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Author: Alma Rutgers

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

BULLYING PREVENTION WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS

Parents of school-age children, particularly elementary and middle school children, have a unique opportunity Tuesday evening. Connecticut’s Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Jewish Community

DEMOCRATS UNITED AND PROUD

Wow! What a difference a week makes! The subject of my Greenwich Time column last Sunday, September 1, was Stephanie Paulmeno’s aborted candidacy for first selectman and the bizarre circumstances that

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

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

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