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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/
Igor July 23, 2014 at 07:44 pm
This seems to be the new trend in a lot of stores. Why take your kids to the playground when you canRead More let them play the store. You go to Ikea and the kids are jumping on the beds, running around the racks. Go grocery shopping and you have little children pushing little cars half filled with food items, racing down the aisle and around the corner, ramming the cart into the back of your legs and then have mom laugh. The parents think it's a hoot. Parents letting their children eat crackers and then leave the empty box on the shelf. Go to Home Depot and the children are climbing to the top of the much bags (it had to be 15 feet off the ground). Guess who's going to get sued if the little kiddies gets hurt? None of the stores want to say anything because they might lose a customer. Or worse someone will call the local news and give a one side rendition of what happened. That being said I really don't know what happened in this casr but it feels good to vent. Thanks for listening.
Igor July 23, 2014 at 08:24 pm
This seems to be the new trend in a lot of stores. Why take your kids to the playground when you canRead More let them play in the store. You go to Ikea and the kids are jumping on the beds, running around the racks. Go grocery shopping and you have little children pushing little cars half filled with food items, racing down the aisle and around the corner, ramming the cart into the back of your legs and then have mom laugh. The parents think it's a hoot. Parents letting their children eat crackers and then leave the empty box on the shelf. Go to Home Depot and the children are climbing to the top of the much bags (it had to be 15 feet off the ground). Guess who's going to get sued if the little kiddies gets hurt? None of the stores want to say anything because they might lose a customer. Or worse someone will call the local news and give a one side rendition of what happened. That being said I really don't know what happened in this casr but it feels good to vent. Thanks for listening.
Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Patch File Photo
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
Igor July 23, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Maybe we could spend it on the illegals after he changes his mind.
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 09:41 pm
But even the lowest counting study finds 50,000+ DGU annually, more than 4,000 per month, putting aRead More dagger in the heart of your tired meme about there being no DGUs worth discussing.
Thomas Paine July 23, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Except, the lack of funding for the CDC was overcome by Obama's post-Newtown executive order thatRead More provided $10mm and a mandate to report back forthwith. AD what they found really disappointed the gun control set because it busted so many narratives and memes. Did you hear about that ladies? No? Maybe because in your circles the findings were ignored because they were do harmful to the narrative. http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/08/27/cdc-gun-research-backfires-on-obama/
Thomas Paine July 23, 2014 at 09:47 pm
So, the NRA and Congress took action. But with the ban lifted, what does the CDC’s first majorRead More gun research in 17 years reveal? Not exactly what Obama and anti-gun advocates expected. In fact, you might say Obama’s plan backfired. Here are some key findings from the CDC report, “Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” released in June: 1. Armed citizens are less likely to be injured by an attacker: “Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was ‘used’ by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.” 2. Defensive uses of guns are common: “Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year…in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.” 3. Mass shootings and accidental firearm deaths account for a small fraction of gun-related deaths, and both are declining: “The number of public mass shootings of the type that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School accounted for a very small fraction of all firearm-related deaths. Since 1983 there have been 78 events in which 4 or more individuals were killed by a single perpetrator in 1 day in the United States, resulting in 547 victims and 476 injured persons.” The report also notes, “Unintentional firearm-related deaths have steadily declined during the past century. The number of unintentional deaths due to firearm-related incidents accounted for less than 1 percent of all unintentional fatalities in 2010.” 4. “Interventions” (i.e, gun control) such as background checks, so-called assault rifle bans and gun-free zones produce “mixed” results: “Whether gun restrictions reduce firearm-related violence is an unresolved issue.” The report could not conclude whether “passage of right-to-carry laws decrease or increase violence crime.” 5. Gun buyback/turn-in programs are “ineffective” in reducing crime: “There is empirical evidence that gun turn in programs are ineffective, as noted in the 2005 NRC study Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review. For example, in 2009, an estimated 310 million guns were available to civilians in the United States (Krouse, 2012), but gun buy-back programs typically recover less than 1,000 guns (NRC, 2005). On the local level, buy-backs may increase awareness of firearm violence. However, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for example, guns recovered in the buy-back were not the same guns as those most often used in homicides and suicides (Kuhn et al., 2002).” 6. Stolen guns and retail/gun show purchases account for very little crime: “More recent prisoner surveys suggest that stolen guns account for only a small percentage of guns used by convicted criminals. … According to a 1997 survey of inmates, approximately 70 percent of the guns used or possess by criminals at the time of their arrest came from family or friends, drug dealers, street purchases, or the underground market.” 7. The vast majority of gun-related deaths are not homicides, but suicides: “Between the years 2000-2010 firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearms related violence in the United States.” Read more: http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/08/27/cdc-gun-research-backfires-on-obama/#ixzz38LXPmmJK
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!
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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.
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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 23, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Wage gap measure not influenced by education? Isn't that dumb comparing people in differentRead More professions?
Judy Davidson July 23, 2014 at 09:26 pm
Of course it is! Even dumber to suggest that all across this country, paying women less than men isRead More going on and NO ONE has mentioned it, except of course the White House. I would be equally offended if it was the Republicans, because the whole thing is just a lie.
