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  • Italian night

    10/09/2016 3:42:43 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 52 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 10/09/2016 | #1Ctyankee
    The date has been set, our 6th Annual Italian Night will be Saturday, January 21, 2017! Homemade Chicken Parmesean, garlic bread, pasta, salad and homemade cannolis! Italian music and wine!!! The cost will be 12.00 for adults and 8.00 and for children.The venue is the Colebrook Ct. senior center. One of our chefs (Valeria) is a 2nd generation immigrant from Italy, Her Uncle John Gotty would come over on Sundays for dinner. Funny stuff Her cousins Vicky and John Jr. came over and she always called her Vicky, she instead on being called Victoria, Vale has other ideas.
  • Yes, I bought an electric car

    11/26/2015 10:36:45 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 146 replies
    11/26/2015 | Ctyankee
    The wife and I Purchased an electric car about a month ago. I'm as far as a tree hugger as you can get but we needed a vehicle. Our son will be starting collage soon so a another vehicle was needed. Her total commute is close to 6 miles, the car had 2,560 miles when we bought it. it's a 2012, fairly well equipped with air, power windows, mirrors, power locks, heated seats, etc. Since the range is only an estimated 62 miles it works for us.My Car is not restricted on distance since it's petroleum powered so it should...
  • Rep. Rosa Delauro Pushes Bill That Gives Free Diapers To The Poor

    10/19/2011 3:17:51 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 94 replies ^ | 10/19/2011 | Audrey Hudson
    An economic recovery bill authored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D.-Conn.) seeks to empower struggling families by directing the federal government to distribute free diapers through day care centers. The Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER Act) would “relieve some of the stress on families facing hardship in this economy” by providing this direct service, DeLauro said in a letter to congressional colleagues urging them to co-sponsor her bill. Without diapers, children are not allowed to attend day care, said DeLauro, who described those in need as a “lost generation of Americans.” “In fact, over one in...
  • Vandals burn Marine's flag

    01/15/2010 4:47:31 PM PST · by #1CTYankee · 56 replies · 1,601+ views
    Republican American ^ | 01/15/2010 | Uncredited
    Leah Ward's American flag stood at the end of her driveway in Colebook, a tribute to her husband, a Marine serving in Iraq. This week, someone burned it, the second act of vandalism involving the flag since June. Ward said it's a painful reminder that not everyone supports the troops. She's offering a $650 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible. Ward, of 113A Beech Hill Road, woke up Monday morning to find the flag at the end of her driveway destroyed by fire. All that remained was a smoldering wooden flagpole and a...
  • Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

    12/31/2009 7:41:18 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 80 replies · 2,071+ views ^ | June, 1922 | Robert Frost
    Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I...
  • Torrington fast-food fight unraveled Stab victim vows to not drink or break laws

    12/17/2008 3:05:28 PM PST · by #1CTYankee · 3 replies · 480+ views
    His shirt stained with blood from stab wounds inflicted on him by a man whose car he mistook for his own, Jeffrey Bradley nodded his head toward his girlfriend but said nothing when he faced Judge Cara Eschuk on Tuesday in Bantam Superior Court. Bradley's bond was reduced from $50,000 to $1,000, an amount he posted after pledging not to break any more laws or drink. Torrington police are still unraveling the events that prompted Bradley to spar with 72-year-old Edward Kittle Jr., of Torrington, in the parking lot of the Burger King on Torrington's East Main Street on Monday...
  • Text messages reveal affairs between Torrington officer, dispatchers

    09/19/2008 5:36:04 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 15 replies · 311+ views
    September 18, 2008 ^ | September 18, 2008 | Kurt Moffett
    TORRINGTON — A police officer flirted and had sex with female dispatchers on duty for four months, and he and the two dispatchers involved, with whom he had separate affairs, used a city messaging system to exchange sexual suggestions and arrange their encounters. Nearly 700 pages of messages and internal reports revealed that Donovan had sex with the dispatchers in the women's locker room at the Torrington Police Department while on duty. He and Goodfield, who began having sex in February or March, arranged for trysts in the parking lot of Torrington Middle School and the Torrington Industrial Park. Donovan...
  • New York Power Authority Selects UTC Power to Supply Fuel Cells for World Trade Center Site

