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damn cat July 24, 2014 at 10:22 am
I live in Northern Fairfield County and there is very little as far as this area that you couldRead More call Historically Interesting, and as for anything entertaining I guess the mall would work if I liked to shop. Cannot wait to move to Upstate NY.
A New Londoner July 24, 2014 at 10:24 am
I love my state! I was born and bred here and, with any lucky at all, when they lay me on the pyreRead More it will be right here. I'm not one for nicknames although sometimes I do refer to myself as a 'Nutmegger'. Generally, however, I simply say "I'm from Connecticut".
Deborah Seaman July 24, 2014 at 10:33 am
It would be easier to change "Connecticutensians" to "Connecticensians," which IRead More rather like.
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Kit Petrone July 24, 2014 at 10:23 am
Kids today are so rude, and obnoxious, it is astounding. They will go "toe to toe" withRead More you, at the least provocation, or gentle comment. It's great that the Donut shop banned the child, and the parents, from th shop. Everyone should take a lesson from it.
PAT YACOVACCI July 24, 2014 at 10:34 am
they did the right thing. his parent obviously allows him to say and do anything he wants. cute kidRead More but out of line duen to his upbringing or lack of it.
Steven Narbonne July 24, 2014 at 10:35 am
Good for them! I'll be buying my treats there!
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Crown Royal July 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
Matthew I replied to you yesterday but it did not save. The '3' mom and pop nurseries will not goRead More under due to Walmart or the same would have happened when Home Depot and their Garden Center opened. BTW, there are actually 4 in the general vicinity. Benedicts will not fail because it carries many specialty products and products used on farms. Seven Maples will not fail because they have that great Gift Shop. Pong Spring and the one at the corner of 25/111 will not fail because both provide bulk products, which I assure you, Walmart will not offer. Additionally all of these local nurseries have knowledgeable staff and are not simply workers assigned to that department that day. If someone wants cheap flowers, they have no problem driving to Home Depot in Trumbull/Bridgeport, or even the Walmart in Shelton already.
Gerald M. Gaynor July 24, 2014 at 09:38 am
Those folks who hate Wal-Mart, for whatever reason that gets them so riled up, need to keep in mindRead More that they will not be required to shop there. Those wailing and gnashing their teeth about the indignity of minimum wage employment as an alternative to being unemployed need to take basic economics, civics and ethics courses. Those insisting that local businesses will suffer need to seek out their neighbors who will be complicit in the imaginary assault on Mom and Pop and convince them that those occupying the delusional moral high ground have determined what is best for them, local businesses and the Town in general. Those who have couched their objections in carefully parsed racist and elitist verbiage need take a closer look at themselves and give some thought to whether or not other folks find them to be socially and morally objectionable...
Victor July 24, 2014 at 09:58 am
Another FOX news line "parsed racist and elitist verbiage".. Do you think elitists resideRead More in Monroe or Trumbull towns? LOL
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.
Kara Seymour July 23, 2014 at 09:32 am
the article clearly states the list of products recalled, two of which are organic, so no correctionRead More is warranted.
Don W July 23, 2014 at 06:14 pm
According to foodsafteynews.com the problem was with a filthy Wawona packing plant. After the plantRead More was cleaned there was no more Listeria present on any fruit. So why does this this article start with the word Organic?
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.
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 07:34 am
Yes Mom, you must be correct in disregarding the CDC own's work because you see yourself on theRead More correct side of the issue. You easily dismiss the most thorough examination of gun-related research ever undertaken because the results of that survey do not comport with what you "know" "has" to be true. That that body of prior research included sources unfriendly to gun-owning seems to be missed by you. Funny, but this is how so much climate change "research" is done and becomes consensus but I am sure you "accept" such a process in those instances. Be that as it may and whether the CDC was supposed to identify problems or actually summarize results, they found out that gun owners are less likely to be injured during a crime, defense gun uses are real and frequent, mass rampage shootings are rare and declining in number, gun control "interventions" are, at best, ineffective, and stolen guns or those bought through the so-called "gun show loophole" are really not a factor in criminals getting guns. All of these crush the perceptions of gun control people but the last one may be the most crushing because that is the rationale that CAGV and others use (keep guns out of public's hands and they cant be lost/stolen) for trying to keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. Sorry Mom, but all a "new" 3-5 year study by the CDC will do is review the same data that they reviewed in this dataset. What they will find is that the number of citizen gun owners and number of guns owned have soared over the past 20 years at the same time that gun violence in nearly every form has declined. They will find what CAGV has already acknowledged - that ~90% of all gun violence involved illegal handguns possessed by those illegally and used in criminal activity in inner cities. They will observe that most gun violence is perpetrated by and upon young men of color. They will observe that the US' "gun violence problem" has little to nothing to do with rifles (even evil assault weapons) and does not involve the law abiding gun owners in anything approximating their rate of gun ownership. THAT is what the CDC will find Mom and this will become a case of "be careful what you wish for" because those well documented, non-emotional, peer-reviewable findings will blow apart all of the narratives you use to argue for the disarmament of your fellow, law-abiding citizens. >>> I am done with you too now. Good day.
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.
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.
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