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Police said a man left his poodle in a sweltering car while he shopped at BJ's Wholesale Club. File photo.
Michael S. O'Neil July 11, 2014 at 11:42 am
There is no excuse for what this man did. However there has to be some common sense to this law andRead More process. If I leave my dog in a car with the windows down 3 inches or so while I run into Dave's for 4 minutes for a bag of ice, paying and pumping fuel with the dog in the car and windows down, am I a criminal or negligent - I think not, What I don't need is PETA or some alleged "do-gooder" getting involved and threatening me, my dog, or my car or calling the Police. I can't take the dog into Dave's, certainly not going to leave her tied up out front, Common sense people, common sense
Cai Kelly July 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Exactly! When I run quickly into Dave's I park in the shade, leave the windows down and fill up theRead More dog's bowl with ice and water. If the shade is not available, I leave the car running with the AC on. I'd be really angry if some judgmental "do-gooder" tried to force their opinion about my treatment of the dog that I adore. This law leaves pet owners wide open for false accusations and interference.
JoAnn Chisholm Dueño July 11, 2014 at 03:11 pm
the common sense solution is to leave the dogs at home where they are comfortable
The maximum fine for littering in Rhode Island is now $1,000. File photo.
Chris July 9, 2014 at 08:20 pm
Unless they enforce the law it doesn't matter what the penalty is!
It is what it is July 11, 2014 at 11:19 am
Honestly, in 1989 I was caught in Portsmouth throwing a soda can out of my car, coming around theRead More bend at the overlook near Kaiser Aluminum. I had to go to court and paid a $50.00 fine and it is still on my record. On the very rare occasion I have some interaction with law enforcement it is VERY embarrassing, now that I am older and know better. EVERY police officer WILL enforce that law IF the offence is observed. BELIEVE IT......
It is what it is July 11, 2014 at 11:21 am
Honestly, in 1989 I was caught in Portsmouth throwing a soda can out of my friends car, comingRead More around the bend at the overlook near Kaiser Aluminum. I had to go to court and paid a $50.00 fine and it is still on my record. On the very rare occasion I have some interaction with law enforcement it is always brought up and it is VERY embarrassing, now that I am older and know better. EVERY police officer WILL enforce that law IF the offence is observed. BELIEVE IT......
It's now illegal in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a sweltering vehicle. File photo.
MillicentBroderick July 8, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Leave RI Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.
gail sands July 8, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Why is it that in order to get attention from many citizens is to make something illegal? Does noRead More one have any common sense any more? Guess that is a stupid question, but I dont get it. Between kids and animals who cant defend themselves, people can be such morons. Kill them, abandon them, abuse them, where does all this come from.
MillicentBroderick July 8, 2014 at 09:47 pm
There are a fair number of people who are genuinely unaware of the danger, there are people who doRead More not like to be told how to run their lives and that extends to the creature in the car. I have on 4 occasions nicely and politely informed a person that it would be harmful to their dog to leave it in the car, as the dog had been. I have never had anyone say thank you I did not realize. I have been threatened with violence and basically run off. So what does that say. That is why it needs to be a law..so there is no "discussion". awful.
Alli and Jake Raposa (Photo: www.yourcaring.com)
Brigitta Varone-Hayes July 4, 2014 at 11:07 am
We would like to donate items where is drop off???
Kim July 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm
I would also like to know where to drop items off. I have size 8 girls clothes in great shape.
riker1alpha July 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
I know that this is going to be taken the wrong way, and I don't mean it to be. I think that isRead More extremely inspiring in this day and age, that folks even bother looking to help strangers and neighbors these days. I have to second guess whether to stop for a cup of lemonade at a stand that a kid has on the corner. Or whether it is safe to give a ride to a man OR a woman. FYI (My wife and I also make it a habit to look out and help others. Physically as well as monetarily.) My question is, as there have been a few instances like this as of late, have these folks provided for themselves and their families with renters or home insurance? This is a great protection to help them get back on their feet as quickly as possible. They may have, I don't know. To me, it still begs the question. And no, I have not been in this situation, but, I have done everything in my power to prepare for it. Again, I know that this is going to be taken the wrong way, and I don't mean it to be. And no, I DO NOT SELL INSURANCE.
Photo Courtesy: ABC6
Claire Arrico July 3, 2014 at 11:49 am
So sorry, they are such a wonderful family sending prayers.
Amy Lamoureux Courville July 3, 2014 at 11:53 am
Is there a drop off location for donated clothing items?
Cheergirl July 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm
My family is collecting items for them please call me tomorrow 4018358448. I am located inRead More Portsmouth and willing to go and pick items up. Thank you so much!
Not my first rodeo July 3, 2014 at 09:19 am
Hahha soo the last guy from nh jerked off in the ppd? Wonder which one had to clean that up
SP July 3, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Another low-life obviously attempting to distrubute heroin off the streets!! Nice work again PPD!Read More Coming from Fall River too. What else is new?!
John Smith July 5, 2014 at 12:44 am
Last story is awesome. Throwin ropes all over the padded cell. Classic.
Photo: Mark Schieldrop
Chris Christensen July 2, 2014 at 02:30 pm
Tough love! Takes guts to show it. Right on to the father.
dphs18 July 2, 2014 at 05:02 pm
Who cares, this isn't news. Things must be really slow in cow country.
mike July 2, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Good for you Dad! Not like the other parents who must have squashed that other story this morning!Read More The one about the Portsmouth teens drinking by a fire at sandy point beach at 3:00 am and going for a getaway drive!
Bill the 1st June 30, 2014 at 06:31 pm
DEM teaches hunting education, has an archery range for proficiency testing, has Women's archeryRead More field day, etc. Hunting is essentially the only tool that DEM has to manage populations of game animals, and, due to population density, there are few places to hunt with a firearm.
