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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!
Gov. Cuomo signing the SAFE Act into law last year.
AR April 16, 2014 at 02:57 pm
We as a nation. Let's be generous and assume the "we as a nation" part included most ofRead More the 365,000 total dead and 275,200 wounded Union soldiers. The Confederacy dead numbered about 275,000. The combined total is about the same as the numbers of soldiers killed in all our wars, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
CAPICU April 16, 2014 at 03:15 pm
AR....Just so you know I don't have a problem equating GOD given to having been created by naturalRead More selection. For example, inheriting the fear of spiders from my ancestor’s because the fear of spiders was passed down to me by the instructions written within the DNA now residing inside my body. Also lets not forget that our gun and ammo manufacturers have provided our mass murderers with the best weapons of mass destruction money can buy.
CAPICU April 16, 2014 at 03:37 pm
AR.. its kind of odd I don't get your math. You said 365,000 dead plus 275,000 on the confederateRead More side .To me this equals 640,000.Then you said this is greater than all our wars, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Does this also include the people murdered by the USA armed forces ?
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Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm
No that's a Patch file photo from Rockland County.
willie 6 March 31, 2014 at 07:42 am
Why can't the Patch IDENTIFY the photo and the date. i thought the exact same thing. LETS GET WITHRead More IT PATCH !
jo March 31, 2014 at 03:21 pm
the Patch is a lost cause.. a great idea that went kaput
PatchRat March 30, 2014 at 06:06 pm
This is a helpful article. It is also worthwhile to visit the Terms Of Service (TOS) link at theRead More bottom of this page. With that said, an important issue is not addressed by the editor. Many of the blog posts by "community members" here on Patch are actually blog posts by "business owners" or other individuals who gain (or hope to gain) financially by the content of their blog post. These individuals are either directly or indirectly promoting their business or, in other cases, are promoting the businesses of others for their own personal financial gain. This is, according to the Patch TOS, strictly prohibited. Here is the exact language from the Patch TOS with regard to this issue: "You may use this Service solely for personal and non-commercial purposes. That is to say: You can’t use the Service to make a living unless you enter into a separate agreement with us that says you can." This is clearly an issue that Patch must address head-on with users. On any given day, many if not all of the blog posts form "community members" are really business owners directly or indirectly promoting their business and/or individuals who review the businesses of others and gain personally and financially from doing so. If the author posted this article to help make Patch a better place for all of us, and to encourage us all to comply with the TOS, then this issue must be addressed as well.
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 31, 2014 at 07:42 am
Thanks for your comment. You have one thing wrong: Patch welcomes contributions from business ownersRead More that give others the benefit of their expertise.
PatchRat March 31, 2014 at 08:50 am
While that may be true, there is a conflict between that statement and the Patch TOS which states:Read More "You may use this Service solely for personal and non-commercial purposes. That is to say: You can’t use the Service to make a living unless you enter into a separate agreement with us that says you can." Business owners post articles that showcase their expertise in order to attract customers/clients to their business, not as a community service. Similarly, individuals who post reviews of businesses and entertainment venues do so for their own personal financial gain. The owners of these venues either pay directly for these "puff-pieces" (as they are known in journalistic circles) to be written and/or provide free meals and tickets. So, those offering seemingly objective reviews are not only not objective, but they are offering the review for their own personal financial gain. Thus, a violation of the Patch TOS. The TOS is a legal document. While one can argue the interpretation of the citation above, it would seem naïve to take the position that business owners and reviewers are just posting to inform the community and have NOT for any commercial purpose. While we are discussing this topic, it would seem we should also address the frequency and aggression of the blog posts on Patch - especially those posting for commercial purposes.
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 10:31 am
Check this out for a great interactive weather map showing the extraordinary strength of the storm.Read More http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/03/massive-storm-east-coast-new-england
SPK March 25, 2014 at 07:39 am
Lanning, just because the data is true doesn't make the assertion true. I wasn't clear. Staying inRead More touch through Patch...greetings from Poland.
Bob Zahm March 25, 2014 at 09:35 am
The entire "big question" list of "reports" from the real estate company areRead More only intended to engender discussion about different towns in Westchester and make the real estate company appear knowledgeable about these same towns so that home buyers will use them when seeking a house. In my book, calling ANY community "hard working" when they have under 50 hours / week average as their time spent working is absurd. Looking at the other factors included in the so called analysis shows that income excludes poorer communities in which many people are working many hours more per week to try to keep their heads above water. The whole thing is bilge water and a PR stunt supported by Patch.
