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DP April 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Italian Stallion, Tom Renzo, Bro Tommy F....all the same troll:Read More http://bethel.patch.com/users/tom-renzo8391679e236d6b3f6fb5142c9df97562bdb994e88218f73a9948593a8ec6d3f6?yPos=0
susan higgins April 20, 2014 at 08:04 am
To ken and john Let's see. A doctorate from Columbia gets a university position and after fortyRead More years perhaps ending ones career as a dean leads to a salary of about 200k. Work? All day, all weekend, responsible for an entire College. Work comparisons equate with a CEO. Salary differential is ridiculous. No one, I repeat no one is worth the salary these individuals are receiving
wyatt April 20, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about athletes who make more by playing a game in a few years than these people will make in aRead More lifetime ? I don't see anyone complaining about them...
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Villarina's Pasta Shop is located at 187 South Main St. in Newtown. Credit: Villarina's on Facebook
Anna Wiedemann April 9, 2014 at 08:49 am
Wonderful store, so many great things to tempt everyone's palate. Congratulations on your 12 yearRead More success and many many more.
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Joel April 7, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Get back on topic. And while you're at it cut the condescending, holier-than-thou, I'm smarter thatRead More you, intellectual pinhead act. You don't want to hear others ideas and opinions. We are somehow not on your level. The only jihad is yours. Your posts speak volumes. Thanks in advance.
Joe Blow April 7, 2014 at 07:15 pm
Hey Reyn, you write a lot but say nothing then follow up with some insult or name calling, typicalRead More liberal B.S. What you refer to "jihad" is me laying out the truth that you choose to ignore while trying to cover it up with your circle talk or backpedaling. You are a weak coward like all liberal loons who backdoor everything.
Joe Blow April 8, 2014 at 01:49 am
Hey Tabasco and Reyn, maybe this will help put things in perspective for you and give you a simpleRead More understanding of the working middle class getting raped by the gubbmint. BTW- Note which state is the highest taxed, lol. Enjoy, statistics from a reliable source http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/07/tax-freedom-day-falls-three-days-later-this-year/
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sean bennett April 4, 2014 at 10:12 am
We lived just 100 yards away.It was a joy for my father to come here with me and have a cone.I lostRead More dad in 2011 at 87 years old , I encourage everyone to go with gram or gramp for a treat.These memories will be with you for a life time.god bless,sean
John Munro April 4, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Our prayers have been answered!
Red Rooster April 4, 2014 at 02:34 pm
Speaking of prayers, I pray they rethink having an ice cream flavor named after a priest. Don't getRead More me wrong, Father Bob is an amazing individual, but this is a "Letterman Top Ten" in the making.
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Joe Blow March 31, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Well Larry, I read your blog and have some mixed feelings on the subject. First, the human body isRead More not intended to be a herbivore (you can start by looking at your teeth which are intended to rip and eat meat). Having said that, I'm not sure the crap they sell in stores these days would constitute as "meat" and the slop they sell at fast food places is even worse. Your blogs references to your grandparents and parents ways to obtain meat is the school I come from. We eat a lot of venison and the chicken, pork and beef we eat are all farm raised and butchered by myself. I do all my own cutting and packaging as well as the processing. Yes, I do make my own hotdogs and other processed meats.
CAjones March 31, 2014 at 04:10 pm
It's amazing how one obscure thread about free coffee brings out so many opposing views onRead More everything but coffee..... Don't you people have lives? It's free coffee people not "Cosmos". Maybe you folks are drinking too much coffee..... or something!!
Larry Ferrari March 31, 2014 at 05:15 pm
Joe you got the point...
This doll sold at Walmart is being recalled. Credit: CT Department of Consumer Protection
emmers27 March 26, 2014 at 04:01 pm
So do I understand this right.... the girl gets all hot and then she burns you. Yep, that's happenedRead More to me a number of times...
Catherine & Dennis March 26, 2014 at 08:56 pm
You mean like our food and drugs are tested for safety? Bet it's sold at Dollar Tree lol
chuck March 30, 2014 at 09:16 pm
Its actually a 70's retro doll. It burns bras.
