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CT residents, what do you call yourselves? Credit: image via shutterstock
Concerned Parent July 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny,Read More or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr."
D V July 23, 2014 at 11:21 pm
Paul Alexander: Harvard University, the one in Cambridge, Mass., that bastion of?... - I don't evenRead More want to call it 'liberalism' for fear of denigrating liberalism - /that?/ Harvard came up with that study? Oh, boy, that is rich! Please, please prove me wrong and come up with a link to that study! This I've gotta see!
D V July 23, 2014 at 11:56 pm
...and I'll take lobstah and steamahs drippin' with olio any day!
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Igor July 23, 2014 at 08:24 pm
This seems to be the new trend in a lot of stores. Why take your kids to the playground when you canRead More let them play in the store. You go to Ikea and the kids are jumping on the beds, running around the racks. Go grocery shopping and you have little children pushing little cars half filled with food items, racing down the aisle and around the corner, ramming the cart into the back of your legs and then have mom laugh. The parents think it's a hoot. Parents letting their children eat crackers and then leave the empty box on the shelf. Go to Home Depot and the children are climbing to the top of the much bags (it had to be 15 feet off the ground). Guess who's going to get sued if the little kiddies gets hurt? None of the stores want to say anything because they might lose a customer. Or worse someone will call the local news and give a one side rendition of what happened. That being said I really don't know what happened in this casr but it feels good to vent. Thanks for listening.
D V July 23, 2014 at 10:46 pm
Four-year-olds don't get banned; their parents do.
D V July 23, 2014 at 11:01 pm
Four-year-olds don't get banned; their parents do. If Mumsy were just a bit more practically deviousRead More instead of just a common media-wh**e, she would've copped a disability defense and extruded a little 529-plan dough from this little kerfuffle she cooked up.
Victor July 23, 2014 at 09:25 am
Jen - you're totally correct.
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?
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Carol Prinz July 20, 2014 at 06:32 pm
ASHLEY'S HANDS DOWN, ALWAYS A SUGAR FREE OPTION
Rebecca A Joy Buck July 21, 2014 at 07:44 am
Goody Bassett in Stratford by far!!!!
Tmc July 22, 2014 at 08:50 pm
^Location?
Conrad F. Heede July 19, 2014 at 11:31 pm
So you think she can dance.
Alex Gray July 20, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Kevin, get a grip it's not November nor 2016. At this retie, if Elizabeth Warren decides to run andRead More if she gets nominated, you might loose your sanity. Obviously I am assuming you got it now which could be quite a leap ...
Alex Gray July 23, 2014 at 06:34 am
Justina Pelletier with her parents Linda and Lou. Contributed photo.
Linda Czaplinski July 18, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Bachman's bill misses the mark. The fundamental issue here is government overreach. Time and againRead More we see children ripped from good parents while the ones with real need are overlooked.
Bentley the dog is safe at home in Windsor Locks. Credit: Barbara Ausbrooks
Sharon Boulanger July 7, 2014 at 11:32 pm
Great news. So glad Bentley is home.
Linda Iorlano July 8, 2014 at 08:04 am
Beautiful bi colored sheltie. Glad he was found by his proper owners.
Julie Turgeon July 8, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Shelties are kind of timid and they will hide behind their owner for protection at times. They are aRead More smart and loving dog and I am so happy that this one found his people again.. I know how scared he was under that car.. maybe he got spooked by a fireworks noise..
Have you seen Bentley the bi-black Shetland sheepdog? Credit: Beverly Ausbrooks
Kimberlee Hamilton July 7, 2014 at 04:20 pm
You have allowed your dog to breed. Unforgiveable. Now you have an unfixed male dog wandering theRead More streets. You people are total jerk offs. Seriously.
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CM July 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Sure, if you're the bicyclist you can - and should - do that, I agree. My point was that thisRead More article is about which towns are the safest for bicyclists and so my point was that I'm not sure that just because some towns have task forces, outreach, and engagement actually makes them truly any safer in reality without widening some roads, which are typically pretty narrow in CT, too narrow for cars and bikes to correctly share them.
Lesley July 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm
My apologies. I misunderstood.
