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Educator March 20, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Amen Lisa! As another parent of one of the students,I must add my sentiments as well. ObserverRead Moreshoul d take a few lessons from our girls about having all of the facts before you put forth your opinion. This person clearly lacks the skills required for higher level discourse. The students were quite aware of the 4th amendment and how it did or did not pertain to the claim put forth. It was simply ignorant to make such nasty comments about an article related to a successful event in our school. For the record Observer, misery does not love company.If you are so critical of our town and our schools, feel free to leave! Ruth Masci
Observor February 25, 2014 at 12:52 PM
This is pathetic. The mere suggestion that anyone would load fracking waste onto trains and shipRead Moreit almost two thousand miles east to Connecticut where land is very expensive for dumping is so idiotic as to call into question the motives of these people. They are hyping up a non-existent issue for publicity, rather than focusing on real threats to the local environment.
Ilene Coman February 25, 2014 at 04:42 PM
We have enough pollutants and traffic in our little state to deal with. We don't need to have theRead Moreb ad and dangerous materials coming thru and being dumped in CT!!! Fracking has been given a wide allowance in spite of its connection to causing some very dangerous toxins in the environment and to those near the fracking. People should be cautious about allowing this type of retrieval of natural gas and hopefully the powerful gas corporations will not be able to continue fracking just because it seems like an easy way to obtain fuel. I wouldn't want fracking to happen in my area and neither do I want the dangerous wastes transported to and dumped in CT! As for speaking up now and getting legislation to make sure the waste isn't coming to our state, I would rather make sure it never comes here rather than seeing it come in and then having to try to stop it from coming in. Just saying...
Observor February 22, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Patch was a noble experiment but they cannot generate enough revenue to pay an editor for most ofRead Moreth eir small town editions. The financial backbone of the news business was the classifieds but those have dispersed to national websites. I don't see any solution.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Thanks for the thoughtful comments and feedback, all. As you may know, we're working through aRead Moretrans ition right now. Hyperlocal news is still very much central to our mission and we're working on both a content strategy and site redesign that will make your Patch easier to read and use. We value all our readers and their opinions, so we ask for both support and feedback during this time.
Ilene Coman February 25, 2014 at 02:10 PM
Jaimie, does that mean that we will still have access to Patch and Patch will still report on theRead Moreha ppenings in our towns??? I would be willing to pay for a subscription to Patch if that would make a difference. I pay for the newspaper Hartford Courant and except for the first section and maybe a couple pages in other sections, there is little in the paper that pertains to my town and area. The Patch does such a good job reporting on my local area and another area in CT that I subscribe to (where I used to live) on Patch! It would such a loss not to have that info!
Leslie Wolf March 21, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Time for the general public to learn more about what's in their food and where it's coming from. Read MoreSa dly, most people have no idea what is going on or they are too distracted with other life-issues. Those who do understand the FACTS should help to get the word out in a way the general public can understand (layman's terms) because most people don't understand the history or facts about what has been going on with agriculture in our world. The issue is in dire need of some credible, clear speaking spokespersons. I'm trying to do my part, but there is so much more to learn! Leslie Wolf
Leslie Wolf March 21, 2014 at 08:48 AM
Best of luck Sebastian. You are handsome indeed! I have three rescue cats already thanks to myRead Moregrea t landlord, Bruce Dutch of Dutch Oil Co. who allows me to have pets. The sad truth is, it's very hard to find rentals who will allow pets. Landlords, please give pets a chance by saying 'yes'. Of course, protect your property with a lease agreement and well written pet clauses with a pet deposit. Pet owners, do your part too. Don't allow your pets to cause damage to property you do not own. I'll spread the word Sebastian! Leslie Wolf / Moodus
CATALES, Inc. March 22, 2014 at 12:27 AM
Thank You Leslie! He is anxiously awaiting adoption. Just because he is FIV+ doesn't mean muchRead Morefor humans... only if Sebastian got into a bloody brawl with another kitty. He can live a long life, and can be that special companion to a special human!
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