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Middletown friend April 18, 2014 at 02:59 pm
I would throw the switch myself. POS!!!
Lory April 18, 2014 at 03:02 pm
So tired of reading about poor innocent children being tortured or murdered at the hands ofRead More immature, self absorbed, sociopaths who have no regard for human life (except their own). They have no business being parents and should be forced to use court--ordered birth control. (don't ask me how to determine this before hand -I am saddened and frustrated by how these children are dying at the hands of their so called caretakers.)
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Craig R April 18, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Somewhat misleading as most of Mr. Berkley's compensation is deferred or stock-based. Louis C. keepsRead More making his performance bonuses off cutting UTC jobs and out-sourcing. Godd ole Dan Malloy just gave him $400M in tax incentives to stay in CT-not that they were going anywhere since there's nothing left to move.
Concerned Parent April 18, 2014 at 01:46 pm
Whether people are willing to accept it or not, this is private industry and if their contract orRead More salary grade reflects the salary they are being paid, so be it. This argument over outsourcing is BS. Companies outsource to save money to be competitive, because frankly, Americans are expensive, especially those workers who are part of a union. I would think GM would be a classic example. If people are JEALOUS that these CEOs make the money they do, I suggest you get over yourselves and do something with your own lives. If the intent of this article is an attempt to make some twisted case for spreading the wealth, that would be pretty pathetic and so are those who buy into it.
bradleyweinstein April 18, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Please note #'s 7 and 8 are from "health insurance companies" and both CEOs earned overRead More 13m. Now we know why there is "Obamacare".
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
Linda C April 18, 2014 at 11:46 am
The right to die laws hinge more on the fact that there is Little To No Money to be made in SuicideRead More or Assisted Suicide. The prosperity that comes in keeping those who can no longer care for themselves or live a dignified life on their own existing, is so great that there are fortunes at risk. Just as after Sandy Hook the fight became about Gun Rights rather than the fight against Mental Illness. There aren't any lobbyist throwing monies around in Congress for matters on Mental Health. There is no more Right or Wrong only Lucrative and Non-Lucrative. Unfortunately Mr. Banks was not suffering from a terminal illness according to the reports, therefore his actions I'm afraid will only serve to bolster those against assisted suicide. It reinforces their point that it will get out of control leading to those who are merely depressed or unhappy with their current situation's desire to participate. I believe it should be a viable option for those with terminal illnesses and of sound mind. One things for sure, it will be a long hard fight here in Ct. God have mercy on Mr. Banks!
Bill Fasula April 18, 2014 at 01:04 pm
Suicide is a mental illness and this man was mentally ill.
moodus April 18, 2014 at 01:17 pm
I do not think he was mentally ill at all. Maybe some of it was depression (and I do understandRead More that) but we all should have a choice; not to end up drooling, veggie minded, etc. We should be able to choose our own way of going. Yes, many Christians would say we'll go straight to hell if we commit suicide, but if one feels that they have had the life they wanted and feel they've accomplished as much as they CHOOSE to, then fine...let them go. I commend this man.
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user April 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
typical classy Worthington family of Newtown, PA. like father like son
Gretchen Robinson April 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
I served on a jury for an assault involving biting that left a permanent scar on the victims hand.Read More It wasn't just a bite but a ripping. This 'bleeding heart liberal' voted for conviction and led the jury to see this as egregious and requiring that we do convict. That's the price of being an adult human being, to do the hard thing when necessary.
Daniella Ruiz April 18, 2014 at 01:49 pm
the database of town/city names is being flagrantly abused. 'nearby ness' of these places hasRead More seemingly lost the context of the state parameter. remember, The Patch is now run/owned/controlled/abused by some guy by the name of Hale, who apparently could give a flea's poop about the end user. http://streetfightmag.com/2014/03/06/new-patch-owner-running-company-in-lean-entrepreneurial-mode/
James W. Worthington
Bryan Harz April 18, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Every drunkard thinks their Mike Tyson after a dozen or so beers. This knucklehead really believedRead More it! LOL! And Chip there's no room for "eye for an eye" justice in America! That's what theocracies do, like in the Middle East.
