John’s a great photographer, but he tossed his camera aside to pluck a kid out of a creek at Innis Arden.
UPDATE: I really like this quote from the GPD, because Lt. Gray (by the way, what happened to my old classmate, GHS ’71, Lt. Daniel Allen?) gets what’s fun about sledding and other risky activities:
Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the police department, said police were not aware of the incident, but urged residents to use caution when sledding.
“Part of what makes sledding fun is the element of danger,” Gray said “But it can be a hazardous activity, especially for young ones when they are not monitored closely.”
Take the money and run, guys
Keep on keeping on. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss settled with Facebook for $65 million, but now they want more. Yeah, you were probably screwed, but how much do you need to move on and get a life?.
I so despise Coleman McCarthy that I refused to comment on his remark that ROTC students came from parents too poor to pay college tuition, but here’s someone who still cares.
The Village Voice – The Village Voice! – has a great article on why the Fireman exam has no racial content. My (few) liberal readers won’t believe me, but surely they’ll go to the source of all knowledge and report back. The judge in question is demanding that NYC hire black folks who can neither read nor think, but are er, black. The city is resisting. I’m with the city on this one.
18 months ago, a federal judge ruled that the FDNY’s application test discriminated against blacks, not because of any specific requirements, but because fewer blacks passed than whites. He has prohibited the department from hiring anyone until it comes up with a test he approves of. He hasn’t liked anything yet and so, down 370 new firefighters that it needs, the city of New York is paying massive overtime to current fierefighters, ruining its budget and depriving 370 men and women jobs they want. So goes modern American society.
Owners of 32 Dairy Road paid $4.5 million for the place in 2008 and made the following improvements:
CONCEIVED & EXECUTED BY AN INTERIOR DESIGNER ADD’S & EXTENSIVE MODIFICATIONS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED. A 2ND FLR ADD W/BR SUITE OFFICE & PLAYRM/GYM, NEW KITCHEN, ALL NEW BATHS, CAL CLOSETS THROUGHOUT, CRESTRON SYS, NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM, NEW SEPTIC, CUSTOM DESIGNED KOI POND W/NEW FILTRATION. THIS IDYLLIC HAVEN W/EXTENSIVE NEW LANDSCAPING. NEW POOL & WATERFALL, NEW POOL HSE, TERRACES & VINE COVERED PERGOLA & NEW CUSTOM AWNING OVER TERRACE.
Asked $5.495, got $4.4.
At least this owner didn’t put anything into his purchase except for a heated driveway. Paid $2.5 for it in May, 2007, and sold it yesterday for $2.1 150. Even after commissions and taxes, he got off lucky.
Owners of this Old Greenwich ranch asked $1.695 for it in May, 2009, sold it yesterday for $1.250. I wonder how many buyers they lost between listing it and selling it?
27 Shadybrook Lane, Old Greenwich
I don’t begrudge our president and his family a (nother) vacation, and I wasn’t going to comment on this story, but the more I read, the more I wondered. The Prez could have stayed at the Marine base two miles away, saving a million or so on security costs. I can see that three beach-front homes for Obummer and his friends would be more fun , but perhaps the Commander-in-Chief should share quarters with the troops he’s ordered into harm’s way?
I once was blind, but now I see
New York Governor Paterson demands criminal investigation into snowplowers union slowdown. What a hero, standing up to the unions. Of course, he does leave office at midnight tomorrow, so ….
Chris Dodd, who has about a week to go before he’s removed from the Senate, slipped a $100 million grant to UConn’s hospital in Farmington into the Obama Care bill. But now that he’s going nowhere, the money went instead to a hospital in Ohio. So Dodd’s constituents will be sending their dollars to Ohio. On the other hand, why should Ohio’s taxpayers have subsidized Connecticut’s? A nice lesson for those states, like ours, that send more money to Washington than they ever get back.