    06/13/2008 7:05:10 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 7 replies · 87+ views ^ | 06/11/08 | Peg Hashem
    UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) selected the company to supply 12 fuel cells totaling 4.8 megawatts of power for the Freedom Tower and three other new towers under construction at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. Delivery of the PureCell (R) Model 400 fuel cell systems will begin in January of 2009. The systems will together constitute one of the largest fuel cell installations in the world. The Freedom Tower will be owned by the Port Authority of New York, and Towers 2, 3 and 4 will be...
  • Department of Energy Selects UTC Power-led Team for $22 Million Technology Development Project

    06/05/2008 2:15:53 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 14 replies · 117+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Thursday June 5, 12:30 pm ET | UTC Power: Press Release
    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX - News) company, to lead a technology development team as part of DOE's Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance Program (SECA). The two-year project, valued at more than $22 million, is among the largest DOE projects ever awarded to UTC Power. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy established SECA in 2000 to conduct research and develop low-cost, modular fuel-flexible solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems by 2010. The SECA program's overall objective is to design a megawatt-class, near-zero emission...
  • Total vanity, final update (I started My new Job Today!)

    05/19/2008 6:16:24 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 34 replies · 24+ views ^ | 05/19/08 | #1CTYankee
    Link to original thread: Thanks to everyone for your advise and prayers, I started my new job today. Everyone was very nice greeted me warmly (How often does that happed up here in the Northeast ;-D) and stated how glad they were to have me on-board. The company is growing and needs the help. I will do my best to fulfill their needs and like any Freeper I will do my best to exceed their expectations. I wanted to give eveyone an update (as I promised!) Special thanks to our founder who made time to express his concerns even...
  • Total Vanity update (Stared my new job today!)

    05/19/2008 5:58:37 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 1 replies · 1+ views
    FR ^ | 05/19/2008 | #!CTYankee
  • Total Vanity Update, Good News!

    04/30/2008 4:08:27 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 60 replies · 152+ views
    FR ^ | 04/30/08 | #1CTYankee
    Good news, I was offered a job and have whole heartily accepted, thanks to all those who offered prayers and luck. The link is to the original thread I posted April 21.Topping it all off, it's my son's birthday today!I would be remiss if not making special thanks to my old time friends, Jellybean,Travis McGee,martin_fierro, (You are a piece of work!), Alamo-Girl, Allegra and Jim Rob.
  • Update on my total vanity

    04/21/2008 7:22:57 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 42 replies · 33+ views ^ | 04/21/08 | #1CTYankee
    An update on my previous thread. buddy called me today, he said the head of Quality made an announcement at their operations meeting this morning.He said they were in the process of hiring a new inspector and hoped to have him on board in early May. He also stated he was a former co-worker of ---- (My friend).Thank you all for the concern, advice and most of all prayers.Nothing in stone but things are really looking up!Special thanks to all that freepmailed me with job opportunities and my long time friends, Allegra,jellybean and Jim Robinson.Funny, Jim is one of the...
  • Wish me luck. (Total Vanity)

    04/18/2008 8:37:38 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 104 replies · 269+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 04/18/08 | #1CTYankee
    I'll keep it short, I was laid off last month.Insurance, mortgage payments etc. will be strapping the finances very soon. I went for an interview and recently a second. I really need this job, it has good benefits including overtime.Working in the manufacturing sector leaves my opportunities very limited here in the northeast.The wife is starting to freak since we can't afford the Cobra payments and we won't have any insurance. A wish for some luck (or prayers, is that okay?) would be appreciated.Thanks to my friends here on FR in advance.
  • Teen finds fowl territory at Fenway

