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Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Patch File Photo
Bill LaMorey July 22, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Amazing what can happen in an election year.
Average Joe July 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm
emmmmm, billy, USA wealth has been on the rise for 6 years.....
Silentdoogooder1 July 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm
If you can't be Malloy, join him and vote democrat in November.
Hartford Hospital. Photo Credit: Elipongo via Wikimedia Commons
Jerry Plant July 21, 2014 at 10:34 am
In Woodbury it is the stress of the property values decreasing and the ever increasing of taxes.Read More People can not afford their taxes now. This years shell game, the First Selectman and the BOF Chair want everyone to believe that only 40% of the taxpayers taxes are going up. 40% increase in stress in those people's lives. Don't worry though the First Selectman and the BOF Chair have stated that no ones taxes are going up. ??? It's called talking out of both sides of your mouth. Tell the voters whatever they want to hear to get the budget passed. The voters have another chance to VOTE DOWN the proposed budget on the 23rd. Remember VOTE YES FOR HIGHER TAXES.
Donna Pearlman July 21, 2014 at 11:43 am
Excellent study this reinsurance geek can't wait to see how you rank the safest and most dangerousRead More towns next :)
POODETWA July 21, 2014 at 06:34 pm
I think Simsbury. we love to party. what a terrible topic.
Rev Victor July 20, 2014 at 08:47 pm
Hi everyone here. What Christine Coleman said is very true though i may not know her. I experiencedRead More it first hand also. It was this organization called consumer loan firm (C.L.f)that really helped me to pay my medical bills when i was in dare need of money because i am a widow. A friend of my also directed me to them. when i was about to do a major operation and i had no money at that time, they came to my rescue and in less than 48 hours, i got my loan. But to say the truth, i was nervous and scared at first because i have been scammed twice. But when i summoned up courage and follow their lending policies along with my friends advice, at the end i found myself smiling. If not for them, maybe i would have been dead by now. I have even taken another loan from them start my business after my recovery which i am also paying back now. My only advice now is that any body who is really in need of loan should contact them with their email via: consumerloanfirm@gmail.com and get a loan from them. Thanks
Left: Ella Grasso of Connecticut was the first woman in U.S. history to be elected governor. Right: Nancy Wyman is Connecticut's current lieutenant governor. (Credit: Wikipedia)
Kevin July 21, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Take that Zach(Jim Sullivan)!
Philip July 21, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I have never seen a case where a man is paid more than a woman for an identical position - noRead More employer wants to pay more for no reason. It's just typical election noise from liberals who are left with nothing but divide-and- win
Judy Davidson July 21, 2014 at 08:12 pm
My experience is not anecdotal, that is usually a one time situation. My experience spans 25 years,Read More in different industries, and being part of hiring thousands of people at all different job levels. I am sure there are companies who have discriminated but they are few and far between. With all the women in HR positions all over this country, if this was news, it would have been made news long ago. Plus, people are litigious and companies are not going to risk that. In addition, since I have been privy to employee lawsuits, I never saw ONE that had to do with pay disparity with men. Sometimes they had to do with sexual harrassment, however the biggest number, according to statistics, is retaliation for being on leave, and that has nothing to do with gender.
Raft operator Maximiliano Ortiz, 16, waits for immigrants to ferry accross the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico on August 1, 2013 in Talisman, Mexico. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Igor July 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm
And Lisa thank you for the tip. Please I don't mean to say we are starving. Looking around at otherRead More people in the same boat I guess you could say we are lucky (although hard work helped). What it comes down to is people taking responsibility for their actions. Parent having more kids than they can afford. Parents who don't take the time to instill values into their children. Just people just being mean to each other, and think it a sport.
Lisa Burke Wright July 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm
I understand what you mean. But sometimes I feel as though the people we view as at theRead More "bottom" in some sense, are the ones who need the most help. I'm not even convinced that living here would be the best thing for them, particularly if they are entering a hostile environment. On a similar topic, the German half of my family fled a war torn country in 1950 and came to the U.S. Needless to say, Germans were not very well liked at that time. But of anyone, it was a Jewish man who gave my grandfather a job. He could easily have turned my grandfather away, but didn't. And for that, I am grateful. Different situation, of course. Aside from all of that, I agree the whole situation with immigration is a giant mess for everyone involved and hopefully gets somewhat resolved soon.
