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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
JBrad April 21, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Jason, When people leave comments such as these: "I wonder how suicide will affect hisRead More karma" I start to wonder if we as a community actually feel empathy for this man, or if we just want any excuse to distance ourselves from collective responsibility. I wonder how judging this man will affect your karma...
Connie April 21, 2014 at 07:00 pm
JBrad By suicide I am saying I am against it but I don't want anyone being involved in helpingRead More killing someone else. The government is using Women's health for businesses to pay for abortion. This is a political issue. The government is not helping people with mental issues but they allow them to smoke pot and now Eric Holder wants to let drug addicts out of jail. CT is making a big deal about domestic violence but read the article about how it is not being funded enough here http://ctwatchdog.com/health/103-times-womens-pleas-for-help-went-unmet I cannot stop someone from doing what they want to do. Just like I cannot stop anyone from doing anything God is in charge and he gives us free will. I do feel sorry for this man. He had no support to stop him from doing what he did. The government supports only what it wants and it is helping decay human beings.
Tmc April 22, 2014 at 08:12 pm
@bill; the solution to not losing your belongings is to invest in a long-term care policy. I startedRead More paying into it back in 1998 and my dad is currently using his now. As long as you meet one of 5 criteria that is needed, they pay for everything except cable until your policy is exhausted. that can give your family time to sell off your assets so you have that money to live on until you die. also, it's a good idea to consult with a geriatric lawyer and follow his advice.
An investigation led to the arrest of Toigo, which is accused of shooting a squirrel in his yard, police said. Credit: Patch file photo
Mark Lofthouse April 18, 2014 at 07:59 am
He did not shoot the squirrel with an assault weapon.
Michael Brown April 18, 2014 at 09:00 am
@Mark Lofthouse - Thanks for the update. And I hear the squirrel survived . . . and now he'sRead More pissed.
tlkensington April 18, 2014 at 09:29 am
Doesn't matter what he used. Cannot fire a gun where he did. I believe he used a .22. That can stillRead More seriously harm a person. I don't know the nature of the search but he probably kept his guns together so when the officers went to retrieve the weapon used they found the other gun and the magazines. They can do that. 4th Amendment case law supports such a move as long as they were lawfully in the residence. I'm more interested in how the retrieved the gun. Was the a search warrant or was this one of the exceptions. Maybe he consented.
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Grumpy Old Man April 9, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Milford Massachusetts ??? You stupid MassHole !!! Hahaha
Tmc April 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm
pwned
Art vandelay April 22, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Clearly this pervert is not a productive member of society. Our government should be placing theseRead More types of "weirdos" in electric chairs. this victim is now traumatized for the rest of his life and can never enjoy a hot shower. Keep this kid away from playgrounds. I'm sure he's feeding the geese in the bushes.
Milford Police cruiser. Credit: Julie Weisberg
Lou Sknt April 8, 2014 at 08:21 am
Nice to see the fairer sex stepping up, I says. And even nicer to see them committing such a broadRead More spectrum of crimes- no mere shoplifting charges for THESE babes!
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing a denim jacket. Credit: Google Maps screen grab
Grumpy Old Man April 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm
@Lou It was a white guy . So I believe the official white trash soda is Mountain Dew . @tmc yes thisRead More place gets robbed often . Easy access ..
Tmc April 7, 2014 at 02:00 pm
WTF? how can it be so easy to rob at such a busy junction?
Lou Sknt April 8, 2014 at 08:18 am
@grumpy- He's a wannabe; he stole Newports. I say he's all in and finds Welches Grape to be aRead More refreshing beverage...
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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.
A screenshot of the data.ct.gov website.
