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Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Patch File Photo
Philip July 23, 2014 at 06:56 pm
Guess the unions will come knocking for a raise now that there's a surplus - never any benefit toRead More actual taxpayers whether surplus or deficit
Igor July 23, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Maybe we could spend it on the illegals after he changes his mind.
Silentdoogooder1 July 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm
A penny saved is a penny earned, but saving $121 million is quite impressive and I don't thinkRead More anyone from either party can say otherwise and pass the stink test.
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John Trenam July 23, 2014 at 12:12 am
I agree with you both. It is hard to tell from the newspaper article what happened. It seems likeRead More no one agreed with the First Selectman that they should do this (both Dems and Reps) but I'm not sure
Webster July 23, 2014 at 10:31 am
What an idiotic, spendthrift, misogynistic baby. How many more months are we stuck with this moronRead More ?? I agree with Amber. What business is it of Edelson's or anyone else how people live their lives ?? Just who or what sets the definition of what exactly is hoarding in the first place ? Edelson ?? HA ! Yeah Right ! Firefighters face far greater danger than someone who may be hoarding. Are we also going into everyone's garage to see how they store their gasoline for their mower ?? Improper storage of flammables is far, far more dangerous than hoarding. Maybe Edelson has nothing better to do now that he ran out of a meeting like a 2 year old and took his ball home. How many more months are we stuck with this moron ?? I am a lifelong Democrat and I will vote for ANYONE and I mean ANYONE even a Tea bagger before I would ever vote for this imbecile in the next election.
Amber Elizabeth July 23, 2014 at 01:48 pm
Now I have to say I do think known hoarders should be documented because I do recognize thatRead More hoarding can be extremely dangerous for fire fighters if anything were to happen, and again something should be in place for condo style close proximity places where your hoarding poses a fire hazard to others.this way first responders are alerted to known hoarders. More than likely extreme hoarders. Ever see hoarders?! That stuff is nuts! But again how do you define that boarder line and how do you justify going into places with out prior knowledge. Blight covers the outside. But to just go and "investigate" in a single residential home that you just want to "see". Yeah no. Heritage should have that base covered and individual condo/apartment complexes and close living should have systems already.
Ted Brown July 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm
If anyone in Public Works is guilty of or complicit in bid rigging schemes for profit, thoseRead More individuals should be under indictment. The innocent won't lose sleep over this, and would probably welcome a sorely needed house cleaning at PW. As for anyone who has been involved in shady dealings, the dark cloud is the least of their worries. "If you can't do the time, then don't do the crime". Edelson was made aware of at least some of these allegations prior to the last BOS meeting, yet apparently did nothing about them. He didn't include a discussion on them in the meeting agenda, and he didn't schedule an executive session until the issue was raised at the meeting by Ken Korsu. Shortly after that, Edelson stormed out of the meeting. I smell a rat, or maybe it's a fishy smell, but it stinks. I hope that we get to the bottom of it soon.
Shaun July 21, 2014 at 10:33 pm
Perhaps the clouds are just a shade darker after the BoS meeting? I believe they were well gatheredRead More over the last year starting with 2 totaled trucks costing $150K each to replace, numerous other accidents, the worst winter road conditions in years... I agree the department needs a thorough review, there's something seriously wrong at Southbury DPW.
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)
Judy Davidson July 23, 2014 at 10:02 pm
This is BS and political game playing. There are already multiple laws in place to ensure fair payRead More for women, minorities, etc. This is a stupid game, playing on people's emotions and not logic. There is very little in the way of a pay gap between men and women, except possibly at the CEO level, where there is probably not an equal representation of women. But that gets into cultural values, gender values. It is complicated. The surveys are a lie, because they combine many different job levels. I have designed, participated in and purchased many salary surveys over the course of 25 years. The good purchased surveys cost a lot of money, because they were carefully constructed, not just separated out on the basis of gender and combining all levels of jobs.
