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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives at his son's baseball game in a NJ State Police helicopter in June 2011. Patch file photo.
Average Joe July 24, 2014 at 09:49 pm
Skipper, are you still making stock market predictions? when does the S&P hit 2K, yourRead More dead-certain prediction for 2014 was about 500, correct?
Sandra July 24, 2014 at 10:20 pm
President Obama and First Lady Michelle may be the buyers of a $4.25 million home in California'sRead More Rancho Mirage, the Los Angeles Times reports. Hobnobbing with celebrities and billionaires. It's will be like he never left the White House. Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room#ixzz38RVRaWSS Follow us: @nbcchicago on Twitter | nbcchicago on Facebook
Average Joe July 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm
suppose you think that it was the Average Joes at the foley/christie $10,000 and up reception inRead More greewwich, what a hippo !
Kim Smith says she was the victim of voyeurism three years ago at Hammonasset Beach State Park (Shelly Sindland Photography)
Tmc July 24, 2014 at 10:21 pm
Pretty sure whomever recorded her bod shut off the playback in 2 seconds and smashed the cam with aRead More hammer.
Casey Penders July 24, 2014 at 10:54 pm
This happened 3 years ago and was thought to have been taken care of. Now 3 years later - on JulyRead More 5, 2014 this has happened again. Obviously there are still policies/procedures that need to put in place. Imagine if this was you with your 2 young girls - quite a tramatic situation.
Ca Pen July 24, 2014 at 11:01 pm
This happened 3 years ago and was thought to have been taken care of. Now 3 years later - on July 5,Read More 2014 this has happened again. Obviously there are still policies/procedures that need to put in place. Imagine if this was you with your 2 young girls - quite a tramatic situation.
Inpanh Thammavongsa. Photo Credit: Monroe Police
Igor July 24, 2014 at 03:08 pm
This could be hard to prove. Another case of he said/she said.
Aaron Boyd July 24, 2014 at 07:41 pm
Post updated at 7:40 p.m. Thursday with the accused's correct age.
Linda Czaplinski July 24, 2014 at 04:02 pm
Hey, folks, we may be getting spun up just a little early. By process, and the CT post article,Read More features are phased in. Our P&Z has not blessed this project in it's entirety - yet. To be the best of my knowledge we are still in the conceptual phase with specifics to be presented and reviewed by P&Z for each phase. While we may feel it's a done deal based on press coverage and comments coming out of town hall, it is not. So, as the saying goes, silence is consent. Go to the P&Z meetings, make your voice heard if you do not support the project and expect that our representatives will listen to the majority and make the right decision(s). And please, don't just take my word for it, do the leg work, ask questions. If you don't participate, you don't get to complain.
Eva Reklat July 24, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Another point of view from one of Oxford’s newer southwest Connecticut migrants. Coming toRead More Oxford: A Supermarket – Published as a Connecticut Post Editorial Sunday, July 20, 2014. On the site of a rock quarry along Route 67 in Oxford will spring the largest development that the town has witnessed, and one of the largest that the region has seen, too. This is a project that Oxford has every reason to embrace, and we wish its developers success in this venture. At its centerpiece will be a supermarket. A ho-hum addition to most municipalities, but a very big deal for Oxford whose residents are weary of the trek to Seymour or Ansonia for their weekly groceries. It also will include a bank and a gas station. Later, developers say that a medical building, a pharmacy, the post office, a fitness center and auto service station will take shape. If things go according to plan, these will be followed by boutiques and professional offices, 75 apartment flats and 75 town houses. The Oxford Library, now in cramped quarters, might also find a proper home in this development. Make no mistake, this is a game-changer for the town, filling 32 acres, costing at least $70 million and generating a projected $870,000 in annual tax revenue. It's expected to create 250 permanent and 300 temporary jobs. Yet, almost counterintuitively, this is what Oxford needs to retain its rural character. High-density housing means fewer acres of forest knocked down to create single-family homes. If those 75 apartments and 75 town houses were to be single-family homes, more than 250 acres would be cleared, and that's not including all of the acreage needed for roads, power lines and such. A good deal more than the 32 acres planned for this entire project. Plus, the development is being situated on a former rock quarry, not a greenfield, so the impact on the town's forest canopy is nonexistent. This project has weathered criticism from the group known as Keep Oxford Green, which has stated that it's against all high density housing. KOG claims to have 400 members, and it likes to bully office-holders in town into going along with its myopic, unworkable and environmentally unsustainable vision of a town with only single-family homes. KOG likes to get Oxfordites riled up with talk of the town being overrun with high-density housing and four-story apartment buildings. What it fails to grasp is that the town has to abide by the state's affordable housing statutes -- statutes that are entirely reasonable and morally justifiable in our view. And, for the record, the apartments and townhouses in this project will have market-driven price tags. It's safe to say that most of the people living in Oxford today didn't grow up there. The town was incorporated in 1798 -- relatively new by Connecticut standards -- and its population has grown from about 1,000 in the 1920s to about 13,000 today. Even as late as the mid-1970s, the population was only about 5,000. So, Oxford is growing fast, driven by people priced out of Fairfield County. It's convenient to most of southwestern Connecticut, but isolated enough to offer some privacy. There are new industrial parks, and a new high school opened a few years back. Yet Oxford is arguably more isolated than it was a century ago, when it was connected to civilization with the Highland Division of what was then the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. That's why this development is so badly needed. People in Oxford are hungry for a supermarket.
