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Jim Himes
Ex-candidate sues Greenwich over Israeli event at Town Hall

Greenwich officials have rejected an $11,000 proposed settlement of a lawsuit with a former U.S. Senate candidate who claims photos and videos at Town Hall of a bar mitzvah and pro-Israel event violated the Constitution by promoting a religion. Greenwich Time reports (http://bit.ly/1PnfZSp ) that Lee Whitnum sued the town over the May 15, 2011, use of Town Hall by the UJA Federation of Greenwich for Israeli Independence Day. The events were on a Sunday when Town Hall and offices are closed. Town officials did not comment on their decision to reject the settlement. The lawsuit is one of 12 that Whitnum, a Greenwich resident, has pending in Connecticut, including a false arrest claim...