Good luck Carl we are drowing in Himes ignorance,his team in Norwalk are the three stooges Duff Perone and Morris.Himes stint with Homeland security has left our emergency repsonders without tools in the tools box.Smoking mirrors and grants shower us all leaving a sticky film of payback when its our money and pleas for help.
Jim has failed us thinking when he ran his State reps would be able to deliver needs in the district all has come of it is fund raisers asking for more money,it was suppose to be us getting the money and receiving a fair shake.
I know you have heard this in the past promise us nothing deliver us something and we will bring up the rear and meet you on solid ground.Be the American you are and leave the politics to those who think a handshake and a smile will bring votes.We were lied to,concern was only for the time spent patronizing and working the room,the real work was in washington while Jim was here grasping for straws.
This is grant season watch what gets passed out and if it was priorities that were met or just pie in the sky grants that made no sense at all.
Jim got Norwalk a free fire boat that has cost the city so far almost a $100,000 grand.What was free? View Comment
Stephanie Pelletier makes a great pitch but what seems to be missing?Shopping?Security?Parking?Rilling?Collins?Stephanie's employer is who?
Nightclub Noise,constant fire alarms with no key holders,trash rats and homeless there is plenty of.
The arts? Those traffic signal boxes are great a little bit of NY city thrown in.
By the time it all gets done construction and building a great team it will be time to replace the Washington st bridge has anyone planned on that?
Communication,planning,parking and many other things have been customized for whom?Singles, young couples, empty-nesters and commuters screw the elderly they complain too much about the noise the bar room brawls.
Number of delays...yes fighting those who were here first and the longest that earned respect.The wrenches were thrown the people lost.
Th street was cleaned up nicely when Linda ran Dick took care of that now its downhill all the way.
Granted the advantage is close to the police station so when you become a victim its easy to make the report and quickly go home.Crime at the Sono Station continues Metro police can verify its not a Norwalk problem,a crime this week has taken place each day.
The nice stores the friendly shops the conveniant spots to grab something nice have dried up bars have replaced the 1980s,up keep of the buildings have been ignored plans to increase the size of the building are kept secret that goes hand in hand its a shame Norwalk has lost its destination for those Norwalk wanted back in the 1980s.
Shame the folks at Washington Village were never invited to make washington st thier home all those old timers long time Norwalkers would of been a plus in Sono they would of brought pride and security to the street but that would of made sense.Kick Norwalkers to the curb make a profit and destroy our seaside community that once was.
One of Pelletier’s primary roles is to acquire tenants for the retail, office and restaurant space for whom? Thats ok I guess we pay for city services that taxes don't cover for those who don't mind supporting private developers.
Norwalk had many choices one was to lock into a contract they didn't,now we wait for a delivery sat morning between 7 and 4 for salt that has arrived in port down the coast here in Ct.Poor planning by our DPW is no excuse yes others have the same problem yet Norwalk had choices and made the wrong ones.Maybe the new Mayor will step in and make sure the DPW is run better.Mixing sand with the salt worked for many years only reason salt was not as popular was storm drains needed maintenance and our city opted to be lazy and dump more product into the water via treated salt.Sand was and has been short money and with storms with 6 inches or more still coming a wake up call should be taken.Over 70,000 pounds on a truck can be given but what about the bridge over load facts thats a article in itself. View Comment
Your correct but after the department voted no confidence in McCarthy in the past until he is removed I doubt if any course will change the future as we all know the history of the appointments.Maybe hiring has been all about the quality of leadership, Surrounding depts have filled their ranks without any problem woman have a challenge in Norwalk as well a course won't cure that.So maybe in hindsight minorities will be hired and may not satisfy Andre a great firefighter may I add.Those who are coming out of the service also have an advantage as well spending money like this seems more political than anything else.I agree its what Norwalk needs not what the majority wants and that seems to be the problem. View Comment
Hamilton's recommended budget includes funding in fiscal year 2013-14; the establishment of a Fire Cadet Program,maybe this is why I ask if its costing Norwalk money.One time Norwalk firefighters were one of the highest paid in the state and when tests were given there were plenty of candidates why are we spending money on programs and not the fire dept itself? View Comment
Whats does this cost the city and is this what most cities do?Offering Spanish for firefighters seem to be the norm has Norwalk set up a course at NCC for our full time firefighters as well? View Comment
Hope the driver is doing well thats the kind of thing that shouldn't happen at all.As far as contracted to clear snow from the Norwalk Parking Authority’s Webster Lot that seems to be odd when we have so many plows sanders and people hired by the Authority to do the job.They do sidewalks they do parking garages they do most places in the city as a private contractor taking away from Norwalks own.Its sad to see how many Norwalk people they have replaced over the years costing the city much more than what it would cost if Norwalk ran their own show.Be interesting to see if the city has to pay for city employess to park Figure Norwalk built the garage before they gave it away to LAZ be nice to know Norwalk PD doesn't have to rent space during the storms for something that once was ours.Maybe this last rage had sometning to do with hiring their own and not Norwalk people to remove snow.The attack was not right having LAZ charge the city for a what appears to be a exclusive hold on Norwalk isn't right as well.Of course watching LAZ remove snow usually starts on overtime leaving it a hazard during regular business hours but what do I know.Until a year or so back all the trucks LAZ used had city plates on them then one got into a accident and questions starting to fly why was the truck so far from Norwalk with Norwalk plates without a working Norwalk employee? Thank Moccia for that LAZ had it made when he was mayor.Maybe while Riling is making an honest effort to break the same ole same ole he looks into Parking Auth and see if he can wrestle some of its perks back to Norwalk people,maybe that segway was given to them by the police dept after all, maybe he is in on it or thats the tip for parking cars in the garage.The notion to use Boy Scouts to shovel is great but didn't Norwalk kick them to the curb with paper drives and give that to city carting? It never ends does it no matter who is in charge. View Comment
cleaning brownfield sites where contamination is stalling development Now that has Norwalk written all over it wonder what our reps and developers have planned for us now? A good real estate agent could probably tell us. View Comment
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