Monday, November 30, 2009

States Unemployed Bankrupt Fund

BY CHRISTINE STEWART: Unemployment insurance is a safety net for laid-off workers. But with nearly 100,000 people filing for benefits, Connecticut’s unemployment trust fund went bankrupt on Oct. 13.

Over the past two months, Gov. M. Jodi Rell has sounded alarms and written Connecticut’s Congressional delegation twice, asking them to help get the federal government to extend its interest free loans past the 2010 expiration date to help maintain the fund.


Glorias Market Subject To Blight Complaint

STORY BY BRIAN MCREADY: In an effort to test the city’s new anti-blight ordinance, a member of the Economic Development Commission has filed a complaint against the owners of the former Gloria’s Garden Center property.

EDC Commissioner Tessa Marquis said she recently filed the blight complaint about the property at 258 Boston Post Road partly to see how the new ordinance works. She said the former farm market building looks like it’s been “burnt up,” and that the structure may be open to the elements. The owners, TVJL LLC, could not be reached for comment.

Marquis said she has wanted to see firsthand how city officials were following the new blight ordinance that went into effect in late September. The new ordinance defines 10 conditions that qualify as blight, including broken windows, overgrown grass, extensive damage, vermin infestation or garbage on the property.


This Weeks Real Estate Transfers

1 Merwin Ave Unit C2, Linda N. Bruno RET and Audra Leigh Bruno to Linda Troiano, $475,000.

77 Forest Rd Unit C, Jay H. Jaser and Audrey C. Galvin to Walter and Patricia Robertson, $216,000.

310 Foxwood Ln Unit 310, Brian and Slyssa E. Shoop to John Wasowski, $165,000.

1060 New Haven Ave Unit 28, Kathleen M. Gahagan to Mark Trenholm, $150,000.

51 Oak Ridge Ln, Rahul Ghai and Priyanka Singh to Jayaganesh Ramasamy, $429,000.

6 Settlers Ridge Rd Unit 6, Southwind Cove LLC to Kelli Cauganello, $249,900.

98 Turnor Ave, Timparo Bruno Est and Edward Browser to Daniel J. Audet, $168,000.

10 Utica St, Wells Fargo Bk and WAMU Mortgage to Thomas B. Murphy and Erleen M. Potray, $222,000.

661 West Ave Unit 15, Sally J. Porna to Robert D. Overs, $170,000.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Milford Kicks Off The Holidays

Last night was keeping with our towns traditions as over one thousand spectators from around town arrived on the green for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. The usual politicians were also in attendance as they are every year.

Santa was also there (with his elves) to take photos with our town kids. He heard several requests for presents and told me to tell you that he will be checking that naughty or nice list before making any commitments.

The festivities were also on the day after Thanksgiving. This day aptly known as Black Friday is the day shoppers go out and start the holiday spending spree. Some outlets like the ones at Clinton Crossing were open at midnight and kids from all over made the drive for the bargains.

The Black Friday/Christmas Tree lighting was a nice compliment to the great many retailers in Milford who are really looking forward to a profitable holiday season. Hopefully all those people who who engaged in their shopping activities are finding those pre-holiday sales and recession busting bargains that have been promised.

Till then see you all at the Mall and happy shopping days.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot A Great Success

Every Thanksgiving morning at 8:15 A.M. people come from all over to participate in the Daytime Lodge No. 144 Masonic Charity. The event is sponsored by my lodge of which I am the proud Master of this year. The event is held in front of the Scottish Rite Festival theater in Stratford, and several people from Milford attend this race since there is no other Turkey Trot in Milford.

This year trophies were awarded to a couple of Milford runners, who were among 715 participants. In the photo depicted to the left 2009 Independent Party Candidate, and race official, John Grant takes a photo of his wife who placed second in the women's races. The money raised from this event will also benefit numerous charities. Last year the Bethel Center in Milford recieved a contribution, as well as several other needy families and organizations.

The results to all races are now published at the Hitek website. Hitek is the company contracted to manage and publish all race results. Those results are available on their website by clicking here. Some Notable runners from the Milford races were Renee Rogers Grace Cicero and Joseph Simoncek who had terrific race times.

Anyone interested in registering for this race next year can either arrive at 7:00A.M. Thanksgiving day morning, or contact myself at (203) 647-0380 to obtain a registration form. Pre registering will save runners money and will be open in the month leading up to the race.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pop's Restaurant Feeds The Disadvantaged On Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving the poor and elderly have a place to go thanks to the generosity of Pop's Restaurant on New Haven Ave. in Milford.

Each year, on Thanksgiving day, Pop's serves 80-90 homeless and elderly people for free. This year they expect the same amount of attendees at their establishment. The kitchen opens from 12-3 P.M. and a holiday meal will be served to all needy walkins.

Pop's is the only establishment that I found helping the disadvantaged and the elderly in this way. The Milford Bethel center indicated that their service was one of a kind in Milford with no other known establishments helping the poor with a free onsite meal.

There are several other charities that exist, who will be delivering meals. The Boy Scouts also raised money to help people this holiday season.

Today's post is a heartfelt thanks to Independent party supporter, and community benefactor Pop's restaurant on New Haven Ave. for their kindness toward those in need this holiday season. Please show your support to Pop's for their generosity.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Computer Hackers Expose Global Warming Fraudsters

Calls for an independent inquiry into what is being dubbed “Climategate” are growing as the foundation for man-made global warming implodes following the release of emails which prove researchers colluded to manipulate data in order to “hide the decline” in global temperatures.

Former British chancellor Lord Lawson was the latest to demand an impartial investigation be launched into the scandal, which arrives just weeks before the UN climate conference in Copenhagen. “They should set up a public inquiry under someone who is totally respected and get to the truth,” he told the BBC Radio Four Today programme.

The emails were leaked at the end of last week after hackers penetrated the servers of the Climatic Research Unit, which is based at the University of East Anglia, in eastern England. The CRU is described as one of the leading climate research bodies in the world.

The hacked documents and communications reveal how top scientists conspired to falsify data in the face of declining global temperatures in order to prop up the premise that man-made factors are driving climate change. Others illustrate how they embarked on a venomous and coordinated campaign to ostracize climate skeptics and use their influence to keep dissenting reports from appearing in peer-reviewed journals, as well as using cronyism to avoid compliance with Freedom of Information Act requests.

As expected, the establishment media has gone into whitewash overdrive, characterizing the emails as evidence of “rancor” amongst the climate community and focusing on some of the lesser emails while ignoring the true significance of what has been revealed.

Organizations with close ties to the CRU have engaged in psychological terrorism by fearmongering about the planet with doomsday scenarios, illustrating their argument with outlandish propaganda animation videos which show pets drowning and others that show computer-generated polar bears crashing to earth in a throwback to 9/11 victims jumping from the towers, when in reality polar bear population figures are thriving.

“One of the emails under scrutiny, written by Phil Jones, the centre’s director, in 1999, reads: “I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature [the science journal] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline,” reports the London Telegraph.

The author admitted to the Associated Press that the e mail was genuine.

In another example, researchers discuss data that is “artificially adjusted to look closer to the real temperatures”. Apparently, the “real temperatures” are whatever global warming cheerleaders want them to be.

As Anthony Watts writes, attempts to claim e mails are “out of context,” as the defense has been from CRU, cannot apply in this instance.

You can claim an email you wrote years ago isn’t accurate saying it was “taken out of context”, but a programmer making notes in the code does so that he/she can document what the code is actually doing at that stage, so that anyone who looks at it later can figure out why this function doesn’t plot past 1960. In this case, it is not allowing all of the temperature data to be plotted. Growing season data (summer months when the new tree rings are formed) past 1960 is thrown out because “these will be artificially adjusted to look closer to the real temperatures”, which implies some post processing routine.

Spin that, spin it to the moon if you want. I’ll believe programmer notes over the word of somebody who stands to gain from suggesting there’s nothing “untowards” about it.

