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John July 22, 2014 at 07:49 am
I'm voting. Always do no matter what.
Susan Lemos July 22, 2014 at 08:18 am
Our government and fight for independence was based on representation and the ability to cast a voteRead More especially in taxation issues. People gave their lives for the ability to stand against government and have the right to cast a vote from all. These games played by certain individuals undermined our government process and the rights of all. This right to vote is held in esteem by many. It has value that people laid down their lives for it. This game of a "no show" is one that makes people suspicious of people holding office of any kind. There are options to vote for the budget if you want to do so. Don't be a coward and encourage no voting. If you are in government, you should be strong to encourage all citizens to vote including yourself regardless if the vote ends up in opposition to what you personally want. Don't encourage citizens to misuse the process. You don't have the right to abuse the trust placed in you. Your position is given to you by the people. Do the right thing and use the process in the right way.
Jerry Slomski July 22, 2014 at 09:04 am
It doesn't matter. It's a tax and spend mentality in Naugatuck. We are a small town, not a largeRead More city. Our budget should not be that high.
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
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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)
Kevin July 21, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Take that Zach(Jim Sullivan)!
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.
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)
Paula July 22, 2014 at 12:20 am
Obviously the Fox News ear worm is boring its insidious way through weak and ignorant minds. TheseRead More are children, you fools - not criminals. And for the record, If there is any complaint about "regimes", look no further than back to Reagan who is culpable for what you malcontents are whining about today. The blame-Obama derangement is grossly misguided, but don't expect the Fox News dumbells to know that Reagan's illegal activities in Honduras and his 'war on drugs' led us right to this point.
porter gladstone III July 22, 2014 at 12:48 am
paula--youve called republicans dumbbels , fox news watchers, oil-company lovers, and greedy. It'sRead More nice to see you are different than so many democrats. You are an independent thinker. Never seen these types of attacks . EVER. Original stuff from the person who calls people 'fox news watchers.' haha gotta love this type " you are robots" as they list the same exact stuff that they all say.
Igor July 22, 2014 at 07:45 am
Paula these are children. Will they remain children? Lets ask the 4 little darlings that have beenRead More killing homeless people. Beat them so badly that the police couldn't even recognize them . Who admitted doing for months.Along with all the other little kiddies that commit crimes but can't have their names printed because of their ages. These are kids not all angels. We are not talking taking in 2 or 3 but thousands.
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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Phil July 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Not sure what grants your are referring too. Of course "the town" could have addedRead More sidewalks to the budget, and then others taxpayers, who will not use these sidewalks, would post on Patch about the waste of tax dollars but have a problem that affects them that local tax dollars should be used to solve.
Phil July 20, 2014 at 10:21 pm
What grants your are referring too. Of course "the town" could have added sidewalks to theRead More budget, and then other taxpayers, who will not use these sidewalks, would post on Patch about the waste of tax dollars because they have a problem that affects them that local tax dollars should be used to solve instead. What part of Rubber Ave does not have sidewalks? Really, I am not sure. By "this bridge", I'm assuming you mean the Whittemore bridge. 2 million dollars bonded over 20 years works out to maybe 110,000 a year for bond payments. The impact on your tax bill would not be noticed. Maybe you want to wait until it collapses in the river for replacement? I drive over this bridge several times a day, as do many others.
lena July 20, 2014 at 11:56 pm
Earlier you said you agreed that rubber ave should have sidewalks now your asking me what partRead More doesnt have them. Maybe we can wait for a couple tragedies on rubber ave because children have to walk in the road to get to school and people drive like maniacs! I would not want the whittemore bridge to collapse before it was fixed! I never disagreed that it shouldnt be replaced! You are quite the argumentative one! Have a good night!
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D V July 21, 2014 at 11:29 pm
@Igor: I hear what you're saying and I almost - almost! - share your "gay pride" fatigue.Read More Now, I don't know if you remember Watergate - I barely do - but most casual news-watchers/readers then were totally fed up with hearing about it. That particular crime didn't reduce their adjusted gross incomes or otherwise affect them individually - but to suffer through all this tedious televised testimony that even Walker Cronkite couldn't summarize in 15 seconds - plus those congressional testimonies that were so stupefyingly boring (not like the Viet Nam news footage which got otherwise would-be protesters off their asses) - and, to boot! Our Man who faced off against Red China only a few years prior was being railroaded! Well, as it turned out - all that "in your face" bullshit was - surprise again, right-wingers! - actually democracy working the way it was supposed to work. So, what's my point, Igor? Take a lesson from history. Try to get over your fatigue and ponder rationally about the real points-of-law issues. At least then your vote might be actually worth something.
