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On Politics

Redistricting

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OK, I get the knee-jerk reaction to change offered by someone partisan is often going to be rejection. But the reaction to the proposed redistricting rolled out by Ed Krumeich and a series of Democrats to be silly. Because if our esteemed Representatives and assorted Republican functionaries had actually analyzed the proposed map, rather than […] [Read More]
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So There, Lincoln Milstein

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It has come to my attention that the Grand Poohbah of the Greenwich Time, Hearst Executive Lincoln Milstein thinks that the Greenwich Democrats are “toothless” among other things. Its not terribly easy to explain what the right thing is in Greenwich, so I am throwing out the gauntlet to Lincoln hisself – I’ll tell you […] [Read More]
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I’m Back

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Now isn’t that great news! Sarcasm aside, I am always pleased that the Greenwich Time has offered this platform for my views. But I also like the comments as well. Lots of changes afoot in the next few months. I’ll be commenting on hard-core Republican desires to evicerate our Town services, education and way of […] [Read More]
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First Amendment Blues

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Back in 2000, Congress passed – and Bill Clinton signed – the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. RLUIPA, as it’s called, was conceived to protect the rights of all faiths to build houses of worship, particularly when pesky neighbors used zoning as a backdoor way of keeping out religious expression. Its so much […] [Read More]
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My Big Democratic Speech

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Whether it means a hill of beans or not, as this paper reported I was elected the Chairman of the Democratic Town Committee this past Thursday. I gave the following speech that night. Love to hear your thoughts…. SPEECH BELOW Thank you very much for your support and confidence I am pleased to know all […] [Read More]
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My Friend Dave

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My friend Dave Roberson died the other morning. He was 42, he wasn’t married, didn’t have any children, and lived with his mother in the house he grew up in on Hassake Road in Old Greenwich. He worked part time at Greenwich Library doing something in one of those crevasses where cell phones can’t penetrate, […] [Read More]
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New Buildings

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My son and his Cub Scout troop took a tour of the new Police Station in Central Greenwich yesterday. What was the takeaway? It was that the police station was far nicer than our house. Mind you, our house could use a few touchups here or there, but its a solid 160 year old place […] [Read More]
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Back and Slightly More Improved Than Ever

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I have returned to blogging after a long period of way too much to do. In this economy, working ten times harder than anyone else is the only way to get back to square. I had lunch with a local banker a few weeks ago and he provided me with some words that I have […] [Read More]
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