Sunday, February 3, 2013
Bring the tailgate party for Sunday’s big game inside.
Game day is here, and even for those of you who aren’t seasoned football fans, there’s something about Super Bowl Sunday that brings out the fan in everyone. No matter what anyone says, for many, the most important thing about Super Bowl Sunday is the food. And the commercials. If you're one of those people who want to enjoy the game from the comfort of their home, and invite friends over, here are three favorite dips always requested on Super Bowl Sunday. They're easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Pop open some bags of chips and bottles of beer and get the party started. Buffalo Chicken Dip If you like Buffalo Chicken Wings, you will be hooked on the Buffalo Chicken Dip. In fact, it’s so easy to make that you might forever forgo the…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Patch contributor Robert V. Tessaro was invited to speak at the One Million Moms for Gun Control Rally in Jersey City held Saturday.
This past weekend, Patch contributor Robert V. Tessaro was invited to speak at the One Million Moms for Gun Control rally in Jersey City. According to Tessaro, hundreds of mothers, fathers, and residents from across the Garden State braved the frigid cold weather to send a strong message to Trenton and Washington, D.C. that they demand action to end gun violence. Similar rallies were held across the country, with the largest on the National Mall in Washington attended by Assemblywoman Connie Wagner. Also speaking at the Jersey City event were U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Former Governor Jim Florio, State Senators Loretta Weinberg, Bob Gordon, Barbara Buono, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healey. Tessaro …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A column posted on 'The Daily Beast' touts officials like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the solution to the GOP's problems.
Wednesday, January 30
Does the Republican Party need more leaders like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie? It does, according to an column posted on The DailyBeast.com Wednesday. Columnist John Avlon wrote in the article that Christie is the example other Republicans should be looking to amidst the GOP's "existential crisis." "The 2012 ass-kicking is forcing Republicans to confront their deepest demons—namely, that they cannot simply write off whole regions of the country and remain a viable national party," Avlon wrote. "They cannot afford to alienate the fastest-growing communities of color in the USA. They cannot win a war against modernity." Avlon noted that Christie has maintained largely favorable ratings from voters in a state that went to President Barack…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Lori Barton encourages New Milford residents to keep fighting to preserve the United Water Company property as open space; SOD February fundraiser.
Monday, January 28
Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful New Milford residents who have contacted me to tell me to keep up the fight to save open space and quality of life in New Milford. There are times when you start to feel burned out, but then some one stops you to tell your that they appreciate your efforts. They tell you they feel the same way. You don't know how important it is to hear that you support my position to fight United Water, Hekemian and Inserra to preserve New Milford's last undeveloped parcel of land. Some of you have asked what you can do to help. The first thing I would ask is that you, too, join the effort by writing or calling United Water and Inserra to tell them that you do not support this …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
An editor's thoughts on the year that was.
As I complete my first full year as editor of New Milford Patch, it's hard to remember that I landed here last year a stranger in an even stranger land--I mean--Republicans! Who'd a thunk? They were just urban myths in the territory I had previously covered. I arrived in New Milford with no one knowing who I was. I arrived with no past to connect me to the present. I was Tracy Montgomery's replacement and the only thing I was sure of was that I had some mighty big shoes to fill. (And for those of you who know me, shoes are very, very important!) My goal for 2012 had been to gain the trust and confidence of New Milford by telling stories that accurately reflected the events as they occurred. What is most important to me is getting the story…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Autism did not massacre 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut.
Autism is not the cause to the effect of 20 murdered children in Newtown, Connecticut. Autism is not mental illness. Autism is not often obvious. Autism is not curable. Autism is not what I wanted for my first born child. As the mother of an autistic child, I sit in rapt attention as the news media has begun its subtle assault in correlating the horrific massacre of 20 first-graders with the alleged shooter's autism. Despite the recent headline grabbing retractions, the damage has been wrought. And it has been wrought upon the children, siblings and parents of those afflicted by autism. Whether we as parents realize it or not, as much as we tried to filter the information our children received about what happened in Newtown, many already …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
There are no words to explain the tragedy of the massacre of children in Newtown, Connecticut.
A friend who lost her son to cancer once told me that there are orphans and widows, but there is no word to neatly define or identify a parent who has lost a child because there is no one word that can convey the enormity of such pain. What of those parents in Newtown, Connecticut whose children were mindlessly massacred? How do we come to know their pain? Friday began as an ordinary day for them. The mundane repetitive morning routine of waking up, brushing teeth, eating breakfast with a rushed kiss goodbye to children who were just a few years away from having taken their first baby steps. These children have not been lost, they have been removed. Removed before they had the chance to plan and plot the course of their lives; removed …
In light of the shooting in Connecticut, one resident questions leaders on the senseless killing of young school children.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Dear leaders of this country, Where is the outrage? Children were killed just for sitting in a classroom.Why do I only see calm relaxed condolences from you?It is like this is an everyday event that we will get over, move on and forget about until the next time. This is not acceptable to me and I want something to be done about it. And the solution should not be constrained by funding or people's rights. Human life is priceless and that of our children more than priceless. What kind of adults are we if we cannot protect our children? What kind of country have we created when children do not feel safe in their town and their classroom? What are you going to do about it? I want an answer now. Barbara Monahan New Milford
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Responding to Councilman Robalino's remarks on re-zoning the United Water property, one resident says there is no compromising.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
By Miriam Pickett I have lived in New Milford for over 35 years. During that time I have seen many changes to our small town. Schools have been sold, open space has been closed in. Shop Rite has been closed, refurbished and reopened. Classrooms that were empty are now overcrowded. There have been many turnovers in our local goverment, swinging between Democrats and Republicans. In all this time, I have never witnessed anything like the orchestrated public relations attack prepertrated by Mayor Subrizi and Councilman Robalino with a little help from the Riverkeeper, on behalf of a private developer with no ties to our community at all. Both Subrizi and Robalino seem to believe that we are so naive as to accept the new proposal by Hekemian…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
With Hekemian's revised plans, Robalino says that its time for the entire town to come together and embrace the idea to re-zone the property.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
By Diego Robalino With regards to the new plan proposed by Hekemian for the United Water property, it is clear that they are trying to work with the residents of New Milford in addressing our major concerns. Of course not every issue can be satisfactory for those in opposition, but the will of the developer is clear in trying to compromise. Compromise, meaning a settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions, is a word that naysayers will chose not to accept. Not to say that they would be wrong in doing so, but it does help to come to the bargaining table with an open mind. Is this new proposal the best plan for the property? Definitely not! Is it the best concept for New Milford under present conditions? That is …