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Screen grab from KETV report
susan tuhy April 16, 2014 at 11:35 am
no way the kid got thru prize door huh?
Evelyn April 16, 2014 at 11:49 am
lol, this ended well, but really i know kids that age that have climbed on chairs unlocked doors andRead More gone out.. she was in the bathroom.. bb prob opened the door, went across to the place, maybe he has been there before, and got inside thru the prize door, wow this is like a real life "Baby's day out" all these grown ups and no one saw him either cross alone and go in and into the machine!!dang
Vinnie B. April 16, 2014 at 11:54 am
Do you idiots even read the story or watch the video? ALL of the information is right at yourRead More fingertips and you STILL manage to be uninformed. You people have ZERO leverage to mock the parent in this story. Truly incredible
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Jim Eastwood April 16, 2014 at 02:21 am
Really ??? How about real INCREASES in Tax Paying property such as Commercial. How about TaxRead More breaks and fiscal management for existing government ??? How about HELPING the Existing residents who are struggling with tax increase after tax increase and who wish to stay in this Town???? This sounds LIKE ANOTHER Real Estate Industry driven program or is it a Scam to say Fair??Field is affordable?? Who is going to pay???? The existing Taxpayer?? Have a Great Day(And Just Pay and Pay ) Your Taxes !!
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
jpf2361 April 16, 2014 at 11:18 am
WMUR TV reported this morning that the Suspect only left aone backpack with a Rice Cooker in it. TheRead More other backpach was reported to be left by a News Crew as they were evacuated from the area.
Heywood April 16, 2014 at 11:25 am
How can you "detonate" something that doesn't contain explosives? Was this just a case ofRead More "Panic at the disco"?
jpf2361 April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Heywood, The Bomb Squad uses an external explosive device to try and detonate whatever is in theRead More bag.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
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.
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:40 am
How broke are we you ask? Well we are 17trillion $ broke. Is that a lot of money? Well lets see. AllRead More single family homes combined in this country are worth about 16Trillion $. If none of us had a mortgage and everyone sold their home and gave the money to the gvmt we would still be broke. That's effin broke.
Pedro April 16, 2014 at 07:56 am
Chicago man should be a dead Chicago man-but we will put him in prison with all his buddies!
Chris Stacy April 16, 2014 at 10:17 am
He did not have a "submachine gun", he had an ordinary pistol. (One way you can tell isRead More that there was no mention of an additional federal charge for illegally possessing one. Another way would be to Google Intertec 22, assuming you understand that a machine gun fires more than one round when you pull the trigger, and this one obviously does not.) This is just the media trying to hype up the story by inventing a machine gun where there was none. Isn't it a good enough story that some felon went nutcase with an illegally possessed stolen pistol?
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Credit: XL Center on Twitter
Joe Koniar April 16, 2014 at 10:12 am
What Gov Dannel Malloy forgot to announce is that after 2015, Orlando gets this tournament for 2016Read More and 2017. That tells you something right there, does it not?
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
DaveR April 16, 2014 at 10:52 am
I believe it was Gov. Dukakis that allowed the dopers and losers into the senior housing. Got toRead More love the blind faith voting mentality of Massachusetts.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Ragged Mountain on the Metacomet Trail. Photo Credit: 5ju989nfhs50 via Wikipedia
JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:32 pm
Talcott Mountain State Park should not be overlooked.
JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:39 pm
I would like to defend Fort Griswold State Park, also.
JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:52 pm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gcdougherty/sets/72157643591771774/ Photos of Connecticut State Parks.
cheryl April 15, 2014 at 09:15 am
OK OK- you guys live in denial. You're choice- Just remember- if you can't recognize the enemy, youRead More will lose. UN cannot dictate anything to America we are a sovereign nation with sovereign states and states rights. Or don't we? If you believe that, that is in jeopardy. So you can sell, donate, your land to the state, feds, land trust, for whatever THEY determine the land use, whether its open space or an apartment complex. maybe not at this time, but then again- they can do whatever they wan with it. And of course you trust them. But "YOU" won't be able to put a swing set on it for your grandchildren. Good luck.