Former Ports resident July 1, 2014 at 10:58 am
how much are they willing to buy them back for?
dohn joe July 6, 2014 at 04:01 pm
Im sure if they posted that the bows were stolen, then people would have set up the seller and theRead More police. Seeing that they kept it quiet until now, its going to be harder to find them. Secrecy is not good.
Patch file photo of Daniel K. Berger.
SP July 3, 2014 at 04:31 pm
They should castrate that scumbag!! Mental problems or not, he drove from NJ to RI and picked up anRead More innocent 13 year old girl. 7 years is not enough!! At least this pig will have to register as a sex offender. The beys he'll do in 7 years is ask "would you like fries with that?"
Jane Wolk Wheeler June 27, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Point taken Andrea however you weren't there either. Two drinks at the most? 2 drinks can containRead More quite a bit of alcohol depending upon what they are. There are beers with 11% alcohol. And why wouldn't the person who was driving just say he was driving? What reason would there be for 2 adults to say the other was behind the wheel? Yes we will see when the investigation is finished. Although this has nothing to do with the boating accident I feel I must address it. Why do you doubt I've never driven after a drink at dinner? That tells me something about you. If you find it that difficult to believe that another person wouldn't drive after a drink, it leads me to believe that you would. If I am the driver I do not have an alcoholic beverage, period. It's the responsible thing to do.
Jane Wolk Wheeler June 27, 2014 at 06:20 pm
Point taken Andrea however you weren't there either. Two drinks at the most? 2 drinks can containRead More quite a bit of alcohol depending upon what they are. There are beers with 11% alcohol. And why wouldn't the person who was driving just say he was driving? What reason would there be for 2 adults to say the other was behind the wheel? Yes we will see when the investigation is finished. Although this has nothing to do with the boating accident I feel I must address it. Why do you doubt I've never driven after a drink at dinner? That tells me something about you. If you find it that difficult to believe that another person wouldn't drive after a drink, it leads me to believe that you would. If I am the driver I do not have an alcoholic beverage, period. It's the responsible thing to do.
OldTownie June 27, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Andrea, While I think it's wonderful that you defend your friends, I'd like to point out that yourRead More faith maybe a little misplaced. "each of whom told police the other was behind the wheel." 2 men on the boat, both claiming the other was operating the boat. So what does that mean? One of them is lying. As to competence, by the owners admission, he was navigating by radar and GPS at night in waters he did not know. Therefore, his speed should have been reduced. This was not an "accident", it was a case of operator error and negligence. I don't know what "facts" you think you know, but the evidence points to incompetence and alcohol use. And as a result, severe injuries.
Photo: Portsmouth Fire Department
Norma Jones June 24, 2014 at 07:28 am
With the vast amount of water surrounding the Island, it is such a great comfort to know ourRead More firefighters, here in Portsmouth, are so vigilant and dedicated to the preservation of lives. We are truly blessed that they are so knowledgeable and well trained in applying that knowledge. Thank you for a job well done, and in such a timely manner, despite it being the wee hours of the morning.
Portsmouth Red June 24, 2014 at 09:14 am
That's how it's done, Great job!
Chris Christensen June 24, 2014 at 09:51 am
Professionalism!
More Babies Die In Hot Cars: What You Say. Patch File Photo
Chris Masalsky June 26, 2014 at 08:39 am
We can also cut down on the number of stray dogs that end up at Buddy Dog by requiring permits forRead More all dogs to copulate. Dogs that fail to take a class and pay a fee before breeding will be impounded and gassed. Hey, let's keep the great ideas flowing on this thread.
jimmy June 27, 2014 at 01:05 am
PARENTS WHO LEAVE THERE CHILDREN TO SUFFER IN A HOT CAR DESERVE TO DIE!!!!
jw3 June 30, 2014 at 06:44 pm
those poor babies :(
Not my first rodeo June 21, 2014 at 05:22 pm
You so no to ratchet pussy.,,the beach house cant-"juicy-j"
Melanie Brandzen June 25, 2014 at 01:20 am
It's amazing Eddie Norton, that on the Internet you can be whoever you want to be and you choose toRead More be stupid.
John Jameson June 25, 2014 at 09:13 am
I think I saw some half full beers outside the beach house still .... Better get to work and goRead More finish them off lol
Patch file photo.
Abe Lincoln June 17, 2014 at 09:36 am
District of Columbia 5th? They will blow your brains out at the theatre!
George Kassis June 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm
this is good news. it would be good if the patch was to conduct a comparative by RI county breakdownRead More of these figures
jojo jenkins June 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Total BS. I live in Woosocket. We are right next to the border of Massachusetts. We have gunshotsRead More every day. Accidents 5/8 times a day. I walk over the border and everything is much cheaper. Let alone I have never been ripped of in MA. Of course Ri has the 2nd in "Fatal Occupational Injuries per Total Employees" as their is no work... As for sec offenders. We have 6(six) on our block alone and they allow children to live on this block knowing 2 of them wewre convicted pedophiles. These statistics are falsified. I would like to know the source of data for this. To me it appears that someone paid for these rankings to help drive more people to RI. Shame
Credit: WHDH/7News
Einstein June 9, 2014 at 02:21 pm
No Head? My guess it is RI Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed. Many Legislators are headless butRead More she is the most Probable. Was the Body holding on to a Master Lever? Then it definetly is her.
Einstein June 9, 2014 at 02:23 pm
No Head? My guess it is RI Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed. Many Legislators are headless butRead More she is the most Probable. Was the Body holding on to a Master Lever? Then it definitly is her.
C Lynch June 25, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Sad..
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