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Connie April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
I posted this on the Wallingford Patch about Drop Boxes for drugs. "I am watching local TV withRead More the Wallingford Town Council and the Mayor debating putting in a Drop Box. I did not know what a Drop Box is and I am finding out it is a place to leave medicine that is not used. Mayor Dickinson has excuses for everything. In the case of the Drop Boxes he either says he does not know, he talks to the police, anyone can put something in a Drop Box that might be dangerous, how much it would cost and more. The people that had questions said there is grant money for the boxes. The people question the council but one woman brought up the Mayor is the only one that answers the questions. I find the Mayor is like a bully. I do not see many issues on the Wallingford Patch about the way the town addresses issues. To me the issue is not Drop Boxes, it is how the Mayor takes over and answers all the questions. I have seen him at times being very rude to people and the council members say nothing. I cannot believe one man, Mayor Dickinson can be in office so long and not listen to people of Wallingford and still keep getting elected, something is not right."
Ovidio Bennet-Lagos, 23, of Mansfield Avenue charged with providing alcohol to minors, assault on a police officer and interfering with arrest (Darien Police Department arrest photo
Diane Wilkinson Trefethen April 24, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I'm not sure he thinks they are evil, per se. He just probably remembers when the police tookRead More extraordinary pains to not be violent, not shoot, and certainly not kill. They were our servants, not our judges, juries and executioners. Unfortunately that is no longer the case. Thanks to the ease with which citizens can obtain military grade arms, the police have to dress and arm accordingly. They can't give a kid the benefit of the doubt because the kid might blow them away with an AK-47. The more they dress the part of the military, the more they think like military. In war, you kill first, no questions need be asked. The line is clear. There is "us" and there is "them." 50 years ago, the police were "us" too. They helped the citizens of their towns. Now they do everything in their power to criminalize a citizens' activities. It's not that they are evil. They're just not "us" any more. Now they are soldiers waging war... against us.
Diane Wilkinson Trefethen April 24, 2014 at 06:49 pm
@Owsley -- I didn't say, "if an adult is present... it's okay." I said, "CT allowsRead More those under 21 to possess and drink on private property if a parent, guardian or spouse who is at least 21 yrs old is present." Thus it is legal for parents to introduce their underage children to alcohol in their own home and it is legal for the 18 yr old bride of a 21 yr old groom to sip champagne at her reception.
Diane Wilkinson Trefethen April 24, 2014 at 07:06 pm
Owsley said, "I think in the interest of thoroughness the cops were obligated to check itRead More out... how were they to know the age profile of the attendees." Precisely. They had no clue. That's why I asked if there was an attorney reading this piece. Yes the police "caught" one 20 yr old who said s/he'd been drinking at that house but is that sufficient to constitute probable cause to go on a warrantless search of the house? It could have been that the 20 yr old passenger was the only under-aged at the party and was asked to leave because s/he wasn't 21. It could have been that the police were refused entry because inside were all adults indulging in a naked sex party. That would explain no lights and a strong reluctance on the part of the host to admit the police. The point is, did the police have sufficient evidence that there were under-aged drinkers at the party? If yes, they they were legally bound to conduct a safety search. If no, then if they wanted to search the house, they'd need to get a warrant. I don't believe that simply thinking there might be under-aged drinkers on the premises is sufficient to constitute probable cause. Is there a lawyer here who can comment?
A HazMat team responds to Clinton Street in Fairfield, Conn., where a man reportedly took his own life by ingesting cyanide. Credit: Fairfield Fire Department
Connie April 21, 2014 at 07:00 pm
JBrad By suicide I am saying I am against it but I don't want anyone being involved in helpingRead More killing someone else. The government is using Women's health for businesses to pay for abortion. This is a political issue. The government is not helping people with mental issues but they allow them to smoke pot and now Eric Holder wants to let drug addicts out of jail. CT is making a big deal about domestic violence but read the article about how it is not being funded enough here http://ctwatchdog.com/health/103-times-womens-pleas-for-help-went-unmet I cannot stop someone from doing what they want to do. Just like I cannot stop anyone from doing anything God is in charge and he gives us free will. I do feel sorry for this man. He had no support to stop him from doing what he did. The government supports only what it wants and it is helping decay human beings.
Tmc April 22, 2014 at 08:12 pm
@bill; the solution to not losing your belongings is to invest in a long-term care policy. I startedRead More paying into it back in 1998 and my dad is currently using his now. As long as you meet one of 5 criteria that is needed, they pay for everything except cable until your policy is exhausted. that can give your family time to sell off your assets so you have that money to live on until you die. also, it's a good idea to consult with a geriatric lawyer and follow his advice.
Brian J Monahan April 23, 2014 at 11:43 am
Living on Earth theses days is a form of Spiritual Suicide- He didnt kill himself, he set himselfRead More free from the Morons that are beset opon us during the Apocalyptic New Millenium. He could be a Trend setter yes, thats true, but is life what it used to be? No its not. Be ready its Jacobs Ladder Boys and Girls-Be quick or be Deado-just like the Movie said. Zombies to the left, Vampires to the right, stuck in the middle may be ok as long as we keep laughing at the absurdity of Modern existance. Big respect brother, a Brave warrior never dies!
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Paul Anthony April 11, 2014 at 09:20 pm
I wonder if this guy knows that other dude from the previous story who was selling the Rx pills inRead More Noroton Heights. It's becoming a bad area.
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Sue Polaski April 4, 2014 at 08:29 am
Any info on the caller?
chuck April 4, 2014 at 09:12 pm
It was John Rowland trying to draw some heat away from himself.
OpportunistWatch April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
Sue if there was any information on the caller the media would have drawn the conclusion for us andRead More stated the caller had PTSD or mental problems if he/she had an American surname. Ft Hood shootings are perfect examples of how the media creates pictures for our thoughts on who is called a terrorist and who has PTSD even though THEY DID NOT SEE ONE MINUTE OF COMBAT.
Brian April 9, 2014 at 04:27 pm
My wife just got this call to her cell phone. They said they are holding her father hostage and toRead More send money. The number was a local number 1-203-293-3384. Lots of scam reports from it: http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-203-293-3384 She was in Stamford at the time and called them to report it.
Anderson Smith March 29, 2014 at 02:49 am
I bet that this person who received two citations also supports government by voting for it. That isRead More like kissing the hand that slaps you. bus tickets to kl http://bus.sgbooking.com
Diane Wilkinson Trefethen March 30, 2014 at 09:34 am
@Anderson Smith - you misinterpreted the admittedly, badly worded story. "For the second timeRead More in a week, a Darien driver was ticketed on a charge that..." should have been, "This week, a second Darien driver received a ticket on a charge that..." The clue is that the name of the "Darien driver" in each story is different .
David Gurliacci (Editor) March 31, 2014 at 04:40 pm
OK, OK, I reworded it! (Now I know how harried waiters feel.) Thanks!