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Police Officers Top Stratford's Highest Wage Earners

Due to a settlement in their favor, two police officers each made about $300,000 in 2011.

Police officers Joseph McNeil and Orlando Soto combined to make almost $600,000 in 2011.

Their gross income soared last year because it included two year's compensation for lost wages incurred during a suspension without pay that started June 2009, said Ronald Ing, director of human resources. 

"They had settlements as a result of a town action against them," Ing said. "State couldn't find anything and withdrew charges."

The charges of wrongdoing against McNeil and Soto that related to ex-Mayor James R. Miron's brother were dropped in early 2011.

Ing provided the numbers for town employees. He said the list includes only active employees. About 75 percent of the top 100 town employees are represented by the Stratford and departments, Ing said.

The list below includes both town and school employees, the latter of which hold 21 spots in the top 50 wage earners in 2011.

Police and fire claim the first seven positions, which is reflective of contractual obligations tied to the jobs, Ing said.

A list of the top 100 highest wage earners on the town side can be viewed as a PDF in the photo gallery, as well as a list of the top 30 school employees.

Share your thoughts on Stratford's highest paid employees in the comments section below.


Name Job Title 2011 Gross Income 1 Joseph McNeil Captain, Police Dept. $296,843 2 Orlando Soto Lieutenant, Police Dept. $293,954 3 Thomas Murray Asst. Chief, Fire Dept. $200,806 4 Michael Nealy Public Safety Dispatcher $180,047 5 Timothy Brennan Asst. Chief, Fire Dept. $165,876 6 David Salik Captain, Police Dept. $153,923 7 Mark Doyle Lieutenant, Police Dept. $151,169 8 Ellen Michaels Director of Pupil Personnel Services $142,518 9 Margaret Lasek Principal, $142,518 10 Dudley Orr Principal, $141,901 11 Edward Molloy Director of Technology $140,178 12 Michael Feeney Chief Operating Officer $138,000 13 Thaddeus Walewski Sergeant, Police Dept. $134,200 14 Elaine Watson Asst. Superintendent $134,000 15 John Lynch Principal, $132,339 16 John Dellapiano Principal, $132,339 17 Victor Velez Sergeant, Police Dept. $131,253 18 Lawrence Overbay Patrol Officer, Police Dept. $127,682 19 Charles Senft Asst. Principal, Stratford High $127,249 20 Joseph Crapanzano Coordinator, Alt. Services - ALPHA $127,249 21 Robert Burroughs Patrol Officer, Police Dept. $126,944 22 Thomas Clements Patrol Officer, Police Dept. $125,651 23 Marcia McNeil Patrol Officer, Police Dept. $124,348 24 Frederick Wilcoxson Sergeant, Police Dept. $123,726 25 Lance Edwards Asst. Chief, Fire Dept. $121,255 26 Lea Ann Bradford Principal, $118,765 27 Max Berkowitz Asst. Principal, Bunnell High $118,765 28 James Noga Principal, $118,765 29 Mary Ann Craig Principal, $118,765 30 William Pancak Asst. Principal, Stratford High $118,765 31 Nancy Dowling Asst. Principal, Bunnell High $118,765 32 Elizabeth McGoey Principal, $118,765 33 John Conway Asst. Chief, Fire Dept. $117,887 34 Leonard Kowalski Shift Operator VII 3rd Shift $117,131 35 Brian Lampart Lieutenant, Fire Dept. $116,236 36 Diana Dilorio Principal, $115,371 37 Michael Camporiale Coordinator, World Language/ESOL $114,764 38 Martha Press Coordinator, Curriculum-Secondary $114,764 39 Monika Edman Coordinator, Pupil Services $114,764 40 Diane Christiano Coordinator, Career/Tech Education $114,764 41 John Popik Captain, Police Dept. $114,694 42 Brian Oliver Patrol Officer, Police Dept. $114,659 43 Kevin Lantowsky Lieutenant, Fire Dept. $114,155 44 David Mullane Corporal, Police Dept. $113,136 45 Robert Spiegel Lieutenant, Fire Dept. $112,522 46 Gerald Pinto Lieutenant, Police Dept. $112,151 47 James Singletary Asst. Principal, Wooster $111,979 48 John A. Harkins Stratford Mayor $111,769 49 Anthony Basso Highway Maintenance Crew Leader $110,617 50 Curtis Eller Sergeant, Police Dept. $110,550
__ March 30, 2012 at 03:46 PM
@Some One .. It's clear you did not do well in Econ 101. The cycle starts with the cops? WHAT? What are you saying? There is no beginning to the cycle, but every time you bring an other middle man in (say a traffic cop) the price increases or it effects an outcome. And as Walt stated, we absorb it. I really can't argue with you anymore about this. It's a waste of my time. I would advise others to just stop fueling the fire. My final words on this subject. I do not disagree with police pay. I am not happy with the TOP 100. I know I said it 100 times. But, I do know why we are discussing average pay when the article is about top 100. An other poster made the same point and I agree with him or her. Take care.
