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BH April 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
Ok so all this security for the marathon, what about the platform of train stations, parks duringRead More lunch, outdoor concerts, parades and charity walks? Give me a break. All this police presence and money spent and overtime is a scare tactic and can't possibly deter someone determined to carry anything out.
James W. Worthington
Heywood April 18, 2014 at 11:18 am
Typical bar scene, animals drinking and fighting. Wait for summer at the shore this year.
christine April 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Why is the Monroe Patch in Ct. sharing this Newtown from-another-state story? I have no interest inRead More this new Patch...
Steve Graham April 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm
he should get every bit of that 20 years in the slammer
James W. Worthington
Laurel Anderson April 18, 2014 at 10:09 am
Nothing Is local on here anymore. Terrible decision to drop local editors for this junk no one caresRead More about. I used to love how we knew everything going on around here from the patch. Now nothing...horrible, horrible decision! !!! I keep hoping someone starts their own patch type of thing. I will be dropping this one.
James Property LLC April 18, 2014 at 10:21 am
And we don't get any local news. Oxford Patch did not report the burglary's in Oxford.
BBW April 18, 2014 at 11:40 am
We don't have any local news, just boring politics, rained out stories of "Sandy", PoliceRead More stories without names and details. All the usual "cub reporter" crap. Don't blame the reporters it's just an on line "rag". Not even the ability to find stories, investigate a good story, or "MODERATE" the posts and comments. Example Notice the picture of the perp? Check the ears, eyes and face. Wrestler, MMA, brawler?What's your take on the guy, and why did he leave town? Drugs? What did the witnesses say to the cops… lots of good stuff in town, but poor reporting from the "PATCH". No follow-ups either.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Sherry April 18, 2014 at 11:50 am
When someone intentionally brings harm to another person or person, their punishment for the crimeRead More should be the same and there would be less crime. Stab her to death. Save the taxpayers money, and she deserves nothing less where it's case of intentional murder. The judge was frustrated by the limits of the law.
Ivan Ivanovich April 18, 2014 at 11:52 am
She's a piece of shit
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm
I think the woman may have deserved those words, but the judge was unwise to say them. Her sentenceRead More could be overturned on appeal because a higher court could perceive the judge as biased in his judgment.
State Treasurer Steve Grossman and Jim Wallace of GOAL debate at the Statehouse on April 27, 2014. Courtesy
Wayne Bruce April 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Dan, fair enough. The answer depends on WHICH laws are tougher. Silly stuff like transaction limitsRead More and prohibiting bayonet mounts and flash hiders isn't going to do a thing. But, you wanted some numbers. Mass. was 47th out of 50 states in guns used elsewhere in crimes. Most of the guns used in crimes here come from out of state (nearly 70 percent). Tougher state laws are just making the underground gun market an import economy. We have one of the lowest rates of gun-related homicide and accidental death/injury by firearm. (Not sure we're 49th any more like another commenter said, but we're still in the bottom 5). So, there are some good things to be said about Mass. laws, but...there's little that can be done about those imports without some sensible federal legislation...and that's not happening...
Wayne Bruce April 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Dan, I agree...my biometric safe only allows me or my wife to access the guns inside. The protectionRead More of that safe only extends to stuff that's inside it, not to any gun casually left under a bed or behind a door. With that same thought in mind, moving the biometric safety to the weapon extends the protection...yet will allow firing when needed, by only the person(s) allowed to fire it. Irresponsibility is taken out of the equation. But...that's years in the future, and your point about millions of guns in current circulation is a solid one.
Wayne Bruce April 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm
...also...thank you, Prometheus and Dan, for engaging in real debate/discussion and not spoutingRead More talking points or party lines. I only wish this kind of exchange of ideas was happening in Washington or Beacon Hill....
Nancy Pierce April 17, 2014 at 08:44 pm
I cant stop crying, it was so wonderful..Steven Tyler is a great & generous man..He gave my sonRead More & daughterinlaw a signed baby t shirt & his harmonica that he played in germany to my grandson... God Bless you Steven Joe & God Bless America
BH April 18, 2014 at 12:11 am
How long are we going to keep throwing parties and concerts keeping the memory of this terroristRead More attack alive and fresh? I see t-shirts, bumper stickers, tattoos, flags, banners, news stories all day everyday, music, large gatherings etc etc....can we move on? Allow victims to heal in private and stop talking about this terrorist and what he did all day. I'll never understand that about our society.
Stacy April 18, 2014 at 05:15 am
The story syss 3 people died... True, 3 died as a result of the explosion but we also lost anRead More officer durin this tragic event.... 4 people died!!
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Ivan Ivanovich April 18, 2014 at 11:55 am
Fascist bastards
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Ridiculous. People need to read the book I had to read for my MSW program at the University of IowaRead More School of Social Work, "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison." Matt Taibbi wrote an update (as wealth inequity and white-collar crime continue unabated and unconsequented) called "The Divide," which says much the same thing, and I'm anxious to read it. Wall Street CEOs can still millions and billions of dollars and not one of them goes to prison. In fact, they're laughing all the way to the bank. Yet this poor schmuck gets a free 89-cent refill and it costs him hundreds of dollars. Maybe things will have to get worse before people wake up and smell the coffee!
