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"The Loan Arranger"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since my wife and I were rejected for a home refinancing loan by our bank, which actually owns the house but kindly allows us to pay the mortgag...

"Mr. Sensitivity" Speaker of The House John Boehner at CT GOP Fundraiser

Mary Ann West | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Appearance at GOP fundraiser is less than 24 hours after holding up the country. Stamford, CT -- On the heels of helping to avert the looming budget...

"Seals of Approval"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Unlike a lot of seals, who have managed to gain steady employment in circuses and aquariums, I have never tried to balance a beach ball on my nose. C...

"Open Letter"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Jamie Dimon President and CEO JPMorgan Chase Dear Mr. Dimon: I'm Jerry Zezima. The name probably doesn't mean much to you (it doesn't mean much to ...

"Kidney Stone II: The Sequel"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In what I fear will become a series with more sequels than "Rocky," I had my second kidney stone.

Connecticut Experiences Déjà vu

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Lieberman's last two years in the Senate will define his legacy. And we can only hope that they will bring out the best for all of the residents of Connecticut and the country.

"Home, Sweetly Appraised Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the nearly 13 years since my wife, Sue, and I bought our house, I have come to realize that a man's home is his hassle. That's because Sue frequen...

Voting Local Is the New Global

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Salzman

As a marketing and PR professional, I'm a strong advocate of the phrase "Local is the new global." (I am not, however, a huge fan of the jargon-y term...

Jerry Appleseed

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Everyone knows the story of Johnny Appleseed, who introduced apples in the Midwest by saying, "Granny Smith, meet McIntosh. Mac has invented a newfang...

Down to a Science

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jerry Zezima

Accelerated particles in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider have been known to travel 700 million miles per hour, which is almost as fast as some drivers go on Interstate 95 or the Long Island Expressway.

Standing In Solidarity Against Islamophobia

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Ann West

The current tide of anti-Muslim sentiment has increased the call of religious leaders and lay people to come out and show their support amid heightened instances of vocal and physical hate mongering.

"Massage at the Garage"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The dealership recently began giving free massages to customers who might stall, overheat or possibly even backfire as they contemplate the repairs being done on their vehicles.

"The Invisible Man"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When it comes to dentistry, I know the drill: You sit in a chair, open wide and brace yourself as the tooth doctor tries to get to the root of the problem.

"Leaving on a Jet Plane"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

My bag was packed. I was ready to go. For the first time I was flying solo. I was leaving on a jet plane, and though I knew when I'd be back again, oh, baby, I hated to go.

Goldman Sachs Told To Pay $20.6 Million In Hedge Fund Ponzi Scheme

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has been ordered to pay $20.6 million to scammed investors who say the investment bank should have known about t...

Stupid Crook Tricks

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

"We always say thank goodness for stupid crooks," Captain Richard Conklin said. "They make our jobs a lot easier."

Getting Surreal

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

"You can't make this stuff up" has become a clichéd refrain in our reality-TV-obsessed, out-to-shock world, but sometimes life is so outrageous that ...

Degree Mills Allow You To 'Graduate' From 'Stamford,' 'Cormell'

The Cornell Daily Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It may be harder than ever to attend Cornell, but -- through a billion dollar industry some experts have labelled a growing "national security threat"...

Power from the People

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Salzman

Look at the American political landscape today and you might begin to get the sinking feeling that the red state/blue state dichotomy is, on the one h...

William Oehne Charged With Child Pornography Involving 8-Year-Old Girl

1010wins.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say a grand jury has indicted a former Stamford man on child pornography charges involving a girl who was 8 when th...

A Passion to Help, the Ability to Deliver

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mary Ann West

Here are a few of the many agencies that had been in Haiti before the earthquake, are there now and will be there long after the sense of urgency has passed.

Poverty: A Discussion Among the Seven Sisters

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha St Jean

In the current recession far too much of the focus has fallen on the Middle Class and their woes. But what about the Lower Class? For them, this has been more of a continuation than a crisis.

Candlelight Vigil for Health Care Reform at Senator Lieberman's Front Door

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

People continue to die because of senators like Lieberman, who have determined that their convictions are more important than their constituents' lives. Go figure.

Dodd's Bill Protects Customers From Abusive Overdraft Fees

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Ann West

Ninety percent of bank overdraft fees happen to only ten percent of checking account holders, comprising those people who are also the most vulnerable.

The Mustache Movement

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

I may not be British, but for the past three decades, I have kept a stiff upper lip. Now, after all these years of hair-raising adventure, I am celebrating the 30th anniversary of my mustache.