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Jim Eastwood July 23, 2014 at 07:01 pm
OVERTAXED, UNDER REPRESENTED and Abused by the Entitlement give away !!!
Average Joe July 23, 2014 at 07:14 pm
LUCKY to have lived here 50 years, as opposed to some red-neck knuckle dragging Red state.
Jerry Lewis July 23, 2014 at 07:18 pm
Ready to leave.
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Concerned Parent July 23, 2014 at 05:45 pm
This is a story about a mother who allows her child run around an establishment like it is aRead More playground. There is much more to this story than just a child asking another patron if she is pregnant.
lmf59 July 23, 2014 at 06:10 pm
I don't know the whole story yet, and neither do any of you. But I will tell you that I am takingRead More the side of the business. This mother was so quick to run to the news and get her own and her kid's face all over TV. And notice, the kid said everything he was obviously told to say to the reporter. She got her moment of fame, and can tell all her friends to watch the darling child on TV tonight. My guess is that this parent lets her kid run all over the place wherever he goes, without consideration for other customers, or workers of the establishment that have to tolerate his behavior. No one, NO ONE, would kick a customer out because of one "innocent" comment from a 4 year old. Just wouldn't happen.
lmf59 July 23, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Well. Just found out that the mom also went on a radio interview this morning. Among the things sheRead More said, was that she keeps telling people that she "is not going to change her son for the world". The interviewer asked flat out, that if she was constantly telling people that she won't change her son's behavior, just maybe he is pretty annoying? Hmmm. I think Rebecca's public defense (excuses) of little Justin's behavior is going to come back to bite her in the butt. http://ctboom.com/dollars-to-donuts-this-mom-just-want-attention/
Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Patch File Photo
Sandra July 23, 2014 at 01:34 pm
How much worse could Foley be? We need o get rid of Dan, Dannel whoever the heck you are!
Igor July 23, 2014 at 02:36 pm
Danny boy your nose is growing again.
Philip July 23, 2014 at 06:56 pm
Guess the unions will come knocking for a raise now that there's a surplus - never any benefit toRead More actual taxpayers whether surplus or deficit
Bambi L Albert July 23, 2014 at 06:27 am
Are you screening for Lyme disease AND coinfections?
Jodi July 23, 2014 at 09:16 am
Blood Drive TODAY (Wednesday) at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Rd, Orange, 1 pm - 6 pm
jjtw425 July 23, 2014 at 11:12 am
As a past donor and as a volunteer at blood drives for over 35 years, I am aware of the great needRead More for blood especially during the summer months. Please look for your local opportunities to donate and sign up or walk in. Your donation will potentially save 7 lives and be greatly appreciated.
Victor July 23, 2014 at 09:25 am
Jen - you're totally correct.
Kara Seymour July 23, 2014 at 09:32 am
the article clearly states the list of products recalled, two of which are organic, so no correctionRead More is warranted.
Don W July 23, 2014 at 06:14 pm
According to foodsafteynews.com the problem was with a filthy Wawona packing plant. After the plantRead More was cleaned there was no more Listeria present on any fruit. So why does this this article start with the word Organic?
NJ Gov. Chris Christie greets CT Republican endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and his wife Leslie in Greenwich, July 21, 2014. Photo: Barbara Heins.
Thomas Paine July 23, 2014 at 06:06 pm
Data summary on defensive gun use from a variety of studies. Those of you who think it a fictionRead More made up by gun goons will be disappointed: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_gun_use
Average Joe July 23, 2014 at 06:08 pm
was this DEFENSIVE gun use in your gun crazed world? Death of Unarmed Woman on Porch DETROIT —Read More Jul 21, 2014, 5:57 PM ET By ED WHITE Associated Press Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face. Is Theodore Wafer guilty of murder? Or did the 55-year-old use deadly force based on a reasonable fear that he was at risk? Jury selection started Monday in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old victim, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3½ hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Wafer, an airport employee who lives alone, is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and use of a gun during a crime. If convicted of the murder charge, he could face up to life in prison, although the actual term would likely be shorter.
