Saturday, January 23, 2010
BUT if you're in the glastonbury hood, DO stop by
dee's one smart cookie
it's a gluten free, DAIRY FREE (which generally makes it VEGAN) bakery. my boss brought in a cranberry orange coffee cake the other day and it was divine!!!
here's their facebook link
so NO spanish on the floor. oh, you can speak spanish to your heart's content in the DISHWASHING area. yup. THAT'S ok. NOT where the liberal scenesters can SEE AND HEAR you though
Atticus Bookstore's Management Reviewing Language Policy
NEW HAVEN — - Here in this liberal stronghold, the news that Atticus Bookstore and Café had imposed a policy restricting employees to speaking English in public areas has been greeted by widespread criticism.
But it took most people a beat or two to get to the harsh words.
"Atticus?" said lawyer Steven D. Jacobs in disbelief. "You're kidding me."
Especially in recent years, New Haven has gone out of its way to distinguish itself as a place welcoming to immigrants, regardless of their legal status. Atticus appeared to fit comfortably, even enthusiastically, into this mosaic.
A stalwart for more than 30 years in a rapidly changing downtown, Atticus prided itself on its quality baked goods, promoted the arts and environmental causes and fostered an air of multiculturalism at its Chapel Street location in the building that houses the Yale Center for British Art.
"A lot of people are shocked that Atticus is doing this," said Deborah Malatesta, a spokeswoman for the New Haven Workers Association, the group that publicized the policy after it was contacted by two angry Atticus employees.........
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I-95 billboard 'man and bear' prompt 911 calls
By Noelle Frampton, STAFF WRITER
RIDGEPORT -- A local car dealer's unconventional billboard advertising is attracting more than passing attention from motorists.
A life-sized mannequin perched with a teddy bear atop the billboard near Interstate 95's northbound exit 26 is also prompting occasional calls to the emergency "911" number from travelers who fear the figures are about to topple off.
But dispatchers at State Police Troop G barracks tell concerned callers that the "man" isn't real -- and that he and his companion bear have been up there for a while............
pic: A mannequin and giant teddy bear sit on top of a billboard, advertising BMW of Bridgeport, near exit 26 northbound on I-95, in Bridgeport, Conn. Jan. 15th, 2010. Photo: Ned Gerard / Connecticut Post
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
one never knows though if i'd change my mind. i hope to NEVER have to consider that..........
Reliving Horror in a Test for the Death PenaltyBy WILLIAM GLABERSON
NEW HAVEN — More than two years later, the details still have the power to horrify.
In the middle of the night, two parolees break into a tidy clapboard house in the central Connecticut town of Cheshire. They club the father, a doctor, and tie him up.
One of them rapes and strangles the mother, the authorities say. The other molests one of the daughters, 11-year-old Michaela. The father breaks free and shouts for help. But the intruders have set a fire: The girls, Michaela and Hayley, 17, tied to their beds, die of smoke inhalation.
The triple murder on Sorghum Mill Drive — widely compared to the Kansas killings in Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” — has transfixed the state ever since. The suspects, both habitual criminals, were arrested a block from the house. The crime prompted a searching review of the state legal system that had freed them...........
Sunday, January 17, 2010
CT's Mobile Hospital Ready for Possible Haiti Deployment
Gov: 100 bed transportable unit is ready to assist
Should the federal government need it, Governor M. Jodi Rell says "its here." Connecticut’s mobile hospital, a state-of-the-art 100 bed transportable unit, is ready to be deployed to assist in the Haitian relief efforts if the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) needs the extra assistance.
The Ottilie W. Lundgren Memorial Field Hospital is multi-functional and complete with electricity, water, heat and air conditioning. It is deployable has a flexible configuration of 25 bed units that can be operated jointly or independently of one another.............
here's a google link to a list of charities
(see this story before considering a donation to that organization. i personally am sending my money to doctors without borders for this relief effort. please consider helping out in ANY way you can. oh, i'm also going to donate some knit items to craft hope for haiti. dang, if i can't get my knitting right, i'll just buy some stuff from the etsy shop)