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Governor Ned Lamont's latest executive order is strengthening his previously enacted travel advisory requiring documentation and imposing fines for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high infection and positivity rates for COVID-19.
By Dave Collins (AP)
Published: Jul 22, 2020 08:13 AM
A Newtown resident who avoided capture in several states for six days after a homicide, kidnapping, and home invasion spree in May pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a second murder charge and other crimes.
Manfredonia Pleads Not Guilty To Second Murder ChargeA Newtown resident who avoided capture in several states for six days after a homicide, kidnapping, and home invasion spree in May pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a second murder charge and other crimes.MILFORD — (AP) A Newtown resident who avoided capture in several states for six days after a homicide, kidnapping, and home invasion spree in May pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a second murder charge and other crimes.Peter Manfredonia, 23, a former University of Connecticut student, took part in the arraignment at Milford Superior Court via a video feed from the courthouse detention area. A judge set bail at $5 million on the new charges, adding to the $7 million in bail imposed previously on another murder charge and other alleged crimes.The new charges are connected to the fatal shooting of Nicholas Eisele and the kidnapping of his girlfriend in Derby on May 24. The girlfriend, who has not been named by authorities, was found unharmed at a rest stop near Columbia, N.J., later the same day.Eisele was killed two days after police allege Manfredonia killed Ted DeMers, 62, and seriously wounded another man in a Samurai sword attack in Willington, about 70 miles from Derby.After the sword attack, Manfredonia is accused of breaking into another man's house in Willington and holding him hostage for about 24 hours before taking off with his truck and firearms, police said.Relatives of Manfredonia and Eisele were in court Tuesday, as well as a lawyer for Eisele's girlfriend. The lawyer, Eugene Riccio, read a statement by her."Nicholas Eisele will forever be remembered as a loving, protective boyfriend but also a hero following his own selfless actions on that day," the statement said. "The healing process cannot begin until we can be assured that justice has been served and Peter Manfredonia is held accountable for his actions that altered and destroyed the lives of both Nick, myself, and countless others."Manfredonia's lawyer, Michael Dolan, declined to comment on the charges. Manfredonia wore an orange prison jumpsuit, and a mask because of coronavirus precautions, appearing via the video feed. His parents were in court, but left before the proceeding began, Dolan said."To see their son in custody was very difficult," Dolan said. "It's just a very sad day. The entire Manfredonia family is just ... heartbroken. Their hearts go out ... for all the families."The new arrest warrant affidavit in Eisele's killing provides the first public account by his girlfriend of the harrowing events in Derby.The woman told police that Manfredonia burst into her and Eisele's apartment shortly before 6 am. She said the two men knew each other from growing up in Newtown, and Manfredonia had been to the apartment a few months earlier to buy marijuana from Eisele.She said the men got into a fight and Manfredonia shot Eisele. Then, she said, Manfredonia forced her to drive him in her car out of state.During the drive through Newtown and to New Jersey, Manfredonia told her he killed Eisele and DeMers because they said things that made him snap, but he did not elaborate.Dolan has said that Manfredonia had a history of depression and anxiety, but had never shown signs of violence.After Manfredonia let the woman go in New Jersey, investigators tracked him to Pennsylvania, where police said he took an Uber to a Walmart in East Stroudsburg. Authorities searched the area but did not find him. A man fitting his description was later spotted near Scranton, Penn., prompting another search there.Police believe Manfredonia stole a car and abandoned it in Chambersburg, Penn., before taking another Uber to Hagerstown, Md., where he was captured on May 27 without incident when police spotted him near a truck stop.Manfredonia previously pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder, home invasion and other charges connected to the events in Willington.
I would suggest you look up the Connecticut Constitution. The present one (that State and Local officials take an oath to uphold) was adopted by referendum, in 1965. Black people did vote in Connecticut then and were present at the Constitutional Convention. As to the Federal Constitution, it has been construed by the Supreme Court to apply to All Citizens.
Could The Bee please explain the article published last week, but not available on the website, about how Eversource had actually lowered generation rates, starting 7/1/2020? There was no mention of the rate increase that folks are complaining about. I have been quite confused about what is going on, although of course what matters most is the "amount due" on the bill. The regulations and the way our bills are broken out are confusing, but it doesn't help when the local news source seems to be reporting something so different from what people are actually experiencing.
Not a criticism of you, but I am appalled you had to define "Pandora's Box". What is the state of our education system.
Good points all, and they have kept coming up since we purchased Fairfield Hills all these years ago.
What will the effect be on our municipal services. Will we need more police ? Will our all volunteer Fire Departments be able to handle the building project at completion. (Last year the Fire Chief in Brookfield spoke against a apartment project saying in part, they did not have sufficient apparatus and in the event of a major incident they could not guarantee sufficient manpower.)
What exactly is "affordable housing". I know it is a percentage of the median income. My brother lives in Stamford. A developer got around zoning by building affordable units. To qualify you can make up to $80,000 a year. Of course they are making rents at the high end of "affordable".
We need to do something with Fairfield Hills. Maybe we should have gone with a golf course or Horse facility. It is not generating any tax revenue, is taking money from the town, and those abandoned buildings, and tunnels underneath, are becomming more and more dangerous every year.
While I concur that labelling people or judging people is not helpful or right, there are some inconsistencies in what is written here.
First, for many, masks are not being pushed nor are they being worn to protect the wearer. Informed wearers understand that a primary benefit of wearing a mask is to protect those around us - to prevent the wearer for transmitting the disease to others - not to protect themselves. It is known that even asymptomatic people can spread the virus. The last paragraph in the letter acknowledges that masks trap the virus or particles or droplets that carry the virus. A main mode of disease transmission is for such droplets to reach an uninfected person. So, unless one believes that a mask is 100% transmissive - that is, it does not at all restrict the flow of particles or droplets - then there is unquestionably some level of risk reduction for people in the vicinity of the mask wearer. We can debate the degree of risk reduction, but it is certainly more than not wearing a mask at all. In making the personal choice not to wear a mask and then go to public places where one might come into contact with others, one is choosing to not to provide whatever degree of protection a mask provides to others in that public place. I am not passing judgement or labelling anyone who chooses not to wear a mask. Where it gets complicated is making that choice, thereby increasing risks for people around us. For example, should it be a personal choice for students returning to classrooms in the fall as to whether to wear a mask or not?