Either the data tells the story of nature or it does not. Data that has been “artificially adjusted to look closer to the real temperatures” is false data, yielding a false result.

Another email discusses changing temperature data to fix “blips” in studies so as to make them conform with expectations, which of course is the cardinal sin of scientific research.

“Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organized resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more” was revealed in the 61 megabites of confidential files released on the Internet for anyone to read, writes Andrew Bolt.

Another email appears to celebrate the death of climate change skeptic John L Daly, with the words, “In an odd way this is cheering news.”

In another communication, the author expresses his fantasy to “beat the crap out of” climate change skeptics.

In another exchange, researchers appear to discuss ways to discredit James Saiers of the Geophysical Research Letters journal, by means of an academic witch hunt, because of his sympathies with climate change skeptics.

“If you think that Saiers is in the greenhouse skeptics camp, then, if we can find documentary evidence of this, we could go through official AGU channels to get him ousted.”

Other emails express doubt about whether the world is really heating up and infer that data needs to be reinterpreted.

“The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.”

Scientists discuss trying to disguise historical data that contradicts the man-made climate change thesis, such as the Medieval Warm Period (MWP), which must be ‘contained’ according to one email.

Suppression of evidence is also discussed, with scientists resolving to delete embarrassing emails.

“And, perhaps most reprehensibly,” writes James Delingpole, a long series of communications discussing how best to squeeze dissenting scientists out of the peer review process. How, in other words, to create a scientific climate in which anyone who disagrees with AGW can be written off as a crank, whose views do not have a scrap of authority.”

“This was the danger of always criticising the skeptics for not publishing in the “peer-reviewed literature”. Obviously, they found a solution to that–take over a journal! So what do we do about this? I think we have to stop considering “Climate Research” as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal. We would also need to consider what we tell or request of our more reasonable colleagues who currently sit on the editorial board…What do others think?”

“I will be emailing the journal to tell them I’m having nothing more to do with it until they rid themselves of this troublesome editor.”“It results from this journal having a number of editors. The responsible one for this is a well-known skeptic in NZ. He has let a few papers through by Michaels and Gray in the past. I’ve had words with Hans von Storch about this, but got nowhere. Another thing to discuss in Nice!”

Scientists also “discussed ways of dodging Freedom of Information Act requests to release temperature data,” reports the Daily Mail.

The emails show that scientists relied on cronyism and cosying up to FOIA officials to prevent them from being forced to release data.

“When the FOI requests began here, the FOI person said we had to abide by the requests,’ the email says. “It took a couple of half-hour sessions to convince them otherwise.”

“Once they became aware of the types of people we were dealing with, everyone at UEA became very supportive. I’ve got to know the FOI person quite well and the chief librarian – who deals with appeals.”

It is important to stress that this compendium merely scratches the surface of the monumental levels of fraud that have been exposed as a result of the hacked emails.

People will look back on this moment as the beginning of the end for global warming alarmism and the agenda to implement draconian measures of regulation and control along with the levy of a global carbon tax.

Many more revelations will be forthcoming as a result of this leak, and the desperate effort on behalf of the establishment to whitewash the whole issue will only end up making the damage worse.

Monday, November 23, 2009

High Pressure Gas Main Break On Red Bush Lane

This Morning at about 9:00A.M. police fire and emergency rescue vehicles responded en-masse to a broken high pressure gas main on Red Bush Lane in Milford.

The main broke when local contractors were digging in the street in order to attempt a sewer connection to a home. The digging resulted in no reported injuries or fires.

As of about 10:00 A.M. this morning, when I arrived on scene, the air was acrid with the tell tale oder of natural gas. A police officer on scene indicated that there was no immediate danger as the natural gas is not a danger once it hits the air.

Onlookers from the neighborhood were out surveying the repair, and no indication of any evacuation was ongoing or planned.

The local police department, was to remain on scene until about 1:00P.M. today, the time they expect the work to be completed. In the meanwhile traffic detours have been set up redirecting cars by way of Maxwell Drive and Westwood Drive.

Photo above taken this morning from the yellow line, indicates SCG Workers and emergency personell working next to a fire truck. Firemen rolled out their hoses to respond to any potential ignition of the gas."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

This Weeks Property Transfers

9 Norwood Ave, 1st Conn Capital LLC to Henry Stephen and Donna Sue Griffith, $825,000
67 Greer Cir, Walter C. Geer to Lucas A. Valentine and Meghan Lynch, $280,000.

44 Baker St, Charles R. and Janet S. Fusaro to Jennifer W. Thompson, $287,400.

36 Berwyn St, Jennifer W. Thompson to Melissa A. Laguzza, $210,000.

16 Breakneck Ct, Stanley Nerkowski to Briant Wachter, $110,250.

16 Breakneck Ct, Nerkowski Emily M Est and Stanley J. Nerkowski to Brian T. Wachter, $100,250.

25 Breakneck Ln, Donald W. Macuch to US Bk, $1.

25 Breakneck Ln, US Bk and Wachovia Loan T to Dean A. Macchio, $145,000.

31 Cooper Ave, Roseanne Monteleone to Kathleen D. Zzembrzuski, $217,000.

420 Herbert St, Terry M. Garvey to Mack F. and Annie C. Kornelius, $180,000.

267 Melba St Unit B29, Christine Robertson to Daniel J. Nolan, $199,900.

1060 New Haven Ave Unit 26, Anita E. Dougherty to Edward J. Finlayson, $143,000.

7 Parkway Ter, Lombard Joseph J Est and Susan Lombard-Wolff to Matthew J. and Jennifer L. Scarpa, $345,000.

167 Pond Point Ave, Marc A. and Shebal Vece to Cartus Fncl Corp, $450,000.

167 Pond Point Ave, Cartus Financial Corp to David and Jacqueline Leonard, $450,000.

212 Robert Treat Pkwy, Ruth M. Hathaway-Smith to Myra Pomantay, $255,000.

1 Shipyard Ln Unit A1, 1 Shipyard Assoc LLC to James J. Kim, $565,000.

Way St, Avery LLC to Woodstock Dev LLC, $143,500.

Way St, Avery LLC to BAMF Homes Ltd, $162,500.

Way St, Avery LLC to BAMF Homes Ltd, $162,500.

Way St, Avery LLC to BAMF Homes Ltd, $162,500.

17 Way St, Avery LLC to Woodstock Dev LLC, $143,500.

24 Way St, Avery LLC to Woodstock Dev LLC, $143,500.

36 Woodhill Rd Unit 36, Thomas S. and Lena Valentine to Jonathan T. Bassi, $182,950.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

One Sikorski Bandit Apprehended

According to police reports this week the Sikorski credit Union bandit who who robbed the Credit Union on September 29 was arrested.

The person charged with the crime is a Milford man, Eric Lapenna, a 22 year old that was apprehended in Florida by local authorities. Mr. Lapenna had to be extradited to Connecticut where he will face multiple counts besides just robbing banks.

According to the Milford Police two additional warrants were served on him. One warrant alleges the theft of checks from a residence on Milford Point Road, the other charges include, violation of probation, first degree robbery, second degree larceny and a failure to appear in court after a domestic dispute.

Currently Mr. Lapenna's bond is set at $600,000 and has future court appearances and an arraignment scheduled in the coming weeks.

The apprehension of Mr. Lapenna has brought some much needed justice to the Sikorski Credit union that was robbed not once, but twice in a period of a few months. The security cameras at these locations also revealed others who were involved in the theft. No official report exists as to whether or not the robberies, each on seperate days are connected.

Because some accomplices to these crimes are not yet apprehended, and the investigation and questioning of Mr. Lapenna will certainly be pursued, catching all involved in the heist will be challenging. The photo above shows other individuals involved in the separate robbery.

According to standard police protocol, it could be entirely possible that Mr. Lapenna could be offered a reduced sentence or a special plea deal if he reveals the names of his accomplices.

