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Barbara Sandmore July 15, 2014 at 07:39 AM
Thanks for the Psych 101 analysis. This was simply a proactive cautionary suggestion to large breed Read Moredog owners which I received from other members of the Newfoundland Club of New England.
Julie S July 15, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Barbara, it's mind boggling that you voicing a legitimate concern, stemming from a precautionaryRead Moreart icle about a bear sighting, can put the "usual cast of characters" into attack mode. It is legal in CT to shoot a bear to protect yourself, or another party, if there is imminent danger. However, according to EVERY article (and the police report) on the Maitz incident, the bear entered his garage and then wandered into his back yard which is where Maitz shot him. There was no personal threat and the bear was not trying to enter his house. What no one has bothered to mention is that Maitz was also arrested for criminal possession of a pistol. So to recap, a man who for undisclosed reasons, was forbidden by law to own a firearm, shot a non threatening bear for roaming into his yard (most likely) looking for food. Mr. Rocha shot a bear that was up a tree in his yard raiding a bird feeder. Projection, I don't think so.
Sean July 15, 2014 at 09:36 PM
Julie Sutton tells us about the the usual cast of characters into attack mode. Are you serious? Read MoreYo u are the one who came on Patch and attacked everyone under the Woolley Bulley screen name and then got caught.
FOREST S LOVE May 15, 2014 at 06:03 PM
I would encourage anyone who (especially) has not met Barbara Perkinson to attend Sunday's NorthRead MoreGre en gathering and shake hands with a remarkable woman who WILL make superb decisions for the benefit of ALL of Woodbury's citizens. Barbara is the REAL Selectman with the experience, courage and knowledge to do the job correctly. Barbara Perkinson WALKS THE TALK.
mrkarp May 15, 2014 at 08:26 AM
With all due respect Mr. Barton, the 4 Middlebury BOE members took away all of our rights to vote.Read MoreT hey are making the decision for all of us, and that is disgraceful and not the way our community should be run. They have the right and the obligation to partake is a discussion with the superintendent and the other BOE members to come up with a budget, they have the right to oppose the budget, and they even have the right to encourage their constituents to vote NO if they do not believe in the budget, but they do NOT have the right to take away MY right to vote, which is exactly what they did. How can their actions get the citizens to get out and vote if there is no budget to vote on?
Gail Frankel Reiser May 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Are you surprised? They are Republicans...
Marisa Amara May 15, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Mr. Barton…The ignorance in your comments is deplorable. Please take the time to review the Read Morevideotape of last evening’s budget workshop on the Region 15 website. The four BOE cowards from Middlebury chose to walk out and not receive the facts you reference. The facts of the initial budget were available on the Region 15 website long before the May 7th referendum. Additionally, budget workshops were open to the public during the initial planning process to which few attended (those who did are the ones’ you accuse of doing nothing for the community). Crawling under a rock and then calling foul play is a tactic of a coward. To answer your second shameful question, I will tell you what we do for the community. We are the people who collectively pay the lion’s share of the income taxes that fund the education of children outside our community, and then collectively pay the lion’s share of the property taxes that fund our own children’s education. Then we reach yet again into our pockets to pay for the capital improvements and technology our schools need that is consistently left out of our school budget through our own fund raising efforts…refurbishing fields, purchasing Ipads and Smartboard, and playgrounds for our schools. All things CT city schools receive through State funding. We volunteer our time to organize countless fund raising efforts for our schools, local organizations and places of worship. We are the scout leaders who bring our children to stock shelves our local food banks. We are coaches who volunteer our time to find positive outlets for the children in this community. We are the role models who are working tirelessly to raising civic minded children in hopes to outnumber the ignorance of people like you. What do we do for the community? Mr. Barton…. We are the community!
Sean April 18, 2014 at 06:22 PM
Butterly has done everything in his power to play the victim. I will support any budget thatRead Morerespec ts my money. I will and have opposed any budget that wastes my money. Bill Butterly will tell people that people like me are just against him. More and more are learning what I knew a while ago. Butterly is unqualified to handle the job.
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