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nonoise April 20, 2014 at 02:08 pm
William, it is not good for either side to force ones religion or no religion down anyone's throat.Read More It is not good for either side. I don't want to hear the noisy amplified sound system into my home 8 times a day every day. That IS forced religion. Put up a quiet sign and that would be fine. Put up a 500 foot cross and that is fine too. As long as it is QUIET! STOP THE NOISE! NO FORCED RELIGION!
nonoise April 20, 2014 at 02:09 pm
It is all about the noise. It is all about the church's power to do whatever they want with noRead More consequences.
William LaBarge April 20, 2014 at 02:22 pm
nonoise: With due respect, the churches around here had their bells ringing since they were builtRead More some centuries ago. For us to tell those churches they can't ring their bells is not reasonable. If one is bothered by the bells, one should check around the neighborhood for church bells before moving into that neighborhood. I personally like the church bells chiming. On the other hand, when it comes to churches coming before the planning board, neighbors do have their chance to voice their objections to noisy church bells and perhaps have it written into the decision on whether that church may or may not have church bells chiming away. I will not move next to a train tracks for where there are train tracks, there are noisy trains. Likewise, wherever there are churches with bells, there are, from time to time, noisy church bells chiming away.
Jessica Bailey, who promotes solar power at CEFIA, the state's "Green Bank" authority, was honored by President Barack Obama Thursday when he named her a "Champion of Change".
David Parsons April 20, 2014 at 11:22 am
In late 2007 the US Dept of Energy (under George Bush) was developing a conditional loan guaranteeRead More commitment to Solyndra. It was later approved under Obama. Ironically, Solydra's problem is that competing technologies got cheaper. Good news for panel buyers, bad news for Solyndra. If America were to get more serious about developing technology we could keep the solar jobs here instead of exporting the jobs to China............... http://www.solartoday-digital.org/solartoday/20111112#pg12
Tom Adamski April 20, 2014 at 11:49 am
Powers still doesn't get it. Yes, it takes energy to build a panel, and it also takes energy toRead More build an oil or coal plant, (and energy to extract the coal or oil) Once the solar panel is built, the energy comes from the sun. is that difficult to understand? Solar energy does not cause respiratory illness as fossil fuel does (as stated by the American Lung Association). Furthermore, burning of fossil fuels is increasing the acidity of the oceans, a serious threat to life in the oceans.
Thomas Alegi April 20, 2014 at 02:32 pm
You just don’t install solar panels and walking away from them after they are installed asRead More many people think. They need preventive maintenance like any piece of machinery or electronic device. You also have to keep in mind the solar panels you buy today will be obsolete in two years, with more efficient solar panels being developed. Maybe in a few years the average Jim and Mary can afford solar panels without taxpayer’s money helping them to buy solar panels. When I had C-Tecsolar give me a price to install solar panels on my house roof the cost ($39,406) was too high for a solar panel installation that would only be 60% efficient 3 months out of the year. That $39,000 figure was before interest on a 15 year loan to pay for the solar panels and installation. Unless you are a UCONN baseball coach making millions of dollars solar panels are out of the average person’s ability to purchase solar panels at this time.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 07:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
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JJ Mclure April 20, 2014 at 11:09 am
typical rapper
John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 11:12 am
Went from Rapper to Ripper.
Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 01:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
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Kevin April 19, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Pam J, you need a check up from the neck up. My goodness. An Obamazombie,no doubt.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 07:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Karen April 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Psychopaths and Sociopaths abound today! This is really sick news!
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DP April 20, 2014 at 11:05 am
@Walt: Yes, or we could do like ACORN did and protest in front of the houses of these people,Read More screaming about inequality. Jealousy and envy are ugly and cruel taskmasters, Walt. Don't let them cloud your vision. Success is not a fair playground. Whiners don't win and deservedly so.
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Walt,you are living proof that pot should not be legalized.Get a job.
CM April 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm
You really have to hand it to Fox News and the nutty radio shows. They've been brilliant. TheyRead More actually have people advocating Against their own interests: Not signing up for healthcare for themselves and their family, and actually supporting the CEOs who have the whole system way tilted in their own favor. Wake up folks. Remember how you were completely convinced that Romney was going to win by that same media machine? And before you start parroting the term left-wing maintream media phrase that you've also been convinced of wake up and notice that Fox News, the NY Post, the Washington Times, and the conspiracy-spreading radio shows are ALSO all mainstream media outlets, even larger by many measures. Or don't open your minds up and keep advocating for the $50 million dollar a year CEOs (as if $10 million isn't sufficient). I'm sure that they would do the same for you?
A HazMat team responds to Clinton Street in Fairfield, Conn., where a man reportedly took his own life by ingesting cyanide. Credit: Fairfield Fire Department
Anthony Capezzali April 20, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Get used to seeing this kind of incident as assisted suicide will be common and encouraged by thisRead More regime ....
Jason Silver April 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm
I wonder how suicide will affect his Karma.
Jim Eastwood April 20, 2014 at 01:38 pm
So How Come the Wonderful people in charge DID NOT TAKE DOWN the Note this gentleman affixed to hisRead More front door????? It's a a shame that this happened but Don't advertise it. Think !!! and some one take down the note on the front door PLEASE!!!
