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CM July 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Sure, if you're the bicyclist you can - and should - do that, I agree. My point was that thisRead More article is about which towns are the safest for bicyclists and so my point was that I'm not sure that just because some towns have task forces, outreach, and engagement actually makes them truly any safer in reality without widening some roads, which are typically pretty narrow in CT, too narrow for cars and bikes to correctly share them.
Lesley July 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm
My apologies. I misunderstood.
CM July 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Vince DiMarco July 8, 2014 at 07:34 am
Yes, it should follow that "distracted cycling" is against the law - easy enough to findRead More out. Enforcement of laws is certainly important safety of all users of the road, and is recognized as such, but there are four others that are necessary for a Town to become Bike-Friendly, which is the point of the survey initiative. Linda was on to one of the others - Education. For the rest of the "E"s, go to www.bikeleague.org/content/5-es and follow what is happening nation-wide to make cycling a safe and acceptable activity everywhere. As for this initial survey, the results are clearly not very accurate, and hopefully many more people will care to participate next time.
Interested Party July 8, 2014 at 07:53 am
I didn't see any stats about how many bike accidents there were? In Fairfield, we see tons ofRead More bicycles. Most do not follow the rules of the road...they go the wrong way, they fail to signal, they fail to yield the right of way, at stop signs, and most are adults who certainly should know better. Yesterday I saw a man on a scooter, without a helmet, on So. Benson Rd...ON THE PHONE! I really believe that most of the roads, in Fairfield are unsafe for bicycling. It's not the fault of the roads, but traffic is very heavy in this town, and people do not use caution and common sense. I really believe a bike in this town, is extremely dangerous.
Interested Party July 8, 2014 at 07:55 am
I personally know several adults who have had serious bike accidents, concussions, and dislocationsRead More of arms....
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Christi Orlowski July 1, 2014 at 08:11 am
Will they come for free? We're having a birthday party at our house in Derby, and what a niceRead More surprise this would be?!
wyatt July 1, 2014 at 08:57 am
Hide the Viagra?
MikeHunt July 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
you have to perform the mister softee mating call and they will come... or show up.
A bear on Longlane Road, West Hartford, June 28, 2014. Photo: Brennen Ravenberg.
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Don Omar June 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm
If Malloy hadn't had taken away our guns we'd be able to defend ourselves from bears
brian kelly June 29, 2014 at 02:06 pm
he is so cute! i want one!
Flowers June 28, 2014 at 08:43 am
Appreciate the more elaborate commentary on this arrest. Makes the police blotter reading moreRead More interesting. Good work Brian.
George Kenyon June 30, 2014 at 07:27 pm
Lots of restraint shown by our "abusive officers".. Glad the good guys came out on top.
CitizenVoice July 1, 2014 at 06:19 pm
Cameras. The do make a difference.
Justina Pelletier with her parents Linda and Lou. Contributed photo.
Jean Marie Wiesen June 18, 2014 at 11:07 am
I couldn't be happier for this family! It's appalling what the state of MA has put them through,Read More though as well as frightening that the government can step in as they did. Makes me wonder what the future holds for us.
Richard Johnson June 18, 2014 at 08:40 pm
Good to see the family win. My prayers out to them.
mjk June 19, 2014 at 10:58 am
Justina Pelletier with her parents, Lou and Linda (Contributed photo)
Hammer McPhee June 18, 2014 at 07:27 am
Shame on the folks who supported the government kidnapping based on rumor and suggestion that theRead More court knew something nasty about the family - blindly supporting government tyranny. Where is that smoking gun to justify the kidnapping by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? It never existed.
Bert Marchael June 18, 2014 at 10:49 am
MASS DCF is an outstanding department. They know what is best for a child. Weren't they the onesRead More that lost track of a child for 5 years that died? Need I say more. And wasn't this a CT child? Thank you Malloy for stepping in and helping.
Mark Zampano June 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Whatever therapy, either physical or mental, that Justina gets from here on out should be paid forRead More by those who hurt her & her family. They screwed up BIG TIME and the Pelletiers should NOT have to pay one dime for any therapy. I also believe that any & ALL of the expenses they paid as a result of this legal battle should be paid for by those who hurt their family. After what they went through, it's only right!!
