Saturday, July 24, 2010

if you recognize this pup

call Farmington Police Animal Control Officer Charlene Rogers at (860)-675-2440.

Abandoned Miniature Pinscher Found Hungry, Hurt


riddle me this batman

how can someone with 17 tickets in 4 years
1) still have a license
2) still have insurance (one needs insurance to drive in connecticut n'est pas?)  a 23 year old male with 17 tickets? what insurance company does he have? what are his rates? how can he afford them?

ok, someone answer please

Man At Center Of Neighbor Dispute Can Keep License After Sixth Driver Retraining

Police said a man at the center of a heated neighbor dispute over his driving has been allowed to keep his license after attending a June 23 driver retraining class — his sixth.

Residents of Central Avenue accused Kemar Manboard, 23, of reckless driving and speeding down the street in a loud, souped-up red Honda Civic.

In June, about 75 residents signed a petition complaining about Manboard, asking the town council to do something. ...............

A day after Central Avenue residents went to the town council to complain about a reckless driver on their street, tensions between the driver and the neighbors reached a boiling point. (JOHN KREBS / FOX CT / June 3, 2010)

Friday, July 23, 2010

i have some bad news...........

BUT i also have some GOOD news

cinema city is closing. 


cinema city is reopening on new park as part of the bow tie cinemas. that's a bit closer to me. i'll miss the old theater on brainard but i hope this one does better business. it is one of the ONLY places you could go see a movie and not have a demi or a cruise or an  angelina or a travolta or a snake on a plane anywhere near  you. (another being cinestudio at trinity. however one cannot eat or drink ANYTHING at cinestudio)

Cinema City Closes Its Doors

Thursday, July 22, 2010

hope everyone is ok after yesterday's late afternoon storm

the courant has some

pictures up

Fire on Rt 6 Bristol


this is some VERY good news on the EQUALITY front. no, not each and every woman dreams of being a cheerleader. some want to PLAY ACTUAL SPORTS. yeah, just like men do AND CAN 

Judge Says Quinnipiac Discriminated Against Female Student Athletes

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Quinnipiac University has discriminated against female student-athletes by denying them the same opportunities to participate in sports programs as men and ordered the school, within 60 days, to develop a plan to correct the situation.

U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill said Quinnipiac violated a 1973 federal equal opportunity law, known commonly as Title IX, that prohibits gender discrimination in educational programs. The law has frequently been used to balance unequal spending on high school and college sports programs............

.....The school said at the time that it would maintain opportunities for female athletes and keep the school compliant with Title IX by establishing competitive cheerleading as a new varsity sport......

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

i didn't realize this was happening or else i would have attended as well

 i cannot tell you why a jury awarded 2.9 million to a person who hurt themselves in the res (i am sorry for her injuries. truly i am. i cannot say i know all of the facts of the case so i'm not going to say anything other than i think that jury or judge or whatever/whoever made the decision MADE ONE HELL OF  A SERIOUS MISTAKE)

at any rate, i can certainly recognize a GIANT YELLOW METAL GATE. please do not close my reservoirs. i grew up there. i spent a great deal of time there. i saw loons there. i drove over the power trail in a jeep (and was sick for a week because of it). 

don't close our res

 Hundreds Turn Out To Fight To Keep MDC Property Open

Paul Kramer will turn 68 on Thursday, a birthday that might never have been without the Metropolitan District's Reservoir 6.

For the past 14 years, Kramer has left his Avon home in the early morning and power-walked its pristine trails, logging 20,000 miles and meeting new friends along the way. Some have diabetes, or cancer, or simply high cholesterol. Kramer, a retired college professor who survived a 1996 artery blockage, strengthens his heart.

"I'm still alive," Kramer said Tuesday evening in West Hartford Town Hall, teary-eyed after asking members of the Metropolitan District Commission not to close its vast land to the public. "I get emotional because of what I do at the reservoir. The thought of losing that is not an easy one for me to handle.".......

It was a standing room only hearing. Those waiting outside could enter the West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium only when someone inside left. Police were stationed at the doors. Four MDC commissioners listened as speaker after speaker spoke in oppisition to closeing the MDC property to recreational users as the MDC proposed. (MICHAEL McANDREWS, Hartford Courant / July 21, 2010)