D V July 21, 2014 at 11:33 pm
@Paul Improta. Well, where to begin? Your post was certainly wide-ranging, and I thank you for notRead More resorting to insults, or worse: caps-lock. Your post also showed how unenlightened and worse, indifferent, you are to the human condition. You confidently opine on the legitimacy of love between lovers who are of the same sex, but what do you know? Certainly nothing from acquaintance; that’s plain. If you had seen what I’ve seen, and known whom I’ve known, you’d be ashamed of yourself for uttering such nonsense as, “Where heterosexuals sex lives are an expression of relationship, gay relationships are an expression of their sexual preferences.” You have absolutely no basis for that assertion but your own prejudice and presuppositions. That’s merely ignorance. What would be stupid, though, is for you to refuse to question those falsehoods. If, however, you should choose to remain willfully ignorant… well, I pity you, because whilst a kiss will remain a kiss, lovers will woo, and time goes by, your appreciation of the futility of your struggle against reality will come too late for you. And to that point: I won’t even address the “militarist agenda” nonsense you spout because it’s obviously your expression of sour grapes, whether you realize that yet or never will. No benefit in disputing a factual point that’s been won already.
D V July 21, 2014 at 11:37 pm
@Igor: I hear what you're saying and I almost - almost! - share your "gay pride" fatigue.Read More Now, I don't know if you remember Watergate - I barely do - but most casual news-watchers/readers then were totally fed up with hearing about it. That particular crime didn't reduce their adjusted gross incomes or otherwise affect them individually - but to suffer through all that stupefyingly boring (not like the Viet Nam news footage which got otherwise would-be protesters off their asses) televised testimony that even Walker Cronkite couldn't summarize in 15 seconds - and, to boot! Our Man who faced off against Red China only a few years prior was being railroaded! Well, as it turned out - all that "in your face" bullshit was - surprise again, right-wingers! - actually democracy working the way it was supposed to work. So, what's my point, Igor? Take a lesson from history. Try to get over your fatigue and ponder rationally about the real points-of-law issues. At least then your vote might be actually worth something.
The state turned down federal authorities' request to use Southbury Training School as temporary housing for illegal migrant children. Credit: Patch archives
porter gladstone III July 21, 2014 at 08:13 am
Like many things in this Obama administration, the idea of doing nothing appeals . Then they blameRead More Congress and or Bush. We've seen it on the border, we see it in Ukraine, in Israel, In Iran, in Syria, and for many doing nothing is great. On some level I prefer to do nothing in many of these situations, but doing nothing has it's own set of consequences. Bush did too much. Obama does too little. One annoying difference is that Bush took the heat, while Obama blames eveyone else or pretends that the situations are all republican fake scandals. The border crisis they will try to point out as a law Bush signed in 2008. And they are right, but certainly doesnt tell the whole story as 3,000 kids came over on average in first 4 years of law. Obama granted amnesty (GOP said huge mistake while dems laughed at that notion as being a magnet-- gop was right) and now we see 30,000, 75,000 and projected 150,000 next year. Crisis now requires billions also someting that dems always say "doesnt cost us" . Now they are employing age old tactic of if you dont welcome this situation you are heartless. Odd--the ones taking care of the kids are the churches that the left mocks and ridiculues.
Igor July 21, 2014 at 08:35 am
Early this morning in Albuquerque 3 Hispanics beat 2 homeless men so badly that they couldn't beRead More recognized. The police didn't even know they were bodies. Hit, kicked, beat with bricks and pipes. With the huge influx that they are proposing I can only think back of Cuba and how they emptied their jails and asylums.
Average Joe July 21, 2014 at 08:48 am
3 Hispanics ? Sure that they are not US citizens?
Senator Blumenthal
gail drake July 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
So the "Vietnam Vet" show his true colors, religious freedom only as they dictate.
Kevin July 17, 2014 at 05:36 pm
Did this jackass stick his head in the Weber grill? He looks like a failed plastic surgeryRead More patient.Too bad it didn't fuse his mouth shut.
Chris July 18, 2014 at 03:50 am
The Affordable Care Act itself is wrong. Blumenthal is another corrupt establishment bum and onlyRead More cares about votes. This country is going to hell in a handbasket.
Jim in Durham July 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm
If you don't count Fairfield County,we would be like Mississippi . Look at all the houses for saleRead More in your town,wee all the manufacturing leaving - Mossberg decides to expand in Texas . Remember,the largest employer in the state of Connecticut IS the state of Connecticut . How many other states can claim that ? And have you noticed in the political ads our governor is Dan again .
Conrad F. Heede July 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm
I like it here. I like dan. I will be voting for Malloy again.
Sandra July 16, 2014 at 10:11 am
Conrad must work for the bloated government.
