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Kim Smith says she was the victim of voyeurism three years ago at Hammonasset Beach State Park (Shelly Sindland Photography)
Bill Fasula July 24, 2014 at 04:27 pm
It's all about the money.
Fred July 24, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Yes give me money from the state, more regulations, more police. I don't have enough of theseRead More already.
Average Joe July 24, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Freddie, you prefer that creeps like this aren't regulated/policed? “The unfortunate incidentRead More of July 2011 at Hammonasset Beach State Park resulted in a timely and thorough investigation and the dismissal and arrest of two seasonal park employees,” according to the statement.
CT residents, what do you call yourselves? Credit: image via shutterstock
Patricia Pell July 24, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Nutmegger or Connecticuttite
MAC July 24, 2014 at 03:29 pm
Resident of "Corrupticut" is also true, thanks to all the Corrupt Career Pols (most ofRead More them Dems, but some Rs, too) who have ruined the Economics, Business creation (and JOBS) picture, as well as the state's reputation!!
Monroe Mike July 24, 2014 at 04:05 pm
MAC - all you do is whine, without any supporting facts or documenation. Any 3 year old can do thatRead More ! How about describing all this corruption you just mentioned.
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.
Phil July 24, 2014 at 05:17 pm
I find it interesting that a certain individual in town who served on the Finance Board for 2 or 3Read More years is now against the town budget. He voted to approve past budgets and is now shocked that spending is so high, so high that we are being hosed. He knows the details of the budget but is using political rhetoric and useful idiots to further his own political agenda.
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Edie July 24, 2014 at 03:48 pm
If the story is true it was an ignorant and stupid thing to do. Years ago when I had my first babyRead More I had a stomach for about a month that looked like I was still pregnant. I had an adult ask me if I was pregnant, when I told him no he apoligized but he really did nothing wrong it was a mistake on his part and he was selling furniture thinking maybe I would need something more comfortable. And a 4 year old was just being a 4 year old don't blame the parents.
Igor July 24, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Key word there being "If". A 4 year old is just curious and it wasn't rude. I considerRead More rude as being something that you know will cause pain or discomfort. But I still think there is more to the story. But what the hell mom got on TV and put on her performance. If it was me I wouldn't go back to the store, but I wouldn't go on TV and make a big deal of it.
Ann Czerw Ross July 24, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Redirecting to Opposing Views website and Facebook.
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
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
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.
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.
EWCtzn July 24, 2014 at 12:45 am
Kara, the headline reads "Organic Fruit Sold Locally Recalled for Possible ListeriaRead More Contamination". It's clearly sensationalizing the two organic products.
Suzanne jefferis July 24, 2014 at 01:12 pm
The article should read 'Fruit Sold Locally'... It is misleading to the unaware who read no fartherRead More to suggest that organic fruit is the problem. All fruit, organic or those sprayed with unsafe pesticides should be washed. If gene spliced with herbicides and toxic pathogens as with GMO fruit, it is no longer a product of nature.
PS July 24, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Let's be realistic, those who are "unaware" probably aren't the people buying organic inRead More the first place. Lay off Kara - she's the only reason the patch is any good!
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 24, 2014 at 07:35 am
tom - I received your other message and I hear you but a small masochistic streak in me has meRead More coming back. This will be my last on this thread because there are no more points to make and no one listening who is open minded.
Mom of two July 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
Yes, run away boys! Thomas, I should have added that I don't dispute the information that youRead More quoted. I read it too and I have seen that info before. My point was just that that was not the new CDC study that you and your cohorts seem to think it is. It's just more false info being thrown around. And who am I Tom? Exactly what my handle says, a mom of two who is sick of this gun culture and wants to see what can be done to change it. That doesn't mean banning or confiscating all guns. It means enforcing the laws we have, strengthening the mental health system, background checks on every purchase no matter where you buy it from, stop glamorizing guns and gun violence in movies, tv and video games and yes I am for the assault weapons ban and limiting high magazine clips because I don't believe they are necessary for responsible gun owners to do what they need to do with them. The less guns and bullets in the world the better. I know you disagree, that's ok. Peace.
Bobbie July 24, 2014 at 10:54 am
and Tom, at least we have a functioning brain. Practice thought processing by counting yourRead More bullets.
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!
Photo Credit: Carla Kron via Newtown Patch
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.
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.
Craig Zac July 22, 2014 at 07:42 am
was he "Smashed" when the cops found him?
Chris Knipstein July 22, 2014 at 10:20 am
Maybe he was trying to Catch a Break..
chuck July 23, 2014 at 03:54 am
Appropriate address for this fool.
chuck July 23, 2014 at 04:01 am
Let's "face" it...poor Jessica won't be a brain surgeon anytime soon. Dumb as a stump....
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