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Igor April 21, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Concerned I don't think it's so much jealousy or misery. I am perfectly content with life the way itRead More is. I'm not rich, nor am I poor I'm just an average family guy. I just don't understand why people like whoopie, or Streisand etc etc make statements like they are experts and their word is law. Their opinion is no better or no worse then mine or yours.
Craig R April 22, 2014 at 11:04 am
The Hollywood liberals who demand millions of $$ to act in a movie or TV show that make the ticketRead More prices and cable costs so expensive. And then they think they have the right to speak of socialism. This is coming from people who are paid to recite other writer's words. Babs Streisand is the worst hypocrite.
Concerned Parent April 22, 2014 at 11:58 am
Igor...my comment was specifically addressing criticisms over the salaries that CEOs earn. However,Read More I'm right there with you regarding celebrities. I have no respect for people, especially celebrities, who feel they need an audience to spew their own personal viewpoint. It's pretty pathetic. As we know, talk is cheap, unfortunately there is an abundance of it these days.
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)
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!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
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Joel April 7, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Get back on topic. And while you're at it cut the condescending, holier-than-thou, I'm smarter thatRead More you, intellectual pinhead act. You don't want to hear others ideas and opinions. We are somehow not on your level. The only jihad is yours. Your posts speak volumes. Thanks in advance.
Joe Blow April 7, 2014 at 07:15 pm
Hey Reyn, you write a lot but say nothing then follow up with some insult or name calling, typicalRead More liberal B.S. What you refer to "jihad" is me laying out the truth that you choose to ignore while trying to cover it up with your circle talk or backpedaling. You are a weak coward like all liberal loons who backdoor everything.
Joe Blow April 8, 2014 at 01:49 am
Hey Tabasco and Reyn, maybe this will help put things in perspective for you and give you a simpleRead More understanding of the working middle class getting raped by the gubbmint. BTW- Note which state is the highest taxed, lol. Enjoy, statistics from a reliable source http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/07/tax-freedom-day-falls-three-days-later-this-year/
Jennifer Hogan has a goal — she wants more people to shop locally. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Hogan
La Vinotheque April 7, 2014 at 06:45 pm
I’m actually not worried about competing with the big name companies. Because they don’tRead More have personal relationships with their consumers like we do. Most of the big brands earn customer loyalty over time. I can earn customer loyalty with one simple instance of helping someone. Even though my audience may not be as large, I guarantee you they do just as much.Quality over quantity, right?
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Joe Blow March 31, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Well Larry, I read your blog and have some mixed feelings on the subject. First, the human body isRead More not intended to be a herbivore (you can start by looking at your teeth which are intended to rip and eat meat). Having said that, I'm not sure the crap they sell in stores these days would constitute as "meat" and the slop they sell at fast food places is even worse. Your blogs references to your grandparents and parents ways to obtain meat is the school I come from. We eat a lot of venison and the chicken, pork and beef we eat are all farm raised and butchered by myself. I do all my own cutting and packaging as well as the processing. Yes, I do make my own hotdogs and other processed meats.
CAjones March 31, 2014 at 04:10 pm
It's amazing how one obscure thread about free coffee brings out so many opposing views onRead More everything but coffee..... Don't you people have lives? It's free coffee people not "Cosmos". Maybe you folks are drinking too much coffee..... or something!!
Larry Ferrari March 31, 2014 at 05:15 pm
Joe you got the point...
This doll sold at Walmart is being recalled. Credit: CT Department of Consumer Protection
emmers27 March 26, 2014 at 04:01 pm
So do I understand this right.... the girl gets all hot and then she burns you. Yep, that's happenedRead More to me a number of times...
Catherine & Dennis March 26, 2014 at 08:56 pm
You mean like our food and drugs are tested for safety? Bet it's sold at Dollar Tree lol
chuck March 30, 2014 at 09:16 pm
Its actually a 70's retro doll. It burns bras.
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Catherine & Dennis March 26, 2014 at 08:16 pm
They are laying off massively in Maryland. Why in the world would they come to the highest taxedRead More state is what I can't figure out. Then again probably some quid pro quo behind the scenes between the 2 idiot Gov's.
