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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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Diversity Writing Contest Winners

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There were 68 entries in the 2nd annual diversity writing contest sponsored by the Town of Greenwich Affirmative Action Advisory Committee and the Greenwich Time. The entries were of very high quality and the contest was very competitive. The judges – Susan Ellis, Sarah Littman, David McCumber, Margaret Walsh – made their final selections this […] [Read More]
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NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

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FOR SOME REASON TODAY’S SUNDAY COLUMN DID NOT GO ONLINE. SO HERE IT IS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO USUALLY READ IT ON LINE. Next year in Jerusalem! These words conclude the Passover Seder. Introduced into the Hagaddah in medieval times, the phrase is multi-layered. At one level, it expresses the Diaspora longing for a […] [Read More]
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THE 1% SENSE OF THE MEETING RESOLUTION APPEARS DEAD IN THE WATER

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Item #14 on the RTM Call for Monday’s March meeting appears, thankfully, to be dead in the water. This was a follow up to the October 25 Sense of the Meeting Resolution (SOMR) that called upon town leadership to “develop a fiscal policy based on savings and restraint that will control the rate of spending […] [Read More]
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TOWN BUDGET CONVERSATION SHOULD MOVE BEYOND QUIBBLING

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It would be a mistake for the First Selectman to engage in a trivial back and forth over minutia with the 4 individuals who defended the District 7 report at yesterday’s press conference. Likewise, he should not acquiesce to the request that his “historical analysis be re-released” to reflect their analysis. The First Selectman’s analysis […] [Read More]
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NEW YEAR’S WISH – MAY INTERFAITH COUNCIL’S MESSAGE OF LOVE PREVAIL

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Computer problems prevented my December 26 column from making it onto the Greenwich Time website in the column section, so I am reproducing the column here on my blog: Thinking back on the events of 2010, I am reminded of the prayer vigil I attended last August on the lawn in front of Stamford’s First […] [Read More]
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POLICE SHOULD NOT BE DIRECTING TRAFFIC ON GREENWICH AVENUE

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Kudos to Police Chief Ridberg for standing by his decision not to station a police officer at the Lewis Street intersection on Greenwich Avenue. Indeed, the police officers at all the intersections should be replaced with traffic lights. This past week I was at the East Elm Street intersection when the police officer directing traffic […] [Read More]
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TONIGHT’S BET PUBLIC HEARING – BET ELECTIONS NOT A BURNING ISSUE

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The BET held a public hearing tonight on the method of election to the BET. This is the first time in just over 6 years – since March 2004 – that the BET is taking up this topic. If the BET is to vote on changing the way in which its members are elected – […] [Read More]
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