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'We Will All Get There Someday'

A look at comments from Patch account holders in the region.

'We Will All Get There Someday'

From Brookfield Readers:

"So very sweet. Nicely done!" —

"Fantastic!" —

"While I agree with the content of the article, I see many drivers who received their drivers license at age 16 that have not had any sort of a refresher in over thirty or forty years. Driving techniques and laws have changed over that period of time. I addressed this concern with Rep. Scribner ten years ago when he was working on his legislation for teen drivers. He reminded me that seniors vote. I was quite put off by that comment, my concern was for aging family and friends.
When my children were new drivers, I cautioned them to be especially aware of big Buicks, Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles, as they were typically driven by older people. Seniors frequently do not have the mobility, hearing, vision nor reflexes they once possessed. To compensate, they frequently drive slower, take less risks and limit their driving to daylight hours and non-rush hour traffic. When you encounter a senior having difficulty driving, try to be more compassionate and less frustrated. Offer them options. Offer them a ride, or to drive them to their appointments. Try to remember that we will all get there someday. The last thing our seniors have is their dignity. It's up to us to help them maintain that dignity safely." —

From Neighboring Patch Towns:

CT High Speed Rail Proposal Would Include Long Island Tunnel

“A rail line to Long Island, who would be using it, the fat cats headed for the east end to their 'country houses' in the Hamptons. More waste of taxpayers’ money.” –  

'Put a Shirt On'? [POLL]

“Hunks aside, please wear a shirt. Also please, women of a certain size do not need to bare their stomachs either!!! Let it to my imagination.” –

The Way We Work: Graduating Job Hunters Play Waiting Game at Home

“It never made sense to venture out and buy a home ASAP. Multi-generational homes are the norm for the rich or poor in the old world.” –

Group of Fishermen Nailed for Unlicensed Saltwater Fishing 

“I'm not going to get bent over this...The only reason why I would choose to fish in the LI Sound would be for my kids, which are exempt because they are all under 16. If I want to do some recreational fishing and pay for a license, I'll go to RI or MA and fish from the ocean.” -

Beating The Back To School Blues

“We'll pay the consequences for a generation of adults who are not fully who they can be because of missing out on crucial time to play, imagine and dream in childhood. Keep them home if you can. Homeschool if you can. Allow them to lead their education. Think of how many things you taught yourself. No child is going to get by not figuring out what's yellow and what's red or what the numbers are. Our culture is all around them. They always will learn!! And they will be happy.” -

Campaign Notebook: Candidates’ Wealth Becomes Election Issue

“I can not understand why we would reelect anyone to office that goes along with the concept that we must first pass a bill before knowing what is in it.” –

Fence Decision "A Victory For the People, By the People"

“‘How do you feel about the fence?’" should be a question asked to every Hamden candidate running for mayor and town council with their replies published in the paper and online.” -

The Way We Work: Jobs That Are Gone

“Some of these loss jobs are due to computer progress and others are due to plain old stupidity, seeding jobs to China due to DEEP and EPA regulations. What do they call the Connecticut DEEP and the U.S.A. EPA in China, job creators?” –

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