Bobbie July 23, 2014 at 06:17 pm
"Defensive gun use (DGU) is the use of a firearm in self-defense or defense of others. TheRead More frequency of defensive firearms incidents, and their effectiveness in providing safety and reducing crime is a controversial issue in gun politics and criminology.[1]:64 Different authors and studies employ different criteria for what constitutes a defensive gun use which leads to controversy in comparing statistical results. Perceptions of the number of DGUs dominate discussions over gun rights, gun control, and concealed carry laws." Apparently, everyone agrees to disagree.
Leroy is looking for a home with no small children. Credit: Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control
Hammer McPhee July 22, 2014 at 07:04 am
He was just doing his job! From Leroy's point of view, the children were eating his progeny forRead More breakfast every morning, or course he was POed!
Gina Agostini Liebe July 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Poor thing. He looks like he's been in a fight. That explains the eye. I'm thinking he was a cockRead More fighter. PLEASE someone, take him in!!!!!!
chicken man July 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm
I will take the rooster but you have to bring him to me in newtown. I have about 200 chickens and 4Read More roostets now. Not enough to keep all my hens fertile
What's your favorite, go-to junk food? Credit: Hamburger photo by stu_spivack; Ice cream photo by jamieanne; Potato chips photo by SaucyGlo; Nachos photo by pointnshoot, all via flickr creative commons
rorygmw July 22, 2014 at 10:11 am
Giant Cheez-It crackers with salsa. OR remove one cookie from each of 2 Oreo double-stufs, feedRead More those to the dog, put the two remaining together to make one quadruple-stuf. OR Pringles with Lipton onion soup dip. OR a vanilla wafer topped with a banana slice, a smear of chunky peanut butter, and a squirt of Hershey's Special chocolate syrup.
dtom July 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm
I wouldn't call pizza junk food. unless you're getting it from dominos or some other chain. ButRead More anyway, the answer to this is easy. My favorite junk food is Chips Ahoy (and not those disgusting chewy ones) - dipped in milk, of course.
Eva Reklat July 23, 2014 at 12:10 am
Cape Cod Sweet Maui Onion. Yum!
Photo Credit: Carla Kron via Newtown Patch
Joe Mancini July 22, 2014 at 09:22 am
Dairy Queen? Carvel? What a stupid survey.
Christy Chi July 22, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Dairy Queen doesn't serve ice cream. It has to be classified by them as a frozen treat since itRead More doesn't meet the content requirements to be called ice cream.
Katherine Davis July 23, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Its obvious that most people in this poll are from the Mid and Western portions of the state.
Hartford Hospital. Photo Credit: Elipongo via Wikimedia Commons
Jerry Plant July 21, 2014 at 10:34 am
In Woodbury it is the stress of the property values decreasing and the ever increasing of taxes.Read More People can not afford their taxes now. This years shell game, the First Selectman and the BOF Chair want everyone to believe that only 40% of the taxpayers taxes are going up. 40% increase in stress in those people's lives. Don't worry though the First Selectman and the BOF Chair have stated that no ones taxes are going up. ??? It's called talking out of both sides of your mouth. Tell the voters whatever they want to hear to get the budget passed. The voters have another chance to VOTE DOWN the proposed budget on the 23rd. Remember VOTE YES FOR HIGHER TAXES.
Donna Pearlman July 21, 2014 at 11:43 am
Excellent study this reinsurance geek can't wait to see how you rank the safest and most dangerousRead More towns next :)
POODETWA July 21, 2014 at 06:34 pm
I think Simsbury. we love to party. what a terrible topic.
