I'm uncertain who the "Tri-State Transportation Campaign" is (the article fails to make any mention. Sigh.) Nonetheless, this type of study falls short if it addresses only pedestrian deaths without addressing pedestrian injuries. It is my own belief that pedestrians are treated like 2nd class citizens in most suburban cities and towns, with Fairfield County no different. View Comment
Well, I give him, or them, credit, for being willing to face voters in public. The giveaway of state money ("development funds") to successful private businesses is inexcusable. $115 million to Bridgewater Associates, the most successful hedge fund manager in the world, with > $150 billion in assets? These people are in positions of responsibility for which they have shown themselves to be unqualified. View Comment
I know it generally is uneconomic to operate the bar car, but it's such a great service, and a chance for commuters and train riders to be sociable and relaxed. Heck, I met my wife in the bar car over 20 years ago! I hope that Metro North finds the courage and a way to keep this fine tradition and community service. View Comment
I disagree with you. Governments often make mistakes. Sometimes brave individuals disobey them to help society. Examples: Daniel Elsberg, Martin Luther King Jr., Raoul Wallenberg. Tragically, it's a long list throughout history. Greenpeace is not a terrorist organization -- ALL of their protests are non-violent. I think Peter Willcox is a brave person. His parents must be very proud. Russia's justice system is a travesty, so I hope he gets help from outside and is able to escape a bad fate.
Stunning stupidity. Kayak's owner, Priceline.com, has a market capitalization of over $51 billion, and has nearly $6 billion of cash in the bank. They do not need Connecticut taxpayers to subsidize their business. This is lunacy. Somebody needs to take away the Governor's toys until he can learn to play responsibly. This is a disgrace. View Comment
Sad. These seem like victimless crimes. And yes, I know, weed in the car is dangerous like an open container. Give the people each a day of community service, expunge their records if they stay out of trouble, and leave room in the criminal justice system for stuff that matters. Just my take. View Comment
I am skeptical. To me, it sounds like Champlain College would like to sell reports, or at least gin up some PR. Personal finance? How about just enabling young people with reading comprehension and critical thinking skills? Then they are equipped to learn anything, incluing Personal Finance. And Personal Hygeine too, for that matter. View Comment
Ken P Jr, I think you ask a reasonable question, so here's a reasonable answer: US Senators vote on our nation's laws. They take positions, and sometimes introduce bills for new laws or changes to existing laws. And they run in public campaigns for election. And they meet with their constituents. Invevitably, some people will disagree with their positions, and then there is a non-trivial risk that one or more demented person will decide to take violent action against the elected official they disagree with. Take gun nuts, for example. Lots of these people are armed to the teeth, and are convinced beyond any doubt of the rightness of their cause, and some may be dangerous. So, it's important that our government officials, elected and otherwise, should be protected while they fulfill their responsibilities. Reasonable, right? View Comment