The FBI is also involved in other Milford bank related robberies but no mention is specifically made as to their involvement in this case or the Lapenna extradition. Robbing banks is also a Federal offense when state lines are crossed.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Dangers Of A New Heathcare Bill

Some few weeks ago, I watched Florida Representative Alan Grayson on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives read one heartfelt health care story after another. His speech, was hard to listen to, not because Grayson is a controversial representative, but because the stories were chilling. They were real people who experienced the loss of a child, a mother, or a relative.

The stories told spoke of incredible financial hardships, in many cases after the "principal bread winner" died along with the families income. The results were terrifying cases of foreclosure, bankruptcy, and severe cases of induced depression, suicide and anxiety. Its hard to look the other way, especially when you realize that this is going on in America and this is what we call "The Greatest Nation on Earth."

Every story Grayson told touched my heart, and I was deeply saddened that so many families have had their lives lost due to the current broken health care system. Never did I expect what I heard next, especially from those people who are on record and are quoted as saying "never let a good crisis go to waste."

These words, spoken by Rohm Emanuel and Hillary Clinton (A former Health care advocate who has gone suddenly silent) are of grave concern. They represent the epitome of all that is wrong in the cruel world we live in. What these words mean to some are not what you would expect in the least. The plan is not about helping you, or giving you affordable access to a flawed health care system but rather a "two pronged dagger" designed to save America from a 70 Trillion dollar unfunded Medicaid/Medicare liability and allowing midnight redaction's of controversial bills that the public has no access to but big corporations do.

The protests are real, our Senator Lieberman vowed a "filibuster" and has been under grave fire from the very families that Mr. Grayson spoke about. Countless health care groups are calling for a positive reform to the current system and their membership and ranks are swelling as they demand action.

The danger to the bills being presented today is the unwelcome intrusion of the big insurance and pharmaceutical companies who are taking the time to read these bills and then launching their "K Street" minion lobbyists to ensure that their profits are not only not threatened, but "increased" under any new Senate bill.

The big Plutocratic and pharmaceutical companies are currently busy making sure that this new crisis "does not go to waste." Their efforts are focused on the inclusion of draconian and horrific enforcement laws that hold those people who have no insurance accountable, forcing the uninsured to buy insurance they cannot afford. They also wish to force businesses on the edge to also forcibly provide insurance to their workers.

Latest reports indicate that the criminal measures directed at the "uninsured" are not extreme enough or to their liking. They know that if the stricter measures of enforcement are passed their pockets will be lined with all that new insurance money.

Under a plan that criminalizes health care, the states and the cities will be deprived of their liberty, and larger prison populations could be expected. Those criminally uninsured prisoners will now be insured by the states already battered health care system. This is a dangerous precedent beyond words, especially when corporations are allowed to unconstitutionally usurp the law to arrest those individuals who can't afford insurance. This is a classic measure of instilling fear in others to act in the best interests of the insurance industries profit model.

Connecticut, with its many insurance companies, will certainly benefit from this kind of medical tyranny, however the average family could expect a higher level of contemptible and icarcerable actions aimed at filling debtors prisons.

The law today forbids individuals from completely bankrupting, student loans, IRS Taxes, Child Support, credit cards, and you must pay for Auto Insurance and soon possibly Health Insurance. The Bankruptcy Reform Act has been all but "neutered" leaving families in "dire straits" with few options to start over. This nightmarish scenario is also being added to a nation that holds 10.2% unemployment, offers few good paying opportunities, allows anyone in the country illegally and produces next to nothing.

The number of prisoners in America is staggering, our nation has more people in prison per capita than any industrial nation on earth. We also have the most amount of debt per capita and are among the unhealthiest in the world. Nelson Mandela once said that "the best way to know your country is to go through its prisons," a quote now re-emergent as Former Ohio Rep. James Trafficante re-enters society.

While I do not mean to berate my country, or to agitate those on the edge of just "giving up," the message to our citizens is becoming increasingly clear. That message is aimed at those Americans who once embraced the "American Dream" to think twice about what they are getting themselves into.

Our nation is becoming one of the most "overtaxed" on earth. None of the taxes individually is that terrible but when put together in aggregate and combined with legal mandates we cannot survive as a middle class family without supporting the inhumane slave labor and sweatshops of foreign countries who are known for their cruelty toward others.

The choice, and the conclusion to the national health care debate is now entering its final stages, and you can be certain that Obama will sign whatever the Senate agrees to. This is your last chance to speak out, protest or get involved. If there was ever a time that the nature of apathy on our parts were more dangerous to your future liberties, this is that time. I sincerely hope that all of you find this issue important enough to make sure that the corporate plutocracy has NO SAY in the future of our health care.

No health care system, that deprives a person of their basic liberties could ever be accepted as successful.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Milford Cops Hold Fundraiser For Special Olympics

A group of local police officers will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics this evening at Buffalo Wild Wings, including a wing-eating contest between local high school students.

Police officer and organizer Jeff Nielsen said about a dozen officers participate in the event, which usually generates more than $1,000.

“We’re trying to raise the awareness level of the community and the younger generation,” he said.

The officers will assist with wait staff at the restaurant. All tip money will be donated to the Special Olympics.

To Continue Reading Chris Rhatigan Story Click Here

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Milford Police Release Video Of Accident In Orange

The above video was released today to the New Haven Register and depicts the accident that occurred some months ago involving an officer and two young adults who later lost their lives.

The newly released video has led some to believe that speed was a factor in the accident. For more information on this story see previous posts from last week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Polansky Attorney Calls Accusations Baseless And False

News over the weekend caused Milford Superintendent Harvey Polansky to become overwhelmed with shock and awe. Polanski retained the services of Fred Dorsey, an attorney from Hartford who spoke on his behalf.

Dorsey claims that the two principals in question have made baseless accusations, that there is no merit to their remarks but stopped short of calling them outright liars. Polanski, instead expects that he will be vindicated and looks forward to coming back to work so he can finish what he started as superintendent.

The Republican dominated board of education will decide Mr. Polanski's fate along with an independent investigation. The new board will be led by Dr. Mark Stapleton (R), who in the past thought the disciplinary actions of the board, regarding the previous Superintendent Firn, were harsh and unwarranted.

Meanwhile the costs to the city regarding this fiasco are dramatically escalating as all sides are hiring lawyers in addition to private investigators. The school district is also paying Polanski to stay home.

The two Principals, who still wish to remain un-named said that they know the scope and severity of their accusations, that these accusations are not something they took lightly. One of the principals broke down and cried shortly after an advance by Polanski. She said she sought advice from a friend, and felt that the best way to deal with the situation was to file a complaint to make it stop.

Polanski's response was in no way a surprise to the two principals, but both assured my sources that they are not "liars," and there was no "mis-understandings" like Polanski is claiming. One of the two principals is considering finding new employment should Polanski return to work.

One thing that all involved agree on is that our schools should remain a healthy and safe place to work outside the pressures of unwanted advances, embraces, or inappropriate touching by any employee especially the boss.

(Above Photo obtained from the internet and does not neceessarily reflect current events see the comments for more info.)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Milfords Schools In A Leadership Crisis

The New Republican dominated board of education is being sworn in today, and their first day on the job will be a nightmare. The crisis in leadership however is nothing new to some legacy board members who expunged the last Milford Superintendent in a similar swarm of controversy.

Harvey Polanski our Current Milford School Superintendent who won high and lavish praises from our mayor Jim Richetelli is now mired in a second wave of controversy. This time the Richetelli favorite is accused of lewd and lascivious acts toward two female Principals who made the allegations against our superintendent.

This is the second time this year that Mr. Polanski found himself in the news, for those who may have forgot last August he was investigated along with Republican Board of Education member Joanne Rhorig.

Rhorig resigned from the Board of Education after a firestorm of controversy occurred surrounding her household and numerous allegations of illegal activity. Charges were made that Polanski attended a party where known sexual predators lived, and underage drinking was ongoing in his presence.