Jezebel282 March 30, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Let's stick to actual facts. Yes, the deal was "accelerated rehabilitation". By the time they walked out of the courthouse their "rehabilitation" was completed. Captain's pay is $85,000/year. But this debacle goes back to 2008: http://stratfordcharter.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/badges-of-honor/ "If I was arrested I would go to trial if I didn't do it." No you wouldn't. Not if you hadn't received a paycheck in three years and had a wife and small children to support. You'd take AR in a heartbeat. "If most of us were out of work for that long we would have lost our homes, been driving in junk cars. would have to downsize. Not these guys." Obviously you have never been out of work. You do what you have to do and do without almost everything else. "The pension will remain. They will be the highest on history here...for now." I have a;ready commented on that and it still remains to be seen. You seem to have a lot of people to blame except for the one who caused the whole thing: James R. Miron.
Walt March 30, 2012 at 03:58 PM
@Dumb One - I agree with this other guy, you don't get the whole subject and I'm done with your dimwitted babble.
John Z. March 30, 2012 at 04:30 PM
What is it with these comments about 40 hour work weeks? I don't know about the BOE, but I can assure you that a finance director works far more than 40 hours a week - late in the night and weekends too. And the mayor's job? I wouldn't take it for $200,000. There is way too much mess and bs to put up. School principals deserve their salary - they work more than a 40 hour week too and put in many years to get to where they are. However, I don't believe each high school needs two asst. principals. A library director requires (at minimum) an MS in Library Sciences. Those jobs pay well and generally people get more education to make more bucks. If an officer feels his/her base is too low, get the necessary experience in the town you are in and look for other avenues of pay using the skills you've acquired on the job.
Fred March 30, 2012 at 04:32 PM
The legislature has provided that the acceptance of accelerated rehabilitation does not furnish any inference of guilt or acceptance of responsibility, and, thus, there is no need to identify the various settings in which this impermissible inference conceivably could, but properly may not, be drawn.
Fred March 30, 2012 at 04:34 PM
The defendant shall not be required to list this disposition on any application for employment, licensure, or otherwise unless required to do so by federal law. . . . Pretrial diversion records shall not be introduced as evidence in any court in a civil, criminal, or other matter without the consent of the defendant. It is clear that the legislature intends for a successful pretrial diversion to, in effect, wipe the slate clean as to those charges. The legislature does not intend for the successful participant to be stigmatized . . . .’’ [Internal quotation marks omitted.]); Pizzillo v. Pizzillo, 884 S.W.2d 749, 755 (Tenn. App. 1994) (‘‘A valid reason exists for distinguishing between expunged pretrial diversion records and expunged judicial diversion records. Persons participating in judicial diversion programs have been found guilty of the offense for which they were charged. Accordingly, they no longer enjoy the presumption of innocence with regard to the charge. On the other hand, persons on pretrial diversion have never been found guilty. They retain their presumption of innocence because they have not been required to plead to or to stand trial on the charge.’’). Despite this well settled law, the defendant contends
Jezebel282 March 30, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Thank you.
