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
Glad the smoke alarms worked,no one had to remind of us those. I would also suggest after you use the container to move them outside away from the house.Shame the city couldn't charge them for the call maybe that would send a message anyone would understand. View Comment
You have to be kidding,this is not what we sent him to DC for.Maybe if we are lucky Duff will run for his office and we can get rid of both of them.The last thing our country needs is him to involve himself with matters like this baby steps maybe ribbon cutting in the spring and a bake sale wouuld be warranted.Have him bring Himes and Duff with him cut down on unwanted eye candy in the news.Ha anyone else noticed a pattern of deliberate issue dodging? View Comment
It may help Norwalk in regards to news,Rt 95 was Northbound was closed for over an hour the other night a horrendus accident and nothing on 12 yet everyone else had it.Honestly 12 could run reuns of the same news all week and no one would catch it if not for the weather. View Comment
While Richard Blumenthal like him or not is working for Ct every day bringing money jobs and respect for us.These other two have hurt Norwalk in many ways wonder what has been said about our State reps?Only hope Norwalk has when it comes to the power plant will Blumenthal his head is not in the sand and hands in the pockets of special interests. View Comment
Makes one wonder who was watching the rest of the city?Have to ask did the fireboat come with absorbant 3m pads and boom or was that extra the city wasn't paid for?The oil sheen next to the boats we can all trust came from the fire if not Norwalk needs a pollution control advocate maybe that lady Dave McCarthy suggested Diane could help she does know her stuff. View Comment
Poorly lit parking lot elimination of cabs on that side with radios a Parking dept who is never seen on the scooter this all on the Northbound side and its not like Duff Perone and Morris don't know there is crime there but Norwalk is safe becuase why?Last week waiting for a family member we watched a man open peoples car doors asking for money its not safe and never has been without something that prevents bad behavior.Guess not until another election will any our elected officials care about safety for those who use the T.Its amazing who cares during an election not amazing after all these years who plays the voters.Where the victim took himself to the hospital may suggest he has called and waited for an ambulance in Norwalk before. View Comment