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Paul Alexander July 25, 2014 at 01:50 pm
The ACA is unsustainable so it will die. The only question is how long and how much pain will beRead More inflicted before that death. The Euro is a great case study on the lengths politicans will go to prop up an unsustainable political experiment. The EU is inflicting great pain and damage to protect their collective egos, and job security, that is tied to the Euro. And the Dems will behave similarly re O'GolferCare.
Education is a Luxury July 25, 2014 at 01:51 pm
Employer costs have been increasing every year anyway. It's called escalation, and anyone whoRead More sources insurance for their own company is aware of it. I think most people conflate "what was happening anyway" with "effects of Obamacare," but there is enough information on the internet about trends prior to 2009 to detail the original insurance problem. .....Personally, Obamacare is helping my business by opening up the insurance marketplace. In FY2008, I insured 3 employees (1 family, 2 single) through BCBS for about $3700/month. Escalation was quoted at 19% for FY2009 - an increase of $700/month. We hired an HR firm (or PEO) to access a group rates and paid 5-7% escalation 2009-2014. In preparation for FY2015, new insurance options have enabled us to drop the PEO altogether and choose a small-biz plan for a smaller monthly premium than our 2010 group rates. This is a tremendous benefit because it opens up options with fringe and retirement contributions to my employees. Deductibles and network coverage are too similar to impact any participants. Outside of my own experience, most people that I know who deal with insurance budgeting for their companies or families have reversed their opinion on Obamacare - once they had to put their money where their mouth is.
joseph July 25, 2014 at 01:57 pm
I got the shaft with 8000 a year deductible and from zero monthly premium to 200 and I lost dentalRead More and eyeglass coverage and the illegals continue to get free healthcare and walmart gift cards and free phones that they pass on to their friends soon you can pay at the museum to see a white person
Mya is missing from her home in Montrose NY.
Angel125 July 25, 2014 at 08:00 am
I saw a dog yesterday at about 11;30 a.m. that looked like mya. had a red collar and was eating fromRead More what looked like garbage bag ,just past Rits;s bar going south on Broadway. The dog looked like it was hungry. Don't stop looking for her . If I had not been alone I would have stopped and looked closer . Good luck I will keep my eyes pealed.
CD July 25, 2014 at 08:06 am
Free advice: Don't tie your dog up when you "run into the store for just a minute". YouRead More wouldn't tie your kid up, would you? Show you're responsible enough to own a dog and leave the it at home if you need to run an errand.
Jeanne July 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm
I cannot help but wonder if this will affect those who rescue pets from closed cars in hot weather.Read More I can just imagine some pet owner leaving their dog in a car in hot weather trying to accuse a rescuer of trying to steal their dog. Pet thieves are the lowest of the low. I hope this pup is safely returned to her home.
Leah Cuevas, 42, is charged with second degree murder. (SCPD photo)
WilcoLuva July 25, 2014 at 11:20 am
The body parts were found in Bayshore and Hempstead - hence, Long Island news.
ARCH STANTON July 25, 2014 at 11:22 am
HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED HOW OFTEN CAPICU DELETES HIS BANAL COMMENTS, WHEN HIS LOGIC IS CHALLENGEDRead More AND THEN BLAMES IT ON THE EDITOR.
WilcoLuva July 25, 2014 at 11:22 am
The body parts were found on Long Island - hence, it is LI news.
(Photos courtesy of Suffolk County SPCA)
Chris July 24, 2014 at 09:19 am
If I hear "the piano man" on the radio again, I think I will scream!! Or the other 5Read More songs from Billy Joel played over and over again for the last 30 years!!!
(Photos courtesy of Suffolk County SPCA)
krisann July 24, 2014 at 08:45 am
Perfect example of why certain neighborhoods will never be great...because the neighbors don't lookRead More out for one another and they just turn a blind eye to whats going on - from dog fighting to child/animal abuse. We just need to bulldoze a lot of trashy towns and the people who live in them
Elaina DiBiasi July 24, 2014 at 03:04 pm
My heart breaks when I read stories like this. They are our most loyal friends....they depend on usRead More to take care of them. I hope this little angel finds a loving forever home. I have left my name & number at the LIVS office, in an attempt to adopt him. And as for the POS who is responsible for such abuse, there is a special place in hell for people like you!
jon bay July 24, 2014 at 03:53 pm
This town has become a white ghetto full of people that only care about themselves. Nobody in thatRead More neighborhood will help investigators in fear of what will be found about themselves. the guilty parties will be caught. Good for you Elaina, but I am sure you aren't alone in your generosity
Clint Carvalho, center, is a season seven semifinalist of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
joan napolitano July 23, 2014 at 04:27 pm
White Post had parrots in the past. Didn't take very good care of them. Much better to have someoneRead More come in who has experience.