Harvey Polanski is currently put on administrative leave. This occurred after an emergency closed door session of the Board of Education voted on an emergency response to the two principals allegations.

According to local sources an outside investigative agency will be hired at an undisclosed sum of taxpayer money. The investigators are expected to conduct a fact finding inquiry into the allegations made by the two Milford principals.

The Milford School System, will temporarily be under the direction of Michael Cummings the Assistant Superintendent. Larry Schaeffer previously took the post once before after our former Superintendent of Schools Gregory A. Firn "exercised poor judgment" and undermined confidence in his leadership by his handling of a situation involving a coach accused of sexual assault.

The board said "Firn's actions regarding a letter of recommendation for former coach Robert Dulin would be considered in the Superintendent's contract negotiations in June." Firn later Resigned of his own recognisance.

This years case may be much more egregious and prove to be an even poorer choice of a candidate for Milford's top paying job should these allegations be proven true. Aggregate factors already overshadowing our current Superintendents administration has also been the terrible results of the CAPT test scores, a test vital to the graduation of Milford's High School students.

The Republican dominated administration holds a majority on every board in the city of Milford except the Planning and Zoning board of which they hold an even stake. The rebuilding of our schools leadership will be at the helm of the incoming administration.

Most onlookers in the know, however, have been less than impressed with the Richetelli record on education of which now includes the towns second Superintendent being mired in troubles, failing CAPT test scores, standing room protests over 180 teachers having their employment threatened, objections over the Jonathan the Law additions, and controversy over media aides being let go and then rehired.

This Weeks Property Transfers

7 Stone Manor Dr, Alana K. Montano to Lynn A. Connie, $1,100,000.

219 Anderson Ave, Jeffrey D. and Carolyn S. Kennedy to Daniel Harris, $272,900.

42 Barbara Dr, Tuthill Finance to Stephen Johnson, $250,000.

42 Barbara Dr, Deborah B. Yeisley and Khalid M. Ali to Tuthill Finance, $250,000.

50 Berwyn St, David E. and Linda S. Wilson to Erica Dineson, $210,000.

55 Carriage Dr Unit 55, Kacy D. Fardy to Laureen E. Austin and Liam C. Crocker-Mcclellan, $161,000.

96 Cornflower Dr, Shannon MB Mayville to Deryl and Kristen Wells, $298,000.

67 Greer Cir, Walter C. Geer to Lucas A. Valentine and Meghan Rynch, $280,000.

254 High St, Harry G. Tashlein to H Ryan&Son Builders LLC, $302,500.

100 Hillside Ave, PNC Bk to Dorothy Pfau, $185,500.

40 Lincoln Ave, Leo J. Dunn to Alan Anderson, $250,000.

110 Mayflower Pl, Nancy Kingsbury to William Douglas and Kate Cotto, $272,950.

42 Meadows End Rd, BAMF Homes Ltd to Miguel J. Bravo, $326,000.

33 North St, Prisco Panza and Gina A. Falcone-Panza to Adam L. and Kathleen G. Klug, $685,000.

9 Sentinel Hill Rd, Richard Nylen and Nicole C. Wayne to Michael J. Moreno, $335,000.

407 Swanson Cres Unit 407, Celia M. Young to Joan Sagrosse, $181,000.

60 Wildwood Ave, Wells Fargo Bk and Option One Mtg Loan T to Robert Walker Heagney and Abigail B. Off, $325,000.

84 William St, Susan M. Mozdzer to Paul M. and Smita Chawia Rirchberg, $330,000.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Milford Now Dials (203) DPUC Makes Using The Telephone More Annoying

No your phone is not broken, the Department of Public Utility Control has just launched its new communications platform in preparation for two new Connecticut area codes.

When you go to use your phone and you dial your friends telephone number as you used to, expect to get a real annoying message asking you to dial their area code. This change is anticipation of the new system launching on December 12, 2009.

Connecticut's two new area codes will be 475 and 959. Anyone living in Fairfield and New Haven County will most likely get the 475 area code as their new regional designation.

Phil Dukes of the DPUC said "the additional codes were required because the number of phone numbers in the state is increasing exponentially. As recently as 15 years ago, the typical family might have had only one or two phone lines. Now, he said, with the proliferation of cell phones, fax machines and other technology, the one-line home is practically non existent."

Anyone with existing telephone numbers will not have their area code changed as was done under previous changes. "The new measure is deemed necessary to stop the tide of misdialed numbers" Duke said.

Anyone who has a home alarm system should call their provider and make sure that the new dialing rules are built in to their autodialers. Most companies may have already compensated for the change or may have a pre-programmed number, but for the safety of your family in the event of an emergency you should make sure your system is properly tested and working properly.

Anyone with questions regarding these changes should contact their local telephone company operator.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Event Held In Memory Of Seven Yeard Old Boy, Please Come Show Your Support

Nick Branca, 7, underwent 140 blood transfusions, multiple operations, and battled cancer half of his life, but he never stopped living a full life right up to his death late last month.

Nick, who attended Meadowside Elementary School, died Oct. 29. He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was 3. Only 650 children a year are diagnosed with the disease.

Nick initially was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in May 2005 and was first treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He underwent a double stem cell research transplant at Boston’s Children’s Hospital in December 2005. Nick was in remission for 2 1/2 years, but in May 2008, he awoke with stomach pain; the cancer had recurred. He underwent additional chemotherapy and radiation, and had a tumor removed in August 2008.

In June 2008, Meadowside students signed a beam used in Yale-New Haven Hospital’s $469 million new Smilow Cancer Center. Nick was able to tour the facility and see the beam in August.

But for the third time, the cancer reappeared in January, and again in April. Nick was treated with liquid radiation, and was in remission again. But in September, his parents, Margie and Jeff Branca, received the worst news a parent can hear.

“We were told he had bone marrow disease in September and there was nothing they could do for him,” Margie Branca said.

When she was informed of the diagnosis, her first reaction was “sad and upset, it’s almost disbelief.”

“He was still going on. He still wanted to play,” his mother said. “It was hard to believe. The diagnosis did not match him.”

Before Nick’s death, the Brancas went to Disney World as part of a Dream Come True wish. During the trip, which began Oct. 11, Nick was swimming and playing.

But Oct. 23, Nick began to feel lethargic, and six days later he died. Yet, even the day before he died, Nick awoke and wanted to go get cookies and the family went to Walmart, his mother said.

“Literally, until the end, he lived. He loved life. He loved people,” Margie Branca said.

Because Nick’s fight drained his parents’ finances, friends from Meadowside will hold a fundraiser tonight featuring local celebrities to help pay the tens of thousands of dollars the family owes in medical bills.

Because of her son’s illness, Margie Branca was only able to work part time, while bills piled up. She said the family did whatever it took to ensure Nick got the best care he could.

“You don’t think of the bills and break out the credit cards and hope it doesn’t melt,” Margie Branca said.

Meadowside PTA Vice President Jennifer Miller said Nick’s courageous battle with cancer touched the entire school community, and motivated them to assist the family.

From 6:30 to 8:30 tonight the Meadowside school community fundraiser will feature local celebrities and Major League baseball player Craig Breslow, a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. Breslow, born in New Haven, runs Strike 3 Foundation, a nonprofit charity that raises awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research.

Tonight’s events costs $5 for families to enter and meet and get autographs from the celebrities. Other celebrities scheduled to appear include WTNH-TV and ESPN personalities, along with Storm the mascot from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. There will be raffle items along with autographs of Reggie Bush, Ryan Howard and WWE personalities.

“Nick’s spirit, he was such a great kid. He amazed everyone,” Miller said. “He was a fighter and wanted to live. He’s an amazing 7-year-old boy who went through everything he did.”

Brian McCready

Eight Injured After Honda Careens Into Sun Nail And Spa.

