Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

It is to laugh

A nor’easter coming our way next week? Maybe, according to NOAA, but heck, after this week, we’ll just scoff. I hope.

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40% of births illegimate

40% of all babies born in 2011 were born to unmarried women.

Poverty rate for children of married couples: 8.2%; for single-parent households, 35.2%

72% of all black births are to single mothers.

If we want to wage war on poverty, maybe we should stop waging war on marriage.

Just sayin’.

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Aha! Greenwich Time does have a reporter, and he says help is on the way via CL&P

We’ve been here all along, the utility company asserts, but that’s about as credible as our paper’s own claim to that effect. But for what it’s worth, CL&P says 14 more two-person crews are coming tonight and another 25 tomorrow, bringing us to a grand total of 39 new crews to supplement the 14 that are supposedly already here. We’ll take ‘em, however many actually show up.

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Did Greenwich Time fire ALL its reporters?

A reader alerts us to a tweet from the twit, Peter Tesei regarding power restoration, and supposedly printed in the Greenwich Time. I can’t find it, just as I can’t find almost anything directly concerning Greenwich. The paper’s article on power resumption reports on conditions in Milford, its “Live Blog storm coverage” is from Danbury, a warning about sewage contaminating water supplies is about Bridgeport, and so on. Our hometown paper is about as hometown as WGCH, which broadcast a Patriots football game during Sandy’s approach on Sunday.

You can’t fault the radio station for abandoning Greenwich: there’s simply no viable business plan for an operation that’s listened to only during snowstorms and hurricanes, but I’m told that some people still buy Greenwich Time and look for it as a source of local news. The paper might have at least kept a couple interns on staff – they cost nothing and yet could help maintain the illusion that “Greenwich Time” is still about Greenwich.

(Here’s the paper’s article on “Greenwich” gasoline shortages)

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So how’s Cos Cob doing?

Homecoming Queen arrives on Siwanoy

Back when Riverside had the current and a former First Selectman living on the same street you could be sure that there was one road in town that would be plowed first. I wonder whether the same holds true for lowly Cos Cob, which now hosts our First Selectman, our Second Selectman, our Congressman and even Frankie Fudrucker, King of Democrats. So has power been restored there? Streets cleared?  If I can find my passport I intend to drive by later this evening but I’m curious now.

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I don’t think that word means what you think it means

Surely not!

In one of the very few local stories Greenwich Time has carried related to the storm, it is reported that “Clubs open their doors to non-members”.  Fascinated by the vision of the Field Club and Round Hill welcoming those who ordinarily aren’t “clubable”, I clicked on the link, only to discover that what the reporter considers “clubs” are the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA and the Senior Center. Oh dear. So far as I know, if you’re a member of the Mianus River Boat Club, you should keep your mooring because you won’t be hobnobbing with Thurston and Lovey anytime soon.

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Rumors, but has anyone actually seen a CL&P crew anywhere in town?

In my own travels I haven’t spotted a single one and so far, readers also are reporting a complete void. Has someone out there run into any? Let us know.
GPD, how about your guys – have they found one yet?

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