James W. Worthington
B John April 20, 2014 at 04:54 am
Hahaha! Shortly in prison he will be biting a pillow while getting raped.
Eric S April 20, 2014 at 11:36 am
Can you hear me now? Fellow countrymen, lend me an ear. Ear today, gone tomorrow. The winner ofRead More the Vincent Van Gogh Look-A-Like contest is...... What is he going to do with the other half of the Q-Tip? In one ear and out the oth..........nevermind. Come on folks, lighten up and have a little fun with it! We all feel bad for the victim and disgust for the suspect but there's no reason not to have a little humor if we can. How many ear references can we come up with ear....er....here?
Mark April 20, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Hey NAC, maybe you should remove the Junior Worthington on your website as a fitness trainer at theRead More club? Who the hell will want to have a one on one training class with that animal? he beats women and eats human body parts. What is next?
James W. Worthington
Omar Monroe April 19, 2014 at 07:21 am
why are we getting news from PA; we want to hear about our own communities.
jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 09:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
Clockwise from top left: Tom Foley, Mark Boughton, John McKinney and Mark Lauretti. Patch File Photos
Catherine & Dennis April 18, 2014 at 07:29 pm
Let's get Rob Ford!!
DM April 18, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Rob Ford with all his faults would be better than Malloy.
John Mainhart April 19, 2014 at 09:22 am
You are the best, Carol. We must all feel compassion for the least of us or we are all at risk.Read More God love you.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
William Denton April 20, 2014 at 06:51 am
No one knows if she has PTSD from abuse brought on by boyfriend and just maybe she needs help notRead More punishment.
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 01:02 pm
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 01:39 pm
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
Jerry Plant April 17, 2014 at 07:42 pm
Here is the perfect recipe for keeping foreclosure in Woodbury at a fast and steady rate. 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 and watch the foreclosure rates climb. You only need to look at the newly proposed "Tax and Spend Budget". Woodbury BOF Chair want you to think that a 5.3 % increase in the budget and HIGHER TAXES will benefit the town ? Quoted from Rep-Am. "this is what we should bring to the town. And it's for the benefit of all taxpayers." Higher taxes, less money in our pocket to pay our mortgage, pay our bills and to buy our groceries will benefit us? Really. ? What would benefit us is ZERO % increase and ZERO increase in taxes. Higher taxes won't benefit the the people in town. It will benefit the people who sell real estate. Wait a minute here?
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Rae Anne Resident April 19, 2014 at 04:31 pm
It sure helps that I'm a little old lady because I just bring my cup from home from the last time IRead More was at a store. The last time I paid for a drink at costco was probably before the terrorists attacked us on 9-11. What's the big deal here, it's only soda? If this guy wants free drinks, it's none of your business, and non of the business of that nosey cop neither. You people don't get it, it's flat out entrapment by having the soda available. What's next, you expect me not to use my dead sister's handicap placard too?
Jim Levitt April 20, 2014 at 08:30 am
I can't post a comment, I'm flabergasted
Igor April 20, 2014 at 08:37 am
Joe you can always leave.
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Igor April 17, 2014 at 07:42 pm
Thanks
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT April 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm
I bought The Whaler just in time! Andrew Mitchell Blum Fairfield, CT
Judy Hand April 20, 2014 at 09:31 am
Why not stock on other side of river like ASHFORD.and WILLINGTON? WHY is it Mir in htfd and HavenRead More area..not fair..
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
17 Kimberwick Court, Middlebury. Photo: Vision Appraisal
Hunters Chase April 17, 2014 at 09:00 am
Aaron your caption/title is incorrect the home at Kimberwick sold for $330,000 its listed properlyRead More on the bottom but the title is deceiving. I was the listing Realtor.
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PaulCT April 19, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Hey, Tom Renzo ... I'll provide one answer to your 2 insulting postings directly above. AND RenzoRead More I'll make my comment without using the juvenile "Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" and "LMAO!!!!!!!!" and "DOHHHHHHHHHHH" you use when you can't think of anything intelligent to post. From likely the SAME study you got your partial "facts" from, further down the complete article on the study clearly stated the following: "Unfortunately, many contemporary discussions rely on misinterpretations of cross-sectional data. The New York Times recently conducted a cross-sectional study of murder rates in states with and without the death penalty, and found that “Indeed, 10 of the 12 states without capital punishment have homicide rates below the national average, Federal Bureau of Investigation data shows, while half the states with the death penalty have homicide rates above the national average.” However, they erroneously concluded that the death penalty did not deter murder. The problem is that the states without the death penalty (Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Vermont) have long enjoyed relatively low murder rates, something that might well have more to do with other factors than the death penalty. Instead one must compare, over time, how murder rates change in the two groups – those adopting the death penalty and those that did not."
PaulCT April 19, 2014 at 08:30 pm
Oh, Renzo, I sent the post early, before providing the link for the source for all to see theRead More COMPLETE story: Murder and homicide rates before and after gun bans http://crimepreventionresearchcenter.org/2013/12/murder-and-homicide-rates-before-and-after-gun-bans/
Anthony Powers April 19, 2014 at 08:51 pm
You know i know Tom Renzo and it is not you. Why would you use his name
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