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Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 02:14 PM
tlk..think what would be easier for the city to do, eminent domain, which from what I understand is Read Morepretty involved vs. just taking an existing parcel..
Hal DePino April 24, 2014 at 02:23 PM
I was at this meeting and Jill Dion has the most accurate synopsis that I have seen in the Mirror. Read MoreMaybe you should read it. They did not expand the walking distance at all. The distances are the same as they've been for years according to my neighbors. They did a study of the bus riders who DO live within the current walking distances to see if they really should be getting the bus because of some identified hazard or if they really should be walkers The study showed 180 bussers who live within the walking distance and should not have bus service because there are no hazards according to state guidelines. The others named in the study could be walkers if changes are made to their walking route, like adding a cross walk. And the majority of these kids are older middle school and high school, not elementary. There are already lots of kids who are walkers who adhere to these same policies. Why should these families have the benefit of a bus when others are expected to walk under the same conditions?
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Mr. Depino, that is true, the majority of the walkers are older, mostly middle school. However, atRead Moret he very least, if these children are now walkers, the town MUST ensure they provide a safe corridor for them to walk to school. At present, there are insufficient sidewalks and a gross lack of crosswalks for kids to travel. It may not be apparent at this time, but what happens when it snows or rains. It is not as as simple a thing to say they are getting any benefits until you get all the details.
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 02:24 PM
tlk, I would hope by this time you would know that what the community wants and the BOE wants areRead Moretw o things altogether different.
Fake Name April 24, 2014 at 07:19 PM
@cp: it is hilarious. Unless your kid is stuck in the underperforming Milford schools.
George Martin April 24, 2014 at 09:18 PM
The "LADIES of the 2nd District" apparently run the entire city.
tlkensington April 24, 2014 at 08:44 AM
Then why are you so afraid to let them take a test? Afraid it will show that you also failed as aRead Morepa rent?
Gary Tobin April 24, 2014 at 01:17 PM
I thought my last post was clear.
tlkensington April 24, 2014 at 01:28 PM
I'm not attacking you kid. I'm just saying that maybe you are a bad parent. The common core isRead Moretryin g to get us into the 21st century. Trying to help our kids compete with kids from around the world. Instead we have people who are trying to sabotage any change. How many computers were in school when you were a kid? Few if any. Technology and the world has changed a lot in the last 50 years. Your way of doing things isn't working. These tests will give educators and school systems data. Data they can track. They will know where kids need improvement. We will be able to see what is and isn't working. I would love to see more data. Stop being afraid of the future.
Hal DePino April 24, 2014 at 02:29 PM
He seems to be a pretty smart guy. I've talked to him a few times about various issues and atRead Moreleast felt like he was really listening to me.
George Martin April 24, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Walmart probably pays their workers better than Cafe Atlantique.
Rocco Frank Milford Independents April 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM
TLK, I really respect your zeal, and provocative thought process. I assure you there was all theRead Moretra ditional stuff of well run campaigns when I ran, and even today there is still more of the traditional model. The left right paradigm is governed by the rules of Game theory, and no matter how much, or how hard you try to sway things one way or another there is always a counterpunch swaying things the other way. This is difficult enough with two well funded political parties already well entrenched. The rules of game theory suggest that over 50% of every voter in Milford will vote for a major party, not because they like party politics, but because they have their hand in a 200M dollar pie. That is pretty tough to compete with. You are basically asking me to convince the "ticks to leave the dog" that will not happen until the dog is dead and bloodless and even then they will just seek another dog. That is how party politics works. I will take what I can, the people who have no skin in the game and as you know those numbers are not very impressive but what is.. is their tenacity.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) April 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Hi, Me. Actually, the Patch app currently only supports iPhone and Android phones. You can,Read Morehowever, use the mobile version via your browser: it will adjust and automatically resize in tab's window. Hope that helps!
tlkensington April 21, 2014 at 08:02 PM
I love the first sentence ,"Only 26 of Trumbull High School’s 530 juniors showed up toRead Moreta ke last Friday’s Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Test of a test." I love tests of tests!