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Tania Lawson April 16, 2014 at 06:00 pm
I would really like to find out why the horse got scared. There was another instance in another cityRead More when a driver of a vehicle deliberately scared the horse with a truck horn right next to the poor horse. Not once but several times.
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)
christopher papazoglow April 16, 2014 at 03:21 pm
"The pork industry has committed $ 1.7 million to research how the virus....spread so quicklyRead More after it was reported in the nation's top pork-producing states..." Gimme a hundred bucks, i'll tell ya how. >>> IT'S BECAUSE YOU PUT THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PIGS TOGETHER IN SMALLISH SPACES VERY CLOSE TOGETHER AND ''LIVING'' IN UNBELIEVABLY FILTHY CONDITIONS !!! <<< Oh, DAMN, i shoulda waited for someone to offer me that hundred....
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Funny and true.
T. April 16, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
Screen grab from KETV report
Pat D April 16, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Some parents will do just about anything to get on a reality show. Blame the networks for thisRead More charade and that is what it is. This was all planned....
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:57 pm
This little boy is very clever to have figured out how to crawl inside the machine. He deservesRead More more attentive parents. I hope they are court ordered to parenting classes. For what it's worth, approximately 30 years ago, I saw a toddler swathed in diapers wander out the front door of his home. The door was wide open. He started walking down the street. I parked my car and gently held him in my arms, looking for a family member to appear. No such luck. The toddler was nonverbal and unafraid. So we walked to the police station across the street. The cops on duty immediately recognized him & thought it was funny. The toddler was a known wanderer and the cops assured me he had a loving family. REALLY? They took him back home and did not write an incident report. It disturbed me then and now that the parents and police were so nonchalant. Child neglect is amusing to some people. I am not one of them.
D Penta April 16, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Natick news - Nebraska news -- well at least they both start with the letter N. I said this before IRead More think everyone should not open any article on their local Patch unless they see the name of their community in it. They are trying to trick up with news. We see a headline and think - in my case - Natick - and it is not. NO NAME - NO CLICK! I think if the click rate goes down for Patch, it will hurt them advertising wise and then maybe they will listen to us that we want LOCAL NEWS! Who wants to join me in my NO NAME No CLICK campaign?
Steve R April 16, 2014 at 03:13 pm
This quiz offends me. I grew up in Bergen County, and just because I am not shallow and vapid, I amRead More not "Bergen" enough? Bite me!
The Huey is lowered into place on the plaza.
stewart resmer April 16, 2014 at 02:11 pm
While the sound of the whop whop whop of a Huey's far off blades always meant help or trouble toRead More every one who heard them? That sound always made me stop to discern if I was hearing automatic heavy weapon fire. To this very day that sound gets my attention day or night awake or asleep.
John April 16, 2014 at 02:16 pm
I love the smell of napalm in the morning
country joe April 16, 2014 at 04:57 pm
No matter where I am or what I am doing hearing that sound takes me right back, I know it will hauntRead More me forever. Rest in Peace Brothers, You will never be forgotten..
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.
Jeff Ortiz April 13, 2014 at 09:42 pm
Here's to the Mayor, BOE, The Homeowners Association, Andrew Kim, and to anyone else who needs aRead More "wake up" call. This system has been corrupted, has failed and is continuing to fail our residents. We're tired of all the finger-pointing and the blame game. It's despicable, immoral, unjust, and unethical how are our children and teachers are being treated. http://www.change.org/petitions/fort-lee-board-of-education-fort-lee-board-of-ed-no-trailers-at-fort-lee-schools-stop-the-board-of-ed-from-endangering-the-lives-of-our-children
Jeff Ortiz April 13, 2014 at 09:43 pm
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Sandy Murphey April 16, 2014 at 02:10 pm
The best part about all of this is that because there's always "OPPORTUNITY IN CRISIS",Read More this "problem" created more business for this little hydro shop. I love that the women gardeners showed so much support, and online orders increased so much, that he had to hire more people!! YEAH! The DEA helped, but I do feel sorry for those who are punished for using God's gift of nature, and a weed at that!
RM April 16, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Stupid dumb worthless pigs.
Aileen Dodge April 16, 2014 at 06:57 pm
This war on MJ began with Nixon and then Regan escalated it when he declared a War on Drugs. A warRead More we have been loosing and will continue to loose with the tactics our corrupt Government continues to use. Such as the one for Heroin. Since they can't beat it they decide to join it by becoming the LEGAL dealers. SO it is illegal to use heroin and you must stop taking that drug and switch over to the Government approved drug of Methadone. Ever see or hear of anyone getting off Methadone once they start. Well only if they are paying for it out of pocket and then can't afford it. Then the clinic does what they call an Administrative wean!!! Because after all if the dealer isn't getting paid you are not getting the drug!!! Now isn't that the way it is with any street dealer??? SO that is how the Government is handing the Heroin crisis in this country!!! Way to go pharmaceutical companies (Cooperate drug kingpins)_ SO now the question comes about medical Marijuana and the Federal Government does not want this because the big cooperate pharmaceutical companies have not devised a way in which they can have total control over this substance and financially rape every living soul in this county that would want it or need it. And so until this happens the Federal Governement will continue to fight against Marijuana being removed from the Class 1 drug list. Oh BTW just a little side note to all of you who continue t believe that you are living in the United States of America. You are not, we have become the Incorporated states of America. No longer a country where our government is one run by the people, of the people, or for the people!!!
