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Daryle Wallace April 17, 2014 at 02:28 pm
he is better off just paying the ticket.. a lawyer for federal court would probably cost more
Helen Fischer April 17, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Whether or not there are signs; if there are not free refills, why is there a self service machine?Read More Seems to me they want to give out these tickets.
randy albin April 17, 2014 at 03:18 pm
why not look at these enormously wealthy people in the news. maybe this is a drop in the bucket forRead More some. makes you want to be a patient, doesn't it?
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Common Sense April 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Why use a rod and reel, when an AR-15 can git her dun much better, right fellas?
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) April 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Really, Common Sense? Let's please keep the comments appropriate and not attempt to start aRead More conversation/debate about guns on a story about fishing. If you want to talk about guns, you are welcome to use the conversation or blog sections. Thanks.
Mike Liso April 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Well Gary, it seems like "Common Sense" is an oxymoron for the person who posted it.
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Lesa April 17, 2014 at 09:00 am
Indoctrination? In what way?
JudithAnn April 17, 2014 at 10:26 am
This is another government top-down program, one-size-fits-all solution created without the input ofRead More the real stakeholders and experts in the educational or other related fields. Once again, people are being hoodwinked by the "it's for the children" disguise as the socialist try another power grab. The examples of Common Core teaching methods are appalling. The idea of universal standards is so communistic in theory. Whenever you see the word "comprehensive" attached to a government program remember the translation is down with the individual. How can Americans and especially parents approve of something (like Obamacare et. al) before they even know what it is, its history and its consequences. Please do your research.
Kendall Svengalis April 17, 2014 at 11:53 am
Dream team? Are you kidding. This is just a clever way of packaging the dumbing down of publicRead More education. This top-down attempt to re-make American education is really just a race to the bottom. The standards are poorly designed and had little or no input from teachers or parents on the ground. In many communities--North Stonington, for example the Common Core Standards were adopted wholesale without community input and --voila, called the "curriculum." Buit they are not a curriculum, but a set of standards that require a curriculum to flesh them out. That takes time and effort. Of equal concern is the impact of the Common Core on higher education. Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars, has written an axcellent critique of the Common Core that should be read by every parent concerned about their child's education: http://www.nas.org/articles/what_the_common_core_will_do_to_colleges?utm_source=April+2013+Newsletter&utm_campaign=January+2014+NAS+News&utm_medium=email
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Rodger Higgins April 17, 2014 at 02:49 am
You can believe the Mayor of New York will use this footage to help his case to get rid of ALL horseRead More drawn carriages in New York he promised he would do.
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
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CuriousOrange April 17, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Assault rifles ... for shooting squirrels? That's what I'm talking about!!!Read More http://www.ctpost.com/news/crime/article/Rifle-seized-after-squirrel-shooting-in-Milford-5409522.php
Bill April 17, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Let's see, the Governor of CT has a son who is a convicted felon for armed robbery, tried to stealRead More pot from a teen in Darien... is this why Malloy is so against guns? Molloy's other son was convicted of a hate crime (felony). Evidently he does not like Black women. Molloy couldn't even bring up his own children to respect the law, how could we ever think he would respect the Constitution. Even Malloy's wife has such disrespect for the law she lambasted a CT Trooper for giving her a ticket for speeding; does she feel she is above the law. "Do you know who I am?" The Second Amendment is there for a reason and no liberal is going to take that away without a fight, especially one that has a family so depraved as our Governor.
Thomas Paine April 17, 2014 at 03:18 pm
IncuriousOrange - Maybe you should actually read what you link to before you make snarky commentsRead More like "Assault rilfes...for shooting squirrels?" From the article: "Toigo was taken into custody after police said he shot the squirrel. Nielsen said the assault rifle was NOT used in the shooting."
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 12:24 am
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 07:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
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noah arribas April 17, 2014 at 01:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVWyT5RWHtA How its done
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:41 am
Hey," No News in Natick" ( D Penta} Good idea, don't click if it's not local news. TheyRead More are almost out of business now, let's put them over the top. What little local news you get now on Patch, will be non-existent.