Norm Wool April 18, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Alcohol!! The most dangerous legal drug in the world!!
Bryan Harz April 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Drink responsibly, not repetitively. LOL!!
Clockwise from top left: Tom Foley, Mark Boughton, John McKinney and Mark Lauretti. Patch File Photos
Daria Novak April 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm
I want to see a highly intelligent person with executive business experience in the governor'sRead More office. We have a community organizer in the White house and his "wanna be" running the state. Malloy has bankrupted businesses, forced them to leave CT due to over-regulation and high taxation, and now is destroying the state itself. We need someone who understands free enterprise and how to rebuild the private sector.
rebel patriot April 18, 2014 at 02:48 pm
Visconti is the only real pro-second amendment candidate. We need him to win. He is the onlyRead More republican that will get concerned democrat gun owners to vote republican, at least once.
Yankeelover April 18, 2014 at 02:56 pm
I'll vote for the Tea Party endorsed candidate and who is proud of it and will run with it.
“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)
Southpaw April 18, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Kudos. More judges need to speak up, and I bet it will happen, too. Every state should have capitalRead More punishment. Some people are not people; they're evil monsters and have no place here.
nckmcdnld April 18, 2014 at 02:01 pm
The Judge was right. Too bad they don't have the death penalty.
Al Sanchez April 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Jim Makeever April 18, 2014 at 02:53 pm
Oink Oink. If the little piggy was so highly trained why did he have his superiors reverse his dumbRead More actions.
Daniella Ruiz April 18, 2014 at 02:58 pm
tom g >> having cafeteria personell actually do work at any federal site is a bigRead More misunderstanding, didn't you know/read about that? lowering payroll cost's by handing the job/effort off to the customer has been going on since 'self serve/checkout' started. but notice, they can afford a GS 10 security guy to wander around most of the time just watching and waiting for these heinous transgressors.
joebanana April 18, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Just what "federal" law is it that this person is being extorted over? And shouldn't aRead More sign be posted warning that "drink refills" are a federal crime?
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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.
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DP April 18, 2014 at 11:04 am
rebel: The thing that gets me about McKinney is that he says he wants to do the will of the people,Read More (say if SB 1160 is brought up for repeal), but didn't think that when SB 1160 was forced upon the majority of the people by the minority of voters. In simpler terms, I think McKinney is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He voted for SB 1160. A tiger cannot change his stripes.
rebel patriot April 18, 2014 at 02:33 pm
DP- I agree. I think if McKinney gets the nomination he'll have a tough time getting republican gunRead More owners out to vote; especially with a democrat controlled house and senate. It would be a "why bother" situation.
rebel patriot April 18, 2014 at 02:40 pm
Tomorrow is the real Patriots Day. Happy Patriots Day! The first day gun confiscation was tried,Read More and failed.
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)
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
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!
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Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
dj April 18, 2014 at 07:49 am
Unless Nebraska is now part of Wayne, why is this story of parental stupidity even here.
Susan Masino April 16, 2014 at 07:44 am
Hall Farm, Simsbury, CT Certified Organic
Debra Ross April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
Thank you Susan. I have added the Hall Farm to our website.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 05:40 pm
I agree with you Snow 100%
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:45 pm
That whole artistic expression he was going after- we will call "Idiot in a jail cell".
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm
We need bomb-sniffing police dogs or military dogs. We also need to make the FBI accountable forRead More their failure to follow up on Russian warnings that Tamerlan Tsarnaeyev was being radicalized. The real jihadist in the family was the Tsarnaeyev's brothers' mother. The Russians knew that but didn't send the video proving it to the FBI. Even so, they told the FBI enough that they should have been on their trail, and the FBI blew it. And why weren't they on top of the former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who shot to death three non-Jews in an anti-semitic attempt to kill Jews in Overland Park? Why do we allow so much surveillance of citizens when the results are so disappointing? It's not like the FBI is getting the job done. They miss a lot of really big, obvious targets.
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