Rev Victor July 20, 2014 at 08:47 pm
Hi everyone here. What Christine Coleman said is very true though i may not know her. I experiencedRead More it first hand also. It was this organization called consumer loan firm (C.L.f)that really helped me to pay my medical bills when i was in dare need of money because i am a widow. A friend of my also directed me to them. when i was about to do a major operation and i had no money at that time, they came to my rescue and in less than 48 hours, i got my loan. But to say the truth, i was nervous and scared at first because i have been scammed twice. But when i summoned up courage and follow their lending policies along with my friends advice, at the end i found myself smiling. If not for them, maybe i would have been dead by now. I have even taken another loan from them start my business after my recovery which i am also paying back now. My only advice now is that any body who is really in need of loan should contact them with their email via: consumerloanfirm@gmail.com and get a loan from them. Thanks
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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Fred Savage July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am
Here's an idea...don't click on links you don't want to read.
Left: Ella Grasso of Connecticut was the first woman in U.S. history to be elected governor. Right: Nancy Wyman is Connecticut's current lieutenant governor. (Credit: Wikipedia)
Philip July 21, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I have never seen a case where a man is paid more than a woman for an identical position - noRead More employer wants to pay more for no reason. It's just typical election noise from liberals who are left with nothing but divide-and- win
Judy Davidson July 21, 2014 at 08:12 pm
My experience is not anecdotal, that is usually a one time situation. My experience spans 25 years,Read More in different industries, and being part of hiring thousands of people at all different job levels. I am sure there are companies who have discriminated but they are few and far between. With all the women in HR positions all over this country, if this was news, it would have been made news long ago. Plus, people are litigious and companies are not going to risk that. In addition, since I have been privy to employee lawsuits, I never saw ONE that had to do with pay disparity with men. Sometimes they had to do with sexual harrassment, however the biggest number, according to statistics, is retaliation for being on leave, and that has nothing to do with gender.
Philip July 23, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Wage gap measure not influenced by education? Isn't that dumb comparing people in differentRead More professions?
Amanda Denes with Burton and Zuzu, bulldog-schnauzer mix dogs who have been missing since Feb. 27, 2014.
Shirley Hall July 21, 2014 at 08:57 am
Anyone can help in the search for Burton and Zuzu. Please like and share the Facebook page dedicatedRead More to the search by following this link https://www.facebook.com/FindBurtonAndZuzu
Shirley Hall July 21, 2014 at 08:58 am
If the link doesn't work, just copy and paste in your chosen search engine.
Barbara Heins July 21, 2014 at 09:11 am
Luann - that sales pitch has been deleted from the comments.
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Grama July 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
what is all this crap?
Deb Bicher July 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Please delete those posts off the site -- If the poster has something to say, then they need to haveRead More an explanatory sentence recommending the links. Even then, they are still not relevant to any ongoing discussion. Thanks.
Ray Dalio, a Greenwich resident, has a net worth is about $12.9 billion. (Credit: World Economic Forum on Flickr)
Gus R. Horvath July 21, 2014 at 07:29 pm
Frank in bury. If you are old enough to remember the O,Neil budget fiasco that resulted in theRead More implementation of the state income tax of 4.5%, the alternative was a 12% sales tax. That sales tax would have been also paid predominantly by Fairfield County residents. They carry,financially, the other 8 counties in Connecticut.
arkay July 22, 2014 at 12:57 am
@Gus, counties don't actually mean anything in CT, just geographic borders. Bridgeport is as much ofRead More a money suck as any city in the state, and that's in FFC. There's plenty of affluent communities in New Haven, Hartford, Litchfield counties (and elsewhere) that pay their fair share. Fairfield County does pay a proportionally high amount of taxes, but that is in a select few towns - definitely not northern or eastern FFC, which is more in line with other parts of the state.
Gus R. Horvath July 22, 2014 at 11:55 am
arkay. I was born and grew up in Bridgeport in the 1930s to1960s when it was known as the park city.Read More It was not the drag on Fairfield County it is today. The point I wish to make is that the much maligned billionaires of Fairfield County contribute an inordinate amount financial resources to the state of Connecticut helping to reduce your and my tax burden. My son is a building engineer for Ray Dalio's hedge fund so I am aware of the goings on there.
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