Jen DellaCamera March 30, 2014 at 08:37 pm
They laid off hundreds in CT as well - to go to Maryland! Someone I know was laid off recently -Read More except it wasn't a layoff, they offered him a job - it was a DEMOTION in Maryland. Way to go, Verizon. Glad my phone is AT&T.
Catherine & Dennis March 30, 2014 at 09:37 pm
@Jen I have a family member that will be laid off in MD
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Jay Discount March 24, 2014 at 11:21 am
Dr Barba has left the state last year. This list is definitely useless. Who ever put thisRead More together should be let go.
Bob Lyke March 24, 2014 at 12:17 pm
I went to a cardiologist whom I feel was responsible for saving my mother's life on two occasions.Read More The doctor was my PCP and always gave me reliable referrals for surgery. Several of those surgeons made the list, but not the cardiologist, who is still highly regarded by his peers in Hartford County. I agree with Barbara and Jay in regards to the validity of this report. It is really a shame that politics have infecterd our medical profession.
George O'Hara March 24, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Yes Dr. Caron Grin passed away as was mentioned by another commenter. I also went to her and IRead More agree that she belonged on that list. However her name should have been removed some time ago. I echo the comments of others that this list is worthless if it is not being kept up to date.
Tess and Mark Szamatulski of Monroe's Maltose Express received Planning and Zoning approval to open a brewery.
OpportunistWatch April 16, 2014 at 04:01 pm
@Joe Mancini - What the heck are you talking about? Duchess sells Alcohol? Salads cause LiverRead More disease? McDonalds coffee causes impaired driving? So alcohol is good for the liver and kidneys? Please put down the shot and beer it is STILL illegal to drink and drive. I don't think its illegal to eat an apple pie from McDonalds. Never mind high, your plastered, put down the beer tap, sober up, realize your addiction and enjoy a glass of water for a change. You may need some detox before you stop cold turkey, you can die if you don't ween off it if you drink alcohol daily for a long period of time. Breweries are NOT THE ANSWER.
Joe Mancini April 16, 2014 at 05:36 pm
@OpportunistWatch-Thanks for the laugh. Yes, people go to McDonalds for the salads like men go toRead More strip clubs for the free buffet. The "food" McDonalds serves is so loaded with chemicals that have to be metabolized through the liver and filtered by the Kidneys, this leads to disease as well as diabetes. But you continue on your crusade against people enjoying a brew every now and then and go eat your salad at McDonalds.
Arek Wenta April 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Yeah the buffets are great! Not to mention the obscene amount of salt in their foods which isRead More contributing greatly to a slew of health problems. And beer in moderation is actually good for you. In more ways than one. Since when are motor vehicle deaths an inevitable outcome of a brewery? Just because they make it doesn't mean you have to drink it. Cars don't go kill people on their own, they need someone with a good dose of idiot to do it for them. Which you, opportunist, have plenty of. Plus, with the rate at which craft breweries are growing it's an excellent venture to pursue and boost our economy.
Robert Lesser has been shopping at Crown Market since 1964. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Abby L Bender February 28, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Although my husband and I now live in South Florida, we are so thrilled that the Crown SupermarketRead More will be staying open. May G-d Bless those that came through with this terrific news. May you all have a wonderful and Happy Passover.
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Porter gladstone February 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm
United Technologies will invest as much as 4.5 billion dollars in Connecticut over the next 5 years.Read More They are collecting 400 mio in income credits. United Technologies expects to make net 6.3billion dollars in 2014 and 6.9 bio in 2015. Ct has a state corporate income tax of 7.5% meaning they pay in just corporate income tax about 500mio a year. (and will receive under 30 mio a year for the next 14 -meaning net the corporation will be paying Connecticut treasury net 470 million a year. Obviously their executives and employees also pay tax; also use services in Ct -which then leads to more business for many . Could you help me understand how you subsidize United Technologies? A company is not a person. They dont use education. Etc. Sounds like you think we would be all better off if these corporations left, and you stopped subsidizing them? You honestly think that if the top 30 corporations in Ct left you would have a smaller tax bill?
Harry February 27, 2014 at 10:37 pm
Porter, if the 7.5% rate is to high for theses specific companies, why isn't the rate reduced forRead More all corporations in the state? Maybe I'm a bit confused on subsidies / credits, But wasn't part of the deal that we would be building new facilities for them? Who is paying for that? I don't want one business to leave the state nor do I believe that we should bribe anyone to stay. If the rate is to high for Pratt then it's too high for everyone. Is there anywhere we can find out the exact amount that Pratt paid to the state of ct for year 2013?
