Jackie, i think you are living in the wrong century. Why send a person to prison for an extended period for a non-violent crime? Prison can be a harsh environment for a young person, and for many it becomes a training ground for a life of crime. And young people do lots of stupid stuff -- sadly, for many it's part of being young. Why not try to save a life rather than waste a life?
You're right, mountjoy. This is a 20-year-old kid caught with 10 $10 "bags" -- $100 worth of dope, plus another $200 worth of dope at his home. This is a small time dealer, obviously. That's all that comes at the conclusion of a "lengthy investigation"? And this kid likely not a violent criminal. It's likely that this kid needs to get straightened out, not have his life ruined at age 20 as an unemployable convicted felon. Tragic. View Comment
Okay, 22 candidates selected from all of Fairfield County, but exactly one from Norwalk? And that kid is home schooled? Congratulations to the candidate, but this does not speak very highly of Norwalk, or its public schools. Perhaps there's too much emphasis on high school marching bands, and not enough on academic excellence. View Comment
You just don't know the circumstances. Maybe she is a working single mom, so keeping her in jail would just cause her to lose her job, hurting the child even more. Or maybe she is a caretaker for a disabled person, or for the 18-month-old. You just don't know. These things are never simple . . . View Comment
“Investing in Connecticut’s cities and towns is key to economic revitalization and building thriving communities,” Wyman said. “These projects highlight the state’s commitment to making Connecticut a stronger, better place to work and live.” Edgy.
So let's give $115 million to Bridgewater Associates, America's largest and most successful hedge fund, so they can move their headquarters closer to the CEO's home in Greenwich. View Comment
I'm uncertain who the "Tri-State Transportation Campaign" is (the article fails to make any mention. Sigh.) Nonetheless, this type of study falls short if it addresses only pedestrian deaths without addressing pedestrian injuries. It is my own belief that pedestrians are treated like 2nd class citizens in most suburban cities and towns, with Fairfield County no different. View Comment
Well, I give him, or them, credit, for being willing to face voters in public. The giveaway of state money ("development funds") to successful private businesses is inexcusable. $115 million to Bridgewater Associates, the most successful hedge fund manager in the world, with > $150 billion in assets? These people are in positions of responsibility for which they have shown themselves to be unqualified. View Comment
I know it generally is uneconomic to operate the bar car, but it's such a great service, and a chance for commuters and train riders to be sociable and relaxed. Heck, I met my wife in the bar car over 20 years ago! I hope that Metro North finds the courage and a way to keep this fine tradition and community service. View Comment