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joseph July 25, 2014 at 01:57 pm
I got the shaft with 8000 a year deductible and from zero monthly premium to 200 and I lost dentalRead More and eyeglass coverage and the illegals continue to get free healthcare and walmart gift cards and free phones that they pass on to their friends soon you can pay at the museum to see a white person
Howard Roark July 25, 2014 at 02:18 pm
So it was only "affordable" because the government was subsidizing the increased costsRead More with federal dollars... which come from our taxes... which come from our wallets or get printed from nothing... so we are being told that ObamaCare saves us money on health care costs ... while we either pay more in taxes or lose buying power due to the inflation caused by printing money to pay for the subsidies... which is what makes it "affordable". I get it now. ObamaCare is a money laundering scheme designed to fool us into thinking we're all getting something for nothing while we're all getting less and paying more. No wonder they wouldn't tell us what was in it before they passed it!
Eddie July 25, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Oh well, less underachievers I'll be forced to support.
Ron and Cheryl Howard's Conyers Farm estate has been sold for its $27.5 million asking price.
Steven Primavera July 25, 2014 at 11:32 am
Cheryl and Ron, Where do you move on too? The home is beautiful. Good luck
Betsy Bowen July 25, 2014 at 01:37 pm
I'll bet Ron and Cheryl got sick of the airport noise. How ever do the super rich bear it? You payRead More $27.5 million for 32 acres and a lake, but the endless racket from low flying jets and helicopters is hard to ignore.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives at his son's baseball game in a NJ State Police helicopter in June 2011. Patch file photo.
Thomas Paine July 25, 2014 at 11:58 am
Joe Troll -this one is for you:Read More http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/poll-impeach-obama-support-33-percent-109369.html
Sue Polaski July 25, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Reprinting(copy and paste likely) from the rag that sent out an email that this is "BreakingRead More news". Lame and the Patch is no better.
Sue Polaski July 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Reprinting(copy and paste likely) from the rag that sent out an email that this is "BreakingRead More news"? Lame, and the Patch is no better.
Kim Smith says she was the victim of voyeurism three years ago at Hammonasset Beach State Park (Shelly Sindland Photography)
SF consultant July 25, 2014 at 07:41 am
Just another idiot looking for a handout from the state with the help of a scum lawyer.
Jaclyn Farnham July 25, 2014 at 10:10 am
In this day and age you have to be aware of your surroundings at all times in public and even inRead More bathrooms and changing rooms to protect yourself. I understand why this woman is so upset, I do. (I thought the State was immune from lawsuits.) All this does is drive up the cost oif insurance for state and municipal parks, when so many are working to preserve them, this kind of lawsuit deters more towns and states from acquiring and keeping parkland.
Igor July 25, 2014 at 11:19 am
Ca Pen I can see your point, but tears after 3 years? Pushing it a little. Policies/procedures areRead More in place and they being used. You will never stop crime no matter how many procedures you have.
Inpanh Thammavongsa. Photo Credit: Monroe Police
Debbie Russell July 25, 2014 at 10:15 am
The risks are real and there are steps you can take to increase your personal safety! Increase yourRead More sense of empowerment and safety, rather than your sense of victimization and fear and take our next women's self defense seminar on August 9th from 12-2:00 @The American Institute of Tae Kwon Do in Monroe
Igor July 25, 2014 at 11:26 am
Well Clare where does this say the girl is a raving beauty? She might be and she might not be. ItRead More was pretty crude thing to say about this guy. How attractive would you be having a mugshot taken? Maybe the girl was lonely, maybe not. If you read my previous post. Don't know one way or another, but I don't think you can just go on her word alone. Do you remember Andrea Mears who beat the hell out of the guy flying a drone and then told the police he attacked her. If it was for the video everyone would have believed her. I said at the time that Andrea didn't do females any favors because from then on the female's story get harder to believe. BTW she said she left the home, there is only her word for that.
Clare July 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Hey, Igor. But you are taking his word alone aren't you? I still say, mug shot or not that is oneRead More ugly dude and I never said she was a raving beauty, did I? The fact that he came onto her and the fact she got the hell away from him shows me she was immature and afraid of him. If you want to come up with the one example of Andrea Mears, you go ahead. How about all the handymen who work in homes and rape and kill the women in the house. I can guarantee there are a hell of a lot more of them than Andrea Mears. This is just one example: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/12/handyman-admits-killing-mass-women/
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Igor July 25, 2014 at 08:46 am
yeah it was,sorry about that
Barbara Heins July 25, 2014 at 09:10 am
To SLGreen … story clearly states that police will not release details regarding theRead More incident.
SLGREEN July 25, 2014 at 09:13 am
Barbara, I didn't see that. Please keep us posted. Thank you
Lin Suiter July 25, 2014 at 07:26 am
I'm glad someone cared enough to find who killed these woman. They weren't for gotton by theseRead More wonderful officers. God Bless Them.
Elliott July 25, 2014 at 08:58 am
I cant agree with you more, Lin. People need to learn that they WILL get caught eventually
Ken Hanks July 24, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Bill, you make some excellent points. Retirements of firefighters and police officers in their lateRead More 40s or early 50s is typical in the U.S. Whoever, do we really want 55 to 65 year old firefighters or cops protecting us? As far as contract changes, any change to a contract (collective bargaining agreement) requires negotiation and agreement by the respective union. Many changes, such as those you proposed, require mandatory bargaining under state or federal law\negulations. Please refer to the Municipal Employee Relations Act. http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/csblr/mera7-467.htm and the current contract for the members of IAFF Local 1219 http://www.naugatuck-ct.gov/filestorage/166/203/1588/Local_1219_IAFF.pdf Items you listed would be impossible to put in place without agreement from the unions affected. Please feel free to contact me on this issue at 203-720-7081 or khanks@naugatuck-ct.gov. I wish I had an easy answer for this.
