Grill Room in the Old Greenwich neighborhood of Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, March 1, 2015. In his twenties, Bulger worked at the restaurant bringing food to customers.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7593651.php

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