A follow up on Tim Carter and one reader’s reaction to his plight

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As time goes on, one of the things you’ll see as you check into my blog is that I will post reactions from you to my columns.  Over the Memorial Day weekend, I got an email from Alice C. Ferreira of Trumbull about her take on Tim Carter’s plight — and what she is doing […] [Read More]
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Professional kudos …and your take on an injustice

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As readers of this newspaper know, the Connecticut Post and Hearst  Connecticut Newspapers, of which this paper is a part, received 94 awards last Thursday from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalist. It’s always gratifying when our peers recognize the work we do.  I’m glad (and hunbled) to be part of this calling, and to […] [Read More]
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More thoughts on Skecher promises…

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By now you know that a $40 million Federal Trade Commission settlement may put some moola in your pocket if you bought Shape-Up, Tone-Up or Resistance Runner shoes because of their deceptive claims about what they can do for your bod. And that’s a good thing. BUT let’s look at what the company pitched in […] [Read More]
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Sketchy promises from Skechers may put money in your pocket

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If you’ve got a pair of Skechers’ Shape-ups or other “toning” shoes, such as its Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups,  Ka-ching, ka-ching, you may be entitled to some cold-hard cash thanks to a $40 million Federal Trade Commission settlement with the sneaker manufacturer. Check out the details via this FTC link http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/05/consumerrefund.shtm Or go to […] [Read More]
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Bridgeporters under siege in every way

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There’s a letter to the editor in today’s Connecticut Post from JD Snyder of Shelton that has to hit everyone of us in the gut — regardless of where you live.  The headline on Snyder’s letter is “Happy to be out of the city.”  It’s a disturbing letter, and the most pitiful part is how Snyder […] [Read More]
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Musings in light of GroupOn, Gift Cards & Gift Certificates

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Groupon, the online couponer, is rolling out some new disclosure ino on its discount vouchers sold nationwide because of questions raised by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepseon about the expiration date printed on GroupOn’s vouchers. Connecticut has a law that it is illegal to sell gift cards and gift certificates subject to an expiration date.  […] [Read More]
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