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 25, 2014 at 11:11 am
I just thought it was an amusing little snapshot.
www.weather.com screenshot, 10:37AM March 22, 2014
Buzz351 March 24, 2014 at 07:18 am
Ohhh, I get it !!! " March is mad indeed" it's akin to the NCAA basketball tournamentRead More dubbed March Madness!!!! Yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 24, 2014 at 08:20 am
Everybody's a critic :)
Buzz351 March 24, 2014 at 09:09 pm
LOL!! :)
Temperature anomaly map at http://www.hudsonvalleyweather.com/
JM March 20, 2014 at 11:50 am
Sleet? Not. While that site is quite nice, remember its focus really is north of Putnam. NOAA does aRead More good job for us here in terms of precip and type, but have to take their temps with some seasoned salt. :)
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 20, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Hi, JM, it was actually NOAA that predicted some sleet yesterday for northern Westchester and PutnamRead More counties. And I heard and felt sleet in Croton yesterday!
Rachel March 21, 2014 at 01:32 pm
When I got home from work last night at a little after 6:00 pm it was definitely sleeting on me inRead More Brewster.
photo courtesy MTA
Stephen Shea March 18, 2014 at 03:55 pm
It's been well over 25 years that work on that bridge began and that's when it was a 10 cent toll.Read More When will work finally be finished? Donald Trump stepped in and reconstructed Wollman ice skating rink in a few months. Maybe we need another Donald to do the same for the Henry Hudson bridge.
Donald Diamond March 14, 2014 at 07:48 am
Tofsy is Friday, Narch 14, 2014.
Donald Diamond March 14, 2014 at 07:50 am
Today is March 14th. March 13th's weather is old news.
Rich Faussette March 20, 2014 at 09:11 pm
to Issy: Quote: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come toRead More destroy, but to fulfill............Mathew 5.17" ------------------------------------------------------------------- Jesus IS the fulfillment of prophecy. As the Messiah, he ordained a NEW COVENANT. Those who claim that the Old Testament dictates are wholly applicable to Christians simply haven't read the NEW Testament critically. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Issy: You didn't read the whole argument. Continue Matthew 5. The new covenant (which actually began with Jeremiah 31:31) is BETTER than the written Law. Jesus begins at Matthew 5:21 each remark with "You have learned that our forefathers were told" and then he goes on to state what the Law says and then what HE says. The Law says you can divorce your wife. Jesus says you can't. The Law says don't commit adultery. Jesus says don't even look on a woman with a lustful eye lest you commit adultery with her in your heart. The Law says you must be brought to judgment for murder. Jesus says you must be brought to judgment even if you nurse anger against your brother. Jesus says: You have learned that they were told: Love your neighbor, hate your enemy, but what I tell you is this: Love your enemies and pray for your persecutors, only so can you be children of your heavenly Father who makes his sun rise on good and bad alike. You took your remark right out of a context that completely invalidated it. Thanks for making my job so easy.
highhatsize March 20, 2014 at 11:23 pm
to Rich Faussette: Call me slow. It was only with your penultimate response that I realized that youRead More were opposed to Liberalism because you believe it to be a Jewish plot to enfeeble white Christian society in order to ensure the survival of Judaism. Mazel tov!
Issy March 21, 2014 at 03:09 am
So apparently only you are allowed to spin the bible and allow yourself the godly right of ignoringRead More the parts you don't like, although Jesus was very clear that the Old Testament must be followed (but don't take his word for it)................... The simple fact is that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality, yet some Christians, have no problem using the Old Testament to condemn gays............ So according to you if the OT gay bashing and the 10 commandments are not applicable to Christians how can they justify their rabid opposition to homosexuality?
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Cloudwriter March 5, 2014 at 07:05 am
Come on people ! We need to make some more noise about this situation. When the traffic buildsRead More from Sleepy Hollow to the Bridge and back, use your HORNS. Let them blow. I'm gonna do it. And if we all do it, perhaps the powers that be will wake up and do something about it. Furthermore, we should all march into the village halls and complain. This is going to be happening for the next 5 years
tom March 5, 2014 at 07:51 am
In addition to making it nearly impossible to drive in Irvington/Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow during theRead More construction (hope you don't have a medical emergency), a toll of $14 for cars and $24 for commercial vehicles is too high. And we all know that those toll projections are understated. Moreover, even those high tolls will not be sufficient to fund the construction, and thus thruway users and taxpayers will have to make up for the revenue shortfall. This bridge was a bigger "ask" than our politicians gave credit for.
Tom From Nyack March 6, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Some questions to ask about the closing of the Rt 9 ramp: Was the need for this closure disclosedRead More as part of the original bid proposal made by Tappan Zee Constructors? Or was it requested after they had been awarded the contract? If so, was the contractor required to offer options to this ramp closure? Does the State have provisions within the contract to rescind this closure if the traffic problems become severe? There clearly must be a financial benefit to them to seek such a closure as they probably knew or should have known it would result in a public outcry. Anybody familiar with the traffic at that location would probably agree that this closure will be a dangerous nightmare.