CM July 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Thanks
Vince DiMarco July 8, 2014 at 07:34 am
Yes, it should follow that "distracted cycling" is against the law - easy enough to findRead More out. Enforcement of laws is certainly important safety of all users of the road, and is recognized as such, but there are four others that are necessary for a Town to become Bike-Friendly, which is the point of the survey initiative. Linda was on to one of the others - Education. For the rest of the "E"s, go to www.bikeleague.org/content/5-es and follow what is happening nation-wide to make cycling a safe and acceptable activity everywhere. As for this initial survey, the results are clearly not very accurate, and hopefully many more people will care to participate next time.
Interested Party July 8, 2014 at 07:53 am
I didn't see any stats about how many bike accidents there were? In Fairfield, we see tons ofRead More bicycles. Most do not follow the rules of the road...they go the wrong way, they fail to signal, they fail to yield the right of way, at stop signs, and most are adults who certainly should know better. Yesterday I saw a man on a scooter, without a helmet, on So. Benson Rd...ON THE PHONE! I really believe that most of the roads, in Fairfield are unsafe for bicycling. It's not the fault of the roads, but traffic is very heavy in this town, and people do not use caution and common sense. I really believe a bike in this town, is extremely dangerous.
Interested Party July 8, 2014 at 07:55 am
I personally know several adults who have had serious bike accidents, concussions, and dislocationsRead More of arms....
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Christi Orlowski July 1, 2014 at 08:11 am
Will they come for free? We're having a birthday party at our house in Derby, and what a niceRead More surprise this would be?!
wyatt July 1, 2014 at 08:57 am
Hide the Viagra?
MikeHunt July 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
you have to perform the mister softee mating call and they will come... or show up.
A bear on Longlane Road, West Hartford, June 28, 2014. Photo: Brennen Ravenberg.
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Don Omar June 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm
If Malloy hadn't had taken away our guns we'd be able to defend ourselves from bears
brian kelly June 29, 2014 at 02:06 pm
he is so cute! i want one!
Justina Pelletier with her parents Linda and Lou. Contributed photo.
Richard Johnson June 18, 2014 at 08:40 pm
Good to see the family win. My prayers out to them.
mjk June 19, 2014 at 10:58 am
Justina, YOU ARE SO LOVED.
Barbara Carrigan July 14, 2014 at 03:33 pm
I am so happy you are final home with your loving family. I cannot believe what happened to you.Read More Take one at a time Justina. I wish you a happy life starting today!
Justina Pelletier with her parents, Lou and Linda (Contributed photo)
Hammer McPhee June 18, 2014 at 07:27 am
Shame on the folks who supported the government kidnapping based on rumor and suggestion that theRead More court knew something nasty about the family - blindly supporting government tyranny. Where is that smoking gun to justify the kidnapping by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? It never existed.
Bert Marchael June 18, 2014 at 10:49 am
MASS DCF is an outstanding department. They know what is best for a child. Weren't they the onesRead More that lost track of a child for 5 years that died? Need I say more. And wasn't this a CT child? Thank you Malloy for stepping in and helping.
Mark Zampano June 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Whatever therapy, either physical or mental, that Justina gets from here on out should be paid forRead More by those who hurt her & her family. They screwed up BIG TIME and the Pelletiers should NOT have to pay one dime for any therapy. I also believe that any & ALL of the expenses they paid as a result of this legal battle should be paid for by those who hurt their family. After what they went through, it's only right!!
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Elliott June 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm
OMG! what happened? was she ill? I didnt know her but its so sad to hear these things. It reallyRead More upsets me
Jim Eastwood June 23, 2014 at 06:17 am
Let Her REST in PEACE !!!! Let us ALL Learn from this !!!!
POODETWA July 7, 2014 at 05:57 pm
RIP Abby
"waxing gibbous strawberry moon" by beaumontpete (flickr creative commons)
Craig Zac June 13, 2014 at 07:27 am
Could it be called the "Honey Moon" due to all the weddings in the month of June? or isRead More the term "Honey Moon" used because of the "Honey Moon at this time of year??
bordwithbs June 3, 2014 at 06:00 am
Population for Danbury is off by 20,000. Invalid data makes this article useless. CensusRead More Bureau People QuickFacts Danbury Connecticut Population definition and source info Population, 2012 estimate 82,807
Aaron Boyd June 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm
@bordwithbs: the population figures are for residents 18 and over, per the Census Bureau.