Igor July 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
amen
Connecticut State Route 159 (Credit: Doug Kerr on Flickr)
Paul Alexander July 20, 2014 at 10:30 am
I weep knowing Conrad F. Heede believes he is an informed voter. Conrad, no one is buying youRead More "it's Rowland's fault and Malloy is a victim of past Rep Governors policies" BS. Nice try but all you accomplish is showing how misinformed and partisan you are.
Paul Alexander July 20, 2014 at 10:31 am
I weep knowing Conrad F. Heede believes he is an informed voter. Conrad, no one is buying yourRead More "it's Rowland's fault and Malloy is a victim of past Rep Governors policies" BS. Nice try but all you accomplish is showing how misinformed and partisan you are.
Catherine & Dennis July 21, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Malloy the candy man (give away our money and tax the hell out of you) in chief has GOT TO GO.
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Paul Improta July 22, 2014 at 05:20 pm
DV Thanks for the sermon. What it comes down to is you want to bang your goat, then go ahead. IRead More don't need to hear about it, much less be accosted for being opposed to a so-called community (more like a gang of like-minded perverts) forcedly indoctrinating my children via a government school curriculum, and having to put up with the PC police such as yourself instructing my children via the classroom that my values are antiquated and should be eschewed. Stay out of my face. I don't care if you screw your vacuum cleaners, just don't tell me it's normal and that you and the Electrolux want to marry.
Igor July 22, 2014 at 05:32 pm
DV once again you missed my point. I don't care. I'm just of hearing about it.
John Desota July 22, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Yippee for all the butt pirates out there!
The state turned down federal authorities' request to use Southbury Training School as temporary housing for illegal migrant children. Credit: Patch archives
Igor July 21, 2014 at 08:35 am
Early this morning in Albuquerque 3 Hispanics beat 2 homeless men so badly that they couldn't beRead More recognized. The police didn't even know they were bodies. Hit, kicked, beat with bricks and pipes. With the huge influx that they are proposing I can only think back of Cuba and how they emptied their jails and asylums.
Average Joe July 21, 2014 at 08:48 am
3 Hispanics ? Sure that they are not US citizens?
Silentdoogooder1 July 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm
The meek shall inherit the earth. Don't you think you might be advised to treat the meek with aRead More little respect?
Senator Blumenthal
gail drake July 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
So the "Vietnam Vet" show his true colors, religious freedom only as they dictate.
Kevin July 17, 2014 at 05:36 pm
Did this jackass stick his head in the Weber grill? He looks like a failed plastic surgeryRead More patient.Too bad it didn't fuse his mouth shut.
Chris July 18, 2014 at 03:50 am
The Affordable Care Act itself is wrong. Blumenthal is another corrupt establishment bum and onlyRead More cares about votes. This country is going to hell in a handbasket.
Jim in Durham July 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm
If you don't count Fairfield County,we would be like Mississippi . Look at all the houses for saleRead More in your town,wee all the manufacturing leaving - Mossberg decides to expand in Texas . Remember,the largest employer in the state of Connecticut IS the state of Connecticut . How many other states can claim that ? And have you noticed in the political ads our governor is Dan again .
Conrad F. Heede July 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm
I like it here. I like dan. I will be voting for Malloy again.
Sandra July 16, 2014 at 10:11 am
Conrad must work for the bloated government.
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Credit: Wikipedia)
Kendall Svengalis July 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
Leave it to the microphone loving Bloomin' Idiot to capitalize on a scandal his own administrationRead More did so much to exacerbate, Perhaps if Bloomie spent less time on the fraud of global warming and more time on important issues, he might have a scintilla of credibility. But don't count on it. This man is 100% far-left ideology and self serving politician.
gail drake July 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Well said
Fred July 14, 2014 at 06:43 pm
Lets see if Bloomie has courage to do real reform. Will he propose to do away with the VARead More facilities and in place issue a Vet card witch would allow the vets to go to their PCP to get whatever help they need? After all don't isn't the intent of the ObamaCare in providing everyone with a healthcare system? How can we have national healthcare without change and elimination of fractured segments? Why does a Vet have to have a PCP and then have to go get other services from the VA? All those Federal employees can get absorbed in the unfettered healthcare provider expansions that are going on.
