Niche recently issued its list of the Top 100 Places to live in Connecticut. They used metrics from the Census Bureau and the FBI to aid in their mission to find CT's best hometowns.

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When all was said and done, they concluded that West Hartford is Connecticut's best place to live.

Here are the Top 10

1 - West Hartford

2 - Weatogue

3 - Glastonbury Center

4 - Old Greenwich

5 - Avon

6 - Simsbury

7 - Cos Cob

8 - Westport

9 - Riverside

10 - Glastonbury

See all 100 Towns Here 

That is terrific and all, but as soon as the list was published, I skimmed through to see how Greater Danbury did. This is how we were represented.

17. Ridgefield

53 - Newtown

59 - Brookfield

92 - Bethel

That is correct. Danbury, New Fairfield, and New Milford did not even make the list. Look, part of me did not expect Danbury and New Fairfield to get a lot of shine on this list, but to leave New Milford OFF the list is a crime.

Anyone who has stepped foot inside New Milford knows it's certainly worthy of the Top 20 places to live in Connecticut. You mean to tell me New Milford isn't better than Hebron? New Milford is inferior to Marlborough? We can't take Byram behind the woodshed and give them an ass whooping?

Lou Milano
Lou Milano

This list is bogus, and I'm calling for a full-scale protest of this poppycock drivel. New Milford is twenty times better than stupid Woodmont and possibly a thousand times better than Coventry.

I invite the authors of this list to go walk the trails at Lover's Leap and see if your breath is not robbed from your lungs. Take a stroll down Bank Street, and when you're done, check to see if your socks are still there. Oh, no? They are gone? That is because your socks were knocked off.

Sometimes we need to call horse manure when we smell it, and there is some funk in the air. Niche, you're wrong, and I'm inviting you to take another look and see if you don't need to revise this bad boy.

New Milford
New Milford

Also, watch out for Danbury because we are a few tweaks away from going to #1 on this list after being completely and rudely left out.

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