John Jones March 30, 2012 at 04:57 PM
No one gets the "rehab deal they got. Most people have to serve a year or so after the plea. I have been out of work. I almost lost my house and had to sell a car to survive. I didn't have organizations supplementing me. Thank god my kids went to public school. The DC received unemployment benefits as well for some time. They could have taken rehabilitation almost a year a year before, but chose not to, I guess the $$ problems weren't too bad. Do you think they had no $$$ coming in? well not compared to 300,000. I guess it was hard. If the pension is attached to this $$$ will you still blindly back these guys or start seeing the light that you too were bamboozled. I didn't like Miron either, but when its all said and done, People who leave under this Mayor will be for better compensated than anyone under Miron. Miron clearly has hurt you on some way, for that I am sorry. Try to look at things pragmatically without the hatred of Miron. Thats all Im gonna say about this. going back and forth is a waste of my precious time. Common sense people will see the point. I read below the law on ar. I understand the law. Common sense in different. Be honest if your neighbor was arrested and took AR on a burglary charge, would you let them house sit for you while you were away? Be honest. If you said yes, you are being disingenuous.
Jim Ravis March 30, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Actually each HS has 3 asst principals - each one looks after a grade (9-11) and all 3 look after 12th grade! Each HS should only have 1 Asst at those pay levels. Pay a secretary if the schools need additional help.
John Z. March 30, 2012 at 05:26 PM
@Some One - don't be naive. Corporate has always and will always pay better than street work. Police work is still seen as blue-collar and will be compensated as such. Again, people not happy with their salary are free to do something about it. The low base you mention is agreed to by the police dept. Luckily, OT and other opportunities give ample opportunity for padding. I'm pro-police - my father was a cop as is my sister. Most people love to provide for their families and given extra opportunity to make more money, would gladly jump on it. I would!
Tom March 30, 2012 at 07:15 PM
This is just the progressive bunch trying to piss the cops off and push them away from the true law of the land and toward the Occupy group. This would probably be the same group to suggest that the military could police our streets for cheaper. They just don't get it and probably never will. Pressure from above and pressure from below. There is only a very small group of people in any police department making that sort of money. Let's use a restaurant for example. I report that the top service workers earn a certain amount. I leave out the exact number of ALL service workers and the fact that the job descriptions of the workers used for my data steered them toward the opportunity to make the salaries that my data distorts. Remember in an earlier post someone mentioned a redistribution of wealth? In the hypothetical analysis of the restaurant, I also conveniently fail to mention that the average pot-washer makes barely enough to survive and that he/she works an additional job in order to make ends meet.
Tom March 30, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Let’s just say I am some untrustworthy owner of the very service industry I claim to represent. Let’s just say I use my influence in the media and the in-the-tank minions that I have placed at the head of these organizations in order to create the conflict-reaction-resolution paradigm that I was aiming for all along. Let’s just say that at some levels, progressives always resort to trying to choose the winners and the losers, they have little respect for contracts; however, they hide behind them when the need should arise – you know the whole ends justify the means thing. That is why they feel that the very contract, which was designed to protect ALL of our property and liberties should be steadily changed through redundancy of laws (Progressive/ly) in order to reshape our values to better fit their oligarchic needs. The stooges that they use are the useful idiots. They are lemmings who will follow the theme regardless of their personal convictions; in all reality, they actually have none. They are social weather vanes, willing to twist between what is decent and what is not. If you’re sitting in a Crown Victoria someplace, wondering what the heck would cause some few in the public to try and chew at your Achilles like this, use your library card and read up on the Hegelian Dialectic.