    04/04/2008 5:09:15 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 16 replies · 193+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 04/04/08 | Andrew Ryan
    A certain New York Yankee slugger should beware: A 13-year-old taking a tour of Fenway Park yesterday was attacked by a red-tailed hawk that swooped down from its nest, drawing blood from the girl's scalp. Her name: Alexa Rodriguez. "She's fine, a little shaken but OK," said Vince Jennetta, a teacher who chaperoned Rodriguez's trip from Memorial Boulevard Middle School in Bristol, Conn. The eighth-grader was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and was treated for the small scratch on her scalp.
  • Mom on trial for leaving child in car

    03/12/2008 2:02:10 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 34 replies · 806+ views
    UPI ^ | 03/12/08 | UPI
    CHICAGO, March 12 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago woman went on trial for briefly leaving her 2-year-old daughter in a locked car in order to put money in a Salvation Army kettle. Treffly Coyne of Tinley Park faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine if a Cook County Court finds her guilty of child endangerment and obstruction of justice, The Tinley Park Star reported Wednesday. Coyne drove her three daughters and a neighbor's child to a nearby Wal-Mart one evening in order to donate money to the Salvation Army. Her 2-year-old daughter had fallen asleep on...
  • McCain's Champaign soliciting for funds

    03/05/2008 5:41:32 PM PST · by #1CTYankee · 71 replies · 255+ views ^ | 03/05/08 | #1CTYankee
    I recived an email from John McCain's fundraisers today, here is the message and response from me. Dear Friend, Last night, we did it. We won the Republican nomination for President. It was a long, up and down journey, but we worked hard, spoke honestly to the American people, and our steadfast determination has paid off. As we come to the end of our party's primary contest, we begin what will certainly be a spirited and hard-fought campaign against the Democratic nominee. In November, Americans will have a clear choice to make. And I intend to fight as hard as...
  • "Please Welcome Back . . . Eschoir!"

    02/03/2008 7:48:53 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 106 replies · 79+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/30/1999 | James Robinson and C. Aldridge
    In a magnanimous gesture of peacekeeping, James Robinson extended the palm branch this week to two long banned members of the FR community, first Ash and now Eschoir. You may recall this exchange the other night: To: ALL Freedie the Dreamer is a multiple personality. He's actually several former FReepers who have either left us or worked hard at getting themselves banned. Kinda curious that they want back in. Guess we're so good that they just can't stay away. Please welcome back Ariel, Lord_of_the_flies, Freedom Wins, adaplant, eschoir and/or any one of about a dozen other personalities who may or...
  • Fear Factor

    02/02/2008 8:28:47 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 4 replies · 124+ views
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 01/30/08 | The Jewish Daily Forward
    When the dust settles, the uproar over Barack Obama’s religious beliefs will have taught us little about the candidate and his loyalties that we don’t already know. If we look closely, however, we can learn a great deal about American Jews and their anxieties. More pointedly, we can penetrate the mystery of the power of the so-called Jewish lobby.Snip Reports of Obama’s supposed Muslim leanings began surfacing a full year ago, not in anonymous e-mail blasts but in signed articles published openly on conservative Web sites. One of the first appeared on, an arch-conservative site based in central California....
  • Jesusland Author Endorses Fred Thompson

    01/14/2008 6:35:21 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 25 replies · 89+ views ^ | 1/14/08 | David Jeffers
    MEDIA ADVISORY, Jan. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Senator Fred Thompson is far and away the best conservative candidate to represent those who live in Jesusland, according to David Jeffers, author of Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland. "Evangelicals are looking for a candidate who is strongly pro-life, is for traditional families, and who is an actual Reagan Conservative." Jeffers explains, "Every GOP candidate is espousing Reagan-like characteristics, but only Thompson has the record to back it up." Jeffers claims that many in Jesusland are enamored with Governor Mike Huckabee because of his Southern Baptist roots and strong social conservative values....