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New Milford scouts on rafting trip rescue kayaker in dist...

The scouts saved this man's life or at least kept him from serious harm. Kudos to the scout leader and the boys for a job well done. They will be left with a life long memory of a deed well done!  (Jul 7, 2009 | post #2)

Watermilfoil may be less bothersome at Candlewood Lake th...

Seriously, has any reporter been out on the lake in the vicinity of Danbury Town Park? The milfoil is choking the area surrounding city island as well as the north end of the lake. Its sure to be worse as the summer progresses.  (Jun 29, 2009 | post #1)

Pro golfer and former Danbury resident Ken Green to lose leg

Terrific suggestion.  (Jun 15, 2009 | post #8)

WestConn to study whether cold kills watermilfoil in Cand...

The weeds might be good for the fish but they're not good for the humans who try to water ski or swim in the lake. There are at least two incidents where these weeds might have caused drownings by those who got entangled in "clumps" of them, either diving off of a dock (Danbury Town Park) or falling while water skiing. I prefer the safety of humans vrs. a habitat for fish.  (Jun 8, 2009 | post #6)

WestConn to study whether cold kills watermilfoil in Cand...

The drawdown last year came too late. Ice had formed on the lake which seemed to negate the effects of the effort and did not expose the roots to sub freezing temperatures. One could suspect that in order to k*i*l*l the plants they must be exposed to the freezing temperatures over a period of time. The lake has already shown signs that this year will be a bad one in terms of milfoil on the lake.  (Jun 8, 2009 | post #3)

Police: Danbury man drives after drinking at Down the Hatch

One might come to the conclusion that there is no coincidence that this DWI comes on the heals of the findings of last year's boating fatality. However, one might also consider that on any given night a patron from any bar in Connecticut could be stopped and found to be "over the limit". Its not a matter of if, but when, the police choose to target a drinking establishment that an infraction is certain to be found. While DUI should never be condoned, neither should the targeting of a particular restaurant/bar whose owners AND employees have demonstrated restraint in the serving of alcohol beverages.  (Jun 5, 2009 | post #4)

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Elena Delle Donne Speaks To The Hartford Courant

If anyone wonders why Coach Auriemma is so successful both on and off the court with his "kids" it is demonstrated by his insightful comments to EDD and his recognition that she was home sick and not burned out with basketball. The previous poster "really mean" sums it up: Coach Auriemma is a class act and a great coach.  (Jun 3, 2009 | post #49)

Pencil toss triggers bus standoff

Throwing objects at a bus driver is a serious offense given the nature of their responsibilities while driving. Over-reaction by the bus driver? Perhaps. However, the fact remains that nobody should be allowed to ride on a bus who commits such a dangerous act.  (Jun 3, 2009 | post #3)

Lake patrols suspended on Candlewood Lake

Perhaps you've not seen some of the NY boaters on Candlewood Lake during the holiday weekends. There are plenty examples of rude, inconsiderate boaters from many outside of Connecticut. At least, Connecticut requires a license before using their inland waters for boating which means they know port from starboard. Why doesn't NY or NJ requrie same?  (May 18, 2009 | post #56)

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Pirates hijack 2 European chemical tankers off Somalia wi...

Three bullets.....80 cents each. One brave captain, rescued.....Pricel ess  (Apr 13, 2009 | post #14)

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Surprise Of Calhoun's Decision In The Timing

Absolutely correct! Its surprising that a "seasoned " sports writer couldn't have come to this conclusion as well. Perhaps the timing of this article is what's perplexing to sports fans.  (Apr 10, 2009 | post #20)

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UConn's Montgomery Drafted By Minnesota

Good luck Rene in your new venture. You shall always be remembered for your dedication, work ethic, basketball skill AND smile while a student and player at UConn. You will be missed but NEVER forgotten for your achievements while at Storrs. Your dedication will be the milestone goal for future Huskey players. Thank you.  (Apr 10, 2009 | post #1)

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Calhoun Returning For 24th UConn Season

Thank you Coach C for returning to the successful basketball program that YOU created, nurtured and brought this state prominence in college Div. 1 NCAA mens basketball. Connecticut is fortunate to have your expertise and fortitude at UConn.  (Apr 10, 2009 | post #16)

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Yahoo! Corrects Duration Of Calhoun-Nochimson Call

"UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun and former team manager-turned-age nt Josh Nochimson spoke for 3 minutes, 58 seconds in August 2007, not 58 minutes as Yahoo! Sports reported in March." Why are we not surprised that the reporting by the Yahoo sports investigation is unraveling in their accurate reporting. Its beginning to appear that there might be other "mis-statemen ts" of facts on this issue by Yahoo AND others who would rather react than get it correct. Kind of like a "ready, fire, aim" approach to reporting. Disgusting example of vigilante journalism.  (Apr 10, 2009 | post #4)

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Surprise Of Calhoun's Decision In The Timing

"The consequences from the six-month Yahoo! Sports investigation is what will continue to peck away at the program and ultimately could rob Calhoun of a chunk of the legacy he built in Storrs." I believe that the above statement is pure, well, baloney. As several Big East coaches have commented to the effect that Coach Calhoun put UConn on the map in Div 1 NCAA basketball and that he developed a mediocre program from the ground up there is no reason to doubt that his legacy remains intact even with the "dirt digging" by the Yahoo Sports investigation. This story is more about the deceit of one individual who had his own self serving motivation. I would not be surprised to learn when the facts come out, that this "individual " was the sole source of the investigation. Nothing more than baloney.  (Apr 10, 2009 | post #6)