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Credit: Wikipedia)
Kendall Svengalis July 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
Leave it to the microphone loving Bloomin' Idiot to capitalize on a scandal his own administrationRead More did so much to exacerbate, Perhaps if Bloomie spent less time on the fraud of global warming and more time on important issues, he might have a scintilla of credibility. But don't count on it. This man is 100% far-left ideology and self serving politician.
gail drake July 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Well said
Fred July 14, 2014 at 06:43 pm
Lets see if Bloomie has courage to do real reform. Will he propose to do away with the VARead More facilities and in place issue a Vet card witch would allow the vets to go to their PCP to get whatever help they need? After all don't isn't the intent of the ObamaCare in providing everyone with a healthcare system? How can we have national healthcare without change and elimination of fractured segments? Why does a Vet have to have a PCP and then have to go get other services from the VA? All those Federal employees can get absorbed in the unfettered healthcare provider expansions that are going on.
SKID July 12, 2014 at 03:48 am
Zero parking means zero customers
Matthew Toms July 12, 2014 at 03:32 pm
No, the white building has a South Main Street Address. 158 Maple Street is U.S. Rubber Building 25.Read More The perfect thing for parcel C is a 24 hour Denny's! Start the campaign!
Carolyn Ragona Capozziello July 14, 2014 at 10:21 am
Sorry, Matt you are right about the addresses. Both needed to go a long time ago!
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D.Hawkins July 11, 2014 at 09:37 am
There should be a plan in place: a design to show how the garden will look, how it will beRead More maintained, the cost, how the fruits, vegetables, will be utilized, etc. I have seen many beautiful plan ideas (google) which can be used in Naugatuck. So many children would benefit from seeing how food grows.
SKID July 12, 2014 at 03:45 am
D. H. Great ideas...but this would require thought and effort from the Mezzo administration.Read More ?..Hardly an availability.
Violet Mine July 12, 2014 at 05:37 am
I'm in...
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Bruce July 10, 2014 at 11:48 am
I'm ok with placating those residents on this one. Bad enough they have to put up with river stink.
D.Hawkins July 11, 2014 at 05:21 am
a community garden with proper planning can be very beneficial to aRead More community.http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608041041457972259&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
D.Hawkins July 11, 2014 at 05:23 am
A community garden can be very beneficial with proper planning and a great location; not only it canRead More produce food but also can bring communities together.
Tom Foley, screenshot from Tom Foley for Governor website
Kevin July 10, 2014 at 06:31 am
Dan,it tells me all I need to know about your level of intelligence,if you actually think this stateRead More ,and this country are being run properly.How any sane,rational adult could think that,is amazing.I have to assume you are not a sane rational adult. You are a liberal.Nuff said.
Kevin July 10, 2014 at 03:16 pm
"dan",changed his sign in name to PO'G. How lame.
Thomas Paine July 10, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Dan = PO'G = Newtown Troll and it not worth the time....
Berlin Citizen July 9, 2014 at 11:42 am
Political ads are fiction, full of lies and false promises. These rich SOBs don't care one iotaRead More about us. All they care about is power and money. Time to get money out of politics. They are all crooks and liars. Period!
Dan Gaita July 9, 2014 at 02:05 pm
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=227553234115005 we do have another option. I am here for allRead More of you that are tired of all of them.
Dan Gaita July 9, 2014 at 02:06 pm
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It's now illegal in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a sweltering vehicle. File photo.
citizen July 8, 2014 at 10:56 am
Sweltering defined as "Uncomfortably Hot" so, please ask your dog if it's comfortableRead More before you leave.
Igor July 8, 2014 at 11:10 am
Diana I love my dogs, I would never hurt them. Yes it was a pain in the butt and a littleRead More embarrassing to have the police there. But I am thankful that someone was concerned enough spend the time and effort to look into it.
Igor July 8, 2014 at 11:11 am
The facts are exactly as I stated them. Diana I love my dogs, I would never hurt them. Yes it wasRead More a pain in the butt and a little embarrassing to have the police there. But I am thankful that someone was concerned enough spend the time and effort to look into it.
Former Gov. John G. Rowland (Credit: Wikipedia)
chinamom50 July 7, 2014 at 06:57 am
Thank you Catherine & Dennis. The system is indeed broken and rabid hatred of the other partyRead More isn't helping to fix things. As for John Rowland, he's a crook, always has been, always will be. He is also a bully and what he is hiding in the sealed records of his first divorce is that he pushed his first wife down the stairs.
AnonEMT July 7, 2014 at 10:55 am
How many chances do you give a corrupt politician in a corrupt city? Obviously how ever many theyRead More want!