Last night at about 5:00P.M. a woman described as being in her 50's lost control of her vehicle in the parking lot of 487 Bridgeport Ave. The woman was driving a Mid Size Honda Civic. The result was a terrible accident whereby the veicle drove through the all glass entrance of the Sun Nail Salon.

The vehicle struck a nail station, and subsequently injured eight people, four seriously. Fortunately there were no fatalities. The woman involved in the accident told the police that she "mistankenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake."

The accident happened after she had services rendered at the establishment. The car drove completely into the store and stopped after it struck the far right hand wall. This incident marks one of the most horrific accidents involving people so far this year.

The business is currently partially boarded up and closed for business as efforts are underway to restore and repair the significant damage to that business establishment. Local newspapers have been reporting on this story today, and yesterday evening.

The above photo was taken on my cell phone camera this morning at about 9:00 A.M. and is the current state of the aftermath.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tragedy Ends With Milford Officer Getting Arrested

Last June 13Th at 2:15A.M two Orange Teens lost their lives in a very sad and tragic accident. The accident occurred when Milford Police officer Jason Anderson collided with a Mazda.

Two very young adults lost their lives, one on site the other shortly after leaving for the hospital. The graphic details of this accident were played out through the media, and although the macabre of the entertainment based society we live in would certainly make today's post interesting, those details will be spared out of respect to the injured parties.

This accident appears to be about allegations of reckless driving, more teen deaths behind the wheels of cars, cities overwhelmed with crime, and a lawless public. After learning about this sad accident, I wrote a short post just reporting what happened, I was very tempted to write more about this very issue, but decided to let the investigation and the victims families tell their stories, hire their attorneys, and let the police department release its own facts.

The allegations and charges against the police officer are now very real, being suspended from duty and having surrendered himself to the state police, a court date now looms where Mr. Anderson must defend himself from criminal charges.

The family of the victims of Servins and Krakowski, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Milford and the Milford Police Department. The details and nature of the claim are not Germain nor have they been revealed, but in the words of the litigants, "no amount of money in the world can right the loss our family suffered."

This story would have never been published had not a a bar called Utopia in West Haven broken out into a riot. West Haven Police, alleged they were unable to quell the tide of lawlessness that night and made a plea for help to the Milford Police Department. Three officers were dispatched to West Haven to assist in crowd control.

The Accident took place as Mr. Anderson was returning from that incident. The young adults he hit about an hour later (in a "T Bone Collision") were out that early morning in pursuit of cigarettes. The accident took place at the intersection of Boston Post Road and Dogwood Road in Orange

While all the facts in this case have not been revealed, there have been several requests to get the video from the police cruiser. Freedom of information requests have been made to obtain this video, but because of the nature and sensitivity of this case, and the fact their is pending litigation, the video can only be released according to the law, and with the due diligence of the many attorneys now involved.

The arrest in this case, has certainly been a positive development for some of the friends and families of the victims who have said they feel that "justice is being served, and their process of healing can begin."

To date there has been no comment by Chief Mello regarding changes to the Milford Police Departments policy of dealing with officers who engage in acts of reckless driving, drag racing or other like abuses of police vehicles.

The entire incident was a monumental wake-up call to the 100 police officers in the department who will certainly remember this incident for years to come. Even if no new policy is implemented I am certain that the magnitude of scope and nature of the loss of life, and injuries sustained, will be an induced policy that the officers will personally carry for years to come.

My prayers go out to the families, relatives, and loved ones of both victims and I sincerely wish for justice to be served in a manner that permits healing in a healthy and spiritual way.

Anderson has been charged with reckless driving. He was released on a $250,000 bond and is due in court on November 24. Keefe says he will plead "not guilty."

Should Mr. Anderson prevail in his trial with a verdict of "not guilty" this may adversely affect the damages and awards from any victim civil suits against the city of Milford and The Police Department.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Honoring Milford's Fallen Heroes This Veterans Day

Freedom is never free, America has been fighting for its freedom in countless wars against tyranny and public domination. Our most important fight was in 1776, when our nation declared its independence from England and its Royalty.

Since that time the war for our liberty and freedom has endured for over 200 years, and still to this day there are those nations and conspirators who would like nothing more than to chip us like cattle, and enslave us again.

The price we paid for our freedom was heavy, the colors of our flag, the words to our Pledge of Allegiance and our National Anthem should remind us of that sacrifice. Every Family in America knows of, or has a relative, who has fought for and defended America against aggressors. Victory after victory our individual liberty and our world coveted constitution has made America a global mecca for freedom seekers from oppressed nations world wide.

This is because those who believed, and pledged their oath to our Constitution defended it with their lives. Countless children have been orphaned, millions of wives widowed and still today families live with the uncertainty that their husband, daughter, wife, or family member may never return from the perils of the current gulf war.

Veterans are more than just soldiers, more than just "the disabled," more than just people you meet at the store or share a pew with at the church. Veterans are the reason we fly an American Flag over our capitol, they are also the reason we are able to enjoy the inalienable rights granted to us in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

There is however, an ominous feeling in the nation this year, and in the words of the late President Eisenhower "the propensity for misplaced power by the military industrial complex will persist" and this is what is causing much of the anxiety in the free world today.

Veterans in our nation are increasingly being mistreated, and a recent MIAC report labeled veterans returning home as potential terrorists or radicals. Veterans and VFW's have been scrutinized more than usual, and efforts to disarm veterans through the Veterans Administrations policy of liberally calling them "mentally unstable" or PTSD has been the new excuse to draft laws that attempt to suspend their Second Amendment Right to bear arms.

The concern by the Pentagon over returning veterans, upset with this nations plight over taxes, national debt, and a potential armed insurrection is very real. The pentagon and President Obama has also called for a civilian military force that in his words is "Just as powerful, Just as strong, and just as well funded."

The military knows that freedom is under attack again, this time not from invading armies, or by those who wish to impose Sharia's law on Americans, but in the word's of David Walker (Former Comptroller General Of The United States) from our Congressional leaders who are immorally marching America into bankruptcy.

The next war in America will be borne of the Tea Party Patriots who will be fighting for our leaders to restore the U.S. Constitution, Fiscal Responsibility, and a return to Corporate Responsibility. Corporate Responsibility ended when Rockefeller bribed a congressmen in his state to introduce a repeal of the Corporate Responsibility Law.

Corporate Responsibility is important in maintaining our freedom, because this is a powerful force corrupting Washington D.C. and our leaders. Corporations are only interested in profits, they are not interested in a clean environment, our freedom, our borders, trade barriers, healthy Americans or or your financial stability. The powerful lobbyists in this country have all but turned America into a Corporate and Bank run Plutocracy whose sole objective seems to be America Inc. not America the Peoples Republic.

The number one enemy corporation to our freedom has been the Federal Reserve System, now (H.R. 1207) with 312 Co-Sponsors is a bill intent on auditing it for the first time since 1913. This FED is a Private Corporation no more Federal than Federal Express and has devalued and stolen the common mans wealth through inflation for its entire existence.

In the coming years Veterans will be confronted with a rather sad reality. That reality will be to either accept or reject that their blood was shed in vain. Believe it or not the Post American movement toward a One World Government, and a New World Order is here, now we must self determine if this is what we want, and what we fought for. The U.S. being a subjective Nation State is in fact what Washington D.C., in conjunction with world institutions and a small group of dominant men expect to impose upon us as their will.

Is this your will? That is the question this Veterans Day.

The below interview is that by Billionaire media mogul and International Traitor George Soros. Soros's comments about the NWO makes him a "Right Wing Conspiracy Extreemist" according to page three of the MIAC report titled "Reemergence of the Movement."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Free Full Feature Documentary "Fall Of The Republic"

A Link to this video will be made available on the sidebar as a new feature. As interesting and informative documentaries become available we will place them in the side bar.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Gov. Rell Will Not Seek Re-Election

Former speaker Jim Amann must be pleased that his number one rival decided to opt out of her bid for Governor. With Rell out of the Race there are now eager Republican Contenders. This years shift in favor of the Republican paradigm is good news for Gov. Rell's Lt. Governor Mike Fedele who said he will pursue the states top job, and made his announcement on the heels of Rell's.

