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nonoise April 20, 2014 at 02:08 pm
William, it is not good for either side to force ones religion or no religion down anyone's throat.Read More It is not good for either side. I don't want to hear the noisy amplified sound system into my home 8 times a day every day. That IS forced religion. Put up a quiet sign and that would be fine. Put up a 500 foot cross and that is fine too. As long as it is QUIET! STOP THE NOISE! NO FORCED RELIGION!
nonoise April 20, 2014 at 02:09 pm
It is all about the noise. It is all about the church's power to do whatever they want with noRead More consequences.
William LaBarge April 20, 2014 at 02:22 pm
nonoise: With due respect, the churches around here had their bells ringing since they were builtRead More some centuries ago. For us to tell those churches they can't ring their bells is not reasonable. If one is bothered by the bells, one should check around the neighborhood for church bells before moving into that neighborhood. I personally like the church bells chiming. On the other hand, when it comes to churches coming before the planning board, neighbors do have their chance to voice their objections to noisy church bells and perhaps have it written into the decision on whether that church may or may not have church bells chiming away. I will not move next to a train tracks for where there are train tracks, there are noisy trains. Likewise, wherever there are churches with bells, there are, from time to time, noisy church bells chiming away.
Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: NYS Police)
BK13 April 20, 2014 at 09:06 am
That's what was left lol
Curt April 20, 2014 at 09:08 am
How is the driver of the bus endangering them? Would you rather have 40 drunk teens drivingRead More themselves?
Cheap Sam April 20, 2014 at 11:51 am
Really? He allowed minors to bring the alcohol on the bus. The larger problem is thatRead More "Parents" don't parent anymore and the drinking, and drugs along with the teen sex has totally run out of control. It all has now become an accepted behavior. Kids are drinking at 12, 13 and 14 so by the time they are into high school they are full blown alcoholics. Where are the parents? All they have to do is check the kids social media outlets and you can find who, when and where the kids are going to drink or just check their social media the next day and you will find numerous pictures of the past nights events. It's so easy yet it goes on week after week after week. Where are the parents? Probably drinking themselves. Monkey see monkey do!
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 07:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
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JJ Mclure April 20, 2014 at 11:09 am
typical rapper
John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 11:12 am
Went from Rapper to Ripper.
Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 01:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
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Jonathan Kaplan April 20, 2014 at 09:45 am
Card using enthusaists kind of deserve to have this happen to them. By using your cards everywhereRead More you go, do you realize you are taking a large chunk of the businesses profit and choosing to give it to banks and credit card processors rather than the business itself? You, by using your cards, also force businesses to raise prices. Stop using your cards and you won't have to worry about security breaches AND you help businesses AND you help yourself by allowing businesses to lower prices.
Don April 20, 2014 at 11:09 am
For all the years I've had debit cards, never used them. If you're somewhere where credit cards, aRead More check or cash in your pocket can't be used, you shouldn't be there. Besides, most of you forget about all those last minute withdrawals and Irresponsibility takes over, yet you're still surprised- "what happened my bank account?"- the drunken stupor in the bar, or knee jerk "i gotta have it". Most can't afford those approaches, and the service fees know that
cookiepro2 April 20, 2014 at 02:17 pm
I don't like debit cards either, it is a direct line to one's bank account. What I didn't like wasRead More my bank replacing my ATM card with a dual usage ATM/debit card without asking me...I made them cancel it and give me an ATM functionality card only. Some people don't have credit line established yet (like my college student son) and have no choice but to use a debit card instead of credit card. I take precautions and have it assigned to an isolated checking account, and urge son to monitor it closely (set up email alerts), good training for future financial independence.
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Kevin April 19, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Pam J, you need a check up from the neck up. My goodness. An Obamazombie,no doubt.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 07:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Karen April 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Psychopaths and Sociopaths abound today! This is really sick news!
