Better if it became a park to ease the burden on East Norwalk. Of course thats improvement not growth and our philosophy seems to be money money money, though any increase in revenue never equates relief for the taxpayers in the city. SONO DESPERATELY needs a decent sized park capable of being used for sports. View Comment
If in fact the state owns the Bridges then we should be collecting money FROM Metro North and Amtrack as well as any other users of them so the taxpayers done need to pay for it when things weary out. We shouldn't be expected to help pay for somebody else's transportation needs. The Railroads in this nation started & were created as private corporations funded by investors. When they stopped being profitable we should have let them go the way of the riverboat.
Commuters might do well to start living where they work. They are a huge part of why its so expensive to live here. View Comment
One killing since 2012, you clowns need to go back to school, get jobs, get off welfare, move out of the projects and start real lives. The Motorcycles, as noted are for traffic enforcement not vice. If the violence bothers you, when you move out of the projects, keep going. Might like Bridgeport better. View Comment
Its shameful that tax money is spent at all. Let the riders foot the bill. The lunacy of these clowns blaming corporate welfare or Republican big oil tax breaks id laughable. The State of CT has nothing to do with either & its the state which gets milked so commuters can make big bucks out of state on our dime. Live where you work if you don't wish to pay to get there.
Never anything good to say. Our PD does an EXCELLENT job given what they deal with. If we want to stop the shootings we need to start closing down the projects & stop building new low income and municipal housing. Ray Charles could see the correlation between housing projects & crime, they go hand in hand. View Comment
Its a good law on the surface. But its disgusting that this young lady served no time for killing a human being negligently.
As far as bicycles and joggers sharin g the road though we should be reasonable.
In East Norwalk its not uncommon for bicyclists to be in the center of the lane, or riding two abreast making it necessary to cross the center line to get around them. Its a two way street, cyclists who are more than 3 feet from the curb should be ticketed. Joggers in the street if theres a sidewalk should be ticketed. Motorists pay taxes to support the infrastructure, cyclists and joggers do not. End of story. Its bad enough we lose our streets every other weekend for this race or that race in East Norwalk, listening to people whine about bike lanes and inconsiderate drivers who simply want to use the streets motorists pay for is silly. If EVERYONE, even cyclists and joggers, were considerate it would be a non issue. And I do ride a bicycle all the time, have been doing so in East Norwalk since 1976 without issue. A big part of the issue is the traffic brought in by marketing our beach for profit. Let it turn back into a small city's beach again and nothing more will help a lot in this area. View Comment
Bob Duff, a nice guy, is a great example of everything wrong with this state. Smiles & kind words do not feed people or reduce poverty, they don't reduce deficit spending, create jobs or lower crime.
Honestly hunger is not an issue here. We give away millions every month in food, welfare, section 8 housing and more. Our poor eat better than the poor anyplace else in the world. What we should ask is why we have poor, why we have welfare & why we have housing projects. IF these programs worked the numbers on them should shrink every year. But they grow, they grow because the goal of the Democrats is to see them grow, the more poor the more grants & the more times each year the Bob Duffs get photo ops to claim they care and are here to help. Being sick of Duff is not enough. He is just one of many who need to go. We need to vote out most incumbents & certainly all Democrat incumbents. Nobody who looks for more money instead of more jobs is worth a vote. Nobody who wants more low income housing is worth consideration, nobody who wants higher taxes is worth considering and nobody who supports weakening the citizenry to create a safer CT is anything less than an accomplice to every violent crime in the state. Its time to get rid of those who have ruined us the past couple decades. View Comment
Surrounding towns do better not because Norwalks schools are lesser schools, its because of the population demographic. How many kids in Ridgefield, Wilton, Westport or Darien live in projects with welfare leach parents? As far as the tax burden in the area look no further than the Democrats and liberal Republicans we keep putting inn office. NOTHING will get better until we kick the Democrats out of Hartford & replace them with Conservatives who have sustainable ideas. View Comment
The buck stops there, but the buck, what it costs and what it means all come from the legislature. Anybody blaming ANYTHING in CT on the Republican party is out to lunch. How long will it take for people to look in the mirror instead of pointing fingers? Foley stinks but anything to stem the rubber stamping of any liberal drivel that reached Malloys desk is worth it.
Its a very very sad thing when people need to point to predecessors to explain away their guys failure. Its a societal failure, progressive liberalism is not self sustaining. It sucks an economy dry. We let it happen and now we need to vote out all big govt tax & spend politicians of any party. If we voted out every incumbent it would send a strong message. Why on earth do we keep electing the same people who put us here? View Comment
Yeah they set the statute of limitations. Reading the lunacy some people post here makes it clear why CT is going down the tubes as it is. There should be an intelligence test before people can vote. View Comment
LOL ok. Sure thing. Our jails are filled with Democrats, our welfare rolls are filled with democrats and our ghettos are filled with democrats. Democrats are killing the state, whether the foggy brained liberals admit it or not.
But on topic, this income tax was a TEMPORARY measure passed in 1990 to balance the budget, BUT, Democrats NEVER let a tax go away so 24 years later we are still paying it and every legislator in Hartford acts like it was always there. Even though we got by for 214 years without it. Pretty amazing the tunnel vision & lack of grasp of reality espoused by todays General assembly. Nobody in state politics in CT should feel good about themselves, they are all deceitful self serving elitists. View Comment
If we need state or federal funding for development theres nothing to brag about. Just as rebuilding Washington village is evidence of failure, not progress.
What Duff & Malloy need to do is focus on reducing taxes and the general cost of living so people can afford to live here WITHOUT state and federal funding AND without the need for taxpayer funded housing. The purpose of govt is not to push costs beyond the reach of residents so politicians can brag about getting grants to help the areas they killed, the purpose of govt is simply to run things efficiently and fairly. There is very little in CT run efficiently or fairly. View Comment
What a clearly clueless statement. Republicans in CT are powerless unless they vote with the democrats who are the real problem here. For DECADES we have had a clear democrat monopoly in Hartford. Malloy the mental midget raised taxes AND got us further into debt.
And trying to say Republicans have kept taxes LOW, when the conversation is centered on how HIGH they are is laughable.
CTs problem in a nutshel is size of govt & a desire to keep growing it. Everytime some liberal bleeding heart dreams up another program or initiative it raises costs across the board. Taxes will NEVER go down as long as we have a Democratic stranglehold in Hartford. View Comment
Why look at the very few which are comparable to us instead of the MULTITUDE that have tax burdens a fraction of ours? One of the reasons ours are so high is NYers moving here because its cheaper and then pushing for the same stupid policies that create high taxes in the first place. View Comment
If they were Democratic politicians nobody would have gotten arrested. They can punch old people in the face no questions asked.
Blaming the cops is kinda silly, its the MEDIA which decides what to sensationalize and make a big deal out of, hence this article. View Comment
We can start addressing the problem by admitting the reality that Heroin and other drug issues come hand in hand with urbanization. The bigger we get, the more low income & projects we have, the more drug dealers & gang activity we have. Simple solution? Stop catering to and attracting the sort of people who bring this stuff in. Reduce low income units & projects. Create a ten year plan reducing municipal, low income & housing projects until drugs and violent crime are on par with our neighbors instead of comparing us to big cities. We have a choice and its not too late. We can keep Norwalk a good place to live and IMPROVE it, or we can continue competing with Bridgeport, Stamford, Hartford and others in a downward spiral. Norwalk doesn't NEED to become a cesspool, but its where we are headed. View Comment