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Joan Jett. Courtesy photo.
JD April 16, 2014 at 08:13 am
The biggest problem with patch in Rhode Island isn't the news stories. It's the embarrassinglyRead More uneducated commenters. I thought this was an intersting story. Stuff like this has the same effect as the movie "blackfish." It has to start somewhere. Good for Joan.
Al Gagne April 16, 2014 at 08:42 am
Welcome to RI. Home of the insane, illiterate, Zombie Democrats pursuing control over all theRead More people left in the State. Home of the Left Wing Wacco Communists living off of Mom & Dad's trust fund and too much time on their hands so they know what is best for the populist. don't think for yourselves RI citizens. The Leftists will do that for you. Just follow orders.
Eclipse Neilson April 16, 2014 at 09:09 am
I was there last night and it is a bigger story than it looks because it speaks to our values and itRead More shows how our little State works behind the scenes. I saw this same mentality years ago when I led a campaign to free Fanny from the Pawtucket zoo. All the same fears, comments and politics. It is quite disheartening. It was appalling to see last night how Ringling Brothers Circus could make statements that were blatant lies and almost get away with it. They talked to the committee as if everyone in the room was ignorant and could care less, like some of the people who commented Patch. Unfortunately that is what they rely on –our stupidity. After all, in their mind we are just the little state who can be exploited. We could actually make news in a bigger way if we became a state that show this big money making business, that we are not ignorant or stupid and we do care about the inhumane treatment of an animal no matter what size. And we do care if we as a state is exploited by a business, who has more political savvy than even we in RI could ever dream of having or being. Lets give them a competition and get Cirque Du Soleil to take their place each May-Now that would be a show with talent and ethics. Please write to our state representatives if you care. rep-gallison@rilin.state.ri.us Eclipse Neilson
Watch Hill Lighthouse in Westerly. Credit: Jeremy D'Entremont via Flickr
Politics Sheriff of NK April 15, 2014 at 06:54 pm
What a JOKE clearly by clueless outsiders. NK, Barrington, EG made it nowhere on the list? WESTERLYRead More at the top? Are you KIDDING? HOPE VALLEY!!!!!????? LOL!
Moe Larry & Curley April 15, 2014 at 07:55 pm
Barry. No way. There's always something freaky going on there. It makes reading the East Bay TimesRead More very interesting.
Marge April 16, 2014 at 08:34 am
Sure would like to know what flavor kool-aid these folks are drinking!! Makes me wonder how manyRead More houses they have for sale in the area!!
A "Boston Strong" graphic projected on the TD Garden. Credit: WHDH/7News
REPUBLIC RISING April 15, 2014 at 11:50 am
Thanks for the response. Were you there? What does that mean really? Were you? All I'm doing isRead More asking questions that need to be asked, am I free to ask questions and get answers? Someone committed suicide after being pegged the bomber? That's a new one - who?
File photo.
glenn anderson April 16, 2014 at 06:47 am
In Texas where everyone has a gun, both on campus and off, it has worked out so darn well. GunsRead More introduced into any situation/ or area never makes it more secure. If the police have guns and it makes it more secure, then we should also have the Professors carry, because they would be the first responders to most shooting, and if the teachers have guns, well the students should also have guns, because then everyone could protect them selves. What a great philosophy to live life by. Go to Texas if you want more guns and the maybe there you can also get some experience with first aid on shooting victims too.
coventry taxpayer 2 April 16, 2014 at 07:22 am
Joe Sousa stupid comment! why is it always about "liberals and conservatives". How aboutRead More common sense? I have a friend that is a cop down there and he is more than qualified to carry. I would go with a Sig though better gun!
Some Guy April 16, 2014 at 08:35 am
I don't think they would carry any type of 9mm... Law enforcement does not carry concealed on duty,Read More and a 9mm is relatively uneffective to stop the threat which is why police usually carry a 40cal or 45 cal, and more than likely they would be gen 4 glocks or Sigs
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
B/STOCK April 15, 2014 at 02:53 pm
I fear he Pell's were the last of the class acts of RI politics. Think back of the time when weRead More had Claiborne Pell & John Chaffee as Senators. We were proud of RI and the state did well. For those of us old enough to remember what class and unselfish public service looked like it was the Pell's. The loss of Mrs. Pell is a sad time for R. I.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:40 am
How broke are we you ask? Well we are 17trillion $ broke. Is that a lot of money? Well lets see. AllRead More single family homes combined in this country are worth about 16Trillion $. If none of us had a mortgage and everyone sold their home and gave the money to the gvmt we would still be broke. That's effin broke.
Pedro April 16, 2014 at 07:56 am
Chicago man should be a dead Chicago man-but we will put him in prison with all his buddies!
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.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Mourners at the memorial at the finish line last April following the bombings. Patch File Photo
Julie the Jarhead April 14, 2014 at 01:12 pm
You can also take the Orange Line to the Back Bay T station. It's about a ten-minute walk to CopleyRead More Square.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Joe Viglione April 14, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Ancient Aliens is quickly becoming my favorite show.
Jim L April 14, 2014 at 02:49 pm
facebook post says it starts at 1;58 am EST
Costcos Walmartas April 14, 2014 at 03:14 pm
the lunatic is in my head!
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!
Former Ports resident April 14, 2014 at 09:25 am
if they don't allow it, ban the sale of cookies in the town
Bill the 1st April 14, 2014 at 04:42 pm
The Town of Middletown explicitly disallows all people under 19 from owning, buying, selling,Read More posessing or using any air or string or spring or rubber band powered device. In other words, kids and 18 year-old adults aren't allowed to use bow and arrows or pellet guns, both of which are legal methods of take for hunting. Also, a pellet gun is technically a firearm in this State, therefore Middletown infringes on our rights. Don't believe me? http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Rhode%20Island/middletown_ri/titlexiiigeneraloffenses/chapter130generaloffenses?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:middletown_ri$anc=JD_130.65
Deborah Barandiaran April 14, 2014 at 09:38 pm
The Portsmouth Girl Scouts were given SPECIAL permission by the Town Council and The Glen ParkRead More Committee to hold the Archery this year. There will be signs posted stating that they obtained a permit to hold this event. Archery and guns are still not allowed in the Town Parks. Mr. Buckley extended an invitation to the Council and the Committee to join us and learn to shoot. Mrs. Barandiaran is extremely thankful to the Board for the permission granted.
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
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