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Author: Alma Rutgers

INTIMIDATION? POLITICAL RETRIBUTION? REALLY?

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.

BILL FINGER RE-ELECTED BET DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS LEADER

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

TERRIBLE START FOR BET DEMOCRATS

It’s hard to believe what’s happening with BET Democrats. As the proverbial saying goes, you can’t make this stuff up. The new six-member BET Democratic caucus that’s seated this month has been

THE CONNECTICUT EFFECT IS STILL GOING STRONG

The “Connecticut Effect” is still going strong. Our voices will not be silenced. There’s proof of this in the success of the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence campaign to honor Newtown on the
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STILL TIME TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence leader Jonathan Perloe ┬ásent an email today, at my request, reporting on the first weekend of the “Honor Newtown. Make Your Voice Heard” campaign. “We were

REMEMBER NEWTOWN WITH A MESSAGE OF PEACE AND HOPE

The one year anniversary of the Newtown killings is approaching. It’s estimated that since then nearly 31,000 persons have been killed by guns in the United States. We must not let the country forget

GREENWICH DEMOCRATS IN CRISIS

“This is wrong and should be stopped,” said Greenwich Democratic Town Committee chairman Frank Farricker in a blog posting. But here’s one of many problems with Farricker’s pronouncement: It’s leveled

CHANGES TO BOE AND BET METHOD OF ELECTION?

  Every so many years, the question of more competitive elections for the school board, and especially the finance board, surfaces. During this fall’s election campaign, First Selectman Peter

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23 – WHAT CHILDREN WISH THEIR PARENTS KNEW ABOUT NAME-CALLING AND BULLYING

This Wednesday evening, parents of children in elementary and middle school have a second opportunity to dialogue with and learn from Greenwich High School teenagers who have been engaged in bullying

UNAFFILIATED VOTERS: GREENWICH’S LARGEST VOTING GROUP? REALLY?

So how do things that are not true become established facts? A single newspaper reference might be a contributing factor. Be careful not to believe everything you read in the newspapers, especially in