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Denise April 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
The best way to straighten out Rhode Island is to clean house completely! And then watch all the newRead More elected officials and put down rules for each one of them! And stop giving everything away to everyone for free and making the hard-working taxpayers pay for it
Denise April 16, 2014 at 09:42 am
One more question where is all the money that is coming into this Rhode Island from all of us fromRead More our taxes from the lotteries from every where we are is it and where is it being spent that's what we need to find out
Denise April 16, 2014 at 09:44 am
We as Rhode Island voters need to stick to one official that is true to his word in calling toRead More change this Rhode Island we have to vote for that particular governor like Mr. Fong
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Judge Amy Gray April 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm
Maria Houser Conzemius April 16, 2014 at 09:59 am
I can't believe this report is from THIS year, not last year. The good news is that this time, theRead More police found the real or fake bombs and detonated them. It's getting really hard to read or watch the news any more. I went out to dinner with some friends last night and we all agreed that it's very hard to digest the news these days. There's been a cumulative effect of one horror after another.
Joan Jett. Courtesy photo.
Eclipse Neilson April 16, 2014 at 09:31 am
I agree Bob we could do more -but as long as Ringling Brothers convinces some that the circus isRead More necessary for their children and our State's economy we must replace it with an alternative that is attractive and exciting. And I think we can do both and value both.
Al Gagne April 16, 2014 at 09:42 am
The Rights Waccos are humanizing animals. Wake up Waccos, Animals are not human. They cannot buildRead More homes, bridges and roads. They do not have schools, businesses etc. If the Waccos get their way soon they will push for animals to marry animals and humans. These people are sick. I treasure animals. But I don't worship them like the Leftist who are forcing their will on the rest of us normal people. Now I will sit back and wait for the Hate mail directed toward me. That is what the Left does best when they can't argue facts or don't get their way. Didn't the Nazis to the same thing to the Jews in Germany in the 1930's.
Eclipse Neilson April 16, 2014 at 09:49 am
What a truly sad comment- I am sorry you feel this way.
Watch Hill Lighthouse in Westerly. Credit: Jeremy D'Entremont via Flickr
Politics Sheriff of NK April 15, 2014 at 06:54 pm
What a JOKE clearly by clueless outsiders. NK, Barrington, EG made it nowhere on the list? WESTERLYRead More at the top? Are you KIDDING? HOPE VALLEY!!!!!????? LOL!
Moe Larry & Curley April 15, 2014 at 07:55 pm
Barry. No way. There's always something freaky going on there. It makes reading the East Bay TimesRead More very interesting.
Marge April 16, 2014 at 08:34 am
Sure would like to know what flavor kool-aid these folks are drinking!! Makes me wonder how manyRead More houses they have for sale in the area!!
A "Boston Strong" graphic projected on the TD Garden. Credit: WHDH/7News
REPUBLIC RISING April 15, 2014 at 11:50 am
Thanks for the response. Were you there? What does that mean really? Were you? All I'm doing isRead More asking questions that need to be asked, am I free to ask questions and get answers? Someone committed suicide after being pegged the bomber? That's a new one - who?
File photo.
glenn anderson April 16, 2014 at 06:47 am
In Texas where everyone has a gun, both on campus and off, it has worked out so darn well. GunsRead More introduced into any situation/ or area never makes it more secure. If the police have guns and it makes it more secure, then we should also have the Professors carry, because they would be the first responders to most shooting, and if the teachers have guns, well the students should also have guns, because then everyone could protect them selves. What a great philosophy to live life by. Go to Texas if you want more guns and the maybe there you can also get some experience with first aid on shooting victims too.
coventry taxpayer 2 April 16, 2014 at 07:22 am
Joe Sousa stupid comment! why is it always about "liberals and conservatives". How aboutRead More common sense? I have a friend that is a cop down there and he is more than qualified to carry. I would go with a Sig though better gun!
Some Guy April 16, 2014 at 08:35 am
I don't think they would carry any type of 9mm... Law enforcement does not carry concealed on duty,Read More and a 9mm is relatively uneffective to stop the threat which is why police usually carry a 40cal or 45 cal, and more than likely they would be gen 4 glocks or Sigs
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!
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!
Vinnie B. April 15, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Bigoted Delusions of Grandeur. Did your wife cheat with an Italian? Is that where all the hostilityRead More comes from? Back to your miserable life, troll.
Tom Badger April 15, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Though I am not one bit Italiano I do speak the language having had to learn that , Latin and manyRead More others along the course of my life due to my work . I also know an aweful lot about immigration laws and those who break those laws . Though you are probably an anchor baby I'd be concerned as some day this country just might follow immigration laws to the letter of the law . Luckily I don't live in a place that stinks of your kind as I know better lol .
Tom Badger April 15, 2014 at 06:56 pm
Maybe you can help me . Were these Hispanics part of the Hispanic Mafiosa ? If they break the lawRead More robbing stores do you not think they'd break other laws ? PS. there are many illegal aliens in the ACI . the only problem is the scumbag governor doesn't want dopes like you who reside there also to know .
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.
Mourners at the memorial at the finish line last April following the bombings. Patch File Photo
Julie the Jarhead April 14, 2014 at 01:12 pm
You can also take the Orange Line to the Back Bay T station. It's about a ten-minute walk to CopleyRead More Square.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Joe Viglione April 14, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Ancient Aliens is quickly becoming my favorite show.
Jim L April 14, 2014 at 02:49 pm
facebook post says it starts at 1;58 am EST
Costcos Walmartas April 14, 2014 at 03:14 pm
the lunatic is in my head!
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 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.
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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