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Author: Alma Rutgers

REMEMBERING THE REVEREND DAVID WENTROBLE

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

BET MEETING RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS ON PROPOSED HANDBOOK AMENDMENT

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

BIENNIAL VOTE ON BET REFERENCE BOOK TUESDAY

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

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