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Fairfield Resident June 18, 2014 at 12:10 am
James, Only Metro-North and LIRR Stations in New York State had smoking banned in November 2011. CTRead More has finally caught up for it's stations....yeah! http://www.mta.info/press-release/mta-headquarters/new-smoking-ban-metro-north-lirr-station-platforms-goes-effect-sunday
Wally June 18, 2014 at 07:20 am
Fairfield Resident is a typical high-horse riding jerk. I don't like fat people and find themRead More annoying so I'm hoping they are banned and made illegal next. Because you don't like it, a law must be passed.....makes sense I can't make my own choices.
BoSs RoN MeXiCo June 18, 2014 at 08:05 am
Agreed Wally. These fat people are annoying. Ever sit next to one on the train? Avoid at allRead More costs.
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Elliott June 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm
OMG! what happened? was she ill? I didnt know her but its so sad to hear these things. It reallyRead More upsets me
Jim Eastwood June 23, 2014 at 06:17 am
Let Her REST in PEACE !!!! Let us ALL Learn from this !!!!
POODETWA July 7, 2014 at 05:57 pm
RIP Abby
"waxing gibbous strawberry moon" by beaumontpete (flickr creative commons)
Craig Zac June 13, 2014 at 07:27 am
Could it be called the "Honey Moon" due to all the weddings in the month of June? or isRead More the term "Honey Moon" used because of the "Honey Moon at this time of year??
bordwithbs June 3, 2014 at 06:00 am
Population for Danbury is off by 20,000. Invalid data makes this article useless. CensusRead More Bureau People QuickFacts Danbury Connecticut Population definition and source info Population, 2012 estimate 82,807
Aaron Boyd June 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm
@bordwithbs: the population figures are for residents 18 and over, per the Census Bureau.
Pedro June 3, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Hooyah Ledyard!!
Kurt Knapp June 2, 2014 at 07:52 am
Just the idea that judging, "..the most patriotic town", in part or in whole by whereRead More Veterans live , is beyond silly.
Aaron Boyd June 2, 2014 at 08:46 am
@New Canaan DAR: the figures are for living veterans in each town as of 2012.
militarymom2 June 18, 2014 at 07:08 am
I think you need to re name the "Most Patriotic" them. To measure ones patriotism withRead More wars and medals is so wrong. Any man or woman who wears a uniform is a hero. shame on you.
Kids cleaning a beach in Maryland (file photo from Edgewater Patch in Maryland)
Igor May 28, 2014 at 09:49 am
John was Obama at the beach and we missed it?
Bonnie Erich May 28, 2014 at 04:38 pm
Theresa, Cigarette Butts are the biggest physical pollutants in the world. End to end, cigaretteRead More butts can encircle the earth at least ten times. The subject has been "litter", and that's what I commented on correctly. Air pollution is another catagorie, and I agree both are extremely critical to the health of our planet, and both need immediate attention.
JYD May 28, 2014 at 11:39 pm
There are many responsible smokers out there who don't litter, and there are non-smokers who do. WeRead More vacation on the beaches in the Carolinas that are pet friendly. No litter and no animal waste... Because it appears people give a damn and violators are held accountable. This is a regional issue among us, because it's not a problem in other areas of the country. And, yes, it is political. As long we keep electing the same people over and over again at the local and state level, the lack of accountability will continue.
Earn money by spending it.
Igor May 25, 2014 at 10:26 am
Seems like this state is run on the same premise. Spend now and worry about where the money isRead More coming from later.
