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Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:31 pm
stubborn people.. they aren't trying to annoy/disturb you..they are telling you for your safety !
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
don't put a fire fighters life at risk because you want to be stubborn and stupid.
Damn Shame April 24, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Robert Martinez is an idiot to begin with. Engaged to someone else and still married. Sad. Shouldn'tRead More be talking to the news if you're trying to live a double life fool.
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:45 pm
tenth district: Your cockamamie, hate-filled and vile racist comment places you not in the tenthRead More district but in the stratosphere of toxic gas.
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Hey, Steven Spiegel, do you believe that Jewish people should stop remembering and teaching theRead More world about the horrors of the Holocaust just because it's so old and declasse to bring it up?
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:03 am
York County, Pennsylvania I wish to call it home one sunny day.Since Obama has taken office black onRead More white crime is up 438% google white girl bleed a lot.
Dee Goddard April 24, 2014 at 10:54 am
we will all keep our eyes out for your sweet pup
Sean April 24, 2014 at 01:10 pm
As a heads up to dog owners always keep your gate locked! Many times the LIPA guys will come in yourRead More backyard to read your electric meter and is the cause of many missing animals.
Sharon Stallone-Haneman April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
was he found?
Daniel Schechter, 47, had last been seen Tuesday morning.
Mels Ditties April 24, 2014 at 08:05 am
So very sad to see this update.... My sympathies to his family & friends....
Karen E Greiner April 24, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Slide Mountain ? I only hope he didn't jump from the top ! You can't imagine it unless you've beenRead More there ! May he rest in peace. That's very sad. He must not have felt anyone could help him. My heart goes out to his family.
Caryn Wichern-Fusaro April 25, 2014 at 12:37 am
My heart felt sympathies to his family and friends. May he rest in peace .
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
BIGBAKER.. April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
It`s just Baby fat, I had an UNCLE years ago 15 lbs and he was born at home, turned out to be aRead More regular kid.
Queena Armstrong Knox April 24, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Actually this is usually a sign of gestational diabetes. But not always....Alison and Erin. AndRead More BIGBAKER I've heard of bigger babies being born at home years ago too but that gets into the whole accuracy of the way they were weighed. My daughter weighed 9lb 1oz. I'm average size. My birth weight was around 7 pounds. My husband was a premie and weighed about 5 pounds. But he was a big man. Not huge. He was 6ft 1in and weighed about 190 at his heaviest. I'm 5' 3" and weighed 165 at full term. Sometimes the size of the baby is determined by ancestors long dead! My son weighed 7lb 12oz and he was born 4 weeks premature! Imagine where he was headed! So don't go blaming things that may have NOTHING to do with it!
South Side High School in Rockville Centre is among the best on Long Island, according to new rankings. (Patch file photo)
Concerned mother of 3 April 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm
Christopher Wendt, I wasn't vainly implying anything. I was trying to say that it was a waste ofRead More money to go to such a school and I fully support the public school system and think it does a fabulous job. Correct, my parents could have saved a lot of money and sent him to PS and had the same end result.
Resident April 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm
@ Concerned mother of 3.. You can't and aren't paying 17k to educate your child in the PS system,Read More you're right. Take a look at what it costs your district to educate each child. Answer? You and all the taxpayers in your district ARE paying (sharing the cost of) 17k (or more) to educate your child in LI's public school systems. Long Island's PS's are public schooling at private school prices. You don't feel the pinch as much, because the cost is shared round your town.
Resident April 24, 2014 at 11:51 pm
I want to know where Sayville is. They claim they are top 2 percent in the nation.
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Paula Larson April 24, 2014 at 08:58 pm
" Prosecutors contend he planned to murder the two teens and waited in the basement with aRead More bottle of water, a book, energy bars and two guns" How did he know that these kids were going to show up? Did he invite them just to kill them? If that's the case, it was premeditated. He shot one of them in the face after he was down and said he wanted them dead. I'd call that guilty of murder. His attorney is calling it stress.
Ana Ham April 24, 2014 at 09:08 pm
This was justified. He should not have been charged with anything. Free this man.
NWBL April 24, 2014 at 09:23 pm
IMO if you break into someone's house (or assault them for that matter) you are taking your chancesRead More as to what they will do to you.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy and Chief David J. Hegermiller Credit: Suffolk County Executive's Office
Sean April 24, 2014 at 04:57 pm
And there up for more raises while other civil servants whom make 1/4 of what they collect areRead More getting laid off. Everyone complains about the school taxes , and police salaries fly by without a whimper.
Paul April 24, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Good job getting the potential killers off the road. These stats might not impress everyone and theRead More pay might seem high, but if the life they saved was one of your children it was worth every penny.
knee jerk April 24, 2014 at 09:39 pm
@ Paul: Yes, you make a valid point, but I have a problem with the words "potentialRead More killers". EVERYONE is a "potential killer" when behind the wheel of a car, even you. Everyone gets distracted from time to time when driving: playing with the radio, GPS, adjusting the mirrors, turning on/off wipers/lights, yelling/slapping those kids in the back seat, picking your nose and yes, even looking down at the speedometer or gauges. At that split second, you Paul, are a "POTENTIAL KILLER". And I haven't even mentioned the ones you can be cited for.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 06:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
Sent from my Lear Jet April 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Hillary is a very smart able woman. She served well as Senator from NY and as SECSTATE. I wouldRead More vote for her again. The drooling halfwits from the tea party can't stop her. The republicans will never win with tea party assholes fragmenting the vote. Very reasonable republican candidates are now forced into making idiotic statements to show that they agree in some way with the droolers. Hil is a winner already.
