Friday, February 12, 2010

on march 12th and 13th

Mission Of Mercy Dental Clinic Approaching

Free Clinic To Be Held March 12, 13

(i HAVE dental insurance and depending upon the work done, i sometimes end up having to pay a great deal. cleanings are 100% covered. i think fillings are 80% but root canals/caps i have to pay 50% and that ends up costing a FORTUNE. i cannot imagine NOT having health insurance or prescription coverage or dental coverage at all)

................The Mission of Mercy dental clinic will open at 8 a.m. on March 12 and 13. Mission of Mercy will be held at the Aetna building on Industrial Park Road in Middletown...............

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

i'm hunkered down

have my coffee, my smokes, my snacks and NO TV. i'm going to work from home (NO, i didn't start yet), then read a bit then knit a bit.

ok ok ok, i may watch season 5 of lost on hulu so i can start watching the new season (but i'm unsure if that is the direction i'm going to take)

Snow Heads Toward Connecticut

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

this is some very sad news

i'm old enough to remember when the central was a REAL theater. i remember how the center USED to be. i want it back like that now. i hate most of what it has become.

i loved the bookworm though. since i no longer GO to the center (no real need, my yarn store sit-n-knit moved to bloomfield. my florist lane and lenge has moved to park road). so NO need.
most of the restaurants are ok. i DO think a couple of them are excellent. it's NOT worth it to me to have to deal with the suv driving, walking the designer dog, see and be seen crowd.

don't EVEN get me started on black and blue square.....
(here's a test for you. go to the whole foods near black and blue and then drive the one or two miles to the whole foods in bishops corner. TELL me you don't notice a difference* and i'll tell you you're either lying or high on crack.)

i WILL miss the bookworm

Bookworm to Close

Bookworm, the independent bookstore that has been a fixture in town since 1973 will close by the end of the month and leave its Farmington Avenue store, founder and owner Sarah Bedell said Monday.

Bedell, 67, said concerns about her health, and not the faltering economy, prompted her recently to decide to retire after nearly 37 years in the business she said she still loves...............

*the difference being the people are NICER in bishops corner. they're more aware of their surroundings in bishops corner and NOT simply SELF aware as they are in the center.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

i heard about this by cnn flashing a breaking news alert

on my itouch (i was in a place with wi fi). the first thing i did was call my boss to make sure his family was ok (it was). we put on one of the tvs to wtnh (channel 8) and just watched silently. how devestating and i am so very sorry for the loss of lives and the injuries.

Five dead in Middletown explosion
Five people were killed, and at least a dozen injured Sunday in an explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant under construction in Middletown, Connecticut. Authorities continue searching for anyone who may be trapped in rubble.

At an evening news conference, held at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Middletown, Mayor Sebastian Giuliano confirmed the number of fatalities. He said it was unclear exactly how many people were working at the site Sunday but that they are working to compile an exact number.

Mayor Giuliano said they have to get lists from multiple contractors who are working on the plant.

"We're just trying to get a count of the persons involved," Lt. Governor Michael Fedele said.

One of the confirmed deceased, Ray Dobratz, 58, of Old Saybrook, was a plumber and member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 777. ...........

Middletown Power Plant Explosion: Search Goes Through The Night For More Victims
The Hartford Courant
MIDDLETOWN — - A devastating explosion that was heard and felt for miles destroyed a power plant Sunday morning as workers purged a natural gas piping system, killing at least five and injuring many more, emergency response officers said.

Homeowners miles away said the explosion, reported shortly after 11 a.m. at the Kleen Energy Systems power plant under construction on River Road, created a shock wave so intense that some mistakenly thought the central part of the state had experienced an earthquake.

A team of investigators from the federal government's Chemical Safety Board, charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents, was scheduled to arrive at the plant today. A board spokesman said the team will look for the cause of the explosion, with particular emphasis on the procedure used at the Kleen Energy plant to purge, or clear, the gas piping system.........

pic: Aerial Photo Of The Middletown Power Plant Explosion (BETTINA HANSEN / HARTFORD COURANT)

At Least 5 Dead In Middletown Explosion
Shoreline Residents Report Feeling Shaking From Explosion

An explosion at the Kleen Energy plant on River Road in Middletown on Sunday morning destroyed much of the plant, killing at least five people and injured at least 12.At a press conference on Sunday evening, Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano stressed there was no threat to public safety and officials had ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack. Giuliano said five to seven fire crews remained on scene, as well as the urban search and rescue team looking for people who may be trapped under the rubble. He said it was difficult to say how many people were in the plant at the time of the explosion because many different contractors were working with their own employee lists.On Sunday, Gov. Jodi Rell activated the Emergency Operations Center. The Emergency Operations Center in Hartford was being staffed by the state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Department of Public Health, the National Guard and Connecticut State Police.............


here's a link to a facebook page for condolences

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