Category Archives: Year in Review

Best New York Times Correction of the Summer

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Yesterday:

Père-Lachaise - Divison 90 - Lahovary 09

 

“An Op-Ed essay on Monday described bald eagles and ospreys incorrectly. They eat fish, and their poop is white; they do not eat berries and excrete purple feces. (Other birds, like American robins, Eurasian starlings and cedar waxwings, do.)”

And really, any excuse ….

The Doughnut Inn Used to Be Tres Gentil

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But now you get screamed at for an innocent error. (This is why you should never talk to anybody.)

…one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop.

“We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he’s not allowed in here, he’s rude’,” said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning.

Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly.

When the woman said ‘No’ Otero apologized, and his mother said she was mortified.

Looking Forward to Fats Domino for Penny Bacchiochi

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Chubby Checker, stumping in Middletown.

It’s that decades-long friendship with Middletown Board of Education member Linda Szynkowicz that’s bringing singer-songwriter Chubby Checker to Middletown for a meet and greet Republican fundraiser Wednesday at the Italian Society…Checker’s appearance is to supportSzynkowicz’s bid to unseat longtime Democratic state legislator Rep. Joseph Serra in the 33rd District this November.

We have named our police officers in such a way as to mess with your big stupid pot-addled head

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From this:

WEST HARTFORD — A 28-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after police conducting a search of his house allegedly found 46 marijuana plants.

Police said they obtained a search warrant for 848 Flatbush Ave. after receiving several anonymous tips concerning the address.

Officers executed the warrant at that address on Monday morning and discovered “a mid-level marijuana grow operation,” Lt. Ted Stoneburner said.

Gin Plus Cognac

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An alternative meaning to “GPS.”

An alleged drunken driver stopped in Connecticut on Thursday blamed the GPS on his cell phone for sending him the wrong way in Interstate 84, according to police.

West Hartford Police Officer Peter Senick was assigned to the DWI patrol when he saw a car go from Park Road onto an off-ramp on around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, driving the wrong way despite the “Wrong Way” signs, police said.

The driver, identified as Robert Howe, 43, of Springfield, Mass., told Officer Senick that he was not from the area and was following the GPS on his phone, which led him to drive the wrong way on I-84, police said.

Howe’s blood alcohol concentration was found to be .101 and .095, according to police.