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Tmc April 14, 2014 at 09:43 AM
...and yet another one; (Corey Sipe commented on the article "Macdaddy’s Says MacRead MoreN&rsquo ; Out Stole Their Concept: Macdaddy’s Plans to Open on I-95 Denied by Voll" you commented on in Corey Sipe's Blog: Tmc, you have temper tamptrums! You and all the other commenters! If you are so smart and think you know everything than write an article defending the Voll's. That's your next assignment rather than insult me, no more insults tmc! )...... it's so our fault! LMAO!
Gavin Forrester April 13, 2014 at 09:15 AM
It should be noted that the Town has not decided to build a new high school at Longbrook Park butRead Morera ther a majority of the Board of Education has in fact voted to "recommend" to the town council that they consider the proposal. It would appear that several of the elected members of the Town Council are NOT in favor of this proposal and that the recommendation may in fact be rejected. Everyone concerned needs to stay vigilant regarding this issue. I fully agree that the Board of Education did not seek public input on such a major proposal and the way that the meeting was scheduled on 4 PM Friday when a significant majority of the residents were at work and unable to attend leaves the impression that the proposal was being hidden from public scrutiny. As the former Chairman of the Board of Education I believe they still have a long range planning committee which in the past has held public information sessions so I am at a loss as to why this was not done on this occasion. Also as the former Chairman of the Longbrook Park Commission I am in full agreement that this proposal is not in the best interests of the community as a whole and would result in irreversible damage to the Longbrook Park area and the residents of the neighborhood.
Joan Bershefsky April 13, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Thanks you for your comment. Let's get the facts and move forward. This IS an election year. Read MoreTake note politicians!
Mike Reynolds April 13, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Its not an election year for local politicians. No one in Hartford or Washington cares about this.
Tom March 31, 2014 at 08:37 AM
But no one will comment on this because most o fthem are under-reporting thier incomes so that they Read Morecan get free breakfast and lunch for their kids at school. Sad, how easily people can be purchased to SHUT UP.
RMK March 31, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Really? How about pushing for universal healthcare instead of a Republican solution - which is what Read Morethe Affordable Healthcare Law is. I always love how conservatives clutch their pearls in feigned anguish over a law that THEIR party essentially wrote. The Heritage Foundation, Bob Dole and Mitt Romney are the brainchild of "Obamacare" and the law was created as the Republican alternative to single-payer. So NOW, after designing this thing, you only hear the right-wingers of the party (pretty much all of the Republican party, in other words) whining about Every. Single. Aspect. of the law. The Republican alternative to their own alternative is doing nothing, so there you go... Either push for single-payer, Christopher, or put a sock in it.
RMK March 31, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Tom, funny how you guys stress about the poor 'under-reporting' their incomes and say virtuallyRead MoreNOTH ING about the Romneys of the world who vastly under-report their income. We're talking a difference of oh, say 4000% in unreported income sitting offshore somewhere in a handsome vault on the Caymans. Yes, let's instead follow the Fox News shiny keys of distraction and whine about those 'inner-city' types robbing you blind. Sheesh.
RMK March 30, 2014 at 12:32 PM
What's missing in Opportunist's diatribe is the fact that DeLauro is re-elected again and again for Read Moreher policy positions. She is not a Tea Partier, and that serves her well in my book - and apparently in most others in her district. While DeLauro is wealthy, she doesn't advocate for policies that would further enrich her, like say, Romney and virtually every other Republican out there. She's not advocating for tax cuts to the wealthy while the economy remains flatlined by the Bush tax cuts and war of lies. She isn't fighting against closing those tax loop holes that would most assuredly benefit her and her husband's wealth like Republicans are doing. Republicans would rather cut SNAP programs for the poorest among us than close tax loop holes for the wealthiest (like Rosa and Mitt). THAT my friend is the difference between Rosa and any other Republican contender you could throw out there to run against her. THAT is why your argument over her wealth is irrelevant and tone deaf. Rosa's net worth is 6 million, that's hardly an "amassed $26 million". And really, aren't conservatives all for Americans making vast amounts of money? Rosa's husband made millions through work, not inheritance, and that's what conservatives commonly like to refer to as "pulling oneself up by their bootstraps" -- except when it's George Soros or Rosa DeLauro, apparently.
