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Anne K. Mulligan April 13, 2014 at 10:51 am
Joseph, if you don't Patch, you can simply unsubscribe to it.
Ilene Coman April 13, 2014 at 05:47 pm
I appreciate the Patch greatly. I don't know what Joseph's problem is with it but he looks prettyRead More silly going off on a rampage about things that have nothing to do with Patch readers or the "Blue Moon" article he chose to spew his political hatred under! If you don't like Patch, don't click on it to see any of the news and information. I appreciate reading about what is going on locally because the Hartford Courant doesn't bother covering our community news anymore like it used to when they had different regional editions. It's as if our part of CT doesn't exist when you read through the skimpy Courant! I hope that the Patch continues to give us what's going on in our area of CT, if not thru AOL, then online somewhere else. Thank you, Patch!!!
citizen April 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Only a patch reader can connect something that is 210,000 miles away to Leftist demagogues.
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Linda C March 17, 2014 at 11:55 am
Unfortunately both Thomas and Basha are correct, what took Jackson and the LC to destroy in 5 years,Read More will take a lot longer to make right. Similar to the state of the country, it has been destroyed beyond it ever being fixed in my lifetime I'm sure. As far as the percentages go Thomas; I would love to know just how many of the 51 % were home owners and how many were renters. It seem as with the Presidential Elections you were given a choice between a Politician and a Game Show Host giving away a grand list of prizes! What chance do the Republicans have when the Democrats Promise the world? And how long will it take the ones who fell for those promises to realize that's all they were - empty promises? Basha if this article were 25/30 years ago I'm sure Hamden would have been at the top of the list, but I'm afraid sadly our time has long since past!
Shelley March 17, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Wethersfield? A small town? Really???
Everett Henry March 18, 2014 at 10:20 am
I wish I knew what the criteria was for this committee to pick the ideal small town in Connecticut.Read More I just feel choices could be better for picking the idea of a smown. Personally, two towns I would pick as my top 10 would be either Essex or Old Saybrook. Each build these towns today show a quaintness and historical perspective that cannot be beat. Each has its own characteristics but most importantly each is privy two being located on a river – an important factor in our colonial period for transportation. Even Middletown should be considered as top 10 due to the location and ease of formidable transportation. I wish the committee would outline the criteria.
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WilsonSmith March 13, 2014 at 04:34 am
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Karoline Barrett April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm
I live in Southington and my debut novel, The Art of Being Rebekkah came out in December 2013. It'sRead More available on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble. Doing a book signing at the Mark Twain House 4/27 with other authors. Please visit my website for more information on me and my book! karolinebarrett.com
Alana Joli Abbott April 17, 2014 at 07:53 am
Congratulations on your publication Karoline!
Maggie Aldinger October 18, 2013 at 09:11 am
Their brain does not have the impulse control to make the decision with all the ramificationsRead More (fertile field for stalkers and manipulators). Their parents will now have to take a more active role in their facebook account. Some will, some won't! As a grandmother I see DANGER!
Larry Lynch October 18, 2013 at 09:59 am
The entire "on-line environment" is a fertile field for stalkers and manipulators. It hasRead More been for a long time. Such is the price we pay for allowing children un-supervised access to the internet. When I was a teen (a VERY long time ago) I wasnt allowed unsupervised access to that "new fangled thing" the television (keep in mind I was 10 or twelve before I ever saw one).. When I had a teenager of my own I was constantly "supervising" him without being obvious about it.. A casual stroll through the room while he watched TV gave me what I needed to know about his watching habits.. He tended away from violence and toward Sci-Fi, Away from Cartoons and toward Nature shows and PBS specials about space and the universe... By the time we had internet, he had proven himself to be a fairly "self guided teen missle" more interested in playing a musical instrument, and gaining information about such stuff as he was interested in.. I guess I was lucky in both the timing and the normal nature of my son... He never even got into Gaming on the computer or "social networking" until he was in his 20s (and out of the house on his own). I put in a LOT of time and effort watching, and listening to what he was doing FROM A DISTANCE.. without stepping in and saying "you cant do that". Sometimes I even walked up and said "watcha doin'" and actually LISTENED when he answered.. One time I walked in and saw that he was on a porn site.... Gaaaa!.. I thought for a few seconds and said, you dont wanna be lookin' at that if mom walks in... He took the hint, and as far as I know (or the tracking software I had on my network knows) he never went to that site again.. Gentle guidance is the only kind I ever found that works with a teenager (male or female) Its the only kind I ever used.. Watch your teen a little closer for a while.. you will see that most of them are pretty darn smart about all the things a parent worries about....
Mark Sullivan October 18, 2013 at 10:48 am
Yet another example of the contemporary American culture of conspicuous precaution. Oh, the thingsRead More we worry about--as if there's anything new under the sun. Yes, the Internet has its inherent risks, but we condescend to our kids (who understand the landscape far better than we) when we fret over their inadequacies. The story, and the works, of Lenore Skanazy http://www.freerangekids.com/about/ should be required reading for all parents. We're all entitled to our misgivings and particular concerns, and all kids are unique. So, there's no single answer to life's dangers. But we do tend to err on the side of deranged vigilance. The media's ceaseless appetite for the sensational has created an atmosphere in which the report of an abducted child in Albuquerque compels mothers in Kennebunkport to bring their children indoors. The hyperbolic bullying craze has us intervening so proactively in the lives of our kids, that we oftentimes deprive them of the knowledge of what didn't just happen... and that's important information that they need, to be prepared for life on the planet without 24/7 supervision. The kids'll figure out facebook--and the next big thing, and the thing after that--far better than we can guide them. While they do that, perhaps we parents would do well to reflect on how things were when they were teens--how they really were, not how they seem in hindsight. Accidents happen; sometimes there's nothing to be done about it. To quote Mary Schmich: "The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQlJ3vOp6nI
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