Ken Hanks July 24, 2014 at 08:39 pm
Bill, you make some excellent points. Retirements of firefighters and police officers in their lateRead More 40s or early 50s is typical in the U.S. but do we really want 55 to 65 year old firefighters or cops protecting us? As far as contract changes, any change to a contract (collective bargaining agreement) requires negotiation and agreement by the respective union. Many changes, such as those you proposed, require mandatory bargaining under state or federal law\negulations. Please refer to the Municipal Employee Relations Act. http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/csblr/mera7-467.htm and the current contract for the members of IAFF Local 1219 http://www.naugatuck-ct.gov/filestorage/166/203/1588/Local_1219_IAFF.pdf Items you listed would be impossible to put in place without agreement from the unions affected. Please feel free to contact me on this issue at 203-720-7081 or khanks@naugatuck-ct.gov. I wish I had an easy answer for this
Bill July 25, 2014 at 03:38 am
Ken I know that these changes would hard under current law that is my point future generationsRead More sooner than we think will change those laws in ct and elsewhere to the detriment if current and retired municipal and state employees asin Detroit and some California cities. I was speaking of all municipal and state employees not trying to single out police or firefighters. 55 is a good age for public safety personnel to retire but not sooner for any employee in the public service sector. Ct corrections officers retire as soon 20 yrs of service is reached w lifetime medical ins ,this has resulted in retirements in the early 40's (42-43) and benefits which are beyond generous and pensions that exceed base salary in a lot of cases. This is due to current law and unsustainable contracts . This people deserve a good retirement because of a dangerous job but other states require 25-30 years of work for retirement and no padding of ot to increase pensions. In ct retiree med ins is free for the entire family of a correction officer until age 26 . The retiree should be the only person w free ins and they should pay a portion of that until a certain age . 55?-60? Spouses and children need to be paid by the retiree or don't retire as the case in the private sector. If republicans win the governors race in ct that will get a foothold in the state house and senate and could undo binding arbirtration and other ct laws for ring change that may be done over a period of time much sooner. None of my comments are meant to demean any public employee they are playing by the rules which due need to be changed . You will soon see drastic issues with pension and retiree payments across this country with big cuts forced upon retirees if we don't make an attempt. They talk in Washington about reducing social security and Medicare but why not the public sector ? It's gonna happen if we don't act
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keith golay July 25, 2014 at 01:14 pm
ya think?
Philip July 25, 2014 at 01:37 pm
"seemed normal" - isn't that always what every serial killer's neighbor says? :)
lmf59 July 25, 2014 at 01:42 pm
How do you know the reporter didn't mind if the kid ran around with his very expensive mic? How doRead More you know the kid didn't grab it out of his hand and run around with it while the mother did/said nothing to the kid? You DON'T know that, and neither do I. What I DO know, is just because the kid may have been "curious" about the mic, as you suggest, doesn't mean he should be allowed to take it and run (around a pool, no less) A) it doesn't belong to him; B) it's an expensive piece of equipment that shouldn't be played with by any 4 year old; and C) It's not up to the reporter to say "no", it's up to the mother to teach him some guidelines and restrictions. With your thought process, I guess no matter what the kid did in DI or no matter how obnoxious he was, it would be OK behavior. That thinking is exactly what is wrong with the way parents are raising their precious little ones these days. And if you listen to the radio interview of the mother, it is clear that she thinks whatever little Justin wants to do should be perfectly acceptable to the rest of the world. As she says, she will not change his behavior to make the world happy, even tho people are "constantly" telling her to. Wise up. This is clearly a case of poor parenting skills.
Jerry Slomski July 24, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Pays attention. I have detailed experience as to the indifference of our elected officials. If I wasRead More to actually provide the physical evidence, people would probably get into trouble, and I don't want to ruin an individuals career. I have tried to volunteer and never heard anything back. So, yes, I have tried. I no longer care to worry about it. I will be leaving the area soon, but I do care about the people who have decided to try and make a decent living in Naugatuck.
Pays Attention July 24, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Jerry - The elected officials are for the most part all volunteers. (Mayor is paid a salary /Read More Burgesses a small stipend). Everyone else are un-paid volunteers. The work they do as elected officials is voluntary not career orientated. So please go ahead and substantiate your criticisms.
Phil July 24, 2014 at 05:00 pm
Dan, please explain how we are still paying for Renaissance Place. What are we paying for? HowRead More much are we paying? How much longer? The Peter Paul property is privately owned by Hershey. They can sit on it for 30 years and there is nothing local officials can do about it.
Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Patch File Photo
Angie Stock July 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Shouldn't lefty Patch writers include a footnote with their definition of "surplus" inRead More this headline?
Angie Stock July 24, 2014 at 10:51 pm
Because some of us have been on to the DC politicians' misuse of the word "surplus" for aRead More while now, and I'm sure it's not much different here in CT.
Philip July 25, 2014 at 07:52 am
Surplus? Lower my taxes please - you overcharged me
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.
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