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Catherine & Dennis March 26, 2014 at 08:16 pm
They are laying off massively in Maryland. Why in the world would they come to the highest taxedRead More state is what I can't figure out. Then again probably some quid pro quo behind the scenes between the 2 idiot Gov's.
Jen DellaCamera March 30, 2014 at 08:37 pm
They laid off hundreds in CT as well - to go to Maryland! Someone I know was laid off recently -Read More except it wasn't a layoff, they offered him a job - it was a DEMOTION in Maryland. Way to go, Verizon. Glad my phone is AT&T.
Catherine & Dennis March 30, 2014 at 09:37 pm
@Jen I have a family member that will be laid off in MD
Tess and Mark Szamatulski of Monroe's Maltose Express received Planning and Zoning approval to open a brewery.
OpportunistWatch April 16, 2014 at 04:01 pm
@Joe Mancini - What the heck are you talking about? Duchess sells Alcohol? Salads cause LiverRead More disease? McDonalds coffee causes impaired driving? So alcohol is good for the liver and kidneys? Please put down the shot and beer it is STILL illegal to drink and drive. I don't think its illegal to eat an apple pie from McDonalds. Never mind high, your plastered, put down the beer tap, sober up, realize your addiction and enjoy a glass of water for a change. You may need some detox before you stop cold turkey, you can die if you don't ween off it if you drink alcohol daily for a long period of time. Breweries are NOT THE ANSWER.
Joe Mancini April 16, 2014 at 05:36 pm
@OpportunistWatch-Thanks for the laugh. Yes, people go to McDonalds for the salads like men go toRead More strip clubs for the free buffet. The "food" McDonalds serves is so loaded with chemicals that have to be metabolized through the liver and filtered by the Kidneys, this leads to disease as well as diabetes. But you continue on your crusade against people enjoying a brew every now and then and go eat your salad at McDonalds.
Arek Wenta April 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Yeah the buffets are great! Not to mention the obscene amount of salt in their foods which isRead More contributing greatly to a slew of health problems. And beer in moderation is actually good for you. In more ways than one. Since when are motor vehicle deaths an inevitable outcome of a brewery? Just because they make it doesn't mean you have to drink it. Cars don't go kill people on their own, they need someone with a good dose of idiot to do it for them. Which you, opportunist, have plenty of. Plus, with the rate at which craft breweries are growing it's an excellent venture to pursue and boost our economy.
What businesses do you think Newtown needs? Credit: Patch
NewtownMark March 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Here's a crazy idea - how about a business park so we can increase the tax base and add high payingRead More jobs instead of low wage retail, museum or ice rink jobs. Oh, maybe because companies are not moving to CT - they're moving out? Never mind.
Wayne Addessi March 9, 2014 at 10:45 pm
We need to keep the retail to smaller sizes which encourages mom and pop shops. We also need our PRead More & Z to zone specific areas where retail is limited to let's say no larger than any single store or business to be no more than 8,000 sq ft. and in other areas keep the store sizes even smaller.
samantha birtwell March 10, 2014 at 05:42 pm
I agree with the idea of an organic foods market but I would also love something like a Kohls - itRead More would be perfect where the old Lexington Gardens used to be- out of view yet accessible. I also think Main Street could be a little more small-town commercial- some of the homes that are falling apart (do people even live there?) could be little boutiques and shops, ice cream parlors, similar to the feel of the Country Store.... Great for a summer stroll through town.
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Porter gladstone February 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm
United Technologies will invest as much as 4.5 billion dollars in Connecticut over the next 5 years.Read More They are collecting 400 mio in income credits. United Technologies expects to make net 6.3billion dollars in 2014 and 6.9 bio in 2015. Ct has a state corporate income tax of 7.5% meaning they pay in just corporate income tax about 500mio a year. (and will receive under 30 mio a year for the next 14 -meaning net the corporation will be paying Connecticut treasury net 470 million a year. Obviously their executives and employees also pay tax; also use services in Ct -which then leads to more business for many . Could you help me understand how you subsidize United Technologies? A company is not a person. They dont use education. Etc. Sounds like you think we would be all better off if these corporations left, and you stopped subsidizing them? You honestly think that if the top 30 corporations in Ct left you would have a smaller tax bill?
