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John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Ragged Mountain on the Metacomet Trail. Photo Credit: 5ju989nfhs50 via Wikipedia
JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:32 pm
Talcott Mountain State Park should not be overlooked.
JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:39 pm
I would like to defend Fort Griswold State Park, also.
JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:52 pm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gcdougherty/sets/72157643591771774/ Photos of Connecticut State Parks.
cheryl April 15, 2014 at 09:15 am
OK OK- you guys live in denial. You're choice- Just remember- if you can't recognize the enemy, youRead More will lose. UN cannot dictate anything to America we are a sovereign nation with sovereign states and states rights. Or don't we? If you believe that, that is in jeopardy. So you can sell, donate, your land to the state, feds, land trust, for whatever THEY determine the land use, whether its open space or an apartment complex. maybe not at this time, but then again- they can do whatever they wan with it. And of course you trust them. But "YOU" won't be able to put a swing set on it for your grandchildren. Good luck.
Peter F. Alexander April 15, 2014 at 09:18 am
As we get closer to Scamalambadingdong Day (originally Earth Day) we need to spread the credit weRead More find the mess we call Connecticut to both Parties. The Californication of Connecticut is accelerated by being down wind from Christie land and Schumerville. Planning does not exist, has not in the Pop Culture era. US is 3% of all dirt on Earth. 5% of US is "developed'. 50% of the US population lives within 50 miles of an Ocean or Great Lakes. High risers near our fabulously run State rail system, with easy access to our pristine Federal I95 with no industry (especially gun manufacturing) polluting our Nutmeg crops we are already in Paradise...why more open space. Our nutcase proud descendants of the original Tea Party are scoffed at and dismissed, while our eminent Brooklyn transplant Senator Suethemall gets no credit for our past or future. He was Attorney General for 25 years and created every wonderful land law we thrive under. Just 'cuze his heroic service as a boot on the neck of landowners does not have any mud from the swamps of Viet Nam, we should not hold that against him. Just 'cuze he amassed his fortune erasing neighborhoods with his Empire State bottom dredging in-laws we need to take them seriously. Rowland will probably be able to reflect from his confines about his glorious legacy and chumming his way through the Shays Daze of creating the most Politically Korrect State in the Union. (Union approval required of course.) Please know that the Tea Party is responsible for all of this. Without tea as a choice we would just all be gulping down Green (union only manufactured) Kool Aide paid for by taxes collected by RepublicanDemocrats. Next thing the tea people will be accused of is trying to protect our environment with common sense instead of common cents and even daring to consider hunting on open space. Time to pop the green bubble and return to 200 plus years of success, all started by the original Tea Party.
Joan April 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm
I offered 7-1/3 acres of old forest to Avalonia and Groton Open Space but it was not accepted.
An image on the Facebook event for the CT Working Families vigils.
Tabasco April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm
Yet somehow pertinent.....
Kevin April 16, 2014 at 06:29 am
Hilarious! I posted that comment Monday to see if you left wing kooks were still hiiting this,andRead More you took the bait.Tabassco,theres no doubt you are a shut in with nothing else to do.For your information Plato,Bush never uttered the words "mission accomplished". That was a sign put up by the Captain of the aircraft carrier.Bush did fly jets in the National Guard.Obama did,well,what?Hand out flyers?
Tabasco April 16, 2014 at 08:14 am
Sorry, Kev. Blaming the captain of the USS Lincoln for the banner... much like the BushRead More administration blaming the faulty Iraq WMD intelligence on the CIA means you don't have a grasp of the facts. "When he received an advance copy of the speech, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took care to remove any use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" in the speech itself. Later, when journalist Bob Woodward asked him about his changes to the speech, Rumsfeld responded: "I was in Baghdad, and I was given a draft of that thing to look at. And I just died, and I said my God, it's too conclusive. And I fixed it and sent it back... they fixed the speech, but not the sign." What Bush DID say repeatedly was 'major combat operations are over'. But between the famous May speech and October that same year, 217 US military deaths and over 1000 wounded occurred in Iraq. And if Bush and his team didn't like the banner as a backdrop, they could have had it removed. The last time Bush flew and landed a jet was in the 1970s. No respectable military pilot or commander would allow someone that far out of practice to land on the deck of an aircraft carrier. He may have been dressed up as the commanding pilot, but the guy dressed as a co-pilot landed the A-10. The USS Lincoln was NOT in the Persian Gulf at the time. It was 30 miles off the coast of San Diego.... well within helicopter range.
Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches, and locally up to 4 inches, could cause flooding of small streams, as well as significant urban and poor drainage flooding. Credit: Patch file photo
Kevin M. Ziolkovski March 29, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Deja Vu: 4 years ago (March 30, 2010) severe flooding occurred along Hunt's Brook. How chillingRead More that the residents of that area should face the possibility of flooding again, on the same date, without any corrective action by the Town of Waterford being done. Lightning might not strike twice in the same place but flooding certainly can; 1982, 2007, 2008, 2009, 3/14/2010, 3/30/2010. Now, before people jump on the bandwagon with the infamous "You live in a floodplain, move out" take a moment to educate yourself; look up the 100 and 500 year flood zones at the FEMA Map Service Center. Interesting isn't it, that we haven't experienced a 100 or 500 year rainfall event, but the residents continue to be flooded out. Kevin M. Ziolkovski / flood victim
The Bethel Bacon March 31, 2014 at 04:13 pm
In related news, Noah opens in theaters nationwide. Coincidence? You be the judge.Read More http://bethel.patch.com/groups/movie-fridays/p/trailer--review-in-noah-aronofsky-builds-a-vessel-of-fearless-filmmaking_3830e921-bethel
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 02:56 pm
It's going to rain,WOW big important Patch news. What's next a news flash that water is wet?
Photo Credit: GoonSquadSarah via Flickr
Thomas Alegi March 25, 2014 at 11:45 am
Beth Smith, Is the HamdenPatch truly a local newspaper? The answer to that question can only beRead More determined by what side of the paper fence you are on. The HamdenPatch does cover some Hamden local news, but the better name for this Patch newspaper would be the Regional Patch News.
Beth Smith March 26, 2014 at 04:37 pm
Truly regional, as I read the article on the Clinton Patch. You may see it on Hamden's, but I was onRead More Clinton's. The articles just get reposted across the board. Really sad.
Beth Smith March 26, 2014 at 04:38 pm
And interestingly, when I just posted, apparently I'm suddenly on the Brookfield Patch.
Photo Credit: _-0-_ via Flickr
Steven DeVaux March 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm
G2 - but that wouldn't be FAIR.
Robert J. Noonan April 2, 2014 at 07:17 am
Resentments are too heavy to carry. Dismiss them and feel better. Impoverished peopleRead More are not impoverished by choice and remember why we live in organized communitedls. Robert J. NOONAN
Igor April 2, 2014 at 08:07 am
Robert I'm afraid that you are somewhat disillusioned. A lot of impoverished people areRead More impoverished by choice. All the women that have 6 kids all by different men. They have a choice of not having unprotected sex, but they choose to have it. Who winds up paying? Us. One is a mistake, 2 maybe a bigger mistake, but 6?
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Tmc March 17, 2014 at 05:54 pm
@Creeky; never apologize for speaking the truth. :)
Jim Eastwood March 18, 2014 at 07:20 am
Creeky Right Again !!!! Lithium is a strongly unstable metal--Plus the fact WHERE does theRead More Electric Power come from ????4
Tmc March 18, 2014 at 09:25 am
Magical electricity trees! Not coal-fired plants at all...
Bethel Observer March 11, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Shouldn't it be 27 innocent victims of gun violence for Sandy Hook, or are we to believe like theRead More anti-gunners that Nancy Lanza deserved to die?
Tom Renzo March 11, 2014 at 05:52 pm
I am listening to the news and they are reporting that JIM HIMES rode the entire trip to DC.Read More WHAT!!!!!! And where did this outright lie come from. These band of 26 should be ashamed of themselves. Just wondering how they feel that CT did nothing for mental health. Do they really think a gun that went through a background check is less dangerous than one that did not?? What a bunch of PEA BRAIN PEOPLE!!!
Tom Renzo March 11, 2014 at 05:56 pm
background checks are needed for all gun-carrying residentsRead More >>>>>>>>>>> Are these people serious or are they just brain dead. Every state requires a background check when buying a gun from a dealer. Have they not heard of Brady. Speaking of Brady are they aware that Sara Brady made a straw purchase of a gun for her SON. Fancy that!!!
Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence volunteers with a few of the signs prepared for the Greenwich Rally to Support the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington. Photo credit: Jonathan Perloe.
Voice of Reason March 8, 2014 at 05:06 pm
If an Individual has done something that warrants losing their Rights then yes I agree. Since you'veRead More posted so little I must make presumptions as to your intent. The first problem I see with your proposal is that a set of arbitrary standards would have to be set and then what? Give a test? Black and white wins or loses but what of all those in the gray area?........What other Rights do you support removing until the Individual is granted the opportunity to exercise same after passing a set of arbitrary standards?.........Ask yourself if you support this concept known as 'gun-control' and how it's effected as to if you truly want to lessen violence or if it's more personal, out of fear.
