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Old 02-20-2019, 05:49 PM
 
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I lived in CT all my life, Norwalk and Stratford. When my wife retired from Sirkosky Aircraft 2 years ago we moved to North Carolina. We have a young girl and she was in Stratford elementary school. We left CT because Taxes, Traffic, School system.


Here in North Carolina we have an an excellent school for the young girl, a huge bunch of parks for camping, walk and fish. We live outside Greensboro and we got the Free beach two hours from here and for big city a Charlotte. The downside of this area is the Food. Restaurants for Italian, French, Greek food are bad compare to CT.



We dont miss CT at all, and we are glad we left when we could.
If its anything like Nashville metro where I lived 17 years, there is also better food in other ways. I still miss Catfish and Angus Beef from there, which IMO were both better, mainly closer to the source.

Italian is better in Northeast. I am not big on French or Greek food.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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I lived in CT all my life, Norwalk and Stratford. When my wife retired from Sirkosky Aircraft 2 years ago we moved to North Carolina. We have a young girl and she was in Stratford elementary school. We left CT because Taxes, Traffic, School system.


Here in North Carolina we have an an excellent school for the young girl, a huge bunch of parks for camping, walk and fish. We live outside Greensboro and we got the Free beach two hours from here and for big city a Charlotte. The downside of this area is the Food. Restaurants for Italian, French, Greek food are bad compare to CT.



We dont miss CT at all, and we are glad we left when we could.
That movie “Green Book” illustrates the bad Italian food in Charlotte at that time. About the affluent African American musician in the Jim Crow era who went against the grain to perform concerts in unsafe for minorities parts of the South In 1950s. His limo driver was a somewhat punkish New York Italian Godfather boss type. He knew good Italian his own family restaurant.

Escorting his musician at a performance party down in Charlotte, NC he tried the Italian cocktail food and spit it out, lol.

But .....i have to think there’s a #1 best Italian restaurant in Charlotte or Raleigh North Carolina and it’s as good as anything because Dallas Texas for instance has a small number of amazing Italian restaurants.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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All I'm going to say is after the proposals of tolls, consolidation of schools, pensions talks impacting schools, and the hundreds of other tax proposals I predict Connecticut may see the highest migration out of the state over the next few years.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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We left. Couldn’t be happier.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County CT
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All I'm going to say is after the proposals of tolls, consolidation of schools, pensions talks impacting schools, and the hundreds of other tax proposals I predict Connecticut may see the highest migration out of the state over the next few years.
I have disagreed with you in the past but I sadly think that you are very correct on the above.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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All I'm going to say is after the proposals of tolls, consolidation of schools, pensions talks impacting schools, and the hundreds of other tax proposals I predict Connecticut may see the highest migration out of the state over the next few years.
And the sad thing is, the same elected officials will continue to hold positions of power in office, they will continue to put identity politics ahead of fiscal matters, and they will continue to have a dismissive attitude towards the public when citizens address unjustifiably high taxes by saying, "Well, YOU should feel lucky to be here, and if not, you can always move". And people are doing just that, and it's not going to stop anytime soon. They honestly think this state is still the envy of the nation, and it's not.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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All I'm going to say is after the proposals of tolls, consolidation of schools, pensions talks impacting schools, and the hundreds of other tax proposals I predict Connecticut may see the highest migration out of the state over the next few years.
I suspect you are correct. We need a reduced (in real $, not % of increase) cost of government. We need to lower our rank of SALT collection per capita.

Instead we are validating our horrific business ranking relative to other states.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I have disagreed with you in the past but I sadly think that you are very correct on the above.
I hope not... it really is a beautiful state, but they make it harder to justify all the reasons one would want to stay or move in.
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