Democratic contenders have swelled, and the race is a wide open bid with lots of interesting people including another Amann rival Ned Lamont who has yet to announce. Lamont probably still remembers his endorsement of Lieberman, and he will certainly make the race interesting if he throws his hat into the ring with Malloy, and Bycyewitz.

Gov. Rell indicated that after giving her decision a long hard look decided it would be best for her and her family to retire from office come 2010.

Our next Governor will be one mired with record deficits, serious economic problems and a turbulent society. This is certainly not a Job worthy of any envy and I wish only for the best leader to emerge.

Milford Boy Scouts Help Struggling Families This Thanks Giving

The Milford Boy and Cub Scouts will hold their fifth annual Thanks for Giving Food Drive Friday through Sunday to provide food for 200 local families.

The Scouts will staff tables at supermarkets and camp out at Wasson Field, where they will collect donations. During the last five years, the Scouts have collected more than 30,000 pounds of food, 700 turkeys and $2,000 for this cause.

The food drive started five years ago when then-7-year-old Tyler Pelham was watching footage of the destruction Hurricane Katrina caused. He told his father, Kevin, that he wanted to do something about it.

Kevin Pelham suggested his son act closer to home. Since then, the father-son team has helped organize the event. Kevin Pelham said it’s the Scouts, though, who really make it happen.

“This really is a Scout event,” he said. “Scouting is really good. It’s a great thing to be a part of.”

Tyler Pelham, now 12, said he enjoys the event each year and likes pitching in for a good cause.

“I like that I get to camp with all my friends,” he said. “I find it fun, and I feel good about helping other people who are less fortunate.”

In the past, the food drive collected donations for about 50 families each year. This year, they decided to bump that number up to 200. The names of families in need are provided by Milford’s Department of Human Services.

“We need more help than ever this year,” Kevin Pelham said.

The Scouts collect the donations and then distribute them to families. Kevin Pelham said Tri City Appliance is crucial in helping out with distribution.

The Thanks for Giving Food Drive will be held around the clock beginning at noon Friday and continuing into Sunday at Wasson Field behind the Parsons Government Center. The Souts will collect non-perishable items and frozen turkeys.

Donations also will be collected on those days at local supermarkets Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Adams and Wal-Mart.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

This Weeks Property Transfers

76 Point Lookout, FCB Rem LLC to Prisco A. Panza and Gina A. Falcone-Panza, $1,715,000. (Resold At a $260,000.00 Loss)

200 Burnt Plains Rd, Liquidation Prop Inc to Thomas J. and Erin H. Toole, $281,000.

91 Cedarhurst Ln, Sharon E. Lucca to US Bk, $1.

47 Elaine Rd, Scott R. and Emily E. Davie to Alicia Digennaro, $275,000.

33 Foran Rd Unit 11, Mark Pucci & Assoc LLC to Lindsey Anderson, $142,000.

131 Foxwood Close Unit 131, Cheryl A. Funaro to Rebecca L. Strickland, $153,000.

26 Greenview Ln Unit 26, Jeffrey M. Green to Rosemary Spitz, $161,875.

94 Harvest Ln, John T. and Joyee G. Powers to Christopher and Laura Krupp, $375,000.

48 Hawley Ave, John C. and Ruth H. Schneider to Mario and Anna Clericuzio, $240,000.

261 High St, James H T. Dunlavey to John Westerman, $319,000.

162 Hillside Ave, FHLM to Philip and Valerie Macari, $153,000.

52 Housatonic Dr, FHLM to Heiro Bosler, $185,000.

29 Howe St, Michele L. Harames to Christine Braccio, $190,000.

79 Kent St, Thomas J. Whitney to Thomas J. Cadigan and Nichole E. Grabell, $275,000.

9 Mayflower Ct, John A. and Timothy Grivalsky to Jonathan J. and Stacy L. Capobianco, $267,500.

267 Melba St Unit B27, Christopher Busk to Mary R. Schaefer, $218,000.

130 Merwin Ave, Jonathan D. Shweky to US Bk, $1.

56 Munson St, Afonso Chagas to Cristian Hidalgo and Justin Dunn, $199,000.

21 Pearl Hill St, Maria Santiago to Victor A. Lamberti, $266,000.

70 Riverside Dr, Dare Associates LLC to Jennifer J. Seagrave, $356,000.

6 Seaside Ave Unit 6, Nancy J. Hagopian to Ruth Kassab, $345,000.

60 Stevens St, Charles D. and Claire Casey to Ryan Phillip and Erin Leigh Day, $333,500.

10 Wepawaug Dr, John F. Chilmark and Mallory L. Domeracki to Richard Barrett, $241,500.

34 Zurko Farm Rd, Tam L. Jackson to Dipesh Sugandhi and Avnil Chauhan, $470,000.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pets Upset Over Foreclosures

Well they did not actually say that to me directly, but being the son of a Veterinarian, and having a brother who is also a Veterinarian, we have all witnessed first hand what happens to pets after a foreclosure.

Some people, especially elderly people end up going Section 8, or a very polite way to say "welfare." The places in which take old people in are not interested in their pets and those pets often get abandoned. This is also true for many people who become renters, their pets must also go because finding a pet friendly landlord is usually a challenge.

These dogs, and cats end up in many places, some get dropped off at the humane society some end up going to the city animal shelter and other more lucky ones get adopted out. The most unfortunate ones get put to sleep or end up abused or left to the wild.

Today's post is to remind all of you who may be considering a pet to visit your local animal shelter and turn the life of an unfortunate animal around. One of the greatest benefits of owning a pet is that they deter criminals from breaking into your home and give lots of love to their owners.

This holiday season, think beyond the traditional gift giving, and perhaps make an abandoned kitten or puppy a gift for the family. You will truly feel rewarded for helping one of Gods many creatures have a dignified and happy life.

To adopt a pet please contact the Connecticut Humane Society by clicking HERE The CHS also accepts donations of canned pet food, and has a community service program for school age children who wish to help animals.

(Photo from CT Humane Society Web Page)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Another Thief Another Business Robbed

The low life criminal in the above photo is yet another pathetic instance of businesses being under assault. If there ever has been a time to get night clerks armed and trained to deter these criminals, now is the time.

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was not intended to let the criminals have guns, and leave law abiding store owners feeling that guns are a terrible thing. Businesses should have a right to defend their own property and the sooner these thugs see the gun pointed back at them the sooner they will get the message.

Police, once again, have released another video and more photos from two recent Devon robberies. They are again, asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.

Both businesses robbed this week are, the New Star China Restaurant and the Krauser's Market. Both were conveniently robbed near closing time by a suspect described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin to medium build.

The restaurant, is located at 548 Naugatuck Ave., and was robbed Oct. 27, the convenience store was robbed two days later.

In both holdups, the robber displayed a small, black handgun, police said. Investigators believe that the two robberies may have been committed by the same person.

Once again anyone with information about either case is asked to call the Milford police detective division at 203-877-1465

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lieberman's DC Office Results In 9 Protestors Being Arrested

This morning at 9:15A.M. a group of protestors requested a meeting with Senator Lieberman and refused to leave until they were given an opportunity to meet with him. Senator Lieberman's staff told them that they would not be given a meeting with the Senator. Then they were directed to leave or face being arrested. Senator Lieberman's staff subsequently called the police, and 9 activists were arrested after being physically removed from the building.

According to a website Myleftnutmeg "Some members of the group went to a meeting of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (which Senator Lieberman chairs) to stage a protest in the presence of Senator Lieberman. They were asked to leave and did so without incident."

The group was also upset with Senator Lieberman's threat last week that he will filibuster any healthcare bill that contains a public option.