JYD July 24, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Regardless what side of the fence you're on, the CT Post is hardly the credible source anyone shouldRead More trust when it comes to telling Oxford what to do. Thier editorials are often filled with factual errors, and they are more concerned with making waves and patting Malloy on the back then they are reporting news in an unbiased manner.
CT residents, what do you call yourselves? Credit: image via shutterstock
MAC July 24, 2014 at 05:39 pm
I don't think a 3 yr. old could name the disgusting Giordano (Waterbury), or tons of Bridgeport PolsRead More such as Joe Ganim, drug user Fabrizi, Ernie Newton, Christina Ayala, who did not even Live in the district she was elected to represent, Christopher Donovan, disgraced former House Spkr. and congressional candidate who was corrupt and caught by the FBI---want more??????------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sorry you asked, yet, Mike? I won't give the disgusting details, but you can easily find them, and so many more with a simple search!
John Cappiello July 24, 2014 at 07:41 pm
American with papers
Monroe Mike July 24, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Not at all MAC, tell us what professions have no corrupt people in it, maybe you should start withRead More the preachers and priests.
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C.S. July 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm
I heard this mother on PLR the other day and believe that there is more to the story, she came offRead More as brash and defensive to the point of entitlement. I can't help but think that the D.I. in Monroe being a business would not light heartedly toss a 4 year old out for that simple offense alone. I stop there for coffee whenever I'm up that way and can attest that the staff and management there are very nice and polite. Whether or not they ever comment on this is none of our business, I feel by their not getting into a pissing match on the internet they are taking the high road. I applaud the Doughnut Inn for doing what they did and now letting it go. The only people them commenting would hurt is the 4 year old and the mom. Get your coffee at Dunkin' lady, they like rowdy kids there.
Sara Bloom July 25, 2014 at 12:57 am
Little kids shouldn't be walking around a donut shop asking portly customers if they are pregnant.Read More It's bad for business. Donut Inn should put up a sign: No Rude Children Allowed. That way when they kick people out, all they have to do is point to the sign.
Yayabeanes July 25, 2014 at 01:40 am
Why was her son talking to strange people in the first place...And C.S. is right...The mother doesRead More come off as hoitty toitty...She needs to put a muzzle on herself and her brat.
Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Patch File Photo
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.
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.
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 09:40 pm
Real-life DGU, by a doctor: "A psychiatric outpatient opened fire Thursday inside aRead More psychiatrist's office at a hospital near Philadelphia, killing his caseworker and slightly wounding the doctor, who shot the gunman with his personal firearm, authorities said." So what would have happened had the doctor not had a personal firearm with him? >>> http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/24/shooting-wellness-center/13113555/
Average Joe July 24, 2014 at 09:45 pm
What if the NUT couldn't get a gun? .. ps: why are you back? Thomas Paine July 24, 2014 at 07:35Read More AM tom - I received your other message and I hear you but a small masochistic streak in me has me 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.
Average Joe July 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Nothing to say about how the insane shooter happened to have a gun?
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.
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)
Philip July 24, 2014 at 07:05 am
Haha - so we need yet another law to pass what's already in the law. This is what happens whenRead More Democrats sign legislation without reading it - they don't even know what they've signed. Bobbi, show me one example where for an identical job they paid a woman less. Your studies are "damn lies and statistics" which can be twisted to suit any argument.
Judy Davidson July 24, 2014 at 07:09 am
And put together to further an agenda.
Bobbie July 24, 2014 at 09:34 am
Oh, poor, poor Judy and Philip. so, so, deluded. I have worked for a total of 41 years. FiveRead More years part time and 36 full time. Two of the companies for which I worked had their own factories. The female employees were earning approx. 20 cents less per hour than their male counterparts. The "damn lies and statistics" and the furthering of an agenda strictly belong to Judy and Philip in their lonely denials. As with the House Majority and the Soggy Tea Baggers, they most certainly do not reside in the real world. Thank you God for granting me the freedom of not having to share my good life with them as they will be spewing more venom come November as they become this country's Big Losers. Big Time.
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