Why would he have to shave he doesn't have to be versed with a full face resp when tear gas is deployed and not part of the dive team as long as he can do the job without breaking the dress code he is fine.If you notice its been a pr program launched on Harry,s watch,the condition of the cruisers,police boats and medical equipment the police dept maintains hasn't been brought up yet buying time is an art Norwalks taxpayers understand this.Then when the time comes the wish list first then the want list then the need list shortly after if the pattern is to be the same as years past.Hal always is first this time of year next we will hear about snow removal expense before anything else I bet. View Comment
Tough to make a comment when you don't care for Duff and get called down on not supporting great programs and the Mayor.Thats not the case I support Harry.I'm sure someone else could do as well if not better for these great things offered in Norwalk.Maybe Bob can continue doing good for Norwalk by working at the State level for the rest of us.Election time antics shows us all the rest of the term not much happens.I write with cautios keys. View Comment
Your right asking our state reps to do anything is acting high,join the club.The man stepped down thats progress now we are left with the same crime around all train stations beyond Metro Norths reach.That reach in some stations is the platform what would you suggest at this point wait for a change?Now that various things have been pointed out where in the scheme of things do our State reps stand,not by strap on the trains where the rest of us are going to work and school daily.That was brillant throw something against the wall and see if it sticks I did and I was rewarded with are you high.Thanks for the laugh.Look around at most transit systems the things you mentioned exist in other transit systems that are usually corrected by our elected leaders thay in fact have a bigger bite than us.Unless you know a better way to confront the problems pass that back to me for another hit. View Comment
After 35 years he deserves our thanks,not everyone will agree, as he said things do effect those who give so much,Our state reps need to step up to the plate and work for us who ride Metro or get out of politics they in part are responsible for whats been going on if they had to ride the trains maybe things would be better.To show thanks to Mr Permut sending new reps to the stste house would maybe carry on those devoted 35 years to the riders with new faces.The blame for failure should be shared on the T from our three reps as well along with all they share space with at the state house.Send a thankyou for all those years to Howard vote new faces next election our Norwalk reps need the same wake up call as our past Mayor. View Comment
The wife said around 6 tonight the fund was growing for the family its called go fund me .com i didn't realize it until now that both families are friends with the wife and the kids needless to say smoke alarms and the programs need a boost in Norwalk. View Comment
Please read the Norwalk and Darien news Bob ,our environment our safety our quality of life our trains our roads all need your attention.Please focus on these issues at the State level and leave the small town politics to us. View Comment
From one of our state reps :Thanks are also due to the staff of Metro-North Railroad and the Norwalk Police. This event reminds us that preparation and training for emergencies pays off when a moment of need arises.
I hope after the super bowl party a kickoff to the next election some of our reps have time to understand how many problems the riders have beyond the trains themselves. View Comment
Glad to have them aboard,4 new officers replacing 4 old timers with many years of experience.Some of those retired needed 4 new ones to replace each its shame the the numbers just dont match up.They boast 178 yet how many were taken off the streets for desk jobs?New Mayor old shell game will it ever end? View Comment
As long as Jim is in charge expect the same results as the old Connecticut Rail Commuter Council.If he didn't like the what the message was or wasn't the one with the idea no one stood a chance in suggesting a solution. View Comment
When new rail cars started to hit the tracks in 2011, state Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, said he believed Metro-North's hard times were over,just like crime,homeless,Neon,etc.Out of sight out of mined.In that time new people new administrations new problems.He sat on transportation issues in the past back slapped projects and took credit for things expected working in the state house.The power plant issue is now in good hands?A casino or another power plant would be the next big surprise.Correct me if I'm wrong three power loss incidents and three derailments in the past few months where was the call to arms then?On hold or just not during election time.Nothing but praise for those involved in emergency planning and recent incidents should of been the red flag but all we get is the red herring from all of them.Anyone think of those who have to ride the T who have to park in lots still unsafe where stabbings and crime in South Norwalk is still an on going problem that cries out for camera's police and prevention.Now we choose safe trains or safe train stations,you survive the ride but not the destination should not be choices.Lets no be quick to judge other politicians where their own family rides the T and are effected by this first hand not by phone or media or even political posturing.So far I havn't seen any suggestions that would make a rider comfortable during these emergencies.Riders in the last rescue train needed to be rescued from frozen doors to no platforms once arriving at stations why havn't we heard about those problems from out reps? Do they honestly know whats going on? It doesn't sound like it. View Comment
That is wrong Pequot,they in fact know the facts long before it goes out,this is why the MTA police is dospatched to stations for crowd control shortly after each problem is noted by dispatch.One thing that you don't want is the truth on board a train with over 200 angry people and two conductors I would think. View Comment
To Himes and Duff too little too late.We all read the praise and accolades that has been passed out in regards to emergency response now we are suppose to be convinced these guys have any clue whats going on.Knee jerk reactions leave us all wondering what would they do to make things better?They would know if they were on those trains stuck once in a while.My money is on Kim and Gail they seem to be able to talk to far more easier than most politicians mentioned so far. View Comment
Can't always blame the Republicans,today we get this in part from Bob Duff on the bus stuck on the tracks,
Thanks are also due to the staff of Metro-North Railroad and the Norwalk Police. This event reminds us that preparation and training for emergencies pays off when a moment of need arises. What might have been a tragedy was instead a huge relief, and we are all grateful to those who played a part.
Wonder if he is thinking about higher office? View Comment
Looks like Chipper could of used a bucket as well Broad River,If Bob Duff wanted to do some good he would remind everyone a call to 203 854 0244 may get a free fire alarm detector from Norwalk instead of running an pre election blitz by using the fire dept as an example of good management.
Retirement has been pretty calm and relaxing for future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. That was, until Wednesday, when the former Atlanta Braves great attempted to do a few simple chores at his residence in Roswell, GA and ended up starting a forest fire.
Tried to do my daily chores and cleaned out the fireplace. Went and dumped the ashes. Alls good right? Nope. Set the woods on fire! Ugh
— Chipper Jones