On record being arrested are two Uconn students Brittney Florio,and John Mohrbacher, an alumnus. The activists were representing a Healthcare organization called "Mobilization for Health Care For All."

Explaining their actions, a student activist Jason Ortiz said: "We staged a sit-in at Senator Lieberman's office this morning in order to ask him to return the $65,000 campaign donation that he recently received from the Aetna health insurance corporation and to ask him to represent the people of Connecticut, not the insurance companies."

Gold America's & Milford's New Money

Everywhere you look, Television ads, newspaper ads, signs in front of our local hotels and meeting halls the signs are the same... "We buy Gold." The new gold rush is nothing new but lately it is looking better than ever as an investment redeemable in dollars, or for that matter any currency anywhere in the world.

Since 1913 Gold has steadily increased and proved itself as a stable investment. Gold once $22.00 per ounce is today $1,100.00 per ounce. Compare that to our paper currency and we have a backward relationship. What Two Cents bought in 1913 you need a Dollar for today, or a 98% decrease in value due to inflation.

Had we kept our Gold standard, meaning that our money was redeemable in Gold or Silver there would have been no inflation, because an ounce of gold would have purchased the same amount today as it did back then.

Unfortunately for those "banksters" and con men who wanted a "free ride" the science of turning lead into gold (Alchemists) failed badly. So the next best thing happened, Nixon ditched the gold standard and our money was backed by an unconstitutional law "legal tender" and a the power of "big government guns."

However, the "bankster" party is soon coming to an abrupt end, because as the world increasingly recognizes that America has virtually no viable industry left and is on the edge of insolvency. The Treasury keeps selling U.S. debt at record levels.

If that alone is not alarming enough the Fed also enacted a policy of "Quantitative Easing" or in other words we print money to buy debt (AKA T-Bills) no one wants. The U.S. rarely buys any other nations debt, and currently our Government cannot function without its printing press. David Walker of the GAO recently quit because he was "frustrated that Congress was not prepared to make the hard choices that had to be made" and the U.S. Federal Reserve is fiercely resisting an audit.

Recently they hired Enron's former P.R. firm to lobby Congress not to audit the Fed. Two bills H.R. 1207, and S.B. 604 were introduced in congress to complete the audit. Both bills have bipartisan support, but unfortunately neither Dodd nor Lieberman have Co-sponsored the bill despite the numerous End The Fed Rallies, Tea Parties and a recent poll showing that a large majority of American's want the GAO audit.

The corporatocracy, and billionaire traitor George Soros said the Dollar needs to suffer an orderly collapse, he would like to see our currency managed by a globalist World Bank. If the Corporate Plutocracy succeeds in this objective we may soon see the United States "on its knees" begging for help from the Globalist IMF.

Some may think that Americas wealth and Gold is at Fort Knox, and that America has lots of Gold. This was my initial premise and I wrote to Christopher Shays a former Congressmen from my old town.

Shay's sent me a disturbing letter, he said that "according to Edmund C. Moy, Director of The United States Mint, the United States Gold Reserves stated in 31 U.S.C. 5116 and 5117 (statutory Rates), which are $42.22 per fine troy ounce of Gold." This is the rate that legally must be used to report the value of Gold.

This is a real alarming report, because according to Ron Paul the Federal Reserve, a private consortium of "unknown" banks and owners lists the Gold on their balance sheet essentially making it the property of these private corporations.

The statutory rate is merely an indication of when the Gold reserves were last audited. It is fair to say that the audit had to be around the time of the above listed value of $42.22 this most likely occurred during the period of Woodrow Wilson, the same man who was put into office by the banking elite. Wilson also entered the U.S. into WWI, Gave us the I.R.S. and the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Bank.

Wilson later wrote in regret "I am a most Unhappy Man because I unwittingly ruined my country." Within the next two years as newer and more aggressive globalist attacks are directed at the U.S., such as the latest meeting of the G20, we will see increased activity in the transfer of worthless U.S. dollars into hard assets.

These assets may include tangible items like Agriculture, Oil, Natural Resources, Land, Precious Metals and Real Estate. Essentially anything that could be deemed a viable and legitimate non-depreciating asset. The little guy will get inflation in return as the immutable laws of supply and demand compete for value based asset acquisition.

When the U.S. Dollar tanks, financial experts such as Peter Schiff from Euro Pacific Capital, a contributor to CNBC, and a contender for the Republican Nomination for U.S Senate, says that the "Collapse will not be orderly, and when it does happen it will be more like a death spiral. The bankers at the G20 know this so they are trying to devise a way to save themselves first."

The news today at Reuters once again bears many of those same articles about the U.S. Dollar entering a dark period and gold continuing to reach new highs. Those who are able to protect themselves from this impending calamity will be able to retire comfortably, those who do not will soon find out how fast they can be deprived of their life savings.

Alex Jones, a Texas radio host said this about the Plutocracy: "They laugh at our Dollar, they know its nothing more than paper and not wealth, most of what they retain is Gold and similar non depreciating assets."

Hopefully after reading what I wrote here you will take the time to validate that what I am saying is in fact true. Hopefully those of you who still are in denial will take some meaningful action in seeking out advice and consult with your own financial experts. Get more than one opinion, and by all means be ready to do the required research to support yourself.

We are merely one terrorist act away from this nightmare immediately going into full force

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Milford Republicans Sweep Landslide Victory

The Milford Republicans enjoyed a lopsided victory this election. Most onlookers at the Spalthoff Headquarters watched in awe as the numbers for Republicans across scores of towns showed the same ominous result.

This years election appears to be part "deux" of the nationally driven pendulum swing of the Republican and Democrat paradigm. For those who remember "Obamamania" last year it was a stellar victory for anyone with a "D" next to their name this year its an "R."

The election results are rather disconcerting, not because the people got what they voted for or because we rewarded "bad behavior" but because our municipalities appear to be paying a price for what happens on the national level. This years election Results were certainly great news for the Republicans, but I am certain that many of the people who voted, had no idea about how many good people in Milford city councils were lost.

This type of paradigm shift is what got us the Solitaire Playing state representative that the Republican's were so critical of, certainly we hope this is not again the type of leadership borne of this type of "propaganda" or "blind voting" we got this year. Certainly I am expecting enormous mistakes will be made by our new inexperienced leaders and certainly I am expecting conflict and controversy over the unchecked and aggressive policies of the new Richetelli gang.

There was a time I believed that all politics were local, but today I am not so sure the voters of Milford agree with me. This election once again made it clear that Fox News, Glenn Beck and MSNBC are calling the shots in our small city.

While I knew that the voters were upset over the broader national agenda, in no way did I ever believe that a third choice, the Independent Party, or the Democratic Party, (who had great candidates,) would be so unilaterally rejected as viable alternative choices.

Milford's future is certainly going to be challenged, the "faux pas/tromp do lei" economy will soon unravel and taxation/inflation/unemployment is going to climb. The city, state, and the Federal Government are expected to continue in its relentless and aggressive pursuit of funding from the dying middle class.

Many of you used the national agenda as the basis for your local vote, and did so with the hope of change. I am sorry to say that this only allowed your anger over Obama result in the loss of some real Democrat patriots who were great board members looking out for your interests.

Having been to almost every debate, and spent the last several months getting to know all the city candidates in the running, I learned that their is some real new inexperienced leadership who will be serving our mayor and not you. This is not to say that there are'nt any good people in the overall list of elected newcomers, but by no means did Milford elect the "best of the best" or the most competent and talented people. You will soon see this when the Mayor asks for something and his newly elected band of servants "jumps through hoops" for him while injuring you.

"The Richetelli team," as the mayor puts it will be implemented in full force and will have a majority on every city board. The city is now committed to $3,000,000.00 in pay, bonuses, perks, health care, and future benefits to our mayor. The only obsticle now is us the taxpayers and his skill in decieving his followers with the new Republican ideology.

