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John July 20, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Get off the guy's case. It was an accident. I am sure he is devastated and does not need people whoRead More were not at the scene second guessing him and laying blame.
Krista Foster Heard July 21, 2014 at 01:32 am
God Bless , What a tragic loss . How was this K- 9 baby not secure. This K-9 was an officer of theRead More law and has died and hopefully the investigation shows it was no fault of his handler. John people are not laying blame , they simple want to know and are speculating , this is also a financial loss for Orange as well as loosing a trained officer and fur friend.
fatmancarruthers July 21, 2014 at 07:52 am
Whatever you do, dont question a cop's judgment. Theyre always right
Daisy Wilson July 19, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Its time that we began to bring the illness of hoarding out for open discussion. Too oftn peopleRead More know there's a problem but don't want to get involved.
RONALD M GOLDWYN July 20, 2014 at 10:54 am
Once again we find a female teen who thinks that going missing is hurting their parents for thereRead More current lifestyle. What upsets me most is the number of police hours that is required for all the happy reunions our fine police force have created. Is there no law or penalty that can be applied to these kids for wasting the time of our Police. Then give them the help they need.
JNG July 21, 2014 at 09:24 am
Teens have been "running away" from home for decades. It is just that the world has becomeRead More so depraved that you rarely get a happy resolution to the family conflict.
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Robert Jochim July 20, 2014 at 06:34 am
/PC MODE ON: There was a bipedally-challenged gentleman who lived near us in Westshore, who on someRead More days rode to and from his post as crossing guard at Westshore M. S. on a golf cart, and I always thought it was a wonderful idea; easy for him to ingress and egress. Why not? Battery-powered golf carts are more environmentally friendly than all those two-stroke sub-50cc motorized scooters buzzing around all over. We should be encouraging golf cart usage, not punishing it.
AL July 20, 2014 at 03:54 pm
Fine, if the follow the rules of the road? Otherwise, get off the road.
vinny a July 20, 2014 at 04:53 pm
They don't do anything about motorcycles with no mufflers, so why would they do anything about this?
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Voice of Reason July 14, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Interesting. As they're listed above a quick check of the half dozen Towns/Cities with the highestRead More crime rates are also near the bottom of the list of citizens with pistol permits. New London #166. New Britain #152. Waterbury #153. Bridgeport #158. New Haven #168 and Hartford #169 of 169 Towns in CT. Any correlation?
David Parsons July 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Small towns have a larger percentage of people with permits but a far lower number of permits.Read More Canaan has the highest 13.5% and there are a whopping 167 permits. Bridgeport, on the other hand, only has 2.8% that amounts to 4,031 permits.
Shirley B. Backus July 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm
I thought I read somewhere that most armed robberies were committed with guns that were stolen fromRead More homes. If you feel you must own a gun, don't advertise it. That alone could be the reason your home gets broken into! Obvious alarms and locks could make thieves wonder what's so valuable that it needs all that security. Again, don't advertise how secure your home is, and what valuables are inside.
IOU July 14, 2014 at 10:33 am
I never trust crime numbers. The police supply the data and it's in the best interest of the policeRead More if the crime rate is very low. It makes residents feel safe. It gives job security to the police if the residents are led to believe the police are doing a good job. There was an incident in my town a few years ago where a man murdered his wife. But the crime stats said there were no murders. I lost interest in our police stats at that point.
John Q. Public July 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm
The more police officers a town has per person, the more 'crime' gets reported!
Ken Anderson July 15, 2014 at 09:22 am
Whoever compiled this shouldn't be taken seriously. They've got five different Hartfords demarcatedRead More (all with the same stats though--?) and yet they forgot at least one whole town. I'm not going to say which one--that's their job, but if I had to remark on the State of Union, I'd just say "very, very swollen." C'mon, if they're going to offer stats like this at least get the flipping map right! Sheesh.
Cpl. Jessie Peterson of the Highland Village Police Department only lasted 30 minutes in quickly-rising temperatures of the car before he had to get out and recover.
Ron Drew July 16, 2014 at 09:03 am
Cars have alerts when you do not have your seat belt clicked. Why not alerts if the seat belt isRead More clicked in the back seat and the door is opened to alert the parent? If the door is closed without the seat belt un-click the horn would blow until un-clicked. Hows that for a new invention car manufacturers?
