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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
Rick Langley April 24, 2014 at 03:02 pm
@Gerson Goldstein You can say God in school, just like the Klan can say what they wish. SchoolsRead More can't force God on kids. You don't seem to understand the 1st Amendment.
J Leland April 24, 2014 at 03:15 pm
KKK breaks into a few homes and then comes to the rescue. An age old strategy.
You are beautiful. (Pass it along.) Photo Credit: SweetOnVeg, via flickr creative commons
Thomas Alegi April 24, 2014 at 09:27 am
When was the last news article concerning Hamden's L/C meetings published in the Patch? Anyone,Read More anyone!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) April 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
Thanks for spreading a little bit of love, Michelle! I just came back from a funeral and was lookingRead More forward to seeing some kindness in the comments of this article, so thank you for posting the heart!
Amanda K Hill April 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Love the concept of Pay It Forward Day, however, it should be incorporated into every day life, notRead More limited to one day.....
John April 24, 2014 at 08:28 am
So what place is Naugatuck in?
pat April 24, 2014 at 10:03 am
Can't turn water into wine. Educators clearly are limited in their success by the raw materials.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
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Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 03:19 pm
We were discussing a white man shooting white criminals here when someone just had to drag raceRead More (& of course white guilt) into it. Now that we've cleared that up maybe we can get back to the subject at hand (if there's anything left to be said about it).
Steve April 24, 2014 at 03:20 pm
There's plenty of stores and pharmacies to break in where they can wear hoodies and latex gloves andRead More won't have to worry about getting blown away or did they want sadistic pleasure terrorizing easy elderly targets?
bg robbins April 24, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Someone dragged it in and you went for it.
Richard Stebar April 23, 2014 at 09:48 am
Exactly Amanda, the night before they were arrested and it Involved a cell Phone from what I read,Read More not hurting a baby and right away Nini is talking these 2 ladies did something to the baby. If in fact it was foul Play, they will be Prosecuted, it could end up being just medical. If the baby was crying all day, maybe the Parents should have had the baby checked out though.
Amanda K Hill April 23, 2014 at 10:01 am
I hope no one hurt that poor baby. However, what is raising my suspicion is that DCF took custody ofRead More the family's other children after this incident. Not sure if that was due to something revealed in the police investigation or if its protocol to remove children from the home when the cause of another child's death is unknown. Crying all day could have been caused by an unknown medical issue, but it also made me speculate other things in my mind....I won't speculate here because I don't feel its appropriate. Time will tell.
chuck April 24, 2014 at 05:18 am
If there was foul play, some might be wondering if a "capital offense" was committed.Read More Richard, however, has committed another kind of "CAPITAL OFFENSE."
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Kevin April 24, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Tom Hollman,all good points,but please,stop with the CAPS.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
Don W April 24, 2014 at 01:41 pm
I think it has already been decided that she will be the next president. We are already beingRead More brainwashed by the news to accept that.
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Don...your comment reminds me of a quote by Albert Einstein "Two things are infinite: theRead More universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 02:57 pm
As big of a liar and deceiver that she is,can she possibly be worse than the unqualified fool thatRead More we have in there now? My goodness,the idea that a person like her even has a chance to become president of this country shows me how far we have fallen as a nation.Yes,I hear the libs saying "what about Bush"? Well,he never perjured himself,obstructed justice,and flat out lied to the country. He had many faults,and the Iraq war was one,but he didn't despise half the people in this country like she does. Yuck!!!
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 02:02 pm
@Charles Taite - As one of the commentators responding to and to whom Black Panther of PoetryRead More responded I happen to agree with you. I don't know whether Patch removed him or whether he did so himself. I for one did not flag any of his comments as offensive regardless of my personal dislike of some of the comments he made. If Patch did so shame on Patch. P.S. As much as I have issues with what he wrote he is no where close to the KKK for bigotry or racist beliefs or talk but your point is well taken.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Patch deleted my comments on an Earth Day article. All I did was recommend JunkScience.com.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 02:45 pm
TRUST ME!!! "The Black Panther of Poetry" did not do this himself. benicia patch didRead More it!! THIS IS NOT AMERICA!!!
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better education.
Amanda K Hill April 22, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Didn't see it at first glance, thanks. In one case alone, burglary 3, larceny 3 and 4, AND violationRead More of probation in 2008 and he STILL avoided jail.....gotta love the system...
chuck April 22, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Nine million chances and this devil is found staggering around Pleasant Street at 3am pilferingRead More quarters from peoples ash trays??? Please....can't we just kill these career losers? Line them up and pump lead into them. Enough already!! He'll meander through the system for a few months (stealing the whole time) and eventually get probation again. What a circus. Terminate these hopeless asses and bury them six feet under.
Chris Knipstein April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am
I just happened to look outside and saw him walking away from our driveway. Once I saw him open theRead More neighbors car, I phone him in. He then proceeded to try to open every vehicle all the way up the hill. They got him on his return down the hill in front of my house. He took lifesavers and a iPod cable from us. He did have a large folding knife on his possession as well.
Jordan Torres. Photo Credit: Naugatuck Police
pat April 22, 2014 at 01:29 pm
Paging Chuck
justin s April 22, 2014 at 06:17 pm
I knew him, we went to school together.
chuck April 22, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Don't waste any time with this "fluffy." Permanently strap him to a board so that he can'tRead More move and turn him over to the victim's family. Justice will be served. When they're done with the jackass put him out for curbside collection. End of story. Badda-bing...badda-boom.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
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Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Judy Westwood April 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm
yes the train left the track. It was a simple question whose answer to, you and I will have to agreeRead More to disagree. As far as comparing one problem to another, that is like telling someone "you shouldn't smoke, it's not healthy" and getting a response of "but you drink". We need to consider each problem rather than ignore it because there are bigger problems. Everything matters, everything counts. I am done with this now. Back to work.
Thomas Paine April 24, 2014 at 01:14 pm
"Everything matters, everything counts." - Clearly Judy you really are not comprehendingRead More the point that I am making about relativism on the scale of "challenges" and what really matters.
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 01:35 pm
if we are talking about landfill issues, we can very easily talk about any foam or plastic item thatRead More is disposed.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
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BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
Sara Schmidt April 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm
That hot dog looks yummmmmy!!!