Sue Martin April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Beautiful! Thanks for writing this; the message is for everyone.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 16, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Thank you Barbara and Sue, that means a lot, he is truly a joy!
Marie Brady Hempsey April 16, 2014 at 02:36 pm
You are a brave and awesome mom!
Davie April 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm
I hope he doesn't rue the day he performed this good deed.
JeffO April 16, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Mr. Ricciardella deserves his accolades. One question about this story: If the other man who jumpedRead More to his death has not yet been identified, how does Patch know his age?
JeffO April 16, 2014 at 04:24 pm
I guess someone knows his identity, just not the public.
Declan Harrison April 15, 2014 at 06:57 pm
#Whoisleadingus?? How does that video clip in any way bolster your original suggestion of makingRead More phones inoperable when in a car exceeding 10 mph? I think you've had another one of those impulsive thoughts.
Sal Anthony April 15, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Losers
Angela DiMeglio April 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm
Women drivers: no survivors. :')
Alex C April 15, 2014 at 12:10 am
Wow. What in incredibly reasonable and all too sensible idea? Won't happen.
FIX April 15, 2014 at 07:23 am
Dumb idea...Keeping people car dependent even after no major delays reported on day1....proposingRead More toll hikes is always a constant w/ these clowns, but the minute they suspect that commuters may commit to a more sustainable method of travel, they decide there is room in the budget to drop the cost of tolls....maybe the assemblyman has friends in the oil business.
Eric April 15, 2014 at 06:15 pm
It's the cost of having a car. Deal with it or figure out how to use public transportation.
Mike April 16, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Reading the various posts here I am struck at the hatred we now have for one another. I believe weRead More are more divided now that at any time in our history with the exception of the Civil War. Obama is a huge success. He has managed to divide our people as no one else has in modern history. A shame that so many have stopped thinking for themselves and instead follow the masses and the political propaganda.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Mike- there is no hate here. actually a pathetic situation when one feels he is "owed"Read More something rather than earning it by working for it. Why not move down to the inner city and live there for 6 months, then get back to us!! it should be a real eye opener for you!! I work 6-7 days a week to enjoy what I have, even though i have little time to do so, I'm not complaining, but it bothers me that i am penalized by the way of extra taxes, fee's , etc., to help those who have no intention of trying to help themselves.. I have TWO children, NOT 5, 6, or 7 simply because I cannot afford it, and would NOT EXPECT the government to take care of them for me!!!
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.
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.
Credit: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza.
Irving Schlatter April 15, 2014 at 08:03 am
That cop is still working? He busted me back in 1976 for a broken tail light, I have grandchildrenRead More driving already!
Stuart Pace April 15, 2014 at 03:48 pm
It was a great event.
Irving Schlatter April 15, 2014 at 04:17 pm
Yeah stu nothing beats a bunch of ole timers getting together for some pizza and beer!
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!
sha April 16, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Have studies been done on the long term effects of shooting babies up with foreign proteins? AreRead More you familiar with slow viruses? There's an increase in dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Could it be related to vaccines? Our bodies are pretty adaptable, but our environments are now so polluted that our immune systems are overwhelmed. Another example of this is fibromyalgia. Perhaps all these vaccines given in a short time frame to an immature immune system can overwhelm it and cause neurological disorders. As for "studies"...who funded them? Who supports them? Those who can nake $$$$ off of them is my guess. Question everything.
Cheryl Cuthbertson April 16, 2014 at 02:57 pm
I believe the rise in autism cases in NJ.can be directly traced to the influx of foreigners comingRead More into our community. Most of the children in our local school that are classified as autistic are from Indian/Pakistani families. Could their vaccines have been negligent? Could their pre natal care be the culprit?
Brian N April 16, 2014 at 03:05 pm
I'm sure that's it. How do you know those 'foreign' kids weren't born here and have gone through theRead More very same immunizations as your kids? That might be the most ridiculous comment I have seen on here yet.
Dr.Scott April 14, 2014 at 09:42 am
Probably drunk and couldn't swim
Dee Ann Ipp April 14, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Everyone should learn how to swim! Where are the guard rails on this pier?
Rapheal April 14, 2014 at 02:51 pm
The guardrails at this pier are 3.5 feet high. No one fell in unless they're 8 feet tall.
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