This article fails to mention what Vicki so selflessly did w/ the 100k prize money!!! Vicki donated it straight back to Purple Heart homes, which clearly demonstrates what kind of individual she is :)
I'm incredibly proud to call her a friend, and humbled to know her. There aren't many in this world like her.
Thank you Vicki for all the amazing work you've done for our vets, and you, too Steve. It's truly remarkable! View Comment
In this instance, as in most, Greenbeanie doesn't follow the logic link. Open adoptions makes perfect sense for a whole host of reasons that you two have mentioned, plus a few more: If the child has medical issues, such as transplants needs and has to reach out, how else are they supposed to do so w/o the pertinent records? This is a crucial piece that's always made me wonder why it's not open. If it's a matter of life and death, where else are they going to turn other than immediate family of origin? I've seen it happen w/ individuals I've personally known.
An original document is necessary in this day and age for a variety of reasons in obtaining passports and other forms of ID. Copies are not necessarily acceptable with the world we live in.
Abortion doesn't enter in as a topic; it simply isn't pertinent to this discussion. This is about paperwork. Even if the relationship doesn't work out, the paperwork is crucial to obtain so the individual can move forward as an average citizen with normal rights. View Comment
I'm appalled that anyone would drag politics into a woman's struggle w/ breast cancer? Seriously, how low can you possibly go jlombard. Cancer doesn't recognize party lines, you fool, so if it happens to cross your threshold, you need not say what your affiliation is.
My mom passed away from the same disease, and chose to fight it for a number of years through a variety of forms, via surgeries, radiation and finally chemo. The interesting thing is, she said if it ever happened to her, she'd never go through it all. Well, when it did hit, she fought w/ everything she had, and kept at it, beating it into remission until it reared its head and fought, again. Point is, you've no idea what you'll do until it's at your doorstep.
I don't know Ms. Adams, and hadn't heard this story until now, but she lives in my town. Having watched my mom go through it, I've an idea of what she's struggling w/ and admire her courage to face this down. Anyone who takes exception w/ what she's doing, ought to peek in the mirror and question their agenda. My advice would be, leave her and her family alone to live her life as she chooses, and in peace.
Ms. Adams, I wish you well on your journey wherever it takes you. View Comment
Sean, I find your "sidebar" incredibly offensive and insensitive when a family has lost a loved one in a tragic accident. I would hope that the editor would, at the very least "edit" your post.
This is not the time, nor the place for a debate, it is however the time to express sympathy to the Steinert-Threlkeld family for their unimaginable loss. Please accept my condolences during this horrific time. View Comment
I'm glad the child was found in one piece.
It's up to community members to be on the lookout for a child when they go missing, which is why these alerts are issued. The police can't be everywhere, at once, searching, and therefore need the eyes and ears...I find it disheartening that this even requires an explanation?
Not so long ago, a man went missing and it was a neighbor who found his body due to an alert, in the woods. He'd passed away.
A group of young men, traveling in a car, saw a young woman clinging to a window of another car, mouthing for help. They initially thought it was a joke, but decided to follow the car and called 911. Turns out she'd been kidnapped and if it hadn't been for them, who knows what would have happened to her.
Goes back to, "if you see something, say something." Living in our insular world doesn't help anyone aside from ourselves, especially when another's life is in danger. View Comment
Um, Shaban is running for Congress not Governor. And, fwiw, none of them are denying us 2nd ammendment rights, we can still own guns. I, personally am in the dark as to the reasoning for an assault weapon? I would think that a hand gun, a rifle and a shotgun would be sufficient, unless I'm missing something?
w/ the mass shooting, yesterday, in the Navy Yard, we most definitely need more mental health screenings. View Comment
Then, you've no idea who's responsible for stopping the spraying along our shores, do you? John Shaban passed the bill that ended that debacle that initiated the killing of the lobsters to begin w/ back in the 90's. Each time the poison was sprayed, in the name of killing mosquito's and their eggs, the rains would come and wash it all into the Sound, thereby softening the lobster's shells and killing them off. DeRosa knew it, but nobody listened to her. At least she got a bit of money for the lobstermen, but it was John who got them to quit spraying altogether. So, don't slam the State House, if you want to slam anyone, slam the DEEP who refused to accept what was really happening!! Only now are they opening their ears. View Comment
Links have been provided so that you can read about what happened. It's perfectly bizarre what's occurred, here; this young man was bullied in life and he's being bullied in death. I hope the ISP addresses are being tracked and some sort of justice can be brought about, especially since nothing was done while Bart was alive. View Comment
I am absolutely thrilled that the police are getting involved in this, finally!!! It's a shame it took Bart's suicide for them to see that they needed to take action. It's incredibly sad that the Greenwich School system turned their backs on this young man in time of need. Whatever is done, at this point will not bring Bart back, but possibly it will be a lesson for future bullies that what you say and do does indeed have an impact on your victims.