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm
*Wall Street CEOs can STEAL, I meant
Screen grab from video
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
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)
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
Screen grab from KETV report
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
dj April 18, 2014 at 07:49 am
Unless Nebraska is now part of Wayne, why is this story of parental stupidity even here.
A look at one of the 40 new locomotives being placed into service between now and the summer of 2015. Photo Credit: MBTA
BH April 16, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Sage DuBaer April 16, 2014 at 02:51 pm
@BH -- that story is about the new coaches being built overseas, not the locomotives mentioned aboveRead More (which I believe were assembled in the US) ...
BH April 17, 2014 at 08:08 am
I understand, but with the good comes the bad. Don't trust Massachusetts or their deal makingRead More ability.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Thats what I was saying- taxes paying for that bomb squad- let em do their job.
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 05:40 pm
I agree with you Snow 100%
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:45 pm
That whole artistic expression he was going after- we will call "Idiot in a jail cell".
New Hampshire State Police. Credit: Patch
Jerry Chase April 17, 2014 at 04:04 pm
What's the difference between a DWI in Mass. versus the 49 other states? [56, for you Obama voters]Read More Mass. is the ONLY state in the U S of A in which a FAILED breathalyzer test is NOT NECESSARILY a court conviction of DWI. Why, you ask? The real-world answer is that Beacon Hill is filled with drunk-driving defense lawyers . . and for Mass. to adopt the 49-other-state standard "would be bad for business". It's a 'blood business', may I say.
paul April 18, 2014 at 08:32 am
What's the difference? This story is proof that when a persons license is suspended, they driveRead More anyways.
Former State Trooper Sean Murphy. Credit: WHDH/7News
hawk April 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Double edge sword. I applaud the fact that he knew kids everywhere would blindly and naively seeRead More the cover of rolling stone and be affected by it in a way that supports and encourages and dare I say, idolizes a terrorist. On the other end, he broke the law and there's WAY too much of that getting swept under the rug. At the end of the day I'm happy he did it. The image of him bloody is more shocking than that ridiculous picture on RS. I think regardless of how much exposure he got, it worked for the greater good.
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:19 pm
I'm going with hawk's opinion. What he did counteracted the Rolling Stone cover, showing the realRead More truth of what happened. Though it would be nice to know if he received money for his photos or just released them- anyone know?
Scott April 18, 2014 at 08:06 am
Hawk.....There were no laws broken here. Yes, he may have broken a department policy. But not aRead More policy that should have forced his retirement. Think of this. Police and Fire departments all over the country now post Twitter pictures while on scene working an incident. Obviously if their taking pictures, then their not doing their jobs. Isn't that breaking department policy also? No reprimands happening. I still think this was a lame decission by the MSP.
A screenshot from DrugFree.org about Zohydro ER. Credit: DrugFree.org
BH April 18, 2014 at 10:50 am
Ive never been on TalkMansfield nor do I have a linkedin account. We've been over this, I am by noRead More means the gentlemen you are referring to. You've assumed that since my name on a local comment blog has the initials "BH" then I must be the only person in Mansfield with those initials whom you can find on the internet. Nice try.
BH April 18, 2014 at 10:57 am
I also find it humorous that you are trying to either make me mad or "expose" me orRead More whatever you are trying to do. I'm not on the other site, even if I was I'm not sure what your point would be. These are comment sections made for comments, anybody can say what they please. It's actually even more humorous that you are attempting to do some investigative work and wasting your time trying to find out the identities of anonymous commenters. Seems like a good use of time.
BH April 18, 2014 at 11:02 am
Bjarni Herjólfsson (fl. 10th century) was a Norse explorer who is the first known EuropeanRead More discoverer of the mainland of the Americas, which he sighted in 985.
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?
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 07:44 am
So far the only complaint I've heard is about how terrible Reagan is. I really hate to tell you butRead More the so called War on Drugs, whether titled that or not, has been going on for a long time before Reagan or Nixon ever came into office. And the jackass party hasn't been behind in enforcing it either. Oh, Eric WithHolder claims he doesn't want to prosecute marijuana offenses - what the hell is the DEA doing here? And maybe you can tell me who has produced the drugs which, along with education about safe practices, has defeated or brought the AIDS problem under control? No, it's not the labor unions of America, Timothy Leary, or little old Madame Curie in her kitchen lab.
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 08:54 am
To clarify before someone jumps - the major drug control legislation did come about in 1970 as aRead More reaction to the widespread (both real and perceived) use and abuse of recreational drugs. But opiates were banned from importation, sale and manufacture in 1924 (other than that for medical purposes - morphine is an opiate and a pain reliever which if not administered correctly can and does result in dependency. Oh, and Allison, give your French Bull Dog a big hug and kiss from his cousin my English Bull Dog who loves Bulldogs of any stripe, color, or national origin.
knee jerk April 18, 2014 at 10:40 am
@ Tom Hollman: I do you realize how STUPID you sound? I'm sure your God has a plan for you-goodRead More luck.
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