Tom Renzo March 8, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Can someone post what these common sense laws do and what they are. Because as of today CT justRead More jumped 2 points in the cities with the most gun deaths per 100,000. Tle laws passed by CT did absolutely nothing to protect us or our children. Lets see what common sense laws they are talking about. High cap mags. Did nothing for the VT shooting because standard mags were used and an assault weapon ban was fully in place on the federal level. Assault weapons. NONSENSE. The AR 15 is not an assault weapon and none of the weapons banned in CT were defined as assault weapons under federal guidelines. They also included Rim fire guns which is an insult to anyone familiar with weapons. Universal back ground checks are a farce because 80% of all guns used in crimes are not bought legally. Brady background is a joke as it never stopped one mass shooting because the guns were purchased legally in VT And Newtown and Aurora. So as the 26 Misinformed people riding to DC will accomplish nothing because the rest of this country does not buy in to there LIES. So please humor me and explain to me and the people of CT how these new laws that are by the way unconstitutional stop mass shootings. And just for the record universal background checks are against federal law as the firearms protection law forbids it. Thank you
Voice of Reason March 8, 2014 at 06:04 pm
@RealPatriot. Just so I'm clear on your thoughts. You do support background checks as a means ofRead More preventing [lawful] transactions of firearms to those that have been deemed mentally unfit to possess a firearm. You do not support a "mental health exam" as part of the approval process for purchase of firearms (or approval for permit for same). ?? As an aside, you've removed one of your comments from above. This may cause confusion to readers.
Gus R. Horvath March 4, 2014 at 11:55 am
P Troy, It is interesting that IPv6 was instituted to replace IPv4 because it had run out ofRead More addresses!!!!!
Maria Young March 4, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Matt - why would I have a speed dial on a number I never called before? And for those who have moreRead More than one kid today, better have a net of $100K income per year to have that big house, 2 cars, $200-$300 cell and cable bills and maybe have enough left to buy that prepared mac and cheese for $8.99 lb at the grocer. Save for retirement and college too and ever rising gas prices. Conservatism will never trump the selfish needs.
Matt March 4, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Maria: What on earth does any of that babble have to do with dialing a different area code? (answer:Read More nothing) I think you are completely missing the point here. It is a new area code for NEW phone numbers. This changes nothing with current phone numbers. This changes nothing for you. This changes nothing for anyone, anywhere. It is just making more NEW numbers available for NEW phones and NEW people. Not you. So there is no inconvenience to you or anyone else anywhere. P Troy: That would be wonderful. You get started on replacing the entire twisted pair POTS dial tone telephone infrastructure with an IP based network. Let us know who is going to pay for it and when it will be done.
Valley-Shore Weatherdogs expected snow totals map. Credit: Valley-Shore Weatherdogs Facebook page (http://ow.ly/u9MUA)
nascarblue March 3, 2014 at 06:29 am
love your comment frank, so true, right now the only thing I can complain about is I made my coffeeRead More to strong this morning...other then that, its New England, like they used to say about the weather,"it's New England, if you don't like it wait a minute..why complain, don't worry about something you can not change
Lisa Gaw March 3, 2014 at 09:49 am
I sincerely believe the weather forecasters are in cahoots with grocery stores. Every storm isRead More going to be "a major event". Except for when they aren't - which is most of the time. It's like the boy who cried wolf. Listen, tell us there's a chance of snow. Then, instead of hyping the snot out of it 5 days ahead of time, why don't you just wait until you have better information before sending out calls of doom and gloom? I'll give WTNH credit this time - they were saying Friday morning that this was going to be a non-event.
Tmc March 3, 2014 at 09:59 am
WTNH has been spot on all year...Weather Channel was always wrong
The Valley-Shore Weatherdogs are Tom Coon and Kevin Burwell. Credit: Valley-Shore Weatherdogs Facebook page
Connie February 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Picture of dog so cute.
Butch Fleming February 28, 2014 at 01:01 pm
Great looking mut!
MikeP February 28, 2014 at 04:45 pm
I understand how the weather can be so off. I live by the shore, one mile inland the snowfallRead More amounts can be completely different.
Workers shovel snow from a warehouse roof in Greenwich. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.
BuckWheat February 18, 2014 at 08:24 am
Jenna Gaffney, please step away from the keyboard.
A. G. P. February 18, 2014 at 08:54 am
I'm sure I would get argument if I said ""the worst thing" about the snow, but let'sRead More call it "insult to injury"; whether it's strays or those I will not describe honestly letting their cats out to eat song birds, the varmints are finding their travel restricted by the snow and have taken to pissing on my car and front door. Let's just say I'm more of a dog person...
