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GREENWICH DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE FACES A DIFFICULT TASK

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They’ve chosen a chairman. But can members of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee now unite behind their leader? And, conversely, can this chosen chairman provide the leadership that’s needed to unify the 75-member body? No matter how one looks at it, the task will be difficult. Whoever was destined to win the chairmanship at the […] [Read More]
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MARCH 8, 12:30 P.M. TO 2 P.M. GREENWICH RALLY IN SUPPORT OF THE SANDY HOOK RIDE ON WASINGTON

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Mark your calendars. Plan to join the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence on Saturday, March 8, 12:30 p.m. at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road as Greenwich rallies in support of the second annual Sandy Hook Ride on Washington. Greenwich will be welcoming Team 26, led by Newtown Action Alliance board member Monte Frank. […] [Read More]
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THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN HIMES

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Thank you Jim for taking this stand against hunger. As Connecticut RESULTS volunteer Bill Baker said in a letter-to-the-editor in today’s Greenwich Time: “Taking food away from hungry children to aid corporate agribusiness is immoral. Congress must find a way to restore these cuts.” Thank you for taking the moral high ground and voting against […] [Read More]
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REMEMBERING THE REVEREND DAVID WENTROBLE

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The Reverend David Wentroble, who spent 14 years with the Greenwich Chaplaincy Services, from 1991 to 2005, and attended to the spiritual needs of so many residents in Greenwich’s long-term care facilities, died this past Tuesday. He was only 60, and he suffered a terrible death. Early in the morning on December 20, when he […] [Read More]
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BET MEETING RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS ON PROPOSED HANDBOOK AMENDMENT

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The snow storm caused the first regular meeting of the newly sworn in BET to be rescheduled from yesterday (Tuesday) to today (Wednesday). So the biennial vote to accept the BET Reference Book, or handbook, that’s on the meeting agenda has not yet taken place. After writing my column for this past Sunday on the […] [Read More]
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BIENNIAL VOTE ON BET REFERENCE BOOK TUESDAY

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For some reason, my column that appears in Greenwich Time every other Sunday didn’t go online Friday night the way it usually does, so I am posting it here on my blog.   What a difference two years canĀ make. The biennial vote on theĀ Board of Estimate and Taxation Reference Book, the handbook that guides the […] [Read More]
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INTIMIDATION? POLITICAL RETRIBUTION? REALLY?

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Intimidation? An article by Justin Pottle in today’s Greenwich Time (January 12, 2014) reports on Democratic BET member Sean Goldrick’s assertion that he’s been made an example for other Democrats. Submit to Republicans, or be rendered voiceless, is the lesson Democrats are supposed to learn. Political retribution? In Goldrick’s narrative, he’s being punished because, unlike […] [Read More]
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BILL FINGER RE-ELECTED BET DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS LEADER

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Good news. BET Democrats are back on track, after being temporarily derailed on Thursday when three members – half the Democratic caucus – attempted a takeover by holding their own meeting and naming Sean Goldrick as the temporary caucus leader. Happily, the attempted coup has failed. The six BET Democrats and Democratic Selectman Drew Marzullo […] [Read More]
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