I cannot even begin to comprehend what is not going through these individual's minds. Get a babysitter. There are plenty of high school kids who would watch your child for a couple of hours. View Comment
She is one of the far right nutso's who gives conservatives a bad name. I honestly wish she'd be quiet and go away, but this is the attention she craves and, sadly we're giving it to her. Enough said. View Comment
I say kudo's to the woman who took the time to take a CPR class, otherwise this child wouldn't have survived. Imo, taking a CPR class is the least expensive investment you'll make in your child's life. At least these mothers were in sight of the kids. View Comment
I agree Nancy. We have become such a litigious society, and that drum beat seems to be never ending regardless of the mere happenstance of a tree falling, which as you said, can happen at any given time. This is truly a tragedy, but that's what insurance is for, not lawsuits. View Comment
A tad ironic, isn't it.
That being said, I do wish they'd have the common sense to ban cigarettes at the beaches. Enough research has been done to know that 2nd hand smoke is just as harmful as if you'd smoked it yourself. Besides, the sand is not an ashtray. Fwiw, the beaches in CA don't allow it, nor in HI or FL. View Comment
She might be a good communicator...but, she has a problem w/ her listening skills as well as following through. I've personal experience w/ this. I hope she loses her senate seat, too, she no longer belongs there either. She was my senator until the lines were redrawn. She certainly isn't Gov. material. View Comment
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