Tom March 30, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Apply it to the game that is played constantly and I assure you, you will be illuminated, and it won’t be by your dome light either. Just like the perpetrator on the street when they do their little song and dance to try and distract you when they dump a gun or something, these few will always slither from under a rock in order to bite you as you pass. In all reality, they are hoping you all will stray; they really need that as part of their agenda. Stay safe, stay true to your oath, and if some stray – don’t follow.
SAMMIE March 30, 2012 at 07:32 PM
ALL OF THE PEOPLE ON THIS ARTICLE THAT ARE COMMENTING AND SAY COPS ARE OVER PAID AND BLAH BLAH...I WANT TO SEE YOU PUT ON A UNIFORM, WEAR A BADGE, AND CARRY A GUN FOR 1 DAY AND SEE HOW IT FEELS. I GURANTEE YOU WOULDN'T HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO IT. COPS EARN EVERY DOLLAR THEY MAKE..NOTHING IS HANDED TO THEM. THEY GO THROUGH EXTENSIVE TRAINING, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MENTAL EFFECTS OF THE JOB, AND DEAL WITH SCUMBAGS EVERYDAY..CUT THEM SOME SLACK BECAUSE THEY EARN THEIR DOLLAR.. OH AND ONE MORE THING...NEXT TIME YOU NEED TO CALL 911 THINK ABOUT WHO YOUR CALLING BECAUSE YOU JUST BASHED ALL THOSE GUYS THAT MADE MONEY SAVING LIVES.
Lamont Sanford March 30, 2012 at 07:59 PM
You have to be nice to the BOE BIG BOYS; afterall, they will probably be the stooges closing the gap between what is public and what is privately controlled that will result in the charter schools we are all going to have shoved down our throats. Just try holding that budget down when the people calling the shots are unelected nut-bags that hide behind billion dollar foundations. LOL -- you'll see!
George E. Mulligan March 31, 2012 at 03:11 AM
I find it puzzling that supporters of police, actual police, and critics of police on this blog patch ..... write about courage .... ANONYMOUSLY? I support HONEST POLICE. I support the CONSTITUTION. I support LEGAL LAWS and REGULATIONS. I support good and decent: PAY BENEFITS PENSIONS Some of these blog POSTERS simply OUT RIGHT LIE. Some of these blog POSTERS display IMMATURE TEMPERS, which are entirely inconsistent with the STANDARDS & ROLES which they project and legitimately EXTOL. There are excellent Police. There are Police who are a disgrace to the FLAG they wear. There are many people who are cowed by peer pressure, or indoctrinated into being against CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS and LEGAL EQUAL PROTECTION of the LAW. The Pledge of Alligiance states LIBERTY & JUSTICE for ALL... Not just the ALLIES of one group or the other. There is a Congressional Resolution of CODE of ETHICS for ALL GOVERNMENT SERVICE, which I will POST in the future. - It will shame some blog POSTERS who have a sense of SHAME. The OATHS of Office I took to join a Military branch and a Federal employment branch have differences, yet are confluent also. Instead of whining about "I GOT MINE" but less than what I am ENTITLED to actually earning or blathering and posturing, why NOT look at the reality of those who are supposed to be EQUALLY ....to protect and serve .... Some only serve themselves and political patrons. Mirror, mirron, on the wall
George E. Mulligan March 31, 2012 at 03:34 AM
I agree with Some One about over payment of many people who don't work 40 hours a week. I disagree with Some One about the Defined Benefit Pension which I believe: 1 - Was forged with both fraud and conspiracy. 2 - Some One has a relative among top 50 pensions Hypothetically, if Lawyers and Police scratched each other's backs, and looked the other way, with Political Parties using public assets as a long term carrot to cover up serial murders and treason .... If government workers and families exercized their legal right to vote, yet made the system so contemptable where legitimate choices on who to votes for who would actually correct corruption, is there some thing wrong when only 20 % vote and of those 60% have vested interest in maintaining capitalistic corruption? When police commit murder and cover up murder and corruption, where does one turn? Who among you would support people who harmed your family and who harmed innocents?
