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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
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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 25, 2014 at 09:45 am
I lived it too. I was head of HR in two different organizations and Compensation Manager in others.Read More It is sad that you can't have a discussion with people who have a different opinion from yours without resorting to insults. There are many laws already on the books making it illegal to pay men and women differently, minorities differently, disabled people differently. Titlle VII, EEOC and many others. These laws go all the way back to the 1960's. There are a number of laws outlawing disparate pay practices in CT as well. going back to the 1970's. There is no reason for another Federal law to address what is, in fact, a non-issue anyway. Did you report the illegal, unethical practices of the companies where you worked? I would have. Especially since I'm a woman I would never have kept quiet. And it could have been done with an anonymous letter. No one has ever asked me to do anything unethical or illegal. Good thing, because I wouldn't. The "need" for a new Federal law presupposes that a huge percentage of companies all across this country are still engaging in unethical and illegal practices, and it further presumes that all the Human Resource people in all these companies are complicit in these activites and are silent about them. I don't see how anyone can believe that.
Judy Davidson July 25, 2014 at 10:19 am
You don't understand Human Resources, it is not a means to a company doing what they want. A bigRead More part of the responsibility is to make sure that management knows about and is compliant with any and all government rules and regulations, in order to ensure that employees are treated fairlyand that the company is in compliance.
Bobbie July 25, 2014 at 10:42 am
Yes, Judy. HR is hired to alert the company to its employees' pros and cons and to carry out theRead More company's mandates. In some situations, HR is the CS - company spy. But, that is what is expected by the employees. and I'm sure you know this.
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 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.
MAC July 24, 2014 at 01:15 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 $$ for this specific cause, in which they "delivered trailer-tractors of food, water, and clothes to the kids" this past weekend.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bill O'Reilly, by himself, donated a Million $$$ 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.)
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.
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.
Jeffrey Manville July 25, 2014 at 08:21 am
Mr.Kokinchak did the people handling you tell you not to respond? Is that why you are notRead More responding?
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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
Bobbie July 25, 2014 at 11:51 am
MICHAEL MOORE Good Man NOT using his work and support of charities for Publicity. Obviously, as IRead More had to inform you, MAC. BECK - Bad Man using charitable work as a front for his demagoguery passions. Raising Malawi Volunteer organization which helps orphans in one of the poorest countries in the world (Malawi) by providing water, food, medical care and schooling. Causes Adoption, Fostering, Orphans AIDS & HIV Children Health Poverty
Bobbie July 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm
"While it’s difficult to find fault with the result of his project, it cannot be leftRead More unsaid that the whole thing smacks of self-serving motivations aimed at improving his ultra-rightist image and reputation for prejudice, and openly expressed hatred for the very people he is pretending to help. In a video appeal last week, Beck said… “Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire. And while we continue to put pressure on Washington and change its course of lawlessness, we must also help. It is not either/or. It is both. We have to be active in the political game, and we must open our hearts.” Well, that sounds very nice, but it must be remembered that this is coming from the same conspiracy-rattled demagogue who just last month said that it was Obama who “engineered a humanitarian crisis in order to advance progressive policies on illegal immigration.” So the political crossfire of which Beck spoke is largely of his own making. The way Beck has gone about promoting this gesture reeks of undisguised boastfulness and worse, near messianic posturing complete with allegations of death threats. Beck sermonized to his disciples that “I’ve never taken a position more deadly to my career than this.” Really? After saying that President Obama has a “deep-seated hatred of white people;” that if America reelects Obama then God’s response must be that “we have to be destroyed because we will be a remarkable evil on this planet;” that the Obama administration “aided and abetted” the Boston marathon bomber; and agreeing with his guest that the only hope for America “is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States.” Beck has a long record of being dishonest, divisive, and downright dumb, which led to hundreds of advertisers refusing to permit their ads on his Fox News program. That, in turn, led to Fox canceling his show and relegating him to his current status as an Internet video blogger. Yet after all of that, and so much more, Beck believes that his initiative to provide relief to kids undergoing a severe hardship holds more mortal risk to his career than anything he’s ever done?" inching closer to his closure. finally.
willa read July 25, 2014 at 01:54 pm
MAC is rather entertaining, isn't he? I think that perhaps he believes that if he rallies with theRead More rest of the rightwing mob behind the big money thieves who decimated our pensions and demolished our 401K accounts as they tanked the economy in the Bush regime that he might also become part of the thieving class one day. What a goal to attain to! It's the only way I can figure that guys like MAC would work against their own best interests to prop up the legal criminality of big money: The unrealistic promise of joining the ranks of the greedy one day. And really, targeting Michael Moore for enjoying the comforts of riding in first class to London as 'hypocritical' is laugh out loud funny. Especially coming from peons to the wealthiest. The only reason the rightwing tea party doesn't hold Moore up as their god of exposing the corrupt and greed of Wall Street and big corporations is because they feed off of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh who are PAID to delude the masses into thinking the corruption is 'job creating'. OY.
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
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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.
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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