Brian Burke April 25, 2014 at 12:05 am
Why is she speaking? She quit her last post and and someone is stupid enough to pay her for advise?Read More Give us a break and go back to Arkansas with you husband. OH you probably would get locked up there for the problems as governor.
Scott Peterson April 25, 2014 at 12:31 am
Maybe Hillary Clinton's brains in Sara Palin's body, less a few pounds maybe but that's just myRead More preference, I am not judging her for not meeting my ideal, and without an accent that makes her sound like a character in Fargo; and who remembers Fargo? Exactly. I don't know that it can be done but such a creation might win regardless of which party she would represent. Image being ever more important as substance is draining away and all. On the other hand, if 60% of the nation is over weight and 60% are emotionally disturbed, N.J has a Governor who talks a lot without saying anything. He sounds like a true man of the people to me.
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Michelle I. Jaeger April 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm
If you report fradulent credit card activity to the police and send the report to the properRead More reporting agencies and authorities to extend the 90 days fraud alert to seven years: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0279-extended-fraud-alerts-and-credit-freezes (I am presently dealing with ID theft.)
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John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
Dee Goddard April 23, 2014 at 11:29 am
I'm curious to see what Michael Sandloffer will have to say about the poor monkeys riding theRead More dogs... is this conservation?
TJ Eckleburg April 24, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Well, Bob. Let me correct you. Paranoid Psycho Theresa Flora did NOT "call me out." IRead More called her out. Please keep track.
eatingdogfood April 24, 2014 at 07:10 pm
No, Eckleburg you called names, she called you out. Go away now.
TJ Eckleburg April 24, 2014 at 08:26 pm
"eatingdogfood" oh well... that explains everything about you.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm
I got you Kevin. I f you delete the point of contention then the debate is incoherent. The BlackRead More Panther of poetry was defending his viewpoint. I disagree with race based politics but he was standing up in the arena of ideas Then poof...( hello Patch?)... he was gone. I know the Panthers have a terror tactic history, but I thought media has forgiven the past. In Philly 08, Holder allowed military uniformed poll watchers to prevent any 2nd party participation with obvious intimidation. I appreciate Patch. We gotta talk this stuff out. Maybe the panther crossed the line his last comment we did not see, and they scrubbed up a bit. What ever happened, I do appreciate the Patch forums. It is a good local thing for info and exchange. If it becomes editorially dysfunctional, then we all will move on to a more open forum.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm
In the past, our local Patch editor would jump in and correct our misconceptions on Patch policy andRead More what actually happened on the thread. His name is Bob Bynes and I will always respect him as an objective journalist... too few. So many, so few.
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:09 am
How ya like me now.
Sal Anthony April 22, 2014 at 09:08 pm
Loser
Archie Bunker April 23, 2014 at 10:39 am
That's a profit of $16,912.93 per person. Was it worth it dirtbag?
Dee Goddard April 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm
I guess their huge salaries from the LIRR weren't enough, it's never enough greedy idiots
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Tamara April 25, 2014 at 12:21 am
What Should we do Instead? 1) Improve standards through evidence of best practice and holdRead More educators accountable. If I stink at my job - I get fired! 2) Continue to expand school choice - monopolies never work – that is why they are illegal! 3) Build teaching “profession” & stop jerking them around with revolving standards. 4) Build solid families that support their children and tie incentives to their actions.
Tamara April 25, 2014 at 12:27 am
**Common Core is a Violation of the U.S. Constitution and Three Federal Statutes (1) GeneralRead More Education Provisions Act (GEPA), which forbids the federal government from meddling in the state’s education programs. (2) Department of Education Organization Act (DEOA), which prohibits the federal government to develop curriculum and program of instruction, textbooks and other instructional materials. (3) Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which prohibits the federal government to mandate, direct, or control a State, local educational agency.
Tamara April 25, 2014 at 12:38 am
States take $4.3 B “Race to the Top” & agree to implement common standards in the USRead More without understanding the true costs – academically, financially and otherwise. Common Core (CC) was sold with big money drops by the federal government and the Gates Foundation and great sounding verbiage. *******Meanwhile the Gate’s kids attend Lakeside; an elite private school that considers their students, according to their web-site, “generally more advanced than average” and won’t be subject to CC or the standardized testing which the public schools will undergo. Good enough for my kids but not his? I DON'T THINK SO MR. ELITIST!
Kevin Prego April 22, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Exactly^
localguy April 22, 2014 at 01:51 pm
I figure it will be about 2 months and THEN we will see a photo of the perp and a story about theRead More cops looking for help in solving the crime. Druggies are similar to gamblers, they get so far in the hole that they need to do something outlandish to pay off their dealer/bookie. They make a big hit, pay their bill and then start the process all over again.
Sean April 24, 2014 at 01:07 pm
SCPD should have been pro-actively fighting the Heroin problem when the prescription pills wereRead More targeted. It was the logical next step for anyone that was paying attention, especially in law enforcement. Part of he reason LI is becoming the cesspool it is, town after town are falling like dominoes.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Oh oh ...The bag lady is back
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Keep up the good fight Lorraine! If this CAPICU joker lived though the attack of plastic bags that IRead More just survived he would be your number one fan. California is always on the cutting edge of what is great about America. I want NYS to be just like them. Death to the plastic bags! I've received a few painful paper cuts in my life; and while plastic bags have not cut me yet I do fear them greatly. One of my greatest fears is I will get one without the printed warning about not placing it over my head. I usually ask for paper and risk the paper cuts; there is no coming back from suffocation by plastic bag. Although prolonged lack of air hasn't seemed to have affected you greatly. You go girl!
Ron Gilone April 23, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Most plastic bags from stores are HDPE (High density polyethelene). HDPE has been accepted byRead More Brookhaven Town for recycling, but not plastic bags. WHY? - Am I missing something here?