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Alma Rutgers

NATHANIEL WITHERELL SURVIVAL AT STAKE

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Let’s hope few RTM members buy the argument that a “no” vote on the $20.2 million bonding proposal for Project Renew is good for Nathaniel Witherell. Contrary to Budget Overview Committee Chairman Bill Drake’s assertions on the op-ed page of today’s (Sunday, December 11, 2011) Greenwich Time, a “no” vote Monday night will in fact […] [Read More]
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NEW GREENWICH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS – SAME OLD

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The state’s Reapportionment Committee last week finally produced the new assembly district map. No surprises where Greenwich’s three districts – 149, 150, 151 – are concerned. It’s same old, same old. Last summer the Reapportionment Committee held public hearings throughout the state seeking input on a new districting plan. Greenwich attorney Edward Krumeich, who is […] [Read More]
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THE NATHANIEL WITHERELL MOVES FORWARD

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” This is an important step forward for the town.” So said Board of Estimate and Taxation Chairman Steven Walko this evening after a unanimous BET vote to approve $20,205,000 as an additional appropriation with an accompanying bonding resolution that will enable The Nathaniel Witherell to move forward with its much needed Project Renew, years […] [Read More]
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WORKSHOP – BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE

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The Town of Greenwich Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, which I chair, seeks to provide programs that inform the public about important and timely topics that touch upon issues of diversity, fairness, respect and everyone’s right to feel safe in their environment. This year’s fall program is on workplace bullying. The speaker is Dr. Dale Atkins, a licensed […] [Read More]
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THE RUSH TO APPOINT A NEW TENANT COMMISSIONER TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY

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Word has it that the Board of Selectmen plans to hold a special meeting this coming week for the purpose of appointing a new tenant commissioner to the Board of the Commissioners of the Greenwich Housing Authority. According to authoritative sources, this appointee will likely be Natalie Queen, one of the two outgoing Democratic members […] [Read More]
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COLUMN 9/18 – BRIEF ADDENDUM

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In today’s column (Sunday 9/18) I referred to Lee Whitnum’s press release in which she claims the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union turned her away 3 times when she approached them about suing  the Town of Greenwich and the First Selectman for allowing an Israel Independence Day celebration and a Bar Mitzvah to take place on […] [Read More]
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RECYCLING A GREENWICH TRADITION – A BRIEF HISTORY

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In my Greenwich Time column this week about a successful first month of single stream recycling in Greenwich – Smooth Sailing on Single Stream – I quote from Sally Davies and make reference to the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board (GRAB) which Davies chairs. However, because my column is limited to 700 words, I was unable […] [Read More]
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DISTURBING EFFORTS TO UNDERMINE VOTING RIGHTS

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My weekly column that appears in print in the Greenwich Time on Sundays and usually goes online Friday night did not appear on the GT website this weekend, so here it is as a blog posting for those of you who usually read it online. ************************************************************************************************************************ I recently opened an email from the American Civil […] [Read More]
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GREENWICH JEWISH COMMUNITY CELEBRATES ISRAEL AT 63

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HERE IS MY GREENWICH TIME COLUMN THAT APPEARS IN PRINT SUNDAY MAY 15: Sunday the Greenwich Jewish community gathers in joyous song and dance to celebrate Israel’s 63rd birthday. The celebration features live music and the raising of the Israeli flag. There is much to celebrate. After only 63 years, this tiny nation with few […] [Read More]
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EARLY START TO THE 2011 CAMPAIGN SEASON – DTC MEETING MAY 11

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ONCE AGAIN, FOR SOME REASON, MY WEEKLY COLUMN THAT APPEARS IN PRINT EVERY SUNDAY FAILED TO GO ONLINE FRIDAY NIGHT. SO, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LOOK FOR IT ONLINE, HERE IT IS. The 2011 Greenwich election season is off to an early start. Greenwich Democrats, hoping to get a jump on the Republicans, will […] [Read More]
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