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Shelley July 19, 2014 at 07:50 am
I'm glad the women got something out of this and I'm not sorry about it at all. I just wish theRead More scum who raped them got prosecuted. I'm sure they're some big sports figures that UConn can't afford to lose. And I hope a few people lose their jobs for covering it up.
fedspy July 19, 2014 at 08:01 am
inexcusable, someone is culpable for the administration of the campus police dept. in other words,Read More someone or others should be fired, and a competent chief who is qualified be there. something is missing here, it just seems UCONN is just saving face here. last but at least, someone should have been charged for these crimes.
Peter Stempien July 19, 2014 at 09:27 am
whar I wanat to know is who will pay the 1.6 If the insurance company pays it then the premiumRead More increase and we pay the increase. If the state pays then we the citzens pay. Why do we not make the perpatrators and admistrators pay then maybe they will take more caution in allowing this activity to happen. I am one of the electorate that voted for the reps who passed the laws. Therefore I should not be penalized
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Bobbie July 22, 2014 at 09:33 am
CARL CANNON - 7/27/14 - "This titillating tale was reprised in 2008 when Clinton ran forRead More president, thanks to conservative columnist Dan Calabrese, who embellished it a tad, introducing Jerry Zeifman as “the guy who fired Hillary Clinton." A catchy line, but untrue: Zeifman lacked the authority to terminate her, and it’s a matter of historic record that she wasn’t fired. Nonetheless, at the height of the 2008 primary season, Rush Limbaugh repeated it to his millions of listeners. Today, with Clinton prepping for another presidential campaign, the old canard is being passed around again, this time in a “viral” email." good old Rush. mouth runner.
Rocco Frank Milford Independents July 22, 2014 at 10:59 am
Bobbie, out of 100 stories about this EVIL murderous Bengazi, charity stealing, tax dodging animalRead More you pick the one in 100 stories that yes might be sketchy. But I assure you Hillary for President would be 8 more years of Obama.
Bobbie July 22, 2014 at 11:13 am
Rocco - entirely your opinion. I could easily say the same about you. But would not as I have notRead More stated facts to back up my statements. God Bless President Obama and the 2016 President Hillary Clinton.
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Sophia Smith July 15, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Can we discuss how the article clearly states that it is not the school setting the limitations?
MAC July 15, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Sophia, typical Leftist, in the style of BJ Clinton, is trying to argue what the meaning of the wordRead More "is" is! The school district, using the TAXPAYERS' $$$, is paying for a service that "sets the limitations."---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thus they are ACCOUNTABLE for the results, which is Biased Discrimination and "Limitations" on the Information Sources available to students for their research!! For this they are guilty and accountable to the parents and TAXPAYERS!!
MAC July 15, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Sophia, your arguments and excuses hold as much water as those of the despicable Lois Lerner, IRSRead More Commis. Koskinen, and Hillary with her shouted "What difference does it make, at this point....?"
Former Fox Lane High School teacher Adam Heller was fired for alleged messages of government conspiracies behind Sandy Hook shooting and is filing suit against the Bedford School District. Photo contributed.
porter gladstone III June 28, 2014 at 11:05 am
Ah Ann, I disagree. The man has a right to buy a gun. You have the right to think the moon isRead More made of cheese, and I have the right to form an opinion of you based on your thoughts and actions. And as a person who has a responsibility to protect the children, the school administrator has obligation is to act on his impressions. Mr Heller does not have a right to work in that school. he has a privilege. If he had a "right" then he should just walk into any other school and demand a job. It is not how it works. You are I cannot determine if Mr Heller should have a job at the school. However in each hiring decision, school or no school, an assessment is made as to the competence of the individual. That assessment is ongoing, and should be when it comes to children who are not capable of protecting themselves. (by definition of minor). I think you are desperately trying to obfuscate the facts in a manner that achieves the impression that this firing was done with malice. At some point we all form judgments and the school administration's primary obligation in this case is to have an eye to safeguarding the kid. If you think he is totally sane--and competent, then Im sure he will easily get another job in another school. Bottom line is you dont have a RIGHT to work at that Bedford School. And the Bedford School didnt charge him with a crime. They just decided he was dangerous. That's their job. They are not telling Heller he cant think the way he does. They are saying that they have determined that people that think the government programmed adam lanza and control the weather and have been actively accumulating guns and lying to psychologists might be better off employed somewhere else. ________
Christine June 28, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Jason please read through http://riversong.wordpress.com/sandy-hook-the-real-story/ It is one ofRead More the most detailed accounts of what occurred on 12/14/12 at SHE. It also addresses the tarp triage.
porter gladstone III June 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm
Jason Hammerschmidt June 27, 2014 at 05:15 PM Obama has killed hundreds of thousands if notRead More millions and is an admitted cocaine user. Bush killed millions and was an admitted cocaine user.. stop those madmen who actually did something first- and disarm them, before going after law abiding citizens who have done nothing hypocrite. --------------------------- Wow===you are not helping your cause. ----------- 1- Obama has not killed hundreds of thousands. 2- Bush did not kill millions 3- bush is not an admitted cocaine user. 4- drugs have nothing to do with this issue? 5-You seem to think that if he is behind bars. He isnt. As far as I know, no one accused him of breaking the law. 6- A good offense in this forum doesnt make a good defense. You claimed the force multiplier said the weather was controlled by the government. It didnt. But I guess when you get exposed you get nutty and start talking about the "millions" (millions hahahah) that Bush "killed." I think it might be time for you to get some help dude.