Stan Valinski July 8, 2014 at 09:55 am
Apparently if you hate and disparage Obama & Malloy on the radio you get as many chances as youRead More want. He'll be back & some idiot conservative will hire him for his bullying of a liberal opponent...just as WTIC reached down to the political gutter to find him last time.
Terry Crews. Photo: youtube.com.
Nostradamus July 6, 2014 at 09:56 am
Job well done Governor, Again ! The closed-minded just continue to live in the dark.
Catherine & Dennis July 6, 2014 at 10:41 am
Craig that is the way he operates. Fake numbers on the books so idiot Dems continue to vote for him.Read More He did the same with Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 company. Promised construction work for CT and brought in very low paying jobs. They got 27.5 million in forgivable loans. There were a couple of dump truck drivers from CT that got work the rest were from Mass and VA. Amazon another one with low paying jobs brought 3 companies from other states and Mexicans with work visas to do the roofing. He is a liar and thief
Dave Lersch July 6, 2014 at 06:47 pm
More Dan Malloy political spin. Lets talk about some of the companies downsizing or moving out ofRead More the State for good! What you and your followers fail to see is that CT is too risky of a place to locate. You and the legislature are overly reactive and have misplaced priorities when it comes to building confidence. BTW, I just read in The Day that Submarine construction was expanding in neighboring RI? Why not CT?
Former Gov. M. Jodi Rell gave a speech June 25 at Waterbury Republicans Independence Day Dinner (Credit: @WaterburyGOP)
Conrad F. Heede July 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Porter, all knowing and self righteous porter. Do you know if she is running for office again, isRead More she just a big campaign contributor, or is she only a celebrity at this point? Dispense with the condescending and snide comments and answer the question if you can. Otherwise keep your insults to yourself. Didn't your mother teach you any manners?
porter gladstone III July 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Conrad F. Heede commented on the article "Former CT Governor Said Democrats are Responsible forRead More 2011 Deficit" you commented on in Government: Porter. I asked a question. If all you can do is dismiss me for asking then you are either a bully or an asshole or both. -================================= Otherwise keep your insults to yourself. Didn't your mother teach you any manners? ======================= Enough said on that subject. As to Linda Mcmahon running or not, that was not your question. Your purpose in writing was to deride Ms Mcmahon. Sorry that people don't let you get away with your bull. But, clearly your mother taught you the wrong manners. (saying naughtly words isn't well mannered. Ok, Mr double set of standards. Anything else you want to KNOW? ) hahhaa Maybe you want to comment on the lack of principle of the GOP? Or something similar and then call people ill mannered?
Conrad F. Heede July 14, 2014 at 06:29 am
So in other words you do not know.
Jim Eastwood July 5, 2014 at 11:44 am
I am a Little bit poorer !!!!
MAC July 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Dannel '88 MUST GO!!! We can't afford him, and he's driving job creators and Tax Payers away, withRead More his TAX & SPEND, anti-business, anti-jobs policies!!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The good thing here is that under the "major education reform bill that came into effect Tuesday, teachers can now be dismissed for being judged generally incompetent." I wonder how many are eligible under those grounds, especially in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford?
REVMAN July 12, 2014 at 11:20 am
The minimum wage is designed to make sure they can buy and afford Obama care when they make $10.10
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Igor July 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Really? What makes me a troll, because I dare differ from you? There's numerous reasons why peopleRead More fall for scams. One is greed, getting something for nothing. In my opinion the elderly fall victim, because of my previous reasons. Thomas, ever bought a lemon of a car? Been talked into buying something you don't need, fallen for the old bait and switch? If you haven't you're one of the few. I'm willing to bet that you sift through the dictionary and find all the big words.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Troll? I love it when people can't express themselves and they fall back to name calling. I doRead More believe elderly people are victimized because they come from a trusting era ( before, it's all about me generation starting screwing each other over) and do not have the technical knowledge younger people have. This does not mean they are ignorant. So after your statement I assume you have never bought a lemon of a car, had the old bait or switched pulled on you in other words you are immune to any scam.
Thomas Johnson July 4, 2014 at 01:20 pm
One last response to your self-serving rant and then you shall be ignored as you should be. I'mRead More really sorry for failing to "express myself" sufficiently for your limited grasp of the English language but I make no such apology for dubbing you a troll. From the dictionary that you really should avail yourself of once in a while: TROLL - an e-mail message or posting on the Internet intended to provoke an indignant response in the reader...
Mayor Robert Mezzo
pat July 1, 2014 at 06:07 pm
Sure. Then Naugatuck will be neck in neck with Oxford?
chuck July 3, 2014 at 09:06 pm
Where's Jim O'Sullivan when you need him....he still interested in the Mayor's seat?
chuck July 4, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Yeah...I know,Phil....just frustrated with it all. I know O'Sullivan was a joke.
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