24 February, 2009

Stamford Hospital

Okay, I am going to get excited! I got a scoop! Stamford Hospitals plans are to extend all the way to the Mill River Park, this from someone who has seen said plans!
ANyone else?

20 February, 2009

Swimming Pool Regulations

Boy , I'm good!!
I reported about the swimming pool regulations coming on 12/12/08, is this how it should be done? Today (1/20/2009!) the Stamford Advocate finally talked about residence getting the chance to speak about it. The big issue has to do with fines being levied against home owners who do not meet the new regs. The regs are more stringent than the State Regs and may result in fanes of up to $200 per day. The article is not available on line that I can find. 7:oo PM, Monday, March 2nd.

Other news, after years of fighting it, the Health Department will be publishing inspection scores, similar to the way Farmington and Norwalk currently do. Bravo!

16 February, 2009

Malloy on FOX news

Yes, today and he did a good job of handling the commentator who was trying to get him to say all the money he was asking for was for one artificial field. Not always a fan, but when some one takes on FOX news and comes out on the high side, I will hand him a rose!

15 February, 2009

AIDS program

So the other days news was on the large cuts in the Federal and State budgets for the support network that exists for people with HIV and AIDS. The reality is that this program keep getting cut, almost every year. Those who work in the departments have made significant sacrifices every year to continue providing services and testing, intervention and prevention.
I think the saddest thing is I believe the cuts target this group of individuals because people believe that some how these people are responsible for contracting HIV and somehow deserve to get AIDS and so it is their fault and why should we support them.
In one sense they are right, there was behavior that allowed it to happen, but the other way of looking at it is that the rest of us where just plain lucky. AIDS is still not curable and is a long wasting disease that would tax resources no matter what.
The attempt at education and counseling and intervention is highly needed and this group of people is no different than any other that is targeted for discrimination.