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Wendy April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Let's work on some student housing now!
brookhavenconfucius April 20, 2014 at 11:12 am
Office of the President Stony Brook, NY 11794-0701 TEL: 631.632.6265 FAX: 631.632.6621Read More stonybrook.edu Dear Neighbor, As I am sure you are aware, the business of illegal housing has raised concerns about the safety of Stony Brook students and the quality of life in the community. I personally want to assure you that I share the community’s concerns. http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/community_relations/docs/oc_housing_letter_10-13.pdf
brookhavenconfucius April 20, 2014 at 11:15 am
I would like to eliminate some misperceptions that are circulating about the University and shareRead More with you the actions taken by the University to help break this cycle of improper housing practices. CONCERN: There is a perception in the community that the University has tripled in size in recent years, and that there are not enough beds on campus to house all the students wanting rooms. FACT: This is simply not true. The number of available on campus beds has kept pace with the increase of students. Over the past ten years, we have increased enrollment in the area of 200 students per year. Over the next five years, enrollment is projected to increase by about 163 students per year. Over the course of this same time period, we have increased and will continue to increase on-campus housing by an average of 217 beds per year. These are verifiable numbers that show student enrollment has grown at a very modest and planned pace and that on-campus housing has increased accordingly. http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/community_relations/docs/oc_housing_letter_10-13.pdf
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christie nicolle April 19, 2014 at 10:48 am
why do I think a dog has more spiritual faith in Lord Jesus than people anymore? At least a dog hasRead More loyalty + devotion + today's secular world does something a dog never does: mocking those that do. HAPPY EASTER!!
Doug April 19, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Something to think about… Dog is the word God spelled backwards.
Emilia April 19, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Yes, Beverly, that's one person who should not own a gun. As if it would have been fine to shoot anRead More innocent creature other than a dog!
James W. Worthington
B John April 20, 2014 at 04:54 am
Hahaha! Shortly in prison he will be biting a pillow while getting raped.
Eric S April 20, 2014 at 11:36 am
Can you hear me now? Fellow countrymen, lend me an ear. Ear today, gone tomorrow. The winner ofRead More the Vincent Van Gogh Look-A-Like contest is...... What is he going to do with the other half of the Q-Tip? In one ear and out the oth..........nevermind. Come on folks, lighten up and have a little fun with it! We all feel bad for the victim and disgust for the suspect but there's no reason not to have a little humor if we can. How many ear references can we come up with ear....er....here?
Mark April 20, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Hey NAC, maybe you should remove the Junior Worthington on your website as a fitness trainer at theRead More club? Who the hell will want to have a one on one training class with that animal? he beats women and eats human body parts. What is next?
James W. Worthington
Omar Monroe April 19, 2014 at 07:21 am
why are we getting news from PA; we want to hear about our own communities.
jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 09:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
joe patch April 20, 2014 at 10:17 am
Daniel, Your house value has declined significantly in the village. It is seen a a high tax areaRead More with a party town atmosphere. No longer a place to raise a family earning it the name PTOWN. In addition the schools serving the village are going to be further affected by the influx of children causing overcrowding. They are already rated substandard on most real estate sites. Taxes have gone up every year since the mayor Pontieri took office. The roads took a dive under his mayor ship as all can plainly see and now we have drunks causing accidents and speeding down residential roads from places like the illegal bar Dublin Deck, the Oar, Harbor Crab and the new Tiki whatever. I have shown homes in So Patch only to have people say forget it due to the blasting music cacophony coming from these places. It seems this mayor is pro transient population, pro bar restaurant atmosphere (which is always bad for RE values int he respective town) and anti family village.
John Bogack April 20, 2014 at 11:44 am
Joe. I am not a trustee. But I do attend village board meetings consistently and because I amRead More involved in advocating for neighborhood issues I see a lot, hear a lot and comment a lot. I agree with you about amplified outdoor music coming from Riverfront clubs. Over the past few years what were once neighborhood hang outs have become mega clubs. The village charges these clubs next to nothing for their amplified noise permit, at most a few hundred dollars for the largest club which I believe would be the Dublin Deck which is a legal club. Hours for playing music and days that can be played and decibel levels all very generous. During the summer seven days a week, sometimes in fits and starts for ten to eleven hours, and on some occasions I have been graced with band rehearsals at 10:30 in the morning. Somewhere along the way the balance was lost. That balance being the need for clubs to make money to stay alive, and the need for nearby neighborhoods that ring the river to have the quiet enjoyment of their homes so that their lives aren't disturbed by near constant music events. These clubs are part of the revitalization of the village and are welcome by many I know. Yet their unrestrained growth points out once again to the lack of any kind of planning to mitigate effectively quality of life issues. A better balance is that club owners get to run their clubs without worrying about calls to Code (a topic for another blog one day) and home owners getting to enjoy what they expect too: some quiet from time to time like maybe on a Sunday afternoon for a change and no music on an early morning. No one is talking to one another , so no changes are in the offing. Like a lot of other issues apathy reigns and until activism reigns I am afraid that for now clubs rule.