George E. Mulligan April 01, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Crimes, like sins, can be of Commission or Omission. Legal term is called: misprison ARE THESE FELONIES? > accessories Before the FACTS After the FACTS To the FACTS > Obstruction of Justice Cover up, & R.I.C.O. > Perjury > Fraud EXTRINSIC fraud doesn't mean merely lying or perjury, nor misrepresentations, nor intrinsic fraud, nor "to matters that could have been raised during the proceeding." It must involve "collateral / circumstances" such as: "bribery: judge or juror," "fabrication of evidence by attorney," "preventing another party's witness from appearing," "intentionally failing to join necessary party," "misleading another party into thinking continuance was granted INTRINSIC FACTUM INDUCEMENT > Common law fraud has nine elements: representation of an existing fact; its materiality; its falsity; the speaker's knowledge of its falsity; the speaker's intent that it shall be acted upon by the plaintiff; plaintiff's ignorance of its falsity; plaintiff's reliance on the truth of the representation; plaintiff's right to rely upon it; & consequent damages suffered by plaintiff Blue Wall extends from Beef Eaters to Grass Eaters Includes what (book) "Rockefeller Syndrome" calls the "court house gang" = judges, prosecutors, police, defenders, jailers, administration - all of whom talk among themselves - KNOW E V E R Y T H I N G in court house jurisdiction. - DC+Corrupt1cut includes Senate/Congress-Justice/FBI.
George E. Mulligan April 01, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Some one - Do you have medical competentcy to call anyone paranoid, delusional, or any other qualities you assign to "defame & discredit me," while it's been "YOU" who have been mocked by other posters for your exaggerated, irrational, & biased backing of police. - I spent $ 400 running for Mayor. I used 50 signs left over from my 2007 Town Council campaign. I believe to be TRUE: - Harkins & Miron spent over $ 100,000 with over 1200 lawn signs Costello spent $ 40,000 & 1,000 lawn signs. - I had NO CHANCE at being elected. Only crazy people would think I had realistic chances at being elected Mayor. I'd like to be Mayor. I got into 6 debates. Consensus feed back: Miron won; I came in second, Harkins 3rd; & Costello last. Jimmy won debates, because of talking point and knowledge. Jim lost the election & Harkin won the election because Jim was well hated by Town voters, who didn't want repeats of Jim's election due to: Costello, Jon Best, Bill O'Brien, Tom Carroll, & I (2 votes) ;-) again spliting votes. > Further Police & Fire raised massive campaign against Miron for plausible deniability > people "like" Dick Miron(s), Tony Ross, Burturlas, Florek, Aldrich, Gilardi, & others (RTC/DTC) who created/ allowed Defined Benefit Pension, OT, Lawyer, Bidders, etc > looted Treasury. "Team Stratford" voted AVCO preferred vender EXIST: Decent & Bad Police + Conspiracies. Republican & Democratic platforms/acts: are forms of conspiracies
George E. Mulligan April 01, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Harkins Mayoral platform Integrity & Civility. Mayor Harkins SALARY is $ 90,000. Yet taken from above Mayor Harkins was paid # 48 John A. Harkins Stratford Mayor $111,769 . Some One & I agree on certain things. Yet, didn't the last Town Council vote the NEXT ELECTED MAYOR'S PAY would go to ... $ 110,000 or $ 115,000? - - Mr. Harkins was endorsed for Mayor by Police & Fire How many of the TOP 50 PAY are Police & Fire? ABOUT 25 - ALL of whom can collect DEFINED BENEFIT PENSIONS - 1 Joseph McNeil Captain, Police Dept. $296,843 2 Orlando Soto Lieutenant, Police Dept. $293,954 3 Thomas Murray Asst. Chief, Fire Dept. $200,806 - Mr. Murray was stopped (until successful Law suit from being # 1 as the highest Pensioner & for awhile he and wife ex-assistant Stratford Fire Chief & hire Fire Chief elsewhere (suing Stratford) will have to get by on $ 220,000 house hold defined benefit Pensions) - Mr. McNeil & Soto, had to repay unemployment, yet if they earn $ 130,000 this year and then retire = Maybe $ 150,000 Pensions? - ex-Stratford Town Council Chair's company sold Stratford 3 Fire Trucks Huge Profit? - Anyone can count the above to see almost 1/2 top income are Education, but didn't include 1 - Superintendent Cornish? - 2 - Law Firms PAST 5 years - divide by 5 > see who's really making $: 1 Burturla = Berchem Moses: $ 2,691,753 2 Kelly/Bishop: $ 1,642,389 . 69 of TOP 80 DEFINED PENSIONS are Police & Fire. - Conspiracies don't exist?