OpportunistWatch April 15, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Whats missing from RMK's smokescreen is that her husbands business of laundering campaign fundsRead Moreinto the Greenberg's personal banks accounts keeps her in office. She is a sneaky greedy politician that has made CT residents look like pure fools. It is without a doubt that RMK was touched by the Greenberg's corrupt money laundering trail leading to unwavering support while she gets rich off the backs of struggling Ct residents. The Greenberg's net worth is triple what RMK states but if you stack up lies, one will be believed by a few which is all that the Greenberg's need to keep their politicial campaign funds rolling into their personal bank accounts. Stating Rosa Greenberg was good for CT is like saying the city with the highest murder & crime rate, Chicago, elected Rahm Emanuel (citizen of a foreign nation and served in a foreign army) as their mayor because he was honest and right for the city. Since the son of documented Irgun terrorist Benjamin Emanuel took office as mayor of Chicago, the city has seen the highest murder rate ever. The Greenberg's sneaky scheme of laundering campaign finances into their personal accounts is embarrassing to say the least and demands federal investigating of the legality of this scheme Stanley Greenberg has devised for the good of CT residents. Not.
RMK April 15, 2014 at 02:37 PM
While OpportunistWatch grumbles ceaselessly about DeLauro's personal wealth (usually championed asRead Morea sign of immense capitalistic success and valued bootstraps-pulling fortitude by the rightwing....(unless it's a Democratic leader, apparently)), he offers really nothing else. Do we HAVE to endure the howling 24/7 when there's absolutely no other solution being offered by the malcontents? Yes, Rosa has money - NEWS FLASH: you need money to run in this country for office. If you don't like the wealth in our politics, then focus your misspent ire on campaign finance reform. In other words, why are whining about the leadership when it's the moneyed interests running the show? At the very LEAST, DeLauro isn't being bought and sold by the anti-Obamacare, anti-worker, anti-woman, anti-green energy oil barons and tycoons who buy off votes in Congress with anonymous, multimillion dollar checks paid into the campaign funds of anti-Obamacare, anti-tax reform (for the wealthy who are buying their services), anti-woman, anti-minority and anti-worker Republicans now running the majority vote in Congress. Opportunist knocks what he hears Limbaugh garbling about day in and day without a single thought to what he's saying. Grow up, Oppo. Time to put the big boy pants on and think like an adult with responsibilities to more than just yourself.
Tommy MacKay March 19, 2014 at 09:15 PM
It's great that Sodexo employs so many Stratford residents-but since when does that define theRead Morevalue of a company overall? If a better , more efficient and worthwhile company can be found-residents jobs shouldn't be the main concern. The students and their health & food choices should be paramount. Sodexo continues to refuse to provide nutritional values and healthy options . I know. My son is a diabetic who counts carbs and hasn't been able to eat in the high school cafeteria for 4 years because of the lack of labeling. 59 taxpayers versus 7,500 students? That's a no brainer. You choose what's best for the students. Maybe it's time for Sodexo to go. I'm sure the new company will need staff too.
Tommy MacKay March 19, 2014 at 09:20 PM
@ Meg re: "I know a lot of Cafe workers in the schools would not want to work for any otherRead Morecom pany!" Than that's your choice. Don't make it the students responsibility to keep your current employer!
Paul Talbot March 19, 2014 at 10:58 PM
I write this with a years of experience in working in Public Schools all over New England...WhileRead Morewe ll written, the letter lacks facts. Other food service service companies simply do not have 59 people waiting to work as Food Service Employees in Stratford. The fact is that most, if not all of the workers would be retained and often would be provided with a pay INCREASE with another food service provider. Wouldn't this benefit the 59 employees AND the community in which they live? Furthermore, other food companies work with (and well) with the Union 217. That said, shouldn't the Boards decision not be based on personal relationships with people and companies, but rather what is in the best interest of the 7500 students? If the STUDENTS and PARENTS are satisfied with the job that Sodexo provides and innovations they have proven during the contract, than they should remain. However, Sodexo should not remain if this not the case. If that means another company can provide better programs both nutritionally and financially that have been proven, isn't it the responsibility of the board to do whats best for the student body, not the 59 workers? Quite frankly, the Stratford School Department is in the business of education, not food service, not transportation and not custodial services. This is onb eof the main reasons the public sector (k12 districts in particular) lags behind the private (business and higher ed), because they refrain from making tough and difficult, but correct business decisions that have a short and long term benefit to their core focus. Change is usually difficult and can come with some unknowns, but to not seriously consider and research better school support programs because of casual 'threats' such as this letter, the school board and school administration is doing a disservice to the 7500 students and 50,000 residents of this town. A much larger concern than a brief inconvience to 59 people.
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