Peter F. Alexander April 15, 2014 at 09:18 am
As we get closer to Scamalambadingdong Day (originally Earth Day) we need to spread the credit weRead More find the mess we call Connecticut to both Parties. The Californication of Connecticut is accelerated by being down wind from Christie land and Schumerville. Planning does not exist, has not in the Pop Culture era. US is 3% of all dirt on Earth. 5% of US is "developed'. 50% of the US population lives within 50 miles of an Ocean or Great Lakes. High risers near our fabulously run State rail system, with easy access to our pristine Federal I95 with no industry (especially gun manufacturing) polluting our Nutmeg crops we are already in Paradise...why more open space. Our nutcase proud descendants of the original Tea Party are scoffed at and dismissed, while our eminent Brooklyn transplant Senator Suethemall gets no credit for our past or future. He was Attorney General for 25 years and created every wonderful land law we thrive under. Just 'cuze his heroic service as a boot on the neck of landowners does not have any mud from the swamps of Viet Nam, we should not hold that against him. Just 'cuze he amassed his fortune erasing neighborhoods with his Empire State bottom dredging in-laws we need to take them seriously. Rowland will probably be able to reflect from his confines about his glorious legacy and chumming his way through the Shays Daze of creating the most Politically Korrect State in the Union. (Union approval required of course.) Please know that the Tea Party is responsible for all of this. Without tea as a choice we would just all be gulping down Green (union only manufactured) Kool Aide paid for by taxes collected by RepublicanDemocrats. Next thing the tea people will be accused of is trying to protect our environment with common sense instead of common cents and even daring to consider hunting on open space. Time to pop the green bubble and return to 200 plus years of success, all started by the original Tea Party.
Joan April 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm
I offered 7-1/3 acres of old forest to Avalonia and Groton Open Space but it was not accepted.
Anthony Powers April 15, 2014 at 06:44 am
Bottom line here is CT is SHOT. Everything good about it was legislated out by liberals. Plain andRead More simple either get taxed to death or leave.
DP April 15, 2014 at 09:32 am
Apparently Greenwich is the cash cow for the CT Agenda. It's fitting, however, that this conclave ofRead More New York liberals who call CT home pay such an amount. Poetic justice, really. http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-where-do-other-states-get-their-tax-revenue-20140408,0,1365526.htmlpage
Creeky April 15, 2014 at 11:35 am
I think if we go to right to work instead of closed shop, reform the DEEP to get permitting moreRead More realistic, cut all fees and taxes on business (there are a lot more than you think) and move as many state jobs to contractors as possible (including as much education as possible) we have a shot at bringing back some manufacturing (which creates a lot of solid, skilled, good paying jobs, as well as creates lots of small business opportunities -- everything from sandwich shops to job shops). We can't undo the foolishness that resulted in pension and healthcare benefits for former and current state emotes to be breaking us. But, we can stop falling for the let the rich corporations pay instead of us poor workers nonsense, which has resulted in the rich corporations going anywhere but here. But, the unions own the dems, and the dems own the legislature. Nothing will change. Dems don't lead. They don't make hard decisions. They play upon emotions. Despite their lofty claimed goals, they have become the root of evil. And, that's a mighty sad commentary from a determined independent. Dems, your entitlement programs have a proven record of creating dependency and keeping the poor poor. How do you sleep at night? Seriously, where are your ethics? Don't bring up republicans or the tea party. This is not a compare and contrast,; that's a tool of rationalization. The question is, programs like the great society destroyed black families. Head Start is actually holding children back (that one can only be a crisis of execution, but you didn't eliminate the leadership when you increased funding). Unions destroy cities. Nine of this is debatable. How do you sleep? How do you look yourselves in the mirror knowing that you harm people for personal political gain? I'm not asking the voters, they're good people with good intentions. I'm asking the filthy politicians? Don't you know right from wrong?
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 04:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
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