Igor July 16, 2014 at 11:09 am
How about people just pay attention to what they are doing? It's not not just with children. TheyRead More drive, walk the same way. With their heads up their butts. Why should it fall on the auto makers (thus increasing the cost to the consumer) to do what the parents should be doing?
Dylan Anthony July 17, 2014 at 02:25 pm
was the title pun seriously necessary?
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Lois Marie July 12, 2014 at 09:07 am
well thats because she can't leave them in the car anymore, people are watching. I have no clueRead More what is happening today. Why have the kids.
tracyo2171 July 12, 2014 at 11:07 am
Everytime I turn on the TV or the Internet this is all I'm seeing and it turns my stomach... What isRead More wrong with all these parents and the s**t they doing how about we leave u in a hot car with the windows up and and walk away and see how long u last in the heat.
J. Michael Farren, a former New Canaan resident and former White House lawyer (2010 press pool photo)
Ken Lewis July 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm
He should have pleaded insanity citeing haveing to work with Gearge Bush drove him nutts watchingRead More him ruin the country and causing high gasoline prices that we all now have to pay. With his political pull he will get probation or a suspended sentence.
Bill Payer July 13, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Hey David, "Dou-Bag", what does Bush and Bin Laden have to do with a personal criminalRead More case? Besides, Bin Laden is dead and nothing has changed. The occupant in the W.H. will be on trial soon as well, don't worry!
Amy S. July 19, 2014 at 01:18 pm
not if he is playing golf.
Chinook and Cheyenne. Photo provided by CT Department of Agriculture
Dana July 13, 2014 at 06:12 pm
It's unlikely they will put the horses down if their only issue is a lack of groceries. However,Read More they have obviously been starved on and off for at LEAST a few years if it was first reported in 2011. Like most mammals, this kind of malnutrition can destroy the internal organs. Horses a especially subseptable. I hope the court denies any appeal she makes, because what ever her issue is, she obviously either won't or can't properly care for them.
BARBARA July 14, 2014 at 10:52 am
It says nothing about putting them down. Hopefully they will be fed and cared for then put up forRead More adoption. Poor horses at the mercy of an unfit human to take care of them !
nana of 5 July 21, 2014 at 11:22 am
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE !!!!!! Why have them if you can't care for them
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Cookie1255 July 10, 2014 at 04:49 pm
somebody knows something ... they just dont want to talk! Guiltiness will set upon them soonRead More enough... They should get more information from the girl she knows who did it she doesnt want to say it!!
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OpportunistWatch July 10, 2014 at 11:25 am
Very sad to see this happen to such a young man. My heart goes out to the family. I know the ownerRead More of Burns tire who is a very nice guy but he needs to clean up the place. The beard is a bit strange and scares my kids but I think its pretty cool. BURN'S TIRE BLIGHT & STRATFORD: 1000's upon 1000's of visitors weekly use the drive-thru of Wendy's and must pass the back of Burn's Tire and view its rusty SHIPPING CONTAINER GRAVEYARD in the back. I wonder why the Blight officer hasn't done something about it. I know the apartments across the street have complained many times but P&Z does nothing.
Grumpy Old Man July 10, 2014 at 03:43 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^How does this kids death have anything to do with burns tire blight ? TheRead More A-HOLE AWARD goes to ----^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Robert Chambers July 11, 2014 at 08:51 am
Watch out, you'll be labeled a racist!
L.A. July 14, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Back seated or front seated car seat.... my question is: how in the WORLD can these parents goRead More hours, and hours throughtout the day without thinking about their baby??? Don't they think about their child like: what is he/she doing right now, is he sleeping or playing with his friends, is he eating right now? Is he ok????etc...). Don't they call each other (mom/dad) to ask how the daycare drop off went??? My God!!! I think they should have the same punishment.
Ron Drew July 16, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Rita is correct in her response but what I am saying is to be consistent. New Haven should notRead More arrest a parent for accidentally leaving a child in the car and Ridgefield not arrest. Also Igor indicated not to put the burden on the car makers. Yet they now have computer chips to stop the car before it hits something and beeps at the driver if they move across the center line. All these are good things so how about something that helps solve this problem.
johndoe July 17, 2014 at 02:46 pm
OK. so what is the verdict??? why is it taking so F***** long to convict a father who killed hisRead More baby!
