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Bob McBride April 21, 2014 at 11:43 am
Those bastards are trying to kill us with cheese!
South Bay Jane April 21, 2014 at 11:46 am
Who cares about cheese? What about all the other animal body parts, poo-poo, dirt, preservativesRead More and other unknown crap that's inside a hotdog?
Bob McBride April 21, 2014 at 11:55 am
They're on the label, Jane, euphemistically or otherwise. Cheese is not. You may say, "WhatsRead More one more artery clogging byproduct of America's agricultural system when considering the whole?", but the US Dept. of Ag. begs to differ. People have a right to know whether they're consuming a cheesy wiener, nor not.
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Michael Jones April 21, 2014 at 10:44 am
How about correctly identifying the location. Washington Twsp in WHAT COUNTY? Ther's never aRead More dateline for an article here. Remember who what where when and why?
Mrs. G. April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am
A man fell to his death in front of children looking for Easter eggs, and everyone seems to want toRead More out do each other about the location?
John David Schatz April 21, 2014 at 11:24 am
What is this article doing in the Burlington Massachusetts edition of the Patch? When I wantRead More national news I have plenty of sources.
arkay April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am
Wait, why is population density BAD? That makes no sense. Density = more walkability, more publicRead More transit options, less dependence on the car.
Lynne Bonnett April 21, 2014 at 10:51 am
Thank you for doing this. It's pretty clear that large cities with high population densities rankRead More very low on the green scale just based upon population density, trash per person and low recycling rate. Others might argue that urban centers allow people to get around more easily without a car and promote mass transit and transit oriented business development. What we do with our trash is something we can change right now by recycling; much of it could be reused, creating jobs and keeping trash out of the incinerators whose toxic emissions cause a lot of illness in our urban centers. I also don't think using Arbor Day is a good measure of Tree City- it is only 0-1 points but it is an artificial measure in my opinion. In any case, keep up the good work!
Rusty Nail2 April 21, 2014 at 11:20 am
Yes, really Michele. The world economy cannot function on wind or solar power. You cannot run manyRead More products that you use in your daily life to function. Politicians have lined their friends and their own pockets with this farce and funding businesses that cannot stand on their own merit. Certainly, we should be considerate of the environment when developing oil, gas and coal but we are foolish to think these other sources will replace fossil fuels. Trying to force this change on the US economy when other world economic powers won't do it is a lesson if futility and a way to drive more jobs out of the country. I would expand all the fossil fuel development here, export it, tax it and pay down the national debt. Let the market deal with energy alternatives and not the government.
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P Troy April 21, 2014 at 08:11 am
And all the towns, except maybe Bosrah, I'm not sure where that is.....Are Democrat/LiberalRead More Strongholds and have been for some time.....Do as we say....not as we do!!!!!!....
Set the Controls April 21, 2014 at 08:58 am
Flipped through the top/bottom, a few others. No points at all for "Tree City." Are treeRead More programs superfluous in a leafy state like CT or has the Tree City program not taken root (for whatever reason), and therefore is not a meaningful metric in these rankings?
cheryl April 21, 2014 at 09:23 am
Is it just a coincidence that most towns are listed with ICLEI a subsidiary of the UN to implementRead More their agenda 21. Look it up. Member list in CT. Connecticut Branford Bridgeport Essex Groton New Haven New London Ridgefield Stamford Windsor Here is the website- this is a volunteer action plan that Hamden thru Henrici & your LC has signed on to - this is where your tax increases are going to fund this org and many other NGO;s. Here is the website in CT. http://downtowncary.org/member-list-iclei-local-governments-for-sustainability-usa/
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nonoise April 21, 2014 at 11:08 am
Those that enjoy amplified off key church bells and off key church piano music have a mentalRead More disorder. And, those that force it onto others are the same that enjoy torturing others.
Lisbeth Allen April 21, 2014 at 11:36 am
She should have the license plate. After all, all the stupid believers in imaginary men with longRead More beards have their silly bumper stickers. Unfortunately, all the brainwashed church goers will probably vandalize her car. Thou shall vandalize.
Cheryl Spinelli April 21, 2014 at 11:44 am
There seems to be a lot of unnecessary anger in many of the posts above. One that jumped out wasRead More that one may "deserve" to be vandalized for their license plate. No one deserves to have any type of crime perpetrated on them. It may well be the outcome because of the bigoted world we live in, but if a young woman puts tacky pink shag decor all over her car, showing the world that a young woman is driving this vehicle, she does not deserve to be attacked. It may be safer to not stand out it that way, but no one "deserves"to be punished for their taste or opinion. Bells ringing, not my favorite, but, if we want total peace and quiet, we may need to relocate to accomplish this. This may not seem fair, but it is realistic. The needs of the many... Imho, the real license plate issue is one of tolerance, or lack therof. There seems to be no profanity or targeted crime of hate going on with this license plate request. We respect and rely on our Freedom of Speech and Religious Choice rights, but we can't have it both ways. It can't be a right only when one agrees with what is being communicated. No one would think of denying a plate that read "Christian". I think people need to take a step back and remember that this is not the kind of request that will negatively impact anyone. You will either agree or disagree and that is the right we all have as Americans. You can agree or disagree with all of the amendments, the call a sports official makes or the grade your kid got on a test. You have the right to discuss your views and try to convince others of your opinion, but censorship is not the answer.