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
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Kendall Svengalis April 16, 2014 at 11:16 am
The term "Carbon footprint" is a fraud perpetrated by the "global warming"Read More fanatics. It's amazing how many people mindlessly buy into it. The earth warmed by about one-third of a degree Celsius from 1978-1997, and has shown no statistically significant warming since 1997. This is why they changed their clarion call to "climate change"--as if a changing climate is something unprecedented or threatening. And we have two nitwit Senators pushing this fraud. Recently, the leading British scientist James Lovelock, author of the "Gaia Hypothesis," who predicted catastrophic effects of "global warming" acknowledged that the predictions were wildly exaggerated. He said: "'The Revenge of Gaia' [his 2006 book] was over the top, but we were all so taken in by the perfect correlation between temperature and CO2 in the ice-core analyses [from the ice-sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, studied since the 1980s]. You could draw a straight line relating temperature and CO2, and it was such a temptation for everyone to say, “Well, with CO2 rising we can say in such and such a year it will be this hot.” It was a mistake we all made. We shouldn’t have forgotten that the system has a lot of inertia and we’re not going to shift it very quickly. The thing we’ve all forgotten is the heat storage of the ocean — it’s a thousand times greater than the atmosphere and the surface. You can’t change that very rapidly. But being an independent scientist, it is much easier to say you made a mistake than if you are a government department or an employee or anything like that" What does this fraud mean to the average citizen? In 2009, the Obama Treasury Dept. estimated the annual cost of "cap and trade" legislation at $1742.00 per family. Other analyses placed the cost much higher--$3,000, rising to $4,000 by 2032. They kept the news hidden from the public at the time the legislation was being debated in Congress. Only a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request disgorged this study that the "most transparent adminstration:" was hiding from the American public. Who voted for "cap and trade?" The regular suspects, of course: Joe Courtney, Chris Murphy, John Larson, Jimmy Himes, Rosa DeLauro in the House, and Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman in the Senate--all big government Democrats. Now, Richard Blumenthal is in their camp and Murphy has unfortunately moved over to the Senate, pushing higher energy costs on the basis of a LIE (1) that the temperature increase was something other than mild and normal; and (2) that C02 is the cause. These scientific illiterates have started calling it "carbon pollution" to convince a gullible citizenry than this beneficial trace gas is something to be feared. Scientists the world over are now decrying this absurd demonization of carbon dioxide as the driver of warming. But Murphy and Blumenthal and the rest are still stuck in their scientific kindergarten.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Daniella Ruiz April 16, 2014 at 01:25 pm
strange how we respond just as the terrorists desire us to. the media commemorates each incident asRead More if it were a new profit center to mine for every last click. whole populations now sit in fear of another 'something' about to happen, never again, fully safe like we were in the good old days of the cold war? once these bstrds hit us deep inside our own turf we have not become stronger, but rather 'hardened', emboldened in our delusions of ultimate superiority, no longer safe on our 'island of north america'. each of these events changes us all even imperceptably, forcing us to accept their motives, their ideals, their imam imposed concept of living. we act in unison, determined to show them we are not affected, yet that very demonstration reveals our inner need to respond, to re-affirm our own injury, each of those crowd-felt sympathies we all cling to, even if for the brief moment of our 'crowd'. be strong, and further, be alert, be conspicuous in manner in which you care for each other. shy not away from those who seek your death, but do not embrace them, as they fein no challenge to seek close to your demise.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 03:19 pm
It was on Twitter step by step what was happening with photos. There will be more nutbags pullingRead More crap you'll see. I give that police officer credit for stopping him he had his life in his hands. It could have been the real deal. We haven't seen the last of the sicko's yet.
Agranon April 16, 2014 at 04:36 pm
The police in Boston are terribly stupid. They are dumber than most cops and that would make themRead More total morons. And for all you idiots that are going to respond about how much you respect cops because 'not all are bad' or how their job is so hard, really, really? Please think about what you're saying.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Genius Species April 17, 2014 at 11:52 am
Um Aileen I hate to break it to you but the Clinton's ARE the 2% you speak of. Should Hillary haveRead More become president I'm sure her response would have been along the lines of, "what difference does it make"?
