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Author: Alma Rutgers

STEPHANIE PAULMENO ON SMEAR CAMPAIGN

In this week’s column I included two quotes from Stephanie Paulmeno. They were contained in an email response she sent me regarding what she’s called “a vile, no holds barred smear campaign” against
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STEPHANIE PAULMENO TO WITHDRAW FROM FIRST SELECTMAN CANDIDACY???

The 2013 Greenwich election may go down as one of the most bizarre in anyone’s memory. Greenwich Democrats were without a first selectman candidate up until the very end of the July 18 endorsement
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THANK YOU PETER TESEI!

Thank you Peter Tesei! Today Greenwich first selectman Peter Tesei signed the Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) Statement of Principles (see link below). He is now an honorary member of MAIG. MAIG
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ASK GREENWICH FIRST SELECTMAN TO JOIN MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS

The Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence has just issued a press release regarding this morning’s Board of Selectmen meeting at which the Council presented the BOS with a petition signed by 324
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THE REALPOLITIK OF PARTY IDEALS – A PARADOX

In a letter to the editor that appears in today’s Greenwich Time (July 24, 2013), my friend Peter Berg, District 8 leader on the Democratic Town Committee, takes issue with my most recent column
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SIGN PETITION FOR GREENWICH BOARD OF SELECTMEN TO JOIN MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS

The Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence is the voice of our community in the effort to reduce gun violence. Recently, Council representatives hand-delivered a letter to Congress signed by 140
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CCI Celebrates the American Dream

Fourth of July came early last Sunday at Community Centers, Inc., otherwise known as CCI. More than fifty new Americans and aspiring Americans gathered in the white clapboard house at 61 East Putnam
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REMEMBERING NEWTOWN SIX MONTHS LATER

Today is six months since the Newtown massacre. And in these six months, more than 4,300 persons have died from gun violence in America. And what has Congress done? Nothing. This week, marking the
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DTC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATE CHOICES

The Democratic Town Committee’s Executive Committee, which serves as the DTC nominating committee, met last night to decide what names to put forward at the July 18 nominating convention when the full
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WRITING CONTEST FINALISTS – CONGRATULATIONS!

Is affirmative action relevant today? That question was recently before high school students in Greenwich schools who chose to enter the fourth annual “Defining Diversity Writing Contest.” This
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