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Connie April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
I posted this on the Wallingford Patch about Drop Boxes for drugs. "I am watching local TV withRead More the Wallingford Town Council and the Mayor debating putting in a Drop Box. I did not know what a Drop Box is and I am finding out it is a place to leave medicine that is not used. Mayor Dickinson has excuses for everything. In the case of the Drop Boxes he either says he does not know, he talks to the police, anyone can put something in a Drop Box that might be dangerous, how much it would cost and more. The people that had questions said there is grant money for the boxes. The people question the council but one woman brought up the Mayor is the only one that answers the questions. I find the Mayor is like a bully. I do not see many issues on the Wallingford Patch about the way the town addresses issues. To me the issue is not Drop Boxes, it is how the Mayor takes over and answers all the questions. I have seen him at times being very rude to people and the council members say nothing. I cannot believe one man, Mayor Dickinson can be in office so long and not listen to people of Wallingford and still keep getting elected, something is not right."
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Stacey Larsen Gipson April 24, 2014 at 06:11 pm
Stupid people for not evacuating. Let's hope you are not now crying for help!
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:31 pm
stubborn people.. they aren't trying to annoy/disturb you..they are telling you for your safety !
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
don't put a fire fighters life at risk because you want to be stubborn and stupid.
Jerry Plant April 24, 2014 at 03:44 pm
As the foreclosure rates in Woodbury continue to climb. Recipe for Foreclosure. 1. ElectRead More inexperienced government officials 2. Continue on with a government that " tax and spends". 3. Continue to use the towns savings account to pay bills. 4. Hire more government employees to repay political favors. 5. Continue to raise taxes that are already too high. Then just sit back every week and watch the foreclosure rates continue to climb.
Jerry Plant April 24, 2014 at 03:52 pm
" Why would anyone want colonial looking buildings in colonial looking Woodbury? It is badRead More enough that Joe Donato and Alex DeSorbo want to allow fast-food and large box buildings in Woodbury, but now Zoning is questioning why their regulations require colonial looking architecture,(Rep.Am, 4-24-14). Must be something here in the water. "
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Sean April 24, 2014 at 05:01 pm
How do you really know they are up? They could be sleeping underneath those capes. I would thinkRead More you would wear something more scary like a Michael Myers of Leatherface mask, thought would work better I would think.
Bob Wadas April 24, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Democrats started the KKK also, democrats also were the only opponents of the civil rightsRead More legislation !
Paul Improta April 24, 2014 at 07:42 pm
Is the "Southern Poverty" Law Center an unbiased expert on the subject? Just asking. ItRead More seem they are the go-too liberal think tank on an "right wing extremist" group. I wonder if they keep a dossier on Al Sharpton's group or the New Black Panther Party?
You are beautiful. (Pass it along.) Photo Credit: SweetOnVeg, via flickr creative commons
Thomas Alegi April 24, 2014 at 09:27 am
When was the last news article concerning Hamden's L/C meetings published in the Patch? Anyone,Read More anyone!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) April 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
Thanks for spreading a little bit of love, Michelle! I just came back from a funeral and was lookingRead More forward to seeing some kindness in the comments of this article, so thank you for posting the heart!
Amanda K Hill April 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Love the concept of Pay It Forward Day, however, it should be incorporated into every day life, notRead More limited to one day.....
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
BIGBAKER.. April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
It`s just Baby fat, I had an UNCLE years ago 15 lbs and he was born at home, turned out to be aRead More regular kid.
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Sean April 24, 2014 at 07:33 pm
She is too damn cute to be shot. This guy is insane!!!
Steve April 24, 2014 at 07:35 pm
If this old man has to go to prison, we need a database for home invaders to check for gun ownershipRead More before they break in to protect the criminal from death and the resident from over reacting in a catastrophic situation and going to prison.
John Roberson April 24, 2014 at 07:51 pm
and what were two innocent teenagers doing breaking into someone's home?
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 06:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
David Parsons April 24, 2014 at 04:32 pm
Take your meds and paint some nice doggies, Georgie.
Citizen Ruth April 24, 2014 at 05:58 pm
Reagan, Bushes, Clintons, Obama prove one thing: ANYONE can become President.
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Hey Parsons, hows that vaunted economic recovery going? New claims for unemployment up 24k. YouRead More clowns cant blame the bad winter for that anymore. Where are the jobs the boy king,and his "special needs" vice president, Biden said would be here by now?There are none,pal. Your hero is the king of the new part time job nation.New home sales are way down.Your boy is so far in over his head its not funny. We have a teenage nitwit masquerading as an adult,leading this country down,level by level,step by step.God help us.