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT May 25, 2014 at 03:08 pm
One great thing to using a credit card is if the vendor doesn't hold up their end of the deal, youRead More could always file a dispute w/ your bank. I've done this and won several times. Just telling the vendor you are going to do this has rectified the situation for me once too. (Yes, it's best to be able to pay off the balance in full at the end of each month). "Andrew Mitchell Blum" "Fairfield, CT"
PaulCT May 25, 2014 at 07:39 pm
The POINTS made in this post are excellent. Sounds like many are seeing this with their own vision,Read More many negative. We use credit cards EVERY single time we pay for anything that takes a card. We PAY off balances in total each and every month, so interest rate is a non-issue. The major points made in this article are the RIGHT reasons to use a card (if you pay off the balance, just like you would pay cash or check for whatever you are paying ...). MOST important is the cards we use we earn $ on the purchases we would make anyhow (from gasoline to groceries to clothing to taxes...). And that "cash back" ( up to 5% ) and/or hotel free nights ... FREE, duh. FAR better $ than the interest we earn in a savings account in recent years. And, I'm glad to say we have not paid a penny for a hotel room in years. Also, I often advise young relatives on beginning their finances, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS encourage them to establish credit responsibility by starting with a credit card rather than just spend cash ... and always to monitor their ongoing experiences with this. Every single one has thanked me over and over for being way ahead of their peers in their finances and credit scores. They have established that financial responsibility by this as a first step to a lifetime of credit worthiness, certainly usefull in their future.
Tips to improve your credit score: Many Factors impact this important three-digit number.
Craig R May 25, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Pay off highest balances first - ABSOLUTELY DUMB. There is no difference if you pay $100 against aRead More $10,000 limit or $5,000 limit card. You paid $100 of $15,000 total limit. This is basic math. You pay the highest interest rate first. And once you have paid off a card-CUT IT UP. Don't cancel it but destroy it so you can't use it to rack up your debt. BEST ADVICE-DON'T BUY MORE THAN YOU CAN AFFORD.
mike murphy May 25, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Not reading a comment is also quite dumb. If you paid attention , I advised people to pay down, orRead More off the Credit Card that had the Highest Interest Rate, not necessarly the biggest balance
PaulCT May 26, 2014 at 08:18 pm
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Bob May 7, 2014 at 07:13 am
Folks, you may as well all get used to governance by liberal / progressives...i.e. CONTROL of yourRead More lives. They know whats best.
free2be May 7, 2014 at 08:33 am
So if she's being severely traumatized at Wayside, why wouldn't her parents cooperate to get herRead More back to CT? Even if it's not home! I know everyone on here think she was "kidnapped" by MA (which is ridiculous), but what if the hospital had just cause to report her case? We're only hearing ONE side of the story, because the hospital is not allowed to speak on this.
Sam May 7, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Does anyone wonder if maybe, just maybe, there is something more to this case we may not be privyRead More to. It would be so easy to send her home and let this case go away, but every judge that has looked at the PRIVATE medical facts has decided not to release her. Maybe it is a great injustice, or maybe there is something to the States claims medical privacy law keep us from seeing.
NWBL May 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Lou Pelletier will accept no solution in this case. Is he REALLY so distraught over herRead More "imprisonment" when he won't agree to some very reasonable conditions to take her home? It seems to me that he'd rather keep the case going so that he can keep doing the talk show circuit. And I think that he's afraid that his daughter will be healthy upon release and that the jig will be up on his claims.
Amayo May 7, 2014 at 12:29 am
I want to know why no one has reported on why the Pelletiers aren't allowed at CCMC. Hint, it hasRead More nothing to do with the children.
Lisette Vasquez May 8, 2014 at 01:40 pm
I'd like more information and details such as her current condition; is she declining still in aRead More wheelchair??? And why Tufts if they disagreed with their diagnosis?
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Conrad F. Heede June 28, 2014 at 07:01 am
I say all of you who threaten to leave should either get involved in local politics or yes, pleaseRead More leave. Go to Texas where there is no water, the taxes seem to be low, but the towns raise all their revenue from speed traps, alcohol taxes and other regressive measures and of course they rely in illegal immigrant labor and are opposed to legalizing the immigrants because that would increase costs. And yes, this article is too old.
Igor June 28, 2014 at 07:07 am
Sounds like someone here has a silver spoon.
Conrad F. Heede June 28, 2014 at 07:14 am
Far from it, but rather than rely on vague opinion to substitute for facts, i was pointing to theRead More facts of my experiences of having lived in Texas for nearly half my life to demonstrate that the grass isn't always greener and that it you want to change something, you can't wait for someone else to do it. You have to own your destiny.
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