Bobbie July 23, 2014 at 11:10 pm
BS? Judy, you have to be kidding or ignorant. This is happening. And far more realistic thanRead More company promoted surveys. Totally self serving. Woman have for years been earning less than their male counterparts for years. "Francine Blau, an award winning labor economist at Cornell who has published widely on gender and the workplace: Way back in the 1950s, women earned around 60 percent on average of what men earned when working year-round full time. And it stayed right around at that level until about 1980. Then, particularly in the decade of the 80s, there was really considerable progress in narrowing the gender pay gap. Since then, there's been further progress, but it's been a little bit more fitful, a little less consistent. So in 1980, that figure was 60 percent. In 1990 it was 72 percent. In 10 years, that was quite a change. In 2000, it was 73 percent. And now it's about 77 percent. It bounces around year to year."
Judy Davidson July 24, 2014 at 06:30 am
You are basing your ideas on something you've read published by someone you don't know, more thanRead More likely. I am basing my opinion on 25 years of experience in Human Resources, setting salary ranges, recruiting, hiring. NO ONE ever told me to hire a woman at a lower rate than a man. Hiring ranges and salary offers were based on the person's experience. I was not talking about company published surveys. Companies don't publish surveys of that kind, and if they did - I would have been the person designing and creating it. Yes, this whole gender pay gap is BS, because it is based on "survey data" that is not put together properly.
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.
Jeffrey Manville July 22, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Mr.Kokinchak. Could you respond to who told you that "they are going to drop it"? It wouldRead More seem that you know more about the B&B issue in zoning than the other zoning commission members. I believe you heard it from a reliable source? Did some one you are close to on the commission tell you this? There are only two sub committee members and a secret town attorney report. I have sat at every zoning meeting including the one where the sub committee was formed. No mention at any of the meetings since. But you seem to have some kind of insider information. Did some one close to you on the zoning commission tell you but not the other commission members? Your silence is deafening! But I guess what your saying in your last post is that your silence is proof I am right? Man up here and tell the public who told you they were dropping the issue or admit that it was hear say.
John Adams July 23, 2014 at 07:38 am
If the report is finished then release it now in the patch not a town meeting in September ...whyRead More withhold the information.
Jeffrey Manville July 23, 2014 at 11:51 am
Again today Mr.Kokinchak will you respond to my last posted comment or have you been told not toRead More respond to it? I do know that you get notification to your email so you have seen the post. Again your silence is deafening.
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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
D V July 23, 2014 at 11:07 pm
MAC, I think you're thinking about Gaza. Or maybe Guantanamo minus the rugrats.
Silentdoogooder1 July 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm
If I want to open my home to one or two children, does anyone know where I could volunteer?
porter gladstone III July 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm
yes Silent. I have placed a reservation to bring a private plane from "millon air" inRead More white plains on august 8th. I have seats left for people genuinely interested in helping. Please email me at porter.gladdi@aol.com Thanks
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.
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Dorrie Johnson July 11, 2014 at 09:00 am
Inexpensive toys could be found at local thrift shops. In fact, the Upper Room Thrift Shop at theRead More Church of the Epiphany, often has stuffed animals that could be used and we would gladly donate them. If a worker comes by and identifies themselves as an employee from the Animal Control Office we would certainly donate such items. We also get leashes and such that might be helpful. We also have items that might be used as bedding.
Steve Singer July 11, 2014 at 05:54 pm
Buying toys for the animals is a nice humane gesture, I hope they bought them at the SouthburyRead More Training School's Thrift Shop where they would cost less than $1 each. I also sincerely hope there are receipts to support each toy purchase reimbursement request. Overtime should ALWAYS be approved in advance bu management unless there is a documented emergency situation. Let's stop the cheaters!!!
Steve Singer July 11, 2014 at 05:56 pm
Buying toys for the animals is a nice humane gesture, I just hope they bought them at the SouthburyRead More Training School's Thrift Shop where they would cost less than $1 each. I also sincerely hope there are receipts to support each toy purchase reimbursement request. Overtime should ALWAYS be approved in advance by management unless there is a documented emergency situation. Let's stop the unnecessary spending, please.
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
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.
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...
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