You bring up an excellent point. From whist I read it fears a possible breach of credit and Debit card holders of about 40 million people. So I think it's much broader then your hopes of just cobrands. View Comment
There's a station on New Canaan Ave. that stopped selling Lotto games. They only got 5 cents / ticket and realized they were loosing money at the pump and snack stop.
Yes, I have seen threadbare players, nervously scratching tickets as they stood there. I asked one, ' Can't you just swipe the bar code, instead of doing all that scratching'? His reply to me was " What's the fun in that"!
So, they must be getting some sort of endorphin high. View Comment
I walked to school also K-8 Snow high enough to fall into your boots as you traced the steps of the kid in front of you. I'm not sure of the distance but on a spring day it was a 20 minute walk. You know when you live in a town with severe weather. Parking meters are a foot taller, hydrants are built in to the masonry of buildings and on Easter ( in Oneida ) there might still be enough snow on the ground that your dad wasn't about to take off the tire chains. Ever been to the Canadian side of Niagara in winter? The lights gleaming the frozen mist on railings is so beautiful.
I used to have the same dilemma here with my girls. I had a job that didn't have a snow day option. The YMCA would close its before and after school programs and of course the schools closed if they heard of snow two states away. It would cost me more in babysitting charges for 2 kids for 9-10 hours than I earned after taxes and then sometimes it Never snowed at all!
I feel your angst. I'm retired now, no kids at home and toasty. Someday you'll be able to say the same. :-)) View Comment
' They ' buy em every week. When they read there were no winners and after weeks there was 1 winner in Ohio, don't you think they are aware?
You're entertaining !
They're not paying for the disappointment, they are paying for the thrill, the ability to dream. They know they aren't going to win and they will tell you that with a smile on their face.
I don't play but my Next door neighbor use to. He won the $1M CT lottery about 25 years ago. He didn't retire and he knew he couldn't. After taxes it came to $38,000 / year He always had a new car and took fabulous vacations
I personally know 3 people that won the CT lottery for $1M. A childhood friend ( M Spanner Bpt. ), a coworker ( Liquori Rdgfld. ) and my next door neighbor( D.S. Nrwlk). I don't buy tickets. I get my entertainment right here, for Free! View Comment
A big part of it is, kids don't walk anymore. Many neighborhood schools have been converted to senior housing etc. Younger kids standing out at bus stops in 18 degree weather isn't safe. It's not always the getting there but the ride home.
I hear you though. Norwalk has closed schools when no snow has fallen. Another 30 miles south and we would be a Mid-Atlantic State so this is barely New England, that's why you see this behavior. This isn't a Buffalo suburb. View Comment
The toys may be dropped off at City Hall, 125 East Avenue, the Registrars office on the first floor, and unwrapped is preferred, Mon-Fri, 8:30 – 4:30 and the Marines will be picking them up this week, I believe on Wednesday.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Karen Lyons at 203-854-7764.
Very sad for the ( other ) children. As for the women it speaks to a deplorability I have never understood.
Saddest is my suspicion that they took those toys to give to their children, probably of which would have received a toy from the same source.
This happens everywhere, every year. Food bins, clothes bins, toy bins.
At City Hall at least, you'd think they would place the bin inside an office door or behind the Help Desk counter.
It'll happen again somewhere before Christmas !
Toys for Tots is my usual drop off destination. Semper Fi !
Missed you, you silver tongued advocate of Justice and the American way. View Comment
Well, as of 09:30, I have twice the snow, than the entire total for the day they closed all our schools.
They don't need to miss one day! Yet another reason you should walk to the school in your neighborhood. View Comment
None of that was discussed but your $16 /day x 20 days isn't making anybody rich. That would barely cover fuel for your car. Not the cost of your vehicle, maintenance, repairs, insurance, taxes or cost of parking. Take a moment with some scrap paper and actually add those costs up for yourself. I'd say you're pocketing a pretty penny from the subsidy I contribute to. You're welcome in advance!
Let's take a 30K car, financed over 5 years at 0% interest. 6K a year. $16.43 a day. View Comment
It kills me to read, ' it's unfair to milk us for money' .
Drive you car into Manhattan for one day, just one day. Obviously you are taking the train out of cost. 5% is cheap ! You know it, we know it, they know it. View Comment