Dylann Lynch March 3, 2014 at 11:55 am
you aint scared of me
oldfed March 3, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Guess what, climate change is a better, more accurate term than the debunked global warmingRead More nonsense. It's occured thousands of times in the Earth's history. Both sides on this issue can agree on that, can't they? But, IMO humans didn't cause it directly, and cannot alter or stop it. The most critical negative human impact here is simple: too many people! Most of the Third World has NO access to birth control, and the vaunted UN doesn't seem to care. Even China relaxed it's stringent one-child-per-couple policy. Helping people limit their numbers might mitigate this problem. But I refuse to agree w/the Leftists Dems that we are some how to blame. Also, scientists who believe this theory make their paychecks off of scaring citizens, so they're incapable of being neutral.
joesph McCormick March 4, 2014 at 11:34 am
smellypants March 2, 2014 at 10:45 am
Again, anyone who believes in global warming is a moron.
Bob Zahm March 2, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Gonna be a whole lotta nothin. Too bad. 'nother 12 inches of snow would have sweetened up theRead More sleeding hills again.
pj March 3, 2014 at 07:51 am
Answer: Not a flake......No shoveling today.
New York Patriot February 28, 2014 at 02:51 pm
Yes, I suppose we do have a dichotomy. On the one hand we have a bunch of Liberals flapping awayRead More about global warming or climate change or whatever the in-vogue term is as well as alternative energy. These folks are yakking it up with the folks trying to sell something - ie. The ESCO multi-level marketing folks and the solar and alternative energy sales people. On the other hand, you have a bunch of folks, myself included, who are more politically aware and are discussing a highly regulated business (the futures exchanges as well as the energy providers) in the context of what our Liberal leaders are or are not doing about it and, from a political ideology standpoint how we got in this mess. Congratulations on being a grown up.
Krista Madsen March 1, 2014 at 09:11 am
Natural gas prices peaked this season at 10x what they were at same time last year! The channels toRead More move the gas demand is "simply not there." Good explanation on pricing this season you can listen to on WNYC. https://www.wnyc.org/radio/#/ondemand/351788
JM March 1, 2014 at 09:51 am
Hey all - for what it is worth, my ConEd bill (electric + gas) is actually lower than it was theRead More previous month. No complaints from me but I was prepared for the worst after this price hike news has been circulating all week. Jan. was $459, Feb. $368. Others here must also have equal or lower, no?
Brian February 24, 2014 at 09:00 am
Why did the Patch fire its employees?
Todd M February 24, 2014 at 09:31 am
Daaa its Feburary
smellypants February 25, 2014 at 10:02 am
Anyone who believes in Global Warming is a complete moron.
jo February 21, 2014 at 02:04 pm
try looking out the window NOW at 1:14 pm... Dense fog is all around us.. cheez
PatchRat February 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Why let a story like this take up any real estate on the home page - especially after the allegedRead More fog advisory is lifted? The "new" Patch, now that they fired most of their employees, has become quite a disappointment. A sad departure from it's original hyper-local mission.
Marie Davis-Williams February 21, 2014 at 06:51 am
I commute daily on the Harlem Line. My morning train bypasses the station almost every morning. SoRead More commuters waiting for that train are combined with the next locale train. The train is overcrowded with people not just standing in the vestibules but up and down the aisles. I have been late so often this winter that I am forced to take a train that leaves 30 minutes earlier. When your commute is already close to two hours that extra 30 minutes is a hardship. This,by the way, is never announced on the TV or radio news and you won't find them acknowledging it on the MTA website. We have shared the Harlem line in the past with Danbury commuters due to track problems or accidents. MTA does not run extra trains they like overcrowding trains. I have called the MTA and complained and encourage every commuter on the Harlem who has been consistently inconvenienced to do the same.
PatchRat February 21, 2014 at 10:40 am
They operate a virtual monopoly. When a business has a monopoly they need only provide the bareRead More minimum. The sheeple can bleat all they want but what is their alternative? Why not get a political loudmoth attention seeker like Schumer or Abinanti to yip and yap in the media about the issue? They love anything that gets them in front of a camera and Abinanti is so desperate for attention he writes blogs on the Patch.
Patrick February 21, 2014 at 02:15 pm
LOL. Then they have the balls to put their monthly report with the 96% on time numbers out.
Gina Van Nosdall February 23, 2014 at 07:20 am
You did a brave, great thing here, Mark. How does a local school go about contacting you aboutRead More sharing your story with its students?
Mark Feliciano February 23, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Thank you to everyone for posting such nice comments and also for the information that is beingRead More passed onto me as well. For those wishing to contact me, I would very happy to share my experience with those who are struggling with this disease and even with those who are not, but who might want me to speak at a school or other event. The best and easiest way to contact me is via my email at Mark1152@aol.com. I check my email regularly and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you! Mark
nancy granitto February 28, 2014 at 09:28 am
Inspiring, Keep up the good work,, Nothing good come from being dependent on the DEVIL !!!!!!