It's about freaking time. It's one thing to read about and hear about all these train problems. It's another thing to have them impact your daily life and overall quality of living in Fairfield county. Taxpayers and commuters are fed up and have been for years and now all of a sudden our politicians wake up and decide something needs to be done- day late and several dollars short. It's bad enough the job market in CT is in the toilet, but it adds insult to injury when people can't even get to their jobs in NYC safely. View Comment
NewYo I said the exact same thing last night. I would certainly be interested. I quit my job in the city in September because I was fed up with commuting. I think the issue would be parking capacity. View Comment
What if I told you my pit bull was attacked unprovoked by a cocker spaniel, and she ran away, rather than fighting back? Would you still call them a bad breed? She is gentle with other dogs and children including toddlers who pull her ears and stick their hands in her mouth.
There are no bad breeds. Only bad dog owners. View Comment
I am curious what your reasons and opinions are regarding his "failing" the police department. Can you give specific examples of these failures? I am not challenging you for the sake of being a jerk, I genuinely would like to know.
I live in a part of Norwalk with a lot of police activity and here is what I see:
1) around the clock police presence- not sleeping in their cars, actively patrolling the neighborhood, and if you wave they always smile and wave back
2) a response time of 5 minutes or less when I call to report anything from suspicious activity to a noise complaint
3) officers routinely stopping to ask groups of loitering teenagers for ID, who they are, where they are from, and what they're doing there, and sending the message they are being watched and noticed
4) they work long shifts and go days without spending time or holidays with their families
I personally dont feel "failed" by the police department, and I feel safe walking in my neighborhood. I wouldn't dare begrudge them of good pay or benefits, and I would never want to do their (often thankless) job. If you want people who are motivated to do their jobs well, and in this case it is protecting and serving YOU, then like anywhere else, you have to ensure good compensation.
So, that said, I look forward to seeing what Rilling can do for Norwalk, I already enjoy living here and hope it only gets better. View Comment