Tom Foley, screenshot from Tom Foley for Governor website
Kevin July 10, 2014 at 06:31 am
Dan,it tells me all I need to know about your level of intelligence,if you actually think this stateRead More ,and this country are being run properly.How any sane,rational adult could think that,is amazing.I have to assume you are not a sane rational adult. You are a liberal.Nuff said.
Kevin July 10, 2014 at 03:16 pm
"dan",changed his sign in name to PO'G. How lame.
Thomas Paine July 10, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Dan = PO'G = Newtown Troll and it not worth the time....
Berlin Citizen July 9, 2014 at 11:42 am
Political ads are fiction, full of lies and false promises. These rich SOBs don't care one iotaRead More about us. All they care about is power and money. Time to get money out of politics. They are all crooks and liars. Period!
Dan Gaita July 9, 2014 at 02:05 pm
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=227553234115005 we do have another option. I am here for allRead More of you that are tired of all of them.
Dan Gaita July 9, 2014 at 02:06 pm
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It's now illegal in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a sweltering vehicle. File photo.
citizen July 8, 2014 at 10:56 am
Sweltering defined as "Uncomfortably Hot" so, please ask your dog if it's comfortableRead More before you leave.
Igor July 8, 2014 at 11:10 am
Diana I love my dogs, I would never hurt them. Yes it was a pain in the butt and a littleRead More embarrassing to have the police there. But I am thankful that someone was concerned enough spend the time and effort to look into it.
Igor July 8, 2014 at 11:11 am
The facts are exactly as I stated them. Diana I love my dogs, I would never hurt them. Yes it wasRead More a pain in the butt and a little embarrassing to have the police there. But I am thankful that someone was concerned enough spend the time and effort to look into it.
Former Gov. John G. Rowland (Credit: Wikipedia)
AnonEMT July 7, 2014 at 10:55 am
How many chances do you give a corrupt politician in a corrupt city? Obviously how ever many theyRead More want!
Stan Valinski July 8, 2014 at 09:55 am
Apparently if you hate and disparage Obama & Malloy on the radio you get as many chances as youRead More want. He'll be back & some idiot conservative will hire him for his bullying of a liberal opponent...just as WTIC reached down to the political gutter to find him last time.
Joel Mrosek July 22, 2014 at 03:25 pm
The Democrat Machine wants to silence Rowland. He killed them at the polls and his radio show wasRead More exposing their graft, corruption and incompetence. Prosecutors allowed the truly corrupt parties to plead to misdemeanors in order to get them to give testimony against Rowland. These charges are chump change and serve only to silence a true threat to the monarchy.
Terry Crews. Photo: youtube.com.
Nostradamus July 6, 2014 at 09:56 am
Job well done Governor, Again ! The closed-minded just continue to live in the dark.
Catherine & Dennis July 6, 2014 at 10:41 am
Craig that is the way he operates. Fake numbers on the books so idiot Dems continue to vote for him.Read More He did the same with Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 company. Promised construction work for CT and brought in very low paying jobs. They got 27.5 million in forgivable loans. There were a couple of dump truck drivers from CT that got work the rest were from Mass and VA. Amazon another one with low paying jobs brought 3 companies from other states and Mexicans with work visas to do the roofing. He is a liar and thief
Dave Lersch July 6, 2014 at 06:47 pm
More Dan Malloy political spin. Lets talk about some of the companies downsizing or moving out ofRead More the State for good! What you and your followers fail to see is that CT is too risky of a place to locate. You and the legislature are overly reactive and have misplaced priorities when it comes to building confidence. BTW, I just read in The Day that Submarine construction was expanding in neighboring RI? Why not CT?