Pedro June 3, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Hooyah Ledyard!!
Kurt Knapp June 2, 2014 at 07:52 am
Just the idea that judging, "..the most patriotic town", in part or in whole by whereRead More Veterans live , is beyond silly.
Aaron Boyd June 2, 2014 at 08:46 am
@New Canaan DAR: the figures are for living veterans in each town as of 2012.
militarymom2 June 18, 2014 at 07:08 am
I think you need to re name the "Most Patriotic" them. To measure ones patriotism withRead More wars and medals is so wrong. Any man or woman who wears a uniform is a hero. shame on you.
Kids cleaning a beach in Maryland (file photo from Edgewater Patch in Maryland)
Igor May 28, 2014 at 09:49 am
John was Obama at the beach and we missed it?
Bonnie Erich May 28, 2014 at 04:38 pm
Theresa, Cigarette Butts are the biggest physical pollutants in the world. End to end, cigaretteRead More butts can encircle the earth at least ten times. The subject has been "litter", and that's what I commented on correctly. Air pollution is another catagorie, and I agree both are extremely critical to the health of our planet, and both need immediate attention.
JYD May 28, 2014 at 11:39 pm
There are many responsible smokers out there who don't litter, and there are non-smokers who do. WeRead More vacation on the beaches in the Carolinas that are pet friendly. No litter and no animal waste... Because it appears people give a damn and violators are held accountable. This is a regional issue among us, because it's not a problem in other areas of the country. And, yes, it is political. As long we keep electing the same people over and over again at the local and state level, the lack of accountability will continue.
Earn money by spending it.
Igor May 25, 2014 at 10:26 am
Seems like this state is run on the same premise. Spend now and worry about where the money isRead More coming from later.
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT May 25, 2014 at 03:08 pm
One great thing to using a credit card is if the vendor doesn't hold up their end of the deal, youRead More could always file a dispute w/ your bank. I've done this and won several times. Just telling the vendor you are going to do this has rectified the situation for me once too. (Yes, it's best to be able to pay off the balance in full at the end of each month). "Andrew Mitchell Blum" "Fairfield, CT"
PaulCT May 25, 2014 at 07:39 pm
The POINTS made in this post are excellent. Sounds like many are seeing this with their own vision,Read More many negative. We use credit cards EVERY single time we pay for anything that takes a card. We PAY off balances in total each and every month, so interest rate is a non-issue. The major points made in this article are the RIGHT reasons to use a card (if you pay off the balance, just like you would pay cash or check for whatever you are paying ...). MOST important is the cards we use we earn $ on the purchases we would make anyhow (from gasoline to groceries to clothing to taxes...). And that "cash back" ( up to 5% ) and/or hotel free nights ... FREE, duh. FAR better $ than the interest we earn in a savings account in recent years. And, I'm glad to say we have not paid a penny for a hotel room in years. Also, I often advise young relatives on beginning their finances, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS encourage them to establish credit responsibility by starting with a credit card rather than just spend cash ... and always to monitor their ongoing experiences with this. Every single one has thanked me over and over for being way ahead of their peers in their finances and credit scores. They have established that financial responsibility by this as a first step to a lifetime of credit worthiness, certainly usefull in their future.
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Craig R May 25, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Pay off highest balances first - ABSOLUTELY DUMB. There is no difference if you pay $100 against aRead More $10,000 limit or $5,000 limit card. You paid $100 of $15,000 total limit. This is basic math. You pay the highest interest rate first. And once you have paid off a card-CUT IT UP. Don't cancel it but destroy it so you can't use it to rack up your debt. BEST ADVICE-DON'T BUY MORE THAN YOU CAN AFFORD.
mike murphy May 25, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Not reading a comment is also quite dumb. If you paid attention , I advised people to pay down, orRead More off the Credit Card that had the Highest Interest Rate, not necessarly the biggest balance
PaulCT May 26, 2014 at 08:18 pm
Exactly.
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