Today is Tuesday, July 3, 2012 and it's National Chocolate Wafer Day.
- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is 41.
- Television cooking show hostess and cookbook author Sandra Lee is 46.
- Actor Tom Cruise is 50.
- Television talk show host and former Greenwich resident Montel Williams is 56.
- Playwright Tom Stoppard of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" fame is 75.
This Day in History:
In 1775, George Washington rode out in front of the American troops gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and drew his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army.
In 1863, on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's last attempt at breaking the Union line ended in disastrous failure, bringing the most decisive battle of the American Civil War to an end.
In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Rivers and Harbors Flood Control Bill, which allocates funds to improve flood-control and water-storage systems across the country.
Things you should know:
If you see Selectman Drew Marzullo, congratulate him ...
Democratic Selectman Drew Marzullo, who's a paramedic with Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS), has been appointed to the Connecticut Emergency Medical Service Advisory Board.
The appointment to the 41-member agency which oversees emergency medical services statewide, was made by fellow Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "I'm happy to have Drew on the EMS Advisory Board. EMS personnel are a vital component of our first response capabilities, and with his real world experience, I have no doubt Drew will be an invaluable addition to the board."
The advisory board meets monthly to review and make recommendations on all regulations, medical guidelines and policy affecting emergency medical services, according to Marzullo who's been a paramedic and paramedic supervisor for GEMS for 20 years.
"I want to thank Governor Malloy and his team for giving me this opportunity," Marzullo said. "I look forward to making a contribution in an area that I have spent my entire adult life pursuing. I am both excited and quite frankly, humbled."
Marzullo said, "EMS varies dramatically throughout Connecticut and throughout the country. There are commercial services, all volunteer services, depending upon which region you live in in Connecticut. It’ll be interesting to learn about EMS throughout Connecticut and offer help the system at large."
Marzullo has earned a number of awards during his paramedic career including The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Award, GEMS employee of the year, and he has twice received the GEMS medical directors award for outstanding patient care.
Marzullo was instrumental in organizing a bipartisan rally last fall in support of Project Renew, the $20 million renovation project of The Nathaniel Witherell, the town-owned nursing home. Marzullo enlisted the aid of local, state and federal legislators, along with Malloy to attend a rally where Malloy announced state support of the project.
Fellow Cos Cob Democrat and U.S. Rep Jim Himes said, "I'm really thrilled for Drew as a former EMT myself I just so delighted to see a guy like him take a position like this. He obviously has subject matter expertise and knows how this intersects with budgets. And of course, as everyone knows, Drew's the easiest guy in the world to get along with."
Although Marzullo's term coincides with that of the governor, he said, "This really is a non-political board." He added with a laugh, "I do not think I have ever been asked if I was a Democratic or Republican when performing intravenous therapy intervention or splinting a fracture."
For your planning purposes, here's a roundup of holiday closings for Wednesday, July 4th:
- Town Hall: all offices closed.
- Greenwich Public Library (including Byram and Cos Cob branches): Closed.
- Perrot Memorial Library: closed.
- Holly Hill Transfer Station: closed.
- Greenwich Post Office: closed.
- Banks: closed.
- State Department of Motor Vehicles: closed.
You will be able to buy beach passes at both the and centers.
There aren't any municipal meetings planned for today.
Greenwich Community Television
If you prefer the clicker instead of being there or want to catch up on a Greenwich meeting you missed, there's Greenwich Community Television (GCTV) on either Fios Channel 24 or Cablevision's Channel 79.
Board of Estimate & Taxation Meeting, June, 2012
Board of Selectmen Meeting, June 21, 2012
Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, June 12, 2012
Board of Selectmen Meeting, June 21, 2012
Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, June 26, 2012
And if you prefer the movies:Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza
Showtimes for Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
Trailer 12:20, 3:30, 6:45, 10:00
Your Sister's Sister (R)
Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt
Trailer 12:20, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:45
Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)
Bruce Willis, Edward Norton
Trailer 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:30
Sources: history.com; famousbirthdays.com
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