Harry February 27, 2014 at 10:37 pm
Porter, if the 7.5% rate is to high for theses specific companies, why isn't the rate reduced forRead More all corporations in the state? Maybe I'm a bit confused on subsidies / credits, But wasn't part of the deal that we would be building new facilities for them? Who is paying for that? I don't want one business to leave the state nor do I believe that we should bribe anyone to stay. If the rate is to high for Pratt then it's too high for everyone. Is there anywhere we can find out the exact amount that Pratt paid to the state of ct for year 2013?
OpportunistWatch March 30, 2014 at 09:16 am
While we see Sikorsky get hit with the recession and shed 100's of jobs, Joe Lieberman rode off intoRead More the Kibbutz with millions and Rosa & Stanley Greenberg is right behind him. And HERE is the scam by which she stuffs her pockets–with campaign money! “Federal campaign records reveal a self-dealing relationship between a senior Democratic Connecticut congresswoman [Rosa DeLauro] and her husband’s political consulting firm…the funds DeLauro donates to help the DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]” ultimately re-enter her household through her husband’s business, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research “for polling and other services…It’s not just a conflict of interest, it just looks bad. It looks like she’s raising money and giving it to herself.” [No kidding!] “..Rosa DeLauro has established a persona of being a champion of the safety net while at the same time being a champion of amassing great wealth for herself and her husband [Stanley Greenberg] during her tenure in office.”
town news February 14, 2014 at 09:27 am
Oblaima will exempt large companys from the rate hike MD's will not have to pay that along with ACARead More he keeps changing.
Jay Bills February 14, 2014 at 10:51 am
if you show your VA card that states your service connected, you get your 10% off, REVMAN, pleaseRead More dont plass along wrong info.
J D C February 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm
True next week we OR the companies dont know what barry will do. But they didnt become a billionRead More dollar company waiting, they will be proactive. I am GLAD I'm not a young kid out there looking for work. My kids are though, its HORRENDOUS.
The Golden Pineapple awards. Credit: CT Conference on Tourism
Carrie McDonie Fornal February 16, 2014 at 10:45 am
I would like to nominate Thrifty Treasures Auction. This auction house, including estate sale, isRead More phenomenal. It is professionally run, lots of interesting items of all types! The auctions are not only fun, but there are terrific deals to be had there!
Barnwood Grill opens on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, on Queen Street in the Caraluzzi Shopping Plaza in Newtown, Conn. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
EB23 February 13, 2014 at 10:35 am
Very excited to try this place. Hoping for great food & drinks & great service.
Betsy Gaier February 14, 2014 at 05:01 pm
Mike, your statements of the town are true, but do not forget to note that "over $100,000"Read More is the Median household income. For that to be true there have to be lots of people Below that median.
Vincent February 15, 2014 at 08:36 am
Not being negative but, the reality is $16 -$28 entrees isn't the affordable family place theyRead More billed themselves out to be. Most of the people I know will not be going there on a regular basis. To me it's the kind of place you go to for a special occasion, 3 or 4 times a year.
Lauryn Hutchinson January 27, 2014 at 09:24 am
Personally, I do not think Fairfield Hills is a good choice. I would rather see them tear downRead More Hawley and put it there. The school is antique and an embarrassment. I know people have an emotional attachment to the school, but it will eventually have to be radically upgraded or taken down some day. Lets do it now, then we can have a community center in the "center" of the community. This of the boom it will create for businesses in the downtown area. Personally, I would walk over to myplace for a pint (or two) and soft pretzels while my little ones are taking art classes.
Vincent January 27, 2014 at 10:56 am
First, I believe the town will lose money from a trust fund account if the school comes down.Read More Second, you,re saying you will be driving your kids after having a couple of pints. Third, the traffic will be even worse than it is already.
Lauryn Hutchinson January 30, 2014 at 05:11 pm
First, who cares, what are my taxes going to anyway we need more schools don't we? Second, ourRead More owner operators used to do it why can't I, third, lets just put in some speed bumps to control traffic, it worked for the queenies.
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