Daniel Cole April 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm
No, Joe, my house has not declined in value. I bought two years ago at the bottom of the market.Read More Enough similar houses have sold in my area for me to know that I could sell at the price I bought. The village is not monolithic. Of course, if you are showing houses in the area, you would know that. (You would also know that John is not a trustee.) By the way, where haven't taxes gone up? As for the school district, I am not concerned. They have a very good music program and a cool robotics program for STEM oriented students. It is a better district than the one from which I graduated, and I didn't have any trouble getting into Yale. By the way, is overcrowding the newest dog whistle for having a significant immigrant population? I will grant you the noise pollution concerns near the river. As for being anti-family, come down here during recital season at the theater, or at one of our many street festivals during the summer, or on Halloween when the streets are filled with kids, and you tell me how anti-family this village is. I don't know, Joe, maybe if you are showing houses in Patchogue, you should actually learn the selling points of living here.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
William Denton April 20, 2014 at 06:51 am
No one knows if she has PTSD from abuse brought on by boyfriend and just maybe she needs help notRead More punishment.
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 01:02 pm
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 01:39 pm
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
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Rae Anne Resident April 19, 2014 at 04:31 pm
It sure helps that I'm a little old lady because I just bring my cup from home from the last time IRead More was at a store. The last time I paid for a drink at costco was probably before the terrorists attacked us on 9-11. What's the big deal here, it's only soda? If this guy wants free drinks, it's none of your business, and non of the business of that nosey cop neither. You people don't get it, it's flat out entrapment by having the soda available. What's next, you expect me not to use my dead sister's handicap placard too?
Jim Levitt April 20, 2014 at 08:30 am
I can't post a comment, I'm flabergasted
Igor April 20, 2014 at 08:37 am
Joe you can always leave.
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Frank Esposito April 18, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Mirando hacia adelante a lanzar ilegalmente mi bote de remos y ahogando en una playa cerca de ustedRead More porque me caso omiso de todas las reglas y reglamentos relativos a la pesca y la seguridad.
Kiley Blackman April 18, 2014 at 08:45 pm
Fish have sensitive nerve endings in their mouths and a pain-producing nervous system similar toRead More ours; would you bite down on a trick hook and think its fun? Folks try to be mindful about your 'enjoyment' activities; times are changing as people become educated about the world we share with other beings - as they should be. http://www.mercyforanimals.org/fish/ http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/hollywood/ace/minds_in_water_081711.html#.U1HGWPldXQw http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming/fish/fish-feel-pain/ http://grist.org/list/2011-11-18-whistleblower-exposes-cruel-tuna-fishing-practices/
joe patch April 20, 2014 at 10:19 am
Really Kiley? You are dead wrong. Go lie to some other ignorant believers. I love to catch theRead More pretty trout then chop their heads off, submerge in hot fat and fry. Then I eat them. Then I live.
Patch Naz Teens April 18, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Also, the sister company is Trader Joe's and both companies don't carry products with GMOs whichRead More have been banned in Europe long before they were a concern in America. That's a plus!
Allison Escoto April 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
I didn't know Aldi's and Trader Joe's had a connection! I love Trader Joe's so I'll definitely checkRead More out Aldi!
joan senator April 18, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Was just there and their packaged goods e.g. crackers,etc. are well priced. I would be careful aboutRead More their(and other stores) frozen fish if it comes from China. We just read an article that says that 20% of their farmland is polluted with heavy metals. How is their fish raised? Just a warning about China.
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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.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
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