George E. Mulligan April 01, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I respect the old Mafia, which was reputedly a decended from Medieval secret organization called "Beati Paoli." . Beati Paoli was the Sicilian version of Robin Hood & Sherwood Forrest. . They purportedly protected the poor. Most old Mafia NEVER allowed DRUGS! They weren't choir boys. They had more integrity than RANKING FBI / STATE or LOCAL POLICE, in my opinion. (DECENT COPS are not about to BUCK Police Chiefs or FBI or Military.) Old Mafia had more integrity than Lawyers and political parties, which that GRAND CONSPIRACY THEORIST Dwight Eisenhower warned about: 1 - Military Industrial (Narco-Petro, Political-Financial) Complex UNWARRANTED INFLUENCE Every HOME Every GOVERNMENT OFFICE Every BUSINESS - Like alleged Bilderbergers & Trilateral Commission, whose members are documented to fill every White House, since Nixon (Nixon created Tapes, which proved secret government existed) - 2 - SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGICAL ELITES Control Public Opinion - Again - Eisenhowers verifiable words. . Kinda like alleged "Illuminati" & "Fabian Society" supposely control Public Opinion and Arts. Combined these are like 6 million Free Masons who alledgedly infest Legal systems world wide. However don't Military Intelligence of USA, Britain, & France (directed by (Plantagenet) Normans-Anjou) have Technology, Money, & personnel to control EVERY CRIMINAL GOVERNMENT & ORGANIZATION? - World's Top 5 Weapons (& Drug) Traders: TOP 5 UN Security Council! -
George E. Mulligan April 01, 2012 at 11:07 PM
SUPPORT for DELETED & EDIFICATION: related issues: While I disagree with much, but NOT all of Some One's posts, I support concept of being able to post (which were deleted). > Stirring the pot & creating cause for debate is healthy. It's the First Amendment. > I don't like it when honest + passionate positions are posted & deleted, even or especially if, they cause readers to react strongly one way or other. > Some One: * IS PASSIONATE! * Appears to HONESTLY BELIEVE * How can we debate HONEST ERROR or learn if I/WE are wrong? * Please DON'T delete HONEST BELIEFS. Board of Education dominates highest paid list of this blog string. However most of Education's PENSIONS are PAID by CT STATE. IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE: Most other Departments' personnel + some of Education's PENSIONS are PAID by STRATFORD "TOWN TAX PAYERS." Most money are paid? School Superintendent & Lawyers. (Please read above) Department heads aren't paid OT and don't make the above list. However, at least two of them are Government Pensioned. - I believe Police Ridenhour & PW McCarthy are from Danbury. - I believe Fire Chief may be GOV Pensioned. FYI: I believe Finance Director Susan Collier married to Stratford Fireman. Former Finance person Linda Loschiavo (pension computations among duties). Husband Joe: Police Deputy Chief. Both retired. Very COMPETENT, STRATFORD PENSIONED: BoE Pat Naylor & Husband . Pat Ulawtowski & Husband. Ellen & (soon) Tom Murray (both FIRE)
George E. Mulligan April 01, 2012 at 11:18 PM
It is NOT a matter of competence, nor respect for the dangers involved in Police & Fire personnels' work. It is a fairness and sustainability issue, per RATE of: PAY PENSIONS BENEFITS I think we agree LAWYERS, WALL STREET, LOBBYISTS, CONGRESS, BIG OIL, DRUG, and the PARTY INSIDERS are stealing the COUNTRY BLIND I've been about the only one standing up at PUBLIC FORUMS, writing LETTERS to the EDITORS and RUNNING for PUBLIC OFFICE using my own MONEY / TIME. While others ride public vehicles with TO PROTECT AND SERVE ... I've WALKED the WALK TALKED the TALK BALKED the BALK
jOAN Of ArK April 07, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Each Stratford cop should be required to take a polygraph test every time they write out a police report. That would show what they are really worth. A good number of them would then be earning under the poverty rate....and THAT is a FACT!!!!
