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George Kenyon April 22, 2014 at 09:36 PM
Nice to know they didn't over react, Pete.
George Kenyon April 22, 2014 at 09:38 PM
Also a good time to remind everyone, openly carrying a firearm in Connecticut is not illegal nor aRead More& quot;breach of Peace".
Peter T. Cianelli April 22, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Richard .... My weapon was not concealed..... and George these young cops were very much in control Read Moreof the situation..... Officer Monica stayed in her car while the young & man & woman officers questioned me....
Richard Poulton April 22, 2014 at 02:38 PM
Simple answer. C-DOT. FYI, the whole lighting system is about to be up-graded. Look at theRead Moremarki ng on the curb lines and you will see the first steps have been taken. Engineer plans in place. Also, the same thing will happen at Hemingway & Dodge, and a new system will be installed at Short Beach & Mansfield Grove Rd. Hope this helps.
Norm Brody April 22, 2014 at 03:39 PM
This is good news Richard. I'll relay the info, and thanks.
Richard Poulton April 22, 2014 at 02:47 PM
George you asked a good question. As far as I am aware the only position that is considered anRead Moreapp ointment is the position of Chief. One would think the opening would be available via testing and some sort of oral interview by an outside agency. As for Lennon having to retire, no. He would just go from a union based position to that of administrative, non-union position. Normally in this day in age such are contractual by years in "contract" signed. But just remember, that position can be left un-filled and go back to the days of having an Inspector and Capt. position, both a tested rank. Capone did away with those ranks to fund the Mannion pay. But if someone from the outside is brought in that stops all the upward mobility from the ranking members of the department.
George Kenyon April 22, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Thank you Richard, I agree and certainly, as I said this is no reflection on Lt Lennon as a whole. Read MoreAs an East Haven resident, I want the best of the best for our town and its resources. I also did factor in the “upward mobility” view as well. Which now brings in, what will this do to the resources for patrol and front line supervisors. Patrol is still a long ways from staffed properly, moving anyone up would now create another empty “slot”. I am also looking at from the view that many Sergeants lack the experience to be moved up to a Lieutenants position. I remember the issue when Mannion was hired, among them it did eliminate the Inspectors position (which was a union position) and terminated a position in an already small department. As I said, I do understand both sides here, but after everything our town and this departments been through, looking at every aspect needs to come into play. Including the impact of collective bargaining as to the Lt’s position, retirement benefits etc. I do recall during the Nappi fiasco his union status and years were called into question, and whether it was still accumulating during his Acting Chief role. As I said, Lt Lennon may be the best fit for the position, but at the same time, even to keep the upward mobility available, has this position been posted or offered to other members of the Department? I am unable to attend tonight’s meeting, but certainly hope these questions are raised by either the Union or the Public.
Peter T. Cianelli April 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM
well said George.......
Richard Poulton April 22, 2014 at 08:35 AM
Morning Nick. Maybe so, but either way he nor even the TC have a say in who this mayor or anyRead Morefutur e mayor appoints. I am sure if something was to arise that was a conflict of interest on his part this PC would step aside. I hope so anyway. Isn't this the same as having a PO sitting as a member of the TC going over police issues, or the PW supervisor sitting on the TC, involving that department. To me its all the same. Conflict or an appearence of such you just don't vote. Just my thoughts anyway. What is your opinion as to the story line?
Nick Palladino April 22, 2014 at 09:45 AM
The problem is that a lot goes on behind the scenes. At one of the TC meetings we were given a list Read Moreof names to appoint to several boards. I asked were they came from and was told Town Hall. We received no resumes or anything about these people. When I questioned that, I was told "that's the way it's always been done" I guess the Town Charter is only used when Town Hall wants it used. It's very hard to do the right things when the rules change day to day. When you ask a Town Attorney a question that may not go along with what Town Hall wants you have to wonder if the answer is correct. That has always been a problem no matter who was in Mayors seat. All I want is a level field to stand on. As far as your subject, it would be better to elect most boards but not at the same time as the Mayor. Should be done on off year. Also BOE should be on off year and for a 4 year term. A Charter revision should be done in the near future. Also if you decide to run for Mayor, you have my support.
Richard Poulton April 22, 2014 at 02:58 PM
By Charter, yes there are some positions appointed/approved by the TC and others by the mayor. You Read Morehave a good point as to not knowing any history of those names presented. But yes it is the way it has been for God knows how long. The TC approved people for things like Old Cemetery Board, Regional Water Auth.,School Building Comm., Board of Selectman, Urban Renewal, ZBA, Amer. Dis. Comm., Blight, Board of Assessment Appeals, Constables, Eash Shore Health, Board of Ethics, NH Transit, Housing Authority. So what do you propose? Having an interview process? I don't think there is a simple answer, other then just wanting to put a political wrench into the system. Maybe someday in a Charter revision this could be dealt with. Right now, don't know. WHAT? ME DO WHAT?????????????? ROTFL
Jack Stacey April 22, 2014 at 07:07 AM
Norm if I'm not mistaken it's at the old high school.
Richard Poulton April 22, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Norm, Jack is correct. Old High School. Go to the towns web site and click "Counceling & Read MoreCommunity Service", click "Teen Center". That will open the home page for the Center.
Norm Brody April 22, 2014 at 08:10 AM
Thanks (both of you)- I'm surprised because I keep hearing there is no place for kids to go inRead Moretown. I'll check it out.
Joe Gargano April 20, 2014 at 08:13 PM
Pretty sure it's June 28 East Haven Town Beach . Branfords is June 21st
Home Of The Free April 21, 2014 at 08:59 AM
ok Cool thanks for the info
Michele April 19, 2014 at 06:08 PM
The website is not working.
Dermot (DJ) Woods April 19, 2014 at 06:34 PM
Hi Michele - please give us a call at 203-401-8084 so we can help you. Thanks - DJ
Michele April 21, 2014 at 11:33 AM
It's working now :) Thanks
Peter T. Cianelli April 19, 2014 at 04:47 PM
I went over to McDonalds and asked to speak to the Manager...... he comes out and I ask him what he Read Moredid with the American Flag that was taken down from the flagpole... he says "Why would you ask me"?...l I say... because I'm an "Oath Keeper" and I made a pledge to protect my Country from all her enemies foreign or domestic.... and also to protect our Flag and to make sure that it is always disposed of in a respectful manner...... well folks, ....I have the flag and I'll be dropping it off to the American Legion post 89 tomorrow... I don't think they meant to disrespect our Flag ....
Norm Brody April 19, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Thanks for taking the time to do the right thing Peter. The Pledge of Allegiance was a big part of Read Moregrowing up at one time- in school and Scouts, flag etiquette was big part of the agenda.
George Kenyon April 19, 2014 at 08:40 PM
Thank you, Pete.
Richard Poulton April 16, 2014 at 04:01 PM
Very interesting site. One can check all sorts of nice things when it comes to our electedRead Moreofficial s in D.C. Like who is working for them and what they are being paid. www.legistorm.com/salaries.html
Regina Porto April 16, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Equal pay for equal work does not mean that each person will always be making the exact same dollar Read Moreamount for the same job. There are many other factors that will change that. The pay scale should, however, be the same regardless of gender. I have worked in jobs where it was common knowledge that a woman starting with the same education, experience, etc. was offered considerably less than her male counterpart. That is wrong, no ifs, ands or buts! This kind of distortion of facts is what makes it too frustrating to try to have a discussion here.
Richard Poulton April 16, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Your first sentence makes no sence. According to the left it is all about equal pay for equalRead Morework.