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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
Kevin April 17, 2014 at 04:56 pm
I hope he has found peace.
Fairfield Resident April 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm
God Bless Him. And what a profound statement: " 'My judgment is that the American Way ofRead More Death is neither the way to live nor the way to die.' " It is so true.
The scene on Clinton Street in Fairfield, Conn. Credit: Fairfield Fire Department
Jim Eastwood April 15, 2014 at 10:52 am
hey are Local Backed up by the State----Easch Individual Town supplies two members(They Train onRead More their own Time) and contributes 5000 $ a year. This is a True Mutual effort. They are backed up by State DEEP responders.
Newtown4 April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
For anyone wondering it was cyanide. I have family member who lives down the street. So sad to hearRead More this. Adds to my belief that we need to do more for the older adults in our neighborhoods especially those living alone...
Jim Eastwood April 15, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Newtown4 You are SO RIGHT !!!! The forgotten people especially in an Up Scale town likeRead More Fairfield.
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R.E. April 12, 2014 at 08:45 am
Last year I attended a shred day in Westport: no fee, no limit on number of boxes or bags. Come onRead More Fairfield, can't we do better than this?
Fairfield Resident April 12, 2014 at 06:20 pm
Hopefully the people who are running this event will remember to go around town and pickup all ofRead More the signs they have staked in the ground advertising this event now that it is over. Wishful Thinking.
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Igor April 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Damn ithey do and damned if they don't.
Jason Silver April 10, 2014 at 06:35 pm
Prefer the don't. Government is not the solution.
Igor April 10, 2014 at 07:35 pm
In this case it might help.
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Sue Polaski April 4, 2014 at 08:29 am
Any info on the caller?
chuck April 4, 2014 at 09:12 pm
It was John Rowland trying to draw some heat away from himself.
OpportunistWatch April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
Sue if there was any information on the caller the media would have drawn the conclusion for us andRead More stated the caller had PTSD or mental problems if he/she had an American surname. Ft Hood shootings are perfect examples of how the media creates pictures for our thoughts on who is called a terrorist and who has PTSD even though THEY DID NOT SEE ONE MINUTE OF COMBAT.
Photo by Fairfield Fire Department.
paige herman April 4, 2014 at 01:49 pm
yes, its a rowing shell, the fellow that saved him doesn't work for the Town, and I can't think of aRead More better use for tax dollars- saving peoples lives. and its the Pequot Yacht Club.
Kevin April 4, 2014 at 03:09 pm
How stupid can you be. A person would be lucky to live 10 minutes in that water.Foolish peopleRead More shouldn't risk other peoples lives,paige.You live on the beach.You should know this.
Jason Silver April 4, 2014 at 07:22 pm
True that a civilian pulled him from the water. True also that firefighters (and perhaps police)Read More were called to the scene.
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Joeseph Biff April 3, 2014 at 09:00 pm
The video says it all. How can that be disputed? It was obviously her driving her car at such anRead More insane rate of speed that the vehicle went airborne. When an event is captured on video tape, it's quite difficult to prove other than what is on it. She most likely will get some state appointed(legal aid) attorney who will try to convince the jury to feel sorry for her because she has a drug problem,has five kids to support,etc.In any case, thank God no one was killed .She also came close to blowing up half the town.
Jim Eastwood April 4, 2014 at 05:14 am
To all She is going to get away with it !!!!! ICE wil deport her for a couple of years and sheRead More will be back UNLESS the Bleeding Heart Liberals feel sorry for her and make it an issue. I Understand Due Process of law However !!!! For the Good of the few the Majority will suffer. Again I Will say if this was a Working Class Male he would be in Jail. Just who is going to pay for the Damage and Suffering here--HER????? I Don't think So !!!
DM April 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm
With the video its easy to measure the space and time it took from point A to point b to establishRead More speed. That said its really moot. she blew thru a stop sign, was drunk, damaged property, and hurt people. figuring out the exact speed is just mental m*st*rb^t*$n!
Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Medina. Credit: FPD
nascarblue April 3, 2014 at 06:08 am
that's it $5,000?? she should have been given a bond that allows her to stay where she belongs untilRead More court, not let her out to sober up and do it all over again this time maybe kill someone, she should be sitting in a cell with a bond she can not reach, let her think about hat she did and that very lucky 18 month old, thank God no one was killed, in my opinion I think it is going to take time for her to learn a lesson, before putting a bond on someone like her and how serious this was rethink the numbers and keep her behind bars so we are safe
Joeseph Biff April 3, 2014 at 06:44 am
nascarblue, Good points, but why should we have to pay for her jail time? Don't forget,we have toRead More feed and clothe this pig. She won't get a long sentence anyway because some state appointed lawyer will get her (it) a slap on the wrist anyway. Sterilize it so it can't reproduce and send the lump packing.
Joeseph Biff April 3, 2014 at 11:20 am
James M, Disappointed?........... Move!
The scene of a fire in downtown Fairfield, Conn., on March 27, 2014. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Igor March 28, 2014 at 08:12 am
That's funny Jim.
Jim Eastwood March 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Igor Thanks You Know it's a slap Happy Office !!!!!
Igor March 28, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Jim you're on a roll.
brian kelly March 27, 2014 at 06:50 pm
she has no u.s. drivers license, no insurance, no registration, no green card. she was drunk andRead More arested for dui. fact! fact! fact! welcome to the new america...
Tmc April 2, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Actually, you can drive here legally for up to one year with a valid foreign license andRead More International Drivers Permit that is issued by the license holders host country.
Joeseph Biff April 3, 2014 at 07:33 am
Video is amazing. We need the Fairfield Police Dept. to do more investigation on this? What a wasteRead More of time and money .Her (it's) car was literally flying through the air. Take the money we will waste on the investigation and buy it a one way ticket back to where it came.........for ever. This lard ass is a threat to our safety since it will be back on the road again before you know it.
The scene of an accident at Cumberland Farms in Fairfield, Conn., the morning after. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Fairfield Resident March 25, 2014 at 09:20 pm
WTNH Ch. 8 Reports: "Fairfield Police Lt. James Perez says the driver, 30-year-old Rosa BlancaRead More Chavarria Medina of Bridgeport, had a suspended license and an elevated alcohol level. No charges have been announced. It was not immediately clear if Chavarria has an attorney and no telephone listing could be found for her." I WONDER IF SHE IS IN THIS COUNTRY LEGALLY.
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Kevin March 26, 2014 at 05:50 pm
James H,please,the proper term is not"could care less".For the 90th time,itsRead More "couldn't care less".
Fairfield1956 March 26, 2014 at 09:42 pm
YES the fire commission meetings are open to the public.Read More http://cal.fairfieldct.org/content/79/default.aspx
Carson Miller March 28, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Please go here to voice your concern for this issue:Read More http://www.change.org/petitions/mike-tetreau-public-explanation-of-decision-not-to-renew-deputy-fire-chief-art-reid-s-contract-2
Troop I State Police barracks in Bethany, Conn. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Craig R March 25, 2014 at 02:57 pm
FYI-the Mianus river bridge collapsed on O'Neill's watch - HE WAS THE WORST GOVERNOR MALE OR FEMALERead More (Weicker a very close second). O'Neill closed all the tolls because of the West Haven accident which dried up all the highway funding and never spent a penny on infrastructure before, during or after the collapse.
Igor March 25, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Closing the tolls was a dumb ass move. Every state around us has tolls, but Connecticut is soRead More wealthy we don't need any money. We'll just beat our tax payers to death.
Dave D March 27, 2014 at 08:36 am
Stay focused folks... Several troops consolidated dispatch to save money. Now the troops that wereRead More closed at night because troopers were out on patrol, will cost us more tax money so a trooper can stop patrolling and sit inside a nice warm barracks. Real smart move... NOT
An image from video surveillance of a suspected credit card thief. Credit: FPD
Igor March 21, 2014 at 03:47 pm
Nice picture. He's a dead ringer for.............................................
Joe Mancini March 21, 2014 at 04:19 pm
I guess the reason the police are looking for help is because there is absolutely no way toRead More recognize this person. 20-25 year old Hispanic male 165-170 pounds? 5'7-5'9".
Joeseph Biff March 22, 2014 at 07:42 am
Hey,I know that guy! A red flag would go up if I was working at a place and this character strolledRead More in.
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