The "Audacity" of Tanya McDowell I grew up in southern Connecticut and this isn't the first time that county has done something like this. A million years ago when I was in high school in a town near Norwalk, a good friend called the police on his alcoholic mother for attacking him with a knife. He and his younger brother were taken in by friends but the school and town refused to let him finish high school because he was no longer an official "resident" of the school. Needless to say, this was and is a wealthy and very liberal area. And this story (one of many) explains why I refuse to set foot in it ever again.