jOAN Of ArK April 07, 2012 at 07:42 PM
When you have a CHIEF OF POLICE AND HIS CHIEF INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER sitting in your living room in front of you & your lawyer, and telling you !!STRAIGHT OUT AND IN ALL HONESTY!! how corrupt their own "so-called police officers" are, then you've EARNED THE RIGHT to doubt how valuable many of them are!!!! And baby I've earned it! PUT AN END TO INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS! IF ONE LIES THE REST OF THEM SWEAR TO IT!!!!! REQUIRE THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION TO LOOK INTO CLAIMS OF POLICE CORRUPTION AND COVERUP!!!!
George E. Mulligan April 08, 2012 at 05:36 AM
There are good police There are political police Grass Eaters, Meat Eaters, and Deceiters. US Justice website notes small airports are/were often used for cocaine traffic, even mentioning a couple of very well known smaller airports in our part of CT. Same Justice Department website mentioned there have never been arrests for cocaine traffic in those airports. Every place in the United States appears to have been places where there have been cocaine arrests but N O N E at small airports? - Profit potential? - Air Fuel costs? - Air Plane purchase cost? - Air Plane maintenance and storages fees? - Air Plane insurance? Police work with State Police, Homeland Security, FBI, FAA, DOT, EPA-DEP. Who guards the guardians? Where are the tropical cocaine & banana fields in CT, New England, & TriState? If Justice Department Website and literature alleges small local airports are likely points of entry for cocaine, but there has never been a bust of cocaine ... it makes one wonder? I am glad our Stratford Police Department have no jurisdiction in Bridgeport's Sikorsky Airport, in case anyone wanted to improperly infer allegations. Better police honestly work for legitimate O.T. However, not a single employee would have pensions over $ 25,000 a year if they contributed under 401 or Defined Contribution ... instead of the Defined Benefit Pension with Pensions higher than BASE PAY. 270 Stratford Pensions exceed $ 40,000-unsustainable
Beetle Bailey August 27, 2012 at 01:00 PM
How much overtime do you think that would make. Poverty rate...no way. Whose gonna pay for the polygraphs? Think before you post stupid ideas.
Beetle Bailey August 27, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Where were all you complainers when no one wanted a fire or police job? You were all making big bucks in industry, utilities, etc. A low paying job with a municipality was beneath you. Now the cops and firemen are getting a good pay and pensions, have played by the rules as dictated by contract , negotiated with the town/city, and now everybody is bitching. Deal with you small or non existent pensions and look back and say, "Gee I should have taken those low paying jobs". Too late. Deal with it!
Stan Hands August 27, 2012 at 08:42 PM
The only reason the Finance Director works late into the night and on weekends is to fix all of the errors made by the finance department. Not only did the mayor take the job he ran for election, knowing full well what the pay and benefits were when he did so. He should have also been full aware of ll of the "mess and bs" that comes with the job.
Stan Hands August 27, 2012 at 08:47 PM
There you go Beetle trying to use fact and reason again. It wont work with these people. They want it the way they want it and believe what they believe no matter how much information you provide them with. People like George complain about pensions and disability pensions while collecting a disability pension himself.

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