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John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:33 pm
And the law
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:36 pm
I am a whole hearted support of the United States Supreme Court and my 1st amendment right to sayRead More what I said because I support Cheif Justice Robert, But he and his group is dangerouslly Silly. Inner City Education where the teachers promoted a theory if I get one child to college after 13 years I have done my job the educational system in this country was built to make you a servent not a thinker. In a class of 30 that teacher and teachers focus on just one. I believe if he/she focus on 29 being able to read and write do math, understood science, then she did her job and still had work to do one was left behind. But let thanks President Reagan for giving us the Preppy look.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:38 pm
THE TRUTH SHOULD BE FLAG AS inappropriate
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better education.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
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nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.
David S April 24, 2014 at 06:16 pm
This case is no longer up to this boy, Autistic or not. The state will be the one to prosecute thisRead More case, and will go to trial. Quite frankly, I would send these two girls to a state facility for twenty years. They are obviously sick to do something like that to anybody, let alone the dog as well. "Hang Em High"
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Judy Westwood April 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm
yes the train left the track. It was a simple question whose answer to, you and I will have to agreeRead More to disagree. As far as comparing one problem to another, that is like telling someone "you shouldn't smoke, it's not healthy" and getting a response of "but you drink". We need to consider each problem rather than ignore it because there are bigger problems. Everything matters, everything counts. I am done with this now. Back to work.
Thomas Paine April 24, 2014 at 01:14 pm
"Everything matters, everything counts." - Clearly Judy you really are not comprehendingRead More the point that I am making about relativism on the scale of "challenges" and what really matters.
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 01:35 pm
if we are talking about landfill issues, we can very easily talk about any foam or plastic item thatRead More is disposed.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
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Lowell Motto April 24, 2014 at 06:44 pm
And it's kind of hypocritical to tell her that when Disney makes movies of their MAIN CHARACTER wearRead More nothing but a seashell bra for almost an entire 2 hour movie.
Dee April 24, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Oldgringo, lol. Awww, I love you too!!
John Roberson April 24, 2014 at 07:43 pm
and the gays are allowed to kiss on Disney property? what next sex in plain view like in DisneyRead More movies?
Jerry Plant April 23, 2014 at 05:32 am
People in Woobury will all be having to rent when the current administration taxes us right out ofRead More our homes. Woodbury BOF wants to use it's Fund Balance Acct. (Savings) to reduce taxes. You can't borrow your way out of debt. When you have spent your savings account and think that you are still going to receive favorable borrowing rates for bonds, NOT going to happen. Recipe for Foreclosure. 1. Elect inexperienced government officials 2. Continue on with a government that " tax and spends". 3. Continue to use the towns savings account to pay bills. 4. Hire more government employees to repay political favors. 5. Continue to raise taxes that are already too high. Then just sit back and watch the foreclosure rates climb. Stop hiring employees, cut gov. spending to zero % increase and give us taxpayers a break. Previous administration added to the savings account, 7.5% to 10.8% in four years. Crystal Ball says, "New administration can kiss the savings account goodbye in three years".
Voice of Reason April 23, 2014 at 06:07 pm
@Jerry Plant. Interesting, you call it a Fund Balance Acct. (Savings) but they call it theRead More "Town's surplus fund" (hmm....now why is that???) to help offset an even higher tax increase. This "surplus" as they call it; they fail to mention potential future reduction of bond ratings and subsequent cost of borrowing money going up as a result. They also fail to mention mandated minimums to this "surplus". Good for you on touching on this. I hope the taxpayers are reading this.
Jerry Plant April 23, 2014 at 07:53 pm
@voice. What they failed to mention is yes, previous administrations have used the Surplus, SavingsRead More , Fund Balance, to off-set taxes, but money has always been put into it the savings account. The question that needs to be asked of the current administration is, "How much money are you planning to add to the savings account this year?" Answer - Nothing ? What happens next year ? Kiss the Surplus good- bye. The previous administration the surplus in the worst of times went from 7.5% in 2010 to over 10% in 2013. The bonding company will probably lower the Town's rating when they see the fiscal nonsense that is going on here now in this town. Be prepared to be paying a lot more taxes here for awhile. Here is a suggestion for the current budget. Cut staff, not add staff. Cut spending, not add spending. It'll never happen. Democrats love to tax and spend .
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BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
Sara Schmidt April 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm
That hot dog looks yummmmmy!!!