The trains were almost to the minute for maybe 20 years, showing they know how to do it. The old adage "you could set your watch by it" was true. They are so far off now it would appear they don't care at all. When you get to the platform and the sign reads "good service", you wait 5 minutes past the scheduled time, then there's an announcment the train will be "5 to 10 minutes late". It's ALREADY 5 minutes late, and you KNEW that before the announcement was made, and it's not "good service", so why not just cop to it and help people out? View Comment
It's worthy because they will sometimes put stories in Westchester or Fairfield counties in to the larger area if it's an especially significant story. Since this person was a resident of one of those counties and had an impact on the White House and the Capitol, it reached that threshold, or so I'm guessing. View Comment
Loveithere, on the other hand, I started getting the shots 15 years ago, while generally my family of 4 did not. People all around me were sick multiple times while I was not. So the flu shot appeared to work for me. View Comment
DLB, you have it right, it's an important issue but there is plenty of venture money funding plenty of smart companies in the private sector who are figuring it out and setting the right path.
The "donut" spare is not so bad. It is there to save you money, not to annoy you and deprive you. Conserving space and weight in a car is to your benefit. Carrying a full spare is like having 2 cinderblocks in your trunk...over a year, it wastes a lot of gas, and these days it's easy not to have a single flat tire in 10 years. The tradeoff is a good one.
When I get a flat, I order a used tire on Ebay. In 2 days, the tire is sitting by my back door from UPS. You can get a used tire with 60% tread for $40, vs. the same tire new for $200+. Take it to any gas station for mounting and balancing for $15. You can buy and mount that used tire 4 times for the cost of one new tire. I do this for my kid's cars as they tend to get flats more often! Has always worked out great. View Comment
Had this car in college...worked to pay for it, all of $2,500. They were only about $6,500 brand new. Same car now would be about $100,000. Diana Ross had owned my car and I bought it from her husband. A week later I found her address book under the driver's seat and mailed it to her. Should have kept it! View Comment
Jayme's a big talent and nobody knows more about what's going on in the town, and the history of same, which is also important in evaluating where to spend money wisely. The next couple of years are going to be all about holding the line on budget, especially in education. We can't keep increasing 6-7% forever. Lots of towns held flat on spending and very many had drastic cuts and survived just fine. View Comment
Darien police are fantastic! I don't even complain when they give me a ticket. They once saved my entire house from flooding while I was away by responding to an alarm, noticing a leak through a window, finding a way in, navigating miles of old and new pipes in the basement, and turning off the correct valve after a ceiling leak had spruing. There was $33,000 in damage but it would have run for days and multiplied many times over if they hadn't figured out exactly what was going on. Any time you need them, they arrive in about 1 minute. Thanks to all of them. View Comment