Gus R. Horvath June 22, 2014 at 06:35 pm
Guess you guys were not around in the 1970s when Madison had a year round study committee. We had toRead More go in hiding as parents were incensed that the summer vacation would be truncated and children in different grades would be in or out of school at different times. We on the committee thought we would be lynched after the public hearing.
Chuck June 23, 2014 at 08:27 am
OK, regarding 'added resources' required for year round schooling - not true. The practice isRead More widespread in several western states, and it was motivated primarily to AVOID building additional schools. Basically, children go to school six consecutive weeks, then have two off. The student population is divided into four groups (A, B, C, D)and one of the groups is always on 'vacation', so only 3/4 of the total student body is attending school. As a result, a facility capable of handling 750 students actually serves 1000. The difference is you don't have overcrowded schools nine months a year that sit empty the other three. Regarding 'family vacations' - accommodations are made to assure children in the same families are in the same grouping (a, b, etc.) so their vacations align. Many families actually enjoy having the opportunity to vacation several times year round instead on summer only (family ski trip, anyone?).
RoN MeXiCo June 23, 2014 at 11:46 am
Universal pre-k, and year round school. How about you just turn your kids over to the government atRead More birth?
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Diana July 7, 2014 at 10:40 am
I am FAR FROM right wing - so please don't make assumptions. The "little darlings" I amRead More referring to are not those students being disruptive in class so again, do not make assumptions. But, when kindergarten kids are suspended for giving hugs and the like at recess, there is something insanely wrong. Hugs at recess are not disruptive to class time nor are they something that should cause concern as such a young age. Wearing a shirt with an american flag is not disruptive to class and the student should not be asked to either change or leave for the day (suspension). There are many many other instances that have been in the news over the past several years, and I'm quite sure the number of occurrences that don't make the news is much higher.
MAC July 7, 2014 at 01:53 pm
D'Souza's "2016: Obama’s America" is now the world’s #2 top grossingRead More documentary of all time, for good reason--after the devastation wreaked upon our Nation by the disastrous current occupant of the WH.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------D'Souza's "America: Imagine the World Without Her" has gross Box Office receipts of over 4 Million $$ in the first 3 DAYS, just through Friday. It should be seen by all Americans, especially those who want truth, and those who care about all of our futures--around the world, not just here in the U.S.!
Theresa July 12, 2014 at 08:13 am
Right-wing author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza copped a plea for illegal campaignRead More contributions. He is hardly a pillar of respectability. I am not quite sure what psychiatric/psychology background DOCTOR D'Souza has to substantiate his "facts" in his 2010 book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” (having based it on heresay and having never met the man). It is equally baffling how a complete nutjob who came here as an exchange student can conspiracy theory his way onto talk shows and book shelves. He's a Class A #1 kook.
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A New Londoner June 20, 2014 at 11:36 am
People went off the wall this way when Polaroid cameras came out too. There's nothing new in thisRead More behavior it's just a different technology that's being utilized. I'm not going to lose my head over it. If you've taught your children to respect themselves they won't be on this app with anything more than a fake body attached to their head.
William Rousseau June 21, 2014 at 01:40 pm
I think that you missed the point! Its not about the new technology but how parents can control whatRead More sites that their teens can visi tand weho they can communicate with.. There is a big difference between a polaroid picture and posting bude pictures on the web for the world to see. Sometimes reens and adults do thing that they will regret for the rest of their lives. iTS UP TO A PARENT TO BE A PARENT and monitor what their teens are doing.
Igor June 21, 2014 at 02:20 pm
The difference is New Londoner is a Polaroid picture can be destroyed and the child can get over itRead More over a period of time. With the net it's there forever and the second chance is gone. William Rousseau you can only monitor so much. What's to stop them from going to a buddies' house to use the computer or phone? I think people need to get a head start and start talking to the kids as soon as seem to understand.
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Jennifer Senechal Rau June 16, 2014 at 02:40 pm
The link I posted above says that while a cause of death was not given, the posts on social mediaRead More say suicide.
Tmc June 16, 2014 at 09:29 pm
One of the Twitter posts said something about "disgusted about whoever caused you pain."
Kevin June 17, 2014 at 03:47 pm
I cant imagine the pain of the parents,or what could ever drive this lovely young woman to suchRead More anguish,if that is the case.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood, Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor, and local officials, at the Meriden YMCA Child Care Center, on June 11, 2014. Photo: Flickr.com.
Igor June 17, 2014 at 08:44 am
Waterford I have to agree with you. Just another way for the parent to pawn their children off forRead More someone else to watch. Give them time to make some more they don't want to watch.