DM April 1, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Statistical or factual......pick one can't be both!? haha
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT April 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm
I'll have to check this out for some of my classes - thank you! Andrew Mitchell Blum Fairfield, CT
James Brennan was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance. Credit: Patch file photo
Julie Weisberg (Editor) March 30, 2014 at 08:24 pm
OK, everyone. Mea culpa. I'm sorry about the silly error in the post above. Not sure how I missedRead More it, because agreed, it is a glaring one. And I'm honestly a bit embarrassed by it. However, I'd just like to let you know that at the end of January, Patch was bought by new majority owner. With that, most of the company's editorial staff was laid off. Currently, I am one of the six who now remain to help manage the state's 67 Patch sites. This means I now manage the day-to-day operations for 11 sites here in CT, including Milford. Because of this, I am frequently pulled in several directions, and I am unable to focus my editorial efforts on just one or even two towns. And, running so many sites will also mean there is extra opportunity for error. I am not using this as an excuse, just stating this as a fact. Also, I do not have a copy editor, or anyone else reading my work that I post on each of these 11 sites — every single day. I can, however, make you this promise: I will do my best to share city info for residents, news pickups, breaking news, fire/police posts and original features during week the best I can. I have always taken my career and work as a journalist very seriously, and I have always done my best to be as fair, accurate and as error-free as possible. But given our new realities here at Patch, and being spread a bit thin managing so many sites, there will be mistakes from time to time. But I know, dear readers, that you will point them out to me, lol — and for that I am, honestly and eternally, thankful. For the good thing about online posts: is that they are easy to correct in a quick and transparent way. And, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at julie.weisberg@patch.com. Thanks again, everyone.
Fake Name March 31, 2014 at 06:59 am
Julie: You made a typo on a Saturday. Not a big deal. Grumpy Old Man is right on the money.
tjc360 April 1, 2014 at 11:56 pm
Julie: Ever hear of trolls? People that have nothing better to do than to terrorize other people onRead More a thread and point out every little mistake to try to make themselves look smarter. They are like fleas, almost impossible to get rid of and they come back every day for more. Ignore the trolls.
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
The Milford Building Inspector is on scene of an accident in which a car slammed into a house on North Street. Credit: MPD
MikeS March 21, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Was just checking out the home on Google Street View. I think the picture is the rear of theRead More residence, facing Walnut St? If this is the right home, there is a big white fence around the yard, and the house looks like a good 20+ yards set back from the road. Assuming I'm looking at the right place, I can't even begin to comprehend how the driver hit that house.
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Connecticut15 March 29, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Parents of minors even those ages 16-18 should have the right to have their children's hair follicleRead More drug tested. Any law that prohibits the parents to do that needs to be changed. A drug test would have provided proof of drug use and/or abuse - a foundation for knowing or navigating how to try to help the child. No one can assume that this boy was depressed and that was all and therefore he may have used drugs. What if it were the other way around - drugs and the consequential abuse to his internal biochemistry that caused his acts or perhaps symptoms that mimicked or were depression. Not all drug users are depressed. These parents were looking for answers. Having concrete evidence of drug use can break apart the wall of denial, step one.
Still in Stamford April 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Connecticut 15, I don't disagree with you. I do think that parents should have the right to haveRead More their children tested. He could have been taking drugs without having underlying depression, but I know from personal experience that drug use often occurs because of depression and that the same symptoms of drug use are also often caused by depression. The majority of drug abusers however, don't commit suicide. He didn't overdose. He died by suicide. That is a mental health issue. So while I do agree that parents should be able to have their children tested, I also think that the mental health issues are just as important in a case like this, because both things likely were factors in this boy's death, and if so, both things need to be treated. I'm sorry if I didn't explain myself better in my first post.
Ella Jameson April 9, 2014 at 05:15 am
If anyone is concerned that their child may be abusing drugs, check out this new tool which pointsRead More out the early warning signs http://www.sobercollege.com/telltale-signs-of-drug-use/
Milford Police cruiser. Credit: Julie Weisberg
Elizabeth March 19, 2014 at 08:57 pm
Seeing as how must of these issues all stem from the bars in the center of town, were is theirRead More responsibly in this. Why do they continue serving to already intoxicated people.
JP March 20, 2014 at 06:43 am
It's not always possible for servers that work in bars and restaurants to realize how much someoneRead More has had to drink. And problem drinkers tend to roam from bar to bar on any given night -- who are you going to make responsible? The owner of the fifth place that person wanders into that night? In the final analysis, people should be responsible for their own behavior.
Tmc March 20, 2014 at 08:32 pm
^like
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CB March 17, 2014 at 07:43 am
Very Sad. I'm thinking there wasn't a life preserver being used. That water is so cold right now,Read More you don't have much time before you go into hypothermia.