Thomas Alegi February 18, 2014 at 11:49 am
Yes, snow does have some negative aspects to it, but remember this snow will fill our state waterRead More reservoirs. This winter’s snow will help the growers of medical POT in CT; pay the 21 % State Sales Taxes, on medical Pot, which will increase the state budget surplus even higher. Governor Molly has been heard singing “Hha A Ouyay”, which simple means “TAX THEN TILL THEY DROP!”
A winter weather advisory for Saturday has been issued for most of Connecticut. Credit: Julie Weisberg
Gerald M. Gaynor February 20, 2014 at 06:54 am
"There are lies, there are great lies and then there are statistics." Benjamin Disraeli.Read More We now have scientific lies and distortions driven by political agendas that people who can't count to eleven with their shoes on insist are unassailable "science" in a "settled debate."
Conrad F. Heede March 1, 2014 at 08:01 am
There is no debate about the fact that burning carbon based fuels is creating climate change. ItRead More comes down to whether or not anyone wants to pay the cost of changing the source of the energy we use. I just added more insulation to my house and bought new, highly insulated garage doors. I will replace my windows and will add solar panels in the future. I do walk or ride my bike when feasible. Electric cars only shift the burden of energy production to the oil and gas and coal companies. I want to spend limited tax dollars on alternative energies that will strategically make the USA another Saudi Arabia and create jobs here at home. I will not engage in a non debate on a false battlefield whose ground was chosen by people who do ultimately do not want to change what they do or how much it costs them to do it.
Conrad F. Heede March 1, 2014 at 08:07 am
I also wish we had more nuclear power plants but the cost and storage of the waste creates too muchRead More political backlash and ultimately people don't care. They'd rather just complain.
The Connecticut Democrats Valentine's Day card to Connecticut Republicans.
Bobbie February 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Since I do not speak idiotic, you will not be able to comprehend my statements. and I now canRead More easily understand why you stand with the insanities of the House Majority. My time is much too precious to waste. Good bye, Mac.
MAC February 23, 2014 at 12:39 am
Bobbie, you obviously WON'T read anything posted by someone who easily refutes the mindless LeftistRead More balderdash--such as that Republicans are engaged in a "war on women" and want children, women and old people to die! Your WILLFUL BLINDNESS was just proven by your "idiotic" statement that I "stand with the insanities of the House Majority," which is an outright Lie!!! ....................... ............................................................................................ As I have stated more than once in this thread (and elsewhere), and again last night at the end of my post: "That is not to say that the 'establishment' career politicians who are nominally Republicans in congress are much better [than the Dems]. Most of them are also self-serving and have abandoned Conservative Principles which this Nation was founded upon and the GOP was supposed to stand for."............................................................ If you were actually interested in TRUTH, you would apologize for mistaken assumptions about me and at least make a joke like the late, great Gilda Radner—in her Rosanne Rosannadana character—“Oh——never mind!” Bobbie, I am almost as old as you and not at all who you ‘assume’ I am. (Remember what you do to yourself when you ‘assume.’)
Bobbie February 23, 2014 at 11:32 am
Mac, you are the one making the assumptions. I know who and what you are. The ONLY correctRead More statement which you have made thus far is "the late, great Gilda."
The scene of a tractor trailer accident on Interstate 95 north in Westport. Credit: DOT Traffic Cam
emmers27 February 14, 2014 at 11:25 am
What's up with the roads?? It seems like all the side streets are covered in snow and ice. I'veRead More never seen it like this before. It's like there's no sand and salt on them. I'm skidding all over the place.
Bruce February 14, 2014 at 03:54 pm
On the plus side, even though the side roads are slippery, they're also only plowed into one lane,Read More so you have less places to slip!
Igor February 16, 2014 at 07:56 am
But Mohegan lake parking lot looks nice.
Thursday's nor'easter hit the state hard throughout the day Thursday, leaving more than a foot of snow in its wake. Credit: Julie Weisberg
Len February 15, 2014 at 08:37 pm
They came with a small covered trailor. Had a small genny in it. A hammer drill with a chisel bit.Read More Chopped through the frozen ground, and finished it with a post hole digger. Mixed up a bag of cement, dumped it in the hole, leveled the post and done! I made them coffee and they were done. Said they had 14 in hamden today alone! Professional and good job
Len February 15, 2014 at 08:37 pm
I ALWAYS do everything myself, so i was watching them closely
J D C February 16, 2014 at 01:54 am
Haha, me too. FOURTEEN! LOL Were they town workers or subs?
Credit: Northport Patch
d February 15, 2014 at 07:50 am
Adorable. I shared it on FB with the caveat that it was a snowcat (not of the trail groomer type butRead More of the tail groomer type).
sjok17 February 15, 2014 at 11:52 am
climate change killed off the dinasaurs, too.
Kelly Dolin February 17, 2014 at 02:51 pm
too cute !