Diana June 17, 2014 at 11:08 am
@CT15 - you are ABSOLUTELY correct - until parents take education seriously and pass that along toRead More their children, nothing will make a difference. When I was little, there was no such thing as Pre-K. Preschool was a limited and expensive option for working parents and was the equivalent of daycare today. I and my siblings, my husband and his siblings, and all of our friends turned out just fine and did very well in school and are successful adults - all without attending Pre-K. It had nothing to do with attending Pre-K. It was having responsible parental guidance.
MAC June 17, 2014 at 03:02 pm
It's not only the babysitting at TAXPAYER expense! As CT15 alluded, in mentioning theRead More "progressive policies begin with..."--this is part of the Leftist plot to control and INDOCTRINATE children at younger and younger ages!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remember the Obama campaign using the infamous "Julia," who couldn't do anything in life without the "government's help"--and more recently "Pajama boy"?!! That theme was not just a short-lived marketing campaign for Democrats, but sadly all too true in the view (and lives) of too many millions of Americans. They, and we who don't fight against this encroaching TYRANNY, and inform others, are being led carefully down the path to Serfdom!!!!!
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John Mainhart June 9, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Mary Ann Jacob, I appreciate that you shared the facts with me because the truth is always easier toRead More deal with. I have to reiterate my first objection because I sincerely believe we will not stop this national carnage by our youth until we recognize the cause and the fact that money is not the answer.
John Mainhart June 9, 2014 at 05:36 pm
I love you Mary Ann and God bless you.
QWERTY June 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm
I don't think anything would have prevented this tragedy. The mother collected a quarter of aRead More million dollars, annually, while unemployed. If she didn't spend the money to help her son, I don't think there is anything government could have done.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Igor May 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm
So how much MONEY do you think it will take to rectify this stitutation?
Sarah May 27, 2014 at 03:37 pm
The girls just probably had a strained relationship with their parents and wished to pull away.Read More They are also legal adults and should be allowed to pursue their own religious beliefs. In addition, the quotes in the article are ridiculous, saying "I love that woman" and tell parents they don't understand are harmless, normal statements. Those ideas were discussed in Spanish class as an integral part of understanding the Spanish literature being studied. These ideas, however, were not forced on anyone.
Conrad F. Heede May 29, 2014 at 06:07 am
It is not possible to explain something like a religious cult or how a powerful personality canRead More persuade people to do things. On a national scale, all of Germany went along with a man called Adolph Hitler and we all know what happened to the neighboring people and in particular the Jewish population. This article is about some kids who's lives were impacted by some bad people. I feel bad for then and their parents and hope that some sort of system mandated arbitration was available to get them talking again. Otherwise we as a community have failed them. I think that's the point.
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Skyhawk May 17, 2014 at 11:34 am
I laugh at Danbury.
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Margaret Denn May 26, 2014 at 03:55 pm
I totally agree with Danbury's school board's decision to end mid-term and final testing. And, toRead More address the lone dissenter, a recent college graduate himself, if students need practice bubbling in answers give them a short practice test to do. Save the precious class time for instruction, presentations, working on portfolios, etc. Ditch the worthless bubble in testing, including the standardized tests. What a waste of time.
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Paul Bahre May 2, 2014 at 09:02 am
People need to teach their children that they would never say something about someone that theyRead More would not say with them present and that something should not be intentionally hurtful. Back in the day bullies would be bullies and I would just punch them in the face and put them on notice if they came around me with their bullying ways they might win the fight but they would get hurt. It worked. Now we have taught our children to all be cowards and hide behind a keyboard. Schools need to start identifying bullies and bring them to task on their written words. This sort of thing absolutely causes lost production in our schools and the bullies on these boards need to be punished by the schools.
Handgunner May 13, 2014 at 11:27 am
Cyber bullying is a hate crime and the perp. should be treated as such to the full extent of theRead More law.
Concerned Parent May 13, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Let's be brutally honest here...bullying will NEVER go away...it is part of the human condition andRead More happens everywhere, even on websites like the patch. It's done at work, at the gym, at the DMV...everywhere. Who is anyone kidding. I was bullied as a kid and know first hand the only way to fight it is to fight back. Bullying is all about POWER, and the power some cowards try to gain over those who are smaller or weaker than them...I guess you can sort of equate it to survival of the fittest. Whatever it may be, the only way truly stop it is to fight back and defend yourself. And you only need to do it once for it to end.
C-HIT campers work on their stories in the UConn journalism lab.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking in choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
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Danielle Sandridge March 1, 2014 at 08:25 am
Knowing who spends the most or least isn't particularly helpful knowledge. How strong are the schoolRead More systems? What is important is to determine the value of the dollars spent. Please do an analysis of who spends the least amount with the highest test scores in their DRG. Thanks!
Paul Bahre March 2, 2014 at 11:15 am
You hear that noise? That's your wallet and it's being pick clean. You see that on the horizon?Read More That's the common core, it's coming to pick clean our school budgets. Common core is being driven by Obama's Socialist friends looking to make quick money from the rest of us.... The whole thing is a scam
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Danielle Sandridge February 24, 2014 at 06:53 am
This might be more helpful if we couold see a lowest spending versus test score performanceRead More comparison. I would like to see the value of the dollars spent - measure school performance by how much is spent. I bet Granby is in that mix.
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
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