Former Gov. M. Jodi Rell gave a speech June 25 at Waterbury Republicans Independence Day Dinner (Credit: @WaterburyGOP)
Conrad F. Heede July 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Porter, all knowing and self righteous porter. Do you know if she is running for office again, isRead More she just a big campaign contributor, or is she only a celebrity at this point? Dispense with the condescending and snide comments and answer the question if you can. Otherwise keep your insults to yourself. Didn't your mother teach you any manners?
porter gladstone III July 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Conrad F. Heede commented on the article "Former CT Governor Said Democrats are Responsible forRead More 2011 Deficit" you commented on in Government: Porter. I asked a question. If all you can do is dismiss me for asking then you are either a bully or an asshole or both. -================================= Otherwise keep your insults to yourself. Didn't your mother teach you any manners? ======================= Enough said on that subject. As to Linda Mcmahon running or not, that was not your question. Your purpose in writing was to deride Ms Mcmahon. Sorry that people don't let you get away with your bull. But, clearly your mother taught you the wrong manners. (saying naughtly words isn't well mannered. Ok, Mr double set of standards. Anything else you want to KNOW? ) hahhaa Maybe you want to comment on the lack of principle of the GOP? Or something similar and then call people ill mannered?
Conrad F. Heede July 14, 2014 at 06:29 am
So in other words you do not know.
Jim Eastwood July 5, 2014 at 11:44 am
I am a Little bit poorer !!!!
MAC July 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Dannel '88 MUST GO!!! We can't afford him, and he's driving job creators and Tax Payers away, withRead More his TAX & SPEND, anti-business, anti-jobs policies!!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The good thing here is that under the "major education reform bill that came into effect Tuesday, teachers can now be dismissed for being judged generally incompetent." I wonder how many are eligible under those grounds, especially in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford?
REVMAN July 12, 2014 at 11:20 am
The minimum wage is designed to make sure they can buy and afford Obama care when they make $10.10
Credit: Connecticut Business Bureau
Igor July 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Really? What makes me a troll, because I dare differ from you? There's numerous reasons why peopleRead More fall for scams. One is greed, getting something for nothing. In my opinion the elderly fall victim, because of my previous reasons. Thomas, ever bought a lemon of a car? Been talked into buying something you don't need, fallen for the old bait and switch? If you haven't you're one of the few. I'm willing to bet that you sift through the dictionary and find all the big words.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Troll? I love it when people can't express themselves and they fall back to name calling. I doRead More believe elderly people are victimized because they come from a trusting era ( before, it's all about me generation starting screwing each other over) and do not have the technical knowledge younger people have. This does not mean they are ignorant. So after your statement I assume you have never bought a lemon of a car, had the old bait or switched pulled on you in other words you are immune to any scam.
Thomas Johnson July 4, 2014 at 01:20 pm
One last response to your self-serving rant and then you shall be ignored as you should be. I'mRead More really sorry for failing to "express myself" sufficiently for your limited grasp of the English language but I make no such apology for dubbing you a troll. From the dictionary that you really should avail yourself of once in a while: TROLL - an e-mail message or posting on the Internet intended to provoke an indignant response in the reader...
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Paul Alexander July 3, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Steve, Malloy has ZERO credibility...but Boobus Nutmegus will STILL re-elect the idiot.
Murphy July 3, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Yo Paul, good call on the DOW hitting 1700, you just forgot to add the leading 1, we know youRead More really meant 1700 not 700, Right? NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected. Both the Dow and S&P 500 ended at their third consecutive record highs. The Nasdaq ended at its highest since 2000 and rose for a third straight week. The three major indexes wrapped up a week of solid gains on the day before the Independence Day holiday, when the U.S. stock market will be closed.
Murphy July 3, 2014 at 02:31 pm
Yo Paul, good call on the DOW hitting 17000, you just forgot to add the leading 1, we know youRead More really meant 17000 not 7000, Right? Have a drink on me ! NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected. Both the Dow and S&P 500 ended at their third consecutive record highs. The Nasdaq ended at its highest since 2000 and rose for a third straight week. The three major indexes wrapped up a week of solid gains on the day before the Independence Day holiday, when the U.S. stock market will be closed.
