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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.
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
Reginald Pettigrew III April 18, 2014 at 09:34 am
I cannot help but think many people are wondering ... where can I get some of that??
Joe Mancini April 18, 2014 at 10:56 am
I don't know fellas-not judging here, but 69 is still a good age and still plenty of time to enjoyRead More life. The article mentioned the loss of his wife and parents-can't help but think he was lonely. No mention of children, so depression may have played a role here.
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!
James W. Worthington
Heywood April 18, 2014 at 11:18 am
Typical bar scene, animals drinking and fighting. Wait for summer at the shore this year.
christine April 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Why is the Monroe Patch in Ct. sharing this Newtown from-another-state story? I have no interest inRead More this new Patch...
Steve Graham April 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm
he should get every bit of that 20 years in the slammer
James W. Worthington
Laurel Anderson April 18, 2014 at 10:09 am
Nothing Is local on here anymore. Terrible decision to drop local editors for this junk no one caresRead More about. I used to love how we knew everything going on around here from the patch. Now nothing...horrible, horrible decision! !!! I keep hoping someone starts their own patch type of thing. I will be dropping this one.
James Property LLC April 18, 2014 at 10:21 am
And we don't get any local news. Oxford Patch did not report the burglary's in Oxford.
BBW April 18, 2014 at 11:40 am
We don't have any local news, just boring politics, rained out stories of "Sandy", PoliceRead More stories without names and details. All the usual "cub reporter" crap. Don't blame the reporters it's just an on line "rag". Not even the ability to find stories, investigate a good story, or "MODERATE" the posts and comments. Example Notice the picture of the perp? Check the ears, eyes and face. Wrestler, MMA, brawler?What's your take on the guy, and why did he leave town? Drugs? What did the witnesses say to the cops… lots of good stuff in town, but poor reporting from the "PATCH". No follow-ups either.
Clockwise from top left: Tom Foley, Mark Boughton, John McKinney and Mark Lauretti. Patch File Photos
Joel April 18, 2014 at 09:46 am
All Malloy is worried about is keeping his own kid out of jail... and the press!
Jack Everett April 18, 2014 at 11:55 am
To bad these media rags don't write about the politicians ability to lead and listen to the votersRead More instead of showing how much money they can gouge out of people.
SILENT WOLF April 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Politicians like Governor Malloy,and yes I will make the connection Barrack Hussein Obama, ReallyRead More are not what this country need.We also don't need a weak wing republican,There as to be a strong candidate out there that would fall into the direction of Ronald Reagan.We need someone that will make this state attractive once again , not somone with the same old policy..
“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)
Sherry April 18, 2014 at 11:50 am
When someone intentionally brings harm to another person or person, their punishment for the crimeRead More should be the same and there would be less crime. Stab her to death. Save the taxpayers money, and she deserves nothing less where it's case of intentional murder. The judge was frustrated by the limits of the law.
Ivan Ivanovich April 18, 2014 at 11:52 am
She's a piece of shit
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm
I think the woman may have deserved those words, but the judge was unwise to say them. Her sentenceRead More could be overturned on appeal because a higher court could perceive the judge as biased in his judgment.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Ivan Ivanovich April 18, 2014 at 11:55 am
Fascist bastards
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Ridiculous. People need to read the book I had to read for my MSW program at the University of IowaRead More School of Social Work, "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison." Matt Taibbi wrote an update (as wealth inequity and white-collar crime continue unabated and unconsequented) called "The Divide," which says much the same thing, and I'm anxious to read it. Wall Street CEOs can still millions and billions of dollars and not one of them goes to prison. In fact, they're laughing all the way to the bank. Yet this poor schmuck gets a free 89-cent refill and it costs him hundreds of dollars. Maybe things will have to get worse before people wake up and smell the coffee!
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm
*Wall Street CEOs can STEAL, I meant
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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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Rick April 18, 2014 at 06:25 am
Yes, it's time for the bikes to hit the streets. I ask that they please try and ride single fileRead More when a vehicle approaches to allow room for safe passing. Last week I had to drive behind 3 of them riding side by side.....they knew I was there, one turned and saw me behind them, and wouldn't allow the courtesy of room to pass. I respect your vulnerability of a 180lbs. person on a 20lbs. bike, so please show some respect for the 180lbs. person driving that 3,500lbs vehicle, not all are as patient as some. Ride safely
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Anthony Powers April 18, 2014 at 07:06 am
Read the definition OTTO from a guy like me that knows nothing about writing!!!Read More >>>>>>>Commas are often used to separate clauses.
rebel patriot April 18, 2014 at 09:56 am
Although McKinney isn't my first choice because of his 1160 vote, he is better than Malloy. HeRead More screwed gun owners with that vote. Now he is stating he would repeal if the legislature voted to repeal. What I would like to see though, is a Governor that will be a leader; one that will request the legislature to repeal.
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.
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!
Screen grab from KETV report
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.
Former NY city Mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder of "Mayors Against Illegal Guns," and Shannon Watts,  founder of "Moms Demand Action" join forces in the new group "Everytown for Gun Safety."
Paula Antolini April 17, 2014 at 11:34 pm
DP...the power of photographs :-).
DP April 18, 2014 at 11:09 am
@Paula: Right? A simple photo turned into either good or bad, depending on your view. Amazing. ThisRead More is the kind of thing CT Gun Culture faces. There is a media out there who hates us simply because we wish to defend ourselves with guns, as is our Natural Law right to do. And this media will do anything to make sure we are vilified and hated. Simply amazing.
Paula Antolini April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
DP I find it interesting that you are vilifying the media while at the same time having the sameRead More complaint that the media is vilifying gun owners. Reputable photojournalists work by a code of ethics when covering the news, and portray both sides of a story fairly. Locally I have personally covered both sides of the issue when individuals of either side had something to say, and even covered both sides together when they were at the same protest. If you see an unfair portrayal, you are free to write to editors, or speak your mind in numerous other media methods, such as on Patch.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Thats what I was saying- taxes paying for that bomb squad- let em do their job.
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".
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