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This CEO wants $36 million for being denied his request to build a basketball court
rita April 15, 2014 at 08:47 pm
Go away Mr. Lutnik.
Doe, John April 16, 2014 at 07:16 am
Yeah, Mr. Lutnik, just pay your property taxes so the pension and healthcare gravy train can keepRead More running, and shut up.
Noah Way April 16, 2014 at 09:36 am
Too bad this ahole wasn't in the WTC when the planes hit.
New York Patriot April 16, 2014 at 09:33 am
dleighg - Did you not read my disclaimers? I am not advocating either method in my example. I wasRead More just taking a stab at a very simple explanation of the proposed versus what we have versus a pure national popular vote. The example was offered out of frustration as the comments here demonstrate a profound lack of understanding by most. I have not, in any comment, said what I believe.
dleighg April 16, 2014 at 09:35 am
Ah, Theresa, now I see. Your preferred solution would be one that could ensure that Mr. Obama (orRead More any other democrat) would not be elected. Got it.
Theresa Flora April 16, 2014 at 09:37 am
Haha, can't get passed 2000? Still? Under the popular vote system, the political crisis would beRead More way worse than in 2000. I'm sure some of you are just clueless, but others like Susan and her boatload of screen names have a very distinct agenda.
Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: NYS Police)
WOODY11780 April 16, 2014 at 09:06 am
Where were the parents ??........No supervision for 42 teenagers ??......The bus company should NOTRead More have allowed the trip without adults present....This didn't just happen.. the teens / students planned it.....They knew it was wrong..The parents of the teens are just as responsible..As for the driver, He should have notified the police with the first sign of alcohol..If he didin't notice it....He's a bad example of a responsible driver.....1} Students, 2} Paents, 3} Driver/Bus company Are to blame...AND....I would have no problem with criminally charging ALL of them if legaly posible....This monkey business has to STOP !!!
Archie Bunker April 16, 2014 at 09:20 am
Was it the 16 or 17 year olds credit card who got the bus? Exactly....
Sal April 16, 2014 at 09:22 am
Well,,, this is about teenagers,, trying to be adults.. that's all! Is it right? NO! Is it safe? NO!Read More Does any parent want this to happen to their precious child? NO! Should any ADULT go along with a 16 year old who's trying to be the adult? Again,,, NO! This story shows how bad things happen, that's all! This is not new, of course not! But,,, still and all,, it has to be dealt with! Instead of you commenter's arguing about kids acting like the kids they are,, which means NOTHING at the end of the day because when a "kid" gets himself/herself killed deader than stone for a stupid decision,,, we adults (assuming we're all really adults), need to talk seriously about the dangers of the "rebelliousness of youth"!!! Our society today glorifies "Budweiser" as if it's some wonderful, manly, right of adulthood!!! What B@#$HIT!!! Beer stinks!!! I mean, socially, and literally! Especially by the next morning, if you've ever had to pick up the cans and bottles after a party! Oi vey!!! Getting drunk is unfortunately a right of adulthood in the minds of the mindless! On the other hand,,, the smart people, the thinkers in life,,, they keep beer and alcohol in its place! They don't glorify it as so many idiots do. That's why kids suffer,, because some jackasses (so-called adults) allow their kids to do-as-they-please,, and of course, this way of living seems cool to the 16 year old, and then begins to get angry with his parents for trying to protect them from real dangers that exists in these so called "kids will be kids" behaviors! The bottom line is,,, we need to spend equal time teaching kids the reality of what happens when it's "MILLER TIME", or,, if you think, "THIS BUD'S FOR YOU"! seriously folks,,, what has beer done for ANYONE,,, except get them drunk??? So,, we are to blame ultimately for the good,,, and,,, the bad things that happen in society, both to our own kids,,, and,,,,, our neighbors!!! Remember folks,,, and you heard it here first: In life,, you have to be a thinker,, or else,,,,,,, you're you're a STINKER!!! I'm going to start printing tee shirts with that written on them, and offer them to all high schools!!!! LOL!!! PEACE!!!
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
Pothole Plague on 27, EH Town
amagansett voter April 14, 2014 at 09:16 pm
Interesting allocations. Villages of East Hampton and Southampton have roads in worse repair thanRead More their respective Towns. What methodology was used on this government handout?
John L April 14, 2014 at 09:30 pm
The towns cover a much larger area, with many more miles of roads. Southampton Village is aroundRead More seven square miles, whereas Southampton town is 300 square miles. It seems to be quite a generous amount going to the villages.
janet kent April 15, 2014 at 07:15 am
Why is the North Fork receiving considerably less than the South Fork?
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:40 am
How broke are we you ask? Well we are 17trillion $ broke. Is that a lot of money? Well lets see. AllRead More single family homes combined in this country are worth about 16Trillion $. If none of us had a mortgage and everyone sold their home and gave the money to the gvmt we would still be broke. That's effin broke.
Pedro April 16, 2014 at 07:56 am
Chicago man should be a dead Chicago man-but we will put him in prison with all his buddies!
Lawmakers sign a bill into law making it illegal to purchase tobacco products to those under 21. Credit: Office of William R. Spencer
dave j April 15, 2014 at 05:42 pm
What a joke this nanny state is becoming .Well Im sure more people are going to die from cancerRead More caused by all the hot particles coming over on the jet stream from the fukushima meltdowns anyway. But one more ridiculous law on the books enables the police and the courts to harass and fine more people .
dave j April 15, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Just an afterthought whats the death toll from heroin on Long Island this year?
A_M_O_V April 15, 2014 at 09:15 pm
The only thing Mr. Bellone and Mr. Spencer could be proud of is the pioneering aspect of this pieceRead More of legislation. Yes they are the first who sign a legislation that would become a detriment for generations, unless at some point and I hope sooner than later the law would be reversed and possibly incorporate age change for alcohol use to 18. It is about time that government officials will get advice from professionals. We are telling our kids not to drink alcohol and not to smoke at an age in which the urge to do the opposite is so high. The most difficult thing for the government to do is promote education that requires high caliber people with energy and sophistication. No one argues the danger in smoking and excessive drinking but when you make it illegal people would like it more. Focus on education and don’t spend valuable money on enforcing something that definitely won't do any good.
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
A Pilot whale at sea
Gabe Gonsalves April 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
The live web cams of Coopers Beach are pretty cool.....
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 04:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Ryan Hughes, a kindergartner at Deer Park’s John Quincy Adams Primary School, and his mother Theresa welcomed home his father Michael from an overseas tour of duty with the U.S. Army.
bill celona April 13, 2014 at 07:59 pm
Welcome home God bless and Thank You for keeping us safe.
Pat Richards April 13, 2014 at 09:06 pm
I'd rather be free than "safe".
bill celona April 13, 2014 at 09:14 pm
Free and safe that's what our men and woman in the services do for everyone in this great countryRead More of ours I am so thankful to them. pat hope the God bless didn't offend you too.
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
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