Rlamneck June 29, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Does their performance warrant a raise? What value have they brought to the state? Based upon theRead More states fiscal nightmare I can understand why there have not been raises in 5 years. A raise is not a freebe, it should be earned
Kathleen June 29, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Goodbye CT. It's been beautiful while it lasted. Outta here in 3mo I just can't afford toRead More support state workers salaries their benefits the higher ups perks n then the all to often greedy politician. In another 2 years my post just might start with; Goodbye sweet AMERIKA.......
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 08:53 am
they should get it, sure but it shouldn't come from the tax payer... well, as extra, it SHOULD comeRead More out of the pockets of Malloy and all the other CT politicians...crooks, the whole lot of em!
Connecticut has the fifth-highest gas prices in the country.
Conrad F. Heede July 13, 2014 at 10:08 am
Tom. That I can agree with.
John Desota July 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm
All you dumbness' gotta pay for the illegals some how
Conrad F. Heede July 18, 2014 at 06:12 pm
According to npr yesterday, the states keep raiding their own state highway gas tax accounts andRead More redirect funds to other spending projects. That suggests to me that other revenue and expense streams might be the problem.
Dan Gaita June 29, 2014 at 09:42 am
Bill, believe it or not, we agree that "increases in spending at 2x the rate of inflation isRead More not a good thing" But where were you when the 2005-2009 administration hid budget increases by using one time grant funds to cover the cost? Then went on to claim no tax increases...All the while knowing the budget increases would hurt once the grants to cover the increases were gone after that one year....I remember where you were... You were working on his election campaign in 2007 and you whole heatedly supported the budget spending increases during each of those years?? Those spending increases were double to triple the rate of inflation then. I believe the raises between 2005-2009 were about 5% annually for some of our employees....Just having a hard time knowing what side you support from week to week. Respectfully,
Chris June 29, 2014 at 11:37 am
Where can you see the complete list of town employees and their salaries? Why does it cost $13KRead More each time there is a town referendum per the attached: http://www.bethelbulletin.com/bethel-board-finance-announces-151108-cuts-special-town-meeting-wednesday-night/
Bill Hillman June 30, 2014 at 11:03 am
Dan, live and learn. I seem to recall you ran on their ticket.
Concerned bethel resident June 26, 2014 at 08:37 pm
This budget is a joke. Why is a librarian making 80K a year? Why is the only administrative salaryRead More cut from the first selectman? Is it so when election time comes they can say they took a pay cut? Why are we spending over 2 million on police officer salaries? There is no crime in Bethel. They made the cutbacks by reducing our public works budgets. For a town that takes over a year to get a bridge built we should be increasing our road maintenance budgets and decreasing our administrative salaries. Their decisions created a two year bridge project, a library project that was a mess, and our town roads are in shambles. The budget can be cut way back, but dont think it will come out of anyones salaries when they are the ones putting the budget together. It's time to hand over these positions to the millennials. They will get things done for half the cost.
Eric T Gray June 26, 2014 at 09:46 pm
What does the 295K for wage adjustments make up? There's also over 175K budgeted for overtimeRead More across many departments... why not start cutting there?
Ubuster1 June 27, 2014 at 09:14 am
The 2nd budget failed by 300+ the 3rd budget by a margin of 36 votes. I’m sure the closerRead More margin was that the teachers came back out this time to vote and still lost. It’s nice to see Bethel residents are showing a real concern. When will it stop.. The 4th attempt will be very interesting..
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Chet Bacon July 19, 2014 at 09:49 am
It is an illness that needs treating, just like mental illness the state does little to nothing. IRead More know alcoholics who have gotten tickets only to continue to drive drunk, it does nothing to treat their illness to take away their license. I hope people realize this is a serious disease in our country and world not just a passing thing.
Tmc July 19, 2014 at 05:14 pm
Illness? More like just a selfish, idiotic, endeavor. Don't get behind the wheel if you're drunkRead More PERIOD!
Igor July 19, 2014 at 06:10 pm
So Chet what to suggest just let them drive drunk? In Japan you can get up to 3 years for DUI. HereRead More you get a slap on the wrist and no dessert after dinner.
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