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Vox Populi July 24, 2014 at 03:48 am
Half the pension cost is for the pension bonds to cover the pension payments not made in the '80'sRead More and '90's that were done around 2003 if I recall
David Santamauro July 24, 2014 at 06:57 am
Expenditures over $1M: BOARD OF EDUCATION $61,304,206.00 CONTRACTUAL SERVICES $3,175,749.00 DPWRead More OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE $1,814,272.00 FIRE DEPARTMENT $2,564,147.00 INSURANCE $8,452,631.00 PENSIONS $7,420,862.00 POLICE DEPARTMENT $4,912,976.00 WATER POLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY $5,612,899.00 Income: http://www.dsantamauro.com/misc/ni-2014-2015.png Expenditures (over $1M) http://www.dsantamauro.com/misc/ne-2014-2015.png Payroll is interesting as well 401 $11,528,280.00 402 $1,707,789.00 401=regular pay 402= overtime Combined Police/Fire overtime is more than $1.5M. There are many nuggets of enlightenment one can glean out of this budget.
David Santamauro July 24, 2014 at 07:02 am
Apologies for the formatting, patch comment processing strips line-endings.
Pays Attention July 24, 2014 at 08:23 am
Terry, Try this - http://www.mycitizensnews.com/news/2010/12/building-25-still-stuck-in-limbo/
Pays Attention July 24, 2014 at 08:35 am
John - Per Mr. Singley's Article the funds were donated to the Historical Society not the Town andRead More still reside with them.
dan July 24, 2014 at 11:08 am
Naugatuck is one of the crappiest towns in this state and its getting worse. The economic planningRead More department is a joke. We are all still paying for renaissancerenaissance place and will be for years to come. What is going on with peter paul property? Like I said this town is a joke and its becoming Waterbury fast.
Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Patch File Photo
Spiff July 24, 2014 at 09:32 am
Well, Silentdoodoo, a penny borrowed is still a penny owed, and $121 million borrowed but not spentRead More is still $121 million owed, that we are also still paying interest on. I know you guys don't get it, and what is really a shame is that most of you don't have the ability to learn either, which is what is destroying our county!!!
Spiff July 24, 2014 at 09:32 am
Country.
David Parsons July 24, 2014 at 10:05 am
The vast majority of Connecticut debt was in place before Governor Malloy took office. As a matterRead More of fact, his tax increase resulted in LESS borrowing.
John July 22, 2014 at 11:58 am
Get out there and vote. Don't be lazy.
brutus July 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm
while I have voted in EVERY election (national, state, local, primary, referendum, you name it....)Read More since I turned 18, I do not begrudge people who do not vote. voting is a right, not an obligation, and I respect the argument that not voting can be seen as a vote of protest. if one stays home and doesn't vote as a means to protest the system or our choices, and not out of laziness or apathy, then I can respect that. HOWEVER, and this is a big however, if you choose not to vote as a strategy to nullify a vote and as a way to manipulate the system so as to negate the vote of your fellow citizens, then that is a disgrace. and it is even more of a disgrace if any elected official chooses to employ this strategy.
Andrew Hanson July 22, 2014 at 06:53 pm
I agree with Brutus. The ordinance needs to be changed with no limits on percent voting.
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)
Philip July 24, 2014 at 07:05 am
Haha - so we need yet another law to pass what's already in the law. This is what happens whenRead More Democrats sign legislation without reading it - they don't even know what they've signed. Bobbi, show me one example where for an identical job they paid a woman less. Your studies are "damn lies and statistics" which can be twisted to suit any argument.
Judy Davidson July 24, 2014 at 07:09 am
And put together to further an agenda.
Bobbie July 24, 2014 at 09:34 am
Oh, poor, poor Judy and Philip. so, so, deluded. I have worked for a total of 41 years. FiveRead More years part time and 36 full time. Two of the companies for which I worked had their own factories. The female employees were earning approx. 20 cents less per hour than their male counterparts. The "damn lies and statistics" and the furthering of an agenda strictly belong to Judy and Philip in their lonely denials. As with the House Majority and the Soggy Tea Baggers, they most certainly do not reside in the real world. Thank you God for granting me the freedom of not having to share my good life with them as they will be spewing more venom come November as they become this country's Big Losers. Big Time.
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.
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!
Patch file photo.
Paul Improta July 22, 2014 at 05:20 pm
DV Thanks for the sermon. What it comes down to is you want to bang your goat, then go ahead. IRead More don't need to hear about it, much less be accosted for being opposed to a so-called community (more like a gang of like-minded perverts) forcedly indoctrinating my children via a government school curriculum, and having to put up with the PC police such as yourself instructing my children via the classroom that my values are antiquated and should be eschewed. Stay out of my face. I don't care if you screw your vacuum cleaners, just don't tell me it's normal and that you and the Electrolux want to marry.
Igor July 22, 2014 at 05:32 pm
DV once again you missed my point. I don't care. I'm just of hearing about it.
John Desota July 22, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Yippee for all the butt pirates out there!
The state turned down federal authorities' request to use Southbury Training School as temporary housing for illegal migrant children. Credit: Patch archives
MAC July 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm
D V and other Obots would have Americans deny the simple FACTS. Their willful Blindness refuses toRead More even see the Evidence of their prez' coldness to the emotional/physical harm being perpetrated upon the illegal immigrant children who are separated from siblings and denied hugs and visits from clergy!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I imagine that D V and the other Obot drones will refuse to look at these photos of proof, too.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://politix.topix.com/story/13202-child-immigrants-are-being-kept-in-kennels-at-the-us-border-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------..."children sleeping on the floor [on mats] in kennel-like cages or piled virtually on top of one another in bare concrete-walled rooms."
MAC July 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm
"Even Democrats have begin to attack Obama for his failure to act. Governor Martin O'MalleyRead More called on the administration to do better in handling the border kids crisis and get kids out of 'these kennels'"....---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------While good Christian activists, like Glenn Beck, are actually doing something--not just talking, like the Leftist Pols, having been helping, by feeding and clothing these children, teens and their mothers. "Beck has been raising funds for the immigrant children and this weekend delivered trailer-tractors of food, water, and clothes to the kids."...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://politix.topix.com/story/13202-child-immigrants-are-being-kept-in-kennels-at-the-us-border
MAC July 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Those who are 'sincere' in their supposed "compassion" for these kids can put their moneyRead More where their mouths are by donating to Mercuryone.org, where 100% of the donations go to the charitable causes. (Glenn Beck pays all of the overhead, salaries and administrative costs.) MercuryOne has already collected over two Million $$ for this specific cause, in which they "delivered trailer-tractors of food, water, and clothes to the kids."-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bill O'Reilly, by himself, donated a Million $$$ to MercuryOne for this charitable, Christian aid. (He deserves kudos for such generosity, no matter what one thinks of him otherwise--and I'm certainly not among his greatest fans.)
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)
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.
Joel Mrosek July 22, 2014 at 03:25 pm
The Democrat Machine wants to silence Rowland. He killed them at the polls and his radio show wasRead More exposing their graft, corruption and incompetence. Prosecutors allowed the truly corrupt parties to plead to misdemeanors in order to get them to give testimony against Rowland. These charges are chump change and serve only to silence a true threat to the monarchy.
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.
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