Jessica Bailey, who promotes solar power at CEFIA, the state's "Green Bank" authority, was honored by President Barack Obama Thursday when he named her a "Champion of Change".
Joel April 21, 2014 at 08:22 am
I have two words to say to you all about the Democratic Party and why we should be very afraid,Read More Harry Reid. Anyone who can follow this guy scares me to death...
Harry April 21, 2014 at 10:14 am
Solar cost for my home, 45k, My current bill ranges 75-120$ a month, sooo why would I spend 45kRead More on a system that I'll have to replace in 15 yrs? Aprox 18k for 15 yrs or 45k hmmm. This must be the reason or the push on common core.... Liberals are idiots
Budda Bucephelus April 21, 2014 at 10:21 am
Anthony - remove your mouth from the tail pipe for a minute.... A research firm has named theRead More zero-emission 2014 Nissan Leaf the cleanest production vehicle in the US, and that's figuring in the full, wheel-to-well lifetime impact of the car on the environment. The Automotive Science Group (ASG) studied more than 1,300 automobiles with at least four seats across nine categories, measuring everything from the amount of fuel needed to run the car during its lifetime to the extraction of natural resources to build the thing in the first place to end-of-life processing. ASG calls the process "wildly complex." The battery-electric Leaf, with its 84-mile single-charge range, took top honors overall, but there were other highly ranked vehicles in different categories. ASG also said that the Mitsubishi Mirage, with its sub-2,000-pound curb weight and 40 miles per gallon fuel economy, was the cleanest among gas-powered vehicles, while the Chevrolet Spark had the lowest cast of ownership over five years. Last month, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) put together its annual "Greenest" and "Meanest" (notice: we didn't say "Cleanest") lists and put the Leaf at number three. Topping that list was the Smart ForTwo ED battery-electric, but that was followed up by the Toyota Prius C compact hybrid, so fans of those vehicles can now start a healthy debate. The ACEEE uses data from the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board to compile its list. We have ASG's press release below.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 07:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
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Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 01:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 03:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
Steve Holton April 20, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Stupid Is as Stupid Does!
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Kelvin Reid April 21, 2014 at 11:16 am
Don't worry after he gets passed "around" he will get his punishment in jail. BecauseRead More remember people in jail hate people like this.
Jackie Harral April 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Why is he only charged with third degree murder?
Igor April 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm
I think because he didn't intentionally kill him. It wasn't planned. I know it's bullshit. Dead isRead More dead. He killed him, intentionally or not. But that's our wonderful justice system.
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DP April 20, 2014 at 09:11 pm
What about Hollywood actors? The majority of them are blatant liberal millionaires who contributeRead More nothing to society except for entertainment, and yet when they speak about politics you would think it was Gospel. Yeesh.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 09:32 pm
DP that always makes me laugh also. Like because they can act, we should put more stock in what theyRead More say. Actually it's the opposite. The way they conduct themselves leaves me to believe they are not in contact with the real world.
Concerned Parent April 21, 2014 at 09:30 am
Jealousy breeds misery and misery loves company...Maybe that is why we see articles like this one.
A HazMat team responds to Clinton Street in Fairfield, Conn., where a man reportedly took his own life by ingesting cyanide. Credit: Fairfield Fire Department
Bill Morin April 21, 2014 at 07:58 am
I never want to be a burden on family..i have seen what happens when you work your whole life,Read More retire, have health insurance, pension, medicare, bank account , a house..and what's the first thing that happens when it's time to go into a nursing home? Insurance denies you any help to pay for the nursing home and your famiy is left spending all of the bank account, the Nursing home is drooling at the prospect of taking your house, the rest of the family is having enough pain of going thru the nursing home ordeal onbly to be treated like garbage by Insurance agencies and thieving nursing homes where the Aides treat your loved one like they are on an assembly line, the beds are thirty years old or more, don't have the proper updated facilities and the staff makes too much money for what they do. so when I die? toss me in the woods somewhere to rot, when I get feeble? push me off a cliff.
Linda C April 21, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Don't remember the name of the tribe, but I do remember reading about an Alaskan Community that sentRead More their elderly out into the ocean on a canoe - allowing them to come to peace with their Gods and dying with dignity. Obviously it was probably more like a bear or wolf pack, but hey at least their death helped another living thing survive.
Igor April 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm
It's funny but from what I watched on tv, most what we would call underdeveloped countries treatRead More their elderly a hell of a lot better than our country. They value their elderly and treat them with respect. Here we have people roaming the streets preying on them. Or like Bill Morin stated above big companies that only see the profits they can make. I'm sure there are good nursing homes that do care for their patients but finding one before getting ripped off is another matter.
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jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 09:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 09:11 pm
that's why he has that smirk on his face............ iq of 10
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Catherine & Dennis April 18, 2014 at 07:29 pm
Let's get Rob Ford!!
DM April 18, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Rob Ford with all his faults would be better than Malloy.
John Mainhart April 19, 2014 at 09:22 am
You are the best, Carol. We must all feel compassion for the least of us or we are all at risk.Read More God love you.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 01:02 pm
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 01:39 pm
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
B John April 21, 2014 at 05:33 am
He should have taped her mouth shut years ago and maybe she could see her feet today. Damn largeRead More marge!! Her lawyer sucks! Should have said she was sleep walking and dreaming of cutting up a steak and drinking Mountain Dew. Lol!!!! She is so fat she must brush her teeth with twinkles !!!