OpportunistWatch March 30, 2014 at 09:16 am
While we see Sikorsky get hit with the recession and shed 100's of jobs, Joe Lieberman rode off intoRead More the Kibbutz with millions and Rosa & Stanley Greenberg is right behind him. And HERE is the scam by which she stuffs her pockets–with campaign money! “Federal campaign records reveal a self-dealing relationship between a senior Democratic Connecticut congresswoman [Rosa DeLauro] and her husband’s political consulting firm…the funds DeLauro donates to help the DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]” ultimately re-enter her household through her husband’s business, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research “for polling and other services…It’s not just a conflict of interest, it just looks bad. It looks like she’s raising money and giving it to herself.” [No kidding!] “..Rosa DeLauro has established a persona of being a champion of the safety net while at the same time being a champion of amassing great wealth for herself and her husband [Stanley Greenberg] during her tenure in office.”
town news February 14, 2014 at 09:27 am
Oblaima will exempt large companys from the rate hike MD's will not have to pay that along with ACARead More he keeps changing.
Jay Bills February 14, 2014 at 10:51 am
if you show your VA card that states your service connected, you get your 10% off, REVMAN, pleaseRead More dont plass along wrong info.
J D C February 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm
True next week we OR the companies dont know what barry will do. But they didnt become a billionRead More dollar company waiting, they will be proactive. I am GLAD I'm not a young kid out there looking for work. My kids are though, its HORRENDOUS.
The Golden Pineapple awards. Credit: CT Conference on Tourism
Carrie McDonie Fornal February 16, 2014 at 10:45 am
I would like to nominate Thrifty Treasures Auction. This auction house, including estate sale, isRead More phenomenal. It is professionally run, lots of interesting items of all types! The auctions are not only fun, but there are terrific deals to be had there!
Galleria Restaurant is located on Spring Lane in Farmington, Conn. Credit: Galleria on Twitter
Dave February 10, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Anyone interested in knowing the driver's name??
Sam gjonbala February 11, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Galleria Restaurant re opens just one day after saturdays truck VS. building incident!! Amazing!!
Marlin Williams January 29, 2014 at 04:18 pm
The Patch laid off hundreds of employees this morning without warning. It looks like The Patch mightRead More be going toes up sooner rather than later.
Paul Chotkowski January 30, 2014 at 01:15 pm
The next time a Libertarian, Constitutionalist, Tea Bagger, Conservative, or other war wagingRead More misogynist, gun toting, homophobic, global warming denying, God fearing, liberty loving, fiscal conservative who despite the best efforts of Progressive Collectivists at indoctrination in the public schools and an almost complete lamestream media black-out uses the words NULLIFICATION or Constitutional Convention under Article V, I would like you to stop and ponder today’s post. I am not so simple minded as to expect consistency from an Alinsky trained Progressive Collectivist who has been taught that the ends justify the means but most fair minded citizens are still capable of recognizing a logical inconsistency and a very effective political / social tactic for change. Under federal law, it is illegal to possess, use, buy, sell, or cultivate marijuana, since the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug. 20 US states and the District of Columbia have elected [pun intended] to ignore federal law! Such behavior reasonably establishes / validates a NULLIFICATION streak in Progressive Collectivist [similarities in motives and circumstances to the bread and circus days of the Weimar Republic notwithstanding]. So if states have the authority not just to ignore federal law but also have the authority to pass state laws contrary to Federal Laws [and the Supremacy clause does not apply] then must not the state be Sovereign? Must not the 10th Amendment apply? And could the Libertarian view of “No victim no crime” be in ascendancy? If so, to what other social issues might this precedent be applied? Killing unborn babies? Permissions to purchase weapons? The ability to burn coal? build a pipeline? sell lemonade, plant a garden in your front yard? Be still my liberty loving heart! Oh to see a county sheriff or a state trooper [lets go back to peace officer] arresting a DEA, FEMA, EPA, ATFE or any other federal regulatory thug saying “NOT IN MY COUNTY, NOT IN MY STATE!” now that would be hope and change I could support!