The bullies who went after Bart are responsible for his death, and have to live w/ that for the rest of their lives. They know who they are regardless of whether or not they're ever caught. Granted, Bart pulled the trigger, but no one including the school ever came to his aid. No one attempted to protect him from these individuals, and it was known that it was occurring, some on school grounds. That makes the school accountable, imo as well as the students. View Comment
I agree Nanette. He let this young man and his family down, especially in light of the fact that he was aware of the bullying and did absolutely nothing to correct it when Bart was still alive. Shame on him! View Comment
Students who witnessed the incident said a bully bashed the metal door into Bart's head on purpose. School administrators said it was an accident and refused to share video recorded by security cameras with the family.
The above is quoted from the Greenwich Time RG, which the author of this article linked to. I believe that not only do the students who bullied this boy bear some responsibility, but the school administrators as well. They obviously knew this was no accident and yet they "refused?" to share the video evidence w/ the parents of the child??? They are most definitely at fault in this particular incident.
As to the other bullies, they know who they are and have to live w/ the guilt and shame of what they've caused for the remainder of their lives. Their actions caused another to take their life. I wonder, but hope that at least they care about that. View Comment
I've no idea who this young man is, but my heartfelt sympathies to not only his family but the 2 friends who were w/ him at the time. This is so tragic for all involved. My thoughts and prayers go out to all. View Comment
Obviously not texting is the reason, or at least I thought it was for this? A good friend of mine was killed by a driver who was texting-she simply ran him over and essentially received a slap on the wrist for it.
But, to include drinking coffee/water in this is over the top stupidity. I can see out of control laughter wherein the driver isn't paying attention to the road at all and is "looking" at his fellow passengers. But, most of us are able to engage in conversations while keeping our eyes on the road.
If a parent turns in their seat to discipline their kid(s) in the backseat, while the car is moving, and yes, I've seen this happen, then that's idiotic and they should be fined. If the kid(s) are acting up to that point, then the safest thing to do, is to pull over b/c they are putting others in danger.
As others have said, please do something about the speeders, though. I've had people an inch from my bumper and I'm going over the speed limit by at least 5 mph on narrow roads. I had a guy, last night, honking at me and swerving behind me, crossing over the line nearly hitting an oncoming car. I turned off to get away from him, got back on the road and he was doing it to someone else, then he passed them. I would have called the cops, but couldn't get the plate #. Not that they would do much, anyway. Then, there's the stop sign runners. I could go on, but it's pointless. View Comment
The difference is Mr. Murphy, you get to go back to your regular life at the week's end. What does your frivolous exercise prove. Rhetorical questions don't require question marks. I myself am not on food stamps; I'm fortunate in that regard.
However, I wish you would put your efforts into not allowing the gas tax to move forward. That would ease everyone's burden across the board. You could also look into the latest scandals that affect us all: The IRS over reach, the DOJ's taking of the AP's notes and recordings and finally the resolution of what really happened in Benghazi. That would be more useful than your spending a week on food stamps. View Comment
1. There is a graphic language warning immediately following the description of what you're about to watch. Possibly, you should read it.
2. We've no idea where these kids go to school, do we? For all we know, they could be enrolled in the Fairfield Public school system since they're not in any kind of uniforms. There aren't many outdoor skate parks, and they weren't breaking any laws, they were getting exercise.
3. If the language is offensive, turn down the volume as was previously suggested, however, if you do, then you would miss them asking at least one individual if they were okay. Since none of them were professional firefighters, police officers or emt's, they were correct in not entering a disaster scene when professionals were already on scene or sirens could be heard on their way. One young man was smart in advising the other to stay clear of the tracks since they didn't know which were carrying electricity. So, regardless of language used, these young people used their heads in NOT entering a dangerous scene w/o the proper training and becoming potential victims themselves. They did, however provide us w/ up close footage that we otherwise would not have had. In hindsight, they probably realized they shouldn't have been in/at the scene b/c of the dangers involved. View Comment
this priest was under suspension at the time, to begin w/. secondly, "the church" didn't do this, the ex-priest did while under the influence of meth. he's been convicted in a court of law and will do his prison time as a result of his crime, which is 10 years.
as in other cases the church has and does deal w/ each of one them individually. a number of priests have gone to jail for molestation and the church has paid out millions in settlements. the Pope and bishops around the world have recognized this and dealt w/ it on an emotional and monetary basis both. perhaps, it would behoove you to recognize this ongoing fact. View Comment