DANBURY: "I love budget time, it's when complainers, whiners and no-good-for-nothing's come out in droves to criticize and complain about everything. It's when the minority political party likes to take pop-shots at the mayor. When people hide behind their computers and spew trash and non-sense. The room gets very noisy around budget time. So why is it around election time, no one wants to run for office? No one wants to step up and be recognized for taking responsibility for what happens in our city? No one wants to BE responsible for how our tax dollars are allocated? And yet, everyone will hide behind their computers and criticize..... In 2 years, I am 100 percent certain we will see requests in the News Times once again begging for people to run for office on the Democratic ticket. Grow up, a 3.5% tax increase is a damn good job by the mayor considering the demands of our city. And lets not forget, those who demand the most, are paying the least into the system. But by all means, keep complaining....cause that's obviously helping." wrote this in response to news that , an increase of $4.1 million over this year's adopted budget of $215,919,397.
DARIEN: "They want the bureaucracy than how about just labeling those items that aren't GMO. I like GMO, taste better, preserves longer. When I want organic then I'll eat a deer, waterfowl or upland game." wrote this in response to an article about .
GREENWICH: "Odium to a Cell Tower Tree, I think I shall never see, a cell tower lovely as a tree. Today I spied a pseudo-pine, its trunk a weird, faux-bark spine. It rises over yonder hill. Bedecked in man-made chlorophyll. Piercing through the azure sky, it menaces all things that fly. Would eagles on demented whim, alight on manufactured limb? Small airplanes, I would strongly bet, Might be impaled en brochette. Poems are made by fools like me, but (apparently) Verizon thinks it can make a tree!" offered this in response to a post by Local Voices blogger Tom Andersen about
WESTON-REDDING-EASTON: "Thank you, thank you for writing about Jessie's experiences and for hopefully opening readers' eyes to the fact that just because (especially because) these children may not act typically, they are just as deserving as being treated as the individuals they are. Teach your children to be inclusive to all others. It means so much for a child to be included. The parents of the child who DISINVITED Jessie to that party should take a long, hard look in the mirror. What if it were their child. And with rates like 1 in 54 boys, it might just be." wrote this in response to an opinion piece by Heather Borden Herve about her