MikeP July 8, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Stay Classy West Milford
Grumpy Old Man July 8, 2014 at 07:07 pm
The Uberti family just can't stop getting arrested !! Losers !
Tmc July 13, 2014 at 07:38 pm
that the same family that owns the fish place on Ferry Blvd??
Mike Liso July 8, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Looks like a lawsuit may be pending. How sad has society become. If the touching of the student wasRead More malicious then by all means let the court handle it. But if this is the teachers way of joking around to get the students attention then let it be. If the student was that upset then maybe he may not be ready to handle the REAL world.
tlkensington July 8, 2014 at 03:49 pm
When in the real world is choking someone acceptable? Professional wrestling. That's it. Go outsideRead More and "play" choke your significant other. Hopefully the cops will show up and arrest you. They won't care what your motives are. There are quotes from the Mirror article “Mark Ruzbarsky stated at that time he did put his left arm around the juvenile victim’s neck, at which point the juvenile victim appeared to play act like he was knocked out and went somewhat limp, putting his head down to the right side against Mark Ruzbarsky’s arm,” the warrant states."The teacher told investigators that he did squeeze his arm but not hard enough to knock someone out." He flexed his muscles with his arms around the kid. This is a rear naked choke. I have done martial arts for almost 22 years. In class we have been taught that this move is very dangerous. But that was in a class where we were learning such techniques. This move is so prone to serious injury and death that the LAPD has banned its use. The Los Angeles Police Department thinks it isn't save. That tells you something. This isn't a move in a math class. Shows a severe lapse in judgement by the teacher. The teacher is young and it seems that people really like him, so hopefully he will still be able to teach. It should, however, be somewhere else.
C.S. July 8, 2014 at 06:19 pm
I don't know how old most of you are here, but I'm 46, graduated High School in 85, and let me tellRead More you there were plenty of kids I've seen get a little adjustment from a teacher back in the day, not a Mike Tyson sort of left hook, but enough to make them wonder if acting out was worth it since they weren't 100% sure that they wouldn't get their asses handed to them in front of their peers. Now they know that they can be as disruptive as they want, the parents can't be bothered to parent, and since they know if the teacher lays a hand on them then they will not only go crying to the police, but a good attorney as well. Just wait for the BS civil suit that comes from this. Some kids need a good ass kicking. Jesus I see why no nuns are teaching any longer, they'd be getting locked up by the dozens. I'm not advocating beating children, but if you don't know how to act by the time you reach HS, then chances are you'll never learn, and all you're doing is taking valuable time away from those kids that want to learn. Those of you that have kids at Law, talk to them, ask them about this incident and about the parties involved, I already have way back when this happened with my daughter, and know that Ruz is a good teacher and a good man, and I can only imagine how heavy this weighs on him and his family. If you want to take the wind from any good teachers' sails, this is a perfect way to do it. Me, I support Ruz.
Grumpy Old Man July 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm
We're still yappin abouth this ? Ok listen up . This is how it works . Milford cop pulls a personRead More over . Dark tints . They get a ticket which requires a vehicle inspection . Owner removes tints inspector signs off . Vehicles owner goes to court judge signs off no fine . Town makes no money on this and backs up the courts . Not to mention cop could be doing other cop things . (ie donuts , coffee, texting) I know this because like most of you jack wagons on the patch , I was a punk teenager ! With very dark tints and a loud stereo . One car I retinted 4 times .. ( did it myself ) .
Tmc July 13, 2014 at 07:55 pm
Here's how full of shit the Milford PD is; found this in like 2 secondsRead More (http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=799&Q=245366) The law states that if there are no compliance stickers on the tinted windows (available at the Hamden or Wethersfield locations only), it is illegal PERIOD. No tint meter for the cops required. The sticker is bright yellow and easy to spot; how friggin lazy can you be MPD?
Tmc July 13, 2014 at 07:59 pm
And tints cut down on the wear and tear of the cars interior. 3M sells a light tint that keeps outRead More the heat, but at $600, it's pricey.
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