Many people in town love Jim, and have touted his sincerity and charm as a feeling of safety. Now the good people of Milford are nesting in the "mouth of the alligator." Expect higher unemployment from city positions and a systemic attack on our teachers unions, schools and municipal jobs.

My focus over the next few years is going to be an important fight to save the Milford School system from the "Republican Cutting Block." More than ever all those involved in this years elections are going to have to stay active and voice their concerns to our local city councils and our zoning boards if we are to keep this approaching "train wreck" from becoming a local disaster. One thing that the Republican Party and Democratic Party has made clear, is that they stick together and relinquish their authority to their own. However, both sides, never miss an opportunity to increase their pensions, vote themselves raises and improve the quaility of their health care at your cost.

Next time you see someone on the road in need of emergency services and a ten year old ambulance arrives late, is in disrepair, and you later hear that that person died on the way to the hospital, do not forget "who packed their parachute" and pray its not you. Welcome to the new Milford!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Time To Get Out And Vote

The early morning voting in the Milford election was weak, but nonetheless the day is not yet over. If you have not voted, please do go out and vote. Milford cannot prosper without people caring enough about our democratic process enough to do so.

Check back at this site for post election comments and race results on all candidates in the running.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Milford's Going To The Birds

Last week on my way to work, I drove past city hall and by the lovely town pond that bears the scenic picturesque town dam. In the backdrop we have the gold dome over city hall and one of the most elegant and artistic looking bridges on the ponds green.

This is a stop made by many romantics who like to take beautiful photos with their friends and families, in many cases after a wedding or special event. However, the pond is also visited by Geese who have made it their home. These geese are not as nice as the people who are enjoying the view. They leave bird droppings, block traffic, and are on the DEP list of migratory birds being studied for the Avian Flu.

The goose problem does not only stop at the green, many waterfront developments like our Great Rivers Golf Course, and Caswell Cove have experienced the travelling water foul.

Locally no one seems to have a real clue on what to do about the goose issue, so earlier today I called the Audobon Society who directed me to the Bureau of Wildlife Management at the State Department of Environmental Protection.

Mr. Chris Vann took my call and had a wealth of knowledge in dealing with the bird issue not just in our town but in many other towns state wide. The first thing that Mr. Vann said is that "no one is permitted to harm geese outside of hunting season or without a valid permit from the Federal Wildlife Service."

Recommendations in the past for controlling geese populations has been a procedure called Addling. Addling is simply the oiling of the Geese Eggs. The oil prevents the eggs from coming to term and less geese are born. Other ways of controlling Geese is through the regular hunting season. In our area geese can be hunted on approved state lands from Oct 1st through October 27Th and again November 13Th through December 3rd. Hunters must posses a valid hunting permit and learn the guidelines of safety toward people and nearby homes.

The state also mentioned that a Depredation Permit can be obtained for people who have qualifying properties. This permit can be obtained with the assistance of the DEP and the FWS also must be notified so they may keep records on public actions toward the mitigation of Waterfowl.

These birds are also getting some unwelcome attention thanks to the Swine Flu, because they are on the list of bird being studied by the DEP and the Federal Government for their propensity to carry viruses.

Canadian Geese are known carriers of Salmonella, and the H5N1 Avian Influenza. However, anyone thinking about engaging in drastic actions against these birds should first read the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of which regulates the rights of birds and land owners.

There are also many people in town who like to go feed the geese, and also engage in selfless acts of mercy to aid those birds with broken wings, or like injuries. The Audubon Societies will help and the closest Audubon society to assist in the rehabilitation of wildlife is in Ansonia. The Ansonia Nature Center can be reached at (203) 736-1053.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Marian Gail Brown, Calls On Voters To Do "The Right Thing"

Picture yourself as the chief executive officer of a corporation with several hundred employees. Imagine you've put the finishing touches on its megamillion-dollar budget. The very next day you pack your bags, jump in a friend's car and drive four hours away and check into a drug rehab place for a monthlong stay.

Naturally, you have a second in command. But you fail to inform him you'll be gone a while, and you don't even tell him he's in charge. In the meantime, you allow your closest aide to mislead everyone. First the aide claims you are simply "unavailable," then that you are "on a much-needed vacation." The next announcement is you are being treated for an "adverse reaction" to a prescription drug, and that you are in upstate New York. In reality, you are in a Maryland drug rehab center. When you return a month later, you disclose you sought treatment for an addiction to, and misuse of, a prescription anti-anxiety drug, but you won't say what that medication is. Why not?

The question is, should you keep your job? In this case, no way. In the corporate world, CEOs get bonuses for lots of amazing things. Pulling an Elvis -- slang for a sudden, unexplained departure and failing to communicate where you are, when you might return or how your work will proceed in your absence -- is not one of them.

Nevertheless, if you're Milford Mayor James L. Richetelli Jr., a Republican seeking a fifth, two-year term, your answer to whether you deserve more time at the helm running this city is yes.

"I love the challenge of public service. I know my 25 years of experience in government are an invaluable asset...," he states in a Connecticut Post op-ed piece that ran Tuesday. "And I have demonstrated the skills, the maturity and inclusiveness that are the benchmarks of effective, experienced leadership."

Where were these skills and powers of maturity when Richetelli disappeared last winter for about a month with no advance notice to the city's second in command, Board of Aldermen President Ben Blake, D-5? Richetelli's departure thrust Blake into running Milford and not knowing where he was or when he might return. On top of that, some Richetelli staffers closed ranks behind their absent boss, by initially refusing Blake's request to see the mayor's proposed budget and other documents because they didn't know if it was allowable.

Crises happen. Addictions to prescription drugs are nothing new. Lots of folks have them, and seek treatment all the time. Assuming that dependency doesn't impair you on the job or endanger the safety of others, it shouldn't be held against you.

"He's a good guy and really well-liked around Milford, and I might vote for him," says Matthew Kealy, a mover, as he waited near a bus stop for a ride to work. "It's so easy to get hooked on prescription pills. Elvis did it, lots of other celebrities, too," he said. "So he was hooked on anti-depressants or anti-anxiety drugs. It's not like crack cocaine, crystal meth or any of that."

Kealy thinks voters should give Richetelli a break, have some compassion. And, well, they should. But the mayor missed a teachable moment. It's an instance where Richetelli, as a public persona, might have displayed some candor to those he works with in government, to voters and especially Milford's youth about confronting one's demons.

"He should have been a little more honest, say where he was going ahead of time," Bill Carey, a retired school teacher, said of Richetelli. "He's done a disservice because he didn't level with his constituents."

With a field of four vying for mayor, Carey thinks Independent Party candidate Peter Spalthoff, a former Republican chairman in Milford, is a better choice than fellow Republican Richetelli. The mayor's other challengers are Democrat Genevieve Salvatore, who promises improved customer service, and Timothy Chaucer, a petitioning candidate, who thinks Richetelli's office puts "special interests ahead of the public good."

Those we place in elective office are supposed to be clear communicators, not obfuscators. They set the top-down tone for open and accessible government. Mayor Richetelli, your lack of candor is a signal. Kudos for wanting to lead Milford. But you've pulled an Elvis once. The question before voters is whether it's time for you to leave the building.

MariAn Gail Brown, a Connecticut Post columnist, can be reached at 203-330-6288 or

This Weeks Property Transfers

26 Seaview Ave, Elizabeth K. Stevens to Anthony and Amy Somentilli, $900,000.

38 Fairview St, Louis M. Stesizia to Carissa M. Hussey, $225,000.

31 Pearl St, Mark E. Bishop to Tara L. Mustakos, $283,000.

24 Plymouth Ct, Melissa L. Parise to Timothy W. and Amanda L. Beers, $265,000.

11 Russell Rd, Gibbons John J Jr Est and Jessica L. Rosado to Josus and Maylen Ortiz, $265,000.

17 Sand St, Maureen Mcenerney to David and Debra Ivanovich, $223,000.