Bobbie July 23, 2014 at 09:36 pm
"Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act,Read More a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act."
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Barbara Heins July 21, 2014 at 09:11 am
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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.
23 Robkins Rd., Avon, CT - Credit: Zillow
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Raft operator Maximiliano Ortiz, 16, waits for immigrants to ferry accross the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico on August 1, 2013 in Talisman, Mexico. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
porter gladstone III July 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm
And the elizabeth warrens , barack obama, clinton families pay around 30-35% total --so if 43 isRead More unpatriotic, in your msnbc influenced nonsensical world, then obviously I await with baited breath your analysis of the aforementioned champions of income inequality resolution. My guess is that your demand for "facts" and straightforward analysis will devolve into a huge rationalization, twisting, straw man angle. But you may surprise and actually be a person with principle rather than support your political party full stop (while at same time denouncing those who support their political party.). lets see.
porter gladstone III July 23, 2014 at 05:28 pm
Paula, you'd actually have to show me where I am whining about what you say Im whining about. MyRead More view of the situation is that no one seems to be winning. And it is derived from a liberal point of view that borders are bad things. So we have kids in jails, mothers who no longer have their kids nearby, and border towns that are inundated and strapped for resources. What I see is the border town churches--the one's that are excoraiated for their 'hateful' attitudes the primary organizations that are doing their best to help these kids. People like yourself, I dont see actually helping, unless you think blogging is helpful? People who say they want their tax dollars to go there instead of to the Dept of Defense (me too by the way) but who cant comprehend that the taxpayers are the exact people you villify and the non-taxpayers are the one's you hail as iconic. When you tell me that you view occupy people as sponges and non-contributors to society instead of Exxon, we will be aligned. Do I think that Wal-mart benefits from our social welfare system--yep I do. But thats where unions should step in, not the government. because when government gets involved in anything, it messes things up. I have discussed, but not yet booked getting a ticket and spending a week on the border towns trying to help. I havent committed yet-because Im hoping somebody else joins me. Im not gonna tell you ive done something i havent, but I also dont think that im a better person if I repudiate others as you feel is being a good person. If you tell me you are right there in the trenches -bravo-if youre just anther liberal who makes their life's mission correcting the actions or non-actions of others, while not doing anything real--then who cares . Ive spent a good part of my life trying to help others. And each time I see liberals like yourself lecturing, and my experience is that the people who actually roll up their sleeves are republicans. So prove me wrong-but not fake prove me wrong. But my sense is you actually think you are a good person because you tell others to want to help.
porter gladstone III July 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
i know the john wayne impressions are part of the stereotype that you have embraced. Similar to theRead More mother teresa image you pursue right before you berate someone else online and refuse to actually acknowledge the tax rates of the people you admire. Im waiting for the acknowledgement that Clinton signed doma and then we can extrapolate from there. But my strong sense, paula is that you are a pretender. and when confronted with reality relapse into your tired narrative where everyone on the right is this greedy, heartless sob. Small minded and closed minded and biased.
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Carol Prinz July 20, 2014 at 06:32 pm
ASHLEY'S HANDS DOWN, ALWAYS A SUGAR FREE OPTION
Rebecca A Joy Buck July 21, 2014 at 07:44 am
Goody Bassett in Stratford by far!!!!
Tmc July 22, 2014 at 08:50 pm
^Location?
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Krista Foster Heard July 21, 2014 at 01:32 am
God Bless , What a tragic loss . How was this K- 9 baby not secure. This K-9 was an officer of theRead More law and has died and hopefully the investigation shows it was no fault of his handler. John people are not laying blame , they simple want to know and are speculating , this is also a financial loss for Orange as well as loosing a trained officer and fur friend.
fatmancarruthers July 21, 2014 at 07:52 am
Whatever you do, dont question a cop's judgment. Theyre always right
Craig Zac July 22, 2014 at 07:46 am
poor dog... that sux. Sorry to hear of its loss. As for the Officer, Im sure they were using the dogRead More to sniff for drugs or something, whatever the case, the dog was only doing what it was trained for and weather or not the Handling officer "Needed" it there really does not matter.
Connecticut State Route 159 (Credit: Doug Kerr on Flickr)
Paul Alexander July 20, 2014 at 10:30 am
I weep knowing Conrad F. Heede believes he is an informed voter. Conrad, no one is buying youRead More "it's Rowland's fault and Malloy is a victim of past Rep Governors policies" BS. Nice try but all you accomplish is showing how misinformed and partisan you are.
Paul Alexander July 20, 2014 at 10:31 am
I weep knowing Conrad F. Heede believes he is an informed voter. Conrad, no one is buying yourRead More "it's Rowland's fault and Malloy is a victim of past Rep Governors policies" BS. Nice try but all you accomplish is showing how misinformed and partisan you are.
Catherine & Dennis July 21, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Malloy the candy man (give away our money and tax the hell out of you) in chief has GOT TO GO.
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