Billy Joel. Credit: File Photo
Get Off My Lawn July 24, 2014 at 09:22 am
Songs for simple minds.
christie nicolle July 24, 2014 at 10:27 am
such a talented man yet so stupid with his choice of wives -- Billy, stop marrying self absorbedRead More Liberal women, even if you are one.
Rich July 24, 2014 at 04:38 pm
@christie nicolle- Hi, this is Billy Joel, under my psuedonym "Rich." I am unaware of howRead More you know I read The Patch, but thank you so much for your dating and marriage advice. Honestly, I was feeling a bit lost in my love life, and your stellar advice has put me back on track. It's always good to know that anytime I need unsolicited advice, you are there to chime in. Cheers
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Get Off My Lawn July 23, 2014 at 06:46 pm
who??
Stephanie Hall July 24, 2014 at 03:05 am
John had energy, charisma, and loved life to the fullest. He will be missed by many and will leaveRead More a huge void in so many lives. Peace to Edie and his children.
CAPICU July 23, 2014 at 09:53 am
I thought the military was used to disrespect and to steal other people's property.
CAPICU July 24, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Blood for Oil ?
11779 July 24, 2014 at 09:49 pm
No your an idiot CAPICU LIKE A REAL GENUINE IDIOT
Robert Edlund (SCPD photo)
Theresa DiSimone Castaldo July 22, 2014 at 09:34 pm
23 years ago that SOB killed my brother Sal DiSimone. Sal was only 23 yrs old. Edlund was 32 yrsRead More old. He ran for months. He only served 11 yrs. got out on good behavior!
Paul Klinger July 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Sorry for your loss Theresa. This guy was bad news way back in high school.
Jeanne Sabo July 23, 2014 at 09:00 am
So sorry for your loss. I remember it vividly.
Lorraine Bock July 24, 2014 at 09:35 am
Yes I will.
Kathleen Rulli July 25, 2014 at 11:37 am
No because they wouldn't hire me for a job
Kathleen Rulli July 25, 2014 at 11:41 am
No they would not give me a Jon there. To old I guess
John Bittrolff (SCPD photo)
Concerned Citizen July 23, 2014 at 09:13 am
Is it possible he started dumping bodies on Ocean Bay parkway?????
TJ Eckleburg July 23, 2014 at 10:23 am
Concerned, it will take the cops another 20 years to figure that out.
Nonnie July 23, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Two counts of SECOND degree murder? So you kidnap, beat, strangle and kill two women and that's doesRead More not warrant 1st degree?
Thomas Lamartina (SCPD photo)
Sandy Hamilton July 21, 2014 at 08:00 pm
Chet, used to walk the town, white beard tall and thin, actually lived in a hotel room . A drinker,Read More who actually I heard was a retired LIRR worker.
Gabe Gonsalves July 22, 2014 at 01:46 pm
I guess he will not be homeless any more.........great job SCPD
Toni DeRiggi July 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm
HE murders someone and we the taxpayers get to pay his room & board.
11779 July 21, 2014 at 11:54 pm
Yo jon bay your a scum bag
Todd DeClemente July 22, 2014 at 02:17 am
....Anyone that hopes that someone dies because they drive a bike its gonna receive the same fateRead More thanks to GOD u fucking clowns..!!
v m July 22, 2014 at 05:55 pm
My condolences to Christopher's family and friends. I will keep you all in my prayers that you mayRead More get through this difficult time. My son was one of Christopher's frinds and hes having a difficult time with this. May God bless you all
Great South Bay (Patch file photo)
MK Smith July 21, 2014 at 11:05 am
Jetskis are a public nuisance.
Marita Schimmel-Eybergen July 21, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Wishing him a speedy recovery.
Lindenhurst July 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm
I was at the Village Marina very scary scenario.People running all over the place response was veryRead More fast.Just wish the village get there act together it took me about ten minutes to get a parking spot.The catering parking lot empty but catering hall had a wedding lot of people park at the village marina without permit.I live in the village taxes are to the roof and I get a sticker to drive around for ten minutes.Village should make money giving tickets to people that don't have stickers .We are paying for this spot and someone else is using it.
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