Aileen Dodge April 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm
The Clinton's wish they were as rich as the 2% I speak of. And Hillary is very Ego driven. And IRead More would have been willing to bet that with her Ego she would have gone against the Old Boy network. That Network that constantly tried to shut her up when her husband was president!! Her Ego alone would have made a huge difference!!!!
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Ronald Regan was a buffoon, a cartoon character, and the only thing that trickled down was thatRead More substance that slipped past his adult diaper.
John April 16, 2014 at 02:47 pm
Stu@ ask Mike( the Brown Nose) Brown what he thinks.All should be on the Gov't. A true Communist ifRead More ever.
Sent from my Lear Jet April 16, 2014 at 08:26 pm
Here's the story I posted this morning and was censored by PATCH Pistol Turned to ‘SubmachineRead More Gun’ By Clueless Media April 15, 2014 | Filed under Constitutional Issues,corruption,Culture,Culture Of Corruption,Democrats,Dumb Criminals,Gun control,Liberals,Media | Posted by Warner Todd Huston Once again we get proof of how mindless and clueless the media is, how they don’t fact check, but just mindlessly pass on each other’s bad work ad infinitum. This time it happened with a story about a criminal who used a .22 caliber pistol in a crime but one clueless reporter turned it into a “submachine gun” and hundreds of his mindless colleagues followed suit passing the lie on and on and on. Clueless reporter Darryl Holliday of DNAinfo Chicago, a website that caters to local news, reported on an incident that was perpetrated by a man from West Garfield Park who began wielding a .22 caliber pistol in a grocery store because he didn’t want to pay the 22 cents tax on a bottle of pop he was trying to buy. Holliday “reported” that the crook “pulled an Intratec submachine gun out of a Gucci satchel,” and in the next paragraph again claimed the piece was a “submachine gun” saying, “Officers arrived on the scene shortly after to find Shelton’s Gucci bag open on the counter as well as 15 bullets in the blue steel .22-caliber submachine gun–eight live rounds in one magazine, five in another and one in the chamber, according to court documents.” Of course, it is clear that reporter Holliday doesn’t have any idea what he’s rambling on about. The .22 caliber Intratec pistol is not a “submachine gun. It is a semi-automatic pistol like every other semi-auto pistol. A submachine gun is an automatic rifle that uses pistol cartridges instead of larger ones such as rifle or armor piercing cartridges. A one-hand-held version of this weapon is called a “machine pistol,” but it is also fully automatic. The Intratec pistol used in this crime is not a fully automatic weapon, however. It is semi-auto-meaning it fires only once when the trigger is pulled. It does not expel a stream of bullets like a fully automatic weapon does. Yet, as soon as this story went live on April 13, dozens of other so-called news outlets took up the claim that this dolt used a “submachine gun” in his crime. All one need do is put “Nahshon Shelton submachine gun” in any search engine and dozens of so-called news stories will be revealed saying that the criminal used a “submachine gun.” It all just shows that whenever you see a report on guns in the Old Media establishment, you should not trust it. They don’t even know the proper definitions of firearms terms and from there all their “facts” are suspect.
Jordan S. Zoot April 17, 2014 at 02:28 pm
The thug they arrested with the firearm was predicate felon...the right answer is to put a length ofRead More rope around his neck and hang him.
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.
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Joe Koniar April 16, 2014 at 10:12 am
What Gov Dannel Malloy forgot to announce is that after 2015, Orlando gets this tournament for 2016Read More and 2017. That tells you something right there, does it not?
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
DaveR April 16, 2014 at 10:52 am
I believe it was Gov. Dukakis that allowed the dopers and losers into the senior housing. Got toRead More love the blind faith voting mentality of Massachusetts.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 03:31 pm
Your right DaveR it was Dukakis.They are there because if your an addict your on disability. So poorRead More Ol Greeema n Greeepa now have to live out their Golden Years worrying if their asses are going to be blown out the window.
nitagregory April 16, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Phew glad grandma and grandpa were ok
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!